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The Chamber Connection for May 27, 2010

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Have you turned in your entry form for the Texas State Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off?

The 9th Annual Texas State Homemade Ice Cream Freeze-Off is set for 4 p.m. on June 12th on the grounds of the Civic Center!

If you have never entered a freezer of ice cream, here is your chance! It is so simple — all you have to do is fill out an entry form and bring your freezer of ice cream to the Civic Center grounds on the 12th and have it ready to turn in to the judges by 4 p.m. There is no entry fee for this event, and you could win CASH and a coveted Ice Cream Freezer Trophy! For more information or for an entry form, call the Chamber 903-885-6515 or download the form from our website at www.sulphursprings-tx.com. All forms received before June 7th will be entered in a drawing for several nice prizes!

Also, if you or your business would like to help sponsor the Ice Cream Freeze-Off and have your name in front of more than 800 people at one time, give us a call at the Chamber and we will give you all of the information.

I would like to recognize the many sponsors that we already have for this great event:

  • Alliance Bank
  • Advantage Copy Systems
  • Brown Allstate Insurance
  • Morningstar Foods
  • West Oaks Funeral Home
  • Dairy Health Services
  • Century 21 First Group
  • Bobby McDonald Bookkeeping
  • Latson’s Printing and Office Supplies
  • Vista Care
  • Professional Land Title
  • SS Commercial Services
  • Martindale Feed
  • Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
  • Southwest Dairy Museum
  • Super Handy
  • ABC Autoplex
  • Guaranty Bond Bank
  • KETR Radio
  • Best Western
  • Lakes Regional MHMR Center
  • Visiting Angels
  • Joes’ Exxon-Sub Express
  • M&F Western Products
  • China House
  • Northeast Texas Fire/EMS Training Academy
  • Century 21 Hometown Real Estate
  • Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home
  • Johnson’s Law Firm
  • Edward Jones-Craig Johnson


Memorial Day Celebration on the steps of the Courthouse set for Friday at 10 a.m.

Memorial Day on the Square, hosted by Hopkins County Military Coalition, begins at 10 a.m. Friday on the Hopkins County Courthouse steps. The Sulphur Springs Middle School Band will perform patriotic songs, proclamations will be read, and Early Childhood Learning Center classes will be in attendance.


SSISD’s Greg Owens offers warning for businesses

Business owners are being cautioned by Sulphur Springs ISD Athletic Director Greg Owens to be aware of companies soliciting advertising for SSISD organizations. SSISD does not receive any of these funds. Owens said SSISD personnel will contact you personally for your support. If you have any questions about whom you are dealing with, please don’t hesitate to call the school. The administration building can be reached by calling 903-885-2153. The number for Sulphur Springs High School is 903-885-2158.


Free Marriage Education Class offered by Twogether in Texas and AgriLife Extension

If you are married, engaged, or seriously dating someone and would like to get an education on how to communicate better, resolve conflicts, manage money and set goals, then you need to call Extension Agent Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 and sign up for the Free Marriage Education Class on Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Extension Office, 1200 B Houston Street.  All engaged couples will receive a certificate for a $60 waiver upon applying for a marriage license!

Attention Horse Lovers: AQHA show set for June 11-13 at the Civic Centern

The Northeast Texas Horsemen’s Association is a group of horse owners, breeders and trainers that recognized the need for an organization that could bring together the talents, interests and facilities available in the Northeast Texas area for the benefit of all horse enthusiasts.

It is an organization open to all breeds and disciplines and committed to promoting all types of equine events in an affordable, family friendly atmosphere. The membership represents a wide and diverse mix of horse enthusiasts, from backyard horsemen to full-time professionals with World Championship trophies.

The organization hosts horse shows throughout the year at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. The next American Quarter Horse Association show will be Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 13, and they are expecting a great turnout with riders from all over Texas and Oklahoma. If you have never experienced the excitement of one of the shows, please stop by and check it out. If you would like more information or would like to become a member of the North East Texas Horsemen's Association, visit our web site at www.nethorsemen.com.


SS Livestock and Dairy Auction hosting ‘Getting More Money for Your Market Dairy and Beef Cows’ in July

If you would like to learn how to get more money for your market dairy and beef cows, then you need to register for the “Value Added Market Cows” presentation that will take place at Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission and Dairy Auction on Friday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day’s events include a live cow demonstration, a virtual tour of a packing plant, lunch, a question and answer session about animal health product use, dairy and beef market cow considerations and much more. For more information you may call the Texas Beef Council at 800-846-4113, email Jill at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at our local AgriLife Extension Office at 1200 B Houston Street.



Don’t miss these opportunities

  • May 28—Memorial Day Celebration, Courthouse Steps, at 10 a.m.
  • June5—Free Marriage Education Class at Extension Office, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June12—Texas State Homemade Ice Cream Contest, 4 p.m., Civic Center Grounds
  • June12—51st Annual H. C. Dairy Festival 5K Milk Run/Walk, 8 a.m. at Coleman Park
  • June 9—SS Livestock and Dairy Auction, Value Added Market Cows Presentation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Business of the Week

We would like to congratulate the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:


Lone Star Dodge

1505 W. Industrial

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482



Tip of the Week

“Come by Lone Star Dodge and participate in the Letters for Lyrics campaign. Stop by and write a letter to one of our troops serving in the military and receive a free Zac Brown CD.”

That’s all for now ... have a GREAT week!




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