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We've wondered for years: "What is going on under the big billboard in Cumby?" Now we knowo. Jseph Saucier has been salvaging architectural pieces from all over the local area — and other states, in fact — to create the Billboard Restaurant and Club.


It all started with the unique billboard with the chairs and flag on top, which is the highest point between Fort Worth and Texarkana. Then he saved the vault door and bricks from Cumby State Bank to use on his smoker and to create the front walkway. Next, he refurbished the used wood from R.W. Harris Lumber Yard in Cumby that was built in 1890 and placed it in the club area.

Along with the “Walk-in Wooden Ice Box,” the operating1920  lamp and the handmade brick wall, you will find an amazing amount of local history in this restaurant. They will feature Louisiana-style smoked meats — his mom's famous chicken, along with a variety of classic side dishes. The restaurant will be open, beginning May 1, on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the club staying open until midnight on Friday and 1 a.m. on Saturday!


April 27, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.: Grand Opening for HCMH Emergency Department

Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of the new Emergency Room Department at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital this Monday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the ribbon cutting being held at 5:30 p.m.


Don't Forget to VOTE!

Early voting for the SSISD school bond election and Sulphur Springs City Council election begins Monday, April 27, at City Hall at 125 South Davis S. You may vote from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday until May 5. For those of you who might have a difficult time getting to the polls by 5 p.m., they have extended hours on April 28th and April 30th; you may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on those dates.

The final day of voting will be Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the SSISD Administration Building, located at 631 Connally St.


Relay for Life: May 1-2 at the Middle School Track

Make plans now to participate in Relay for Life from 7 p.m.. to 7 a.m. at the Sulphur Springs Middle School Track. For more information, contact Tony Aguilar at 903-243-9402.


What to do with old cell phones? Help CANHelp!

CANHelp has initiated a collection program for recycling cell phones. Any unused cell phones can be donated to CANHelp at 613 Gilmer St. (the old Ace Hardware building), in Sulphur Springs. For more information, call Dawn Sheffield at 903-885-9797.

NETX Choral Society Presents “A Mixed Bag” May 2nd & 3rd at the Civic Center

Mark your calendars for the Northeast Texas Choral Society’s Spring Concert featuring a “Mixed Bag” of Queen, Tina Turner and other artists, along with a mix of all sorts of other musical styles, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and 2 p.m. on Sunday May 3, at the Civic Center.

Tickets may be purchased at local banks, from Choral Society members or at the door!


Don't miss these opportunities

  • April 25: Farmer's Market on Main Street, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • April 25: Relay for Life 5 K Run
  • April 27-May 5: Early Voting at City Hall 8 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays
  • April 28th & Apr 30th: Early voting at City Hall, extended hours from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • May 9: SSISD school bond election and City Council elections, SSISD Administration Building, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • May 1 & 2: Relay for Life, Sulphur Springs Middle School Track, 7 p.m.-7 a.mMay 8 & 9: Bluegrass in the Park: Heritage Park


Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week

Congratulations to the Business of the Week:

Bright Star Antiques

1205 Main Street

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


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Thought for the Week from Bright Star Antiques: “Don't miss our next auction, Saturday June 20th, 2009 @ 8 a.m. featuring the best from collections, attics, barns and estates from East Coast homes and farms. Will also have many French items, Country Americana, Victorian Furniture, oak furniture and unusual small items and accessories.

That's all for now…have a GREAT week!Laughing




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