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Benefits planned for preschooler with leukemia

Friends and family of a local preschooler battling acute pre-B lymphoblastic leukemia, often called pre-B ALL, have established several ways the local community can help the family, including a bank account and fundraisers.


Early voting ends Tuesday

    With the end of early voting one day away, almost 200 ballots have been cast for the May 11 Sulphur Springs City Council election.
    There are contested races for city council places 4 and 5 on the city ballot.
    In the race for  Place 4, incumbent Freddie Taylor is being challenged by Charles Oxford in his bid for another term on the council.
    Oxford served one term on the council and was defeated in a relection bid by John Sellers in 2011 by a vote of 663 to 375. In his challenge to Clay Walker last year, Oxford again lost, this time with a vote of 507 to 274.
    Incumbent Place 5 Councilman Gary Spraggins is opposed by Emily Glass, a compliance officer at City National Bank.
    Early voting will continue through 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the Council Room at City Hall, 125 South Davis St.    
    On election day, Saturday, May 11, voting will be conducted at Sulphur Springs Independent School District Adminstration Building, 631 Connally St.


Como-Pickton trip update 4 ... photos from the road

Como-Pickton junior high and high school students returned home last night from their four-day education trip to Mississippi. See photos from the last day of their trip below and at https://www.facebook.com/myssnewscom.


Como-Pickton Trip Day 3... photos from the road


 day three of Como-Pickton's class trip to Mississippi, the group of 31 toured Vicksburg National Military Park and the  Living History reenactment of the battle that took place in Vicksburg 150 years ago.


Alex Roller, Kealey McPherson top NHHS grads

Alex Roller has been named the valedictorian and and Kealey McPherson the salutatorian of the North Hopkins High School Senior Class of 2013. They will be honored, along with the 25 other members of their class with a baccalaureate service June 7 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school, and a graduation ceremony at at  3 p.m. June 8, also in the gym.


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