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Horse show June 12-14 at civic center

The North East Texas Horsemen’s Association will host a weekend of American Quarter Horse Association approved horse shows. The shows will be held June 12 -14 at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs.

American Quarter Horse shows test horses’ abilities in dozens of different classes and feature exciting events such as reining, barrel racing, roping, pole bending and working cow horse. Additionally, halter classes that judge American Quarter Horses based on balance, muscling and breed characteristics. Other classes include pleasure, western riding, english, trail, horsemanship and showmanship.

People who exhibit at an American Quarter Horse show earn points that turn into awards or cash at the end of the year. By competing at an AQHA show, exhibitors and horses also can qualify for an AQHA World Championship show, the premier event in the entire equine industry.

“We welcome all American Quarter Horse owners as well as anyone who has a passiohn for horses,” said Don Treadway, AQHA Executive Vice President. “AQHA shows are fun, and anyone who has ever wanted to get involved with horses or compete at an AQHA show is envouraged to attend.”

Each year, AQHA approves more than 3,000 shows and special events across the globe. For more information about the NETHA  Quarter Horse show, please contact AQHA show secretary, Pat Stuckey, 501-626-1350 or check out the NETHA website at www.nethorsemens.com

For additional information about AQHA, including showing, racing or recreational riding programs, contact AQHA at 806-376-4811 or visit AQHA’s website at www.aqha.com

Texas A&M-Commerce alumni golf event June 12

The Alumni Association of Texas A&M University Commerce, Inc. 39th Annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Classic is set for Friday, June 12, at the Stone River Golf Club in Royse City. Alumni Scholarship Golf Scramble - Noon check-in, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Stone River Golf Club in Royse City.

Former students, faculty, staff, and friends are eligible to participate. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. The first 75 paid entries will be assured a place in the tournament.

Trophies will be awarded. For each and every hole-in-one on the number five hole, $10,000 cash will be awarded, with $5,000 going to the player and $5,000 going to The Alumni Association of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Inc., Legacy Scholarship Endowment.

Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees, golf carts and dinner. Golf carts are included in this cost. Reservations for dinner guests who do not register for golf is $15.

Businesses, organizations and individuals can sponsor individual holes, and their names will be displayed on signage. Sponsorships are $100 each.

Proceeds after expenses will go to the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Endowment.

For additional information, phone the Alumni Relations office at 903-468-3085, or e-mail Stephanie Peebles at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Advertisers need to contact Coach Owens

Any local advertisers wanting  ads for the upcoming football season need to contact Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens at (903) 885-2158.

Owens said DVDs of the state championship season from 2008 are available at Fieldhouse Sports.


Bodine becomes first 5-time winner at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Todd Bodine passed up a chance to refuel on the final pit stop Friday night, and still had enough to win the fastest NASCAR Truck Series race ever at Texas Motor Speedway.

Bodine became the winningest driver for any series at Texas, racing to his fifth trucks victory at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked oval. He also is the first five-time trucks winner at any NASCAR track.

In a race with only two cautions and no crashes, Bodine won with an average speed of 152.282 mph. He finished 1.32 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton, who took the season points lead from Ron Hornaday Jr. Colin Braun was a distant third, 10.3 seconds back.

With teams not allowed to change tires and add fuel on the same stop, Bodine came through for tires on the final caution period. But crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. told him not to return to pit row for fuel before the final restart with 40 laps left.

Bodine went the final 63 laps of the 167-lap race on his last tank of fuel, and still had enough left to do celebratory burnouts in his Toyota on the frontstretch.

‘‘I wasn’t concerned,’’ Bodine said, though he admitted he was glad no extra laps were needed for a green-white-checker finish.

When Bodine was in the pit for the tires, he also got other adjustments on what had been an ill-handling truck.

‘‘This truck right into that last run, we were just too loose the whole race,’’ Bodine said. ‘‘Junior made some great calls at the end and fixed it up to make it run. This is an awesome night.’’

While trying to conserve fuel on those closing laps, Bodine also was trying to maintain a comfortable lead in case the truck loosened up again.




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