NEWS ARCHIVES August 2008

The Golden Jubilee: 1966 Dairy Fest Queen looked to Broadway for talent inspiration

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 31, 2008 - Contestants at the 1966 Dairy Festival Pageant had all of Broadway at their disposal. "Music Magic in Dairyland" was the theme that year, and contestants could choose from a wide variety of musicals for their floats and talent.

Team Jedi Episode 5: Combat Advisor Journal

August 31, 2008 - Once again Team Jedi was moving forward under the cover of darkness. Our Chinook twin-rotor helicopter suddenly deviated from its course into a steep left bank. We all could see the flares being jettisoned from the aircraft to protect us from the shoulder-fired missile homing in on the massive heat signature generated by the big turbines on the Chinook. The flares lit up the night sky.

Grand jury hands down 56 indicments

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 31, 2008 - During the August grand jury session, at least 56 indictments were issued against 44 people. The charges alleged in the indictments range from theft, fraud, felony drunk driving, forgery and burglary to possession and delivery of controlled substances, aggravated assault, endangering a child, evading arrest and tampering with government documents.

Man suffers head injuries in midnight 4-wheeler crash

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 31, 2008 - A man was taken to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital for treatment of a head injury sustained in a four-wheeler wreck late Friday night. At least one other person was reported to have sustained broken bones as a result of the crash.

SSISD parent orientation sessions scheduled

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 29, 2008 - With the new school year well under way, students are already getting the hang of their new class schedules, rules and requirements.

SSHS Principal McCullough named region's best

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 29, 2008 -Sulphur Springs High School Principal John McCullough recently received a regional honor as he was named Texas Association of Secondary School Principals' Region VIII Outstanding Principal of the Year.

Santa Fe Stories: Everything O'Keeffe

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 29,2008 - It's hard to remember a time when I wasn't aware of the work of the great American artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1996). Her use of white skulls and bones against the blue New Mexican sky are part of our country's rich, cultural legacy.

Entries to Gospel Songfest being limited to 25 this year

From Staff Reports

August 28, 2008 - Fans hungry for a taste of Christian music will get their fill during the Hopkins County Fall Festival, which runs Sept. 13-20.

Troubador Guy Clark brings unique song stylings to Greenville Sept. 20

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 27, 2008 - Legendary singer-songwriter Guy Clark is coming to Greenville on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the Kenneth Threadgill Series. Sharing the bill with Clark will be Terri Hendrix and Max Stalling.

Workbench Songs: Guy Clark gives a master class in storytelling

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 27, 2008 - In his latest CD, "Workbench?Songs," native Texan Guy Clark shows his fans how it's done as he spins memorable tales about tornadoes, new and lost love, and celebrating a holiday in Memphis.

Firemen gear up to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. this weekend

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 27, 2008 - If you see firemen hopping around the square this weekend, don't be alarmed.

Stolen snacks lead officers to suspect in recent burglaries

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 27, 2008 - The discovery of a case of stolen potato chips ultimately resulted in one man going to jail for theft-possession of stolen property.

Stew contest teams have until Friday to claim sites

From Staff Reports

August 27, 2008 - Veterans of the 2007 World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest have until Friday to reserve the same cooking sites as last year.

3 of 4 suspects in fabricated double shooting charged with engaging in criminal activity

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 26, 2008 - Three of the four people implicated in a double shooting plan designed to influence civil court action had been arrested as of Tuesday morning for engaging in organized criminal activity -- aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Continuing education classes offered for cops, counselors and social workers

From Staff Reports

August 26, 2008 - A series of training seminars will be hosted in September at New Beginnings Church.

Flying High: Local man makes 41 jumps on big 4-0 birthday

BY PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

August 26, 2008 - Celebrating the big 4-0 is a landmark event for anyone. Some people want to commemorate the occasion by doing something lavish or even extreme, like say, jumping out of a plane.

All's quiet at city tax hearing

From Staff Reports

August 25, 2008 - There's been little or no opposition to the proposed property tax rate for the city of Sulphur Springs, a fact borne out at a public hearing on the issue at noon today.

Stolen pickup suspect eludes authorities here

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 25, 2008 - Authorities called off the hunt for an East Texas man and woman early this morning after a suspect in a Longview truck theft fled officers across pastures and barbed wire fences.

PJC-SS Center sets busy September schedule

August 25, 2008 - Continuing education courses cover computers, careers and child care Computers, digital cameras, child care and a host of career subjects will be the focus of continuing education courses planned for September at the Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center, according to Linda Bennett, director.

Mickey McKenzie's big-game hunts around the world let him assemble a virtual wildlife museum to make any sportsman jealous

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

August 25, 2008 - Area youths get to take a walk on the wild side thanks to big game hunter and longtime Hopkins County resident Michael "Mickey" McKenzie, who brings home trophy elk, deer, bison and other exotic animal mounts from around the world, creating a wildlife museum any sportsman would be impressed with.

The Golden Jubilee: Red long-johns and being cast as a witch helped 1965 Dairy Fest Queen capture crown

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 24, 2008 - What do a witch, red long-johns, and boys in a bar have in common with a beauty queen? 1965 Dairy Festival Queen Janet Bailey Shieldes can tell you. For her, these three seemingly incongruous things will forever be linked to one of the most spectacular evenings of Shieldes' life.

Team Jedi: Episode 4: North, And Over The Berm

August 24, 2008 - "Sir! Sir! It's 4 a.m., we've got to get going!" I slowly open my eyes to see my NCOIC, SFC Parker, at my bunk.

Santa Fe Stories: High Mesa Setting Offers World-Class Opera Experience

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 24, 2008 - For its 52nd season, the Santa Fe Opera pulled out all the stops. From artwork displayed on the lamps in the parking lot to a new pre-show buffet on the grounds and this year's beautiful program book, there's something to delight every one of your senses.

County DARE program canceled for this year

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 22, 2008 - The drug awareness program for county schools sponsored by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office is being canceled for this year but should return in the future.

Police say brothers faked home invasion, shot each other; two arrested so far

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 22, 2008 - Sulphur Springs police believe they have solved a bizarre report of double-shooting Tuesday morning, which they said turned out to be staged, with two brothers shooting each other -- on purpose.

Scammer targets elderly, then uses strong-arm tactics

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 22, 2008 - A sheriff's investigator is warning county residents, especially the elderly to watch out for a large man offering to repave driveways, saying he inflates his quoted price then used strong-arm tactics to induce payment.

Santa Fe Stories: Breakfast on a Budget

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 22, 2008 - You can stay in "The City Different" for weeks before exhausting all your dining options, but eating out can zip through your travel budget in under 24 hours if you're not careful.

Traffic stop by sheriff's officer yields a ton of contraband, but it's not the usual kind

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 21, 2008 - A routine traffic stop Wednesday night led to the confiscation of about a ton of contraband, but it wasn't the usual marijuana or narcotics.

Tall Order: Towering Christmas tree coming to downtown; more than $10K in prizes planned for parade

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 21, 2008 - The holidays on the downtown square of Sulphur Springs are looking to be brighter than ever this year with the addition of a huge Christmas tree that will grace the square.

Como-Pickton CISD holding orientation session for would-be substitute teachers on Friday

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 21, 2008 - Trustees for Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District recently approved an increase in pay for substitutes, gatekeepers, scorekeepers and clock keepers, as well as a mileage increase.

Mark and Ute Miller: Bringing music and people together

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 21, 2008 - Mark and Ute Miller are on a mission. The classical musicians want to bring music to "people who wouldn't otherwise hear it."

Bringing the Past to Life

From Staff Reports

August 20, 2008 - A first-person narrative of the life of Isabella Hopkins, one of the pioneer women of Northeast Texas, will be presented at a joint meeting Thursday night of the Hopkins County Historical Society and Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

Shooting victims now in stable condition

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 20, 2008 - Two men rushed to the hospital following a double-shooting Monday morning are in stable condition, investigators said today.

Nursing center raising money for Alzheimer's cure Thursday

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

August 20, 2008 - A local nursing center is doing its part to support families and individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by hosting several fund raisers throughout the coming weeks.

Mayor, City Councilman to be honored Aug. 30

From Staff Reports

August 20, 2008 - The Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference has two events slated in the coming weeks to honor two elected officials and dozens of mothers.

Santa Fe Stories: Finding a Room at the Inn

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 20, 2008 - Whether you're travelling like Donald Trump or working within a tight budget, you can find a place to lay your head in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Two young men hospitalized following double-shooting

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 19, 2008 - Sulphur Springs Police and Texas Rangers are actively investigating a double-shooting that sent two men to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital early this morning.

Lamar Elem. receives state's top school rating

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 19, 2008 - Saltillo ISD was the only district in Hopkins County to earn a "recognized" rating and Lamar Elementary the only school campus to earn "exemplary" marks from Texas Education Agency, based on its most recent round of accountability data.

Police warn of possible phone scam after incidents in Paris, Greenville

From Staff Reports

August 19, 2008 - Police investigators are forewarning local residents to be wary of anyone calling asking for personal or bank information over the phone.

CANHelp needs assistance with building materials

From Staff Reports

August 19, 2008 - CANHelp may be in its new home at the former site of Ace Hardware in Sulphur springs, but there's still plenty of work to be done before the agency can get settled in.

ROLL CALL: Memorial group seeks names of veterans

From Staff Reports

August 18, 2008 - Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Committee has been working hard designing the monument, finding a location and collecting money for the tribute memorial to honor all county veterans, past and present.

C-P board proposing rollback rate on property taxes

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 18, 2008 - Como-Pickton's school board is asking voters to support a rollback tax on the ballot in November to maintain current operations and ensure needed repairs are made to aging facilities.

The cost of getting married in Texas is about to go up

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 18, 2008 - If you're planning to get married in the coming months, it's going to cost nearly twice as much after Sept. 1.

Team Jedi Episode 3: Combat Advisor Journal

August 17, 2008 - Nomads have roamed this desert for thousands of years and have learned not just how to live, but to thrive in this harsh environment.

The Golden Jubilee: Judy Jackson Deaton brought talent and beauty to the crown

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 17, 2008 - From 1959 through 1963, the title of Dairy Festival Queen was decided by ticket sales. But in 1964, talent and beauty divisions were added to the competition. Although she didn't win talent, Judy Jackson Deaton stood out in other ways -- such as winning the beauty portion of the contest.

Rains Co. murder trial moved here

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 17, 2008 - The trial of one of four defendants in a grisly murder case that left an Alba woman and her two sons dead has been moved from Rains County to Hopkins County.

Threat of rain cancels downtown alliance's 2nd 'Free Movie Night'

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 15, 2008 - Downtown Business Alliance members were hoping for atypical August weather when they scheduled their second "Free Movie Night" on the downtown square for this evening.

County-wide clean-up begins Monday

From Staff Reports

August 15, 2008 - Hopkins County residents will have an opportunity to get rid of those large household items that have been collecting since spring next week during the community-wide clean up event hosted Aug. 18-22 at eight locations in Hopkins County.

Resurfacing work to begin on South Broadway, SH 19

From Staff Reports

August 15, 2008 - Highway construction teams will begin working next week to lay down new pavement surfaces on two high-traffic roadways in Hopkins County, according to Texas Department of Transportation Area Engineer Ernest Teague.

A Time to Shine: Entries for Fall Festival Household Arts Contest being accepted until Sept. 18

By JOHANNA HICKS,Hopkins County Extension Agent

August 14, 2008 - Do you enjoy sewing, baking, needlework, painting, working with wood, taking pictures, preserving your garden produce, creating things from leather, plastic, metal or glass?

SSISD budget picture looks better than first thought

By FAITH HUFFMAN,News-Telegram News Editor

August 14, 2008 - A new state finance template and diligent work on the part of department heads has budgetary figures looking good for Sulphur Springs Independent School District this week compared to those presented in the first budget workshop July 28.

Fund-raiser set Friday for boy, 7, battling cancer

From Staff Reports

August 14, 2008 - A lunch fund-raiser has been set for Friday to help raise funds for Zi-Karryus Ivery.

Running of the Bulls

August 14, 2008 - SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas - Money drives the world, and that's especially true of the bull riding universe.

Teen-age streakers' plans run into a snag

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 13, 2008 - Some local teen-agers' plans for a little mischief hit a snag after they were spotted on the side of the highway by a Hopkins County Sheriff's deputy early this morning.

No tax rate increase planned for city

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 13, 2008 - Sulphur Springs City Council members will conduct a special meeting Thursday evening to hold discussions on the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

Colby Yates brings his country lifestyle to Hopkins County

August 13, 2008 - Colby Yates is a renaissance cowboy. Besides being one of the top cowboys in the Professional Bull Riders organization, he's a ranch owner in southeastern Hopkins County and he loves to play guitar and sing. He's like a hyped-up Roy Rogers.

Juveniles detained in church thefts

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 12, 2008 - Two juveniles were being detained Tuesday morning for juvenile probation officials in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment from a church.

C-P trustees to consider raises, budget at meeting tonight

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 12, 2008 - Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees consider approving an increase in pay for substitute teachers, and gate and scorekeepers, as well as hold a budget work session during its regular August meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

Kids Expo offers free screenings, info and lessons Saturday, Aug. 16

BY PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

August 12, 2008 - It will soon be time for kids to tumble out of bed and get ready for school each weekday morning as the 2008-2009 school year quickly approaches.

Sellebrate consignment event comes to Civic Center

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

August 12, 2008 - Back to school bargain hunting has changed over the years, with parents now taking advantage of sales tax holidays and online shopping.

Senior Citizens Day planned at Fall Festival

From Staff Reports

August 11, 2008 - Planning is well under way this year for the Hopkins County Fall Festival Senior Citizens Day. The Sept. 16 event will include a bevy of activities, headed this year by Senior Citizens Center program and marketing director Karon Weatherman.

STEP grant to benefit six rural residences

From Staff Reports

August 15, 2008 - Six rural residences will benefit from a $58,542 Texas Small Towns Environment Program (STEP) awarded to Cash Specialty Utility District "for equipment, expertise and technical assistance to address local water and wastewater issues."

Team Jedi Episode 2: Combat Advisor Journal

August 11, 2008 - Even though this is my third deployment to Iraq, it really doesn't get any easier to say goodbye to my wife. We're a little better at it. We know that the departure day will come and that the best thing to do is enjoy the time we have and not worry about the dwindling days together.

The Golden Jubilee: 1963 Dairy Festival Queen Mary Ann Prim Salch guides debutantes, raises money for charity

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 10, 2008 - When asked to serve as Mistress of the Robes for her husband's Mardi Gras Krew in 1993, Mary Ann Prim Salch didn't bat an eyelash. Being 1963 Hopkins County Dairy Festival had taught her everything she needed to know about dresses, debutantes and deep bows.

Fall Fest board finalizing schedules for county fair

From Staff Reports

August 10, 2008 - Planning is in high gear for the 39th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival, slated this year from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20.

Arbala residents urge chief to return

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 10, 2008 - Arbala residents made it clear to volunteer firefighters Thursday night that not only do they not blame them for the alleged actions of a former member, they made it very clear they will continue to support the department and want longtime officer and member Autry Darden to reconsider his decision to resign and return to the department.

Report of underage drinking party leads to two arrests

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 10, 2008 - Law enforcement officers were kept hopping overnight Friday, chasing teen-agers who fled from what was reported as an underage drinking party, as well as young men alleged to have stolen a truck from Mount Pleasant, then stripped it to sell parts in Hopkins County, according to arrest reports. In each separate incident, two men were arrested.

State trooper seizes 2 kilos of cocaine, nearly $5k in cash

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 8, 2008 - State roopers arrested two Tennessee men Thursday caught transporting 2 kilograms of cocaine and carrying nearly $5,000 cash.

Community members avow support for Arbala firefighters

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 8, 2008 - As the community meeting regarding Arbala Volunteer Fire Department got underway Thursday evening, it soon became apparent those present had a few things on their mind.

ABC Autoplex helps Red Cross get SUV for soldier's wife

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 8, 2008 - A Winnsboro soldier's wife is driving around in a new vehicle, thanks to the American Red Cross Military Resource Center and Ronnie Parris ABC Autoplex.

Country star Keith Anderson to headline Fall Festival's StarNite concert

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 7, 2008 - Written after a bad breakup a couple of years ago, country music superstar Keith Anderson's latest hit, "I Sill Miss You," has taken on new meaning this summer

City, Atmos Energy to share costs of gas main relocation

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 7, 2008 - A natural gas delivery company and the city of Sulphur Springs will split the estimated $96,000 cost of moving a gas main under Main Street that will assure the road shouldn't have to be torn up for utility repairs for a long, long time.

Choral Society holding auditions Saturday

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

Augsut 7, 2008 - Do you like to sing in the shower? Do you sing along with the car radio? Do you watch "American Idol" and think, "I could do that?'

Ready for the Worst

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 7, 2008 - Three elected officials and two firefighters from Hopkins County recently received training in Alabama that will better equip them to respond should a disaster occur in Hopkins County.

Local man found with copies of driver's licenses, insurance cards arrested on felony fraud charge

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 6, 2008 - A Sulphur Springs businessman was taken into custody after local and federal officials searched his home and business, finding counterfeits of high-dollar handbags and shoes at his business and numerous copies of driver's license and insurance cards.

Unexpected increase on tap for city sewer rates

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 6, 2008 - The city of Sulphur Springs is expected to have to raise sewer rates by about 10 percent in the coming budget year to cover an unexpected $130,000 rise in the cost of disposing of sludge from the wastewater treatment plant.

Investigators, Texas Ranger to take part in meeting to address questions about Arbala VFD

From Staff Reports

August 6, 2008 - A community meeting will be hosted Thursday for the residents served by Arbala Volunteer Fire Department.

Colby Yates Challenge bringing some of the country's best bull riders to Civic Center, as well as top Pro Bullfighting teams and bucking bovines

From Staff Reports

August 6, 2008 - Some of the best cowboys in the Professional Bull Riders organization are coming to Hopkins County this month for a special event, and organizers are promising a wild ride in more ways than one.

County officials get 'prepped' for emergencies

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 5, 2008 - Hopkins County Judge Cletis Millsap last week was part of the think tank being used to help develop curriculum and a guidebook to prepare newly elected officials across the state for emergency situations.

Bond set in Arbala Volunteer Fire Dept. theft

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 5, 2008 - Bond was set at $50,000 for Yadira Aguilar Darden, the woman accused of stealing money from Arbala Volunteer Fire Department.

Bucking bulls and bullfighters coming to Civic Center Aug. 15-16

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 5, 2008 - Some of the biggest names on the Professional Bull Riders tour will be coming to Sulphur Springs this month for a two-night "extravaganza."

Adams appointed to state sheriff's association board

From Staff Reports

August 4, 2008 - Hopkins County's sheriff was recently selected to serve on the board of one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the country.

Arbala VFD treasurer accused of stealing $69,000

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

August 4,2 008 - Arbala Volunteer Fire Department's secretary/treasurer was taken into custody Monday morning for allegedly stealing more than $69,000 from the fire department over the last two years.

Heat wave easing some; tropical storm may bring some rain

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 4, 2008 - A break may be coming from the horrendous summer heat wave that has hit the area in recent days, and a tropical storm headed for the Texas Gulf Coast may bring some rain this week.

Services Saturday for motorcyclist killed Friday in Oklahoma crash

From Staff and Wire Reports

August 4, 2008 - Funeral services for a Sulphur Springs motorcyclist who died after his motorcycle was hit by a tractor-trailer while sitting at an Oklahoma tollbooth will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davis Street Baptist Church.

The Bird Lady: Louise Otts has hundreds of feathered friends

By PATTI SELLS, News-Telegram Feature Writer

August 4, 2008 - Sulphur Springs may not have a pet store, but parakeet people need look no further, as local resident Louise Otts has hundreds of feathered friends for sale to the public.

C-P board ready to tackle budget in earnest Tuesday

From Staff Reports

August 3, 2008 - Trustees for Como-Pickton schools will start hammering out the coming year's budget next week.

Team Jedi: Combat Advisor Journal

August 8, 2008 - My name is Merv Brott, call sign "Jedi 6." I am a Major in the U. S. Army and a Team Chief for one of those Military Transition Teams (MiTT) that you may have heard about in the news recently.

The Golden Jubilee:1962 Dairy Fest Queen knew how to handle herself down on the farm

By TERRY MATHEWS, News-Telegram Arts Editor

August 3, 2008 - When she was crowned 1962 Dairy Festival Queen, Linda Booker Bennett had first-hand experience in running a milk-producing operation.

Senior center hosting special program on phones for the disabled

From Staff Reports

August 1, 2008 - A special program is being hosted Wednesday, Aug. 6, regarding special telephone equipment and services available for seniors with certain difficulties.

Average milk production at local dairies on the increase

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK, News-Telegram Managing Editor

August 1, 2008 - Hopkins County ranked fifth in the state last month in total milk production, according to the latest statistics compiled by the federal milk market administrator's office in Carrollton.

Local nursing home getting a head start on Alzheimer's fund-raising

From Staff Reports

August 1, 2008 - Each year, local groups raise money through a series of walks and mini-walks in the fall to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, with the funds brought in going toward research into the disease that robs people of their mental abilities.

Book Review: Breakfast with Buddha

by terry mathews - news-telegram arts editor

August 1, 2008 - I'm not having much luck in finding a great new voice in the world of literature.

2008 Telegrammy Results

August 1, 2008 - You voted. We counted. Now lets take a closer look at the 2nd Annual Telegrammy Awards. For example, did you pick the same people for Best Boss and Best Loan Officer (Answer:Yes ... and no)?

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