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YMCA Hosting Summer Camp @ Sulphur Springs Elementary School
Jun 3 – Aug 2 all-day

The YMCA will once again have a summer camp in Sulphur Springs. If you have any questions, please call 469-276-8421 for more information.

Cooper Back To School Bash
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Cooper Elementary Back to School Bash is Tuesday (Jul 23) from 12:00 – 5:00 pm at the Cooper Elementary Cafeteria, 1401 SW 8th Street, Cooper. It’s a FREE event for Cooper ISD Students & Families featuring:

-FREE Haircuts
-School Supplies Assistance Applications**
-Student Outfitters
-Vision Screenings
-Free/Reduced Lunch Applications
-School & Community Resources & Information
-Dinner on a Dime
-And MUCH more!

**School Supplies Assistance is offered for low & moderate income families. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.

Diabetes Support – Winnsboro
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sulphur Springs Community Players Production of ” Jungle Book – The Musical” @ Main Street Theater
Jul 26 @ 2:56 am – Aug 4 @ 3:56 am



Jungle Book – The Musical
Community Players, Inc. & Children’s Summer Workshop will present “Jungle Book – The Musical”  based
on Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and performed by special arrangement with Maverick Musicals and written by Mike Carter.
July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, 4
Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 PM
Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM
For reservations, go to
or call the theatre at 903-885-0107.

Hopkins County Blood Drive
Aug 3 all-day

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital to host a community drive

One-thousand blood donors daily: Requirement for ensuring blood is on hospital shelves for patients

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (July 15, 2019) – In July, we honor our nation’s independence and all the sacrifices that made the United States of America possible. Carter BloodCare encourages all eligible blood donors to honor those that continue to fight for our country’s freedom, with a blood donation. Volunteer donors sacrifice one hour of their time to save three lives with each gift.

Summer is a reminder that blood is crucial for patients, and that maintaining the community blood supply is not always convenient. Summer is also a time when blood is most challenging to come by for Carter BloodCare. The community blood program relies on volunteer donors to support patients’ time-sensitive blood transfusion needs. There is no blood substitute for patients requiring transfusions, and each patient receiving blood appreciates the donor for taking time to save their life.

Carter BloodCare invites you to #GiveForLife this summer with at least one blood donation.

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first Saturday of the month. The next blood drive will be held Saturday (Aug 3) at 115 Airport Road in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or appointment time, contact Lanie Wright, (903) 571-9667.

Eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours before giving blood. Standard eligibility requirements are a minimum weight of 110 pounds, the donor feels well that day and presents a government-issued photo ID at each donation.

Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently, and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of north, central and east Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the most extensive blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 300,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage, and distribution of blood and blood products. The program is accredited by the AABB that consists of a laboratory with accreditation for molecular testing of red cell antigens. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration licenses it, and it is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

Landowners Educational Series
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Landowners Educational Series is for anyone wanting to learn more about managing their land. Topics include pasture utilization, pasture management and establishment, pond management, tree/forest management, nuisance animal control, and agriculture law. All programs will be at the Franklin County Airport off of Highway 37, just north of Mount Vernon.

The Friday (Aug 30) program will begin at 1:00 pm, Pasture Utilization is the topic. Dr. Jason Banta, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, will cover pasture grazing rotation, stocking rates, cross fencing and other issues regarding grazing cattle.

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild’s 20th annual show, “Shining Stars,” is Friday and Saturday (Sep 20-21). It is at First Baptist Church R.O.C., 115 Putman Street, Sulphur Springs. (

Above is a photo of the raffle quilt. Please let me know if you want more details on the show or the quilt. (Hillis Bass 903-485-8165)