Local Area Headlines
At about 11:00 Sunday morning, DPS Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on CR-3250 approximately 4.7 miles southeast of the city of Quitman in Wood County. The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2005 Dodge Stratus was traveling northbound on CR-3250 at the same time ...Read More »
Immediately prior to the regular meeting, the council will meet in a Budget Work Session. The regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The following will be discussed: Call to Order. Pledge of Allegiance ...Read More »
Some heartbreaking stories are playing out inside emergency rooms, thanks to this spike in Covid. The overwhelming majority of Covid cases, packing emergency rooms, come from the unvaccinated. The Baptist Health System in San Antonio says the sick are now pleading for the shot, but some patients being treated for ...Read More »
A new study suggests that Covid effects more than our lungs. Researchers at UT Health found that older folks who recovered had a high probability of developing mental problems. The symptoms of cognitive impairment ranged from forgetfulness to a difficulty having conversations. Researchers will keep tracking them to see if ...Read More »
The Delta Variant is leading to an increase in vaccination rates in Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services says in early July, the state was giving out about 44,000 shots a day. Now it’s up to 67,000. 67,000 shots a day may sound like a lot, but ...Read More »
If you would like to Volunteer your time to help out in your Community, Tammi Reardon would love to have you come and help at Terrific Tuesdays.
Terrific Tuesdays is a Quality Day Respite for Caregivers’ patients with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or Memory Loss. It is a place where caregivers can leave their Loved Ones in Good Hands while taking some much-needed time for themselves.
Caregivers work around the clock and don’t have time for themselves to do things that we all take for granted: Getting a haircut, going to the grocery store, shopping, going to the doctor, eating out with friends, or just having some time to be alone and take a minute to rest.
Terrific Tuesday meets every Tuesday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs, located at 301 Church St.
The Volunteers are usually one-on-one with the participants. They have a different theme every week, play games, have exercise, do crafts, have music, do puzzles, and have a nice lunch that wonderful volunteers also cook.
If you know someone who could benefit from Terrific Tuesdays, please call Tammi Reardon, and she will give you all the information you need. 903-243-5620
The Third Annual Chamber Showcase is still open for vendors. The Showcase is Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Booths are available for $60 each, and vendors bring a $25 gift or gift card for random drawings. It is a fantastic networking event and a way for you to get your name and services out to the public as a business owner or representative. Only Chamber members reserve booths for display, while the public attends free. Contact us at the Chamber to find out how your affordable annual membership not only allows you to rent a booth at the Showcase but gives you advantages and opportunities all year long. Come by or call the Chamber office at 903-885-6515 for more information. A registration link is on our website, hopkinschamber.org.
Former Paris Jaycees, Paris Jaycee Women, and Texas Jaycees have scheduled a reunion for Saturday, August 21, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. This group, one active in communities like Paris and cities large and small, provided leadership training skills for ‘young’ men and women’ for decades.
Former Richardson Jaycee, Alan Miller, and former Paris Jaycee Derald Bulls have worked to reach out to Jaycees from El Paso to Abilene, Houston, Midland, Dallas-Fort Worth area everywhere in between to put the wheels in motion for this ‘once in a lifetime gathering’.
Once an organization focused first on young men ages 21-35 and later, young men and women ages 18-40, the Jaycees existed in Paris and throughout the country in large numbers.
When the late Steve Glover, a former member of the Paris Jaycees, was President of the Texas Jaycees in 1984-85, the numbers soared to over 200 members. Across Texas, the interest ballooned to over 15,000 members in all corners of large and small towns finding ways to give back to their communities.
“We built some amazing friendships through our Jaycee friends, and we are all at ‘that’ age and long to reunite while we can,” Bulls noted. “We have lost so many wonderful men and women who had such an impact on our lives we felt like it was past time for us to come together and share memories, maybe a few tears, and reacquaint ourselves with those who made the special bond of Jaycees real in our lives.”
Plans include a catered meal and a loose structure as former Jaycees are invited to bring scrapbooks, photos, the traditional Jaycee vest, and other memorabilia to share and celebrate. The cost for the meal will be $15, and reservations need to be made by August 13. The event is expected to kick off at noon on August 21.
Like many service organizations over the years, participation and active involvement in Jaycees has waned or been rechanneled in other directions. Founded in Texas in 1928, the Texas Junior Chamber (JC’s) list 19 chapters in Texas. Texas today has a total membership estimated at 3,000 and over 32,000 nationwide.
For additional information, contact Miller at 918-766-4207 or Bulls, 903-739-3428. Reservations may be mailed along with $15 per person for the catered meal to:
Texas Jaycee Reunion 2021
711 Pine Valley Drive
Paris, TX 75462
Crafters, Artists, And Food Vendors Needed
The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber seeks crafters, artists, and food vendors for our 48th Annual Pioneer Day Festival. It is Saturday (Sep 18) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Make some cash and have fun too! Download an application and information here, or call the Chamber office at 903-856-3442.