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Luke's guest this week is Larry Weishuhn, Mr. Whitetail. Join Larry and Luke "around the campfire" this week. These two old friends will make you feel as though you were right there with them.
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Join Luke and his guest Larry Weishuhn (Mr. Whitetail) as today is the opener of bow season for whitetail deer and these two veteran deer hunters talk about past hunts and what to expect this year in the whitetail woods.

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Sulphur Springs community-development specialist Sarah Dicus says a number of events are coming up in October for "Celebration City," as Sulphur Springs calls itself.

Lynn Adler (left) and Lindy Hearne (right) performing live in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

From the friendly confines of their adopted home in Pineview, Texas, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne nurture and cultivate original music at their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm. Their brand of "Texas Folk"  pulls from influences as wide-ranging as jazz, bluegrass, blues and even world music. Add the duo's vocal harmonies, and you've got a unique Texas treasure called Adler & Hearne, whose latest album Simpatico contains 24 tracks of positive vibes.

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Our Sulphur Springs books commentator, Sharon Feldt, says she avoided reading Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman" for over a year because she didn't want it to affect her image of Atticus Finch, the hero of Lee's novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird."  But, now that the controversy has faded, Sharon says she's glad she read "Watchman," and thinks it stands on its own as a great novel.

A recent study by Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Water Group  found that 75 percent of the U.S. drinking water supply(affecting about 200 million people) is high in the chemical chromium six.  The chemical, also known as hexavalent chromium, is the very contaminant made infamous in the film “Erin Brockovich” for poisoning some California residents with the cancer-causing agent.

According to "mitigation" requirements, all bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands destroyed by a new lake must be offset with similar lands elsewhere being protected from development.
George Hale

Next month, Fannin County is set to approve a comprehensive plan for developing thousands of acres of expensive lakefront property. One problem: There’s no lake. But that’s not stopping it from pushing ahead anyway. Officials say the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek reservoir will be open for business by the time the government gets around to approving it. And that’s putting a spotlight on the high-stakes struggle for control of water resources throughout northeast Texas.

Hunt County Shared Ministries, FISH

Wally Jeffers with Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH), says the community-service organization holds its annual "Best of the Best" Barbecue Friday. FISH will host a barbecue luncheon for L3 and Innovation first employees, lunch and dinner at the Wesley United Methodist Church on Highway 69 east in Greenville, and will deliver lunch.  The event is the major fundraising event for FISH, which besides providing food for needy families, also helps with rent, electrical bills and other needs.

George Hale

Officials from the North Central Texas Council of Governments met residents and representatives from local organizations in Greenville on Tuesday.

Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, considers a recent article, "Seven ways to save on pet care."  One item Dr. McCreary says is particularly good is doing your own health maintenance on pets, such as periodically brushing their teeth.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams discusses plans for Texas A&M University-Commerce to develop housing in the residential neighborhood between Monroe and West Neal Streets south of campus, with the hopes of encouraging more faculty and staff to live in Commerce.  The plans, advocated by President Dr. Ray Keck, would have to be approved by the Texas A&M System.  The mayor also comments on efforts to improve the visibility at intersections crossing Culver Street and Highway 50 adjacent to the A&M-Commerce campus.

Richard Cooper carries for the Lions during A&M-Commerce's 38-36 victory over A&M-Kingsville in Commerce on Sept. 24.
Kristen Taylor

The long-standing rivalry between the Lions and Javelinas - a tradition going back to the old East Texas State vs. Texas A&I years - returned in bizarre and dramatic fashion at Memorial Stadium in Commerce on Saturday night. The Lion's Hatari Byrd blocked a field goal attempt on the game's final play to secure a 38-36 victory for Texas A&M University-Commerce (3-0, 2-0 in the Lone Star Conference) over Texas A&M University-Kingsville (2-2, 0-2 LSC).

Amanda Shires
Josh Wool photographer, used courtesy of the artist and Thirty Tigers Marketing

Texas native Amanda Shires has a voice like an angel, but she can also song write and sing like a demon.  The juxtaposition between her soft, sweet tones and the intensity of her lyrics is often striking, and her fiddle licks add even more flavor to the sound scape.

Delta County holidays were decided in last Commissioners Court meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Among the items discussed on the agenda was the spending cap placed on and applied to all Delta County officials. The motion stated officials in the last three months in office can’t spend more than 25 percent of his/her budget without bringing it before the Court. Delta County Judge Jason Murray said this policy was based on the wording taken from the Texas Government Code.

Citizens at the Senior Center in Cooper at the Delta County Civic Center enjoy a free exercise class before the meal is offered.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Local citizens reach for the stars as they enjoy the free exercise class held at the Cooper Senior Center. The Cooper Senior Center sponsored by the Lamar County Human Resources Council is open for the public each weekday from 9 a.m. to noon. They offer many ways to socialize with others and advice for staying active and healthy.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner film critic, says the remake of "The Magnificent Seven," starring Denzel Washington, is more like "The Wild Bunch" than the original "Magnificent Seven," in that it is a very violent movie, despite its PG-13 rating.  Alice also reviews "Bridget Jones' Baby," with Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth, which, while not up to the standard of the original "Bridget Jones" movie, has some extremely funny scenes, Alice says.

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