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Bras for the Cause

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville, and one of the "Big Boobs" who are the leaders of the annual Bras for the Cause event, says the theme of this year's event is "Lifter Upper." Bras for the Cause is committing to fund a $500,000 4-D CT scanner for the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville that would provide extremely precise cross-section images used in diagnosing all forms of cancer.

Michael Odom, Friends of the Library

Jim Patton, president of the Commerce Public Library Board of Directors, relates plans for a fund-raising project to refurbish the exterior of the library in time for the building's 100th anniversary next year.  The board is asking $400 per spindle, the curvy, vertical posts on the parapet that goes around the top of the building.  If donors are found for all of the spindles, the library will have raised more than $40,000 for renovation of the parapet, among other repairs.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, continues her recent discussion of summer pet care.  She says pet owners should be very careful about exposing pets to fireworks, which may frighten dogs or cats and cause them to run away.  And she says it's not wise to feed pets with food from summer barbecues.  Dr.

Texas State Historical Association

Harry Turner, deacon of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church and a member of the Commerce Community Action Program (C-CAP), says the annual Juneteenth celebration will be at the Ivory Moore Park on the east side of Commerce from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday (June 24).  Juneteenth (officially June 19) celebrates the announcement on June 19, 1865 in Galveston that the slaves had been freed.

Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, discusses the recent re-opening of the cardiac catheterization lab at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. With the new cath lab, Hunt Regional will be able to able to care for patients suffering a heart attack who otherwise would have to be taken to another facility. 

 

Texas A&M Agrilife

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham provides advice for working in the hot summer weather. Among other tips, Sarah says people should acclimate themselves gradually to the hot temperatures, limiting their exposure to it on the first day, and then gradually working longer hours.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes comments on an article that says many people are confused about nutrition, with so much seemingly conflicting information in circulation.

City of Bonham

Emily Porter, president of the Bonham Economic Development Corporation, says a sheet-metal manufacturer, Tong Ren International, a Chinese company, is moving its plan in Melissa to Bonham.  And she reports that a new Dairy Queen franchise is being built in Bonham and will probably be open by the end of the summer.

Texas A&M Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says pet owners must take special precautions in the summer.  Outdoor dogs need a shady place and lots of water, and a raised bed that allows for air circulation is a good idea.  Dr. McCreary says pets should have all their vaccinations before they travel, and inserting a microchip is also a good idea.

Wikipedia

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says rebooting "The Mummy" seems to be an odd choice for Tom Cruise, but she says his latest action movie is entertaining, with an Indiana Jones-feel.  At the other end of the spectrum, another remake, "My Cousin Rachel," is a worthy successor to the early-1950s original with Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton.

Tipitina's

Rick Parent, the director of the Tipitina's Creative Co-op on College Street in east Commerce, says the facility is ready to receive visitors and begin scheduling activities.  Rick is inviting artists and musicians to schedule lessons and other group activities there.  For now, Tipitina's will operate in an external building on the campus of the old A.L. Day Elementary School, although renovation work continues on the main building.

Cindy Roller

Emily Glass, who has now relinquished the title of Sulphur Springs mayor to John Sellers, says the city has undertaken a new comprehensive plan, building on the success of the city's revitalized downtown, known as "Celebration Plaza."  The original planner of the downtown project, Ian Lockwood of Toole Design, recently returned to help formulate the 20-year comprehensive plan.

First Presbyterian Church

Dick Latson of Commerce Community Cares and Isabel Davis of the Commerce Food Pantry comment on the annual fund raising campaign of Commerce Community Cares, which benefits 13 Commerce organizations, including the Food Pantry.  Isabel says the Commerce Food Pantry serves about 150 people per week.  She says the organization will now receive food supplies from the North Texas Food Bank, based in Dallas, for only the cost of delivery.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the city has a deal with Toole Design and Ian Lockwood, the person behind the revitalization of downtown Sulphur Springs.  Lockwood and his team will be in Commerce July 10-13 and August 7-10 to meet with citizens and to formulate a comprehensive plan for the city.  Texas A&M University-Commerce is participating in the effort.  On another topic, the city is looking for a finance director to replace Brady Olson, who has left for another position.

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