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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the second annual Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest takes place Friday night through Sunday (October 16-18) in downtown Greenville.  Pud says the Daybreak Rotary Club Haunted House continues weekends through Halloween in the Landmark of downtown Greenville.  And Pud says Saturday night, October 31, "I Dream of Jeannie" star Barbara Eden will appear in a

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Bert Cooper with Community Seeds in Lone Oak says his organization is working with Texas Workforce Solutions on a program whereby if employers agree to hire workers trained by Community Seeds for 90 days, Workforce Solutions will provide funding for additional training of the workers that would allow them to become regular employees of the company.  More employers are needed to participate in the program, Bert says.

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Wyman Williams, Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business development officer, discusses plans for the dedication of a new historical marker at the birthplace of Gen. Claire Lee Chennault, at 10 a.m.

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Dr. Karri McCreary of the Greenville Animal Hospital says pet insurance is becoming more popular in Northeast Texas.  She says there are different levels of insurance, from those covering preventive care to major surgery.  Costs range from about $13 to $36 per month.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Stephanie Suesan Smith says fall gardeners can exchange plant bulbs and perennials at 9 a.m. Saturday morning at the Hunt County Extension Outdoor Learning Center at 2213 Washington Street in downtown Greenville (south of Market Square).  At 6 p.m., Thursday, October 15, a program on wildflowers and herbs will be held at the Outdoor Learning Center.

Spirit With Perfection
Spirit With Perfection

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, proprietor of the Fire & Ice Spa in Commerce, discusses scientific research that says laughter really is the best medicine.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says National Night Out will be observed in front of the Commerce Police Department headquarters from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, October 6) and on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.  The event allows citizens to meet members of the police department and for neighbors to meet each other.

Hunt County Historical Commission
Hunt County Historical Commission

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says state historical markers will be dedicated in at the New Hope Baptist Church in Greenville on Sunday, October 11 for African-American education pioneer Mary Jim Morris, the first woman to become a school principal in Greenville.  And on Wednesday, October 14, a new marker in two Chinese dialects will be dedicated at the birthplace of Flying Tigers leader Gen.

Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas
Bras for the Cause, Greenville, Texas

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville and one of the leaders of Bras for the Cause says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully and whimsically designed bras, with the annual fund raising event scheduled for Thursday evening, October 8, in downtown Greenville.  The money raised goes to help cancer patients in Hunt County, and this year the organization is hoping to fund a UV light sterilization unit for Hunt Regional

Denver Post
Denver Post

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Care Center in Commerce, says the local hospital district is part of a nationwide trend of using paramedics to provide medical care for people in their homes, cutting down on visits to the emergency room and hospital stays.  She says it's estimated the program reduced emergency room visits for people who are judged eligible for home care by 34% and hospital stays by 22%.  And she says the estimated savings we

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Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses a soon-to-be released book "Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters" by leadership consultant John C.

Majors Flying Club
Majors Flying Club

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce discusses his recent experience in learning to fly with the Majors Flying Club of Greenville.  Members of the club do not need to own their own aircraft; once they've been certified to fly, they can fly planes belonging to the club.

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Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, our new commentator on books, reviews "The Martian," by Andy Weir.  A film treatment of the book starring Matt Damon opens in theaters this weekend.  Sharon is also the author of two children's books, "The Stable" and "

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Our guest Velvete Womack is one of the organizers of the 30th annual Bois d'Arc Bash in downtown Commerce, which will feature a performance of Hannah Kirby of "The Voice" at 7:30 Saturday night.  With an attendance of 10,000 people last year, Velvete says attendance may well exceed that this year.

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