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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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Earlychamber.com

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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evansincorporated.com

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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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says the start of the massive Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir project will be delayed by a couple of months, from January to March 2016.  The estimated cost of the North Texas Utility Corp. project is now $1 billion.  The Lake Ralph Hall project will apparently be delayed by a couple of years because of a difficult permitting process, the mayor says.

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Shakeology.com

Sally Rhodes, nutritionist with the Hunt Regional Medical Center, discusses the value of energy bars, which she says are good for an occasional meal replacement, but not on an everyday basis.  She says they tend to have too much sugar.  She's much more critical of energy drinks, which she says have much too much sugar and caffeine.  She recommends sweet tea or coffee as an alternative to energy drinks, and fruit, nuts, peanut butter and stri

City of Commerce
City of Commerce

City of Commerce Events and Tourism Coordinator Sherry Johnson says the city council is considering the construction of a larger and improved Farmers Market structure because of the growth and success of the Saturday morning event.  Sherry says about a third of the vendors come from outside the city for the Farmers Market.  And Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says discussions continue about a possible bond election in 2016 to support major improvements at the Commerce Public Library.

Hunt County Shared Ministries
Hunt County Shared Ministries

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, holds a "best of the best" barbecue Friday at the Wesley United Methodist Church on Highway 69 East in Greenville.  The event features the best barbecue and sides in Hunt County, as voted by a panel of judges.  The barbecue will be available Friday for lunch and dinner.  Frances says the United Way raised more than $25,000 for its own Hearts and Hands fund raiser last month.

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