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In small town America, the information that would not normally be considered news to larger, metro newspapers is what keeps a hometown newspaper interesting and desired among the readers. College honor rolls or graduations, military news, weddings, engagements, birth announcements, community and organization news - as well as the popular Years Gone By column - are some of the many categories covered in this section.

Financial Focus: Looking for income? consider premium bonds

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March 24, 2011 - As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you may also invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for short-term needs -- and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That's why you'll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow -- one of which may be premium bonds.


Library preparing for big bag sale, storytelling time

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March 24, 2011 - The Leonard Public Library is getting ready for their annual "Big Bag of Books Sale", scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Furniture Gallery has donated the bags for the sale this year and the library would like to say a big "thank you" to Rachelle Woodruff and Gaye Doyle for their donation. On the day of the event, those attending may pay a $10 donation and fill the bags with books, audio books, movies, etc. that will be in the sale.


March 24, 1961

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From the archives of The Leonard Graphic:

Miss Ava Cook

Mrs. Floyd Green of Leonard has announced the engagement of her daughter, Miss Ava Elizabeth Cook to Billy Turman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Turman of Bonham. Miss Cook is a senior student in Bailey High School. Wedding plans will be announced later.

New arrival

An 8 pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Freeman Friday, March 17, 1961 at Van Schoick Clinic in Leonard.

Thompson Twins Note Birthday

Tommy and Teddy Thompson, twin sons of Mrs. Thelma Jo Thompson, celebrated their 8th birthday with a party at their home on Friday afternoon, March 17 from 3:30 to 4:30.

Several guests and the honorees played games and enjoyed favors of chewing gum and balloons.

Refreshments of cake and ice cream were served to Ricky Smith, Becky Peirson, Jeff Smith, Debra Cushman, John McKee Myers, Vicky and Becky Stapp, Betsy Davis, Dennis Steele, Carolyn Partridge, Ricky and Ronnie Watson, Mike West, Luke Dixon, Larry Thompson, Anthaline Carol Thompson, Mrs. Evelyn Dixon, Mrs. Gilbert Smith and Kim.

It's a Boy

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Max Trapp of Grand Prairie announce the arrival of the son at 4:00 A.M. Saturday, March 18, 1961 at Arlington Hospital. He weighed 8pounds.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Trapp of Leonard and Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Phillips of Dallas.


Saying Welcome

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March 24, 2011 - Members of the Leonard Chamber Commerce welcomed Circle Star Quick Lube and Tire with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. Pictured are (from left) Larry LaFavers, Scott Blackerby, Danny Geren, Jose Flores, Robert Damesworth, Kevin Barber, Peggy Damesworth, Charlie Campbell, Joe Parish, Penny Edwards and Mark Blackerby. - Betsy Blevins staff photo

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 April 2011 15:04 )

Three local residents honored with Top Star Award at L-3 Mission Integration

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March 24, 2011 - L-3 Mission Integration announced recently that more than 100 employees were honored for outstanding achievements during the company's second annual Top Star awards ceremony. Selected by company management, the individuals and teams were recognized for their strong customer focus and leadership in areas of accountability, operational excellence and program performance.


Leonard Police Department Reports

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March 24, 2011

  • A Leonard officer was dispatched to U.S. Highway 69 at the railroad tracks after an EMS responder observed two teen males walking southbound on the highway on March 14 at 4:40 a.m. The officer located the pair, who advised they were walking home from a friend's house. When further questioned, the two refused to provide any additional information. The officer released the two, but warned that if the police received any calls from the area, they would be contacted.

The Health Corner: What should I do when my child has a fever

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March 24, 2011

What is Fever?

Fever is a symptom--a sign that your child's body is fighting off an infection. Most fevers are caused by common things like colds, ear infections, and bronchitis. Fever is the body's way of fighting infections. If you think your child has a fever, you should take their temperature. Temperature readings are different depending on what part of the body you use (rectum, ear, mouth, etc). For example, your child has a fever if their temperature is above:

Rectal 100.4F (38.0C)

Oral (by mouth) 99.5F (37.5C)

Axillary (armpit) 98.6F (37.0C)

Tympanic (ear) 100.0F (37.8C)


Park Pride Day is Saturday

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March 31, 2011 - Leonard Park Pride Day is still scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, but some changes have been made due to a conflict at city park. Start time is still set for 9:30 a.m., but organizers are requesting those planning to take part to meet at Kiwanis Park on Connett Street instead of City Park.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 March 2011 13:40 )

Trenton church holding fish fry

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March 17, 2011 - Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Trenton is holding a fish fry this Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. until the fish is gone. Everyone in the area is invited to attend. The church is located at 713 Augustus Street in Trenton.


March 17, 1961

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From the archives of The Leonard Graphic

Robin Todd Honored On 3rd Birthday

Mrs. Jerry M. Todd honored her daughter, little Miss Robin Denise Todd with a party on her third birthday Saturday, March 11, from two until four p.m.

Balloons, gum, birthday hats and blowers were favors received by the twelve little guests.

Refreshments of cake, ice cream and punch were served to Becky Fuller, Annette Partridge, Jeff Berry, Billy Riddle, Jr., David Riddle, Jimmy Davis, Jannette McCarroll, Susan Grimes, Vicky Evans, Cathy Treadway, Lee and Lynn Pemberton.

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