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.
From the Feb. 3, 1961, edition of The Leonard Graphic:
Constable Morris Issues Warnings Of Illegal Sales Here
Constable Wade Morris says he has received numerous complaints from citizens about local people being affected by the use of rubbing alcohol, extracts, Bay Rum, and canned heat.
Morris has warned the local merchants of the danger involved when people purchase these products for human consumption.
County Attorney Tibby Wright stated "a person who is convicted for knowingly selling these products for human consumption faces a fine of $100 to $1,000.00, or one year in prison, or both."
The Constable said he is asking the co-operation of merchants in this serious matter as an effort in curbing the purchase of such items by users in this area.
Angelo State University in San Angelo recently released their Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester and included on that list was Leonard graduate Christina S. Long. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Long is the daughter of Ed and Sherene Long of Leonard and is a 2007 graduate of Leonard High School.
The University of Texas at Dallas recently announced that former Leonard student Robert Farmigoni, III, (Trey), was named to the fall 2010 Dean’s honor list. To be eligible, students must complete at least 12 credit hours during that semester with a grade-point average among the top 10 percent within their respective schools. For more information, visit utdallas.edu.
Farmigoni is the son of Robert and Kim Farmigoni and is a 2009 graduate of Leonard High School.
Monday, Feb. 7 – Ham & potato casserole, spinach, wheat bread, pineapple, milk
Wednesday, Feb. 9 – Vegetable beef soup, coleslaw, cornbread, mandarin oranges, milk
Friday, Feb. 11 – Beefy tater tot casserole, peas with red peppers, wheat bread, peach crisp, milk
Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:13 )
Jan. 27, 2011 - Unless you keep track of obscure holidays, you may not be aware that Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day. And while this day may not draw much attention, it does recognize the enjoyment that millions of people get from doing puzzles. Of course, you'll find puzzles in all aspects of your life. Consider, for example, the type of retirement lifestyle you've envisioned: travel, volunteering, pursuing hobbies or perhaps even opening your own business. To make this picture come to life, you need to put the financial "pieces" together: And one way to help accomplish this is to consolidate your various retirement accounts -- such as your IRA, 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement plans -- with one financial services provider.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:50 )
Jan. 27, 2011 - On Sunday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rhea's Mill Baptist Church in McKinney there will be a Foster/Adopt Expo held for anyone interested in attending.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:50 )
Jan. 27, 2011 - The First United Methodist Church of Leonard has several upcoming events for all aged family members, and encourage and invite all of those interested to attend.
The First United Methodist Church of Leonard will be offering a DVD Study to begin at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, titled “Marriage on the Rock”. “Marriage on the Rock” clearly details God’s principles that will turn disillusioned, divorce-bound marriages into satisfying dream relationships.
Monday, Jan. 31 - Barbecue beef, chuckwagon corn, coleslaw, hamburger bun, peaches, milk
Wednesday, Feb. 2 - Beef & broccoli over rice, carrots, wheat bread, hot spiced apples, milk
Friday, Feb. 4 - Chicken enchiladas with chili and cheese, Spanish rice, refried beans, fruited marshmallow gelatin, milk
Last Updated ( Friday, 25 February 2011 12:45 )
From the Jan. 27, 1961 edition of The Leonard Graphic:
Farmers Barbecue Huge Success
Approximately 85 farmers and Leonard Chamber of Commerce members attended the farmers barbecue and meeting in the school cafeteria, sponsored by the chamber.
This is the second year the Chamber has sponsored such a program. With such success as the Monday night program proved to be, it appears this will become an annual affair.
After a delicious barbecue dinner, Chamber President Tom Hymer introduced Fannin County Agent Gene Graves. After a short talk, Mr. Graves turned the meeting over to Charley Spence, Extension Agronomist, of Denton. Mr. Spence showed slides of grain sorghum and cotton, explaining the various effects of fertilizer on these crops. He also led a discussion on proper and improper use of fertilizer, answering questions of various nature.