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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.

Business of the Week: Leonard Animal Clinic

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Feb. 3, 2011 - Leonard Animal Clinic, a full-service veterinary facility serving both small and large animals, was opened in 1990 by Bobby Cox DVM. Boarding and grooming, as well as medical services, are available. They carry a complete line of premium pet diets and flea and heartworm preventives. Please stop by anytime for a tour of the facility. Check out their new clinic website,, where you can order your pet’s meds online and learn all about the clinic.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 March 2011 15:29 )

Financial Focus: Business owners need their own “quarterback"

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Feb. 3, 2011 - Unless you’ve been cut off from every source of media, not to mention all human contact, you’re aware that the Super Bowl is fast approaching. If you’re a football fan, you’re probably eager to watch the game featuring this year’s best teams. And if you’re a business owner, you can learn a lot from how Super Bowl teams are put together.

One thing that virtually all Super Bowl teams share is a stellar quarterback — someone who drives his team with skill, agility and vision. These same qualities can be found in a qualified, experienced financial professional — someone who can act as your “quarterback” and help you reach your goals.


Feb. 3, 1961

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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.


Long makes Dean’s List at ASU

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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.


UTD names Leonard grad to Dean's List

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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

Farmigoni is the son of Robert and Kim Farmigoni and is a 2009 graduate of Leonard High School.


SNAP Menu Feb. 7-11

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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


Financial Focus: Put your financial "puzzle" pieces together

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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 12:13 )

Copper Canyon in concert at FBC Leonard

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Foster/Adoption intro program offered this Sunday

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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 )

FUMC offers activities for whole family

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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.

Marriage Seminar

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. 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:50 )
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