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.
Jan. 27, 2011 - On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the newly impaneled Grand Jury for Fannin County met for its first session. At that time, the Criminal District Attorney's Office presented 35 cases for their review, and all 35 were true billed. Of the 35 cases submitted, 24 involved either the illegal possession, manufacture or sale of drugs. Criminal District Attorney Richard E. Glaser reported that there has been a significant spike in cases involving suspects selling their prescription drugs for profit. Hydrocodone is the drug most frequently abused in this manner.
Jan. 27, 2011 - A resident on FM 272 contacted Leonard police on Jan. 17 at 12:17 p.m. after observing four horses loose on the roadway near his house. When the officer responded to the location, a man and woman standing at the roadway advised the horses were theirs and they were going to get them.
Jan 20, 2011 - As you navigate the financia l world, you'll most likely deal with a wide array of investment choices, constantly changing tax laws, estate-planning issues and other areas. And then, to make things even more complex, you'll have to consider your own risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. If you're like most people, you don't have the time and expertise to create, monitor and adjust your investment strategy by yourself, so you'll need to get some help. But how can you choose a financial professional who is right for you?
Jan. 20, 2011 - Winter is the time for dry skin. Many people suffer from dry, cracked hands. While dry skin can always be an issue, the winter brings in low humidity, harsh winds, hot showers and frequent (but absolutely necessary) hand washing. Some simple reminders to ease the symptoms include:
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ROSE MARIE'S PAINTING. Inside or out. Painting, power washing, small sheetrock repair, fences stained. Free quotes. Greg Grooms 903-587-2915. 0106.0127.3.60.14.40p
VALLEY CREEK STUDIO ART LESSONS. Daytime and evening classes in drawing, painting and pottery for adults, youth, and kids. Home-schoolers welcome. Custom art work. Katherine Kluger, 903-227-8143. 0107.4.10rtc
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From the Jan. 20, 1961, edition of The Leonard Graphic:
New Homes Being Built In Leonard
Mr. and Mrs. Mac Grimes are building a new home on Main Street next door to the C. A. Edwards family.
Mr. and Mrs. Noble Cook are beginning construction of a new home after razing their old home in the northwest part of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stokes will build a new home on Travis Street between the homes of Mrs. Fred White and Mrs. Jim Hughes.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:19 )
Jan. 20, 2011 - Texas A & M lost one of its finest on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, when the life of Taylor Adrian Gillespie, 21, was tragically taken in an auto-mobile accident.
A graveside service for Timothy Ferrell Dockery, 63, a former self-employed Leonard resident, was held Monday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Leonard Cemetery wth Charles Wrenn officiating. He died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the Honey Grove Nursing Center.
[Editor's Note: After losing Taylor Gillespie on Jan. 9, 2011, another LHS graduate, Aggie, Christian and all-around good guy - Maxwell Gilbert - wrote a letter to his friend, that he wished to share with his loved ones and our readers. Thank you Max.]
A male resident on Pecan Street called police on Jan. 11 at 4:12 p.m. to request a civil standby while his wife removed her belongings. While the officer was there, the couple began talking and worked things out.
Last Updated ( Monday, 24 January 2011 13:28 )
A 60-year-old Pecan Street resident phoned police on Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. after hearing a loud noise from outside and finding that a row of mailboxes for a nearby apartment complex had been run over. The man, however, did not see the vehicle.