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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.



Mary Oneta Holt

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Graveside services for Mary "Oneta" Holt, 92-year-old Trenton resident, were held Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at Burns Cemetery in Trenton. Dan Gurley officiated and Tom Mc Holmes provided special music. Holt went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2012, passing away peacefully in the home of her daughter, with her family at her bedside.

 

Mattie Dean Vaughn Nichols

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Funeral Services for Mattie Dean Vaughn Nichols, 76-year-old Celeste resident, are scheduled for  Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Celeste with James Ralson officiating. Burial will be in the Celeste/Hogeye Cemetery. Family visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 6 to  8 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in Leonard. Nicholas passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

 

LSA girls take third place at state tournament

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June 23, 2011 - The LSA 10U Lady Tigers softball team started their 2011 season winning the East Fork pre-season tournament, and finished the regular season undefeated with a record of 14-0. The team received an invitation to compete in the Texas Amateur Softball Association State Tournament, held last weekend in McKinney, and represented Leonard well, placing third overall.

 

June 23, 1961

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Miss Margaret Richards And Wayne Ruff Engagement And Marriage Plans Revealed

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Richards, Sr. of Leonard announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Margaret Richards, to Mr. Wayne Ruff, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ruff of Leonard. The wedding is scheduled for the middle of July.

Mr. Ruff is presently employed at the J. Y. Taylor Company in Garland. Miss Richards is employed at Juanita's Hair Stylists in Garland.

 

Assembly holding VBS

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June 23, 2011 - First Assembly of God in Leonard will host Vacation Bible School for children four to 12 years of age on Monday through Wednesday, June 27, 28 and 29. The special event will take place nightly from 6 to 8. All children are invited to attend.

The church is located on East Fannin Street across from Sonic and Dollar General.

 

Financial Focus: The Roth IRA: A lifetime investment

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June 23, 2011 - Some investments are appropriate during your working years, while others are more suitable for retirement. But a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) can provide you with benefits at virtually every stage of your life. Let's take a quick "journey" through some of these stages to see just how valuable a Roth IRA can be.

 

Business of the Week: The Leonard Graphic

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June 23, 2011 - The Leonard Graphic is the oldest business in Leonard, having been published continuously since 1890. The staff at the newspaper prides themselves on hard work to turn out a quality periodical, and ensuring the news is covered fair and accurately for the southeastern corner of Fannin County. The weekly paper provides coverage of breaking news stories, community events, county news, Celeste, the local schools, business news, and much, much more.The Graphic has been owned by Echo Publishing Company, Inc., based out of Sulphur Springs, since 2006.

 

George Thomas Hataway

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June 23, 2011 - Services for George Thomas Hataway, 82, of Leonard, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in Leonard with Charles Wrenn officiating. Burial will be in the Leonard Cemetery. He passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham.

 

Leonard Police Department Reports

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June 23, 2011

  • Leonard police were dispatched to a home on Short Street after a case of domestic violence was reported on May 30. Reports show that a man and wife had gotten into a verbal argument, which turned physical. The man's parents told officers that they observed the wife kick and hit their son with an open and closed fist several times. She was taken into custody on class A misdemeanor charges of Assault Family Violence.
 

The Health Corner: Healthcare provider issues heat warning

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June 23, 2011 - After already seeing heat-related illnesses in patients, local healthcare provider Robin Kent would like to remind readers of a few important steps to avoid falling prey to the soaring Texas temperatures.

Beat the Heat? Not in Texasbut Here's How to Live With It

Q: How do you know it's summer in Texas?

A: The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. Here in the nation's second hottest state -- we're just behind Arizona -- a sense of humor goes a long way toward dealing with summer. But with this August shaping up as one of the hottest and driest in recent memory, it'll take more than jokes to deal with our triple-digit heat.

 
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