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Leonard police release statement on Thursday night fatality accident

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Leonard Police Chief Rex Clark released the following statement Friday morning about the fatality accident that occurred north of Leonard Thursday evening, July 21:

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 July 2011 11:47 )

Councilmembers take oath of office

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June 23, 2011 - The first order of business at the monthly meeting of the Leonard City Council last Tuesday, June 14, was to swear in newly elected/appointed council members. Mayor Bill Yoss gave the oath of office to returning council members Steven Bolin and Larry Thompson and to new council members Tammy Barnes and Darrell Grintz.

New City Administrator Allecia Booher had a document drawn up showing the City Secretary answers to the City Administrator and not the City Council and the council passed the new ordinance unanimously.


Leonard officers see rash of alcohol-related offenses

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June 23, 2011 - In one week's time, Leonard officers handled four cases on traffic stops where the drivers had been drinking prior to getting behind the wheel. In three of the cases, the drivers were arrested and taken to jail.

The first case came on Sunday, June 5, when an officer observed a gray Chevrolet Malibu cross the center line of traffic, and initiated a traffic stop for that offense. The officer observed a large box of beer in the back seat of the vehicle, smelled alcohol and noted that the driver appeared nervous. After first denying having had anything to drink, the driver, a 22-year-old Leonard resident, later admitted he had after the officer found five empty beer cans in the vehicle. Standard field sobriety tests were administered, and the driver was able to complete them satisfactorily. The officer attempted to take a breath test, but the breathalyzer was not working correctly. The driver and his vehicle were released to another adult.


Glasscocks Produce: A big farm production

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June 16, 2011 - On Hunt County Road 1054 - in the old Orange Grove city limits - is a 44-acre farm with ten acres planted in garden and 34 in hay. The owners, Charles and Bess Glasscock, have been married since December 1956 and have two children, Steve and Shelly, both grown and on their own now. Early in 1966, a momentous year for the Glasscock family, Charles bought two acres of land where his father had farmed over 300 acres for most of Charles' life. Charles later inherited 42 acres from the estate of J. E. Glasscock, his father.


Board swears in members, elects yearly officers

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June 16, 2011 - On June 8, the Leonard ISD School Board of Trustees met at 6 p.m. with a quorum of board members. The meeting began with the swearing in of reelected board members Bill Watson and Buster Sudderth, with district business manager Janna Layman performing the ceremony. James Watson made a motion to keep the same officers for the board and the motion was seconded and passed. Those officers are Bill Watson, president; Jack Bonds, vice-president; and Amy Boggs, secretary.


Homes of History: Evans home stands after 90 years

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June 16, 2011 - The modern looking pink brick house that stands on the corner of Poplar and Mulberry is in reality a home that is close to 90 years old, but has undergone several phases of improvements over the years.

Archa Dee and Pansy Adline "Dollie" Evans built the home for their large family and farmed the land around it. The house was originally a two-story frame structure with four bedrooms upstairs and three bedrooms downstairs, enough to sleep their enlarging brood of children. The downstairs also had a living room, formal sitting room, kitchen, formal dining room, a foyer with the stairs and double fireplace with one chimney and a two-car garage - but no bathrooms. French doors separated the foyer from the dining room.


Local family has renewed interest in Delba Cemetery

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June 16, 2011 - Once again, there is renewed hope for the restoration of the Delba Cemetery on County Road 5040 southwest of Leonard to return it to it's attractive, serene setting of years ago. Approximately twenty years ago, Eddie Sudderth, owner of the Summer House in Leonard, and a few like-minded friends, did a clean-up at the cemetery after the last of the old association's members had passed away. Then it remained abandoned for the next fifteen years until The Leonard Boy Scout Troop #156 and Johnny and Lea Head got involved in what became a very productive but short-lived effort. The cane, vinca, rampant poison oak and snakes were daunting challenges at best. So many trees needed to come out. So many cans of insect repellant to be sprayed...


Seniors say good-bye to Leonard High

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June 9, 2011 - Friday night couldn't get here fast enough for a particular group of 83. They had worked at least 13 years to get to this point in their life - a turning point, a milestone, a huge achievement. The Leonard High School Class of 2011 marched onto the field for their graduation, and they were ready.

After an opening prayer and the playing and singing of the Star Spangled Banner by the LHS band and choir - minus the Senior members - the ceremony began.

Salutatorian Catelyn Cash started off by apologizing for the heat.

"We can't help it if we're the hottest class from Leonard," she said, prompting laughter from the audience.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2011 13:52 )

Chamber selling shirts, holding fundraisers for Picnic

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June 9, 2011 - The 132nd Annual Leonard Picnic (Picnic) is fast approaching, and activities relating to the Picnic are already taking place. To help defray the cost of the Fireworks Extravaganza finale on Saturday night, the Picnic committee has organized two fundraisers that will require raffle ticket purchases, two additional fundraisers where goods and services will be sold, and Picnic t-shirt sales are currently under way also.


Buses make Jack's Meats in Trenton a family affair

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June 9, 2011 - Recently, a long-time Trenton business re-opened their doors under new ownership, but the faces behind the counter are anything but "fresh meat" to the area. The Buses family - Lou and his wife, Mary, and two of their four children, Hannah and Ben - purchased Jack's Wholesale Meats on April 29. The food industry is home for the Buses siblings, who have worked in all facets of the business, and have over 25 years of combined experience. That experience, combined with their parents help on the business end of things, created the perfect recipe for taking over the Trenton business.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 September 2011 14:18 )
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