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Girl Scout cookie sales underway now

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Feb. 10, 2011 - Area residents may be getting a knock on their door soon, if they haven't already. Girl Scout Cookie Sales began Jan. 7 and will continue through the end of March or so, with cookie deliveries beginning after Feb. 20 to the girls. The girls will then deliver to each person who ordered from them in the following days.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:53 )

Students may not have to make up missed weather days

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Feb. 10, 2011 - In a highly-unlikely-for-Texas turn of events, Leonard ISD students missed four days last week due to icy road conditions and snowy weather. Precipitation fell early Tuesday and closed school for the first day, and the next day - on Groundhog's Day - residents awoke to find the same thing, and again on Thursday. One resident eluded to the fact that it felt like they were living the movie "Groundhog's Day" during those four days. More snow fell Friday - a lot more snow in fact - for Texas at least - and kept the school doors closed. With temperatures not breaking the freezing point for that handful of days, it created hazardous road conditions for an extended period of time in the area, leaving schools with no other option but to close.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:40 )

Leonard's American Bank leading Relay for Life team

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Feb. 10, 2011 - The American Bank of Texas Leonard branch is spearheading a Relay for Life team leading up to the big event on May 20 and 21 at Warrior Stadium in Bonham. Part of the responsibility of heading up a team is organizing fundraisers, with all funds going to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. The other part is organizing a team that will walk in the Relay for Life event that begins at 7 p.m. and lasts to 7 a.m. The Leonard team has deemed themselves The Leonard Fighters and they would like to offer an open invitation to cancer survivors, those currently on treatment, caregivers or interested persons to participate in this event.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:39 )

Homes of History: Davy house now occupied by Harvey

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Feb. 10, 2011 - According to volume two of The History of Leonard, in 1929, the Davys- A. S. "Add" and Mamie - built what was then the third brick house in Leonard. It was also one of the first to have indoor plumbing. "Add", however, would not abandon the old-style wooden outdoor toilet, and had one placed near the back alley. While the rest of the family enjoyed the indoor toilet, Mr. Davy continued to use the "out-back facility" for several more years. He is quoted as saying, "You never know when the new sewer system contraption may break down." In the year 2004 (the current year of publication for The History of Leonard - Volume II), the red brick house was still occupied. It is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Collins and Parmele. Lois Harvey and family have occupied the home since January of 1985.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:39 )

Winter weather hits area for second time in a month, closes school

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Feb. 3, 2011 - For the second time in a month, Leonard schools closed due to inclement weather that hit the northeast Texas region. The weather was part of a line of winter weather that stretched from Texas to the northeast. The National Weather Service showed an over 2100-mile line that would potentially drop at least one inch of snow, but as much as one- to two-feet, in the states affected by the storm.

In Leonard, sleet fell early Tuesday morning - as the first day of February dawned and succeeded in maintaining its reputation for being the coldest month in North Texas. Calls went out from Leonard ISD around 6 a.m. that school was closed for the day as the roads were slippery and impassable for the buses. The slick roads were desolate, as many stayed home from work in the warmth of their homes. A second call went out Tuesday afternoon that school would remain closed on Wednesday.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 February 2011 11:10 )

Picnic theme chosen, pageant making a comeback

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Feb. 3, 2011 - The Leonard Picnic planning committee met last Wednesday to get a head-start on organizing the annual town celebration, and in remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, a theme of "Honoring our American Heroes" was decided on.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:41 )

Homes of History: Ewing home still stands

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Feb. 3, 2011 - In 1925, Delta and Lena Ewing built a home on Connett Street. The home was one-story with three bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, a screened-in porch on the southeast (front) corner of the house and a carport made just wide enough for a Model T or A. The house was brick and the posts around the carport and front porch bore the same material halfway up where wooden posts showed to the roof line.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:57 )

Library needs items returned

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The Leonard Public Library would like to remind those individuals who have library items that have not been returned, to do so please. Even if it has been a month or six months, please return the items - no questions asked and no fines. The library would just like to get the property back.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 February 2011 14:42 )

Bad weather make-up day May 6

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Leonard ISD will have a bad weather make-up day on Friday, May 6. School will now be held on this day due to the recent snow which caused school to  close.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 February 2011 14:42 )

More fundraisers planned for Burke family

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Jan. 27, 2011 - Prior to Madeline and Mary Burke moving to Houston to prepare for 15-year-old Madeline's lung transplant, an account was set up with Children's Organ Transplant Association to handle donations being made to the family. Donations go into this fund and are disbursed to the family as needed, and are not considered taxable income for the family. A local account was set up at American Bank of Texas for the convenience of local persons or organizations wishing to donate to the COTA fund in honor of Madeline Burke.

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