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May 12, 2011 - For a variety of reasons, many people, particularly those in the baby boom generation, are considering retiring later than they might have originally planned. If you're in this group, you'll want to take full advantage of those extra working years by contributing as much as you can to a retirement plan that can help you build resources, defer taxes and, ultimately, maximize income. And if you own a small business, you've got some attractive plans from which to choose. Let's look at two of these retirement plans -- the "owner-only" 401(k) and the defined benefit plan.
May 12, 2011 - Cross Pointe Baptist Church is having a bake sale this Saturday, May 14,h at B & B Foods from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be an assortment of homemade goodies to include cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies and everything else to please one's sugar tooth. There will also be sugar-free items available. All proceeds will benefit Cross Pointe's VBS Sports Camp on Saturday, June 18. It is an all day event to improve power, performance and strength for youngsters interested in improving their athletic skills in football, baseball and volleyball! All sessions will be led by current college players. There will also be food, water games, music and crafts for all ages; kids of all ages are invited! All activities are FREE!
If you have any questions, please contact Linda at 903.227.6416 or Ed at 214.551.4707.
May 12, 2011 - National Day of Prayer was celebrated in Leonard on the town square with a large crowd of people from several churches present. Bro. James Siegler from Valley Creek Baptist Church welcomed everyone to the event and David Norman voiced the opening prayer.
MAY 5, 2011 - Texas Alumni Football is coming to the DFW area in May when former high school players from Leonard and Whitewright will put on the pads again with former teammates. The games are open to all alumni and the ages of the players will likely range from nineteen to mid-forties.
Most former high school football players never thought they would play again. "You don't just play pickup games of full contact football when you graduate. For many guys, football is the biggest thing in the world in high school and then it's taken away forever. People tell us all the time about how they've literally dreamed about the chance to play again," says Tim Bishop, Director of Texas Alumni Football.
MAY 5, 2011
- An officer on routine patrol on April 25 at 4:45 a.m. observed a Chrysler passenger car make two traffic violations and conducted a traffic stop. It was found that both occupants - who were minors - had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening, but were not intoxicated. Both were issued citations for minor in consumption of alcohol and the driver was cited for failure to dim headlights.
MAY 5, 2011
Dear Leonard Graphic,
I want to thank your publication people for running a story on the jury trial that I was faced with after enduring two years of waiting to clear my name.
On June 16 of 2009, I, Charlcene Walker, was arrested and charged with a second degree felony, injury to a child by negligent supervision.
My three-year-old granddaughter was attacked by a pitt bull on my property. The incident was a freak accident that was, in itself, traumatic enough.
MAY 5, 2011 - Thanks to Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, the word "courage" is increasingly associated with the fight against child abuse. Child advocates serving on the front lines of the state's battle to prevent abuse have long recognized the need for courage as they labor tirelessly to protect young victims. But no courage is more difficult to muster than that shown by a child who summons the strength to speak out against an abuser. As adults, however, we cannot possibly expect children to find this courage if we do not ourselves have the courage to openly discuss this terrible crime.
MAY 5, 2011 - With 1.5 million Texans signed up to be organ and tissue donors, and with donations endorsed by everyone from elected officials to businesses to the faith community, folks who need transplants have no cause for concerns about availability -- right?
Not quite, says Michele Goddard of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). "In a state with 25 million people and a constant medical need for transplants, you never have enough registered donors," Goddard said, noting that 10,400 Texans are on waiting lists for transplants. And despite good overall registration numbers, actual donation rates remain flat in some areas, such as Central and South Texas.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:05 )
Tigers Defeat Class A Whitesboro
The Leonard Tigers stepped out of their class Wednesday to slap a 6-2 defeat on the Class A Whitesboro Bearcats. Whitesboro is champion of district 14-A.
Wednesday's game was a practice game for both teams as they are both waiting for play-off games. The game was called after 5 innings of play had been completed and Leonard was battling in the top of the sixth, because of rain.
David Campbell scattered seven hits for Leonard. Heads-up play by catcher Billy Steele stamped out a Whitesboro rally in the second inning when he pulled off an unassisted double play.