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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.

Letter to the editor: Woman finds adopted father's ancestry

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Dear Editor,

I have a story that is as awesome as the ones shown on the NBC show Who Do You Think You Are about ancestry. My father was adopted in 1912 from an orphanage in Fort Worth. All of his life, although he had a wonderful family, he wanted to know about his blood line. He kept a pink piece of paper with all of his important papers such as house deeds, insurance policies, etc. that held his DNA to his biological family. Only a few names and birth dates were on it. Before his death in 1997, I made a promise to find his people, and that, I have done, thanks to and the help of a genealogist in Louisiana.


Gene Brewer

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Jan. 27, 2011 - Funeral services for Gene Brewer, 82, of McKinney were held Monday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, with Rev. Wayne Hutchins officiating. Interment followed at East Shady Grove Cemetery in Trenton. He passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:14 )

Newly impaneled Grand Jury hears cases

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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.


Leonard Police Department Reports

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  • 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.

Financial Focus: Choosing a financial professional

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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?


Give dry skin a helping hand this winter

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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.

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

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:13 )

Jan. 20, 1961

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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 ( Friday, 25 February 2011 12:45 )

Taylor Adrian Gillespie

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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.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 January 2011 10:19 )

Timothy Ferrell Dockery

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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.

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