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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.



Construction

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May 26, 2011 - The stretch of Houston Street between Cedar and Sycamore Streets has been closed since middle May and will remain closed until the middle part of June as the city crew works on repairing a section of roadway that runs over a creek, which was previously very bumpy for drivers, and repaves the entire section - from U.S. Highway 69 to Cedar - with asphalt. Assistant City Administrator Butch Henderson reported this work is all part of the grant work that is set to be completed by Friday, June 17, and that workers are on target for that date. Before, the creek crossing was two large culverts (like the one pictured above) that were paved over, which created a large, rough hump over that section that caused area drivers to avoid using Houston Street when they could. The culverts have now been removed and the crossing will be an actual bridge once the project is completed. - Betsy Blevins staff photo

 

Police visit FCAL for National Police Week

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May 26, 2011 - Teaching kids about public safety brought closure to National Police Week in Leonard this past Friday. Lt. Jeff Stapleton from the Royce City Police Department and deputies from the Fannin County Sheriff's Office volunteered their time to allow the students at First Christian of Leonard to ask all the questions they could think of. The highlight of the morning for the younger students was climbing through the patrol cars and seeing the lights and hearing the sirens.

 

FBC honors graduating members

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May 26, 2011 - Five of the 13 seniors who attend First Baptist Church of Leonard were honored on Sunday morning during worship services. Pictured are (from left) Cadi Grantland, Catelyn Cash (class salutatorian), Miranda Anderson, Jake Buchanan and Travis Damesworth. Each graduate was presented with a Bible, while Youth Pastor Dewey Watson read their favorite scripture. - Ava Barlow staff photo

 

 

AWANA Awards at FBC Leonard

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May 26, 2011 - The First Baptist Church of Leonard held their end-of-year AWANA Awards Night last Wednesday during mid-week services. Students from every age group sang and recited scripture they had learned during the year.

 

Business of the Week: Hair Central

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May 26, 2011 - If you are feeling shaggy or a little out of style, Hair Central on the Leonard Square can give you a fresh look to suit any situation. Hair Central is your full service barber/beauty shop carrying a complete line of hair care products. Men, women, and children of all ages are welcome. Tanning facilities are also available to get you ready for swimsuit season. Come on down and see us because we are always on the cutting edge at Hair Central.

 

Leonard Police Department Reports

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May 19, 2011

  • A resident on Main Street filed a theft report on May 9 at 3:45 p.m. Reports show that reflective markers placed at the end of the complainant's driveway were found missing. He reported that the markers were in place when he took his trash out at 6 a.m. on the day of the report.
  • Officers took a second theft report from a Main Street resident on May 9 at 9:48 p.m. The complainant advised that she had solar lights outside around her house that were in place when she left for work at approximately 6 a.m. When she returned home that evening from a baseball game, the lights were missing. The property's estimated value was $25.
 

Letter to the Editor: FCA thankful for long list of golf tourney sponsors

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May 19, 2011

Dear Editor,

The Leonard Chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our very successful golf tournament held May 13 at Webb Hill Country Club in Wolf City: Leonard Pharmacy, Amerisource Bergen, Bear Creek Country Store, Buster and Donna Sudderth, Methodist Men, Owens Funeral Home, Leonard Chamber of Commerce, John Dibley, KD Johnson, Primary Care & Associates, Dairy Queen, Evans Properties, Edward Jones (Carlisle Mott), David Norman, El Dorado Jewelry and Loan, Lloyd Flanagan, Jerry Gill & Chris Isaacs, Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, BLT Insurance Services, Noble Resources, First National Bank of Trenton, Kwik Check, First National Bank of Celeste, Heritage Land Bank, Mike McCoy Construction, Noble Tile, Sanitation Solutions, American Bank, Phil Wheat, MLA Engineering, B&B Foods, Buchanan Insurance, Tiger Wash, Rhino Communications, Leonard Independent School District, Webb Hill Country Club, The Leonard Graphic, Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club, Stone Creek Country Club, Stone River Golf Club and Dallas Greater FCA (Mike Noack).

 

Letter to the Editor: Coordinator says 'thanks' for successful fundraiser

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May 19, 2011

Dear Editor,

As the Community Coordinator for COTA in Honor of Madeline Burke, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the many, many people who helped out. To Kyle Brown, Traci Jones, Donna Good, Brandy Damesworth, Elizabeth and Michael Kidd, Tim Price and Jimmy Barlow for the physical labor they exerted at the recent fundraiser for Madeline. To John and Tracy Ratti of Ratti's Pizza, who baked and donated the pizza for the event with all proceeds going to Madeline's fund. To B & B Foods, who sold drinks at cost to the organizers, which was a big help and much appreciated. To Kyle Brown who also sold the coupon book idea around town and put the books together, as well as hauled ice and other equipment needed for selling the drinks and pizza. To Tim Price for setting up the sound system for The Blandelle's. To Fred Chapman for circulating among the money takers giving and taking change. To the city crew, who - under the direction of Darvin Nolen - moved bleachers and trash cans and hung electrical cords so power was available for the event.

 

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation week special for teachers

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May 19, 2011

Dear Editor,

The teachers and staff of Leonard Elementary School would like to thank all of the parents and community members for making Teacher Appreciation Week so special for us. We enjoyed the food, drinks, and kind words and appreciate all of you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

 

Letter to the Editor: Library bag sale possible thanks to help of many

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May 19, 2011

Dear Betsy,

On behalf of the library I would like to thank you for all the great articles about our Book sale event on May 7th.

Thank you to all the businesses who came out to participate and make it a great event on our square.

 
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