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May 26, 1961

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Perry Morris Elected Head Coach-Principal Tom Goza Named Elementary Principal

Perry Morris, Leonard Elementary Principal, was elected High School Principal and Head Coach by the school trustees after they accepted the resignation of Hobart Lytal Monday night. Mr. Lytal has accepted a coaching position with Greenville High School.

Tom Goza, who has taught in Leonard High School the past year, will succeed Mr. Morris as Elementary Principal. He will also coach the Pee Wee Football team and the Girls Basketball team.

Mr. Morris was assistant football coach and high school baseball coach this past term in addition to his principal and teaching duties. He is a graduate of Farmersville High School and got his degree at Austin College at Sherman.

 

May 19, 1961

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Randolph Turns Down Consolidation With Leonard Schools

All 139 Leonard voters Saturday approved the proposition calling for consolidation of the Randolph district with the Leonard school district, while at Randolph the proposition was rejected by an overwhelming vote of 81-32.

The Leonard election was held in the city hall with Allen Spies as judge.

Kenneth Robinson was judge at Randolph where the election was held at the school building.

 

May 12, 1961

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End Of School Activities Begin Here; Baccalaureate Services To Be May 21st

Baccalaureate services for 1961 seniors will be held in the Leonard High School Auditorium on May 21, 1961 at 8:00 P.M. Richard Norton, head of Baptist Student Center at East Texas College, Commerce, will be the speaker.

Commencement services will be held on Thursday evening, May 25, 1961, at 8:00 P.M. in the same auditorium.

 

May 5, 1961

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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.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:05 )
 

April 28, 1961

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Sandra Gayle Steele Awarded Trophy At Baby Show

Sandra Gayle Steele, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Steele of Fort Worth was awarded a trophy at a Baby Show, sponsored by the Pythian Sisters in Fort Worth.

Babies were judged on popularity, health and beauty.

The lovely child is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Steele.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:05 )
 
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