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  • Everyone has been wanting to come check out Bonham's newest music venue and here is the perfect opportunity - a FREE concert featuring Sons of Fannin, along with the Zane Dockery Band! Saturday night, October 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Powder Creek Pavilion in Bonham.
  • Senior drivers in Northeast Texas can have a trained TxDOT specialist check their automobiles for comfort, safety and mobility to help improve their daily driving experiences. Seniors in Lamar and surrounding counties can get their cars checked from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Oct. 24 at 1128 Clarksville Street, Suite 300, in Paris, said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic safety specialist and certified CarFit technician.
  • Get your tickets now for the 8th annual Ivanhoe Wine & Music Festival coming up on October 20 and enjoy a full day of fun and music to benefit Fannin County Veterans Court Fund.
  • Over the past several weeks, the Texas Secretary of State's office has received numerous calls from Texans who have indicated they have received pre-filled voter registration applications containing information which, as applied to them, is false and potentially fraudulent. The Texas Secretary of State's office cautions all Texas residents that, under the Texas Election Code, providing a false statement on a voter registration application or requesting, commanding, or inducing another person to make a false statement on a voter registration application may result in criminal penalties. Secretary Pablos again reminded Texans to stay vigilant when receiving voter registration or ballot by mail materials.
  • Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush and the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home invite the public, media and families of deployed service members to attend a celebration honoring the "Day of the Deployed" on October 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day of the deployed acknowledges the contributions and sacrifices that deployed service members and their families make each and every day. US Army Retired Sgt. 1st Class, Daniel Clark will be Clyde W. Cosper's guest speaker. photo by Allen Rich
  • 1977 Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines perish in the crash. On October 20, 1977, a Convair CV-240 passenger aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed in a wooded area near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Chartered by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from L&J Company of Addison, Texas, it was near the end of its flight from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lead vocalist/founding member Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, backing vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve's older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray all died as a result of the crash; 20 others survived.