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  • Fort Inglish in Bonham begins its 39th year of operation April 1, 2015. photo by Allen Rich
  • On Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., the incomparable singer-songwriter, Chuck Pyle, from the front range of Colorado, will entertain guests with his songs of Western skies, of memorable places, and of humorous experiences mixed with some poignant truths about life and love.
  • The Fred A. Tarpley Memorial Writers Conference will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center on the campus of TAMU-Commerce. Featured speakers for the conference are Jim Ainsworth, Jim Anderson, Dr. Michael Johnson, Caleb Pirtle III, and Stephen Woodfin. photo by Allen Rich
  • The annual Books 'n' Blooms Bazaar at the Bonham Public Library will be held Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 to 1:00. The library's spring fundraiser features potted plants, seasonal crafts, yard art, used books, baked goods and white elephant sale.
  • As the Bonham High School Reunion is quickly approaching on June 12-14 this summer, the Bonhi Reunion Committee and the respective Class Reps continue to search for their former classmates. The public has been a great help in this effort, and we appreciate your input.
  • 1957 The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs program Panorama. The spaghetti-tree hoax was a three-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools' Day 1957 by the BBC current-affairs program Panorama, purportedly showing a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the family "spaghetti tree." At the time, spaghetti was relatively little-known in the UK, so that many Britons were unaware that spaghetti is made from wheat flour and water; a number of viewers afterwards contacted the BBC for advice on growing their own spaghetti trees. Decades later CNN called this broadcast "the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled." The report was produced as an April Fools' Day joke in 1957, showing a family in the canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland as they gathered a bumper spaghetti harvest after a mild winter and "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil." Footage of a traditional "Harvest Festival" was aired along with a discussion of the breeding necessary to develop a strain to produce the perfect length. Panorama cameraman Charles de Jaeger dreamed up the story after remembering how teachers at his school in Austria teased his classmates for being so stupid that if they were told that spaghetti grew on trees, they would believe it.