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  • Most folks donít usually look forward to Mondays, but Texas dove hunters will be making an exception this year. The traditional September 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central Zones falls on Labor Day Monday.

  • Westminster, Texas, resident Randy Conaway has been named September Photographer of the Month by the Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. photo by Randy Conaway
  • The photography exhibition is the collaborative effort of 15 photographers from Oaxaca who were inspired by the artisanal process of producing mezcal. Works on display portray the respect and passion of the mezcal masters of their land, tools and product. Wednesday, September 3, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., guests are invited to the Gallery at Visit Addison for a preview, as well as tastings from Koch, Fandango and Gracias a Dios mezcals.
  • The Sherman Municipal Ballroom will be the setting for Texoma Community Centerís 20th annual Destination Dignity Celebration. All persons with mental disabilities are invited to attend the event to be held on Thursday, September 25, 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., 405 Rusk Street, Sherman. Hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings will be served at this free event. Reservations to attend must be made by calling 903-957-4865. Family members and friends are also invited.

  • Now is the time to dig and divide daylilies, iris, Shasta daisies, violets, oxalis, hardy amaryllis and other spring bloomers, re-blooming jonquils, species tulips and grape hyacinths. Plant wildflowers this month.
  • 1983 Ė Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board die, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald. Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage. On September 1, 1983, the airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor near Moneron Island, west of Sakhalin Island, in the Sea of Japan. The interceptor's pilot was Major Gennadi Osipovich. All 269 passengers and crew aboard were killed, including Lawrence McDonald, representative from Georgia in the United States House of Representatives. The aircraft was en route from Anchorage to Seoul when it flew through prohibited Soviet airspace around the time of a U.S. reconnaissance mission. The Soviet Union initially denied knowledge of the incident, but later admitted the shootdown, claiming that the aircraft was on a spy mission. The Politburo said it was a deliberate provocation by the United States to test the Soviet Union's military preparedness, or even to provoke a war. The White House accused the Soviet Union of obstructing search and rescue operations. The Soviet military suppressed evidence sought by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) investigation, such as the flight data recorders, which were released eight years later after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The incident was one of the tensest moments of the Cold War and resulted in an escalation of anti-Soviet sentiment, particularly in the United States.