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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House today. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. courtesy photo

  • Neither rain nor dark of night could stop the lighting of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree in downtown Fort Worth Nov. 22.
  • The Preston Trail Chapter NSDAR met in November at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro. The meeting was presided by Regent Lisa Lettie. Members brought donations to the Bonham VA Hospital Christmas Store. The Store is a free service to all residents and gives them an opportunity to shop for Christmas presents for their loved ones. Items are beautifully wrapped in holiday paper and bows and shipped to their families for free.
  • The Grayson College theatre department performed 'Art' Nov. 21-23 for audiences, but also for two Region 6 Committee members of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Congratulations are in order for these students as well as the production as a whole. photo of 'Art' performed by Gabe Parker and Dakkota Foster, with Holden Webster in back
  • Dawne Darden has been selected as Artist of the Month for the Fannin County Courthouse. Her work is on display at the Fannin County Courthouse located at 101 East Sam Rayburn, Bonham, Texas. You can also stop by the Creative Arts Center located at 200 West 5th Street, Bonham, Texas to see more of her work.
  • 1835 birth of Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist. Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 August 11, 1919) was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the highest profile philanthropists of his era and had given away almost 90 percent amounting to, in 1919, $350 million (in 2014, $4.76 billion) of his fortune to charities and foundations by the time of his death. His 1889 article proclaiming "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy.