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  • On Thursday evening, September 18, the TEXOMA Council Of Governments (TCOG) presented the Fannin County 2014 Citizen of the Year award to Bonham’s own Emily Porter during their annual awards dinner held at Mabee Hall on the Austin College campus in Sherman. photo by Kyle Porter
  • See nine life-size animatronics along a half-mile nature trail! This exhibit is open through February 15, but why wait? Come out and bring your family to enjoy the beautiful fall weather ahead.
  • Next month, Lanny and I will celebrate our fifth anniversary. While our wedding was special, the details seem funny now: We rented a Hummer and honeymooned in Berlin.
  • We’re all afraid of the big C-word. People my age can remember when a diagnosis of cancer was a death sentence. In the 1950s, by the time you were diagnosed it had already progressed too far. Advances in medical research have made it survivable.
  • I have to share one more of Paula Bonchak’s recipes that placed that year. Paula is from my hometown of Bonham, Texas. She is a terrific cook and a great competitor at the State Fair every year. All her recipes are delicious and I know you will love this one.
  • 1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, is a fantasy novel and children's book by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature. Encouraged by the book's critical and financial success, the publisher requested a sequel. As Tolkien's work on the successor The Lord of the Rings progressed, he made retrospective accommodations for it in The Hobbit. These few but significant changes were integrated into the second edition. Further editions followed with minor emendations, including those reflecting Tolkien's changing concept of the world into which Bilbo stumbled. The work has never been out of print.