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  • Fannin County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring October to be 4-H Month in Fannin County. photo by Jarrett Tucker
  • The First Presbyterian Church of Bonham will host a fall concert on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The concert will feature Cindy Hall, soprano vocalist, and Ralph Manuel, pianist, composer and arranger. The special musical event will be followed by a reception in the Williams Building. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Just in time for your holiday shopping, TMC Bonham Hospital is holding its annual Fashion Boutique and $6 jewelry fundraising sale Monday, October 22, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The early shopping extravaganza is sponsored by TMC Bonham Hospital Auxiliary and proceeds benefit TMC Bonham Hospital Auxiliary.
  • Fannin County native LaTonna Jones Wagner has been named the "Yellow Rose of Texas," by Gov. Greg Abbott. An award ceremony honoring her is planned for Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. at the Collin Higher Education Center in McKinney. The event is free and open to the public.
  • It is always recommended voters review the ballot before heading to the polls. The county and Sam Rayburn ISD ballots can be found on the county website.
  • 1923 birth of Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer. Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Kessel began his career as a teenager touring with local dance bands. When he was 16, he started playing with the Oklahoma A & M band, "Hal Price & the Varsitonians." The band members lovingly nicknamed him "Fruitcake" because he used to practice up to 16 hours a day. He then moved on to bands such as that led by Chico Marx. He quickly established himself as a key post-Charlie Christian jazz guitarist. Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the group of session musicians informally known as the Wrecking Crew.