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  • On May 6, the City of Bonham will hold a general election for Ward 1 and Ward 5, and a special election to fill an unexpired term for Ward 2 will be held simultaneously.
  • World War I veteran Jacob Ferrell was born in Randolph and was killed on October 11, 1918 on the Western battle front in France. He is buried at the Randolph-Lindsey Cemetery.
  • Presidents' Day was rainy and chilly -- a day made for watching a movie. February happens to be Black History Month. The staff at Bonham Public Library put all that together in a tidy package by showing Race, an biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens.
  • Traps can be the most effective tool for landowners hoping to rid their property of full sounders of wild pigs. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Billy Higginbotham)
  • On Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00-6:00 p.m., California singer-songwriter, Janet Robin, comes to Harmony House to share her songwriting and musical talent with each of you. Get ready, folks, as Janet ushers out St. Pat's Day a few days late, and ushers in spring at few days early! Fasten your seatbelts and hold onto your socks, because this female vocalist packs a dynamic wallop!
  • 1918 – The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. The Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or Carolina conure was a small green neotropical parrot with a bright yellow head, reddish orange face and pale beak native to the eastern, midwest and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It lived in old-growth forests along rivers and in swamps. It was called puzzi la née ("head of yellow") or pot pot chee by the Seminole and kelinky in Chickasaw. Though formerly prevalent within its range, the bird had become rare by the middle of the 19th century. The last confirmed sighting in the wild was of the ludovicianus subspecies in 1910. The last known specimen perished in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918 and the species was declared extinct in 1939. Carolina parakeets were probably poisonous — American naturalist and painter John J. Audubon noted that cats apparently died from eating them, and they are known to have eaten the toxic seeds of cockleburs.