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  • Each Memorial Day the officers and directors of Oakwood Cemetery place flags at the grave of each veteran. At Oakwood we have identified to date 555 veterans. The cemetery is beautiful with all the flags throughout. A nice time to visit Oakwood.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 at Bonham City Hall
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is highlighting Guild Mortgage this week as one of our longtime business members. Sabrina Wegley and Michelle Castle manage 6 Guild branches in Sherman, Celina, Sanger, McKinney and Belton.
  • Construction crews have been busy over the last several months at what was known as the Gainesville Prime Outlet Mall, but this Memorial Day their doors will re-open with newly renovated buildings and outdoor areas and the new name Liberty Crossing. With the launch of Liberty Crossing comes Market Days at Liberty Crossing with specialty retail shops, over 100 vendors, a food truck park, beer garden, local wineries and more. The market areas inside the freshly remodeled buildings feature one-of-a-kind climate-controlled facilities designed to provide a best-in-class market experience.
  • The pet vaccinations, sponsored by the Windom Lions Club, will be given Saturday, June 9 at the Windom SNAP Center parking lot.
  • The Bois d'Arc Chapter of Master Naturalists will be hosting a free Invasive Species Training on June 16 at the Derrell Hall Educational Building. There is no charge for the workshop, but space is limited and registration is required.
  • Do you have a need for speed? Experience the heart-racing thrills of Bike the Bricks as criterium racers from all over the nation battle it out on the bricks and tight turns of historic downtown McKinney. Spectators are merely inches from the action as riders rocket past, powered only by their legs and protected from the pavement only by their skill. Bring the whole family to enjoy food, spirits and festivities at this free cycling event in Historic Downtown McKinney.
  • Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini will be the book for discussion at the Bonham Public Library, Friday, May 25 at 1:00. The book is a stunning account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. Mrs. Keckley was a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting some of the city’s elite, including Jefferson Davis’ wife prior to the Civil War.
  • The McCurtain County VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, located at 903 SE Washington St. in Idabel, will hold an open house and enrollment fair on May 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. for veterans and members of the public. Along with touring the 7,000 square foot clinic, Veterans will have the opportunity to enroll for VA health care and learn about VA benefits.
  • 6:00 p.m. May 24 at Ravenna City Hall
  • Fannin County Commissioner Pct. 2
    A.J. Self 427
    Keith Mumaw 346
  • Join us to learn about gardening in North Texas as seasoned gardeners tell their secrets of success.
  • Registration begins on May 22 and you can register online or at the Library. Pick up your reading log, a bookmark, and a gift just for registering.
  • Presented by Bonham Police Department and Fannin Bank - noon until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Please RSVP to fanninbankevents@fanninbank.com
  • This week the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce highlights First United Bank as one of our longtime business members. First United Bank & Trust Company was chartered on October 21, 1900 as Durant National Bank. They currently have 12 staff working their location in Bonham at 120 W. Sam Rayburn.
  • At 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 21, Commander Jim Nichols, VFW Lone Star Post 2150 will present a check to Mary Carole Strother, Executive Director of the Collin County History Museum, on the steps of the museum at 300 E. Virginia St. in McKinney. The $5000 donation comes from the proceeds of Post 2150’s eighth annual golf tournament, which was held at El Dorado Country Club in late April. Commander Nichols says that this is a way of saying “Thank you!” to the great staff and volunteers of the museum, who in the past three years have honored veterans by presenting a superb Vietnam War exhibit and are currently featuring a great exhibit of World War I.
  • Early voting for the primary runoffs ended May 18. Election Day is May 22.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to rehabilitate and widen FM 1752 from US 82 to FM 898 in Fannin County will begin this week.
  • Gary Ronald Morris, 69, of McKinney, Texas, appeared in federal court yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rene Toliver and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
  • (L-R) Jule Richmond, Director TXNACD Joe Ward, Director of Fannin SWCD, Reagan Lillie Dodd City ISD, 2nd Place Poster Winner, Kalissa Garland, NRCS, Ronny Hart, Vice-Chairman Fannin SWCD and J.C. Matthews, ATSWCD Director Zone 5
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Bonham City Hall
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 21
  • For music fans who want more music and less talk, KFYN 95.7 The Warrior has a new show starting Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. that you don't want to miss. The Scud Fargus Show will feature two 30-minute sets of back-to-back songs -- bluegrass, country, gospel -- and ol' Scud says that later on he plans to reach into his bag of tricks for a little Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Join Meg Gardiner and David Eric Tomlinson for a morning of writing instruction and discussion - Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a feasibility study for improvements to US 380 through Collin County. The purpose of the study is to analyze potential roadway options for US 380, including improving the existing alignment or utilizing new alignments. Surveys and comments must be submitted by May 18, 2018 to be included in study documentation.
  • This year, the notices were mailed on May 2. These notices are perhaps the most important piece of mail you will receive from the Appraisal District and it is important that property owners read and understand its contents. The notices also usher in the phase of the tax calendar known as equalization—the time set aside in law for property owners or their authorized agents to address concerns related to the information on the notices.
  • Friday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is highlighting Fix & Feed this week as one of our longtime business members. Having been in business 14 years, they began in Commerce and opened their Bonham location at 603 N Center in 2005.
  • Blake Utter presents Best of Show to Tom Rivers as contest judge Pete Phillips announces winners.