Lifestyles
  • Come celebrate the anniversary of Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1946 visit to the house and city where he was born. This was the first time Eisenhower saw the Birthplace house as an adult. His hosts were U.S. Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn and Miss Jennie Jackson, a local resident who headed efforts to turn the house into a museum. General Eisenhower enjoyed a "big Texas breakfast" in the dining room of the Birthplace before taking part in a parade and a community barbecue in his honor. photo by Allen Rich
  • The Sherman Museum announced today that they will host an Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn surrounding the building on April 19, at 1:00 p.m. The Easter Egg Hunt will be included with one adult paid admission to the museum.
  • Plant tomatoes, peppers, corn, beans, squash, okra, cucumbers, melons and other warm-season vegetables. Black-eyed peas can be planted in July which allows you to do some rotation planting. For instance, after the squash bugs get the squash, pull the plants out and plant black-eyed peas in that bed.
  • Teen Council has two events coming in May. Their 11th annual Art Contest in memory of Colson Owens is May 9 at 5:00 p.m. The contest is open to all middle school and high school students (including home school students) in Van Alstyne, Howe, Melissa, and Anna. May 30 is Teen Council's Anime Convention. Watch this column for more details as plans develop.
  • Sherman Kiwanis Pancake Day is Thursday, April 17, which is a major fundraiser for the club. So, purchase your tickets now and come eat a good, cheap meal for a very worthy cause on Thursday, April 17.
  • Plans are underway for the Bonhi All-School Reunion scheduled for June 12-14 of 2015. One very important role in the success of the Reunion is that of Class Representatives. They function as our committee's link to their respective graduation-year classmates in confirming and/or gathering location information for each of the former students with whom they attended school in Bonham. The Reunion Committee has full class rosters for all classes, including those for whom there is no active Class Rep.
  • It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Heart to Heart Hospice of North Texas has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • On Saturday, April 19, the Collin County Farmers Market in Plano will be filled with shoppers browsing wares offered by vendors of all kinds at the market's 2014 opening day.
  • (L-R) Rick Magers, Samantha Lumpkins and Connie Magers, shown here serving up wines available at Grayson Winery and Homestead Winery during a weekend festival in Denison, will be among the winery representatives offering a wine tasting at Bonham's Heritage Day Celebration May 3.
  • Rainwater University 2014 will be April 16-18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • Who will make your healthcare decisions when you are unable to make them yourself? This is a scary question to consider and a topic many avoid. The planning process can be difficult because it requires anticipating conditions that are hard to face and where we have no control. But advance healthcare planning is the best way to ensure that, if others must make decisions for you, the decisions they make will represent your needs, desires and preferences. And putting your decisions in writing will help you decrease the challenges for your family.
  • McKinney, Texas -- The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts will hold its popular fund-raiser, "Ladies Night Out," on Thursday, April 17, 2014. "Ladies Night Out" is an evening designed to celebrate the spirit of friendship with best buddies; favorite confidants or new acquaintances you've been wanting to get to know better. The event will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Heard-Craig Hall at 306 N. Church Street in beautiful, historic downtown McKinney.
  • Benjamin (Chad) Prater is in congestive heart failure. The doctors have medically induced him into a coma to try and stabilize his heart rather and blood pressure, and prepare his body for surgery. He developed a fever and pneumona. He is waiting to get a LVAD means Left Ventricular Assist Device. An LVAD is a surgically implanted mechanical device that helps the heart pump blood. And then he will be able to go on the heart transplant list. He is the grandson of Merril and Fran Prater of Telephone, Texas and the son of Tim and Joan Prater of Windom, Texas. He is a graduate of Bonham High School 2004. He also went to school in Honey Grove and went to Grayson County College. He is a former employee of Bonham WalMart.
  • On Tuesday, April 15, KFYN radio will host guest speaker Lee Brown from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lee, an ISA Certified Arborist, will be answering all questions related to tree health, maintenance and safety. Questions are welcomed and recommended. If you have any questions about your trees’ health, then Tuesday is the time to call KFYN at 903-583-3151.