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  • According to the church's website, Virginia Point United Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist church in continuous service in North Texas. A small group of pioneer families came from Virginia to Fort Warren in 1834. They moved northwestward to an area 12 miles from what is now known as Denison. The settlement was called Warren. This area was selected because the land was cheap, the Indians were not too hostile and the nearby fort offered protection and a source of supplies. Land was bought from the few cattlemen who inhabited the area. The settlers began clearing the land and building their homes. The settlement eventually became known as Virginia Point because the surrounding landscape reminded the Virginians of their native homeland.
  • Surrounded by his fellow commissioners, Bill Magers formally announced his re-election bid for Grayson County Judge.
  • There will be many people from the Texoma area expected to participate in the Bonham Out of the Darkness Community Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7 at Legacy Ridge Country Club. This fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Preventionís local and national programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.
  • The kids are back in school, the weather is starting to cool and autumn is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate the changing of the season than with a day of farming fun at the Sam Rayburn House! The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will host Farming Heritage Day on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This annual event celebrates the history of farming and domestic life at Sam Rayburnís home in Bonham.
  • A positive mosquito pool for West Nile Virus has been confirmed. Spraying will start at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, weather permitting. The spray area is generally a mile radius around Charlie and Charlotte Mooneyham Elementary School, 2301 Eden Dr.
  • 1971 Ė Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific. In the Atlantic, Irene produced moderate rainfall and winds along its path, although impact was greatest in Nicaragua where it moved ashore as a hurricane. A total of 96 homes were destroyed, and 1,200 people were left homeless. The rainfall resulted in widespread flooding, killing three people in Rivas. In neighboring Costa Rica, Hurricane Irene caused more than $1 million (USD) in damage to the banana crop. Later, the remnants of Hurricane Olivia produced rainfall in the southwest United States. Flooding was reported near Yuma, Arizona, which closed a major highway, and the moisture produced snowfall in higher elevations in the Rocky Mountains.