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  • The Bonham Animal Shelter Chili Cookoff & Silent Auction fundraiser is slated for Saturday, February 23 at Bonham Civic Center (armory). Food will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the Silent Auction will run concurrently. For a modest $10, you get all the chili, cornbread/crackers, condiments, and dessert you can eat. Chili entries will be competing for a top prize of $100, with $75 going to second place and third place will take home $50. The cost to enter is $25. There will also be a dessert competition, which will be free to enter!
  • Is there a relative, dropped off the family tree, who nobody wanted to talk about? Looking for an ancestor who might have been up to (or accused of) no good? Join us Wednesday, March 13 for Kimberly Wells' presentation, "We Donít Talk About Them."
  • Heritage Village at Chestnut Square in historic downtown McKinney invites you to the annual Yesterday and Today Fashion Show & Tea Luncheon Saturday, February 23, with events scheduled from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Kelso Technologies Inc. reports that the company's new vacuum relief valve ("VRV") has successfully completed the required two-year field service trial and the Association of American Railroads ("AAR") has approved the VRV for full commercial use. During the past two years of service trial customers have shown strong support and expressed bona fide interest in adopting the company's VRV along with their current demand for Kelso's pressure relief valves. Shipping of the VRV to customers can commence within two weeks of a customerís order.
  • 1455 Ė Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type. The Gutenberg Bible (also known as the 42-line Bible, the Mazarin Bible or the B42) was among the earliest major books printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe. It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of printed books in the West. Forty-nine copies (or substantial portions of copies) have survived. They are thought to be among the world's most valuable books, although no complete copy has been sold since 1978.
  • Members from the Grayson County Master Gardeners met for a field trip on a mild sunny day last November at the Austin College's Sneed Prairie Restoration project. The site is 100 acres of land about 10 miles west of Sherman off Old Southmayd Road, north of Highway 82. It was formerly the Clinton and Edith Sneed family farm and was donated to Austin College in 1984.