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  • In public forum, Velma Jones wanted to thank Fannin County Pct. 1 Commissioner Gary Whitlock for opposing the issue of widening CR 1010 and CR 1020. She also asked all Commissioners and Judge Carter to continue the efforts to have the sand mining land reclaimed, keep sand and dust out of the air and off the roadways, and keep the roadways safe. The citizen’s plea is to protect our county from becoming a dust bowl and a noise-polluted area.
  • The 10th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Ridgeview Memorial Park will be held Monday, May 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. (Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas - photo courtesy of Collin County Freedom Fighters)
  • This Memorial Day the Veterans Land Board (VLB) Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will honor Memorial Day featuring Retired Lt. Col. Buddy Merrick as the guest speaker for the event. We welcome the Bonham community to attend.
  • Each summer, Creative Arts Center offers Summer Camp for children ages 6 years and up. This summer, the center has doubled its schedule, offering two weeks of camp in both June and July, and this year, Voice will be offered in addition to Art and Theater.
  • Early voting begins May 30 for the run-off election to determine the District 1, District 3 and At Large City Council representatives. McKinney voters will elect either Dusttin Pearson or La’Shadion Anthony Shemwell to the District 1 seat, Scott Elliott or Margaret Harsch to the District 3 seat and either Charlie Philips or Derek V. Baker to the City Council At Large seat during early voting from Tuesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 6.
  • 1974 – death of Duke Ellington, American pianist and composer. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years. Born in Washington, D.C., Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a national profile through his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s, his orchestra toured in Europe. Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington embraced the phrase "beyond category" as a liberating principle, and referred to his music as part of the more general category of American Music, rather than to a musical genre such as jazz. Often collaborating with others, Ellington wrote more than one thousand compositions; his extensive body of work is the largest recorded personal jazz legacy, with many of his works having become standards. Due to his inventive use of the orchestra, or big band, and thanks to his eloquence and charisma, Ellington is generally considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form on a par with other more traditional musical genres. His reputation continued to rise after he died, and he was awarded a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize for music in 1999.