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  • Local Fannin county artist, Phyllis Ryser, will display her paintings in a solo exhibit at the Creative Arts Center in Bonham from November 1 through November 30, 2020. The Arts Center is located 200 West 5th Street, Bonham, Texas. The public is invited to a reception at the Arts Center to meet the artist Friday, November 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • The 2020 State of The City for McKinney, scheduled for Thursday, November 5, will offer residents and businesspeople an overview of recent accomplishments and a glimpse at plans for the future. Community leaders are likely to offer examples of how McKinney is growing, and the improvements being made to the community.
  • There are two different varieties of garlic, hardneck and softneck. The hardneck is typically grown in the north and softneck in the south. As you can see from the picture, they each form a different type of bulb.
  • Let your dog enjoy a run at the Fantastic Paws Lure Course event benefitting the Bonham Animal Shelter from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Bonham Animal Shelter is located at 500 Industrial, Bonham, Texas 75418.
  • Since it opened its doors in 2003, The Woodmoore Assisted Living Community has earned a stellar reputation for providing a loving and caring atmosphere for its residents. And now that community is getting larger. Part of the same ownership group has begun construction on Phase I of Woodmoore Village, an Independent Retirement community located just north of The Woodmoore.
  • 1977 Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd's airplane crashes. On October 20, 1977, a Convair CV-240 passenger aircraft ran out of fuel and crashed in a wooded area near Gillsburg, Mississippi. Chartered by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from L&J Company of Addison, Texas, it was near the end of its flight from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lead vocalist/founding member Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist and vocalist Steve Gaines, backing vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve's older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray all died as a result of the crash while 20 others survived. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of this accident was fuel exhaustion and total loss of power from both engines due to crew inattention to fuel supply. It was later discovered that the very same aircraft had earlier been inspected by members of Aerosmith's flight crew for possible use in their 1977 American tour, but it was rejected because it was felt that neither the plane nor the crew were up to standards. The doomed flight of October 20, 1977 was intended to be the last Lynyrd Skynyrd would make on the Convair CV-240. "We were flying in a plane that looked like it belonged to the Clampett family," said Lynyrd Skynyrd's drummer, Artimus Pyle, and the band had decided that their status as one of the world's top rock acts warranted an upgrade. After arriving in Baton Rouge, the band planned on acquiring a Learjet to replace the 30-year-old plane, which all in the band's circle agreed was well past its prime.