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  • This year the city is allowing Bonham businesses to have a sidewalk sale along with yard sales during the Hwy 82/287 Sale. That means that you will be able to shop for treasures at yard sales, Trades Day, and on the sidewalks of downtown Bonham. Business that have agreed to have sidewalk sales on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 are: Blessings and Butterflies, My Clutter, EL Finney’s General Store, Just Gotta Have It, Village Antiques and Uniques, The Cotton Mill, Henson Creek & T on the Square, Mustard Seed, as well as Rebel Roots. This sale is along the Red River Valley member cities from Clarksville to Seymour. So many sales, so little time.
  • Kiwanis Club President Brad Nichols and Trade Days Chairman Ron Nippert announced that Bonham Trade Days will resume business on Thursday, June 4 - Sunday, June 7 in conjunction with the Highway 82 Garage Sale sponsored by local businesses in the Hwy. 82 corridor from Clarksville to Muenster, Texas the same weekend.
  • The Grayson County Health Department (GCHD) has confirmed six additional positive cases of COVID-19 within Grayson County. The patients are 10 years old, 12 years old, late teens, and in their 30’s, 50’s and 60’s. All six confirmed cases are currently isolated at home. Four of the newest confirmed cases are from Sherman and two are from Van Alstyne.
  • Lamar County has had a total of 11 COVID-19 related deaths; eight deaths are associated with Paris Healthcare Center, one death is associated with Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and two deaths are unrelated. As of Saturday, May 27, 2020, Lamar County has been notified of an additional two COVID-19 cases which are an 18-year-old female and a 44-year-old male.
  • "The event industry is made up almost entirely of small businesses. These businesses are dramatically impacted with the rescheduling of events due to lost cash flow from the delay of payments to the loss of another day they could have held an event," explains Wendy Kidd, owner of Each and Every Detail, a full planning event service in McKinney. "Each wedding on average has 15 vendors servicing that event, which means 15 businesses are impacted per event rescheduled."
  • Usually bird counts are done during the winter when birds are easier to see, but, with time on their hands, four Fannin County birdwatchers - Gary Fernandes, Jessica Womack, Melinda Jeffries and Patsi Tindel - individually watched for birds in May and shared and compiled their results, which they called "Separate, but Together Bird Count." photo of a dickcissel by Jessica Womack