Lifestyles
  • Due to COVID-19, the North Texas Food Bank is shifting the mobile food pantry to disaster relief. Each box will be filled with staples to help during this tough time. There will be one location only for April - the Pavilion in front of the Armory in Bonham You will be able to drive your car through – please do not exit car! Volunteers will load the boxes for you. Registration forms must be completed to receive your boxes. Please check Feeding Fannin Facebook page and North Texas e-News for sign up locations and dates.
  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting grant applications until May 29, 2020, to establish gardens, rainwater harvesting systems and high tunnels through Project G.R.E.E.N. (Growing Roots for Education, Environment and Nutrition) and through the Texas NRCS Urban and Rural Conservation Project.
  • Do I need to worry about food safety in regard to coronavirus? Specifically, can food become contaminated with coronavirus and thereby infect people?
  • It is normal for adults and children to experience anxiety during stressful events like the current worldwide pandemic surrounding the novel coronavirus. Whether it’s the fear of contracting COVID-19, disruptions to work and school schedules, or the myriad of related concerns, stress is an expected and normal response.
  • The annual meeting of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Association, regularly scheduled for the first Saturday in May, has been postponed until September 5, 2020. Those interested in the upkeep of the cemetery can mail donations.
  • Texoma Genealogy Group has reluctantly decided to cancel our April & May meetings.
  • While almost every industry is reeling from the impact of COVID-19, perhaps no segment of the local population is facing a more challenging period than those in the restaurant industry. In Texas, that equates to approximately 50,000 restaurants and 1.4 million employees. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are more than 10,140 food service industry personnel in the Sherman and Denison area. Even though many restaurants are temporarily shuttered or restricted to take-out only, here are some ways to help out the workers at local eateries.
  • All the same rules apply for gardening in April – plant, prune, keep one eye firmly focused on the weather forecast, but this year we have more going on. After weeks of sheltering in place, self-quarantining, social distancing and the like, it might be time to step outside our door and consider our kitchen garden.
  • The Honey Grove Library and Learning Center will remain closed for patrons until at least April 7. Curbside service has been cancelled.
  • In an effort to protect the health and well-being of those we serve, Willow Wild Cemetery is complying with the directives issued by our Governor and our President that all social gatherings, including memorial graveside services, be limited to no more than ten people and that social distancing be observed within these gatherings.
  • The third and fourth steps to creating the food forest is the planning. For many, this is exciting as the different areas can be visualized as they are planned. Step 3 will be the planning of all the structures of the land. This includes water access including swales, pathways, fencing, and structures. Step 4 is planning which plants to use and where.
  • Jon Mooallem's book tells the critical role Bonham native Genie Broadfoot Chance played to provide public information to the citizens of Anchorage, Alaska in the wake of the 9.2 earthquake in 1964.
  • Whether the land is in the country or the city, movement of water across the property causes erosion. Controlling erosion is a matter preventing soil displacement. Controlling water movement and binding the soil are the major methods of preventing this soil displacement.
  • Old Iron Post in conjunction with the Sherman Cultural District is holding a mural contest. In 2016, a mural was created by Painting with a Twist on the wood covering a storefront window in Old Iron Post's northern space. The mural depicted a stylized version of Downtown at the time. This mural has faded and needs to be replaced so Old Iron Post and the Cultural District are calling all aspiring mural artists to submit a design related to the history of Downtown Sherman or Downtown for a chance to be chosen to create the new mural in this space. There is also a prize for the winning artist. The announcement of the winner will be March 31, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Old Iron Post.
  • What steps do I need to take when grocery shopping in light of the coronavirus pandemic?
  • To help Texans and others better understand the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is working with federal and state entities to help provide the latest information on the disease and share tips on how to prevent its spread.
  • Bluebonnets have a unique trait. The small, flat pea-gravel looking seeds have a very low percentage rate of germinating the first season. This can be frustrating to a gardener. The seeds may take up to five years to germinate, a survival trait during periods of adverse growing conditions. To counter this, bluebonnet seed is treated in a process called scarification. Purchased seeds are typically scarified and will germinate in 10 days in moist soil. Seedlings from scarified seed are more vigorous.
  • Stephen Murden of Wise Funeral Home presents a donation of $1000 to Sandy Barber with the Fannin County Children's Center for child abuse prevention efforts.
  • The annual ATHENA Leadership Awards program hosted by Austin College for the last six years has been postponed indefinitely for 2020. The awards process to honor women leaders working and living in Grayson, Fannin, or Cooke counties has been halted by adherence to steps to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • In 1997, Malcolm Gage was enrolled in Pre-Med Courses at SMU when a part-time job led him down a different road.
  • The Bonham Public Library is closed to the public at this time. We are still here to answer your questions and to help you in any way. Our book drop is closed at this time and we are asking everyone to not worry about bringing back their books or items till May. We do have a Blue Bucket Book Pick up in place at this time for those who would like to check out books on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can also go online and get a library card if you need one. We are here to support you in our new virtual world. Please let us know what we can do for you.
  • During National American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 24, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans and others to learn more about diabetes and their risk for the disease.
  • My kids are out of school for several weeks now, as part of my state's efforts to lessen the spread of coronavirus. As a result, I'm stressed, the kids are stressed, and I’ve found myself reaching for rich, high-sugar foods that I typically avoid because they're not the healthiest options. Any tips on how I can eat better during this time of high stress?
  • Thin Line Fest has officially announced it will cancel this year's in-person film screenings and music performances. Most film events will now be streamed live via the Thin Line Fest website with the help of festival partner, Falcon Events. Photography exhibitions will continue as planned but now with extended dates to allow patrons to come and go at their convenience. The multidisciplinary event was set to take place in multiple venues across Denton from March 25-29, 2020, featuring documentary screenings, live music acts, and photography exhibitions.
  • SHILO CEMETERY CLEAN-UP FOR MARCH 28 CANCELLED due to coronavirus restrictions and muddy conditions.

  • Dallas' man's $3 million Koenigsegg Regera 1 of only 80 worldwide. The 1500 horsepower hypercar is the the fastest-accelerating car in the world... 0-to-60 mph in 2.8 seconds… 0-to-249 mph in less than 20 seconds.
  • As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ongoing We're for Water campaign, this year's Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 16 through 22. In support of We're for Water, Upper Trinity Regional Water District is encouraging residents and others to find and fix leaks.
  • Photojournalist and writer Alyssa Banta spent over a year following more than a dozen Texas women through their grueling daily routines, from the messy confines of the working chute to the sprawling reaches of the back pasture. The result of this unprecedented access is an intimate portrait of the challenges and achievements of the ranch women of the Lone Star State, along with the land and livestock that sustain them. Alyssa Banta was raised in Fort Worth, Texas and received a B.A. from Austin College in Sherman, Texas (1990) and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (1995).
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  • With a sad heart Joan has cancelled all shows including the one scheduled for later this month Saturday, March 28.