Lifestyles
  • The 3rd Annual Pete Darter Fly In & Swap Meet is slated for Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Pete Darter Field, 734 Logston Road in Sherman, Texas. Come fly with us as we celebrate our 50th year!
  • E-Flat Porch Band will perform a free concert from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Festival of Pumpkins in downtown Paris, Texas on Saturday, October 24. Listen to live music, enjoy a unique shopping experience by browsing downtown stores for huge Festival savings! Visit the many vendors for one of a kind finds and fill up on all your favorite festival Treats like corn dogs, funnel cakes, chocolate dipped cheesecake and kettle corn.

  • Park Place luxury automobile dealerships, collision & repair center, and auto auction join forces to work on a 10-week project to help build a new home for a local family.
  • IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, "Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety." On October 19, the Fannin and Grayson County chapters of Texoma Behavioral Health Leadership Team (TBHLT) will hold a special online screening of the documentary via Zoom to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts.
  • We will be open for seating customers. We can only seat around forty at a time. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize your hands.
  • The Fannin County Child Welfare Board is looking for members that are interested in helping the children of Fannin County.
  • Welcome back to growing Rhubarb in southern Grayson County. According to the Texas A&M article mentioned in part one of this series, the seedlings are ready to go into the garden when they are about four inches tall or have three to five leaves. My plants were ready to go by September 28, but I had not prepared the bed where the plants will spend the next six months until harvesting in the spring. Let us talk about bed preparation.
  • Powder Creek Pavilion will bring Bad Moon Rising to Bonham on Saturday, October 17 for a night of the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty.
  • The Department of Veteran Affairs has launched a new program for veterans and veteran families called the, "Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers." This comprehensive benefit includes an additional monthly payment, on top of the veteran’s monthly service connected disability payment for those veterans in need of personal assistance in activities of daily living (ADL's). This is a robust program with many benefits for both the veteran and the caregiver.
  • Fairview Cemetery Annual Meeting is set for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Fairview Cemetery located on FM 2645.
  • The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum and 2020 Top Rated Non-Profit, will be showcasing a FREE exhibit entitled, Votes For Women - A Portrait of Persistence. The Exhibit is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. The project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. The Exhibit corresponds with the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and all are welcome. Reservations must be made via phone (972-569-6909) or via the Museum's website (www.heardcraig.org)
  • Saturday, October 10, decedents of the Hendricks/Jennings gathered with members of Martha Jefferson Randolph Daughters of the American Revolution at an almost forgotten cemetery that sits northeast of Sherman on Hayes Street near Hilltop Dr. to celebrate the clean up of this historic cemetery.
  • Bonham Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Halloween on the Square in historic downtown Bonham, Texas on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. All kids 13 and under and their parents are invited to this fun event. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask. Businesses interested in participating can call the Bonham Chamber or any of the directors.
  • Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more. The Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. (Monarch, Danaus plexippus, at the Heard)
  • Fannin Federal Credit Union 2020 Annual Meeting is set for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:15 p.m.
  • We will be open for seating customers. We can only seat around forty at a time. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize your hands.
  • Okra plants are relatives of the hibiscus and Rose of Sharon plants. The beautiful blooms on the okra plant form edible pods that are great fried or used in soups and stews. Growing okra is not hard; the plants are very hardy here in North Texas.
  • American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos.
  • So many events to choose from this weekend, October 8-11 in Bonham. Begin with our monthly Trade Days, located at the corner of Hwy. 56 and Hwy. 121. Vendors begin arriving on Thursday and will have treasures for you to find from Thursday through Sunday. The vendors begin to close about 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11. Masks are not required, but encouraged.
  • The "C7 Band" is the hottest Country and Classic Rock band in the area. They have played all over Oklahoma and Texas from the Oklahoma State Fair to The Civic Center in Beaumont Texas. They are a six-piece band that plays everything from Garth Brooks to Lynyrd Skynyrd. They are a very high energy band with great sound.
  • Did you know there are over 4,000 native species of bees in the United States, around 700 of which are in Texas? From this webinar you will learn about not only about their diversity and ecology but also how to support native bee populations. (photo courtesy of Alan Lusk)
  • Bring your own wine or beer and enjoy live music on the patio at the Recreation Center at Towne Lake, formerly known as the McKinney Community Center.
  • Decorated pumpkins will be available for purchase for the week, beginning Monday, October 5 in the library during during regular hours.
  • Starting October 8, online grocery pickup will be available at the Bonham Walmart. Customers can place orders up to one week in advance and pick the time they want to come and pick up.
  • As planting time for fall vegetables begins, it's important to know that a fall vegetable garden will need to be managed somewhat differently than a spring garden. The good news is, a well-prepared garden can ensure a bountiful harvest when the time comes, said Skip Richter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent and host of Garden Success, KAMU FM/HD-1. Richter shares the top tips for a successful fall vegetable garden.
  • The annual Jeff Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund street taco fundraiser is slated for Thursday, October 8, 2020 at The Breakfast Stop in Bonham. Pick up a street taco dinner, including chips, salsa, a drink and dessert with a minimum donation of $10 for adults or $7 for children 12 and under.
  • The Fannin County Republican Women are thrilled to announce our speaker for the October 5, 2020 meeting is Pat Fallon, the Republican Nominee for CD4 and a former Texas State Senator.
  • David and Michele Bernard, and the Bernard's Gourmet Foods Team are thrilled to be recognized with this prestigious award. "We are humbled to the core and truly honored to receive this award," said David. "We are so very grateful for the amazing opportunity to be of service to and partner with H-E-B and the H-E-B Supplier Diversity team,” said Michele. "This award means the world to us, and we look forward to all the ways we will continue to work with H-E-B to champion, advocate, and cheer for our fellow H-E-B [MWVDBE] small business supplier community members."
  • Open to the public, the outdoor "observe and create" event launches Oct. 3 and is hosted by The Cedars Union in partnership with Dallas Heritage Village on Saturdays in October.




  • The Rockafellas, a rock and roll cover band from Dallas, Texas has achieved what many never do... longevity. A six-year journey through the Dallas-Fort Worth music scene finds this five-piece ensemble at the Powder Creek Pavilion in Bonham, Texas on October 3.