• On Saturday, April 19, the Collin County Farmers Market in Plano will be filled with shoppers browsing wares offered by vendors of all kinds at the market's 2014 opening day.
  • (L-R) Rick Magers, Samantha Lumpkins and Connie Magers, shown here serving up wines available at Grayson Winery and Homestead Winery during a weekend festival in Denison, will be among the winery representatives offering a wine tasting at Bonham's Heritage Day Celebration May 3.
  • Rainwater University 2014 will be April 16-18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • Who will make your healthcare decisions when you are unable to make them yourself? This is a scary question to consider and a topic many avoid. The planning process can be difficult because it requires anticipating conditions that are hard to face and where we have no control. But advance healthcare planning is the best way to ensure that, if others must make decisions for you, the decisions they make will represent your needs, desires and preferences. And putting your decisions in writing will help you decrease the challenges for your family.
  • McKinney, Texas -- The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts will hold its popular fund-raiser, "Ladies Night Out," on Thursday, April 17, 2014. "Ladies Night Out" is an evening designed to celebrate the spirit of friendship with best buddies; favorite confidants or new acquaintances you've been wanting to get to know better. The event will be held from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Heard-Craig Hall at 306 N. Church Street in beautiful, historic downtown McKinney.
  • Benjamin (Chad) Prater is in congestive heart failure. The doctors have medically induced him into a coma to try and stabilize his heart rather and blood pressure, and prepare his body for surgery. He developed a fever and pneumona. He is waiting to get a LVAD means Left Ventricular Assist Device. An LVAD is a surgically implanted mechanical device that helps the heart pump blood. And then he will be able to go on the heart transplant list. He is the grandson of Merril and Fran Prater of Telephone, Texas and the son of Tim and Joan Prater of Windom, Texas. He is a graduate of Bonham High School 2004. He also went to school in Honey Grove and went to Grayson County College. He is a former employee of Bonham WalMart.
  • On Tuesday, April 15, KFYN radio will host guest speaker Lee Brown from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lee, an ISA Certified Arborist, will be answering all questions related to tree health, maintenance and safety. Questions are welcomed and recommended. If you have any questions about your trees’ health, then Tuesday is the time to call KFYN at 903-583-3151.
  • Open to the public
    Breakfast served 7:00-9:00 a.m.
    Lunch served 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Salad bar each weekday
    Grill is open for burgers
    Baked potatoes on request if ordered ahead of time
  • Want to see the moon glow red? Looking for a unique spot to experience the total lunar eclipse next week? Get ready to stay up late Monday night, and trek on over to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for a lunar eclipse watch party on the plaza from midnight to 3 a.m. Tuesday (April 15)! Free and open to all ages, the party will take place during the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday.
  • The Bonham Senior Citizens Center needs volunteers to deliver lunches to its Meals on Wheels clients. If you can help deliver a small group of lunches one day per week or more, please call us at 903-583-8573, between 7:00 A.M. and 12:30 P.M., for more information. We appreciate your help.
  • Next week, Van Alstyne Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.
  • Recycle your old stuff and help Texoma Community Center. Everyone can recycle at this event, no matter where you live. Items will be taken only on April 12. No pick-ups are available for individuals. Pick-ups can be scheduled for businesses with a large number of items. For pick-up scheduling and more information, call: 903-957-4865.
  • April 12 program at The Sixth Floor Museum will explore that label with filmmaker Quin Mathews and author Bill Minutaglio.
  • Tammy Elliott, a Zumba® dance fitness instructor, has organized a Zumba® dance fundraiser April 12 in McKinney that will benefit The First Baptist Church of West Disaster Relief Fund. The public is welcome.