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									2                                                               TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                        USDA FARM SERVICE AGENCY

                                                                                                    NEWS BRIEFS                                                         Funding changes to the
        Calendar of                                                                          RC Democratic Party                   Founder’s Day                        Biomass Crop Assistance
    Events and Meetings                                                                      New Meeting Time
                                                                                                The Rains County Democratic
                                                                                                                                   booth sign-up
                                                                                                                                      The Rains County Cham-            Program (BCAP)
                                                                                             Party has set a new time for its      ber of Commerce is now taking
                                                                                             monthly meetings. All Democrats       applications for vendors’ booths        Wood-Rains County USDA               be issued in the form of crop
          CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS                                                                and Independents are invited to       for Founder’s Day on Saturday,       Farm Service Agency (FSA)               establishment and annual contract
                                                                                             attend meetings on the first Tues-    May 7. Booth size is 10x10 and       Executive Director Nancy Birken-        payments.
ALBA LIBRARY BOARD – meets at 6:30             ORDER OF EASTERN STAR - QUINLAN/              day of each month at 7:30 p.m.        price $15.00. Deadline for sign-     feld, announced a provision that           The second BCAP process is
   p.m. the 3rd Monday every month at            EMORY 170 CHAPTER – 3rd Tues.               in the Meadows Cultural Center        up is Wednesday, May 4. Call         limits the amount of Biomass            implemented through matching
   the Alba City Hall. Everyone is welcome.      7:30 p.m. Trestle Board Masonic Lodge                                                                                  Crop Assistance Program (BCAP)          payments earned for the collec-
                                                 Quinlan.                                    of the public library.                the Chamber office at 903-473-
THE LADIES CLUB OF ALBA – 4th Thurs.,                                                                                              3913 for more information or for     funding available at $112 million       tion, harvest, storage and trans-
   7:00 p.m., Alba Community Center            PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD OF RAINS                                                    application. Chamber hours are       for fiscal year (FY) 2011.              portation (CHST) of eligible
                                                  COUNTY – AgriLife Extension and Con-
                                                  ference Center, 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                             Special Olympics                      Monday, Wednesday and Friday            BCAP supports agricultural           biomass materials to a qualified
    Emory: Each Tues. night Emory United       POINT LADIES CIVIC CLUB – 1st Thurs.,
                                                                                             at Rains ISD May 5                    8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                 and forest land owners and opera-       biomass conversion facility by
                                                                                                                                                                        tors through two distinct process-      eligible material owners. Current-
    Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at           6:30 p.m., Point Community Center             Rains ISD will hold its fourth
    8:00 p.m. For info call 903-597-1796.                                                                                                                               es. The first process utilizes an       ly only herbaceous species are
    Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Com-       P.O.I.N.T – 3rd Sun., 3:00 p.m., Cotton       annual Special Olympics Track         Rains Pre-K and                      approved project area to support        considered eligible materials for
                                                  Pickin’ Theatre, Point. 903-598-2024       and Field Meet on Thursday, May
    munity Center.
                                                                                             5, at Wildcat Stadium. Opening
                                                                                                                                   Kindergarten                         the production of eligible energy       CHST matching payments.
                                               RAINS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – 2nd                                                                                           crop feedstock produced within             “Both matching payments and
    Lone Oak: Al-Anon meets each Wed. at
    noon at United Methodist Church               Thursday of each month, 7 p.m.             ceremonies, led by the Rains ISD      Round-up                             the project area. Project sponsors      annual payments will be affected
                                                  Meadows Room of the County Library.        delegation, will begin at 9:30 a.m.
                                                  Anyone that attended Rains Schools                                                  Rains ISD will hold its Pre-K     must submit project area propos-        by the reduction in program fund-
    The H.O.W. Group – First Baptist                                                         The public is invited to come out
    Church in Point every Thursday night          is invited                                                                       and Kindergarten Round-up for        als to jeffrey.dudensing@tx.usda.       ing,” said Birkenfeld. “At this time
    8:00 p.m. For information call 903-                                                      and support all the athletes from     the 2011-2012 school year on         gov by May 27.                          matching payments for woody
                                               RAINS COUNTY CHAMBER OF                       nine school districts.
    474-3823                                                                                                                                                               Approved project area par-           biomass have not been autho-
                                                  COMMERCE – 3rd Thursday of each                                                  May 16 through 20 at the Rains
AMERICAN LEGION POST 156, Rabb Bro.               month. Call for location 903-473-3913.                                           Elementary School Office from        ticipants may qualify for BCAP          rized; however, FSA anticipates
  Mem. Rains Co., Meeting 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                     assistance under a contract agree-      that matching CHST payments
  on the 4th Monday, 440 South 1st St.,
                                               RAINS COUNTY CHILD PROTECTIVE
                                                  SERVICES BOARD – 3rd Mon., 6:30
                                                                                             RHS Hosts Juniors’                    8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30
                                                                                                                                                                        ment with Commodity Credit              for woody biomass species will
                                                                                                                                   to 2:00 p.m. Bring official birth
  Point. Phone 903-473-5198.                      p.m., Emory Baptist Church                 Parent Night May 5                    certificate, Social Security card,   Corporation (CCC). Through this         be implemented this summer,”
ARBALA DANCE –Every Tuesday at Arbala          RAINS COUNTY FARMERS UNION – 1st                                                    complete immunization record,        agreement, BCAP assistance will         she said.
  Community Center, 7:00 - 9:30                                                                 Rains High School will hold a
                                                  Mon., 7:00 p.m., Cotton Pickin’ Theatre,                                         proof of residency and, for Pre-K
                                                  903-447-0096                               Juniors’ Parent Night Thursday,
BETTER LIFE GROUP OF NARCOTICS                                                               May 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in      only, proof of income. (Pre-K is
   ANONYMOUS – 8:00 p.m. Tues., Wed.,

                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Litter Letter
                                               RAINS GARDEN CLUB – First Mon., 9:30          the high school library. Counselor    a federally funded program and
   Fri. & Sat. noon at Wesley United Meth-        a.m., Rose Community Center, Emory
   odist Church, Sulphur Springs. For info                                                   Pam Joiner will provide informa-      participants must meet income
   contact Gary S. 903-473-3329                RAINS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY               tion on college entrance require-     eligibility requirements.) Call
                                                  3rd Mon., 6:00 p.m., Emory City Hall                                             903-473-2222, ext. 3147 for                                             By Harold L. Carr
BOY SCOUTS – Every Sun., 7:15 p.m. to                                                        ments, financial aid, scholarship
  8:30 p.m., Emory United Methodist            RAINS COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD 4th                searches and much more. Par-          more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rains County Environmental Enforcement
  Church                                          Mon., 6:00 p.m., Meadows Room,             ents and guardians of juniors are
                                                  Rains Public Library                                                                                                                          Officer and On-Site Sewage Systems Inspector
CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Friday, 7:00                                                            invited to attend or may make an      Hooked on Fishing
   p.m., Bull Creek Cowboy Church, Lone        RAINS COUNTY GOOD SAMARITANS                  appointment with Joiner at 473-
   Oak. For more info call 903-268-9647           Board meets 2nd Tues., 2:00 p.m. at
                                                  Emory Methodist Church. Center is
                                                                                             2222, ext. 1412.                      Tourney Set For
   or 903-662-9577                                                                                                                                                         At the risk of seeming to be         ordered by these emergency
                                                  open 1 to 4 p.m. Mon. and Thurs. and
                                                  2nd Sat. 9 to 12 noon Food Pantry
                                                                                                                                   Saturday, May 21                     repetitive, I wish to comment on        responders to move or relocate,
  of the month 7:30 p.m. Rains County
                                               RAINS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
                                                                                             Class of 2012 to                         The annual Hooked on Fish-        a familiar subject in this article.     the recipient of the order does
  Public Library                                                                                                                                                        Firefighters give a lot of them-        not have the option to debate the
                                                  3rd Sat. of each month, 1:00 p.m.,         Sponsor Founder’s                     ing, Not on Drugs youth fish-
                                                                                                                                                                        selves and their personal lives         command.
EMORY LIONS CLUB – 1st & 3rd Tues.,               Rains County Public Library at library                                           ing tournament is coming up
  12:00 noon, Mira’s Kitchen. Visitors                                                       Day Fish Fry                          on Saturday, May 21, at Thou-        to their VOLUNTEER activi-                 State of Texas law requires
  welcome                                      RAINS COUNTY VETERAN VOLUNTEERS                                                                                          ties. Most everyone, if asked,          compliance. Do not waste their
                                                  4th Monday of the month 2:00 p.m.             The Rains High School Class        sand Trails South Park on Lake
FRIENDS OF RAINS CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY               110 E North Street Emory                                                         Tawakoni beginning at 8:00 a.m.      will express appreciation for the       time or effort by arguing with
                                                                                             of 2012 will sponsor a Founder’s                                           job(s) they perform.                    the person issuing the command.
   3rd Thurs., 4:00 p.m., Meadows Cultural                                                                                         The popular tourney is sponsored
   Center, Rains County Public Library         RAINS WILDCAT BOOSTER CLUB – Every            Day Fish Fry fundraiser on Fri-                                               One of the most dangerous            They do not have time to explain
                                                  3rd Monday @ 6:30 Rains H. S. Library      day evening, May 6, from 6:00         by the Rains County Sheriff’s
LAKE COUNTRY NEIGHBORS – First                                                                                                     Department in cooperation with       and strenuous functions they            to a recalcitrant bystander that
                                               REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF RAINS COUNTY              to 8:00 p.m. at the Rains County                                           undertake is firefighting. I, for       they do indeed have the authority
   Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Location TBA            – 4th Friday, 11:30 a.m. at library                                               other local law enforcement and
                                                                                             Fairgrounds. The class will also                                           one, have no desire to enter a          to issue such a command.
LAKE FORK AREA CHAMBER OF                                                                    sponsor a cake walk on Satur-         fire agencies.
                                               ROTARY CLUB – Every Wed. at 12:00                                                                                        burning building. They do it at            There is little, if anything, a
   COMMERCE – 4th Thurs. of each                 noon, Lake Fork Baptist Church              day during the festivities. Class
   month, 6:00 p.m. For location, visit our                                                                                                                             the drop of a hat, with little          bystander can assist the firefight-
                                                                                             parents are asked to call Patsy       Corrections                          regard for personal safety, if they     ers with. The very best effort
                                                  COUNTY – 2nd Tues., 1:30 p.m., Green       Anderson, 903-473-1068, or                                                 judge the situation to warrant          bystanders can contribute is to
LAKE TAWAKONI LIONS CLUB – 2nd & 4th              Acres Nursing Home                         Michelle Virgel, 903-473-3829.           In last week’s column from
   Tues., 7:00 p.m., Lions                                                                                                                                              such action.                            get out of the way, far out of the
   J. P. McNatt Community Center               STITCH AND LEARN QUILTING CLUB                                                      AgriLife agent Denita Young the         On that observation, consider        way.
                                                  – First United Methodist Church, Thur.                                           Rains County Leader incorrectly
LIFE RESOURCES – (Crisis Pregnancy                9:00-noon                                  Good Samaritan                        identified the TEEA. The correct
                                                                                                                                                                        that state law forbids hindering           I am available for further
   Options) First Mon. 6:00 to 7:30 at                                                                                                                                  their efforts and actions during        information on this matter or
   Meadows Cultural Center Rains Co.           TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)               Thrift Shop Sale                      identification should have been      the performance of their mission.       environmental issues at 903-473-
   Library                                                                                                                         the Texas Extension Education        This includes interested observ-        5091 or at my office at 109
                                               Emory Chapter 1244 - 5:45 - 7 p.m. Tues.,        The Rains County Good              Association, not the Texas Envi-
LIVING THE PROGRAM – (narcotics                  Emory Baptist Memorial Hall                 Samaritan Thrift Shop will hold                                            ers getting in their way and ask-       Wood Street.
   anonymous) – each Monday @ 8 p.m.                                                                                               ronmental Excellence Award. The      ing questions. If requested or
   Meadows Room                                Lone Oak Chapter 1410 - 6:30 p.m. Mon.,       a sale of items on Saturdays,         Leader regrets any inconvenience
                                                  L. O. Meth. Church annex                   May 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 8:30
                                                                                                                                   this error may have caused.

                                               TAWAKONI AREA CIVIC CLUB – 3rd Mon.,          a.m. to 12:00 noon. The Thrift           In the Hukill 70th anniversary
  – First Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m.
  Lone Oak United Methodist Church                1 p.m., East Tawakoni Civic Center.        Shop is located behind the public     story in the April 4 Rains County
                                                  447-2483.                                  library on Hwy. 69N. Funds from
                                                                                                                                   Leader it was incorrectly reported
                                               WOMEN’S SERVICE CLUB – 2nd Mon.,              the sale go to buy food for the       that the couple has five daughters
  4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m., at Lodge on
                                                 10:00 a.m., Rose Community Center           needy and operate the center. The                                          CLASS OF 2001 REUNION – The Rains High School class
  Hwy. 69                                                                                                                          and sons. It should have stated      of 2001 will hold its 10-year class reunion on Saturday, May 7, at
                                               WOMEN IN NEED, INC. – A Battered Wom-         sale includes clothes for all ages    that the couple has five daughters
NORTHEAST TEXAS PARATROOPERS                     en’s Shelter Upon request. Call (903)       and sizes, household items and                                             Thousand Trails on Lake Tawakoni. Putt Putt, ping pong, basketball,
  ASSOCIATION – Meets at the Dinner                                                                                                and two sons. The Leader regrets     frisbee, flag-football and food will be there. Bring the entire family.
                                                 455-4612 or (903) 454-HELP - collect        knick-knacks. There is new stock
  Bell Restaurant Quitman, the 3rd Sat.of        calls accepted                                                                    any inconvenience this error may
  each month at 7:30 a.m. 903-763-4555                                                       every week.                                                                Contact Amber Panter at Rains High School for more details.
                                                                                                                                   have caused.
                                                                                                                                                                        BONANZA SCHOOL REUNION – Mark your calendar
                                                                                             Free e-waste event                                                         for the Bonanza School Reunion on May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00
          GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES                                                                                                                                         p.m. with a potluck lunch at 1:00. For questions or more information,
                                                                                             in Terrell on May 7                                                        contact Reba Terry at 903-485-4491 or 903-243-5912.
                                                                                                Since the next county elec-        HUMOR FROM
                                                                                             tronic waste event is not until
   3rd Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m.,
   East Tawakoni City Hall
                                                  OFFICE: 110 E. North St., Every Tues.
                                                  and Thurs., 8:00-5:00                      November 6, citizens can get rid      THE CHURCH SELECT THEATER
                                                  TRANSPORTATION: To schedule a ride         of their e-waste soon by tak-         BULLETIN.....                                                                                 MAY
EMORY CITY COUNCIL                                Call 903-474-7231                          ing it to Terrell on May 7 from                     (LAKE COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE)                                                     MOVIE
                                                                                                                                      Irving Benson and Jessie Cart-
  3rd Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m.,
                                               RAINS COUNTY EMERGENCY                        9:00 a.m.-noon at American            er were married on October 24 in            Mineola 903-569-2300                         SCHEDULE
  Emory City Hall
                                                  SERVICE AREA DISTRICT                      National Bank Operations Bldg.        the church. So ends a friendship         SAT. AFTERNOON MATINEE - ALL TICKETS $3.00
                                                  2nd Thur., 7:00 p.m., Rains County         parking lot at 200 N. Catherine                                                 FRI.-SAT. 7:30, Adults $5 •under 12 $3.00
POINT CITY COUNCIL                                Courthouse Annex                                                                 that began in their school days.
   2nd Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m.,                                                       St. E-waste includes computers,
   Point City Hall                             RAINS ISD SCHOOL BOARD
                                                  2nd Tues. of each month, 6:30
                                                                                             printers, copiers, scanners, fax
                                                                                             machines, servers, all phones,
                                                                                                                                      A bean supper will be held on                                     CALL FOR “WHAT’S
                                                  p.m., Rains ISD Board Room                                                       Tuesday evening in the church
                                                                                             stereos, DVD players, monitors
                                                                                             and TVs. There will also be paper
                                                                                                                                   hall. Music will follow.                                              SHOWING” AND
   2nd & 4th Thur. of each month, 10:00
   a.m. in the Rains Co. Courthouse
                                                  3rd Thurs. of January, March, May,
                                                  July, September, November, 6:30
                                                  p.m., Rains Tax Office
                                                                                             shredding at the free event, spon-
                                                                                             sored by Terrell Environmental
                                                                                                                                      Eight new choir robes are cur-                                      SHOWTIMES.
                                                                                                                                   rently needed due to the addition
                                                                                             Co-op. Call 972-524-0007 for
                                                                                             more information.                     of several new members and to
                                                                                                                                   the deterioration of some older
                                                                                                                                   ones.                                                                 ALSO, FIND US ON
                                                                                             Bling on the Cure,
                                                      MEMBER 2011                            5K Run/Walk                                                                                                    FACEBOOK
                                                                                                 A Bling on the Cure 5K run/
     TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION                                                                 walk benefiting the Susan G.

                                                                                                                                                           RE-ELECT BILL GLEASON
                                                                                             Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure
               THE OLDEST BUSINESS IN RAINS COUNTY                                           will kick off Saturday morning,
                                                                                             May 7, at 8:00 a.m. on the court-
                                                                                             house square as a feature of the
                                                                                             Founder’s Day Festivities. Reg-
                           Established June 10, 1887                                         istration is $25.00. Pre-register
                      (Publication Number USPS 454-560)                                      at Emory Development Corp. or
                                                                                             Texas AgriLife. Register the day
                          Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to:                                     of the race from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.
                          RAINS COUNTY LEADER                                                on the courthouse square. For
                          P.O. Box 127, Emory, TX 75440                                      more information, call Deann,
                                                                                             903-473-2444, or Denita, 903-
           Telephone: 903/473-2653 • FAX: 903/473-0050                                       473-4580. • E-mail:

         EDITOR & PUBLISHER           OFFICE                      ADVERTISING                Lynch Cemetery
         Earl Hill, Jr.               Nancy Fenter, Mgr.          Diane Eaton
                                                                                             Meeting May 7
         Carolyn Hill                 Bonnie Burch                Kay Thompson                  The annual meeting of Lynch
                                                                  Audy Cody
         SPORTS EDITOR                ROUTE SALES                                            Cemetery Board of Directors
         Trey Hill                    Robert Dean                                            and friends and families will be
                                                                                             at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 7,
            Published every Tuesday except the last Tuesday in December                      under the new pavilion at the
              Entered at the Post Office in Emory, Texas, as a Periodical
                                                                                             cemetery. Please attend if you
    SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Inside Rains County, 1 year, $25.00; Out of County, 1                have family buried at Lynch.
    year, $32.00; Out of State, 1 year, $35.00; E-Leader (On-line edition), 1 year,          Addresses, e-mails, etc. need to
    $20.00. A $3.00 discount is offered to Rains County citizens age 60 and over on
    paper subscription.
                                                                                             be updated. If you are unable
                                                                                             to attend, send your informa-
     FORMER EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS OF THE RAINS COUNTY LEADER:                               tion to Paul Cason, 6324 FM
    H. W. Martin - 1887                         J. H. Bradford - 1901-1904                   47, Point, TX 75472, e-mail to
    Sam Fitzgerald - Before 1900                Tom W. Hill - 1904-1937            ; or
    W. O. Hebisen - Before 1900                 Earl Hill, Sr. - 1937-1960                   contact Kirk Stuart, president of
    A. S. Hornbeck - Before 1900                Kathleen Hill Becknell - 1962-1995           the association. For more infor-
                                                                                             mation, call 903-598-2563.

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