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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 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS & AL-ANON 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 email@example.com. 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, DEMOCRATS ORGANIZING – 1st Tuesday 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- Web site www.lakeforkchamber.org SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL OF RAINS 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 LONE OAK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP this error may have caused. Reunions 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 MARS HILL MASONIC LODGE #1440 – 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. EAST TAWAKONI CITY COUNCIL RAINS COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE 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 RAINS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT RAINS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT 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 903-569-2300 ones. ALSO, FIND US ON Bling on the Cure, MEMBER 2011 5K Run/Walk FACEBOOK www.lakecountryplayhouse.org 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. www.RainsCountyLeader.com • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR & PUBLISHER OFFICE ADVERTISING Lynch Cemetery Earl Hill, Jr. Nancy Fenter, Mgr. Diane Eaton ASSOCIATE EDITOR SPECIAL FEATURES PRODUCTION 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 email@example.com; 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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