County Health Fair at Expo provides fun and services



For the third straight year the Leon County Expo hosted the Leon County Health Fair. This year more than 70 vendors displayed their products and programs and 150 locals received their flue shots. The traveling mammogram “The Rose” provided over thirty mammograms. At least 250 sixth graders and 120 freshmen attended the event. Donna Danford explained that they had expanded […]

Restless Heart performs in fifth annual concert event



Leon County country music fans were treated to a special treat at the Leon County Expo Center on Saturday night, October 7, when Country Music group Restless Heart took center stage. To celebrate five years of performances Claude Gray, Lisa Layne and Bobby Flores returned to the Expo and opened for Restless Heart. Restless Heart was established in 1984 and […]

In 50 years Ray and Anna’s vegetable stand has grown a lot



All the way back in 1967 Ray and Anna Melasky opened a fruit and vegetable stand, now known as Bobo’s Nursery & Florist. During the month of October Bobo’s will serve free hamburgers and sausage wraps as appreciation to all customers. To maintain a successful business for fifty years takes much more than luck, these folks have worked together to […]

Pecans hit by hurricanes, but growers hope to encourage use beyond winter holidays



COLLEGE STATION — Hurricanes may have taken a big bite out of the U.S. pecan crop this year, but that’s not likely to stop the annual fall flurry of pies, candies, cheeses and other delicacies made with the popular native nut, officials said. As much as 35 percent of the Georgia crop totaling 35 million pounds was lost during Hurricane […]

Great turnout at Parker Cemetery Memorial



The tradition of holding an annual “memorial” day at rural cemeteries remains alive in Leon County and with dozens of them across the county, there are memorials almost every weekend during the spring and fall months. Parker Cemetery held its annual meeting on Sunday, October 8, with approximately 100 members in attendance. Turnout was larger than usual because the pavilion […]

October – Domestic Abuse Awareness Month



Domestic violence is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors– including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion – used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Batterers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, often injure, […]

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady

Working Hard to Make America Great Again

Last November, the American people gave Republicans the House, the Senate and the White House with one clear message: come together and unite around President Trump’s agenda to Make America Great Again. In the House of Representatives, we’ve done just that, passing legislation to repeal Obamacare, roll back Dodd-Frank, and strengthen our military. These are just a few of our […]

Cooking Country



Well, I got a few chuckles about last week’s column that went into detail about how to prepare freshly process fried chicken. Our world has forgotten, or has never realized, that somebody has to raise and kill that animal before it gets to us, whether at the restaurant or the grocery store. But this week the talk will not be […]

Deborah Brent



Funeral services for Deborah Brent, 57, of Centerville, Texas, were held at 3 P.M., Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Bro. Jim Bob Gunnels officiated the service, and interment was in the New Salem Cemetery, east of Centerville in the Centerview Community. Deborah Denise Brent was born on October 15, 1959, in Pineville, Louisiana to […]

Tommy Chumley



Funeral services for Tommy Chumley, 70, of Centerville, were held at 11 A.M., Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Walters Funeral Home in Centerville. Roger Blackburn officiated the service. Interment followed in the Centerville Cemetery. Thomas Wayne Chumley was born on June 21, 1947 in Hearne, Texas to Foy Guy & Annie “Lucille” (Cannon) Chumley. He was employed as a […]