Cooking Country


December 11, 2018 and it is Christmastime! Paul and I have been in Arizona visiting our kids, grandkids and greats and last week, I completely forgot the cooking column until it was too late. I had planned to write about using leftovers from Thanksgiving and would you believe I was helping one of my daughters in-law get ready for a […]

Margaret (Keeling) Erwin

Funeral services for Margaret (Keeling) Erwin, age 81, of Dallas, were held 10 A.M., Friday, December 7, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Centerville, Texas. Pastor of the church, Joy Richards, officiated the service followed by interment in the Centerville Cemetery. Pallbearers: Gary Keeling, Kermit Keeling, Marcus Keeling, Erin Erwin, Ian Larsen, Bill Keeling. Honorary Pallbearers: Caddel Keeling, Opal […]

Della Lee Johnson

Homegoing services for Mrs. Della Lee Johnson, age 90, of Sugar Land, and formerly of Madisonville, were held 11 A.M., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Two Mile United Methodist Church in Leona, Texas. Rev. Regina Greenwood officiated the service. Committal services followed in the Two Mile Paradise Cemetery. Della Lee Johnson was born December 1, 1928 to Joe & Eugene […]

Ouida Inez Shepherd Patterson

Ouida Inez Shepherd Patterson’s journey on this earth ended on Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was born in Leon County, Texas, on June 28, 1926, the second of three sisters born to Bert and Madaline Shepherd. She was the valedictorian of the Flynn High School class of 1944: a class of 13 students. Thanks to the determination of her mother, […]

Leon County Sheriff’s Report


11/28/18 At 2:26 AM, Deputy Stephen Pate conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at W. Church St. in Centerville. Deputy Pate was notified by dispatch that the subject was wanted on a local warrant. One was transported to Leon County Jail, without incident. At 10:24 AM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to FM 3 S. in Normangee, in reference […]

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Costly Target Practice During the late-night hours in early October, an Upshur County game warden received a call from a distraught couple claiming they had discovered a deceased 10-point buck on their property. The couple explained they noticed the dead deer in the field just […]

Community Calendar

The Buffalo Prime Timers Book Club meets at 1 p.m. every fourth Thursday at the Buffalo Library, unless otherwise posted. Anyone interested in good books and great fellowship is invited to attend. Everyone is Invited – Community Bible Study MEETS EVERY MONDAY 6:30 – 7:30 PM. In the old Oakwood Feed store building 902 W. Broad St. (Hwy. 79 South) […]

Colton Green wins District Most Valuable Player


The 7-3A Division ll All District teams were selected and as expected the Bison gathered most of the awards. The District MVP was Colton Green, outstanding defensive lineman was Luis Porras, defensive player of the year was Jesus Garcia, return specialist was Jamual Randle, and coach of the year was Brandon Houston. Selected to the first team offense were: Luis […]

Hilltop Lakes Golf News

The frost had just cleared at the regular 9:00AM start of the Wednesday match, so the group did not start until 9:30. The format was best individual gross and net scores in two flights. The first flight included 14 people with handicaps between 10 and 16. The First Flight Gross score winners were Steve Misterek shooting 74 and Bob Beevers […]

Oakwood falls to Strawn 51 to 6


With all the excitement and explosive offense inherent in six man football the Oakwood Panthers advanced one week farther into the playoffs two weeks ago only to fall to Strawn this week. The Panthers had a great year, ending up 10-4 for their season. It is a season to be very proud of and to remember. The end of Leon […]