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Magnolia Festival offers family fun

DURANT - From “Frozen” to fishing dogs, bikes to vendor booths, and fireworks to food, the 19th annual Magnolia Festival will have it this weekend in Durant. A majority of the activities will be based out of the Choctaw Event Center at 3702 Choctaw Road, but there will be some other events off-site, as well. Many will be free to the public.

Kempf - Coble

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - Whitney Marie Kempf and David Jefferson Coble, both of Dallas, will wed Sept. 19 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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The Wedding Expo
The Wedding Expo
Herald Democrat Wedding Expo 2015

CASA of the year named in Fannin County

BONHAM — Virginia Moore of Bonham was named the Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Year by the Fannin County Children’s Center recently. Moore has only been an advocate for 10 months, but she has already taken on two cases and logged in more than 400 hours, even while she works full-time for First National Bank of Trenton.

Entries still accepted for Memorial Day parade; and other local news in brief

Entries into the annual Memorial Day parade in Denison will be accepted until late Friday afternoon by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s parade, scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, carries the theme of “Honor. Family. Freedom.” Cash prizes will go to the entry judged as the “Best of Parade,” as well as the first and second place entries, the top car/motorcycle club and the top equestrian group.

Stories that honor the fallen: Memorial Day reads

Monday is Memorial Day. Many will participate in the annual custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers, a tradition that began in 1868. Others will attend special commemoration events, or spend time with family remembering loved ones who were lost.