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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.

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Dreyer - 65th

GORDONVILLE - Cleo G. and Loretta Dreyer of Gordonville will mark their 65th anniversary this week. To celebrate, the couple will be taking a cruise, hosted by their children.

Burleson Cemetery Decoration day set

Burleson Cemetery decoration day is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery on Farm to Market 697 just southeast of Sherman. In case of rain, the meeting will be held at Victory Missionary Baptist Church, 2939 E, Lamar Street in Sherman. For additional information, call 903-821-7041.

Help from Whitewright heading to Van

WHITEWRIGHT — The Whitewright Fire Department will be responding to a call for help from 100 miles away Friday, when a contingent of local firefighters travels to the tornado-ravaged town of Van to deliver a cache of needed supplies and a dash of neighborly good will.