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Winning yard

Courtesy photo Winning yard The home of Jim and Lauri Biggs at 307 Pecan in Tom Bean has been chosen as the December “Yard of the Month” by the Tom Bean Beautification Committee.

Tips for using leftovers

I feel like such a failure when food goes to waste. The money I’ve spent, the time I have invested to cook it; it altogether feels rotten. We always attempt to eat our leftovers, yet sometimes there just isn’t enough to construct an entire second meal, or we are bored with the food, or it doesn’t taste as good a day later. Rice, I am talking about you.

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Helping children

Courtesy photo Helping children The Denison Service League Family Services Committee recently went on its annual Christmas shopping trip to purchase items for children in foster care within the Grayson County Child Protective Services program. A total of $1,600 was used to buy toys requested by the children. Shown are Jacque Oetker, Wanda Kauffman, Tina Moon and Beth Russom.

Bands plan Saturday concert

BONHAM - The Bonham Community Band and the Bonham Big Band Express will be performing their last concert of the year this Saturday. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. and will be at the Bonham Civic Center (formerly the armory), 1100 West 5th Street.

Handy book blends holiday food, decor and gifts

The holidays are here, but it’s never too late to add a sugar cookie here, a bow there, and even a few surprises. Who better than Good Housekeeping, Country Living, and Redbook to team up with a book that covers all the seasonal basics - food, decor and gifts? That’s exactly what’s the editors of all three publications have done with Holiday Cheer - Recipes and Decorating Ideas for Your Best Christmas Ever.

Santa express mail

CHRIS JENNINGS / HERALD DEMOCRAT Santa express mail It’s not too late to get a Christmas letter to Santa. His special mailbox is still available - no postage required - at the corner of Main Street and Austin Avenue in Denison in front of Hubbard Furniture. The box has been overseen by the Hubbard family for more than half a century. It is out and available for letters Monday through Saturday during regular business hours. Santa’s helpers make regular stops to pick up all the letters dropped into the box and deliver them to the jolly, old elf.