Rains County Leader (Emory, Tex.), Vol. 126, No. 23, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Page: 2 of 16
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Sttente md ^Meetings
ALBA LIBRARY BOARD - meets at 4:00
p.m. the 3rd Mon. every month at the
Library Building. Everyone welcome.
THE LADIES CLUB OF ALBA - 4th Thurs.,
6:30 p.m., Alba Community Center
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS & AL-ANON
Emory: Each Tues. and Thurs. nights
Emory United Methodist Church Fel-
lowship Hall at 8:00 p.m. For info call
903-343-9934 or 903-447-4086.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 156, Rabb Bro.
Mem. Rains Co., Meeting 7:00 p.m.
on the 4th Monday, 440 South 1st St.,
Point. Phone 903-473-5198.
ARBALA DANCE -Every Tuesday at Arbala
Community Center, 7:00 - 9:30
BETTER LIFE GROUP OF NARCOTICS
ANONYMOUS - 8:00 p.m. Tues., Wed.,
Fri. & Sat. noon at Wesley United Meth-
odist Church, Sulphur Springs. For info
contact Gary S. 903-473-3329
BOY SCOUTS - Every Sun., 7:15 p.m. to
8:30 p.m., Emory United Methodist
DEMOCRATS ORGANIZING - Every Thurs-
day of the month 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Y’all Come Back Cafe
EMORY LIONS CLUB - 1st & 3rd Tues.,
12:00 noon, Mira’s Kitchen. Visitors
FRIENDS OF RAINS CO. PUBLIC LIBRARY
3rd Thurs., 4:00 p.m., Meadows Cultural
Center, Rains County Public Library
KEEP POINT BEAUTIFUL - Second Thurs-
day, 6:30 p.m., Point Community Cen-
ter. Maria Lyle, 903-598-2513.
LAKE COUNTRY NEIGHBORS - First
Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Location TBA
LAKE FORK AREA CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE - 4th Thurs. of each
month, 6:00 p.m. For location, visit our
Web site www.lakeforkchamber.org
LIFE RESOURCES - (Crisis Pregnancy
Options) First Mon. 6:00 to 7:30 at
Meadows Cultural Center Rains Co.
LIVING THE PROGRAM - (narcotics
anonymous) - each Monday @ 8 p.m.
LONE OAK CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
- First Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m.
Lone Oak United Methodist Church
MARS HILL MASONIC LODGE #1440 -
4th Thurs., 7:30 p.m., at Lodge on
MOM’S IN PRAYER - Each Wed., 6:15-
7:15 at Bride’s Room of Emory Baptist
Church. Visit www.MomsinPrayer.org
NORTHEAST TEXAS PARATROOPERS
ASSOCIATION - Meets at the Dinner
Bell Restaurant Quitman, the 3rd Sat.of
each month at 7:30 a.m. 903-763-4555
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR - QUINLAN/
EMORY 170 CHAPTER - 3rd Tues.
7:30 p.m. Trestle Board Masonic Lodge
PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD OF RAINS
COUNTY-AgriLife Extension and Con-
ference Center, 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
POINT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.
-^4th Thursday of each month 6:30 p.m.
at PEDC office, 350 Locust St., Point
POINT LADIES CIVIC CLUB - 1st Thurs.,
6:30 p.m., Point Community Center
P.O.I.N.T-3rd Sun., 3:00 p.m., Cotton
Pickin’ Theatre, Point. 903-598-3809
RAINS COUNTY CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE - 3rd Thursday of each
month. Call for location 903-473-3913.
RAINS COUNTY CHILD PROTECTIVE
SERVICES BOARD - 3rd Mon., 6:30
p.m., Emory Baptist Church
RAINS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF
CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLERS - meets
1st & 3rd Fri. 1 p.m. @ First United
RAINS COUNTY FARMERS UNION - 1st
Mon., 7:00 p.m., Cotton Pickin’ Theatre,
RAINS GARDEN CLUB - First Mon., 9:30
a.m., AgriLife, Emory
RAINS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
3rd Mon., 6:00 p.m., Emory City Hall
RAINS COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD 4th
Mon., 6:00 p.m., Meadows Room,
Rains Public Library
RAINS COUNTY GOOD SAMARITANS
Board meets 2nd Tues., 2:00 p.m. at
Emory Methodist Church. Center is
open 1 to 4 p.m. Mon. and Thurs. and
2nd Sat. 9 to 12 noon Food Pantry
RAINS COUNTY RADIO CONTROL CLUB
2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m.
Emory City Hall 903-473-1391
RAINS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
3rd Sat. of each month, 1:00 p.m.,
Rains County Public Library at library
RAINS COUNTY VETERAN VOLUNTEERS
4th Monday of the month 2:00 p.m.
110 E North Street Emory
RAINS WILDCAT BOOSTER CLUB - Every
3rd Monday @ 6:30 Rains H. S. Library
RAINS WILDCAT BAND BOOSTER CLUB
- Meets every 2nd Thursday each
month @ 6:30 Rains H. S. Band Hall
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF RAINS COUNTY
- 4th Friday, 11:30 a.m. at library
ROTARY CLUB - Every Wed. at 12:00
noon, Lake Fork Baptist Church
SENIORS ADVISORY COUNCIL OF RAINS
COUNTY - 2nd Tues., 1:30 p.m., Green
Acres Nursing Home
STITCH AND LEARN QUILTING CLUB
- First United Methodist Church, Thur.
TEA PARTY OF RAINS COUNTY - 2nd
Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m, Ruth-
ledge Room, Best Western Hotel
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Emory Chapter 1244 - 5:45 - 7 p.m. Tues.,
Emory Baptist Memorial Hall
Lone Oak Chapter 1410 - 6:30 p.m. Mon.,
L. 0. Meth. Church annex
TAWAKONI AREA CIVIC CLUB - 3rd Mon.,
1 p.m., East Tawakoni Civic Center.
WOMEN’S SERVICE CLUB - 2nd Mon.,
10:00 a.m., Rose Community Center
WOMEN IN NEED, INC. - A Battered Wom-
en’s Shelter Upon request. Call (903)
455-4612 or (903) 454-HELP - collect
■ GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
EAST TAWAKONI CITY COUNCIL
3rd Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m.,
East Tawakoni City Hall
EMORY CITY COUNCIL
3rd Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m.,
Emory City Hall
POINT CITY COUNCIL
2nd Tues. of each month, 7:00 p.m.,
Point City Hall
2nd & 4th Thur. of each month, 10:00
a.m. in the Rains Co. Courthouse
RAINS COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE
OFFICE: 110 E. North St, Every Tues.
and Thurs., 8:00-5:00
TRANSPORTATION: To schedule a ride
RAINS COUNTY EMERGENCY
SERVICE AREA DISTRICT
2nd Thur., 7:00 p.m., Rains County
RAINS ISD SCHOOL BOARD
2nd Tues. of each month, 6:30
p.m., Rains ISD Board Room
RAINS COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT
3rd Thurs. of January, March, May,
July, September, November, 6:30
p.m., Rains Tax Office
TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION
THE OLDEST BUSINESS IN RAINS COUNTY
Bains Countu Leader
Established June 10, 1887
(Publication Number USPS 454-560)
Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to:
RAINS COUNTY LEADER
PO. Box 127, Emory, TX 75440
Telephone: 903/473-2653 • FAX: 903/473-0050
www.RainsCountyLeader.com • E-mail: email@example.com
EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Earl Hill, Jr.
Nancy Fenter, Mgr.
Published every Tuesday except the last Tuesday in December
Entered at the Post Office in Emory, Texas, as a Periodical
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Inside Rains County, 1 year, $25.00; Out of County, 1
year, $32.00; Out of State, 1 year, $35.00; E-Leader (On-line edition), 1 year,
$20.00. A $3.00 discount is offered to Rains County citizens age 60 and over on
FORMER EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS OF THE RAINS COUNTY LEADER:
H.W. Martin -1887
Sam Fitzgerald - Before 1900
W. 0. Hebisen - Before 1900
A. S. Hornbeck - Before 1900
J. H. Bradford- 1901-1904
Tom W. Hill- 1904-1937
Earl Hill, Sr. - 1937-1960
Kathleen Hill Becknell - 1962-1995
Rotary Club of Lake
Fork to Meet
The Rotary Club of Lake Fork
will meet Wednesday, November
14, at 12:00 noon in the Fam-
ily Life Center of the Lake Fork
Baptist Church on Hwy. 515.
The meeting will be the monthly
business luncheon. The public is
invited. Lunch is $7.00 per per-
son. RSVP at 903-474-9868. No
meeting on November 21.
Thursday in Point
The Rains County Chamber
of Commerce luncheon meeting
will be held Thursday, Novem-
ber 15, at the Point Commu-
nity Center at 12:00 noon. Chris
Downs of Edward Jones will be
the guest speaker. Lunch is $8.00
The Rains County Commis-
sioners Court will meet in spe-
cial session on November 15 at
10:00 a.m. in the County Court-
house Courtroom for the purpose
of canvassing the returns of the
November 6 General Election.
Library Friends to
Meet November 15th
The Friends of the Library
will hold their monthly meeting
on Thursday, November 15, at
4:00 p.m. at the Rains County
Public Library. Guest speaker
Christie Hicks from Trinity Val-
ley Community College will
share information about ESL and
GED classes in Rains County.
The Friends are seeking can-
didates to fill open chairs on
Grant Writing, Marketing and
Teen Programming committees.
Hear the results of Book Sale
earnings and enjoy “Holiday
Traditions Around Lake Fork,”
a new Meadows Cultural Center
showcase. For more details on
upcoming activities, visit www.
Thrift Shop Sale
There will be a sale in the
Rains County Good Samaritans
Thrift Shop behind the public
library on Hwy. 69N on Satur-
day, November 17, from 8:30
a.m. to 12:00 noon. Funds from
the sale go to buy food for the
needy and operate the center.
The sale includes clothes for all
ages and sizes, household items
and knickknacks. There is new
stock every week.
Application forms for the
2012 Rains County Angel Tree
are available at the Rains County
Leader, Texas Work Force office
in Emory and all Rains school
counselors’ offices. Forms must
be completely filled in or they
will not be accepted. Donations
may be made at the Emory City
Hall or by mailing to PO Box
1071, Emory, TX 75440. Appli-
cations are due back no later than
November 14. No exceptions.
Call Pam Hall at 903-268-7043
for more information.
to Meet Nov. 16
The Republican Women of
Rains County will hold their
monthly meeting on Fri., Nov.
16, at the Rains County Public
Library Meadows Cultural Cen-
ter. The group will be electing
new officers for 2013 and will
plan activities for the coming
year. Women in Rains County are
encouraged to attend the meeting
at 11:30 a.m.
Girl Scout Troop
Holiday Food Drive
Rains County Girl Scout Troop
#1109 is requesting community
support for its holiday canned
food drive. All proceeds will be
donated to Good Samaritans. The
project is one of their community
service projects. Drop-off loca-
tions are at Brookshire’s, Cut-
n-Up Salon, Lake Fork Physi-
cal Therapy, Memorial Clinic-
Emory, Curves, Rains County
Public Library, Bella Derma, E-
Tex Tire and Wheel and Becky’s
Hair Depot. The food drive ends
on Friday, November 16.
Motorcycle Toy Run
to Benefit Children
The Circuit Riders Motorcycle
Ministry and Rains County Sher-
iff’s Office’s annual Toy Run
to benefit the needy children of
Rains County will be held Satur-
day, November 17. Registration
is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on
the courthouse square. $20.00
per bike/$25.00 per couple or
donate an unwrapped gift of
more or equal value. Donations
from the public will be received.
Service Nov. 18
The annual Community-wide
Thanksgiving Service will be held
Sunday, November 18, at Lake
Fork Baptist Church, Hwy. 515,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Featured
speaker will be Keith Cogburn
of the First Baptist Church of
Point. The Thanksgiving Service
is sponsored by area churches in
support of the Good Samaritans.
The public is invited.
Rains Junior High
Bake Sale Nov. 21
Rains Junior High students
will host a bake sale on Wed.,
Nov. 21, at Hooten’s Hardware
from 8:00 a.m. to noon or until
all the yummie goods are sold.
The sale will raise funds for sev-
eral students’ educational history
trip to Washington, D.C.
Dinner on Nov. 21
The City of East Tawakoni
will host a Thanksgiving din-
ner at the East Tawakoni Civic
Center at 12:00 noon on Wednes-
day, November 21. Turkey and
drinks to be furnished. Please
bring your favorite dish. Every-
the Square Dec. 1
The date is set - Santa is com-
ing to Rains County along with
a barbeque cook-off, Dutch oven
dessert contest, pictures with
Santa, tree lighting in the park,
holiday music and of course, the
annual parade. Watch for more
the Square Booths
It’s not too late to reserve
your booth for the Christmas
Around the Square festivities
on Saturday, December 1. Con-
tact the chamber of commerce
at 903-473-3913 or email www.
to reserve your booth. Cost is
$15.00 for a 10x10 space. Set-up
begins at 7:00 a.m.
RHS Indoor Bazaar
Sat., December 8
An Indoor Bazaar will be
held for the public on Satur-
day, December 8, at Rains High
School from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. Lots of items will be avail-
able, including home decorating,
bake sales, snacks, Christmas
gifts, kids’ toys and gently used
clothing. Reserve a booth before
November 30 by calling Jolene
Cobb, 903-473-2222, ext. 1210
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is $10.00 per booth,
table rental is $5.00 (limited
amount). Booth payments will
benefit the Rains Marine Science
of Homes Dec. 9th
The eighth-grade Career Club
is excited to host the annual
Christmas Parade of Homes
on Sunday, December 9, from
1:00 to 4:30. Tickets ($10) may
be purchased in advance at
All Through the House, Rains
Junior High or from eighth-grade
Career Club members. On Sun-
day, December 9, tickets, maps
and refreshments will be avail-
able at All Through the House.
Proceeds will go to the Career
Club Scholarship fund.
5:00 p.m. Fridays
A HERO’S KISS - Miss Rains County Alex Andrews bestows a kiss
on Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Jasper Northcutt, who
served as the Grand Marshal in Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade
in Point. The parade, sponsored by the Rabb Brothers Memorial
American Legion Post 156, was a patriotic tribute to all Rains County
POLIO SURVIVOR - Immediate Past District 5830 Governor Shirley
Griffin (right), a polio survivor, gave the Rotary Club of Lake Fork’s
presentation last Wednesday, November 7, about her trip to India to
participate in a National Immunization Day for polio eradication. With
her (left) is Rotary President Jeannie Prendergast.
Ill Down-Home Goodness [JT
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ASK ABOUT MY HOLIDAY PIES
at the Emory Livestock Sale Barn
Owner Willy Bell • 903-268-0295
Thank you citizens and voters in Precinct 1 for
giving me the opportunity to serve you and the other
citizens of Rains County for another four year term
as your Commissioner. These first four years have
passed very quickly but lean truly say I have enjoyed
the learning experience. I believe some solutions
have been reached that have enhanced the county’s
service to its citizens and reduced costs, however,
many more await solutions and I eagerly embrace the
privilege you have granted me by my re-election to
do just that.
Again, thank you all.
Commissioner Pet. 1
To the many
Supporters, Friends and Family
that gave our campaign
their time, energy and
I am forever grateful for the
Confidence, Trust and Hope
you placed in our effort. This
journey was made possible
by each one of you
and I could not ask for
better people by my side.
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