Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 – Volume XX, Issue No. 15

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4-H, AgriLife present to court

By DEBORAH M WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County 4-H students presented projects created during the summer sewing camp to the commissioners court meeting held Thursday, August 8, in the Rains County (RC) Courthouse Courtroom at 10:00 a.m. Judge Wayne Wolfe presided with commissioners Mike Willis, Mike Godwin and Joe Humphrey attending.

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Bishop killed on Hwy. 19N

By CHUCK FITTS
Rains County Leader staff

Former Rains County Commissioner Gary Bishop was struck and killed by a vehicle on Hwy 19 N in the early morning of Monday, August 12.

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Board holds budget workshop

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District’s board of trustees met in special session Tuesday evening, August 6, in the RISD administration building. The special meeting was called to conduct a budget workshop for the board members.

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Jewell Cooper celebrates 100 years

Gladys Jewell Montgomery was born on August 10, 1919, in a sawed-lumber house, above Vincent Creek, three miles west of Emory. She was the second daughter of William Dolan Montgomery and Myrtle Leona Garmon.

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Spencer Realty celebrates 60 years

Sixty years ago, E.C. Spencer watched half the family farm where he had been born in 1898 disappear under the waters of newly created Lake Tawakoni. He may have been planning how to plant a smaller crop on the remaining land, but his son, L.L. Spencer, had other ideas.

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