The 36th annual Living Christmas Tree, presented by First Baptist Church in Graham, takes place Dec. 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly at the First Baptist Church auditorium, 620 4th St. The event is free and tickets are not needed. Contributed photo
Actor Bryan Ray as Uncle Brierly and Cassidy Freeman as Amos practice a scene in the Graham Regional Theatre production of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas on Monday at The Perry theater. The production will begin on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at The Perry.  Leader photos by Thomas Wallner
Bryson Cowboys member Jon Alaniz brings the ball down the court in transition during the opening round of the Pirate Classic last Thursday against Bethesda Christian from Perrin-Whitt High School.   Leader photo by Evan Grice
Newcastle Lady Cats player Maria Marana tries to gain control of the ball for a possible shot as a Breckenridge Lady Bucks player defends last Thursday in the opening game of the Albany Holiday Classic.   Leader photo by Evan Grice

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Today’s the last chance for folks in North Texas to prep in relatively warm weather before a major arctic front arrives tonight, bringing blisteringly cold temperatures for the next two days.

The 36th annual Living Christmas Tree, presented by First Baptist Church in Graham, takes place Dec. 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly at the First Baptist Church auditorium, 620 4th St. The event is free and tickets are not needed. Contributed photo

First Baptist Church of Graham will present their 36th annual "Living Christmas Tree" production this weekend, providing Christian holiday entertainment to residents of the Lake Country.

Dr. Jeff Gilbertson, prominent Graham physician who has been the subject of a search since he went missing Nov. 17, has spoken to his father and is well.

Actor Bryan Ray as Uncle Brierly and Cassidy Freeman as Amos practice a scene in the Graham Regional Theatre production of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas on Monday at The Perry theater. The production will begin on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at The Perry.  Leader photos by Thomas Wallner

The Graham Regional Theatre will open its performance of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in The Perry theater.

Thursday, Dec. 1
5:28 p.m. – Suspicious circumstances, Ave. D, Graham.
5:34 p.m. – Oh, animal, no, no, no. Texas at Blewett, Graham, Animal Control notified.

A driver trying to avoid hitting a deer in the road before dawn Monday started a chain of events leading to a crash that took the life of an Olney man.

Bethel Baptist Church of Graham, 209 Tennessee St., will host itsfree  Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. As seen in this photo from a past dinner, volunteers spend part of their holiday serving the traditional fare to their fellow community members.  Contributed photo

The Norman Rockwell fantasy of a perfect Thanksgiving in America – families gathered to enjoy a traditional feast of turkey, dressing, all the fixings and lots of desserts – can’t be the case for e

Leader photo by Brenda Sommer

State troopers are investigating this accident in which a tractor-trailer carrying a full load of yearling calves overturned Friday morning, Nov. 11.

Sports

PERRIN - Following a tough loss at home versus Strawn, the Bryson Cowgirls went into last weekend in search of a spark to ignite their season.

Bryson Cowboys member Jon Alaniz brings the ball down the court in transition during the opening round of the Pirate Classic last Thursday against Bethesda Christian from Perrin-Whitt High School.   Leader photo by Evan Grice

PERRIN - This past weekend at the Pirate Classic turned out to be filled with good for the Bryson Cowboys basketball team, as they claimed their first victory.

Newcastle Lady Cats player Maria Marana tries to gain control of the ball for a possible shot as a Breckenridge Lady Bucks player defends last Thursday in the opening game of the Albany Holiday Classic.   Leader photo by Evan Grice

ALBANY - A problem this season for the Newcastle Lady Cats has been finding a consistent winning formula.

Obituaries

S.N. “Sally” Pippin Pitts, 95, died Dec. 8, 2016, in Graham. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec.

Elsie Ratcliffe, 72, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in Graham. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

Steven Lee Carpenter, 60, of Charles Town, W. Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Charles Town. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 12, at 2p.m.

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