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Four Graham men and one Wichita Falls man were arrested last Thursday on charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity after a robbery at the north Allsup’s in Graham. Desmond Dajuan Sanders, Jr., 19, of Wichita Falls, Michael Anthony Sirianni, Jr., 18, of Graham, Erick Eduardo Sanchez, 18, of Graham, Anthony Tristin Cromer, 18, of Graham, and Alexander Lara, 17, of Graham were arrested.
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Ben Williams hit his second homer of the season during the Steers 6-4 win over Breckenridge Monday. Williams finished the game 3-3 with a home run, double and single. He was a triple shy of hitting for cycle.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

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Gary and Malisa Blake, who own Graham Oaks Care Center, made a donation of $10,000 to the local Meals On Wheels program Wednesday as a push to get others to support the organization. The Meals On Wheels program is contracted with the Graham Senior Citizen Center which they pay for the preparing and purchase of food.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

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Stacey Daniel (right) holds up a quilt she found at a thrift store in Gainesville. Daniel searched for the owner and managed to contact one of the original creators of the 56-year-old quilt, Janie Hoehn Roach, shown at left.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

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Morgan Patterson slides into second base after Kaycee Bock is credited with an error at the base. Patterson finished the game with one hit and one run. The Lady Blues lost 7-6 to Glen Rose in the second game of the three-game bi-district playoff series.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

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Four Graham men and one Wichita Falls man were arrested last Thursday on charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity after a robbery at the north Allsup’s in Graham. Desmond Dajuan Sanders, Jr., 19, of Wichita Falls, Michael Anthony Sirianni, Jr., 18, of Graham, Erick Eduardo Sanchez, 18, of Graham, Anthony Tristin Cromer, 18, of Graham, and Alexander Lara, 17, of Graham were arrested.
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Four Graham men and one Wichita Falls man were arrested last Thursday on charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity after a robbery at the north Allsup’s in Graham.

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Gary and Malisa Blake, who own Graham Oaks Care Center, made a donation of $10,000 to the local Meals On Wheels program Wednesday as a push to get others to support the organization. The Meals On Wheels program is contracted with the Graham Senior Citizen Center which they pay for the preparing and purchase of food.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

A $10,000 donation was made to the Graham Meals On Wheels organization Wednesday in the name of Graham Oaks Care Center.

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Stacey Daniel (right) holds up a quilt she found at a thrift store in Gainesville. Daniel searched for the owner and managed to contact one of the original creators of the 56-year-old quilt, Janie Hoehn Roach, shown at left.
Leader photo by Thomas Wallner

In 1965, three women designed and poured their heart into a quilt for honor student Cynthia Strider of Nocona High School as a graduation gift.

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The May general election ended Saturday with elections being held for the city of Graham, city of Olney, Olney ISD and city of Newcastle, which had candidates other than the incumbents file to run

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Apex Clean Energy Development Manager Ben Semmes speaks to the Young County Commissioners Court Monday. The commissioners unaniomoulsy voted Monday to approve a tax abatement agreement with the company for their proposed Young Wind project in Young County.
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The Young County Commissioners Court Monday voted unanimously on a tax abatement agreement with Young Wind LLC.

Sports

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Ben Williams hit his second homer of the season during the Steers 6-4 win over Breckenridge Monday. Williams finished the game 3-3 with a home run, double and single. He was a triple shy of hitting for cycle.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

Although Steers baseball coach Jim Bob Williams announced his retirement at the end of the school year, retirement has not been on his mind.

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Morgan Patterson slides into second base after Kaycee Bock is credited with an error at the base. Patterson finished the game with one hit and one run. The Lady Blues lost 7-6 to Glen Rose in the second game of the three-game bi-district playoff series.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

The Lady Blues saved what was possibly their best softball for the last games of the season. In back-to-back games, their rallies fell just short.

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Corey Ballew is hit by the second pitch of his at-bat Tuesday at Iowa Park. After a weather delay, the Steers lost 5-0 to the Hawks in Iowa Park. Ballew was 0-2 in the game. The Steers had two hits in the loss.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

The district schedule came to a delayed ending this weekend.

Obituaries

Ocie Lee Vaught, 90, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, at his home in Young County. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.

Beverly Ann (Paschall) Norman was received into the church triumphant on April 27, 2021 in Weatherford, Texas. Memorial services for Beverly will be held Saturday, May 1, 3 p.m.

Randy Lynn Rose, Jr., 30, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021. The funeral will be at 11 a.m.

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