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Lifetime interest in genealogy fills family trees

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By Danny Russell
I have been searching through my ancestry most of my life. It started with my grandfather telling me stories his grandfather had told him, one who he saw and the other who died long before he was born.
I became curious about these people as grandpa, Lige Russell talked about them and I wanted to know more than he could give me. In the case of my grandfather’s grandfather on his father’s side, William Russell, he knew very little.
He knew had been in the Civil War and at one point he deserted and hid under a bridge, underneath where two officers sat on their horses discussing which way he may have went. That was all grandpa knew.
He didn’t know much about where he had lived except coming to Montague County in late 1881 and dying the following year. I wanted to know what he looked like. All Grandpa could say that his father said he was a big two-fisted Irishman.

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UIL maps out the ladies championships

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The top 24 girls #txhshoops teams are headed to the Alamodome this week for the #UILState Girls Basketball Championships!

🏀uiltexas.org/basketball/state-girls

The slate of teams include the Nocona High School Lady Indians.

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How to Guide helps you know the facts and choose wisely

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Inside the mid-week Bowie News find the How To Guide offering tips and guidance to make a selection of a service or a professional. Helpful information for your family.

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‘Light Through a Lens’ show reception to open

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The team at Davis & Blevins Gallery in Saint Jo will showcase the new work of eight talented photographers for the first show of 2024, “Light Through A Lens.”
This marks the gallery’s seventh annual photography-centric show and sale. It will hang through March 31 with the celebratory artist’s reception 1-4 p.m. on March 2.
This year’s show features the works of Kelly Yandell, Dave Shafer, Emily McCartney Eiguren, Debra Fox, Tim Newton, Katie Sickles Rust, Craig Nadziejka and Willetta Crowe.
Davis & Blevins is located on the town square in Saint Jo.

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