Country Music Star Reba McIntire visits Denison for the groundbreaking of the new Texoma Medical Center project. The project will be named the “Reba McIntire Center for Rehabilitation.” The center will be geared for people with illness-caused disabilities, trauma victims, those suffering from birth defects and other problems. No one will be turned away regardless of their ability to pay, said TMC president, Art Hohenberger.

SIXTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 23, 1954


BUZZ SALUTES by Mary Watson, DHS student — Well, just look who I ran into in journalism class this week. Yes, its Gayle Talley. She takes journalism too and seems to like it very much; however, chemistry is her favorite subject. If you happen to wander by the chemistry laboratory during fourth period and something blows up, don’t be alarmed, it’s only Gayle experimenting.


Gayle has pretty, long brown hair, and blue eyes.


Gayle’s favorite sport is football. No, she doesn’t play. She’s only a spectator.


"Lonely Wine" is Gayle’s favorite song and Joni James her favorite singer.


When I asked about her most exciting moment, she said she’s still waiting for it.


Gayle is not sure about going to college, but if she does decide to go, she will attend Baylor and will major in science. Gayle also is not sure about this summer, but she might work at the Madonna Hospital for her second summer in a row. She says she likes the work a lot.


Gayle has belonged to the Y-Teens for four years, and this year she is senior social chairman. Golly, I’m running out of space so I’ll say she’s really swell. All her friends think so and believe me she has plenty.


FIFTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 23, 1964


Denison High School golfer Mike McKinley, playing his first round since closing out basketball season, carded an ace on No. 5 at Perrin AFB.


McKinley, who has been playing for about five years used a three iron on the 193-yard hole. It was his first hole in one since starting the game.


The outstanding schoolboy linksman was playing in a threesome with teammate Foster Daniels and former Denison High player Ames Blassingame.


FORTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 23, 1974


Psychology is playing a big part in the Sherman Bearcats’ preparation for the playoffs. Their first game is against Marshall.


"We’ve put our junior varsity boys in uniforms with numbers exactly like those the Marshall players wear," Coach Dick Swetnam said, "and we scrimmage the junior varsity and call the players by the same names Marshall players have….I hope we get our kids mentally ready for the game…when they take the floor…it won’t be like meeting a new team. Only the faces will be different."


Swetnam has added one junior varsity player to his team to bolster strength on the bench. John Holt, who led the JVs in scoring this year, was elevated last week and is expected to see duty at a forward position with the Bearcats.


THIRTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 23, 1984


Mary Wiley, well known artist, won Best of Show with her painting, "Guadalupe," in the annual judged show of the Red River Valley Art Association in Bonham.


The painting portrays a scene near Kerrville and was started using a pastel underpainting on prepared board. Transparent oils were used in a glazing method to complete the painting.


Mrs. Wiley says she strives to arouse emotions so the viewer can become part of the painting. It is a very life-like picture of a quiet river.


TWENTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 23, 1994


Country Music Star Reba McIntire visits Denison for the groundbreaking of the new Texoma Medical Center project. The project will be named the "Reba McIntire Center for Rehabilitation." The center will be geared for people with illness-caused disabilities, trauma victims, those suffering from birth defects and other problems. No one will be turned away regardless of their ability to pay, said TMC president, Art Hohenberger.


McIntire, honored to be part of the TMC family said, "I am very glad to be a part of the team…I had no idea (the concert’s fundraising) would grow to this portion," added the country singer about her fundraising performance for the clinic. "Ya’ll have opened your arms to us."


She will be bringing a young star to accompany her in the concert, John Michael Montgomery, who has the top album in country right now. "He and his management are thrilled to come and see what we are doing," she revealed.