The Telling Our Stories program begins its 25th year with a new series of reminiscence classes starting this weekend in Sherman and in Whitesboro.

The Telling Our Stories program begins its 25th year with a new series of reminiscence classes starting this weekend in Sherman and in Whitesboro.


On Saturday at 2 p.m., a class will be held in Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro. The Whitesboro classes will continue on Feb. 22, March 22 and April 26.


The Sherman class is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in room 112 of the Ida Green Center at Austin College. The Sherman classes will continue on Feb. 23, March 23 and April 27.


Leading the classes is Dr. Jerry Lincecum who writes the weekly column "Let’s Reminisce" which is published in the Herald Democrat. The class operates as a workshop. Participants will tell or read aloud a short reminiscence. Responses will be given by Lincecum and others and there will be a follow-up of topics raised by each piece.


The cost is $10 per class and participants may join the class at any time.


The theme for this year’s Telling Our Stories contest for personal and family stories will be announced in a special tabloid in the Herald Democrat on Feb. 2.


For more information, call 903-893-6041 or send an email to jlincecum@me.com.