The Denison Genealogy Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the Denison Public Library. The session is free and open to anyone interested in learning about genealogy research.

Denison Genealogy Society


The Denison Genealogy Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the Denison Public Library. The session is free and open to anyone interested in learning about genealogy research.


Guest speaker will be Freda Riley of Leonard. She will give a brief history of cotton and discuss its original color, as well as growing colored cotton. She will then demonstrate the steps past generations used in preparing the cotton and the spinning of cotton into yarn. She will also have some unique yarn on display.


Society officers were elected at the January meeting which was held in the Sherman Public Library. They include: Steve Scheinost, president; Mike Shaw, vice president; Kathleen Craig, secretary; and Judy Nickson, treasurer.


The group meets the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, send an email to denisongenealogy@yahoo.com or use a Facebook search for "DenisonTX.Genealogical Society."


Texoma Poetry Society


One of New England’s beloved early 20th century poets will be the focus of the Texoma Poetry Society’s meeting this Saturday. The session will begin at 2:15 p.m. in the Hope Waller Community Room of the Sherman Public Library. It is free and open to anyone interested in attending.


Darrah Dunn, local actor and artist, will read and discuss a program he put together entitled "Robert Frost: Raking The Leaves Away." Dunn will explore recurring themes and forms ranging from such favorites as "Fire and Ice" and "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening" to lesser-known dramatic poems like "Home Burial" and "The Hill Wife." Dunn explains that Frost’s power rests in the symbolism and abstraction he creates below the seemingly simple surfaces of his pastoral lyricism.


Dunn has degrees in theater and English from Lon Morris College and Austin College. For the last 20 years, he has been seen in a variety of stage roles with the Sherman Community Players, his most recent being "man-in-chair" for The Drowsy Chaperone, and he also serves on the SCP board of directors. He works as an interior artist and designer and he and his wife, Shann Schubert, have six children.


Following Dunn’s program, there will be a break. The second half of the meeting will be for writers in attendance to read their original poems if desired.