Denison Service League

Denison Service League

Local charity organizations have until Jan. 31 to turn in requests for donations from the Denison Service League. The league annual distributes funds earned from its resale shop, the Bargain Box, and fundraising events to local non-profit organizations.

Requests will need to include the following: a description of the organization and what it does for the community; the specific needs of the organization; and the amount of money being requested or the group can note "any amount." The requests must be mailed to: Alocations Chair, Denison Service League, P.O. Box 4, Denison, TX 75021-0004.


The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) will meet at 10 a.m. this Friday at the First Christian Church in Denison. All railroaders and their spouses are encouraged to attend.

Donations of aluminum cans and loose change are requested to fund miscellaneous expenses.

Billie Mosse Masonic Lodge

The Billie Mosse Masonic Lodge #1152 in Denison will hold a senior warden breakfast at 9 a.m. this Saturday. Donations are welcome.


The Lake Texoma Chapter 1290 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees organization held its first meeting of the year on Jan. 2 at The Renaissance in Sherman. President Paul Richards led the meeting and welcomed attendees, including guests Jackie Dickson, Barbara Farris and Norma Fry.

Bruce Hottel, service office, gave the invocation and led the Pledgde of Allegiance. He then conducted the installation of officers for 2014. Oaths of office were taken by the following: Richards, president; Jacqueline Oliver, second vice president; Diane Geer, secretary; and Jane Cranford, treasurer. Not in attendance was Ralph Mattingly, first vice president.

Geer read meeting minutes and results of a national raffle. Oliver read names of January birthday celebrants — Jane Cranford, Bebe Flynn, James Groce and Charles Huddleston. Celebrating a January anniversary were R.C. and Norma Fry. She then provided handouts of items to be included in a hospital care kit and gave an impromptu speech on her letter to the editor entitled "It’s Nice to be Nice," playing an accompanying song. Cards from members were presented to Richards.

A luncheon followed the meeting.

The next session will be Feb. 6. For information, call 903-465-0099.

Friends of the Sherman Public Library

The Friends of the Sherman Public Library has announced its most recent "Gift and Memorials" list for the library. Below are the donations.

"Coolidge" and "Forgotten Man" - given as a gift by John and Linda Nelson.

Photographs of the fire that burned downtown Sherman hotel taken by George Sappenfield and given by Sue Sappenfield.

"Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook" — given in memory of Marianne Marburger by Linda Riggins Paschal.

"Super Nature Encyclopedia: 100 Most Incredible Creatures on the Planet" — given in memory of Doris Galbreath by Edna Hullett and Family.

"Jim the Boy" and "The Blue Star" — given in memory of Katheryn Wright by Lee Main.

"Freedom Colonies" — given in memory of Anna Marie Becker Black by Norman and Janice Hawkins.

"A Big Guy Took My Ball," "Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building," "Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin," "A Home for Bird," "Island: A Story of the Galapagos," audiobooks "The One and Only Ivan," "Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit," "The Colossus Rises," "Hold Fast" and "Stallion by Starlight" — given as a gift by the Tuesday Literary Club.

"Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women who Shaped Texas" — given in honor of Judy Sloan by the Tuesday Literary Club.

"The First Ladies of the United States of America" — given in honor of the Friends of the Sherman Public Library by Betty Ballew.

"Accident" — given in memory of Vera J. Cox by Elana White.

"For the Love of Texas: Tell Me about the Colonists" and "For the Love of Texas: Tell Me about the Revolution" — given as a gift by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Solomon Bostick Chapter.

"The Oxford Dictionary of Music" — given in memory of Sara Bernice Moseley by the Tuesday Literary Club.

"Architects make Zigzags" — given in memory of Anna Marie Black by Marian McCarley.

"The Loved Dog: the Playful, Non Aggressive Way to Teach your Dog Good Behavior" — given in memory of Nick Adkins Phillips by Bob and Vickie Pearson.

"Because of Mr. Terupt" — given in memory of Sara Jane Isaacs by Ann Hooper and Marilyn Stubber.

"Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles," "Math for All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles," "The Best of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply," "Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical Problems," "The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity," "Bedtime Math" and "The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math" — in honor of Shirley Bowles by the Sherman High School Math Department.

"The Adventures of C-3PO," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club," "The Bears’ Picnic," "The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree," "The Berenstain Bears and the Talent Show," "The Berenstain Bears Keep the Faith," "Big Easter Adventure," "Biscuit Loves the Library," "Can You Spot a Jedi?," "Come Back, Ben," "Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic," "Frog and Toad Together," "A House for Hermit Crab," "I Love My Papi!," "I’m a Frog!," "The Jungle Book," "Nate the Great and the Musical Note," "Okay, Andy," "One, Two, Ah-Choo!," "Pete Won’t Eat," "Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero,""Snow Dance," "The Story of Dr. Dolittle," "Treasure Island," "What’s in My Pocket, Dear Dragon?," "What’s in the Pond, Dear Dragon?," "What’s in the Woods, Dear Dragon?," and "The Wind in the Willows" — given in honor of James F. Watson by Craig and Michael Watson.