Insurance Women of Texoma

Insurance Women of Texoma

The Insurance Women of Texoma will gather this Wednesday for a Christmas party and monthly meeting. The celebration will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Country Club in Sherman. Anyone in the insurance or related field who is interested in attending may contact Cherise McCann at 903-868-9696 or Lois Runnels at 903-465-8383.

A Chinese gift exchange will be held and programs and goals for 2014 will be discussed. The club has also adopted Salvation Army "angels" in Sherman, Denison and Bonham as part of its community service work. A family in need will also be adopted.

Texoma Squares Dance Club

The Texoma Squares Square Dance Club will have its Christmas square/round dance this Saturday. Wayne Baldwin will be the caller and dancing will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the grand march at 8 p.m. The dance is open to all dancers and non-dancers.

Food will be available at the "chuck wagon."

The Squares’ clubhouse is located at 929 Desvoignes Road in Denison. For more information, call Katrina Vandergriff at 903-267-3320 or Gayle Guthrie at 903-421-4251.

American Legion M.I.A. Post 231

POTTSBORO — The American Legion M.I.A. Post 231 held its annual Oratorical Contest Sunday. The youth activity is conducted within the guidelines of American Legion National.

Winning this year’s competition at the chapter level was Rowdy Farmer who spoke on the United States Constitution. As a senior at Pottsboro High School, Rowdy plans to attend Texas A&M University when he graduates in the spring of 2014. For his success at the chapter level, he received a $300 scholarship and will advance to the Department of Texas and the American Legion National competition where the scholarship award amounts range from $14,000 to $18,000 in first through third places.

For more information on the competition, go to

Colbert Historical Society

COLBERT, Oklahoma — The Colbert Historical Society’s "Cocoa &Carols" event for this Thursday has been cancelled. However, the group encourages the public to view its Christmas lights at the visitors center in downtown Colbert.

Projects for 2014 will proceed in January.

Civil Air Patrol

The Texoma Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will hold its Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. this Saturday at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.

For more information, contact the squadron commander, 1st Lt. Michael Bernier at 903-361-3347 or its Wreaths Across American coordinator, Lt. Col. Jeff Harrell, at 903-815-4409. Emails can also be sent to

Denison Rotary Club

The evolution of politics was the program topic at last year’s Denison Rotary Club meeting. Presenting the information was Bill Murchison, retired newspaper columnist. He was introduced by club president, Don Pershall.

Murchison worked with the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times Herald as an editor. He has written several books about his experiences, as well. He discussed what liberty meant to the British and, later, to Americans, and gave historical information on one of the country’s founding fathers, John Dickenson. He believed that liberty was not developed by created by man, but was of God. He was a member of the Continental Congress, served in the military and was a member of the Constitutional Convention.

This week’s program will be a musical program by the students from St. Luke’s school.