Thursday Review Club

Thursday Review Club

Joy Davis of Dallas will be the guest reviewer when Denison’s Thursday Review Club meeta at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday in the fellowship hall of Waples Memorial United Methodist Church. Kayla Click, club president, will introduce the speaker.

Davis is especially interested in the history, romance and mystery of happenings in the past and has more than 100 review and speaking engagements each year. She will review "The Bells of Christmas." The presentation centers on the stories behind the writing of several popular christmas carols. The composers and poets who wrote the carols often experienced personal events that led to the carols. Silent Night was written by a young prist on his tuigar in a tiny chapel in Austria. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote I heard The Bells On Christmas Day during the Civil War.

A reception will follow the presentation.

Texoma Vintage Classic Car Club

The Texoma Vintage Classic Car Club (TVCCC) will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday at the Paper Plate in Denison. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

At the group’s October meeting, officers were elected for 2014 and will be installed at the group’s Christmas party and meeting. Leading the group will be: Scott Renfro, president; Kevin Talbot, vice president; Wendy Renfro, secretary; James England, treasurer; Roger Brown, hospitality; Kay England, scrapbook; Martha Mears, sunshine officer; Jesse Riddle, publicity; Robert Mears, newsletter/web site; and Kevin Tabot and Roger Brown, telephone.

Information on local Christmas parades and car shows was provided.

Membership in the TVCCC is open to persons with an interest in vintage/classic cars. At present, the group has nearly 100 members and is open to new members. Membership includes a monthly dinner and information on local, county, state and national car shows, parades and parts swap meets. For more information, call 903-361-0500.

Xi Theta Delta BSP

The Xi Theta Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 11 in the home of Eve Gilmore. Ten members and one guest, Wendy Armintrout, attended.

Treasurer Ardie May reported that the group’s October garage sale netted the highest income in the chapter’s history. The money is to be used for charitable needs. President Janine McKee discussed the growing homeless population in the Sherman area and asked members for ideas on how to help. Motions were unanimously passed to donate the garage sale money to the Grand Central soup kitchen, Camille Snyder’s work with the homeless, and to the Home Hospice Light Up A Life program. Service committee members also discussed plans for adopting a family for Christmas.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Gilmore presented a program honoring all members’ relatives who served in the military. Members shared memories and family military stories.

After a meal and refreshments, "secret sister" gifts were exchanged and May won the door prize.

Leslie Von Bergen will host the group’s Christmas dinner party and gift exchange at her home on Dec. 9. For group members’ Christmas social outing, Jacque Oetker will be making reservations for members to see the Sherman Community Theater’s production of Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings.

Sherman Elks Lodge

Fifty veterans were treated to a meal when members of the Sherman Elks Lodge gathered on Nov. 11.

Ron Engelke presented plaques to two of the attendees who had served in the military. Receiving the special honor were Major Jim R. Manis of the United States Army National Guard and to Gary Park. A third honoree, Tiffany Castleberry who served as a captain in the United States Air Force, was presented a plaque on Nov. 15.

Gordonville Masonic Lodge

SOUTHMAYD — Members of the Gordonville Masonic Lodge recently presented approximately 60 first graders at S&S Elementary School with free tooth decay prevention kits. Overseen by Tom Branton, the kits are part of the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.

The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club is sponsored by the Masonic Home and School of Texas. The kit included a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, a healthy teeth sticker, a two-minute timer, a summer of MHS services and healthy teeth educational information in both English and Spanish.