Sherman Altrusa Club

Sherman Altrusa Club

Altrusa International of Sherman held its program meeting Tuesday at Carol’s Red Apron. President Barbara Sloan led the gathering, attended by 16 members and two guests. Pat Price gave the invocation and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Welcomed as guests were Beth Blair, Altrusa district governor, and Linda Moore, Altrusa first vice governor. They presented all members with "We Believe" pins which is the theme of the District Nine Conference April 25-27 in Austin. Blair and Moore are the conference program coordinators. They encouraged members to share Altrusa information with the community and to attend the conference.

Bea Harmon recognized her Membership Committee and Sloan asked members to sign up for future dinner meetings.

Price led in the benediction.

For information about Altrusa International, call 903-893-1492.

Fannin County Master Gardeners

BONHAM — The Fannin County Master Gardeners will meet at 6 p.m. on March 3 at the Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 North Center, in Bonham. The session is free and open to anyone interested in lawn care.

Guest speaker will be Chuck Jones, Grayson County Texas AgriLife Extension agent. He will present a program entitled "Healthy Turf Care That Will Save You Money and Water."

For more information, call 903-583-7453.

1st Saturday Genealogy Group

TOM BEAN — The 1st Saturday Genealogy group in Tom Bean will host a presentation on the old Grayson County Poor Farm on March 1. The program will be from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the community room at Tom Bean City Hall, 201 South Britton Street. It is free and open to the public.

Presenting the program will be Dusty Williams, a local author and cemetery preservationist. The farm was located west of Sherman on what was then called Shady Oaks Road. It was established by the county on land that had been the homeplace of the James H. and Elizabeth Jackson Vaden family. Williams will also give a brief introduction to his "Adopt-A-Pauper" program and there will be time for a question and answer session afterwards.

Following the program, the genealogy group will have its regular meeting which will end at 4 p.m. For more information, call Lea Head at 903-364-2403 or the Tom Bean Library at 903-546-6250.

Denison Rotary Club

The Denison Rotary Club held its weekly meeting Thursday and heard from guest speaker, Joe Dawson.

Dawson and his wife own and operate the Royal Healthcare & Assisted Living Community in Denison. He attended Denison High School and, while growing up, several of his immediate family members worked at the care facility he now owns. After attending college and serving in the military, Dawson returned to Denison. The facility has been completely remodeled and updated and provides residential, short-term, respite and transitional care.

Next week’s program will be on the Ironroot Republic Distillery.

For more information on the club, go to