The Razzle Dazzle Red Hats met March 13 with 17 persons in attendance. Guests included Linda Tarzis, Margaret Killbourn, Martha Vannoy and guest speaker Margaret McCord.

Razzle Dazzle Red Hats

The Razzle Dazzle Red Hats met March 13 with 17 persons in attendance. Guests included Linda Tarzis, Margaret Killbourn, Martha Vannoy and guest speaker Margaret McCord.

McCord discussed a collection of books by the late Erma Bombeck.

Hostess for the meeting was Lee Hodges, aided by Carolyn Duke and Killbourn. Prayer was led by Tricia Lewis. Door prizes were won by Nelda Roberts and Lewis.

Hostesses for the April meeting will be Carolyn Duke and Dorothy Sullins.

Texoma Art Association

DURANT, Oklahoma — Local and area artists over the age of 18 are encouraged to take part in the 18th annual Magnolia Festival Art Show May 30 through June 1. The show, overseen by the Texoma Art Association (TAA), will be held at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant and the entry deadline is May 16.

Show categories are magnolia, Texoma regional, 3-D media, acrylic, collage/mixed media, graphite/ink, oil, pastel/charcoal, photography and watercolor. Each artist is allowed up to five entries and the non-refundable fee is $15 per entry for non-TAA members and $10 per entry for TAA members. For those wishing to join the TAA, the yearly membership fees are $25 for an individual, $40 for a family and $10 for students.

For more information and/or entry forms, contact Magnolia Festival show chairperson Phyllis Elrod at 580-924-0424 or send an email to

Denison Rotary Club

The Denison Boys & Girls Club was the topic of this week’s Denison Rotary Club meeting.

Guest speaker was Tom Hough, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club, accompanied by board member Judy Donowho. They were introduced by Rotarian Mike Scully. Hough is new to the Denison club, but explained that he has been with Boys & Girls clubs most of his adult life. He explained that the Denison club is used by 130 youngsters each day and that transportation is a problem as the club has only one van to transfer children to and from elementary schools. He stressed that learning is as important as play time at the club. He reported that the Denison Independent School District has given the club the Golden Rule Elementary School gymnasium which provides a much-needed facility for the club. Hough added that the key element in making needed improvements to the club is public understanding and support. For information on the club or a tour of the facility, call 903-465-9008.

Presenting next week’s program will be Ron Manthey.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29 held its regular meeting March 10 at ecan Point in Sherman.

During the business meeting, the group discuss and finalized plans for its annual Easter egg hunt on April 12. The 2 p.m. hunt will be at Pecan Point. Donations of candy, plastic eggs and other prizes will be accepted. For more information, contact President Shirley Geer at 903-271-3429.

American Legion Auxiliary members will be attending the Washington, D.C. conference March 23-26. While there, attendees will learn about veterans’ issues and the legislative priorities of the American Legion. They will also visit Capitol Hill to encourage lawmakers to protect veterans’ rights.

Unit 29 members who volunteer at the Bonham Veterans’ Hospital on Thursdays are Linda Graham, Shirley Geer and Nancy Thomson. Others who participate are Edie Watkins of Unit 62 and Kathy Anderson of Unit 283. Currently, women of Unit 29 are making Easter care packages to be donated to the hospital’s PTSD Unit on April 17.

A discussion of the auxiliary’s meeting agenda line-up included the expectation of state department officers to fund the unit’s plans to furnish money for the American Legion Girl’s State program.

Lynda Awtin from Sherman’s AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary was welcomed as a guest. She announced there will be a Mexican food fundraiser on June 14 at the AMVETS site on Frisco Road in Sherman.