Texoma Chordringers

Texoma Chordringers

Singing valentine reservations are still being accepted by the non-profit Texoma Chordringers, chartered through the Barbershop Harmony Society. With fees starting at $30, a quartet of acapella singers will deliver a singing valentine, a rose and a card to persons within Grayson County this Friday.

For reservations or more information, call 903-893-4514 as soon as possible.

Partners In Education

The Partners In Education (PIE) will host its monthly program from 12:10 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 18 in the Eisenhower Room of the Texoma Council of Governments office, 1117 Gallagher in Sherman. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary pie and coffee will be provided.

This month’s program, entitled "Packing Grandma’s Trunk," will center on preserving treasured heirlooms. Providing information will be Sherry Little, executive director of Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties.

The monthly PIE programs are a collaborative effort between the Texoma Area Agency on Aging, Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties, Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ Hospital and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For more information, contact Judy Conner at 903-813-3575 or at jconner@texoma.cog.tx.us.

Travis Masonic Lodge

The Travis Masonic Lodge #117 A.F. & A.M. of Sherman will host a George Washington dinner at 7 p.m. this Saturday. The dinner will be held in the lodge hall, 2817 North Travis, and is open to all area Masons and their families, as well as widows of Master Masons.

Following the meal provided by Joe McClaran, there will be a brief George Washington tribute and a musical program. Door prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call Larry Pettit, worshipful master, at 903-892-9896 or Charles Greene, secretary, at 903-893-3025.

Insurance Women of Texoma

Dr. Lawrence Haas will bring the program when the Insurance Women of Texoma meet from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Woodlawn Country Club. A business meeting will follow the program.

Haas is a professor of humanities at Austin College, teaching philosophy and theater. He is also a professional magician who has performed his style of magic throughout the United States, in Canada and the United Kingdom. He is a regular performer in Las Vegas, Nevada and at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Haas’ work as a philosophical magician has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today and on the Discovery Channel.

For information about the meeting, contact Cherese McCann or Mandy Todd at 903-868-9696.

American Legion MIA Post 231

POTTSBORO — The American Legion MIA Post 231 held its February meeting and welcomed special guest Dave Harvey, 4th District commander. Conducting the session was Commander Gary Winters.

Harvey, along with District Adjutant Fred Rogers, discussed the need for the American Legion to attain three million members by its 100-year anniversary in 2910. Harvey also presented a Legacy Run plaque to Winters for the post’s participation in the nationwide project.

Mark Thomson, who handles membership/organization/post activities, spoke on the need to find a shooting range and the upcoming shoot between the post, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7873 and the Elks Lodge #238.

Winters announced the confirmation of two Pottsboro youths attending the American Legion’s Texas Boys State in Austin this June. For information on this program and foir applications, go to http://txlegion.org and click on "Programs/Boys State." The post also supports local Cub Scout Pack 61 by providing trophies for the upcoming Pinewood Derby, as well as hosting the pack’s annual banquet later this month. Information on the derby can be foiund at http://pinewoodderby.org/#/one.

It was announced that the American flag drop-off box has been installed in front of the post. This box makes it more accessible to anyone needing to properly retire their flags.

February is the American Legion Auxiliary’s Cancer Research month and several fundraising activities are being held. A bean and chili cook-off and a cake walk was held Feb. 9. This Friday, a "Knock Out Cancer" event will be held at the post and will include a spaghetti dinner and a style show of men wearing decorated boxer shorts. Music will be provided by deejay Joe Schovanec. A "country store" and garage sale will be open Friday and Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. both days. On Saturday, there will also be live and silent auctions, a cake walk during the day and a fish fry at 6 p.m.

Denison Rotary Club

Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) was the program topic of last week’s Denison Rotary Club meeting. Jim Duffy, executive of the camp, spoke to the group.

Duffy explained that the Rotary camp is for potential youth leaders. Attending the camp are 182 students - all high school juniors. During the five-day camp, they are taught leadership skills which they can use during the senior year and throughout their lifetime. Each Rotary Club sponsors one or more students for the camp each year.

Also speaking to club members was Kaylee Hamilton who the Denison club sponsors at Camp RYLA. She explained her activities at the camp and noted it was a very positive experience.

For information on the club, go to www.denisonrotary.com.