BONHAM - Veterans benefits will be the topic of the monthly Fannin Partners In Education (F-PIE) presentation on Oct. 8. The free program will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Bonham Senior Center, 210 East 6th Street. It is free and open to the public. Complimentary pie will be served.

Fannin Partners in Education


BONHAM - Veterans benefits will be the topic of the monthly Fannin Partners In Education (F-PIE) presentation on Oct. 8. The free program will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Bonham Senior Center, 210 East 6th Street. It is free and open to the public. Complimentary pie will be served.


Bringing the information will be Jimmy Petty, Grayson County Veterans Service Officer. He will be discussing benefits available to veterans and their surviving spouses. He will also be answering questions from the audience. Petty graduated from the United States Military Academy West Point in 1981 and served as an army officer from 1981 until 1987.


The monthly F-PIE presentations are made possible through the cooperation between Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties, the Area Agency on Aging, Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texoma Housing Partners.


Texoma Newcomers & Neighbors


The Texoma Newcomers & Neighbors Club has scheduled its October gatherings. For information on the club, call 903-813-5592.


Activities include: Oct. 9 - Breakfast Bunch, 9 a.m., Sherman IHOP; Oct. 16 - Bunco, 7 p.m; Oct. 25 - Dinner Club, 6 p.m., themed "autumn colors"; Oct. 28 - Gad-A-Bouts, 9:30 a.m., cattle drive sculptures in Dallas; every Friday - lunch at noon at Kathleen’s Kitchen, sometimes followed by a movie.


Texoma Poetry Society


Due to conflicting activities, the Texoma Poetry Society has postponed its monthly meeting until Saturday, Oct. 11, The session will begin at 2:15 p.m. at the Sherman Public Library. All poets and poetry enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.


After Work Planters Garden Club


BONHAM - The After Work Planters Garden Club met the evening of Sept. 15 in the Elizabeth May room of the American Bank of Texas in Bonham. Twelve members and one new member attended.


Presenting the program was Misty Jones of the Quilted Corner in Savoy. She discussed the art of longarm quilting and displayed several completed quilts, wall hangings and lap quilts.


During a business meeting, the group discussed its Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 6. Final preparations are being made and more information will be available in the near future.


Martha Jefferson Randolph NSDAR


Members of the Martha Jefferson Randolph National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted a Constitution Week celebration on the courthouse lawn in Sherman. Welcoming the group was Ann May.


To commemorate the official observance, several Sherman churches rang their bells and Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker read the proclamation. Proclamations were also presented by Whitesboro, Pottsboro, Tom Bean and Van Alstyne. The Preamble was read by Edward Owens and Pat Robinson led in group singing of God Bless America.


Serving with May on the event committee were Mary Rogers, Judy Aleman, Joy Martin, Jo Ann Osburn and Phyllis Hicks.


Constitution Week got its start when the Daughters of the American Revolution petition Congress decades ago to set aside Sept. 17-23 to honor the nation’s constitution. It is now celebrated annually.


Denison Rotary Club


Capital projects and utility rates were discussed at last week’s Denison Rotary Club meeting. presenting the information was Robert Hanna, Denison city manager.


Hanna said his goal for Denison is for it to be looked upon as a leading, modern city - a model for other cities. Modernization will be a key factor for the future and updating city facilities is one of the goals for Hanna. He noted that he has asked the city council to authorize $28 million for updating the infrastructure. He added that the city’s water and sewer system is crucial and that rates will be rising by about $2.47 per month, starting during low consumption months. His goal is to eventually pay cash for fleet vehicle replacement.


Bringing this week’s program on "hope" will be Ann Ransom of Dallas.


For information, go to www.denisonrotary.com.