Painters By Choice

Painters By Choice

TOM BEAN — The Painters by Choice decorative painting group will meet Nov. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Tom Bean. The doors open at 8:15 a.m., painting begins at 9 a.m., and a meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Teaching painting this month will be Kathy Swiney. She will be instructing attendees on making a holiday tray. The tdray must be base-coated ahead of time, so participants will need to call or email Swiney at 903-436-2452 or for instructions and the pattern. Swiney has lived in the Sherman area for 20 years. She has been painting since age 19 and began teaching shortly after that.

Painters by Choice members use their talent to s upport local causes such as Women Rock. Members recently painted and donated small chairs to be auctioned at a benefit to provide funding for breast cancer education and prevention, as well as treatment and service for local breast cancer patients.

For more information on the group, call Renee Wade at 903-375-2667 or send an email to her at

Grow Your Own Food Garden Club

The Grow Your Own Food Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sweetwater Farm greenhouse in Denison. The session is free and open to the public.

Demonstrating how to build a simple rocket stove will be Jim Philips. Rocket stoves were originally developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski in 1982 to replace open fire cooking in third world countries. They are now becoming part of the ecological movement in Europe and America as a source of clean, sustainable, efficient heat. Rocket stoves can be small enough to use when camping or large enough to heat a greenhouse. They can be purchased ready-made or constructed out of salvaged materials.

Denison Rotary Club

The Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma was the program topic at Thursday’s meeting of the Denison Rotary Club. Brenda Hayward, executive director of the center, presented the information.

The goal of the center is to assist children, teenagers, adults and families struggling with life challenges via a variety of specially-tailored programs, per Hayward. The non-profit agency, which receives financial support from community partners, was established in 1966. By 1990, the program had grown enough to purchase its own building and itt now has a staff of 23 people. For information on the agency, go to, look it up on Facebook or call 903-893-7768.

For more information about the Denison Rotary Club, go to