In an almost unprecedented action, three seniors were elected to captain the Denison High School football team for 1965 here Wednesday.
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Denison’s Twirling Twenty took first place trophy competing against five other junior corps in a Duncan, Okla. Twirling contest.
Myra Kay Miller and Carole Ann Johnson received national honors from the National Camp Fire awards at the council fire in Municipal Ballroom. Myra Kay, daughter of Mrs. W.O. Hopper, received the national life saving honor for saving her grandmother from burning to death in which she received third degree burns on her hands.
Five Sherman High School Latin students captured six state titles in events held March 1 and 2 by the Junior Classical League at North Mesquite High School. The winner are Darren Fesperman, Brian Hopkins, Lance Kinney, Jeff Brennan and Jana Qualls.
Sherman High’s Walter Casey won the 300 meter intermediate hurdles here Saturday at the Lewisville Invitational Track Meet with a time of 39.1.
Last week, the R.S. Bowlby firm in Honey Grove received a one million dollar contract with the U.S. Navy to make stainless steel pantoon floats. Bowlby is the star genius since he is capable of making his own special tooling and complicated machining and forming mechanisms.
Two local Camp Fire Girls and a Railway Express driver were surprised to discover their pictures in the March issue of Seventeen Magazine which has just appeared on Denison newstands.
Three Denison brothers with a penchant for culinary arts have purchased the 80-year-old former Traveler’s Hotel and plan to convert it into a restaurant and railroad museum.
Seems the Herald didn’t get all the snowmen stories out of its system after Sunday’s big snow. Some of the circulation department crew received a call at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning from a fellow who said he had two 10-foot snowmen.
Buck Hubbard ended his 47 year career with the Southern Pacific Railroad to begin full-time operation of his blacksmith shop coupled with contract mowing and raising Black Angus cattle.
The first color telecast of a sports event in the Texoma region will be presented Saturday over KXII-TV, Channel 12, through a cooperative arrangement with Austin College.
The royalty for the McDaniel Junior High School variety show has been selected. A boy and a girl from each of the 16 homerooms has been chosen to compose the king’s court.
The year is 2009. The world’s fossil fuels were totally depleted in 1988. Long term prediction regarding the collapse of agricultural soils through over-use of inorganic fertilizers came to pass four years later. By the turn of the century, millions of urban dwellers had succumbed to the toxic fumes in their city air. Denison High students take on the task of solving the problems of the future by conceptualizing an artificial world for the year 2009.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Sherman High School chemistry teacher Melanie Merideth was rewarded for her work by the Texas Medical Association— one of six teachers around the state to win the 1994 Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. “There are a lot of everyday things you encounter, and it’s chemistry,” Merideth said. “Taking off your mascara is chemistry.”
The DFW chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing awarded several student vocalists of the Mel Derr studio at the spring auditions. Semi-finalists winners in the high school division were Kari Bagley, Angela Mahon, Jennie Gohlke, Philip Scheibmeir and Alex Stone from Sherman High and Kelly Stone from McKinney High.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Mrs. Eldon Sewell will soon have the opportunity to attend Sunday School for the first time in 39 years. As church and Sunday School secretary for East Sherman Baptist Church since 1925, Mrs. Sewell has been required to be in the church office each Sunday morning to record class attendance.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
STAFF PHOTO — The picture seen on one machine here was reproduced instantly on the other in the Herald editorial room through electronic wizardry that included a round-trip to Dallas. Bob Jarboe, Associated Press Wirephoto operator, was rushed from Dallas with a special unit to send Lake Texoma storm pictures by telephone from the Herald office to newspapers over five states.
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All kinds of eggs are laid in school. A pigeon Tuesday flew into the Crockett School building and landed on the stairs. While the pupils gaped in amazement, he walked up the steps and proved that he wasn’t a he at all.
Den-Run-Dipities— Terrell third graders from Denison who run to interesting places and dip into history— investigated the Denison Dam and Lake Texoma most recently. The dam and the lake was the largest project to boost Denison since 1940 and remains one of the largest tourist attractions, they learned. While visiting, Jane Montgomery, art teacher, instructed a class in watercolors and drawing of the lower side of the dam.
Season ticket prices and single admission prices for adults will remain the same this year at Municipal Swimming Pool, but single admission tickets for children will cost a penny more this summer. The City Commission announced the prices.
The Purdy boys never left home for wanting to help their neighbors when in need. Reid Purdy, 34, and his brother Arlan, 27, would be rich men if they charged local farmers for all the threshing grain, planting, milking, and tending livestock they do for free. They’ve done so for 16 years, since their father, brother and two sisters were taken by typhoid fever. When complimented on her two sons, Mrs. M.H Purdy, their mother, replied saying, “We can’t do enough to repay those who helped us when we had our troubles.”
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