There are times when living in North Texas has its disadvantages — looking your way here, July — but for much of the year, the weather makes Texoma a great place to call home. And Saturdays in September certainly fall in that second category. The Sherman Chamber of Commerce will commandeer the city’s Municipal Park for the annual Autumn Arts Fest this weekend, placing a particular emphasis on the musical arts for 2014.
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GAINESVILLE - The Butterfield Stage Playhouse is holding auditions for “A Gentleman and a Scoundrel” on Sept. 29 and 30. The auditions will be start at 7 p.m. at the Butterfield Stage, 201 South Denton Street in Gainesville and no experience is required for the three roles available - one female in her 20s or 30s, one male in his 20s or 30s and one adult male, any age. Behind-the-scenes crew members are also needed and can attend the auditions.
President Jeff Walton conducted the Sept. 18 meeting of the Daybreak Toastmasters. The group then went into executive session to plan future meetings.
CHICAGO — Sunlight fills Kahmani Jefferson’s bedroom, illuminating the stuffed animals hung above his bed and along the walls.
Teaching methods of preparing single meals is the goal of the “Cooking For One” workshop being hosted by the Hope Center of Texoma, an outreach program of Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties. The four-part workshop is set for Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Home Hospice office, 505 West Center in Sherman.
Several members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2772 and its Ladies Auxiliary gathered Sept. 11 to observe Patriot Day. The group stood in front of the post flags and held a moment of silence honoring the nation’s fallen heroes. Attending were Post Commander Kati Baillio, Ray Flood, adjutant, Jeremy Ford, junior vice commander, Linda Harding, auxiliary president, Vernell Flood, senior vice, Hannah Harris, Junior Girls Unit president, Hailey Harris, secretary, and Cheyenne Harper, senior vice.
Courtesy photo District 2 winner The Carroll Whittaker home at 3811 Merrimack Road in Sherman has been named as this week’s “Yard of the Week.” The selection is made by the Keep Sherman Beautiful committee.
VAN ALSTYNE - The Friends of the Van Alstyne Library will hold the annual book sale this week. The event will be at the community center in downtown Van Alstyne, located next to the fire station on North Preston Street.
Oklahoma mystery writer Marion Moore Hill will be visiting the Denison Public Library at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23. The public is encouraged to attend and hear about “Cook The Books, Hill’s latest installment in her Scrappy Librarian Mysteries series, just published by Crickhollow/Crispin Books. A book signing will follow the discussion.