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Snakes are program topic

Snakes of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will be the topic for a special presentation at 3 p.m. this Sunday at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.The program is free and open to the public. It will be held in the multi-purpose meeting room at the refuge’s Visitor Center. No reservations are needed.

P’ETiQuette: Pets playing around

Cat play, dog play and kitten games are exactly the same – only different – with identical purposes but variation in styles. These days, I have a front-row seat with the “old lady” Seren-Kitty doing her best to keep order while Magical-Dawg and Karma-Kitten wreak havoc.You can’t help but smile or laugh out loud when the fur-kids throw a play-party.

Harrod — 50th

Albert and Dorothy Harrod of Denison were honored on July 12 at Frontier Village with a reception in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law.

CASA volunteers still needed

BONHAM — On July 29, the Children’s Center will host an informational session about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care. “People who are even the slightest bit interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate are encouraged to come to our center, get a tour and talk to our volunteers and staff,” said Sandy Barber, executive director of the center. It will be come and go from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the center at 112 West Fifth in Bonham.

Students make Dean’s List

SEARCY, Arkansas - Cina Catteau of Denison and Sarah Noble of Sherman were named to the Dean’s List at Harding University for the spring 2014 semester. To be eligible, the student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average and no incompletes.

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Quilt Hop features quilts new to antique

BONHAM — Modern-day to antique and historic quilts will make up this year’s Bonham Quilt Hop. The free event will encompass several locations throughout Bonham, all featuring various quilt exhibits from local quilters and collections.

Dixie champions

Courtesy photo Dixie champions The Sherman National team recently won the Dixie Youth Baseball District 1 T-ball (6u) championship and went on to compete at the state tournament in Lindale last weekend. Team players are Cam Defury, Ethan Dowing, Eric Encivas, Lawson Haney, Dalton Hart, Nathaniel Long, Casey McGinnis, Austin Milligan, Ely Nelson, Joshua Reid, Jaylin Patterson and Camden Stephens. Coaches are Chris Stephens, Josh Reid and Charlie Whaley.

T-ball junior champions

Courtesy photo T-ball junior champions The Van Alstyne team recently won the Dixie Youth baseball District 1 T-ball junior (6u) championship and competed last weekend in the state tournament at Lindale. Team members are Beau Bowie, Nicholas Bustos, Cameron David, Collin Gravette, William Fowler, Jett Henley, Aiden Landeros, Treven Lummus, Tucker Sikes, Robert Skaggs, Grant Small and Colt Vickery. Coaches are Andrew Sikes and Charlie Skaggs.

CAC has children’s workshops

BONHAM — A variety of arts and crafts, along with photography, are planned for upcoming children’s workshops at the Creative Arts Center of Bonham. The center is located at 200 West 5th Street and the website is .

Coach-pitch winners

Courtesy photo Coach-pitch winners The Dixie Youth baseball team from Melissa recently won the District 1 AA (8u) coach-pitch championship and went on to compete at the state level in Texarkana last weekend. Players are Dran Able IV, Richard Costilla, Paxton Cox, Micah Finan, Rowan Jones, Karson Maynard, Caleb McCombs, Gage Nicholson, Easton Overman, Walker Overman, Mason Owens and Hayden Solomon. Coaches are Russen Cox, Luck Overman and Benjamin Jones.