A major part of the draw of the Thanksgiving holiday is the act of gathering together with other people. Food figures prominently, to be sure, but the act of joining together is more than just the dessert in this feast of all feasts.
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On a late fall day in 1621, the Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock and the American Indians who helped them survive their first year gathered together. They celebrated and gave thanks for the bounty of the year’s harvest. That simple gathering evolved into what is now called Thanksgiving – a time to voice gratitude for the year’s blessings, big and small, to enjoy loved ones and to share with them the foods nature so richly provides.
DURANT - The Donald W. Reynolds Friends of the Library group will host its second annual holiday craft show on Dec. 4, 5 and 6. The show will be at the library, 1515 West Main, in Durant. Hours will be 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 5 and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Dec. 6.
It’s two days before Thanksgiving and time again to count my furry blessings. This year, I’m thankful to be home with my family — furry and human — rather than on the bumpy road and bumpier plane. I’m thankful my human family, though miles away, remain close-nit and loving. And I’m thankful all remain healthy.
She’s well-educated and outspoken with an occasional touch of sassiness. She successfully blended her roles as an Army wife and mother with her career as a talented musician. Lady luck seems to remain at her side whether it’s her health or an afternoon playing bingo. All this and more will be celebrated when Doris Weller marks her 100th birthday Friday.
SAVOY - Savoy Elementary School has released the names of students earning the Superintendent’s or the “A” Honor Rolls for the second six-week period. The students are listed below, by grade.
IRVING - All that glitters may not be gold, except in the case of the Peruvian Gold exhibit at the Irving Arts Center. Through Dec. 31, the center, in partnership with the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., is offering the public what is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view priceless objects from Peru’s pre-Inca period. Irving is the only location outside of Washington, D.C. to host the exhibit.
BONHAM — Supporters of Bonham’s Creative Arts Center are joining together to ask the community for more support. The Center hopes that it can obtain the financial means to fund its growing art programs.
Melanie Hale remembers when Downtown Sherman was Sherman. Born at the end of tail-end of the Baby Boomer generation, Hale said she recalls the era before there were malls and Town Centers — back when Sherman’s Courthouse Square was the beating heart of the city.
After years of planning, preparation and work, a goal of the Denison Independent School District Alumni Association will become reality this Saturday. The group will hold the official opening of the DISD Alumni Museum from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.