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AC to honor alumni at homecoming

Austin College will honor five graduates and two faculty members for distinguished professional accomplishment and service to the college on Friday during Homecoming events on the campus. Awards will be presented during a dinner in Mabee Hall of Robert J. and Mary Wright Campus Center. For information, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 903-813-2335.

Grant aids local students

Mayes Elementary School first grade teacher, Susan Lovell, was recently awarded a grant from the non-profit Ruiz 4 Kids to help expand her students’ education via technology. She used the money to purchase iPads for the youngsters to use.

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AC’s Roo Boo comes early this year

The 15th annual ’Roo Boo at Austin College, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex, off Brockett Street and just east of the football stadium.

5K Roo Run coming soon

Austin College’s Kappa Gamma Chi sorority will hold its 24th annual 5K ’Roo Run and Joey Walk Nov. 1, with proceeds supporting Women Rock!, a Sherman organization that provides education to encourage early breast cancer detection. Cost for the race is $15 per person or $10 each for a team of three or more. Participants receive a T-shirt and are included in a raffle after the run.

Strays cast prepares for performances

The cast of Strays The Musical has been rehearsing since late September, preparing for the Nov. 6, 7 and 8 performances at 7 p.m. in the Honey McGee Playhouse in Sherman. Strays is an original show by Amy Shojai and Frank Steele that explores furry foibles from the pets’ point of view. Proceeds will benefit two local, non-profit animal rescue groups - the Animal Refuge Foundation in Sherman and the Red River SPCA based outside of Whitesboro.

International artisan fair comes to Sherman

Ten Thousand Villages (TTV), a non-profit organization, will bring its International Artisan Fair to Sherman this Friday and Saturday. The event, hosted by the Mission Team of First United Methodist Church, will be held in the church’s Community Life Center. Hours will be 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. All proceeds will directly benefit the artisans from 38 countries.

Garden Show draws a crowd

Fred and Marilyn Zickrick talk to Jenna Roper, center and Cadey Vickers about bluebonnet seeds the girls were selling as a 4-H Club fundraiser at the Grayson County Master Gardners Garden Show at Loy Lake in Denison Saturday afternoon.