Of all the emotions that can hobble spring cleaning, the worst might be sentimentality. I know, because I’m currently struggling with a bout of it myself. On my bedside table there is, inexplicably, a plush hoot-owl with a scarf and beanie hat that has been doing little except collecting lint and dust and cat saliva since I brought him home. In short, my hoot-owl is adding mess to my house, and if I aim to practice what I am about to preach, I should dispose of him immediately. For it is not dust or grime that is the main enemy of clean, during the spring or otherwise — that dubious honor goes to clutter.
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When Gary Kremen, founder of Match.com, did his first big TV interview nearly 20 years ago, he promised that his site would “bring more love to the planet than anything since Jesus Christ.”
NEW YORK — Cat haters, read no further.
Cheryl Brandon was welcomed as guest speaker at last week’s Grayson County Rotary Club meeting. The group meets at 6:50 a.m. every Wednesday at Fulbelli’s Restaurant in Sherman.
LOS ANGELES — It’s taken an army of mice (and a group of clever Canadian researchers) to crack open an old sexual chestnut and get at the meat inside: For women, “Not tonight dear, I have a headache” is not a passive-aggressive rebuff to a mate’s sexual invitation (not always, at least). It’s a biological phenomenon with deep evolutionary roots.
TOM BEAN — Taylor Stephens and Amber Blasingame, members of Tom Bean High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) recently placed sixth in the state FCCLA STAR competition.
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Civil War paper trails will be the program topic when the Denison Genealogical Society meets on April 30. The session will run from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and be held in the Denison Public Library. It will be free and open to anyone interested in attending.
WHITESBORO — Grant Butts, a Whitesboro student, has been named as the first recipient of the inaugural, $2,000 Mark Landrum Memorial Scholarship, presented by Landmark Bank.
Students from the Dance Xplosion studio in Denison earned top honors at the recent Stage One National Competition Regionals held in Arlington. The studio is owned and operated by Mattie Quate.