Domestic violence in the Wild West examined at Preston Trail DAR meeting
By Preston Trail NSDAR
Jan 9, 2018
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Pottsboro, Texas - There was a program given concerning domestic violence in the Wild West in Pottsboro at the Preston Trail NSDAR monthly meeting on January 4, 2018.

Surprisingly, considering the seriousness of the subject matter, it was very entertaining, filled with humor which had the attendees laughing on several occasions and commenting afterward that they wished it had lasted longer. 

The program at the meeting was given by chapter Vice Regent Natalie Clountz Bauman.   She is the writer for the historical column called the “Pottsboro Pioneer” in the Pottsboro Sun and is an author who has written 17 North Texas history books.  The stories discussed in this program are in her books, available at,  Patsy’s Café, Home Staging Unlimited, The Book Rack in Denison, Main Street Antique Mall in Denison and Touch of Class Antique Mall in Sherman.

(L-R) Regent Vicki McComack, program speaker and 1st Vice Regent Natalie Clountz Bauman, Librarian Beth Bowling

The Preston Trail DAR chapter donated one of Natalie Bauman’s new books, Ghost Towns of Texoma, Vol. 5 – Locust to the Pottsboro Library, which was delivered by chapter Librarian Beth Bowling.

Also at this meeting, two new members were inducted into the Preston Trail chapter of the NSDAR by chapter by chaplain Gay Hilbert.  Their names are Sherry Collins and Raye Nilius.

Swearing in new members Raye Nilius and Sherry Collins with Chaplain Gay Hilbert.

Would you like to be part of our meetings and be able to listen to the interesting speakers we have each month?  You are welcome to come and see what the DAR is all about even if you are not a member.  Would you like to be involved in the good works that DAR participates in? 

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The Preston Trail Chapter of the DAR next meets Thursday, February 1st, and thereafter through May on the first Thursday of the month at 5pm for snacks and fellowship and at 6pm for chapter meetings and programs.  For the meeting location please contact the chapter at

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