Lifestyle

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Aug

Local Eagle Scout gives back to Quinlan school

Local Boy Scout Nicholas Conaghan from Royce City’s Scout Troop 312 chose to build a Gaga Ball pit for the students of Butler Intermediate.

The new pit is located in the middle of a large, open area of the playground behind Butler Intermediate, making it the newest piece of equipment for children returning to school to enjoy during recess and free periods.

The game, Gaga Ball, is very similar to dodge ball.

“What it is … it is very similar to dodge ball whereas if you get hit by the ball you’re out. Except it’s a lot safer because it’s only waist down.

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03
May

Moore new pastor at Quinlan FUMC

Mark T. Moore will assume duties on Sunday, July 1, as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Quinlan.

Staff-Pastor Parish Relations Committee Chair Charles Henderson announced that the committee was visited by District Supt. Vic Casad Monday to introduce the new pastor and his wife, Janet.

The new pastor is coming from First United Methodist Church of Cooper. He fills the position now held by Eric Rothe.

 

Thu
03
May

Faye Ingram celebrates 90th birthday

 

Friends and family of Faye Ingram gathered to celebrate and honor her on her 90th birthday Saturday at Friendship Hall of First United Methodist Church of Quinlan. With the honoree are her daughters, from left, Judy Barnes, Frances Jenkins, Mrs. Ingram, Jeannie Thompson and Phyllis Cambron.

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03
May

Mary Wackerow elected district president

 

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Mar

Quinlan News Briefs

East Tawakoni Police egg hunt March 24

The East Tawakoni Police Department will sponsor an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m. Children 1 to 12 years are welcome to hunt, according to Mayor Johnnie LaPrade said.

The mayor said, “The Easter Bunny will be here for pictures. Parents bring your cameras.”

 

VFW announces karaoke changes

West Tawakoni Memorial VFW Post 2559 announced changes in its karaoke schedule.

JoAnne Ringwood said James Burns would “still be searching your songs” on Wednesdays when burgers are served and Fridays from 7:30 until 11 p.m. There will no longer be a Saturday night session. She said Scaredy Cat Karaoke would be available on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

 

Barbecue, crawfish boil March 24

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26
Feb

Johnsons celebrate 61st wedding anniversary

 

Local residents Wayne and Virginia Johnson celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Feb. 21. The couple married at Garfield, Kan., in 1957.

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26
Feb

Deans celebrate 70th anniversary

Calvin and Clovis Dean will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 24.  The couple have been residents of Quinlan since 1977. They were married Feb. 24, 1948 in Texarkana, Arkansas.

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26
Feb

Quinlan Briefs

Chamber presents ‘Inspire Trust and Leadership’ Feb. 27

The Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce will present a small business roundtable on the topic “Inspire Trust and Leadership” on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at the chamber office.

Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to the chamber at 903-447-3020 or email office@laketawakonichamber.org.

 

QISD Senior Citizen Appreciation Breakfast March 1

Quinlan Independent School District will host its annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, March 1, at 8:30 a.m. at the A.E. Butler Intermediate School cafeteria.

Those planning to attend should RSVP to www.quinlanisd.net or call 903-356-1231.

Thu
15
Feb

Briefs

Myers to lead craft at civic club meeting

The Tawakoni Civic Club will meet at the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce office in West Tawakoni on Monday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m., according to Virginia Johnson.

After a regular business meeting, President Robin Myers will lead members in a craft activity.

Food items will be collected for Community Seeds in Lone Oak.

 

American Legion hosts chili cookoff Saturday

“All members of the American Legion West Tawakoni Post No. 517 family are invited to join with the Legion and all the service clubs and various other clubs by participating in the chili cookoff  to benefit the City of West Tawakoni EDC,” said Sam Armstrong.

The cookoff will be held Saturday at West Tawakoni City Park.

Thu
15
Feb

Korinek graduates Air Force basic

 

U.S. Air Force Airman Clayton R. Korinek graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Korinek is the son of Kimberley and Kenney Korinek of Wills Point.

He is a 2016 graduate of W.H. Ford High School.

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