Lifestyle

Wed
08
Mar

Weight Loss Group Celebrates Success

The Quinlan TOPS Club is celebrating some success among club members as members reach ideal weight and maintain it. 

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly is a weight loss support group organized in Quinlan in the 1980s.  Upon joining TOPS, a member is given a healthy weight goal by a physician and works toward the goal.  There is a weigh-in at each weekly meeting and weight loss is rewarded by wearing charms for bracelets, necklaces, and other small gifts.  When a TOPS member achieves goal weight, the member becomes a KOPS (Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly).  After becoming a KOPS, weight must be maintained within 10 pounds of the goal or KOPS status is lost.

The Quinlan club has four KOPS members.  These members will be celebrated at a state convention in San Marcus this coming April.

Wed
08
Mar

Kimberly Mauldin, Realtor, cuts ribbon

Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce holds a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony for Kimberly Mauldin, Realtor, with Keller Williams, Rockwall. Cutting the ribbon is Kimberly Mauldin with associates Tillie Aker and Angie Glidewell and surrounded by chamber members including Stacy Earls, D. Earls Tax Service; Daniel and Dylan Earls, D. Earls Tax Service; Vonda Jack, Hunt County Kids; Heather Banks, The Quinlan-Tawakoni News; John Byrd; Norman and Felissa Davis, Choose Health; West Tawakoni Councilman John Hinchliffe; Mary Garbett, Helping Hands Today; chamber President Roxanne Turner; Megan Earls, D.

Thu
02
Mar

Tawakoni Library officers for 2017

The Tawakoni Library officers for 2017 are, from left, Linda Eure, treasurer; Denise Turner, vice president, historian; Jack Harris, secretary; and Virginia Johnson, president.

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Thu
02
Mar

West Tawakoni Golden Jubilee advertised

The upcoming West Tawakoni Golden Jubilee is advertised on the sign held by jubilee organizer Karen Cory and Councilman John Hinchliffe. The celebration is planned for March 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at West Tawakoni City Park.

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Wed
01
Mar

Chamber luncheon

American Legion Post 517 Commander Mike Nelson leads the serving line through the taco bar Thursday at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Wed
01
Mar

Hunt County ‘Relay’ gets national award

Melody Pierce of Hunt County Relay for Life shows off the awards given to the local group, including the Power of Hope Award for having the most registered survivors of any Relay for Life in the nation within the population bracket of 75,000 to 99,999. “Since our survivors are the reason behind why we relay, this award is one of the most coveted,” the group states. The local RFL had 433 survivors. Pierce shows the award at Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Tue
28
Feb

Eaglefest earnings

Tracy Hatton from the Rains County Chamber of Commerce, right, presents a check for $1,700 to Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debi Darter. The payment represents earnings from tours at Lake Tawakoni during the annual Eaglefest that was expanded this year to include Lake Tawakoni as well as Lake Fork in Rains County. Also shown are Billy Creed, left, who piloted a boat for the tours and chamber ambassador Larry Pare.

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Tue
28
Feb

Library’s Mary Weatherby honored on 95th

The Tawakoni Library honored Mary Weatherby last week on the occasion of her 95th birthday.  Weatherby has been a member of the library board for 12 years.

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Sun
26
Feb

Rev. Gilbert visits Quinlan FUMC for Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, Pastor Eric Rothe of First United Methodist Church of Quinlan invited the Rev. James Gilbert of the Fate Mission African Methodist Episcopal Church to speak from the pulpit Sunday.

Rev. Gilbert invited several members of his outreach mission and retired AME pastor Jim Robbins to join in the services. The guest preacher's children, Joshua, Jaida and Joanna Gilbert, joined Rev. Laura Rothe in singing several specials.

Rev. Robbins served the AME church for 31 years, the last being in Rockwall. In addition to serving the AME Church, Rev. Gilbert is an engineer with L-3 Communications in Rockwall. He first started his ministry with the AME Church in Indianapolis, Ind.

Rev. Rothe and Rev. Robbins first met following the July 2015 shooting incident in Charleston, S.C.

Thu
23
Feb

Top readers

The Tawakoni Library honored the Hill brothers, Gary Hill II and Timothy Hill Jr., for reading 120 books during the summer contest,” according to President Virginia Johnson. Emily Henderson, who also read 120 books, was pictured previously.

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