Lifestyle

Sun
13
Aug

Amvets Juniors hear Ringwood’s VJ Day program

Amvets Post 36 Ladies Auxiliary Americanism Chairman JoAnne Ringwood presents a program on VJ Day (Victory over Japan) to Juniors of Amvets McKenzie Douglas, Heaven Browning, Madison Tanton, Joseph Kolkow and Mary Mercer at their meeting Sunday. VJ Day marks the day when the Empire of Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War II (Aug. 14, 1945, in the United States.)

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Fri
11
Aug

KWTB upgrades city hall foyer

Enhancement includes painting by local artist Karen Cory

West Tawakoni artist Karen Cory is shown by the Tawakoni landscape she painted and donated to hang in the recently remodeled foyer at West Tawakoni City Hall. Dwayne Hall called attention to the entrance’s new look at Tuesday night’s city council meeting and praised Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful for their work and also Cory for her contribution.

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Thu
10
Aug

Tawakoni Library honors summer readers

were honored with a trip to the Children's Aquarium in Fair Park, Dallas. Shown with their certificates are the children who attended the aquarium. Board President Virginia Johnson said, “Fifteen children achieved their goal with many reading 50 or more books. The aquarium trip was a perfect ending to a successful summer of reading and science education for the participants.”

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Fri
04
Aug

Patriotic Rally Parade preparations

Members of West Tawakoni Memorial VFW Post 2559, its auxiliary and friends attended the National Convention held July 22-26 26th in New Orleans. Shown are, from left, are post Chaplain John Ringwood, Robert Delashaw, Past District 1 and Past Auxiliary President Pat Anderton, Sandra Jenkins and Past Post Commander Lamont Jenkins as they prepare for the Patriotic Rally Parade.

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Thu
03
Aug

Talent Box reaches out to deaf community

The Talent Box, a nonprofit community theater, 244 N. 4th Street, Wills Point, will host encore performances of "Exit the Body," written by Fred Carmichael.

A matinee performance will be given at 2 p.m., dinner theater performance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Limited regular seating may be available at the dinner theater performance that begins at 7:30 after dinner at 6:30. There will be an ASL interpreter for the benefit of deaf patrons.

Admission for the matinee is $15 per person, and the dinner theater performance is $25 per person. Prepaid reservations are required for dinner and may be made by calling the theater, 903-873-8945. Leave your name and telephone number. Your call will be returned. Dinner reservations close at 7p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. Reservations may also be made by logging onto the website, thetalentbox.org, click on "Buy Tickets" and follow directions.

Wed
02
Aug

Ribbon cut for Quinlan Self Storage

A traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony is held by Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce to mark new membership by Quinlan Self Storage, owned by Marcie and Dr. Bill Claxton. Marcie Claxton cuts the ribbon, joined by Office Manager Carol Smith, and chamber officers and members including West Tawakoni Councilwoman Linda Kattner; Adam Slaughter, Slaughter Insurance Agency; Mary Garbett, Helping Hands Today; chamber Executive Director Lynn Simmons; Dr. Sheela Thomas, Parkway Family Dental; Karen Cory, Post Oak Art Studio; Dr. Gene Hamil, Parkway Family Dental; John Vick, District Representative for State Senator Bob Hall; West Tawakoni Councilman Leon Myers; Robin Myers, West Tawakoni EDC; West Tawakoni Councilman John Hinchliffe; Tammy Marshall, Amy Thompson, Holly Cummings, Lexie Carter and Lesli Anglin, Parkway Family Dental; John Byrd; Daniel Earls, D. Earls Tax Service; Commander Mike and Cathy Nelson, American Legion West Tawakoni Post No.

Wed
26
Jul

Siegmunds honored for food pantry service

Lake Area Shared Ministries Executive Director Gary Cannon presents Donna and Richard Siegmund with an appreciation plaque and cake for their service to the Lake Area Shared Ministries food pantry during their meeting Wednesday. Mrs. Siegmund be has coordinated and scheduled volunteers for the mission food pantry for 10 years. She said she is not retiring, just giving up the coordinator's position. Richard was not present.

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Mon
24
Jul

Stampley wins Sons of Amvets rib cookoff

“Early-morning storms sent the 11 contestants in the Sons of Amvets Post 36 second annual Rib Cook Off scurrying for shelter, but the weather did not deter them from doing such a great job that a tiebreaker judge was needed.,” said JoAnne Ringwood. “Congratulations to the winners. The Sons thank everyone who participated in making this a successful fundraiser for their needy family Christmas fund. Also, thanks for your patience for delivery delays caused by the weather changing the smoker temperatures.” Shown is ribs cookoff winner Patrick Stampley.

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Sat
22
Jul

Special recognition

Presenting Family Life Ministries director Clyde Bostick with a special recognition award to the United Methodist Women national office are local chapter vice presidents, from left, Marty Williams and Linda Collins. The award is for his gift of ministries with women, children and youth.

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Wed
19
Jul

Steedman Farm Joins Membership of American Angus Association

Steedman Farm, Quinlan, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

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