Lifestyle

Wed
21
Jun

Thomas home selected for month’s KWTB honors

The home of Sledge and Rita Thomas was selected by Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful (KWTB) for its Yard of the Month Award because of its “beautiful landscape and yard décor.” Shown are KWTB member Dwayne Hall, Sledge and Rita Thomas, and KWTB member Mary Hall and Chair Kathie Magers.

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Tue
20
Jun

‘Super Science’ performed at library

Students attending Super Science Saturday at the Tawakoni Library enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a Painted Lady butterfly, according to President Virginia Johnson. “The children received their own butterfly to observe through the stages. Experiments with chemical reactions and flight were also performed by the students, Johnson said. The next session will be on June 17 at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be static electricity and magnets. Call the library at 903-337-3445 or 903-447-0947 to register.

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Wed
14
Jun

Rothe, FUMC honored for ‘making a difference’

Bonnie Bridges of the Northeast Texas Girl Scouts presents the Rev. Eric Rothe and First United Methodist Church of Quinlan Sunday with a gift and plaque for "making a difference" to area girls in the local scouting program.

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Tue
13
Jun

Relay for Life cuts ribbon

Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce held a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony for Relay for Life of Hunt County at the event held May 19 at the T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium in Greenville. Relay for Life’s Melody Pierce cuts the ribbon and is joined by other Relay and chamber officials and members for the ceremony.

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Sun
11
Jun

Four Jay Tom and Mary Lou Holley Scholarships awarded

Four students were awarded Jay Tom and Mary Lou Holley scholarships Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Quinlan.  Receiving , from left, are Marty Williams for Garrett Johnson, Amber Christie, Dillon Norris and Riley Howell with the Holleys and trustee Chair Pat Taggert. To date, $39,945 in scholarships has been awarded members pursuing education or technical courses after high school. They may be awarded each year while continuing their studies.

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Wed
31
May

Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony

West Tawakoni military service posts holds a flag retirement ceremony at West Tawakoni City Park’s Veterans Memorial area. A young patriot proudly waves his American flag at the flag retirement ceremony Monday.

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Wed
31
May

New Hunt County CASA volunteers.

CASA for Hunt County gained six new volunteers on May 25 after completing 30 hours of training and then being sworn in by the 196th District Court Judge Andrew Bench, left. “These Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers will now be the voice of our county's most vulnerable children — those who have been removed from an abusive home and placed into the care and custody of the state,” said, CASA for Hunt County Executive Director Lori Cope. New CASAs are, from left, Misty Lutz of Greenville, Amy Crone of Commerce, Jan Helton of Commerce, Eva Best of Quinlan, Bob Best of Quinlan and Matthew Wells of Greenville. For more information about CASA for Hunt County, call 903-450-4410 or online at casaforhuntcounty.org.

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Wed
31
May

Amvets delivers help for Emory tornado victims

Friday, May 26, members of Amvets Post 36, its Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of Amvets traveled to Emory on Friday, May 26 where Auxiliary President Lanelle Stanfield presented a check in the amount of $1,500 for tornado relief to Lake Country Neighbors. “Thanks again to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success,” said JoAnne Ringwood. Shown are Ladies Auxiliary 1st Vice President Sharon Peak, Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Chairman Marian Stampley, Emory Mayor-elect Trey Hill, Lake Country Neighbors Vice President Mary Hall, Sons of Amvets Commander Mike Stanfield, Lake Country Neighbors President Pam Bowden, Amvets Commander Terry Traylor, Ladies Auxiliary President Lanelle Stanfield and Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain Debbie Traylor.

Thu
25
May

Amvets elects officers

Amvets Post 36 and its Ladies Auxiliary held elections this week for 2017-18 officers. In the photo above, are installing officer Amvets Department of Texas Ladies Auxiliary President Kathy Stark, Chaplain Debbie Traylor, Sergeant-at-Arms Rhonda Turner, Secretary Tammy Wilson, Third Vice and Community Service Miriam Stampley, President Lanelle Stanfield, Treasurer Edythe Archer, Hospital Peggy Stroud; and not pictured, First Vice Sharon Peak and Second Vice Kathy Devers. Below, are Chaplain and Provost John Ringwood, First Vice Russell Lindsey, Commander Terry Traylor, Second Vice Harvey Dorman and Finance Officer Frank Sparks.

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Wed
24
May

Local Legionnaires welcome ‘Run for the Wall’ riders

American Legion West Tawakoni Post No. 517 members welcomed bikers riding in the “Run for the Wall” when the procession rolled into Terrell.

Sam Armstrong said, “Sadly, two of our friends that we have welcomed each year for many years were absent— General’s driver Michael Jones of Missouri and my favorite Biker, his special four-legged passenger General — were unable to attend. Mr. Jones is recovering from injuries he incurred in a tragic accident that claimed General’s life late last year. This annual ride begins on May 17 in Ontario, California, and the final destination is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.”

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