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.

Armstrong said sign-in would be from 9 to 11 a.m. Judging begins at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $5.  First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded to the winners. There will also be a prize for first-place showmanship.

“You can cook any kind of chili — beans or no beans — using 3 pounds of any kind of meat; must cook chili onsite. Be sure to sign up for the club you choose to represent for bragging rights,” Armstrong said.


Helping Hands Today reschedules give-away

Helping Hands Today rescheduled its clothing give-away, according to Mary Garbett.

Garbett said free clothing would be available for one day only on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The event will take place at Lakeview Church at 11020 FM 751, 75474. Rain or shine. Everyone is welcome to come,” she said.


Rev. Gilbert speaker Sunday at FUMC

The Rev. James Gilbert of Fate AME Church is scheduled to bring the message Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Quinlan.

The Rev. Gilbert also assisted Pastor Eric Rothe Wednesday during Ash Wednesday services.

Formerly assigned to the Greenville African Methodist Episcopal Church, the pastor also brought the message during Black History Month last year at FUMC Quinlan.

He will be at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday.


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 or call 903-356-1231.

A slideshow will be presented featuring photos of “the good old days.” A favorite photo may be added to the presentation by sending it to Kathy Goleman, QISD Administration Building, 401 E. Richmond, Tex. 75474; call 903-356-1202; or email


Last substitute teacher orientation for year

The last substitute teacher orientation for the current school year will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quinlan ISD Joe Martin Administration Office, located at 401 Richmond, Quinlan.

Tiffony Upchurch-Chapman, Quinlan ISD Director of School Community Relations, said, “Please bring two forms of identification and your high school diploma or college transcript. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Watson at 903-356-1236 or email her at”


QSA registration now open

Quinlan Sports Association registration is now open for t-ball, baseball ,softball players and coaches for ages 4-14 (pre K through eighth grade), according to Tim Hicks.

Hicks said forms were available on the QSA website at Contact Hicks or B.J. Arnold with any questions. Their numbers can be found on the QSA website.


American Legion weekly activities announced

The American Legion West Tawakoni Post No. 517 activities were announced this week.

Sam Armstrong said auxiliary programs would benefit from the $5 donations through March on Sundays from 1 to 4 with the sale of burgers and fries.

Armstrong said, “Our one-on-none pool tournament begins at 2 p.m. You must be present prior to 2 to participate,” she said and noted sports programs would be screened on the big-screen televisions.

Pool Monday has been added, and pool tournaments are also held on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7. There is a blind draw for partners. Participants must be present prior to 7 to play.

Ladies’ Night Out are on Thursdays that feature Karaoke by James Lee from 7 to 11. There is no cover charge.

Armstrong said, “Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran?  Stop by, we’ll be proud to talk to you about joining our American Legion family. We welcome your membership and thank you for your service to our country. Our post is located at 236 W. State Highway 276 in West Tawakoni. Please call 903-447-4247 for further information. Our hours of operation are from 2 p.m. to closing, Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to closing on Friday and Saturday; and noon to closing Sundays.”


Legion Auxiliary to plan Cancer Research Benefit

The regular monthly meeting for American Legion Auxiliary West Tawakoni Unit No. 517 will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m.

Sam Armstrong said, “This is an important meeting as we will be finalizing our plans for our Cancer Research Benefit to be held Saturday, March 3. We need all our members to assist with this annual event. Chairman for this event is Karen Cory.”

Proceeds will benefit a local-area cancer patient and also a local veteran. Prize donations for the bonanza table, auctions and other drawings are being accepted.

Armstrong aid, “We will have a cakewalk, and of course, we’ll be serving farm-raised catfish filets with all the trimmings. Watch for further information coming soon in The Quinlan-Tawakoni News.