Bulletin Board


Community Activities

Cherokee County Genealogical Society

The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville. The meeting will be followed by light “Pot Luck” refreshments provided by CCGS members.  Regular CCGS meetings are held the second Monday evening of the months September through May unless otherwise announced. More information can be obtained about the Cherokee County Genealogical Society by visiting the CCGS web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcherok, via e-mail to ccgs@suddenlink.net, by calling 1-903-586-0135 and via regular mail at Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas, 75766-1332.   Further information about CCGS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Cherokee CGS.

Wildcat Extension Education Club to meet

The Wildcat Extension Education club will meet from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the meeting room at the Regions Bank, 1125 State Highway 110, Whitehouse. Our program for the month will be “Hearing Loss,” and the speaker is Penny Hunter, Smith County Extension Education Association delegate. The public is invited. For more information, contact Elaine Jackson, (903) 839-4853.

The National Society DAR

The next regular monthly meeting of the Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville, Texas. For further information about this local NSDAR chapter, contact Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter (NSDAR) Regent Eunice E. S. Jackson of Jacksonville at 903-586-4172. 


Republic Services in Whitehouse picks up recycling on Wednesday. Recyclable items include paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and tin cans. Troup has a self-service recycling receptacle. The Allied Waste Recycling bin is located at the corner of W. Bradford and N. Georgia.

Jam session and sing along

Jam session and sing along runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. each Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Acoustic instruments only. Music includes Country, Bluegrass and Gospel. TASCA members are free. Guests are $1 each. TASCA is located at 10495 CR 2167 (Jim Russell Rd), in Whitehouse. 

American Legion weekly events

American Legion in Troup at 301 Magnolia has pool tournaments beginning at 7 p.m. each Wednesday night. 

Senior Activities

The Tyler Area Senor Citizens Association is open to the public, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. TASCA’s schedule includes the following events: 

Thursday, Jan 4: Pinochle, 8:30 a.m.; Line dance, 9 a.m., 42 group (straight), 12:30 p.m.; Hand and Foot, 12:30 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 12:30; Beginner bridge, 1 p.m. 

Friday, Jan. 5: Coffee social group; 9:30 a.m., Fitness exercise with Certified Instructor for Older Adults, 9:30 a.m.; Practice bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Sing along/jamming, 1:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Jan. 6: Deaf and hard of hearing support group, 11 a.m.; Country/western dance featuring Ben Lowery and Texas Express, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $6 per person.

Monday, Jan. 8: Coffee social group, 9:30 a.m.; 42 group, 12 p.m.; Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.; Beginner Bridge, 1:30 p.m.

 Tuesday, Jan. 9: “84” group, 8:45 a.m.; Ballroom dance lessons, 11 a.m.; TASCA Potluck luncheon, 11:30 a.m.; Joker and Hand & Foot, 12:30 p.m.; Mexican train, 5:45 p.m.; Ballroom dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Fitness exercise with Certified Instructor for Older Adults, 9:30 a.m.; 42 group, 9:30 a.m.; Writing workshop, 12 p.m.; Bridge, 12:30 p.m. 

The TASCA activity center is located at 10495 CR 2167 in Whitehouse. For more information on TASCA events or activities call (903) 871-3217 or email info@tasca.org.

Youth/School Activities

Arp ISD will hold a teacher in-service day Monday, Jan. 8. Students return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Troup ISD students will resume regular school schedules on Monday, Jan. 8.

Whitehouse ISD has set Monday, Jan. 8, as a staff-development day. Students will resume classes on Tuesday, Jan. 9.