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Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point ISD closed the books on the 2021 election cycle May 10, wrapping up a months-long process with the swearing in of three incumbents and reorganization of the board’s leadership structure.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point chapter of Rotary International welcomed special guests to their luncheon May 6, recognizing the hard work and accomplishments of the WPHS Interact Club.

Sports

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers had their hands full in the bi-district round of the playoffs, taking on a talented Kaufman team that has been no stranger to postseason play.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point High School Athletic Department will stay busy throughout the summer months, hosting camps specializing in numerous sports including baseball, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball and football.

Columns

Every few years there is another professional football league beginning their history.

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I have heard clients tell me too many times to count that my cat or dog has had ear problems for years. Well, I too had a dog back in the day that I too fought reoccurring ear problems. So the journey started in 1989 with my dog.

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As a boy, perhaps nine or 10, I recall Mama using a straight pin to attach a boutonnière on the lapel of my Sunday suit, the one bought a bit too big so I could grow into it. The flower she pinned on was a red rose, and it made me feel all grownup. The reason why, Mama had just pinned one like it on Dad, who leaned down to let me know the flower’s special Mother’s Day message. “Ours are red roses, Son,” he said like he was sharing a sacred truth, “because both your mother and my mother are still living.” His imparting this in such a confidential way bolstered my coming-of-age feeling even more. At church though, the old guys – those who were bald or getting there – nearly all wore white roses.

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Of all professions, it seems that it’s always open season for criticizing teachers, especially within the system itself. Teachers are often blamed for student behavior, lack of achievement, parent complaints and other occurrences that are out of their control. For example, I have seen teachers criticized for not knowing why students behave the way they do. I have also seen teachers criticized for students’ lack of achievement. Teachers are often blamed or held responsible for outcomes where they have no power or authority to influence action or change. I refuse to bash teachers, because in the words of the great gospel songstress Mahalia Jackson, I know the troubles we’ve seen, and I know, too well, our sorrows.

Obituaries

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Robert William Calloway, 86, of Dallas, passed away May 4, 2021. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Wills Point to Homer Harold and Geneva Long Calloway.

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Funeral services for Linda Gayle King, 76, of Wills Point were held Thursday, May 13, 2021, at at Stonepoint Church in Edgewood. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery

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Funeral services for Robert “Robby” Franklin Mitchell, Jr., 53, of Royse City, were held Monday, April 26, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.

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It is with great sadness that the family of Hobart Wade Lytal announces his passing on May 6, 2021, at the age of 84 years old. A graveside service was held Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Quinlan West Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Deborah Jones officiating. The cemetery is located on Highway 276, just west of Quinlan. Services are under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.