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Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

The Van Zandt Country Club will not be hosing the Wine, Dine and Shop event this year.

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County has received a $327,312.00 Housing Preservation Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for critical home repairs for rural East Texans.

Sports

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers wrapped up their pre-Thanksgiving schedule on the road last week, traveling to Scurry Nov. 24 to take on the Wildcats in another non-district contest.

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tiger tennis program hosted a mini tennis day at the high school courts Nov. 28 in order to raise funds for the Wills Point Community Angel Tree. Despite less than ideal weather, the event drew dozens of participants.Courtesy photos

Columns

Eight miles from the nearest town, our ranch felt like a sanctuary. Until it didn’t.

Coaches take extra time to get to know their players. They learn about their habits, family situation, and who their friends are. They get to know their players because they know when players believe a coach cares about them, they perform at a higher level. Some of the absolute best coaches are at schools with limited talent. Real success is not always measured on the scoreboard.

Dear Out of Control Sports Parent,

Nov 24, 2020 - 18:00

As an author, researcher and educator, I try to keep up with trends and practices in education. I typically focus on curriculum and instruction, intentionally sidestepping the political wrangling that usually doesn’t benefit kids. Teachers’ labor unions are notorious for their involvement with political parties and stand alone, I don’t care much for them. However, a recent revelation I’ve had about the National Education Association has prompted me to look more deeply into these unions and what they are doing in and to public education.

Obituaries

This Thanksgiving, Nov. 26th, 2020, our beloved Robert Earl “R.E. Bob” Moore, 88, went to be with the Lord. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at Radiant Church, 19830 I20, Canton, TX 75103. (Directly between Splash Kingdom and Duke’s Travel Plaza), followed by burial in Edom.

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Donald Pace Hackney, a lifelong resident of Canton, died at the age of 84 in Tyler on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.

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Mildred Joyce Reaves Cotton, age 87, of Quinlan, passed away, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at her home. A celebration of her life was held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan. A private burial was held at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Quinlan.

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Glynn Vick Bryant,86, passed away Nov. 23, 2020, at New Iberia Memorial Hospital, Louisiana. He was born Aug. 23, 1934.