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Thu
30
Mar

County, city stands with ETCOG

Van Zandt County, VZC Precinct 2 and the city of Canton were represented at the East Texas Council of Governments 94th Semi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler March 16. From the left are Pct. 2 Commissioner Virgil Melton Jr., District Director Janice Melton for State Rep. Dan Flynn, and Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett.

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Wed
22
Mar

TVEC awards grant to FOL

TVEC presented a $3,000 check to the Friends of the Library.

The TVEC Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant for $3,000 to the VZC Friends of the Library Feb. 21. The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that allowed TVEC members to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. The portion that is rounded up goes to the TVEC Charitable Foundation and may be sued to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

Tue
14
Mar

Harvey thanked

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Scott Hyde and Duanne Harvey

Duanne Harvey has been a member of the Van Zandt County Appraisal District Board of Directors for the past five years.  He was presented a plaque for his dedication and service to the Van Zandt County Appraisal District and the residents of the community on Feb. 28, 2017.

Scott Hyde, Chief Appraiser thanked Harvey for his tireless dedication to the position.  This sentiment was echoed by staff and remaining board members.

Mr. Hyde stated that Harvey has “always kept the best interest of the people of Van Zandt County as well as the district in mind as he performs his duties as board chair.”

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Tue
14
Mar

DAR presents program to Gen. Society

From left to right,  Sherrie Archer, Carrie Woolverton, Matthew Lee and Britton Lee.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the County Library in Canton. 

Society President Carrie Woolverton welcomed members and guests and gave an update on the genealogical society board meeting.  M

artha’s Moment by Martha Heard was a tribute to Martha Washington.  The program, presented by the Neches River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, was their annual tribute to George Washington. 

Wed
01
Mar

Parker donates to ABC Room

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Wills Point Junior High student Jolie Parker, 12, donated a television that she won to the ABC Room in Canton. ABC Room is a non-profit organization that provides clothing, toys and other items to children who are placed in Child Protective Services.

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Mon
27
Feb

Wills Point Rotary Club contributing to local education efforts

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Through its annual “All Fore” Kids Charity Golf Tournament, the Wills Point Rotary Club has been able to award more than $20,000 in educational grants for the district.

Wills Point Rotary has served our community for 76 years. While we join Rotary International's quest to eradicate polio from the world, our primary focus is on improving the lives of those in our community. Specifically, we focus on making the lives of the children in our community better.

The Wills Point Rotary Club has contributed over $60,000 to the Wills Point community.  Service projects have included donations to Head-Start, giving dictionaries to third grade students, and paying for eye-glasses for WPISD students in need, among other acts of charity.

During this time the club has sponsored numerous high school juniors to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a weekend leadership training program. The club has also awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to further their education beyond high school.

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Wed
15
Feb

Rawwr into reading

All about dinosaurs at Storytime

Ms. Kitty read books during Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library. The theme was dinosaurs. The first book was ‘Princess Dinosaur’ by Jill Kastner. This dinosaur was quite unique, complete with a red skirt and a crown. The second book was ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ by Clair Freedman and Ben Cort, which is a story solving the mystery as to how and why the dinosaurs were wiped out. According to this story, the dinosaurs died out in a great ‘briefs tug-of-war.” The last story read was ‘Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp’ by Carol Diggory Shields. This story is about all the dinosaurs getting ready for a great big dance that was so outrageous it lasted past the Cretaceous age.

Come to the Van Zandt County Library located at 317 First Monday Lane, Canton for Storytime for preschoolers at 10 a.m. every Friday.

Thu
02
Feb

Elephant fun at Storytime

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Ms. Rhonda reads stories to children at Storytime at the VZC Library.

The theme for Storytime this week was elephants.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘Elmer’ by David McKee about a patchwork elephant that was laughed at by all the other elephants.  He cleverly colored himself with the juice of some berries so that he was grey like the other elephants.  When he joined the herd they were so serious it make him want to laugh so he lifted his trunk and shouted ‘Boo!’ which caused all the elephants to jump in surprise and begin to laugh.  It began to rain and Elmer’s patchwork started to show again.  The elephants decided that they must celebrate this day each year as the day of Elmer’s best joke.  All the elephants would decorate themselves in his honor and have an Elmer’s Day parade.

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Tue
24
Jan

VZC EEA group celebrates

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Van Zandt County EEA member Carolyn Minor reported the following concerning the VZC EEA group.
“The Van Zandt EEA group ended a busy year with the annual Christmas party and luncheon. After a brief business meeting, the party got underway. Share, show and tell was the first activity. The group shared favorite Christmas memories, and some brought ornaments and shared their stories. A game of name the desserts brought lots of laughs. They played Chinese Take- Away with the gift exchange followed by an ugly Christmas sweater contest. Everyone had a good time. Now it’s time to prepare for another great year,” said Minor.

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Tue
17
Jan

Donation

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Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial members Dan Maurieri, Ron Carroll and Cary Hilliard accepted a $2, 000 check from Laura Melton who represented the TVEC Charitable Foundation.

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