Lifestyle

Wed
29
Nov

Allen Addresses local DAR

Elvis Allen of Fruitvale spoke to the Neches River Chapter NSDAR at its monthly meeting held on Nov. 9 at the American National Bank in Canton. His topic was “Witching (Dowsing) for Graves.”.
Allen is a member of the Van Zandt County Historical Commission where he serves on the Historical Marker Committee. He is an author, an avid proponent of preserving an accurate history of Van Zandt County, a life member of the Texas Archeological Society, and a member of the Wild West History Association which is dedicated to the real truth about the West.

The Neches River Chapter NSDAR meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the American National Bank in Canton. “Ladies who are interested in becoming a member may contact Regent Sherrie Archer or Registrar Carrie Woolverton for information,” said club organizers.

Mon
23
Oct

WPHS Class of 1957 holds reunion

Members of the graduating class of 1957 celebrated their 60th year reunion Saturday, Oct. 7 at Four Winds Steak House.

“It was a super meal with lots of laughs and memories shared. Those remembered were Sarah Beth Flanagan Bond, Beth Sockwell Bulter, Olen Cunningham, Richard Huff, Billy Don Hullum, Jay Johnson, Elsie Luster, Ann Roberts Durham, Larry Rohus, Barbara Stamford Norman, Charles Leslie Stewart and Don Whiteside,” said event attendees.

Attending the reunion was front row, Wanda Cunningham Kellhoff, Bobbie Murff Mills, Virginia Brannon Hadley, Kay Laney Crosby, Wynell Furrh Willoughby; second row, Bobby Mayfield, Billy Joe Mince, David Whittington, Gerald Sheuns, Henry Lee Bates, Judy Buckenridge Jahnel, Betty Atkins Lambert; and top row, Bobby Smith, Johnny Butler, Carroll Langston, Janice Young Hood, Roy Rogers, Sue Lamb Brown and Iva Lee Dixon Cainey.

Tue
19
Sep

It’s a boy!

John Paul and Jenny Lee Robertson announce the birth of their son, Jonah Pierce Robertson.

Master Robertson was born Aug. 12, 2017, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene at 6:15 p.m.

He weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 19-1/2 inches long. He was almost five weeks early.

Grandparents are Barbara Gillentine Robertson of Wills Point and Presley Robertson of Elmo, Rebecca Stewart of Wills Point, and Charles and Judy Lee of Rowlett.

Great-grandparents are Wanda Robertson of Elmo and the late Buster Robertson, Bill and Tommie Gillentine, and maternal great-grandparents, Tom and Betty Moring.

The Robertson’s reside in Breckenridge where he is a warbird aircraft mechanic at Ezell Aviation and she is a housewife.

Thu
07
Sep

Happy Birthday Meda Clay!

Meda Clay of Wills Point celebrated her 98th birthday Thursday, Aug. 24,2017, by having lunch at a Terrell restaurant with a few family members. Afterwards, she was pleasantly entertained by a video of Happy Birthday wishes from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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Thu
07
Sep

Pruitt speaks at VZCGS meeting

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Buchanan Room of the County Library.

Guest speaker Zeffie Pruitt presented a very interesting and informative program on the “Meaning of Kwanzaa,” said Society members.

Pruitt explained that “Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday celebration created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate African heritage, unity and culture. It begins Dec. 26 and ends Jan. 1 with a day of feast and gift giving. The name Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase meaning “first fruits of the harvest.” Each day of the holiday is dedicated to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, which are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. It is a time of thanksgiving and reflection on ancestry, tradition and family values,”

Tue
05
Sep

State Rep. Flynn visits The Talent Box

The Talent Box, a nonprofit community theatre located 244 N. 4th Street, Wills Point, was honored to have State Representative Dan Flynn and wife, Susan,in the audience of our performance of "Exit the Body" Special event. State Rep. Flynn and his wife graciously agreed to take a photo with the cast after the performance.
 

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Mon
04
Sep

Children’s Advocacy Center receives grant

The TVEC Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County for $3,000 on Aug. 22. The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that allows 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 Donation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

Mon
28
Aug

Ladies Club prepare for Fair

Members of the Wills Point Ladies Club help prepare for the 2017 Back to School Fair.

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Sat
05
Aug

All about birthdays!

– Storytime at Van Zandt County Library was all about birthday’s this week. Mrs. Rhonda read fun stories about celebrating. Storytime will not meet in August but will resume at 10 a.m. on Fridays in September.

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Wed
19
Jul

To be or not to be a beekeeper

So you think you want to be a beekeeper? Pick up some lessons learned from a "new-bee" beekeeper at the Van Zandt Library Series "Beginning Beekeeping" at 10:30 a.m. July 20. This presentation will focus on what you need to know before jumping into the apiary world. Learn fun facts about bees, the parts of a beehive, the life cycle of bees, the costs associated and much more.

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