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Mon
26
Feb

This Week in Wills Point History Friday, Feb. 23, 1968

 

  Announcement has been made by television station KRLD, Channel 4, Dallas that a telecast of special interest to people in this area will be shown at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. The special feature of pictures and commentary was worked up by Channel 4 and is designed to show the effect that the opening of Interstate 20 from Dallas through East Texas has had on towns located on Highway 80. Among the people interviewed in this area were Jack Shofner, Chamber of Commerce manager, Odie Chitty, nurseryman on Highway 80, and Gordon R. Wynne, Jr., attorney.

 

Mon
26
Feb

WP Ladies Club meets

 

 

Donna Rowland, the executive director of the Wills Point Education Foundation, was the guest speaker at the Wills Point Ladies Club January meeting. She presented the goals of the foundation and provided information about how we can support their efforts for the future.

Mon
26
Feb

Lundahl named Driver of the Year

George Lundhal of Wills Point was recently recognized by Schuster Company as its Driver of the Year for displaying outstanding service and commitment. For being named Driver of the Year, Lundahl will receive a custom ordered 2019 International Lonestar with his choice of paint color and graphics acknowledging him as Schuster’s Driver of the Year 

 

Tue
06
Feb

Wills Point History

This Week in Wills Point History
Friday, February 2, 1968

The First National Bank of Wills Point celebrated the completion of its remodeling and expansion program with open house from 3 to 7 Friday afternoon. Approximately 400 people from Wills Point and neighboring towns helped the bank celebrate.

Judge Truett Mayo has tendered his resignation as county judge to the Van Zandt County Commissioners’ Court, effective March 13, 1968 and in a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1968, the court accepted the resignation. The court appointed A.J. Riley to serve as county judge until a successor is elected in the general election in November.

Tue
06
Feb

Pilot Club

 

 

The Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative Charitable Foundation, represented by Joy Long, recently awarded a grant in the amount of $3000 to Pilot Club of Wills Point, represented by Lettie Clark. 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 Foundation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

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,”

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