Lifestyle

Tue
04
Jul

Region IV Child Welfare Board award recipients named

Outstanding Community Resource award winner, Van Zandt County Commissioners Court

Region IV Child Welfare Board had their annual awards luncheon June 9 in Pittsburg. There are 23 counties in Region IV, each county submits their winners to be considered for the Region award. Region award winners are then sent to State to be considered for the State Award.

Sandy Hilliard, president of region IV, presented the awards. Van Zandt County had three winners for the region.

Mon
03
Jul

Photo Presentation

Cary Hilliard, Veterans Memorial board member, Josh Wilkerson, President of EPIC Industrial, Ron Carrol, Director of Veterans Memorial and Gary Walker, Vice President of EPIC Industrial were presented with a signed photo of the memorial jet in gratitude for their generous support of the Veterans Memorial.

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Wed
28
Jun

Genealogical Society to hold workshop

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will hold a genealogy workshop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, in the Buchanan Room of the county library. The library is located at 317 First Monday Lane (Hwy 859) in Canton.  The cost is $10 and includes a light lunch and snacks. 

Society members will present several topics including charts and records, census, cemeteries, courthouse research, internet research and lineage society information to aid in genealogical research. 

To register for the workshop, stop by the Library of Genealogy and Local History in the Courthouse Annex in Canton, or call 903-567-5012.

Wed
28
Jun

4-H Salute to Excellence honors Van Zandt County leader

Courtesy photo

Dr. Doug Steele, Director, Texas A&M AgriLife, Carolyn Davis, honoree, and Melisa Rhodes, Van Zandt County Extension Agent.

The 2017 Texas 4-H State Roundup, the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas 4-H honored  leaders and volunteers during the Salute to Excellence Banquet.  Those honored were nominated from across the state for their outstanding contribution to Texas 4-H. They live by the 4-H motto “Make the best better” a reality.

Carolyn Albert Davis was nominated for the Salute to Excellence award by Van Zandt County Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes in recognition of her dedication, commitment and impact in the lives of 4-H youths and their families.

Sun
11
Jun

Culinary herbs topic of program at VZC Library

Which is it "herb" or "erb"? Find out during the Van Zandt Library series "Culinary Herbs in your Garden and Diet" at 10 a.m.  June 15.

The presentation will focus on the top common culinary herbs, how to grow them and how they can be incorporated into a diet. Discover fun facts about these and other herbs that are edible and tasty. Techniques for preserving your favorite herbs will be discussed and recipes shared.

Fri
09
Jun

Swinging into summer at the VZC Library

The Van Zandt County Library is back in full swing for the summer. The new shelves have been installed and the air is electric with all the excitement.

The Summer Reading Program will kick off about all things electric.

Trinity Valley Electric Co-op, who has provided a grant to fund the Summer Reading programs, will present this very interesting program. Life without electricity is hard to imagine. The presenters will cover the wise and safe use of this power; and there will be some pretty nifty demonstrations!

Wed
31
May

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses for 5-17 to 5-23, 2017

David Bradford Lepar and Sherrie Elaine Hawes

Jason Lee Wells and Tanisha Marie Hoffman

Jeremy James Ming and Breanna Nicole Pottorff

DuWayne Scott Cunningham Jr. and Wendy Garcia Valdez

Dustin Joe Ashley and Victoria Faith Chism

Timothy Aron Graham and Darlene Jaynae Owens

Thu
04
May

DAR goes to festival

The Daughters of the American Revolution enjoyed a day at the Wills Point Blue Bird Festival. Present during the festival were Jimi Wafford, Stacey Browning, Dottie Durrett and Judy West.

For information about joining the organizing chapter contact terrelltxdar@yahoo.com or call 903-213-3690.

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.

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