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.


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!


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


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 or call 903-213-3690.


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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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.


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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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. 


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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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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