Lifestyle

Sat
08
Oct

Robertson, Lee to wed

Virginia "Jenny" Lee and John Paul Robertson

John Paul Robertson and Virginia "Jenny" Lee announce their upcoming nuptials for Oct. 22, 2016.  
Both are 1995 graduates of Wills Point High School.  The couple will be exchanging vows in a 1940s themed, double ring ceremony in Breckenridge, Texas at Trinity Baptist Church at 4:30 p.m. 
There will be a 1940s themed reception following the wedding.  The couple will reside in Breckenridge, TX where John Paul works as a warbird restoration mechanic for Ezell Aviation.  John Paul is the son of Barbara Gillentine Robertson of Wills Point and Presley Robertson of Elmo. He is the grandson of Wanda and the late Dewey "Buster" Robertson of Elmo.  
Virginia is the granddaughter of the late Col. Thomas L. and Betty Moring of Wills Point. She is the daughter of Rebecca Moring Stewart of Wills Point and Charles and Judy Lee of Rowlett.
Tue
27
Sep

To the moon and the stars

Ms. Rhonda takes a photo with Storytime participants.

The theme for Storytime this week was bedtime.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘How Dinosaurs say Goodnight’, ‘Bears in Beds,’ Max and The Won’t Go to Bed Show’ and the last book, ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up Late.’  These stories created lots of giggles for our great crowd today, librarians said.  The moon and stars craft was lots of fun for the pre-schoolers.  The next theme for Storytime will be toys and tractors. 

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Tue
20
Sep

Congress champ

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Hannah Seigler participated at The 70th Annual American Shetland Pony Congress July 5-9 in Des Moines, Iowa. Seigler won Congress Champion in Foundation Mares 13 to 17 Years Older with 12 horses. This was a rare opportunity for a small town girl to participate in such high stakes.

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Mon
12
Sep

Genealogical Society Holds Meeting

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Larry Tuner of Wills Point is thanked by Van Zandt Genealogical Society President Jan Crow.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting Saturday, Aug. 27 in the Buchanan Room of the County Library.  

Guest speaker for the meeting was Larry Turner of Wills Point who spoke on the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the attack.  He related the story of four young men from Van Zandt County who were serving on the USS Arizona at the time.  The four men were Van Wood, B.J. Johnson, D.C. Ayers and Raymond Johnson.   

The next society meeting will be our all-day seminar on Saturday, Sept. 24 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 885 First Monday Lane (Hwy 859) in Canton.   The speaker for the seminar will be Don Rainey.  Mr. Rainey will speak on “The Battle of Kings Mountain”, “Finding Your Revolutionary War Ancestor”, “Early American Migration Routes” and “Writing Your Family History with Historical Context”.  For more information, please call the Library of Genealogy and Local History at 903-567-5012.

Mon
29
Aug

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Van Zandt County wraps up 2016

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Van Zandt County Event Leadership Team held their Wrap-Up Party late last month.

Keeping the “Make Cancer a Fairytale” theme, the wrap-up event was a swim party based on “The Little Mermaid.”

The 2016 Relay For Life of Van Zandt County raised almost $50,000 from September 2015 through August 2016, to help save lives, help local cancer patients and support efforts to eliminate cancer suffering and death.

Wed
17
Aug

60th wedding anniversary

A celebration honoring the 60th wedding anniversary of Curtis and Barbara Ebarb will be held at the Church of Christ of Wills Point from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. 

All friends and family are invited, organizers said.

Wed
10
Aug

TVED foundation gives grants

The TVEC Charitable Foundation recently awarded five grants totaling $21,500.

Founded in 2013, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, created to serve the community and help improve the quality of life for residents in our service area. The foundation is funded entirely by donations from TVEC members who participate in Operation Round Up.

Grant recipients were:

Mon
01
Aug

Happy 80th Birthday!

Jettie Cockrell is celebrating 103 years.

Family and Friends are invited to celebrate the occasion with her at Crestwood Nursing Home, 1448 Houston Street, Wills Point.  Her birthday party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7.

Mon
01
Aug

Outer Space

Tuesday, July 19, the theme for Storytime was Outer Space.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘The Lunatic Adventure of Kitman and Willy’, ‘The Full Moon at the Napping House’, ‘Minnie and Moo Save the Earth’ and the most hilarious ‘Aliens Wear Underpants’.  The children made a space ship with an alien riding in it.  July 26th will be the last Storytime for the Summer, then it will be moving back to 10 a.m. on Friday’s beginning September 9.  There will be a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library on Thursday July 28 starting with stories at 5 p.m.  The children will return on Friday morning July 29th for a Breakfast Treat and Video.

Fri
22
Jul

Pretty ponies

Hannah Seigler traveled north to Purcell, Okla., July 1, competing in the Oklahoma Miniature Horse Club Cowboy Classic. Seigler padded her already impressive resume, picking up top-4 finishes with four separate entries in a variety of categories. Back in June, Seigler pulled off a similar feat at the American Miniature Horse Association Area 5 competition in Glenn Rose.  

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