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Everett entertains Genealogical Society

The monthly meeting of the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society was held Saturday, March 26, 2016, in the Buchanan Room of the VZC Library. 

Lou Ann Everett presented a program on “The Runaway Scrape...A Living Portrayal of Dilue Rose Harris".  The writings of Dilue Rose Harris recalled the events leading to the Texas revolution was a source for early Texas history.

Everett portrayed Dilue Rose Harris during the presentation.

The Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. at the County Library, and visitors are always welcome.

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Donation

The Wills Point Police Department received a donation of new stuffed animals from two local children to be given out by officers to children in need April 4. Joining WPPD officer Tyler Scott are Ryden Bronc Lovvorn and Kutter Titsworth.

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Happy Birthday!

Say Happy 97th Birthday to Ruth Lowrie Bayless on April 10! No celebration will be held due to health reasons.

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Apr

Blue ribbon

Sandy Hilliard, left, gave a plaque of appreciation to Billie Rose Floral owner Janis Brown for her contribution of blue ribbons in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Brown said that she makes the bows out of blue ribbon each year and “loses count” on how many bows are made for Van Zandt County and will make them until the “ribbon runs out.”

 

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Designing the sign at VZC Library

Friends of the Van Zandt County Library have firmed up the design for the sign that will call attention to the Library, and fundraising has begun in earnest. 

One attorney made the initial donation of $500.  

The building has been at the present location nearly 25 years, and still people say,”I thought that was a residence.” 

Any contribution is welcome.  Be sure to mark your donation as “SIGN.”

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Mar

Work continues at the library

And the work goes on!  The Van Zandt County Library is still operating on limited space. 

Actual flooring work is in progress, after a lot of time was spent moving books, shelves and computers. 

The Buchanan room is now serving as a temporary mini library with books, computers, the copy machine, newspapers and some magazines.  Until the flooring is completed, this is the situation.   Regular library open hours will be maintained.

The Friends of the Library did not meet on their regular March day as many of them are involved in the hard work part of the renovation.

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Mar

Donuts with dads

Wills Point Middle School hosted its annual Donuts with Dads event prior to Spring Break March 9. This event allows for fathers who serve in the school's Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program to come spend to quality time with their students, and help them start off the day on a positive note. Assistant Principal Jeff Russell stated, "Thank you to all the father's that give of their time in order to impact not only their student, but all of the students at Wills Point Middle School."

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Mar

Genealogical Society Holds Meeting

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Program Chairman Ellen Wheeler and guest speaker John Nance at the February society meeting.

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

Guest speaker was John Nance who talked about the role of Jefferson during the Civil War.  It was a very interesting and informative program explaining the importance of protecting and operating the navigational port on the Big Cypress Bayou at Jefferson, society officials said.

Nance also gives historical tours on the Big Cypress Bayou riverboat in Jefferson.     

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Happy 90th Birthday!

A 90th birthday celebration honoring Mary Robertson will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at First Baptist Church in Canton.

The family invites friends and family to attend.  No gifts please.

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Front porch perfect for Storytime

It was Storytime ‘alfresco’ at the Van Zandt County Library March 4. 

Due to the renovations in the library the children enjoyed stories on the front porch. 

The stories read included “Pecos Bill Invents the 10-Gallon Hat” by Kevin Strauss. This is a hilarious tall tale about Pecos Bill and his horse, Lightning. 

Next was “There Once was a Cowpoke who Swallowed an Ant” by Helen Ketteman. This story is a play on the original story of the old woman who swallowed a fly. 

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