Lifestyle

Fri
11
Mar

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.

Fri
11
Mar

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. 

Fri
11
Mar

Everyone’s floored at the Library

903-567-4276 is the phone number at the Van Zandt County Library. 

A pesky answering machine will answer, and it will give you lots of information on the status of the flooring project.  

Please kick the cat instead of blaming the staff for the inconveniences.

A “mini-library” is set up in the Buchanan Room.  Computers, the copy machine, some books, the newspapers and some magazines, and a couple of comfortable chairs will be available at regular Library hours until the renovation is completed.

Fri
11
Mar

Dr. Seuss

Each year, thousands of schools and libraries across the country celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Seuss’s with readings of his works on his birthday (March 2). Wills Point has been no exception to the nationwide trend, bringing in guest readers and volunteers to share the works of Dr. Seuss annually in its classrooms. Students in Chasity Mixon’s third grade class at Earnest O. Woods Intermediate School were among those locally that took part in this year’s event with an assist from Tamara Pearson Brown. Brown is the grandmother of Woods Intermediate student Camryn Pearson.

Mon
29
Feb

Chickadees

Crafts for Storytime on Friday, Feb. 19 at the VZC Library included making a paper plate chicken. Storytime is held at 10 a.m. each Friday morning at the Van Zandt County Library, 317 First Monday Lane, Canton.

 

Mon
29
Feb

The countdown begins

The day is almost here and the countdown has officially begun. 

The Van Zandt County Library will be running on a limited schedule for March.  

After 23 years, new flooring will be installed in the main library, and essential services will be relocated to the Buchanan Room.

Thu
18
Feb

WP Medical

Wills Point Medical Clinic, located at 568 N. Fourth St., held a reception Feb. 12 to welcome its new provider, Amanda Clark. Dr. Mustafa Firoz, head of the WPMC, noted the addition of Clark would allow the clinic to offer serve more residents with their health needs. Those present at the reception included Clark, Mayor Mark Turner and his wife Cathy, and Firoz.

Thu
18
Feb

Love, love, love

Children made valentines out of paper hearts at Storytime at VZC Library Feb. 12.

Storytime at VZC Library Feb. 12 was all about Valentines. Children learned about the history of Valentine’s Day while also hearing stories from volunteer reader, Ms. Rhonda, who also read stories from her personal collection of tales.

Thu
18
Feb

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church welcomes community leaders

Pastor Lonnie C. Cunigan and members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Wills Point sponsored a community meeting Jan. 30. The purpose of the meeting was to allow church and community leaders to welcome and meet with new Chief of Police Rob Powell and new WPISD Superintendent Scott Caloss.

Mon
01
Feb

Genealogical society names volunteer of the year

Sandra Jones congratulates Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Volunteer of the Year Tom Tyler

At the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting Jan. 23, Tom Tyler of Canton was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for 2015. 

Tyler is a regular volunteer librarian at the Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History. He assists with numerous projects of the society and volunteers to take tombstone photos at local cemeteries in answer to requests through findagrave.com.

A regular feature of the genealogy meetings is a short item of genealogical or historical interest presented by Martha Heard of Canton.  This month’s topic was the Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920s.

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