Lifestyle

Mon
21
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.

Mon
21
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."

Fri
11
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.     

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.

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