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Fri
16
Oct

New newspaper deadlines announced

The Wills Point Chronicle has new deadlines.

Deadline for all articles, photographs, display advertising and classified ads for the coming week’s issue is now 5 p.m. Monday.

For questions, call 903-567-4000.

To send news and information, email local@vanzandtnews.com.

For questions about display advertising, call 903-873-2525 and ask for Glenn McNeill Jr.

For questions about classified ads, email classifieds@vanzandtnews.com.

 

Thu
17
Aug

ESD #4, WPVFD welcome new brush truck

Emergency Services District #4 and the Wills Point Volunteer Fire Department upgraded their ability to battle both grass and brush fires late last week by taking possession of a new brush truck.

Acquisition of the new truck had been a nearly-year long process from ordering the specially-designed vehicle until its arrival at the local fire station Aug. 3.

ESD #4 was established by local voters through an election process in May 2015. The ESD and WPVFD are separate entities from the city of Wills Point, collecting their own taxes and, by law, using those funds only for firefighting purposes.

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Wed
16
Aug

Maintenance work provides facility upgrades

The Wills Point ISD turned its eye to the future at the beginning of the new year, setting the groundwork for many of the facility improvement projects that have been undertaken and completed since the end of the 2016-’17 school year.

Back in February, the WPISD Board of Trustees met with three companies to hear proposals on potential work that could be done to improve energy efficiency throughout the district via infrastructure upgrades.

District leaders eventually approved a bid presented by ABM Bundled Energy Solutions, clearing the way for work to be conducted over the summer months.

In a recent press release, WPISD Assistant Superintendent Damon Davis explained the scope of the project and its impact on both students and staff members.

Sun
13
Aug

Meteor shower viewing set

Meteor shower viewing set

The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with The Astronomical Society of East Texas will present a Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing and Star Party at the Mineola Nature Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The event is free to the public. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with sunspot viewing until sunset and telescope viewing begins at twilight and will end after midnight, said event organizers.

Sat
12
Aug

Ragland recognized for commitment to agriculture education

The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas held their annual Professional Development Conference, July 24-28 in Arlington, Texas.

Agricultural science teachers spent the week attending professional development workshops, training classes and general sessions with motivational speakers to enhance their current teaching methods and keep up with the latest curriculum developments in agricultural education and technology.

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Sat
12
Aug

Vegetable gardening seminar set

When is the best time to start a fall garden? Now, according to Master Gardener John Womack.

What should you do first when starting a vegetable garden? Find the best location and then decide should it be planted north – south/east – west? Womack will present the seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at the VZC Library.

What do you do next? Do you want raised beds or field beds? Which is the best? Which is the easiest? How do you make raised beds? Do you have to plow a field bed? What about tilling?

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Fri
11
Aug

Free State Back to School Jubilee set for Saturday

The third annual Free State Back to School Jubilee will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, and will offer something for the whole family.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Child Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County have joined together to provide all the families of Van Zandt County with a free family fun day.

The Jubilee will be held in the Canton Civic Center just off Hwy 64. Look for the big yellow banners.

The event will provide free backpacks and school supplies, free haircuts, physicals, and immunizations.

In addition, there will be carnival type of games, including three bounce houses, an indoor shooting gallery and much more.

Fri
11
Aug

Crossroads Church to hold worship, prayer event

On April 29, our county was changed forever by a series of tornadoes. In their aftermath, many generous people have given money, time and materials to restore our neighbor’s lives. The storms took only a few moments to do their damage but the recovery effort is a long-term situation and involves more than just cleaning and fixing homes.

The Van Zandt County Long Term Recovery Group has been formed to help Van Zandt County's neighbors with a 'Long Haul' commitment. This commitment is to our emotional and spiritual care as well as financial and construction needs. The Emotional and spiritual sub-committee of the LTRG invites you to a special worship gathering to help with the healing of all of our residents.

At 3 p.m. Sunday April 13, the public is invited to Crossroads Church in Canton to gather for prayer and praise. Clergy from many local churches, local musicians, county leaders and more will lead the event.

Thu
10
Aug

Tiger Band holds first full practice

some WPISD students may be clinging hard to the final weeks of summer, members of the Tiger Band are already at work on both the practice field and in the classroom to ensure that the 2017-’18 school year will be another successful one for the acclaimed program. Coming off a year in which the program finished fourth overall at the UIL 4A State Marching Contest, Tiger Band members will once again tackle a heavy workload.

October will be the Tiger Band’s busiest month with competitions and contests scheduled to include: the Mesquite and Sunnyvale Contests Oct. 7, the Mineola Contest Oct. 9, the Princeton Contest Oct. 14 and the UIL Contest Oct. 25. The spring will also be packed with events, including the All-Region Contest, the UIL Concert Contest and a band trip to Branson, MO.

Wed
09
Aug

Free State Jubilee to be held Aug. 12

Mark your calendar and save the date for the third annual Free State Back to School Jubilee that will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, and will offer something for the whole family.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Child Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County have joined together to provide all the families of Van Zandt County with a free family fun day.

The Jubilee will be held in the Canton Civic Center just off Hwy 64. Look for the big yellow banners.

The event will provide free backpacks and school supplies, free haircuts, physicals, and immunizations.

In addition, there will be carnival type of games, including three bounce houses, an indoor shooting gallery and much more.

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