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Fri
26
Oct

​​​​​​​Crestwood Health and Rehab to host blood drive

Crestwood Health and Rehab is hosting a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1448 Houston St., Wills Point.  For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Mary Ann Fancher at 903-873-5400.

Fri
26
Oct

Local Halloween events scheduled

With fall temperatures finally arriving and the month of October winding down, the local events calendar will turn towards Halloween-related events in the coming week with three major events,

BOO on the Bricks, BOO in the Park and Hallelujah Night, all scheduled to take place either Oct. 27 or Oct. 31.

BOO on the Bricks

Fri
26
Oct

Neighbor to Neighbor Lunch scheduled

Russell Memorial UMC (201 S. 4th St.) is hosting its monthly Neighbor to Neighbor Lunch Oct. 27. Anyone who wants a good meal is invited to the Deen Building (corner of 4th Street and Orville) for a free meal between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fri
26
Oct

Early voting sees record turnout

Over 2,000 citizens in Van Zandt County have cast their votes during the first two days of early voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election.

According to the VZC Clerk’s office, a total of 1,031 voted Oct. 22 and 1,070 voted Oct. 23 for a total of 2,101 voters after the two-day period.

Numbers released by the VZC Clerk’s office showed that a grand total of 4,124 votes were cast during the March 6 Primary Election.

Fri
26
Oct

Fill the Boot

Photo by David Kapitan

The Wills Point Volunteer Fire Department set up shop at the intersection of North Fourth and James Streets Oct. 20 in order to collect funds for the annual Fill the Boot campaign benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. According to the MDA, the Fill the Boot campaign was launched in 1954, raising milions of dollars to date for both the research of treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases and to provide funds for comprehensive medical services to adults and children with neuormuscular diseases.

Wed
24
Oct

Declarations highlight monthly agenda

 

 

 

The Wills Point City Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Oct. 9, discussing a series of bookkeeping items that included a series of declarations as well updates and revisions to current policies.

Following the public comment and recognitions portion of the agenda, council members heard and approved three consecutive proclamations including declaring Oct. 13 Aviation Day at Van Zandt County Regional Airport, Nov. 5-9 Municipal Court Week and Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day.

Wed
24
Oct

Bookmobile to latest journey

The Wills Point ISD Bookmobile has become a staple of the local community during the summer months, traveling to various locations to keep kids engaged with reading and learning. Those efforts will be expanded beginning Oct. 25 with the Bookmobile setting up at the Deen Building to serve as a mobile library and place with computer access for the community.

 

 

The WPISD Bookmobile is excited to announce that it will offer new opportunities starting Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The bookmobile will be set up in the parking lot of the Russell United Methodist Church’s Deen Building parking lot, on the corner of 4th Street (47 South) and Orville Street, from 9-11 a.m. every Thursday.

Wed
24
Oct

TWDB approves $4.5 million for water system improvements

 

 

The Texas Water Development Board announced Oct. 16 that it has approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $4.5 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Wills Point.

The city will use the assistance to finance the planning, design, and construction costs associated with water system improvement projects.

The city could save approximately $673,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

Wed
24
Oct

Baked potato luncheon scheduled

 

 

The Wills Point Pilot Club will be hosting one of its signature events Oct. 29, inviting the community for its annual Baked Potato Luncheon event at the Wills Point Community Center from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Entry to the lunch, which includes a baked potato with your choice of fixings, including taco, queso, pulled pork, chili, Santa Fe, broccoli cheese or standard, as well as a drink and homemade desert, will cost just $7.50 each. Tables of eight will also be available for $50.

Wed
24
Oct

Weather leads to Fly-In’s cancellation


Entering last week organizers behind the annual Van Zandt County Regional Airport Fly-In and Open House were cautiously optimistic, hoping that Mother Nature would cooperate in the form of comfortable temperatures and dry weather Oct. 13.

That optimism turned to disappointment mid-week as the initially forecast changed dramatically to include an increased chance of heavy rain and potentially dangerous storms heading into the weekend.

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