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Dec

Talent Box to hold final performance

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Pictured at the Talent Box production of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" are from left to right, Dana McKinney as Christmas Present; and Hannah Collins and Joseph Collins as Man's Children.

The final performance of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” will be held at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7-9 and 2 p.m., Dec. 9 at The Talent Box, a nonprofit community theatre.

The Talent Box is located at the Wills Point Visual and Performing Arts Centre, 105 N. 4th Street, Wills Point.

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07
Dec

WPISD ranked 12th in Lone Star Cup standings

The University Interscholastic League’s Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A). The award honors the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas based on their team performance in district and state championships.

Using activities and events from the fall semester of the 2018-’19 school year, including marching band, team tennis, cross country and volleyball, Canton and Wills Point are currently tied for 12th among all 4A schools in the state of Texas.

Fri
07
Dec

Band program continues to shine

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The Wills Point Junior High Band program enjoyed a stellar showing at the All-Region auditions in Ferris Nov. 29 with 35 students earning All-Region honors.

The Wills Point Tiger Band continues to find itself on strong footing for both this year and beyond with standout performances and showings at events at virtually every grade level.

That continued to be the case last week with 35 junior high students being named to the All-Region Symphonic Band, All-Region Concert Band or All-Region Alternates in Ferris Nov. 29.

Fri
07
Dec

Tour of Homes set for Saturday

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For the second consecutive year, the Wills Point Historical Society will be hosting a Christmas Tour of Homes. This year’s event will take place Dec. 8, with stops scheduled to include the homes of Janice and Roger Moore, Charles and Jan Rogers, Gerald and Lyn Haney, and Herschel and Linda LyBrand.

Local residents looking for a unique event with a holiday flair will have an opportunity this weekend with the Wills Point Historical announcing its second annual Christmas Tour of Homes event Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 8.

Stops for the 2018 iteration will include the homes of Janice and Roger Moore, Charles and Jan Rogers, Gerald and Lyn Haney and Herschel and Linda LyBrand.

Fri
07
Dec

Deen named parade grand marshal

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Ted Deen, Sr. will serve as grand marshal of the 2018 Christmas on the Bricks Parade Dec. 15.  Deen grew up in Wills Point, operating Deen Implement for many years before retiring.

The Wills Point Chamber of Commerce announced last week that longtime local resident, former business owner and World War II veteran Ted Deen will serve as grand marshal of the 2018 Christmas on the Bricks Christmas Parade Dec. 15.

Deen, 93, was born and raised in Wills Point. “I was born on the farm where I lived a lot of my life,” recalled Deen. “The farm was on FM 47 about a mile and a half out of Wills Point. I rode a horse to school. I miss riding horses today.”

Fri
30
Nov

Many blessings

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Children from the Methodist Day School recently challenged their friends and family to be a blessing to others by donating items for a blessing box located at the Deen Building (located just south of the railroad tracks on Fourth Street). Organizers behind the year-round effort stated, "The blessing box is for our community. Take what you need, leave what you can. Above all, be blessed!" A second blessing box is located at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (812 N. Wills St.).

Fri
30
Nov

Warrant list released by WPMC

The Wills Point Municipal Court released its latest warrant list to the public this week, continuing its longstanding effort to clear the number of outstanding warrants and monies owed for a variety of infractions.

Names and dollar totals owed include:

Fri
30
Nov

WPLC holds painting event

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The Wills Point Ladies Club wrapped up the month of November with their second-ever Christmas painting event at the Wills Point Church of Christ.

The Wills Point Ladies Club held its monthly meeting at the Church of Christ last week, taking part in their second Christmas painting event. The WPLC thanked instructor Katrina Griffin from Forney for leading the program, as well as a guest from the community that attended as well.

The club went on to announce its December plans including:

-Cookies with Santa on Dec. 8 at the community center

Fri
30
Nov

WPISD earns state's highest fiscal accountability rating

Wills Point Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system.

The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Wills Point ISD’s financial management and reporting system.

Fri
30
Nov

White Gift Service set for Dec. 5

A longstanding Wills Point tradition will return in the coming weeks with the Wills Point ISD announcing that this year's White Gift Service will take place Dec. 5 beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.

In a flyer announcing the event, the WPISD explained,"Each year the top seniors of each class participate in the Christmas story. Mrs. Anvaline Meredith Provence, a teacher from 1900 to 1952, established the traditional 'White Gift Service' in which the Christmas story was presented (originally in Latin) and gifts were donated for needy families.

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