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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00am

The month-long filing period for prospective candidates interested in running for a position on either the Wills Point

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00am

John Ring and Jimmy Mathews have been walking across the nation, step by step, side by side. Or, sometimes, as Jimmy puts it, “John gets too close to the line of the highway, and I have to tell him to get over, and of course he doesn’t.”

Sports

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Wills Point powerlifters got their first taste of competitive action Jan. 11, taking on schools from all across East Texas at the annual Sulphur Springs Invitational Meet.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Lady Tigers will need to make up some ground in the coming weeks to stay in playoff contention, currently finding themselves in a tie for fifth place overall in a highly competitive District 14-4A with an 0-3 record.

Columns

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.-” Martin Luther King, Jr. There is perhaps not a more profound quote to summarize Martin Luther King, Jr. than one consisting of his own words.

Jan 24, 2020 - 00:00

While my wife Jocelyn and I were dating, I was asked by my elderly neighbor to watch a baby goat all night, because its mother couldn’t nurse due to mastitis. I thought “How hard could it be?” I agreed to do my neighbor this favor.

Jan 24, 2020 - 00:00

Many hundreds of years ago when I was a child, my mother sewed most of my clothes. She also made clothes for my sisters, and on rare occasions for my father. I think most housewives (yes, that’s what they were called, and it wasn’t derogatory then, unlike now) probably could sew. She also made costumes for my elementary school Christmas plays and spring pageants. Does anyone else remember crepe-paper dresses? I had several. She must have gotten a really good deal on this one bit of material once, because she made matching shirts for all of us. We probably looked ridiculous. Anyway, I always wondered why I never wanted to sew, or when I did try, I wasn’t any good. Guess it just didn’t interest me.

Remember in the TV show “Star Trek” how Dr. McCoy could simply scan someone with a hand held device and get a diagnosis? We’re not there yet, but a new brain scanning technique is giving researchers more clues into Alzheimer’s disease.It’s now possible to predict with some degree of accuracy where in the brain areas will decrease due to Alzheimer’s disease, simply by identifying where tangles of tau protein have gathered.

Obituaries

Jan 24, 2020 - 00:00

Sandra Coker Flowers, 67, of Quinlan, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Funeral services celebrating Sandra’s life were held. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Ingram Funeral Home with Judge Hershey Barnett officiating. Interment followed at IOOF Cemetery in Quinlan.

Jan 24, 2020 - 00:00

Sylvia Langston, a longtime resident of Wills Point, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Windsor Rehabilitation & Health Care Center at the age of 75.

Jan 24, 2020 - 00:00

A memorial service for Gary Anthony Stolarick, 65, of Greenville, formerly of Wilkes Barre, PA., were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Jan 24, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral services for Odis Oscar “Sonny” Easley, 76, of Canton, were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at New Beginning Baptist Church in Edgewood. Interment followed at Long Creek Cemetery in Sunnyvale. Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.