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Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Department of Public Safety wants everyone to get up to speed with safety. It is essential for all drivers to keep an eye out for motorcyclists and share the road.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The annual memorial celebration for the Myrtle Springs Cemetery has been set for 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, to be held under the tabernacle on the grounds of the cemetery. The public is invited to attend and participate in the memorial service. Following the memorial service, a business meeting will be held.

Sports

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers had their hands full in the bi-district round of the playoffs, taking on a talented Kaufman team that has been no stranger to postseason play.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00am

The Wills Point High School Athletic Department will stay busy throughout the summer months, hosting camps specializing in numerous sports including baseball, basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball and football.

Columns

Every few years there is another professional football league beginning their history.

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I have heard clients tell me too many times to count that my cat or dog has had ear problems for years. Well, I too had a dog back in the day that I too fought reoccurring ear problems. So the journey started in 1989 with my dog.

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As a boy, perhaps nine or 10, I recall Mama using a straight pin to attach a boutonnière on the lapel of my Sunday suit, the one bought a bit too big so I could grow into it. The flower she pinned on was a red rose, and it made me feel all grownup. The reason why, Mama had just pinned one like it on Dad, who leaned down to let me know the flower’s special Mother’s Day message. “Ours are red roses, Son,” he said like he was sharing a sacred truth, “because both your mother and my mother are still living.” His imparting this in such a confidential way bolstered my coming-of-age feeling even more. At church though, the old guys – those who were bald or getting there – nearly all wore white roses.

​Renowned sportswriter Brice Cherry wrote about Kim Mulkey departing Baylor for LSU as head women’s basketball coach. The caption of his article was Mulkey warrants gratitude, not attitude, from Baylor fans and I agree. Should a coach be criticized for leaving an institution on their own free will?

Obituaries

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Robert “Bob” Brown, 83, of Edgewood, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Wills Point.

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Robert William Calloway, 86, of Dallas, passed away May 4, 2021. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Wills Point to Homer Harold and Geneva Long Calloway.

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Funeral services for Linda Gayle King, 76, of Wills Point were held Thursday, May 13, 2021, at at Stonepoint Church in Edgewood. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery

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Funeral services for Robert “Robby” Franklin Mitchell, Jr., 53, of Royse City, were held Monday, April 26, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Edgewood.