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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00am

Tensions were high during a special called meeting of the Canton City Council Wednesday, Oct. 14, as citizens from Canton and Van Zandt County gathered in the city hall’s meeting room to discuss the event dubbed “Slvtzgiving.”

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00am

The inaugural VZC Veterans Memorial Military Show drew large crowds as veteran support Groups from North and East Texas shared Jeeps, ambulances, military gear and unmanned drones dating back to the 1950s.

Sports

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tigers will have their hands full over the course of the next 16 days, playing a district gauntlet that’s set to include Farmersville, Sunnyvale, Caddo Mills and Nevada Community for a chance to compete in this year’s 4A playoffs.

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00am

Fall athletics and other extracurricular activities at the high school campus were abruptly put on hold last week with district officials announcing that multiple confirmed positive tests had been reported.

Columns

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

My friend JoAnn is a terrific cook, especially when it comes to baked goods. She made dessert for her family at least 4 times a week, and pies were the most well-received. Homemade pie crusts didn’t seem to faze her; she could whip one up in no time. I was always a little envious of that. Once she made a sweet potato pie for the first time and told her kids it was a new recipe for pumpkin pie, thus the different texture. It worked, and they loved it.

A friend emails a daily devotional to an educator membership group all over the state. His group is called Educators Christian Fellowship. For likeminded educators and friends, this daily devotional encourages teachers, administrators, and staff throughout the week. God is present in the classroom through the acts and deeds of educators every day.

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

A theme that (hopefully) becomes clear after reading a few of my articles is gratitude. I’ve thanked most folks who were big influences in my life, like my Papa, my Mom, my wife, Jocelyn, my wonderful church and others who befriended me when I was new to East Texas and knew no one here. But I’ve been thinking recently of folks I never got a chance to thank.

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

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Obituaries

Oct 23, 2020 - 00:00

Memorial services for Aletha “Diane” Fink, 63, of Grand Saline, were held Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Caney Creek Cowboy Church, 1144 VZCR 1806, Grand Saline, TX 75140. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Senior Citizens Center, at 200 W. Groves Street, in Canton. The meeting is open to the public..

Oct 16, 2020 - 00:00

Mary Catherine Maurer Hobin, 91, joined her beloved husband, William Frank Hobin Sr., in heaven Oct. 4, 2020. Interment was in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas. 

Oct 16, 2020 - 00:00

Memorial services for Darryl Nelson Stone are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Nederland.