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Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00am

Sandy Hill was recently appointed for another two-year term in office as Van Zandt County Auditor by VZC District Judge Chris Martin.

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00am

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced July 30 that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris, 23, of Quinlan, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for Jan. 19, 2021.

Sports

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00am

Unseasonably cool weather and cloudy skies provided the perfect backdrop as the Tiger football program held its first two-a-day workout at Ken Autry Davis Field Aug. 2. Wills Point is scheduled to scrimmage at home against Spring Hill Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. and on the road at Palestine Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. before kicking off the year against Bullard Brook Hill Aug. 27. Photo by David Kapitan

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00am

The summer officially came to a close for student-athletes participating in cross country, tennis, football and volleyball last week with workouts for all four kicking off.

Columns

Aug 6, 2021 - 00:00

Over the last few years, there are no more two-a-day practices allowed. Experts believe players die from heat exposure. What many people do not realize is that there is a need to practice in the heat because they play in the heat. Experts understand this but limit the number of practices because some coaches do not properly acclimate their players to the heat.

A daily two-mile walk is an excellent thing for many of us. Nothing like fresh air, exercise, and an invigorating conversation with your walking buddy. Those 4,000 plus steps can clear your thinking, give you more energy, and actually change your mood for the better.

Aug 6, 2021 - 00:00

Last week, I put together a stroller, a playpen, and yep doorway gates to block off our kitchen, which means we now have to walk sideways through those doorways. I have to watch where I put my feet, because I might step on a toy – or something worse.

What are you aiming for? Do you know? Research results show over 95 percent of people do not have clear-cut goals.

Obituaries

Aug 6, 2021 - 00:00

Aleksander Goldberg passed away on July 29, 2021, at the age of 75, in his home surrounded by family.

Aug 6, 2021 - 00:00

Bradley Stuart Dickinson was taken suddenly from us by a tragedy on July 27, 2021, at the age of 40.

Jul 30, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Billy Ray Langford, 89, of Wills Point, Texas, were held Friday, July 23, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Burial was held at Dresden Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas.

Jul 30, 2021 - 00:00

Blake Coleman Money of Wills Point, Texas passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones at his home at the age of 56.