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News

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00am

The adage that no news is good news proved to be true for both the Wills Point ISD and City of Wills Point last week with no new filers bringing back paperwork challenging incumbents potentially up for reelection.

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00am

According to information released by Van Zandt County Clerk Susan Strickland, Early Voting for the 2020 Primary Election will be held at the Canton Old City Hall, 290 E. Tyler Street, Canton. The location will be open Feb. 18-20, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, noon to 5 p.m.; and Monday through Friday, Feb. 24- Feb. 28, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sports

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00am

The Wills Point Tiger baseball and Lady Tiger softball programs kept busy on Presidents Day, holding a scrimmage and practice respectively in preparation for their upcoming season openers. The Lady Tigers were scheduled to travel to Quinlan Feb. 18 to take on the Ford Lady Panthers while the Tigers will host Edgewood Feb. 21 before kicking off the 2020 season at the Bells Tournament Feb. 27. Photo by David Kapitan

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00am

Wills Point standout student-athlete Savion Kellum was one of three Tiger football players to earn a spot on this year’s Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Team. Kellum, who Kellum was previously selected as the District 7-4A MVP by competing coaches, was named an Honorable Mention All-State performer as a linebacker by the TSWA.

Columns

Jan 31, 2020 - 00:00

Since it’s fully 2020 and we have all successfully managed to overcome our New Year’s resolutions, here is a great little cookie recipe. This comes from my cousin Sandi, who is one of my favorite people, and who hosts and entertains a lot more than I do, so I trust her when she says this is a favorite.

Jan 31, 2020 - 00:00

With the growth in public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the proliferation of marketing communications related to research and purported treatments, and regular reports about new findings and regulatory actions, many people have questions about the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and the value of genetic testing for Alzheimer’s risk – for themselves and for loved ones. Here are some things to know.

In a nutshell, the vestibular apparatus is the neurological equipment responsible for perceiving your body’s orientation relative to the earth (determining if you are upside down, standing up straight, falling etc.), which inform your eyes and extremities how they should move accordingly.

Jan 31, 2020 - 00:00

Student misbehavior is a part of every classroom. However, there are times when student misbehavior is so volatile, violent students need to be separated from the rest of the class for their own sake and the sake of other learners. Students who are this volatile are often placed in classrooms for students who have difficulty managing their behavior or who may have one or more disabilities that manifest in anger or aggression. Within these classrooms there may be a much smaller room, perhaps the size of a large walk-in closet, designated as a “cool down” area for students who need a place to pull themselves together after an angry outburst.

Obituaries

Feb 21, 2020 - 00:00

A graveside service for LaBrenda Sawyer, 77, of Caddo Mills, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Woodside Cemetery in Grand Saline. Services are under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.

Feb 21, 2020 - 00:00

Emily Rose Hill, of Winnsboro, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Pittsburg, at the age of 79.

Feb 21, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral services for Clara Beth Waddleton, 95, of Terrell, were held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Wills Point.

Feb 21, 2020 - 00:00

Funeral services for James Jeral Foreman, 84, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, February 17, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery.