Tornado cripples community, not residents

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By Britne Reeves • Staff Writer
The town thrives on its oil history and the stellar performance of its school district. The spirit of Van can be seen in the red banners and signs posted throughout the community. After all “once you’re a Van Vandal, you’re always a Van Vandal.” The essence of that community spirit came shining forth May 11 after an EF-3 tornado ravaged most of the northeastern part of the town during the late evening May 10.