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Fri
21
Jul

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses from July 5-July 11, 2017

 

Timothy Roy Halcomb and Melinda Hooks Smith

Johnathan Loyd Potter and Randa Lee Short

Junius Marcel Kelley and Juanita Michelle Flores

Marcus Andrew Perez and Shawna Nicole Perez

Kolton Alan Landes and Brianna Nicole Touchstone

Brian Dale McBride and Ashley Nicole Clifton

James Robert Fielding and Sky Autumn Bailey

Emanuel Craig Rogers and Tiffany Lynn Williams

Aaron Casey Lloyd and Paige Allison James

 

Thu
20
Jul

June visitors to GS Library highest in six years

We knew that the library was busy during June but we had no idea how busy until we did our end of month reports. The library had 1,626 visitors. That is the largest number of people to visit the library in any month since we started tracking it six years ago.  This exceeded the previous record by almost three hundred people.  If you break the numbers down further it means that we had an average of ninety people visit the library each day.  

Our computer usage was up as well. We had on average twenty-nine people daily using the computer. During the summer months lots of people come in to print out tickets for amusements parks, concerts and sporting events.  

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Sat
15
Jul

100 years of reunions

On July 4th, the Will White family met in the Community Center in Van to celebrate 100 years of holding a family reunion. There were 68 people present during the reunion.

William Norten White and Joicie Ann Keahey White married in October1890.  As many did during that time, they had a large family.  In 1917, they decided the family needed to meet on July 4th for a reunion.

“The tradition has continued through the present day.  Although the past few years the family has chosen to meet in an air-conditioned Community Center rather than the front porch of the home place. But, this is Texas in July after all,” said family members. 

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Fri
14
Jul

Fosters welcome twins

Emory and Olivia Foster have waited long enough; they would like to share with you their new little brothers.

Twins Brady Lee and Easton Wayne were born March 6, 2017, to Brent Foster and Brittany White of Fruitvale. Brady was born at 1:27 p.m. and weighed 7 lb. 10 oz. Easton was born at 1:29 p.m. and weighed 8 lb. 2 oz.

Grandparents are John Wayne and Kimmie Foster of Fruitvale and Mitchell and Melanie White of Mineola; great-grandparents are Carol Foster of Fruitvale, Thelma McQueen of Mineola and Louise White of Mineola.

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Thu
06
Jul

Local students attend prestigious leadership conference

Van Zandt County students have just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime leadership conference that has them well on their way to success. Jeremy Dickerson and Lydia Burns went back this year as  Jr. Counselors.  Mackenzie Oliver and Matthew Caughron represented Van Zandt County Farm Bureau at Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) 54th annual Youth Leadership Conference (YLC).

“YLC is more than a conference or camp,” Kevin Wilkerson, Van Zandt County Farm Bureau president, said. “It’s a great opportunity for students to hone the skills needed to fulfill their dreams.”

Students who attend YLC engage in goal-setting activities that help build character, confidence and leadership skills.

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Tue
04
Jul

Region IV Child Welfare Board award recipients named


Outstanding Community Resource award winner, Van Zandt County Commissioners Court

Region IV Child Welfare Board had their annual awards luncheon June 9 in Pittsburg. There are 23 counties in Region IV, each county submits their winners to be considered for the Region award. Region award winners are then sent to State to be considered for the State Award.

Sandy Hilliard, president of region IV, presented the awards. Van Zandt County had three winners for the region.

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Sun
02
Jul

Gutierrez-Reynolds to wed

Jose and Brenda Gutierrez announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Michelle Gutierrez to Jonne Telliot Reynolds II, Saturday, July 22 at Tundra Baptist Church in Canton.

Gutierrez is a graduate of Canton High School and the University of Texas at Tyler, where she received a bachelor of science in nursing.

Reynolds is the son of Jonne T. Reynolds of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Katy Pepe of Abilene. He is a graduate of Abilene Cooper High School, and Angelo State University where he received a bachelor of science in kinesiology.

They are both currently employed at Wills Point High School.

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Sat
01
Jul

It’s a boy!

Amanda Pattison and David Gutierrez of Waxahachie announce the birth of their son,
Alexander Patrick Gutierrez, June 9 at Medical City, Dallas.

 He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. and is 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Diane Pattison of Carrolton; paternal grandparents are Jose and Brenda Gutierrez of Phalba; maternal great-grandparents are Victor and Dorothy Pattison of Lake City, Fla.; and paternal great-grandmother is Mary Cobbs of Phalba.

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Wed
28
Jun

Brewery donates $15K


Courtesy photo

Last week, representatives from the Shiner Beer Brewery donated $15,000 to the VZC Disaster Relief Fund. The VZC Long Range Recovery Group accepted the donation.

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Mon
26
Jun

4-H Salute to Excellence honors Van Zandt County leader


Courtesy photo Dr. Doug Steele, Director, Texas A&M AgriLife, Carolyn Davis, honoree, and Melisa Rhodes, Van Zandt County Extension Agent.

The 2017 Texas 4-H State Roundup, the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas 4-H honored  leaders and volunteers during the Salute to Excellence Banquet.  Those honored were nominated from across the state for their outstanding contribution to Texas 4-H. They live by the 4-H motto “Make the best better” a reality.

Carolyn Albert Davis was nominated for the Salute to Excellence award by Van Zandt County Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes in recognition of her dedication, commitment and impact in the lives of 4-H youths and their families.

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