Lifestyle

Wed
12
Aug

Van man named finalist for TIPRO award


Kevin Reed

Van resident Kevin Reed, the vice president of land and business development for Buffco Production, has been named a finalist for the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association 2015 Best Landman award.

The winner of the award will be announced in October and the finalists will be profiled in November issue of “Texas Monthly.”

Buffco is a local oil and gas production company, established in East Texas in 1981 by Frank Bufkin.

TIPRO is one of the largest statewide organizations of its kind, serving more than 2,800 independent producers and royalty owners. 

Wed
12
Aug

WP five-year reunion rapidly approaching

Event to honor 1965 State Championship team

Sept. 26 will mark a special day for graduates of Wills Point schools, with members of the local Alumni Association Board of Directors planning the latest five-year reunion for all graduates that have passed through the halls of the WPISD.

The 2015 event is expected to be bigger and better than previous versions of the event, with the added draw of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 State Champion Wills Point Tiger football team.

The Alumni Board – including President James Harris, Vice President Damon Davis and members Tom Hubbard, Sammie Gunter, Keeta Lybrand, Darlene Kelley, Jackie Ragland, Sundy Rodgers and Nancy Morris – recently announced the event, explaining how graduates can register and listing expected activities for the day of.

Tue
11
Aug

University News

LeTourneau University

Sherry Mayne, Fruitvale, graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology degree from LeTourneau University. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu

Tue
11
Aug

Bubble, bubble


Courtesy photo

The Bubble Lady, placed Van Storytime Director Donja Justice inside of a bubble at the last Van Library Storytime Aug. 3. 

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Mon
10
Aug

See you in September!


Courtesy photos Barbara Hogue and Aubrey Harrell were winners of the Kindle Fires in the Grand Saline Library’s Summer Reading program.

We are busy at the library trying to get everything ready for fall. 

All the summer decorations are down and we are starting several different housekeeping processes that always take place this time of year. 

We would like to congratulate Barbara Hogue and Aubrey Harrell for being our big winners this summer.  They both won Kindle Fires for participating in our reading challenge.  

Zachary Carpenter and Calistie Norris both won $25 Wal-Mart gift cards for their participation.  Sarah Duke won the family four-pack of tickets to Splash Kingdom.

Storytime and other activities will not start until September. You can keep an eye on our facebook page and website to find out when they will start. Please follow our facebook page, twitter (@saltcitylibrary), or webpage to find the latest information about the activities at the library. 

Sun
09
Aug

VZC Library taken over by animals


Courtesy photo Storytime at VZC Library July 28 was all about “The Beach.” Storytime will not be held in August but will resume Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at 317 First Monday Lane, Canton.

As an end of the summer event on Thursday, July 30, the Van Zandt County Library had a sleepover for stuffed animals.

Children brought their favorite stuffed animal for a special Storytime with Mrs. Rhonda and then the animals remained in the library for a sleepover. Mrs. Rhonda read books like “When the Library Lights Go Out” by Megan McDonald.
Friday morning, July 31, the children came back to the library for a breakfast sponsored by the Friends of the Library and to watch a slide show of the mischief their animals got into during the night. The animals had free rein at the library and climbed on everything in the building. They read books, played with the copy machine and had many other adventures.
Storytime at Van Zandt County Library is always fun and dynamic featuring rhymes, songs, and the best books for young children.

Sun
09
Aug

Winning heifer


Photo courtesy Pearls Pics

TJ Queen Bee 012 won owned the heifer class 5 at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show held in July in Tulsa, Okla. Logan Morris of Wills Point owns the winning heifer. 

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Sat
08
Aug

Therapy Dog


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Therapy Dog, Beau, is relaxed as he listens to Elizabeth Chaverra read to Nancy Williamson of Therapy Dogs of Van Zandt County at Dog Day at the library in Canton.  The next Dog Day is Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grades are invited to attend.

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Wed
05
Aug

Therapy dogs


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Donica Yeager snuggles with Therapy Dog Gigi at the July Dog Day at the Van Zandt County Library.  Children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the next Dog Day from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 12.

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Tue
04
Aug

Fruitvale VFW scholarships


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The VFW Post 6635 representative L.C. Curtis and the Women's Auxillary representative Liz Daley provided scholarships to Fruitvale students Logan Craft and Karen Crane at graduation in June.

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