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Mon
10
Apr

Bella Notte at Grand Saline High School

Grand Saline High School held the 2017 junior/senior prom Saturday, March 25. The event was held at Villa di Felicita in Tyler with the theme of “Belle Notte,” which is translated to “beautiful night.” Members of the junior and senior classes took photographs with their dates before the event. Emma Elliott and Sammy Palma were crowned Homecoming Queen and King, respectively.

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Fri
07
Apr

Salt Museum receives grant


Courtesy photo

The Grand Saline Salt Museum received a $10,000 grant from Union Pacific for the Grand Saline Salt Museum March 28. Representatives Dan Harbekea and Andrew Hudanish presented the check.

Harbeke remarked, “Union Pacific is pleased to present this grant for the Grand Saline Salt Museum for their transportation exhibit.”

The Grand Saline Salt Museum is set to open in 2018. A virtual tour of the salt mine will be one of the highlights of the museum.

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Tue
04
Apr

National Library Week set for April 9-15

National Library Week is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through free access to technology, information literacy, diverse collections and opportunities for community engagement. Everyone that visits Van Zandt County Library during National Library Week will receive a light up stylus pen compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” and Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy is lending her support as National Library Week Honorary Chair. Foudy is helping to shine a light on the value of all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – and the expertise of library workers.

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Mon
27
Mar

Engagement


Brandy Cockerham and David Fisher Sr.

Brandy Erin Cockerham, a medical laboratory technician at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital at Kaufman, is to be married to David Christopher Fisher Sr., a master carpenter and foreman at Lawrence Paint and Remodeling of Gun Barrel. 

Miss Cockerham is the daughter of Mr. Daniel Cockerham and Mrs. Robin Cockerham of Canton. 

The wedding will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Canton on Oct. 7, 2017.

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Wed
22
Mar

Marriage Licenses issued during the weeks of March 1-15

Jamie Alberto Robles and Stephanie Betancourt

Ashton Lee Moore and Cassandra Anne Moses

Clarence William Smith and Collette Yvonne Shelton

David Keith McCullough and Donna Marie Mathis

Ricky Jason Little and Mechelle Evette

Kenneth Don Capp and Tricia Marie Ciaruffoli

Cole David Ramsey and Jordan Laci Wright

Auturo Silvestre Palomino and Maria Del Carmen Aguilar

Travis Carroll Younger and Jessica Marie Davis

Steven Lee Prock and Jessica Renate Reynolds

Delton Troy Reynolds and Ashton Elizabeth Fortner

Eric Wayne Ieppert and Jamie Lynn Babin

John Darian Jones and Nancy Lea Swearenin

David Rooney Powell and Jena Rachelle York

Rowdy Jake Heddin and Misty Dawn Rains

Robert Howell Lewis and Karen Sue Farthing

Malachi William Briggs and Courtney Shae Ross

Troy Lee Clowers and Larie Janice Matthiessen

Tue
21
Mar

“Rose” added to MMISD library


Principal Don Layton, Rose Scott and Gary Vawter.

In late December 2016, the Van Zandt News ran a series of articles called, “I survived,” a story about a young girl named Rose who lived through the terrors of Nazi-occupied Vienna, Austria. Gary Vawter took Rose’s memoirs and complied them into a book.

Rose Scott and Gary Vawter visited Martins Mill ISD and presented the book to the school’s library. Lola House and Mikayla Martin represented the district and accepted the book to add to the school’s collection.

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Tue
14
Mar

Harvey thanked


Scott Hyde and Duanne Harvey

Duanne Harvey has been a member of the Van Zandt County Appraisal District Board of Directors for the past five years.  He was presented a plaque for his dedication and service to the Van Zandt County Appraisal District and the residents of the community on Feb. 28, 2017.

Scott Hyde, Chief Appraiser thanked Harvey for his tireless dedication to the position.  This sentiment was echoed by staff and remaining board members.

Mr. Hyde stated that Harvey has “always kept the best interest of the people of Van Zandt County as well as the district in mind as he performs his duties as board chair.”

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Tue
07
Mar

Hillcrest Cemetery Assoc. honored


At the awards ceremony were left to right, Mayor Lou Ann Everett, Board Member Elvis Allen, and Association President Ann Moore.

Preservation Texas honored the city of Canton at the annual Preservation Texas Summit Feb 27, by presenting the city with a cemetery preservation award for the city’s work on Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Preservation Texas was founded in 1985 and is the advocate for the historic resources of Texas.  The ceremony was held at the historic Grand Lodge of Texas’ auditorium in Waco.

Hillcrest Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Canton and was threatened by neglect and vandalism until the Hillcrest Cemetery Restoration Committee formed and led city efforts to restore the cemetery.

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Wed
01
Mar

Veterans of Foreign Wars and Veterans Auxiliary announce essay winners


Courtesy photo Texas State Essay Judge, Texas State Commander Peyton Lumpkin, Scholarship Donator, David Rhodes, Scholarship Donator, State President Andrea King and National Veterans Auxiliary President Collette Bishop

When the 2016-‘17 school year began, entry forms were given to local students in high school and junior high.

They were asked to voice their opinions on patriotism and democracy by writing essays and submitting them to their local Veterans of Foreign Wars/Veterans Auxiliary for a chance to win scholarships. The theme for high school was "My Responsibility to America" and junior high was "The America I Believe In."

Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9171/Veterans Auxiliary and Athens Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7103 both had entries make it through the local, district and state level. At the high school level senior David Rhodes New Frontiers Lighthouse Christian in Canton, was escorted to an all-expense paid trip to Austin for the Mid-Year Conference by District 30 President, Ed and Linda Faught.

Tue
28
Feb

Tankersley Real Estate opens

A ribbon cutting and open house were held Feb. 6 by the Grand Saline Chamber of Commerce for the new office of Tankersley Real Estate located downtown at 210 North Main Street. Owner Victoria Tankersley  prepares to cut the ribbon. The business also has an office in Van.

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