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Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00am

The Northeast Texas Public Health District has released the current numbers of COVID-19 related deaths in Van Zandt County and as of Jan. 13, there have been 59 deaths caused by the virus.

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00am

The Northeast Texas Cattleman’s Conference will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. This year’s conference will have a different look and feel as it will be held in a virtual format only. “Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area, we feel it is in the best interest of everyone’s safety to hold it via ZOOM,” stated Tommy Phillips, CEA, AG – Van Zandt County. “Despite holding the program online, we still feel we have developed a high-quality program for our producers.” Deadline for registration is Jan. 25.

Sports

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00am

Two of the state’s best teams, regardless of classification, met on the court this week as perennial powers Martins Mill and LaPoynor met in a District 19-2A showdown Jan. 12.

Columns

As we enter a new year in our newspaper group, I wonder what new and exciting things will be in store for our company and employees in 2021.

2020 was challenging year for most businesses and their employees due to the coronavirus.

Jan 10, 2021 - 00:00

Dear Editor,

We cannot give the keys of the White House to Joe Biden.

The statements below right off the Communist Party USA website (CPUSA):

“How can we win the leadership our nation needs to defeat COVID-19 and rebuild a more just and equitable future?

Dec 27, 2020 - 00:00

Dear Editor,

Dec 20, 2020 - 00:00

It’s been a bit over 10 years now that Dad’s been gone, and I think I’m getting used to the idea. Mama and both of my brothers live in the Dallas area, and I was living in Indiana, so I didn’t see him often anyway. It’s easy enough to imagine that he’s just a phone call, a plane ride, or a 12-hour drive away. In fact, for years I could still hear his voice on the answering machine when Mom wasn’t home – I liked that.

Obituaries

Jan 17, 2021 - 00:00

George Bryant II, of Canton, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Jan 17, 2021 - 00:00

Celebration of Life services for Johnny Wayne Clower, of Grand Saline, were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at the Grand Saline Old School Museum, with Mack Swain and Jeremy Harrell officiating.

Jan 17, 2021 - 00:00

Funeral services for Larry Joe Bearden, 76, of Forney, were held Jan. 16, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Burial followed at Small Cemetery in Edgewood.

Jan 17, 2021 - 00:00

Michael Regis Limoges, of Terrell, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at the age of 89.