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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

IN OUR MUSEUM: A monthly writeup about an artifact located in the Van Zandt County Veterans Museum in Canton

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

The accident occurred approximately 10 a.m. after a rear tire blew out on the Chevrolet Traverse heading west on Interstate 20. Miraculously, both children and their father were treated at the scene for minor injuries but unfortunately the mother sustained severe injuries and had to be airlifted to a Tyler Hospital in an unknown condition. The father of the children stated when the tire blew that “they did everything they could to get the vehicle under control but it went into a spin causing the vehicle to roll into the concrete barriers separating the eastbound and westbound lanes.” Traffic was backed up for many miles for approximately one hour. The accident is under investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety officials.

Sports

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

After trailing by 29 points at halftime, the Van Vandals made a furious second half comeback but in the end, the undefeated and state-ranked Caddo Mills Foxes advanced to the Class 4A, Division 2, Regional Semifinals as they held off Van, 43- 27, in the Area championship game Nov. 20 at Mesquite’s Memorial Stadium.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm

Two of Van Zandt County’s most heralded basketball programs met on the court last week as perennial state title contender Martins Mill tangled with Edgewood Nov. 20.

Columns

Small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic wore on throughout the year, small businesses continued to confront the economic fallout wrought by the virus.

Nov 22, 2020 - 00:00

Well, friends and neighbors, looks like Thanksgiving might be a little different for us this year. I can’t even think about Christmas yet – let’s just get through the holidays one at a time, shall we?

Nov 22, 2020 - 00:00

The holiday season is steeped in tradition. Baking is one tradition that comes with the holiday territory.

We normally take this time of year to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for at the library. And this year, we are even more aware of the things that we are thankful for due to pandemic.

Obituaries

Nov 25, 2020 - 18:00

James Ray “PawPaw Cracker” Keel, 60, of Sherman, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Plano. A benefit was held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the

Nov 25, 2020 - 18:00

A celebration of life for Willard “Willie” Hise Crenshaw, III, 64, of Elmo, is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec.12, 2020, at the Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, 1880 N. Trade Days Blvd., Canton, TX 75103. The family has secured a block of cabins for the event. Please call to make reservations under the family’s name.

Nov 25, 2020 - 18:00

Billie Margaret England, 77, of Edgewood, passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2020. She was laid to rest on Nov. 11, 2020, at Haven of Memories Cemetery.

Nov 25, 2020 - 18:00

A funeral service was held for Sherron Lee Wilkerson, 78, of Canton, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home, officiated by Sharon Walker.