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Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Journey into the wild at the Rocky Ridge Drive-Thru Safari located about 15 minutes south of Canton.

Up close and intimate encounters with over 25 species of animals on the diverse terrain of Rocky Ridge are guaranteed to delight people of all ages as the tame and gentle animals offer a unique experience to children and adults.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Plans to move Van City Hall into the Van Community Center building (310 West Chestnut Street) with the city library over the next few weeks continues as Van City Administrator Charles West provided an update April 8 during the regular monthly meeting of the Van City Council.

Sports

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 12:00am

Sitting on a hillside in Palo Pinto County last week on the Dale River Ranch, I overlooked a little valley that led down to a creek that joined the Brazos a half mile or so to the north. My goal was to use my trusty old box call to entice a gobbler out of the heavy cover.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 12:00am

The search for a new head football coach at Edgewood High School is officially on with the announcement that Kevin Bachtel will be moving on to serve as the defensive coordinator at Howard Payne University.

Columns

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

I was jogging down the lovely roads of our perfectly quaint little village when suddenly, out of the fluffiest of clouds, popped into my head a catchy little jingle I had heard quite by accident one day while listening to a noisy blue jay just outside my window.

It was a song sung by a group calling themselves The Kingston Trio.

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

This is supposed to be a humor column, not a confessional, but I often feel compelled to be transparent. This time, I’m going to break the silence about my own dark secret: I love “Sno-balls ®” – those coconut-covered marshmallow mounds over cream-filled chocolate cake.

Apr 4, 2021 - 00:00

Spring of 2021 is finally here, and things are certainly looking different from spring of 2020.

Apr 4, 2021 - 00:00

I was perusing the internet and encountered a variety of websites that offered specialized products that allow customers to enter their personal characteristics to net suggestions on buying products that are individualized just for the customer. Consumers can purchase food items, makeup, tailored clothing, movies, books and magazines, bath and body products, pet food or hair products that are all tailored for the unique needs of the customer.

Obituaries

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

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Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Agatha Martin was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Whitehouse, Texas. She was the youngest daughter of Olgie and George Hagerty and wife of Herschel Martin.

Agatha passed peacefully in the presence of her loved ones on April 9, 2021.

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Billie Jewel Powell, of Wills Point, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the age of 91.

Apr 18, 2021 - 00:00

Honoring and cherishing the death of Duane Donald Parkhurst, who passed away Feb. 3, 2021, with his wife, Charlotte, by his side peacefully, in Emory, Texas.