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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 12:00am

Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency develops. Scammers are targeting older adults and those with serious long-term health conditions who appear to have a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 12:00am

The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office released the following arrest report for March 24-31.

Sports

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 12:00am

As I sloshed along the muddy trail leading to the secluded section of creek I planned to fish, I found myself stopping occasionally not only for a short ‘breather’ but also to admire the sights and smells of early spring. Buds were swelling on the trees, tiny leaves were beginning to appear. Birds were voicing their joy that they had survived yet another winter and it was time to go about their work of procreating.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 12:00am

The University Interscholastic League effectively hit the pause button on all spring extracurricular activities last week, adopting a two-week break for all meets, competitions, matches and games in an effort to curb the ongoing coronavirus.

Columns

There is a difference between purchasing in preparation for a home stay and the excessive stockpiling being seen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

Just after midnight on Saturday, March 14, the House of Representatives passed legislation in an attempt to prepare our economy for the coronavirus pandemic. I voted against this bill and would like to share my reasons for voting against it.

Mar 22, 2020 - 00:00

I had never really considered retirement until Jocelyn and I bought the farmhouse, with its three acres (an acre of buildings, an acre of woods,and an acre of pasture) – but I could easily keep myself occupied replacing rotten wood, painting outdoors, keeping wisteria at bay… and I also have other activities planned for my eventual retirement.

Mar 22, 2020 - 00:00

The arrival of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID 19, has disrupted every aspect of living for people across the globe. This unprecedented world health event serves as a reminder that we should be prepared for anything and that we are never prepared for everything. As education officials determine what to do next and how to do it, students, parents and teachers await information on when schools are closing and when, or if, we will be returning this school year.

Obituaries

Apr 5, 2020 - 00:00

Kimberli Janae Prewitt received her complete healing when she left her earthly home to join her Heavenly Father in her eternal home on March 26, 2020.

Apr 5, 2020 - 00:00

A private funeral service for Zachary “Zach” Taylor Ledbetter, 24, of Canton, was held at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Apr 5, 2020 - 00:00

The immediate family held a private funeral service for Beatriz Colunga Vargas, 24, of Emory, Friday, March 27, 2020, at St. John Catholic Church in Emory. Burial followed at Emory City Cemetery. Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Apr 5, 2020 - 00:00

Andrzej Edward Wyszynski, 53, of Canton, passed away March 14, 2020, in Breckenridge, Colorado.