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Thu
24
May

This Week in Canton History Van Zandt County Genealogical & History Library


 

 

CANTON HERALD: May 24, 1962-several cases were disposed of last Thursday in District Judge Thomas Crofts court and 20 cases are set for trial for July 9, according to Criminal District Attorney James S. Grisham Wednesday.

Thu
24
May

This Week In Canton History Van Zandt County Genealogical & Local History Library

 

 

            CANTON HERALD: May 17, 1962-Miss Martha (Marsha) Motsenbocker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Motsenbocker, was named valedictorian of the eighth grade with the highest average.  Miss Betty Marlene Casey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Casey was named salutatorian with the next highest average.

Tue
15
May

Happy Older Americans Month

We are getting older and there are more of us out here than ever before. For the last 55 years, the U.S. and Texas government agencies recognize May as Older Americans Month (OAM,) which is something I didn’t know. My kids, grandkids and great-grandkids didn’t know it either.

Thu
03
May

This Week in Canton History

 

CANTON HERALD: May 3, 1962- The First Baptist Church of Ben Wheeler will hold a groundbreaking service. The church has been planning to build a new church building for several months. The old structure has been taken down and the church ground is about ready for the new structure to begin.

Tue
10
Apr

This Week in Canton History

 

 

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Canton, TX. 75103

 

Tue
10
Apr

NOW HERE'S A TIP

 

 

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* Don't throw toads out of your garden! There's hardly a better pest-control method than these good old-fashioned bug eaters. Toads can eat hundreds of bugs a week, and they don't cost a dime. They are a gardener's good luck!

 

* "How to never have cloudy ice tea: Brew tea bags in hot water; steep for 4-5 minutes and remove bags to cool. Mix to taste with room temperature water and let the whole business cool down before you put it in the fridge." -- J.G. in Alabama

 

* To clean your car's cup holders, use this sneaky trick: "Find a large cup that just fits inside the holder. Slip it down inside a sock, and then spray the bottom of the sock with all-purpose cleaner. When you put the sock-covered cup in the cup holder, it can get down in there and scrub off the gunk." -- R.E. in Texas

 

Tue
10
Apr

A Boy Named Sue

 

 

 

 

I read recently that no music ever moves us like the tunes we encounter in our teenage years – for me, those tunes were by the Bee Gees, Aerosmith, and Willie Nelson. Yes, I realize that is a crazy combination. Also included: the Carpenters and AC/DC. But my musical background was very confused.

Tue
10
Apr

Begin with the end in mind

 

Every New Year we set goals. Dreams about winning the lottery, hitting it big in the stock market and losing weight on a new diet are the typical thoughts.

Beginning with the end in mind is one of the functions of the brain. Brain experts sell lots of books about the imagination. Movies and amusement parks are in the “pretend like” business.

Tue
10
Apr

Who will pay the price?

 

 

 

There are two things you need to know about newspapers.

Mon
05
Mar

JAVELINA- OFTEN OVERLOOKED GAME ANIMAL

 

Vera, Texas- If you’ve never visited the “Cedar Breaks” county of north Texas up in Knox County, you have missed some of the most spectacular views that Texas has to offer; also some of the best hunting!  I first discovered this area while on a deer hunt at Ranger Creek Ranch a couple of decades ago and since this first visit,  I find myself drawn like metal shavings to a magnet to this awesomely rugged country that is rich in game and history.

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