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Tue
23
May

City of Canton receives community assistance grant

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) was pleased to award the City of Canton a Community Assistance Program Grant on May 18th as part of SRA’s Fiscal Year 2017 Economic Development Initiative.  The $10,000 check will be used to make sure that essential water and wastewater services are sustained after the April 29th tornado disaster. 

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Tue
23
May

VZC receives grant

A check in the amount of $211,660.00 was presented as part of the Texas Cares Campaign to the Salvation Army for use in the recovery efforts in Van Zandt County from the April 29 tornadoes. Shown with the donation check were left to right, Alvin J. Migues, Emergency Disaster Services Director for The Salvation Army in Dallas; Connie Yates, Public Affairs & Communications for Tom Thumb and Albertsons in Fort Worth; Tashara Parker, CBS 19 Anchor in Tyler; Alisha Laventure, WFAA Channel 8 Anchor and Reporter in Dallas; Don Kirkpatrick, Van Zandt County Judge; Lou Ann Everett, Mayor of Canton; and Virgil Melton Jr., VZC Pct. 2 Commissioner. The check was presented in the VZC Courthouse May 15.

Tue
23
May

Marriage licenses issued May 4-8

Hunter Ryan Mansfield and Ciera Shayne Bell

Thomas Earle Goode and Jeannie Ruth McDaniel

Cameron Tyler Brown and Kassie Michelle Attaway

David Milton Glidden and Kimberly Ann Chappell

Jason DeClark Matthews and Tiffany Ann DuBose

Nelson Wayne Hogden and Vanessa Aileen Veitch

Clifford Clint Row and Summer Hope Glenn

Wed
03
May

Marriage licenses issues April 13-19

Kaiana Lynne Gomez and Kayiesha Nashae Brown

Jacob Craig Ryan and Kaylee Marie Monds

Marcus Tyler wheeler and Paij Nicole Crocker

Brandon Lee Beggs and Catilyn Jord Ford-Strickland

Justin Ray Dickerson and Mayer Heidi Marie

Fredrick Glenn Neal and Angela Lurlean Murphy

Tue
02
May

Master Wellness volunteers complete training

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Van Zandt County agent Melisa Rhodes recently instructed the first Master Wellness Volunteer training program.

Rhodes remarked, “the first and last classes were held in person at our office with Katie Phillips of Kaufman County Extension office assisting with instruction while the other three were online courses.”  The inaugural group of Master Wellness Volunteers of Van Zandt County completed the 40 hours of training in health and nutrition, and passed the certification exam to become certified volunteers were Nancy Crim of Ben Wheeler, Bob Moore of Canton and Patsy Shaw of Martins Mill. 

Mon
01
May

Michels, Harris wed

Kristi Ann Michels and Mark Thomas Harris were married April 22, 2017, at St. Roch Catholic Church, Indianapolis, Ind. with Fr. James Wilmoth officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Patti Michels of Edgewood. The bridegroom is the son of Tom and Jane Harris of Indianapolis.

The bride is a graduate of The University of Dallas. She is employed as a project coordinator at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Wed
19
Apr

Marriage Licenses for the week of 3-29 to 04-05

Jason Linn Burns and Courtney Nikole Walters

Mark Thomas Gorham and Jessica Paige Lehman

Bryce Ray Standridge-Krumvieda and Brittany Nicole Goode

Gregory Alan Stanberry and Deliliah Dean Hewitt

Chad Emil Guiterrez and Tammara Lynn Dockery

Freddy Oneal Pendleton and Gladys Nell McWhorter

Wed
19
Apr

Canton pastor wins award

Courtesy photo

Pastor Dan Tarno was presented an award for Best Pastor in Van Zandt County during Services on Sunday, April 9. Pastor Tarno is the founder of Grace Bible Fellowship in Canton. The church which will celebrate its 25th  anniversary in July. He and his wife, Cendy Tarno have lived and pastored in Canton for 34 years.

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Tue
18
Apr

Celebrate Meals in March

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Meals on Wheels celebrated "March For Meals" this month. Elected officials throughout the state pitched in and helped to deliver meals throughout the month. Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett, right, delivered to her long-time friend and meal recipient Barbara Galloway, left, last Thursday. Meals on Wheels can always use volunteers whether once a week or once a month and it takes only about an hour. In Canton, contact Bob Summit at 903-567-6686 in the mornings or the Tyler main office at 1-800-451-2912 to volunteer or for more information.

Tue
18
Apr

Wednesday Study Club holds March meeting

The Wednesday Study Club held its March meeting in the Buchanan Room of the Van Zandt Library March 29.

The guest speaker was study club favorite, Rawlins Gilliland. He is featured in the 2015 People issue of the Dallas Observer which describes him as a “master storyteller whose shows are built on true stories from his life.” He is a favorite speaker in Dallas and has made many sold-out appearances in area theaters, including the Sons of Hermann Hall and the Kessler Theater. A brief business meeting was led by Lisa Kaseman. Members visited and enjoyed refreshments furnished by hostesses Ann Russell, Nancy Buchanan, Barbara Sininger and Wendy Horton.

The next meeting of the study club will be 2 p.m., April 26, at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler

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