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Mon
27
Mar

Join the March for Meals

Meals on Wheels Ministry announced that it will be participating in the national 2016 March for Meals campaign.  On Thursday, March 30, festivities will include a special showing of support by “Community Champions,” both elected officials from the organization’s six county service area as well as local celebrities who have volunteered to deliver meals and help bring awareness to the mission of Meals on Wheels. The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will sustain them all year long.

Mon
27
Mar

Meals on Wheels to serve breakfast

After several weeks of successful deliveries, the Meals on Wheels Ministry’s pilot program called Sunrise Senior Servings is officially underway and growing. The breakfast meal program is designed to meet the nutritional needs of the organization’s most nutritionally at-risk clients, and it offers a box of shelf-stable breakfast foods designed to complete seven breakfast meals.

“The boxes contain a combination of non-perishable items like dry cereal, dried fruit, milk and juice that satisfy 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for the senior population we serve,” said Meals on Wheels Ministry  President and CEO, Mike Powell. “The boxes are delivered weekly, directly to the doors of the homebound elderly and disabled clients we serve. We believe that this program will make a profound impact on the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable people.”

Sun
26
Mar

VISIONS talk child abuse, neglect

The Council of Van Zandt County Communities met at the Van Zandt Country Club in Canton March 14. The VISIONS group heard a presentation from Dr. Dana Harader, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of VZC and Brad Blakemore, publisher of the Van Zandt News.

Dr. Harader has an “extensive,” background in working with children and youth with emotional disturbances in school and mental health facilities.

Dr. Harader and Blakemore both spoke on IMPACT Van Zandt, an organization that has a goal of “

reducing the number of children affected by child abuse and neglect by joining together to cross promote resources, obtain needed resources and gain community awareness throughout the year.”

Sat
25
Mar

Canton Pastor authoring book series on Psalms

Dr. John Mark Robinson, Pastor of CrossRoads Church in Canton, shows a copy of the first in a devotional series he is writing on the book of Psalms. After Psalms, Robinson is planning to write a devotional series on the books of John and Romans.

A challenge that Dr. John Mark Robinson gave to his congregation almost 18 months ago opened the door for something even more challenging that the Pastor of CrossRoads Church in Canton continues to pursue today.

“In August 2015, I began to ask the Lord what was next so far as how we lead our church,” recalled Robinson. “I had never written anything in my life but I heard the Lord whisper in my heart that I need to write. I had a burden that there were a lot of people that had no idea of what the Bible had to say. Coming back from vacation that year, I told our congregation that if they will read one chapter of the Bible, I will write something to go along with it. That began our journey and we started with the book of Proverbs and that took hold more than I ever thought it would.”

Robinson began e-mailing his church membership a series of devotions that covered all 30 chapters of the book of Proverbs for a month.

Fri
24
Mar

Wallace UMC to hold fundraiser

Wallace United Methodist Church located at 151 VZCR 2501 in Canton will be having a hamburger/hot dog luncheon and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Program.

Lunch will be $8 per plate and will include hamburger or hot dog with all the trimmings, also included will be a drink, chips, and a dessert.

Fri
24
Mar

In full bloom

Photos by Britne Hammons

Blue hydrangeas in full bloom at Lil’ Mary’s Farmers Market in Canton. 

Spring has sprung in Canton and is evident from the  globular hydrangeas and germinating geraniums at Lil Mary’s Farmers Market.

Passing by Lil Mary’s, motorists on Highway 19 are treated to the vivid colors of geraniums, or the pink and blue globes of hydrangeas, the multicolored hanging baskets or the full, fluffy green ferns.

Located next to the intersection of Highways 19 and 64, Lil Mary’s Farmers Market has been a cornerstone of downtown Canton for 10 years. The establishment is owned by Mary Harrelson and her husband, Allen Harrelson.

The outdoor shop sells plants of all varieties and on special days, soft serve ice cream is available. Soft-serve ice cream is served up by Mary’s granddaughter, McKayla who is 15. The soft-serve peach or strawberry homemade ice cream sells for $2 or $3 a cup.

Thu
23
Mar

Canton Lions to celebrate anniversary

The Canton Lions Club will celebrate their 85th Anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Saturday March 25.  They will also be observing the Centennial Anniversary of Lions Clubs International.

The event will take place at Manna Food Bank and Grace Bible Fellowship Church at 17897 FM 1255. Baker’s Rib will be catering the event.

Registration at the door is $35 per person. The Canton community is welcome to attend the event to help support Manna, event officials said.

Thu
23
Mar

String of thefts plague Walmart

The Canton Police Department responded to numerous calls throughout last week, but Walmart was the star attraction in the theft show. Fortunately, due to the efforts of Canton Police Department officers and Walmart’s loss prevention associates, approximately all the stolen merchandise was recovered. From a suspect fleeing the scene to a woman stuffing her large purse full of pies, briskets and makeup, Walmart has seen a full circus come about during the past couple of days.

Wed
22
Mar

Spring revival set

Highland Baptist Church will hold a spring revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday, March 27 - Thursday, March 30. 

Pastor Robert Brown and congregation are excited to announce that Brother Andy Russell, from Ecru, Miss. will preach from the Word of God each night.

“Come join us as we sing, worship, and fellowship together,” said Pastor Brown.

Highland Baptist Church is located north of Canton off FM 859 on CR 3204.

Wed
22
Mar

Margaret Weatherall

Margaret Weatherall

1936-2017

 

Funeral services for Margaret Ann Weatherall, 80, Canton, were held Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Hilliard Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy D. Johnson officiating and the Rev. Joe Turner and Rev. Dan Tarno assisting.

Burial was in Haven of Memories Cemetery. Mrs. Weatherall passed away on March 18, 2017 in Canton.

She was born Sept. 14, 1936, in the Tundra Community to the late Andrew Jackson Rowan and Bonnie Olivia McClellen Rowan.

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