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FBC Canton to hold toy giveaway

 

 

 

First Baptist Church Canton is will host "The Christmas Gift,” the church’s second annual toy giveaway, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14.

“Through the generous donations of our church family, we are planning to bring the joy of Christmas to families in our community.

Mon
26
Nov

Texas Star Quilters Guild results

Quilt by Debbie McFatridge, Best of Show, hand quilted, Dear Jane

 

 

The 2018 Star Quilters Quilt show was considered a success. “there were lots of beautiful quilts and quilted items. The guild had a bazaar, silent auction, door prizes, vendors with lots of fabric, patterns, notions, and threads to start new projects. The embrodiery group from Tyler were our guests. Following is a list of winners from our show,” said Quilt Guild officials.

Mon
26
Nov

 Sanders named as Grand Marshal for parade

 

“Prime Time” will be in Canton as the Canton Texas Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders will serve as the Grand Marshal for this year’s Canton Christmas Parade sponsored by the chamber.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 with the parade lineup to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Canton Junior High School, according to Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce Office Administrator Jayla Bray Melton.

Mon
26
Nov

Paying tribute to veterans of war Vets Memorial holds Armistice Day ceremony

 

Frigid temperatures and biting winds swirled through the crowd during the Armistice Day Ceremony at the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial held Nov. 12. 

Among those who braved the harsh weather and attended the tribute were numerous families, friends and veterans who came to hear Brigadier General Robert Hastings Jr of the Texas State Guard remark on the soldiers who fought in the War to End All Wars, World War I. 

Mon
26
Nov

Target Turkeys

Photos by Phil Smith

The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial held the 12th annual Turkey Shoot Saturday, Nov. 17. According to Veteran’s Memorial officials, there were “ a lot of turkey winners who hit the bullseye to win a turkey.” The Memorial also thanked the VZC 4-H Club for supplying 22 rifles along with volunteer work. Walmart and Brookshires donated the turkeys. 

Tue
23
Oct

Early Voting underway for Nov. 6 General Election

 

 

Early Voting for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election will begin Monday, Oct. 22 and continue through Friday, Nov. 2.

All Early Voting will take place in the old Canton City Hall building in downtown Canton and the Early Voting hours will be as follows, according to the Van Zandt County Clerk’s office:

Monday, Oct. 22 through Friday, Oct. 26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tue
23
Oct

Panel hears about what’s being done to ‘harden’ school campuses

 

 

AUSTIN — The Texas House Committee on Appropriations met Oct. 9 to hear ideas on improving school safety in the aftermath of the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead and 13 injured.

Tue
23
Oct

Honored Warriors Ranch gives to Veteran home

Matt Fisk is a big man, in stature, in commitment to our country, and in dedication to the cause of helping homeless veterans.  Matt, a 16-year Army Veteran, has waged war against his own post traumatic stress disorder and is winning.  He is the founder and director of LancerLegacyRanch.org, a 24,000 square foot homeless veteran shelter that has been open since November 2017 in Maud.  The ranch can accommodate 24 male homeless veterans with their own efficiency apartments and there are rooms available.  The facility has a large, common, commercial kitchen, indoor and outdoor recreation and meeting areas, a large shop, and now the beginnings of a gym. 

Tue
23
Oct

“Double Wide, Texas Christmas” to be presented Nov. 9-10 in Edom

 

 

Directed by Lee Shults. It’s show time at Edom Civic Theatre. Make your reservations for the last production of 2018, Nov. 9-10. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.

In this outrageously funny comedy, the newly formed town consisting of four trailers and a shed set their sights on the county-wide “Battle of the Mangers” competition.

Tue
23
Oct

East Texan reports losing over $27,000 to IRS imposter

 

The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to anticipate an uptick in IRS imposter calls this month. An East Texas consumer contacted BBB and reported over $27,000 was given to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) imposter.

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