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Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Texas Tennis Coaches Association recently announced that Wills Point's Len Turner has been named its Tennis Coach of the Year in the 4A classification. Turner, shown with his wife Angel,... + continue reading
Sunday, December 4, 2016
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FRISCO—It was a tale of two halves Friday night as the Van Vandals saw their quest for a possible state championship come to a stunning ending Friday night. The Kennedale Wildcats, trailing... + continue reading
Sunday, December 4, 2016
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A milestone anniversary will be crossed Wednesday, Dec. 7 marking the 75th  anniversary of the bombing by Japanese forces of United States military bases and assets on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and... + continue reading

Photos by Faith Caughron Tammy Lenamond, hit the target to get a turkey in one shot.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial held their annual Turkey Shoot Nov. 19, during a “cold day with a slow start,” according to VZC Veterans Memorial PR Chair Diane Farmer. “... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Fruitvale's Amy Anderson was recognized by competing coaches as the District 18-2A Defensive Player of the Year.
Friday, December 2, 2016
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With the 2016 high school volleyball season already in the books, and football season winding down with just a handful of playoff games remaining, Fruitvale coaches for both programs released their... + continue reading

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Photos by Faith Caughron Tammy Lenamond, hit the target to get a turkey in one shot.

Photo by David Kapitan Fruitvale's Amy Anderson was recognized by competing coaches as the District 18-2A Defensive Player of the Year.

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12/05/2016
The Van Zandt County Humane Society held its final fundraiser for 2016 at Higginbotham Ace Hardware in Canton.  Carol Whatley, president of the organization, spearheaded the event.  "Our... + continue reading
12/05/2016
The Myrtle Springs Alumni Straw Hat Dinner Theater will host a Christmas concert featuring Michael Bridges at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the old school building in Myrtle Springs. Bridges presently serves as... + continue reading

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Wanda Alberta “Bert” Turner
12/02/2016
The Van Zandt Newspapers family lost one of its most well-known and beloved members Nov. 26 with the passing of Wanda Alberta “Bert” Turner at the age of 81. Born in Illinois, Turner and her husband Robert moved to Dallas before eventually settling in Wills Point in 1966. She served as office manager at the Chronicle office for 44... + continue reading

Photos by Pam Millican Old-fashioned printing was demonstrated at the Melton Print Shop during the Edgewood Heritage Festival Nov. 12.
11/28/2016
The 40th annual Edgewood Heritage Festival of 2016 will go down in the history books as the largest in Edgewood’s history. The beautiful weather on Nov. 12 brought people to the festival which had a few new attractions this year including mini-bike races, a 42 domino tournament, and a Rat Rod Car show in addition to the usual classic car... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Nicole Neal, shown scoring a basket during a pre-season scrimmage at Wills Point, paced all Edgewood scorers with a 14 point effort against Lone Oak Nov. 22.
11/26/2016
The Edgewood Lady Dogs picked up an early season road win Nov. 22, building up a first quarter lead and never looking back in a 43-35 win over Lone Oak. Edgewood's defense was exceptionally stingy in the first half, hoding Lone Oak to just six points in the first quarter and seven points in the second quarter to build up a 24-13 halftime... + continue reading

Photos by David Barber VZC Chief Appraiser Scott Hyde speaks to the VZC Commissioners Court Nov. 22 about a proposed tax collection agreement between the county appraisal district and the county. Following Hyde’s presentation, the court voted unanimously to accept the agreement.
11/26/2016
After reviewing proposals from three different firms, the Van Zandt County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to hire Patillo, Brown & Hill of Waco as the new auditing firm for the county for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. During their Nov. 22 regular meeting, the commissioners heard proposals from County Auditor Freddy Thomas... + continue reading
11/26/2016
Not since the state championship season in 1979 have the Van Vandals had the opportunity to play December football games but they have earned that right this year after easing past the Paris Wildcats in the Class 4A regional semifinals, 55-27, Friday afternoon at Eagle Stadium in Allen. Coach Jared Moffatt’s Vandals, now 12-1 for the... + continue reading

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12/04/2016
The Texas Tennis Coaches Association recently announced that Wills Point's Len Turner has been named its Tennis Coach of the Year in the 4A classification. Turner, shown with his wife Angel,... + continue reading
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12/04/2016
FRISCO—It was a tale of two halves Friday night as the Van Vandals saw their quest for a possible state championship come to a stunning ending Friday night. The Kennedale Wildcats, trailing... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Fruitvale's Amy Anderson was recognized by competing coaches as the District 18-2A Defensive Player of the Year.
12/02/16

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Now that Thanksgiving has been celebrated, leftovers dispatched and lots of shopping has been accomplished, we are now on the express train leading to Christmas holidays. Storytime resumes at 10 a... + continue reading
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11/29/2016
Santa Claus is coming to town! Santa Claus will be at Grand Saline Public Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Bring your own camera/phone and take pictures with Santa for free.... + continue reading

Photo by David Barber Shirley Attaways speaks to the Genealogical Society
11/16/16

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Courtesy photo Participating in the bake sale from left to right was Brenda Jones, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett and Diane Poole.
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12/05/2016
The Van Zandt County Humane Society held its final fundraiser for 2016 at Higginbotham Ace Hardware in Canton.  Carol Whatley, president of the organization, spearheaded the event. ... + continue reading

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12/01/2016
The Jesse Miller Foster Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its regular November meeting at the Dairy Palace in Canton Monday, Nov. 21.  The guest speaker was Paula... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo From left to right, Pattizo Musselwhite, Helen Howell and Lee Howell of EDC, Council member BJ Pendleton, Mayor Steve Steadham, City Administrator Petra Marley, Council member Louis Dunn, Dan Reece with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Mike Tibbets and Kevin Vanhoozier with Hayter Engineering.
11/06/16

Courtesy photo Santa’s Helpers from left to right are Judy Dickens, Carolyn Davis, Diana Wilcoxson, Carol Stroud, Faye Wright, Jackie Hammons and Pearl Beaty.
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