Photo by Britne Hammons District Clerk Karen Wilson holds up a new case that will store court records.
Monday, September 26, 2016
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Housed in the vaults of Van Zandt County lie numerous record books containing meeting minutes from the 1800s. The records are meticulously handwritten and full of valuable history of Van Zandt County... + continue reading

Leadership Van Zandt County Class of 2016 / 2017 - Front Row: Jessica Harrell / Exit Realty Pro, Jennifer Cordero / American National Bank of Texas, Stacy Crossley / Mill Creek Ranch Resort, Stephanie Smith / Farmers Insurance, Kristi Smith / Texas Bank and Trust. Back Row: Justin Beckham / Wynne & Wynne, Brad Blakemore / Van Zandt Newspapers, LLC, Austin Melton / Canton Visitors Bureau and Destin Sensky / Senator Bob Hall's office.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
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After several years of planning, Leadership Van Zandt County is officially underway. The maiden class of nine students kicked off the year with an overnight stay at Peninsula Ranch in Quinlan... + continue reading
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Almost a year ago, the Crandall Pirates upset the Van Vandals on their home turf in a district matchup. The Vandals made sure that it would not happen for a second year in a row as they opened... + continue reading

Photo by Britne Hammons Nikki Cole looks through a book at the newly renovated Van Zandt County Library Sept. 15.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
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VZC Library holds open house   The Van Zandt County Library welcomed one and all to its open house held Sept. 15. The public was invited to a reception held by the Friends of the Library... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Teams from all across East Texas, including Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Martins Mill, Van and Wills Point, sent competitors to Canton Sept. 17 for a cross country race.
Friday, September 23, 2016
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Six Van Zandt County cross country teams and host of others from around the East Texas area made their way to Canton Sept. 17 to compete in the annual Canton Cross Country Invitational Meet.... + continue reading

Photo by Britne Hammons District Clerk Karen Wilson holds up a new case that will store court records.

Leadership Van Zandt County Class of 2016 / 2017 - Front Row: Jessica Harrell / Exit Realty Pro, Jennifer Cordero / American National Bank of Texas, Stacy Crossley / Mill Creek Ranch Resort, Stephanie Smith / Farmers Insurance, Kristi Smith / Texas Bank and Trust. Back Row: Justin Beckham / Wynne & Wynne, Brad Blakemore / Van Zandt Newspapers, LLC, Austin Melton / Canton Visitors Bureau and Destin Sensky / Senator Bob Hall's office.

Photo by Britne Hammons Nikki Cole looks through a book at the newly renovated Van Zandt County Library Sept. 15.

Photo by David Kapitan Teams from all across East Texas, including Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Martins Mill, Van and Wills Point, sent competitors to Canton Sept. 17 for a cross country race.

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09/29/2016
Cheatham Memorial United Methodist Church in Edgewood will hold its second Autumn Celebration with a fish fry and silent auction Oct. 15 beginning at 5 p.m. This is an evening filled with good food and... + continue reading
09/29/2016
The Van Zandt County Extension Livestock/Forage Committee will be collecting hay samples for the annual hay evaluation clinic from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 4 at the County Extension office in Canton. ... + continue reading

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Courtesy photos Auxilary 9171 member JoeAnna Birdwell Logan filling out balloon cards to be released
09/21/2016
The first balloons released by those attending the Labor Day Veterans Memorial balloon release have been found.    According to VZC Vets Memorial Public Relations Chair Diane Farmer, “a card was received in the mail on Thursday, Sept. 8, from Dorothy McCaig at Timber Creek Apartments in Sulphur Springs stating her 6-year-old... + continue reading

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09/20/2016
Cancer patients in Van Zandt County without reliable transportation now have an option to participate in the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program. Patients fighting cancer need treatment and sometimes transportation is their biggest roadblock. Road to Recovery provides a way to and from cancer treatment for patients who do not have... + continue reading

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09/18/2016
Former Texas State Rep. Rick Green hosted an event at the Van ISD Auditorium Sept. 14 regarding how the faith of the founding fathers and their religious convictions influenced the drafting of the Declaration of the Constitution. He is the founder and president of Patriot Academy, which trains young leaders in founding principles as they... + continue reading

Photo by Charity Morgan Sophomore Katy Pool (7) skies high near the net for a block attempt during Edgewood’s home matchup with the visiting Quitman Bulldogs Sept. 13.
09/17/2016
The Edgewood Lady Dogs had their hands full through the first two matches of district play, tangling with a talented Alba-Golden team and state-ranked Quitman in successive contests. Edgewood put up a game effort in both contests, eventually getting swept by both the Panthers and Bulldogs. Against Alba Sept. 9, the Lady Dogs struggled to... + continue reading
09/17/2016
PALESTINE—After a close competitive first half featuring two previously unbeaten teams, the Van Vandals used ball control on offense and a dominating defensive effort in the second half to ease past the Palestine Wildcats, 38-21, Friday night as the Vandals closed out non-district play at 4-0. Coach Jared Moffatt’s Vandals now enter... + continue reading

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09/24/2016
The Grand Saline Lady Indians found themselves in action twice over the course of the past week, hosting Mineola in a rare Saturday tilt Sept. 17 before traveling to take on Scurry-Rosser Sept. 20 in... + continue reading
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09/24/2016
Almost a year ago, the Crandall Pirates upset the Van Vandals on their home turf in a district matchup. The Vandals made sure that it would not happen for a second year in a row as they opened... + continue reading

Photo by David Kapitan Teams from all across East Texas, including Canton, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Martins Mill, Van and Wills Point, sent competitors to Canton Sept. 17 for a cross country race.
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Photo by Charity Morgan Sophomore Katy Pool (7) skies high near the net for a block attempt during Edgewood’s home matchup with the visiting Quitman Bulldogs Sept. 13.
09/17/16

Photo by David Kapitan Emily Driskill finished with a team-highs in both kills and assists during Fruitvale’s 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 20-25, 15-7 win over Kerens Sept. 13.
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09/29/2016
Easy living, easy victim There are than 18,500,000 Americans over the age of 75. Another 10,000 turn 65 each day. This trend has led to a dramatic increase in financial crimes targeting the... + continue reading
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09/29/2016
Masons to hold recognition banquet Nov. 12 “First In, Last Out.”  What exactly does that mean? Several weeks ago marked the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. And it brought... + continue reading

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Courtesy photo Storytime participants made moon and stars crafts at the VZC Storytime.
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09/28/2016
The theme for Storytime this week was bedtime.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘How Dinosaurs say Goodnight’, ‘Bears in Beds,’ Max and The Won’t Go to Bed Show’ and the last... + continue reading
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09/26/2016
The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will present a genealogy workshop for the Root Seekers Genealogy Society at the Cedar Creek Lake Library from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Registration... + continue reading

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09/21/16

Courtesy photo Guest speaker Larry Turner and Genealogical Society President Jan Crow.
09/15/16