Lifestyle

Thu
20
Apr

Birth Announcement

It’s a girl!

Brian and Lana Abbott are happy to announce the birth of Lucy Gail Abbott. She was born on at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Dallas.
Lucy measured 19 1/2 inches and tipped the scales at 8 lbs. 7 oz.
She was joyously greeted at home by big brothers, Brady Jack and Caleb Nolan.
Proud grandparents are Richard and Carol Abbott of Mesquite; Jim and Janet Davis, Bill and Donna Burns and Kevin Wilkerson, all of Canton.
Great-grandparents are the late Tince and Bonnie Abbott and James and Martha Fuller,
Wick and the late Dixye Wilkerson, Gerald and Dana Beth Chamblee, all of Canton.

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Tue
18
Apr

Sheriff speaks to groups


Courtesy photo

The Van Zandt County and White Deer Landing and the Neighborhood Crime Watch organizations held their quarterly meeting  March 18.  Van Zandt County Sherriff Dale Corbett along with Captain Tim Scharfenberg attended the meeting and addressed questions from the members. 

Back row, left to right, Diana Moreland, Delbert Kurley, Gilbert Kelley, Michel Kellar, Melissa Kellar, Sally Ronk, Chuck Hoey, Buck Derr, Jacque Vanderwind, Dwayne Scott, Phillip Shackleford; and front row,   Steven Stewart, Pastor Jimmy Jones, Roy Reid, Pat Kelley, Sherriff Dale Corbett, Captain Tim Scharfenburger, Rhonda Bickerstaff, Timothy Bickerstaff, Jean Lee, Judy Kerley, Betty King, Chris Patton, MaryJo Lawson, Michelle Dryden, and Melinda Hardin.

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Mon
10
Apr

Bella Notte at Grand Saline High School

Grand Saline High School held the 2017 junior/senior prom Saturday, March 25. The event was held at Villa di Felicita in Tyler with the theme of “Belle Notte,” which is translated to “beautiful night.” Members of the junior and senior classes took photographs with their dates before the event. Emma Elliott and Sammy Palma were crowned Homecoming Queen and King, respectively.

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Fri
07
Apr

Salt Museum receives grant


Courtesy photo

The Grand Saline Salt Museum received a $10,000 grant from Union Pacific for the Grand Saline Salt Museum March 28. Representatives Dan Harbekea and Andrew Hudanish presented the check.

Harbeke remarked, “Union Pacific is pleased to present this grant for the Grand Saline Salt Museum for their transportation exhibit.”

The Grand Saline Salt Museum is set to open in 2018. A virtual tour of the salt mine will be one of the highlights of the museum.

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Tue
04
Apr

National Library Week set for April 9-15

National Library Week is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through free access to technology, information literacy, diverse collections and opportunities for community engagement. Everyone that visits Van Zandt County Library during National Library Week will receive a light up stylus pen compliments of the Friends of the Library.

This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” and Olympic soccer gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy is lending her support as National Library Week Honorary Chair. Foudy is helping to shine a light on the value of all types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – and the expertise of library workers.

To read the full article, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Mon
27
Mar

Engagement


Brandy Cockerham and David Fisher Sr.

Brandy Erin Cockerham, a medical laboratory technician at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital at Kaufman, is to be married to David Christopher Fisher Sr., a master carpenter and foreman at Lawrence Paint and Remodeling of Gun Barrel. 

Miss Cockerham is the daughter of Mr. Daniel Cockerham and Mrs. Robin Cockerham of Canton. 

The wedding will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Canton on Oct. 7, 2017.

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Wed
22
Mar

Marriage Licenses issued during the weeks of March 1-15

Jamie Alberto Robles and Stephanie Betancourt

Ashton Lee Moore and Cassandra Anne Moses

Clarence William Smith and Collette Yvonne Shelton

David Keith McCullough and Donna Marie Mathis

Ricky Jason Little and Mechelle Evette

Kenneth Don Capp and Tricia Marie Ciaruffoli

Cole David Ramsey and Jordan Laci Wright

Auturo Silvestre Palomino and Maria Del Carmen Aguilar

Travis Carroll Younger and Jessica Marie Davis

Steven Lee Prock and Jessica Renate Reynolds

Delton Troy Reynolds and Ashton Elizabeth Fortner

Eric Wayne Ieppert and Jamie Lynn Babin

John Darian Jones and Nancy Lea Swearenin

David Rooney Powell and Jena Rachelle York

Rowdy Jake Heddin and Misty Dawn Rains

Robert Howell Lewis and Karen Sue Farthing

Malachi William Briggs and Courtney Shae Ross

Troy Lee Clowers and Larie Janice Matthiessen

Tue
21
Mar

“Rose” added to MMISD library


Principal Don Layton, Rose Scott and Gary Vawter.

In late December 2016, the Van Zandt News ran a series of articles called, “I survived,” a story about a young girl named Rose who lived through the terrors of Nazi-occupied Vienna, Austria. Gary Vawter took Rose’s memoirs and complied them into a book.

Rose Scott and Gary Vawter visited Martins Mill ISD and presented the book to the school’s library. Lola House and Mikayla Martin represented the district and accepted the book to add to the school’s collection.

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Tue
14
Mar

Harvey thanked


Scott Hyde and Duanne Harvey

Duanne Harvey has been a member of the Van Zandt County Appraisal District Board of Directors for the past five years.  He was presented a plaque for his dedication and service to the Van Zandt County Appraisal District and the residents of the community on Feb. 28, 2017.

Scott Hyde, Chief Appraiser thanked Harvey for his tireless dedication to the position.  This sentiment was echoed by staff and remaining board members.

Mr. Hyde stated that Harvey has “always kept the best interest of the people of Van Zandt County as well as the district in mind as he performs his duties as board chair.”

For more stories like this one, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Tue
07
Mar

Hillcrest Cemetery Assoc. honored


At the awards ceremony were left to right, Mayor Lou Ann Everett, Board Member Elvis Allen, and Association President Ann Moore.

Preservation Texas honored the city of Canton at the annual Preservation Texas Summit Feb 27, by presenting the city with a cemetery preservation award for the city’s work on Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Preservation Texas was founded in 1985 and is the advocate for the historic resources of Texas.  The ceremony was held at the historic Grand Lodge of Texas’ auditorium in Waco.

Hillcrest Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Canton and was threatened by neglect and vandalism until the Hillcrest Cemetery Restoration Committee formed and led city efforts to restore the cemetery.

To read the full article, subscribe to the Van Zandt News or pick up a copy from one of our vendors. 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Lifestyle