Lifestyle

Sat
05
Aug

Happy 50th Anniversary

Kelly and Cindy Cole are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

They were wed Aug. 11, 1967, at First Baptist Church in Mabank. After beginning their teaching careers in Mesquite, they settled in Van in 1971 where they taught in Van ISD until they both retired in 2001.

They have spent much of their time since retiring enjoying their children, Randall and Melissa Cole and granddaughter Susanna of Maumelle, Ark., and Susan and Micah Lewis and grandchildren Grant, Gabbie and Gabe of Grand Saline.

Their family will host a come-and-go reception at First Baptist Church in Van, where they have been members since 1971.

Friends and family are invited celebrate with the couple from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. 

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Thu
03
Aug

All about birthdays!

Storytime at Van Zandt County Library was all about birthday’s this week. Mrs. Rhonda read fun stories about celebrating. Storytime will not meet in August but will resume at 10 a.m. on Fridays in September.

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Wed
02
Aug

GS Library to host Foundation Chapter

The world is changing at fantastic speed.  The future requires people who can problem solve, adapt and communicate in workplaces and environments that are increasingly complex.  The truth has radical implications for what and how we teach children.

A significant body of research over the last few decades supports this perspective, and acknowledges that creativity and other 21st century skills are critical for success in work and life. Recently a popular survey by IBM of 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries identified creativity as the “most crucial factor for future success.” Seventeen countries in the OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, identify “creativity and innovation” as the number one competency. 

Sat
22
Jul

GS Library planning fall programs

Now that the big programs for the summer are over, we are focusing on fall planning. We will be upgrading our public computers to a similar system in August. In order to upgrade to the new system, we may have a day or two with limited computers available; but we will post updates of progress on our Facebook and twitter pages. 

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Sat
22
Jul

Farewell, Zoey

Zoey, a Therapy Dog of Van Zandt County, has lost her battle to cancer. She passed away July 1, she was 7 years old. She was a Therapy Dog of VZC for four years. She was owned by Kathy Burkham.

“Zoey had been experiencing health issues for several weeks. Zoey never failed to bring delight to both young and old alike in her therapy dog role. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her,” said Burkham. “Zoey was a Great Pyrenees who was adopted from SPIN, Saving Pyrs in Need.”

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Fri
21
Jul

Storytime fun at the Beach

The theme for Storytime on Friday, July 18 was ‘beach trip.’  Ms. Rhonda read “Aqualicious” by Victoria Kann.  This splashy addition to the bestselling “Pinkalicious” library makes a day in the sun absolutely Aqualicious!.  Pinkalicious loves the beach, especially when she finds a miniature mermaid named Aqua tucked inside a shell!  She and her brother help the mini-mermaid find her way home.

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Fri
21
Jul

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses from July 5-July 11, 2017

 

Timothy Roy Halcomb and Melinda Hooks Smith

Johnathan Loyd Potter and Randa Lee Short

Junius Marcel Kelley and Juanita Michelle Flores

Marcus Andrew Perez and Shawna Nicole Perez

Kolton Alan Landes and Brianna Nicole Touchstone

Brian Dale McBride and Ashley Nicole Clifton

James Robert Fielding and Sky Autumn Bailey

Emanuel Craig Rogers and Tiffany Lynn Williams

Aaron Casey Lloyd and Paige Allison James

 

Thu
20
Jul

June visitors to GS Library highest in six years

We knew that the library was busy during June but we had no idea how busy until we did our end of month reports. The library had 1,626 visitors. That is the largest number of people to visit the library in any month since we started tracking it six years ago.  This exceeded the previous record by almost three hundred people.  If you break the numbers down further it means that we had an average of ninety people visit the library each day.  

Our computer usage was up as well. We had on average twenty-nine people daily using the computer. During the summer months lots of people come in to print out tickets for amusements parks, concerts and sporting events.  

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Sat
15
Jul

100 years of reunions

On July 4th, the Will White family met in the Community Center in Van to celebrate 100 years of holding a family reunion. There were 68 people present during the reunion.

William Norten White and Joicie Ann Keahey White married in October1890.  As many did during that time, they had a large family.  In 1917, they decided the family needed to meet on July 4th for a reunion.

“The tradition has continued through the present day.  Although the past few years the family has chosen to meet in an air-conditioned Community Center rather than the front porch of the home place. But, this is Texas in July after all,” said family members. 

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Fri
14
Jul

Fosters welcome twins

Emory and Olivia Foster have waited long enough; they would like to share with you their new little brothers.

Twins Brady Lee and Easton Wayne were born March 6, 2017, to Brent Foster and Brittany White of Fruitvale. Brady was born at 1:27 p.m. and weighed 7 lb. 10 oz. Easton was born at 1:29 p.m. and weighed 8 lb. 2 oz.

Grandparents are John Wayne and Kimmie Foster of Fruitvale and Mitchell and Melanie White of Mineola; great-grandparents are Carol Foster of Fruitvale, Thelma McQueen of Mineola and Louise White of Mineola.

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