Lifestyle

Sat
15
Aug

Take notice of the Van Zandt County Library


Courtesy photos Sisters, Liz and Kate Fursova, take advantage of the free WiFi at the VZC library. Access to the WiFi is available on the front porch at 317 First Monday Lane when the library is closed.

Freebie Third Friday will be held at noon Aug. 21.  The Van Zandt County Library and Educate Van Zandt will host their second brown bag-lunch-and-learning time. 

Cindy Rakestraw’s topic will be needlework in the Buchanan Room of the Library.  No reservation is necessary.

Sat
15
Aug

Creagleville Cemetery

Creagleville Cemetery Association will hold their annual membership meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Liberty Temple Church.

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Sat
15
Aug

Martins Mill receives high honors in TEA accountability scores

Aug. 10, the Martins Mill school board held their last meeting before school starts for the 2015-’16 school year.  All board members were present as they made final decisions and preparations for the new school year. 

The principals of the elementary and high school each gave a report on the upcoming year.

In the elementary school, the 2015-’16 attendance estimate is 273, which includes pre-k students.  The estimate of total junior high and high school students is 235.

 The TEA school accountability ratings were recently released, giving both principals something to smile about. 

The elementary met standards on student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. 

Fri
14
Aug

Ranch Academy Charter School accepting students

The Ranch Academy is now enrolling new students for grades eight through 12.

The school will have informational meetings from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 15, or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Ranch Academy is an open enrollment public Charter School with a credit recovery program. It features accelerated instruction where children can learn at their own pace in small classes with individualized attention, school officials said.

Ranch Academy educators have been serving local students for 17 years, they said.

The school is located at 3120 VZCR 2318 in Canton.

For more information, call 903-939-8000.

Thu
13
Aug

Talent Box to present “The Butler Did It”


Courtesy Photo Pictured left to right at recent rehearsal of "The Butler Did It" at The Talent Box in Wills Point are Tom Marquez as Louie Fan, Dwayne Murr as Chandler Marlowe, Brenda Bennett Laura and Damion Collins as Father White.

Opening night for "The Butler Did It", written by Tim K

elly, will be at 7:30 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 21 at The Talent Box, a nonprofit community theatre,  located at 244 N. 4th, Wills Point. 

Other regular seating performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22,  and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. 

Dinner theatre seating will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29. 

There will be a reception following the opening night performance.

Due to problems with a chair lift, handicap access will not be available.
Admission for adults is $10; seniors/students is $8; and children age 12 and under is $5. 

Dinner admission is $17 per person with $10 for children age 10 and under when accompanied by an adult. 

Prepaid reservations are required and may be made by calling the theatre at 903-873-8945.  Leave your name, telephone number, number in your party and date you wish to attend.  Calls will be returned. 

Thu
13
Aug

Tundra Baptist sets homecoming

Tundra Baptist Church will be having a homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.

The church is located at 2313 FM 1651 in Canton.

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Wed
12
Aug

Van man named finalist for TIPRO award


Kevin Reed

Van resident Kevin Reed, the vice president of land and business development for Buffco Production, has been named a finalist for the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association 2015 Best Landman award.

The winner of the award will be announced in October and the finalists will be profiled in November issue of “Texas Monthly.”

Buffco is a local oil and gas production company, established in East Texas in 1981 by Frank Bufkin.

TIPRO is one of the largest statewide organizations of its kind, serving more than 2,800 independent producers and royalty owners. 

Wed
12
Aug

WP five-year reunion rapidly approaching

Event to honor 1965 State Championship team

Sept. 26 will mark a special day for graduates of Wills Point schools, with members of the local Alumni Association Board of Directors planning the latest five-year reunion for all graduates that have passed through the halls of the WPISD.

The 2015 event is expected to be bigger and better than previous versions of the event, with the added draw of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 State Champion Wills Point Tiger football team.

The Alumni Board – including President James Harris, Vice President Damon Davis and members Tom Hubbard, Sammie Gunter, Keeta Lybrand, Darlene Kelley, Jackie Ragland, Sundy Rodgers and Nancy Morris – recently announced the event, explaining how graduates can register and listing expected activities for the day of.

Tue
11
Aug

University News

LeTourneau University

Sherry Mayne, Fruitvale, graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology degree from LeTourneau University. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu

Tue
11
Aug

Bubble, bubble


Courtesy photo

The Bubble Lady, placed Van Storytime Director Donja Justice inside of a bubble at the last Van Library Storytime Aug. 3. 

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