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Mon
10
Aug

See you in September!


Courtesy photos Barbara Hogue and Aubrey Harrell were winners of the Kindle Fires in the Grand Saline Library’s Summer Reading program.

We are busy at the library trying to get everything ready for fall. 

All the summer decorations are down and we are starting several different housekeeping processes that always take place this time of year. 

We would like to congratulate Barbara Hogue and Aubrey Harrell for being our big winners this summer.  They both won Kindle Fires for participating in our reading challenge.  

Zachary Carpenter and Calistie Norris both won $25 Wal-Mart gift cards for their participation.  Sarah Duke won the family four-pack of tickets to Splash Kingdom.

Storytime and other activities will not start until September. You can keep an eye on our facebook page and website to find out when they will start. Please follow our facebook page, twitter (@saltcitylibrary), or webpage to find the latest information about the activities at the library. 

Sun
09
Aug

VZC Library taken over by animals


Courtesy photo Storytime at VZC Library July 28 was all about “The Beach.” Storytime will not be held in August but will resume Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at 317 First Monday Lane, Canton.

As an end of the summer event on Thursday, July 30, the Van Zandt County Library had a sleepover for stuffed animals.

Children brought their favorite stuffed animal for a special Storytime with Mrs. Rhonda and then the animals remained in the library for a sleepover. Mrs. Rhonda read books like “When the Library Lights Go Out” by Megan McDonald.
Friday morning, July 31, the children came back to the library for a breakfast sponsored by the Friends of the Library and to watch a slide show of the mischief their animals got into during the night. The animals had free rein at the library and climbed on everything in the building. They read books, played with the copy machine and had many other adventures.
Storytime at Van Zandt County Library is always fun and dynamic featuring rhymes, songs, and the best books for young children.

Sun
09
Aug

Winning heifer


Photo courtesy Pearls Pics

TJ Queen Bee 012 won owned the heifer class 5 at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show held in July in Tulsa, Okla. Logan Morris of Wills Point owns the winning heifer. 

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Sat
08
Aug

Therapy Dog


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Therapy Dog, Beau, is relaxed as he listens to Elizabeth Chaverra read to Nancy Williamson of Therapy Dogs of Van Zandt County at Dog Day at the library in Canton.  The next Dog Day is Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grades are invited to attend.

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Wed
05
Aug

Therapy dogs


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Donica Yeager snuggles with Therapy Dog Gigi at the July Dog Day at the Van Zandt County Library.  Children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the next Dog Day from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 12.

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Tue
04
Aug

Fruitvale VFW scholarships


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The VFW Post 6635 representative L.C. Curtis and the Women's Auxillary representative Liz Daley provided scholarships to Fruitvale students Logan Craft and Karen Crane at graduation in June.

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Mon
03
Aug

Boswell, Brewer selected for NCA Varsity Spirit Spectacular


Courtesy Photo Wills Point senior cheerleaders Micaela Brewer and Myranda Boswell were both selected as NCA All-American Cheerleaders during the NCA Camp held at SMU this past weekend. The pair is hoping to do enough fundraising to travel to Orlando, Fla., in December to attend the NCA Varsity Spirit Spectacular.

Cheerleaders begin fundraising to get to Orlando, Fla., event

Myranda Boswell and Micaela Brewer are both WPHS senior cheerleaders, needing the help of their hometown to represent Wills Point and bring their Tiger Pride to Orlando, Fla., in December at the National Cheerleaders Association Varsity Spirit Spectacular.

Boswell and Brewer were both nominated to try out for the honor while at the NCA Camp held at SMU this past weekend. After their nominations, both performed for a panel of judges and were selected for the NCA All-American Team.

Only captains and co-captains of cheer teams, as well as officers of dance teams, are allowed to attend the Varsity Spirit Spectacular.

Sun
02
Aug

Celebrating 102 years


Jettie Cockrell

Jettie Cockrell will celebrate her 102nd birthday Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the occasion with her at Crestwood Nursing Home, 1448 Houston Street, Wills Point.

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Fri
31
Jul

State employee group honors lawmakers for preserving pension fund


State Rep Dan Flynn, right, poses with TPEA executive director as he receives his award.

Rep. Dan Flynn (R–Van) and Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D–Dallas) have been named Legislators of the Year by the Texas Public Employees Association, a nonunion, nonpartisan legislative advocacy organization for Texas state government employees and retirees.

Flynn and Alonzo distinguished themselves in the eyes of the association’s 15,000 members for the leadership role they took in addressing the unfunded liabilities of the Employees Retirement System pension fund through the authorship and passage of House Bill 9.

The two lawmakers were honored at the TPEA Awards Luncheon earlier this month at the Holiday Inn–Town Lake in Austin.

Thu
30
Jul

Grand Saline FFA attends 87th State FFA Convention


Courtesy photo Eleven members from the chapter and chapter advisors made the trip to Corpus Christi. Members attending were: Adam Brown, Katie Davis, Brooke Denton, Randy Denton, Angela Gislason, Madison Hendrix, Mason Hendrix, Sawyer Means, Spencer Means, Cash Nations, and Taylor Nations.

The Grand Saline FFA Chapter attended the 87th annual State FFA Convention in Corpus Christi. The convention ran from July 13 through the 17.  Over 12,500 members and guests attended this year’s convention. Eleven members from the chapter and chapter advisors made the trip to Corpus Christi. Members attending were: Adam Brown, Katie Davis, Brooke Denton, Randy Denton, Angela Gislason, Madison Hendrix, Mason Hendrix, Sawyer Means, Spencer Means, Cash Nations and Taylor Nations. Chapter advisors were Kelly Clements and Bryce Nations.

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