Lifestyle

Wed
09
Aug

Marriage licenses

July 19-25, 2017

 

Kamol Sonock Vilay and Tiffany Wynne Wright

Carl Wayne Samples and Betty Jean Cluck

Joed Mark Holmes and Emily Christine Meyer

Sat
05
Aug

VCL holds summer reading finale

The Summer Reading Program at the Van Community Library held its Grand Finale July 28. It was a huge success as over 100 children and adults attended. The children enjoyed the Magician Balloon Man as he entertained them with music, balloons and magic tricks. There were drawings for many prizes and games before hot dogs, drinks and cookies were served. The library would like to express its appreciation to all of the volunteers including the Van Girl Scouts, the Van Volunteer Fire Department, chef Dennis Worthen for grilling the hot dogs and Van City Councilman Ernie Burns for providing the train rides.

Fri
04
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, TX. 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, AR, 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 to come celebrate with them from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.

Thu
03
Aug

Meyers to speak to Genealogical Society

The East Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at the Tyler Public Library’s Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College, Tyler, 75702.  The meeting will be held from 2-3:30p.m. 
Kelvin Meyers will present a lecture on “Can a Dead Man Sign a Deed?” Kelvin uses a tombstone that says the person died in 1928, but he is also on a deed in 1932. 
Meyers wants to know if a dead man signed a deed? It is resolved using the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). Kelvin shows the research steps he takes and the analysis that gives him an answer.

Fri
28
Jul

VZC Library holds last Summer Reading program

Winners of prizes at Summer Reading at Van Zandt County Library are: $50 cash – Bryce Mebane; two Splash Kingdom tickets – Kalynn Hensley,\Gabby Amabicca, Luke Perkins, Lane, Ingrid Ramirez, Danielle Brink and Hanna; YoYo – Avery Diehl; Building Set – Lilly Shaw, Alana Calendar,Kayden Harker and Lila Shaw; and  winners of the grand prizes were  Savannah Littfack and Levy Tate.

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Thu
27
Jul

Zoofari visits Library

The Summer Reading Program at the Van Community Library was a hit July 19 when Zoofari came to visit. It was fun to see the kids’ faces when the different animals came out. We had our biggest turnout in history with 80 kids and almost 40 adults. Friday, July 28 will be our Grand Finale beginning at 10 a.m. There will be hot dogs, popcorn, games and the balloon guy.

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Wed
19
Jul

Chevron donation

Chevron of Van employees Rosa West and Luke Hendricks presented Van Community Ministries with a donation check of $15,000 Monday, July 10. Van Community Ministries employee Beverly Cauley along with Van Community Ministries board members Hank Neill, Ron Brey, Mike Langran, Joan Driver and Jean Ozment are shown. Not pictured are Van Community Ministries board members Jane Burns, Larry Goswick, Ginger York and Carolyn Jones and employee Linda Rock.

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Mon
17
Jul

To be or not to be a beekeeper

So you think you want to be a beekeeper? Pick up some lessons learned from a "new-bee" beekeeper at the Van Zandt Library Series "Beginning Beekeeping" at 10:30 a.m. July 20. This presentation will focus on what you need to know before jumping into the apiary world. Learn fun facts about bees, the parts of a beehive, the life cycle of bees, the costs associated and much more.

Sun
16
Jul

Van Community Library

The Summer Reading Program at the Van Community Library opened July 5 with over 50 children and parents in attendance. Caldwell Zoo in Tyler sent a representative to share a book with the children in addition to bringing a hissing roach and a ferret for the children to learn about and to touch. The zoo representative read “Why I Built a Boogle House.” The Summer Reading Program at the library meets  every Wednesday at 10 a.m. during the month of July.

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Wed
12
Jul

Ribbon cutting

The Van Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting June 29 for Valee della Pace, the newest vineyard and winery in Van, owned by Dr. Don Clark, his wife, Andrea, and their family. Members of the chamber and the Clark family joined together for the ribbon cutting. The business is located on State Highway 110, east of Van.

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