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Sat
18
Mar

Silly stories at Storytime

Storytime March 10  was filled with silly stories. The titles that Ms. Rhonda read were ‘There is a Bird on Your Head,” by Mo WIllems, a favorite author well known for the book ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.’

The next book was a new book titled ‘The Book With No Pictures’ by B.J. Novak which is a hilarious book with words that make you say silly sounds…in ridiculous voices. Next was ‘There’s a Bear on my Chair’ in which poor Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move that pesky Bear and finally resorts to going to Bear’s house and sleeping in his bed. The last book read was ‘Little Bunny Foo Foo’” which everybody knows is about a rabbit that goes about bopping the forest animals on the head until the Good Fairy could not stand it any longer and turns him into a goon.

Mon
13
Mar

DAR presents program to Gen. Society

From left to right,  Sherrie Archer, Carrie Woolverton, Matthew Lee and Britton Lee.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society held its monthly meeting Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the County Library in Canton. 

Society President Carrie Woolverton welcomed members and guests and gave an update on the genealogical society board meeting.  M

artha’s Moment by Martha Heard was a tribute to Martha Washington.  The program, presented by the Neches River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, was their annual tribute to George Washington. 

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Sun
12
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.”

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Wed
01
Mar

Parker donates to ABC Room

Wills Point Junior High student Jolie Parker, 12, donated a television that she won to the ABC Room in Canton. ABC Room is a non-profit organization that provides clothing, toys and other items to children who are placed in Child Protective Services.

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Mon
20
Feb

Mize speaks to Friends of Library

The February meeting of the Friends of Van Zandt County Library was held Feb. 13. The program was a presentation on “The Orphan Trains” presented by Benja Mize.

The attendees learned that the Orphan Trains ran from 1850 to 1932 and over 250,000 children were put on the trains as “riders”. Mize stated that the children started out on the train in New York City and were taken off the trains at each stop to see if anyone would take them.

“The children that were not chosen were put back on the trains to ride to the next stop and it all started over again. Siblings were most of the time separated. Many of the children were taken as no more than laborers for the families
that took them in.”

The next meeting will be Monday, March 13 and the program will be a Disaster Relief presentation with John and Brenda Fuller.

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Tue
14
Feb

Genealogical Society installs new members

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Left to right - Carrie Woolverton, Mayor Lou Ann Everett, Scott Fitzgerald, Sandra Jones, Beth Gordon, Sylvia Barbee, Ellen Wheeler, Tom Tyler, Shirley Fuller, Jan Crow.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society met Jan. 28, at the Van Zandt County Library for their monthly meeting.  After the pledge to the American flag, Martha’s Moment by Martha Heard was given.  Mrs. Heard related interesting facts about previous presidential elections. She also spoke about the whooping cranes that winter in Texas, and a festival which is held in Aransas Pass at the end of February that celebrates these endangered birds.

Jan Crow, outgoing president, presented certificates of recognition of service to the board officers who served under her. 

Mon
13
Feb

Fall in love at the library

Valentines are popping up all around the Van Zandt County Library.

Valentine’s Day started at the end of the fifth century, when Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 as St. Valentine’s Day. Much later, during the middle ages in England and France, it was commonly believed that the middle of February was the beginning of the mating season of birds. This added to the idea that Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

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Sat
11
Feb

Rawwr into reading

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All about dinosaurs at Storytime

Ms. Kitty read books during Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library. The theme was dinosaurs. The first book was ‘Princess Dinosaur’ by Jill Kastner. This dinosaur was quite unique, complete with a red skirt and a crown. The second book was ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants’ by Clair Freedman and Ben Cort, which is a story solving the mystery as to how and why the dinosaurs were wiped out. According to this story, the dinosaurs died out in a great ‘briefs tug-of-war.” The last story read was ‘Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp’ by Carol Diggory Shields. This story is about all the dinosaurs getting ready for a great big dance that was so outrageous it lasted past the Cretaceous age.

Come to the Van Zandt County Library located at 317 First Monday Lane, Canton for Storytime for preschoolers at 10 a.m. every Friday.

Sat
28
Jan

Elephant fun at Storytime

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Ms. Rhonda reads stories to children at Storytime at the VZC Library.
 

The theme for Storytime this week was elephants.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘Elmer’ by David McKee about a patchwork elephant that was laughed at by all the other elephants.  He cleverly colored himself with the juice of some berries so that he was grey like the other elephants.  When he joined the herd they were so serious it make him want to laugh so he lifted his trunk and shouted ‘Boo!’ which caused all the elephants to jump in surprise and begin to laugh.  It began to rain and Elmer’s patchwork started to show again.  The elephants decided that they must celebrate this day each year as the day of Elmer’s best joke.  All the elephants would decorate themselves in his honor and have an Elmer’s Day parade.

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Thu
19
Jan

All about snowmen

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The Storytime theme was snowmen.  Ms. Rhonda read “Snowmen All Year” about a boy that wished his snowman would last all year so they could run and play together.  He’s hoping this year’s snow is ‘magic’ snow that will not disappear.  The next book was “Snow Family” where a little boy doing his chores and meets a family of snow children.  The next book was “Snow Happy to be Here!, a slightly silly story of the Snowblatt family of snow-people.  The craft of the day was a snowman complete with scarf.

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