The Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce launched the fourth class of Leadership Van Zandt County (LVZC) last week.
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Colonel Worthington Worm called his tactical team together in a planning meeting one balmy evening in Oklahoma.
When facing difficult times, having a good support network you can turn to for advice and encouragement helps you feel socially connected and gives you a sense of belonging and purpose. Connecting with others helps put your own experiences living or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s into perspective, and provides you with much-needed support and encouragement.
My concerns about public education in America piqued after reading a tweet authored by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona. In his tweet, Dr. Cardona celebrated the innovative efforts of schools and districts nationwide to ensure K-12 students are vaccinated against COVID19. Dr. Cardona mentioned “scholarship opportunities” and “prizes” among incentives to encourage students to get vaccinated. The Secretary of Education thought this was worthy of celebration.
Dorothymae “Dottie Mae” Groves, wife, mother, entrepreneur, author and award-winning quilter, moved to heaven Aug31, 2021. Born Nov, 29, 1940, in Pierceton, Indiana, Dorothymae clung to her favorite hymn’s message, ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ throughout her life. Her father Noble Rouch, a teacher and bookbinder, and mother, Dorothy, were both graduates of Manchester College and raised her on a peppermint farm in Lakeville, Indiana, near South Bend. Her spiritual life grew beginning as a young child when she accompanied her Aunt Nettie to vacation Bible school at Indiana Chapel, once exclaiming, “Oh how I wanted to sing and sing my favorite song that I learned there, ‘O, Be Careful Little Eyes What You See.’” In high school, her favorite sport was track where she received many ribbons.
Jimmy Lee Holland, 80, passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Jimmy was born Feb. 1, 1941, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Charlotte Holland. Jimmy was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Holland Schavfel and his parents, Jean and Bonnie Sullins.
Shirley Ann Woods, 84, of Canton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. She was born on April 6, 1937, in Wise Community to Alex Barnes and Ruby Hilliard Barnes.
Services for Hollis Ray Griffin, 89, of Forney, were held Sept. 11, 2021, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Dustin Deaton officiating. Visitation was one hour prior. Interment was in Haven of Memories.