Tensions were high during a special called meeting of the Canton City Council Wednesday, Oct. 14, as citizens from Canton and Van Zandt County gathered in the city hall’s meeting room to discuss the event dubbed “Slvtzgiving.”
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The classic rock song ‘Joy to the World’ (“Jeremiah was a bullfrog”), by Three Dog Night, was often blaring from the juke box at the public pool in Sherman, Texas, where I would go on Saturday as a chubby 10-year-old. Now that I’m a chubby older person, I enjoy regaling folks (most of whom don’t care) with trivia about where that band name originated.
Coaches understand winning and losing is part of the game. If losing does not hurt, then you are probably destined to lose more than you win. Winners win. They think like winners, they work hard and smart, they are prepared, they have a vision and the list goes on and on. The fact is they will lose some games. What will they do then? How will they react? Their reaction will tell a lot about their character.
Daphna Joyce Smith, of Grand Saline, passed away Oct. 13, 2020. She was born in Greenville on Nov. 28, 1927, to A.P. Hilliard and Velma Randall. She married the love of her life, David Jackson Smith, on New Year’s Eve in 1946 after he had returned from his Naval assignment in the South Pacific during World War II. They were married for 52 years and raised their family in Mesquite.
A funeral service was held for Peggy Corley Gurley, 83, of Walton Community. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in the chapel at Eubank Funeral Home with Bill Gurley and Billy Gurley Jr. officiating.
Services for Opal Carr, 98, of Tyler, were held Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020m, at Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Will Carr officiating.
A funeral service was held for Wanda Fay Mackey, 73, of Canton, was held Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Lakeside Baptist Church, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Moore officiating.