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East Texas Men in Harmony presentation!!

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The men from Van that are members of the East Texas Men in Harmony want to let you know about the presentation on Feb 26 at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.  
The Letterman!!!
What a nice treat!
Make plans to go!!  See the flyer for all the information to make your reservations today.


Van City Council – open to public – Agenda

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Van City Council

Regular Meeting – February 5, 2015

Open to Public

7 PM at Community Center

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Microsoft Excel Seminars available

Feb 4, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

Fred Pryor – Microsoft® Excel® Basics

Become a confident, capable Excel 2007 and 2010 user with this customized Excel training!

One Day Seminar – just $79 
  • Master Excel formulas and functions
  • Design and organize professional looking worksheets
  • Add charts and graphs to give your spreadsheets a visual punch
  • Copy, move, delete, insert or replace anything in your worksheet with ease
  • Solve common printing problems and end irritating surprises once and for all
  • Create and use simple macros that save time and sidestep mistakes
  • And much more
Arlington My 14 at Admiral Hotel
Dallas Feb 17 and May 20 at Wyndham Dallas Love Field Hotel
Fort Worth – May 12 at Best Western Plus and Feb 19 at Norris Center
Richardson – Feb 5 at Holiday Inn and May 4 at Double Tree Hotel Richardson
Texarkana TX – June 11 at Clarion Hotel
For registraton Download:


Health Health Seminars in February/March

Feb 3, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments


With Every Heartbeat if Life

Free Heart Health Seminar

in Honor of February – American Heart Month

Every Thursday – Feb 5 thru March 12

5:30 to 6:30 pm

City of Tyler Library Auditorium

201 S College Av – Tyler 

Topics to be covered:
-know your risk of heart disease
-act in time to heart attack signs
-say YES to Physical Activity
-Be Smart – help your heart – high blood pressure & cholesterol
-aim for a healthy weight
-diabetes & you
-heart healthy eating – budgeting & healthy eating
-enjoy living smoke free
reserve your spot – 903-877-8940 or email to


Herwanea Lewis-Sirles, BS, CHW
Program Specialist
Patient Navigator Project
The Northeast Center for Rural Community Health
“Working Together to Improve Healthcare”
11937 US HWY 271
Tyler, Texas 75708
(903) 877-8940 ~ phone
(903) 877-8893 ~ fax




@Tele’s – Chamber of Commerce Meeting – February 3, 3015

Jan 30, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgWe have been invited to go to Tele’s for our November  Chamber Meeting!

The Van Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday,February 3, @ 11:45 am at Tele’s restaurant. (Actual meeting begins at 12 Noon – 11:45 allows you time to get your food, if you wish to do so.)

Bring your business card – individual or business – we will have a drawing.

Come hear a few words from SPCA .

All are welcome!  See you there!


Shoot Van Photo Contest 2015

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2015 Shoot Van Contest is on!!!!!

Theme is “Holidays” – Photos taken from April 2014 through March 31, 2015 are welcome.

The photos will be judged and winners will be announced at the Spring Fling on April 4, 2015 at the Oil Museum.  Come and enjoy the day with your family.  The museum will have an Easter Egg Hunt, there will be vendors of all kind – including food and entertainment.

Click below to find the entire rules for the contest.

click here:  Shoot_Van_application


2015 Van Baseball/Softball Sign Ups

Jan 28, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

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Van Baseball/Softball Sign Ups

February 14, 21, 28

9 AM to 2 PM 

Ball Park Upstairs Board Room

Instructional League – $50

Everything else – $75  (3 or more kids – 2 are $75 each all others are $50 each.)

Bring COPY of Birth certificate

Call Jesse Davisscher if you have any questions



2015 Spring Soccer Season Information

2015 Spring Soccer Season

Don’t be late to Register for
Van Soccer Association 2015 Spring Season!

Tell all your friends to:

Late Registration Begins Sunday January 25!

There will be a $5.00 per player increase!

The website also offers a Registration Form to download and fill out, which you can bring to:

Van Community Center

January 24, between 10 am and 2 pm

– Late Registration

January 31, between 10 am and 2 pm

 Team Coaches will draft players on Saturday, February 7 from fully paid registrations. Season opening is planned for Saturday, March 7 allowing for practices before the first game.

Location: Van Community Center

online –

Saturdays: January 24, and 31

Time: 10am – 2pm
   or ONLINE!
$65 / child
$60 / first sibling
$55 / each additional

Online Registration:
Beginning January 25 there will no longer be a $5.00 per player discount for registering through the online system.

What to bring: 
Credit Card for online
Cash …or…
Check payable
to VSA
New Players:
bring copy
of player’s
birth certificate
for VSA to file
Draft: February 7
First Game:
March 7
Call / text

Edith Wineland



Women’s Prayer Retreat Opportunity for Van Community Women

Jan 17, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Join the United Methodist Women of Hawkins First UMC for a Women’s Prayer Workshop.

Saturday, January 24 – 9:30 AM to 2 PM

Led by Rev. Beverly Tune – FUMC Emory & Alba

Tickets are $10 and available from Church office – 903-769-2973 or email for more information or to reserve your ticket.
Come and Explore different ways to pray and connect with God.

Open House & Ribbon Cutting – H & R Block – Van

Jan 3, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

H & R Block Open House & Ribbon Cutting

January 8, 2015 – 9 AM to 7 PM

414 West Main – Van

Refreshments will be served and those who come in to the office will receive a gift just for stopping in.  
Thursday of Grand Re-opening and ACA Q&A Day only 9am to 7pm!
Regular office hours – Monday – Saturday – 9am to 5pm,
Van’s H&R Block office is under new management and the office interior has remodeled this year.   The interior reception area and Tax Pro offices have been updated with fresh paint, new furniture, carpet and other furnishings.  Returning clients will be pleased to meet their Tax Pros this year in a fresh new environment.
It’s also National Affordable Care Act Question and Answer Day.  Anyone may come in to receive an ACA Tax Impact Analysis, a personalized review of how your taxes will be affected by the Affordable Care Act. It is no charge and no appointment is necessary.  If you received the Advance Premium Tax Credit to help lower the cost of your health care plan, we’ll provide clear guidance on how this will affect your tax refund.  If you did not have health insurance and have to pay a penalty, we’ll walk you through all the possible ways you may qualify for an exemption.We’ll also help you look ahead at 2015 and help you understand your options so you can plan for the future. 
If your tax return is impacted this year, we will explain what you can do in the future to eliminate or reduce the impact. This is in addition to our industry-leading training that requires the highest level of certification every year for our experts.  Our tax experts, who are ACA specialists, will leave no stone unturned as we prepare your taxes so that you get back the maximum refund.
Kim Chitty, Franchise Associate Area Manager
903-567-3135 Canton

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