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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

@ SOULMAN’S BBQ- Chamber of Commerce Meeting – January 6, 2015

Jan 2, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgWe have been invited to go to Soulman’s BBQ for the January 2015 meeting!!!

Chamber Meeting!

The Van Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday, January 6, @ 11:45 am at Soulman’s BBQ restaurant. (Actual meeting begins at 12 Noon – 11:45 allows you time to get your food, if you wish to do so.) 

Soulman’s BBQ has your meal available upon arrival by going through their buffet and choose what you desire and pay before you sit down.  The meeting will be happening on the West side of the restaurant in the right hand corner.

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

Come hear a few words from Chamber member Roger Johnson, EDC Director let us know about plans for Van for 2015.

All are welcome!  See you there!

Soulman’s BBQ
2904 E Interstate 20
Van, TX 75790
11:45 – 1:00 pm.

Fred Pryor Training – Safety & Security Begins at the Front Desk

Jan 1, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Fred Pryor Training available – Safety & Security Begins at the Front Desk

Take the first line of defense against security breaches, safety concerns and volatile situations

– Learn how to evaluate visitor access to your organization and increase security in your lobby and front desk area.
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– Know the very best responses to a variety of emergency situations – from bomb threats to fire to medical emergencies.
– Find out how you should respond when weapons are involved.
– Learn how to effectively defuse angry, out-of-control employees or visitors, and regain commend of sensitive situations.
– Explore ways to empower yourself and bolster your confidence so that you come across as a strong, take-charge professional who can’t be intimidated.
Fred Pryor Seminars
5700 Broadmoor, Suite 300
Mission KS 66202

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Community Christmas Eve Services Available for Everyone

Dec 22, 14 • Featured NewsNo Comments


The Van United Methodist Church

wishes to invite the community of Van to the

Annual Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service

on December 24 at 7 PM.  

Come worship and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

December 6, 2014 – Van Community Celebrates Christmas!!!

Dec 4, 14 • Featured NewsNo Comments

– 20th Annual Van Area Oil & Historical Museum Community Christmas Program and Derrick Lighting – 6 PM

Come and enjoy a Christmas program, homemade cookies, hot chocolate or hot apple cider.  Use this time to fellowship with friends and neighbors while viewing the newly remodeled Museum.  Santa will also be a special visitor for the children.  The winners of the Business/Churches lighting contest will also be announced. 

also 2014 Tour of Homes – benefiting the 2015 Project Graduation  Parade of HOmes1




Spirit Of Christmas Lighting Contest – Dec 6

The Spirit of Christmas

Van Businesses and Churches

Christmas Lighting Contest

Sponsored by the Van Area Chamber of Commerce

Ready for your participation. 

Click here 2014 for complete information and printable poster for your bulletin boards or windows.

Judging will take place on Dec 5.

Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places and awarded at the Annual Derrick Lighting at the Van Oil Museum

December 6, 2014  at 6 PM

Identity Theft & Fraud Presentation – Van Police Dept.

Nov 19, 14 • Featured NewsNo Comments


Kiwanis – Fund Raiser for Tetanus Disease

Nov 17, 14 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Best Town Near Dallas, TX | The City of Van Kiwanis Club

Van Kiwanis is raising funds to stamp out tetanus disease.

For $25 you could win:

–  An I-Pad Air – from Dwayne Wheeler’s Farmers Insurance – Value $435
– An Escort Pump Action Shotgun – from Second Amendment Rights and Constable, Precinct 4 in Ben Wheeler – Value $300
– A 10X Custom Made Felt Cowboy Hat – from the Hat Doctor in Ben Wheeler- Value $200
– A Whirlpool Microwave Oven – from Jordan’s Video & Appliance – Edom – Value $100
– A quilt with pillow cases – from Van Kiwanis donor – Value $100
– A Brookshires gift card – from Brookshires in Van – Value $100
– A Custom Made Vinyl Sign – from Vandal Nation Station in Van -Value $50
– Dinner Gift Card – from Tankersley Real  Estate in Van – Value – $50
– Wal-Mart Gift Car – from Van Kiwanis donor – Value $50
– 85 Years of Oil Rich Years in Van – 3 framed photos from 1930s – from Tankersley Real Estate
Value $50
– T-shirt and ball cap – from Leon B’s and a Ball Cap from the Coupe’s Cafe – Value $30

All proceeds go to the Kiwanis International’s Eliminate Project.  This project began in 2011 and is targeted to end at the end of 2015.  Its purpose is to eliminate maternal neo-natal tetanus disease in third world countries today.  The 5 year goal is $110 million dollars; thus far $70 million has been raised.  The Van Kiwanis Club 5 year pledge is $5,550 each year.

A space can be purchased at the Kiwanis Noon Luncheons at the Van Community Center every Thursday from now through December 11, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact a Kiwanis Member.

City Wide Thanksgiving Dinner – November 20

Nov 12, 14 • City of Van, Featured NewsNo Comments

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Come One – Come All

City Wide Thanksgiving Dinner

Van Community Center

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6:00 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Holidays



Texas Workforce Commission – Services for Veterans

Oct 27, 14 • Featured NewsNo Comments

TWC provides priority service to military veterans for all workforce services and assisted more then 132,437 veterans throughout the Texas Workforce System in 2013.  TWC sponsors several programs and initiatives aimed at helping return military veterans find employment opportunities in the civilian world, including Texas Veterans Leadership Program, State of Texas Soldier Employment Initiative, Skills for Veterans and the Hiring Red, White and You! statewide hiring events.

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For more information and a full list of veterans workforce services, visit



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