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					Page 8A —VAN ZANDf NEWS, Sunday, December 4,200$

  Edgewood Police Report
  The Edgewood Police                  seven violations of city
                                                                             Koches To
                                                                              Judge Rhita Koches has               In addition to criminal jury             Beautiful, and the Adopt a                      Koches graduated ffg'hi Tyler
Department reported a total of         ordinance, four burglaries of        announced that she will seek        trials, Koches has presided                 County ftoad program                          Junior. College wjth an
239 calls for services for             buildings, three assaults/family     election as Van Zandt County        over what is believed to be the             approved        by         the                associate degree in business,
October and November.                  violence, three assaults, one        Judge, the office she has held      county's first juvenile jury trial          commissioners court in the last               and from the legal assistants
  The remodeling at the                burglary of habitation, one          since September 2004.               and a mental commitment case                few weeks.                                    program, political jicience
department has slowed officers         recovered stolen vehicle and           "It's been an incredibly          before a jury, as well as a                      "Through volunteer support,              department, at the University
down on paper work making the          five criminal mischiefs under        rewarding year," Koches said,       hearing on juror misconduct in               we're able to approach issues                of Texas at Arlington^$he has •
weekly incident reports hard to        $50.                                 "and I'm excited about the          connection with a criminal                   and programs that otherwise                  attained the Certified Legal
get at this time. The office              One criminal mischief $500        projects and vision we're           trial.                                       just would not be feasible for               Assistant certificatiorfiand the
should be complete and all             to $1,500 was reported, two          developing for Van Zandt              The county judge also serves               the county," Koches said.                    CLA Specialty Certlfiption in
computers up and running by            driving while intoxicated, two       County."                            as the county's chief financial                  The county's Emergency                   Bankruptcy.                |*
next week.                             reckless driving, one minor in          Koches also announced the        officer. Koches presented her                Management Plan is another                     The Koches are members of
  Three       possession       of      possession of alcohol on school      formation of a countywide           first county budget last                     issue which has come to the                  St. Therese Catholic Qnurch in
controlled substances were             property, one counterfeit            campaign committee. Helen           summer, proposing a three-                   forefront in recent months.                  Canton where she seljyes as a
reported; one unauthorized use         money, two forgery, one              Howell, of Edgewood, will           year plan to move the county                     "Our participation in the                lector. She is a member of the
of a motor vehicle; four               recover stolen property, one         serve as Koches' campaign           out of its current tradition of              county's first disaster drill last           St. Therese Ladies, Guilil where
accidents; two evading arrest or       failure to register as sex           treasurer. Sue Baugh, of            borrowing against future tax                 August turned out to be a                    she has served as president and
detention and one possession of        offender, four suspicious            Canton, will serve as the           revenues.                                    blessing when we were faced                  treasurer.                  ;'*
marijuana.                             persons and one cruelty to           campaign's           publicity         The proposal has been                     with the local relief efforts                   She is a past president of the
  The Edgewood K-9 u n i t             animals.                             communications director and         lauded by county officials as a              associated with hurricanes                   Canton Lions Club :and was
assisted other agencies twice;            There was one littering           Al Coleman, of Wills Point,         recovery plan and calls for                   Katrina and Rita," Koches said.             awarded a Melvin Jones;Fellow
twelve warrants were served;           charge, four civil issues, one       will act as financial advisor.      reduced borrowing over the                   "The drill helped to achieve a               by the Past District Governor's
four thefts; five disorderly           911 h a n g - u p , six welfare        Elaine Seymore, of Canton,        next three years to end the                  green rating for the entire state            Association in Marc^ft 2002.
conducts and one theft of              checks, one alarm call and one       will serve the campaign as          dependency on tax anticipation               of Texas. But I believe our                  Koches is also a member of the
prescriptions.                         medical emergency.                   scheduler/events coordinator,       notes. Koches expanded the                    finest hour came with the                   Van Kiwanis Club. '<£            .
  There were eight animal                 Also one stolen credit card,      and Diana Wilcoxson, of             involvement of the county's                  outpouring of local support for                 She served as secretary of
complaints, three impounds,            one car fire, one funeral escort,    Edgewood, has been named            elected        officials       and           the hurricane evacuees."                     the Republican Club.jof Van
four suspicious vehicles, one          one burn ban violation, one          chairman of the campaign's          department heads by inviting                     A countywide emergency                   Zandt County for twjft years
terroristic threat, four criminal      power outage, one major water        telephone committee.                them to be a part of the budget               management team has now                     and was active in seVe&l local
trespass warnings and two              leak, one lost dog, two dog            In addition to sign chairmen      process as well as the recovery               initiated plans for a tabletop              campaigns.         \ . jij
harassments.                           calls, two courtesy transports,      for each precinct, Tammie           plan.                                         demonstration next year to be                  A member of the Van Zandt
  The department assisted five         one trespass call, two release       Harp, of Wills Point, and Mary         "With united ownership of                  followed by a local drill.                  County Library Advisory
motorists, reported on                 property to owners, 24 agency        Peden, of Van, will act as          this fiscal strategy, I believe we               Koches and her husband                   Board from 1998 %rough
interfering with child custody,        assists and 75 business closings.    coffee coordinators.                can accomplish our goals of                   Garry moved to the Canton                   2004, Koches wasj^lected
                                                                              "I'm prepared to proceed          providing the most effective                  area in 1989. Their son, Bryan,             president for the 20,63-2004
                                                                            with my campaign plan and to        and efficient services for the                is a 1995 graduate of Van High •            term and board secretary for
                                                                            promote the conservative            citizens of Van Zandt County,"                School, attended Texas A&M                  two terms.                  ;jj
                                                                            philosophies I believe are held     Koches said.                                  in College Station and                         She is currently serving her
                                                                            by most of us here in Van Zandt        "We have so many projects                  graduated from Texas A&M-                   second year as .president of
   The Grand Saline Police               11-25-05—Possession of             County. It's been exciting to       going on right now and several                Commerce,                                   Cant6h's Mathea Guild and is
Department reported two                marijuana over two ounces            have so many people come            that are just starting," Koches                  Koches' parents, Lowell and              a past chairman of the
arrests and nine incidents/            under four ounces was reported       forward wanting to be a part of     said. She cited the recently-                 Carolyn Daughtry, have lived                Salvation Army's Canton
offenses from November 21 to           on Naid Street.                      this campaign," Koches said.        created Rail District, the                    outside Ben Wheeler since                   Service Unit.
November 28.                             11-27-05—Unauthorized                The jurisdiction of the           Veterans' War Memorial Plaza,                  1983 and are active in AARP,                  As Canton's,city secretary;
    11-21-05—Toby Nathan               use of motor vehicle was             county judge includes probate       the appointment of a County                   Chapter 1313.                               Koches wrote the city's
Lovette, 30, Grand Saline was          reported on West Garland             matters,       guardianships,       Subdivision         Regulations                  Koches was a legal assistant             application for the Texas
arrested for five outstanding          Street.                              juveniles,              mental      Review Committee, the Keep                    for more than 18 years before               Historic Commission's Main
warrants out of Grand Saline             11-28-05—Forgery was               commitments,                and     Van Zandt County Beautiful                    serving as city secretary for the           Street designation and has
Municipal Court.                       reported on West Frank Street.       misdemeanor criminal cases.         affiliation with Keep Texas                   city of Canton for almost five              been appointed by the Canton
   11-21-05—A traffic offense                                                                                                                                 years. After a year and a half              City Council to serve on the.
(driving while license invalid)
was reported on US Highway             'Underground Railroad' Researched                                                                                      as events coordinator' for
                                                                                                                                                              Winning Strategies and new,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Main Street Advisory. Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                          from its inception, serving-
80.                                                                                                                                                           business manager for its parent             three terms as secretary!
   11-21-05—Mary Catherine         The Van Zandt County Genea- Unking a history of storytelling and                If one is descended from a pio-
                                logical Society met Saturday, the story of freedom with a rich                  neer who was living hi Van Zandt              company, CLA Insurance                      treasurer.     ."    ••£'•";
Murphree, 39, Grand Saline,                                                                                                                                   Services of Frisco, Koches
was arrested on two             November 26, at the Van Zandt quilt-making tradition for a prede-               County priorto December 31,1860,
                                County Library.
o u t s t a n d i n g warrants from                                      termined purpose of communica-         that person, with official documen-
                                                                                                                                                              served as legislative director .
                                                                                                                                                              for State Representative Dan
                                                                                                                                                                                                           DVD Slide Shows
Grand Saline Municipal Court.      Mable Cook, president, presided, tion.                                       tation, is eligible for this certificate.
   11-21-05—The burglary of a   with Martha Heard providing the             Officers for 2006 were elected as      Interested people may contact the
                                                                                                                                                              Flynn during the 78th                             Great
                                                                                                                                                              Legislative Session in 2003.
motor vehicle was reported on   inspiration, Fill Your Heart With follows: Betty Miller, president;
                                Thanksgiving.                            Lavern Wyatt, first vice president;
                                                                                                                Van Zandt County Genealogical
                                                                                                                Society at (903) 567-5012 concern-
                                                                                                                                                              Following the session, she                     <$mtma« Gift
West Garland Street.                                                                                                                                           served as Flynn's district ,                We take family photo-
   11-22-05—Possession of          The program, Underground Rail- Millie Shaw, treasurer; Dorothy               ing price and proper procedure.
                                                                                                                                                               director and chief of staff until
stolen property was reported at road Quilt, was presented by Mary Wright, recording secretary; Cheryl
                                                                                                                                                            Jjeingappointe^untyjudge^                      graphs and convert them
2904HJS Highway 80.             Waddill and Sylvia Barbee. :           • Vaughn, corresponding seejfetaryj;                                                                                                to DVD slide shuws.
    11-24-05—Theft                 Waddill has been a quilter for sev- , Jane' Gamon^ publicity;! withj Patsy
reported on West Jordan Street.  eral years'and her quilt, Under- Vinson and Harry Greer, mehibers
                                ground Railroad Quilt, was used to at large, and Ruth Abbot, parliamen-                                                      I Subscrme
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  Handgun Classes
                                help tell the story of the linkage be- tarian.
                                tween the underground railroad and
                                the American patchwork quilt.
                                                                            The society has recently pub-
                                                                         lished a new book, "Civil War Vet-
                                                                                                                   FOREST, Va.—As part of its

     Renewals 7 Days a Week        The underground railroad was an erans of Van Zandt County", com-             2005-06 United States tour, World

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                                                                                                                Help presents Children of the World
                                                                                                                International Children's Choir, com-
                                                                                                                prised of 17 children from five dif-
                                                                                                                                                                Canton and Van
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                 Highway 16 East of Colfax
   Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.       Evening Worship — 6:30 p.m.
                                                                         The book is now available for $25
                                                                         at the Van Zandt County Library of
                                                                         Genealogy and Local History.
                                                                            The society is now offering cer-
                                                                                                                forming at Lakeside Baptist Church,
                                                                                                                located at 1291 Old Kaufman Road
                                                                                                                in Canton, Sunday, December 4, at
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