Obituary: Anne Munns Vessels

Anne Vessels, 71, was born on November 10, 1946 to James and Gladys Munns in Denison, Texas. Anne passed away peacefully on March 17.

Anne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who also loved her animals. She was a longtime resident of Payne Springs and a devoted member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. Anne was a talented seamstress who enjoyed needlepoint and quilting.

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GBC Rainbow Girls hold pancake breakfast

Press release

The Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge in Gun Barrel City on Saturday, March 17. They wish to thank everyone for their support as they raise funds to attend their annual conference Grand Assembly in June.

Rainbow Girls participate in a wide array of activities, including leadership training, service projects, competitions, and annual retreats. Along the way, they gather invaluable life skills that help them become the best daughter, sister, student, and friend they can be. Contact Mrs. Tonya Currey at 903-920-5608 or Mrs. Donna Dean at 903-879-4305 or visit for information on joining the greatest organization for girls ages 11 through 20. Their younger group, the Pledges, have activities for girls ages 7 to 10. Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls and Pledges are proudly sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge and the Gun Barrel City Chapter of Eastern Star in Gun Barrel City.

Pictured are, back row from left, Samantha Ramos (Grand Representative to Colorado/Kansas), Kate Maxwell, and Emily Currey; front row from left, Caylee Weldon, Crissy Ray, and Heavenlee Weldon–Pledges. Not pictured: Tara Trimmins (Grand Representative to New York/Pennsylvania) and Laura Walters. (Courtesy photo)

Lady Cards softball on a roll

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

The Lady Cardinals are on a roll!

They have won 9 of their last 11 games and have raised their season record to 17-13. They are 4-2 in Region XIV Conference.

The Lady Cardinals enter the week fresh off a doubleheader sweep on the road Saturday against Kilgore. They won 8-2 and 12-4.

Two conference doubleheaders are on tap this week. Wednesday, the Lady Cardinals head to Lufkin to take on Angelina 1/3 p.m. Saturday, they will be at home against Tyler. Action at Drumgoole Field at Cain Park begins at 1 p.m.

There is no admission fee to Lady Cardinal home games.