Daisy Ramsey


   NEW LONDON – Services for Daisy Ramsey, 98, Friendswood, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton, with Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Private burial was in the Overton City Cemetery.    Mrs. Ramsey died Wednesday, April 27. She was born Feb. 5, 1913 in Sebastian County, Ark. to […]

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Macedonia BC Women’s Day


  Macedonia Baptist Church, 1466 FM 850E in Overton, has its annual Women’s Day Sunday, May 22 at 3 p.m. Host pastor is Reverend Lesly L. Smith.

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Attention! candidates for Elected Office


Share your ideas and goals with the voters through the Overton Press! Contact Joe M. Jones of advertising at 903-834-6178, 903-399-6623 or JMJones@ETCNonline.com Vote Your Choice on May 14, But Vote!

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Rain, rain. Welcome back!


RUSHING RAIN – A downtown customer runs for her vehicle during Monday evening’s downpour which blessed Overton with 9/10s of an inch of rain. Below: two spouts near an Overton alley gush with water. J. M. Jones/Press photos

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President recalls how chamber helped her family


By CHARLOTTE HELDENBRAND Overton Press editor     Although Chamber President Bobbie Guinn now co-owns a local business, she brings another viewpoint to the organization: that of how volunteers can make an impact on the community.     Guinn, who helps operate Arpco Valves & Controls LLC in Overton, remembers how chamber officials and other local residents […]

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Gary Conrad Barrett


   Funeral services for Gary Conrad Barrett, 53, of White Oak will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011 in the Chapel at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Mr. Marty Strait and       Mr. Randy Penney officiating.  Burial will follow in the Overton City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home […]

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