Sexton City Trade Days


by J. M. Jones Press writer   SEXTON CITY – Motorists approaching the four-way where Highways 42 and 135 and County Road 918 meet have likely spied the little businesses there on the fourth weekends of each month. That little beehive of independent activity is the Sexton City Flea Market and Trade Days.   And […]

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Press wins firsts in newspaper contest


    FORT WORTH – The Overton Press placed first in news photo and feature photo at Saturday’s Better Newspaper Contest of the North and East Texas Press Association convention in Fort Worth.    The news photos, two submitted as one entry, included a fire photo taken by J. M. Jones published in the Jan. 21, […]

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Benjamin A. Laskowski


    Funeral services for Benjamin Anton Laskowski are set for Friday, April 15 at our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Overton, at 2 p.m. with The Reverend Father Christopher Fenton  officiating. Arrangements are by Burrows Overton Funeral Home.    Mr. Laskowski passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at age 83 in Longview Regional Hospital. […]

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Stephen Longtin


    TROUP – Services for Stephen Daniel “Scooter” Longtin, 26, Troup, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Billy Fergerson officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, near Overton.    Mr. Longtin died Friday, April 8, 2011 in Longview. He was born April 13, 1984 in […]

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Joy D. Stansbury


   Services for Joy Dickeson Stansbury, 68, Overton, were at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel.    Mrs. Stansbury died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at her residence. She was born July 23, 1942, in Grapeland to the late M. P. and Lucille Gilley and was a twin to Joyce Gilley […]

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April 7, 2011


OHS orientation on tap for parents Overton High School will host the annual orientation/scheduling meeting for parents and students at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the OISD auditorium.  Parents will be given transcripts with the class rank of their child as well as information on schedules for the 2011-2012 school year.  The new […]

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