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MARCH 25, 2020

LON E STAR SH O PP ER

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FIRST MONDAY CANCELLED

For the 1st time in 170 years, the City of Canton has decided to cancel the upcoming First Monday Trade Days, April 2-5, 2020. The emergency proclamation was declared and signed this morning by Mayor Louann Everett. From the First Monday Trade Days Facebook Page: The City of Canton takes an unprecedented move to cancel First Monday Trade Days' April 2 – 5, 2020 market. The City of Canton has been monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our citizens, vendors, visitors, and employees remains our highest

priority. Closing First Monday due to COVID-19 was a hard decision because it supports more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and local merchants who rely on this market f o r their livel i hood. But, w e f e e l closi n g t h e April 2-5, 2020 Trade Days is in the best interest of our local community and the thousands of folks who come from all over the country to sell and shop

at First Monday, Canton. We want to help fight the spread of this virus and hope you join us in our efforts. Vendors may contact their property owner for more information. First Monday Trade Days has been open every month without fail for 170 years, no matter the weather or conditions. We are the oldest and largest old-fashioned outdoor shopping venue where people can come and meet face to face to buy, sell and trade goods. After we are cleared to reopen, we want to encourage anyone and everyone to come back out to First Monday to support the artisans and vendors that provide the unique products who have been First Monday’s specialty since the 1850s. Visit our website and our facebook page for more COVID 19 updates. www.lsshopper.com and https://www.facebook. com/lsshopper.

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Mineola High School • Mineola ISD is offering FREE breakfast and lunch for those 18 and under in Mineola while schools are closed. Please call 903-5693909 ASAP to set this up. Delivery is an available option! • From Quitman I.S.D Dear QISD Community, We have received word from Jamey Harrison, UIL Deputy Director, that at this time, all rehearsals, practices and workouts conducted outside the school day, as well as spring football, are postponed until March 29. This means that no rehearsals, practices or workouts outside the school day can be conducted during the time period of March 16 through April 2. Send your shopping news notes to lonestarshopper@gmail. com, or text 903-8657002


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I.S.O. Looking for used screens. 4’ x 4-6’ n used screen patio. 903-8527615. I.S.O. Individual searching for old guns, rusted guns, beat up guns, or nice working guns. I enjoy restoring old guns as a hobby or using them for parts. Please call Bud at 817-602-7353 or email pictures to budhaf@msn.com. • I.S.O. USED PEDDLE BOAT. Call 903-3680781 • I.S.O. Used 16 to 18 Ft trailer. 972-824-8901. •I.S.O. looking for pasture land for lease near Emory for cows. 903-473-8700. •I.S.O. Good, used reloading components, ammo. 903-3666020. I.S.O. RV-Travel Trailer 214-455-7632. • I.S.O. A 14 or 16 foot Boat & Trailer reasonably priced. I Don’t need the Motor. Call 903-9944501, if no answer, leave message.

•I.S.O. STORAGE CONTAINER. 903-6697168. • I.S.O. Small locking glass case. 903-3728434. • I.S.O. old toys, 1960 on back. Trains, planes, cars, comics, novelty anything. Call 903-7323445 (No Dealers) • I.S.O. push mowers and riding Craftsman 1000 or 2000 series. Call 903-785-8384 or 903491-9574 I.S.O. 20-60 acres of pasture, and house and few acres to rent between Powderly and Antlers 936-205-6850 • I.S.O. extra diabetic test strip boxes. Must have original seal and in good condition. Most brands. Susan 903-4914766. • I.S.O. old 4x4 Timber Wolf 4-wheeler, full time 4 wheel drive. Need for parts. Call 903-703-8403

• I.S.O. One ton truck call 903-880-3530.

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The LONE STAR SHOPPER IS A FREE distribution publication serving Alba, Ben Wheeler, Canton, Colfax, Cedar Creek, Edgewood, Emory, Fruitvale, Golden, Grand Saline, Greenville, Kaufman , Lake Fork , Lake Tawakoni , Lindale, Lone Oak, Mineola, Quinlan, Quitman, Sulphur Springs, Terrell, Tyler, Van, Wills Point, Winnsboro & Other East Texas Towns. Towns Deadline is Thursday at 5:00 PM. We distribute Tuesday-Wednesday. You can email classifieds to lonestarshopper@gmail.com. Our phone number is 1-855-320-7467 (SHOP), or 903-865-7002 Visit us online at www.lsshopper.com Follow us on Facebook.www.facebook.com/lsshopper. Check out our twitter page. LONE STAR SHOPPER does not warrant, nor guarantee the accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods or services offered. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all claims made and to use good judgment and reasonable care when dealing with people you don’t know.

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FE ATURE D P RO P E RT Y V-387 3 BR 1.5 BA brick home outside of the city limits of Van on apx 0.50 AC. This home is apx 1,974 sq ft includes KIT, formal Dining Room, spacious LR, and a 2 car garage. Property has beautiful trees and large yards. Call to see this property today! WE HAVE RUN OUT OF LISTINGS. LIST WITH US TODAY TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD! CALL 903-963-5101 HA-308 Completely remodeled 3 BD 1 BA home on apx 2 AC in Ben Wheeler. This beautifully redone home is apx 1312 sq ft and includes new cabinetry, counter tops, paint, flooring, and everything in between! Come see this one today!

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L-73 . 6AC treed lot and .66 AC treed lot just outside Van city limits. Private road, some restrictions. No MH’S, homes conform to neighborhood.

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L-87 Nice wooded lot apx 2.4 AC. This residential land is located in quiet country area on a dead end road. Utilities are available for the property. This lot has great potiential! Call today!

V - 3 8 6 Beautiful 4 BD 2.5 BA brick home w apx 2,686 sq ft of living space in Van. Home includes 3 large BD, plus oversize MA BD & BA, a formal Dining Room, KIT w breakfast nook, open concept into the Living Room w fireplace, and a spacious covered back porch that overlooks its gorgeous 1.83 acres. There are also two additional outbuildings and an apx 560 sq ft guest house. Do not miss out on this property!

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C-67 1.4 AC Commercial lot in downtown Van area. Good building site near Main St. Trees on lot. All city utilities are available. Owner may carry financing. Come see today!

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C-68 Nice commercial land apx .581 AC. Good building lot. Not far off of Main St in Van. Trees on lot. Asphalt road. All city utilities available. Owner may carry financing.

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HOBBIES

ATTENTION: Are you a radio control plane enthauisist? A widow of a collector has her husbands collection of vintage RC planes and parts. Buy the whole lot and save. No low ballers. For an Appointment Call Josh Fuller at 903-3728434

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DRYERS $100 ea. Washers $125 ea. Countertop dishwasher, $100. 903-595-0551.

BOATS

FOR SALE: 1993 Tracker Nitro 170DC, (Rick Clum Edition), \93 Evinrude 115hp, Trailstar Custom Trailer, Add'l Equipment. Call 903243-3605 . FOR SALE: Flat Bottom Jon Boat. includes , life jacket and oars $100.00. 903-521-3341.

ACREAGE

ACREAGE

LOOKING FOR ACREAGE IN VAN ZANDT COUNTY. Must be between Canton, Van, and Grand Saline. Call 903-963-5101.

WELDING

MOBILE WELDING Services: Certified Steel Fabricator. Available and on call, ask for Daniel 903-474-5110.

TRAILER

FOR SALE: 26 FT BED GOOSE NECK TRAILER TWO 7,000 POUND AXLES. $1,650.00. 903-8733389 Or, 903-920-2650.

TRACTOR

FORD 3000 tractor. Plus equipment. Boon pole, bush hog, box blade, and a breaking plow. $3200.00 for all. Brownsboro 903-3431088.

CHARITY

FOR SALE:26.62 acres, recreational/ hunting, Duval County. End of road. Heavy south Texas brush. Deer, hogs, and quail. Acreage with electricity available. $3,500/acre with 5% down, 30 year owner financing. 866286-0199. www. texasbrushcountry.com.

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UTV FOR SALE

UTV FOR SALE: YAMAHA BIG Bear 400. 4x4. Winch. ITP rims. Never in water. Factory red a little faded. Fresh Service. All papers since new. 2500.00 cash, firm. 903-658-2994.

FLEA

Patented FleaBeacon®controls fleas in the home without toxic chemicals or costly exterminators. Results overnight! CARTHAGE AG & VET SUPPLY 903-693-6311 (www. fleabeacon.com)

TIMBER

TIMBER WANTED! Large or Small Tracts. Pine & Hardwood. Select Cutting Available. 20 Years Experience!! 903-570-8363

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FORSALE:Massey Furgerson Tractor, overhauled $2,500.00 903-878-2333. FOR SALE : Yard Man riding mower only $500.00. Call 903-2626528. FOR SALE : Yard Man riding mower only $500.00. Call 903-2626528.

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BEES

BEES 4 Sale Whitney Lone Star Queen Co. has Nucs & Queens 4 sale. Nucs 135.00 ea Queens $35.00 ea. Available in April Order now. 1/2 down required with credit card & cash pick up in Newton TX. For orders call Jen 701388-1178.

FREON

FREON R12 WANTED: Certified buyer will PAY CA$H for R12 cylinders or cases of cans. 312-291-9169; www. refrigerantfinders.com.

CLOCKS

Cuckoo Place 903-7345117. Selling, Repairs & Restoration on all Clocks & service calls on Grandfather clocks.

FOR SALE: CUSTOM KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLE. Plenty of extras. For more in- HELP WANTED foramtion call 903-880EXPERIENCED ME3530. CHANIC/TECHNILOG HOMES CIAN with tools needed. Log Homes – 3 Log Knowledge of diesel enHome kits selling for gines a plus 305 Bradbalance owed, free de- burn Rd. Grand Saline. livery. Model #305 BiFOR SALE loxi, bal. $15,000; Model #403 Augusta, bal. FOR SALE Gould deep $16,500; Model #502 well . Two in sand screws Santa Fe, bal. $17,500. & 650 LB pressure tank. View plans at www.log- 903 878-2333. homedream.com. FOR SALE: Five Hosepower Tiller$175.00 www,smartshop Call 903-262-6528. per’903.com

ROOFING

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ANTIQUES

FOR SALE: Antique French country hutch. Great condition Contact Wanda Davis 903-2168998

HOGS

2 Female hogs for sale, 1 Hampshire, 1 Yorkshire, approx 600 lbs ea., $400 each. (903)7774829

FOR SALE

FOR SALE : Mahindra Tractor one owner 2007 Contact Willis Phone: 936-221-6012

LEGAL

We buy oil, gas & mineral rights. Both nonproducing and producing including non-Participating Royalty Interest (NPRI). Provide us your desired price for an offer evaluation. 806620-1422, LoboMineralsLLC@gmail.com. Lobo Minerals, LLC, PO Box 1800, Lubbock, TX 79408-1800.

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HOBBIES

ATTENTION: Are you a fan of metal collector cars of the 50s and 60s? A widow of a collector has her husbands collection of vintage Cars, Trucks and Tractors. Buy the whole lot and save. No low ballers. For an Appointment Call Josh Fuller at 903-372-8434

FOR SALE

FOR SALE: All or part of 44.54 Acres with pond on Hwy. 19, three miles north of Canton 214-7681629. 2001 Toyota 4 Runner SR5-4WD, SUPER CLEAN, silver, new interior, automatic, A/C, loaded with extras, very well maintained a must see and drive. Price $6,850 call 903-4976240.

TRAILER

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LEGAL

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al R i E t n H IS de L i c B Ac PU By: Michael T. “Josh” Fuller

BACK IN THE DAY After the building was

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he picture you see was taken on a Wednesday not too long ago. The picture in and of itself is of no great consequence. However, I think the building is a shining example of positive thinking. The. Way I see it, the building was constructed sometimes in the 1920s or 1930s at the latest. Somebody had the vision to plan to erect what was probably a good place to get gas and probably a quick meal. The location is on Highway 80 between Grand Saline and Mineola. As I’ve pointed out before Highway 80 was this country’s first coast to coast highway. Somewhere along the way an enterprising fellow got the idea that would be a great spot for a business. So, he had plans drawn up and spent money on wood, bricks and all things needed for such a grand building.

completed, then came stocking the shelves with things that are necessary to run that kind of business. After it opened, in my mind I envisioned a lot of local farmer types having coffee or sodas and maybe reading an area newspaper. I’ll even bet Bonnie and Clyde might have stopped there a time or two. Let’s not forget there was no interstate highway. Interstates started building in 1950 and didn’t become popular until the late 1960s. My guess is the building had to be constructed in the 1920s. By the time the depression came and went, the business went through some storms but still survived fairly solvent. When the big one , World War two hit it slowed down our business. remember gas was rationed as well as many

other items were hard to get. After that war ended the soldiers known as baby boomers headed home to live the good life of the 1950s in the good old USA. So, what finally did the little business in? During World War Two President Eisenhower then General Eisenhower saw the German Autobahn and it inspired him to create today’s highly developed highways we call the interstate system. Travel on highway 80

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Dear Dave, Should you still pay debts that are in collections, even if they have been dropped from your credit report? The one in question is from 2011, and I assume it isn’t showing on the credit report anymore because it’s nine years old. Sam Dear Sam, There are two good reasons to go back and deal with this debt. One, even if it’s off your credit report, you may still legally owe the money. Even if the statute of limitations has run its course, things like this have a habit of popping up and causing problems at the worst possible times. About the time you decide to buy a home, this is liable to raise its head again and mess things up. So, the fact that something doesn’t appear on a credit report doesn’t mean you’re not legally liable, or that they won’t bother

you about it later. The second thing to think about is a simple matter of fact—you owe the money. Regardless of what the legal system or credit report says, you morally owe the money. I’d contact the creditor, and begins negotiations to settle the debt. You might be able to reach an agreement where they’d accept less than the original amount owed. Regardless, get any type of settlement offer in writing. That way, you’re truly cleaning up your life and getting rid of any financial skeletons in your closet! —Dave Dear Dave, I recently found out my former employer never stopped contributing to my health savings account (HSA). Apparently, this has been going on for about nine months, and they just sent me a form to sign so they

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can get the overpayment back. The amount totals a little over $1,000, so should I sign the papers or is there another way to handle this? Ellie Dear Ellie, You know, if I were as incompetent as your former employer, I’d be too embarrassed to ask for the money back. But hey, the point is it’s not your money. Sign the forms, and let them take the money out. Keep an eye on your HSA balance, though, and make sure they take out only amount they overpaid— not one penny more or less. Keep it simple, Ellie. You didn’t earn this money, and it wasn’t expected or agreed upon. It was a mistake, so just do the right thing. Control the scenario, and stay on top of this situation until everything is resolved correctly. —Dave * Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 16 million listeners each week on 600 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey. com and on Twitter at @ DaveRamsey.

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By Elvia Limón March 18, Where 2020 can I get tested? Editor’s note: This story Texans can be tested in has been updated with a public health labs, pricomment from the Fed- vate clinics or hospitals. eral Emergency Man- A doctor can determine agement Agency. if a patient qualifies for Do you suspect that you a public health lab test have the new coronavi- by using Centers for rus? Confirming your Disease Control and suspicions may be dif- Prevention guidelines. ficult unless you meet San Antonio, Austin and Texas’ strict criteria for Dallas recently set up lab testing. drive-through testing, How many tests are but access to these sites available in Texas? Gov. remains limited. Greg Abbott said that by San Antonio, which the end of the week, he opened the state’s first expects the state to be drive-through with testable to test 10,000 peo- ing capabilities, has ple weekly. The gover- prioritized health care nor said Tuesday that workers and high-risk the state is expected to patients. receive 15,000 test kits A private clinic in Housfrom the Federal Emer- ton began testing people gency Management Wednesday, but the clinAgency. It’s unclear how ic says it is prioritizing many people can be test- “test patients who are at ed with each kit. risk for the disease,” beA FEMA spokesperson cause of a limited numsaid Wednesday that the ber of exams. Free drivetest kits will be supplied through testing has yet to by the U.S. Department open in Houston, but two of Health and Human test sites are expected to Services, adding that open later this week, acFEMA has been assist- cording to the Houston ing HHS with planning, Chronicle. coordination, logistics At Austin’s two driveand outreach to states. through locations, visThe Trump adminis- itors don’t have to be tration said earlier this health care workers or week that almost 2 mil- first responders. But to lion tests would be avail- access the drive-through, able to some 2,000 com- visitors must first commercial labs by the end plete a pre-screening of this week. questionnaire via Baylor

Scott & White Health’s website or app. Depending on the results of the questionnaire, patients must go through an additional screening with a nurse or doctor online. The health care professionals will schedule an in-person appointment at a drive-through facility if they believe the patient should be tested. In Dallas, Parkland Health & Hospital System announced Monday it had opened drivethrough testing of patients for the new coronavirus. Testing will be by appointment only and is available to current Parkland patients, first responders and health care workers. People will be interviewed by phone before they’re approved for testing. Anyone who doesn’t meet the criteria for state lab testing can seek a private test at a commercial lab — but not everyone can get tested that way either. The Food and Drug Administration is allowing certain hospitals and commercial labs to use their own coronavirus tests as a way to mitigate a shortage of tests from the CDC. But private tests must be ordered by a patient’s doctor or health care provider, and the hospitals and commercial labs can CONTINUED PAGE SEVEN

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4 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Get Ahead By Chris Hogan

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id you know that March is Asset Management Awareness Month? Let me put that for you in plain English: Asset is a fancy word for your stuff, and management means taking control of your stuff. Here’s a practical opportunity to try asset management: What should you do with your tax refund this year? Let’s look at four ways to make the most of it. Adjust your withholdings Sure, it’s fun to get a big chunk of change all at once, but tax refunds don’t come from Santa Claus! A refund means that you’ve been overpaying the government all year. If you’re getting a big tax refund, I want you to adjust your withholdings in the coming year. You could have been using that money, saving it on your own, or investing it all year long! Talk with a tax advisor about how you can have a bigger paycheck and stop giving the government an interest-free loan. Pay off debt Debt is a thief. It will steal your ability to build wealth—and your peace of mind too. If you have

with that emergency fund in place. If you’re married, you could use your tax refund to go out for a special date night. consumer debt from Or maybe you could buy credit cards, big purchas- tickets to an event for es, or student loans, I your whole family. Take want you to attack it with time to pause, breathe in, all the energy you have. and enjoy the people in So, why not use your tax your life! refund? If Your reyou don’t fund is an have any opportuniconsumty to make er debt a great but you financial do have decision, a mortnot just a gage, then good one. throw this And remoney tomember: ward the Progress mortgage. doesn’t M o v e happen by yourself accident. one step CHRIS HOGAN It’s not the closer to big, onetotal debt freedom. time choices that will Invest it determine your financial If you’re out of debt, future. It’s the habits you and you’ve built up an form and live out every emergency fund that can day! cover three to six months About Chris Hogan of living expenses, you Chris Hogan is a need to invest 15% of two-time #1 nationyour gross income in al best-selling author, retirement. You can just financial expert and sweep that tax refund host of The Chris Hointo an investment fund gan Show. For more or your Roth IRA. And than a decade, Hogan if you don’t have a Roth has served at Ramsey IRA, now’s a great time Solutions, equipping to get one! and challenging people Splurge a little to take control of their It’s okay to have fun money and reach their with the extra cash, as financial goals. His seclong as you’re debt-free ond book, Everyday Mil-

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Having the right real pride myself on being trustworthy, estate agent means honest, having an agent who is and knowledgeable in committed to helping the real estate market. you buy or sell your I know how important it is to find home with your dream the highhome or get est level of the best ofexpertise fer for your in your loproperty; cal martherefore I ket. Being will make it in the real my responsiestate busibility to help ness over Darlene Tunnell you achieve 40 years those goals. gives me a Whether you are an "hands on" knowledge for helping you in un- experienced investor derstanding each step or a first time buyer, I of the buying or selling can help you in finding process. This commit- the property of your ment level has helped dreams. Please feel free me build a remarkable to browse my website track record of deliver- or let me guide you every step of the way by ing results. Nothing is more excit- calling or e-mailing me ing to me than the grat- to set up an appointifying feeling I get from ment today. helping people meet Please contact Darlene their real estate needs. Tunnell, owner/agent You can count on me at 903-570-9361, Jo to always do what's Davis, broker/agent at in your best interest. I 903-288-2427,

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legislation that will allocate money for free coronavirus testing, expand sick-leave provisions and bolster funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The bill, passed Monday, is headed to the U.S. Senate for a vote in the coming days. Disclosure: The Texas Department of Health and Human Services has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. “What we know about coronavirus testing in Texas” was first published at https:// www.texastribune. org/2020/03/18/coronavirus-testing-Texas/ by The Texas Tribune. The Texas Tribune is proud to celebrate 10 years of exceptional journalism for an exceptional state.

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