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The contenders vs. pretenders

It’s that time of the year when football teams become divided between the contenders and the pretenders. Those cream of the crop teams always seem to rise to the top. In district 8-3A DI West … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greeting to all! Happy Fall! We finally have weather to match the season. We have lots of books to curl up with and movies to watch during the chilly evenings. Library programs continue to be … more

Quitman Library Connections

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Listeners are … more

Corner Column

Thirty-three years in this business can leave a person jaded, but I still consider myself a trusting individual who truly tries to see the best in others. The vast majority of people I’ve met in my … more

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Forty million adults struggle with something worse than just occasional stress. These people struggle with the common mental illness known as anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

As you may have noticed, the Mineola Memorial Library column was absent from the paper on Sept. 19. That was my fault. I was in Springfield, Ill., at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

When we arrive at the Arboretum every Wednesday morning, we place our names on a sign-in sheet. A few weeks ago, an anonymous volunteer added “Many hands make light work.” This old phrase can … more

Bad week

This was not a good week for Wood County football teams. Of the five teams in the county, only Hawkins came away with a win in their 22-7 win over Como-Pickton raising their season total to 2-3. Coach Scott Evans, his staff and the Hawks are to be congratulated on their efforts and the big win. more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Autumn cleaning continues as we slowly but surely help the gardens and surrounding areas recover from hog damage. Donated pavers give new shape to re-established gardens and many favorite plants are … more

Quitman Library Connections

National Family History Month is observed annually during the month of October. The Quitman Public Library along with the Wood County TX Genealogical Society invite family researchers, historians and … more

Tucker’s Turf

The Mineola Yellowjackets completely destroyed another Class 4A school dominating Farmersville 42-13. Shaw Franklin continues to put forth performances showing why he is one of the top Class 3A DI … more

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Given the choice between hosting a drunkard or a pothead, I’d take the latter every time. One is likely to be a belligerent, irrational, blubbering example of an id run amok. The other is more … more
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