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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
Much has been written about the impacts of newspapers shrinking and closing.

In a recent article about the media desert that springs up when a town loses its paper, the city manager of a West Texas community remarked that participation in local elections had declined since the local publication shuttered.

Indeed, it has been known for years that newspaper readers are more informed about their communities and more likely to take part in the various aspects of community life. more
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
Much like the palette of our own lives, the countryside seems to be changing daily – more green, more vibrant and variety of colors.

And with longer hours of sunlight, we have more opportunities to enjoy it.

We have been traversing these highways and byways for so long that the earliest memories are distant and faint. more
As you are reading this, two of us are returning from Austin and the annual Texas Library Association Conference. This is a gathering of librarians from all over the state, and sometimes from … more
We are halfway through the month of May. School is about to wrap up and summer programs are about to begin. This year we will say goodbye to Annalee as she heads off to college. We have enjoyed … more
It happens over time. That beautiful tree that is such an asset in the landscape, that provides wonderful shade in the best possible place, will have its roots growing up above the lawn. These exposed roots can hamper mowing efforts and even be a walking hazard. Tree roots anchor the plant and provide the means of taking up water and nutrients. Even though we talk of “deep-rooted” trees, most would be surprised at just how shallow much of a tree’s roots are. more
What could be better on a cold day than a nice bowl of homemade soup or stew? A hearty soup with cornbread or crackers is a great meal for many folks. Many soups taste even better the second day, … more
Springtime begins a new season in pond management. Spring is the time for stocking and the beginning of regular feeding of catfish. For most ponds in our area, a catfish only, or catfish and fat … more
 With kids heading back to the classroom this month, the Quitman Public Library is highlighting online resources that are especially helpful for students and teachers. A variety of tools for … more
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