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There is an art to creating a proper to-do list, I have found through many years of sharpening that skill while at times falling far short of the things I hope to accomplish. I don’t remember … more
Public gardens abound in Wood County, open for your enjoyment at no cost. The gardens are planned, built, and maintained by volunteers (mostly retirees), with the support of our cities. Each day … more
Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near … more
For me it started in the late 1950s with a small transistor radio underneath my pillow after bedtime. Up to then most of the music I was around was older hymns and southern gospel. My dad would serve … more
As we embrace April, a month that seems to personify spring to many of us, the whirling blender of life seems to have been turned on a higher speed, once again. And again, I marvel at the many … more
Across the country, gardeners will celebrate April as National Gardening Month! On display this month is a collection of books - ranging from novice to expert - to help you grow your best garden … more
Summer baseball and softball are just around the corner. Youth foundations throughout Wood County are having sign-ups for the spring and summer tradition of America’s game. The very first team … more
I am going out on a limb and officially declaring the arrival of Spring! Wood County is now showcasing its famous dogwoods, azaleas and wisteria. Many other flowering trees and shrubs can be viewed … more
Well some of you may have heard me on the radio at the first of the month when I completely and totally lost my train of thought. The thought that I lost had to do with late library books. I was … more
March weather is fickle in East Texas – freezing or hot, wet or dry – often in the same week. These fluctuations in conditions can wreak havoc on spring flowers like tulips, or destroy the new … more
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