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High school football got off to a rousing start with scrimmages held throughout East Texas. The Mineola Yellow Jackets will entertain another tough foe this week as they host Caddo Mills Friday in … more
The year is winding down quickly. Do you need some inspiration for a holiday meal or a craft? Stop by the Library and see if we have a book that can help solve your dilemma. Our annual board … more
Those of us who volunteer at the Quitman Arboretum would like to wish our friends and neighbors a merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Your support and continued appreciation of our efforts to … more
Most of the country has put their gardens to sleep by December, not to be revisited until spring. But in East Texas, we’re so glad for the break from the summer heat that we will start a new garden … more
There will be no free Federal Income Tax assistance at the Quitman Public Library this tax season, however, printed Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available here. Call the AARP Tax Aide office … more
We made it through the holidays. A new year is on the horizon! As you may have noticed, we were closed Saturday, December 22. We will be closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Years but will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 at 9 a.m. more
Here it is … March already! Spring is supposed to be just around the corner. Have you gotten your gardens planted? Do you need inspiration? Check out some of our books about gardening. more
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
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