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This is one of my favorite times of the year. The excitement that seems to be oozed at this time of year is invigorating and almost tangible. The boys and girls, now young men and women, whom we have … more
I am the Flag of the United States of America. It is almost impossible to go through a day without seeing me… flying proudly over public buildings and military bases… marching at the head of … more
I love bulbs of all kinds, and have them planted throughout my gardens. The bulb is an underground storage structure that allows the plant to survive through drought as well as winter. Bulbs include … more
As I listened to the seconds tick off in the Dallas Cowboy 35-30 loss to the Rams Sunday, my mind wondered back to the first Cowboy game I ever went to. I was one of the 30,000 people in attendance … more
January is National Get Organized Month, and the library has a media display filled with ideas to help you clear or at least control the clutter. If your resolution is to exercise, diet, or just be a … more
It is cold, it is dreary, and I am shivering. When these are the first thoughts to go through my mind on a Wednesday morning, which happens to be a workday for me at the Quitman Arboretum and … more
The Wood County Extension Office will be offering a “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” Class series during February. Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or perhaps need a refresher … more
It’s the end of school and high school graduation is all around us. I remember the feeling of anxiety as I prepared for graduation in May, 1969 from W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas. It was a … more
October is finally here! Many of our staff participate in the Mineola High School Marching Band and this is the season for marching contests. Please be patient with our staff. Three of our staff are … more
I know it’s hard to believe, but high school football is upon us. Why? Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine hit the newsstand last week. The “Bible of Texas high school football” as it is … more
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