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Greetings! March is certainly trying to come in like a lion. Hopefully that means a pleasant spring is not too far behind. more
          I believe it was a Texas Monthly article I read recently about how Dan Rather, a Texan, was one of the few national journalists who had foreseen that … more
I was in my mid thirties living a fairly normal life and, as I recall, there was a knock on the door. It was my pastor asking me to take over teaching the adult Sunday school class, not something I was prepared to do, either emotionally or educationally. But I agreed to do it if the class would think of me as a moderator instead of a teacher. more
So many of you have commented on the combining of the Wood County Democrat and Mineola Monitor and asked, “Well, is it going to be for the better, or for the worse?” Our plan is for it to be for … more
Our trip east to the groomer one morning last week was the telltale sign. As our little Jack Russell rescue terrier fidgeted around on the passenger seat, a persistent chiming eventually demanded my awareness. Surprise and amusement eased in as I realized our lapdog was setting off the seatbelt alarm for the first time. more
July is National Anti-boredom month, and what better place to combat boredom than at your local library? In addition to being a comfortable, quiet place to read and study, the Quitman Public Library has a great deal to offer. more
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
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
Every weekday morning I drive on Mimosa Street on my way to work, I look east as I’m at the intersection of Peachtree. Often, at least for a season, I smile as I notice the sun illuminating the big … more
Can you believe it? School is out! Congratulations to our staff senior Hannah Van Dover! You made it! Your college adventure is just around the corner. Summer is a great time for students to beat … more
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