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Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit. more

Caring and Sharing supports schools

Mineola Caring and Sharing presented a $2,000 donation to the Mineola school district at last week’s board meeting. more

Mineola Kiwanis Club gains new leaders

The Mineola Kiwanis Club board of directors for 2022-23 was installed by Division 34 Lt. Governor John Wisdom of the Quitman Lake Fork Club. more

Gannon family continuing APET memorial work day

The family of Jeff Gannon will once again honor his memory with a work day and donations to benefit Animal Preservation of East Texas. more

AG Young Farmers hosting show

The Alba-Golden Young Farmers host a livestock show Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Hugh Ragsdale Agriscience Center at Alba-Golden School. Gates open at 5 a.m. with registration from 7-9 and the show … more

Lake Country Symphony sets performances at Select Theater

The Lake Country Symphonic Band will have two concerts in October The first is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 followed by another one at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Fantastic Fall Festival of … more

Artist serving Tyler apprenticeship

The last time the Monitor interviewed local artist Rachel Swasso, she was realizing the gift of sketch art. The interview ran in the July 23, 2020 edition and recounted her development as a burgeoning artist, from initial sketches of characters of “Lord of the Rings” to portraitures of family and friends.  more

Mineola celebrates Iron Horse Heritage

Fun for all ages was found downtown Saturday at the Iron Horse Heritage Festival in Mineola. more

Mineola PEO chapter awards scholarship

Through a grant from Mineola Chapter CU of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organizaton), Tammy Blakemore was able to receive her advanced teacher certificate by completing 300 hours from the … more

Circus represents many long-standing traditions

At some point all kids think about growing up in the circus. For a very few, that is indeed the case. For Simone Key, it has been her whole life.  Key, an aerialist and ringmaster of the … more

Wood County country school days recalled

It started with the ringing of a more than 100-year old school bell by Wood County historian Ulna McWhorter.  The bell was found buried in the ground on McWhorter property. The next two hours … more

Mineola says goodbye to beloved ambassador

Mineola bid farewell to one of its biggest supporters last week. Lou Hooks Wagner, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 13. Services were Friday at the First Baptist Church. more
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