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County hosts open house for new annex

Despite the inclement weather, Wood County officials and employees welcomed visitors to the new courthouse annex building on November 21. more

Alba-Golden student named DAR Good Citizen

Justina Peterson, a senior at Alba-Golden High School, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen contest. She will represent the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, NSDAR through the next levels of judging.  more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings everyone. We are now in full-swing with the December holidays. We have lots of cookbooks and craft books to help you with your holiday plans. more

Get creative with cranberries

Cranberries can add color, refreshing taste and nutrients to many foods and beverages. Available in many convenient forms, from fresh or dried to juices and sauces, cranberries are an ingredient you can use throughout the year, not just during the holidays. more

The East Texas Gardens

November marks Arbor Day in Texas and also the start of the perfect time for planting trees. Planting trees in East Texas between November and February almost guarantees success – as long as you plant correctly. The process starts with buying the right tree for that right spot in your yard. (Please note that in this article I’m referring to container trees, as those are typically the homeowner’s best option.) more

Five area homes featured on Quitman tour

Forever Young Activity Center is again hosting the annual Quitman Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-5 p.m. with five beautiful properties featured on the route. Advance tickets are $10, $12 the day of the tour, and may be purchased at the Forever Young Center, 401 S. Main in Quitman, from any FYAC Associate, or by calling 903-763-8585.   more

Portraits of the elderly is Cook’s Legacy Project

The Legacy Project began with a question Sunnie Cook asked her aging father, “What legacy do you want to leave?” more

Students of the month

Quitman High School seniors Cash Powell (left) and Jordan Blalock (right) were honored as the Quitman Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for November. (Monitor photo by Larry Tucker) more

Gardners join Lowe Funeral Home

Dwayne and Lucy Lowe welcome Richard and Rebecca Gardner to the Lowe Funeral Home family in Quitman. “The knowledge level and experience of these two professionals will insure the continuation … more

Mineola Marches, Swarms State

MLOTA, Bible class team to assist with quilts

The Mineola League of the Arts Quilt Guild recently presented 12 handmade quilts with matching pillow cases to the Ladies’ Bible Class of Mineola Broad Street Church of Christ. The quilts … more

Holly Brook filling shoe boxes for S. Texas children

A group from Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins, will take gifts to South Texas for children of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Brownsville and two orphanages in Matamoros, Mexico. Holly Brook … more
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