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Airport luncheon speakers remember Wayne Collins

Friday’s annual report on the Wood County Airport Collins Field turned into a tribute to the airport’s long-time benefactor (and name sake) Wayne Collins. more

Soccer association, civic center seek to resolve fields dispute

“Don’t Kick Soccer Out.” That’s what the button states that supporters of the Mineola Youth Soccer Association are wearing. more

Community Halloween events

Fun downtown, Trunk or Treat, and Pumpkin Patch are in Mineola, plus Haunting on the Square and a Candy Walk in Quitman. more

Rotary works to eradicate polio; local clubs do their part

Quitman Rotary Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner at First Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 7 in observance of World Polio Day, to raise awareness funds. Plates will cost $10 and be available … more

Golden Sweet Potato Festival set for 37th run

Mark your calendar for the 37th annual Sweet Potato Festival, Oct. 24-26 in Golden, the sweet potato capital of the world! more

Something worth celebrating

Mineola commemorated 30 years as a Texas Main Street City at a celebration Tuesday night, Oct. 15. The Historic Select Theater was packed with those who have committed so much to preserving Mineola’s history and promoting its growth and revitalization. more

Community readies for Quitman Christmas Sharing program

Quitman Christmas Sharing, Plus has been serving the community for 40 years. The idea for Quitman Christmas Sharing was born in a Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church. Several class members concluded that their children had been fortunate and had so much when there were many local children who had little or nothing. more

A trip down memory lane for the Gateway

A mainstay of Wood County is being demolished. Brick by brick, board by board, Gateway Lanes in Mineola is being torn down to make way for an ABC Parts store and warehouse. Some say it’s progress, but most feel that it’s a great loss. more

Caring and Sharing ramps up plans to serve area families during the Christmas season

Mineola Caring and Sharing is in full swing as they’re counting down to distribution day on Dec. 14. more

Fun times in Alba

The Alba Fall Festival Saturday featured a variety of fun and games, as well as contests and music. more

Mineola neighbors welcome first responders

At this year’s Texans Against Crime event last Tuesday, Mineola community members came together to show appreciation for Wood County law enforcement and first responders. Three gatherings were planned for the evening, with participants making their rounds to enjoy the fellowship and food. more

Going to Yamboree

Makayla Mitchell will be representing Mineola High School in the 82nd East Texas Yamboree Oct. 16-19 in Gilmer. more
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