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Fundraiser has goal to make improvements to Mineola Senior Citizen Center facilities

The Mineola Senior Citizen Center, on the corner of McDonald and University Dr., is having a fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11-3 to raise money for building repairs and updates. A lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips and a drink, and delicious cakes and pies will be available for purchase by donation. more

Prize winner

Shirley Barnett won gift certificates worth over $200 to local restaurants and eateries in Mineola in a drawing at the Iron Horse Festival by Grace Community Healthcare Ministry, presented by … more

Quitman project finalist for state award

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) and Colonial Construction have been named as finalists  as “Economic Game Changer” for their project at the “Shops at 107” building. more

Mineola veterans parade Nov. 9

The Veteran’s Day parade will have the theme “Thank you for our freedom” and steps off in Mineola on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:11 a.m. on East Broad Street and travels west on Hwy. 80 through the downtown area. more

Peoples Telephone hosting blood drive

Carter BloodCare has scheduled a blood drive in Quitman. Peoples Telephone Cooperative is hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 102 N. Stephens St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Hurst at 903-763-2214. more

Caring and Sharing volunteer meeting

First Baptist Church in Mineola will host the second volunteer meeting for Mineola Caring & Sharing Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m., and each committee chair will update the group on progress for preparing for distribution day. more

Lake Fork Fishing Report

It was a warm week here at beautiful Lake Fork. The water temperatures fell to the upper 80s, and water clarity remained stained. The bass fishing is fair; however, it did pick up a little this week. more

Dance Dimensions hosts seventh annual fun run at nature preserve

The 7th annual Iron Horse Rhythm Run benefiting the rhythm teams of Dance Dimensions had over 150 runners Saturday, Sept. 28 during the Mineola Iron Horse Festival. It was held at the Mineola Nature Preserve with a 1K kids run for 10 and under and a 5K walk/run for all ages. more

MLOTA quilt show Oct. 11-12

Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) will be hosting its annual quilt show, a fundraiser for the quilting guild, on Oct. 11-12. The theme this year is “My Favorite Holiday.” more

Alba plans fall festival Oct. 12

Fall back in time at Alba’s first Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 12. Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family. Contests, live music, kids’ activities, dancing and more is sure to keep you delighted and busy past sundown.  more

Webster historical marker to be dedicated

A marker dedication will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. where the community of Webster thrived in the mid-1800s to the early 1920s. The location is off Hwy. 37 and Wood County Road 4830. Webster was … more

Fun day at the lake

The Friends of Lake Holbrook held the sixth annual fish fry and games Saturday that included cornhole, horseshoe and fishing tournaments. more
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