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Hubbard Chapel Baptist Church will host its Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 8. The theme will be “Won’t You Be My Friend?” The class will consider questions on the Biblical basis for … more
The annual Hooked on Fishing youth tournament in Wood County is set for this Saturday, June 1 at the Sabine River Authority headquarters at Lake Fork. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. and runs … more
Recently, members of the Mineola Pilot Club and MHS Anchor Club, with assistance from the Mineola Police Department, held their annual bicycle safety program for second-graders at Mineola Primary … more
Sonnia Hill, a native plant expert from Tyler, visited the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on May 22 to locate native or non-native plants in the area north of George Bridge. The area is … more
Faith Baptist Church invites the Quitman community to attend the Faith Outside the Walls End of School Year Block Party on Friday, June 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the parking lot, 405 S. Hart. The celebration block party is free to attend. more
Chris Brannan, MISD director of band and fine arts, presents Barbara Musgraves a thank you card more
Auditions for the Lake Country Playhouse’s summer musical - “Shrek, the Musical” - will be held on May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Select Theater in Mineola. more
Retired Army Lt. Col. Tom Gunn, a decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot, spoke Monday in Quitman about duty and sacrifice and some of the men with whom he served many years ago in Southeast Asia.

His Memorial Day address came on the lawn of the Wood County Courthouse in Quitman before a solemn crowd of about 125. Gunn said he’s observed that people sometimes fail to make the distinction between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

Veterans Day, he noted, is a time to pay tribute to those who served and survived war, whereas Memorial Day is to honor those veterans who did not survive. Throughout the nation’s history, an estimated 1.39 million Americans have lost their lives in war. more
Warren Brown, left, and Waymon Ragsdale, right, both of the Mineola Foundation, present a check Monday, May 20 for $4,999.24 to the school district for equipment for its CTE competition welding … more
A fundraiser will be held to benefit the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Yantis Community Center and City Park. Enjoy fried hot dogs and curly fries, live … more
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