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Hancock, a 1997 QHS graduate, won the 400 meters at State.

He was also a collegiate national champion in the 4x100 relay.

He served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He died in 2011. more
This year, the Quitman Chamber of Commerce is being revamped with a new executive director and new board directors with the idea of featuring goals and new events to improve community relationships.

Chamber Chairwoman Alayna Moffett expressed excitement about the Chamber continuing to grow and provide businesses with improvements and community involvement with the use of social media platforms, the chamber website, and public platforms.

“I am very blessed to have such a great team this year,” Moffett said. “With our new and current board of directors, and motivated Executive Director [Elizabeth Neuens], the chamber is building a strong foundation for our current business members. more
With an uptick in investment income and rebounding oil prices, the Meredith Foundation was able to boost its support to 13 recipients of grant funds in 2019, according to Foundation President Lou Wagner.

The Foundation, started by Harry W. Meredith in 1958, awarded grants totaling $1.36 million this year compared with $1.24 million last year.

Two of the Foundation’s largest beneficiaries are the City of Mineola and the Mineola Independent School District. Records show the City of Mineola receiving $282,950 in grant funds this year and the school district being awarded $203,779.

The city will use its grants in the following way... more
Area students competed at the annual show, held at the Meredith Show facilities on the Mineola High School campus. The show was open to all FFA and 4-H members in good standing. more
Area quilters are invited to join a group of quilters at Holly Brook Baptist Church in Hawkins on April 1 at 9 a.m. in the craft room of the Family Life Center. Quilters are sewing one quilt block … more
The City of Quitman will have its spring clean-up days March 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the city warehouse. The warehouse is located at the end of Cliff Street and West Side Drive. … more
The Wood Memorial annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at 320 Greenville Ave. in Mineola. Everyone is welcome to come join in the fun. The hunt will be followed by prizes … more
Women on Mission of Holly Brook Baptist Church in Hawkins will hold its annual spring brunch April 13 at 10 a.m. at Wanda Joy Varnell’s home. Attendees are asked to bring a food item to share … more
Seniors Allyson Corrior and Langdon Bautista were named Quitman Rotary’s Students of the Month for March Corrior is a basketball and track manager, color guard captain and a member of the … more
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