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Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Welcome winter? This event is not official until Dec. 21. Those of us who live in Northeast Texas have learned to be patient and flexible when it comes to fall and winter temperatures. By the time … more

Quitman church choir takes on New York performance

How do you get to Carnegie Hall, asks the old joke. According to Lepha Luttrall, the answer is devotion, sound and the quality of Quitman’s First Methodist Church choir. Luttrall is choir … more

Quilts of Valor

Wood County Community Calendar

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Wood County increases in midterm election turnout

Wood County voter turnout topped the 2014 mid-term by almost 50 percent. According to the Wood County elections department, 16,936 voters cast ballots, including early, absentee and election-day voting. Of the total, 11,200 ballots were cast early. more

Those marvelous maples

Arbor Day in Texas is the first Friday in November, and every Texas gardener knows that fall is the second best time for planting a tree (the best time being 20 years ago). That being said, what tree … more

Quitman Pilot Club hosts lunch for MOW volunteers

As dependable as the U.S. Mail, and more critically needed and welcome, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver hot, nutritious food to homebound seniors throughout Wood County every single weekday. Rain … more

Mineola Country Club offers free golf to veterans Nov. 12

As a way to say thank you to U.S. military veterans, the Mineola Country Club is offering all area veterans a free round of golf during its third annual veterans tournament on Monday, Nov. … more

‘One Holy Night’ celebration in Yantis Dec. 8

“Just to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,” stated Melissa Stephens, founder and organizer of the One Holy Night Christmas festival, when asked what the genesis of the celebration was. She … more

Cartwright Baptist having sale

Cartwright Baptist Church is having a church-wide inside sale at the church annex Nov. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have men and women’s clothes, toddler boy clothing, collectibles, … more

Quitman Library Connections

The FOL Fall Book Sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 14 and runs through Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The sale will take place during library business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The 2nd Friday … more
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