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“It’s all about the kids,” said longtime Mineola Youth Foundation member Mike Bowles. While he referred to the baseball, softball and T-ball leagues run by the foundation, summer sports options … more
Life was a little brighter last week for residents of the Wood Memorial Nursing Home as members of the Lake Country Classic Car Club brought their classic vehicles to the Mineola residence with a … more
Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens has begun a new tribute program for people to honor those they care about with a memorial tree, bench or blooming bed at the Arboretum behind Gov. Jim Hogg … more
Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins, will host a fellowship dinner May 31 for widows and widowers. The event in the Family Life Center will start at 5 p.m. The meal will be potluck, and those … more
Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. more
Lucy Brannon was crowned 2019 Miss Dogwood in front of a packed Quitman High School auditorium at the annual pageant on Saturday. With her new title, she earned the prize of $1,000. Brannon also sold the most tickets in the Miss Dogwood category.

Aliegh Farnham received Miss Dogwood first runner-up and a prize of $500. For the Junior Miss competition (sixth through eighth grade), Kameran Farnham was crowned and received a prize of $250. Alexus Richey received first runner-up in Junior Miss. Breanna Gilbreath sold the most tickets in the Junior Miss category.

Karley Kernes was crowned Little Miss Dogwood and claimed a prize of $100. Bella Maynard was named first runner-up in addition to selling the most tickets for her category. Timberlyn Wheeler received the Ally Baker Memorial award. more
Wood County’s Memorial Day service will take place at the northeast corner of the Wood County Courthouse grounds at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. All military veterans, family, friends and the … more
Macey (right) and Marley Ramirez admire Molly the unicorn Friday evening at the Sound of the Swarm’s second annual block party in downtown Mineola.

MISD band director Chris Brannan told the school board Monday night that the block party was a great success. more
The next set of queens will be crowned at the 2019 Dogwood Pageant on Saturday, May 18.

Hosted by the Quitman Chamber of Commerce, the pageant begins at 1 p.m. at the Quitman High School auditorium. more
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