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Chili cookoff benefits Kiwanis

Hot chili and a lively dessert auction were offered to a crowd of around 200 citizens at the 11th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 22. more

Students gain leadership insights through Rotary

Mineola High School juniors Thomas Hooton, Nathan Rojas, Abby Kratzmeyer and Alana Galaz recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp.  more

4-H’ers win at food challenge

Wood County 4-H Food Challenge teams competed with teams from District 5 to bring home some of the top awards at the recent District 4-H Food Challenge Event. more

Lambert wins calf scramble

Leah Lambert, a sophomore from Yantis, participated in the Calf Scramble for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 15. 4-H and FFA youth competed for certificates to purchase a breeding animal … more

Glidewell awarded Washington D.C. trip through Wood County Electric Co-op

Keeley Glidewell, 16, a junior at Quitman High School, will represent Wood County Electric Co-op at the Government in Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. in June. She is the daughter of Stephanie and John Harrell of Pickton and Danyel Glidewell of Quitman. more

Harper has been Yellowjacket mainstay for six years

A man is defined by the company he keeps. Ask Mineola student-coach Jaylon Harper about any aspect of his life, and he will patiently list the individuals, by name, who have made a positive impact on him. It is a novel way to speak about one’s life, and it is brilliant in its truthfulness. more

Family stories lead Alba woman to share history

It started on her grandmother’s back porch. In between chores and school and play, she would steal up in a quiet spot and listen. What unfolded was like treasure to a young girl. Stories of the homestead and a community and relatives, some personally known and some known only in story, fueled her imagination. more

Meredith Foundation grant buying new leaf truck for city of Mineola

Mineola is getting a new leaf truck. more

Thieves steal copper from MISD softball light poles

Mineola ISD police are seeking information on the theft of copper wiring from at least three of the softball field light poles at Mineola High School. more

County honors doctor

Winnsboro physician Dr. David C. Murley, was honored with a proclamation Tuesday morning during the Wood County commissioners’ meeting for his years of dedicated service to the county. Murley served as Wood County’s medical director for nearly 50 years and has retired. more

Quitman City Council learns funds coming in for pavilion restoration

The Quitman City Council acted quickly on a one item agenda last Thursday night.  The council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing continued participation with the ATMOS cities … more

Mineola library bookmobile takes to the streets for love of reading

One measure of a thriving community is how well that community cares for the youngest and the oldest. Many factors join to provide that care. Among them is the very visible work of the Mineola Memorial Library staff making rounds in the bookmobile. more
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