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Mineola man receives a big surprise; daughter he didn’t know gets big prize

Mike Love got the surprise of his life recently when he found out through a reality TV show that he has a grown daughter. Dashae Pardon had been adopted at five days old by loving parents and been raised well, but after giving birth to her son, she had a longing to find her biological family. more

At 103, English prefers to think youthful thoughts and see what’s going on

Irene English turned 103 years old on Nov. 20. Even at her age, she is sharp and quick-witted. After living more than a century, she has seen and experienced many changes.  more

Portraits of the elderly is Cook’s Legacy Project

The Legacy Project began with a question Sunnie Cook asked her aging father, “What legacy do you want to leave?” more

Trick or treat

Swarm wins area soundly

The Mineola, Quitman, and Winnsboro high school bands competed at the Conference 3A Area C marching contest held at Carthage High School Stadium on Saturday.

Mineola’s Sound of the Swarm marching band won the competition, earning a trip to San Antonio where they will defend their state championship title Nov. 6. more

Airport luncheon speakers remember Wayne Collins

Friday’s annual report on the Wood County Airport Collins Field turned into a tribute to the airport’s long-time benefactor (and name sake) Wayne Collins. more

Soccer association, civic center seek to resolve fields dispute

“Don’t Kick Soccer Out.” That’s what the button states that supporters of the Mineola Youth Soccer Association are wearing. more

A trip down memory lane for the Gateway

A mainstay of Wood County is being demolished. Brick by brick, board by board, Gateway Lanes in Mineola is being torn down to make way for an ABC Parts store and warehouse. Some say it’s progress, but most feel that it’s a great loss. more

Mineola neighbors welcome first responders

At this year’s Texans Against Crime event last Tuesday, Mineola community members came together to show appreciation for Wood County law enforcement and first responders. Three gatherings were planned for the evening, with participants making their rounds to enjoy the fellowship and food. more

MLOTA announces winners of annual quilt show

The Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) presented it’s annual quilt show Oct. 11-12. The show theme was “My Favorite Holiday.” more

Body builder overcomes hurdles to win award at national event

Lori Vick, a Mineola native, is conquering life, brokenness, autoimmune symptoms and more through fitness. In August, at 51 years old, she went to National Bodybuilding Competition in Pittsburgh and brought home second place in Women’s Physique.  more

Community offered opportunity to speak on new superintendent characteristics

The Mineola ISD board of trustees approved a general timeline for the new superintendent search last Tuesday. more
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