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COVID-19 impacts ramp project funds

COVID-19 has curtailed many community fundraising efforts. The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church in Mineola have had such a quandary for funds to continue with their ramp … more

Celebrating Constitution Week

Mineola Mayor Kevin White signed the annual Constitution Week proclamation along with Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter Regent Karen Pilgrim, Chapter Chairperson Vera Spencer and member … more

Quitman Pilot Club fund raiser benefiting city park

The Pilot Club of Quitman is holding a very colorful fall fund raiser for a good purpose. The club is selling flower bulbs to be planted this fall. There’s great variety, the bulbs have a … more

Alba-Golden Homecoming

The Alba-Golden High School homecoming court includes, back from left, king nominees Ryan Jackson, Boedy Baker, Meritt McGahee and Delivan Jones; and (front) freshmen duchess Kalli Tremble, queen … more

Virtual hay show yields great results

Although the Mineola Hay Show was unable to hold its annual event due to COVID-19 restrictions, the virtual show still managed to raise almost $28,000 thanks to generous donors. The actual show … more

Ladies’ group making security blankets for children

The Crafty Christians are a group of women from around the area, primarily members of the First United Methodist and Liberty United Methodist churches of Quitman. Meeting for the past 18 years, … more

Yantis Lions support community

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lion’s Club gave $1,000 to the Volunteer Land’s End Fire Department. Fire Chief Ken Stribley receives the donation from Lion Clyde Rilea. (Courtesy photos) The … more

Mineola Caring and Sharing to start campaign

Upcoming dates for the Mineola Caring & Sharing program were set by the board of directors in August. The first volunteer meeting of the year will be Monday, Sept. 21 in the church hall of St. … more

New hoops court at Quitman park

Members of the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club worked together to put up the basketball goals at the new basketball court at Jim Hogg City Park. The basketball court is ready and waiting to be used. … more

Advocacy center fights child abuse

There are some things in life which are just difficult to broach as a subject, much less to discuss. Child abuse is one of those issues. more

Honoring first responders

Mineola Ministerial Alliance honored first responders with a luncheon Friday on Patriots Day. Pastor Demethrius Boyd blessed the meal, noting first responders may give their lives on behalf of others and are greatly appreciated. more

Quitman crowns king and queen

Kaitlynn Barnett was crowned 2020 Quitman High School homecoming queen Friday and Arturo Delgadillo was named king. Barnett was escorted by her stepfather, Josh Scarberry. more
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