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Quitman VFD honors 9/11 victims on 17th anniversary

Quitman Fire Department hosted a 9/11 memorial ceremony in honor of the victims and first responders who lost their lives or were affected in some way by the terrorist attack 17 years ago. … more

Classic thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ opens Sept. 21 at Lake Country Playhouse

The classic thriller Wait Until Dark will be the final regular production in the 2018 season at Mineola’s Lake Country Playhouse. Set in a basement apartment in New York City in the 1960s, the … more

Local martial arts teacher inducted into hall of fame

One local martial arts educator has received the high honor of being named to the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Michael Spanko, owner of Mr. Spanko’s Family Martial Arts in Mineola, was … more

Wood County cities see increases in sales tax revenue

Four out of six Wood County cities saw an increase in sales tax revenue from this September to the last. Quitman, Winnsboro, Hawkins and Yantis all received an increase, while Alba and Mineola … more

Mineola Hay Show nets about $33,000

Approximately $33,000 was raised through this year’s Mineola Hay Show, which was held Sept. 11 at the Mineola Civic Center. This year’s top hay bale was grown by Kyle Hays Jr. of Quitman. The … more

Fletcher chosen for judicial board

402nd District Court Judge Jeff Fletcher has been named to the Board of Directors of the Texas Center for Judicial Review. Fletcher was elected to the judge’s post in 2016 and took office Jan. 1, … more

Mineola establishes permit for overweight trucks

In a unanimous vote, the Mineola City Council on Sept. 13 took action to require a permit for operating oversize and/or overweight vehicles or machinery on city streets. “I think it’s a good … more

Iron Horse Festival kicks off with HoboStew on Sept. 28

This year’s Iron Horse Festival in Mineola kicks off Friday, Sept. 28 with another HoboStew presented by the Mineola Landmark Commission. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and the cost of the meal is … more

Forest Hill church to mark 105 years

Forest Hill Baptist Church is celebrating 105 years in existence at services Oct. 7 at the Sunday morning services. Pastor Fred Morrow is inviting members and former members of the church to … more

Yantis school personnel grateful for new security initiatives

“I hear the atmosphere is just great!” exclaimed Yantis School Board President Joni Moreland at the opening of the Sept. 10 regular board meeting. “People are coming to work smiling and … more
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