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Garden club closes out year with installation

The Fannie Marchman Garden Club closed its 2019-20 year at its May meeting, during which installation of officers for 2020-21 were installed by outgoing President Angela Thompson, the ceremony authored by Charla Martin. more

Child Welfare Board forced to cancel Tips For Tots event

The Wood County Child Welfare and Protection Board has regretfully officially canceled Tips-for-Tots in 2020 held in the past each first Monday in August at AJ’s Fish House at Lake Fork. more

Yantis youth award-winning artist

The numbers are staggering. Over 35,000 entries competed in the 2020 Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE).

Yantis resident Rachel Swasso was one of 150 artists to capture a Gold Seal as the best of the entire field. That ratio is less than 1%. more

Before & after the fence

Photos taken before and after the removal of a fence separating two Mineola cemeteries show the alteration to a few views between them. more

Fence dividing cemeteries becomes a part of history

More than 50 folks gathered last Wednesday morning to witness and partake in the making of history.

After rain delayed work, the fence that had separated two private Mineola cemeteries has been taken down. more

Community seeks methods for positive change

Concerned citizens and community leaders gathered at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola Friday to review ideas on how to come together as a community to make it better. more

Federal PPP COVID relief loans pump millions into Wood County businesses

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) has pumped at least $28 million into 450 Wood County businesses and up to $47.5 million. more

Seniors treated to memories parade

On Wednesday, June 17 the Making Memories Parade was a huge success thanks to many spirit-filled residents of Mineola. The portable parade was two cars strong and lasted nearly two hours long. Each “float” was adorned with patriotic garland, balloons and an American flag. more

Eyes are window to self-taught sketch artists’ talents

“It all starts with the eyes,” stated pencil sketch artist Johnny Harris. The retired Lake Fork resident fills his days with fishing and drawing. 

A self-taught artist, Harris has mastered one of the most challenging aspects of creative portraiture – bringing the “sparkle of the eye” to life in a drawing.  more

"Y'all vote"

Weekly marches continue on Thursday afternoons in Mineola. Marchers go against the flow of traffic along Hwy. 37.

Nearly a dozen folks had gathered in downtown Mineola before heading north in the sweltering summer heat Thursday. more

Events in Quitman impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more Quitman events.  Due to Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the Old Settlers Reunion and activities of the Lake Country Classics Car club have been derailed. more

Cemetery dividing fence coming down Wednesday

Plans to remove the fence that long separated two private Mineola cemeteries were delayed until this Wednesday (July 15).

The work, anticipated to begin last Wednesday, had to be postponed due to wet conditions. more
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