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Letters Policy

Letters to the editor are opinions expressed by the writers and in no way reflect opinions or policies of this paper. Publication of a letter does not necessarily mean the facts have been … more

Home Sweet Home

Did You Know: Blueberries are one of only a few fruits native to North America? more

Quitman Library Connections

A big “Thank you!” to local sponsors, City National Bank – Quitman and Wood County National Bank, for supporting this year’s Youth Financial Literacy Money Camp at the Quitman Public Library. Gateway to American Libraries presented certificates and awards to over 20 of the library’s youngest readers.  more

Corner Column

The recent announcement there would be no State Fair of Texas this year struck a chord in my memory bank. I understand why, with the COVID-19 pandemic just not going away, officials had to make the decision. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The normal thing about July is that it is hot and humid! The not normal is the lack of programming at the library. more

Home Sweet Home

Our skin protects us from heat, sunlight, injury and infection; however, we often neglect making it a priority to protect our skin on a daily basis as we should. more

Corner Column

He was my Dad.

And he leaves behind a complicated legacy. more

Quitman Library Connections

July 2020 is Youth Financial Literacy Money Camp at the Quitman Public Library. July 20 is the final day to register for this online camp. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Hope you all had a fabulous Fourth of July. I’m sure we all had events that ended up being different from the original plan but that’s what makes memories – the unplanned. more

Guest Column

Words cannot dull the pain of George Floyd’s family. Like many Black families before them, they find themselves in the spotlight for reasons that every parent, sibling and spouse dreads. While his death has catalyzed a symbolic call to action, he was not a symbol to his loved ones — he was a father, brother and son. I can only pray that they find the “peace that passes understanding.” more

Corner Column

“In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.  Wi-fi will be available in the parking lot area for patrons. July 2020 is GAO Youth Financial … more
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