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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

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

If something has happened and you are not well, please, do not visit the library. If you have items checked out, simply call the library and ask if we can either renew or extend the due date. We do not need details, we want to work with you during this crazy time. more

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On a chilly March evening almost a decade ago, we strolled among monuments and historic buildings in and around the magnificent National Mall in Washington, D.C. more

Quitman Library Connections

January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help you clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year.  more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2021 is a better year for all of us. 2020, excluding the pandemic, was not a bad year for the library. more

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The fire service ranks among the most tradition-rich groups or organizations I have come across. Though I have been covering fires, wrecks and rescues more than four decades, it has been only in recent years that I have learned many of these grand traditions. more

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The first time I met the man who would become my father-in-law, the word ‘trepidation’ comes to mind.
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He was 6’4” and around 240 pounds and all muscle.

And I was coming to take his daughter on a date.
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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it to the end of the year! I don’t know about you, but the past year has seemed to be extra-long. We thank you all for your patience while we completed the flooring. more

Storing staples in the kitchen

Staple ingredients are those ingredients that we routinely use in daily food preparation. And each cook has their own list of ingredients that they consider staples. Some lists are very basic and some lists are lengthy, including mixes, oils, spices and herbs that are considered essential. more

Letter to the editor

As photojournalism and a piece of art, the photo by Sam Major in the December 10, 2020 issue of the Monitor showing the girls of Dance Dimensions walking west on Broad is a masterpiece. more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! The library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. Check out our holiday collection of books for pleasure reading, movies with a festive theme, and books with recipe and decorating ideas to make Christmas extra special.  more

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by Phil Major

There may have been sweeter, kinder, gentler people on this earth than my mother-in-law; I just haven’t met them yet.

So when we lost her last week after a bout with COVID-19, the loss sent shock waves through the family. She had a quiet strength about her that we will be missing for a long time. more
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