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Upsets

Just when you think you have it figured out in high school and college football, something will happen to bring you back to reality. Take this weekend, Sabine pulled off the big upset, beating … more

The contenders vs. pretenders

It’s that time of the year when football teams become divided between the contenders and the pretenders. Those cream of the crop teams always seem to rise to the top. In district 8-3A DI West … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Thanks so much if you participated in our Yard Sale. The House and the Gardens thank you also. Moving on, we are scheduled to entertain guests at an open house on Oct. 19. This gathering will … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greeting to all! Happy Fall! We finally have weather to match the season. We have lots of books to curl up with and movies to watch during the chilly evenings. Library programs continue to be … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in this country. It touches millions of lives—people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds—but the research is clear: suicide is … more

Quitman Library Connections

The 2nd Friday Acoustical Jam is Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 – 9 p.m. Musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Listeners are … more

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of the staff at Kelly Drug, I am writing to personally thank our local law enforcement agency and its personnel for their quick and professional response to our recent break-in. While we … more

Corner Column

Thirty-three years in this business can leave a person jaded, but I still consider myself a trusting individual who truly tries to see the best in others. The vast majority of people I’ve met in my … more

CORNER COLUMN

Forty million adults struggle with something worse than just occasional stress. These people struggle with the common mental illness known as anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

As you may have noticed, the Mineola Memorial Library column was absent from the paper on Sept. 19. That was my fault. I was in Springfield, Ill., at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries … more

Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

When we arrive at the Arboretum every Wednesday morning, we place our names on a sign-in sheet. A few weeks ago, an anonymous volunteer added “Many hands make light work.” This old phrase can … more

Bad week

This was not a good week for Wood County football teams. Of the five teams in the county, only Hawkins came away with a win in their 22-7 win over Como-Pickton raising their season total to 2-3. Coach Scott Evans, his staff and the Hawks are to be congratulated on their efforts and the big win. more
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