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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Well, we have partially opened again and it has been so wonderful to see you all. We have missed you. You all have been great about working with our new hours, visitation limits and distancing. more

Home Sweet Home

Often times you may have leftovers from large dishes such as casseroles, but ask yourself, are you storing your leftovers safely? Check out the following tips from the USDA on properly handling leftovers. more

Quitman Library Connections

Summer Reading 2020 is happening at the Quitman Public Library during June. The program, “Imagine Your Story,” is aimed for elementary-aged children. Reading cards are available at the library’s front desk or you may print yours online. more

Corner Column

When I was in high school my Dad and I would watch the nightly death toll from Vietnam.

On Tuesday, April 28, the corona virus US death count reached 58,365 surpassing the total death watch from Vietnam, which would be 58,220. more

Pets take extra care during hot summer weather

Mineola Animal Control office reminds residents to take extra care with pets during hot weather.

Do not leave pets in a car. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We made it to the end of the month. April showers really did bring May flowers.

The big question: when will the Mineola Memorial Library reopen? more

Letter to the Editor

My last day with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, Aug. 1. Although I have very much enjoyed my time at the chamber, I know I need to further my education. more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library is open and providing public service in accordance with current state guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. All patron … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Here we are in May. Things are beginning to open up based on Governor Abbott’s directives, Judge Lucy Hebron’s instructions, availability of cleaning supplies and comfort level of establishment. more

In East Texas Gardens

Shade in your garden is a welcome respite during a Texas summer, but it can also be a source of beauty throughout the spring. May brings blooms on some of my favorite shade-loving plants. more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library has reopened this week and will provide services in accordance with current state guidelines. Social distancing and wearing protective masks are strongly encouraged. … more

Sports Beat

Before lighting my pipe at the local soccer field, I wandered off an appropriate distance from the group of parents gathered on the sideline. My estimation of appropriate standBefore lighting my pipe at the local soccer field, I wandered off an appropriate distance from the group of parents gathered on the sideline. My estimation of appropriate stand-off distance must have been underestimated, as a man separated himself from the group and headed my way. more
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