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Thanks to a calendar anomaly that comes around every 28 years, the Mineola City Council found itself virtually hidden from the audience at last Monday’s meeting. more

Positively pork

Pork is a delicious and nutritious source of protein. Pork also provides thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. Each of these nutrients play an important role in maintaining our … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

And just like that here comes March. Hopefully that means more consistent weather and not this extreme to extreme thing we’ve been experiencing. We were lucky enough to recently receive several grants. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Can you believe February is almost over? We are even beginning to plan our Summer Reading Program. Wow. more

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A little over a year ago I began retrieving the Mineola police log weekly in order to report the goings on as they relate to the local police beat. more

Soup season

What’s better on a cold winter day than a warm bowl of soup? Soup can be nutritious, easy to prepare and inexpensive. It can be prepared with minimal clean-up, only needs one pot, and the … more

Quitman Library Connections

The Quitman Public Library will not offer free federal income tax assistance this year, however, printed forms are available here. You may contact the AARP Tax Aide office at 888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thank you all for your patience and an even bigger thank you to the staff of the Mineola Memorial Library. We have been short-staffed the last several weeks, and the staff stepped up along with … more

Food safety resolutions

Many people make resolutions for the new year — things that you have decided to learn or improve on and are determined/resolved to complete. How about making some food safety resolutions for … more

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There are occasions when one happens upon something out of the past. It just happens, often without rhyme or reason.  So it was that after many years, the joy of Louis L’Amour found its way back. 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 clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year. In the Children’s Department there is a display featuring our newest young adult mysteries.  more

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By Phil Major

As I type this through tears that have flowed for several days, I struggle to find words to express the great loss many are feeling.

The news that our friend, fellow community newspaper owner and all-around good person Suzanne Bardwell had been killed in a traffic crash in Longview Friday afternoon hit like a ton, many tons, of bricks. more
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