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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

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Happy New Year to you all! We are back to normal operating hours. Thank you for understanding and letting our employees spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Coming up soon, we … more

Corner Column

It’s been almost three years since Joyce Hathcock retired as publisher of the Monitor after a long career of helping to guide this newspaper through thick and thin. Word of her death last week … more

Sports Beat

Just before Christmas the champions of Texas scholastic football were crowned in what has become a four-day event like no other. The quality of play was, as expected, excellent. The fact that such … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

The year 2021 is almost complete. It was much better than 2020 and here’s hoping 2022 will be even better. We have enjoyed serving the community of Mineola over this past year. In January, we … more

Letter to the editor

The following was presented to the Mineola City Council Monday in the writer’s absence but was not read into the record: Tonight you will be deliberating the purchase of a 280-foot tall … more

Quitman Library Connections

Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Special thanks to the Quitman Chamber of Commerce for the beautiful Christmas tree in the library’s … more

Home Sweet Home

Christmas Cookie Time Who loves Christmas cookies? I know I do! This recipe for basic cookie dough lets you make three festive, giftable cookies from just one basic dough … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We are in the final stretch of 2021. Can you believe it?

We are hosting our Annual Open House on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 4 until 6 p.m. more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We are certainly thankful for our patrons, staff, board, Friends of the Library and all the others who make what we offer possible. more

Turkey tips and helpful hints

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching. The following are some reminders from the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline to help safely serve a wonderful Thanksgiving feast this year. more
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