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From tiny rural church, food pantry meets growing needs for area families

There is not much question some people in Wood County face food challenges. In the region served by the East Texas Food Bank, the estimate is one in five families.

There are also many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to meet those challenges through a variety of organizations. One is the Rose Hill Food Pantry north of Mineola. more

Quitman Pilot Club hosting free memory care event

The Pilot Club of Quitman is hosting a free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Conference at the First United Methodist Church of Quitman at 406 Lane St. (use parking/entrance on Goldsmith), on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. until noon.   more

Jones wants Select Theater to last another century

Things are looking up at the historic Select Theater in downtown Mineola – literally. All eyes are upon the iconic neon tower that sits atop the theater and for years has let folks know that if the tower’s lit, the theater’s open. more

Popular geraniums going on sale

The Quitman Garden Club geranium sale is back again for spring. The seasonal fundraiser, which started Feb. 8, features just one southern favorite: red geraniums. more

Flint and Steel marks year of progress

A review of the first year of the Flint and Steel Coalition in Mineola shows progress on multiple fronts and even bigger plans in the future. more

Lunday has been hitting all the right notes

In the world of barbershop quartets there is a phenomenon known as the fifth voice or overtone. The fifth voice is the harmonic joining of the four tones in a quartet which, when perfectly matched, create an actual fifth harmonic.  more

Marine Corps League detachment joining national wreath project

The Marine Corps League detachment in Wood County has begun a new mission and will be hosting the laying of wreaths at the Roselawn Cemetery in Mineola in conjunction with Wreaths Across America and Beaty Funeral Home. more

DAR chapter honors pair with community service awards

The John Hogg, Sr. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored two individuals with the DAR Community Service Award.  more

Alba sewing group wrapping children in love, quilts

A rainbow of colors adorned the pews of the Alba United Methodist Church last Thursday as Pastor Dee Bryant blessed the multi-color quilts headed, appropriately, to the Rainbow Rooms across Northeast Texas. more

Helping preserve history

The historic Select Theater in Mineola held a benefit auction Saturday evening to raise funds for repairs to the iconic neon tower atop the century-old movie theater. more

Family carves out special place in God’s kingdom

There is something uniquely American about the story. A man and his family hack out a trail on a piece of thickly-wooded land. At some point the man stops and declares, “This is the place we plant the church.” more

Dance Dimensions team earns national championship

Rhythm Elite, the high school competitive dance team from Dance Dimensions studio in Mineola, has been named a national champion for the eighth time. more

Select Theater hosting kids fun day, charity auction Saturday

The Historic Select Theater and Lake Country Playhouse will host a Family Fun Day Saturday, capped off with a charity auction to benefit repairs to the iconic neon tower atop the century-old theater … more

Kids’ fishing event coming to Nature Preserve

Bridge Bob’s Pond at Mineola Nature Preserve will be the site of a Kids’ Trout Fishing Day on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. It is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. … more

The artistry of light and magic

“We are all under the same big sky, the sky open to heaven.”

So reflected artist Barbara Mason about her pastel creation titled ‘Under an Open Heaven.’  more

Quitman Pilot Club chili cookoff a huge success

A lively crowd flocked to the Quitman Pilot Club’s 18th Chili Cookoff at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman on Friday night, Jan. 28.  more

Yantis student wins at calf scramble

Lilian Forward of the Yantis FFA caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Jan. 19, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards. more

Rally for Jacksonville College planned

There will be a Jacksonville College rally at Forest Hill Baptist Church north of Quitman on Highway 37 Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Wood County Missionary Baptist Association. more

Quilt club to present Mineola museum program

In honor of Black History Month, the Pleasant Hill Quilt Club will present its program on the secret Underground Railroad quilt codes. more

Kiwanis plan chili cookoff

The 13th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook off is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. This will be the second year featuring the First Responders Challenge. more
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