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Quilters reveal hidden story

American history came alive Saturday in the ministry center of the First United Methodist Church in Mineola.

Although perhaps this piece of the nation’s lore may not be as well known as some, it was nonetheless an important lesson for the packed house. more

After four years, progress coming for walking trail

The dream to connect downtown Mineola to the Nature Preserve is finally taking a step toward becoming reality. more

Kiwanis chili winners named

Winners in the Mineola Kiwanis First Responders Chili Cook Off were the Lands End fire department for People’s Choice and Best Decorated Booth, and the Mineola ISD Police Department was the Best Chili winner. more

Pilot Club murder mystery returns

Ahoy Mateys! The Pilot Club of Mineola and the Lake Country Playhouse will be presenting a pirate-themed murder mystery and dinner on Saturday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center.  more

Blood drive set Friday at DQ

Dairy Queen in Quitman is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 4 at 700 S. Main St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. more

Tourney benefits Rainbow Room

A golf tournament to benefit the Wood County Child Welfare and Protection Board’s Rainbow Room will be held Tuesday, May 10 at the Links at Land’s End, hosted by the Wood County District Attorney’s office. more

Forty-five years of faith: Weise has blessed generations of children

“They just scooped us up and loved us.” That is how Elizabeth Wiese described coming to the parish of St. Peter’s Catholic Church as a young mother with small children in 1972. Wiese has never forgotten how she, her husband Harold and their young family were taken into the fold by the small group of parishioners. more

County judge recognizes first Good Samaritan award

Jeff Bain of Quitman has been honored by County Judge Lucy Hebron with the first Good Samaritan award. more

Clinic not sidelined by pandemic

As the two-year-old pandemic has made health care access and decisions more acute, one resource for the community has remained steadfast. more

Building business on battered boats

If one happens to run that pontoon boat up on a stump, or need a propeller guard or skeg or anti-cavitation plate repaired  (it can happen) one will likely end up trailering the boat and dropping it off with Sandra Livingston. The Lake Fork resident has been repairing aluminum boats for 20 years.  more

Quilt club presenting rescheduled program

The rescheduled appearance of the Pleasant Hill Quilt Club will be Saturday, March 5 at the First United Methodist Church Ministry Center, 612 N. Newsom in Mineola. more

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
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