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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

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
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