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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

Funds target innovative Quitman memory care center

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) unanimously approved $50,000 last Wednesday in support of Phase One of an innovative memory care concept project in Quitman. 

The Wood County Central Hospital District matched that grant with $50,000, and the Quitman Economic Development Corporation committed $25,000 which was approved by the Quitman City Council last Thursday.  more

Quitman Pilot Club plans annual benefit chili cook-off

The Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off will be Friday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Well-known for a fun time in support of a good cause, there’s always some tasty chili served with lots of laughs at festive booths. more

Community honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy

Like the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have echoed down the decades of history, the songs raised in his honor echoed through the tall trees surrounding the expansive grounds of the Mineola Civic Center Monday morning. more

Virus led to pause and career in pipe-making

Sometimes it takes a time-out to set one up on a new path. That was exactly the result of a self-imposed quarantine for Van local Liz Fisher, as she struggled with a severe case of coronavirus in the very first stages of the pandemic.  more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day caravan and service planned in Mineola

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance is hosting its annual Unity Celebration in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Mineola Civic Center. more
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