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In the spirit of holiday giving

Wood County’s generosity has been in evidence around the communities heading into the holiday season.  more

Photo club donation

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas presented a check to the Rainbow Room of Wood County in Quitman, from left, Sally Attaway, president Wood County Child Protection Board; Tom Rice, Santa, … more

Area church carries on living nativity tradition

The first person one met after passing through the gates of Bethlehem was a shepherd. He had just penned his stock and was leaned against a fence rail. After engaging him in casual conversation, the … more

Helping hands

The Crafty Christians is a group of women supported by the First United Methodist Church of Quitman and by the Liberty Methodist Church near Quitman. The mission of the group is to utilize their … more

New resident brings impressive military collection

As Louis L’Amour pointed out in his short story ‘Booty for a Badman,’ “When a man travels he should keep sizing up the country, stopping time to time to study his back trail so he recognizes the landmarks.” more

Lake Country band plans holiday treat

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Dec. 19, as the Lake Country Symphonic Band presents its final concert of the 2021 season, A Festival of Carols. The performance will begin at 2 p.m. at the Historic Select Theater in downtown Mineola. more

A Quitman Christmas

Quitman chamber has new executive

Changes have come to the Quitman Chamber of Commerce and the organization has stepped up efforts to become a viable partner in the local business community.

For the first time in over a year, the chamber has a new executive director. Christine Thomas comes with business experience and a positive and progressive attitude. more

Drones bring new perspective to growing business

Spend an hour with Levi Clatterbuck chatting about using a drone to check the status of your fence line, and you will end up listening to him make the connections from your fence line to drone sensors to artificial intelligence. more

Food bank plans free giveaway Dec. 15

The East Texas Food Bank (ETFB) will hold a special holiday food distribution that includes meat on Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon, at Bud Moody Stadium in Quitman. more

4-H’ers compete in food show

Members took part in a judged interview in which they presented a prepared food and answered questions about the nutritional qualities of that dish, preparation steps, MyPlate dietary guidelines, possible food substitutions and food safety factors related to that food. more

Mineola wards to be redrawn

For the first time since the city of Mineola adopted the ward system of city council districts in 1995, the boundary lines for the three districts will need to be changed.

The change is mandated by the 2020 U.S. Census, which found two of the three wards out of balance. more
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