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Quitman faithful come home

A couple hundred Bulldogs past, present and future gathered on the north side of the Wood County courthouse square Friday afternoon following the Quitman homecoming parade, donning blue jerseys, tees, uniforms and mums. more

Green thumbs get deals

Purchasers of plants were plenty at the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for the fall sale Saturday morning. more

Breakfast to benefit Bread of Life pantry scheduled Oct. 22

The monthly benefit breakfast for the Bread of Life food pantry ministry in Mineola will be Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 612 N. Newsom St. Donations will … more

Sweet! Golden marks 40th potato festival

There are many events throughout the year in Wood County. They reflect the unique nature of the communities and the folks who give them life. Some of the events are purpose-driven and some celebrate anniversaries of heritage. Then, there is the Golden Sweet Potato Festival. more

Food bank adds Mineola stop

The East Texas Food Bank will begin service in Mineola on the last Thursday of each month, beginning Oct. 27 at the Meredith Memorial Stadium parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon while supplies last. … more

Quitman Eastern Star chapter celebrates century

Quitman Chapter No. 695, Order of the Eastern Star (OES) will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Flora Masonic Lodge at 915 S. State Hwy 37 in Quitman. … more

Dance Dimensions hosts annual benefit fun run

Results of the Iron Horse Rhythm Run sponsored by Dance Dimensions Sept. 24 at the Mineola Nature Preserve... more

Hainesville Baptist celebrating 125th anniversary

Jesus didn’t mention Hainesville, Texas when he told the apostles to witness “to the ends of the earth,” but He certainly had Hainesville in mind. And, from 1897 on, Hainesville Baptist Church has been sharing the Gospel Truth, generation upon generation.  more

Annual memorial work day benefits animals

The third year of the Gannon family’s work day at Animal Protection of East Texas in Mineola was the most productive yet, according to Kim Gannon, sister of Jeff Gannon in whose memory the work day is held on the anniversary of his death. more

Mineola Caring & Sharing reports first fundraising car show a success

The Mineola Caring & Sharing Iron Horse Car Show Sept. 24 was a smashing success, according to President Roy Shockey. more

Mineola Senior Citizens Center plans long-waited open house

The Senior Citizens Center of Mineola is planning an open house Friday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center at 308 W. University. more

Quitman cleanup set

Quitman Clean-Up Days will be Oct. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the city warehouse at the end of Cliff St. and West Side Dr. more

Mineola business finalist for state downtown award

Finalists for the 2022 Texas Downtown President’s Awards Program were recently announced in Austin. For over 30 years the awards program, sponsored by Texas Downtown, has recognized outstanding projects, places and people of downtowns across the state.

Grandma Cleda’s Sweet Shop, entered by Mineola Main Street, is one of three finalists in the Best Downtown Business in cities under 50,000. more

Alba veteran assisting children’s medical needs by picking up trash

The desire to help sick children keeps Marine veteran Robert “Bob” Sistok going, even in the Texas heat. more

Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit. more

Caring and Sharing supports schools

Mineola Caring and Sharing presented a $2,000 donation to the Mineola school district at last week’s board meeting. more

Mineola Kiwanis Club gains new leaders

The Mineola Kiwanis Club board of directors for 2022-23 was installed by Division 34 Lt. Governor John Wisdom of the Quitman Lake Fork Club. more

Gannon family continuing APET memorial work day

The family of Jeff Gannon will once again honor his memory with a work day and donations to benefit Animal Preservation of East Texas. more

AG Young Farmers hosting show

The Alba-Golden Young Farmers host a livestock show Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Hugh Ragsdale Agriscience Center at Alba-Golden School. Gates open at 5 a.m. with registration from 7-9 and the show … more

Lake Country Symphony sets performances at Select Theater

The Lake Country Symphonic Band will have two concerts in October The first is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2 followed by another one at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Fantastic Fall Festival of … more
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