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Mineola plans a party 150 years in the making

Mineola will go all out Saturday to celebrate the city’s 150th anniversary. The Mineola Nature Preserve will host events to start the day, with 1K, 5K and 10K runs stepping off at 8 a.m., … more

Genealogy society hears story about WWI

Tony LeGrow gave an interesting program on “World War I, A Story of Heroism and The Boston-Halifax Connection” for the Wood County Genealogy Society April 17. On Dec. 6, 1917 at … more

Desire for better food spurred garden project

Salvador Medina Nava stood among myriad planters and growing mounds in his front yard. “The key is the soil, it must be living soil,” he said. That was an unfamiliar expression … more

Musgraves mural featuring Willie Nelson dedicated

Mineola’s latest mural, completed last week, was formally dedicated Saturday morning to kick off the daylong May Fiesta in downtown. Adorning the north wall of MPrints along W. Kirkpatrick … more

May Fiesta

The Folkloric Legacy of Mineola dancers entertained during the annual May Fiesta Saturday in downtown Mineola. A car show, salsa and taco contests, music, food, craft and community booths and more … more

Seeking justice

Protesters gathered on the courthouse square in Quitman last Wednesday to rally for the unsolved murder of Brittany McGlone 16 years ago near Winnsboro. An arrest was made in the case last fall but … more

Chamber hosts dinner downtown

The Mineola Chamber of Commerce is kicking off the city’s sesquicentennial celebration week with Savor on the Bricks Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. along N. Johnson St.   Restaurants … more

Students lend a hand

Mineola High School students, along with ag teachers Emily and Mason Winters, helped clean up the Prayer Garden at First Methodist Church’s N. Johnson St. property. The garden was begun as … more

Kiwanis Club honors teacher

Terri Dievendorf was selected as the Mineola Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Month for April. Terri is the Mineola High School drama teacher and is retiring after 34 years of teaching. Kiwanis Director … more

Lions Club sets annual fish fry

The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host the 28th annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, May 13 at the Yantis ISD cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. more

Curry honored by Pilots

Joyce Curry was honored for 40 years of service to the Texas Anchor District at the recent Texas Pilot District convention in San Marcos. She organized and presided over the first Anchor Texas … more

Blood drives scheduled in county cities

Quitman Rotary Club will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare on Wednesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. At the Quitman First United Methodist Church, 406 Lane St. more

Mineola sesquicentennial court crowned

Mineola’s sesquicentennial celebration now has a royal court to represent it during the events through the rest of 2023.

The crowns and sashes were awarded at the Mineola Civic Center Saturday night. more

Vigil reminder of challenges for children

Over 350 people crowded into Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman for the annual candlelight vigil bringing awareness to child abuse. more

Principal honored

Mineola Middle School Principal Kendall Gould, left, was named Citizen of the Month by the Mineola Kiwanis Club. Becky Moore made the presentation.  more

Mineola coronation Saturday

A process that began almost five months ago will culminate in the Mineola Sesquicentennial Coronation Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. Admission is free. The Royalty Court … more

40 years of kindness

Small towns need support mechanisms, those organizations which fill real needs among the residents. Some of these organizations have long historical roots. Others come into fruition to fill a passing … more

Proclaiming for children

Members of the Wood County Child Welfare and Protection board receive a proclamation from Quitman Mayor Randy Dunn declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness Month, from left, Sally Attaway, Susan … more

Reading in the park

The Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis had a grand opening for the Little Library at Jim Hogg City Park. The Kiwanis board members are, from left, President-elect Cyndi Lorton, Treasurer Larry Lorton, … more

Lankford recounts Mineola history

Mayor of Mineola Jayne Lankford was speaker for the Wood County Genealogy Society March 20 at the Quitman Public Library. She gave an interesting and informative history of Mineola. more
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