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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

Mayors meet mayhem challenge

Mineola City Council member Cassandra Sampson took up the mantle for the March for Meals Mayors Mayhem contest for the second year. She dressed as Queen Butterfly Electra, spreading good cheer while … more

Lake church welcomes Easter at first light

It is appropriate that a sunrise service is conducted on the shoreline of a lake. Water was integral to so many of the events which were documented about the life of Jesus.  One of the local … more

Hop on board

The Harry Meredith Easter Special pulls out of the station at Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola Saturday. The train patrons got to experience the newly-constructed open-air depot. Saturday’s … more

Family celebrates matriarch’s 100th

It was a special day on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Hunter home property north of Quitman. The matriarch of the Hunter family, Lorine White Hunter, was honored in celebration of her 100th … more

Parks provide peaceful pastime

The first official day of spring was March 20. After a week which ended with some short but dramatic bursts of rain, the skies cleared on Saturday morning. It was a beautiful spring day.  more

Auction caps off county junior livestock show

Kori Hammond’s grand champion steer from Quitman FFA led off the auction Friday evening in Quitman to put the finishing touches on the 2023 Wood County Junior Livestock Show. more

Chamber awards highlight community service

With a nod to its past, Mineola celebrated its present Thursday at the annual Mineola Chamber of Commerce banquet. more

Fashion contest highlights sesquicentennial

Mineola’s Fashion Through the Decades Sesquicentennial Costume Contest is among the events during Spring Fling May 20. It is open to men, women and children with possible (minor) award for … more

Doctor receives regional citizen award

The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) honored regional citizens who exemplify excellence in performance, innovation, and contributions to the community at its 103rd semi-annual board of … more

Library history recalled at anniversary event

At Saturday’s celebration for the 63rd anniversary of the Mineola Memorial Library, patrons learned the library almost never happened, and was an idea first dreamed more than a century … more

Benefit breakfast Saturday

Breakfast with a Heart will be hosted by the First Methodist Church of Mineola Saturday, March 18 from 7:30-9 a.m. at 612 N. Newsom St. in Mineola. Suggested donation for all-you-can-eat is $10, … more

Next mural project identified

The next large mural project for Wood County Walls will be the MPrints building at Johnson and Kirkpatrick Streets in downtown Mineola. more
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