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Letters to the editor

To the editor: It has been my distinct pleasure to serve as mayor of Mineola these past four years. During my time as mayor, I have been able to appreciate with a unique perspective the tremendous … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings to all. Congratulation to the class of 2021. Onward and upward! more

Precinct Two Constable’s Report

I continue to work with the school district and build strong relationships with the kids and young adults in order to attempt to mentor them and provide some guidance where necessary.  more

Corner Column

by Phil Major
This has been an extraordinary few weeks during what has been an extraordinary year-plus in education – as in all of our lives.
It was my honor and privilege to interview some of the top graduates of local high schools recently.
They are impressive. more

Quitman Library Connections

Brookshire Grocery Company along with the Quitman Public Library will host a “Meet the Author” event for the company’s 92-year history book titled “From Cotton Picker to Store … more

Beneficial bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in America. Bananas are high in potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and are fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free. They are delicious eaten plain, sliced with cereal or yogurt and in many bread and snacks recipes. The following are two easy recipes featuring bananas that you  might want to try. more

Corner Column

Maybe it is being so close to the miracle that is creation which often gives children special insights. Or, maybe it is just the unvarnished truths which they so easily, and unabashedly, voice. more

Quitman Library Connections

May is “Reading the Cowboy Trail” Month at the Quitman Public Library, and the line-up of books on display is looking mighty good. Stop by and check out what is new in adult, young adult … more

Re-think grilled cheese sandwich?

Most of us grew up with pretty much the same basic grilled cheese sandwich, right? Two slices of bread with cheese between, grilled or toasted. Super simple. But creativity has taken center stage … more

Corner Column

A couple of incidents in recent days brought back a flood of memories from early efforts at political activism. A week before the city election, two young ladies came through our neighborhood with … more

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

We’ve had a very busy month. The Eagle Scout Project began, we participated in three fundraisers for the library, and we had a successful book sale. more

Quitman Library Connections

Each year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this event with a display near … more
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