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County history recorded

We’ve all thought it, or something like it. “I wish I had recorded more of what Grandma used to tell me about.” “I wish I could remember the stories Great-Grandpa … more

Burge presenting program

Wood County Genealogy Society will meet Monday, July 15 at 5 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. The speaker will be Saundra Burge. Her topic will be “The History of Alba.” … more

Lake Brenda home named yard of the month

As a teenager, Jan Scurlock learned to love gardening from an aunt who let her water some asparagus ferns while teaching her planting and propagating skills. She became fascinated by gardening … more

Tips for Tots moves to new location

The 9th Annual Tips for Tots fundraiser event benefiting the   Wood County Child Protection & Welfare Board to support foster children of Wood County will be held   Monday, Sept. 9. … more

New art installation planned for downtown Mineola alley

Mineola’s downtown is an iconic place in town – one that Mineoleans are proud of. And rightly so; there’s so much that’s beautiful and interesting about it. Well, good … more

Patriotic service

Mineola Kiwanis Club gathered last week at the flag barn behind 715 Mimosa to dedicate the barn to past president Helen Hainline (top step left of sign) who spearheaded the patriotic fundraising … more

Camp’s about acting and so much more

“If you learn nothing else from me from these two weeks, do not ever pantomime holding a phone like this!” Crystal Arcand jokes with the teenagers and young adults in her acting … more

Farmers markets popular around county

Farmers markets are ongoing in Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro during the summer months. Winnsboro When it comes to their farmers market, Winnsboro does not go halfway. Their market, which … more

Church, food bank team to feed children of area

The East Texas Food Bank and the First United Methodist Church in Quitman are partnering to feed children this summer. From July 1 to Aug. 9, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free … more

Lodge names Keenan a community builder

The Flora Masonic Lodge #119 in Quitman presented its 2024 Community Builder Award to Tom Keenan of Lake Fork in a ceremony Saturday, June 22. The criteria for the award include a non-Mason who … more

Quitman Kiwanis walking trail progresses

Hippocrates once said, “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” Perhaps this is why the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is working to implement an extensive walking and biking trail … more

Library children’s story times combine summer fun with learning

Ah, summer at the library. The days of reading challenges, cold air conditioning, and… calf roping? Yes, calf roping – and much more. Wood County’s libraries have gone above … more

Benefit set for 4th at Mineola preserve

The Mineola Community Friends organization, which has put on free holiday dinners in partnership with Logan’s Place, plans a Friends of July celebration Thursday, July 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … more

Hudson Trust announces community grants

First Baptist Church Mineola Feet First Project and Grace Community Healthcare each received a donation of $5,263 as the 2024 recipients from the Max and Mary Hudson Charitable Foundation on … more

A final tribute

Troop 385 held its final Eagle Scout ceremony in Mineola recently. Tristan Wells and Jackson Wiley were presented their Eagle Awards, assisted by Matthew Patterson, who also recently earned his … more

Quitman church hosting annual family fun day event

Faith Baptist Church of Quitman will hold VBS EXPRESS PLUS on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. with a one-session Vacation Bible School for children ending at 6 p.m. A family-oriented Community Block Party … more

Genealogy sleuthing yields results

Wood County Genealogy Society received an envelope with 50 family photos found in a home in Yantis.   Two of the pictures were tintype, which meant they were taken in the late 1850s. The … more

St. Dunstan dedicates marker

A Texas historical marker was unveiled Sunday morning at Church of St. Dunstan’s in Mineola. The Episcopal church was established in 1947. Ground was broken for the first building in 1948 on N. … more

Letter carriers set annual food drive

Saturday, May 11, marks the 32nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive. Letter carriers … more

Garden ministry sprouts by area church

The sighting was completely unexpected. Adjacent to the church grounds was a garden. A quick double-check revealed that the garden was unmistakably associated with the church.   There, just … more
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