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Yantis student wins at calf scramble

Lilian Forward of the Yantis FFA caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Jan. 19, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards. more

Rally for Jacksonville College planned

There will be a Jacksonville College rally at Forest Hill Baptist Church north of Quitman on Highway 37 Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Wood County Missionary Baptist Association. more

Quilt club to present Mineola museum program

In honor of Black History Month, the Pleasant Hill Quilt Club will present its program on the secret Underground Railroad quilt codes. more

Kiwanis plan chili cookoff

The 13th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook off is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. This will be the second year featuring the First Responders Challenge. more

Funds target innovative Quitman memory care center

The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) unanimously approved $50,000 last Wednesday in support of Phase One of an innovative memory care concept project in Quitman. 

The Wood County Central Hospital District matched that grant with $50,000, and the Quitman Economic Development Corporation committed $25,000 which was approved by the Quitman City Council last Thursday.  more

Quitman Pilot Club plans annual benefit chili cook-off

The Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off will be Friday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Well-known for a fun time in support of a good cause, there’s always some tasty chili served with lots of laughs at festive booths. more

Community honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy

Like the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have echoed down the decades of history, the songs raised in his honor echoed through the tall trees surrounding the expansive grounds of the Mineola Civic Center Monday morning. more

Virus led to pause and career in pipe-making

Sometimes it takes a time-out to set one up on a new path. That was exactly the result of a self-imposed quarantine for Van local Liz Fisher, as she struggled with a severe case of coronavirus in the very first stages of the pandemic.  more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day caravan and service planned in Mineola

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance is hosting its annual Unity Celebration in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Mineola Civic Center. more

Flint and Steel seeks skate park funds

The Flint and Steel Coalition is moving forward with several big projects. The group’s aim is to create numerous youth activities throughout Mineola, and at last week’s meeting members approved applying to the Meredith Foundation for the construction of a concrete skate park. more

Berry answering the call with a song

Barbara Berry’s voice easily filled the small chapel. As the music flowed from her, one came to realize that her voice would likely fill any church, or any venue, regardless of size. It is a mixture of perfect tonality and steadiness. It gives great comfort. more

Toys for Tots aids thousands

The Wood County Toys For Tots Program completed its 2021 campaign by distributing over 3,279 toys to over 1,552 children.   Toys For Tots is a national charitable … more
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