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Club hosting benefit game night

A game night and dinner fundraiser will be hosted by the Pilot Club of Mineola on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The second annual game night will be at the First Methodist Church Ministry Center, 612 N. Newsom … more

New life for old school

The name carved in stone above the door says Lloyd C.S.D 17, but it is more popularly known as the Coke school. more

Mineola golf course reopens – golf only

It was hardly business as usual for the Mineola Golf Club, but some members of the Senior Golf Association gathered last Thursday morning for their weekly scramble. more

Diagnosis set family on different path

Life changes, often in dramatic moments – moments which rewrite priorities, challenge faith, stress hearts and cause questioning of everything one believes in. 

Mineola athletic director Luke Blackwell and his family have had more than their share of these dramatic moments over the past two years. more

Ingrams celebrate 73 years

Caring & Sharing marks 40th year of assisting

In October 1983, 20 concerned citizens met for the organizational meeting of a program they christened “Caring & Sharing: Mineolans for Mineola.” The plan was to coordinate efforts of all the programs already at work in the community. The monetary goal was $9,200 or roughly $30 to feed and clothe a child for Christmas. more

Fire destroys golf clubhouse

To some, it was like losing an old friend. more

Yantis church hosting health fair, event for back-to-school

The First Baptist Church in Yantis will host a resource and health fair and back to school event Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and includes food, games and health … more

Mineola chamber making plans for September Iron Horse Festival

The Iron Horse Heritage Festival, a celebration of Mineola’s railroad heritage and the Mineola Chamber of Commerce’s biggest community event, returns to historic downtown Mineola … more

Free books coming to area children

What had began as a gesture to motivate the students of a rural high school in small-town Tennessee has become one of the most prolific and beneficial educational endeavors ever undertaken. Currently 138 youngsters from Alba-Golden, Quitman and Yantis have joined 2.5 million children in receiving books free-of-charge from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  more

Breakfast benefits local food pantry

Breakfast With a Heart will be hosted by First Christian Church, 209 N. Pacific in Mineola, Saturday, Aug. 5.                         … more

VBS students learn about mission work

Part of the curriculum at Holly Brook Baptist Church VBS included teaching children about missionaries and what they do in communities they are called to serve. The children learned about … more

Pair honored for life-saving actions

A school employee and a Quitman city police officer have been recognized for their efforts in saving a high school student from choking in May near the end of school. A Quitman Police Department … more

Mineola seniors adding activities

The Mineola Senior Center has added some new activities. On Mondays there is a group playing Rummikub from 10 a.m. to noon at the center. A Game Night has been added on Wednesday from … more

Tips for Tots set Monday at Lake Fork

The eighth annual Tips for Tots benefiting foster children in Wood County is Monday, Aug. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Bill Smith’s Fish House at Lake Fork, 5375 N. FM 17 (near FM 515).   The … more

Produce stand a labor of love

Sometimes, it takes a lot of courage to do what one loves to do. For 25 years, Alba resident Stevan Johnston logged in and out of a shop in Terrell as an automotive mechanic.   He provided … more

Getting ready for school

The Mineola Kiwanis Club distributed free school supplies Saturday morning at the Mineola Civic Center, along with hot dogs and popsicles. Participants line up to register.   more

Walkers enjoying civic center grounds

According to the temperature sign on Hwy. 69, it was 76 degrees just before 7 a.m. last Friday. The perfect temperature for a walk. more

Benefiting Mineola for 65 years

It has been a year of celebrating milestones for the city of Mineola, which turned 150 years old this year.

Among those key dates recently discovered was the Meredith Foundation, which turned 65 years old on July 19. more

Mineola civic center having an estate sale

The Mineola Civic Center is hosting an estate sale Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of its continuing efforts to upgrade facilities. more
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