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Softball game a tradition for rodeo company and fire department members

At an undisclosed location in the early morning hours Saturday, July 8, the Mineola Volunteer Fire Department softball team defeated the Flying C Rodeo Company, 11-5. The game was the last … more

Fourth of July festivities

New museum dedicated to preserving McFarland School memories, legacy

On the 40th anniversary of the McFarland School reunion, a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of Mineola’s Black school was unveiled Friday. more

Historical documents from cornerstone reveal glimpse of Mineola life in 1936

The surprisingly-well preserved contents of a sealed copper box was unveiled Saturday morning at the Mineola’s Historical Museum.

The box was placed in the cornerstone of the building when it was built in 1936 as a brand new U.S. Post Office. more

Reunion will go on despite pavilion

Yes, there will be a Wood County Old Settlers Reunion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman Aug. 3, 4 and 5.

There will be a 122nd Old Settlers Reunion despite an unfinished pavilion at the park. It had been hoped the rebuilding of the pavilion would be complete in time for the reunion, but some of the materials have been back-logged.  more

Quitman Rotary sets blood drive

Quitman Rotary Club will host a blood drive with Carter BloodCare on Tuesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quitman First United Methodist Church, 406 Lane St. Photo ID is required. … more

Quitman church hosts summer meal program

The Quitman Summer Feed Program began operations this week at the First United Methodist Church in the J.O.Y Hall at 207 N. Goldsmith during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. … more

Rotary installs officers

The Mineola Rotary Club installed its 2023-24 officers and board members at a luncheon June 26. The new Rotary year starts July 1. Officiating was Past Rotary District 5830 Gov. Judy Guthrie of the … more

Museum plans to unveil cornerstone

When the Works Progress Administration erected a new United States post office for Mineola  on the corner of N. Pacific and Kirkpatrick Streets in 1936, a box containing some valuable historical documents was placed inside the cornerstone on the southwest corner. more

Citizen of the month

Jeff Belcher, left, was honored as the Mineola Kiwanis Club June Citizen of the Month. Jeff chaired the Sizzling Summer Car Show which benefited the four service clubs in Mineola: Kiwanis, Rotary, … more

Quitman council honors Rev. Jones

The Quitman City Council honored a Quitman icon at last Thursday’s meeting.

A large contingent of family and friends was on hand to honor the late Rev. Bobby H. Jones, a local minister and businessman. more

Bagging cash for vets

They Got Your 6 Foundation, a local charity assisting veterans, first responders and their fami- lies with various needs, hosted a benefit cornhole tournament in downtown Mineola Saturday. more

Sprouting peace

A ribbon cutting was held by the Mineola Chamber of Commerce Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve for the new Promise of Peace garden. more

Trammell takes the helm at Quitman chamber of commerce

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce has tabbed a native to take control of the organization after former Executive Director Christine Thomas took over the reins of the Wood County Economic Development … more

Splash Day celebration

Non-profit offers events for mobility challenged

“Imagine that you are strapped into a chair, unable to move. Then, suddenly, the straps dissolve and not only can you walk around but you can float through the air….” This is … more

Grilling for a good cause

Mike Mason, left, and Ryan James, center, man the grill for the Caring & Sharing hamburger fundraiser Friday, June 9 at the City National Bank in Mineola, with C&S campaign chairman Roy … more

Program marks brick streets centennial

Among the celebrations throughout the year in honor of the city of Mineola’s 150th anniversary is another important milestone. The brick streets of Mineola turn 100 years old this summer, … more

Garden brings a promise of peace and more

What began as an outdoor education outreach in poorer neighborhoods in Dallas has expanded to the Mineola Nature Preserve. Promise of Peace community gardens founder Elisabeth Dry has relocated … more

Pavilion reconstruction begins

Work has begun at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman on the restoration of the pavilion. The new center post has been erected. The construction will be completed before the Old Settlers Reunion in August. … more
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