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Church blesses community

Members of the Cartwright Baptist Church were at the Brookshire’s in Quitman Saturday morning paying for groceries and gasoline for more than three hours. The acts of kindness were the result … more

Tree sales benefit youth camp

This is Wind Song Farm’s 11th year to donate all proceeds from the Christmas tree farm to East Texas youth. Folks can cut a live Christmas tree and make a donation to the youth department … more

Senior center sets spud sale

The Forever Young Activity Center in Quitman will host a fundraising baked potato lunch on Friday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 404 S. Main St. A super-sized potato with pulled pork and all the … more

Car show benefits Blue Santa

A car show and festival Saturday, Nov. 4 at Meredith Memorial Stadium in Mineola will benefit the Blue Santa program in Mineola, which distributes toys to children at Christmastime from local law … more

Mineola garden club names yard of the month

Brian and Brenda Ray bought their home at 416 Pamela Dr. in Mineola in August 2015.  Soon after, they replaced a row of shrubs, some dead, with a less formal bed sporting a crepe myrtle tree … more

Chamber cuts ribbon at pavilion

The newly-reconstructed pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. more

Kiwanis Citizen of the Month

Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford was honored as the Mineola Kiwanis Citizen of the Month for September. She can be seen at every event in town, supporting the citizens of the city. Kiwanis President … more

Partial eclipse is a start

The solar eclipse which reached approximately eighty-percent annularity over Wood County provided plenty of spectacle to warrant a gathering in front of Quitman Middle School midday Saturday. more

Marchman garden club begins fall activities

The May meeting ended the 2023-24 fiscal year for the Fannie Marchman Garden Club, with the installation of new officers for 2024-25: President Kim Hughes, 1st VP Jana Cook (membership), 2nd VP … more

Co-op helps inaugurate new park pavilion

The first community gathering in the newly-reconstructed pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman was held Friday afternoon. Wood County Electric Co-op welcomed more than 275 members. more

Group assisting Quitman families for 44 years

Quitman Christmas Sharing Plus (QCSP) is gearing up for the holiday season, as it has each fall since it was formed in 1980. The all-volunteer board met to begin planning on Sept. 19 and will … more

Iron Horse Rhythm Run 5K winners

The following were top finishers in the annual Iron Horse Rhythm Run by Dance Dimensions Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve. more

Exploring square plots good excuse for drive

Time for an annual county tour. Having already done a circumnavigation of the county, an investigation into the middle of the county and a drive-about Lake Fork, the tour needed a mission. … more

Arboretum planning annual fall plant sale

Plant lovers celebrating autumn can harvest a bounty of blooms when the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens kicks off its annual fall plant sale. more

50 years in the salt mine for Sanders

Billy Eugene Sanders recently celebrated a remarkable milestone at the Morton salt mine in Grand Saline. more

Caring & Sharing at 40

Mineola Caring & Sharing celebrated 40 years of service at the first volunteer meeting of the year last Monday. more

Family continues tradition of helping animal causes

The fourth annual work day and donation event benefiting Animal Protection of East Texas in memory of Jeff Gannon is Sunday, Oct. 8 at the animal shelter off west U.S. Hwy. 80 in Mineola. more

Panthers celebrate homecoming in Alba

Well over a hundred gathered on the Alba square Friday afternoon support the Panthers at the inaugural community homecoming pep rally. more

Perfectly fine art adorns Wood County walls

Seeing any of the creations as they went up throughout the week, one can easily surmise that the citizens of Wood County are getting more than just fine, but in many cases, incredible works of art. more

Hay show support remains strong

When all was said and done, auctioneer Kelly Conley had coaxed $35,925 from bidders at the 57th annual Mineola Hay Show last Tuesday.

When add-ons were totaled, the money raised for the Mineola ag program had topped $40,000. more
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