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Co-op’s mobile office gets new life

Friday, two vital regional nonprofit entities, Carter BloodCare and Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC), will celebrate the inaugural voyage of Carter BloodCare’s sleek new mobile blood … more

Demolition in the works for historic park pavilion

After years of trying to figure out a way to save the pavilion at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman, the city is moving ahead with a project to replace the pavilion with a new one. more

2023 Pilot Club chili cookoff huge success

It was a full house for the Quitman Pilot Club 2023 Chili Cook-Off Friday evening at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. The event is known for a fun time but is also one of the main fundraisers for Pilot service projects.  more

Civic center hosting popular dance

The annual Daddy-Daughter dance at the Mineola Civic Center is Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $25 per couple with $5 for each additional daughter for ages three through fifth grade. Theme … more

Mineola planning sesquicentennial events all year long

A yearlong series of events will help celebrate the city of Mineola sesquicentennial. Volunteers continue to put together plans for several key events. more

Masons assist with program

Flora Masonic Lodge 119 of Quitman recently raised just over $4,500 at their annual fish fry. The December 2022 event was a benefit for Quitman Christmas Sharing Plus. more

Shade for parents

The Mineola Kiwanis Club is placing shade sails at the Mineola Civic Center splash park, and Robbie Ballard with Yellowjacket Welding has finished the metal work on the south side of the park. A … more

Mineola Caring and Sharing wraps up 2022 campaign

Mineola Caring & Sharing closed out its 2022 campaign Monday with the annual meeting and volunteer recognition at the First Methodist Church Ministry Center. The program served 251 … more

Quitman Pilot Club plans annual chili cookoff

The annual Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off will be Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Well-known for a fun time in support of a good cause, … more

Garden club lays out plans for programs through the summer

This will be an interesting year for the Fannie Marchman Garden Club in Mineola through August. Here are the highlights, month by month. Unless otherwise mentioned, the club meets monthly at the … more

Mineola Caring & Sharing sets annual meeting

Mineola Caring & Sharing will hold its annual meeting Monday, Jan. 16 at the First Methodist Church Ministries Center at 6:30 p.m. to elect board members for 2023 and to show appreciation to the … more

Jones citizen of the month

Wilford Jones, left, was honored with Mineola Kiwanis December Citizen of the Month. Wilford is an active volunteer at the First Methodist Church, helps with ramp building for seniors around the … more

City seeks nominees for Mr. and Mrs. Sesquicentennial

As part of the city of Mineola’s sesquicentennial celebration during 2023, a Mr. and Mrs. Sesquicentennial will be named to represent the city throughout the year. more

Downtown decorating winners selected

Mineola Main Street Vice Chairman Nic Watkins recognized Christmas Window Decorating Contest winners with framed certificates. more

Caring and Sharing drawing winners

Jeff Carpenter, Pat Hamlett and Buck McGee were winners this year in the Caring & Sharing fundraiser sponsored by Brookshires. Each year the company donates three $200 gift cards for food at … more

Pilot Club of Quitman sets annual chili cook-off

The Pilot Club of Quitman presents its annual fundraising Chili Cook-off Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center, 602 McAllister in Quitman. more

Heroes Ranch captures heart-felt messages

Construction at Heroes Ranch north of Quitman paused Saturday to allow its clients the opportunity to seal messages inside buildings before sheet rock and siding is added. more

Red Kettle campaign returns to rousing success

The Salvation Army Mineola Service Unit was back in business this Christmas season after a one-year absence. More than 40 volunteers donned red aprons and rang bells in two-hour shifts. Some rang … more

Wood County Toys for Tots wraps up campaign

Another successful Toys for Tots campaign has wrapped up in Wood County, with 2022 marking the 75th anniversary of the program started by a reserve major in the U.S. Marine Corps. more

Club lends a hand

The In-Focus Photography Club of East Texas made a $250 donation last week to the Wood County Child Protection Services’ Rainbow Room in Quitman. more
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