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Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, November 23
Hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you to all who participated in filling in the feathers of our annual Thankful Bird. He looked terrific.
Phil Major

Corner Column

Wednesday, November 23
by Phil Major
“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow-ow.”

As a kid growing up in north-central and eastern Texas in the 1960s, the woods we traversed were generally the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, November 16
The Quitman Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. During November, the library celebrates several events and highlights each with …

Take the time to reach out to a veteran

Wednesday, November 9
It had been 28 years since I had seen my friend. The last time I had, he was beginning a tour of duty in San Diego, and I was passing through San Diego en route to Pearl Harbor.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, November 9
Can you believe it’s already November? Want to start working on holiday crafts, gifts and food? Stop by the library and take a look at our craft and cookbooks. Maybe you will find something to …

Letters to the editor

Wednesday, November 9
To the editor: Some say our nation is living on the edge. California’s governor is posting billboards across the nation inviting women to come there to kill their babies, with a …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, November 2
This week is the FOL Fall Book Sale to be held through Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Stop by and make a deal. The next meeting of the Friends of the Quitman Public Library will be …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, October 26
Before we get into upcoming events, the Mineola Memorial Library would like to thank Mr. Mike for putting us in touch with Mr. Ken who has a crew with a bucket truck. The bucket crew descended …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, October 19
Friends of the Quitman Public Library invite new members to join them for National Friends of Libraries Week. During Oct. 17-21, libraries across the country recognize Friends for their dedication to …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Wednesday, October 12
Teachers matter.

That should come as no surprise to anyone, but sometimes we can lose sight of that.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, October 12
It’s back! The annual staff pumpkin decorating contest. Staff are decorating their pumpkins as you read this.
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, October 5
During October, the Quitman Public Library is celebrating several events and highlighting each with displays of books, movies, audiobooks and eBooks.  Near the checkout area is a display of …
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

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Wood County communities getting ready for Christmas

Wednesday, November 23

The Christmas season will soon be in evidence around Wood County.

The turkey will barely be put away on Thanksgiving when Quitman lights its yuletide tree on the courthouse square at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24.

Commissioners OK repairs to county jail AC

Wednesday, November 23

Wood County Commissioners approved a $57,611 bid from Maddox Air Conditioning, Inc. of Tyler for replacing four existing gas/electric units with new Carrier units to bring back heat in the county jail.

Quitman council honors state finalists

Wednesday, November 23

The Quitman City Council took time out of their Thursday night meeting to honor the state finalist Quitman Lady Bulldog cross country team along with their coaches Michael Scott and Laettner Greenhill. 

Chris Mason, assistant superintendent who will become the district’s leader in January, gets some turkey.

We gather together

Wednesday, November 23

The Quitman Future Farmers of America celebrated Thanksgiving a little early last week with a scrumptious meal featuring fried turkeys with all the trimmings.

Barbara Melott salutes as Doc Melott grasps his newly-received quilt. The couple, both navy veterans of Vietnam, were touched and grateful for the gesture of support given to them Friday at the Quilts of Valor ceremony in Quitman.

A quilt, and so much more

Wednesday, November 16

Hugs and salutes are simple gestures. Hugs express love and sometimes provide comfort. Salutes convey respect and can show gratitude.

Those at the Quilts of Valor presentation Friday morning at Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman witnessed these meaningful motions in their sincerest forms.

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