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Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

11 hours ago
The Quitman Public Library will not offer free federal income tax assistance this year, however, printed forms are available here. You may contact the AARP Tax Aide office at 888-227-7669 for the nearest free tax preparation site. Public computers, with no time limits, are available at the library.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, January 20
Thank you all for your patience and an even bigger thank you to the staff of the Mineola Memorial Library. We have been short-staffed the last several weeks, and the staff stepped up along with …
Angie Monk

Food safety resolutions

Thursday, January 20
Many people make resolutions for the new year — things that you have decided to learn or improve on and are determined/resolved to complete. How about making some food safety resolutions for …
The 35 stories in volume one of the collected short stories of Louis L'Amour, the Frontier Stories, all take place "out west."

Corner Column

Thursday, January 20
There are occasions when one happens upon something out of the past. It just happens, often without rhyme or reason.  So it was that after many years, the joy of Louis L’Amour found its way back.
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Wednesday, January 12
January is National “Get Organized” Month. Near the front desk is a media display of self-help books filled with ideas to help clear, or at least control, the clutter for your new year. In the Children’s Department there is a display featuring our newest young adult mysteries. 
Lesa and Suzanne show off the decorations for the all-day tailgate party ahead of the Jimmy Buffett concert in 2014. Later in the day the potty would become the scene of one of those stories that takes on a life of its own.

Corner Column

Wednesday, January 12
By Phil Major

As I type this through tears that have flowed for several days, I struggle to find words to express the great loss many are feeling.

The news that our friend, fellow community newspaper owner and all-around good person Suzanne Bardwell had been killed in a traffic crash in Longview Friday afternoon hit like a ton, many tons, of bricks.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, January 5
Happy New Year to you all! We are back to normal operating hours. Thank you for understanding and letting our employees spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Coming up soon, we …
Phil Major

Corner Column

Thursday, December 30, 2021
It’s been almost three years since Joyce Hathcock retired as publisher of the Monitor after a long career of helping to guide this newspaper through thick and thin. Word of her death last week …
John Arbter

Sports Beat

Thursday, December 30, 2021
Just before Christmas the champions of Texas scholastic football were crowned in what has become a four-day event like no other. The quality of play was, as expected, excellent. The fact that such …
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Thursday, December 23, 2021
The year 2021 is almost complete. It was much better than 2020 and here’s hoping 2022 will be even better. We have enjoyed serving the community of Mineola over this past year. In January, we …

Letter to the editor

Thursday, December 23, 2021
The following was presented to the Mineola City Council Monday in the writer’s absence but was not read into the record: Tonight you will be deliberating the purchase of a 280-foot tall …
Delene Allen

Quitman Library Connections

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Quitman Public Library staff and volunteers would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Special thanks to the Quitman Chamber of Commerce for the beautiful Christmas tree in the library’s …
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MHS pair earn places in all-state band

Wednesday, January 12

Making the all-state band from Mineola High School in tryouts Saturday were freshman Emily Miller on flute and senior Gabby Wolf on trombone.

MISD construction costs detailed
Wednesday, January 12

Mineola school trustees reviewed estimated costs for a laundry list of potential school improvement projects Monday.

Bryan Parma, vice president of pre-construction for Jackson Construction, said the bulk of the $30.2 million proposal, $19.5 million, would be for a new primary school to be built on district property on NE Loop 564.

Filing period to begin for city, school elections
Wednesday, January 12

Filing for city council and school board elections gets underway Wednesday, Jan. 19 and goes until Feb. 18. The May 7 election will include the following positions, with the incumbents listed...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day caravan and service planned in Mineola
Wednesday, January 12

The Mineola Ministerial Alliance is hosting its annual Unity Celebration in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Mineola Civic Center.

Flint and Steel seeks skate park funds
Wednesday, January 12

The Flint and Steel Coalition is moving forward with several big projects. The group’s aim is to create numerous youth activities throughout Mineola, and at last week’s meeting members approved applying to the Meredith Foundation for the construction of a concrete skate park.

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