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Cross illuminates Easter story at Little Mound

A couple of weeks before Easter Sunday, a coincidental meeting in the parking lot of the Little Mound Baptist Church led to some friendly advice. When discussing the upcoming sunrise service, Pastor Michael Phillips had offered, “Be sure to get here a bit early so you can see the illuminated cross.”

That little aside could not prepare one for viewing the illuminated cross for the first time. It is, quite possibly, the most meaningful representation of Easter for miles around.  more

Bridge dedication honors Bridges’ service

Quitman Lake Fork Kiwanis Club members celebrated their 28th anniversary by braving some mud on Wednesday, March 27 as they gathered at the future site of Quitman’s Dog Park to dedicate a bridge on the walking path to original club charter member RT Bridges. more

The stars shone on Mineola

When Wood County Judge and former Mineola mayor Kevin White was named man of the year at Thursday’s annual chamber banquet, he described his philosophy of service: “Wherever there is a … more

Program focuses on McFarland museum

The reciting of the poem “Invictus” was one of the highlights of the Black History Month Program hosted by the Mineola Historical Museum Board in partnership with McFarland Foundation … more

Quitman chamber celebrates golden anniversary

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on Thursday, Feb. 15. This year’s theme was a golden anniversary celebration of the Quitman Chamber’s formation 50 years ago. … more

Benefit breakfast planned for Bread of Life ministry

The Bread of Life Ministry will hold its monthly benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 17 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Mineola First Methodist Church, 612 N. Newsom St. Suggested donation for the … more

Beauty shop stories led Driver to food ministry

This story may not have started in a beauty parlor, but beauty parlors certainly played a major and consistent role in it.   Kathy Driver is a beautician. Since receiving her licensure from … more

2024 schedule announced for Mineola mini-train runs

The Harry Meredith Special will get underway on Saturday, March 30 at Iron Horse Square Park in Mineola for the 2024 season, with the Easter train. It will be held in conjunction with the Methodist … more

Pilots capture chili prize

The Pilot Club of Mineola members serve their entry in the Mineola Kiwanis Club’s annual chili cookoff Saturday. The club was judged best chili. Members include, from left, Lori White, Diane … more

Kiwanis Club honors Lucases

Sarah and Steven Lucas were awarded the Mineola Kiwanis January Citizens of the Month for their work with Wreaths Across America, the national project which places wreaths on veterans graves in Wood … more

McFarland Museum focus of BHM program

This year’s Black History Month Program hosted by the Mineola Historical Museum Board will showcase the McFarland South Ward Museum on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. A ribbon-cutting for … more

Clubhouse rising again at Mineola Country Club

There will again be a light house on the hill at the Mineola Country Club. The club gathered Jan. 31 to break ground on its new clubhouse after the historic structure burned on Aug. 21. … more

Street name memorializes Tuck family

The north-south section of the now-formerly Padgett St. has been renamed Tuck Dr. The new street signs were officially unveiled in a ceremony Friday afternoon in Mineola. The change was needed … more

Quitman Chamber marks golden anniversary

The Quitman Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th anniversary during its annual awards banquet Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Tickets are $40 each … more

Chili benefits Pilot Club projects

Twenty-five teams squared off Friday, Jan. 26 at Quitman’s Carroll Green Civic Center for the Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off. This battle for bragging rights has been a yearly event … more

Mineola Caring & Sharing serves 335 families

Mineola Caring & Sharing served 335 families and 1,374 people in 2023,   an increase from 2022.   A number of family applications were received at the last minute, and with the help of … more

Daddy daughter Dance coming to civic center

The annual daddy daughter dance at the Mineola Civic Center is Saturday, Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Meredith Hall. Tickets are $25 per couple with $5 for each additional daughter and can be … more

Mineola chamber makes banquet plans

The 2024 Mineola Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 22 with a theme based upon Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” masterpiece painting as a metaphor to … more

Strickland continues passing on the joy of music

The fireplace mantel had not yet been cleared of its Christmas season motif.   As in many homes in Wood County, the Christmas decorations tend to linger well into the new year.   There … more

Quitman Pilots plan annual chili bash

The annual Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. There’s always some very tasty chili, coupled … more
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