October 29, 2014 RSS feed / News

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MISD looking to revamp cafeteria food

In the October meeting, the Mineola School Board unanimously approved going with a consultant to help modernize the offerings in the school cafeterias. More...

Bigfoot Paddling Trail a hit on state website

During the Mineola City Council workshop Thursday, Assistant City Administrator and Economic Development Director Mercy Rushing reported that the paddling trail ceremony during NatureFest was a success and personnel with Texas Parks & Wildlife we More...

Commissioners OK bids and personnel changes

Wood County Commissioners approved the sale of surplus equipment from Pct. 4 and the sheriff ’s department in their meeting Friday. From Wood County Road and Bridge Pct. More...

Annual bake sale, luncheon to be held in November

The Church of St. Dunstan will have their annual bake sale and luncheon Friday, Nov. 21. The bake sale and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

THE VOICE: Rare disorder robs music teacher of ability to speak

A woman well-known in Mineola for her musical abilities was silenced four years ago by a rare voice disorder. More...

Iron Horse Car Show draws nice crowd

The Bob Smith Iron Horse Car Show Saturday kicked off at 8 a.m. and as of 8:30 a.m. they had 100 cars registered and expected “about 200” by the end of the day according to event planners. More...

Girls Scouts help out Goodwill

Members of Mineola Girl Scout Troop #3 presented employees of the Mineola Goodwill store with 60 eight-gallon bags of clothes, shoes, and accessories last Monday as part of the Goodwill - Good Turn Project. More...

Chili benefit in Alba for Monroe family

Alba is having a chili benefit for Gary and Cindy Monroe at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Alba Family Community Center. More...

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Casey and Melissa Kerry of Hawkins announce the arrival of their baby girl, Madilyn Grace Kerry, who was born Oct. 2, at 8:04 a.m. at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. More...

Jerry wins Football Bucks this week

Any way you go about it, Jerry won first place in this week’s Football Bucks contest and Jerry won second place in the contest. More...

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Methodist Mens Quartet members and pianist Jean Mabe are shown with board members for the Bread of Life Food Pantry. Mabe presents the mock $1,930 check to Rev. Kenneth Teo. More...

Rushing takes part in international development event

The city of Mineola was represented last week at the Annual International Economic Development Conference in Fort Worth. More...

Out & About

• Early voting continues through 5 p.m. Friday at the Wood County Courthouse. For those going to cast their ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Concussion protocol and Daily 5 lead school board discussions

The regular monthly meeting of the Mineola School Board included a discussion of concussion protocol. The subject has become very important, not just at the collegiate and professional level but in high school as well. More...

Texas-size fall display

One never knows what they might come upon while driving the rural roads of Wood County. More...

Rhythm Run a fundraiser for dance team members

The Iron Horse Rhythm Run will be held on Saturday at the Mineola Nature Preserve and all proceeds will go to help dance team members. Onsite registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the Kids Run starts at 9 a.m. The 5K and drawings will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Social Security plans 1.7 percent benefit increase for 2015

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday. More...

Annual Golden Sweet Potato Fest continues to impress

The 42nd Golden Annual Sweet Potato Festival Saturday opened with a parade that was seemingly attended by half of East Texas. More...

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ABOVE: There is more than one way to ride in the Golden Sweet Potato Festival parade. AT LEFT: Miss Texas 2014 Monique Evans was part of the Golden Sweet Potato festivities Saturday morning. More...

Quail season begins Oct. 25

Quail season opens statewide Oct. 25 and runs through Feb. 22, 2015. The daily bag limit for bobwhite, scaled and Gambel’s quail is 15, and the possession limit is 45. More...

Wood County District Women’s Missionary Auxiliary update

The Wood County District Women’s Missionary Auxiliary met on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Pilgrim Rest #2 Baptist Church. The host church fellowship hall was decorated in fall colors and members served a lunch of Mexican food. More...

Annual Wood County 4-H Awards Banquet honors projects, leadership, community service

Annual Wood County 4-H Awards Banquet The Annual Wood County 4-H Awards Banquet was held Oct. 14 in the JOY Hall, First United Methodist Church, Quitman. More...

4-H Rookie

The members and awards they received were, front, from left, Blaine Moore, Helena Bautista- and Mia Backer - 4-H Rookie Award; Rachel Hays- “I Dare You” Award; middle, Hannah Chaney- 4-H More...

Musicians use talents to feed needy

The Mens Quartet of the First United Methodist Church donated $1,930 to the Bread of Life Food Ministry last Tuesday. The money was raised with a concert held the previous Sunday with about 100 people attending. More...

ETMC offers free seminar on lung cancer

East Texas Medical Center will offer a free KnowledgeFirst Forum on lung cancer with Dr. Michael Ashigbi of Tyler Hematology-Oncology, PA, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at noon in the ETMC Pavilion on Clinic Drive in Tyler. More...