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Our summer is passing so quickly. Many of us define summer by the days the kids are out of school and only a few of those days are left. more
The Bedias Women’s Club will meet at the Bedias Civic Center at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to carpool to a lady’s luncheon in Huntsville. We are going to have an outing and go to lunch and anyone that would like to carpool can meet at the Bedias Civic Center parking lot and we will go to the Farmhouse Restaurant for lunch and then antique browsing. All Bedias area women are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in all women’s club activities. more
There will be a Li’l Dawgs youth football camp from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Iola High School’s Bulldog Stadium. The free one-day camp is available for kids aged 5-12. Train with the Iola High school coaching staff, using the most current exercises and techniques to develop skill and football knowledge. Meet and greet current and former players, coaches, parents and community members. If you have any questions, please contact head football coach Kerry Bramburg at kbramburg@iolaisd.net. more
Genealogy Weekend at Huntsville Library The Huntsville Public Library and the Walker County Genealogical Society will host the seventh annual Frances Sprott Goforth Memorial Genealogy Weekend on … more
[Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part look back at some July events in Madison County expressed in the pages of the Meteor going back to 1929 (the earliest available editions of the newspaper). This second installment covers the mid-century era of the area.] more
This Saturday is a special day for Madie Madole. Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Mrs. Madie, a stalwart of First Baptist Church for many years will celebrate her 100th birthday with a “Come and Go” reception hosted by her children Brenda Hill and David Madole. more
Sowell Reunion The John Alexander and Laura Hilton Sowell reunion will be Sunday, July 21st at the Kimbro Center. This is the 48th Annual Meeting of this group.The descendants and guests will … more
The Grimes County Health Resource Center hosted a very informative Senior Health & Activity Day at the Bedias Civic Center Wednesday. Call 936-870-4575 to learn more about Health Resource Center services and programs. more
[Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part look back at some July events in Madison County expressed in the pages of the Meteor going back to 1929 (the earliest available editions of the newspaper). This first installment covers the modern era of the area.] Recently I thought maybe I was wasting time and ink, writing about events already documented. Therefore, I chose here to sniff old newspaper ink and delve into microfilm, in search of things that may bring fond memories. more
Throughout the ever-changing tapestry of history, there’s something that remains constant: The Davis family tree runs strong. more
Happy anniversary to Delores and Jerry Williams! The couple celebrate their 57th anniversary this Sunday. more
[Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series about travel destinations from Madison County easily made in a day. Future installments will include fun family trips, educational opportunities and state landmarks.] A little more than two-hour drive up Interstate 45 – depending on stops at the Collin Street Bakery or active speed traps in Ferris – a wealth of must-see history about one of the more tragic events in U.S. history remains eerily accessible for the morbidly curious and curiously morbid alike. more
Cross Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School 2019. Bring your kids to join us for a fun-filled week discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future! VBS will be held July 29-Aug. 2, Monday - Friday from 6:15-8:30 pm. Ages Pre-k thru 6th grade Completed will be able to attend. Plan for your whole family to join us on Friday night for food and fun! more
Thank you to everyone who joined us Thursday evening for the Bedias Civic Club Independence Day celebration, a great time was had by all. more
Here is some important trivia for you: We are in the middle of National Farriers Week, which began 21 years ago, so hats off to Jimmy Dutton, Donnie McKinney and all of you other guys around here who shoe horses. more
Looking forward to Thursday, the Bedias Civic Club is planning a big Independence Day celebration, including free hotdogs with all the trimmings and watermelon until we run out. We will have our fireworks show starting at dark. Please come join us and bring your family and friends. more
There have been Longbothams in Madison County for almost 200 years. It is surprising, therefore, that Findagrave.com yielded only four tombstones here for that last name. Remember though, Findagrave only contains what humans have entered there, and some folks have not been recorded. I checked in Leon County, practically right next door, and found seven Longbothams. The most recent Madison County Longbothams that I’ve found are Joyce Phifer Longbotham (1924-2012) and her husband, Rufus Tyler Longbotham, Sr. (1921-1989), and they are buried across the county line in Leon County. more
Last week I shared with you that my Deal-of-the-Week was the upcoming sale of that gorgeous antebellum mansion used in the movie “Gone with the Wind”. more
Lanier Stevens' Memorial Gospel Singing The Midway Church of Christ will host The Lanier Stevens' Memorial Gospel Singing on Tuesday in the church's Fellowship Hall. Finger food will be served at … more
AUSTIN— Last year, Texas’ temperatures soared to record highs and staff at more than 40 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sites handled 134 incidents relating to heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. On the eve of the official start of summer, TPWD experts are sharing their top six heat hacks for staying safe in the outdoors during the blistering Texas heat. more
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