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God’s grace seen when living water flows

As I am writing this article, God has given us some much-needed rain. You can almost see the grass growing right in front of your eyes. Every living thing needs water to survive; and God is always … more

Bulldogs celebrate homecoming

It is homecoming week here in Iola. With that comes the spirit week for school. There is still wacky Wednesday, twin (or squad) Thursday, and Maroon Out Friday. Saturday will be the Iola Fun Day, … more

1970s a busy decade in county

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column on historical events in Madisonville, as featured in past editions of the Madisonville Meteor. My most recent Musings involved local history … more

’Round Town

Our FFA youth did it once again with two teams achieving National Honors last week at the FFA National Convention held in Indianapolis. It was the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Aly … more

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Civic Club monthly meeting is Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., and features a community potluck and an interesting program. All area residents are welcome and encouraged to attend and … more

Stuff can't fill a God-sized hole

In this world today, many people are chasing what someone else has. We hear people say, “if I had this, or if I had that, then everything would be OK.” No matter how much “stuff” we acquire, … more

Asking, seeking and knocking for salvation

Matthew 7:7-8 says, ""Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who … more

’Round Town

Try this. Put your head down for five seconds. Now look up. According to a study cited in an article in last week’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, had you been driving 55 miles an hour in a line of … more

Committees focus on agricultural matters

On Mother's Day, we once again celebrated the wonderful women in our lives who helped shape us into the men and women God called us to be. And while it is true that every day we should honor our … more

Bedias Food Pantry Open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider helping with this important community outreach. •Thank you to all who joined us for our Second … more

’Round Town March 21, 2018

We have a lot of good folks in our county, some of which attend First Baptist Church. Debby Boyett mentioned on Facebook she her parent’s home needing a backyard ramp before long. Gene … more

Volleyball team heads to state

The Lady Bulldogs will be competing for their third state title in volleyball. The varsity volleyball team beat out North Zulch at regionals in four sets this past weekend in Longview. They will be … more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is working for Texans

In celebration of National Small Business Week, I spent last week traveling around the Eighth Congressional District and surrounding area to meet with small businesses and their workers to hear from … more

'Round Town

Welcome back Tony Farkas. Tony, who served the Madisonville Meteor as its editor and publisher last year before moving on to Navasota, is back in the publisher chair in our town again. Drop by and … more

Museum Musings

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of two stories highlight a new exhibit of local authors at the Madison County Museum. Thena Wilson Parrott now resides in the Edge community, just a … more

’Round Town May 16, 2018

Last Friday even was the first Shop & Stroll summer evening for our town this year. The event began two years ago when local businesses chose to stay open late once a month and offer the … more

Graduation scheduled for May 25

•Iola Elementary will be registering for Pre-K and kindergarten students in the Iola Elementary computer lab May 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and first through 12th grades from 1:15 to 3 p.m. … more

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday

Please join us, Saturday, March 31, at the Bedias Civic Center for an old-fashioned Community Easter Egg Hunt. The fun starts at 1 p.m. for all area children 8 years and younger. Call Gwen … more

Trust in the Lord when things go astray

It is so easy to get discouraged in life when things don’t go our way. Unexpected expenses, health issues, death of a loved one, or any other circumstance that comes our way, can throw us into a … more

Looking ahead with prosperity in mind

With the help of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, our economy is finally starting to fire on all cylinders. The Department of Labor indicated that in the first two months of 2018, the economy added … more
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