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We all make plans in our life. Plans to attend college, plans to get married, plans to get a job, build a house, and so on. What happens when those plans don’t work out? Well, most of the time … more
In praise of our local newspapers: We read a recent editorial on the decline of local and regional newspapers across the country. We can easily get our news fix from the internet or television and … more
The Madisonville Care Center held an appreciation luncheon last Wednesday for the area’s pastors and first responders. more
I’m a big fan of the printed word. Folks who have read Musings often know that I love history and am concerned that some fascinating stories are getting lost daily. A local genealogical … more
Calling all heart heroes: Our school’s Kids Heart Challenge program begins next week and the American Heart Association invites you to start the fun early. Check out the Iola Elementary KHC … more
The Iola Community Center is holding a school drive. We will be distributing school supplies on Saturday, July 29, at the community center from 1-3pm. The distribution is open to all Iola Elementary … more
The monthly elementary PTO meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 3:45 p.m. in the elementary library. •The elementary Christmas concert will be Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Iola elementary school … more
November is a busy time in Bedias. The Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 7. Don’t forget the … more
George H.W. Bush was a courageous war hero, Texas Congressman, an Ambassador, Director of the CIA, Vice President, and President of the United States. I believe he would say his favorite … more
As we wrote this week’s column, we returned from J.D. Mallard’s service and are still trying to get our emotions in check after the terrible news about the Bedias traffic accident Wednesday, May … more
Our community has been challenged by recent events, most concerning was an ambulance being mired in mud for nearly two hours on Landers Lane Monday, Nov. 12, in a Darrell Hall neighborhood north of … more
Titus 2:11-15 says, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the … more
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee put their “attack President Trump at all costs” agenda on full display last week, holding a hearing focused on forcing the IRS to hand over the … more
Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on winning area. The Lady Bulldogs had their regional quarterfinals on Tuesday. If they won that, then they will be moving on to regionals on Nov. 10 … more
“Be disaster aware, take action to prepare.” We never really know how we will react to a situation until that situation actually happens. We may even react differently to the same type of … more
Heads up to all husbands, boyfriends, sons, and significant others: if you want to have a pleasant and peaceful day tomorrow, remember your loved ones with that special card, gift, flowers, … more
Madisonville, we’ve got great kids. The band did well in competition this spring, the Mustang baseball team was phenomenal in its recent achievements and now our Mustang golf team has … more
This past week, members from both the House and Senate poured into the House Chamber for Gov. Greg Abbott's biennial State of the State Address. Similar to the State of the Union at the … more
Today a good day. Some of you have received rain, at times this week the weather has been a little cooler. Most importantly, few of us in our town have experienced the overwhelming ravages of the … more
Iola Elementary will host a volleyball camp for girls finishing second grade through finishing seventh grade. This will be from June 11-14 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $60 per student. Aggieland … more
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