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Iola Fun Day vendors are needed. This is a great opportunity to promote your business locally. There is always a great turn out for Iola Fun Day. They are looking for vendors to sell food, arts and … more
Here’s some info you might like to know. Last week we shared about the loss of Mr. Jerry Hudson. Memorials may be made to Ten Mile Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 216, … more
Please support our local candidates Lauren Wheaton and Sophia Willis for Grimes County Fair Queen and Junior Princess. You can show your support by buying fair passes for $15 before May 31st and $20 … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns relating memories of past One-Act plays and their successes, now on display at the Madison County Museum. Allan Jaster: “By the end of the OAP … more
Madison County 4-H recently awarded the Gold Star award to Casey Corley and McKiever Easterling.  The Gold Star is the highest achievement award given within the 4-H program, and can only be … more
Boy Scout Troop 191 continues to develop good citizens by producing yet another young man on his trek to becoming an Eagle Scout. Ben Tedder made progress on completing his Eagle Scout project on … more
Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday afternoon in support of the Bedias Volunteer Fire Department during the Annual Fish Fry and Auction. This event is the principal fundraiser for our … more
The ceremony to dispose of unserviceable flags has been an integral part of the American Legion ritual since September of 1937.  The Boy Scout Handbook states: “A national flag that is worn beyond … more
I often wonder what Jesus would say if He were to visit our churches today. Would he smile and say, "well done," or would He turn away and be disappointed? I guess if we are to answer that … more
The Son-Shine Outreach Center Board of Directors and Employees honored the volunteers of the Center on April 25, with a thank you luncheon for all they do to make the Center run efficiently. … more
How about a good story about some of our neighbors? Instead of enjoying a stress- free vacation, Jackie and Jack Jarrett, owners of Papa John’s Sausage and Jarret Meat Services, took their vacation … more
Recently Museum Curator Jane Reynolds commented that she’s heard that Sue Batson’s mother always made a fantastic coconut cake, and that she wished we could get that recipe for the Museum. Her … more
The Christmas concert for elementary school children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade will be Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert will be at the Iola Elementary school gym. Students are … more
The Madison County Extension Office, together with the Madison County Beef and Forage Committee are hosting our annual Wild Game Dinner and Program on Sept. 15 from 6-9 p.m., registration begins at … more
Christmas decorations are being hung, football playoffs are heating up, and we’re finally seeing some colder weather across East Texas. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of this Christmas … more
The Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday, June 7, at the Bedias Civic Center, at 6 p.m. Our program will be on firework safety, and our community potluck will feature a barbecue theme. All area residents … more
Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go … With the holidays all around us, you may be planning to travel a bit this season You may be traveling a few miles or … more
Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association has evolved through the years. It was originally the brainchild of Henry B. Fox. He arrived in our part of the country in 1935 when he purchased the … more
Iola will have its annual donkey basketball game on Feb. 19 starting at 7 p.m. The first game will be senior students against teachers and the second game will be seniors vs. the community. Ticket … more
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve got a Valentine’s gift for you sun lovers. In only 25 days, March 11, daylight saving time begins. That means sunrise and sunset will be … more
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