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The best laid plans. You’ve probably heard that saying. I had them last week. The 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns penned the famous line, “The best-laid plans of mice and … more

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

Mackie Bobo-White shares that the Bedias Women's Club meets at the Bedias Civic Center Thursday at 2 p.m. Our program will feature Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine representative Kit … more

’Round Town Feb. 21, 2018

We’ve had some good things happening in our town. First, congratulations to Ethan and Ashley Butler on the arrival of Joshua Dale. The little fella weighed in at 8 pounds 12 ounces and was … more

Bedias Christmas Parade a hit

Our annual Bedias Christmas Parade last Saturday was a wonderful time for young and old alike. Festivities started with a delicious pancake breakfast at the Civic Center. Then the parade followed … more

What God hears

Ever heard the saying "it's not what you know but who you know"? Have you ever gotten yourself in a mess and wondered, "Who can I call to get me out of this?" Ever hear a spoiled kid say, … more

Tax reform poised to become reality

More than 30 years have passed since the last overhaul of our nation’s tax system. In that time, our tax code has become one of the most complicated, unfair and uncompetitive in the world. After … more

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Congratulations to Cole Kelly and Courtney Aguirre, who wed Sept. 8. Courtney is from Normangee while Cole is the son of Connie and Chuck Kelly and grandson of Frank and Betty Kelly and May … more

Home medical device power planning

Sometimes we take advantage of the air we breathe. We take it for granted that our lungs will suck it in, our body’s blood supply will absorb it, and our body can process it to keep us alive. … more

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Do you know what Dec. 21 is? It’s National Flashlight Day. While the staff at Whatever Day doesn’t know the origin, they think National Flashlight Day came about because of all those late … more

Jobs report shows economy improving

The Department of Labor issued a report last week that the unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest it’s been in 18 years. With almost one million jobs created since the Tax Cuts and … more

Committee to explore spending

For centuries the American Flag has served as a beacon of freedom and liberty the world over. From the cobblestone streets at Yorktown to the deserts of the Middle East, countless American patriots … more

Support sought for Evans Family

Please join us Saturday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. to help raise money for Easton Evans, son of Red and Emily Evans, who was injured in an ATV accident. The evening will begin at 4:30 with a Mallett Bros … more

Last week of school features concert

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

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please consider supporting this wonderful community outreach with your hands, your hearts, and your financial … more

Small county communities part of rich fabric of history

Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles detailing the history of small towns in Madison County. I’ve written about some of our local communities before but I don’t think I’ve … more

’Round Town June 13, 2018

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Summer camps return to Iola

Iola Elementary will be hosting a volleyball camp for girls finishing second grade through finishing seventh grade. This will be from June 11 until June 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $60 per … more

Bedias Food Pantry Open this Saturday

Our Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact John Anderson at (936) 581-2706 to learn how you can help with this important community … more

Success is measured in blue (ribbons, that is)

There is a lesser-known contest within the Livestock shows that has been teaching our youth the value of hard work and sacrifice for many years. This project does not involve livestock directly but … more

Stop China's cheating, but protect U.S. jobs

President Trump is right to target China's unfair trade practices. That country routinely steals America's intellectual property such as patents, blatantly forces American businesses to turn over … more
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