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’Round Town May 23, 2018

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

Volleyball camp scheduled for youngsters

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

Settlers had the harder time in moving

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns highlighting a pioneer family that settled in Madison County. After nine years, the McCorquodale family put down roots. Ephraim, Amanda, and … 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

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

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 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

Second Sunday Christian Movie Night this Sunday

Reminder: Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Please join us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Night at the Rev. Henry Sanders’ church, Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota. Everyone is … more

Summer time is just around the corner

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

Settlers had the harder time in moving

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns highlighting a pioneer family that settled in Madison County. After nine years, the McCorquodale family put down roots. Ephraim, Amanda, and … more

Summer also a season for study

One of my favorite things to do around this time of year is attend as many of our county fairs and youth livestock shows as possible. As the son of a dairy farmer, I've been involved with raising … more

Bedias Civic Club Meets Tomorrow

The Bedias Civic Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Bedias Civic Center. Our May program will feature Water Safety and CPR along with our usual community potluck. All area residents are … more

Things the mainstream media missed recently

Miss No. 1. The media breathlessly headlined major federal deficits in the future, citing lost revenue from the pro-growth tax cuts. Except they got it wrong. The Congressional Budget Office … more

Drought should mean water conservation

In April 2018, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in a specified number of counties in the State of Texas. … more

Cemetery group to hold annual meeting

The Iola Cemetery Association Annual Meeting and Memorial Service will be held Sunday, May 20, at Zion United Methodist Church, 23727 Trinity Ave., in Iola. The Memorial Service will be … more

Don’t give Satan an inch

It seems like people would rather complain about something than they would get along in a godly manner. 2 Timothy 2:22-26 says, “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, … more

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Women’s Club will meet next Thursday, April 26, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. All area women are encouraged to attend and participate in all Women’s Club activities. … more

Thank a dispatcher this month

You wake up in the middle of the night, stroll to the kitchen for a drink of cool, refreshing water, and take a peek out of your window and see your neighbor’s house on fire. What do you … more
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