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Our plans aren’t always His

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

Newspapers best for local news

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

ICC to host food drive

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

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

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

Grace does wonders for us

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

Volleyball takes area title

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

’Round Town

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

Bedias Women’s Club to meet

The Bedias Women’s Club meets at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bedias Civic Center. All Bedias area women are encouraged to attend and participate in all women’s club activities. Call Sharon Allen at … more

Bedias Health Clinic open for patients

The new Bedias health clinic opened its doors Monday and will observe an official ribbon cutting event and open house next Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend for a tour of … more

Madison County through the lens of history

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part piece highlighting news stories from the 1800s regarding Madisonville and Madison County. Not long ago, I found where Bill Page, who is quite … more

New exhibit on local authors

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of two stories highlight a new exhibit of local authors at the Madison County Museum. Madison County Museum newest exhibit is entitled “Local … more

Committees continue interim work

Since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by Punxsutawney Phil and his ability to predict the end of winter. With the utmost respect to the world's most famous groundhog, I sure hope he's wrong … more

Second Sunday Christian Movie Night this Sunday

Correction: Last Wednesday's, Jan. 31, Welcome to Bedias column, on page 9 of the Madisonville Meteor, included a photo caption stating that Bedias resident, Bob Goldstein, was running for … more

Building American prosperity

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Speech this week. My guest is Jim "Mac" McInvale, a successful businessman, founder of Gallery Furniture and world-class philanthropist … more

Madisonville Summer Camps Round Up

Madisonville High School will conduct a “Mini Cheer Camp” on June 5-8, from 2- 4 p.m., for ages 4 through fifth grade at the new high school gymnasium. The cost is $40 and registration forms are … more

Donkey basketball coming to town

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. … more

A new face to greet churchgoers

Rev. Cindy Clark takes the helm at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 600 N. McIver, starting this Sunday, May 7. A resident of Madisonville since 2006, Clark served as a principal in the local … more

Show someone some love today

First Corinthians 13 says, "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all … more

Eagle Scout candidate completes project

Four generations of Garrett Underwood’s family gathered together on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to celebrate the completion of Garrett’s Eagle Scout project in Lake Madison Park; a GaGa Ball Pit. … more

Homecoming a success

What a wonderful homecoming weekend we had in Iola. The Bulldogs blew away Sabine-Pass Friday night. The Bulldog dash, parade, and all of the fun day activities were awesome. All of Main Street was … more
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