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Orders to be taken for rings

Attention junior’s and their parents: Balfour will be here on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 a.m. to deliver information for ordering senior rings. Balfour will return on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 12:30 p.m. … more

MSCA cook off winners named

“Get Right Cookers 1”named Grand Champion of 2017 MSCA cook-off The 2017 Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association (MSCA) cook-off was held on May 19th and 20th, at the American … more

Bedias Health Clinic grand opening

The new Bedias Health Clinic opened its doors Sept. 18 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 … more

Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's BBQ Cook-off

The annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Barbeque Cook-off is being held this Friday and Saturday, May 19-20th, at the American Legion / MSCA Grounds on Highway 75 in Madisonville, … more

Area comes through rough week

Well, we made it. I as write this it is Friday, we made it through the week — and what a week it has been: a hurricane, a City Council meeting, and the first day of school. Now everybody can … more

Local teacher awarded grant

Gail Kay, a fifth-grade teacher at Madisonville Intermediate School, was recently chosen to receive a Texas Retired Teacher Foundation Classroom Assistance Grant in the amount of $500. Laura Ann … more

A tragic scene

When does a tragic scene become everyday fodder and just another headline on a screen?   Madisonville CISD High School Students witnessed a tragic scene involving their friends and classmates at … more

Businesses needed for Iola Days

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

Gold Star recipients announced

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

Eagle Scout candidate begins project at Madison Park

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

Annual Fish Fry a great success

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

Flags laid to rest

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

Would Jesus be proud of us?

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

Son-Shine Outreach honors volunteers

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

’Round town

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

A Season of Change 

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

Schools preparing for annual Christmas band performance

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

Annual Wild Game Dinner set

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

Texas economy continues to grow

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

Travel with care during the holidays

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
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