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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

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

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

’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 Civic Club meets Thursday

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

’Round Town June 6, 2018

Hats off to our Madisonville High School Band, which performed in a Disney World Parade last week. A few brave parents even hopped a bus with them to help Band Director Stephanie Schmidt as … more

MSCA brainchild of editor

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

Committee works on hurricane response

Here's an update from your State Capitol. Transportation The House Committee on Transportation is the next stop on our tour of committee interim charges. This 13-member committee has … more

Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday

In thinking about the too-many vehicle accidents we have witnessed over the last few weeks, please uphold our wonderful volunteer firefighters who serve and protect us in Grimes and Madison counties. … more

GOP working to renew American Dream

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, small businesses are reporting fantastic news for future investment in their workers and companies. More than 44 percent of these businesses plan to give … more

Hope is something Christians cling to

Hope in Jesus Christ is what makes us keep going down the road of life. Hope of knowing that we are only passing through this world causes us to dream of an eternal future. Vision of a troubling … more

’Round Town May 30, 2018

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Bedias Women’s Club meets Thursday

As we wrote this week’s column, we returned from J.D. Mallard’s service and are still trying to get our emotions in check after the terrible news about the Bedias traffic accident Wednesday, May … more

Disaster response required planning, practice

“Be disaster aware, take action to prepare.” We never really know how we will react to a situation until that situation actually happens. We may even react differently to the same type of … more

’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
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