It’s the season for fellowship


The second annual Iola Mingle Jingle will be Dec. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at Main Street Market. This event is a great opportunity to shop local vendors as well as an evening of fellowship. Several local shops in town will also be open late. Wrap up your Christmas shopping and boost our local economy.

•Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team. The Lady Bulldogs are runner up in the state for 2A in 2017.

Congratulations to the coaches and players of the varsity football team on winning area against Maud in a 50-0 blowout.

•A benefit for Shirley Bailey will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Shirley was recently diagnosed with cancer and this benefit will go toward helping with cost associated with treatment. There will a meal served as well as both a live and silent auction. A bucket raffle will also take place. The meals will be $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. There is an account set up for expenses occurred in treatment at The First National Bank of Anderson.

For more information please call Kathy Rudel at 979-218-1549.

•If you are looking for a local place to purchase cute clothes, jeans and accessories, stop by Rockin Chair. They also carry Jon hart luggage. I recently visited the store and found a great selection of clothes and accessories, reasonable prices and the shop held a warm, charming atmosphere. Mrs. Harvey also has a leather stamp machine to personalize all the goodies you find. This is a must stop for your Christmas shopping as they will be having many events and specials during the Christmas season.

•Good luck to the fighting Iola bulldogs football team this Friday as they face off against Tenaha at Palestine Westwood at 7 p.m. This game is the 2A D11 regional semifinal.

Varsity boys and girls basketball will have a tournament in Thrall starting Nov. 30.

Junior varsity boys basketball will have a tournament in Buffalo starting Nov. 30.

Junior varsity girls basketball will have a tournament in Centerville starting Nov. 30.

If there are any upcoming events or items, you wish to be seen in the article please call 979-402-0947 or email The deadline for submitting an event or announcement is Wednesday at noon.