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Choices become easier with faith and prayer

We all have choices to make in life and many tines those choices shape the way our lives turn out. For many years I chased the dream of being a country singer. My band and I played all over the … more

Rasco reminiscing regarding hunting hogs

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns regarding the tales of Mutt Rasco. Continuing from where we left off, in the words of Mutt Rasco: “We drove the hogs up the river about 5 … more

Four picked as top Bulldogs

Congratulations to the Bulldogs of the month — Junior Juarez, sixth grade, Charlotte Zimmerman, sixth grade, Paige Lemley, Pre-K, and Ryder Wubbenhorst, Pre-K. •The fighting Iola … more

Fall marks time to consider food plots for deer

The time has arrived to consider planting your winter food plot. Several options are available out there with just about every variety of mixture you can think of. When purchasing brand name … more

Economic news better than forecast

In July, we received great news that the American economy had grown in the second quarter by 4.1 percent. Those numbers were recently revised, and we learned that it grew at 4.2 percent. On top … more

Rider making strides after high school

The competition is stiff for equestrian Rheagan Bryant. The Madisonville High School graduate is a sophomore specializing in horsemanship for the Texas A&M University women's equestrian … more

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

The Bedias Food Pantry will be open this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please con-sider offering your support by donating funds or your hands to this important community … more

The cream will rise to the top

Often we find ourselves feeling like people are treating us badly. These feelings may come when we are passed over for a promotion, snubbed by a friend, talked about behind our backs, or even … more

Football in full swing this month

Junior varsity 2, junior varsity, and varsity volleyball will host Caldwell Sept. 11 with games starting at 3 p.m. Varsity football will face off in Normangee on Sept. 11 in Normangee at 6:30 … more

Bedias Civic Club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Civic Club meets Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Bedias Civic Center. All Bedias area residents are encouraged to attend and participate on all Bedias Civic Club … more

Texans stand together against rail plan

I'd like to start this column by expressing my appreciation to all of the folks who made it out to the recent TCEQ public meeting on the proposed high-speed rail project. It was truly … more

Football and volleyball seasons are here

Fall school pictures will be Thursday, Aug. 30. •There will be no school Sept. 3. The first varsity football game will be this Friday, Aug. 30, against Somerville at 7 p.m. This is a … more

Texas Strong — one year later

A year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Hundreds of Texas families were left homeless and without resources, and 88 … more

Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday

The Bedias Civic Club meets next Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. All Bedias area residents are encouraged to attend and participate on all Bedias Civic Club … more

Rise and fall of the leopard-spotted dogs

Up until almost 1960, there was a school on the north side of Highway 21, at 701 E. Main St. (where Family Dollar now stands). At a recent meeting of the Madison County Historical Commission, the … more

Bedias Women’s Club meets tomorrow

The Bedias Women’s Club meets Thursday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. The meeting will feature information on herb gardening. All Bedias area women are encouraged to … more

Committee concerns itself with education

As some long-awaited rain poured into the rivers and lakes across our region, our students are once again pouring into the hallways and classrooms of schools across the state. With the new … more

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 … more

’Round Town Aug. 15, 2018

We have several neighbors striving to be on the mend. Jeanelle Mathis, who has been in St. Joseph’s Hospital is finally at home, but she will be recuperating for a while. … more

Band holding meet & greet

The Iola Band Directors and Band Boosters would like to invite everyone to a Meet & Greet event for all parents and band students in grades fifth through 12th. This event will take place … more
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