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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 … 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

Bedias Food Pantry open this Saturday

Sandra and I were on vacation for the last couple of weeks, so our column was missing for a couple of editions of the paper. Thank you for your readership, we hope you are happy to join us … more

How to Secure Your Child’s Future and Get a Free Car Seat Inspection

Every parent wants the best for their child’s future, and one of the best ways to make sure your child will have a bright future is to be sure that you are correctly … more

’Round Town Aug. 8, 2018

Our little county is booming with new babies. First, congratulations to Courtney and Nick Phillips on the birth of Anna Grace. The little lady born Wednesday, Aug. 1, also christens Wade and … more

Town gearing up for Hay Day

The Iola Community Center is preparing for the Iola Hay Day Festival. It will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, Homecoming Weekend. Festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K Bulldog Dash. At 9:30 … more

Committee discusses continuing recovery

With August upon us, and the school year just around the corner, I hope you and your family are enjoying what little is left of the summer vacation. As we prepare for the school year, I … more

Iola Hay Day signals start of football season

Midnight Madness at Iola high school football stadium 8/5/18 starting at 9pm. Tailgating set up begins at 8pm. Come out for community fun and adult 7-7 football, support the football team, band … more

’Round Town Aug. 1, 2018

Several weeks ago, I shared with you that Mary Martha Parrack, owner of Apple Tree Florist, was posting on her sign board on Main Street the name of a hometown person whom she believed helped … more

Making your tax cuts permanent

More incredible news for the economy last week — second quarter GDP grew at 4.1 percent thanks to a more competitive tax code and bold regulatory reforms! As families across the country are … more

July 78 a busy month in Madison County July 78 a busy month in Madison County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles detailing the events of July 1978. The Daydreamers had won the Colts girls softball team championship. Coaches Peggy Clute and Donald … more

Summer fun continues with activities

There are around 103,000 members in the Texas FFA Association that is now made up of 12 areas and there are 12 state officers. Multiple candidates will run from each area for office. Our own … more

Senior Health & Activity Day is today

•A Senior Health and Activity Day is set for today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bedias Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Grimes County Health Resource Center. Call (936) … more

Energy committee dealing with responses

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'Round Town

Madisonville friends just keep on putting our little town on the map. If you remember, hometown gal Jill Sharp Vaughn was recognized for her banking achievements several months ago. She was recognized again in the July Texas Banking Magazine. It makes you smile, doesn’t it? more

True faith revealed during ministry

Day 4 in Haiti was a just as powerful as the first several days. We set out into the villages to deliver solar lights and water filters and were met yet again by many gracious and kind people. … more

J.R. Parten a respected Madisonville philanthropist

Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles detailing the events of July 1978. On Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m., the J.R. Parten Historical Marker will be dedicated at the Madison County … more

Iola students win state FFA post

There are around 103,000 members in the Texas FFA Association that is now made up of 12 areas and there are 12 state officers. Multiple candidates will run from each area for office. Our own … more

’Round Town July 18, 2018

Did you know it’s National Picnic Month? Bet you didn’t know that. It’s also National Grilling Month and it’s National Hot Dog Month. There’s even a National Hot … more
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