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Christian Country Showcase 3in1 Ministries and Walker’s Café will host the Christian Country Showcase at 6 p.m. May 17, featuring the musical duo Branded. The showcase will feature … more
The last day of school will be May 24. High school graduation will be 10 a.m. May 25. more
Our award-winning Bedias Food Pantry will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please look for ways you can help support this important community outreach. more
New babies have been born with connections to our town: First, congratulations to Ray and Glynna Brown on the birth of their granddaughter Myra Claire Brown. The Browns’ son and daughter-in-law Joshua and Hillary Brown welcomed Little Miss Myra May 7, when she arrived at 12:38 am weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces. more
It is that time of year again when we begin to hear of tornadoes in the news on a regular basis. Spring and Summer will see its fair share of storms in Texas. Experts define tornado season as a term starting in March and ending in August. However, tornadoes do occur in other months, they are not confined to the March through August months only because weather is unpredictable. Texas is in what is called Tornado Alley and we are known to be affected by these disturbances quiet often. Just recently we have had neighboring residents in Franklin, Marquez, Buffalo and Lovelady that have suffered drastic loss. “Tornado Alley was first named in 1952 to describe the study of severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, and Minnesota” (Ratliff, 4/28/2019). more
STAAR testing for Iola ISD will run from May 13-16. On testing days all school facilities operate as a “closed campus,” meaning no visitors are allowed. more
Mother’s Day is just around the corner… this Sunday. Nearly every woman you know deserves this special recognition, she gave birth to you or your children, she became your mom or mom to your children by marriage or adoption, she fulfilled the “mom” role during a profound time of need, she was that wonderful neighbor who always looked out for the neighborhood children… there are so many ways our mom’s come into our lives, don’t let this opportunity pass without letting our many “moms” know they are remembered and loved. more
In researching, I sniff lots of old newspaper ink, frequent the Findagrave website, and constant the two volumes of Madison County history. Findagrave lists 48 graves for Knights here, though two have no burial dates so may not yet be dead. If you’ve been in Madisonville long, you probably know of a Knight or two. I cannot seem to connect all the Knights so I’ll cover what I can in a couple of Musings. more
The Bedias Civic Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Bedias Civic Center, for a community potluck and an interesting program. All Bedias area residents are encouraged to attend and participate in all civic club activities. The Bedias Civic Club is building a new Facebook page, look for news on its development soon. more
Iola boys basketball camp will be June 24 through June 26. For entering kindergarten through entering fifth grade the time will be 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $50 per camper. For those entering sixth-through-ninth grade grade the time camp runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost of $60. Both camps will take place at the Iola High School Gym. These camps are a lot of fun for the kids as well as a great opportunity for them to learn the basics about basketball. more
The Bedias Women’s Club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bedias Civic Center. All Bedias area women are encouraged to attend and participate in all women’s club activities more
Boys basketball camp will be June 24 through June 26. For those entering kindergarten through entering fifth grade, camp 9 a.m. to noon and costs $50 per camper. For those entering sixth grade through those entering 9th grade, camp will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $60. Both camps will take place at the Iola High School Gym. These camps are a lot of fun for the kids as well as a great opportunity for them to learn the basics about basketball. more
Recently Janice Moore Manning, of Tyler, visited the Museum. Before I go farther, I’ll tell you a bit about her. She was born in 1940 to Cecil Vester Moore and Ruth Fulberg (some places spelled Fuhlberg) Moore. She graduated from Madisonville High School in 1958 and soon afterwards married James Manning, who had graduated from MHS in 1954. He had put his way through college before Janice graduated from high school. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage before he died suddenly and unexpectedly this past December. more
The annual Easter egg hunt at the Iola community center was canceled this last weekend due to adverse weather. You can follow the Iola community center Facebook page for the latest updates. more
The annual Easter egg hunt at the Iola community center was canceled this last weekend due to adverse weather. more
Thank you to everyone who has joined us for our Second Sunday Christian Movie Nights at Pastor Henry Sanders’ church, Faith Outreach Christian Center, in Navasota. Please plan to join us this Sunday evening, April 14, for our showing of “Risen.” Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for each of our wonderful Christian movie nights in our new home. You can find more information about Faith Outreach on their webpage, www.foccministries.com. more
Madison County is considered a rural community, but many folks residing here now did not grow up in a rural lifestyle. Those, and visitors, are sometimes surprised with words and phrases commonly used by us country folks. more
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Bedias Civic Club fundraiser March 30. Our event featured a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to help raise funds to make needed improvements to the civic center building and facilities. Please contact Gwen Boullion, 979-575-0267 or Karyn Upchurch, 979-324-8429, for more information. Want to know more about Bedias Civic Club happenings? Please go to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BediasCivicClub. more
The annual Easter egg hunt at the Iola community center will be held Saturday, April 6th. This is a free event for children up to age nine and will be held from 5-6 p.m. Drinks and cookies will be served. more
Congratulations to hometown son Joshua Brown who has been accepted as the Director of Choral Activities at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Joshua is the son of Madisonville Glyna and Ray Brown. more
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