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As I write this column, our national leaders are considering different proposals to secure the border and address our broken immigration system. While it remains to be seen what results, if any, … more
Our Thursday, June 28, Bedias Women’s Club program will feature Allan Homann, our Agri Life Extension Agent for Grimes County. We meet every fourth Thursday, at 2 p.m., at the Bedias Civic … more
Boys basketball camp will be from June 25 through June 27. This year the camp will be broken up into two sessions. Entering Kindergarten through entering fifth grade will be from 9 a.m.-noon in … more
Recently, my wife and I went to Haiti on a mission trip with 10 other people from our local church. While I knew the conditions in Haiti were bad, I really had no idea just how bad. Upon arrival … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
“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
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
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
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
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