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Iola Food Pantry open every third Saturday

March 08, 2023 - 00:00
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Iola Food Pantry distributed food Feb. 18, at Iola Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. It was well attended with several stopping for a variety of canned goods, meat, bread, eggs and desserts. The pantry is open the third Saturday each month for anyone in need of a helping hand.


Glenn and Betty Harmon had family visiting from Lincoln, NE over the weekend. They had 13-inches of snow in Nebraska. I’m sure glad it didn’t snow here.


Connie Francis spent several hours in the hospital due to a bad reaction to one of her medicines. Her grandson, Peyton Ray Brown, took her to the hospital. She was back home the same day and is doing fine now. As usual she was at church at Iola Church of Christ Sunday.


Area friends and family members of Fallon LeEtta Vaughn Garcia and husband Justin were happy to learn of the birth of their first child. Jax Kyle Garcia was born Feb. 22. He is the grandson of Davis and Debbie Reed Vaughn. Best wishes to all of them.


Iola Fire Department is hosting their annual fundraiser March 17-18 at the station. In addition to the BBQ cookoff there are lots of fun events planned to include live music, a silent auction, crawfish plates on Friday, a fried fish meal Saturday at 11 a.m. Other events include an auction with all sorts of baked goods and other items. Come out and support our fire department so they can continue to help us. For more information contact Betty Moore, 512-539-6792 or email


Iola North Zulch Order of the Eastern Star held their monthly meeting Feb. 27, at the Pyramid Masonic Lodge building in North Zulch. There was good attendance by members and visitors. The covered dish meal was really good. A variety of business was discussed and acted upon.


Thursday, March 2, was Texas Independence Day. Hope you celebrated that special day in a special way.


Happy birthday this week to the following: March 5 – Branda Beeson Jones, Rachael West; Match 6 – Gigi Delgado, Larue Hogate, Linda Sue Burns, Lynn Davis; March 8 – Clayton Castillo; March 9 – Kelsey Coneley; March 10 – Linda Flynt Lawson, Justin Trant Shaw, Trice High, Jimmy Owens; March 11 – Chad Biddle, Truman Wayne Thebeau. Do hope your special day was a happy one.


Happy anniversary this week to the following: David and Janice Harmon Crenshaw, married March 5, 1970; Chancey Ross and Megan McDonald Dean, married March 6, 2004; Johnny and Glenda Peel Crenshaw, married March 6, 1970; Ricky and Scotty Hoffman Flores, married March 7, 1998; Clint and Karri Kennedy, married March 10. Do join me in wishing them many more years of happiness together.

If you have any Keith news, call either my cell phone at 936-870-6094 or my house number at 936-394-8273.