A feel for the job

November 14, 2022

Josh Hass doesn’t let the loss of sight slow him down Story by Lisa Savage Josh Hass runs his fingers across the tape measure, feeling for the raised markings as he lines up the pieces of wood. He wants to make sure each piece fits together nicely. Josh feels right at home in the woodworking […]

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It’s all bees-iness

October 17, 2022

4G Honey Team brings national spotlight to Hawkins Story by Lisa Savage Mackenzie Rutherford knew bees played an important role in pollination. She knew little else about the insects three years ago, when she and three of her fellow students at Hawkins High School set out on an adventure that has put the school’s beekeeping […]

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Heating Up

September 30, 2022

Arc Force Manufacturing continues to grow Story by Lisa Savage Dustin Moffett grew up around the manufacturing industry as his father managed a large-scale facility that produced a variety of metal components. As Dustin chose a career path he got his peace officer’s license and was hired at the Wood County Sheriff’s Office where he […]

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Keeping it local

July 25, 2022

Story by LISA SAVAGE When Abigail Cox started making fresh sourdough bread to sell at the Farmer’s Market in Canton five years ago, her business didn’t even have a name. “Everyone just knew her as the woman who made the delicious bread,” says Stacy Crossley, executive director of Canton Economic Development and the Farmer’s Market. […]

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Supporting & Strengthening FAMILIES

March 31, 2022

Arms of Hope is a lifeline for single moms and kids in crisis Story by Andrea Agardy Every day, Joel Derrough sees how struggling single moms and children can build happy and healthy futures when they have the help they need. “We’re changing the trajectory of their lives,” says Joel, the executive director of the […]

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March 18, 2022

Symmetry Sports Construction is proud to call Mount Pleasant home Story by Andrea Agardy Symmetry Sports Construction specializes in artificial turf playing fields. But there’s nothing artificial about the company’s commitment to the school districts, communities and teams it serves. “I feel like we’re a breath of fresh air for a lot of our customers,” […]

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Annual Meeting Scheduled

February 11, 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Members of Peoples Telephone Cooperative is scheduled for March 22nd – March 24th. Drive Thru Event This year we will host the drive thru voting and gift retrieval event March 22nd & 23rd. Swing by anytime between 10:00am – 3:00pm to vote for board vacancies, receive your door prize […]

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Rallying around the RAILROAD.

January 27, 2022

Locals’ persistence pays off with Amtrak stop Story by Luis Carrasco If not for the railroad, Mineola might not exist. Or if it did, it certainly wouldn’t be called Mineola. There are different stories regarding who named the town. Most think the person responsible had a daughter named Ola and a friend whose name was […]

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Financial Partnerships for Expansion

December 8, 2021

Featured in Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative’s newsletter Capital Connections, below is the article about how a partnership between Peoples and RTFC will impact Peoples cooperative membership. Peoples Telephone Cooperative (PTC) began in 1952 as a dream to link one neighbor to another. Today, the Quitman, Texas-based provider has evolved to connect rural citizens of East […]

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This business is for the birds

November 12, 2021

Local duck call companies are a hit with hunters Story by Fernando Carrasco Marcus Keith’s love of the outdoors and duck hunting started when he was a child. As he grew older, he became dissatisfied with the quality of the available duck calls. An engineer by profession, he decided there was room for improvement. “I […]

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