Local impacts of coronavirus pandemic

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Local impacts from the concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus are continuing to expand.
Wood County had four confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 7.

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County lake beaches remain open for now

Yesterday at 4:29 PM
Wood County commissioners had planned to discuss closing the public beaches at the county’s four lakes Tuesday.

But instead they held a closed session and took no action afterward.
Online was the only way to view the broiler competition for the Wood County Junior Livestock Show, which was to be held last weekend and is switching to videos submitted by students.

Wood County Junior Livestock Show moving to videos, broilers go online

Yesterday at 4:24 PM
The Wood County Junior Livestock Show, scheduled April 2-4, was initially postponed and then moved to an online model.
Paulette Aguilar

Alma mater honors QHS ag teacher

Yesterday at 4:24 PM
Paulette Aguilar, agriculture science teacher at Quitman ISD, has been named a College of Agriculture & Natural Resources 2020 Ambassador for Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Trey Teaff

Co-op promotes Teaff to GM

Yesterday at 4:24 PM
Trey Teaff  has been unanimously selected by the Wood County Electric Cooperative board to serve as the co-op’s next general manager and chief executive officer.
The Mineola High School band won the UIL Sweepstakes Award for the seventh consecutive year recently.

Sound of the Swarm secures seventh straight sweepstakes

Yesterday at 4:24 PM
The Mineola High School band performed at UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest on March 6 at White Oak High School.

QDC handing out business assistance checks

Yesterday at 4:27 PM

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) has had a good response from local businesses responding to its short-term grant offer.

QDC Board President Martha Scroggins said the group is trying to get money into people’s hands this week and they were writing checks Monday, April 6.

Bank working through business aid requests

Yesterday at 4:28 PM

Since starting the Small Town Strong Project, Mineola Community Bank has had numerous applications for assistance turned in by local small businesses.

Fourteen businesses in Mineola have already received funds as of Friday. Many more applications are ready to be reviewed and approved by MCB and Mineola Economic Development Corporation representatives.

BBB offers business relief fund

Yesterday at 4:24 PM

During the COVID-19 crisis, many East Texas businesses have been hard-hit financially.

In order to help meet the short-term needs of businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas (BBB) has set up the Community Relief Fund and is urging all East Texas residents to donate.


Reynol B. Vancil, 1937-2019

Yesterday at 4:24 PM
Reynol B. Vancil of Mineola passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by loved ones on Dec. 5, 2019. He was 82 years of age.

Reynol was born in Merkel on Oct. 9, 1937 to parents Ruth Love Vancil and Boyce Vancil. He grew up in nearby Noodle on the family farm with his parents and his brother, Waylan.

Wanda Lynn Todd, 1939-2020

Yesterday at 3:57 PM
Wanda Lynn Todd, 80, of Quitman passed away on April 4, 2020, in Quitman. She was born in El Dorado, Ark. on Dec. 18, 1939 to Orris Mack and Ann Mae (McGarity) Bull. On July 3, 1958 she married Lamar C. Todd. She was of the Baptist faith and was a proud homemaker as well as bookkeeper and manager for the family company Quitman Pump and Supply, an oil field supply business.

Keith Lynn Brown, 1947-2020

Yesterday at 2:03 PM
Keith Lynn Brown, 72 of Golden, passed away on April 4, 2020 in Greenville. His family will attend funeral services on Friday, April 10, 2020, 11 a.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home. Due to restrictions on the number of those gathered, it is requested in person attendance be reserved for his invited family.

Jean Lou Ann (Rogers) Davis, 1931-2020

Yesterday at 2:01 PM
Jean Lou Ann (Rogers) Davis, 88, of Austin, formerly of Quitman, passed away peacefully April 6, 2020 in Lakeway.

Jean Davis will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman. Family and friends are invited to pay respects and sign the guest register. During this time there will be no formal visitation with the family due to current COVID-19 restrictions.
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