The Mineola Hay Show has come a long way.
When the bids and add-ons were tabulated last Tuesday night, the show generated more than $40,000 to assist the Mineola High School ag programs.
Thanks to a small and little-publicized section of a new state law, Mineola ISD is able to move past the “F” grade received by its elementary campus the last time school campuses were rated by the state.
Superintendent Cody Mize announced the great news at the Monday school board meeting.
The Quitman City Council approved a tax rate of $0.5411 per $100 valuation last Thursday. The rate consists of maintenance and operations at $0.3900 and interest and sinking of $0.1511 to bring the total to the $0.5411.
The council opened the session with a public hearing to discuss the tax rate, but no citizens were present, and Mayor Randy Dunn ended the hearing. The adoption of the tax rate was approved unanimously.
September marks time for a ride about the county. Wood County is a prime “taking a ride in the country” kind of place.
The Mineola Landmark Commission will help kick off the event with its Hobo Special on Friday evening at the Farmers Market Pavilion starting at 5 p.m.
The Senior Golf Association championship at the Mineola Golf Club was held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13-14.
Kendra Lee McGahee Harpold of Alba graduated cum laude in August from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls with a bachelor of science in radiologic sciences.
Last year, Quitman was reeling from a 50-7 loss to the Hawkins Hawks. The last time the Bulldogs won three or more games was in 2010 when Coach Ron Callahan’s team went 7-4 and made it to the state playoffs.
Fast forward to last Friday night. Quitman defeated Hawkins 32-22 in front of a packed Bud Moody Field, earning a team victory as the defense and offense put up heroic efforts with big stops and an offensive line leading the way for Quitman runners on scoring drives. The Bulldog defense recorded four fumble recoveries.
That is exactly what the Panthers did Friday night at Cumby, and they came away with a 15-13 win.