Friday night lights

4 days ago
Stay tuned for Quitman-Arp and Mineola-Winnsboro district football updates. Also tonight, Quitman Lady Bulldogs swept Mineola Lady Jackets in three games in a district volleyball …

Alba-Golden quarantines high school football, volleyball teams

4 days ago
There will be no varsity football nor varsity and JV volleyball for Alba-Golden High School for the next two weeks. The district announced late Thursday that a 14-day quarantine for students in …

Quitman has first two COVID-19 related deaths

5 days ago
Wood County has reached 20 deaths related to COVID-19, and Quitman recorded its first two. According to the Northeast Texas Public Health District, Mineola has had nine deaths, Winnsboro eight, …

Mineola parades will follow former Hwy. 80 route

5 days ago
By PHIL MAJOR publisher@wood.cm It will be a little back to the future for Mineola parades this fall. The Mineola High School homecoming, Veteran’s Day and Christmas parades will …

Ladies’ group making security blankets for children

5 days ago
From left, Priscilla Massey, Winnsboro; Donna Benge, Quitman; Teddy Shampine, Quitman; and JoAnna Nelson, Quitman check the new quilting machine’s operation. (Courtesy photo Dean Benge)
The Crafty Christians are a group of women from around the area, primarily members of the First United Methodist and Liberty United Methodist churches of Quitman. Meeting for the past 18 years, …
Glen Dossett, left, presents the first place winner’s plaque to Jody Holmes, center, for the 2020 Mineola Hay Show, along with Bob Madsen with United Ag and Turf in Mineola. (Courtesy photo)

Virtual hay show yields great results

5 days ago

Although the Mineola Hay Show was unable to hold its annual event due to COVID-19 restrictions, the virtual show still managed to raise almost $28,000 thanks to generous donors. The actual show …

MHS band hall project proceeds; timber to be sold

5 days ago

Mineola School Board approved the first steps of the project to expand the high school band hall and adjacent parking area Monday. The board also agreed to seek bids for timber on 126 acres the …

Alba-Golden Homecoming

5 days ago

The Alba-Golden High School homecoming court includes, back from left, king nominees Ryan Jackson, Boedy Baker, Meritt McGahee and Delivan Jones; and (front) freshmen duchess Kalli Tremble, queen …

Commissioners OK 2021 Wood County budget

5 days ago

Wood County commissioners acted on a proposed tax rate and budget for 2021 on a busy Wednesday morning last week which also covered public hearings on various funds. The new county tax rate will …

QISD board approves lower property tax rate

5 days ago

Following a public hearing, the Quitman school board unanimously approved an effective tax rate decrease of 1.56% for the tax year 2020-21. The new tax rate of $1.2339 per $100 valuation will …

obituaries

Pat Woods 1931-2020

Tuesday, September 22
Pat Woods, 89, of Winnsboro, formerly of Thomasboro, Ill., passed away following a short illness on Sept. 15, 2020 in …

Susan Williamson Parks  1949-2020

Tuesday, September 22
Susan Williamson Parks of Mineola went to be with her Savior Jesus Christ after 71 years on Sept. 19, 2020. She was born on March 22, …

Scenes from a drive around Wood County

5 days ago
An old barn in a pasture is among the numerous picturesque views available around Wood County. (Monitor photo by John Arbter)
The ponds were all full and the pastures were the color green usually seen only in pictures. After four inches of rain it was the perfect time to take a long drive in the country.  The …