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Last week’s meeting marked the last Commissioners Court session for County Judge Bryan Jeanes. To honor him, he was presented a plaque for his 16 years of service to Wood County. “It’s a pleasure to work with these guys. This is truly a family. I am a cog in the machine. It’s been a privilege to serve all of you,” Jeanes said. County Judge-elect Lucy Hebron will step into the role on Jan. 1. more
Don’t miss a special Christmas Story Time this Wednesday, Dec. 19. Beginning at 2 p.m., Elvis (instead of Santa) will perform and he will hand out scarves and teddy bears to the kids! Everyone is welcome regardless of age. Pizza will be served, but feel free to bring another one! more
To better reflect the services provided, Quitman Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will become Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Deanna Caldwell, president of Friends of the Arboretum, made the announcement at the Stinson House’s holiday open house. more
If you need a place to take your used Christmas gift paper and boxes, the Upper Sabine Valley Solid Waste Management District has a recycling center available seven days a week. The service is free. Place the recyclables in appropriate marked bins. The recycle center is at 111 West Side Drive in Quitman. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day. more
Wood County 4-H held its annual 4-H Food Show on Monday, Nov. 26 for members who have been participating in the Food/Nutrition project. At the Food Show, the 4-H’ers were judged in an interview setting on the food they had prepared and the members knowledge of its nutritional value, food safety, and the MyPlate recommendations. more
A special evening of Christmas Eve worship will commence at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church in Mineola, 209 N. Pacific St. more
Representatives from the Wood County division of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service gave their annual report for the year at last week’s Wood County commissioner’s court. Angie Monk, family and community health agent, said they’ve worked with the local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, Head Start, and Better Living for Texans. They’ve also been involved in food safety and offering alternatives to lessen screen time for kids. more
In a special meeting Monday, Wood County commissioners approved emergency repairs to the sewer system at the jail. more
Holly Brook Baptist Church will offer a quilting class starting in January. Participants will learn how to make a “block of the month” for a quilt top to be completed at the end of 2019. Call the church office for more information: 903-769-2091. more
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