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QDC board reviews business assistance

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) was able to give grants to several Quitman businesses in phase two of its plan to give $300 cash or $500 in gift cards to help local merchants during the difficult times of COVID-19. more

KidFish canceled, Bassmasters reset

The annual Wood County Sheriff’s KidFish has been canceled and the Bassmaster Elite Series Texas Fest moved to November. Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo still wants people to know although … more

Cookies for caretakers

Wood County Criminal District Attorney Angela Albers delivered cookie trays and snack baskets to members of the staff at UT Health in Quitman to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 … more

City of Mineola to offer residents free dump service on Saturdays

To assist residents who may be cleaning their homes and properties during additional time spent at home, the City Of Mineola will offer the free use of trash receptacles on Saturdays through May and June, except Memorial Day weekend. more

Mercy Mall Quitman searching for a new home

Mercy Mall Quitman, a non-profit organization that supplies food for the needy, has to find a new headquarters by the beginning of June. more

Gilcreases celebrate 50 years

Gil and Alice Gilcrease celebrated their 50th anniversary April 16 with their daughter Debra K. Teter and son-in-law Brian Teter and grandchildren Haley, Holly and Joey. Bro. Arthur Dimsdale … more

National winners

Rhythm Elite, the high school competition dance team from Dance Dimensions in Mineola, went to National Dance Alliance nationals in Dallas in January. They attended a  2-day competition, … more

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to honor a once-in-a-lifetime class

While area school districts struggle with the best way to honor the senior class of 2020, including what type of graduation ceremony to hold, the Wood County Monitor plans to publish its annual graduation section which will feature the photos of every graduating senior from Alba-Golden, Mineola, Quitman and Yantis. more

History unveiled

A bit of Mineola history was revealed last week when road construction on Hwy. 69 (Pacific Ave.) removed the top layers of the highway surface and exposed the old brick street. Such streets remain … more

Mineola, Alba-Golden announce graduation plans

With the new guidance from the governor and the Texas Education Agency, Mineola ISD announced Wednesday afternoon that an outdoor graduation ceremony is planned... more

QDC expands business aid grant program

The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) made plans for phase two of grants for local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Business owners working hard to stay in business

Area businesses have taken a hit during the COVID-19 crisis. more
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