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District clerk retires after 28 years of service to Wood County

Wood County District Clerk Jenica Turner was honored for her 28 years of service to the county by family, friends and colleagues on Dec. 18 at the 402nd District Courtroom. Turner began working for the county as a probation officer in 1990. She was sworn-in as district clerk on Labor Day 2003 and has served through 2018. more

Conference scheduled in Walters murder case

Judge Joe D. Clayton of Tyler is expected to preside over a Jan. 14 scheduling conference regarding the Jason Walters murder case, a signal that the stalled proceeding may get back on track. more

Man accused of exposing self at Walmart parking lot

A 48-year-old Winnsboro man faces two charges of indecent exposure in connection with alleged lewd behavior in the parking lot of the Walmart in Mineola. On Dec. 14, Charles Brian Kirksey was arrested for two warrants of indecent exposure. Each warrant carries a $10,000 bond. Kirksey turned himself in to a Mineola Investigator at the Wood County Detention Center, according to the Mineola Police Department. more


Last week’s edition of the Wood County Monitor contained an error in an article about the debut of the Harry Meredith Special in Mineola. Tim Tyndell donated the electrical work, not Gordon Tiner. The Monitor regrets the error. more

Police have suspects in gunfire case

Police have identified two suspects and were expected to issue arrest warrants in connection with shots being fired near a residence in the 400 block of Peachtree Street the evening of Dec. 18. more

Quitman City Council OKs firefighting gear

At its Dec. 20 meeting, the Quitman City Council approved the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department’s (QVFD) request to order new fire bunker gear. Twelve sets of new fire bunker gear are needed for the department. Suits have to be replaced every 10 years and the current set expires in March. more

Patriot Paws visit local DAR chapter meeting

Last Monday, a service dog training organization educated the John Hogg Sr. chapter of the National Society Daughters of American Revolution on the services they provide to veterans. Patriot Paws Service Dogs of Rockwall teach service dogs to assist disabled veterans and provide more training when veterans require unique assistance as well as veterinary medicine. They also put together the group Veterans for PAWS, who works to help veterans feel less alone. Patriot Paws has grown over the years to have educational programs at Texas A&M and Gatesville prison to teach puppies basic obedience and shifts at the Rockwell facility for detailed training. For more information on Patriot Paws, visit their website at, Learn more about John Hogg, Sr. DAR chapter on its Facebook page. more

UT Health East Texas welcomes family nurse practitioner to Mineola

UT Health East Texas Physicians in Mineola has expanded its medical staff with the addition of family nurse practitioner Stacie Cameron, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CWS. As a certified family nurse practitioner and certified wound specialist, Cameron says her care philosophy “is to provide the best care to my patients by staying current with advancements and changes in healthcare. My goal is to practice evidence-based medicine and provide my patients with accurate information about their diagnoses and treatment options.” more

Holly Brook announces senior Bible study

Saints Alive, the senior adult ministry at Holly Brook Baptist Church, is hosting a senior adult Bible study Jan. 7-9 in the Family Life Center. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch at noon. The church will provide tea and water. Following lunch, Dr. Mark Neely will lead the study on letters to the seven churches described in Revelation 2-3. more

Line dance classes for beginners to start Jan. 25

Line dance classes for beginners start Jan. 25. The classes will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 – 9 p.m. the cost of the class is $40. To enroll, Call Mineola League of the Arts at 903 569-8877. more
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