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Inside and Outside the Picket Fence

Happy almost New Year to our friends and neighbors. We at the Arboretum have had a busy fall season. Fundraisers, guests, planning, building and focusing on the future. In order to better reflect those we serve and to better identify our volunteers who work endless hours, the board of the Arboretum has decided it is time for a name change. May I introduce you to the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Same location, same friendly faces, just a name change. more

Mineola man taken by surprise as horse brightens up an 89th birthday

It’s not often that a birthday surprise arrives on four legs, but that was the case Feb. 6 in Mineola when Mike Fletcher, pastor of Spur On Ministries, delivered a horse to a lifelong friend and mentor, Chester McCallum. more

Quitman Animal Clinic 17th annual Pet Fair

A horse driven wagon carries passengers through the Quitman Animal Clinic 17th annual Pet Fair on Saturday, April 27. The fair had a large turnout with many activities and games for all ages. more

Jury finds Karch guilty

A Wood County jury returned a guilty verdict Wednesday afternoon against Todd Karch, former director of transportation for the Mineola ISD, who was accused of using an Internet site to seek a sexual encounter with 16-year-old Mineola student. more

Wood County Community Calendar

To add a listing to the calendar, email editor@ woodcountymonitor.com or news@woodcounty monitor.com or call 903- 569-2442 or 903-763-4522 more

GoBus takes half-off cost of one-way trip

ETCOG announces a reduction in price of trip costs coming to GoBus riders. The cost of a one-way trip is dropping from $4 to $2 for all paying customers. The new fare structure was approved by the ETCOG Executive Committee this month and will go into effect on January 2nd. more

Storm topples tree

Quitman FFA advances teams to area contest

After excelling at the district contest in Grand Saline last Wednesday, Quitman FFA has eight teams advancing to the area content at Texas State Technical College this week. FFA students focus on … more

Musgraves up for four Grammy nominations

It’s been another sensational year for Mineola’s Kacey Musgraves, who has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. more

Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest Schedule of Events

Takeoffs and Weigh-ins will occur right on Lake Fork at the Sabine River Authority complex. Takeoffs are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and weigh-ins at 3 p.m. Outdoors Expo opens at noon on … more

Mini S Exotic Zoo hosts summer camp for kids

Animals belonging to some of the planet’s most endangered species live and breed on nine acres just outside Mineola at the Mini S Exotic Zoo. Last week, a dozen first- through fifth-graders attended a weeklong camp at the zoo, where they interacted with many of the unusual creatures and learned about their traits and behaviors. more
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