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Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Greetings everyone. We are now in full-swing with the December holidays. We have lots of cookbooks and craft books to help you with your holiday plans. more

Get creative with cranberries

Cranberries can add color, refreshing taste and nutrients to many foods and beverages. Available in many convenient forms, from fresh or dried to juices and sauces, cranberries are an ingredient you can use throughout the year, not just during the holidays. more

County deputy named to new environmental post

Wood County Commissioners approved the transfer of William Burge from his position as a Wood County patrol sergeant to the recently created position of environmental officer at their Nov. 19 meeting. His final day with the sheriff’s office was Nov. 6. Wood County Deputy Joshua Davis will replace Burge as patrol sergeant.  more

The East Texas Gardens

November marks Arbor Day in Texas and also the start of the perfect time for planting trees. Planting trees in East Texas between November and February almost guarantees success – as long as you plant correctly. The process starts with buying the right tree for that right spot in your yard. (Please note that in this article I’m referring to container trees, as those are typically the homeowner’s best option.) more

Five area homes featured on Quitman tour

Forever Young Activity Center is again hosting the annual Quitman Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 8 from noon-5 p.m. with five beautiful properties featured on the route. Advance tickets are $10, $12 the day of the tour, and may be purchased at the Forever Young Center, 401 S. Main in Quitman, from any FYAC Associate, or by calling 903-763-8585.   more

Portraits of the elderly is Cook’s Legacy Project

The Legacy Project began with a question Sunnie Cook asked her aging father, “What legacy do you want to leave?” more

Students of the month

Quitman High School seniors Cash Powell (left) and Jordan Blalock (right) were honored as the Quitman Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for November. (Monitor photo by Larry Tucker) more

Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Nov. 13-19

Nov. 13 7:36 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Hwy. 69 near Alba, concerning theft. Someone stole several lottery tickets from the reporting party’s property. This case has been forwarded to … more

Mineola Police Report, Nov. 14-20

Nov. 14 6:15 a.m. A business on East Broad St. requested an officer to have an 18 wheeler move that was parked in the back of their parking lot and the driver was asleep. An officer asked him to … more

Mineola Fire Report

Camper or recreational vehicle (RV) fire: Nov. 18, 6:21 p.m., 1224 N. Pacific St., Mineola. Motor vehicle accident with no injuries: Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m., N. Hwy. 69 & N. Loop 564, Mineola; … more

Quitman Police Report, Nov. 8-20

Nov. 8 Officer Corbin Hanner was dispatched to a business on W. Bermuda Street in reference to the theft of lottery tickets. According to the clerk, the suspect picked up the lottery tickets as … more

Gardners join Lowe Funeral Home

Dwayne and Lucy Lowe welcome Richard and Rebecca Gardner to the Lowe Funeral Home family in Quitman. “The knowledge level and experience of these two professionals will insure the continuation … more
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