Wood County Monitor 1-30-2020

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  • Lifters compete in Quitman

    Thursday, January 30

    Power lifters and their legions of fans filled the Quitman High School Gym Saturday for the annual Quitman Athletic Booster Club power lifting meet. Close to 300 total lifters representing 17 schools participated in the event. 

  • Yellowjackets open soccer season with win

    Thursday, January 30

    The 2020 Yellowjackets soccer side put together a beauty of a start in their Jan. 24 home-opener. The 2-0 victory over the Crandall Pirates combined timely striking, great counter-attacking, a …

  • Alba-Golden boys knocked off by Rains, 56-35

    Thursday, January 30

    Before a packed house on “Jam the Gym” night in Emory the Rains Wildcats came out hot from the beginning in the playoff like atmosphere. The Wildcats used a strong press and defense to …

  • Lady Panthers fall to Emory Rains in district play

    Thursday, January 30

    It was not a good night for the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers in their 60-22 district loss to Rains Friday. A Jordan Barnhart three-point shot gave Alba-Golden an early 3-0 lead, but two quick buckets by the Lady’ Cats gave Rains a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish.

  • Edgewood gets lopsided win against A-G girls

    Thursday, January 30

    The Edgewood Lady Bulldogs possess great basketball acumen. They move to the open areas, they anticipate passing lanes, and they can all drive and finish. Last Tuesday they unleashed a cascade of scoring against an overmatched Lady Panther squad. The Alba-Golden side went down in defeat 62-9.

  • Alba-Golden boys push Edgewood to the limit

    Thursday, January 30

    Those lucky enough to see the Alba-Golden vs. Edgewood game last Tuesday saw a real gem. It was an excellent basketball game. Unfortunately for the home side, Edgewood prevailed 70-65.

  • Jackets stop Edgewood in OT

    Thursday, January 30

    Mineola had allowed just 41 points per game in district play before Friday’s Edgewood game, when they gave up 66 in regulation before beating the Bulldogs 79–71 in overtime.

  • Quitman girls falter in second half

    Thursday, January 30

    It was a real defensive struggle in the first half which turned into an offensive disaster in the second half for the Quitman Lady Bulldogs in their 40-16 loss at Lone Oak last Tuesday.  The …

  • Bulldogs handle Lone Oak 69-48

    Thursday, January 30

    The Quitman Bulldogs got back into the playoff hunt with a resounding 69-48 thumping of Lone Oak last Tuesday evening.

  • Audiene W. Smith, 1958-2020

    Thursday, January 30

    Audiene W. Smith, 61, of Yantis passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at her home in Yantis.

  • Patsy Nadine Boyd, 1934-2020

    Thursday, January 30

    Patsy Nadine Boyd, 85, a long-time resident of Mineola, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Dallas where she had lived since 2010.

  • Allan Leslie “Butch” Dykes, 1944-2020

    Thursday, January 30

    Allan Leslie “Butch” Dykes, 75, of Mineola passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at his home.

  • Robert Martin Dils, 1945-2020

    Thursday, January 30

    Robert Martin Dils, 74, of Hawkins passed away on Jan. 19, 2020. Robert was born to Charles and Glenna (Minnich) Dils in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 26, 1945.

  • Nelda Jane Pollard, 1934-2020

    Thursday, January 30

    Nelda Jane Pollard, 85, of Jacksonville went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Jan. 23, 2020. Jane was born to J.C. and Nell (Heflin) Wilson on Aug. 18, 1934. She is proceeded in death by her …

  • Wallace Junior McPeak, 1931-2020

    Thursday, January 30

    Services for Wallace Junior McPeak, 88, of Mineola are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.  Interment will be at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in …

  • Four elected to tax board, one vacancy remains

    Thursday, January 30

    Four members have been elected to the board of the Wood County Central Appraisal District. However a fifth member will have to be chosen after one person who was elected was …

  • Police seek leads on vehicle burglaries

    Thursday, January 30

    Mineola police are seeking the public’s assistance in a rash of vehicle burglaries, centered in the area west of downtown and north of U.S. 80. The first report occurred Jan. 16 on W. …

  • Single campers planning event in Texarkana

    Thursday, January 30

    The Border Lows, a local chapter of Loners on Wheels (lonersonwheels.com) will be having their monthly camp out Feb. 5-9 at Texarkana RV Park ($25/night), 5000 US Hwy. 59, 903-306-1364. All …

  • Mineola Fire Report, Jan. 16-22

    Thursday, January 30

    Grass fire: Jan. 20, 12:09 p.m., CR 2210 (Wisener Field), Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Jan. 17, 11:31 a.m.,  23653 Meandering Way (Enchanted Lake), Mineola; Jan. 17, 8:45 p.m., …

  • Mineola Police Report, Jan. 16-22

    Thursday, January 30

    Jan. 16 2:38 a.m. Wood County S.O. requested assistance to back up a deputy until other deputies could arrive on 69 South. When the officer arrived, the subject was in custody. 1:06 p.m. A …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Jan. 8-14

    Thursday, January 30

    Jan. 8 10:47 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to W. Hwy. 154 in Yantis in reference to a burglary. The reporting party stated that someone stole a generator by cutting the lock.  12:01 p.m. …

  • Alba-Golden Elementary Honor Roll

    Thursday, January 30

    All A’s Second Grade Lane Allen, Blaine Bobo, Adelaide Bohannan, Colt Brewer, Maecy Burge, Taelynn Byron, Rylan Cooper, Trinity Derrick, Logan Godina, Avery Haisten, Piper Hartin, Grayson …

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Thursday, January 30

    Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. The Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of materials located near the front checkout desk.

  • Pilot Club presents gifts to sheriff’s office

    Thursday, January 30

    Mineola Pilot Club members Joyce Curry and Diane Holmes delivered 39 “Pick-Me-Up” baskets to Wood County Sheriff’s Office in appreciation of their 18 year partnership with the Pilot …

  • Sale tax revenue continues to rise

    Thursday, January 30

    Wood County cities began the new year with positive gains in sales tax revenue.

  • District judge’s race leads early campaign spending

    Thursday, January 30

    Spending in three Wood County political races has topped $15,000, according to campaign reports filed Jan. 15. The reports cover spending and contributions through Dec. 31.

  • Gooden office has new hours

    Thursday, January 30

    New hours have been announced for the Canton office of U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden. It will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The office is located at 220 Burnett Trail in …

  • Voter registration deadline Monday

    Thursday, January 30

    Monday, Feb. 3 is the final day to register to vote in the March 3 party primaries in Texas.

    That is also the last day to make any address changes.

  • Mineola Education Foundation having benefit casino night

    Thursday, January 30

    The Mineola Education Foundation is having its first Casino Night on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mineola Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $75 each or tables of six are available …

  • Mineola Library friends hosting tea

    Thursday, January 30

    The Friends of the Mineola Memorial Library will host a Valentine tea party and fashion show Thursday, Feb. 6 from noon-1 p.m. at the library annex, 1721 N. Pacific St.

  • Kid Trout Fishing coming to preserve

    Thursday, January 30

    Mineola Nature Preserve will be hosting a Kids’ Trout Fishing Day on Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-noon at Bridge Bob Pond.

  • Annual Pilot chili cookoff Friday

    Thursday, January 30

    The Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off will be Friday, Jan. 31 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman.

  • County judge reports some departments not up to standards

    Thursday, January 30

    Wood County Commissioners got a blistering report during the County Judge Lucy Hebron’s 2019 year in review update Tuesday.

  • Corner Column

    Thursday, January 30

    “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

    I am reminded of the famous line from the newspaper cartoon “Pogo” from the 1960s.

  • Slayton citizen of month

    Thursday, January 30

    Tonya Slayton, manager of KMOO radio, was chosen as the January Mineola Kiwanis Citizen of the Month.

  • Jarvis College recognizes area Kiwanis Clubs

    Thursday, January 30

    Jarvis Christian College held its annual Unity Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 18, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Suspected prison gang member arrested

    Thursday, January 30

    Ronald Herrick Riva, whom local officials labeled as an Aryan Circle gang member from Midland, was apprehended in Hawkins Friday, Jan. 24, after a lengthy manhunt.

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