Wood County Monitor 10-17-19

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In this issue

  • Lake Fork Fishing Report

    Thursday, October 17

    It was an interesting week at Lake Fork. Water temperatures fell to 72 degrees and the lake started to turn over thanks to a cold front on Thursday.

  • A trip down memory lane for the Gateway

    Thursday, October 17

    A mainstay of Wood County is being demolished. Brick by brick, board by board, Gateway Lanes in Mineola is being torn down to make way for an ABC Parts store and warehouse. Some say it’s progress, but most feel that it’s a great loss.

  • Caring and Sharing ramps up plans to serve area families during the Christmas season

    Thursday, October 17

    Mineola Caring and Sharing is in full swing as they’re counting down to distribution day on Dec. 14.

  • This Week in Your Neighborhood

    Thursday, October 17

    The Bread of Life Ministry will hold its monthly benefit breakfast Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7-9:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 203 Meadowbrook in Mineola. A benefit for the Mineola …

  • Fun times in Alba

    Thursday, October 17

    The Alba Fall Festival Saturday featured a variety of fun and games, as well as contests and music.

  • Mineola neighbors welcome first responders

    Thursday, October 17

    At this year’s Texans Against Crime event last Tuesday, Mineola community members came together to show appreciation for Wood County law enforcement and first responders. Three gatherings were planned for the evening, with participants making their rounds to enjoy the fellowship and food.

  • Going to Yamboree

    Thursday, October 17

    Makayla Mitchell will be representing Mineola High School in the 82nd East Texas Yamboree Oct. 16-19 in Gilmer.

  • MLOTA announces winners of annual quilt show

    Thursday, October 17

    The Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) presented it’s annual quilt show Oct. 11-12. The show theme was “My Favorite Holiday.”

  • Body builder overcomes hurdles to win award at national event

    Thursday, October 17

    Lori Vick, a Mineola native, is conquering life, brokenness, autoimmune symptoms and more through fitness. In August, at 51 years old, she went to National Bodybuilding Competition in Pittsburgh and brought home second place in Women’s Physique. 

  • Louisiana man arrested in cattle thefts

    Thursday, October 17

    Justin Glenn Thompson, 40, of Hineston, La. was arrested recently at the Wood County courthouse on a felony cattle theft indictment out of Cass County.

  • Holly Brook happenings

    Thursday, October 17

    Annual craft sale Crafts and art by local artists and craftsmen will be featured on Oct. 19 at the annual craft sale at Holly Brook Baptist Church, Hawkins. Booth rentals benefit youth ministries …

  • Garden of grass raided, yields 71 cultivated plants

    Thursday, October 17

    A phone call from a concerned citizen led Wood County Sheriff’s Department to a marijuana bust last week. 

  • County 4-H members earn top awards at annual banquet

    Thursday, October 17

    The annual Wood County 4-H awards banquet was held Sept. 30 to recognize members, leaders and supporters for their work during the past year.

  • Michael D. “Puddin” Williams  1977-2019

    Thursday, October 17

    Michael D. “Puddin” Williams, 42, of Mineola, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 in Dallas. He was born on March 4, 1977 in Tyler to Melton Williams and Brenda Gail Stanley Williams. He …

  • Henry Lee Hass 1941-2019

    Thursday, October 17

    Services for Henry Lee Hass, 78, of Alba were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Enon Baptist Church of Alba, with Bro. Reggie Day officiating under the direction of Wilson Bartley Funeral …

  • Jeffrey Scott Gannon  1979-2019

    Thursday, October 17

    Jeffrey Scott Gannon passed away at his home in Dallas on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at age 40. Jeff is survived by his mother, Carolyn Harris; father, David Gannon; sister, Kim Gannon; stepmother, Pat …

  • Cowboy poetry gathering comes to Winnsboro

    Thursday, October 17

    Autumn Trails continues this weekend with the Winnsboro Cowboy Poetry Gathering highlighted by cowboy poets from throughout the southwest and a Michael Martin Murphy concert Friday night, 7:30 p.m., at the Bowery Stage. There is also a street dance featuring Sunny Sweeny downtown on Market Street at 7:30 p.m.

  • Mineola girls district champs as runners advance to cross country regional meet

    Thursday, October 17

    “The season that counts starts today,” stated Mineola Cross Country Coach David Smith an hour before the runners lined up to determine who would proceed to the regional meet. 

  • Lady Bulldogs sweep Lone Oak

    Thursday, October 17

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs kept their quest for a playoff run alive with a convincing 3-0 sweep over Lone Oak last Tuesday. The scores were 25-15, 25-15, 25-13 bringing Quitman’s district slate to 5-2 and season record 15-21 going into Friday’s contest at Grand Saline.

  • Quitman falls to Grand Saline in close five-setter

    Thursday, October 17

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs fell at Grand Saline in a five set marathon last Friday 25-18, 20-25, 26-24, 23-25, 13-15.

  • Edgewood too much for A-G

    Thursday, October 17

    The Edgewood Lady Bulldogs are a machine. They decimated a solid Alba-Golden Lady Panther side last Tuesday to retain their undefeated district record.

  • Lady Jackets get by Alba-Golden in three games

    Thursday, October 17

    The Mineola Lady Jackets responded twice in their three-game sweep of the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers last Friday at Alba-Golden.  

  • Last-second field goal gives Mineola key win

    Thursday, October 17

    The Mineola vs Gladewater football game last Friday was not an East Texas classic, as was suggested in last week’s sports page. Rather, it was an epic sporting event. For those who have a special place where they remember the absolute highest quality football games over the course of their lives, this game deserves a place. It should be talked about in bass boats and barbershops for decades to come. 

  • Alba-Golden holds off Arp for district victory

    Thursday, October 17

    The Alba-Golden Panthers rallied to a 20-6 win over the visiting Arp Tigers last Friday. Reflecting on the win, Panther Head Coach Drew Webster praised his players for their “unmatched work ethic and passion,” in a year which has tested the team. 

  • Bulldogs find a spark with 100-yard rusher

    Thursday, October 17

    Quitman’s 40-7 loss to Troup Friday night does not tell the whole story of the contest. After falling behind 34-0 at intermission, the Bulldogs came back to play solid second half on both sides of the pigskin. 

  • Lindale author coming to Mineola

    Thursday, October 17

    The Mineola Memorial Library will host a book signing by author S. Richard of Lindale, who has recently published “Man at 50: A Journey of Crisis, Revelation and Survival.” The event …

  • Fingerstyle guitar group sets Mineola meeting

    Thursday, October 17

    The next meeting of the Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association will be Oct. 26 in Mineola from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Broad Street Church of Christ, 440 W. Broad Street. 

  • City of Quitman plans annual cleanup days for residents

    Thursday, October 17

    The city of Quitman will be having the annual “Clean-Up” days Oct. 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the city warehouse. The warehouse is located at the end of Cliff Street and West Side …

  • Gateway memories

    Thursday, October 17

    Time marches on, and a stark reminder of that has been watching the track hoe as it crunched its way through the remnants of the Gateway Lanes along Hwy. 80 on the east side of downtown Mineola.

  • Annual co-op meeting draws crowd in Quitman

    Thursday, October 17

    Nearly 400 members braved the rain and cooler temperatures to attend the 81st annual meeting of Wood County Electric Cooperative Friday afternoon, Oct. 11 at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Prior to the meeting a free concert featuring singer/songwriters and sibling group, The Swoapes, was a crowd pleaser. 

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