Wood County Monitor 10-24-19

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In this issue

  • Community Halloween events

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Fun downtown, Trunk or Treat, and Pumpkin Patch are in Mineola, plus Haunting on the Square and a Candy Walk in Quitman.

  • Commissioners OK members of children’s boards

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Wood County Commissioners approved the Wood County Child Welfare and Child Protection board member roster submitted by Board President Sam Scroggins Tuesday. All potential and active board members …

  • Quitman ISD buys buses, curriculum

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Quitman ISD trustees approved the purchase of four buses Monday. The International buses are 71 passenger vehicles at a cost of $71,900 each with a delivery fee of $500 per bus and are being …

  • Mineola Police Report, Oct. 10-16

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Oct. 10 9:42 a.m. A business on East Broad Street requested a woman be removed from the establishment.  An officer responded and the woman departed. 11:35 a.m. A hit and run was reported …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Oct. 9-15

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Oct. 9 5:27 a.m.   -  A male, 71, was found deceased at his residence on Valleywood Trail near Hawkins. The Justice of the Peace ordered no autopsy. 7:03 a.m.  -  Deputies …

  • Quitman Police Report

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Oct. 9 Lt. Investigator John Farmer received a case regarding injury to a child. Photographs of the child revealed bruises in several areas. This investigation is ongoing. Oct. 12 Officer …

  • Mineola Fire Report, Oct. 10-16

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Building fire: Oct. 11, 1:17 a.m., 22206 CR 455, Mineola. Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire: Oct. 12, 9:01 a.m., 170 PR 6252, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Oct. 10, 2:11 p.m., …

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Stop by the Quitman Public Library for treats on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. during the Quitman Chamber of Commerce Halloween Candy Walk!  National Family History Month is observed during …

  • Le Pearl Rhodes Bellomy, 1922-2019

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Le Pearl Rhodes Bellomy, 97, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Mustang Creek Estates Assisted Living in Burleson. She was born in Hopkins County on April 25, 1922 to Ola Mae Gatlin and Elijah McClellan (Clell) Rhodes.

  • Mineola Pilot Club schedules annual Memory Walk, ceremony Nov. 7

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    The Pilot Club of Mineola will host its annual Alzheimer’s Memory  Walk on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mineola Civic Center. The walk is to honor those who have Alzheimer’s …

  • All aboard, and I do

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Michael Cosby chose the Harry Meredith Special, the mini-train in Mineola’s Iron Horse Square park, to propose to Anna Grace on Saturday, Oct. 12 (she said ‘yes’).  They are …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Isn’t this cool fall weather wonderful? Gets you in the mood to cook again, maybe work in the yard or just curl up in a comfortable place and read a book that takes you to somewhere else. We …

  • Annual Jarvis Fest raises funds for college scholarships

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Jarvis Christian College of Hawkins is hosting the 2019 Jarvis Fest, an annual scholarship fundraising event benefiting the United Negro College Fund, Thursday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Nov. …

  • Veterans parade Nov. 9

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    The Veteran’s Day parade will have the theme “Thank you for our freedom” and steps off in Mineola on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:11 a.m. on East Broad Street and travels west on Hwy. 80 …

  • Mineola pushes Grand Saline to five games

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Mineola dropped a five-set match against visiting Grand Saline Oct. 15. After trading wins in games one and two, the Lady Jackets won a dogfight in game three, but the Lady Indians turned the …

  • Ground game not enough to carry Quitman

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Quitman was able to run the ball effectively, but it was not enough to get by district leader Harmony as the Eagles downed the Bulldogs 48-21 at Bud Moody Field Friday night. Harmony passed for …

  • Lady Bulldogs grab key win over Rains

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs put forth one of their season’s best performances downing Rains Oct. 15 in district 12-3A action 21-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-9. The victory moved the Lady Bulldogs into …

  • Quitman makes quick work of Alba-Golden

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs made quick work of the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers last Friday with a home court, three-game match win.  Behind the strength of Ava Burroughs, the setting of Shelby Hayes …

  • District leader Grand Saline blanks Alba-Golden

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    For the Alba-Golden Panthers, the 35-0 shutout loss to the Grand Saline Indians was a tale of two halves. The Panthers fell behind by two scores early after suffering a turnover deep in their own …

  • Golden Sweet Potato Festival set for 37th run

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Mark your calendar for the 37th annual Sweet Potato Festival, Oct. 24-26 in Golden, the sweet potato capital of the world!

  • Storm disaster declaration includes Wood County

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Wood County was among 16 counties in a disaster declaration issued by Gov. Greg Abbott Monday as a result of severe weather Sunday night.

  • Voters to decide fate of 10 constitutional amendments

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5 to decide 10 state constitutional amendments.

  • It's stitchin' time

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    A crowd of 200 gathered for the ribbon-cutting of Stitchin’ Heaven sponsored by the Quitman Chamber of Commerce Monday.

  • Something worth celebrating

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Mineola commemorated 30 years as a Texas Main Street City at a celebration Tuesday night, Oct. 15. The Historic Select Theater was packed with those who have committed so much to preserving Mineola’s history and promoting its growth and revitalization.

  • Quitman, Mineola bands march on to area

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Quitman and Mineola marching bands received first division ratings at regional marching competition Tuesday. They will travel to Carthage on Saturday to compete at area.

  • Quitman city council removes development board president

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    In a pair of controversial moves, Quitman city aldermen removed two Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) board members, President Randy Bennett and board member Glenn Hanner.

  • Community readies for Quitman Christmas Sharing program

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Quitman Christmas Sharing, Plus has been serving the community for 40 years. The idea for Quitman Christmas Sharing was born in a Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church. Several class members concluded that their children had been fortunate and had so much when there were many local children who had little or nothing.

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