Wood County Monitor 11-14-19

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  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, November 14

    The holidays are fast approaching. We have several cook books and craft books that might be useful this time of year. We have lots of seasonal books in the children’s area for reading on chilly fall evenings (or any other time of year).

  • Quitman schools welcome veterans

    Thursday, November 14

    The 40th Annual Veteran’s Day program at Quitman High School drew a large number of veterans spanning the armed forces of the United States.  The program began with those in attendance …

  • Wood County Co-op names scholarship recipients

    Thursday, November 14

    Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) announces the 2019 Power Upward Scholarship contest winners, a program for non-traditional adult learners pursuing post-secondary education. Each of the …

  • Alba-Golden Honor Roll

    Thursday, November 14

    A Honor Roll 6th grade Isaac Hartin, Braden Rankin, Layton Williams. 7th Grade AJ Jarett, Will Louderman, Olivia Morrison, Brandt Peterson, Cooper Pettijohn, Alex Reyes, Hunter …

  • Quitman Junior High School Honor Roll

    Thursday, November 14

    A honor roll (nine weeks) Sixth grade Chiana Cates, Marrysa Conn, Ryleigh Goodman, Isabel Hart, Klayton Meadows, Bryce Miller, Cade Papez, Cannin Peppers, Anna Rainwater, Reece Raley, Sophia …

  • Filing underway for March party primaries

    Thursday, November 14

    The filing period for the March 3 party primary elections got underway on Saturday. The filing period ends Dec. 9. In Wood County, Republican Party Chairman Jana Castloo fielded her first …

  • Winnsboro defeats Mineola for playoff spot

    Thursday, November 14

    Take two teams, match them evenly in talent, size and heart, and unleash them with a single playoff spot at stake. The results were memorable. It didn’t have the gut punch that was the Canton …

  • Quitman closes out 0-10 campaign

    Thursday, November 14

    The season ended for the Quitman Bulldogs on a low note, falling to Winona 61-0 on a cold, wintry night. The Bulldog faithful showed up in good numbers to support their team, but it was to no avail …

  • Lady Bulldogs gain bidistrict win after slow start

    Thursday, November 14

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs shook off a shaky start to down a feisty Dallas Madison Lady Trojan team in the Nov. 5 bidistrict volleyball playoff. Quitman scored 25-16, 25-12, 25-19 wins in the …

  • Quick start not enough as Quitman falls in area

    Thursday, November 14

    After building a significant lead in game one, the Quitman Lady Bulldogs could not close it out and fell to the Van Alstyne Lady Panthers  (23-25, 15-25, 14-25) in the area volleyball …

  • All-district 12-3A volleyball selections announced

    Thursday, November 14

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs had two volleyball players win superlative awards with talented senior Shelby Hayes voted “Setter of the Year” and sensational sophomore Ava Burroughs “Blocker of the Year” in District 12-3A.

  • Mineola girls 15th in state cross country meet

    Thursday, November 14

    The Mineola girls cross country team competed in the 3A UIL state championship meet Saturday morning in Round Rock, finishing in 15th place with a 13:40.94 average time.

  • Commissioners make quick work of agenda

    Thursday, November 14

    Wood County commissioners rolled through their agenda in a quick 13-minute session Tuesday, Nov. 5.  A memorandum of understanding was approved between the Wood County Jail and Andrews Center …

  • Mineola Police Report, Oct. 31 - Nov. 6

    Thursday, November 14

    Oct. 31 8:35 a.m. A purse was reported stolen at the laundry mat on N. Pacific St. after it was left behind. The couple’s passports and other IDs were stolen. 4:49 p.m. A hit and run was …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Oct. 30 - Nov. 4

    Thursday, November 14

    Oct. 30 6:19 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 182 near Quitman, about an abandoned vehicle  in  the  roadway. Joes Wrecker towed the vehicle. 9:47 a.m., Deputies spoke with …

  • Quitman Police Report, Oct. 18 - Nov. 7

    Thursday, November 14

    Opioids stolen from Scott’s On Oct. 30 at 2:20 a.m. Scott’s Pharmacy was burglarized by two unknown subjects. Entry was made by prying open the front door with a large crowbar. Some …

  • Alba woman found shot to death at residence

    Thursday, November 14

    A woman was found dead from a gunshot wound at an Alba residence early Tuesday.  Alba Police Chief Tim Koonce said his department received a call from the residence reporting the shooting and …

  • Pedestrian killed near Quitman

    Thursday, November 14

    A 92-year old Quitman woman died Tuesday, Nov. 5 when she was hit by a vehicle while walking northwest in the southbound lane of Hwy. 154. Beatrice Hawkins was killed when she was hit by a Ford …

  • Wood County Grand Jury indictments

    Thursday, November 14

    David Justin Martin, Brownwood, evading arrest detention with vehicle, state jail felony. Aaron Michael Mason, Quitman, assault causing bodily injury of family, household member, impeding …

  • Doyle Barlow, 1946-2019

    Thursday, November 14

    Doyle Barlow, long time resident of Mineola, passed away on Nov. 6, 2019. He was born June 5, 1946 in Nacogdoches to Turner Franklin Barlow and Lois Barlow Brake. After attending Douglass High …

  • Mauvoylynne Marie Criss Blaylock, 1941-2019

    Thursday, November 14

    Mauvoylynne Marie Criss Blaylock, 78, of Mineola, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 in Dallas. She was born on July 5, 1941 in Tyler to the late Leroy Green and Vinnie Marie Head Green. …

  • Beatrice Hawkins, 1927-2019

    Thursday, November 14

    Beatrice Hawkins, 92, of Quitman, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in Quitman. She was born on June 1, 1927 in Smith County to the late Angris Tennyson and Evelyn Young Tennyson.  Mrs. …

  • Robert Eugene Morris, 1966-2019

    Thursday, November 14

    Services for Robert Eugene Morris, 53, of Alba, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Lake Fork Baptist Church, Alba, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, with Bro. Josh …

  • Verna Dene Sansing, 1926-2019

    Thursday, November 14

    Verna Dene Sansing, 93, of Arlington, passed away peacefully, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at her home in Arlington. She was born on July 28, 1926 in Roby to the late Sam Beene and Lillie Mae Robinson …

  • Vicie Ophelia Yeager, 1921-2019

    Thursday, November 14

    Vicie Ophelia Yeager died Saturday Nov. 9, 2019 at age 98. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro on Friday, Nov. 15. The funeral will be held at the Faith Baptist Church …

  • County and state voters agree

    Thursday, November 14

    Wood County voters agreed with the rest of Texas approving nine of the 10 state constitutional amendments. In Wood County 5,160 out of 30,374 registered voters went to the polls representing 17 percent of eligible voters.

  • Next Caring and Sharing volunteer meeting Nov. 18

    Thursday, November 14

    Mineola Caring and Sharing’s next volunteer meeting, hosted by Northside Church, is Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Signup sheets will be available for those wishing to help. Volunteers are still …

  • Quitman students shown dangers of vaping

    Thursday, November 14

    Nakia Smith with Parents and Adolescents Recovery Treatment Services (PARTS) presented to Quitman students in grades 6-12 about the dangers of vaping Monday, Nov. 4.

  • Lawmen skipping the razor for a cause

    Thursday, November 14

    The Mineola Police Department, Mineola ISD PD and Precinct 2 Constable Kelly Smith are participating in No Shave November for Testicular Cancer through the Beard Patrol initiative. They are raising funds and awareness by growing a mustache, goatee or beard for 30 days.

  • Purple Santa making an even larger list

    Thursday, November 14

    For the second year, Santa will don his purple suit and make visits to distribute gifts to some of the most overlooked citizens of the community – the elderly.

  • Revamped development commission draws five members to first meeting

    Thursday, November 14

    The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC), formerly the Wood County Industrial Commission, held its first meeting since the name change last Thursday at Wood County Airport with an attendance of five, down from 18 to 20 members in the past.

  • The Forgotten Who Serve

    Thursday, November 14

    Dear editor:

    I wrote this in response to a kind veteran’s wife who thanked me with a card this day.

  • Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club plans annual free Thanksgiving dinner

    Thursday, November 14

    The Yantis-Lake Fork Lions Club will host its 15th annual  free Thanksgiving meal for the community in the Yantis ISD Cafeteria Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 …

  • Corner Column

    Thursday, November 14

    Last week’s championship performance by the Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm marching band at the state contest exemplifies what we know about the youth of today.

  • Open house set at new annex

    Thursday, November 14

    An open house for the Wood County Annex will be held Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon. Cookies and punch will be served. The annex is located at 200 W. Bermuda (Hwy. 154 between Stephens and Goodwin …

  • Soccer association, civic center hash out plan for spring

    Thursday, November 14

    The Mineola Soccer Association (MSA) will have a chance to play its spring season on the fields at the Mineola Civic Center.

  • Parade, ceremony pay tribute to veterans

    Thursday, November 14

    Mineola’s Veterans Day Parade and Program was one for the books. The sun was shining as the parade lined up, readying to roll through town beginning at 11:11. 

  • Honoring service with a quilt

    Thursday, November 14

    Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman was the site of a special  ceremony Saturday afternoon honoring Wood County veterans.

  • Twice as nice

    Thursday, November 14

    Mineola High School Sound of the Swarm is the best marching band in Texas in Conference 3A – again.

  • Garage sale benefiting special ed

    Thursday, November 14

    Wood County Special Education SSA is having a garage sale to purchase much needed technology for its students. The need is high but the available funding is limited. The garage sale is on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Special Education school at 109 Earlene Dr., Quitman.

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