Wood County Monitor 11-7-19

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In this issue

  • Mineola Police Report, Oct. 24-30

    Thursday, November 7

    Oct. 24 9:59 a.m. A dealership on S. Pacific St. reported a customer taking documents from a manager’s desk that pertained to a recall on their vehicle. The customer was contacted to bring …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Oct. 23-29

    Thursday, November 7

    Oct. 23 9:08 a.m. On Hwy. 80 near Mineola, a welfare check was done and deputies were unable to locate the individual. 2:20 p.m.  On Hwy. 154 near Yantis, criminal mischief was …

  • James donates unclaimed funds to Mineola police

    Thursday, November 7

    Mineola businessman Lee James presented a $756 donation to the Mineola Police Dept. during the Oct. 28 city council meeting. The money wound up in the state’s unclaimed funds after the …

  • Mineola Fire Report, Oct. 24-30

    Thursday, November 7

    Building fire: Oct. 24, 11:40 a.m., 130 Pat Dr., Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Oct. 27, 12:43 p.m., 4555 FM 1801, Mineola; Oct. 28, 9:28 p.m. 224 Wigley St., Mineola; Oct. 29, 10:16 …

  • Justice of the peace plans Saturday court

    Thursday, November 7

    Precinct Two Justice of the Peace Chief Clerk Monica Bailey and Deputy Clerk Anita Pieper along with Judge Janae Holland will be having the second Saturday court of the year Nov. 23. Saturday …

  • Mineola HS showcasing CTE programs

    Thursday, November 7

    Mineola ISD will showcase new Career and Technical Education programs and facilities on Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Mineola High School. The new programs include welding, with equipment …

  • Quitman Rotary Club Students of the Month

    Thursday, November 7

    Quitman Rotary Club Students of the Month were Julia Simpkins and Ben Burroughs for October with Jace Reid and Jentri Jackson for September.

  • Lindale author coming to Mineola library

    Thursday, November 7

    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 …

  • Kiwanis Citizen of the Month

    Thursday, November 7

    Pam Dauntas was presented as the October Citizen of the Month by Mineola Kiwanis President Kevin White and Kiwanian David Huston.

  • Cynthia Louise Langford, 1950-2019

    Thursday, November 7

    Cynthia Louise Langford Chandler died unexpectedly and peacefully on November 1, 2019, in Tyler, Texas, at the age of 69. Cynthia is survived by her mother, Myrtie Jane Langford of Gilmer, Texas; …

  • Jackets keep playoff hopes alive

    Thursday, November 7

    When a lone trombonist plays the National Anthem in Mineola, it is going to be a special night. The hauntingly elegant solo by Mineola band member Megan Holt (a moving tribute to the nation) preceded …

  • J.L. “Jean” Meek, 1937-2019

    Thursday, November 7

    Services for J.L. “Jean” Meek, were held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler with Rev. Doug Anderson, Rev. Bo Richardson and Rev. Gary …

  • James T. Matlock, 1936-2019

    Thursday, November 7

    James T. Matlock, Jr., 83, of Holly Lake Ranch, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in Tyler. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936 in Lake Providence, La. to the late James Matlock Sr. and Hattie Key …

  • Vehicle exceptions requested

    Thursday, November 7

    Two requests to allow non-standard vehicles on city streets came before the Mineola City Council last week. Martha Moreland spoke on behalf of Calvin Horton. She said that Horton mows lawns for …

  • Love Cabinet donations sought

    Thursday, November 7

    Wood County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Melanie Whitehurst, along with County Judge Lucy Hebron, are encouraging all county employees and residents to participate in a donation drive to benefit …

  • Lady Jackets fall in three to Edgewood

    Thursday, November 7

    As we have seen all season, there were moments in Tuesday’s loss to Edgewood where the Mineola Lady Jackets were completely in synch. For a stretch in game two, the home side played relaxed. …

  • Quitman splits matches to gain third place seed

    Thursday, November 7

    Bonus volleyball was featured on Halloween night as Mineola hosted a special three-match event to determine playoff seeding for district 12-3A. After 84 volleyball games this season, three teams, …

  • Alba-Golden notches victory against neighbor Quitman

    Thursday, November 7

    It was an emotional senior night for Quitman players and one of the team’s best defensive games of the year in the 26-0 loss to Alba-Golden. Both teams played tough on defense with eight total …

  • Ronald Allison, 1934-2019

    Thursday, November 7

    Ronald Allison, 84, of Mineola, formerly of Grenola, Kan., was surrounded by his family when he passed from this life to eternal life with his Savior on Sept. 17, 2019 in Tyler. His life was …

  • Another soldier brought home

    Thursday, November 7

    An Alba soldier from the Korean War has been identified among remains returned to the United States from North Korea last year.

  • Marine Corps continues tradition

    Thursday, November 7

    The 244th Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Ball was held by the Lance Corporal Shane L. Goldman, Mineola Detachment #1278 on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Mineola American Legion.

  • Filing period begins Saturday

    Thursday, November 7

    Filing for elected office in Texas begins Saturday, Nov. 9 and ends Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. for candidates in the March 3, 2020 primaries.

  • County voting machines called into question

    Thursday, November 7

    Wood County was one of 29 Texas counties recently sent a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas along with Protect Democracy, the ACLU Voting Rights Project and Public Citizen urging them to adopt secure, paper-based voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections.

  • Mineola council sells city lots to power company

    Thursday, November 7

    AEP-SWEPCO was high bidder for property in South Mineola last week.

  • Nurse returns to Mineola 45 years after taking job overseas

    Thursday, November 7

    Many years ago, Mineola General Hospital perched atop a hill on Mimosa Street. It was a small hospital that served it’s community well, but in 1974, they were experiencing a shortage of trained and skilled registered nurses. 

  • Letter to the editor

    Thursday, November 7

    It is my understanding that the seasonal agreement between the Soccer Association and Mineola Civic Center regarding rental of fields may be cancelled.

  • Veterans parade set Saturday in Mineola

    Thursday, November 7

    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 through the downtown area.

  • Corner Column

    Thursday, November 7

    Elsewhere in this week’s edition of the Monitor you will find photos of some of the folks who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to react when disaster strikes, and to prepare for all contingencies when things don’t go according to plan.

  • Constable’s canine adds tracking skills

    Thursday, November 7

    Wood County Precinct 2 Constable Kelly Smith and canine Juma have added one more skill to their list. After a three week training course in Houston, Juma is fully trained to track lost children, …

  • Hainesville VFD stew fundraiser Nov. 9

    Thursday, November 7

    The Hainesville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 40th Annual Sam White Stew & Auction to be held Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

  • Quilts of Valor to be presented to veterans

    Thursday, November 7

    Stitchin’ Heaven will honor 10 local service men and women Saturday at 2 p.m. with the presentation of handmade Quilts of Valor to thank them for their service and sacrifice.

  • Quitman community Thanksgiving Nov. 24

    Thursday, November 7

    The annual Quitman Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m., hosted by Faith Baptist Church. This time of worship and thanksgiving is for everyone to attend. 

  • Wood County Special Ed hosts benefit garage sale

    Thursday, November 7

    The Wood County Special Education SSA will be having a fund raising garage sale Saturday, Nov. 15 at 109 Earlene Street in Quitman. All proceeds will be used for new technology for the local …

  • Pilot Club plans sale

    Thursday, November 7

    The Pilot Club of Quitman is holding a garage sale fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 9 until noon. On Saturday, all items will be half price. The sale will be held at the Masonic Lodge at 915 Hwy. 37.

  • Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanians set turkey shoot

    Thursday, November 7

    The Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club is hosting a charity Turkey Shoot and Pancake Breakfast this Saturday at the Winnsboro Gun club on CR 4403 from 8 a.m. till noon. Proceeds from the shoot will …

  • Bread of Life monthly breakfast Saturday

    Thursday, November 7

    Bread of Life Ministries monthly benefit breakfast will be Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7-9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Mineola.

  • Once a Marine, always a Marine

    Thursday, November 7

    Jenni Biesheuvel did not grow up with intentions of joining the Marines, or any branch of the military for that matter. However, as a young adult, when someone told her that she wouldn’t make it as a Marine, it sparked a fire within her.

  • Quitman project earns state award

    Thursday, November 7

    The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) received the Texas Downtown Association’s ‘2019 Economic Game Changer Award” at the organizations awards ceremony Oct. 30 in Georgetown. The Shops at 107 was the focus of the award. 

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, November 7

    Fall has arrived! These cooler temperatures are a welcome relief from the heat. It is also good book reading weather. 

  • Holiday event ahead

    Thursday, November 7

    The annual “Home Sweet Home for the Holidays” program, presented by the Wood County TEEA Club, is set for Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Mineola.

  • Mineola band marches, beats Texas' best back-to-back

    Wednesday, November 6

    The Mineola High School marching band repeated as state champions on Wednesday evening at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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