Wood County Monitor 3-5-20

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In this issue

  • QDC parts ways with executive

    Thursday, March 5

    The Quitman Development Corp. (QDC) met in a special meeting last Thursday and voted to end its oral independent contractor agreement with Denea Hudman as its executive director.  

  • Sandifer has half century of groceries in the bag

    Thursday, March 5

    After 50 years at Brookshire’s Grocery Store in Mineola, Carroll Wayne “Curly” Sandifer has retired. He started working in grocery stores while in high school. From bagging and carrying out groceries to perishables and grocery management, Sandifer has worked in almost every aspect of the grocery business.

  • 2020 U.S. Census first to have option for participating online

    Thursday, March 5

    In the coming weeks households should begin receiving mail from the United States Census Bureau. The every-10-year census will be seeking a national head count on April 1.

  • Lawsuit against former sheriff, others dismissed

    Thursday, March 5

    A federal lawsuit filed in October 2017 by John Winston Forrester and six other plaintiffs against Wood County and seven individuals has been dismissed. 

  • Rural medicine benefits from MDs serving residencies in Quitman

    Thursday, March 5

    Dr. Beverly Waddleton wants one thing to be perfectly clear. “They are doctors. They are already graduated from medical school. They already have a license.  They are here to get additional experience,” Waddleton said of physicians in residence at the UT Health Quitman facility.

  • Speakers detail many successes of black Americans

    Thursday, March 5

    The Mineola Historical Museum hosted “Then and Now,” a Black History Month Program on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Addie McFarland Center. Community members and high school students attended the event. 

  • Chili cookoff benefits Kiwanis

    Thursday, March 5

    Hot chili and a lively dessert auction were offered to a crowd of around 200 citizens at the 11th annual Mineola Kiwanis Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 22.

  • Singles camping group plans monthly event

    Thursday, March 5

    The Border Lows, a local chapter of Loners on Wheels (lonersonwheels.com), will have its monthly camp out March 11-15 at Mineola RV Park, 1150 N. Newsom St. Parking is $28 a night. All …

  • Students gain leadership insights through Rotary

    Thursday, March 5

    Mineola High School juniors Thomas Hooton, Nathan Rojas, Abby Kratzmeyer and Alana Galaz recently attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp. 

  • Extension hosting car seat check

    Thursday, March 5

    For a car seat to best protect a child, it must be the one that fits the child, the vehicle, and one that will be used correctly every time. 

  • 4-H’ers win at food challenge

    Thursday, March 5

    Wood County 4-H Food Challenge teams competed with teams from District 5 to bring home some of the top awards at the recent District 4-H Food Challenge Event.

  • Lambert wins calf scramble

    Thursday, March 5

    Leah Lambert, a sophomore from Yantis, participated in the Calf Scramble for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 15. 4-H and FFA youth competed for certificates to purchase a breeding animal …

  • Junk in the Trunk has new options for vendor setup

    Thursday, March 5

    Mineola Civic Center’s Junk in the Trunk Sale will now have two options for space to set up and sell goods: a parking space for $10 or RV pad with water and electricity for $40, if purchased in …

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Thursday, March 5

    Many thanks to the Meredith Foundation for approving our requests for the coming year. We really do appreciate your support of us and all the Mineola projects you fund.

  • Quitman Police Report

    Thursday, March 5

    Feb. 6 Corporal Austin Milbourn was notified that an older female had contacted the department because she needed food. Milbourn made arrangements with a local church to provide food. The woman …

  • Wood County Sheriff's Report

    Thursday, March 5

    Feb. 12 11:11 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to CR 4494 near Winnsboro to a disturbance. Geoffrey English, 41, of Winnsboro, was arrested for outstanding warrants. 1:37 p.m. Disa Brown, 40, of …

  • Mineola Police Report

    Thursday, March 5

    Feb. 20 1:13 a.m. A man reported he observed two men at the Chevron who appeared to be installing a pump skimmer. They fled in a white Tahoe. An investigator located a skimmer on the pumps. The …

  • Sophia Mae Courtney  1930-2020

    Thursday, March 5

    Sophia Mae Courtney, 89, of Tyler passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at her home. She was born on March 23, 1930 in Nemo to Thomas Vaughn and Bertha Prescher Vaughn. 

  • James Reid

    Thursday, March 5

    The Lord welcomed James Reid, 78, of Golden into his kingdom on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He left behind his wife, Beth; his daughter, Angie; and his son, David. …

  • Donald A. Griffith  1957-2020

    Thursday, March 5

    Donald A. Griffith, 62, of Mineola, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Tyler. He was born on May 26, 1957 to the late Granville Griffith and Helen Griffith. He was a retired heavy equipment …

  • Thomas “Tom” Richard Smith, 1952-2020

    Thursday, March 5

    Thomas “Tom” Richard Smith, 67, returned to his heavenly home on Feb. 16, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in Jesus supported him in …

  • Coaches, players in all-star events by Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Thursday, March 5

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletics Heart of a Champion All Stars for the 2020 summer games have been announced with about 200 East Texas players and cheerleaders making the grade. The sports contests include soccer, football, softball and baseball. A cheer squad is also selected.

  • Mineola girls defeat Bells in playoffs

    Thursday, March 5

    The 49-35 Lady Jacket victory over the Bells Panthers last Tuesday sent Mineola on to the regional tournament as one of the four best teams in 3A, Region 2.

  • Bulldogs go 1-2 in baseball tournament action

    Thursday, March 5

    The Quitman Bulldogs came home from the Big Sandy baseball tournament with a win and two losses. The Bulldogs opened play with an 11-3 romp over Jefferson Friday afternoon. Quitman scored three runs in the first inning and four each in the second and third innings.

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Thursday, March 5

    Chimney or flue fire, confined to chimney or flue: Feb. 23, 5:18 p.m., 3478 FM 3056, Mineola. Grass fire: Feb. 25, 11:42 a.m., 369 CR 2560, Mineola. Medical assist, assist EMS crew: Feb. 21, …

  • Lady Bulldogs win three games

    Thursday, March 5

    The Quitman Lady Bulldogs got in five softball games last week playing in the Harmony Tournament. They recorded wins over Wills Point (3-0), Daingerfield (10-9) and Bloomburg (12-8) while losing to Winnsboro (12-5) and Bloomburg (3-0).

  • Quitman wins opener 10-6 over Como-Pickton Eagles

    Thursday, March 5

    The Quitman Bulldogs opened their baseball season on the road and got 11 hits to pound out a 10-6 win over Como-Pickton last Monday.

  • Jackets stop Gorman and split at Chisum

    Thursday, March 5

    Mineola defeated Bishop Gorman 19-11 in a non-district baseball game Tuesday, Feb. 25.

  • Jackets stop Ponder for area title

    Thursday, March 5

    The Mineola Yellowjackets leveraged a fast first-quarter start to defeat the Ponder Lions Friday in the area playoffs, 52-42. Guard T.J. Moreland went 4-for-4 from 3-point range in the first quarter as the Jackets’ tempo, physicality and ball movement overwhelmed the Lions.

  • Cross-county playoff battle goes to Winnsboro

    Thursday, March 5

    As with any high school championship match-up, there were many games within the game. The Lady Jackets fell to the Winnsboro Lady Raiders, 59-51 in the regional semifinal last Friday. The game had a bit of everything and will likely be regarded as one of the most hotly-contested in the regional tourney.

  • Weather, spring sports heating up

    Thursday, March 5

    The cool mornings and warm days announce the arrival of spring sports. In addition to the national pastime of baseball (and softball), spring ushers in track, golf and tennis, and the conclusion of soccer, powerlifting and basketball seasons.

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