Wood County Monitor 4-23-20

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In this issue

  • Classrooms closed for spring semester

    Wednesday, April 22

    With the cancellation of in-classroom learning for the remainder of the school year in Texas, local school districts have been scrambling to come up with plans for graduation and other related activities.

  • Nichols stepping down as Quitman Elementary principal

    Wednesday, April 22

    Quitman Elementary School Principal Mary Ann Nichols is set for retirement at the end of the school year.

  • Former QDC director initiates legal action over dismissal

    Wednesday, April 22

    The former executive director of the Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) has filed a petition for a deposition to investigate potential claims in anticipation of a lawsuit.

  • Health care centers innovating

    Wednesday, April 22

    Heritage House Healthcare Center in Quitman is reaching out to the community for help with individual activities for residents.

  • Sports Beat

    Wednesday, April 22

    No one noticed the injury. Only after the point was scored did the collective audience see that one of the players did not get up.

  • Wood County Junior Livestock Show results from lamb exhibits

    Wednesday, April 22

    Wood County Junior Livestock Show lamb exhibitor results are as follows. Contestants sent videos of themselves showing their animals.

  • Swine show results from junior livestock show

    Wednesday, April 22

    The video version of the swine show for the Wood County Junior Livestock Show has been completed.

  • Commercial steer WCJLS show results

    Wednesday, April 22

    Kori Hammond of Quitman FFA exhibited the grand champion commercial heifer during the virtual Wood County Junior Livestock Show, held recently. Hammond also won the junior showmanship award for …

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Wednesday, April 22

    Wind storm, tornado/hurricane assessment: April 12, 6:42 p.m., citywide, Mineola.

  • Quitman Police Report

    Wednesday, April 22

    Cpl. Milbourn took a theft report from a resident of Bookman St. The woman stated that a pallet’s worth of bricks had been stolen in the past year. An incident report was completed.

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report

    Wednesday, April 22

    3:23 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 852 near Winnsboro about an abandoned vehicle. Deputies located the vehicle and it was towed.

  • Mineola Police Report

    Wednesday, April 22

    12:48 a.m. A resident on W. McDonald reported criminal mischief when he noticed that his vehicle had been egged. A check of the area was completed by officers.

  • Mineola Elementary Honor Roll

    Wednesday, April 22

    All A’s 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

  • Quitman board alters calendar for year-end

    Wednesday, April 22

    Quitman school trustees approved a calendar change Monday. The last day of school will officially be May 20 with graduation remaining on May 22.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Wednesday, April 22

    Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Or perhaps you need a refresher course to get you back on track with your diabetes management? Now is the time.

  • Quitman Library Connections

    Wednesday, April 22

    The Quitman Public Library building remains temporarily closed until mandates are lifted. You may return your materials by leaving them in the book drop at the east entrance or just hang on to them …

  • Corner Column

    Wednesday, April 22

    There is so much information swirling around it becomes difficult to keep up with it all, much less to make sense of it.

    No sooner do we report something than it changes.

  • Kiwanians donate for medical needs

    Wednesday, April 22

    The Mineola Kiwanis Club is giving back to the medical community during the COVID-19 crisis by giving $500 to three facilities that serve Wood County: Christus Trinity Monther Frances, UT Health in …

  • Business aid funds upped

    Wednesday, April 22

    The Quitman City Council approved increasing the Quitman Development Corporation’s (QDC) original $9,999 to just over $15,000 last Thursday night.

  • Lacey Ballew, 1956-2020

    Wednesday, April 22

    Lacey Ballew, 63, of Mineola, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his home in Mineola. He was born on June 1, 1956 in Marshall, Mo.

  • Randy Sean Huckabee, 1988-2020

    Wednesday, April 22

    Randy Sean Huckabee, 32, of Mesquite, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his home in Mesquite. He was born on March 18, 1988 in Dallas to Charles Gaspard and Linda Huckabee.

  • Frankie Lou Bethea Morgan, 1925-2020

    Wednesday, April 22

    Frankie Lou Bethea Morgan was born on Jan. 4, 1925 to Melvin Sheely and Lora Murel (Lipsey) Bethea. She was 95 years old. She lived most of her life in Terrell and Quitman.

  • Beau Gilbreath, 1957-2020

    Wednesday, April 22

    Beau Gilbreath, 63, transitioned to his eternal home on Friday, April 17, with his life partner Joseph by his side.

  • MHS graduation options explored

    Wednesday, April 22

    A senior planning committee was set to start working on alternatives for Mineola High School graduation and other senior activities Tuesday.

  • Mineola board approves stay-at-home grading plan

    Wednesday, April 22

    Mineola ISD board of trustees approved the proposed grading policy for virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

    “The grading policy that has been presented before the board is filled with grace,” said Superintendent Cody Mize. 

  • County extends lake beach closure

    Wednesday, April 22

    Wood County Commissioners voted to continue closing beaches on all four county lakes through May 8.

  • April tax report may be last before decline

    Wednesday, April 22

    April sales tax income for Wood County cities continues to show improvement.

  • Rally supporting reopened business at courthouse

    Wednesday, April 22

    Some 50 people met on the north lawn of the Wood County courthouse in Quitman Friday to express their feelings about getting the county and local communities back to work.

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