Wood County Monitor 5-14-20

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In this issue

  • Mineola, Alba-Golden planning live, restricted ceremonies for graduation

    Wednesday, May 13

    With new guidance from the governor and the Texas Education Agency last week, Mineola ISD announced last Wednesday afternoon that an outdoor graduation ceremony is planned Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. at Meredith Memorial Stadium, with an alternate weather date of June 6.

  • Revamped county EDC gains executive director

    Wednesday, May 13

    The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) has a new leader with vast experience in economic development and business. Roger Johnson has been appointed executive director. County …

  • Blalock, Reid lead QHS Class of 2020

    Wednesday, May 13

    Jordyn Blalock and Jace Reid are the top graduates of the Quitman High School Class of 2020.

  • MHS’ Rojas named district midfielder of the year

    Wednesday, May 13

    Mineola Yellowjacket junior Nathan Rojas secured selection as the 2019-20 District 14-4A Midfielder of the Year. Rojas was joined by eight teammates in a strong showing for district post-season superlatives.

  • Sneed says he will be Mustang

    Wednesday, May 13

    Mineola junior Trevion Sneed announced Sunday he has accepted an offer to play football for the Mustangs of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

  • Sorenson named principal at Mineola High School

    Wednesday, May 13

    Mike Sorenson, the dean of staff and students at Mineola High School, has been named campus principal.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, May 13

    Here we are in May. Things are beginning to open up based on Governor Abbott’s directives, Judge Lucy Hebron’s instructions, availability of cleaning supplies and comfort level of establishment.

  • AGISD board set to review superintendent apps

    Wednesday, May 13

    The application deadline for a new school superintendent for Alba-Golden ISD passed Wednesday.

    According to the school board’s adopted timeline, review of the applications will begin on Tuesday, May 19.

  • Michael (Mike) McDowell, 1949-2020

    Wednesday, May 13

    Graveside service for Michael (Mike) McDowell, 71, of Tyler is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Mineola City Cemetery with Rev. Ralph E. Caraway, Sr. as eulogist. Burial will be in Mineola City Cemetery.

  • Jeannene Stricklin, 1932-2020

    Wednesday, May 13

    “A life well-spent” is a phrase often used to describe a person’s earthbound journey that has come to a close. Jeannene Stricklin provided a great example of that well-spent …

  • Frances Decker Haley, 1923-2020

    Wednesday, May 13

    Frances Decker Haley went to be with her Heavenly Father on May 6, 2020, at the age of 97. She was born to George and Thula Decker on Jan. 17, 1923, in Greenville. Frances was a graduate of …

  • Coy Rogers, 1935-2020

    Wednesday, May 13

    Coy Rogers, 84, of Lindale, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at his home. He was born on Nov. 7, 1935 in Dallas to the late Benjamin Rogers and Annie Mae Baccus Rogers. He was a sergeant in the …

  • Beverly Sue North Buck, 1949-2020

    Wednesday, May 13

    Graveside services for Beverly Sue North Buck, 70, of Quitman are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2020 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Alba with Rev. Ron Liles and Rev. David Bethel …

  • QDC board reviews business assistance

    Wednesday, May 13

    The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) was able to give grants to several Quitman businesses in phase two of its plan to give $300 cash or $500 in gift cards to help local merchants during the difficult times of COVID-19.

  • Winnsboro woman dies of injuries from traffic crash

    Wednesday, May 13

    A Winnsboro woman has died from injuries received in a single-vehicle accident Thursday, May 7 north of Hawkins.

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Wednesday, May 13

    Passenger vehicle fire: May, 6, 8:19 p.m., 23603 Meandering Dr. (Enchanted Lakes), Mineola. Forest, woods or wildland fire: May 5, 1:09 p.m., 768 CR 2317, Mineola. Grass fire: May 2, 3:46 p.m., …

  • Quitman Police Report

    Wednesday, May 13

    April 28   Officer Joe Andrade was dispatched to N. Winnsboro St. about a power line down.  He called for Quitman Volunteer Fire Dept. and Wood County Electric Cooperative. Someone had …

  • Mineola Police Report, Apr. 30 - May 6

    Wednesday, May 13

    April 30 10:29 a.m. A store employee in the 100 block on N. Pacific St. reported a vehicle in the parking lot running for a long period of time. Officers located the owner who was working in the …

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, Apr. 28 - May 4

    Wednesday, May 13

    April 28 7:15 a.m. Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle on Hwy. 154 near Quitman. Deputies located the vehicle and cleared the incident. 7:46 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to FM 1804 near …

  • Wood County retail sales remained strong in March

    Wednesday, May 13

    The anticipated drop in sales tax revenue for Wood County and its cities did not hit as harshly as anticipated, with business activity in March slowing due to restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • KidFish canceled, Bassmasters reset

    Wednesday, May 13

    The annual Wood County Sheriff’s KidFish has been canceled and the Bassmaster Elite Series Texas Fest moved to November. Wood County Sheriff Tom Castloo still wants people to know although …

  • Smith, Haswell exchange vows

    Wednesday, May 13

    Holly Faye Smith and Lucas James Haswell were married April 3 in Mineola.

  • Mineola farmers market plans to restart May 23

    Wednesday, May 13

    The farmers market in downtown Mineola plans to reopen for the season on Saturday, May 23 at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Tax office reopens

    Wednesday, May 13

    The Wood County Tax office at 301 East Goode Street in Quitman is open with regular hours.

  • Carter earns degree from Prairie View

    Wednesday, May 13

    CeTara Carter of Mineola was among 910 graduates of Prairie View A&M University who participated in a virtual ceremony Saturday, May 9. She majored in kiniesiology.

  • Attaway advances to lieutenant colonel

    Wednesday, May 13

    A 1994 Quitman High School graduate has been promoted to lieutenant colonel by the U.S. Army.  James Attaway’s promotion became official May 8 in a ceremony held at Stephen F. Austin …

  • In East Texas Gardens

    Wednesday, May 13

    Shade in your garden is a welcome respite during a Texas summer, but it can also be a source of beauty throughout the spring. May brings blooms on some of my favorite shade-loving plants.

  • Cookies for caretakers

    Wednesday, May 13

    Wood County Criminal District Attorney Angela Albers delivered cookie trays and snack baskets to members of the staff at UT Health in Quitman to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 …

  • Foundation awards $35,000 in grants to MISD teachers

    Wednesday, May 13

    The Mineola ISD Education Foundation passed out its most awards yet, totaling almost $35,000. That is more than double the first-year awards and brings the foundation’s generosity to more than $90,000 in four years of granting teacher wishes.

  • City of Mineola to offer residents free dump service on Saturdays

    Wednesday, May 13

    To assist residents who may be cleaning their homes and properties during additional time spent at home, the City Of Mineola will offer the free use of trash receptacles on Saturdays through May and June, except Memorial Day weekend.

  • Mercy Mall Quitman searching for a new home

    Wednesday, May 13

    Mercy Mall Quitman, a non-profit organization that supplies food for the needy, has to find a new headquarters by the beginning of June.

  • Sheriff investigating Lake Quitman drowning

    Wednesday, May 13

    The body of a 30 to 40 year old white male was found near one of the swimming areas at Lake Quitman Monday afternoon. The unidentified body was sent for an autopsy.

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