Concerns raised over shop plan

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Memorial Day plans, a retirement announcement, zoning issues and the administration of oaths of office to the newly elected city aldermen produced some strong sentiments for those attending …

High school graduations scheduled

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Wood County high schools have scheduled their graduation ceremonies: MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. Meredith Memorial Stadium, Mineola. HS gym if bad weather …

Commissioners explore retiree pay

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Wood County commissioners took a long look at two expenses critical to the upcoming budget in a workshop last Tuesday – retiree benefits and health insurance. Commissioners heard from …

Runoff election Tuesday

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The runoff election from the party primaries in March is scheduled Tuesday, May 28, with early voting continuing May 23-24. All early voting is being conducted at the county elections office in …

St. Dunstan dedicates marker

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A Texas historical marker was unveiled Sunday morning at Church of St. Dunstan’s in Mineola. The Episcopal church was established in 1947. Ground was broken for the first building in 1948 on N. …

The Wood County Military Monument on the square in Quitman  stands as a constant reminder of the sacrifices made by men and women in the armed forces. The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held there Monday at 11:30 a.m.

Memorial ceremony set

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A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the county courthouse grounds in Quitman on Monday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. This marks the 24th year for the ceremony to honor the nation’s fallen …

Richey, Elmore leading Quitman Class of 2024

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One was the Quitman High School drum major and competed in Academic UIL writing events. The other was the star of the softball team, recently being named the district’s “Co-Defensive …

District clerk resuming passport service

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Passport service will soon be restored to the Wood County district clerk’s office. County commissioners approved the plan by District Clerk Suzy Wright last week to resume the service. …

Highways memorialize those who gave all

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Traveling through the neighboring counties can lead to some amazing discoveries. Often, those discoveries are hiding in plain sight. Found on county roads, highways   and farm-to-market …

Downtown fire extinguished quickly

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Quick work by the Mineola Fire Department and timely reporting prevented a major fire in the downtown business district Wednesday, May 15 just before 5 p.m. According to the fire department, a …

Quitman board names new president

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The Quitman ISD School Board lost Dr. Jeremy Smith but gained Shauna Attaway on Monday night. Smith, who had served as the QISD school board president for several years, did not seek reelection, …

Mineola Mayor Jayne Lankford presents a proclamation declaring Thursday, May 16 as Dr. James Moody Day in Mineola to Dr. Jim and Patty Moody Thursday at Mineola High School, where he spoke to the graduating seniors.

1964 grad offers key lessons

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From tossing watermelons and hay bales as a young teen in Mineola, Dr. James Moody went on to help establish a world-class hospital, trauma center, brain and spine institute and air ambulance service …

Mineola ISD preparing for summer projects and new school campus

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Mineola School Board approved several purchases Monday, relating to summer projects, the new primary school campus and the final expenditures from federal COVID-19 relief funds. After a lengthy …

Mineola PD vehicle policy OK’d

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A policy allowing Mineola police officers to drive their patrol vehicles home was approved by the city council Monday. Chief Chuck Bittner said the pool of officer candidates is getting smaller. …

Genealogy sleuthing yields results

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Wood County Genealogy Society received an envelope with 50 family photos found in a home in Yantis.   Two of the pictures were tintype, which meant they were taken in the late 1850s. The …

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

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Remember the bluebonnets at the library this spring? Remember how abundant they were? Remember how pretty they were? Well, this is the other side of that beauty. We are waiting for the seed pods to …
obituaries

Margaret Frances “Margo” Cobb 1946-2024

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Margaret Frances “Margo” Cobb, 78, passed away May 7, 2024 in Mineral Wells. She was born March 24, 1946 in Winnsboro, the daughter of Claude Sam and Frances Campbell Cobb. She is …

Cherie Lynn Mezzell  1965-2024

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Cherie Lynn Mezzell, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed on May 14, 2024 in Tyler. She was born on Jan. 25, 1965 in Texarkana, Texas, to her parents, Jerry and Nelda Womer. She …

James Paul “Hopp” Wheeler 1936-2024

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James Paul “Hopp” Wheeler passed away on May 14, 2024 in Tyler, surrounded by family.  Hopp was born at home in Edgewood on Nov. 21, 1936 to Hansel Cleburne Wheeler and Gladys …

Quitman athletes honored at annual banquet

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Addison Marcee and Carter Smith were named Quitman High School’s athletes of the year at the recent awards banquet.
Addison Marcee and Carter Smith were named “Athletes of the Year” at the Annual Sports Banquet on Tuesday, May 14, hosted by the Quitman Athletic Booster Club. This event honors all …

Alba-Golden athletes chosen all-district

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Alba-Golden baseball and softball team members have earned the following all-district honors: Baseball   MVP - Easton Campbell 1st team   Pitcher - Mason Smith …

Softball players earn District 13-3A honors

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The following have been named to all-district honors in softball in District 13-3A from Mineola and Quitman: MINEOLA Jaycee Smith - Catcher of the year Mahayla McMahon - District MVP …

Free Mineola summer sports camps scheduled

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These are the dates, times, locations, grades and contacts for upcoming free Yellowjacket sports camps in Mineola. Jacket Camp (Strength & Conditioning) 7th - 12th …

Eastern Star hosting Patriot Paws program

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The Quitman chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a program by Patriot Paws on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Patriot Paws of Rockwall trains and …