County facility produces butter by the truckload

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The Dairy Farmers of America facility just outside Winnsboro city limits on Tx 11.
There is something reassuring about large industrial facilities. The hum of ventilation, the repetitious clattering of machines, the warning whistles and bells of large equipment moving, it is all …

Crash mars spring break return

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A Mineola school bus carrying 12 students collided with a car just north of the primary campus Monday morning before the start of school. The preliminary report by the Dept. of Public Safety said …

County Junior Livestock Show commences Tuesday in Quitman

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The Wood County Junior Livestock Show kicks off its run Tuesday, March 28 and concludes Friday, March 31 with the sale of champions at 6 p.m. All events take place at the new Quitman High School …

Special Olympics returning after three-year absence

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Special Olympics returns to Wood County for the first time since 2019. The Pilot Club of Quitman, along with the Anchor Club, is hosting …

Quitman council OKs interim contract for city administrator

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The Quitman City Council met in executive session and took action concerning City Administrator Rodney Kieke. Kieke participated in the Thursday night meeting remotely. Keike will serve under an …

Mineola primary costs well over budget

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Mineola school trustees got the news on just how much construction inflation has eaten into the money the community approved to build a new school. Trustees will meet again Thursday to formalize …


Area students awarded trip to the capital

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Two local students, Noelani Holly and Addison Marcee, were selected as winners of Wood County Electric Co-op’s essay contest, earning an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. this summer. …

Pam Hortman does the honors cutting the anniversary cake for the Mineola Memorial Library at Saturday’s celebration of 63 years at its present location.

Library history recalled at anniversary event

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At Saturday’s celebration for the 63rd anniversary of the Mineola Memorial Library, patrons learned the library almost never happened, and was an idea first dreamed more than a century …


Stephen Christopher (Chris) Mitchell  1968-2023

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Stephen Christopher (Chris) Mitchell, 54, of Las Cruces, N.M. passed away on March 6, 2023 at his residence, after a lifetime spent striving to brighten the lives of all he met. A celebration of …

Homecoming concert Saturday at Jarvis Christian

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Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Jarvis Christian University Student Founder’s Homecoming Concert and After Party at 9 p.m. Saturday night, March 25, featuring headlining rap artists K Camp and …

Jarvis Christian hosting annual awards gala

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Jarvis Christian University will host the 2023 Founders/Homecoming Pioneer Hall of Fame and Preeminence Awards Gala at 7 p.m, Friday, March 24, with the Zapp Band headlining the black-tie optional …

Chamber prepares annual banquet

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UT Health Quitman has been named the title sponsor for the 2023 Mineola Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Thursday, March 30 at the Mineola Civic Center. The theme is “1873 - A Mineola …

UT EMS reports benefits to county

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Wood County commissioners heard a comprehensive annual report Tuesday by UT Health EMS/Air Team representatives Scott Berkley, John Smith, Hayden Ray and Jared Smith.  Berkley reported the UT …

Alba-Golden HS one-act play advances to area

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The Alba-Golden High School one-act play has advanced to the area competition. The troupe earned the following individual awards: All-star crew - Alex Reyes  Honorable Mention All-star …

Ruffin makes dean’s roll at Baylor U.

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More than 5,100 Baylor University students have been named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s Academic Honor List, which recognizes Baylor undergraduates for their outstanding academic work during each …

Quitman looking at two junior high bands next school year

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The Quitman School Board was entertained by three selections from the junior high band program. Band Director Michael Barron talked about the growth of the program at the junior high level. …

Addison Marcee of Quitman earned a fifth place medal in the 3A small division at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association championships last week in Frisco. (Courtesy photo)

Powerlifters earn top spots in state meet

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Two power lifters from Quitman and Mineola earned medals at the Texas High School Women’s state championship Thursday in Frisco. Addison Marcee of Quitman took fifth in the 105 weight class …

Boogie Trimble led the Panthers at the plate, going 2 for 3.

Panthers start baseball season unbeaten

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The Alba-Golden Panthers have quietly put together a great start to the spring baseball campaign, having rattled off a dozen straight wins and sitting atop the District 18-2A table. They kept …

Joy can be seen on JJ Gandy’s face as he heads for home on his inside-the-park home run, last Wednesday at Winona.

Yellowjackets have little trouble with Winona

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The Mineola Yellowjackets took the short trip down to Winona for a spring break warm-up last Wednesday. They hammered balls to most of the expansive acreage at Wildcat Field and came home with a …