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Wood County Sheriff’s Report

November 9 Deputy Croney, burglary; caller discovered items in house had been moved, items missing, no suspects. Deputy Croney, damaged property, County Road 3114; owner advised neighbor had … more

Teachers gain magical ideas from Clark academy

Eight Quitman Elementary educators recently stepped into a world of educational magic when they attended professional development training at the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) in Southeast Atlanta, Ga. on … more

Rotarians mark anniversary

The Rotary Club of Mineola celebrated its 82nd year of existence Friday, Nov. 18. Members at last week’s meeting included, from left, Frank Taylor, Kraig Yarbrough, Lou Steele, Mark Anderson, … more

Service honored

The Wood County Child Welfare Board and Child Protection Board honored past members for their service Oct. 3 at Jim Hogg Park in Quitman by having a brick in their name placed on the walkway to the … more

Car club helping children

The Lake Country Classics Car Club donated $500 to the Wood County Child Protective Board for the Rainbow Room at their last Cars and Coffee event Saturday until next spring. more

Child Advocacy Center seeking donations for Angel Tree program

In this year alone, more than 350 children in northeast Texas have been victims of child sexual and physical abuse or neglect, the majority of whom are girls ages six to twelve. more

Caring & Sharing has giving trees around the town

Giving trees have been placed in several locations to benefit Mineola Caring & Sharing. more

Sales taxes climbing across county

With a month left in the calendar year, Wood County cities are again poised to set sales tax income records.

Alba, Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro have already collected more sales taxes in 11 months than they did all of last year. more

Trout stocking returning to Mineola Nature Preserve

The annual Texas winter tradition of rainbow trout stocking is heading back to waterbodies across the state to kick off the holiday season. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin stocking thousands of rainbow trout on Nov. 23. more

Quitman council honors state finalists

The Quitman City Council took time out of their Thursday night meeting to honor the state finalist Quitman Lady Bulldog cross country team along with their coaches Michael Scott and Laettner Greenhill.  more

We gather together

The Quitman Future Farmers of America celebrated Thanksgiving a little early last week with a scrumptious meal featuring fried turkeys with all the trimmings. more

A quilt, and so much more

Hugs and salutes are simple gestures. Hugs express love and sometimes provide comfort. Salutes convey respect and can show gratitude.

Those at the Quilts of Valor presentation Friday morning at Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman witnessed these meaningful motions in their sincerest forms. more
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