Judge makes sweeping changes to commission

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In a sweeping move, County Judge Lucy Hebron has begun the reorganization of the Wood County Economic Development Commission.

Special prosecutor seeks pay for cases of former officials

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Dallas attorney Joe Shearin addressed Wood County commissioners during the public forum segment of Friday’s meeting. Shearin was brought in by 402nd District Court Judge Jeff Fletcher to prosecute former Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown and former Chief Deputy Miles Tucker.
Ella Mae Clifton, (from left) Jeanette Treadaway, Sonja Vaughn and Linda Morgan meet at the Mineola Senior Citizen Center almost daily to play cards together. The center offers them fellowship and a place to connect.

Fundraiser has goal to make improvements to Mineola Senior Citizen Center facilities

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The Mineola Senior Citizen Center, on the corner of McDonald and University Dr., is having a fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11-3 to raise money for building repairs and updates. A lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips and a drink, and delicious cakes and pies will be available for purchase by donation.

Community offered opportunity to speak on new superintendent characteristics

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The Mineola ISD board of trustees approved a general timeline for the new superintendent search last Tuesday.

Commissioners switching meeting days to Tuesdays

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Wood County Commissioners held their final Friday meeting Oct. 4. Meetings will now be held on Tuesday’s at 10 a.m. with the next scheduled for Oct. 22. Commissioners approved the Tuesday dates for the next year.

Quitman council seeking monthly reports from QDC

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In a special meeting Oct. 1, the Quitman City Council approved the $258,205 Quitman Development Corporation budget on a 3-2 vote.

Alba City Council mulls retirement benefits

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The Alba City Council took a detailed look at the city’s employee retirement system, with plans to see how it can be improved.

the wood county week
what is happening

    • Author plans book signing Saturday
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      Join Missy Armstrong at Freedom Baptist Church in Mineola as she introduces and signs her newly published book on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m.

    • Mineola veterans parade Nov. 9
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      The Veteran’s Day parade will have the theme “Thank you for our freedom” and steps off in Mineola on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11:11 a.m. on …

Obituaries
Lisa Gayle Culp Arrington, 1968-2019

Lisa Gayle Culp Arrington, 1968-2019

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Services for Lisa Gayle Culp Arrington, 50, of Alba, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Alba, with Dr. Kelly Burton officiating under the direction of Wilson Bartley Funeral Home.

Reese Wade Whitman, 1973–2019

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Reese Wade Whitman, April 3, 1973 – October 2, 2019. It is with much pain and sorrow; we announce that Reese Wade Whitman, age 46, our most beloved son, brother and family member passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at home in Tyler, Texas. A celebration of Reese’s life, for family, friends and other’s whose lives Reese touched will be announced at a later date.

Ganelle Moore, 1940-2019

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Ganelle Moore, 79, of Quitman passed away Oct. 4, 2019, in Garland. Services were held Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Forest Hill Baptist Church, with visitation at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 11. Burial followed at Quitman City Cemetery.

Virginia Lee O’Quinn, 1937-2019

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Funeral services for Virginia Lee O’Quinn, 82, of Lindale, formerly of Golden, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at the Golden United Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Mize and Pastor Jim Pickens officiating. Interment  followed in the Sand Springs Cemetery with services under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale.

Evelyn Joyce Fry, 1937-2019

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Evelyn Joyce Fry, 82, entered into life Sept. 22, 1937, as the only child of Roy and Bessie Watson Hanna, in Grapevine. 

Phil Calep Hurley, 1936-2019

Wednesday, October 2

Phil Calep Hurley was born Nov. 14, 1936 to Carl and IV Hurley in Yantis and died at age 82 on Sept. 20, 2019. He grew up in Yantis with three siblings on a small family farm. He was predeceased by his wife, Georgia Lonell Hurley; sister, Verlon Josephine Hurley; and brother, Kenneth Gerald Hurley.

Hawkins Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

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Hawkins Elementary School (HES) is among 300 schools in the nation to receive the Blue Ribbon School designation.
Shirley Barnett won gift certificates worth over $200 to local restaurants and eateries in Mineola in a drawing at the Iron Horse Festival by Grace Community Healthcare Ministry, presented by Director Jerry Brooks.

Prize winner

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Shirley Barnett won gift certificates worth over $200 to local restaurants and eateries in Mineola in a drawing at the Iron Horse Festival by Grace Community Healthcare Ministry, presented by …

Quitman project finalist for state award

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The Quitman Development Corporation (QDC) and Colonial Construction have been named as finalists  as “Economic Game Changer” for their project at the “Shops at 107” building.

UT Health East Texas enrolling EMS memberships

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Enrollment for UT Health East Texas EMS membership is open. Annual membership is $60 and covers all qualified household members.  “The average cost of an ambulance transport is $750 and …
special sections

Quitman Homecoming

Wednesday, September 25

Mineola Homecoming
Wednesday, September 11

Fall Sports Preview
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This Is Wood County 2019
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