Quitman council returns oversight to city manager

Wednesday, November 25
The Quitman City Council repealed an ordinance which was changed in 2011 to give mayoral supervision of city department heads. That task will now be the job of City Secretary/Administrator Rodney Kieke.

County OKs 2020 election canvass

Wednesday, November 25

Wood County commissioners canvassed the 2020 general election voting in the county as presented by Elections Administrator Laura Wise.

There were 22,903 votes cast in Wood County out of 32,452 registered voters.

City of Mineola awarded COVID-19 grant dollars

Wednesday, November 25

The city of Mineola is among East Texas cities and counties to be awarded a portion of $1 million in coronavirus relief funds.

The city is receiving $98,442. Seven cities and five counties earned awards.

Christmas events planned in Mineola Dec. 5

Wednesday, November 25

Two of the three traditional events to kick off the Christmas season in Mineola are proceeding – with health protocols in place.

An axle on the right rear of this loaded down trailer broke as the vehicle turned left from Hwy.154 to Hwy. 37 on the east side of Wood County Courthouse. Police and volunteers were on hand to direct traffic for several hours last Friday evening.

Broken down trailer blocks downtown

Wednesday, November 25

An axle on the right rear of this loaded down trailer broke as the vehicle turned left from Hwy. 154 to Hwy. 37 on the east side of Wood County Courthouse. Police and volunteers were on hand to direct traffic for several hours last Friday evening.

Phil Major

Corner Column

Wednesday, November 25
by Phil Major, publisher
Tim Buchanan is one of the most successful and well-respected high school football coaches in Texas.
And that’s saying a lot, because that is a fraternity filled with great men.
Glen Dossett, left, and John Abbott, right, light candles at the annual Alzheimers’s Walk sponsored by the Mineola Pilot Club, held this year at the downtown gazebo in Mineola, moved from its traditional location at the civic center. Participants were invited to take a brief walk around the downtown area in memory of those who have suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Shining a light on Alzheimer's

Wednesday, November 25
The annual Alzheimer’s Walk sponsored by the Mineola Pilot Club, was held this year at the downtown gazebo in Mineola.
One of the Caring and Sharing toy drive trees.

Caring and Sharing toy drive underway

Wednesday, November 25
It is time again for the Mineola Caring and Sharing toy drive.
Nell French, left, and Jan Sokolosky, right, with the Mineola League of the Arts, present gift baskets to Mineola police and fire personnel last week as part of the league’s outreach to first responders around the county.

Responsders appreciated

Wednesday, November 25
The Mineola League of Arts (MLOTA) made up snack baskets for first responders throughout Wood County and made deliveries on Friday.
Sharon Brooks

Quitman Pilot Club honors member as ambassador

Wednesday, November 25
The Pilot Club of Quitman has named member Sharon Brooks of Land’s End as their 2020 Pilot International Club Ambassador.
Outgoing board member Raymond Peek receives a plaque from Quitman ISD Superintendent Rhonda Turner honoring him for his years of service to the district.

Outgoing board member honored

Wednesday, November 25
Raymond Peek receives a plaque from Quitman ISD Superintendent Rhonda Turner honoring him for his years of service to the district.
Librarian Mary Hurley

Mineola Memorial Library Notes

Wednesday, November 25
Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. The library is giving thanks to the Meredith Foundation for giving us a grant...
Main Street Board Members Nic Watkins and Pat Hamlett were among those who helped decorate downtown for Christmas.

Mineola Main Street ready for Christmas season

Wednesday, November 25
Mineola Main Street board members and city crews have been busy getting downtown Mineola and city parks ready for the holidays.
sports

Lady Panthers earn all-district volleyball honors

Wednesday, November 25

The following members of the 2020 Alba-Golden Lady Panther Volleyball Team have earned all-district honors as chosen by district coaches.

Kalli Wright - 1st team all district and honorable mention offensive player of the year...

Quitman basketball head coach Brandon Fields rarely sits during a game as he constantly is coaching his team.

Fields heads Quitman program

Wednesday, November 25

Brandon Fields is on a mission.

The 26-year-old West Columbia High School and Texas A&M-Commerce graduate and Lion basketball player wants to make Quitman basketball relevant again.

obituaries

Larry Junior Rogers,
1952-2020

Wednesday, November 25
Larry Junior Rogers, 68, of Idabel, Okla. passed away Nov. 17, 2020 in Texarkana. He was born Jan. 9, 1952 in Grand Saline to Gus and …
Jane Ann Lee, 1940-2020

Jane Ann Lee, 1940-2020

Wednesday, November 25
Jane Ann Lee, 80, was met by the loving arms of Jesus in her heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.  Jane was born to Theo and Inez …
Donna Marie Dannenberg, 1964-2020

Donna Marie Dannenberg, 1964-2020

Wednesday, November 25
Graveside service for Donna Marie Dannenberg, 56, of Mineola was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Turner Cemetery with Deacon …
David E. Rodgers, 1941-2020

David E. Rodgers, 1941-2020

Wednesday, November 25
David E. Rodgers passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19.
Mildred Maxine Godbey, 1931-2020

Mildred Maxine Godbey, 1931-2020

Wednesday, November 25
Mildred Maxine Godbey, 89, of Mineola passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 in Tyler. She was born on July 26, 1931 in Mineola to the …