Class of 2020

Graduation special section

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  • Wood County Monitor 5-28-20

    Wednesday, May 27

  • Graduating 2020 style

    Wednesday, May 27

    It was a graduation like no other in the history of Quitman High School commencement exercises. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of schools, this year’s senior class has had to endure hardships that had never been seen.

  • UIL reopens training June 8 for athletics

    Wednesday, May 27

    In a communique to all athletics directors and head coaches, the University Interscholastic League announced June 8 as the opening date for limited strength and conditioning training.

  • Alba park upgrade paying dividends

    Wednesday, May 27

    It was a Wednesday afternoon. There was no one expected at the Alba City Park, but taking advantage of the cloud cover, a grandmother and grandfather were attentively watching their young grandson scamper up the climbing wall. Under a covered picnic table, two couples were enjoying a lunch which they had brought with them from a restaurant at Lake Fork.

  • Sue Sullivan, 1937-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Sue Sullivan, 83, of Mineola died peacefully on May 4, 2020. Sue was born in Camp County on Jan. 2, 1937 to Ellie Mae and Lucian Graves. She was the baby of five and lost her mother at age 9.

  • Roy Lee Edwards, 1956-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Roy Lee Edwards, 63, of Winnsboro died on Friday, May 15, 2020. Born Monday, July 9, 1956 in Lamesa, he was the son of John Edwards Jr. “Rusty” and Belle McGary Edwards of Winnsboro.

  • Jacob Isaac Morrow, 1936-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Jacob Isaac “Bud” Morrow, 83, of Mineola, died April 21, 2020 in Tyler. He was born June 3, 1936 in the Oak Grove Community near Quitman to Kenneth A. and Irene Folmer Morrow.

  • Willie (Mae) Farmer, 1939-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Willie (Mae) Farmer, 80 of Winnsboro went to her eternal home on Monday, May 18, 2020.  Referred to as Mae by family and friends, she was born on July 7, 1939 in Iola to Fount and Breece (Yeager) Byars.

  • Linda Kay (Cherry) Williams, 1942-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Linda Kay (Cherry) Williams, 77, of Duncanville passed away on May 20, 2020. She was born a beautiful blonde curly headed baby on Sept. 1, 1942 to Ovalee and Martin Cherry.

  • Edna Mae Jungbecker Hurley, 1930-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Edna Mae Jungbecker Hurley, a longtime resident of Quitman, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at age 89. Born in the Houston Heights on Aug. 20, 1930 to Alfred and Hulda Sander Jungbecker...

  • Edna Rae Carter, 1934-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Edna Rae Carter, born Oct. 31, 1934 in McClennan County, died May 18, 2020 in Tyler in Home Place Hospice at age 85.

  • Curtis Ray Kelley, 1956-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Curtis Ray Kelley, 63, of Quitman went on to join our Lord and Savior on May 19, 2020. He was born to parents Reathell and Ruby Kelley on May 28, 1956. He grew up and lived in the Quitman area all his life.

  • Mineola man dies in Gregg County crash

    Wednesday, May 27

    A Mineola man has died in a traffic crash in Gregg County. According to the Dept. of Public Safety, at 4:14 Saturday morning, troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on US 259, six miles …

  • Mineola Fire Report

    Wednesday, May 27

    Building fire: May 17, 1:19 a.m., 122 CR 2430, Mineola.

  • Mineola Police Report, May 14-20

    Wednesday, May 27

    8:12 a.m. Animal Control officers were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Broad St. in reference to several dogs that had been in a parked vehicle for several hours. Officers checked on the animals and found them to be OK. The owner was located a short distance from the truck.

  • Wood County Sheriff’s Report, May 13-19

    Wednesday, May 27

    10:14 a.m. Deputies spoke with the reporting party concerning a scam on CR 3960 near Hawkins. Deputies gave the reporting party advice and cleared the incident.

  • Mineola Memorial Library Notes

    Wednesday, May 27

    We made it to the end of the month. April showers really did bring May flowers.

    The big question: when will the Mineola Memorial Library reopen?

  • Youth foundations cancel summer baseball seasons

    Wednesday, May 27

    The youth foundations for Alba-Golden, Mineola and Quitman voted last week to cancel the spring-summer baseball leagues.

  • Alba-Golden High School plans laid out for year-end

    Wednesday, May 27

    Alba-Golden High School Principal Michael Mize gave an online update last week as the school term nears its completion.

  • Mineola ISD seeking input on reopening schools

    Wednesday, May 27

    Parents and staff in Mineola ISD are being asked to complete a survey concerning the reopening of school in the fall.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Wednesday, May 27

    My last day with the Mineola Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, Aug. 1. Although I have very much enjoyed my time at the chamber, I know I need to further my education.

  • Man fleeing police fires weapon

    Wednesday, May 27

    A suspect who fired at a Mineola police officer following a traffic stop Monday night was still at large Tuesday afternoon.

  • Honoring the fallen

    Wednesday, May 27

  • No small achievement

    Wednesday, May 27

  • Grads leave mark

    Wednesday, May 27

  • Johnny Monroe Nash, 1950-2020

    Wednesday, May 27

    Johnny Monroe Nash, 69, of Mineola passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Mineola. He was born on July 22, 1950 in Dallas to the late Horace Nash and Bertha Webb Nash.

  • White on board for CTE programs

    Wednesday, May 27

    Kevin White of Mineola has been named community liaison for the Career and Technical Education Consortium for Mineola and five surrounding school districts.

  • Quitman Elementary student wins stamp design contest

    Wednesday, May 27

    A Quitman Elementary School fifth grade student won first place for her U.S. postal stamp design in competition sponsored by the Robert Dibble Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Colonists.

  • Quitman council sets pool reopening

    Wednesday, May 27

    In an indicator of returning normalcy, the Quitman City Council on May 21 unanimously approved the opening of the city pool.

  • Alba EDC creates fund to aid businesses

    Wednesday, May 27

    Small businesses in the city of Alba can apply for up to $2,000 in assistance to help with challenges from the COVID-19 restrictions implemented in March.

  • County EDC wants to offer $100K to assist businesses

    Wednesday, May 27

    The Wood County Economic Development Commission (WCEDC) passed a resolution at Thursday’s meeting hoping to aid Wood County businesses with emergency financial assistance.