December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Flora Mason Lodge held another successful fish fry feeding hundreds of local residents and raising money for Quitman Sharing Plus. More...

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Blanca Rodriguez is shown here with her daughter Selena and Quitman Elementary School Principal Mary Ann Nichols. More...

Columns

Quitman Library Connections

Don’t miss a special Christmas Story Time this Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Beginning at 2 p.m., Lillian Gray will be reading and acting out The Night Before Christmas, Pooh: The Sweetest Christmas, and Jingle Bells (a sing-a-long book). More...

Tuckers Turf

It’s been three months now since I came home to be at the Democrat. It has been a whirlwind of getting back into the swing of things from a journalistic sense and it has been a great time of visiting with old friends and making new ones. More...

Letters Policy

Letters to the editor are opinions expressed by the writers and in no way reflect opinions or policies of this newspaper. Publication of a letter does not necessarily mean the facts have been confirmed. More...

Crime

Sheriff’s Report

December 3 Deputy Jeremy Ragsdale was dispatched to the intersection of CR 2110 and CR 2112 in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Ragsdale arrived to find a green Acura located near the edge of the roadway. More...

Obituaries

Jo Low

Funeral services for Jo Low, 85, Quitman were held Dec ember 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church Quitman with Reverend James Nickell and Brother Fred Morrow officiating. Burial was held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. More...

Elma Louise Lynch

Funeral services for Elma Louise Lynch, 84, Mineola, were held Dec ember 11, 2014 at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father John Bowlin officiating. Burial was held in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lynch passed away December 8, 2014 in Tyler. More...

Duane Richard Beckwith

Memorial services for Duane Richard Beckwith are scheduled from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the residence of his daughter Debbie Hill, 706 Lloyd Ave, Quitman, TX, December 19, 2014. Mr. Beckwith passed away December 13, 2014 at his residence. More...

WCEC Awards $6,000 to Non-Traditional Adult Learners

This year Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) developed an annual scholarship program for non-traditional adult learners pursuing post-secondary education. Member-applicants aged 21 or over competed for one of three $2,000 scholarships. More...

From Scotland to Quitman, Ribeiro finds a home

All she really wanted was a garden and her dogs. The road to Quitman’s newest doctor and full time pediatrician, led Dr. Annelise Ribeiro from her childhood home in Scotland to the countryside of Wood County. More...

QDC discusses plans for downtown Quitman

Plans for downtown Quitman and the business park highlighted new Quitman Economic Development Director Denae Hudman’s first meeting last Thursday night. More...

Special Sections

News

Quitman Anchor Club News

The Quitman Anchor Club has been busy with this year’s Teddy Bear Drive for their community project this year. The Pilot Club sponsored group has collected over 125 bears this year. More...

Melissa Coats named Teacher of the month

A 20-year teaching veteran was tabbed as the Quitman Junior High School (QJHS) “Teacher of the Month” for December by school Principal Angela Brown recently. More...

Enrollment up in QISD

Quitman Independent School District (QISD) Superintendent Rhonda Turner reported enrollment was up to 1,187 students as of December 8. “The numbers are going up each month. We would like to get to 1,150 and keep it steady,” Turner said. More...

Sports

Bulldogs pound Quinlan Boles 59-45

The Quitman Bulldogs got points from nine different players last Tuesday and defeated visiting Quinlan Boles 59-45, with Evan Henry leading the offense with 24 points. More...

Lady Bulldogs race past Big Sandy

A big third quarter sparked by Dawn Houk’s 14 points and a smothering defense led Quitman to a convincing 64-52 win over a much taller Big Sandy squad. More...

THSCA drops All-Star games

At the December meeting of the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Board of Directors, the board was informed of the decision from the NCAA Legislative Relief Waiver Committee to deny the THSCA’s request for exemption from the new NCA More...