February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Marshal/Emergency Coordinator named

Tully Davidson was approved by Wood County Commissioners Friday as the new Wood County Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). Davidson has been in fire service since his graduation from Alba-Golden High School in 1997. More...

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Keith Haisten tries to convince Gina Stokes that he really did put a secret ingredient in the City National Bank entry in the Pilot Club Chili Cook-Off last Friday night at Carroll Green Civic Center. More...

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Quitman Library Connections

February is Black History Month, and the Quitman Public Library is highlighting this with a selection of books and DVDs in the children’s section as well in the display case near the front check-out area. More...

Ponderations

Once in a while, perhaps even rarely, a person appears in your life, even if only for an hour or so, whom you just cannot forget. When it happens the moment becomes a treasured memory which gets better through the years, much like a fine wine. More...

Old Coach

The UIL has done its realignment and moved the Quitman Bulldogs from a district that went east to one where the football team will travel north and west. More...

Sports

Bulldogs drop tough defensive battles

The Quitman Bulldogs lost a pair of tough defensive battles to two teams tied for first place in district 14-3A. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs fell at Mineola 38-28, followed by a 41-30 defeat at home to Alba-Golden. More...

Bulldogs lose at Mineola

The Mineola Yellowjackets improved to 7-1 in district 14AAA play after defeating Quitman 38-28 last Tuesday. The smothering Jacket defense caused several turnovers and the Bulldogs never established an offensive identity. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall to Mineola

The Mineola Lady Jackets earned their first district win of the season by defeating the Quitman Lady Bulldogs 61-53 last Tuesday. The Lady Js are now 1-9 in district 14AAA and 7-17 on the season. More...

Safety at QHS gets a boost from Texas Electric Cooperatives

Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) presented 30 hard hats to Quitman High School’s Geometry in Construction class taught by QHS Math Teacher John Herring last week. More...

UIL puts Quitman on the road

The annual University Interscholastic League (UIL) has done its biannual realignment and the Quitman Bulldogs will no longer travel east in district play. More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

There will be a 4-H shooting sports project meeting this Thursday (February 4) at 6:30 P.M. at the County Extension Office in Quitman. More...

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This is a view from the front of the new greenhouse at Yantis School during last Wednesday’s dedication of the building.(photo by Larry Tucker) More...

State candidates spar at Quitman debate

An estimated 250 people embraced the opportunity to hear the views, see the personalities and witness some spirited debate between state candidates for this area during the Republican Women of Wood County debate Thursday night. More...

Chili cook-off a huge success

The Quitman Pilot Club had an overflow crowd on hand at this year’s annual Chili Cook-Off. There were many winners throughout the night. Grand Marshal Award from Police Chief Kelly Cole - Potts Feed Store BEST CHILI AWARDS More...

Calendar

Hog and Predator hunts set for this week

Quitman Young Farmers Association is presenting the 6th Annual Scholarship Hog Hunt and the 1st Annual Predator Hunt the first weekend in February. Registration begins this Thursday from noon to 5:00 p.m. More...

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Holly Brook Baptist Church announces upcoming events

HOLLY BROOK YOUTH TO HOLD FUND RAISER The Student Ministry of Holly Brook Baptist Church will hold a Valentine’s Day fund raiser themed “I Love Youth” at noon on February 14 in the Family Life Center. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT EUGENE DEMPSEY

There are currently no services scheduled or pending at this time for Robert Eugene Dempsey, 87, of Quitman. Mr. Dempsey passed away January 11, 2016 in Quitman. He was born April 7, 1928 in Carbon County, Wyoming to George and Murel Dempsey. More...

KIMERY SITAR SAVELL

Services are pending at this time for Kimery Sitar Savell, 43, of Quitman. Mrs. Savell passed away January 26, 2016 in Tyler. She was born December 30, 1972 in Perth Amboy, NJ. More...

LAURA LOIS GRAVES

Burial for Laura Lois Graves of Quitman, was held January 28, 2016 in Dallas. Mrs. Graves passed away January 25, 2016. She was preceded by her husband, J.W. Graves. More...