May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Early deadlines announced

The Wood County Democrat will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. Early deadlines will be Thursday at noon for news items and advertisements. Classified ads deadline will be Friday at 10 a.m. More...

Columns

Ponderations

from the Back Porch

The reception was starting off quite well with something around a hundred men and women in attendance. The punch bowl was centered on the long table, resting on a lacy table cloth with stylish paper napkins set in twin rows. More...

Compost effective way to treat soil

Compost is popular with gardeners and landscape enthusiasts. Compost is an effective, efficient and natural way to treat the soil and you can make it yourself. More...

Home Sweet Home

MAY IS STRAWBERRY MONTH May is a great time to enjoy some sweet, delicious strawberries, remember these tips: Selection: Choose strawberries that are firm, plump, shiny, and brightly colored. Small berries have the most flavor. More...

Warriors heal through fly fishing

They come from across the nation, or they might come from next door. Veterans from any branch of United States armed forces make up Project Healing Waters. They are heroes, some with physical wounds, others with emotional scars. More...

Bennett receives Golden Trough Award

A packed room looked on as Bill Bennett received the prestigious Golden Trough Award in a special ceremony Saturday at the Quitman for a Lodge location. More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

Quitman High School graduation will be this Friday evening at Bud Moody Stadium at 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, it will be moved to Delbert Ballard Memorial Gym. More...

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News

City-Wide Crusade set

The second annual City-Wide Crusade will be June 13-16 at Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman at 7 p.m. each night. Four evangelists will take the pulpit during the crusade. More...

Veterans set Memorial Day service

The Wood County Veteran’s Committee will be leading a Memorial Day service Monday, May 30, at 11:30 a.m. on the northeast lawn of the Wood County courthouse. More...

Jarvis Christian College Summer Enrichment Program set

A summer of fun, education and adventure is in store for children participating in Jarvis Christian College’s Summer Enrichment Program from June 6-Aug. 5, 2016. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alba Library/Museum Board - meets the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the library building. Everyone is welcome to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous - new meeting place 404 S. Main Street, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Quitman. More...

Obituaries

MARY JACKSON

Graveside services for Mary Katherine Jackson, 94, of Hawkins, were held May 23, 2016 at Hawkins Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson passed away May 21, 2016 in Tyler. She was born August 22, 1921 in Dallas to the late Davis Hammond Marr and Grace Deford Marr. More...

PEARL LINDLEY

Memorial services for Pearl Lindley, age 79 of Leesburg, are scheduled for May 31, 2016 at Leesburg Baptist Church from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Mrs. Lindley passed away May 20, 2016 in Winnsboro. She was born September 6, 1936 in Mt. More...

DORSEY GREEN ROBINSON III

Funeral services for Dorsey Green Robinson, III, 73, were held May 20, 2016 at Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola with Chaplain James Spurgeon. Burial was held in Chilton Cemetery in Big Sandy. Mr. Robinson passed away May 17, 2016 in Mineola. More...