July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The Buzz ..... Around Town

Clover Hill Cemetery, located on FM 69 north of Quitman, will be having their memorial services Sunday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to this special service. More...

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Quitman Library Connections

Summer reading rarely involves as much déjà vu as it has this year. For example, a new Harper Lee book, Go Set a Watchman, only 55 years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. More...

Ponderations

from the Back Porch By Roy Faubion

Did you ever meet someone, ever so briefly, who passed through your life in a few moments or a few hours, someone so genuine, possessing an irresistible powerful personal magnet? More...

Home Sweet Home

“FRIEND TO FRIEND” PROGRAM TO BE AUGUST 13TH

The Annual “Friend to Friend” Women’s Health program is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 203 Meadowbrook, Mineola, TX. More...

Arkansas team takes Lake Fork Open

Arkansas high school anglers Taylor Johnson and Austin Scott won $6000 in scholarship money for their first place win at this year’s Lake Fork Open for high school fishing teams. More...

Justice will have to wait

It has been a year now and as anxious youngsters eagerly await to hear school bells ring in the new school year or head to the Wood County Old Settlers Reunion to have fun on the midway, two little girls will not be at either. More...

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News

4-H Forecast

4- H Member Wins Camp Talent Award

Wood County 4-H member Mia Backer (right in photo) recently won the “Top Talent Award” at the 4-H Multi-County Camp held at Lakeview Encampment in Lone Star, TX. Mia played her violin for her entry in the talent contest. More...

City council approves fire truck

Quitman City Council members approved a resolution approving the purchase of a 2015 Ford F550 brush truck with special equipment for the Quitman Fire Department. The cost of the truck is $150,000 plus financing cost. More...

Jarvis approves five-year contract with Dr. Newman

Hawkins, TX - The Chairman of the Jarvis Christian College Board of Trustees, Mr. Torry L. Edwards, states, “The Board unanimously approved a five-year employment contract for Dr. Lester C. More...

Obituaries

HAROLD LYNN HARRIS

Memorial services for Harold Lynn Harris are scheduled for August 1, 2015 at residence H.M. Harris 3127 FM 2088 at 2:00 PM. Mr. Harris passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born January 27, 1957 in Wood County. More...

DOROTHY JEAN MESSER

Private services will be held at a later date for Dorothy Jean Messer, 81, Winnsboro. Mrs. Messer passed away July 19, 2015. She was born March 14, 1934, to the late Lester Bankhead and Erma Wilks Bankhead. More...

JOHNNIE L. COLLINS

Funeral services for Johnnie L. Collins, 92, Winnsboro, were held July 22, 2015 at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Garry Gage officiating. Burial was held in Bethel Cemetery in Franklin County. More...