May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Quitman City pool kicks off summer season May 30

It’s time to kick off the summer with a big splash Saturday, May 30! More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

Boy Scout Troop 36 is having a fish fry May 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Quitman Joy Hall. The cost is $10 per person and it includes dinner, drink and dessert. More...

Columns

Home Sweet Home

From Angie Monk

SUMMER FOOD SAFETY REMINDERS Summer is almost here. Keep these food safety tips in mind during the summer: • Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs. Frozen food can also be used as a cold source. More...

Ponderations

from the Back Porch By Roy Faubion

Before the cell phone there was the portable telephone which was too bulky for most of us to carry. Before the portable phone there was the phone which was quite musical as it emitted tones upon the push of buttons. More...

4-H Forecast

4-H DISTRICT ROUNDUP WINNERS More...

Obituaries

SCHARLS WALLACE BALLARD

Graveside services for Scharls Yvonne Wallace Ballard 80, Alba were held May 20, 2015 in Sand Springs Cemetery in Mineola. Mrs. Ballard passed away May 18, 2015 in Paris. More...

DONNA LYNN GRIFFIN

Memorial services for Donna Lynn Griffin 60, Quitman were held May 22, 2015 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Quitman with Reverend Ken Otwell officiating. Mrs. Griffin passed away May 17, 2015 at her residence in Quitman. More...

BRANDON SCOTT IDDINGS

Memorial services for Brandon Scott Iddings, 31, Quitman, were held May 16, 2015 at First Missionary Baptist Church in Gladewater with Raymond Warren officiating and Kenneth Roth. Mr. Iddings passed away May 13, 2015 at his residence. More...

Quitman seniors receive scholarships

Quitman High School seniors were awarded $366,305 in scholarship money at the scholarship night activities last Thursday at the school auditorium. More...

Quitman graduation moved to Delbert Ballard Gym

Due to expected weather conditions, the decision has been made to move the 2015 Commencement Ceremony to the Delbert Ballard Gymnasium. More...

New council members sworn in, Crow honored

Newly elected alderman James Whitehurst was sworn in along with Mayor J.R. Evans and Alderman Randy Dunn at Thursday’s city council meeting after votes from the May 9 election were canvassed. More...

Special Sections

News

Wood County Electric donates to splash pad

Debbie Robinson, CEO and General Manager of Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WCEC), presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to the Quitman-Lake Fork Kiwanis Club during their weekly meeting May 20. More...

Baseball and Softball camp June 3-5

The 18th Annual Coach Hayland Hardy baseball and softball camps will be held at Tom Brady Field June 3-5. “This year the camp is a benefit camp for Toni Cole. More...

Sports camps in Winnsboro

Josh Neiswander will be leading football and basketball camps in early June for any young person who desires to attend. The camps will be held in Winnsboro, but not limited to just Winnsboro youth. More...

Crime

Sheriff’s Report

MAY 13 Deputy Steven Fields took a theft report from a complainant on CR 2275 who stated her 75 pound concrete frog, valued at $150, was stolen from her front yard. More...