September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners lift burn ban

Wood County Commissioners lifted the county burn ban at their meeting last Friday morning. The commissioners will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions according to weather conditions at the next meeting which is Friday, September 11. More...

Columns

Ponderations

from the Back Porch By Roy Faubion

The first camera I recall seeing, or holding, was a “box” camera, and it certainly was made in the shape of a box. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mercy Mall says Thanks

Dear Editor: The Mercy Mall wants to say thank-you for making the summer feeding program a big success! More...

4-H Forecast

Welcome to a new 4-H Year. With the new School year comes a new 4-H Year too! Clubs have elected officers, planned programs, projects, and activities for another great year. Youth in third grade and age 8 and up can join 4-H for $20 per year. More...

Sports

Photo

2015-2016 Varsity Cheerleaders are (front row, left to right) Brittany Walls, Dawn Houck, Tonia Hamilton-Captain, Alexis Reiland, Brenna Gardner, Brittany Glover. More...

Bulldogs lose highly competitive season opener at Big Sandy

In a game that was largely defensive in nature, the host Big Sandy Wildcats scored four touchdowns on plays of 45, 35, 55 and 45 yards Friday to defeat Quitman 27-14. More...

Football bucks

The football season started with a bang this year. Scott Myers and Edie White each picked all the games correctly. Myers won the tie breaker and wins $100 in football bucks and White takes home $10 in football bucks. More...

QISD budget adopted, bond election set

Quitman Independent School District (QISD) Board of Trustees adopted a budget of $9,946,343 for 2015-16. This is an increase over last year’s budget which was $9,481,528. More...

Quitman Police Academy graduates new officers

The East Texas Police Academy (ETPA), Quitman campus, held graduation ceremonies for 11 graduates in front of 300 family members, friends and other law enforcement officers. This is the fourth graduating class from the Quitman campus. More...

The Buzz .....Around Town

The Yantis all-school reunion will be held at the Yantis High School cafeteria this Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend the annual meeting. More...

Early Deadlines Announced

Due to the Labor Day holiday we will have early deadlines for the September 9th paper. We will be CLOSED Monday, September 7th. Advertising and Editorial deadlines are More...

Special Sections

News

Mineola Chamber Lunch-n-Learn Series

Back in 2010, CBS Money Watch writer Geoffrey James wrote a fantastic article covering the basics of writing a press release and using it as a sales tool. More...

Wood County Master Gardeners discuss roses

Wood County Master Gardeners met Thursday, Aug. 20th in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Quitman. Dana Mance from Hooten’s in Emory presented the program on roses. More...

ETMC EMS membership available through Sept. 30

Enrollment is open now through Sept. 30 for ETMC EMS membership. Membership costs $60 per year for those with health insurance and $68 per year for those without health insurance. More...

Obituaries

RUBY LEE COOPER

Graveside Services for Ruby Lee Cooper were held August 26, 2015 at Lee Cemetery in Winnsboro with Bro. Ronny Spence officiating. More...

BILLIE CLAIRE CATHEY

Funeral services for Billie Claire Cathey, 82, Quitman, were held September 1, 2015 at Church of Christ, Quitman with Ben Cathey, Lanier Stevens and Dell Ussery officiating. Burial was held in Quitman City Cemetery. Mrs. Cathey passed away More...

LAQUETA MARIE CASBURN

Graveside services for LaQueta Marie “MOM” Casburn, 85, Quitman, were held September 1, 2015 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola. Mrs. Casburn passed away August 30, 2015 in Quitman. More...