Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 141, No. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Page: 2 of 12
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2A Mineola Monitor • Wednesday, January 6,2016
Miineola Me mo i a I Library Notes
BY LIBRARIAN MARY HURLEY
Wow! 2015 just flew by! We are al-
ready in 2016. It is just amazing.
In 2015, the Mineola Memorial Library
offered 380 programs for children, teens,
and adults. These programs had 3,398
participants. Roughly 20,000 people
visited the library in 2015.
We circulated 44,000 items
saving patrons $955,000
plus. Many people took
advantage of our computer
stations and Wi-fi access.
The bookmobile con-
tinued its routes to Wood Memorial,
Mineola Healthcare Residence, Autumn
Winds and the Mineola Senior Com-
munity. During the summer, it ran to
the primary and elementary school
campuses as well as Addie McFarland
That's a lot of stuff going on for a
501 (c)3, non-profit. We could not do it
without the generosity of library sup-
porters, the Meredith Foundation, and
other resources. We are truly grateful for
the support and opportunities to serve
We look forward to 2016. We intend to
offer more selections of eBooks. These
are currently found on our Axis 360
link, Freading, and in the catalog Project
Gutenberg. These books are available
to patrons with current library cards,
Adobe digital editions, and can be
downloaded onto many newer devices.
Ask for assistance at the front desk or
check the website for instructions.
We will continue to offer programs to
children, teens, and adults. Some pro-
grams may change, some may disap-
pear, and new ones will be offered.
Events may be found on our website
www.mineolalibrary.com, our in-house
newsletter, or by calling the library 903-
569-2767. Or come by and see us at 301
N. Pacific in Mineola, Texas.
The Friends of the Mineola Memorial
Library meet on the first Thursday of
each month. January's meeting will be
Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.
ESL classes will resume on Thursday,
Jan. 7 at 6pm.
American Girls Historical Reading
club will meet Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10am.
Then our Super Saturday adult program
will enjoy a tea party at noon. Finally,
our crochet group will convene from 2
until 4 p.m. to discuss a new project to
start off the New Year.
After School programs will begin on
Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. and Pre School
Story Time will be back on Wednesday,
Jan. 13 at 11:15 a.m.
Family Craft will be Friday, Jan. 15 at
A few reminders:
You may get a library card at no
charge by completing a simple applica-
tion, providing photo identification and
confirmation of mailing address either
on the photo identification or with a
piece of mail addressed to you at your
mailing address. Sometimes things hap-
pen and a library card may be lost; we
will replace a library card at no charge
only once - after that, a replacement card
New items may be checked out for
two weeks. Movies may be checked out
for one week. All other items may be
checked out for 4 weeks.
Items may be renewed only once, if
there have not been any reserves placed
on the item.
Overdue fines for books are 25 cents
per day per item. Overdue fines for
movies are $1 per day per item.
Parents are responsible for their
children at all times in all places in the
Thank you for coming to visit us in
2015 and we can't wait to see you in
Remember, Mineola Memorial Library
is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We
would like to thank the following for
their donations: Mineola Study Club
honoring Anne McCrady and Andy
Skrzynski, Diana Bankhead, Roy and
Shirley Devlin, Linda Wray, Budget
Business Systems and a memorial for
Bob Bell by Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wilson.
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RIGHT: After the Dec. 27 deluge that flooded many roads, including Highway
80 west of Mineola across from the golf course, these construction crews were
busy working on the railroad last week. Work was to include replacing the
Cheek Street crossing, which is shown. Union Pacific officials did not return
telephone calls to obtain further information. ABOVE: This culvert near High-
way 80 west across from the golf course is in the vicinity of where the road
flooded two weekends ago. (Monitor photos by Doris Newman)
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• Editor - Doris Newman
• Advertising - Katrina Davis
• Reporter/Photography - Josh
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This lists REGULARLY scheduled meetings and is a community
service. Please furnish information to Editor Doris Newman.
Organizations are responsible for notification of changes.
ALBA CITY COUNCIL 1st Mon., 7 p.m., City Hall.
ALBA-GOLDEN SCHOOL BOARD 2nd Mon., 7 p.m., Admin. Bldg.,
ALBA-GOLDEN YOUTH FOUNDATION, 2nd Tues., elementary
gym, 7 p.m. All welcome.
ALBA LADIES CLUB 4th Thurs., 6:30 p.m., Alba Community
ALBA LIBRARY BOARD 3rd Mon., 6:30 p.m. City Hall, Carey
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - Sun. & Mon. 7 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m.,
Womens Group Mon. 11 a.m.; St. Dunstans Episcopal Church.
AL ANON - Thursday 7:30 pm; St. Dunstans Episcopal Church.
ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP (spons. by Pilot Club) 1st Tues.,
noon, Ranchero, Betty Curbow 569-5237.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 296 and Auxiliary 4th Mon. 6:30 p.m.
Highway 80 east three miles. All are invited.
BOY SCOUT TROOP #385 - Tues. 7 p.m., First United Methodist
Educational Bldg., Scoutmaster Chris Jennings, 903.569.3531.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY Humble Baptist, Tues.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Daughters of
the American Revolution: 1st Sat (except June, July, Aug, Dec)
noon, Harvest Acres Baptist Church, 460 NW Loop 564, Mineola.
Regent Susan Few, 903-569-3286.
DELPHIAN LITERARY CLUB 1st Weds., Christine Creswell,
president, 569-6794; Clarice Pendley, VP, 569-3586.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS Friday 7 p.m. Seventh Day
Adventist Church, Ronny Polley 768-2992.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE ACBL games Weds. & Fri. 10:30 a.m.,
Masonic Lodge, Shirley Matthews 882-1335.
FANNIE MARCHMAN GARDEN CLUB 3rd Weds., September -
May, Mineola Civic Center, 9:30 a.m. Visitors welcome. Charla
Martin, president, 903-638-6389
FRIENDS OF THE MINEOLA MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 1st Weds. 1
p.m., Mineola Library, Mitzi Pearce , 903-569-5561.
GED CLASSES, FREE. Sand Spring Baptist Church. Mon. & Tues.
9 a.m. to noon or 6-9 p.m. For information or to enroll, call Kim
Kerry at 903-768-3239 or 903-569-9350.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP #3 Mon., 6 p.m., Broad Street Church of
Christ Annex, Troop Leader Crystal Arcand, 903-569-2610. All
girls, kindergarten-12th grade welcome.
HAINESVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. - 2nd & 4th Thurs. 7 p.m.,
Firehouse downtown Hainesville.
IRIS GARDEN CLUB-GOLDEN, 1st Mon. Sept-May, Golden United
Methodist Church. Sherry Lindsey, 903-765-3000, or Ann Medlin,
KIWANIS CLUB Tues. noon, Mineola Civic Center Dogwood
Room. Ed Castro, president; Sam Curry, treasurer; Becky Moore,
LAKE COUNTRY REPUBLICANS 4th Tues. 6 p.m. Quitman Library
202 E. Goode St.
LAKE COUNTRY RV TRAVELERS, of Good Sam Inf 1. Monthly, RV
parks w/in 150 m. radius. 903-569-3677 or 3069.
LAKE COUNTRY SYMPHONIC BAND, will resume rehearsals Aug.
6 at the Mineola Middle School band hall. 7 p.m. is start time.
Mike Holbrook, Director 903-569-2300.
LAKE HOLBROOK ASSOC., 1st Sat. in Feb., May, Aug and Nov.,
Harold Simmons Community Center, 5:30 p.m. directors, 6 p.m. all
members and guests welcome. 903-569-0223
LIONS CLUB 2nd & 4th Thurs. Noon, WingDingers, President
Cassandra Sampson, 903-638-1596; Jackie Bowling, Sec./Treas.,
MINEOLA BAND BOOSTERS, 2nd Tues. at 7 p.m. in high school
band hall. All parents invited. Renea Sneed president.
MINEOLA MARINE CORPS LEAGUE (Toys for Tots), 3rd Tues., 7
p.m., American Legion Hall. 903-569-6481, commandant.
MINEOLA SCHOOL BOARD 3rd Mon., Admin. Bldg., Loop 564, 7
MINEOLA CITY COUNCIL Meets 4th Monday, 6 p.m., City Hall,
Council Workshop the previous Thursday 5:30 p.m. Public
welcome. Call City Hall for changes in Nov. and Dec. because of
MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB Last Mon.
High school lobby, 6 p.m.
MINEOLA HISTORICAL MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD 3rd Tues. 4
p.m., city hall. Linda Rauscher 569-6944. Public invited.
MINEOLA MASONIC LODGE: 2nd Thurs., dinner @ 6:30 p.m.-
meeting @ 7:30 p.m. All Masons invited. Call 569-2608.
MLOTA LINE DANCE GUILD Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. & Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Guild Coordinator, Sandy Griffin.
MLOTA FIBER/CRAFT ART GUILD Wed. & Thurs 10 am & 1:30
pm, business meeting 4th Thurs, 9:30 am. Guild Coordinator Vera
MLOTA QUILT GUILD, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Thurs. 9:30 am; Business
meeting 1st Thurs. Guild Coordinator Nancy Gibson.
MLOTA PAINTERS GUILD Weds. 10 am; business meeting 4th
Mon. Guild Coordinator Richard Napier.
MLOTA RUG HOOKING GROUP 1st Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beginners are welcome. Coordinator, Nancy Huntley.
MLOTA PHOTOGRAPHY GUILD 4th Thurs., 6:30 p.m. No
meetings Nov. & Dec. Coordinator Lisa Moss, 903-569-8877.
MLOTA SCULPTURE GUILD Tues. 1 p.m. Business meeting 1st
Tues. Guild Coordinator, Sheila Wyze.
MINEOLA REBEKAH LODGE 1st & 3rd Tues. 11 a.m. 106 S. Line
St. All Rebekahs welcome, 569-2776.
MINEOLA SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER, 308 University, 9:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. Carol Cassity manager, 903-569-3073; Dominoes & other
MONDAY NIGHT KNITS, 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Golden Methodist
Fellowship Hall. Julia, 903-768-2540.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH quarterly, 2-3 p.m, Ministries Center.
NORTHEAST TEXAS PARATROOPERS ASSOC. 3rd Saturday of
each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Ranchero in Mineola.
OPEN HEART MINISTRY 3rd Fri., 7 p.m. Mineola Civic Center.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, Tuesdays 5:30 p.m., St. Dunstans
Episcopal Church. 569-9223, 569-1760.
PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL of Mineola Elementary, 1st Tues.
ZOO N, Pacific
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8:15 a.m., elementary library, Pres. Amanda Medina.
PILOT CLUB 2nd & 4th Tues., 6 p.m. President Sherry Vann, 903-
245-2576; Secretary Lorraine Epps.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF WOOD COUNTY - Third Monday, 11:30
a.m., Quitman Tea House. President Jeanette Sterner, VP Malinda
ROTARY CLUB Monday noon, Dogwood Room, Mineola Civic
Center. Pres. Jim Albritton; Sec. Todd Karch.
ROTARY RECYCLING - 3rd Saturday, Walmart parking lot, 9 a.m.
to noon. Cardboard, paper and plastic accepted.
STROKE SURVIVORS & APHASIA CLUB of East Texas 4th Weds.
6-7 p.m. First Baptist Church Quitman, Pat Miller 903-878-2392.
TEXAS INMATE FAMILIES ASSOC., 2nd Tues. 6:30-8 p.m. First
Christian Church Tyler, Broadway & Loop, Judy 903-839-2349.
TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL, Garden Valley chapter,
Thursdays on Mercy Ships property, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 903-882-0887.
TOPS GROUP 8-11 a.m. Thurs., Harvest Acres Baptist Church, NW
Loop 564, Brenda Thompson, 569-1240 or Sue Clower 569-2415.
UPPER SABINE VALLEY SOLID WASTE DISTRICT Quarterly 3rd
Mon., 5:30 p.m., Commissioners Courtroom, County Courthouse.
Open to the public.
UTU AUXILIARY MORNING STAR LODGE #851 3rd Mon. (except
July & Aug.) 11:30 a.m., in homes, Dorothy Arrington, sec.-treas.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary #7523 President Vicki Bocz. Meet 3rd Sun.,
1 p.m. Currently recruiting new members. Special events posted on
VFW POST #7523: Doug Melvin, Meeting 3rd Wed., 6 p.m. Karaoke
every Friday 8 p.m. 569-2228.
WOOD COUNTY AGGIE MOMS 1st. Mon., 7 p.m., The Quitman
Library, 202 E. Goode, Kristi Bridges 903-967-7599.
WOOD COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT Quarterly 3rd Thurs. 8
a.m., appraisal district office. Open to the public.
WOOD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT every other Fri.,
Commissioners Court, Quitman, 10 a.m. 763-2716.
WOOD COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS every other month (odd
months), third Monday, 6: 30 p.m. W.C. Justice Center courtroom.
The public is invited to attend. W.C. Sgt. Kyle Henson, 903-763-
2201, or MPD Capt. Jack Newman, 903-569-6294.
WOOD COUNTY DEMOCRAT CLUB Fourth Thurs., Addie
McFarland Center, 708 S. Stone St, Mineola. 6 p.m. social-meal,
6:45 meeting. Info at woodcountydemocrats.com or 903-975-4134.
WOOD COUNTY 4-H HORSE CLUB Business meeting, Mon. 2 p.m,
Wood County Extension Office.
WOOD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOC. 3rd Mon.
(Except Dec., June, July & Aug), 7 p.m. Quitman library,
Community Room. 967-2458, Dorothy Harbin
WOOD COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. IMMUNIZATION CLINIC, Mon,
Tues., Wed. 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m., 3rd Mon. 1-6 p.m. Public Health
Depart, offices, 213 W. Bermuda, Quitman, 763-5406.
WOOD COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT 2nd Mon. 7 p.m., hospital
conference room in Quitman. Public invited.
WOOD COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL ASSOCI-
ATION 3rd Mon. Sept.-Dee. & Feb-April, 2 p.m. and in May at 5
p.m., Forever Young Activity Center, 402 S. Main St., Quitman. (No
Jan. meeting.) All retired school personnel are invited.
WOOD COUNTY TEA PARTY, 1st Monday, 7 p.m. Quitman Library.
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Newman, Doris. Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 141, No. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 6, 2016, newspaper, January 6, 2016; Mineola, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth899542/m1/2/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mineola Memorial Library.