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Monday, August 23, 2010

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K2 BAN – The Decatur City Council will consider an ordinance banning the use, purchase, possession or sale of K2, the controversial smoking substance marketed as incense but said to cause a high similar to marijuana when smoked. The council meets at 6 p.m. at city hall.

BACK TO SCHOOL – It’s the first day of school in Wise County, so watch for kids and pay attention to the speed limits in school zones.

COLLEGE TAX/BUDGET – Wise County commissioners this morning will consider a proposed budget and tax rate for the Weatherford College Branch Campus maintenance tax. The meeting is at 8:30 a.m. in the third floor jury room at the courthouse. The regular meeting of commissioners is at 9.

ALCOHOL ARREST – Saul Bautista-Ponce, 21, was arrested for driving while intoxicated Sunday evening after a one-vehicle accident in Cottondale. Trooper John Hallenbeck said Bautista-Ponce was northbound on County Road 2123 when he went off the roadway, overcorrected and went into a ditch. The car came to a stop against a tree. Bautista was arrested and charged with a DUI when he failed a field sobriety test. Found in the car were numerous open containers of alcohol.

OFFICE CLOSED – The Decatur Housing Authority offices is closed today and tomorrow for employee training.

HABITAT MEETING – Trinity Habitat for Humanity meets at 11:30 a.m. today at Cannon Realty.

COLLEGE REGISTRATION – The Weatherford College Wise County Campus will have the following registration hours this week for new and returning students: Monday 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 30. Call the college at (940) 627-2690 for more information.

WISE MERCHANTS – The Wise Merchants Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Public Library. Deborah King will give a presentation on “Business Etiquette-Communicate With Class.” Lunch is not provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own. For more information, visit www.wisemerchants.org.

OFFICES CLOSED – The Decatur Housing Authority offices will be closed today and tomorrow for employee training. ALSO, the Wise County Elections Office will be closed today through Friday for the annual secretary of state training.

FUNERALS – Mass of Christian burial for Omar O. Carrillo, 25, of Decatur, is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Rosary will be said 6 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

MEMORIAL service for Bob Haley, 69, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins.

SERVICES for Gail Schultz, 61, and Mark Kough, 56, both of Decatur are pending at Coker-Hawkins.

SERVICES for Theresa Gillespie, 69, of Cottondale and John Denton, 18, of Terral, Okla., are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.