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Monday, January 4, 2010

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FOUR INJURED IN ACCIDENT – Four teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday evening. Passenger Shawn Wright was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with injuries to her head and neck. Driver Jordan Andrews, 17, of Alvord, and passengers Brittany Martin, 13, and Brianna Ponder, 13, were transported to Wise Regional Health System. DPS Troopers said Andrews was southbound on Business 81/287 south of Alvord around 7 p.m. in a passenger truck when he went off the road, over-corrected and lost control of the truck, flipping at least once. The truck came to a stop under an overpass.

ALVORD FIRE – Alvord and Decatur fire departments responded to a structure fire at the former Pantry Food Store at 303 Franklin in Alvord at 8 p.m. Saturday. Crews had the fire out by about 8:30 p.m. The fire damage was to the interior of the building. Wise County fire marshal Marc Dodd is investigating.

WRHS BOARD MEMBERS RETIRE – Two long-serving members of the Wise Regional Health System Governing Board are retiring. Loraine Burton served on the hospital’s board from 1989-2009 and served as secretary for the board during her last year. Burton also served on the Wise Health Services, Inc. Board of Directors, a Wise Regional subsidiary, from 2008-2009. James Wood served on the board of directors from 1997-2009 and served as vice president from 2002-2004. Wood also served on the Wise Health Services, Inc. Board of Directors from 2003-2008. Members of the Wise Regional Health System Governing Board of Directors are voluntary positions and they are appointed by the City of Decatur.

FILING DEADLINE – Today is the last day to file for a place on the March primary ballot. Candidates can file with their county party chairperson.

RABBIT CLUB – The Wise County 4H Rabbit Club meets at 6 tonight at Ascension & St. Mark Episcopal Church for a program on preparing for a rabbit show. The group will also finalize plans for the Waxahachie show and concession stand. For more information call Sherry Haas at (940) 433-2114.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Linda Poston, 62, of Garland is 1 p.m. today at Aurora Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for June Griffith, 81, of Haslet is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rhome Church of Christ with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for William “Bill” T. Wade, 82, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Sunset with burial at Sunset Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.

FUNERAL for Ella Rea Riggs, 88, of North Richland Hills is 3 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. She is the mother of Kathy Cavender of Paradise.