Monday, July 19, 2010

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TRUCK FIRE – Fire gutted an empty tractor trailer in the lot at Watts Excavation Sunday evening. Decatur firefighters with an engine and a tanker extinguished the fire at 1703 South Trinity shortly after 6:30 p.m. Firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to another tractor trailer parked next to the burning rig. The cause of the fire is unknown. It was not considered to be suspicious according to Decatur Deputy Chief Deroy Bennett. Estelle Watts, the wife of the Watts Excavation owner, said the truck had not been driven since Friday. “We got a call that said it was burning,” Watts said. “The fire department got down here in time to save the other truck. It could have been a lot worse. Thankfully no one got hurt.”

GOLF TOURNAMENT – The Battle of the Big Sandy Golf Tournament benefiting the Bridgeport and Decatur booster clubs is Saturday at the Bridgeport Country Club. The three-man scramble is $60 per person and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Longest drive and closest to the pin prizes will be given to winners from Bridgeport and Decatur. Tee box and hole sponsorships are $100. For information or to register, contact Kenny Terrell, (940) 389-1051; Dwayne Garrett, (940) 393-1940; Clay Carpenter, (940) 577-9381.

10-YEAR REUNION – The Alvord Class of 2000 will celebrate its 10-year reunion Saturday, July 24, at a private residence. For information call Stacy Cox Privett at (940) 577-0737 or e-mail stacy@trailingheart.com.

NO MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will not have its regular meeting tomorrow.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Community volunteers for Bridgeport High School mentoring are needed by August 14. Sandra Shelton will give a brief announcement at Tuesday’s Main Street Committee meeting at Bridgeport City Hall and Wednesday’s Lion’s Club Meeting with accompanying information for the mentoring program coming this fall. More information is available at http://www.talkgroups-mentors.org/bridgeportisd.

DEMOCRAT MEETING – Wise County Democrats meet at 6:30 tonight in the third-floor conference room of the Wise County Courthouse. The meeting will include an update from the state delegates and Moving Texas Forward action plan.

FUNERAL – Memorial service for Marion “Tootsie” Ramsey, 52, of Bridgeport is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

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