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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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LONG LIVE THE CHUPACABRA – Four months after a strange-looking creature some believed could be the legendary Chupacabra was found on the golf course in Runaway Bay, the city could soon make the creature “official.” Tonight’s city council agenda includes an item that states “Consider Resolution No. 297 declaring the Chupacabra as the official mascot of the city.” The meeting, at 7 at city hall, will also include a presentation for the outgoing mayor and city council members and the oath of office for the newly elected officials.

HANDCUFFS RECOVERED – Tami Kay Crow, 44, of Alvord didn’t give officers details of how she was freed from handcuffs last weekend, but she did tell them where to find them. Officers recovered the handcuffs yesterday afternoon at Barclay’s Salvage, where on May 8 Crow was arrested, handcuffed and then promptly escaped. The cuffs had been cut from Crow’s wrists. Although it took about seven days, she was properly identified and arrested again Saturday near Justin. Sheriff David Walker said she’s “been somewhat cooperative,” and he thinks they’ll take the case to the district attorney next week.

OTAKU CLUB – The Decatur Public Library Otaku Club monthly meeting is 4 p.m. today. The Otaku Club discusses manga and graphic novels, views anime and enjoys an activity and snacks. The free club is for ages 13 and older. For information, call the library at (940) 627-5512 or visit the webpage at http://www.decaturpubliclibrary.com.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce May luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bridgeport Community Center. Jay Craddock is speaker. Cost is $10. RSVP to the Chamber office no later than Wednesday, May 19, by calling (940) 683-2076.

SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society meets at 6:30 tonight at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.

SOCIAL LUNCH – The Social Service luncheon is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Catfish O’Harlies in Decatur. Katie Morris, youth services manager at the Decatur Public Library, will be the speaker. For information call (940) 627-6418.

COOKING WITH DIABETES – Texas AgriLife Extension is sponsoring Cooking Well with Diabetes, an educational program to help people with diabetes learn how to plan and prepare healthy meals. The four-week series begins 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Wise County Extension office in Decatur. To pre-register, call the Extension office at (940) 627-3341. There is a one-time fee of $20 per person or $30 per couple.

BLOOD DRIVE – North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport hosts a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call Suzanne Bunch at (940) 683-0311 or e-mail sbunch@ntchospital.org for information.

FUNERALS – Service for Doris E. Mazzei, 87, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with burial at Moran Cemetery in Moran.

FUNERAL for Ellena Louise “MiMi” Hudson, 92, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Charles Yarbrough, 78, of Boyd is 1 p.m. today at Aurora Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Larry Wayne McCawley, 36, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins.