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Monday, September 17, 2012

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FATAL WRECK IN ALVORD – At least one person was killed in a single-car wreck just before 6 this morning in Alvord. A car was southbound on U.S. 81/287 when it ran into a guard rail just north of the Hubbard Street exit. More information will be posted as it is available at WCMessenger.com.

BRIDGEPORT STABBING – A 24-year old man was stabbed multiple times following an incident at a house in the 1300 block of Court Circle in Bridgeport Saturday night, according to police radio reports. The victim was taken by helicopter ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. A female in the house was also injured in the disturbance, and she was taken to North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport. Three Wise County EMS ambulances along with Bridgeport police and fire departments responded to the scene. Initial reports from the scene said he was stabbed in the stomach and back and suffered an eye injury. No details were given on the woman’s injury. More information will be posted at WCMessenger.com as it is available.

4-H MEETING – Decatur 4-H Club meets at 6 tonight at the Wise County Extension Office. Call Shelly Laaser for more information at (940) 389-8811.

STEAK CHALLENGE – The Chisholm Trail Steak Challenge is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Reunion Grounds. Admission is free. The event will include music, wine tasting, a car show and washer tournament. To enter a team or become a vendor call Stephanie at (214) 683-1766 or check out Chisholmtrailsteakchallenge.com.

OTAKU CLUB – Teens ages 13 and up are invited to the Decatur Public Library’s monthly Otaku Club meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will include discussion about manga, a craft, snacks and an anime film. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for more information.

EAT TO GIVE BACK – IHOP is giving 20 percent of all evening sales 5 to 10 p.m. today to Wise County Special Needs Baseball.

FOSSIL, ROCK, MINERAL – The Wise County Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church Wesley Center in Decatur. The program will be given by author Alan Farish on sharks of North Texas and how to identify the shark’s teeth. Copies of his field book will be for sale. For information, call (940) 627-2329.

PIONEER DAYS – Parade entrees and applicants for the Ugly Man Contest and the Little Miss Pioneer Pageant are needed for Rhome Pioneer Days, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22. Other events include a barbecue cookoff, antique car and tractor show, live music, old-time blacksmith show, craft and food vendors, old west shoot out, cow-patty bingo, jail-a-friend and street dance. Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are also needed. For information or to register, call Rhome City Hall at (817) 638-2758 or Deborah Becraft at (817) 636-2826.

MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING – The Moncrief Cancer Institute is funding a mammography screening Saturday at Weatherford College Wise County. Participants must be preregistered and can do so by calling 1-800-405-7739. These grant-funded mammograms are available to women without insurance who meet eligibility guidelines.

BENEFIT ACCOUNT – A benefit account for Joseph “Joey” Hake has been set up at First State Bank. Hake was in a car accident Tuesday night and was flown to Parkland Hospital with burns to his abdomen. Donations will go toward his medical expenses and may be made at locations in Runaway Bay, Bridgeport, Paradise and Chico.

DEMOCRATIC MEETING – The Wise County Democrats meet at 7 tonight at the Wise County Courthouse, second floor courtroom. Guest speakers will be Gwen York, Transport Workers Union, and Dave Robinson, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives District 12.

FOOTBALL RESULTS – In Friday night football action, Krum defeated Alvord 59-14, Godley beat Boyd 27-14, Bridgeport doubled up Iowa Park 42-21, Decatur cruised to a 56-13 victory over Burkburnett and Northwest fell to Midlothian 21-9. Full game reports were featured in the Saturday Wise County Messenger on news stands now.

LIFE ON THE LINE – The final installment of the Life on the Line series of stories looking at train safety was featured in the weekend Messenger. Go online to WCMess.com/train to watch the video that accompanies the story.

FUNERALS – Service for the Rev. Eugene Florence, 108, of Fort Worth is 10 a.m. today at Greater St. Stephen First Baptist Church in Fort Worth with burial at Cedar Hill Memorial Park. He was a former pastor of St. John’s Baptist Church in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Roy Wharton Young, 49, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Sand Hill Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for James “Jay” Ensey, 90, of Fort Worth is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

GRAVESIDE service for Leon Etheridge, 77, of Boyd is 11:30 a.m. today at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Cristy Davis Hobbs, 33, of Boyd is 2 p.m. today at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery.