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Monday, September 24, 2012

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MAN INJURED IN FALL FROM TRUCK – A man was seriously injured when he fell from the back of a pickup at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Mathers Road, five miles north of Alvord off of Farm Road 1655. Wise County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Torres said Trevor Hartfield, 20, of Denton was riding with Jeremy Shelby, 20, when Hartfield climbed from the driver’s side back window into the bed of the pickup while the vehicle was in motion. Hartfield was attempting to climb from the bed, back into the pickup through the same window, when he fell to the pavement. Meghan Elliot, 18, was following Shelby and witnessed the accident. Hartfield was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The 2010 Alvord High School graduate is in ICU.

SCHOLARSHIP MONEY RAISED – The Weatherford College Red Carpet Gala benefiting Wise County student scholarships raised $86,620 Saturday night. The 230 people in attendance toured the new campus and heard moving testimonials by current student Emma Armitage and former student Bill Brimmer. Top donors were recognized, and the crowd was entertained by The Texas Connection, a jazz band. “It’s been said we can build a beautiful building, but unless we do our job inside, it doesn’t matter. You are doing the job tonight. Thank you,” said Dean Duane Durrett, addressing the donors.

COMMISSIONERS TO MEET – Wise County commissioners meet at 9 this morning in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

FRIDAY NIGHT RESULTS – Scores from local high school football games Friday included Bowie 55, Alvord 0; Boyd 27, Sanger 25; Bridgeport 48, Burkburnett 31; Decatur 49, Wichita Falls Hirschi 9; Chico 43, TLCA 6; and Krum 54, Paradise 7. Full coverage of games was featured in the weekend Wise County Messenger on news stands now.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Wise County Historical Society meets noon Thursday at the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur. Members are encouraged to bring their own sack lunch and drink. Matt Joiner from Weatherford College Wise County will speak.

GOSPEL OPRY – A free gospel program is 7 to 8:30 tonight at the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur. Donations will be accepted for upkeep of the museum.

TRAP SHOOT – Wise County Cowboy Church will host a Trap Shoot 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 2070 Old Denton Road in Decatur.

CLASS REUNION – A class reunion will be held 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for Decatur High School classes 1926-29 through 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Others are invited to visit from 1-2 p.m. A sing-along will include songs from the period of the 1930s and 1940s. To make a reservation for lunch, call (940) 627-3397.

RETIRED TEACHERS – Wise County Retired School Personnel meets 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Civic Center. Call (940) 575-2341 to register.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP – The Decatur Public Library will offer a free six-week Genealogy Workshop beginning on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. A local, expert genealogist will be teaching genealogy basics and how to use free online resources. Registration is required. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 to register.

PHONE ISSUES – The Wise County Developmental Building is experiencing phone problems. If trying to call the building, it may take several tries to get through.

FUNERALS – Memorial service for L.F. “Furman” Cox, 70, of Boyd is 6:30 tonight at A Neighborhood Church in Watauga. Family visitation is 5-6:30 p.m. at the church. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Charline Nabors, 72, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins.

FUNERAL for Nellie Lee Dycus Joiner, 100, of Decatur is 6:30 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Family visitation is 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Lorenzo with a 1 p.m. graveside service in Lorenzo Cemetery. She was the mother of Gerre Joiner of Decatur.

FUNERAL for Robert L. Cloud, 81, of Newark is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

SERVICES for Clara C. Clay, 94 formerly of Decatur and Bennie Merle Pannell, 81, of Decatur are pending at Coker-Hawkins. Memorials to Pannell may be made to the Clinton Pannell Scholarship Fund.

SERVICE for Betty Jewell Remmele, 79, of Paradise is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.