POSSIBLE HIT AND RUN – A Paradise woman was flown to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth following an alleged hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle and pickup around 11 Wednesday night. Lisa Clark Miller, 47, was northbound on Farm Road 920 about two miles south of Bridgeport when she laid down her bike. Miller and her husband, who was riding a motorcycle in front of her, contend it was a result of being hit by a pickup that continued down the roadway. “The accident is under investigation,” Texas Department of Public Safety Cpl. Jeff Johnson said. “Right now, there is no evidence that a vehicle struck her, but there’s also no evidence that it didn’t strike her.”
MOTORCYCLIST INJURED AFTER STRIKING GOAT – A 62-year-old man from Lake Dallas suffered several injuries after he rammed his motorcycle into a boer goat at 3:30 yesterday afternoon on County Road 1180. The accident occurred about a half-mile west of U.S. 81/287 and a few miles north of Decatur. Robert Looney was transported by ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur for a broken collarbone, lacerations and other injuries. From there he was flown by helicopter to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth as his condition worsened. He was not wearing a helmet. The goat was killed instantly. A Department of Public Safety State Trooper said Looney was westbound when he ran into the goat crossing the road. State Trooper Zeb Siebeneck said the goat had the right of way. “This is a county road,” he said. “Animals have the right of way. If this was an interstate it would be different. But on these roads you have to watch out for animals.” Passersby said goats frequently cross the road at that location.
MILITIA GROUP TO MEET – The Texas Constitutional Militia – Wise County is regrouping and will meet at 8 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday at Pronto’s in Bridgeport starting this weekend. For information, call Carl at (940) 626-9957.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM – The Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Club presents Dinosaur George, Tuesday, July 24, at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The event will include fossils and dinosaur facts. The Summer Reading Club is a free program open to children of all ages. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for more information.
DECATUR SCHOOL BOARD – The Decatur School Board meets at 6 tonight at the administration building with a closed session followed by the open session. Agenda items include consideration of a change in the structure of pricing of season tickets for football, construction of baseball/softball restrooms and discussion of a preliminary budget for the 2012-2013 school year. The meeting is open to the public.
RED CROSS MEETING – The monthly meeting of the American Red Cross is 7 to 9 tonight at the Wise County EMS Building, 1101 W. Rose Ave., in Decatur. Richard Diano will provide training for the canteen truck. Those interested in volunteering are invited.
HABITAT ORIENTATION – Trinity Habitat for Humanity will have homeowner orientations at 10 a.m. Saturdays, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, 608 17th St. Those interested in building and owning a home through the organization are invited. For information, visit www.trinityhabitat.org or call (817) 926-9219, ext. 116.
WASHER TOURNEY – The third annual “Put Yo’ Money Where Yo’ Mouth Is” Washer Tournament is 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Wise County Reunion Grounds Pavilion. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and the tournament begins at 7. Cost is $40 for a two-person team. Call the Decatur Chamber of Commerce at (940) 627-3107 or come by the office at 308 W. Main St. to enter.
WARM CLOSING – Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) in Decatur will be closed Tuesday, July 24, for an out-of-town conference. If you normally pick up food on that day, make arrangements to come this week.
FUNERALS – Service for Gayla Idell Keeling, 68, of Saint Jo is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
SERVICE for Burrell Reynolds, 83, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
GRAVESIDE service for Edith Baker, 91, of Kempner, formerly of Chico is 10 a.m. Friday at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.