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Friday, November 8, 2013

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THREE INDICTED FOR ROBBERY – Two men and a woman arrested in connection with the August robbery and assault of 73-year-old Jerry Thetford of Boonsville have been indicted on multiple charges. David Noah Simmons, 43, of Weatherford and Donald Walton, 48, of Poolville were indicted last week by a Wise County grand jury for burglary of a habitation, aggravated robbery and firearm smuggling (three or more). Jennifer Lynn Perkinson, 45, of Weatherford was indicted for aggravated robbery. All three remain in the Wise County Jail awaiting trial.

WRECK SHUTS DOWN ROAD, LEADS TO ARREST – A Poolville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a three-vehicle wreck Thursday night around 6:40 near Cottondale. Department of Public Safety Trooper Beau Bridgeman said Makaylyn Wolff, 17, of Springtown was stopped in the northbound lane of Farm Road 51 waiting to turn left onto Farm Road 2123 when her SUV was struck from behind by a pickup driven by Casey Smith, 44, of Poolville. The impact pushed Wolff’s vehicle into the southbound lane of FM 51 where it was struck a second time by a southbound pickup driven by Jordan Crittenden, 26, of Springtown. Meanwhile, Smith’s pickup ran off the road and through a fence on the west side of the roadway. No one was seriously injured in the wreck. Smith was taken to the Wise County Jail. The wreck had FM 51 shut down for about an hour and down to one lane for about another half-hour as the scene was cleared. Two ambulances, the Boyd and Cottondale fire departments and numerous law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.

SANTA COPS – Santa Cops applications are available beginning Monday at the Decatur Police Department. The deadline to return applications is Sunday, Dec. 1. Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the police department through Monday, Dec. 16. For more information, call Ashly DoByns at 940-393-0300.

CHARTER NIGHT – The Boyd Lions Club will hold its Charter Night 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Boyd Community Center. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the event includes a hamburger meal, homemade dessert, silent auction and entertainment provided by the Cody Robbins Band. They will also be raffling off a 12 gauge shot gun and holding a 50/50 raffle. For more information call Barbara Stice at 940-389-0532.

HOLIDAY CLOSING – Wise County Development Services and the Decatur dumpsite will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The Boyd, Chico and Cottondale dumpsites will close the next business day, Wednesday, Nov. 13.

FOUNDATION BANQUET – The Bridgeport Education Foundation annual banquet and auction fundraiser is 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Bridgeport High School commons. Tables of 8 are available at $300, or tickets are $30 each or $50 a pair. Live and silent auction items are also being accepted. For more information, call 940-683-5124.

FLU SHOT CLINIC – Boyd ISD and Boyd Medicine Store are hosting a flu shot clinic 1-6 p.m. today at Boyd Middle School. Insurance and Medicare will be accepted. Cost is $20 without insurance. The clinic is open to the public. Those getting a shot must be at least 7 years old.

SENIOR CENTER YARD SALE – The Decatur Senior Center, 1200 N. Miller, will hold a Mega Yard Sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. A beans and cornbread meal, including drink and dessert, will be for sale for $4.

SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER – The Alvord ISD Junior Class will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser before tonight’s home football game against City View. The dinner will start at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Donations will be accepted for the cost of the dinner, which will include spaghetti, salad, tea and dessert. There will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the Junior/Senior Prom.

VETERANS CELEBRATION – A veterans celebration will be held 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Alvord Veterans Memorial Park.

RALLY – Overpasses for America will have a rally 10 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow at the U.S. 81/287 and Farm Road 407 overpass.

VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS – The Decatur Lady Eagles will take on Bonham at Gainesville High School at 5:30 tonight in the area round. The Boyd Lady Jackets will play Callisburg at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sanger High School in their area round game. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for students for the Boyd game.

REGULAR SEASON FINALE – The high school football regular season comes to a close tonight. Tonight’s games feature Decatur at Sanger, Bridgeport at Gainesville, Boyd at Whitesboro, City View at Alvord, Ponder at Paradise and Chico at Trenton. All games start at 7:30. The Wise County Messenger will provide live blogging from the Bridgeport and Decatur games. Find the blog and scores at WCMessenger.com/scores. Last night, the Northwest Texans defeated the Keller Central Chargers 26-22.

FUNERALS – Service for Jean Bush, 88, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Saturday at The Father’s House, between Bridgeport and Decatur, with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8:30 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Roy Tackel, 85, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Marie Boulware, 93, of Haltom City, formerly of Bridgeport, is 2 p.m. Saturday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home.

FUNERAL for Mildred Gray Anderson, 99, of Chico is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.

MEMORIAL service for Billie E. Linden Bowers, 81, of Plano is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at New Life Family Worship Center in Grapevine. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Anne Burr, 58, of Bowie is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Bowie with burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. White Family Funeral Home in Bowie is handling arrangements.

VISITATION for Jimmy Ray Hamm, 70, of Azle 6-8 tonight at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown.