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POLICE INVESTIGATE VEHICLE BURGLARIES – Decatur police are investigating numerous burglaries of a motor vehicle in the Brookhollow neighborhood Sunday. According to information provided by Chief Rex Hoskins, nine vehicles at eight homes were burglarized during the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday. Stolen items included loose change, stereo equipment, GPS devices, tools, checks, CDs, money and gift cards. All of the cars had been left unlocked. Another neighbor reported the theft of a bicycle. Anyone with information should call the Decatur Police Department at (940) 627-1500.

CSCOPE MEETING – Alice Linahan with Women on the Wall will speak about CSCOPE curriculum and Common Core state standards 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Decatur Civic Center. Parents of children enrolled in any school that uses the curriculum are invited to attend.

STORM REPORT – Storms brought heavy rain and high winds to Wise County last night. According to a report in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a rotating wall cloud was spotted near Alvord around 8:15, prompting a tornado warning. Steve Fano, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, told the newspaper that he “wouldn’t be surprised if there was a brief touchdown.” There were no reports of damage or injuries. Rainfall totals included 1.45 inches in Rhome, 0.95 in Decatur, 0.7 in Alvord and 0.23 in Greenwood. The forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms today with a high near 88.

CLEANING GREENHOUSE – The Decatur High School horticulture program will have a “clean the greenhouse” sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school greenhouse, located on top of the hill directly behind the school. Prices on hanging baskets, annuals, perennials and combination planters have been drastically reduced in order to empty the greenhouse for the summer.

PARADISE CHAMBER – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon Monday, June 3, at Paradise City Hall. Lunch, which costs $10 a plate, will be catered by Dos Chiles Grandes. Speaker will be Harold Lotz of Tarleton State Business Development Center. RSVP by Friday to info@paradisetexaschamber.org.

PLAY GROUP – Wise Moms will meet at The River Church, 1901 S. Trinity St., in Decatur for fun in the water 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow. Moms and their preschool aged kids (0 to 5) are welcome. Bring a towel and an extra set of clothes for the kids.

WIZARD OF OZ – McCarroll Middle School presents “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Decatur High School Theatre. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The play is directed by DHS senior Alex Carroll, and she is assisted by senior Marcus Pinon.

OFFICE CLOSED – Wise Hope Crisis Center in Decatur will be closed today for out of town training. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday. The 24-hour crisis hotline will be answered at (940) 626-4855, and an advocate will be available.

DECATUR FOOTBALL CAMP – The 2013 Decatur Football Camp hosted by Coach Kyle Story and the Eagle Coaching Staff will be held June 10-13 at Eagle Stadium. The camp will be held 7-9 p.m. and is for incoming second through sixth graders. Walk-up registration is $60 per kid and $50 for each additional family member, and it includes a free Eagle Football Camp T-shirt. Campers will be taught the proper mechanics of throwing and catching the football and the basics of blocking and tackling (no contact). Campers are also asked to bring a snack and water bottle. For more information or to register, drop by Virginia Caraway’s office or the field house.

RHOME WORKSHOP – The Rhome City Council will hold a three-part meeting tonight to discuss, among other topics, the “roles of elected officials.” The workshop will cover issues related to all city departments, including municipal court, fire department, police department, public works, administration and the newly created EMS position. The meeting will also feature two special sessions. The first will cover the appointment of the mayor pro tem, a budget update and the topic of officials’ roles. A second special session, slated immediately following the workshop, will include items on fire department incentives, the community center and police vehicles. The three-part meeting begins 6:30 p.m. at Rhome City Hall located at 105 First St.

FUNERALS – Service for Bonnie Smith, 74, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Laurel Land in Dallas.

SERVICE for Peter Leroy Greene, 73, of Sunset will be held at a later date. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Nancy Karlene Heithecker, 75, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Donald Money, 31, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Marshall Travis Rainwater, 74, of Haslet is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Emma Nadine Swindell, 77, of Boyd is 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Boyd with burial at Friendship Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Geraldine Brewer Jordan, 67, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL service for Curtis Bryce Browning, 66, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Family visitation is 10-10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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