BOARD RACE IS A TIE – Bill Mundy and Ben Sanders are now officially tied for Place 6 on the Paradise School Board. The Wise County ballot board met Wednesday morning to determine if the provisional ballots cast in last week’s election are valid ballots. One of the ballots deemed valid included the Paradise School Board races. Bill Mundy held a one-vote advantage over Ben Sanders, 93-92, prior to the provisional ballot being cast. When the results were updated to include the provisional ballot, the results showed a 93-93 vote tie. The two candidates and the school district now must decide how to break the tie. Election law provides a few options: candidates could agree to cast lots (such as a coin flip or drawing straws) or one candidate could withdraw. If neither candidate can come to an agreement, an automatic recount is held. If the race is still tied, a run-off election would be held. The candidates are expected to meet with the school today to determine how to resolve the tie.
SOCK RIDE – The Wise County Toy Run presents its inaugural Sock Ride, presenting new, unopened socks for seniors to the Wise County nursing home residents Sunday. Riders will meet at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Decatur at 1 p.m., ride to Sunny Hills Nursing Center in Decatur at 1:15, and ride to Senior Care Center in Bridgeport at 2. For more information call 940-393-1118.
PLAYOFF TICKETS AVAILABLE – Pre-sale tickets for Decatur’s football playoff game will be available in the ticket office this morning and Friday morning. The ticket office is located on the second level of the high school. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets will be $8 at the gate. The game will be played at Lake Dallas against Carrollton Ranchview at 7:30.
DEMOCRATS TO MEET – The Wise County Democratic Party will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in the courtroom of the Wise County Law Enforcement Center, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr. in Decatur.
CHAMBER LUNCH – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Decatur Civic Center. Speaker is Decatur Superintendent Rod Townsend. Cost is $12. RSVP to the Chamber by calling 940-627-3107 or emailing email@example.com.
FREE LUNCH – Rock Island Family Church is having a free Trailblazers Lunch 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The church is located at 545 Rock Island. Call 940-433-8200 for more information.
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION – Governor’s Ridge and Angels Care Home Health will host the sixth in a series of community education sessions 10:30 to 11:30 today at Governor’s Ridge, 300 E. Devereaux St. in Decatur. The topic is “getting help for depression and anxiety during the holidays.” For more information, call Debbie at 940-627-1104 or Kim at 940-627-6888.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE – The Wise County Voter Registration office will be holding a voter registration drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Weatherford College Wise County.
FUNERALS – Graveside service for Paul Dean Ahlfield, 69, of Alvord is 11 a.m. today at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Abilene. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Zenna Mae Rice, 96, of Alvord is 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Tammy Sue Stanley, 54, of Bowie is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Billie E. Linden Bowers, 81, of Plano is 10 a.m. Saturday at New Life Family Worship Center in Grapevine. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Morton Leon Brown, 75, formerly of Cottondale is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.