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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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ROLLOVER INJURES MAN – One man was flown to Texas Health Fort Worth Monday evening after a one-vehicle accident on County Road 4925 south of Rhome. Jaskavan Dhillon, 41, of Fort Worth was speeding northbound on CR 4925 about 4:20 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, according to DPS Trooper Zeb Siebenick. Siebenick said Dhillon’s pickup veered to the right, to the left and then rolled. It crashed through a barbed wire fence and hit a tree, landing upside down. Dhillon was trapped in the vehicle, and firefighters had to turn it upright and peel the roof back to get him out. Trooper Siebenick said synthetic marijuana and several open containers of alcohol were found in the vehicle, and he believed this likely contributed to the accident. Although Dhillon’s injuries were serious, he was in stable condition at the scene.

DRY MONTH ENDS DRY YEAR – Wise County received 1.47 inches of rain in the month of December, according to weather watcher Doyle Green of Decatur. That was nearly an inch below the average rainfall amount of 2.39 inches for the month. For the year, rainfall was almost exactly 10 inches below average, 28.86 compared to the average total of 38.92. It was also the lowest annual total since the 27.38 inches we received in 2006. After setting a record amount of rainfall in January of 2012, Wise County received below normal rainfall totals in nine of the next 11 months. Temperatures in the month of December ranged from a high of 82 on Dec. 1 to a low of 14 on Dec. 11.

WEEKEND FATAL WRECK – A one-vehicle accident Saturday night just before 10 killed Edgar Diaz, 24, of Fort Worth. Diaz was westbound on County Road 4522 near the Wise/Denton County line when his car swerved off the road, plowed through several pipe fences and came to a rest in a field. Diaz was taken by ground ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he later died.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon Monday, Jan. 7, at Paradise City Hall. Cost is $10 and is sponsored by Mann Refrigeration. Speaker is Cher Tilghman with Century 21, and the new board of directors will be announced. There will be a special board meeting at 11 a.m. before the social.

SWEARING IN – Wise County elected officials will be sworn in at 8:30 a.m. today in the District Courtroom at the courthouse, which will be followed by a short commissioners meeting in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse.

WEIGHT LOSS – Wise County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring Step Up & Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 8, and continues weekly through March at the Extension office. The program will consist of weekly lessons, weight check-in, weekly challenge and healthy recipes. For more information and to pre-register for the program, call (940) 627-3341. Space is limited.

SHOT CLINIC – The Texas Department of State Health Services is having an immunization clinic for children 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Fellowship Hall, Upper Room, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. Enter at 104 S. Miller, and bring a shot record. A parent must be present.

MONDAY RAINFALL – On the final day of 2012 Monday, Decatur received 0.35 of an inch of rainfall.

FUNERALS – Memorial service for Douglas Patterson, 54, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Robert W. “Bob” Nobles, 80, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for Marjorie Cole, 83, of Rhome. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

SERVICES for Marian R. Tuckness, 77, of Houston and Maria S. Rivas, 48, of Decatur are pending at Coker-Hawkins.

SERVICE for James Allen, 86, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Joseph H. Paul Jr., 75, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins with private burial at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL service for Jenner G. Jones, 67, of Boyd will be held at a later date. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.