Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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INDICTED BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS – Northwest ISD trustees accepted the resignation of Kerry Jones from the board during a meeting Tuesday. District officials had been notified of Jones’ intentions earlier in the day. The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD counselor, who has been on administrative leave since August, was indicted on March 28 on four counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student. NISD officials have not yet determined what they will do with the year left in his term.

COURTHOUSE SECURITY – In a continuing effort to better protect the people who use the Wise County Courthouse, the county is hiring two new security employees. The new personnel will be in addition to court bailiffs Kirk Gibson in County Court-at-Law No. 1 and Dick Wood in District Court. While the bailiffs are in court, the new security personnel will monitor the hallways and help direct foot traffic when court is over. Sheriff David Walker said when court is not in session, the officers will check in at other county buildings and provide security as needed. The issue of new personnel was discussed at Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting, and the decision comes from the ongoing work of the courthouse security committee. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on news stands today.

HONORS NIGHT – Decatur High School seniors received $314,000 in locally funded scholarships plus thousands of dollars more in college and university grants at the annual Honors Night celebration Tuesday. Andie Keller was named valedictorian and Hannah Hubbard was honored as salutatorian.

SLIGHT CHANCE OF STORMS – The National Weather Service forecast includes a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. It’s also expected to be a windy day with winds out of the south at 20 miles per hour with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Today’s high is expected to reach 83 degrees.

SINGLES MEETING – The North Texas Singles Club meets at Times Forgotten in Nocona 6 p.m. Saturday. All singles are welcome. For information call (940) 366-0100.

DRIVER’S ED – Driver’s education classes at Decatur High School begin Friday, June 7 at the McCarroll Middle School Multi-purpose Building. Class fee is $75, and driving fee is $225. Pay at the first floor of Decatur High School. Participants must be 15 years old by June 21. For information email jack.reeves@decatur.esc11.net.

GREENWOOD HOMECOMING – Greenwood Homecoming is noon Sunday in downtown Greenwood. Bring a covered dish. New officers will be elected. The Urquhart Museum will be open.

CHURCH SALE – A community-wide “Spring Cleaning” and Vendor Sale is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Countryside Fellowship, 3803 FM 2264 in Decatur. Booth space is still available for those in the New Fairview, Blewitt and Oliver Creek communities. For more information call (817) 991-8728.

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

GRADUATION SPECIAL SECTION – Our 2013 graduating classes, including valedictorians and salutatorians at Wise County public schools, as well as the All Wise Academic Team are featured in the Messenger’s annual Graduation special section in the midweek Messenger on news stands today.

FUNERALS – Service for Janice Meredith Mann Gettys, 89, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Bonnie Smith, 74, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Laurel Land in Dallas. Family visitation is 6:30-7:30 tonight at the funeral home.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for Peter Leroy Greene, 73, of Sunset. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

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

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

FUNERAL for Emma N. Swindell, 77, of Boyd is 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Friendship Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday 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.

SERVICE for Curtis Bryce Browning, 66, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins.

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