JOHNSON’S HUSBAND APPOINTED INTERIM JP – Wise County commissioners Thursday appointed retired police officer Craig Johnson, husband of the late Terri Johnson, to replace her as Precinct 2 justice of the peace. “Craig is familiar with what goes on down there, and he has some law experience,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White said. “I’ve had phone calls from concerned citizens and concerned employees, and all of them are in agreement with that selection right there. It’s better than just passing the baton to two people, one for six months and one that the Republican Party might want to appoint.” The motion passed 4-1 with County Judge Glenn Hughes the lone vote against. It was mentioned that Craig has applied to the Republican Party to be placed on the November ballot. Hughes voted against the appointment because of his original statement that whoever commissioners appointed as interim should not be anyone that would run for the office. White maintained that this situation is different because Terri had not drawn an opponent in the November election, so an appointment as interim gives no one an advantage. Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands tomorrow.
CONCERTS - Decatur bands will hold concerts Sunday through Tuesday. The high school band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday. The middle school band will perform at 7 p.m. Monday. The jazz ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All performances will be at the Decatur High School Theater.
RUMMAGE SALE – Open Arms will hold a rummage sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at their office at the Legacy Building, 1401 Cates St. in Bridgeport.
SEEKING DONATIONS – Senior Care in Decatur is seeking donations of costume jewelry for crafts and their Residents Country Store. Call Kathy at 940-626-2800, ext. 114, or drop off donations at 701 West Bennett in Decatur.
SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur Wesley Center. Guest speaker David White will present a program on water, which will include photos and samples from a recent trip to Bolivia.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP – Wise Regional Health System, the Wise and Montague County Medical Society and Renew Home Health will host a Diabetes Support Group 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the Education Room of the hospital in Decatur. Dr. Brad Faglie will host a question-and-answer session on the trials and triumphs of living with diabetes and plans of action. If you have diabetes or know someone with diabetes, you are invited. If it’s your first meeting, come at 6:15 to meet Dr. Faglie and get an introduction to the basics.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will have their weekly breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. All veterans are invited.
OFFICE CLOSED – The Veterans Service Office will be closed May 19 and 20 for training. The office will reopen May 21 for normal working hours.
DANCE RECITAL – Higher Purpose Dance Studio will have its recital 7 tonight at the Decatur Civic Center. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for kids. Children 4 and under are free.
SUPERHERO 5K – A Superhero 5K Run/Walk benefiting CASA of Wise and Jack Counties is Saturday at Decatur High School. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the 1K Kids Race is at 8 a.m. with the 5K following. There will be awards in age category and best costume, so come dressed as your favorite superhero. Cost is $25 for the race or $40 with a T-shirt. The 1K race is free. Register at superhero5K.athlete360.com or pick up a form at the CASA office, 300 E. Pecan St. in Decatur. For information, call 940-627-7535.
BOONSTOCK – Boonsville-Balsora VFD will host its annual fundraiser and open house, Boonstock, Saturday in downtown Boonsville. A barbecue lunch will be served starting at noon and will be followed by the auction of baked goods and craft items, including two handmade knives by Eugene Canova and two boot boxes by Floyd Davis. There will also be a bounce house for the kids. Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boonsville Community Center.
BAKE SALE – The Decatur Hockey Club will have a bake sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bealls in Decatur and starting at 9 a.m. at Brookshire’s in Bowie.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Charles Harris, 78, of Paradise is 11 a.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for James Earl Green, 39, formerly of Bridgeport is 3 p.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Thomas Cemetery.
VISITATION and celebration of life for M.H. Montgomery, Jr., 71, of Decatur is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at The Cantina at the home of C.L. and Patti Gage, 1197 Old Greenwood Rd, in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Wanda Sipes, 86, of Paradise is 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Dale Brumley, 78, of Runaway Bay is 10 a.m. Saturday at Canyon Hills Church of Christ in Canyon. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.