Monday, January 20, 2014

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DECATUR WRECK – No one was injured, but salsa was spilled in a two-vehicle accident in front of Casa Torres about 7:45 p.m. Saturday night. A Chevrolet pickup, driven by Eric Gage, 19, of Decatur, pulled onto Farm Road 51 South from a parking lot just south of Casa Torres. According to Decatur Police officer Royce Gastineau, Gage was attempting to turn left and travel northbound when his vehicle was hit by a southbound Toyota Camry driven by Charles Knupp, 24, of Decatur. Knupp and his passenger had just pulled out from the Casa Torres parking lot. No one was injured in the accident, but Knupp’s to-go order spilled across the inside of his car. His dash was covered in salsa. The southbound lanes of 51 were shut down for about 45 minutes. Decatur Fire Department was also on scene.

SHELTER CLOSED – Wise County Animal Shelter will be closed Tuesday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday.

RALLY – Overpasses for America will have a rally 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the U.S. 81/287 and Farm Road 407 overpass in New Fairview.

RELAY FOR LIFE – The first team captains’ meeting for Relay For Life of Wise County is 7:30 tonight at Candlewood Suites in Decatur. The topic is fundraising. For more information, contact Stephanie at 940-393-3165 or stephaniekott@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION – The next installment in the community health series will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Governor’s Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 300 E. Devereaux St. in Decatur. The topic is “eating for your health,” and Tanya Davis of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Wise County will share tips for healthy eating and meal planning. For more information, call Debbie Bounds at 940-627-1104 or Kim Lawson at 940-627-6888.

SOCIAL GROUP – The Fit-N-Wise Pediatric Therapy Social Group will meet 5-6 tonight at the Pediatric Therapy Clinic (1721 S FM 51, Decatur). The classes are designed for children ages 6 to 12 who struggle with social interaction. They are held on the third Monday of the month. For more information, call 940-627-6927.

HOLIDAY CLOSING – Wise County Development Services and the Decatur dumpsite will be closed today. The Boyd, Chico and Cottondale dumpsites will be closed the following business day, on Wednesday.

HOLIDAY HOURS – Decatur Public Library will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

DEMOCRATS TO MEET – The Wise County Democratic Party will meet at 6:15 tonight in the Wise County Law Enforcement Center courtroom, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr. in Decatur.

4-H MEETING – The Decatur 4-H Club meets at 6 tonight at the Wise County Extension Office in Decatur.

SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will hear from Bob Williams, a long-time amateur paleontologist from Valley View, at the club’s next meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Decatur. Williams will describe his experiences collecting, identifying and donating fossil and prehistoric finds. The meeting will begin with a pot luck supper and will end with a rock auction. Visitors are welcome.

FUNERALS – Service for Verna Margaret Holloway, 95, of Decatur is 2:30 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Ephrata Cemetery in Ephrata, Wash.

SERVICES for Fernando Padron-Veserra, 39, of Decatur and Elaine Meharg, 91, of Boyd are pending at Coker-Hawkins.

FUNERAL for Bobby Joe Bullard, 77, of Newark is 11 a.m. today at Aurora Baptist Church with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Dr. Wilbur E. Simmons, 80, of Temple, formerly of Decatur, is 10 a.m. today at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple.

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