MAN CHARGED IN REUNION STABBING – A Rhome man turned himself in to Decatur Police Wednesday in connection with the July 25 stabbing at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion. Derry Shannon Jones Jr., 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Wise County Jail. He was released on a $35,000 bond. Decatur Police Detective Daniel Sandate said Jones was taking beer without permission and was told to stop by Chris Fletcher of Slidell. According to Sandate, the two got into a fight, and Jones pulled a knife, stabbing Fletcher in the hand and grazing his torso, across his stomach and back. No medical treatment was administered at the scene, but Fletcher was later taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur where he received 13 stitches in his palm.
2 INJURED IN HEAD-ON WRECK – Two men were injured in a head-on collision near Decatur Wednesday. Although the extent of their injuries was not known, Trooper Adolfo Patterson said both victims were conscious and alert at the scene. Brandon Gunnells, 44, of Springtown was transported by ground ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. He became trapped in his vehicle after the crash and had to be extricated. Douglas Stutt, 47, of Paradise was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Investigators believe Stutt was southbound on Acorn Drive in a white pickup when he attempted to move over after he saw a northbound SUV, driven by Gunnells. Stutt drove off the roadway, overcorrected and started to spin before striking the SUV head-on. Decatur Fire Department, Wise County medics and sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident, which happened around 11:30 a.m. Acorn Drive is located in the Seven Wires addition west of Decatur.
YOUTH ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION – Bridgeport Youth Association will hold registration for fall soccer (3-14 years old) and for flag football (kindergarten through third grade) 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 9 and 16 at the Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. Visit www.bridgeportyouthassoc.com for more information.
VACCINATIONS – AHEC and Weatherford College Wise County are hosting no cost/low cost vaccines 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Vaccinations are open to the public, but it is especially important for school students needing the MCV4 vaccine.
POOL PARTY – Wise County Girl Scouts will hold a signup pool party 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Bridgeport City Pool.
LIBRARY PROGRAM – The Rhome Library’s final summer story time is 4:30 p.m. today. Daniabelle Hromanik will provide stories in English and Spanish for children up to age 11. Young children must be accompanied by a parent. A hot dog supper for the children and their families is 6-7 p.m.
MOTHER’S DAY OUT - The Decatur Church of Christ Mother’s Day Out still has openings in the twos and threes classes. Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Classes start Sept. 2 and go until May. Call 940-627-1912.
FUNERALS – Service for Linda Gail Smith, 53, of Rhome is 2 p.m. Friday at Aurora Baptist Church with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
FUNERAL for Don Nimmo, 75, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 1 p.m. Saturday before the service.
SERVICE for Larry Groves, 55, of Chico is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.