UPDATE

Thursday, July 24, 2014


2 INJURED IN ROLLOVER – Two people were injured in a car wreck on Farm Road 2264 near Decatur yesterday when the driver lost control of the car and flipped the vehicle into a ditch on the side of the road. Timothy Paul Dennis, 19, and Justice Marie Sampson, 18, were traveling east on FM 2264 when Dennis, the driver, swerved to the right to avoid a rock in the road. He then overcorrected and pulled the car to the left, causing it to flip and roll off the side of the road into a ditch around 1:30 p.m. Dennis suffered neck injuries, and Sampson suffered back and spinal injuries. Both were transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. State trooper Patrick Alonzo said that speed may have been a factor, but that the overcorrection was the main cause of the wreck.

REUNION CONTINUES – Arrendadores del Valle will perform 9 p.m.-1 a.m. tonight at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion. Carnival ride bracelets are $20 today through Saturday. Parking is $5.

HEAT ADVISORY – Wise County is included in a heat advisory from noon today to 10 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures are expected to reach 97 to 102 degrees in north Texas this afternoon with heat index readings near 105.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING - The monthly meeting of the Wise County Historical Society, Inc. is noon today in the Wise County Heritage Museum, 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Speaker this month is local newspaper columnist Gerre Joiner. RSVP to the museum at 940-627-5586 by 10 a.m. for lunch preparation.

GAMETASTIC – Due to last week’s heavy rains, Chico Public Library’s children’s Gametastic program has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. today. Children are encouraged to bring their reading logs to be eligible for most books read awards. Call Michelle, 940-644-2330.

SUPPLY DRIVE – Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center is collecting school supplies for the annual school supply drive benefiting children whose lives have been affected by family violence or sexual abuse. Supplies or monetary donations may be dropped off at the outreach office located at 608 N. Business 81/287 in Decatur. Call Jael Mares, 940-626-4585.

ENROLL AT STEELE – Deadline to apply for Northwest ISD’s James M. Steele Accelerated High School is today. Steele Accelerated High School provides an avenue for students to accelerate their studies. It is home to two career academies – the cosmetology academy and the collegiate academy. Thanks to a partnership with North Texas Community College, students can take expanded dual-credit classes receiving college credit while taking their high school courses. Students are screened and recommended by middle and high school counselors with final approval from the North Central Texas College vice president of instruction. To submit an application, go to www.nisdtx.org/sahs. Call 817-698-5800.

BASEBALL LEAGUE – The Decatur Baseball League will be accepting registrations for the 2014 Fall Season this weekend at the Decatur City Hall building (201 East Walnut Street) in the conference room facing Harmon Park. Fees are $60 for T-Ball and 5/6U, $85 for 8U and up. Register 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Bring your child with you to register so they can try on hats and jerseys as well as a copy of their birth certificate. Email dubois639@gmail.com or call 940-231-6075.

BRIDGEPORT PHYSICALS – Physicals will be offered for $20 at the Bridgeport High School Training Room today. Girls are to report at 5 p.m. and boys at 6 p.m. All athletes entering grades seven, nine and 11 must have a physical before the first day of practice for their sport. Any athlete who has had a broken bone, concussion, major illness or surgery in the past 12 months must also get a physical.

FUNERALS – Memorial service for Christopher John Corniel, 23, of Denton is 11 a.m. Saturday at Chico Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Jane Heisel, 75, of Decatur is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.

PRIVATE MEMORIAL service for Virginia Evans, 81, of Decatur will be held at a later date. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Amanda Troutman, 34, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Sharon Muck, 67, of Broken Arrow, formerly of Newark, is 10:30 a.m. today at Christian-Hawkins with burial at Aurora Cemetery.

FUNERAL for Kim Ann Oates Starnes, 55, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Donations may be made to the Kimberly Ann Oates Starnes Scholarship Fund at any Wells Fargo bank branch.

SERVICE for Tommie Riggs Fox, 95, formerly of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for Robert Earl Brassfield, 77, of Fort Worth is 10 a.m. Friday at Jonestown Cemetery in Alvord. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.

GRAVESIDE service for Lavetta Ann Wilkins, 97, of Andrews is 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kilgore. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Ronny Don Perry, 59, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins-Bridgeport. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

GRAVESIDE service for Edna McPhail Baker, 95, of Chico is 11 a.m. Monday at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Jim Ragan, 61, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today in the Terrace Dining Room at Governor’s Ridge in Decatur.

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