CAR RUNS INTO WALL - A Decatur man was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur and then flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident Monday night. The man, whose name was not available at the scene, was the driver of a silver pickup, the only vehicle involved in the wreck, which was reported just after 10 p.m. Investigators believe he had taken the exit off of U.S. 81/287 near McDonald’s in Decatur and turned left onto Washburn Street. It appears he veered to the right, jumped the curb and slammed into the concrete wall underneath the 81/287 overpass. The extent of his injuries were not known, but investigators believe a medical issue was a factor in the wreck.
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE – Following a closed session for the annual evaluation of Decatur ISD Superintendent Rod Townsend, the school board unanimously voted to extend his contract for another year. Townsend’s contract now runs through July of 2017. The board also voted to give him a $6,500 raise. In other business, the board agreed to allow Townsend to move forward with replacing the energy management control system at Rann Elementary. The system controls the temperatures in the classrooms and went out over the winter break.
LADY DOGS NET WIN – The Alvord Lady Bulldogs held off Lake Country for a 59-54 victory in non-district action Monday. Katie Claborn led a trio of Lady Bulldogs in double figures with 16 points. Lauren Hart added 13, and Marissa Schedcik 12.
PARADISE HEADS TO BOYD – The Paradise Lady Panthers will head to Boyd to take on the Lady Yellowjackets in a pivotal matchup in the District 9-2A playoff race. The game will tip off at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Panthers and Yellowjackets will follow. Bridgeport teams will head to Sanger. Northwest plays host to Keller. Chico will travel to Perrin-Whitt. Slidell goes to Midway. Alvord and Decatur teams are off. Get updates at wcmsports.com along with scores from the other area contests.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. The program includes a panel discussion on the oil field. Lunch, catered by Select Energy Service, is $10 a plate. RSVP by noon tomorrow to 940-683-2076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOT CLINIC – Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting an immunization clinic 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. today in the Education Building at First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Rd., in Decatur. The clinic is for adults and VFC-eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years. Cost is $10 per child or $20 per family. Cost for adults is $20. Patients must bring their shot record. For more information, call 940-665-6397.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The regular bi-monthly business meeting of the Paradise Historical Society is 7 tonight at the United Methodist Church in Paradise. Donna Weeden will give a presentation about local history. The Society will elect officers for the 2014 year, and dues are collected this month. Dues are $10 for an entire year; membership is free for those 80 years and older upon completion of a membership form.
CHICO CHAMBER – Chico Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon noon-1 p.m. today at the Senior Citizens Building on the Chico Square. Cost is $7 per plate, and Superintendent Mike Jones will be guest speaker.
BUNCO NIGHT – Boyd Education Foundation Bunco Night is 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Middle/Intermediate School Cafeteria at 550 Knox Ave. Cost is $20 at the door, and there will be a silent gift basket auction. Food and drinks will be provided. All proceeds benefit the foundation and help provide classroom enrichment through grants.
4-H MEETING – The Bridgeport 4-H Club meets 6 tonight at the Bridgeport Community Center.
FUNERALS – Service for Wanda (Fennell) Hobbs, 42, of Paradise is 10 a.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Bobby W. Manning, 76, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
SERVICE for Irma S. Wade, 66, of Springtown is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
SERVICE for J. Phillip Mote, 69, of Addison, formerly of Decatur, is 2 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
VISITATION for Rolando (Roy) Rodriguez Lozano, 60, of Decatur is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins.
SERVICE for Evelyn Yizel Morado Badillo, an infant, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
NO SERVICE is scheduled at this time for Ashley Wass, 22, of Rhome. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
NO SERVICES are scheduled at this time for Sherry L. Darnell, 61, of White Settlement and Carolyn Sue Burk, 64, of Fort Worth. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Rev. Moses Perales, 83, of Haltom City, formerly of Bridgeport, is pending at a Metroplex funeral home.