Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED – The City of Bridgeport’s boil water notice was lifted yesterday afternoon. The notice had been in effect since last Thursday’s major water leak, and another on Friday, left the city without water for parts of three days. The city is still asking residents to conserve water. “The towers are making progress daily thanks to your efforts,” said Community Relations Manager Amber Fogelman in an emailed statement Tuesday. “Please be conscious of your water usage as we continue to get them filled and avoid any activities that use large amounts of water. Also, please be aware of your usage during peak times of the day (before work/school, lunchtime and after work).”

ARSON SUSPECTED IN GRASS FIRES – Multiple grass fires Sunday afternoon along Farm Road 2264 in New Fairview may have been intentionally set, according to Wise County Deputy Fire Marshal J.C. Travis. It appears the fireworks were shot from a moving vehicle. Although no homes were lost, the fires caused brief home evacuations and a road closure. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on newsstands today.

BASKETBALL SCORES – Last night’s Wise County high school varsity basketball scores include (boys) Paradise 43, Boyd 32; Keller 55, Northwest 47; Sanger 51, Bridgeport 50; Slidell 57, Midway 46; Chico 45, Perrin-Whitt 21; (girls) Paradise 43, Boyd 35; Keller 69, Northwest 34; and Slidell 48, Midway 33.

ALVORD GT NOMINATIONS – Alvord ISD Gifted and Talented Services department is accepting nominations for Alvord ISD students in grades kindergarten through 11th grade. For more information, visit www.alvordisd.net and look under “District News.” You may also contact Kaysi Hamilton at khamilton@alvordisd.net. Nomination forms are available on the district website and at each campus office. Deadline for nominations is Friday. Parents, staff and students are invited to attend a G/T Community Awareness meeting 5-6 tonight in the elementary cafeteria.

BASEBALL REGISTRATION – The Decatur Baseball League will hold Spring season registration 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Decatur City Hall conference room facing Harmon Park at 201 E. Walnut. Registration will also be next weekend, January 25-26, at the same time and location. Register in person only. No online, mail or over the phone registrations will be accepted. Bring your birth certificate. Call 940-231-6075 or email dubois639@gmail.com for more information.

CHAMBER BANQUET – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce Casino Royale annual banquet is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Decatur Civic Center. There will be food, awards, casino games, live and silent auction, live entertainment and a raffle, including the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas or $1,000 cash. Dress is Bridgeport casual. Tickets are $40 each or $320 for a table of eight. For tickets, call the Chamber office at 940-683-2076.

RODEO TICKETS – Decatur Night at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets cost $25 and are available at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. Payment must be by cash or check. For more information, call Misty Hudson at 940-627-3107.

FUNERALS – Service for Teddy H. Johnson, 80, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Tony Fuller, 55, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Friday at the Fuller Home. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

VISITATION for Rolando “Roy” Rodriguez Lozano, 60, of Decatur is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for David Ray Jones, 65, of Chico is 1 p.m. Saturday at Ball Knob Cemetery in Alvord. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Evelyn Yizel Morado Badillo, infant, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

FUNERAL for Bobby Joe Bullard, 77, of Newark is tentatively set for 11 a.m. Monday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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