Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM – The Decatur school district is offering free summer meals to anyone 18 and younger at Decatur High School and Young Elementary School during the month of June beginning June 9. The district is participating in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch. Students will not have to register, show proof of age, proof of residency or proof of income. Meals will be served Monday through Friday at the elementary school and Monday through Thursday at the high school. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on newsstands today.

CHILD ABUSE TRIAL – A Wise County jury this morning will hear closing arguments before deciding on a verdict in a case of alleged child abuse. Shaun Ray Mullinax, 33, of Rhome is accused of striking his son with a closed fist Nov. 7, 2012, and is facing a charge of injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury, a third degree felony. Testimony in the case began yesterday. If convicted, Mullinax could face up to 10 years in prison. Read more in the midweek Messenger.

BABYGARTEN – Chico Public Library is hosting Babygarten for infants, toddlers and their parents/caregivers 11 a.m.-noon today. Join Ms. Sandra for music, stories, and make a homemade etch-a-sketch. For more information, call Michelle at 940-644-2330.

BAKE SALE – Open Arms is having a bake sale at the Decatur Walmart 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds will benefit their clients who have recently become terminally ill.

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Wise County Special Needs Baseball will hold a four-person scramble Friday, June 20, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $85 per person and $340 per team through June 6 and $100 per person and $400 after that date. Call April at 940-255-2225 or Robin at The event will feature a putting contest at 12:15 p.m. followed by a meal, awards, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds will help build a custom designed, rubberized latex free turf/field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping prevent injuries.

SNOW WHITE ON STAGE – Wise Performing Arts Guild presents “Snow White” 7 p.m. June 13 and 14 and 3 p.m. June 15 at the Decatur High School Theater. The classical ballet features approximately 180 students from Wise Dance Center, as well as several returning guest dancers. Tickets to all three performances are selling out quickly. For information on ticket purchases, email wpagticketcenter@gmail.com or stop by Wise County Title Co. located at 405 W. Park St. in Decatur. Live streaming tickets are also available.

RIBBON CUTTING – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. today for Wise Computer Services at 600 W. Walnut St., Ste. B, in Decatur.

DRIVER’S ED – Driver’s education classes at Decatur High School begin Friday, June 6 at the McCarroll Middle School Multi-purpose Building. Class fee is $75, and driving fee is $225. Pay at the first floor of Decatur High School. Participants must be 15 years old by June 21. For information, call 940-393-7200 or email jack.reeves@decatur.esc11.net.

FUNERALS – Service for Maxine Thorell Griffin, 86, of Rhome is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Hazel L. Sherman, 89, formerly of Decatur is 10 a.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins with burial at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

FUNERAL for Ila Sue Reed, 90, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins.

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