Monday, October 9, 2017

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WIRE THEFTS – The Wise County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the person or people responsible for a series of thefts in the northeast part of the county. Wise County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Neagle said someone entered a compressor station on Farm Road 455 west of Farm Road 51 in the Greenwood/Slidell area multiple times last month and stole copper wire. The thefts took place during the overnight hours. Surveillance video captured at least one of the thefts. That video was posted last week on the Wise County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. To report information about the theft or the identity of the suspects involved, call Crime Stoppers of Wise County at 800-643-TIPS(8477) or 940-627-TIPS(8477). Calls may be made 24 hours a day, and you will remain anonymous. Facebook comments are not anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay for the first, most accurate tip received.

WEATHER CHANGE – Near-record high temperatures are expected today with a high of around 93 degrees, but a cold front will pass through the area tonight bringing a taste of fall weather. Tuesday’s high temperature is expected to be 66 degrees, and Tuesday’s low could dip into the upper 40s. Isolated showers are possible tonight.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION – James Wood Motors will host a retirement reception today from 2-4 for Richard Flynt, the dealership’s truck sales manager. He has been an employee of James Wood for 38 years.

DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Alvord today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at the First Baptist Church. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.

FALL CONFERENCE – The Wise County Retired School Personnel Unit will host 160 members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, District XI today at the Decatur Conference Center. “A Chisholm Trail Round-Up” is the theme for all retired school personnel. The Fall Conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and feature speaker Senator Craig Estes, two TRTA state officers, Decatur ISD Supt. Dr. Judi Whitis, and Wise County Veteran’s group will present the flags. Sculpture/storyteller Ann Ayers will present the program, and Dakota Burns will provide the entertainment.

LORD’S ACRE – The First United Methodist Church of Boyd will have its annual Lord’s Acre Fall Festival Saturday. The festival will include games and activities for children, homemade baked goods, crafts, vendor booths and a flea market. The Wise County Sheriff’s Office mobile unit will be available to tour. A homemade turkey dinner will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with to-go plates available. There will be a live auction at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Carter blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the event.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – DHS Junior Class will host a family movie night featuring “Beetlejuice” at the DHS practice field (track) Saturday (Rainout plan – indoor practice facility at DHS). Pre-activities, including games and a costume contest, will begin at 7 p.m. Movie starts at 8:30. Presale tickets are $7 for ages 10 and under and $10 for adults. A family four-pack is $30 (not available at door). Concessions will be available. Tickets can be purchased from any junior class officer or parent or Mrs. Smith in the first floor DHS office. Email lauren.smith@decaturisd.us.

FUNERAL – Graveside service for Allen Craig Parsons, 72, of Weatherford is 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth. Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Brett Bethurum, 56, of Britton is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

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