Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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1 ARRESTED AFTER STABBING – A Decatur man was arrested Sunday after stabbing another man at the Deluxe Inn Express on U.S. 81/287 in Decatur. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said officers and medics responded to a call about a man who had been stabbed in the neck at the motel just after 8 p.m. Lt. Delvon Campbell said the victim, Jason McGuire of Bridgeport, had been in a verbal altercation with another man, Acey Davis, 42, outside a room at the motel. “Some words were exchanged and at some point [Davis] stabbed [McGuire] in the neck with a pocket knife,” Campbell said. Wise County EMS took McGuire to a Denton hospital. Hoskins described the man’s injuries as non-life threatening. Davis was arrested at the scene for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remained in the Wise County Jail Tuesday on a $30,000 bond.

TUESDAY VOLLEYBALL RESULTS – Decatur junior Satasha Kostelecky racked up 12 kills in just 26 shots, hitting .423 in the Lady Eagles’ three-game sweep of Chisholm Trail (25-22, 25-23, 25-16). Kostelecky also blocked six shots in helping the Lady Eagles to 16-10 on the season. As a team, Decatur hit .164 with Makenna Gantt handing out 20 assists. Mallory Downe doled out 11 helpers. Rylie Anderson buried 12 kills in 18 attempts as the Northwest Lady Texans hammered Haltom in three sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-14). Kori James added 10 kills for the Lady Texans’ efficient attack. Northwest hit .208. Analise Lucio tallied 25 assists and made 10 digs. In their final tuneup before the 8-3A opener, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets took down Ponder in four games. Boyd won 19-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-11. Macee Valtr led the Boyd attack with 18 kills, hitting .366. Jordyn Todd added 13 kills. Saint Jo outlasted Alvord in a wild, five-game match Tuesday. Saint Jo won 19-25, 28-26, 25-20, 19-25, 30-28. Alvord missed 18 serves in the loss. Kinly Walker and Christina Thomas landed 16 kills apiece. Walker also had 41 digs and two blocks. Paradise Lady Panthers fell to Godley in their final non-district match Tuesday, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20. Gracie Barnett netted eight kills. Harley Mayfield landed seven. Saylea Mayfield handed out 16 assists and Kennedy Schneck nine. The Bridgeport Sissies took down Pilot Point in four games Tuesday. Bridgeport won 25-12, 28-30, 25-15, 25-13. Kristen Grooms led the Bridgeport attack with 11 kills, hitting .310. Haley Barton added seven kills and served six aces. Emily Vidal made 41 digs.

AUGUST WRAPS UP WET SUMMER – For the third month in a row, Wise County received above average rainfall. Wise County received 5.13 inches for the month of August, more than twice the normal 2.46 inches for the month. For the “meteorological summer” from June 1 to Aug. 31, Wise County received 15.38 inches of rain. Temperatures in the month of August ranged from a high of 99 degrees on Aug. 6 to a low of 62 on Aug. 31.

COUNTY HAY SHOW – The Wise County Hay Show is 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Speaker is Eddie Funderburg from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Participants will receive two continuing education units for their private pesticide applicator license. The program is free, and lunch is included. To reserve a seat, call the Wise County Extension office, 940-627-3341.

PRACTICING WHAT THEY TEACH – The Art of Wise County Art Teachers, a show put on by the Wise County Art Association and Decatur Main Street, is Saturday, Sept. 9, through Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Decatur Visitors Center, 106 S. Trinity St. It opens with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The show will include the work of public school art teachers and private instructors from Alvord, Boyd, Bridgeport, Chico, Decatur and Paradise.

GARDEN CLUB MEETING – Bridgeport Garden Club, serving all of Wise County, is having its first meeting of the season at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bridgeport Community Center. The program is “Sustainable Landscapes,” and the speaker is Jerry Parr of the Parker County Master Gardeners. Lunch will be served, and all are welcome. Call Deb Lewis, 443-415-4240.

FOOD, FAITH AND FOOTBALL – The First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport will hold a Food, Faith and Football event 5:30-7 p.m. Friday before the Bridgeport Bulls home football game. Stop by the FUMC Bridgeport parking lot at 608 17th St. across from the football field for free hot dogs, games, live music and Bulls spirit giveaways.

HARVEY HELP – Governor’s Ridge, 300 E. Devereaux, in Decatur is hosting Stuff the Bus for families in need as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Drop off donations 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Betty Ruth Simmons, 80, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Richard McClary, 68, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at Aurora Baptist Church with interment at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Mary Greer, 86, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL service for Payten Jo Tynsky, 16, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Kevin Gowdy, 45, of Rockwall is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins-Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL service for Wyatt Russell Mabee, a 3-week-old, of Bowie is 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Wise County Park in Chico. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE will be held for Robert E. “Bob” Rush, 70, of Bowie. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Betty Decker, 86, of Decatur is Sept. 16 at Aurora Baptist Church. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for Lin Hatch, 70, of Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Sue Ann Craddock, 72, of Deming, N.M., is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Paradise United Methodist Church. Family visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial will be in Andrews, at 2 p.m. Sept. 13. She was the mother of Jay and David Craddock.

SERVICE for Jimmy D. Sims, 76, of Colleyville is Saturday in Colleyville. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville is handling arrangements.

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