Taking Care of Business: Get to know the new Freedom

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

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Freedom Powersports is reintroducing itself to the community.

To celebrate a remodel of the store and new management, they are having a re-grand opening event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (July 7).

Store Manager Nicole Hufsey said the dealership isn’t new to the building at 201 W. Thompson St., but it has new management and a new look.

“Freedom Powersports came out here five years ago, and as of March, we changed management,” she said. “We have a lot of new employees, and the store looks completely different on the inside.

“We’re trying to get reintroduced to the community and become a bigger part of the community here,” she said.

The Powersports party will include food, live music and several vendors. Of course, you’re also welcome to shop during the event and get set up for your next adventure.


Dr. Julie Mistic is having an open house at Wise Hearing Solutions 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12.

There will be free hearing screenings and free demonstrations of hearing aids. She’s also offering 10 percent off hearing aids during the event.

If things have been a little muffled or you can’t quite make out what your grandkids are saying, pay Dr. Mistic a visit and take advantage of the free screening.

She works out of ENT and Allergy Clinic at 1600 W. U.S. Business 380, Suite A, in Decatur.


In Chick-fil-A news: Last week a 23-year-old employee was credited with saving a man’s life after he began choking in the dining room of an Austin location.

Hunter Harris, whose father owns the franchise, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save the customer.

“I stepped in and took care of him. I did what I had to do, and it all worked out,” he said, according to an ABC Eyewitness News story. “I just made sure that he was OK. We got him a fresh meal, and then he just went on his way.”

And get this: that was the second person Harris has saved. He performed the same actions just a month or two ago when a customer began choking.

Good people, right there. A safety-conscious business owner is a good addition to any community. Maybe Harris and his dad will expand their franchise to … oh, I don’t know … Wise County!

Days without at Chik-fil-A in Wise County: 188.

Kristen Tribe is assistant publisher of the Messenger. If you have a tip for TCB, email or call 940-627-5987.

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