Thursday, January 4, 2018

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3 HURT IN SLIDELL WRECK – Three people were injured in a two vehicle wreck around 8 a.m. Thursday near the Slidell school campus. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chesley Womack said a Jeep driven by Caitlin Pruitt, 21, was southbound on a driveway near the elementary school when she apparently failed to yield at the intersection with County Road 2822. She struck a southbound 1962 Ford F-250 vehicle driven by Stone Coston, 17, who was on his way to school. Both drivers and a passenger in Coston’s vehicle, his 13-year-old sister Jaden, were injured. Pruitt and Jaden Coston were taken by ambulance to Denton Regional Hospital. Stone Coston was taken by private vehicle to the same hospital. Womack said the injuries were “serious, but not life-threatening.” He said Pruitt may have been blinded by the sun and didn’t see the other vehicle. (This post was updated from an earlier post.)

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

COALITION MEETING – The Wise County Community Coalition meets noon Monday at Pizza Hut in Decatur. The topic will be planning the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration which will take place at St. John’s Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Call 940-799-1077 for information.

REPUBLICAN MEETING – The Wise County Republicans will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace courtroom inside the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. The group will discuss details of the Red Gala coming up at the end of January and the start of the 2018 Republican Primary.

BRIDGEPORT MOVIE – Bridgeport Box Office presents “Despicable Me 3” at 1 and 7 p.m. today at the Arcadia, 1009 Halsell St. This movie is free, and doors open 30 minutes prior to the movie. Concessions will be on sale. Call 940-683-3480.

KNITTING CIRCLE – The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Call 940-433-3847.

DOMINOES ANYONE? – Anybody who plays 42 or would like to learn is invited to the Decatur Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller St.

FUNERALS – Services are pending for John White, 75, and Carol Rosas, 51, both of Decatur and Paul Charles Voelkel, 58, of Valley View at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Mildred Joe Tredenick, 89, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Jesse Coker, 94, of Rhome is 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur with burial at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Argyle. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins-Decatur.

SERVICES for Andre Silmon of Dallas and Freddie Belote, 69, and Willis “Bill” Knight, 88, both of Decatur will be held at a later date. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Margaret Orsak, 78, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. today at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Dennis V. Walton, 94, of Azle is 11 a.m. Friday at Azle Church of Christ with burial at Azleland Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Alta “Corky” Cate, 89, of Justin is 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Justin with burial at Justin Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. DeBerry Funeral Directors are handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Charles Bert Boydstun, 76, of Decatur is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett. Family visitation will be at 10 a.m.

MEMORIAL service for Marion Kurosky, 80, is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God in Fort Worth. White Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Norma Aline Parrish, 81, is 2 p.m. Saturday at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Graham. She was the mother of Keith Cornell of Decatur.

SERVICE for Billy Reed, 87, of Lake Bridgeport  is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

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