UPDATE

Update for Monday, June 4, 2018


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3 HURT IN BOONSVILLE WRECK – Two men and a child were transported by ambulance from a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Farm Road 920 at County Road 3852 Saturday afternoon south of Boonsville. A Ford pickup truck driven by Ricky Pressley, 41, of Poolville, was traveling northbound on FM 920 and attempted to turn left onto CR 3852 shortly after 2:30 p.m. Department of Public Safety Trooper Robert Carson said Pressley failed to yield the right of way to a southbound Ford Ranger driven by Charlie Hanks, 22, and was struck. Hank’s truck rolled over and came to rest in the ditch. Hanks suffered lacerations to his head and arm. An 18-month girl in a car seat suffered minor injuries. Pressley suffered a wrist injury. All were taken to Wise Health System in Decatur. FM 920 was shut down in both directions until shortly after 4 p.m. Traffic was diverted onto CR 3852.

FATAL WRECK VICTIMS IDENTIFIED – Crash investigators have released the names of the father and son killed in a Thursday crash on Texas 114 near Bridgeport. Bobby Slaughter, 43, and his son, Bobby Slaughter Jr., 15, of Bridgeport were killed when the Chevrolet pickup they were in crossed the center line and struck a Dodge pickup driven by Moises Pina, 61, of Fort Worth. The Slaughters both died at the scene while Pina was taken to Wise Health System in Decatur. The wreck happened at the Trinity River bridge just east of the Bridgeport city limits Thursday around 7:45 p.m. A memorial service for both Slaughters is 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Unified Body of Christ in Paradise. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

BOARD TO DISCUSS SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT – Decatur ISD trustees have called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday to evaluate the performance and discuss the contract of superintendent Judi Whitis. The meeting was posted Friday afternoon with the items under closed session – superintendent goals, objectives and duties; superintendent performance and evaluation; and superintendent contract. The lone item listed after executive session is “consider action regarding the superintendent’s contract including but not limited to any necessary administrative action by the board.” In February, trustees gave a unanimous approval of her performance. Trustees added a year to Whitis’ contract that will run through July 30, 2021, and gave her a $3,000 raise.

RAINY MORNING – Light rain was falling in Decatur as Update was going to press. This evening’s forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of more rain. Today’s high is expected to be 86 degrees.

CAMP CHANGES – Due to heat and ozone warnings, Sonflower Camp will be held indoors at Crossroads Church in Decatur 9 a.m.-noon today through Wednesday. Swim day is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday at Fit-N-Wise. Campers and helpers can register at sonflowercamp.com.

BLOOD DRIVE – Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive at James Wood Motors 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP – The Wise Alzheimer’s Group meets 7 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Wise Health System west campus in Decatur. Call Richard, 940-255-0244.

DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Bridgeport today. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. 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 Wise Clinical Care, 2202 U.S. 380 No. 112. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.

FUNERALS – Service for Linda Gamble, 70, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

GRAVESIDE service for Mark “Quick Draw” Woods, 62, of Chico is 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at Chico Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Kenneth Pietranski, 65, of Newark is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

MEMORIAL service for Bobby Dee Slaughter Sr., 43, and Bobby Dee Slaughter Jr., 15, of Bridgeport will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Unified Body of Christ in Paradise. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Geneva M. Lahue, 90, of Paradise will be held in Arkansas at a later date. Jones-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Jeff Milacek, son of Buck Milacek, is 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sycamore Cemetery.

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