Update for Monday, October 8, 2018

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PARADISE MAN KILLED IN CRASH – Michael Wheeler, 55, of Paradise was killed in a wreck in Parker County Saturday. According to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Ricky Hunter, the crash happened on Texas 199 east of Big Salty Road around 10:15 a.m. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2000 Honda passenger car, driven by 39-year-old Stephanie Wells of Springtown, was traveling east on Texas 199. The Honda attempted to turn into a driveway but failed to yield the right of way to a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Wheeler that was westbound. Wheeler took evasive action to avoid the Honda but struck the right rear of the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other injuries as a result of the crash.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. You can download a voter registration form at wcmess.com/voterregistration. To be eligible to register in Wise County, you have to be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Wise, and at least 18 years old on Election Day. You cannot be a convicted felon or have been found mentally incapacitated without the right to vote. Once you fill out the form, return it to the Wise County Elections Office, 200 S. Trinity St., in Decatur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today or Tuesday.

RAINFALL TOTALS – Parts of Wise County received rain this weekend. Rain totals included 1.55 inches in Alvord and 0.43 in Decatur.

PAINT THE TOWN PINK – Paint the Town Pink, honoring breast cancer survivors and remembering those lost, is 10 a.m-1 p.m. Friday on the Decatur Square. Brisket sandwiches will be sold for $5. There will also be raffle items and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit Mary’s Gift and Wise Health System Woman’s Health Services. Call 940-393-0340 or 940-626-1384.

SCV MEETING – The Sons of Confederate Veterans meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.

MARY’S GIFT PROGRAM PROVIDES FREE 3D MAMMOGRAMS – The Mary’s Gift program funded through Wise Health Foundation provides free 3D mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women and men of Wise County. Remaining 2018 dates are this Wednesday, Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 26. Visit WiseHealthFoundation.com to learn more or call Wise Health System Imaging Center at 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment today.

REPUBLICAN MEETING – Wise County Republicans and Wise Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Decatur Conference Center. These organizations meet the second Monday of each month at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office (unless otherwise announced, as is the case for the October meeting). Visit www.wiserepublicans.com or Wise Republican Party on Facebook.

COMMUNITY COALITION – The Wise County Community Coalition will meet at noon today at Pizza Hut in Decatur. The speaker of the month will be Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin. For information, call Mike Bell, 940-799-1077.

DANCE MINI CAMP – The DHS Eagle Dolls will host a dance mini camp Wednesday through Friday. Cost is $40, and children from 4 years to 8th grade can participate. Forms may be found at all of the campuses, on the Eagle Dolls’ webpage, and linked on their Instagram.

FUNERALS – Memorial will be held at a later date for Ross Steven Moore, 25, of Decatur. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

MASS of Christian burial for Pascual M. Vargas, 61, of Alvord is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with rosary said at 7 p.m. at the church. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Harlan Buckner, 90, of Chico is 10:30 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Cumby Cemetery in Chico.

SERVICES for Norman Sheardown, 77, and Robert E. Dunn, 67, both of Bridgeport are pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Johnnie Dilleshaw, 82, of Newark is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Jerald Teague, 77, formerly of Boyd is 11:30 a.m. today at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 10-11 a.m. at Hawkins Chapel in Boyd.

SERVICES for Charlotte Tackett, 67, and Glenda Kunau, 69, both of Azle; and Mike Wheeler, 55, of Paradise are pending Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for Janice (McDaniel) Chapman Garrett, 76, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 10 a.m.-noon today at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for William Robert Caraway, 79, of Chico is 5 p.m. today at Jones-Bridgeport. Family visitation is 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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