Update for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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WEATHER FORECAST PROMPTS GAME CHANGE – The 4A Division I quarterfinal between Decatur and Hereford has been rescheduled from Friday to 6 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Jones Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Due to weather forecasts predicting a mix of rain, snow and sub-freezing temperatures for Friday, DISD officials made the decision Tuesday afternoon to move the game for safety reasons. Decatur will be the visiting team. There will be no pre-sale tickets. At the gate, all student tickets are $4 and adult tickets are $8.

MAN WHO JUMPED FROM BRIDGE IDENTIFIED – Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford said the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office has identified the man who set himself on fire and jumped from a bridge last Friday in Bridgeport as Lance Coe, 20, a Bridgeport resident. Officers responded to a call about a suspicious person on the Texas 114 bridge over the railroad tracks and found Coe on fire below the bridge. Officers used fire extinguishers to put out the fire, but were unable to save Coe.

POINSETTIA SALE – Wise Health System Auxiliary will hold a Fresh Poinsettia Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in the main hospital lobby at 609 Medical Center Drive.

CHRISTMAS NIGHT OUT – Christmas Night Out in downtown Bridgeport is 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Shoppers can sip wassail on Halsell, follow the Christmas Cookie Crawl and even get their photo taken with Santa’s sleigh.

LIBRARY CLOSED – Chico Public Library will be closed today. This week’s “Stitch It!” program has been moved to Thursday. More information can be found on the CPL Facebook page.

TAKING ORDERS – Decatur High School ag students are using a CAD machine to cut plate steel based on designs that the students draw. They’re taking orders for metal art or custom pieces. Cost is $30 to $50, depending on design. To place an order, go to wcmess.com/ffaorder. To receive your item by Christmas, order by Friday.

LIVE THANKFULLY – The sixth annual Live Thankfully food drive is underway in Wise County. The charitable undertaking is run by Dr. Dan Mallory of Mallory Orthodontics in Decatur and partners with schools across the county to find families who need groceries. You can donate non-perishable food at participating businesses, schools or Mallory Orthodontics, 2250 South FM 51 No. 800, in Decatur. Deadline to donate is Saturday. You can also help pack grocery bags at Party with a Purpose on Sunday at the McCarroll Middle School’s Multipurpose Building, 1201 W. Thompson St. The event starts at 5 p.m.

PERSON OF THE YEAR NOMINEES – For the third year, the Wise County Messenger will name a Person of the Year. The nominees as chosen by the newsroom staff include Wise County Red Cross team leader Melvin Castleberry, Raquel’s Wings founder Fabio LaBrada, Decatur cross country coach David Park, Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell and Wise County Christian Counseling founder Beverly Ross. Columns on all five nominees are featured in today’s All Around Wise. The winner will be named in the Jan. 2 issue. You can weigh in by voting online at wcmess.com/person2018. Voting is open through Dec. 14.

FUNERALS – Service for Ruth Fellers, 91, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

MEMORIAL for James Morrow, 72, of Alvord is 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Charley Little, 85, formerly of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.

SERVICE for Rolando Rosa Jr., 55, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Family Church with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.

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