Update for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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COUNTY UNDER FULL BURN BAN – Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved a full, 90-day burn ban, effective immediately. The action was taken at the recommendation of the county fire marshal’s office. All outdoor burning is prohibited. Violating the ban is a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500. Sheriff Lane Akin said his officers will have a zero tolerance policy when investigating burn ban violations. The previous 90-day ban was effective only on Red Flag days or high fire danger days as designated by the National Weather Service. Under the new burn ban, there are specific rules for outdoor cooking and welding. Go to www.co.wise.tx.us and click on the Burn Ban link at the top of the page for those guidelines.

WRECK INJURES 3 – A rollover wreck on Texas 114 in Rhome sent three people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon. Rhome police and fire rescue responded to a call around 2 p.m. that a Chevrolet pickup had overturned. Rhome officer Bryan Pickler said the truck hydroplaned and flipped after taking the on-ramp to Texas 114 too fast. The driver and two passengers were transported to Wise Health System with non-life threatening injuries.

YOUNG CHILD PROGRAM – Chico Public Library will hold its 1, 2, 3 Play with Me program 11 a.m.-noon today. Designed for infants and toddlers (0-4), this program provides children and their adults with the opportunity to socialize and learn through play. Call Michelle at 940-644-2330.

DIVE-IN MOVIE – Bridgeport Box Office will present “Flipper” on Saturday at Bridgeport City Pool. Pool admission is required, and concessions are available for purchase. The pool opens at 7 p.m., and the movie will start at dusk. Call 640-683-3480.

READING WITH DOGS – Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be at Rhome Public Library 2-3:30 p.m. today. Honey and Ava, certified by Therapy Dogs International, along with their handler, Katherine Prado, will provide a stress-free, relaxing environment for children to practice reading. Each reader is allotted 15 minutes. Call 817-636-2767. The library is at 265 West B.C. Rhome Avenue.

WASHER TOURNAMENT – The Put Yo Money Where Yo Mouth Is washer tournament is July 24 at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7 p.m. Rules and information is available at decaturtx.com.

LET’S MAKE MUSIC – The Alvord Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for today will include a live flute performance, demonstration of some wind instruments, and making kazoos. All programs are held at Alvord City Hall, 205 W. Elm St. in Alvord from 10-11 a.m. From there, participants will trek to the library for book checkouts and goodie bags.

FUNERALS – Service for Rollins Bilby, 83, of Lake Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Eddie Cordero, 80, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Friday at The Father’s House in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Brian Charles Webb, 31, of Bridgeport is 5 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport.

PRIVATE memorial for Yvonne Crownover, 56, of Decatur will be at a later date. Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

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