Update for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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NO ACTION AFTER MARATHON MEETING – After spending seven hours behind closed doors overnight, Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of superintendent Judi Whitis. School Board President Wade Watson made the announcement at 1:15 a.m. after trustees left their private chambers. Watson released the following statement on the matter: “The board received a great deal of information and input during our meeting this evening. This material should be carefully considered prior to taking any formal action on the item reflected on tonight’s agenda. In an effort to make decisions in the best interest of all parties involved, we ask that the community and district stakeholders afford us time to consider all of the data brought to our attention prior to revisiting this matter at a later meeting.” Trustees are scheduled to meet again June 18. With no action, there is no change to Whitis’ employment with the district. No light was shed on what prompted the meeting. Trustees met with attorneys while in closed session for approximately 30 minutes and then continued discussions for several more hours.

BOYD APPOINTS COUNCIL MEMBER – Ashley Frisinger was appointed to Place 1 on Boyd City Council Monday. Place 1 was left vacant after no one applied to run for the position in the May election.

DIVE-IN MOVIE – Bridgeport Box Office will present the movie “Deep” Friday at Bridgeport City Pool. Pool admission is required, and concessions are available for purchase. The pool opens at noon, and the movie will start at dusk. Call 940-683-3480.

KIDS FISHING DERBY – The Kids All-American Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Decatur Rotary Club and the U.S. Forest Service, is June 9 at Black Creek Lake on the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., and fishing is 8-11. There are three age groups: 1-7 years old, 8-12, and 13-17. Prizes will be awarded in each division for largest fish, most fish and smallest fish. It’s a catch-and-release derby.

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING – The Garvin Cemetery Association’s annual meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery. Call Jesse Pierrard at 817-846-5893.

SWEETWATER HOMECOMING – The Sweetwater Cemetery Homecoming is Sunday. Preaching is at 11, lunch at noon followed by the business meeting.

BLOOD DRIVE – Carter BloodCare is having a blood drive 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Decatur Church of Christ on Farm Road 51 South. The Carter bus will be in the parking lot at the south end of the building. Call 940-627-1912.

FAN DRIVE – Decatur Medical Lodge is hosting a fan drive throughout June benefiting Wise County Meals on Wheels. Drop off any table top fan at the facility during the month of June at 701 W. Bennett Road.

FUNERALS – Memorial service for Bobby Dee Slaughter Sr., 43, and Bobby Dee Slaughter Jr., 15, of Bridgeport is 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 Lahue, 90, of Paradise will be held in Arkansas at a later date. Jones-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Fred Stockdale, 84, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones-Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Mark Woods, 62, of Chico is 11 a.m. Monday at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Betty Wilson, 86, of Runaway Bay is 11 a.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Betty M. Oates, 72, of Chico is 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

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