Update for Monday, April 22, 2019

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WRONG-WAY DRIVER ARRESTED – The driver of a vehicle traveling the wrong way on U.S. 81/287 Saturday evening was arrested after another motorist shot out at least one of the vehicle’s tires near NRS south of Decatur. Alejandro Flores, 27, of Decatur was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, second offense; possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, less than 1 gram; and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility. Flores is in Wise County Jail awaiting arraignment. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said dispatch received approximately 30 calls around 7:30 p.m. about a driver going southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 81/287 near NRS. “The driver made a u-turn and then went northbound in the southbound lanes,” Akin said. “A motorist shot at least one of the tires and the vehicle came to a stop blocking 287.” He was then arrested. When Flores was booked into jail for the DWI, Akin said he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine, resulting in the additional charges.

EARLY VOTING BEGINS – Early voting for the May 4 city and school elections begins today at various locations around the county. A full list of who is on the ballot and early voting locations and times was featured in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands now.

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE – The Boyd ISD baseball team is recognizing local military and first responders at Tuesday’s game. The team is inviting all military (past and present) personnel and first responders on the field during the national anthem. A Boyd Police officer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the team will recognize individuals between each inning. Those who would like to participate need to be outside the home field dugout at 6:45 p.m. If interested, email James McDonald at jmcdonald@boydisd.net with your name and specific information (branch of military, or city or department for first responders).

DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Boyd today. 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 Associates, 133 N. 730 Suite 105. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Dick Gilley at 940-626-1890 for more information.

CLEAN UP DAY – Chico will hold a city-wide clean up day 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

FAST 4’S – Lady Eagle Volleyball Fast 4’s is 6-8 p.m. every Monday today through May 13 at Decatur High School. The four-person mini tournaments are co-ed. Cost is $10 per person, per night. Call 940-704-7585.

CAREGIVER WORKSHOP – Solaris Hospice and Decatur Medical Lodge will host a Caregiver Relief Workshop 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday at Decatur Medical Lodge. It is open to the community, including caregivers, families and medical workers. Call 940-626-2800 or 888-376-5274 to reserve a spot. Light refreshments will be served.

DECATUR COUNCIL – Decatur City Council meets tonight at city hall. A workshop starts at 5:30 p.m. to hear staff reports followed by the regular meeting at 6.

FUNERALS – Service for Barbara Summers, 102, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

MEMORIAL visitation for Doug Bryan, 77, of Rhome is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at The Big White Barn in Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Dorothy Jean Lambert, 82, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1 in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICES for Bonnie Horton, 85, of Paradise and Doris Bridges, 92, of Bridgeport are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Wayne Harveson, 83, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Billy Don “BD” Workman, 85, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willow Point Cemetery Pavilion. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Christina Delane McBride, 50, formerly of Fort Worth is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

SERVICE for Grady L. Scott, 63, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Evelyn Maltsberger, 88, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pavilion in Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the chapel at Jones-Bridgeport.

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