ROBBERY CONVICTION – A Wise County jury Wednesday found a Chico man guilty of robbing his mother last summer. Justin Russell Carlton, 28, was found guilty of the second degree felony charge of robbery stemming from an incident on Aug. 28 of last year. Carlton’s mother, Cheryl Walls, called 911 during an argument with her son in her vehicle. Walls testified that after she pressed an emergency button on her phone, her son grabbed the phone from her hand and wouldn’t give it back. Carlton also had a box cutter in his hand. She later told the district attorney’s office she did not want her son prosecuted. Carlton will be sentenced by District Judge Brock Smith at a future date. Read more in this Saturday’s Wise County Messenger.
LIP SYNC FUNDRAISER – The Decatur Education Foundation is having an online Lip Sync Battle. To watch videos submitted by DISD campuses and vote for your favorite, go to my.360photocontest.com/deflipsync. Cost is $1 per vote, minimum $5. All proceeds benefit the Education Foundation, and the winning campus receives a trophy. Voting ends Friday.
EGGSTRAVAGANZA – The City of Bridgeport’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival is Sunday at the Bridgeport Community Center. It will feature games, candy, inflatables, face painting and more.
EASTER IN BOYD – The Boyd Parks and Special Events Committee will present the city’s first Easter Egg Hunt 10 am.-noon Saturday at James Snodgrass Park. It will feature egg hunts for various age groups and will also include food trucks, snow cones and the Easter Bunny.
EASTER IN RHOME – The City of Rhome will hold an Easter Egg Hunt 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Rhome Family Park. It will also include snacks and drinks.
FAST 4’S – Lady Eagle Volleyball Fast 4’s is 6-8 p.m. every Monday April 22 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.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE – The Decatur Police Department’s Back the Blue Scholarship applications are now available for all Wise County Seniors going into a criminal justice or emergency services related field of study. Students can pick up forms from their school counselor, print one from www.decaturtx.org/185/Decatur-Police-Department or pick one up at the police department. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by this Sunday. Contact Ashly DoByns at 940-393-0303.
HIRING EVENT – Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will hold its Annual Hiring Event at Weatherford College Wise County 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. More than 30 employers are scheduled to attend.
FUNERALS – Graveside service for Melba Anderson, 100, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Friday at Aurora Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Wayne Harveson, 83, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Harold Williams, 82, of Boyd is 11 a.m. today at Jaybird Cemetery in Reno. Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for George Fred “Freddy” Allen, 66, of Springtown, formerly of Decatur, is 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church. Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown is handling arrangements.