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Update for Thursday, January 3, 2019


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COLD AND RAINY (SNOWY?) DAY – The rain is expected to continue through the morning, possibly transitioning to snow this afternoon. Temperatures are above freezing, so little to no accumulation is expected. Roadways in Wise County appeared to be in good condition this morning, although it’s always a good idea to be cautious on bridges and overpasses. Today’s high is expected to be around 36 degrees with an overnight low of 30. Rainfall totals since yesterday include 0.5 of an inch in Cottondale, 0.36 in Decatur, 0.35 in Alvord and 0.34 in Bridgeport.

DIABETES CARE CLASS – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold a Diabetes Care 12-week class beginning 6:30 p.m. today in the hospital’s corporate boardroom. Each week the group will cover a topic to help you succeed in managing your diabetes. Class size limited to 20 people. Call 940-626-1890 for more information.

READING DOG – Ava the Reading Dog Tutor will be at the Rhome Public Library next Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. Call the library to schedule your reading slot. Ava is a licensed therapy dog who loves to listen to independent reading. This is a way to get your child reading aloud. Call 817-636-2767.

MOTHER-SON DANCE – Bridgeport Parks and Recreation’s “Mother-Son Dance” is 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Bridgeport Community Center. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at city hall or bridgeport.recdesk.com. The theme this year is “Mom is my Superhero!” Come dressed as your favorite hero.

TRASH COLLECTION CHANGE – Due to the New Year’s holiday, normal Friday trash collection in Chico will be on Saturday this week. The schedule will return to normal next week.

SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET – The Decatur Youth Fair Buyers Association is having a Sportsman’s Banquet 6 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center. There will a social hour, raffles and a silent auction starting at 6, followed by a steak dinner at 7 p.m. A live auction featuring hunting, fishing and other outdoor adventure-related items will be held at the end of the night. Buy tickets online at dyfba.com. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of Decatur 4-H and FFA projects at the 2019 Youth Fair Auction.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP – The Wise Alzheimer’s Group will meet at 7 tonight in the boardroom at Wise Health System’s West Campus in Decatur. Learn from others who have been there and share your experiences. For information, call Richard at 940-255-0244.

MOVIE DAY – Bridgeport Box Office presents “Paddington 2” at the Arcadia Theater today. Three free showings will be at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before movie starts. Concessions will be available for sale.

FUNERALS – Services for Peggy McCormick, 77, of Bridgeport; Barbara Klein, 78, of Alvord; and Arnie Deaton, 80, of Decatur are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

PRIVATE service for Jay H. Erickson, 81, of Boyd will be held at a later date. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Weldon Dawson, 69, of Decatur is 1 p.m. today at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.

GRAVESIDE service for Stella (Morris) Massey Helf, 85, formerly of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Tom Harris, 90, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Memorial Cemetery of College Station. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Decatur.

SERVICE for Paul Burr, 71, of Runaway Bay is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Ben Bryan, 78, of Chico will be held at a later date. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Mary Haskett, 91, of Chico is 10:30 a.m. today at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery.

FUNERAL for Norman Richey, 80, of Chico is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

GRAVESIDE for Feliciana Leija, 79, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Jerry Wayne Hopkins, 78, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for Sherry Taylor, 70, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Point Cemetery near Bridgeport. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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