Posted on November 17, 2014.
LADY EAGLES WIN REGION TITLE – The Decatur Lady Eagles volleyball team fought back after dropping the first set Saturday to beat Bushland in four games in the Class 4A Region I Final, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16. Makayla Mayfield buried 18 kills and Caroline Lowery 16. Stormi Leonard dished out 42 assists. The Lady Eagles head back to the state tournament for the second straight year and will play Robinson at 1 p.m. Friday in the 4A semifinal at the Curtis Center in Garland.
FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE – Wise County fire officials are working this morning to determine the origin of a fire that destroyed a house on Farm Road 718 in Newark early Monday morning. The fire, which was reported at about 2:20 a.m., gutted the house, which was already fully involved in flames when units from Newark, Rhome and Boyd arrived at the scene. The house is owned by Joe Garcia, who is reportedly in the hospital in Decatur. His wife, Tammy, was reported by a neighbor to be staying with some friends in Haslet. “Right now the cause of the fire is undetermined,” Wise County Deputy Fire Marshal J.C. Travis said at the scene. “We have a lot of work to do here to figure out where it started and make sure Tammy is accounted for.” Travis said the wood frame structure, which is on the tax rolls at about $44,000, is a total loss.
Rhome firefighters work to keep the flames from spreading as a house at 2207 Farm Road 718 burns early Monday morning. The structure, which was unoccupied, was a total loss. Fire officials are working this morning to determine the origin of the blaze. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty
FLURRY OF ROLLOVERS – Two separate one-car rollovers on U.S. 81/287 near Alvord Sunday evening sent four people to the hospital in Decatur. Both mishaps were blamed on icy roads as snow and sleet blew in after sundown. The first occurred just before 8 when a vehicle rolled into the median just north of Alvord. Two people were transported from the scene by Wise County EMS ambulance. While officers were at the scene, a car approaching the accident spun out and went off the roadway and was helped back onto the road by the Alvord Fire Department’s brush truck crew. Just a few minutes later, another one-car rollover was called in just south of the earlier one. Two people were also transported by Wise County EMS from that wreck. Alvord Fire Department responded to that scene as well, as Department of Public Safety state troopers worked both accidents. The wreck scenes were cleared shortly after 9.
THREE FOOTBALL TEAMS REACH AREA – The Bridgeport Bulls and Boyd Yellowjackets won their bi-district games Friday to join Alvord, who had a bye in bi-district, in the area round of the playoffs. Bridgeport will take on Sweetwater at Memorial Stadium at Tarleton State University in Stephenville at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Alvord will take on Crawford at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Granbury. Boyd will play Shallowater at 2 p.m. Saturday at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING – The Wise County Democratic Party will meet at 6:15 tonight in the courtroom of the Wise County Law Enforcement Center, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr. in Decatur.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - Wise Regional Health System, the Wise and Montague County Medical Society and Renew Home Health will host a Diabetes Support Group 6:30 tonight in the Education Room of the hospital in Decatur. Dr. Brad Faglie will host a question-and-answer session on the trials and triumphs of living with diabetes and plans of action. If you have diabetes or know someone with diabetes, you are invited. If it’s your first meeting, come at 6:15 to meet Dr. Faglie and get an introduction to the basics. This month will also include discussion on holiday diabetic friendly recipes.
4-H MEETING – The Decatur 4-H Club meets 6 p.m. today at the Wise County Extension office, 206 S. State. St., in Decatur.
DECATUR TAKES ON NORTHWEST – The Decatur Lady Eagles basketball team will play host to Northwest at 7:30 tonight at Decatur High School.
TRIAL CANCELED – The jury trial scheduled for Wednesday in Precinct 3 Justice of Peace Mandy Hays office has been canceled.
CHAMBER LUNCH – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Civic Center. Speaker is Decatur EDC Executive Director Mary Poche. RSVP by calling 940-627-3107.
QUANAH EXHIBIT – The Paradise Historical Society and Paradise ISD are hosting the Quanah Parker Exhibit: One Man, Two Worlds, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Paradise High School library. Rarely seen photographs of Quanah, artifacts and other Native American exhibits will be on display.
SOCIETY DINNER – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur’s Wesley Center, 200 E. Main St. This is the Society annual Thanksgiving dinner. An election of officers for 2015 will be held. Debbie Malone of The Funky Firefly will present a program on “Fused Glass Jewelry Making.” Guests are welcome. Call Jim Archer at 940-627-2329.
BOOK CLUB – Newark Public Library is hosting a book club for adults 3:30-5 p.m. every Monday. November’s selection is “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham. Call 817-489-2224.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Wanda L. Adams, 80, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Paulette Gee, 64, of Chico is 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Chico with burial at Chico Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Jimmy Warden, 44, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Church in Decatur with a graveside service at 4 p.m. at Mountain Home Cemetery in Daisy, Okla. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
FUNERAL for Ronny Gettys, 68, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins.
SERVICES for Terry Wood, 68, and Larry Bisidas, 67, both of Decatur and Darrell Morris, 54, of Alvord are pending at Coker-Hawkins.
SERVICE for Larry Loyd, 52, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Chapel with burial at Bethel Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
SERVICE for John Payne, 60, of Azle is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
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