ALVORD WRECK KILLS 1, INJURES ANOTHER – One man was killed and another injured in an one-vehicle crash on County Road 2690 northeast of Alvord Thursday evening. The driver of the Chevrolet truck, Jared Slocum, 25, of Hurst, died at the scene. The passenger, Joshua Nechtman, 30, of Alvord, was flown by Air Evac to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The truck was traveling westbound on CR 2690 around 6 p.m. when it veered off the left side of the road, striking a tree head on just a few hundred yards west of County Road 2685. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lantz Elliott said there were no skid marks on the road to indicate braking. He also found no signs of mechanical failure. Wise County medics and Alvord firefighters assisted at the scene.
1 KILLED IN ROLLOVER – One man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in the 300 block of County Road 4793 around 3 p.m. Thursday. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jeremy Pope said a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban was southbound on County Road 4793 when it drifted off the east side of the roadway into the ditch for unknown reasons. The SUV continued traveling for roughly 50 yards before striking a tree in a low area and rolling on to its right side. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays pronounced the driver dead at the scene. There were no passengers. Boyd Fire Department responded to the scene.
BATTLE OF BIG SANDY – The Bridgeport Bulls and Decatur Eagles renew their rivalry on the football field with kickoff at 7 tonight at Eagle Stadium. Follow the action on our live blog at wcmessenger.com/scores. In other action, Northwest takes on Eaton in the District 6-5A opener at Northwest ISD Stadium. Alvord heads to Petrolia. Chico takes on Diamond Hill-Jarvis for homecoming. Paradise welcomes in Early for homecoming. Victory Christian travels to Westlake.
VOLLEYBALL DISTRICT OPENER – The Bridgeport Sissies will come to Decatur to face the Lady Eagles at 5 p.m. in the 9-4A opener for both squads. Boyd heads to Holliday. Northwest faces Eaton at home. Saturday, Chico takes on Ranger at home. Alvord travels to Newcastle.
CHICO HOMECOMING FESTIVITIES – The Chico homecoming parade is 1 p.m. today at the square, followed by a barbecue dinner 5-7 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria, benefiting the ex-student association scholarship fund. The Dragons will take on Diamond-Hill Jarvis at 7:30, and the homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold its weekly breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday at The Club at Runaway Bay. All veterans are invited.
CEMETERY MEETING – The Wilson Prairie Cemetery Association will host a meeting 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery.
4-H FOOD WORKSHOP – The Wise County 4-H Food Workshop is 5:30-7 p.m. Monday at the Extension office, 206 S. State. 4-H members are invited to learn about opportunities available through the 4-H Foods and Nutrition project. RSVP by calling 940-627-3341.
MAIN STREET FESTIVAL – Paradise Main Street Festival is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Paradise. There will be an antique tractor show, art show, auctions, car show, quilt show, live entertainment, vendors and vintage trailers. New this year will be a pie and preserve contest, bounce houses and obstacle courses and a washer tournament.
HUGHES DEDICATION – The Decatur Public Library will hold the dedication of the Martha Lou Hughes memorial marker and conference room 10:15 a.m. Saturday.
COMMISSIONERS TO MEET – Wise County commissioners will meet 9 a.m. Monday in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.
MEET-AND-GREET – Wise County Special Needs Baseball is having its fall meet-and-greet 6 p.m. Saturday at Community Church in Decatur. Everyone is welcome. There will be food, games and a mandatory meeting for all parents and caregivers.
CITY CLEANUP DAY – Chico’s City Cleanup Day is Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Containers will be located at 400 N. Mount St. No tires, paints or shingles will be accepted. The event is for Chico residents only.
MOVIE IN THE PARK – Bridgeport Box Office presents “The Jungle Book” in Harwood Park on Saturday. The movie is free, and concessions will be sold. Pre-movie activities will start at 7 p.m., and the movie will start at dusk. Call Bridgeport Parks and Recreation at 940-683-3480.
WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE EVENT – The Texas Democratic Women of Wise County will sponsor a celebration of Women’s Suffrage, the men who marched alongside them, and the historic nature of this year’s elections at “Shoulder to Shoulder We Stand, the time has come!” 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wise County Heritage Museum. The free program includes admission to the museum, snacks and drinks, information about Texas and the 19th Amendment ratification, hearing from TDW-endorsed Democratic candidates for Wise County offices and a showing of “Iron Jawed Angels” in the museum’s auditorium. Political information will be available as well as voter registration. Just for fun, come dressed in 1910-1920’s men’s and women’s period costumes.
FIFTH QUARTER – First Baptist Church of Decatur will host a 5th Quarter event after Friday’s Decatur Eagle football game 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. It will include free food and door prizes. All students 7th though 12th grade are invited.
RIDE FOR THE CURE – Western Star Cowboy Church is hosting Ride for the Cure, the 8th Annual St. Jude’s Hospital Trail Ride, Saturday at Ogle Ranch, eight miles west of Chico on Farm Road 1810. Riders must sign in by 8 a.m., and the ride begins at 9. Cost is $40, which includes lunch. Cost is $35 if you pre-register at wscc.com or by calling 682-262-4856. There will also be raffles and an auction.
FUNERALS – Service for Hubert Ray Erskine, 42, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
FUNERAL for Anthony Lamont Harrison, 68, of Springtown is 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Jeremy Slocum of Alvord is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
MEMORIAL for Liz Young, 76, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Decatur. Family visitation is one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Lee Roy Hale, 90, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. today at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur with burial at Hopewell Cemetery.
FUNERAL for Zelda Smith, 93, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service.
FUNERAL for Virgil Wayne Long, 72, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Brandy Lee Daiker Thelander, 35, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hawkins-Decatur.
FUNERAL for William “Bill” Benham, 82, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.
VISITATION for William Glen Moody, 57, of Jacksboro is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Joyce Jenkins, 86, of Rhome, is 11 a.m. Saturday at Boyd Church of God. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Decatur Funeral Home.
FUNERAL for Robert Neal Garrett, 74, of Pottsboro, previously of Decatur is pending at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison.
GRAVESIDE service for Gwynella F. Young, 74, of Bells, formerly of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells.Print This Page