HOME LOST TO FIRE – A fire destroyed a single wide mobile home in the 1200 block of County Road 2750 Saturday night. Alvord Fire Chief Sam Hahn said initial responders reported the structure as fully involved upon arrival just after 10 p.m. Hahn said the home was occupied by one man. No one was injured in the blaze. Alvord, Decatur, Greenwood-Slidell and Wise County EMS had crews on scene.
GOSPEL OPRY – The monthly Gospel Opry Sing-Along program is 6:30 tonight in the G.C. Rann Auditorium located on the second floor of the Wise County Heritage Museum at 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Admission is free. An offering will be received toward the expenses of the museum.
FREEDOM TEXAS – Freedom Texas will meet 7 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at Pizza Hut, 601 S. Washburn St., in Decatur. This is a group that educates people about the sovereignty, security and self-sufficiency of Texas and promotes its eventual independence. Historian Frank Knight will be guest speaker. Call Brenda Vaughn at 940-748-2535 or go to freedomtexas.org.
PATRIOTIC DOG CONTEST – Chewy’s Hope Dog Rescue is holding a 4th of July Dog Photo Contest. Dress your dog up in their favorite patriotic outfit and submit the photo to www.makemycontest.com/chewyshope4thcontest.com. Votes are $1 each. All proceeds go to help with vetting and supplies for Chewy’s Hope foster dogs. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first through third place winners. Contest ends July 1.
CRAFTING BEE – Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 CR 1280, in Alvord will have the MZ Bee 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Bring any type of craft project to work on and your lunch, snacks and soft drinks or bottled water. Fee is $10 to benefit the church food pantry missions. Call Jeannie Frye, 940-427-5941; or the church, 940-627-5103.
NORTHWEST TO NAME SUPERINTENDENT – Northwest ISD trustees plan to name a lone finalist as superintendent at their meeting at 7 tonight.
COMMISSIONERS TO MEET – Wise County commissioners meet at 9 this morning in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur. They will revisit changing county subdivision rules in regard to fire protection and possibly take action. They will also present a Distinguished Service award to the Wise County Historical Commission. The meeting is open to the public.
COMMISSIONERS COURT ON THE ROAD – Wise County commissioners will have a mobile meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Chico Community Center, 400 South Hovey Street. Dr. Dan Sebert, executive director of the National Watershed Coalition, will speak, and Commissioner Kevin Burns will give a presentation on Precinct 2 roads and bridges. County Judge J.D. Clark will provide an update on countywide issues.
WARM SCHEDULE – Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) will be closed today through July 4.
FUNERALS – A memorial service for Johnathan Dewayne McKibben, 27, of Alvord is 10 a.m. today at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Walter Hollis, 75, of Chico is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
SERVICE for Jimmy L. Carpenter, 82, of Paradise is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Peggy Benham, 79, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Chapel with burial at Thomas Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Harvey Leon Thompson, 90, of Corpus Christi, formerly of Bridgeport, is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
NO SERVICES are scheduled for Patricia J. Barnett, 76, of Weatherford, formerly of Slidell, and Justin Michael Thyme, 56, of New Fairview. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE for Lillie C. Adams, 100, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.Print This Page