WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:02:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/tuesday-march-3-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/tuesday-march-3-2015/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:16:44 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=88023

YOUTH FAIR DAY 2 – Today is a busy day at the Wise County Youth Fair. The Horse Show enters day two at 8:30 a.m. at NRS Arena. At the Wise County Fairgrounds, the Broiler Show is at 8 a.m., Breeding Dairy Goat Show at 10 a.m., Longhorn Show at 2 p.m., Breeding Swine Show at 4 p.m. and 4-H Parade of Fashion at 6:30 p.m.

YOUTH FAIR QUEENS CROWNED – The 2015 Youth Fair Queens were crowned Monday night at the Women’s Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Winners are 4-H Queen Lyndi Luttrull of Decatur; FCCLA Queen Shelby Boyers of Paradise; and FFA Queen Remington Swensson of Bridgeport. Runners-up are Kate Hill of Boyd 4-H, Skylar Anderson of Boyd FCCLA and Taylor Ragsdale, Boyd FFA.

BULLS WIN – The Bridgeport Bulls captured the 4A Region I area title Monday, beating Iowa Park 70-40 behind 20 points from Devonte Patterson and 14 each from Ethan Chapman and Caleb Smith. Bridgeport will play Kennedale at 7 tonight at Chisholm Trail High School in Forth Worth.

EAGLES, HOUNDS FALL – The Wichita Falls Hirschi Huskies rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth to beat the Decatur Eagles 51-48 in the 4A Region I area game. Parker Hicks led Decatur with 15. Cade Lamirand and Aaron Shetter had 12 each. Tyler Maynard tossed in 35 points but Avinger took down the Slidell Greyhounds 79-67 in the Class A Region II area game.

FEBRUARY WEATHER – Helped by nearly two inches of rainfall during the final week of the month, February was the second straight month of above-average rainfall. Although much of last week’s precipitation was of the frozen variety, it did help February finish with 3.04 inches, compared to the normal 2.47 inches. For the year, Wise County has received 6.16 inches of rainfall, nearly two inches above the average for the first two months of the year. Temperatures in the month ranged from a high of 78 on Feb. 14 to a low of 19 on Feb. 2 and Feb. 27.

PROJECT GRADUATION DANCE – Paradise Project Graduation will sponsor a dance featuring the Zach Seth Band 8 a.m.-midnight Saturday at the Wise County Fairgrounds Women’s Building. General admission is $8 or $5 for Wise County Youth Fair participants. Under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Students from all area schools are invited.

HUNTING HERITAGE BANQUET – The National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet is Friday at the Decatur Civic Center. The event, rescheduled from last week due to weather, will feature a live auction, silent auction, raffles and games. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets call Jennifer Barrow, Cross Timbers NWTF president, at 940-393-8908.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS – The Decatur 8ers Square Dance Club will provide beginning square dance lessons 9 a.m.-1 p.m. over five Saturdays beginning this Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 701 W. Hale in Decatur. The free lessons are for anyone ages 12 and up. Caller Robert Walker will be teaching. Call Fonda or Marshal at 940-627-2343.

FUNERALS – Memorial service for Larry McBride, 70, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. FUNERAL for Dorothy L. Durham, 92, of Bridgeport is 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Chapel with private burial at DFW National Cemetery.

FUNERAL for Doyle W. Dickerson, 76, of Alvord is 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Bobby Clifton Greer Sr., 79, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Chapel in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

SERVICES for Charles King, 75, of Alvord and Patsy M. Hornsberger, 72, of Decatur are pending at Coker-Hawkins.

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WEATHER FORCES RESCHEDULING OF WEEKEND EVENTS – Icy conditions remained across Wise County into Sunday, causing more cancellations and postponements over the weekend. The Decatur and Wichita Falls Hirschi 4A Region I area basketball game slated for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowie High School was postponed until 7:30 tonight at the same site. Decatur Athletic Director Mike Fuller said officials from Paris were unable to make the trip to Bowie. Bridgeport and Iowa Park moved their game to 6:30 tonight in Graham. They were scheduled to play after Decatur in Bowie Saturday. The Slidell and Avinger game scheduled for Saturday in Honey Grove was also postponed until 7 tonight. Local weather watchers reported Friday snowfall totals of 4 inches in Decatur, 3.5 in Alvord and 2.5 in Rhome. The National Weather Service reported some parts of Wise County saw as much as 7 inches of snow. Temperatures finally climbed above freezing in Decatur Sunday morning.

YOUTH FAIR BEGINS – The 63rd Annual Wise County Youth Fair begins at 8:30 today with the Horse Show at NRS Arena. The Youth Fair Queens contest was postponed from Saturday to 7 tonight at the Women’s Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 for adults/students and free for kids under school age.

ROAD CLOSURE - Cemetery Road in Decatur will be closed at the BNSF railroad crossing near Poco Monday and Tuesday. BNSF is replacing the rails. The work was rescheduled from last week due to inclement weather.

PBR RESERVED SEATS  SOLD OUT — WC Challenger Charities announced Monday morning that reserved seats to the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge presented by First State Bank on May 30 are sold out. The group is in contact with a vendor to bring temporary seating to the arena for this event. Plans should be finalized within two days. Check wcchallenger.org or the group’s Facebook page for updates on additional tickets.

HAMBURGER FUNDRAISER – Making the Change Relay for Life team is holding a hamburger fundraiser 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Harwood Park in Bridgeport. Cost is $5 for hamburgers, chips and a drink. Reserve a meal by calling 940-683-3010. Deliveries will be made in the Bridgeport area. Walk-ups are welcome.

COTTONDALE VFD FUNDRAISER – Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department is having a fundraiser 5-8 p.m. March 13. Dinner will include pancakes and sausage, tea and coffee. Donations will be accepted for each plate. Drawings will be held for a television, two quilts and a mystery weekend. Tickets are $2 each at the door.

BASKETBALL TOURNEY – Decatur Junior Women’s Club 3-on-3 basketball tournament is Friday, March 27. Register online by Wednesday, March 25, at poweredbysportssignup.com. Those registered by March 19 will receive a free T-shirt. Call Sara, 940-206-0400.

WALK ACROSS TEXAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Wise County is sponsoring Walk Across Texas, an eight-week walking program, scheduled to begin today. Get together a team of up to eight people and walk together or individually. The team tracks its total miles to see if it can cover 830 miles “across Texas” in eight weeks. The goal is to establish an exercise habit. Participation is free. Call the Extension office, 940-627-3341.

FUNERALS – Services for Larry McBride, 70, of Paradise and Dorothy L. Durham, 92, of Bridgeport are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Jimmy Williams, 82, of Boyd is 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Doyle W. Dickerson, 76, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

SERVICE for Patsy M. Hornsberger, 72, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

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