WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:44:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Monday, January 26, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/monday-january-26-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/monday-january-26-2015/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:22:15 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=86324

OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO POWER ISSUES – The Wise County Clerk’s office in Decatur will be closed for the remainder of the day Monday due to electrical issues. Oncor is working to restore power to the office.

MISSING WOMAN FOUND IN ALVORD - A Grand Prairie woman with Alzheimer’s who was missing for several hours Saturday was found safe in Wise County Saturday evening. Pat Hendryx, 73, was reported missing by family members Saturday morning, and a Silver Alert was issued. She was safely located at the Hot Skillet on U.S. 81/287 in Alvord around 6 p.m. after running out of gas, the family told local media.

LIBRARY CLOSED – The Bridgeport Public Library will be closed today for repairs. It is expected to open for normal business hours on Tuesday. Call City Hall at 940-683-3400 for more information.

DECATUR SWIM TEAMS TAKE THIRD – The Decatur boys and girls swim teams finished third at the 6-5A meet Saturday. Katey Rowden was named girls swimmer of the year after winning district titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Colton Teter won the district title in the 50 freestyle. Allie Blevins captured a league crown in the 200 freestyle.

LADY HOUNDS ROLL PAST BELLEVUE – Kayler Talamantes scored 22 and Caitlin Pruett 19 as the Slidell Lady Greyhounds beat Bellevue 65-36 Friday to stay unbeaten in 21-A. In the boys game, Slidell came up short 66-60 despite getting 32 points from Tyler Maynard. Other scores: Girls – Decatur 48, Springtown 34; Bridgeport 77, Castleberry 28; Paradise 79, City View 27; Boyd 43, Holliday 42; Alvord 75, Valley View 45; Northwest 43, Denton Guyer 39; Slidell 65, Bellevue 36. Boys – Bridgeport 86, Castleberry 35; Decatur 70, Springtown 55; Paradise 51, City View 39; Holliday 55, Boyd 31; Denton Guyer 63, Northwest 60; Bellevue 66, Slidell 60; Alvord 73, Valley View 42.

FREEDOM TEXAS – Freedom Texas will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at Pizza Hut, 501 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. Anyone who wishes to learn more about these subjects is invited. Contact Brenda Vaughn, 940-748-2535.

GOSPEL OPRY – The monthly Gospel Opry sing-along is 6:30 tonight in the G.C. Rann Auditorium located in the Wise County Heritage Museum, 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Admission is free, and an offering will be accepted toward the expenses of the museum.

BULLS BASKETBALL NIGHT – Bridgeport basketball players from peewee to varsity will be recognized at Bulls Basketball Night tonight at BHS. In-N-Out Burger will be on hand for a hamburger fundraiser, $7.50 per ticket. Tickets, which are limited, may be purchased at the high school main office or at the gate. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. prior to the Bulls game at 7.

PLANNING SEMINAR – Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport will host a free advance planning seminar 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday. Topics include legal tools, senior information services and advance funeral planning. RSVP to 940-683-1704.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – Wise County commissioners today will discuss a resolution in support of voter choice for Wise County Water Control and Improvement Districts. They will also consider a resolution in opposition to removing the county fireworks regulation authority and another in opposition to unfunded mandates. The agenda also includes a closed session for property deliberations. The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur. It is open to the public.

HOSPITAL BOARD – The Decatur Hospital Authority Board of Directors will consider and take action tonight to appoint Todd Scroggins chief financial officer as treasurer of Wise Regional Health System. The board will also consider appointing Chris Forbis to place 3 on the board and Carey Williams to place 1 for two year terms beginning January 2015. The board will also consider purchasing an upgrade to the existing patient coding system. The meeting is 6 p.m. in the Wise Regional Health System board room. It is open to the public.

RETIRED EDUCATORS MEETING – Wise County Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for lunch, a meeting and a program titled ‘Acts for Others’ presented by Jason Wren and Will Klose.  All people interested in education are invited. Call 940-575-2341 to register.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Kathryn Finley, 87, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Pat Hobbs, 72, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. today at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Malakai Tre Phillips, the infant son of Mikhalia Hockenhull and Trevor Phillips of Decatur is 1 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Sylvia Laverna Jones, 88, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.

FUNERAL for Judy Elizabeth Wilson, 70, of Boyd is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Aurora Baptist Church with burial at Pleasant Grove No. 2 Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Rickey Thomas Cooper, 56, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial at Cumby Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICES for Ernestine Lotella Steward, 95, of Chico and Doris Hill, 77, of Bridgeport are pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

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