WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Wed, 06 May 2015 14:17:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wednesday, May 6, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/wednesday-may-6-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/wednesday-may-6-2015/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 13:44:26 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90549

KEEP THE UMBRELLA CLOSE — Storm chances of 30-40 percent are in today’s forecast, and rain chances remain in the forecast each day through Sunday. Yesterday’s rainfall totals include 1.23 inches in Rhome, 0.45 in Alvord, 0.27 in Bridgeport and 0.23 in Decatur.

Weatherford-College-Update-Cut-In-Big-BoxWRECKS SLOW TRAFFIC — Two separate wrecks that happened within moments and just a few yards of each other yesterday afternoon caused traffic delays in the Alvord area. In the first wreck, a southbound 18-wheeler hit a slick spot on U.S. 81/287 near the crossover of Business 287. It hit the left guardrail before crashing through the guardrail on the right. Moments later, a northbound car stopped and was struck from behind by a truck. No one was injured in either accident, but it caused traffic to be rerouted onto the access roads in the area or reduced to one lane while the wrecks were cleared.

BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL — After coming back from closed session Tuesday night, the Bridgeport City Council opted to hire Erika McComis as the new city secretary, replacing Jesica McEachern.

SPORTING CLAY FUNDRAISER — The Chico High School Class of 2018 Dragon Shootout is Friday at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds. To register a team or donate items to be auctioned or raffled off, contact Traci Umphress at traciumphress@yahoo.com or Kati Deaton at 940-210-5831. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the shoot will begin at 9.

CHICKEN COOP TOUR — The Chicken Coop Tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The “Backyard Chickens 101” educational session starts 9 a.m. at the Women’s Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Maps will be available Saturday morning or starting Friday at wise.agrilife.org. Call Chrissy at the Extension office, 940-627-3341.

4H FUNDRAISER — A fundraiser to send state 4H archery members to the National Shooting Sports Competition in Nebraska will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Sunset on the corner of Spur 511 and 101 by four-way stop. The event will include an archery shoot, horse rides, bake and yard sales.

HELP FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS — Eastside Grocery in Bridgeport is accepting donations for the earthquake victims in Nepal.

TEACHERS HONORED — Maggie Walsh from Samuel Beck Elementary School was named Elementary Teacher of the Year and Joanna Kysar from Chisholm Trail Middle School was named Secondary Teacher of the Year at the Northwest’s fifth annual Inspire Celebration Friday. The district also recognized retirees, 25-year and 30-year service award recipients. Marie Nassiff at Prairie View Elementary was honored for her 25 years of service.

KINDER ROUNDUP — Bridgeport Elementary is having kindergarten roundup 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Friday for all incoming students who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1. Bring your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record, proof of residence (a utility bill or property tax statement) and a parent’s photo ID. Call 940-683-5955.

FUNERALS — Services for Johnny Salazar, 46, of Chico and Evelyn Priest, 91, of Bridgeport are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for David Hilscher, 75, of Paradise is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Paradise Cemetery.

GRAVESIDE service for Jane Katheryn Fowler, 78, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Friday at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for Linda Dicks, 70, of Boyd. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Nell Low, 70, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with burial at Crafton Cemetery.

GRAVESIDE service for Oleta Cleo Jennings, 86, of Springtown is 1 p.m. Saturday at Opal Cemetery in Wise County near Springtown. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/tuesday-may-5-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/tuesday-may-5-2015/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:13:24 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90543

EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY – Today is the last chance to vote before election day Saturday for local city and school races. Voting hours are extended from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at city halls in Alvord, Aurora, Bridgeport, Chico, Decatur and Rhome. See tomorrow’s Messenger for more information about Saturday’s election.

RAIN IN FORECAST FOR REMAINDER OF WEEK – The National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth is calling for a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms today, increasing to 70 percent tonight. A few storms could be severe with heavy rain and frequent lightning. The chances of rain and storms continue through Sunday with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the 60s.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION – Alvord Elementary will host pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration round-up 4-6 p.m. today in the elementary school office/library area. Students new to the district who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1 who will be attending pre-k or kindergarten will need to be registered. Bring your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record, proof of residence (a utility bill or property tax statement) and a parent’s photo ID. Call 940-427-2881.

BOYD PARENT SURVEY – Boyd ISD is holding an online survey of parents through Thursday. The 25-question survey is anonymous and can be found at boydisd.net.

CHICO WINS WARMUP – The playoff-bound Chico Dragons baseball team beat Crawford 7-6 Monday in a warmup game. Kalan Johnson tripled and drove in two runs.

BOOK CLUB HOSTS LOCAL AUTHOR – Dr. Richard Mabry will be the guest of Decatur Public Library’s Book Experience Book Club 11 a.m. today. Mabry is a retired physician from Denton who has written several medical suspense thrillers. “Critical Condition,” Mabry’s seventh novel, is the Book Experience’s May title. The meeting is free. Call 940-393-0290 or stop by the library at 1700 FM 51 South, Decatur.

BREASTFEEDING NETWORK – Wise Regional Health System is now offering the Wise Moms Breastfeeding Network, which offers discussion and support for any mom who is breastfeeding or has breastfed. The next meeting will be held 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Wise Regional Board Room (609 Medical Center Drive, Decatur). Participation is free, and no RSVP is required. The group will be led by Candace Clower, RN and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Contact Candace at 940-626-1229.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT - A support group for those afflicted by Parkinson’s disease will meet at 6 tonight at Weatherford College Wise County. Special guest speaker this month is Susan Imke. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 940-389-0642. The group is open to those who suffer from the disease and their caregivers.

DEMENTIA SEMINAR - The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s” 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center. The seminar is free, but reservations are appreciated. Call 800-272-3900.

FUNERALS – Service for Lonnie Manire, 78, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery.

FUNERAL for Nell Low, 70, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with burial at Crafton Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home.

GRAVESIDE service for Jane Katheryn Fowler, 78, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Friday at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Funeral for David Hilscher, 75, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Oleta Cleo Jennings, 86, of Springtown is 1 p.m. Saturday at Opal Cemetery in Wise County near Springtown. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for Linda Dicks, 70, of Boyd. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

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Monday, May 4, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/monday-may-4-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/monday-may-4-2015/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 13:12:20 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90537

1 INJURED IN ALVORD WRECK – An Alvord man was seriously injured Saturday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on Farm Road 1655 south of Alvord. Jerry Lee Summerlin, 53, was northbound on FM 1655 when he apparently fell asleep, drifted to the right and struck a guard rail near County Road 1480, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Patrick Alonzo. Summerlin was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital with multiple injuries, according to Alonzo. FM 1655 was shut down for about an hour while the wreck was cleared. The accident happened around 8:45 a.m.

FOUR EARN STATE SPOTS – Four Wise County athletes earned bids to the UIL track and field championships May 14-16 with their performances at regional meets over the weekend. Alvord’s Joe Randall took second in the 100 at the 2A Region II meet. Alvord’s Kaely Beaver finished second in the shot put. Slidell’s Caitlin Pruett won the Class A Region III title in the 800. Kayson Roof garnered gold medals in the 300 hurdles and the pole vault to advance to Austin.

DECATUR, ALVORD WIN BI-DISTRICT – The Alvord Lady Bulldogs completed the sweep of their Class 2A bi-district series Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Perrin-Whitt. The Decatur Lady Eagles won their 4A bi-district game 5-2 over Alvarado. Boyd fell to Pilot Point 2-0 and were swept in the 3A bi-district series.

CHAMPION BANNERS – Current and past Decatur High School state championship teams are invited to unveil banners 6-8 tonight at Decatur High School. The banners will be displayed in the gym. The event will also include a spring tailgate, featuring booster clubs and all team activities and sports. Early voting for the school board and bond elections will take place during the event in the high school library.

IPAD 101 4 PARENTS – Boyd ISD technology director Angie Kilcrease will hold a training session for parents over the iPad at 6 tonight at the Boyd High School cafeteria. Kilcrease will cover the basics of the device and its applications. Parents are asked to bring an iPad and may use their student’s device.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT – A support group for those afflicted by Parkinson’s disease will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Weatherford College Wise County. Special guest speaker this month is Susan Imke. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 940-389-0642. The group is open to those who suffer from the disease and their caregivers.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP – The Alzheimer’s (and related dementia) support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Wise Regional Health System west campus in Decatur. The group is for the people who are caring for folks with dementia. Call Richard, 940-255-0244.

CEMETERY MEETING – The annual meeting of the Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery Association is Saturday. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the business session followed by a covered dish luncheon.

KINDER ROUNDUP – Bridgeport Elementary is having kindergarten roundup 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today through Friday for all incoming students who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1. Bring your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record, proof of residence (a utility bill or property tax statement) and a parent’s photo ID. Call 940-683-5955.

ROUND-UP – Alvord Elementary will be hosting their pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration Round-Up on Tuesday evening, May 5, from 4 to 6p.m. in the Elementary School Office/Library area. Students new to the district who turn 5 on or before Sept. 1 that will be attending PK or Kindergarten will need to be registered. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record, proof of residence (a utility bill or property tax statement) and a parent’s photo ID. Call 940-427-2881 for more information.

FUNERALS – Service for Lonnie Manire, 78, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 9-10 a.m. prior to the service.

FUNERAL for Nell Low, 70, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise with burial at Crafton Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Funeral Home.

FUNERAL for Kenneth Clower, 85, of Marble Falls, formerly of Alvord, is 10 a.m. Monday at the Alvord Church of Christ with burial in Alvord Cemetery.

GRAVESIDE service for Jane Ketheryn Fowler, 78, of Bridgeport is 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for David Hilscher, 75, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Paradise Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICES are pending for Joyce Cummings, 56, of Rhome, Linda Dicks, 70, of Boyd, and Oleta Jennings, 86, of Springtown.

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Sara Green and Jason Stansell http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/lifestyle/weddings/sara-green-and-jason-stansell/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/lifestyle/weddings/sara-green-and-jason-stansell/#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 01:31:31 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90535 Sara Green of Euless, daughter of Jeff and Stella Green of Bridgeport, will marry Jason Stansell of Hurst, son of Gwen Stansell of Calhoun, La., and Mike and Marcia Stansell of Louisville, Ky., Aug. 8, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.

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Sara Green and Jason Stansell

Sam Caldwell will officiate.

The bride-elect attended Bridgeport High School and Tarleton State University and is a kindergarten teacher at Children’s Courtyard.

The prospective groom attended West Ouachita High School and Louisiana Tech University and is a buyer for Atrium Windows and Doors.

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Hannah Lynn Stubblefield and Justin Coy Burk http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/lifestyle/weddings/hannah-lynn-stubblefield-and-justin-coy-burk/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/lifestyle/weddings/hannah-lynn-stubblefield-and-justin-coy-burk/#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 01:30:18 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90532 ...

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April showers don’t bring lake levels up http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/april-showers-dont-bring-lake-levels-up/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/april-showers-dont-bring-lake-levels-up/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:28:26 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90526 ...

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Cowboy church caters to Western culture http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/cowboy-church-caters-to-western-culture/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/cowboy-church-caters-to-western-culture/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:28:06 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90524 ...

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Rain doesn’t stop Relay for Life http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/rain-doesnt-stop-relay-for-life/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/rain-doesnt-stop-relay-for-life/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:26:37 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90520 ...

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May Election http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/may-election/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/may-election/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:25:40 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90517 ...

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Chico ISD sees strong early voting http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/chico-isd-sees-strong-early-voting/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/chico-isd-sees-strong-early-voting/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:25:04 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90515 ...

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Butterfield churns up excitement http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/butterfield-churns-up-excitement/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/butterfield-churns-up-excitement/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:24:36 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90513 ...

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Northwest middle school students to get earlier start http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/northwest-middle-school-students-to-get-earlier-start/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/northwest-middle-school-students-to-get-earlier-start/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:23:10 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90509 ...

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Boyd ISD helps parents compute http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/boyd-isd-helps-parents-compute/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/boyd-isd-helps-parents-compute/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:22:16 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90507 ...

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County makes improvements to arena before PBR http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/county-makes-improvements-to-arena-before-pbr/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/county-makes-improvements-to-arena-before-pbr/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:21:35 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90505 ...

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Plan IDs areas at risk of wildland fires http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/plan-ids-areas-at-risk-of-wildland-fires/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/plan-ids-areas-at-risk-of-wildland-fires/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:20:32 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90503 ...

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Business Briefs for Saturday, May 2, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/business/business-briefs-for-saturday-may-2-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/business/business-briefs-for-saturday-may-2-2015/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:19:24 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90500 ...

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Title Resources http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/business/title-resources/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/business/title-resources/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:18:35 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90498 ...

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Softball: Working extra – Davis’ triple lifts Paradise to win in 13th http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/sports/softball-working-extra-davis-triple-lifts-paradise-to-win-in-13th/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/sports/softball-working-extra-davis-triple-lifts-paradise-to-win-in-13th/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:17:29 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90495 ...

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Softball: Sissies outlast Venus in nine innings http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/sports/softball-sissies-outlast-venus-in-nine-innings/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/sports/softball-sissies-outlast-venus-in-nine-innings/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:16:01 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90491 ...

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Football: Texans start spring practice – Poe searches for offensive playmakers http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/sports/football-texans-start-spring-practice-poe-searches-for-offensive-playmakers/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/sports/football-texans-start-spring-practice-poe-searches-for-offensive-playmakers/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 18:14:14 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=90487 ...

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