WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:19:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thursday, March 26, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/thursday-march-26-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/thursday-march-26-2015/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:19:51 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89003

HIGH WINDS CAUSE PROBLEMS – Strong straight line winds were responsible for three electric issues/outages in Decatur last night, Oncor Area Manager Sabrina Easley reported. A streetlight pole fell across the road on Park Street, but no customers were affected. Strong winds blew trees into the line in the Melba Doyle Park area causing power to be out for just over two hours for 20 residents. An electric line was pulled down in the Collom Street area by a tree limb. Tree trimmers and crews worked to restore power to the 18 customers affected. A wind advisory will remain in effect for Wise County until noon today. Sustained winds of 20-30 miles per hour are expected with gusts of up to 35 miles per hour. Very little rain accompanied a cold front’s arrival last night, with Bridgeport recording just 0.02 of an inch of rain.

COMMISSIONERS HIT THE ROAD – The first Wise County commissioners mobile meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Slidell school cafetorium. County Judge J.D. Clark will give a report on upcoming county issues, and Commissioner Danny White will talk about projects in Precinct 1. Sheriff David Walker will give a presentation on the county’s K-9 program, and community members will have the opportunity to address commissioners during open forum.

AMPUTEES IN MOTION – Amputees In Motion will meet at 6 tonight at Catfish O’Harlie’s in Decatur. Guest speaker will be Dr. Childers. Call 903-746-5091.

CLAY SHOOT – Wise Choices Shoot 4 Life clay shoot at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds is Friday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the shoot at 9. Cost is $500/5-man team. The event will feature games, prizes, a live auction that includes two hunts and a fishing trip and raffles for three guns and a Snap-On Toolbox. Breakfast and lunch provided. All proceeds benefit Wise Choices PRC. Register online today at www.wisechoicesshoot4life.com or come Friday for the auction.

MEET AND GREET – Wise County Special Needs Baseball will host a meet and greet 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Community Church, on U.S. 380, just west of Decatur. Coaches and players for the upcoming 2015 season are invited, as well as other special needs children and adults who would like to play. Coaches and registered players will meet their teammates, receive their jerseys and enjoy carnival-style games. Call Margette Harle, 940-577-5530; or visit wcspecialneeds.com.

EGG HUNT – Senior Care in Decatur will hold an Easter egg hunt 2-3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include the Easter bunny, bounce house, popcorn and refreshments. The facility is located at 701 W. Bennett Rd. Call 940-626-2800.

SPRING STORYTIME – A Spring Friday Fun Preschool Special at the Decatur Public Library is 10:30 a.m. Friday. Storytime will feature stories with puppets, songs and spring themed movement play. All library programs for children are free. Visit www.decaturpubliclibrary.com.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – Morris Memorial Methodist Church, 302 S. Weatherford St. in Chico, will present “Alleluia! The Praise Continues” at 6 p.m. Sunday. A time of food and fellowship will follow the performance. Call 940-644-5186.

LIBRARY EGG HUNT – Decatur Public Library’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids is on April 1. Reserve your spot at 10:15 or 11:15. Sign up at the library, by phone, 940-393-0290 or on the website: www.decaturpubliclibrary.com.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The regular monthly meeting of the Wise County Historical Society Inc. is noon today at the Wise County Heritage Museum, 1602 S. Trinity Street in Decatur. Lunch will be served, so RSVP to the museum at 940-627-5586.

HEALTH FORUM – The Wise County Health Forum meets 9 a.m. today in the main lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County on U.S. 380.

RETIRING TEACHER – Denise Joseph of Decatur is retiring after almost 40 years in education. Joseph’s retirement reception will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at Carson Elementary.

FUNERALS – Service for Rex Vilas Powell, 72, of Lake Bridgeport is noon Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

FUNERAL for Rose Earlene (Hall) Williams, 77, formerly of Bridgeport is 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at New Hope Cemetery in Boyd. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

SERVICES for Larry McGahey, 65, and Donald Hatosy, 75, both of Boyd are pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

SERVICE for Sue Peterson Vaughn, 79, Alvord is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

MEMORIAL service for Royce A. Prater, 73, of Bridgeport is 3 p.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church in Decatur. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Doug Wood, 56, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Family visitation is 1 p.m. prior to the service.

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