WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:32:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thursday, October 30, 2014 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/update/thursday-october-30-2014/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/update/thursday-october-30-2014/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:40 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=82757

RHOME BANK ROBBED – Woodhaven National Bank in Rhome was robbed around noon Wednesday. Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis said a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note that said hand over the money and no one will get hurt. He kept his hands in his pocket and did not display a weapon during the robbery. He took an undisclosed amount of cash, and he and a second suspect driving a black, four-door newer model Chevrolet pickup with paper tags headed north on U.S. 81/287. The suspect who entered the bank is described as around 5-foot, 10-inches tall, early to mid-30s, heavy build, wearing a ball cap with a logo on it and a burnt orange University of Texas shirt. He was also wearing sunglasses on the cap and had about a day or two of facial hair growth. Security cameras were able to capture images of the man, and photos can be viewed below. A description of the get-away driver was not available. Anyone with information should call Wise County Crimestoppers at 800-643-TIPS (8477) or 940-627-TIPS (8477) 24 hours a day. You may remain anonymous, and a reward of up to $1,500 is available to information leading to an arrest.

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TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT IN DECATUR – Decatur City Council voted to move the city’s trick or treat observance to tonight to avoid a conflict with the Eagles’ final home football game Friday. The council agreed to designate Deer Park Road as one-way, northbound, between Eagle Drive and Preskitt Road from 5:30-10 tonight to help ease traffic problems in some of the city’s more popular trick or treating areas.

OPEN HOUSE – The Cancer Center at Wise Regional will host an open house 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The Cancer Center has undergone extensive remodeling, including the installation of the Varian Clinac iX Linear Accelerator, which allows staff to treat cancers in Decatur much more efficiently and with the most advanced equipment. The facility is located at 2010 S. Ben Merritt Drive, in front of the main hospital off Farm Road 51 South in Decatur.

ALVORD TRUNK OR TREAT – Alvord Booster Club is hosting trunk or treat at the AHS softball field starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Pizza will be provided by the First Baptist Church of Alvord.

CHURCH TRUNK OR TREAT – Alvord United Methodist Church will hold trunk or treat at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

CHICO TRUNK OR TREAT – Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, 302 S. Weatherford St. in Chico, will hold Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m. Friday. The event will feature candy and hot dogs.

GOVERNOR’S RIDGE FALL FESTIVAL – Governor’s Ridge in Decatur will hold its annual Fall Festival 5:30-7 tonight. The event will feature trick-or-treating, a bounce house, games and prizes, merry-go-round, goblin walk, hot dogs and drinks.

THE HILLS FALL FESTIVAL – The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation, 201 E. Thompson St. in Decatur, will hold a Fall Festival 4-6 p.m. Friday featuring indoor trick-or-treating, a bounce house, hot dogs, booths, popcorn, a cake walk and more.

BELL RINGERS NEEDED – Salvation Army Bell ringing at Wal-Mart in Decatur starts Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 24. Friends and families, churches, civic organizations, students needing community service hours, youth groups, sports teams, Boys and Girls Scouts, all give a couple of hours of their time to help Wise County residents in need. Call Tana at 940-627-5859 to set up a time.

MEAT FUNDRAISER – Grace Baptist Church in Decatur is selling smoked meats Nov. 14-15 to benefit the church’s benevolence fund. To order turkeys, hams or briskets, call 940-627-7558. Turkeys and hams may be picked up after 6 p.m. on the 14th. Briskets may be picked up 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the 15th.

SUNSET TRUNK OR TREAT – Sunset will host a Trunk or Treat Festival 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sunset Fire Hall. The churches of Sunset will host free game booths rewarding kids with treats. Free hay rides and antique cars will be on display with treats for kids. The Sunset Community Park Board will have concessions.

FUNERAL – Service for Arvel Hubbard, 75, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Sycamore Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

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Rhome bank robbed http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/update/rhome-bank-robbed/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/update/rhome-bank-robbed/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:47:57 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=82739 Woodhaven National Bank in Rhome was robbed around noon Wednesday. Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis said a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note that said hand over the money and no one will get hurt. He kept his hands in his pocket and did not display a weapon during the robbery. He took an undisclosed amount of cash, and he and a second suspect driving a black, four-door newer model Chevrolet pickup with paper tags headed north on U.S. 81/287. As of mid-afternoon, the two suspects were still at large. The suspect who entered the bank is described as around 5-foot, 10-inches tall, early to mid-30s, heavy build, wearing a ball cap with a logo on it and a burnt orange University of Texas shirt. He was also wearing sunglasses on the cap and had about a day or two of facial hair growth. Security cameras were able to capture images of the man. A description of the get-away driver was not available. Anyone with information should call Wise County Crimestoppers at 800-643-TIPS (8477) or 940-627-TIPS (8477) 24 hours a day. You may remain anonymous, and a reward of up to $1,500 is available to information leading to an arrest.

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Trick or Treat http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/trick-or-treat/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/trick-or-treat/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:10:59 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=82731 In Costume 2

IN COSTUME – Yucely Meza’s face paint replicates a sugar skull, a Mexican treat created and sold in the days and weeks leading up to one of the country’s most famous holidays – Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Meza, 11, attended Spooktacular in Bridgeport Saturday evening. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

ALVORD

HAUNTED HOUSE – The Alvord High School Halloween haunted house is open indefinitely Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, starting at 10:30 p.m. on the 31st and 6 p.m. on the 1st. All proceeds benefit Alvord Project Graduation.

TRUNK OR TREAT – Alvord Booster Club is hosting trunk or treat at the AHS softball field starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Pizza will be provided by the First Baptist Church of Alvord.

BRIDGEPORT

FALL FEST – The First Baptist Church of Bridgeport will have a Family Fun Fall Fest 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the church’s Family Life Center. There will be free food and candy, a bounce house, obstacle course, games and prizes. Wear costumes. The church is at the corner of Texas 114 and Cates Street.

COSTUME PARADE – Bridgeport Main Street’s Suit Up and Say Boo Halloween Costume parade down Halsell Street is 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. It begins at Bridgeport Stage, 1009 Halsell St.

HALLOWEEN NIGHT – Various streets will be closed 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Oakland Heights Addition for trick-or-treating.

FEARAPHOBIA – The Fearaphobia Haunted House at 1407 Carpenter St. in Bridgeport is open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays until Nov. 1. Tickets are $15 and $10 at the door for adults and children under 12, respectively, and $10 and $5 online at www.fearaphobia.com/tickets.html. There is also a children’s haunted house for those who feel they might get too scared going on the actual tour. If the event breaks even, designer Robert Chaney plans to give the proceeds to a local charity.

CHICO

HAUNTED HOUSE – The Chico Community Volunteer Fire Department will have a haunted house 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October at the Old Chico Middle School, 400 S. Hovey St. Admission for 12 and under is $3 and 13 and older is $5. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. The haunted house will also have a “kid’s hall” for smaller children.

DECATUR

LIBRARY CARNIVAL – Decatur Public Library’s annual Halloween carnival is 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. There will be Halloween games with prizes, trick-or-treating for books and seasonal crafts. This special event is for grade-schoolers and families with young children. Call 940-393-0290.

TRUCK OR TREAT – First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Rd., in Decatur is having Truck or Treat 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. There will be a hay ride, games, prizes, hot dogs and candy.

FALL FESTIVAL – Eagle Drive Baptist Church, 1301 Eagle Dr., in Decatur is having a fall festival 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. There will be a bounce house, ponies, live music, carnival games and free food.

FALL FESTIVAL – Governor’s Ridge Fall Festival is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. There will be a bounce house, games and prizes, a merry-go-round, goblin walk and a hot dog supper, plus trick or treating.

TRUNK OR TREAT – Victory Family Church in Decatur is having a fall festival 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. There will be bounces houses, food, games, vendors and trunk or treat.

TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT – Decatur City Council voted to move the city’s trick or treat observance to Thursday, Oct. 30, to avoid a conflict with the Eagles’ final home football game Oct. 31. The council agreed to designate Deer Park Road as one-way, northbound, between Eagle Drive and Preskitt Road from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on the 30th to help ease traffic problems in some of the city’s more popular trick or treating areas.

SPOOKY FRIDAY – Decatur Public Library’s Spooky Friday Fun is 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Librarians will build reading readiness with stories, songs and puppet play. This special storytime event is for preschoolers and families with young children. Call 940-393-0290.

FALL FUN – The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation, 201 East Thompson, in Decatur is having a fall festival 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. There will be indoor trick-or-treating, a bounce house, hot dogs, booths, popcorn and a cake walk. Call 940-627-2165.

RHOME

HALLOWEEN FUN – The city of Rhome is hosting Halloween in Family Park 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Residents are invited to wear costumes and bring candy, along with table and chairs. Call Jo Ann Wilson, 817-638-2388.

SLIDELL

FALL FESTIVAL – Slidell ISD’s annual fall festival is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Junior/Senior High building. Doors open at 5 p.m., and ticket sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Drawings will be at 8:15 p.m.

SUNSET

TRUNK OR TREAT – A Trunk or Treat Festival is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Sunset Fire Hall. The event is hosted by the Sunset Volunteer Fire Department, the Community Park Board and several local churches. There will be games, candy and a hay ride. The hay ride will tour the developing community park where treats will be handed out in the haunted goblin park. The Park Board will also have concessions at the fire hall.

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