1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION – An Aurora resident was killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Farm Road 730 south of Decatur around 2:15 Thursday morning. Department of Public Safety Trooper Greg Reyero said a passenger car driven by Diane Davis, 69, was southbound on FM 730 when it entered the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck hauling a trailer just north of County Road 4374. Davis died at the scene. The pickup driver, Wesley Moss, 34, of Paradise was taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Wise County EMS, the Decatur Fire Department, Wise County Sheriff’s Department, Boyd police and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow responded as well as DPS.
2 INJURED IN WRECK – Two people were taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur Wednesday following a vehicle collision in south Wise County. Department of Public Safety Trooper Jeremy Pope said a passenger car driven by Lonny Cheney was turning southbound from Farm Road 2048 onto Farm Road 51 South near Boyd when he collided with a northbound SUV driven by Linsdsey Robison. Both vehicles sustained major damage, and Boyd Volunteer Fire Department and Wise County EMS responded. Cheney and Robison were both taken to the hospital. The accident happened around 8:40 a.m.
IT’S A WORLD RECORD – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce has received official notification from Guinness World Records that last year’s “Put Yo Money Where Yo Mouth Is” washer tournament at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion was the largest ever recorded. Last year’s tournament drew 486 competitors.
CATCH THE PBR ACTION AGAIN – CBS Sports Network will re-air the two-hour Unfinished Business at 6 p.m. CT on Friday. The event will be shown again on CBS SN on Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at midnight. The broadcast will present highlights of the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge BlueDEF Velocity Tour long round and full coverage of the championship round.
WIC OFFICE CLOSED – The Outreach Health Services-WIC office will be closed today in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen 7 a.m. Monday. Call 940-627-5796 to schedule an appointment. For breastfeeding questions, call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-687-1252.
PARKINSONS SUPPORT – The Parkinsons Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the home of Tommy and Pam Hudson. Call Pam at 940-389-0642 for directions. A speech therapist will be the guest speaker.
CITY OF BRIDGEPORT CLOSINGS - The City of Bridgeport offices and the Municipal Court will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. The Bridgeport Library will be closed Friday and Saturday. The Bridgeport City pool will be open noon-5 p.m. Friday and noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Regular business hours will resume on Monday. If you need immediate non-emergency assistance, call 940-683-3430.
WARM CLOSING – Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day.
COUNTY HOLIDAY CLOSINGS – Wise County Development Services will also close Friday. Wise County dumpsites (Boyd, Chico, Cottondale and Decatur locations) will close on Saturday.
BAKE SALE – A bake sale will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday in front of Lowe’s Grocery Store in Chico. Proceeds will benefit the Chico Senior Citizens Center which sustained major damage from recent flooding.
4TH FEST – Runaway Bay’s annual 4th Fest is Saturday. The day’s activities will start with the Firecracker Scramble golf tournament at The Club at Runaway Bay. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with tee off at 9. Cost is $75 per person. The patriotic-themed golf cart parade is at 5:30 p.m. Line-up begins at 5 at the city barn, and the parade will end at The Bay Church. Festivities at the church will include food, a bounce house, giant water slides, a novelty table, music and an honor guard. Fireworks over the lake will begin at dusk.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY – Due to the Independence Day holiday, no Update will be published Friday. Any breaking news will be published at WCMessenger.com throughout the weekend.
FUNERALS – Graveside service for Norman Keith Cox, 90, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
NO SERVICE is scheduled for Maxine Louise Mowell, 90, of Decatur. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Mattie Ruth Ezzell of Chico is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery.
FUNERAL for Tommy Lee Ford, 65, of Spencer, Okla., is 10 a.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel with burial at Jonestown Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
VISITATION for Dr. Jerry Rowe, 63, of Paradise is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Eleanor Burdick Kerr, 89, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Monday at Hawkins Chapel with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
MEMORIAL service for Flora Mae Shelton, 53, of Poolville is 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church in Decatur. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Charles Lee Hull Jr., 83, of Denton is pending at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.Print This Page