NEW COMMUNICATIONS TOWER TO BE INSTALLED – Wise County commissioners Wednesday authorized County Judge J.D. Clark to negotiate and execute the placement of a 195-foot communications tower at the sheriff’s office. The tower is one of 17 being installed throughout the region by the North Central Texas Council of Governments 911 Services. COG will pay for the construction of the tower and will perform its routine maintenance. It will be located at the southeast corner of the building. The county will also be able to place its equipment on the tower, allowing them to discontinue use of another local tower, which is leased space. Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands Saturday.
DEVON TO SELL ASSETS – Devon Energy Corporation has hired an investment bank to help in the sale of up to $3 billion in assets as it seeks to reduce debt because of falling oil and natural gas prices. None of the assets are believed to be in Wise County. Bloomberg News reports the properties are in the Midland Basin, East Texas, Granite Wash and Mississippian shale fields. Devon, with regional operations based in Bridgeport, said in December it was planning to sell non-core assets as well as its interest in a Canadian pipeline. One analyst told Bloomberg that Devon is the “most likely” exploration company to cut dividend payments.
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS RENEWED – The Decatur School Board yesterday unanimously approved the contracts for all principals for the 2016-2017 school year along with assistant principals, directors and deputy superintendent/CFO.
RELAY BAKE SALE – Friends Relay for Life team of Wise County is having a bake sale Friday at First State Bank on FM 51 south in Decatur. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold its weekly breakfast at the Decatur Civic Center at 8 a.m. Saturday. All veterans are invited.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The Desk and Derrick Club of Wise County is offering scholarships to Wise County high school seniors. Applications can be obtained from the high school counselors or by contacting Crystal Watkins at Crystal.Watkins@dvn.com. The application deadline is Friday, April 1.
G/T NOMINATIONS – The Slidell school district is accepting nominations to the gifted and talented program through Friday. Nomination forms are at the elementary and secondary campuses. Contact Angie McCormick: 940-466-3118, ext. 238; firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY BINGO – Heritage Place of Decatur, 605 W. Mulberry, will host Community Bingo at 2 p.m. today. Prizes and finger foods will be available. Call Leroy Larkins at 940-627-5444.
BAKE SALE – A bake sale featuring homemade baked goods will begin at 8 a.m. today and Friday at Patti’s Hair Parlor in Decatur. All proceeds will benefit Angela Vest to help pay medical bills.
FUNERAL for Winna “Windy” Dawn Tinney, 47, of Azle is 10:30 a.m. today at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg at 1:30 p.m.
FUNERAL for Ruth Deweese, 71, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Goshen Cemetery in Springtown. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Ollie Felix Harpel Jr., 73, of Springtown is 2-4 p.m. today at VFW Club in Azle. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Stuart Clements, 51, formerly of Bridgeport is 3 p.m. Monday at Hawkins Chapel.
MEMORIAL service for Joe “Pop” McCormick is 2:30 p.m. Friday at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Sarah Jorgenson, 77, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Beverly Williams, 42, of Chico is 2 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Ronnie Godsey, 66, of Springtown will be private. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for George Martin Jennings Jr., 91, of Newark is 10 a.m. Friday at Newark Church of Christ with interment at Dido Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Mount Olivet in Fort Worth is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Tammie Dianne Crittenden, 45, is 11 a.m. today at the Montague County Cowboy Church in Montague with burial at Montague Cemetery. White Family Funeral Home in Bowie is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Thomas “Clyde” McMurray II, 77, of Bowie is 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Bowie with burial at 2:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at White Family Funeral Home.Print This Page