Posted on November 13, 2015.
RHOME MAN CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING – Bradley Boyd, 43, of Rhome has been charged by criminal complaint with wire fraud and money laundering, according to a news release from the FBI. According to the complaint, Boyd was president of River Cities Sawing, a concrete business involved in highway infrastructure contracts. RCS entered into a factoring arrangement with financing company Durham Funding. The complaint says Boyd caused RCS to prepare and submit to Durham Funding approximately 60 fraudulent invoices totaling $1.5 million. Boyd made an initial appearance in federal court in New York on Tuesday. The complaint is the result of an investigation by the FBI and IRS.
FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS – The Alvord Bulldogs beat Boles 44-19 to secure a Class 2A Division I Region II bi-district title. Alvord’s Damon Ledet ran for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also caught a 50-yard touchdown from Connor Patterson. It’s Alvord’s first playoff win since 2010. Alvord will play Goldthwaite in the area round at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 20 at Joshua. Decatur plays at 7:30 tonight at Aledo against Stephenville. Follow the action on our live blog at wcmessenger.com/scores. Boyd takes on Wall at 7:30 p.m. in Early.
VETERANS CELEBRATION – Rhome will hold a Veterans Day parade 11 a.m. Saturday. Staging will be on Front Street between 1st and 2nd streets at 10:15. The parade will end at the Rhome Veterans Memorial Park where a program will be held. After the program, a chili cookoff will be held at Rhome Family Park. Participants are asked to bring enough so judges – the general public – can sample it. Hot dogs and snacks will be served, and music will be part of the event. Call Rhome City Hall at 817-636-2462. Visit www.cityofrhome.com to view the program for the ceremony.
SANTA’S DEPUTIES – Applications for the Santa’s Deputies program are now available at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Rook Ramsey Drive, in Decatur. Completed applications are due Friday, Dec. 4. Call Susan Gomez, 940-627-5971.
DECATUR 4-H MEETING – The Decatur 4-H Club will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the Women’s Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds off Farm Road 51 South. Call 940-393-5029.
COMMISSIONERS TO MEET – Wise County commissioners meet 9 a.m. Monday in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur. They will discuss the Wise County Appraisal Board of Directors election and a local mitigation plan. They will also consider authorizing County Judge J.D. Clark to nominate the county as the site of the 2016 National Association of Counties Rural Action Caucus fall symposium. There are two executive sessions on the agenda.
LADY EAGLES HEAD TO FOURTH REGION TOURNEY – The Decatur Lady Eagles will play in their fourth straight region tournament at 1 p.m. today in Snyder, taking on Monahans in the 4A Region I semifinal. Follow the action on Twitter @wcmsports.
COLLEGE SIGNINGS – Bridgeport’s Lexi Read will sign with Midwestern State at 9:45 a.m. today to play golf. Boyd’s Peyton Salmon will sign with Central Arkansas at 11:30 to play softball.
RUNAWAY BAY – The Club at Runaway Bay is hosting Rock the 9, a nine-hole scramble, Saturday, benefiting The Rock Church. Tee time is 2 p.m. Cost is $100 per person with two-man teams. There will be entertainment, a raffle and prizes. Dinner is at 5 p.m. on the patio. The family banquet buffet is $15, $10 for children under age 12. Call Kay Smith, 940-389-1599; or Dianna Thielen, 701-570-0700. To sign up, call 1-800-381-0734.
DECATUR SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – Decatur Spirit of Christmas applications are now available at Decatur Public Library. Applications are due back by Nov. 16. Anyone who would like to donate to or help with the program can visit DATCU or First State Bank in Decatur.
SAVE THE HORSES CONCERT – Save the Wild Mustangs, the second annual Native American concert rally, is 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. In addition to live performances, the event will feature a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pow-wow dancing and a celebrity meet and greet. A percentage of donations goes to the Sundance Wildlife Conservancy. Purchase tickets at www.nativeamericanrally.com.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold it’s weekly breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Club at Runaway Bay. All veterans from Wise and surrounding counties are invited.
PLANT SALE – A Decatur FFA plant sale is Saturday at the greenhouse at the high school. Containers and flats of fall plants will be $10 each.
HOLIDAY STORE – Wise Health System Auxiliary annual holiday store is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the hospital’s east campus lobby. There will be a bake sale and multiple vendors. Lunch will be served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes a bowl of chili or soup, homemade dessert and a drink.
SOCK RIDE – The third annual Decatur-Bridgegport Sock Ride is 1 p.m. Sunday. Motorcycles will meet at 12:45 p.m. at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on the square, and the group will then leave as a group to visit the three rest homes in Decatur and then ride to one in Bridgeport to deliver socks to the residents. Awards will be given out at Five Boys Ranch in Bridgeport. To participate, bring at least one pair of warm socks for the elderly. Call Big Ed at 940-577-2698 or Scott at 940-389-0200.
4-H CLUB – The Alvord 4-H Club will meet 3 p.m. Sunday at the Alvord Elementary School cafeteria.
BLOOD DRIVE – Rhome Best Value Pharmacy, 400 S. Main in Rhome, will host a Carter BloodCare blood drive 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Call Carter High at 817-638-5561.
FUNERALS – Service for Ann Morgan, 87, of Keller, formerly of Decatur, is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation is at the church one hour prior to the service. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Marilyn M. Kelly, 79, of North Richland Hills will be held at a later date. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Vernon H. Slocomb Jr., 77, of Runaway Bay is 1 p.m. today at Greenwood Mausoleum in Fort Worth. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Ricky Dale Thornton, 57, of Newark is 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Kennedy Gayle Cates, the infant daughter of Eric Cates and Angela Nelms, is pending at Christian-Hawkins.
MEMORIAL service for Ricky Lee Townsley, 39, is 3 p.m. Sunday at Fort Griffin State Park in Albany. He was the son of Phyllis Eisenman of Chico.
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