RED FLAG WARNING ISSUED FOR FIRE DANGER – A red flag warning is in effect today from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. for Wise County and much of North Texas. Strong northwest winds and a very dry air mass could cause any fires that develop to spread rapidly. Winds are expected to be 25 miles per hour with gusts over 35 mph with minimum relative humidity values between 15 and 25 percent. Conditions should improve after sunset. Because of the red flag warning, the county’s burn ban is in effect, meaning all outside burning is prohibited.
CITY HONORS – The City of Decatur Saturday honored its employees at the annual appreciation dinner at the Decatur Civic Center. Three employees were honored for 30 years with the city including City Manager Brett Shannon, Public Works employee David Sherman and Police Officer Robert Davis. The annual dinner also honors volunteer members of the city’s boards and commissions.
BRIDGEPORT HOLDS OFF EAGLES – The Bridgeport Bulls jumped on the Decatur Eagles early Friday behind a big first quarter from Keenan Holdman and held off a late rally for a 63-52 victory. Devonte Patterson scored 23 points and Keenan Holdman 16. The Bridgeport Sissies pulled even atop 8-4A with the Decatur Lady Eagles, scoring a 32-21 win. Gabby Mindieta had 14 points. Other scores: Boys – Northwest 48, Ryan 44; Paradise 72, Boyd 51; Poolville 48, Chico 38; Era 60, Alvord 37; Midway 57, Slidell 51. Girls – Ryan 43, Northwest 33; Paradise 51, Boyd 34; Era 58, Alvord 45; Slidell 65, Midway 37.
LADY EAGLES FINISH FOURTH – The Decatur girls swim team finished fourth at the 5A Region II meet Saturday with 170 points. Decatur junior Allie Blevins took second in the 500 and third in the 200. The Decatur’s quartet of Blevins, Madelyn McCloud, Jennifer Morehart and Lizzy Rowden took third in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.
SCV MEETING – The Sons of Confederate Veterans meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur. Speaker will be Larry Wilhoite, and the subject is Confederate flags, Part 1.
BREASTFEEDING NETWORK – Wise Health System offers the Wise Moms Breastfeeding Network for mothers who have or are currently breastfeeding or providing expressed breast milk for their child. Expectant moms who are planning to breastfeed are also welcome. Group meeting times are as follows: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, March 9 and April 6; and 1:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 24, March 23 and April 20. The support group is free and meets in the west campus conference room. Refreshments and free infant weight checks will be provided. Visit wiseregional.com.
DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Alvord today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at the First Baptist Church. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.
ASHES TO GO – For Ash Wednesday, the Episcopal Church of Wise County is offering the imposition of ashes on Wednesday morning from around 7-9 a.m. in front of Starbucks in Decatur.
FUNERALS – Service for Winna Dawn Tinney, 47, of Azle is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg at 1:30 p.m. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
GRAVESIDE service for Joyce LaWayne Ramage, 81, of Azle is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cottondale Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Ollie Felix Harpel Jr., 73, of Springtown is 2-4 p.m. Thursday at VFW Club in Azle. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Robert Melvin Nelson, 93, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at the Community Church of Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Earl Huffstetler, 86, of Runaway Bay is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with buruial at Eternal Oaks Cemetery. Family visitation is 1-2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.
FUNERAL for Beverly Williams, 42, of Chico is 2 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Ronnie Godsey, 66, of Springtown is private. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.Print This Page