BOYD, MARTINEZ WIN 9-3A TITLES – Boyd senior Marco Martinez won the 9-3A boys cross country title in 17:01, leading the Yellowjackets team to the team title with 44 points. Paradise took second with 49 points with J.D. Pearson finishing second and Sam Robinson third overall. Boyd and Paradise advance to regionals. In the girls race, Hannah Beth Pearson and Kaylee McConnell took fourth and fifth leading the Paradise Lady Panthers to a second-place finish with 48 points. Holliday won the team title with 32.
ALVORD DUO ADVANCES – Alvord’s Brooklyn Mitchum finished fourth, and Clara Breashears fifth in the District 11-2A girls race to earn trips to the cross country regional race. Alvord finished fourth as a team with 74 points. In the boys race, Alvord was fifth with 108. Alex Vargas took 13th for the Bulldogs.
BRIDGEPORT BOARD CONSIDERS SOCCER – The possibility of a new soccer program at Bridgeport High School was discussed during Monday night’s Bridgeport school board meeting. Superintendent Eddie Bland introduced the possibility of starting a student survey to gauge interest. “We need to see what the numbers are on students wanting the program, especially if they’re playing other sports like baseball, basketball and softball, since those are the ones that will be in direct conflict with soccer season,” he said. Other members of the board wanted to know if the program would be a club sport or a UIL-sanctioned team and wondered about the cost of funding both girls and boys teams. They agreed to wait to take action until a survey had taken place. Read about more in the midweek Messenger on newsstands tomorrow.
BOYD FACES DISTRICT LEADER – Fighting for a volleyball playoff berth out of 9-3A, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets will head to Henrietta today at 5:30 p.m. The Paradise Lady Panthers will be in Holliday. In 8-4A, Decatur will play at Castleberry and Bridgeport takes on Lake Worth at home. Chico will head to Bryson. Northwest will play host to Fossil Ridge.
COLLEGE NIGHT – Weatherford College Wise County is hosting College Night 5 to 7 today. More than 40 different colleges and universities will be represented, and students and parents are encouraged to attend. There will be a financial aid presentation beginning at 6 p.m. that is targeted to parents of current seniors in high school. For information, call WCWC at 940-627-2690.
BONFIRE – The Chico High School senior class will host the homecoming bonfire Wednesday at 325 CR 1667. Hot dogs will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the bonfire will be lit at 7:30.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE – Chico 4-H is having a canned food drive now through Friday, Oct. 31. Donations can be dropped off at Chico Butane or Chico Middle School. All food items will be donated to WARM. For information, call Kelly Martin at 940-210-2506.
GIFTED AND TALENTED NOMINATIONS – Slidell ISD will be accepting nominations for the gifted and talented program through Friday. Nomination forms are available in the elementary and secondary office. For information, call Melissa Fitzgerald at 940-466-3118, ext. 241.
BENEFIT ACCOUNT - An account has been opened at Wells Fargo for the Jeff Nicholson family to help with costs associated with his recent illness. Nicholson, a longtime Decatur resident and business banker, died Friday. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, and three daughters.
FUNERALS – Graveside service for Steve Newton Rutherford, 61, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for J.L. Hudson, 86, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sweetwater Cemetery in Wise County. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
MEMORIAL service for Robert Luce Bogardus, 86, of Justin is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
FUNERAL for Randy Bass, 64, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
FUNERAL for Myra Whitten, 72, of Ringling, Okla., is 1 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with burial at New Hope Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Wanda McNutt, 69, of Springtown is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.Print This Page