Remains of Rhome officer recovered; Sergeant found in Kentucky lake

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

After six days of searching, rescue squads from Boone County and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Sunday recovered the body of a Rhome officer that went missing in Lake Cumberland Oct. 9.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Chisholm Trail Antique Farm Equipment Club will hold its annual fall farm equipment consignment auction at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Officer missing in Kentucky lake; Rhome sergeant spent 9 years in town

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

Rescue squads from two counties and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources continue to search an area of Lake Cumberland, where a Rhome officer went missing Tuesday morning.

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Rhome to interview council candidates

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Austin Jackson

With the Rhome community reeling after Sgt. Robin Adair, 61, went missing Tuesday in Kentucky, the usually feisty Rhome City Council meeting began on a somber note as residents and council members came together to share a moment of silence for the officer.

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Oklahoma man arrested after crash

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

An Oklahoma man was arrested after crashing into a guardrail on U.S. 81/287 in Rhome Wednesday evening.

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Catalina Cordova

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Eleazar Cordova and Monica Vivas of Rhome announce the birth of a daughter, Catalina Cordova

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Mia Julianna Townley

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Lisseth Nava and Cameron Austin Townley of Rhome announce the birth of a daughter, Mia Julianna Townley

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Rhome officer goes missing in Kentucky lake

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Rescue squads from two counties and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources continue to search an area of Lake Cumberland, where a Rhome officer went missing Tuesday morning.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library.

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City of Rhome cuts tax rate

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

With increased revenue from sales taxes and growth in the tax roll, Rhome City Council dropped the tax rate for 2018-19 at its Sept. 28 meeting.

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Tracy Leigh Bristow Johnson

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Tracy Leigh Bristow Johnson, 43, of Rhome, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Decatur.

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Peter Micheal Sturges

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Peter Micheal Sturges, 62, of Rhome, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Fort Worth.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Published BOONSVILLE COMMUNITY YARD SALE - The Boonsville Community Center's community yard sale, craft and bake sale and barbecue is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call Margaret, 940-748-2532 or email boonsvillecommunitycenter@gmail.com. BRIDGEPORT CHARITY CAR SHOW - Entries are being accepted for the Love 4 Linda charity car show Nov. 10 at Yesterday's in Bridgeport. Registration is $15 before Oct. 28 and $20 after. Call 817-751-8324 or email love4linda@yahoo.com. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS - Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin will speak on Situational Awareness and Human Trafficking 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bridgeport High School during the Concerned Women for America Prayer/Action Chapter of Wise County meeting. CHICO CHICO FEST - The Chico Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its annual Chico Fest Oct. 20. Call Michelle, 940-644-2330 or Fletta, 940-644-2515 DECATUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - The Decatur Main Street program is looking for volunteers to man the Visitors Center 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. To help, call Melinda Reeves, 940-399-9670. KNITTING CIRCLE - The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Call 940-433-3847. DOMINOES ANYONE? - Anybody who plays 42 or would like to learn is invited to the Decatur Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller St. CHAMBER AUCTION - The Decatur Chamber of Commerce's 27th annual auction is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Decatur Conference Center. This year's theme is Puttin' on the Ritz with guests encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. GOLF TOURNEY - The Decatur Junior Woman's Club 27th Annual Park Classic Golf Tournament is Friday at Decatur Golf Club. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. tee time. The cost is $400 per four-man team and includes lunch, beer and water. To register, text Jordan White, 940-389-8252. PAINT THE TOWN PINK - Paint the Town Pink, honoring breast cancer surviors and remembering those lost, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Decatur Square. Brisket sandwiches will be sold for $5. There will also be raffle items and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit Mary's Gift and Wise Health System Woman's Health Services. Call 940-393-0340 or 940-626-1384. TRUNK-OR-TREAT - The Hills Nursing and Rehab will hold a trunk-or-treat event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25. GREENWOOD FALL FESTIVAL - The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The festival will feature a 10 a.m. parade, craft booths, games, barbecue, pies and a silent auction. For information or to reserve a booth, call Gerry Galloway, 940-627-7999, or Linda Hood, 940-389-8497. NEWARK CRUISIN DAYS - Newark Cruisin' Days, benefitting the Newark Volunteer Fire Department, starts Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 13 with carnival rides, bingo, barbecue, car shows and live music. RHOME VETERANS PARADE ENTRIES - Rhome Veterans are looking for entries for their Veterans Day parade Nov. 10. The group is also looking for entertainers for the USO style variety show. Contact Deborah BeCraft, 817-636-2826, 817-475-0904, silkpoodles@hotmail.com or rhomeoldtownfun@hotmail.com. WISE COUNTY STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS - Donations of all types of fabric are needed for the Stockings for Soldiers program. Call Janice Millican at 940-627-4220 or email rjmillican@ymail.com. DISABLED VETERANS AUCTION - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Saturday at the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $50, and only 200 will be sold. Call Bobby Harris, 940-389-1922 or Pete Potter, 940-255-1838. STREET DANCE - A street dance benefiting all Wise County fire departments is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday on the Decatur Square. Admission is free, but money will be raised through a silent auction, raffle and donations. The family friendly event will have food trucks and live music by Zac Wilkerson and Zach Nytomt. BEE CLUB - The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - Solaris Hospice needs volunteers. Those who choose to participate will undergo a background check, drug screening and TB testing. Training is provided. Contact Director of Volunteer Services Caitlyn Littlejohn, clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com or 940-627-1011. RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS - The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes. Call Melvin Castleberry, 940-210-4908. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County. A valid driver's license is required, and a background check will be performed. Call 940-627-5329 or stop by 300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, in Decatur. Cooks are also needed at the kitchen in Chico. HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS - The Wise Health System Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. Applications are available at the front desk of the East Campus in Decatur. Call 940-627-5921. IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold its October immunization clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Road in Decatur.
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The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

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City of Rhome accepts applications for vacant spot

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Richard Greene

Charles Pennington is no longer on the Rhome City Council.

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City of Rhome seeks funds to improve water

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Richard Greene

Rhome City Council approved a resolution Tuesday to apply for up $850,000 in funding from the Texas Water Development Board through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

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Jimmy Judd

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Jimmy Judd, 64, of Rhome, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Rhome.

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Lydia O. Leal

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Lydia O. Leal, 72, of Rhome, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Woman charged with murder

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Rhome woman has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a man last week inside her home.

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Eileen Alberta Price

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Eileen Alberta Price, 76, of Rhome, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Decatur.

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