Food drive founders hope to see effort continue

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

As mothers of first graders on opposite sides of the Big Sandy Creek, Pam Lanfear and Misty Hudson put their heads together to put the battle on the gridiron between the rival communities of Bridgeport and Decatur to good use.

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WARM providing assistance for utilities

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Richard Greene

The frigid temperatures to end 2017 and begin the new year left many Wise County residents shivering and cranking up the thermostat to stay warm.

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Recycling project helps needy; Twisted X provides blankets to organizations

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Racey Burden

After reading a story about a company that donated blankets made out of recycled plastic to foreign aid groups, Prasad Reddy thought, 'We could do that, too.'

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Feeding a community

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Joe Duty

People lined up early Tuesday morning at Wise Area Relief Mission in Decatur to receive a turkey and other ingredients for a Thanksgiving feast.

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Yes, you can: WARM, USDA and Messenger staff agree on outdated peas: they’re fine

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A gentleman who regularly gets food from the Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) recently brought to the newspaper office a can of sweet peas he'd received in his box of free groceries.

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