Wise County Messenger

Update for Thursday September 29, 2022

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING — The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 11. To find out if you are registered to vote, visit wcmess.com/registered. You can also call the local voter registration office at 940-626-4453. The November ballot includes state-wide races such as governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general and local propositions in Paradise, New Fairview, Slidell and Wise County Emergency Services District No. 1 in the Boyd area. For those who have previously requested a ballot by mail, those ballots should arrive next week, according to Elections Administrator Sabra Srader. The deadline to request a mail ballot is Oct. 28.

SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPS — A weak cold front is expected to move through the area today, bringing slightly cooler temperatures. After reaching a high of 91 yesterday, today’s high is expected to top out around 84 with an overnight low of 56.

THURSDAY VOLLEYBALL — Alvord (8-20) will welcome Perrin-Whitt for a non-district match tonight at 6 p.m. VCA (19-0, 1-0) hosts Heritage Christian Academy in a TCAF Division II District 3 battle at 5:30 p.m.

ALVORD HOMECOMING EVENT — The Alvord Ex-Students Association will host a homecoming get together 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Alvord Middle School Oct. 22. Barbecue tickets are $12 and available at Legend Bank in Alvord until Oct. 15. Visit Alvord High School Homecoming Alumni on Facebook or email trustygood1@hotmail.com.

BACK THE BLUE GOLF TOURNAMENT — The Decatur Police Department’s 7th annual glowball golf tournament benefiting the department’s scholarship fund is Saturday at Bridgeport Country Club. Cost is $200 per team, and play will begin at 4 p.m. Singles and walk-ups are welcome. Dinner will be served before night play begins. Call Royce Gastineau at 940-393-0307 or email rgastineau@decaturpd.net for registration.

BIKER BASH — The annual Biker Bash is 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Wise County Fairgrounds. The event includes vendors, custom car/truck/bike show, speakers, live music, rides and a kid zone.

SWIM TEAM FUNDRAISER — The Decatur High School swim team will hold a “meet and greet” fundraiser at State Street Pizza on the Decatur Square 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. Fifteen percent of purchases (take out and dine in) during the time period will go to support the team. Mention “SWIM” when placing your order.

CRUISE NIGHT — The last Cruise Night of 2022 is Saturday on the Decatur Square. Registration is 4-6 p.m. Judging begins at 6 and awards are at 8.

FISH FRY — The Alvord Fire Department’s annual fundraiser is 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall and includes live and silent auctions and a gun raffle.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON — The Wise County Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Weatherford College Wise County. Author and motivational speaker Brad Engle will be the guest speaker. Purchase tickets at wisecountychamber.com/ event-tickets/.

FUNERALS — Memorial for James Evans, 70, of Alvord is 11 a.m. Friday at Assembly of God Church in Alvord. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for Betty Shamburger, 62, of Newark. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Johnny Hardee, 73, of Rhome is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

MEMORIAL service for Sadie Garrett, 92, of Paradise is 10 a.m. Friday at Western Star Cowboy Church in Springtown with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Florence Josephine “Dollie” Crites, 93, of Rhome is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Chad Patterson, 50, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Bridgeport with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for J.L. Hesteande, 97, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hudson & Torres.

MEMORIAL service for John Clinton “Skip” Matthews, 78, of Alvord is 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at New Vision Ministries in Alvord.

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