Wise County Messenger

Update for Tuesday, February 1, 2022

WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED — Enjoy the mild temperatures today, because big changes are on the way. An arctic cold front will bring freezing temperatures Wednesday evening, and rain is expected to turn into a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow Wednesday night into Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of North Texas, including Wise County, from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. Ice accumulations of one-tenth to one-third of an inch are possible. Total snow and/or sleet accumulations up to 3 inches are possible, according to the NWS.

WEATHER-RELATED CANCELLATIONS — So far, the Messenger has not learned of any weather-related cancellations or closures, but several local schools have sent messages to parents saying they are closely monitoring the situation. If your business, school or organization will be canceling any activity or closing, email news@wcmessenger.com or call the Messenger at 940-627-5987. Any cancellations/closures will be posted at wcmessenger.com.

MONDAY BASKETBALL RESULTS — Caiden Shetter knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points Monday to lead VCA (18-5, 8-2) to a 54-15 win over Heritage Christian Academy. In the girls game, VCA routed Heritage Christian Academy 69-8.

BOYS HOOPS — Bridgeport (8-19, 2-5) will look to stay alive in the hunt for a playoff spot tonight, as the Bulls welcome Springtown at 7:30 p.m. In 3A, Boyd (15-10, 5-4) travels to Pilot Point, while Paradise (18-11, 7-2) hosts Ponder. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Alvord (7-21, 1-7) will take on Muenster in 13-2A play at 6:30 p.m. at Alvord High School. Slidell is on the road for a 22-A battle against Prairie Valley at 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS HOOPS — Bridgeport (19-11, 4-5) will look to draw even in District 7-4A play in a home matchup against Springtown tonight at 6:15 p.m. Boyd (7-21) is on the road at Pilot Point in 10-3A action at 6 p.m. Paradise (16-13, 7-4) hosts Ponder at 6 p.m. In 13-2A, Alvord (21-10, 8-2) will battle league nemesis Muenster at 7:30 p.m. Slidell battles Prairie Valley in 22-A at 6 p.m. at Prairie Valley High School.

SOCCER MATCHES — The Decatur Eagles (3-5) will search for their fourth win of the season tonight in a home matchup against Mineral Wells at 5:30 p.m. In the nightcap, the Lady Eagles (8-2) take on the Lady Rams at 7:30 p.m. The Bridgeport Bulls (11-2-1) travel to face Argyle at 4 p.m., followed by the Sissies (2-8-1) versus the Lady Eagles at 7:15 p.m.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON — Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s February luncheon is a networking event for business leaders. The luncheon is 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Conference Center. The topic is the State of the County: Wise County in 2022. Judge J.D. Clark will be speaking. Tickets are $15 per person or $20, including raffle tickets. Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event, wisecountychamber.com/event-tickets/.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP — The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 6 tonight at Wise Christian Counseling in the Prada Shops, 1650 S. FM 51, Ste. 400. The meeting will feature a guest speaker. Call Pam Hudson at 940-389-0642.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP — If you care for, or care about, someone with Alzheimer’s, the Wise Alzheimer’s Support Group will have a virtual meeting 7 tonight. Learn from others and share your experiences. For information on how to participate call Richard, 940-255-0244.

FUNERALS — Visitation for Marcus Lee Gibson, 55, of Broken Arrow, Okla., is 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.

MEMORIAL service for Jennifer Bordeaux Ross, 38, of Wiley is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur.

SERVICES for Rodolfo Salas, 73, of Fort Worth and Isabel Luevano, 95, of Decatur are pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

FUNERAL for Alice Jean Bedore, 72, of Runaway Bay is 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Family visitation is 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL for Jason Ray Rickard, 21, of Nocona is 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with visitation from 2-4 p.m.

GRAVESIDE for Jackie Glenn Sides, 70, of Chico is 2 p.m. Sunday at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Thomas Edwards, 56, is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Jackie Edgar Hudgins, 56, of Newark is 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Family visitation is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

SERVICE for Charles Thomas Vine, 62, of California is pending at Hawkins-Boyd.

SERVICE for Judy Dickey, 77, of Boyd is 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Boyd. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Sherry St. Romain, 76, of Paradise is 3 p.m. Sunday at One Church in Justin. Visitation is 2 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Hudson & Torres is handling arrangements.

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