Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NOVEMBER WEATHER – For the second month in a row, Wise County received lower-than-normal amounts of precipitation. For November, Decatur weather watcher Doyle Green recorded 0.78 of an inch of rain, well below the average of 2.51 inches for the month. However, for the year, Decatur is already nearly 8 inches above the normal average annual rainfall. Temperatures in November […]

Willie Benton Ables Jr.

Funeral for Willie Benton Ables Jr., 32, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Bolivar Baptist Church in Bolivar with burial at Sanger Cemetery. Coker Funeral Home in Sanger is handling arrangements.

Joe M. Ferree

Service for Joe M. Ferree, 90, of Newark is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

Ruel Ray

Service for Ruel Ray, 87, of Decatur is 11 a.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Pleasant Grove Cemetery No. 1. Family visitation is 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.

Leonard Hatten

Memorial service for Leonard Hatten, 66, of Rhome is 10 a.m. Thursday at Country Side Baptist Church. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

Grant Randall

Memorial service for Grant Randall, 80, of Paradise will be held at a later date in Wisconsin. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Smart nutrition choices

While we’re overfed, we’re undernourished, and new research shows that many Americans are not meeting their average daily needs for key nutrients. The solution is to eat nutrient-rich foods that provide you with the essential vitamins and minerals you need to fuel a healthy lifestyle. The new definition of healthy eating is not just about counting calories, but making your […]

Illuminating show

Lights illuminate gushing streams in an arid desert. In the heart of this gambling oasis, two symbols of purity, water and light, shimmer in unison before the palace-like Bellagio Hotel. Like a regular natural wonder, crowds gather every 15 minutes to witness the light show play in the waters of the elaborate fountain. In another juxtaposition, legions of men representing […]

DISD Education Foundation begins 2010-2011 fund drive

The Decatur ISD Education Foundation held its annual Donors Appreciation Luncheon to kick off the annual drive for the foundation on Nov. 4. The goal for the 2010-11 fund drive is $50,000, and the drive will continue until Jan. 31. This year the foundation has raised $34,490 in donations and pledges. Money raised goes toward innovative teaching grants for the […]

Students collect for local food bank

Students at Boyd Middle and Intermediate schools collected 1,900 cans during a canned-food drive organized by the BMS Student Council. The cans were donated to South Wise Services. The seventh and eighth grade homeroom classes that collected the most cans during the drive earned the opportunity to throw pies at BMS faculty Nov. 17.