Wednesday, June 22, 2011

QUESTIONABLE DEATH – A body was found Tuesday off County Road 4421 near New Fairview, just a few miles from U.S. 81/287. Sheriff David Walker said a vehicle was discovered about 15 or 20 yards off the road, and an unidentified female was found about 50 yards from the vehicle near a creek. Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators are working […]

Ruth A. Dickerson

GRAVESIDE service for Ruth A. Dickerson, 91, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Okla. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Melissa Huya

SERVICE for Melissa Huya, 44, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Dan Little

FUNERAL for Dan Little, 55, of Spring is 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

Gary Clinton Cunningham

SERVICE for Gary Clinton Cunningham, 67, of Decatur will be held at a later date. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

Rex A. Gage

SERVICE for Rex A. Gage, 92, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Award-winning tree meets the chipper

The biggest hackberry tree in Wise County ended up in the wood chipper Wednesday as an inmate work group cut up and removed the tree from the South Trinity Street garage of a Decatur retiree. The tree, crowned the county’s biggest of its kind in the 1998 Texas County Tree Program contest, was blown down by heavy winds in a […]

Messenger scores a perfect ’10’

The Wise County Messenger was named the top large semiweekly newspaper in Texas for the 10th consecutive year Saturday at the Texas Press Association’s annual convention in Rockwall. The Messenger won the sweepstakes award in the Better Newspaper Contest with a total of 975 points. First place awards were received for advertising, feature writing, feature photo, general excellence, sports coverage […]

High-fructose corn syrup in food and beverages

It seems like we frequently hear the term ‘high-fructose corn syrup’ (HFCS) in the media. Have you wondered, what is the real truth? Texas AgriLife Nutrition specialist Dr. Mickey Bielamowicz has provided useful information to help us understand the role of high-fructose corn syrup in our food and beverage supply. HFCS was first introduced to the food and beverage industry […]

State Roundup results

Wise County had a tremendous week in College Station for the 2011 Texas 4-H State Roundup. There were 22 youth participating in 13 different contests – 16 of those being qualifying seniors who competed at the district level earlier this year. Starting on Wednesday morning, Alex Martinets competed in the Fashion Show with her Construction Dressy entry. Alex and her […]