2011-12-03 E-Edition

Sandra Jean Whisenant

Memorial service for Sandra Jean Whisenant, 73, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home with Todd Parks officiating. Whisenant died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Decatur. Born June 2, 1938, in Vernon, she retired from Poco Graphite after 18 years and was a member of Crossroads Church. She married Buddy Howard Whisenant in September 1971. […]

Mary Margaret Waldon

Memorial service for Mary Margaret Waldon, 53, of Whitehouse was Nov. 23 at Gateway Community Church in Granbury with the Rev. Glenn Waldon officiating. Waldon died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Whitehouse. Born Feb. 10, 1958, in Ravenswood, W. Va., to John Brady and Christene Waldon, she was a truck driver. She danced, spent time with family and her dogs […]

Franklin Lee Byers

Memorial for Franklin Lee Byers, 74, of Bridgeport will be at a later date. Byers died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Decatur. Born April 22, 1937, in Chico to Haskell Lee and Dortha Byers, he was a rock hauler. Byers is survived by daughters Brenda Lee Miller of Newark and Doris Diane Byers of Boyd; brothers Jurden Byers, George Byers […]

Barking dogs a big problem

After reading Gerald Upchurch’s problem with howling dogs, I know how he feels. I have the same problem with a barking dog. I have also asked for help several times, but to no avail, only a runaround. The Decatur City Council approved a new city noise ordinance in March 2010. The ordinance lists 15 areas of specific noise disturbances that […]

Slow down and be considerate

Wise County has gotten to be a very busy place. Is it too much to ask people to show a little consideration for animals, or people for that matter, as they are driving? As my wife was getting home from the store Nov. 27, she frantically came inside to let me know our dog (a Shih Tzu) was lying dead […]

Unexpected miracle

Mi-ra-cle – A highly improbable event Webster’s definition of a miracle as stated above is noteworthy. Those who are fortunate enough to acquire a winning lottery ticket often comment ‘it was a miracle,’ as do those who win any type of prize. Unfortunately, I cannot admit to ever winning anything! I’ve never won at a slot machine nor the Publishers […]

What if you could give the gift of life this Christmas?

My family received a special package in the mail this week from halfway around the world. For about the past 10 years, seeing this package arrive around the first week of December has brought smiles to our faces, not just for the gift, or the giver, but what it represents. For most, Dec. 7 is a day to remember Pearl […]

Decatur Parade of Lights Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, the Decatur Parade of Lights has been postponed to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, during the Decatur Main Street Christmas on the Square and Girls Night Out. However, Moonlight Madness shopping, with specials and sales at merchants across town, will go on as planned today. For more information about the rescheduled parade, call (940) 627-3107.

Subvarsity Sports for December 3

BASKETBALL BRIDGEPORT JV DEF. MILLSAP 51-20 Bridgeport JV beat Millsap 51-20 Nov. 22. Jacob Kerr led the Bulls in scoring with 13 points followed by Nolan Preston, Keith Lang and Stephen Howdashell, each with eight. Dalton Hudson made six points. Logan Plummer had four, and Austin James and Julius Pendergraft each recorded two. “This was a great team effort with […]