2012-01-07 E-Edition

Vesta Sybil McKinney

Memorial service for Vesta Sybil McKinney, 95, of Decatur, formerly of Tucumcari, N.M., will be held at a later date. McKinney died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Decatur. Born July 21, 1916, in Stillwater, Okla., to George and Mary Brashear, she was a 20-year school employee in Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Sewell McKinney, and […]

Shirley D. Kennemer

Memorial service for Shirley Diane Kennemer, 72, of Fort Worth is 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Leonard Memorial Chapel at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Kennemer died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Fort Worth. Born Sept. 27, 1939, to Roscoe Phillips and Opal Phillips, she married Charles Kennemer in 1955. After she raised her family, she became […]

Jack Wright Greaves

Funeral for Jack Wright Greaves, 64, of Decatur is 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church in Sachse with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Additional services will be held at a family residence in Rowlett. Greaves died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Decatur. Born Sept. 10, 1947, in Dallas to Juanita “Penny” and Jack B. Greaves, he […]

Big thanks for Christmas donations

Thank you to the wonderful people of Wise County who helped Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center provide Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers and warm coats to children whose lives had been touched by domestic violence this year. We were able to help 54 families with a total of 153 children ages 5 months to 18. Whether you selected an angel […]

2012 A Look Forward: Future Headlines

What will the year 2012 bring? We have no idea. But here’s a few headlines we either predict will happen or hope will happen. Here’s a sample of the headlines some of our Facebook faithful suggested: Got a headline you’d like to see in 2012? Share it with us. Email your headline, with the subject line “2012 Headline,” to news@wcmessenger.com […]

Savings pitch missed out on the bigger picture

Recently two salesmen came to the office trying to get us to buy office supplies. As a former OS dealer, I was quite familiar with this company. They were our competition for many years and still compete directly with iCopy, which bought out our OS business. Naturally, we now do business with iCopy. We do that because they’re here in […]

4-Star Loans

Location: 2202 Hwy 380 East, Suite 114 Phone number: (940) 683-3030 Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Owner/management: Jim Seals, Alan Byrd and Bill Parker Products/services: payday advances, title, personal and installment loans, gold and silver, and check cashing

Devon enters deal with Chinese corporation

Devon Energy announced Tuesday it entered into a $2.5 billion dollar deal with the Chinese corporation Sinopec on the exploration and extraction of oil and natural gas in five new plays scattered across the United States. In return for the investment, Sinopec will receive one-third of all Devon’s interest in the venture plays, located in Louisiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wyoming and […]

Wise County Boys Basketball Leaders for January 7

SCORING Name, school…Points…Average Trevor Hardee, Alvord…374…23.4 Austin Lamirand, Decatur…389…19.5 Jared Cate, Boyd…289…18.1 Blake Thompson, Bridgeport…248…13.8 Casen Baker, Alvord…219…13.7 Chasen Starnes, Boyd…188…13.4 Gabby Rohan, Chico…213…13.3 Orlando Byrd, Northwest…275…13.1 Keaton Hickman, Paradise…237…12.5 Trent Garrett, Slidell…230…12.1 Conner Berry, Paradise…206…11.4 Caleb Hogan, Decatur…226…11.3 Todd Christensen, Northwest…230…11 Peri James, Northwest…214…10.2 Dylan Hightower, Chico…161…10 Logan Bailey, Paradise…179…9.4 Cameron King, Bridgeport…165…9.2 Dylan Carnes, Slidell…181…9.1 Tanner Rivers, Boyd…138…8.6 […]