2015-09-09 E-Edition

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

FORMER JAILER ARRESTED – Former Wise County Sheriff’s Office jailer and inmate work crew supervisor James David McClendon, 62, of Boyd was arrested Tuesday, charged with allowing inmates to use his phone for personal use. McClendon was charged with prohibited substance/item in a correctional facility, a third degree felony. He was released after posting $25,000 bond. Wise County Sheriff David […]

Students receive scholarships

Two local seniors received scholarships from the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) during its annual professional development conference, July 27-31, in Waco. Shelby Bradshaw of Decatur and Timothy Collins of Chico each received an award. During the conference, agricultural science teachers spent the week attending professional development workshops, training classes and general sessions with motivational speakers.

Sign up now for food handler’s course

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County provides a Food Protection Management (FPM) Training Program that seeks to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Food service employees and those who operate cottage food businesses can attend a two-hour food handler’s class 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Wise […]

A merry heart is good medicine

I am at the age that I spend a lot of time thinking about my legacy. Of all my contributions to the world, one of the accomplishments in which I take the most pride is that I have passed my warped sense of humor on to my children. Many who are subjected to our way of looking at the world […]

Faye Weatherford

Faye Weatherford, 91, of Bridgeport died Friday, Sept. 4. Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Dr. Craig Erb officiating. Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Faye was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Montague County to George and Myrtle Barclay Moss but spent most of her life […]

Edith Roberta Stutt

Edith Roberta Stutt, 75, of Paradise died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in Corinth. Funeral was Sept. 8 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Bo Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Paradise Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clayt Roberts, Mike Beck, Jerry Beck, Mike Mitchell, Johnathan Mitchell, Curtis Langston and Gary Derring. Roberta was born Oct. 13, 1939, in Rule to Reba […]

Greg Quebe

Greg Quebe, 60, of Decatur died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Denton. He fought a yearlong battle with cancer. Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Taylor with burial at Taylor City Cemetery. Pallbearers are Matt Teichelman; Russell, Spencer and Merl Pryor; and Jack and Jason Seals. Coaches and football players from the Class […]

Alice Irene Jones

Alice Irene Jones, 75, of Newark died Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Azle. Graveside service was Sept. 8 at Bluebonnet Cemetery in Colleyville with Scott Strother officiating. Alice was born June 5, 1940, in Rochester to Mae Belle (Romines) and Virgil Neece. She worked in tile manufacturing. She loved spending time with her family, and they were truly her hobby. […]

Betty Lee Jennings

Betty Lee Jennings, 75, of Bridgeport died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Decatur. Memorial service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bridgeport with Pastor Gerald Epperson officiating. Betty was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Decatur to Reba (Raven) and S.G. Holland. She was a retired executive assistant. Betty was an Elvis enthusiast who enjoyed birding […]