2016-01-06 E-Edition

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BEER AND WINE PETITION – Boyd residents could vote in May to determine if beer and wine sales in the community should be allowed. A petition was turned in to Boyd City Secretary Alicia Smith Monday calling for the local option election for off-premise beer and wine sales. Smith said the petition was given to the Wise County Elections office […]

Weight-loss diets: which one is the best for you?

Was your New Year’s resolution to find a diet plan that will work for you? As you consider diet plans, be careful not to choose a fad diet. Most people go on and off fad diets numerous times in their lives and fall into the yo-yo syndrome of dropping weight followed by gaining weight. The consequence of yo-yo dieting is […]

This is your moment

What are you going to do right now, today – just as soon as you finish reading this column – that you will look back on and celebrate 365 days from now? That, my friends, is what is known as the “moment of truth.” I recently spoke at a church and mentioned the ineffectiveness of New Year’s resolutions for the […]

Don’t top those crape myrtles

Dear Neil: You have repeatedly said that we should never “top” our crape myrtles. We planted 10 crape myrtles three years ago, and they never did much. Since all our neighbors around us were topping their plants, we decided to try it with ours. They still haven’t bloomed or even grown very well. What should we do to get more […]

Wise residents graduate DBU

Several Wise County residents graduated from Dallas Baptist University Dec. 18. They include: Kelly Jann Durham of Chico, master of education in school counseling Crystal Boyd Klose of Decatur, master of education in educational leadership Katherine Marie Mark of Boyd, bachelor of science in environmental science, minor in chemistry Jami Elizabeth Petty of Boyd, master of education in educational leadership […]

Alvord Middle School Second Six Weeks Honor Roll

A HONOR ROLL SIXTH GRADE – Rachel Anderson, Isabella Campbell, Trenton Clem, Casey Conner, Hannah Davis, Julianna Fuentes, Hunter Harris, Larrison Hicks, Jayci Malone, Jacob Martin, Andrea Mora, Clayton Myers, Audra Nivens, Dustyn Prince, Brylee Profit, Nathaniel Robinson, Katie Slaten, Van Taylor SEVENTH GRADE – Andrew Bloomer, Madelyn Causey, Sabra Clifton, Railey Gray, Shanae Major, Aubrey Mitchell, Bella Warren EIGHTH […]

Johnnie Wayne Thompson

Johnnie Wayne Thompson, 69, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Decatur. Graveside service was Jan. 5 at Springtown Cemetery in Springtown with Gene Thompson officiating. Johnnie was born June 17, 1946, in Weatherford to John and Ruth (Gilbreath) Thompson. He married Linda Sue Holder March 2, 1977, in Springtown. Johnnie retired as a fieldsman after 25 years with […]

James Lee Harber Jr.

James Lee Harber Jr., 54, of Decatur, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Decatur. No services will be held at this time. Junior was born Feb. 5, 1961, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to James Sr. and Jessene (Wallis) Harber. He attended Victory Family Church in Decatur. Junior was an industrial electrician and loved all sports, especially the Texas Longhorns and […]

Sarrah Nicole Ennis

Sarrah Nicole Ennis, 23, of Pampa, formerly of Decatur, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Gray County. Service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with Pastor Doug Yates of First Church of the Nazarene of Plainview and Pastor Jimmye Cole of First Church of the Nazarene of Pampa officiating. Entombment will follow at Memory […]