2018-02-21 E-Edition

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WINTER WEATHER – Wise County is under a winter weather advisory until midnight tonight. Rain continued throughout the night as temperatures dipped below freezing, causing ice to form on trees and vegetation. As of 7:30 a.m., no major issues had been reported on roadways in Wise County, although areas to our north in Montague County were reporting deteriorating roadway conditions. […]

Lady Hounds survive Saltillo, advance to regional tournament

Junior Cate Zuniga cited time spent off the court Tuesday at Trenton High School for Slidell’s regional quarterfinal win on it. Zuniga scored 12 of her game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, as Slidell won its Class 1A Region III quarterfinal rematch with Saltillo, 49-40. “We came together at halftime,” Zuniga said. “We [figured] out that we had to […]

Jumpstart exercise routine by walking

Exercise is something most of us love to hate. But there is good news – walking is one of the safest and easiest ways to get the required amount of physical activity we need each week. Research shows sustained, regular exercise, like walking, reduces the risk of several life-threatening diseases – heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. Let’s review the […]

The American carries on indoor tradition

Today, many of the world’s largest rodeos and horse shows are conducted indoors. The PBR kicked off the 25th anniversary of its top tier tour, the Built Ford Tough Series, in New York’s Madison Square Garden on the Jan. 5. The PBR conducts about 25 to 30 Ford Series tour stops each year and most of them are indoors. This […]

Discovering your amazing

Have you discovered your amazing? That’s not a typo or a misspelling. I know the difference between your and you’re. I’m not asking if you have discovered that you are amazing. I’m asking if you have discovered your amazing – the state of amazingness that is uniquely yours. It’s unexplainable and somewhat intangible. It’s the sweet spot and “aha” all […]

Finding together time; Putting aside everything to bond

Love languages are a common topic of conversation at our house, because for me connection is the most important part of any relationship. I want to know the best possible way to reach my spouse, my children, my family, my friends, the Walmart checker – anyone and everyone. Connection is what defines how I interact with the world. In his […]

Pasture management workshop returns

The annual Wise County Pasture Management Workshop will be held March 7 at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 11. Lunch will be sponsored by Protocol Naturals of Bridgeport. This year’s agenda should prove to be very beneficial for all producers with an interest in improving pastures […]

Kay Pratka

Kay Pratka, 73, of Paradise, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at her home. Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Sonya Shahan officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home. Kay was born Nov. 2, 1944, in Frederick, […]

Bobbie Cassity Powell

Bobbie Cassity Powell, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Decatur. Memorial service is 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur. A reception will follow at the funeral home. Bobbie was born June 2, 1933, in Decatur to Glenn and Leora Cassity. She spent most of her adult life living and working in Decatur. Bobbie […]