Chico falls in pivotal district test

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By Austin Jackson

Down one set in a fight with Poolville for district supremacy, Chico libero Reagan Hardee dove headfirst into a water cooler for a dig. Later that set, fellow senior Michaela Martin raced to the pinnacle of the net and unleashed one of her 11 kills, screaming “let’s go” as she led the Lady Dragons to […]

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Slidell FFA students are selling meat and desserts through Thursday.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Chisholm Trail Antique Farm Equipment Club will hold its annual fall farm equipment consignment auction at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties at the 27th annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce banquet and auction Saturday.

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Box Scores for Friday, October 12, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Box Scores for Friday, October 12, 2018

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, October 13, 2018

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties at the 27th annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce auction next weekend.

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Chico knocks off Lindsay to win district opener

Published Friday, October 12, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

After Lindsay scored twice in the fourth quarter to take the lead, the Chico Dragons mounted a response. The Dragons answered with a touchdown in the final six minutes to beat the Knights 15-12 in the District 4-2A Division I opener. Chico led 8-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Paradise Elementary School has a room set aside to assist students with homework.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library.

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Game of the Week: Battle of 114 – Paradise at Boyd

Game of the Week: Battle of 114 – Paradise at Boyd

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

In last year's regular season finale, Paradise did not even have to beat Boyd to secure their first playoff berth since 2008.

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Football Box Scores for Friday, October 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Football Box Scores for Friday, October 5, 2018

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William Robert Caraway

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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William Robert Caraway, 79, of Chico, died Friday, Oct. 5, in Chico.

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Director questions library cuts

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

A 50 percent cut in funding from the city of Chico had the city's library director asking the question "Why?" at Tuesday's city council meeting.

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Cross Country District Review: Hounds aim for seventh straight title

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Slidell Greyhounds will try to win their seventh straight league title at the District 22-1A race Wednesday in Bowie.

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Harlan L. Buckner

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Harlan L. Buckner, 90, of Chico, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Decatur.

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Tidus Shane McQuigg

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Shane and Kela McQuigg of Chico announce the birth of a son, Tidus Shane

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Chico upset over undefeated Archer City comes 1-yard short

Published Friday Oct. 5
By Austin Jackson

For 48 minutes, Chico stood toe-to-toe with undefeated Archer City and matched them punch for punch. After a massive defensive stand and three quick plays, the Dragons trailed by just one point, facing fourth and long in their own territory. Chico quarterback Logan Ellis, fresh off five consecutive incompletions, dropped back and fired a strike […]

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Published BOONSVILLE COMMUNITY YARD SALE - The Boonsville Community Center's community yard sale, craft and bake sale and barbecue is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call Margaret, 940-748-2532 or email boonsvillecommunitycenter@gmail.com. BRIDGEPORT CHARITY CAR SHOW - Entries are being accepted for the Love 4 Linda charity car show Nov. 10 at Yesterday's in Bridgeport. Registration is $15 before Oct. 28 and $20 after. Call 817-751-8324 or email love4linda@yahoo.com. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS - Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin will speak on Situational Awareness and Human Trafficking 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bridgeport High School during the Concerned Women for America Prayer/Action Chapter of Wise County meeting. CHICO CHICO FEST - The Chico Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its annual Chico Fest Oct. 20. Call Michelle, 940-644-2330 or Fletta, 940-644-2515 DECATUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - The Decatur Main Street program is looking for volunteers to man the Visitors Center 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. To help, call Melinda Reeves, 940-399-9670. KNITTING CIRCLE - The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Call 940-433-3847. DOMINOES ANYONE? - Anybody who plays 42 or would like to learn is invited to the Decatur Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller St. CHAMBER AUCTION - The Decatur Chamber of Commerce's 27th annual auction is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Decatur Conference Center. This year's theme is Puttin' on the Ritz with guests encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. GOLF TOURNEY - The Decatur Junior Woman's Club 27th Annual Park Classic Golf Tournament is Friday at Decatur Golf Club. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. tee time. The cost is $400 per four-man team and includes lunch, beer and water. To register, text Jordan White, 940-389-8252. PAINT THE TOWN PINK - Paint the Town Pink, honoring breast cancer surviors and remembering those lost, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Decatur Square. Brisket sandwiches will be sold for $5. There will also be raffle items and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit Mary's Gift and Wise Health System Woman's Health Services. Call 940-393-0340 or 940-626-1384. TRUNK-OR-TREAT - The Hills Nursing and Rehab will hold a trunk-or-treat event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25. GREENWOOD FALL FESTIVAL - The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The festival will feature a 10 a.m. parade, craft booths, games, barbecue, pies and a silent auction. For information or to reserve a booth, call Gerry Galloway, 940-627-7999, or Linda Hood, 940-389-8497. NEWARK CRUISIN DAYS - Newark Cruisin' Days, benefitting the Newark Volunteer Fire Department, starts Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 13 with carnival rides, bingo, barbecue, car shows and live music. RHOME VETERANS PARADE ENTRIES - Rhome Veterans are looking for entries for their Veterans Day parade Nov. 10. The group is also looking for entertainers for the USO style variety show. Contact Deborah BeCraft, 817-636-2826, 817-475-0904, silkpoodles@hotmail.com or rhomeoldtownfun@hotmail.com. WISE COUNTY STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS - Donations of all types of fabric are needed for the Stockings for Soldiers program. Call Janice Millican at 940-627-4220 or email rjmillican@ymail.com. DISABLED VETERANS AUCTION - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Saturday at the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $50, and only 200 will be sold. Call Bobby Harris, 940-389-1922 or Pete Potter, 940-255-1838. STREET DANCE - A street dance benefiting all Wise County fire departments is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday on the Decatur Square. Admission is free, but money will be raised through a silent auction, raffle and donations. The family friendly event will have food trucks and live music by Zac Wilkerson and Zach Nytomt. BEE CLUB - The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - Solaris Hospice needs volunteers. Those who choose to participate will undergo a background check, drug screening and TB testing. Training is provided. Contact Director of Volunteer Services Caitlyn Littlejohn, clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com or 940-627-1011. RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS - The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes. Call Melvin Castleberry, 940-210-4908. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County. A valid driver's license is required, and a background check will be performed. Call 940-627-5329 or stop by 300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, in Decatur. Cooks are also needed at the kitchen in Chico. HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS - The Wise Health System Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. Applications are available at the front desk of the East Campus in Decatur. Call 940-627-5921. IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold its October immunization clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Road in Decatur.
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The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Game of the Week for Friday, September 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Last May, Archer City eliminated Chico in the bi-district round of the baseball playoffs, escaping with a 5-4 win in Game 3.

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Friday Night Box Scores for Friday, September 28, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Friday Night Box Scores for Friday, September 28, 2018

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