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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
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Messenger photo by Joe Duty
LIGHT SHOW — After a drier than normal August, fall arrived last month with both cooler temperatures and an increase in rain showers. Some of those
showers have been in the form of thunderstorms with lightning, such as the one above on Sept. 21. Decatur received nearly 5 inches of rain in September,
making it the wettest month so far in 2009.
By KRISTEN TRIBE
Although the county
commissioners managed
to lower the tax rate by
almost half a cent, taxpay-
ers will still see a bigger
bill in 2009-2010.
The 5-cent branch cam-
pus maintenance tax for
Weatherford College Wise
County was set last week
by commissioners and
takes effect this fiscal year.
Taxpayers will pay a total
of 43.87 cents per $100
valuation in taxes to the
county – 38.87 cents coun-
ty tax and 5 cents branch
campus maintenance tax.
The first $100,000 of
homestead value for tax-
payers age 65 and older (as of Jan. 1, 2009) is ex-
empt from the branch campus maintenance tax.
That means a homeowner, age 65 and older, whose
homestead is valued at $97,012 (the average home-
stead value in Wise County) will pay $377.09 in
county taxes and $0 for
the branch campus main-
tenance tax.
A taxpayer younger
than 65 will pay $377.09
in county taxes and $48.51
for the branch campus
maintenance tax.
The branch campus
maintenance tax will be
set annually, as is the
county tax rate, and will
be based upon a budget
provided by Weatherford
College.
The rate is frozen at 5
cents for individuals age
65 and older. If the rate
is ever set at less than 5
cents, the freeze for age 65
and older will be bumped
down to the lower rate.
The tax rate in Parker County for Weatherford
College is 10.49 cents causing Precinct 2 commis-
sioner Kevin Burns to joke that the Wise County
WISE COUNTY
Greenwood/Slidell, Decatur
and East Wise fire departments
responded to a house fire at mid-
night Thursday night. The two-
story stone home in the 3300 block
of Greenwood Road north of Deca-
tur was a total loss.
The home was fully engulfed in
flames when firefighters arrived,
and firemen spent hours putting
water on the flames. Wise County
Fire Marshal Marc Dodd said the
cause is still under investigation.
A smoke detector woke the cou-
ple living in the home, and they
were not injured.
Fire departments cleared the
scene at 5 a.m. Friday.
Home destroyed in
early-morning fire
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Boyd School Board
met with administration
and coaching staff Tues
day to discuss plans for a
new athletic complex to be
built south of the new high
school.
While the board has not
decided whether to approve
the construction of the sta
dium, the board did agree to
continue plans for the sta
dium, which is estimated to
cost between $5 and 6 mil
lion.
“We went over the plans
again and got input from
board members and coaches
and administrators on what
direction we wanted to go
with the various components
of the athletic complex,” said
Assistant Superintendent
Ted West. “The complex
we’re looking at consists of
a field house, football field
a track, stadium and press
box. There are five different
components and we talked
about different design fea
tures and options the com
plex could have.”
Funding will most likely
come from the district’s fund
balance, West said, and not
bond funds.
“This was definitely not
included in the bond. That’s
what makes this a unique
project – we are trying to pay
for this out of pocket,” West
said. “The district has done
BOYD
Board
plans
for new
stadium
Messenger photos by Joe Duty
FIGHTING THE FLAMES — Firemen from three departments spent hours putting out a blaze Friday morning. Below, a fireman from the Greenwood/
Slidell Volunteer Fire Department hits a hot spot in the house.
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INDEX
News Briefs . . . . . . . .3A
Opinion. . . . . . . . . . .4A
Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . .6A
Obituaries . . . .11A, 12A
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . .1B
Classifieds. . . . . . . . .3B
Wise Business . . . . . .8B
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flight, and he even
got to pilot the
plane.
See page 2A
BOOKS
APLENTY
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Decatur library
patrons can now
access material
from 11 more
libraries.
See page 2A
Sun
10/4 70/63
Scattered thunderstorms possible.
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
4-HEXPLOSION— Wise County 4-Hhosted 4-HExplosion at Weatherford
College in Decatur Sept. 26. Above, Falon Sachse of Decatur minds
the photography exhibit.
Here’s what you’ll pay in county taxes
WISE COUNTY WISE COUNTY
WISE COUNTY
If you are not registered to vote
in next month’s election, Mon-
day’s the deadline.
Call Elections Administrator
Lannie Noble at (940) 626-4453
or bring applications to the office
at 1555 W. Business 380, Suite 1,
in Decatur. Applications must be
postmarked by Oct. 5.
The ballot will include 11 con
stitutional amendments and
bonds for voters in the Bridge
port and Decatur school district.
VOLUME 130 - NO. 80 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 20 PAGES INTWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS 75¢
Continued on page 9A
Register to vote
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Messenger photo by Joe Duty
NICKEL — The new tax rate for Weatherford
College is five cents.
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I Home destroyed in
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I Here’s what you’ll
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I Bulls fall in shootout
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By CLAIRE CURRY
Fall is a great time of year.
It’s finally getting cooler,
and we are starting to get a
few fall migrants and win-
ter birds back. I’m going
to write about some wrens
that are visiting again after
spending the summer up
north. My mom just saw one
this week in the yard.
Our usual, year-round
wrens in North-Central
Texas are of two species:
Bewick’s Wren and Caro-
lina Wren. We also have
several species that occur
as migrants, winter visi-
tors or irregular visitors.
These include House Wren
(usually a migrant but an
occasional winter visitor),
Winter Wren, Marsh Wren
(a migrant), and Rock Wren
(an irregular visitor).
We’ll start with the two
year-round species. Caro-
lina Wren is usually found
in more moist areas, such
as forests along creeks. Be-
wick’s Wren typically prefers
more upland habitats. Both
are often found in yards.
Carolina Wren is richly
colored brown, with a buffy
underside and white eye-
brow. It flicks its long tail
about and sings a cheerful
two and three note song.
Bewick’s Wren is very sim-
ilar to Carolina Wren, but is
a “drier” color to match its
typical habitat. The under-
side is gray instead of richly
colored buff, and the tail has
white speckles. Its song is
more complex with buzzy,
sharp notes.
Both species will nest in
bird houses and often have
four to 11 eggs. The female
usually incubates the eggs
while both parents feed the
young. Carolina Wren is
found as a resident through-
out the eastern United
States. Bewick’s Wren is
found in the South, but is
declining in the East.
House Wrens are a com-
mon migrant in both spring
and fall. This species is a
drab brown but has a rich,
bubbly song. It is very com-
mon across most of North
America and as with the
other wrens, often nests in
unusual sites such as flower
pots, mail boxes, shoes left
outside or parked cars. We
once had a Bewick’s Wren
nest in a can hanging under
a grill and the House Wren
partakes in such shenani-
gans as well.
Winter Wrens are uncom-
mon winter visitors in our
area. This stub-tailed tiny
bird summers mostly in
Canada and the northwest-
ern United States. It is the
only species of wren found in
Europe and is known for its
extremely complex bubbly
song. I heard it in Washing-
ton State, and it was quite
lovely, but here the only vo-
calization I have heard is a
distinctive call note, a nasal
“kimp kimp.”
Another migrant species
is the Marsh Wren. Unlike
the previous forest species,
this is found in marshes. In
our area, that means look
for them in cattail marshes.
It is considered uncommon
to rare here. I have only
seen one, but I don’t hang
out much in marshes. In its
breeding range (northern
United States and southern
Canada) males often make
dozens of dummy nests to
entice females to stay.
Finally, there are a few
rare and irregular species
found here. The only one
I have seen in our area is
Rock Wren; it will occa-
sionally show up in a rocky
area, such as a dam. Other
species known to visit the
North-Central Texas rarely
are Canyon Wren and Sedge
Wren.
Canyon Wrens occur in
rocky canyons in the western
and southwestern United
States; I have seen several
in the Texas Hill Country.
Sedge Wren is a summer
resident in the northeastern
United States and winters
in the southeast. I have seen
a few of them in Florida
marshes.
Keep your eyes peeled for
wrens this fall and winter.
You’ll have to be quick as
all these wrens are full of
energy and hard to follow.
Their energy and lively an-
tics make them favorites
everywhere, and you never
know what surprises nature
will have in store!
!
The next monthly field trip
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Nov. 4. We will depart at 9
a.m. from the Forest Service
District Office in Decatur.
For information, please con-
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or the Forest Service District
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CROSSING CLOSED — Farm
Road 730 will be closed
at the U.S. 380 railroad
crossing Tuesday through
Friday, Oct. 6-9.
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS ...
BOOK SALE — The Decatur
Public Library’s Book Sale
is Wednesday, Oct. 7,
through Saturday, Oct. 10.
Wise Electric Co-Op will
sponsor a barbecue box
lunch in the library’s parking
lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday. Boxes are $6
and will benefit the Decatur
Library Foundation. Order
in advance by calling (940)
627-5512.
PUMPKIN CARVING — The
Bridgeport Parks and
Recreation Department
pumpkin-carving contest
is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 8, at the Bridgeport
Community Center. Tickets
are $7.50 each, and
everyone 2 years or older
must have a ticket. All
children under 8 must be
accompanied by an adult.
Registration deadline Friday,
Oct. 2. For information, call
(940) 683-3480.
GIRL’S NIGHT OUT —
Decatur’s next “Girl’s Night
Out” is Thursday, Oct. 8.
Downtown merchants will be
open until 8 p.m. Merchants
will participate in “Paint the
Town Pink” all month with
emphasis on breast cancer
awareness.
SLIDELL GT — Slidell ISD
is accepting gifted and
talented nominations
through Oct. 9. Applications
are available in the
elementary and jr./sr.
high offices. Call Melissa
Fitzgerald at (940) 466-
3118 for information.
EAGLE DOLLS — Girls
ages 4 to 12 can join the
Decatur Eagle Dolls and
learn a routine to perform
at halftime of the Decatur
vs. Iowa Park home game
Oct. 9. Forms can be
picked up at Carson and
Rann elementaries, Decatur
Middle School, Decatur
High School and The Magic
Pony. For more information,
contact Ashley Smith at
ashleym.smith@decatur.
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Park at (940) 393-7241 or
(940) 210-1287. Deadline is
Friday, Oct. 2.
PARK GRAND OPENING
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HOV Park grand opening
is Saturday, Oct. 10. For
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POST POLIO SUPPORT
GROUP — A new support
group for polio survivors,
their families and friends
will hold its first meeting
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 10 at the
Decatur Public Library. For
information call Barbara
Adair at (940) 255-0940.
RABIES CLINIC — Decatur
Animal Control will provide
$6 rabies vaccinations
for all dogs and cats over
12 weeks old 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at
the First United Methodist
Church of Decatur parking
lot. Other vaccinations will
be available at reduced
prices. All dogs must be on
a leash, and cats must be
in carriers. Decatur Citizens
Police Academy Alumni
Association will assist.
FALL FESTIVAL — The
12th annual Greenwood
Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10,
in downtown Greenwood.
The event will include a 10
a.m. parade, craft booths,
game booths, children’s
train rides, bingo and food
booths. The Greenwood
E.E. Club will sell pies,
cakes, cookies and canned
goods. For information or to
reserve a booth, call Gerry
Galloway at (940) 466-7997
or Marilyn Collins at (940)
627-5175.
LORD’S ACRE — First
United Methodist Church in
Boyd will host Lord’s Acre
at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
10. There will be a blood
drive, crafts, flea market
and auction as well as a
bounce house and games for
children. A turkey dinner will
be served from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. and a live auction will
be at 1:30 p.m.
FISH FRY — The Greenwood-
Slidell Volunteer Fire
Department’s annual fish fry
is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10,
in Greenwood. The event will
include live entertainment,
live auction and raffle.
MEET THE REPUBLICANS
— Wise County Republicans
will have a meet and greet
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 10, at Brushy Creek
Vineyard. The public is
invited to sample wine,
other beverages and finger
food. Republican office
holders and 2010 declared
Republican candidates are
invited.
FIRE PREVENTION — The
Runaway Bay Volunteer Fire
Department will have fire
prevention activities from
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11,
at Whitestone Fellowship
Church, 513 Port-o-call
Drive.
FALL ROUNDUP — Oak
Grove United Methodist
Church hosts its Fall
Roundup Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.
From 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday there will be a
hayride, bonfire, games,
gospel singing and food. A
special worship will be at 11
a.m. Sunday. The church is
at 1295 Greenwood Road.
Everyone is asked to bring
canned food for WARM.
ANGEL FOOD — Crossroads
Church in Decatur will
accept orders and payments
online for Angel Food
through Thursday, Oct. 15.
Cash, check and foodstamp
orders will be accepted
through Wednesday, Oct.
14. Food will be distributed
from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24 at the
church. The basic box is
$30 and provides dinners for
a family of four for about a
week. Meat and vegetable
boxes are also available.
See www.crossroadsdecatur.
com/angel-food-ministries
for more information, this
month’s menu and specials,
and for the link for online
ordering. Call (940) 626-
4527.
UPCOMING EVENTS ...
JUNIOR BASKETBALL
— Junior Eagles Basketball
shooting/passing/dribbling
clincs begin Tuesday, Oct.
13, at the Decatur High
School gym. Cost is $40 for
four clinics (Oct. 13, 16, 19
and 22). First, second and
third grades meet from 5 to
6 p.m., and fourth, fifth and
sixth grades meet 6 to 7:15
p.m. Space is limited. To
reserve a spot, call Coach
Roger Brown at (940) 393-
7229 or (903) 366-2792.
TEXAS NIGHT OUT — Wise
County law enforcement and
public safety departments
will present Texas Night
Out 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 13, at the Decatur
Civic Center. The “Texas-
style block party” against
crime will give citizens
the opportunity to meet
public-safety providers
from across the county.
Food will include hot dogs,
canned drinks, popcorn and
cotton candy. Displays will
include information on crime
prevention, vehicles and
law-enforcement equipment.
Bounce house and games
will be available for kids.
Local businesses and area
community-service groups
have donated door prizes.
Sponsors are the Decatur
Police Department, the
Decatur Citizen Police
Academy and Wise County
Sheriff’s Office.
RAFFLE TICKETS — Decatur
Citizens Police Academy
Alumni Association is selling
raffle tickets for a Stoeger
Condor 12-gauge over-and-
under shotgun. Tickets are
$1 each or six for $5 and
can be purchased at the
First Financial and North
Texas banks or from any
DCPAAA member. Drawing
will be Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Proceeds go to the Decatur
Police Department to help
provide training equipment.
FOOD DRIVE — Home
Health Care in Bridgeport
is holding a food drive to
benefit WARM and the
Bridgeport Food Pantry. The
drive runs through Friday,
Oct. 16. All non-perishable
food can be dropped off at
the Bridgeport office or the
items can be picked up. Call
(940) 683-3300 for more
information.
VETERANS HEALTH — VA
North Texas Health Care
System is sponsoring
a health care outreach
event, for veterans in
Wise, Archer, Baylor,
Clay, Jack, Montague,
Throckmorton and Young
counties, Saturday, Oct.
17, at Family Clinic, 812
Woodrow Wilson Ray Circle,
in Bridgeport. Available
services include primary
care, women’s health,
home care, VA benefits
counseling, transition
assistance, educational
resources and many more.
Veterans who want to
participate should call the
VA North Texas Health Care
System at (866) 272-1034
before Wednesday, Oct.
14. Veterans should bring a
photo ID, health insurance
information and a copy of
their DD214. Be prepared
to give the previous year’s
household income and the
Social Security numbers for
all dependents.
REUNION — Clinton-
Sherman Air Force Base
veterans will celebrate their
40-year reunion Oct. 16-18
at the Ramada in Decatur.
The group will visit the Lost
Battalion Room at the Wise
County Heritage Museum at
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
SARAH’S CURE — The
fourth annual Sarah’s Cure
is Saturday, Oct. 17, and
will begin with a 5K run/
walk in downtown Decatur.
Registration is at 7 a.m.
with the fun run at 8 a.m.
and the 5K run at 8:30.
The concert will feature
Reckless Kelly, the Josh
Abbott Band and J.D. Clark.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at
the Decatur Civic Center.
An auction will also be held
at the concert. For more
information, to register for
the run or to buy tickets,
visit www.sarahscure.com.
CHICOFEST — Chicofest is 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
17, on the Chico square.
Booths can be rented for $5
or $10 with electricity by
calling (940) 644-2515. The
event will include a cake
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walk, horseshoes, beauty
pageant featuring Chico
High School boys at 11 a.m.
and Bingo at 1 p.m. A picnic
will follow in the park.
ALVORD FALL FEST —
Alvord’s annual Fall Fest is
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17. Vendors who want
to reserve a booth space
should call City Hall at (940)
427-5916. Vendor set-up
is at 9 a.m. The event will
include a fun jump, kids’
games and activities, arts
and crafts, hamburger lunch
raising money for Project
Graduation and music and
entertainment. Fall Fest will
be followed by the Alvord
Volunteer Firefighters’
catfish fry and cake auction
that evening.
CONCERT — The New
Plainsmen Quartet will
perform at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17, at the Wise
County Heritage Museum in
Decatur.
GED TEST — Bridgeport ISD
will administer the GED Test
Oct. 19-20. Call (940) 683-
1830, ext. 1250, or go to
the Web site: http://www.
bridgeportisd.net and click
on "Community" then "GED
information" for information.
Pre-register before Oct. 15.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
— Applications for Decatur
Spirit of Christmas will be
available Monday, Oct. 19,
at CitiBank, DATCU, First
Financial, Legend Bank,
North Texas Bank and Wells
Fargo. Deadline to return
applications is Friday, Nov.
13. Angels will be displayed
on trees beginning Monday,
Nov. 23.
GOSPEL SINGING — The
District Gospel Singing
Convention is 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 23, and
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
24, at the First United
Methodist Church of
Decatur. The event is a
non-denominational, old-
fashioned shape-note
singing. For information, call
Blake Boyd at (817) 874-
1937.
ASMI COURSE — Accident
Scene Management Inc.
courses are offered Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, Oct.
23-25, at LaQuinta Inn and
Suites in Bridgeport. The
professional course will be
held from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday for $15. The basic
course is from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday and
the advanced course is 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Both courses are $45. For
more information, call Spirit
Rider at (940) 389-0200
or Denise Carey at (832)
385-5253. To register, go to
www.accidentscene.org/
schedule.htm#tx.
HELP FOR NEEDY — Clothes
and groceries will be given
to needy families 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Oct. 24, at
the Living Word Teaching
Center’s distribution center,
North U.S. 287 at the
Justin exit, Farm Road 407.
Everyone who receives food
or clothes needs to bring
an I.D. Donations of gently
used clothing, toiletries and
housewares are also being
accepted. Call Tina Strand
at (817) 454-2299 for
information.
BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE
— Reata Rehabilitation
will have a benefit trail
ride Saturday, Oct. 24, at
the LBJ Grasslands. Those
participating should arrive
at 9 a.m., and the ride
begins at 10. The $25 entry
fee includes lunch and
parking fees. The event will
include raffles and prizes.
Call (940) 479-2612 or
e-mail reatarehab@yahoo.
com for information. Current
negative Coggins is required
to participate.
FALL FESTIVAL — The
Paradise PTO Fall Festival
is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 24, at the elementary
school. The festival will
include concessions and
games.
REUNION — The Boyd High
School class of 1989 will
celebrate its 20th reunion
at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
24, at Esparanza Cafe in
Fort Worth. Call Kevin
Farr at (917) 873-5219 for
information.
GOODIES FOR
GRANDPARENTS —
Bridgeport Elementary
School will honor
grandparents at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29. Cookies,
coffee and lemonade will be
served, and grandparents
will visit their grandchild’s
classroom.
BENEFIT AUCTION — An
auction benefiting the Danny
Grant family will be held
Saturday, Oct. 31. Donations
may be brought to 1809 N.
Colorado in Decatur. Food
items should be brought the
day of the auction.
CHALLENGE — Wise Electric
Cooperative has challenged
other Wise County
businesses in a food drive
to benefit the Wise Area
Relief Mission. Call Lillie
Hunt at 627-2167 to take
part. A custom trophy goes
to the winner. Food will be
collected Nov. 6.
IN OTHER NEWS ...
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
— Rhome Volunteer
Fire Department seeks
volunteers to help with
its department’s annual
haunted house. For
information, call (817)
696-6742 or Judy at (817)
821-7205.
ACCEPTING DONATIONS —
North Texas Bank has a box
in its lobby for Wise Area
Relief Mission donations of
food and toiletries.
BEARS — Boyd High School
cheerleaders are collecting
new stuffed animals for
hospitalized children
throughout the football
season at all home games.
ROAD CLOSED — The
intersection of County Road
2323 and 2324 is closed
until mid- to late-October for
bridge replacement.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
— The Decatur Public
Library’s free after-school
program for students in fifth
grade and up is 3:30 to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students will participate in
a variety of age-appropriate
activities. For information,
call the library at (940) 627-
5512 or visit the Web page
at www.decaturpubliclibrary.
com.
BENEFIT ACCOUNT — A
benefit account has been
set up at First State Bank
in Bridgeport for Melissa
Bracken and family, who lost
everything in a recent house
fire. For more information,
call Colleen Walker at (940)
393-3947.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
— North Central Texas
Council of Governments’
Area Agency on Aging
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to help elderly
and disabled residents of
nursing and assisted living
facilities in Bridgeport
and Decatur. Call Lisa
SPONSORED BY
DECATUR POLICE DEPT., CITIZENS POLICE
ACADEMY ALUMNI & WISE CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE
“Working Together to Serve the Citizens of Wise County”
OCT. 13, 6  9 p.m.
Decatur Civic Center
2010 W. US 380, Decatur
You are invited to a
The “Texas Night Out” against crime celebration will
bring the citizens of Wise County together with the
public safety providers, giving them the opportunity to
meet and visit with one another.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD!
Texas Style
Block Party
Public Safety “Texas Night Out”
Hot Dogs • Can Drinks • Popcorn
Cotton Candy • Bounce House • Games
Giveaways • Door Prizes
Numerous Public
SAFETY DISPLAYS
Public Safety Vechicles & Equipment
Texas Dept. of Public Safety, W.C. Sheriff’s Dept.,
W.C. Sheriff’s Constable Offices, Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur, Rhome &
Runaway Bay Police Depts., Wise & Jack Co.Juvenile Probation, 271st
Judicial District Wise/Jack ommunity Supervision & Corrections Dept.
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or to register, call the
administration offices at
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Girls
Volleyball
Junior varsity
Bridgeport 13 8
Iowa Park 25 25
Kills: Mady Hancock 2, Mikki Mower y 2; Assists: Tiffany Hawkins
3; Blocks: Hancock 6, Hannah Logan 2, Mower y 1; Digs: Kasey
Wages 3, Logan 2, Shelbi Fr y 2, Ann Turlington 1, Audra Hart 1,
Lindsey Walker 1. Coach said poor effort resulted in the loss.
Bridgeport record 13-9
Freshmen
Bridgeport 25 25
Iowa Park 20 21
“The girls did a good job adjusting to a new rotation,” said Coach
Traci Woodard. “We also had not played in a week and a half, but
it did not keep them from playing hard and winning.” Skylar Shawn
put up seven assists. Kendra Mendoza slammed five kills and Madi
Manoushagian four. Haley Denton hit five aces, Manoushagian four
and Shawn three. Jessica Mares and Denton each had a pair of
digs. Kara Demmitt contributed an ace, a dig and an assist. Mares
had an ace and Manoushagian a block.
Bridgeport record 10-7
Junior high
Bridgeport 8A 25 20 27
Burkburnett 20 25 25
“The girls played more aggressive tonight and showed a lot of
heart coming from behind to win the third set,” said Coach Cheila
Demmitt. “We ser ved well, passed the ball better and hustled all
over the court.” Digs: Lacey Er win 3, Payton Tucker 3, Leah Guinn
3, Haley Guinn 2; Aces: Er win 4, L. Guinn 4, Taylor Emola 3, Tucker
2, H. Guinn 2; Kills: Tucker 6, Er win 3, Emola 2, L. Guinn 1, H.
Guinn 1; Assists: H. Guinn 5, L. Guinn 2, Er win 1.
Bridgeport record 2-1
Bridgeport 8B 25 25
Burkburnett 15 19
Bridgeport ser ved well, scoring 18 points on aces. “I am proud
of the hustle I saw on the court,” said Coach Cheila Demmitt.
Maegan McLaughlin ser ved seven aces, Alex Sullivan-Green six,
Tamara Lippincott and Kayla Henson two each and Hannah Brown
one. McLaughlin had three kills and Lippincott two. Sullivan-Green
and Lippincott each had two assists and Henson one. Sullivan-
Green added two digs.
Bridgeport record 2-1
Bridgeport 7A 20 25 25
Burkburnett 25 20 22
The girls played excellent games and worked well as a team,
said Coach Shelly Arrington. “Super ball handling strategies, con-
tinuous concentration and a ver y energetic spirit to win gave the
Sissies a victor y.” Alyson Price had five assists, Samantha Han-
cock and Landrie Walsh four each, and Jordan Vidal and Hayley
Hooten two each. Price had three aces and two digs. Vidal had a
dig and Hooten an ace.
Bridgeport record 1-2
Bridgeport 7B 25 25
Burkburnett 21 16
“The Sissies are using great ball-handling techniques and con-
tinuing to work as a team,” said Coach Shelly Arrington. “They
continue to improve their ser ving and use different combinations
to win the set and match.” Kaylee Love and Tabatha Rivera each
had four assists and Isabel Rodriguez two. Love ser ved three aces,
and Rivera and Rodriguez two each. Rodriguez also had one dig.
Bridgeport record 2-1
Cross Country
Junior varsity
Bridgeport placed second in the team standings at Iowa Park
Oct. 1 with 42 points. Alejandra Huerta was top finisher with a
16:34, good for fifth. Kennedy Hudson was right behind in sixth
with a 16:38. Katie Samples placed with a 16:55, Raven Sessums
was 11th in 17:41 and Sarah Joiner rounded out the team.
Junior high
Bridgeport seventh grade girls took third with 61 points at Wise
County Park Saturday. Kaylee Love was top finisher with seventh
place in 15:03. Diana Garcia ran 10th in 15:34, Shiloh Weirich
16th in 16:32, Brianada Jasso 20th in 17:00, Elbia Ortiz 21st in
17:05, Tabitha Rivera 29th in 17:46. Lorna Mendez 33rd in 17:50,
Samantha James 34th in 17:50, Ryhan Read 36th in 17:50 and
Haley Engelert 37th in 17:50. Bridgeport brought 21 of the 54 run-
ners, but several others were playing in a volleyball tournament. In
the eighth grade meet, Kathr yn McCauley placed 22nd in 16:48
and Haley Huber 25th in 17:25.
Decatur Middle School cross-countr y runners hosted their first
meet Saturday at Wise County Park and proved to be excellent
competitors as well as hosts. The seventh grade girls struck gold
with Nichole Neighbors crossing first at 13:34. Following close be-
hind were teammates Nichole Perez (4th 14:40) Baiey Berr yman
(5th 14:41), Dianna Perez (sixth 14:44), and Ashtyn Bell clinching
first place for the team (eighth 15:22). The seventh grade girls
won with 20 points to second place Highland MS at 52. Included in
the team’s top ten were Nancy Torres (9th 15:27), Jacie Lachlan
(14th 16:01), Hannah Griffith (18th 16:45)Mital Patel (24th17:19)
and Christy MaHaffey (25th 17:20).
The eighth grade girls followed suit, almost presenting a clinic
on team effort, as they won their bracket with 25 points to Spring-
town's 46. Second through fifth places were all Decatur, Morgan
Haney 13:29, Samantha Gollakner 13:31, Haley Dennard 13:50,
and Marissa Martinez 13:54. Lilly Doubrava brought in the team
victor y in 12th place at 14:53. The next five girls were close be-
hind, Guirnalda Lopez (16th 15:47), Anagale Maddox(17th 16:11),
Haylea McDaniel (20th 16:32), Maci Mitchell (21st 16:39) and
Jessica Cooper (28th 17:43).
Boys
Football
Junior varsity
Bridgeport 0 7 0 0 7
Graham 14 7 14 7 42
Though Bridgeport forced three turnovers and turned one into a
score, the Bulls also turned it over to thwart their chances for a
win. Brandon Smith caused a fumble, and Trevor Boles recovered it
and ran 60 yards for the only touchdown. Skylar Stowe contributed
150 yards of offense. Smith had several big tackles for losses.
Tyler Gardner had an interception, and Emilio Santellano had a
fumble recover y.
Bridgeport record 3-2
Freshmen
Bridgeport 0 6 0 0 6
Graham 0 8 0 0 8
The Bulls defense had a strong game, forcing several turnovers
and keeping the team in the game, including a goalline stand in
SUBVARSITY SPORTS
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ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009 7
the fourth quarter. Bridgeport’s
score came on a 12-yard pass
from Colby Mahan to Blake Ar-
rington. The offense moved the
ball through the air most of the
night, but turnovers ended suc-
cessful drives. Mahan complet-
ed passes to Jared Sturdivant,
Hayden Florence, Jacob Kerr,
Brennan Huff and Arrington.
Brady Lobue and Zac Clenden-
nen had interceptions for the
Bulls. Juan Rivera, Andrew Lin-
go, Kyle Myer, Huff and Lobue
had strong defensive games.
Bridgeport record 3-2
Junior high
Bridgeport 7A 0 6 6 0 12
Graham 8 6 12 8 34
Bridgeport was able to move
the ball but needed to finish
drives, said Coach Matt Bird-
well. Scores came on a 55-yard
pass from Luke Plummer to Mi-
chael Rivera and a 20-yard run
by Rivera. Raby Hawkins, Plum-
mer and Rivera had big runs.
The defense had trouble stop-
ping Graham’s running game.
Seth Keener had several touch-
down-saving tackles. Hagen Da-
vis was outstanding on defense.
Christ Hernandez defended four
passes. Hawkins and Trey Cook
had interceptions. “We are
getting better as a team, and
I think we will have some suc-
cess in district,” Birdwell said.
Bridgeport record 0-3
Bridgeport 7B 0 0 0 0 0
Graham 6 0 6 0 12
Bridgeport played a ver y
physical game. Martin Vidal
played an excellent game at
linebacker and kept the defense
pumped up. E. Trinidad played
an excellent game filling in at
quarterback after injuries and
illness to the other two QBs.
Bridgeport record 0-3
Bridgeport 8A 0 0 8 6 14
Graham 8 13 6 6 33
Lack of execution hurt the
Bulls, with too many blown as-
signments on both sides of the
ball. But Bridgeport did score
its first points of the season.
Evan Younger converted on a
60-yard run, and Blake Mahon
threw 65 yards to Hunter Gantt.
Jose Salazar at defensive end
and Lucas Ashby at defensive
tackle pressured the quarter-
back and had several tackles.
Derek Stanford and Dalton
Hudson had interceptions, and
Albert Galvez recovered a fum-
ble.
Bridgeport record 0-3
Bridgeport 8B 0 0 0 0 0
Graham 6 0 0 6 12
The team played its best
game to date, said Coach
Charles Queen. The defense
played tough, and the offense
played well, but a few mistakes
kept the Bulls off the score-
board. Gerald Shipman had a
35-yard interception return to
go with eight tackles. Eric Gal-
van recorded seven tackles and
Tim Nelson six.
Bridgeport record 0-3
Cross country
Junior varsity
Bridgeport came in second at
the Iowa Park meet Oct. 1 with
42 team points, and Alex Gar-
cia was also individual runnerup
with a 20:53. Shawn James
placed eighth in 25:19, Orlando
Gonzalez was ninth in 25:32, AJ
Baker 11th in 26:30 and Bran-
don Myers 12th in 26:30.
Junior high
Bridgeport 7th grade boys
won the meet at Wise County
Park Saturday. Jaron Roberson
was overall winner with a 13:20.
Travis Fuentes placed seventh
in 14:29, Payton Pierce ninth
in 14:38, John Freeman 10th in
14:41, Jonathan Nabors 11th
in 14:42, and Jose Hernandez
12th in 14:44. The Bridgeport
eighth grade was represented
by three runners. Daniel Garcia
ran to an eighth place finish in
13:03. Luis Torres placed 14th
in 14:56, and Jarred Williams
was 21st in 17:38.
Decatur 7th grade boys proved
a small group can put up a good
fight bringing in second place
with 40 points to Bridgeport's
19. Skyler Westlake led the
team with a third place finish
at 13:27. Bridgeport took 9th-
12th places, and Decatur came
in right behind 13th-16th. Travis
Taylor ran 14:51, Hunter Davitt
15:20, Robert Davila 15:20,
and Dakota Sellers 15:28. Tyler
Dhalky completed the team ef-
fort at 23rd in 16:58.
The 8th grade boys put De-
catur back in the championship
ring with 24 total points to Way-
side Middle School at 35. Taylor
Clayton set a sizzling 11:19 to
take gold with teammate Bran-
don Rivera taking second at
11:43. Newcomer Harr y Boat-
man was a short distance be-
hind in seventh at 12:35, Lane
Mitchell next in 9th at 13:12,
and Joel Forbis and Tyler Max-
son clinched the deal in 12th
and 13th at 13:47.30 and
13:47.60. Teammates Robert
Sellers (15th 15:05), Brody
Fuller (17th 15:50), Brandon
Gindt (18th 16:03), and August
Anthony (19th 16:05) did their
job by pushing Wayside's fifth
runner almost a full minute be-
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Condos, town homes
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOME
2-bedroom, 2-bath, HOA swimming
pool, view of golf course & lake. All
appliances included. $850/month
plus deposit. (972)834-8111.
LOVELY 1-BEDROOM CONDO
water view, all appliances included.
Runaway Bay, HOA swimming pool.
$550/month plus deposit. Senior
discount. (972)834-8111.
Runaway Bay condo, 1-bedroom,
pool si de, al l appl i ances.
$550/month. (940)626-9603.
Duplexes
***MOVE IN SPECIAL***
1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT!
Bridgeport Area
3-bedroom, 2-full bath. Vaulted ceil-
ings, appliances, W/D connections.
Fenced yards available. Pet
friendly. $750/month, $400/deposit.
(817)270-HOME. www. short -
hornpm.com.
1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH RENT!
3-bedroom, 2-bath, duplexes in Al-
vord. $750/month. $495/deposit.
Fenced backyard. No smoking, pets
OK w/pet deposit. (940)393-8740.
Available now, extra large duplex,
2-bedroom, 2-bath new carpet, new
paint, in Bridgeport. $750/month.
(972)333-3286.
Duplex for rent, 3-bedroom, 2-bath.
602-A Crestridge Court, Decatur.
$800/month. (940)964-2631.
NEW CLEAN DUPLEX
1-bedroom, 1-bath, Alvord area.
$650/month. No smoking, no pets.
(940)427-5555.
Now available: 2 & 3-bedroom du-
plexes. Bridgeport & Decatur.
$650-$750/month, month-to-month
lease. Donna, (940)389-1615.
Homes
***NOW AVAILABLE IN BOYD***
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR LEASE
$850/MONTH, $500/DEPOSIT
3-bedroom, 2 full bath, appliances,
washer/dryer connections. Fenced
y a r d , c o v e r e d p o r c h .
(817)270-4660.
www.shorthornpm.com.
1-bedroom, 1-bath home, includes
appliances, large storage building,
on 2 beautiful acres, 8 miles north of
Decatur, FM 730. $700/month,
month-to-month lease. Available
now. (817)937-6748.
“Timeless Elegance”
817-825-4647
Ready Nov. 1
402 & 406 E. Ash • Decatur - 3/2/1
$1,190/month • $300/deposit
All homes include lawn care.
NEW HOMES FOR LEASE!
2-bedroom, 1-bath in Chico for rent.
$600/month, 1st & last in advance.
Available Nov. 1. (940)389-1323.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, washer/dryer/re-
frigerator, water/trash pickup fur-
nished. Rhome, private land. No
smoking. Inside pets OK, $500
non-ref undabl e pet deposi t .
$800/ momt h, $700/ deposi t .
(940)399-9133. Available 12-2-08.
3/2 rent house in Bridgeport.
$750/month, $750 security deposit.
No pet s. (940)683-5917,
(817)304-0056.
DECATUR
2/1/1, large yard, 800 S. Trenchard.
$675/month plus deposit. Mark,
owner/agent, (940)704-7212.
Decatur: Stonehill Apartments, 2/1.
Bowie: Garden Terrace Apartments,
1 only, 704-C E. Wilbarger, 2/1.
Fort Worth: Texas Motor Speedway,
2/2 condo.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Karl Klement
Propert i es, cont act El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
For lease 3/2/1, like new brick home
on 2 acres. Water/sewer/lawn care
f ur ni s hed. $1, 100/ mont h.
(940)391-0425.
House for rent. 3-bedroom, 1-bath.
$750/month, $550/deposit. 4 miles
nor t h of Decat ur . Cal l
(940)389-4737 after 4p.m.
House for rent. Decatur, FM 2264,
1-bedroom, 1-bath w/kitchenette on
2 acres. $400/month, deposit, 1st &
last month’s rent. (817)319-5904.
New 3-bedroom, 2-bath. 1206 Wells
Fargo, Bridgeport, Stagecoach Ad-
d i t i o n . ( 9 4 0 ) 9 6 9 - 6 0 8 5 ,
(940)393-1103.
NEW HOMES FOR LEASE
IN RUNAWAY BAY!!!
($850/month, $500/deposit). Lovely
3-bedroom, 2-full bath homes situ-
ated in quiet, wooded yards. All ap-
pliances & washer/dryer connec-
tions. Privacy fenced yard. Pet
friendly. (817)270-HOME,
www.shorthornpm.com.
Paradise, 3/1 frame house on ap-
proximately 1.5 acre, large kitchen,
living room, huge fenced yard, pets
OK. 3-car garage w/storage room.
$875/month, 1st & last plus
$200/deposit. Available Oct. 15.
(940)393-1914, Renee.
Mobile Homes
Chico, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, fresh
paint, new carpet, central heat, elec-
tric range. $550/month, $550/de-
posit. (719)660-5992, cell, ask for
Kevin.
Country living, close to Decatur. 3/2,
large sized mobile home, fenced
yard. Reduced, $750/month,
$600/deposit. No smoking, no pets.
(940)627-7068.
Spaces & lots
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
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Childcare
Daycare teachers needed. Apply in
person, 1403 Hovey Street, Bridge-
port.
Medical/Dental
Fast growing Optometry Practice
seeking motivated employee. Opti-
cal experience preferred. Send re-
sume to Bond Eye Care, P.O. Box
1865, Decatur, 76234.
Miscellaneous
Order fulfillment, product packaging,
office work. Computer experience
helpful. Will train. Supplemental
health care plan, paid vacation, sick
t i me . A p p l y o n l i n e :
www.papilio.com/employment.
Office
A North Texas business is now hir-
ing for a full-time, entry level office
position. Must have PC, organiza-
tional and communication skills.
Submit cover letter & resume to PO
Box 149, atten: North Texas Busi-
ness, P.O. Box 149, Decatur, TX
76234.
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Tar & Chip Seal is a less expensive
pavement than blacktop or concrete.
It can be applied to a base surface or an
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Saturday, Oct. 17
1 Mile West of Bowie Livestock Barn
On Hwy 174
Sale Starts @ 9 A.M.
Consign Early for Advertising!
Early Consignments:
Tractors: 2705 M.F. Tractor-1486 IHC Tractor-WD45 A.C.
Tractor-165 M.F. Tractor-510 JD Backhoe/Power Shift
Trailers: 18’ G/N Flatbed w/Tandem Axel-20’ Car Hauler
w/Dove Tail Ramps-6 Bale Hay Trailer G/N-12’ 3 Axel b/p
Tillage Equip: 6’ Schafer Offset Disk-11 Shank JD 3pt.
Chisel-14’ Bush Hog 3pt. Chisel-12’ Tandem Disk-3 Row
Sprigger-2 Row 3pt. Sprigger (Wichita Engineering Co.)
Hay Equip: 24WS JD Square Baler-720 JD Swather-
411 NH Disc Cutter-Hay Master Bale Accumalator-10
Wheel Rake (Long)-Krone Disc Cutter
Misc: 10’ Strait Blade-Kelly Ryan Feed Wagon-Manure
Spreader
Call 940-366-1330 To Unload
Watch Web Site: www.ahauctions.com
Heugatter Auction Services
Allen Heugatter, TX #12304
2137 US HWY. 287 N. Bowie, TX
Chisholm Trail Farm Equipment Club
12th Annual Farm Equipment Consignment
AUCTION Will Be Nov. 7, 2009
In Decatur, TX
Call: 940-399-8125 * 940-393-2155 * 940-366-1330
To Consign
Consign Early for Advertising
13th Annual Farm Equipment Consignment
AUCTION
A North Texas business is now hir-
ing for a part-time, entry level office
position. Must have PC, organiza-
tional and communication skills.
Submit cover letter & resume to PO
Box 149, atten: North Texas Busi-
ness, P.O. Box 149, Decatur, TX
76234.
Retail/Sales
SALES FOR AARON’S
Excellent growth opportunity with
Aarons. Learn the lease purchase
business. Sales background and
good communication and customer
skills required. Some heavy lifting.
Good driving and clean background.
Knowledge of electronics helpful.
$10/hour with some overtime.
Closed on Sunday. Benefits. Sub-
stance screen required. Apply in
person at 1302 FM 51 S., Decatur
(next to Dollar General). Toll free:
(866)850-3003. Ask for Kristen. Re-
sumes to: rto_82@yahoo.com.
Trades
Decatur. Machinist. Retired OK. Re-
building, repairing production ma-
chinery. Some sheet metal.
Part-time, full time. Supplemental
Health Care Plan. Paid vacation.
Sick Time. Apply online:
www.papilio.com/employment.
Truck driver needed for rock haul.
35 foot end dump. CDL-A, 1-year
experience. (940)433-2519 or
(817)996-9786.
Services
SERVIC
Adult/Elderly care
CARE GIVER
10-years experience, looking for
part-time, 10-15 hours/weekly. Will
help w/meds, bathing, light house-
cleaning. Lots of references avail-
able. Lorie, (940)210-3339.
Business
MR. SWEEP’S
Chimney Cleaning Service. Chim-
ney caps, dryer vent cleaning & fire-
place repairs. Call, ask for $20 dis-
count. (817)692-5624.
R-30 PREMIUM BLOWN
insulation, 50¢/square foot installed.
(940)210-2194.
STONE WORK & CONCRETE
Retaining walls, patios, rock entries,
houses, landscaping. Small brick
jobs. Decatur references. 20 years
experience. Major credit cards ac-
cepted. (817)919-4487.
TAXI SERVICE
Serving North Texas, 7a.m.-10p.m.
Rides to metroplex, airports, doc-
tors, etc. (940)531-2309.
Housecleaning
HEART FOR HOMES
Fall cleaning. Personalized plan for
your home. 20-years experience,
references, liability insurance. Also,
of f i ce cl eani ng avai l abl e.
(940)389-8883.
HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES!!
Looking for extra jobs while in col-
lege. Plenty of references available.
Sky, (940)577-5251.
OLD FASHIONED CLEANING
at a fair price by a neighbor you can
trust. (817)995-7961.
Let me fix it
HOME REPAIRS
Carpentry, minor electrical & plumb-
ing. Free estimates. (940)389-0582.
BARRINGTON CONSTRUCTION
All types remodeling, home repairs,
foundation work, privacy fences &
carports. All work guaranteed.
(940)389-9276.
IS YOUR BATHROOM OLD?
Let us remodel it. Showers repaired
or replaced. Handicap showers,
grab bars, doorways widened. Tile
& laminate floors. Drywall repair.
Remodeling for over 25 years. GTR
Construction, (817)988-7586.
JUST RIGHT PROPERTY SERVICES
Demolition, painting, bathrooms,
kitchens. Clean-ups, make ready,
texturing, tile. Free estimates.
2 0 - y e a r s e x p e r i e n c e .
(817)210-2972, (940)433-0165.
Remodeling&
Handyman
Buildingservices
Home Repairs • Updates
Sheetrock Repairs
New Construction
Patios & Decks
Garage Conversions
Shops • Barns
Fencing • Welding
Carpentry
Custom Woodwork
Tractor & Backhoe
Service
Roy & Reyn
Reynolds
35 Years Experience
Also see our ad for
Budget Septic Systems Installed
Direct Mobile 817-366-7990
LOOK
for our
Septic Systems
Installed ad
Len Roy Don Builders
RUSSELL’SHOME
All Types of
Remodeling
Painting - Interior, Exterior
Add-ons, Decks, Honey Do’s And More
Call Us
For All Your Home Needs
940-389-4943
Maintenance
& Repair
Miscellaneous
ALUMINUM CANS
40¢/lb. We buy copper, brass, alu-
minum, insulated wire, long & short
i ron. S&S Recycl i ng, Bowi e,
(940)872-1998.
Williams’ Hauling
&Tractor Works
• Brushhog & Finish Mowing
• Blading, Plowing & Tilling
• Backhoe work, driveways
• Dirt, sand & gravel hauling
• Land Clearing
• All types cleanup & haul-offs
• Quality work, fair pricing
James Williams
940-399-9138
Farm and Ranch
FARMA
RANC
Farm Equipment
1999 NEW HOLLAND TC29D
w/loader. 29HP diesel, 4-wheel
drive, hydrostatic transmission,
677hrs. Includes: tandem disc, box
blade, finish mower, 16' trailer w/
ramp and new tires. Package price
$12,750. (940)393-8740.
Check out
www.hendershotequipment.com
for great deals on Case IH tractor
packages, Vermeer hay equipment,
PJ trailers & Rhino shredders.
STORAGE CONTAINERS
Great storage! The best containers
at the best price. (817)726-7669.
Fencing
A LOCAL BOY
Build well houses, small barns. Pri-
vacy, wrought iron, horse fences.
Fence row clean out, repair,
post-hole digging. Bob-cat work.
Cattle guards. (940)442-4441.
BOBBY’S FENCE
All types fencing. Free estimates.
Over 25-years experi ence.
(817)444-3213.
CHRISTIAN COWBOY FENCING
Barbed wire, horse & goat. New
fence & repairs. Steve, cell,
( 8 1 7 ) 3 6 0 - 6 3 8 5 ; h o me ,
(940)626-4660.
FARM & RANCH FENCING
Pipe & cable, non-climb, barbed
wire, entrances, solar gate opera-
tors, repairs. Jim at (940)367-7505.
Lawn and garden
LONE OAK LANDSCAPING
Personalized landscape plans,
20-years experience. Plants fur-
nished, you plant or we plant. Sod,
tree work, decks/patios/walls.
(940)389-1778.
TREES TRIMMED & REMOVED
36 years in business, insured. All
major credit cards accepted.
(817)444-0861, Teater.
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE
RIDING LAWN MOWERS
Used lawn mowers for sale. Parts &
service available.
(940)433-2255.
Livestock
ALL NATURAL BEEF
straight from the ranch. Young, ten-
der, no growth hormones/antibiotics.
Grain or grass fed. Whole, half.
(940)366-3172.
Black Angus bull, AI sired by objec-
tive. Dam bloodline is Ext. & Trav-
eler; birthdate 8-9-08. $1,250.
(940)845-4791, (940)210-3825.
BUY-SELL-TRADE
All classes of horses, ponies, sheep
& goats. Riding horses guaranteed.
Also, buy livestock, utility, flatbed
t r a i l e r s . ( 9 4 0 ) 2 2 4 - 1 4 7 0 ,
(940)644-5956.
C BAR M TACK-FEED-HORSES
143 CR4396, Decatur, TX. Cash,
c h e c k s , c r e d i t c a r d s .
www.cbarm.net, (817)929-3612.
HAY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
not our greed. All types of hay you
can afford. Picked up or delivered.
(940)627-7445, (940)389-3068,
(940)627-3385, (940)393-2728.
I BUY & SELL
all kinds of animals: cows, calves,
horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chick-
ens, ducks, geese, turkeys. Fred,
(817)223-4477, Springtown.
LLAMAS
weanlings (6-months-old), adults,
bred females, guardians & pet qual-
ity. We provide training & support
for new owners. (940)433-5897.
NEED A STARTER HERD?
7 certified Angus cows, bred to
calve in February & March.
17-month-old, pure bred Angus bull,
tested. Any or all. Genetta Enter-
pri ses/Angus, (940)627-3908,
(940)399-9858.
REGISTERED AI SIRED
black Angus bulls, bred for growth,
ready for service. 8erAngus.com,
(940)393-2825.
Livestock care/training
HORSESHOEING & TRIM
Texas certified farrier. Office,
(940)969-2700.
HORSESHOEING BY J.E. HARRIS
$25 for trimming. $65 for shoeing.
Call (817)902-1766.
Mowing
ACREAGE MOWING
Tractor services. Plowing, seeding,
aereating, tilling, fertilizing available.
Tommy, (940)482-6578.
ASK ABOUT TREE TRIMMING
AND SPRING CLEAN-UP
COWBOY TRACTOR SERVICE
Pasture mowing, box blade, bucket
work. David, (940)393-0467.
Pasture and feed
Lonesome Dove Feed. 12%
Bronco horse/cattle, $6.99. Deer
corn, $6.49. 20% breeder cube,
$7.70. Bryant distributor. We carry
sarsaparilla, cream soda, orange
cream soda. Also, chickens & fresh
eggs. Located 1231 CR4380, Deca-
tur. (940)389-2945, (940)433-5902.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
square bales in barn, fertilized. No
minimum. Between Alvord/Decatur.
Delivery available. (817)991-7625,
(940)627-2813.
HAY
Shop Us First Or Last!
50 years of actual
service in Hay Sales.
Try us and see if our
prices can be beat!
Thank you,
Charles H. Taylor
940-627-3385 • 940-393-2728
940-389-3068 • 940-389-5000
COASTAL HAY
Square bales, fertilized, barn stored.
No minimum, you load. 2008,
$6/bale. 2009, $7/bale. Boyd,
(940)433-2335.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
squared, fertilized, barn stored. De-
catur. $7/bale. (940)577-5499.
COASTAL
square & round bales, horse quality.
SC Squared, (817)944-9451.
SAT.—OCT. 24—10:04 AM
6 Year Old Upscale Home
4000 Plus Sq. Ft—4 Brm.
On 5 Plus Acres with
Horse Stables and Shop.
Call Joey Duncan-940-683-3080
Sue Ann Denton-Century 21
Auction Conducted by
BRADEN AUCTION SERVICES
www. bradenauctions.com
Chuck Braden Lic. #9667
Poultry
Laying hens, pullets & roosters.
(817)444-8967.
Pets
PETS
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
115 GALLON AQUARIUM
All glass, salt or fresh water. In-
cludes: Refugium filter, protein
skimmer, Pro Aqua light system,
4-door oak cabinet, beautiful saltwa-
ter fish, live rock reef and live coral.
Will accept Discover, Mastercard, or
Visa. (940)575-4846.
BOSTON BULL TERRIERS
CKC, APR. Shots, wormed, dew
clawed, 8-weeks-old. Beautiful &
ready for your loving home.
$ 3 0 0 / e a c h . Br i d g e p o r t ,
(940)210-3126.
KITTENS
Fr ee t o good homes.
(940)627-5023, (940)626-0222.
SHIH TZU, $250-$350
Daschund, red male $200. Chihua-
hua, $150-$250. Rat Terrier $100.
Min Pins, $250. 3 adult Westies
$450/OBO. All CKC registered,
shots, wormed. (817)220-0849.
Pet care/training
LET ME COME
take care of your animals when you
can’t. Reasonable rates based on
required services. (940)627-1608.
Furniture
AARONS CLEARANCE
Save big on lease returns. Sanitized
mattress sets from $119. 42” LCD
flat panel from $469. Lamp pairs
from $29. New 50” 1080P Plasma
TV, $1499. Wireless Laptops from
$289. Sofa and love seat, both for
onl y $399. Ref r i ger at or s,
washer/dryers, stoves and more.
Cash or credit card. Short on cash?
You can lease to own in only
12-months. Bring ad and save $20
Aarons, 1304 FM 51 S, Decatur,
(940)627-5043, next to Dollar Gen-
eral.
BED: NEW QUEEN
Pillowtop set. $175 with warranty.
Call (940-)765-5861. Can deliver.
Garage sales
!!ATTENTION!!
Garage sale ads must be called in
BEFORE 10a.m. Tuesday to run in
the Thursday edition. If you want
your garage sale ad in All Around
Wise also, it MUST be called in be-
fore 10a.m. Friday THE WEEK BE-
FORE the sale. We do not run ga-
rage sales the weekend before the
sale.
Boyd/Springtown, 653 CR4796, off
FM 2048 (Keeter Road), every
Fri.-Sat., in Oct., 8a.m.-6p.m. Estate
Sale! Front-end loader, antique trac-
tor, 1995 Lincoln Town Car, home
decor, dishes, collectibles; all size
clothes, some vintage, shoes; nice
baby & kid clothes; wood burning
stove. Much, much more added
each weekend.
Bridgeport, 4 miles east, (or 6 miles
west of Decatur) 5094 US. Highway
380, Ascension & St. Mark’s
Church, Sat., Oct. 10. Collectible
dolls, art work, baby grand piano,
curio cabinet & much more.
Cottondale, FM 2123, watch for
signs, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 9-10. 3-fami-
lies. Toddler & baby clothes, furni-
ture, freezer, household items, com-
forters, golf/fishing.
Decatur, 2131 Preskitt Road,
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 9-10. QUALITY GA-
RAGE SALE. EVERYTHING MUST
GO! Clothes, furniture, Christmas
trees, holiday decorations, art, etc.
Decatur, 245 CR3198, Thur.-Sat.,
Oct. 8-10, 8a.m.-5p.m. Clothes,
housewares, furniture, tools, etc.
Paradise, 3977 W. Highway 114.
Ropa de marca/precios vebajados.
Nueva mercancia. Pantalones, blu-
sas, decoradas, joyería, bolsas, cin-
turones. Para hombres, mujeres y
jovenes. (940)969-2300.
SANGER, 13225 N. I-35, EXIT
RECTOR ROAD, LOOK FOR
STREAMERS, BUCKSCHERTZ
FARM. FRI.-SUN., OCT. 9-11,
8A.M.-DARK . Massive sale
(70-year collection), farm equip-
ment, household goods, antique
working tractors, sewing machine,
electric wheelchairs, tools, furniture,
clothes, lawn equipment. Too much
to list! Cash sales only.
Miscellaneous
WOOD BUILDINGS
10x16, $1,250. 12x24, $2,250.
(214)869-1703.
Bowflex Sport. Has always been
kept indoors. Just like new. $400 or
will negotiate. (940)644-2075.
Rifles for sale. 223 Winchester short
mag, 243, 270, 7mm 08, 30.06.
(940)683-5587.
Cobra Sound Tracker Cb antenna,
$125. Goodyear Wrangler tires,
TP225/ 75- R16, $225/ s et .
(940)683-2219; or (940)683-4685
after 5p.m.
COLLECTORS!
Two, 1997 single action Army
Peacemaker Colts. .45 caliber, 5.5”
barrel, blue color case/finish.
Matched set, consecutive serial
numbers: S18001A, S18002A. Cyl-
inders never been turned. $2,700.
(940)393-8740.
Electric hospital bed, $800. 27” wide
body wheelchair, $500. Regular
wheelchair, like new, $500. Harman
Kardon receiver, $599. Bose
speaker, $990 new; sell $500. Mis-
cellaneous stereo components, ask.
Al l OBO. ( 940) 799- 1277,
(940)627-7919, leave message.
GETTING MARRIED?
Need China? Imperial Blossom by
Noritake. 5-piece place setting for
12. Retail value, $1,275.50. Asking
$600/OBO. (940)594-4855.
VENDING MACHINES
Soda, snack & dollar changer on
each. Original price $5,200; selling
for $1,695/each. (940)627-6642, af-
ter 7p.m.
Transportation
TRANSPORT
Cars
IF YOU NEED
a good, dependable car or truck for
$3,500 or less, come by Cowgirl
Auto Sales, 804 Business Highway
287, Decatur, TX; (940)626-0070.
Ask about our inventory. Let’s do
business!
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
Recreational vehicles
1981, 25 FOOT CAMPER
trailer, cold AC, self-contained.
$2, 200. ( 940) 575- 1964 or
(214)674-0854.
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Owning a pet is often-
times quite similar to rais-
ing children, including the
need for finding them a
place to stay while you are
out of the house. The major-
ity of pet owners leave their
pets at home unattended
during long days at the of-
fice. The downside to this is
that dogs, especially young
ones, need just as much ex-
ercise, attention and love as
children. One of the best al-
ternatives to leaving a pet
at home is taking them to a
pet day care while you are
at work.
Doggy day care is similar
to the human day care sys-
tem. The pet owner drops
their four-legged family
member off in the morn-
ing on the way to work, and
activities will be set by the
day care depending on the
dog’s interest level.
“A doggy day care should
provide exercise, stimu-
lation, socialization and
sometimes training to a dog
that otherwise would be
left at home alone during
the day” said Dr. M.A. Crist,
clinical assistant professor
at the Texas A&M College
of Veterinary Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences. “It can
help with that dreaded ‘pot-
ty training’ in young dogs.
Hyperactive dogs have an
outlet to release some of
that excess energy, and
overweight canines needing
to lose a few pounds can do
so by exercising and play-
ing in the play groups dur-
ing the day.”
Doggy day care can great-
ly assist in the socialization
of your pet. It may provide
them with an opportunity
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Northwest High School Theatre Department opens its
fall season with “The Boys Next Door,” with performances
at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
10; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Vernon Solomon Per-
forming Arts Center.
Written by Tom Griffin and directed by assistant theatre
director Wendy Bramlett, “The boys next door” is set in an
apartment building where four handicapped men live un-
der the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly burned
out, young social worker named Jack.
Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to
resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in
the huge bundle of keys that hangs from his waist.
Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a 5-year old, but imag-
ines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty
books that he lugs about.
Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive,
compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated inse-
curities and a persecution complex, while Barry, a brilliant
schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection
of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro.
Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four,
where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and
often very funny), are moments of great poignancy. In
these moments we are reminded, with touching effective-
ness, that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only
to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in
this life.
Come prepared to laugh, cry and be captivated by “The
Boys Next Door.” Due to some mild language and humor
this play may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior
citizens, and reservations can be made by calling (817)
215-0268. The performing arts center is located at 2301
Texan Drive in Justin.
Northwest ISD’s
Fans and Followers
continue to increase
Since launching into so-
cial networking at the start
of the month, Northwest
ISD now has 243 followers
on Twitter and 542 Face-
book fans.
The district launched the
“Communications Triple
Play” - Twitter, Facebook
and podcasting - in an effort
to improve communication
with parents and the com-
munity. The district believes
the social networking sites,
like Twitter and Facebook,
and the district’s podcast
iNET are helping to further
communications efforts and
reach new audiences.
Interested community
members may sign up for all
three on the district’s Web
site at www.nisdtx.org. Twit-
ter and Facebook require us-
ers to create an account in
order to utilize the service.
Your local mayor is
reading – are you?
The mayors of Haslet,
Rhome and Westlake are
among the first volunteers
to register for Northwest
Reads, a classroom event
designed to inspire lifelong
readers. Haslet Mayor Bob
Golden, Rhome Mayor Mark
Lorance, Westlake Mayor
Laura Wheat and hundreds
of other volunteers will
share more than stories as
they read to Northwest ISD
students on Oct. 30; they
will share a love of reading.
The local mayors will read
to students during the dis-
trictwide event taking place
9:30 to 10 a.m., Friday, Oct.
30. Golden will read at Has-
let Elementary, Lorance at
Prairie View Elementary
and Wheat at Lakeview El-
ementary.
Sponsored by the North-
west ISD Partners in Edu-
cation program, Northwest
Reads provides an oppor-
tunity for community vol-
unteers to read to students
in grades PreK-3, sharing
information about their
professions and portraying
reading as more than just a
necessity.
With approximately 350
readers needed for the third
annual Northwest Reads
event, the district is seeking
additional volunteers. If you
would like to read, contact
Partners in Education spe-
cialist Rachelle Cooper at
(817) 215-0172 or rcooper@
nisdtx.org.
NISD Spirit Shoppe
open for business
The Northwest ISD Spirit
Shoppe is open for the sea-
son and is stocked with
Northwest Texan and Byron
Nelson Bobcat spirit items.
Located in the Northwest
ISD Stadium across from
the home side concession
stands, the NISD Spirit
Shoppe offers a multitude of
sweatshirts, T-shirts, blan-
kets and other spirit items.
Spirit items are not sport
specific, so they can be worn
or displayed at a variety of
NISD events throughout
the year.
Following are the Spir-
it Shoppe’s hours for the
month of October:
Thursday, Oct. 8 - 4:30 -
8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 15 - 4:30 -
9:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16 - 6 - 9:30
p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22 - 4:30 -
8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29 - 4:30 -
8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30 - 6 - 9:30
p.m.
Northwest ISD to pres-
ent at emergency advi-
sory meeting
After receiving the 2009
Safe Schools Award, North-
west ISD will present safety
planning programs and pro-
cesses at a regional meeting
of the Emergency Planners
Advisory Group on Oct. 13.
The district received the
safety award from the Tex-
as School Safety Center
(TxSSC) in June. The Safe
Schools Award is presented
to a school that has dem-
onstrated exceptional plan-
ning, programs, processes
and improvements in school
safety.
Northwest ISD’s safety
and security program was
recognized as a model for
other districts at the Texas
School-Based Law Enforce-
ment conference in June.
One school district in Texas
is presented with this award
each year.
NEF/TCWC
Golf Classic, Oct. 19
The 14th Annual North-
west ISD Education Founda-
tion/Trophy Club Women’s
Club Golf Classic will be
held Oct. 19 at Trophy Club
Country Club. Proceeds help
fund innovative teaching
grants awarded by the NEF
and student scholarships.
Golfers will compete for tro-
phies and enjoy dinner after
the tournament. It promises
to be a fun day of golf with
lunch, dinner and prizes.
For information, or to reg-
ister, call (817) 215-0174.
Northwest ISD Calen-
dar of Events
Thursday - Oct. 8
! 7 p.m., Northwest High
School: Jazz Café in Student
Union
Friday - Oct. 9
! NISD: 12:15 p.m. Early
release elementary schools
! NISD: 1:05 p.m. Early
release middle schools
! NISD: 1:15 p.m. Early
release high schools
Monday - Oct. 12
! NISD Student holiday /
staff development
Tuesday - Oct. 13
! 5:30 p.m., Northwest
High School: Lady Texan
volleyball vs. Keller Central
Friday - Oct. 16
! Chisholm Trail Middle
School: school pictures
! 5:30 p.m., Northwest
High School: Lady Texan
volleyball vs. Keller
! 7:30 p.m., Northwest
High School: Texan football
vs. Keller
NORTHWEST NOTES
High school theater to perform “The Boys Next Door”
NORTHWEST
PET TALK
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to meet and greet a variety
of other dogs. According to
the American Veterinary
Society of Animal Behav-
ior, it is important to so-
cialize puppies during the
first three months of life.
Enrolling puppies in a pet
day care system can be an
excellent way of socializing
puppies in a safe environ-
ment where risk of illness
and harm are minimized.
Although pet day care is
an excellent way to care
for your pet while you are
unavailable, be aware that
it is not the best option for
every pet.
“Senior pets might be over-
whelmed with the number
of dogs romping and play-
ing and might get knocked
down. Shy dogs may be
fearful, and aggressive dogs
should not be allowed,” said
Crist. “A well-trained staff
should be experienced in
recognizing signs of dispo-
sition and anxiety that may
indicate that your pet is not
right for the day care set-
ting. You need to feel com-
fortable and happy leaving
them at the day care. You
will know the answer when
you pick up your pet at the
end of the day if you have
made the correct decision.”
Other benefits to the dog-
gy day care system include
the use of the day care as
an adjunct with behavior
modifications for treating
separation anxiety. The
day care is a place you can
take your pet so he or she
will not be left home alone
to suffer from symptoms of
separation anxiety.
“Play areas should pro-
vide a supervised, clean
and relaxed setting for the
dogs,” said Crist. “Small
dogs should be with small
dogs and large dogs with
large dogs. Most play areas
are roofed shelters, indoor
and outdoor, with fresh
water always available,
and imaginative toys with
an attentive well-trained
staff. Most day cares do
require vaccinations and
that health records be up to
date.”
If the idea of pet day care
does not appeal to you, an
alternative form might be a
pet sitter that comes to the
house and provides one-on-
one attention to the pet.
“A full-time company will
provide a dedicated pet sit-
ter to your pet in your pri-
vate home, which will ca-
ter to its every need,” said
Crist. “Another service pro-
vided are dog walkers and
dog runners that will come
by the private home and
take your pet for a walk or
run.”
A second alternative is a
privately-owned or in-home
dog day care. They are of-
ten less expensive and have
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By TANYA DAVIS
Wise Co. Extension Agent
Do you feel like you need
to know more about how to
take care of your type 2 dia-
betes? If you were recently
diagnosed or you have had
diabetes a long time, you
can benefit from learning
the latest things about tak-
ing care of yourself so you
can reduce your risks for
complications, such as re-
duced vision or nerve pain.
The Do Well, Be Well with
Diabetes series began ear-
lier this week, but it’s not
too late to make plans to at-
tend the remainder of class-
es scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct.
13, 20, Nov. 2 and 10 at the
Wise County Extension Of-
fice. Next week’s topics are:
Managing Your Blood Glu-
cose and One Diabetes Diet-
No Longer the Sole Option.
An important tool for
managing your diabetes is
your glucose meter. Some
people avoid checking their
blood glucose because prick-
ing their fingers for a sam-
ple hurts too much.
Some people were
taught the best
place to get a blood
sample is the cen-
tral part of their
finger tip, which is
actually the most
sensitive part of the
finger tip. Pricking
your finger there
is going to hurt
more than the side
of your fingertip.
Learning how to test on the
side of the fingertip instead
significantly reduces pain.
Furthermore, today, most
meters and strips allow you
to check your blood glucose
in other sites, such as on
your arm between your el-
bow and wrist. New lancet
sets allow you to reduce the
depth of the needle prick
and to use a thinner needle
because smaller drops of
blood are required to get a
good reading.
Have you heard about in-
sulin pens or new
insulins that con-
trol your blood glu-
cose with no peaks
over a 24-hour pe-
riod? Just what is
rapid acting insu-
lin, and why do so
many people like
to use it? There
are many new oral
medicines, too. Do
you really have to
use alcohol when
you prick your finger or give
your insulin injection?
Do you understand what
your doctor is telling you
when he/she says your he-
moglobin A1C is too high? Is
8 percent too high when less
than 7 percent is the recom-
mendation by the American
Diabetes Association?
While taking care of your
diabetes is not easy, you
might be surprised to learn
that there are many new
tools and methods to help
you keep your blood glucose
in the recommended rang-
es.
I encourage you to call the
Texas AgriLife Extension
Service in Wise County to
sign up for the remainder
of the Do Well, Be Well with
Diabetes sessions. These
classes are being taught by a
team of diabetes educators,
clinical dietitians, pharma-
cists and other health pro-
fessionals to provide you
with the latest informa-
tion on how to better man-
age your type 2 diabetes.
Self-management of type 2
diabetes has changed a lot.
Come to these classes and
learn how to not only make
your life with diabetes eas-
ier, but also how to reduce
your chances for complica-
tions. Call the Extension
office at (940) 627-3341 to
enroll now.
By GARY CLAYTON
Wise Co. Extension Agent
The Wise County office for Texas
AgriLife Extension has teamed with
Denton Area Teachers Cred-
it Union (DATCU) to plan a
program aimed at assisting
Wise County residents who
need help in understanding
and improving their credit
score.
Why is your credit score im-
portant to you or why should
you care about your credit
score? What determines your
credit score and how can you
improve it?
Find the answers to these questions
and more in this helpful seminar pre-
sented by Jon Madsen, DATCU senior
vice president of operations. The pro-
gram is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct.
26, at the Wise County Extension of-
fice. There will be snacks, drinks and
door prizes at this free semi-
nar. Call the Extension office
at (940) 627-3341 to sign up.
Seating is limited.
There are several opportu-
nities to attend Extension-
sponsored programs this fall
beginning with the rainwater
harvesting program 9 a.m.
to noon Thursday, Nov. 12, at
the Sheriff ’s Posse Grounds
on Farm Road 51 just south
of Decatur. Wednesday, Dec.
2, is the five-CEU program at the De-
catur Civic Center. The all day event is
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an outstand-
ing lineup of speakers on topics like
controlling feral hogs and new prod-
ucts for grassbur control in pastures.
Look for details later in October. Fi-
nally, for those who haven’t received a
private applicator’s license, we will be
conducting a private applicator train-
ing and test at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.
9. Watch this column or call the Exten-
sion office for more information.
The Texas Chapter of the National
Association of Royalty Owners is spon-
soring a town hall meeting 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Marriot Alli-
ance, 3300 Championship Parkway, in
Fort Worth. This is a free program to
help mineral owners learn about cur-
rent conditions, pipeline issues and
what to expect next.
WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS
DAVIS
CLAYTON’S CORNER
CLAYTON
PET TALK
Continued from page 10
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! Oct. 5-9 — Scholastic Book Fair in High School
Library, Family Night Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
! Oct. 5-9 — Fire Prevention Week
! STARS program for gifted and talented is tak-
ing nominations through Oct. 9. High school and el-
ementary offices have forms available.
! Oct. 9 — Elementary 6 weeks Awards Assem-
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Texas Farm Service Agen-
cy offices statewide are ac-
cepting applications for
benefits under the provi-
sions of the Emergency As-
sistance for livestock, hon-
eybees and farm-raised fish
program (ELAP) and the
Livestock Forage Disaster
Program (LFP) as outlined
in the 2008 farm bill. To
be eligible, producers must
have suffered losses that
occurred on or after Jan.
1, 2008, and before Oct. 1,
2011.
In order for an FLP or
ELAP applicant to qualify
for program benefits, the
applicant must have pur-
chased insurance coverage
through FSA’s Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance
Program (NAP) or the Pas-
ture, Rangeland and Forage
Insurance (PRF-RI) pro-
gram offered through the
Risk Management agency
(RMA).
FSA offered producers
the opportunity to “buy-in”
eligibility for 2008 program
benefits for LFP subject to
a Sept. 16, 2008, deadline.
Deadlines for buy-in for
2008 ELAP benefits were
Sept. 16, 2008, and May 18,
2009; and purchase of 2009
crop year NAP coverage for
native and improved pas-
ture for grazing had to be
completed by Dec. 1, 2008.
For more information,
visit the local USDA Ser-
vice Center of FSA county
office. Information can also
be found at http://www.fsa.
usda.gov.
By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: I have St.
Augustine grass, and all
through this difficult sum-
mer, it continued looking
healthy. In July, I mistaken-
ly applied a soil activator/
root starter. There are huge
patches of dead grass in the
front yard. Luckily, I did
not treat the back yard, and
it looks fine. Will the grass
come back, or did I kill it?
I deleted the brand name
of the product you used, but
it really doesn’t do much ei-
ther to help or hurt plants.
So, the dieback of your St.
Augustine probably has
nothing to do with the treat-
ment you made.
That presumes that you
didn’t have any type of weed-
killer residue in your spray-
er. So, the question remains,
what could have killed the
St. Augustine? At that time
of year, the chief candidates
would be drought, chinch
bugs (sunny locations only)
and gray leaf spot.
Excessive shade is always
a possibility. St. Augustine
requires four hours of direct
sunlight daily to hold its
own, six if you expect it to
grow vigorously.

Dear Neil: I have a young
live oak tree (18 inches
around its trunk at the
ground). It is 4 feet from my
foundation. What kind of
damage is it likely to do?
Contact a professional ar-
borist for the best opinion,
but my feeling is that’s way
WISE COUNTY
USDA accepting
disaster relief
applications
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visitors who expect the set
of “Rio Lobo” (actually shot
in Arizona) and instead find
an urbanizing state fully in-
tegrated with the 21st Cen-
tury. But even in the iPhone
age, much of our frontier
culture survives.
Among the richest of
these traditions is fall and
winter hunting.
It all starts in September
with zone-by-zone seasons
for dove, teal, turkey, squir-
rel and alligator. Later, guns
and crossbows are trained
on javelina, pronghorn an-
telope, deer, quail, pheasant
and chacalaca, among other
game. With all these op-
portunities, devoted hunt-
ers can pretty much live in
their camouflage until mid-
February.
But, if you’re going to
spend all that time out in
the fields and marshes,
you need to be aware of the
many disease-causing crit-
ters whose habitat you’ll be
sharing. Ticks, mosquitos
and fleas are near-ubiqui-
tous. So, too, are rodents
and larger mammals that
carry a host of harmful vi-
ruses and bacteria.
Just a few of the nastier
diseases you risk contract-
ing are West Nile virus,
encephalitis, Lyme disease,
Rocky Mountain spotted
fever, brucellosis and tula-
remia.
These health threats
should be taken seriously by
every hunter, but according
to the Texas Department of
State Health Services, they
all can be minimized with a
combination of basic knowl-
edge and a few common-
sense precautions.
Below is a gallery of com-
mon outdoor disease-carri-
ers and how you can avoid
taking on their unpleasant
cargo.
Ticks
If you’re outdoors in Tex-
as, you’re in tick country.
The most common malady
spread by these tiny blood-
suckers is Lyme disease,
which produces short-term
symptoms such as skin le-
sions or rashes. Left un-
treated, things quickly get
worse, sometimes including
damage to the joints, heart
and nervous system.
Ticks also carry Rocky
Mountain spotted fever,
which causes a measles-like
rash and may be fatal if not
treated quickly.
Tularemia also hitches
frequent rides in ticks.
Rabbit hunters are at es-
pecially high risk for this
disease. So, after handling
rabbit carcasses, be sure to
disinfect your hands and
other body parts that have
come in contact with the
animals.
To protect yourself
against insect bites, follow
these recommended steps:
! Use insect repellent
containing DEET.
n Avoid areas of over-
grown brush and tall grass-
es.
! Wear protective cloth-
ing such as a hat, long-
sleeved shirt and long pants
tucked into boots or socks.
Wear light-colored clothes
to easily spot ticks.
! Check your body for
ticks every few hours.
They’re small, easy to miss
and will attach to any part
of the body.
Mosquitos
West Nile virus is car-
ried by mosquitos and can
cause encephalitis, a brain
inflammation characterized
by high fever, intense head-
aches, nausea, muscle sore-
ness, partial unconscious-
ness and even coma. In rare
cases, death may occur. As
with ticks, the best protec-
tion is insect repellent with
DEET. Because mosquitos
live and breed near water,
be sure to use repellant
that’s water- and sweat-re-
sistant, and re-apply often.
Fleas
Infected rats, mice and
other rodents can spread
hantavirus infection to
people through droppings,
urine and saliva. You also
can be infected by inhal-
ing dust that contains the
virus, so wear a cloth face-
mask when you’re cleaning
deer blinds, cabins, sheds
or barns. These precautions
are crucial because hanta-
virus infection may lead to
extreme breathing difficul-
ty or even death.
Disease-carrying
larger mammals
Bubonic plague is rare
among humans, but it’s
common in wild rodent
populations of West Texas.
It’s spread to people by di-
rect contact with infected
animals such as prairie
dogs, squirrels, cats, rats
and mice. The odds of this
happening are low, but take
care anyway. Plague fully
deserves its dread-disease
status and can be fatal if
not treated promptly.
Rabies occurs in many
wild animals, especially
skunks, bats, raccoons, coy-
otes and foxes. Humans usu-
ally are infected through a
bite by a rabid animal, so
always consult a doctor if
an animal bites you. Rabies
is almost always fatal once
symptoms begin, but timely
treatment can be lifesav-
ing.
Hunters also should be
aware that deer may carry
the bacterium that causes
anthrax in people, and fe-
ral hogs can carry brucel-
losis. Precautions include
wearing latex gloves when
field dressing animals or
handling any wild animal
carcass.
!
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provided by the Texas Health
and Human Services Com-
mission. The columns focus
on consumer-related issues
dealing with health.
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too close for a live oak. Their
trunks can grow to several
feet in diameter, and their
huge, buttressing roots can
lift concrete slabs as if they
were logs floating on the
river.
Beyond that, it will take
hundreds of gallons of water
from beneath the slab every
week during the summer.
Finally, its branches will
ruin the side of your house
and roofing.
The tree has good value.
Talk to a landscape contrac-
tor or nurseryman about
digging and transplanting it
for you. Reset it at least 15
or 20 feet from the house.

Dear Neil: We have a
sticky film on every plant in
our backyard. It’s also on car
windows and fencing. What
causes it, and how can we
stop it?
That’s honeydew, and it’s
a secretion from some type
of insect, probably aphids.
They’re common on pecan
and oak trees, but you’ll also
see them on tall crape myr-
tle and elms, among others.
By now, they’re pretty well
through for the year, and
almost all of the honeydew
they’re going to secrete will
already have fallen.
Wash it off with a strong
stream of soapy water. Then,
next summer, keep your
eyes open for the first tiny
driplets of honeydew as they
start to fall. Use a systemic
insecticide at that early out-
break, and you should be
able to stop them quickly.

Dear Neil: I have a lovely
rose garden in a bed that
goes all around my house.
The beds have a weed-con-
trol fabric, and that is topped
with granite mulch. Howev-
er, weeds still grow through
it all. We used a weedkiller
this year, but two of the roses
died. Fire-ant mounts might
have ruined them. What can
I do to stop the weeds and
ants? Also, when should I
prune and feed the roses?
I’m a big advocate of the
landscape weed fabrics, so
keep using it. Be sure you
overlap it by 5 or 6 inches at
the seams to prevent weeds
from coming up in the gaps.
Use one of the glyphosate
sprays to eliminate grass-
es and most broadleafed
weeds. Wrap aluminum foil
around the rose trunks as
you spray, then remove it
a few hours later. That will
keep the glyphosate from
getting into the green stem
tissues. I prefer a couple of
inches of pine bark mulch to
any of the gravels. It looks
more natural, and it doesn’t
reflect heat as badly during
the summer. Use one of the
Fipronil baits for the fire
ants.
Major pruning of bush
roses should be done in early
February. Feed them month-
ly, March through August.

Dear Neil: I would love to
attract more hummingbirds
to my garden. Last week I
saw a plant that was full
of them. The shrub had or-
ange-red, bell-shaped flow-
ers. What types of plants are
best for hummingbirds?
They prefer tubular flow-
ers like you described. You
may have seen flame ani-
sacanthus. It’s a magnet for
them. The birds also like sal-
vias, and the shrubby one of
the group is Salvia greggii.
It comes in many colors, and
red is one of them. Firebush
is another of their favorites,
but there are many others.
!
Have a question you’d
like Neil to consider? Mail
it to him in care of the Wise
County Messenger, P.O. Box
149, Decatur, TX 76234 or e-
mail him at mailbag@sper-
rygardens.com. Neil regrets
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a fewer number of dogs being cared for at
any given time.
“For dogs that are less social or shy, this
might be a better option,” said Crist. “In-
home or private day cares offer your pet
a home environment and a closer human-
animal bond. The only negative might be
the number of staff to the number of dogs
being cared for. At least two or three people
for five dogs should be present in case an
argument breaks out because one person
could not handle things if this happened.”
All things considered, the best way to
fully care for your sweet, fluffy friend is to
give them the constant love and attention
they need. Limiting the time that you leave
your pet feeling neglected and alone will
help him to become a better socialized and
well-rounded pet.
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