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Wise County Messenger
2 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Name Out Front
The Quality Care Inside
Stays the Same.
1905 Doctors’ Hospital Drive, Bridgeport • 940-683-0300
Preferred Provider for
A Not-For-Proﬁt Hospital
Experienced Doctors • Helipad
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK — 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 the Whitestone Fellowship
Church. The department will address common household ﬁre
hazards. The event will include food and gifts.
PARK GRAND OPENING — Bridgeport Northwest OHV Park
grand opening is Saturday, Oct. 10. For more information, visit
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
items 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 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 and should be prepared to give the
previous year’s household income and the Social Security
numbers for all dependents.
ASMI COURSE — Accident Scene Management Inc. courses for
motorcyclists 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 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/
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.
LIFE MEMBERS HONORED — Bridgeport Garden Club Life
Members were recognized at the club’s Sept. 3 meeting. They
included Joan Pierce, Cleo Boulware, Sylvia Goode, Naomi Rawle,
Reba Boase, Latrell Hays, June Holt, Ann Nimmo and Jessie
Womack. Life membership is awarded to garden club members
who show dedication and persistence in making Bridgeport
and the world a more beautiful place. Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas
AgriLife Extension specialist, presented the program, “Taking the
mystery out of orchid growing.”
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009 3
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT PARKS & RECREATION
J.C. Williams and Jeffrey Calhoun,
both of Bridgeport, graduated from
the Texas Auction Academy in Dal-
las Sept. 20.
While at the academy, they com-
pleted 83 hours of intensive train-
ing. Classes covered during the
nine-day course included auction-
ing real estate, estates, antiques,
heavy equipment, purebred and
market livestock, automobiles,
government sales, farm sales and
Students were taught the rapid
ﬁre chant of the auctioneer, how to
contract auctions, public speaking,
ethics, auction bookkeeping, sales
tax regulations, community in-
volvement, state and federal laws,
auction technology and the impor-
tance of the Internet in today’s auc-
tion world. Students were instruct-
ed by and interacted with some of
the world’s most successful auc-
tioneers, including past presidents
of the National Auctioneers As-
sociation, state organizations and
past international, world and state
Williams is the son of Loydd and
Bridget Williams of Bridgeport and
is a 2009 Bridgeport High School
Calhoun is the son of Jeff and Me-
lissa Calhoun and is a 2009 gradu-
ate of Bridgeport High School.
J.C. WILLIAMS JEFF CALHOUN
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4 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009
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30% - 40% OFF All Other Ladies Jeans
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Leather Purses, & Accessories
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50% OFF Select Wrangler Shirts
20% - 40% OFF Assorted Shirts
20% OFF All Wrangler Jeans
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50% OFF Huge Selection Of Rocky,
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20% OFF All Other Work
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Pi Kappa Chapter of Beta
Sigma Phi International Sorority
held its annual beginning day
with a covered-dish dinner Aug.
27 at the home of Marti Hines.
Bettye Parker presented the
yearbooks for 2009-2010 and
2008-2009. Secret Sisters were
revealed through presenting
gifts. Names were drawn for
this year’s Secret Sisters.
Cassady Craddock, 8, of Bridgeport and
Sparkles, her Crested Chinese terrier,
won the worst hair day contest at the pet
parade at Coal Miners’ Heritage Festival
Oct. 3 in Bridgeport. She is the daughter
of Jay and Marci Craddock. Messenger
photographer Joe Duty took their photo.
Do you know of something noteworthy
happening around the Bridgeport
and lake areas? Give us a call at (940)
627-5987 or send an e-mail to focus@
ON THE COVER
The city of Bridgeport
Parks and Recreation
Spooktacular 2009 from
6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
24, at the Bridgeport
The event will include
games, bounce houses and
face painting. All activities
are free. For information
call (940) 683-3480.
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009 5
“Voted Best Day Care
in Wise County 2009”
We are learning, playing &
growing all the while having fun!
To learn how your child can
join our D.A.C. family call
701 Deer Park, Decatur
Michael Lawrence Cook of
Bridgeport received a bachelor
of arts in psychology from Texas
A&M University during August
celebrating the new
Bridgeport Visitor Center and
Bridgeport’s Stagecoach Capital
of Texas Designation
Saturday, October 17, 2009
1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
812 A Halsell Street in
Historic Downtown Bridgeport
Hosted by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce
and Bridgeport Main Street
Freshmen — Jared Sturdivant
and Emily Warren
Sophomores — Sebastian Es-
quivel and Angelica Reyes
Juniors — Skylor Stowe
and Katharine Weaver
Seniors — Jordan Daniel and
Throughout the ﬁrst half of Oc-
tober, the Bridgeport ISD will hold
public information meetings to
discuss the district’s Nov. 3 bond
election. Three meetings have been
scheduled for 7 p.m. on the follow-
• Wednesday, Oct. 7
• Tuesday, Oct. 13
• Thursday, Oct. 15
The meetings will be held in the
district training room located in the
Alternative Learning Center at 1101
17th St. (former cafeteria in the old
The meetings will include infor-
mation on early voting times and
locations, the purpose of bond
election and projected costs.
Early voting can be conducted by
personal appearance at the Decatur
Civic Center, 2010 W. U.S. Hwy. 380,
Decatur, Texas 76234 or by mail at
Wise County Elections Administra-
tion, P. O. Box 1597, Decatur, Texas
The early voting period is from
Oct. 19 through Oct. 30. The hours
designated for early voting by per-
sonal appearance are from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on each day except Satur-
days, Sundays and legal state holi-
days. The early voting clerk, Lannie
Noble, will keep the early voting
place open during such hours for
early voting by personal appear-
Temporary locations and times
for early voting are as follows:
1. Bridgeport ISD Administration
Ofﬁce, 2107 15th Street, Bridge-
port - Monday, Oct. 19 through Fri-
day, Oct. 23; and Monday, Oct. 26
through Friday, Oct. 30 - 8 a.m. to
2. Decatur High School, 750 E.
Eagle Summit, Decatur, TX - Tues-
day, Oct. 20 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3. Bridgeport Intermediate
School, 1400 Hwy. 380, Bridgeport
- Tuesday, Oct. 20 - 4:30 p.m. to 7
4. Bridgeport Middle School, 702
17th Street, Bridgeport - Thursday,
Oct. 22 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
5. Decatur ISD Administration
Bldg., 501 E. Collins, Decatur, TX
- Friday, Oct. 23 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.;
and Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 5 p.m. to 7
6. Decatur Public Library, 1700
Hwy. 51 South, Decatur, TX - Thurs-
day, Oct. 29 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
7. Bridgeport Elementary School,
1408 Elementary Drive, Bridgeport -
Thursday, Oct. 29 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
8. Bull Memorial Stadium, 702
17th Streeet, Bridgeport - Friday,
Oct. 30 - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Registered voters in the Bridge-
port ISD are allowed to cast their
ballot at any polling location.
BRIDGEPORT ISD BOND ELECTION INFORMATION
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BRIDGEPORT COAL MINERS’ HERITAGE FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL — The
of Commerce and
Bridgeport Main Street
hosted the annual
Coal Miners’ Heritage
Festival Saturday, Oct.
3. The event included a
bike ride and 5K walk/
run, arts and crafts, a
baking contest, living
a photography contest
and many more
attractions. At left,
crowds gather at the
car show along Halsell
by Joe Duty
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009 7
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BRIDGEPORT COAL MINERS’ HERITAGE FESTIVAL
FUN AT COAL
MINERS’ — The
annual Coal Miners’
held in Bridgeport
Saturday, Oct. 3,
activities for the kids.
At left, two teenagers
battle on a inﬂatable
set up on Halsell
Read more online:
by Joe Duty
8 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 8, 2009
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Messenger Ofﬁce Supply & Bridgeport Pump & Supply:
Supplying & PLEASING Customers
Founded in 1988, Bridgeport Pump and
Supply operates stores in Bridgeport, Tolar
and Jacksboro. The ﬁrm has 20 employees.
Twelve years ago, owners Doug and Shar-
ron Molloy added clothing to their huge in-
ventory of what’s needed to keep oil-and-gas
production moving smoothly.
“We had so many working men coming in
who couldn’t ﬁnd oilﬁeld boots and overalls
locally,” said ofﬁce manager Inez Hartsell.
Bridgeport Pump and Supply is an au-
thorized dealer for Carhartt’s wide range of
clothing and Wolverine’s steel- and soft-toed
boots. They also have rubber boots.
Inez emphasized that all customers are
welcome, even if they track in a little oilﬁeld
grease. “We try to make them feel comfort-
able when they shop for clothing. After all,
we sold them their boots, and we sold them
the grease,” she pointed out.
Messenger Ofﬁce Supply’s Donna Jurosek shows off our catalog to Bridgeport Pump and
Supply’s Rhonda Lennard, Inez Hartsell, owner Sharron Molloy and Lacy Barrett.
Bridgeport Pump and Supply’s Cody Carlton (standing left), Alan Molloy,
owner Doug Molloy, store manager Butch Laxson and Joe McKnight.
Seated are Douglas Hill and general manager Tommy Brown.
Now don’t take this wrong,
Inez Hartsell. We love having
you as a customer.
But while we know you as
ofﬁce manager for Bridgeport
Pump and Supply, we can’t for-
get that you sold ofﬁce supplies
for 15 years.
We know that you know
– and expect – good customer
service from us.
So we’re relieved to hear you
say: “We get all our ofﬁce sup-
plies from the Messenger. I get
calls from many ofﬁce-supply
ﬁrms, but I refuse to buy from
them because of the service the
Messenger gives us.”
The emphasis is always on
prompt service at Bridgeport
Pump and Supply as well.
“It’s just treating our cus-
tomers the way we’d want to be
treated ourselves,” said general
manager Tommy Brown.
“We go out of our way to take
care of our customers,” he noted.
“We have our own down-hole
shop. We do special orders, and
we don’t charge to deliver even
the smallest order.”
The same goes for Messenger
Ofﬁce Supply. “They deliver di-
rectly to us, and Donna Jurosek
is so nice when she calls on us,”
Inez was impressed when she
needed ofﬁce furniture. “Leisa
Gage showed up with her tape
measure and got us just what
we needed,” she said.
Just like Messenger Ofﬁce
Supply, Bridgeport Pump and
Supply keeps its shelves well
stocked to meet customers’ im-
mediate needs. Or as oilﬁeld
veteran and owner Doug Molloy
aptly put it: “You can’t sell out of
an empty wagon.”
We couldn’t agree more.