WISE COUNTY MESSENGER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009

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Alvord/Chico
area edition
Destinee Hardee, 13, and Macy
Moss, 13, both of Chico, are
featured on the cover of this
week’s Wise County Messenger
Community Focus for Alvord
and Chico. The two were
enjoying Chicofest activities
last weekend. See more photos
from Chicofest as well as a
State Fair of Texas-winning
recipe and more community
photos and news briefs in
Community Focus inside
this issue of All Around
Wise.
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
16 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 22, 2009
St. Applications must
be returned to city hall
by Nov. 20. The program
provides toys and clothes for
economically disadvantaged
children. It is sponsored
by the city of Rhome and
Rhome United Methodist
Church.
COAT DRIVE — Coats will
be accepted at all Decatur
financial institutions through
Dec. 10 for the Spirit of
Christmas coat drive. Infant
through young adult sizes
will be accepted.
IN OTHER NEWS ...
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
— Rhome Volunteer
Fire Department seeks
volunteers to help with
its 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
Walker at (800) 272-3921
or e-mail Pat Borgfeldt at
ppborgfeldt@aol.com for
information.
SUPPORT — Alcoholics
Anonymous and Alanon
meetings are 6:30 p.m.
each Monday at the Newark
Community Center, 404
Hudson St.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
— The Alzheimer’s
Association hosts a support
group at 7 p.m. on the first
Thursday of every month
at Wise Regional Health
System’s west campus
board room in Decatur. Call
Kelly Walker at (940) 627-
5921 for information.
DONATE A PHONE — Wise
Hope Shelter and Crisis
Center is accepting cell
phones and cell phone
batteries in any condition.
The organization works
with Shelter Alliance, which
allows them to receive
shelter funding through
cell phone donations. Bring
donations to the center
office in Decatur, 407 S.
Washburn St. Call (940)
626-4585 for information.
MARRIAGE WORKSHOP — A
free marriage workshop is
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the
second Saturday of every
month at the Weatherford
College Education Center
in Decatur. For information,
visit http://www.
theparentingcenter.org. To
register, call (877) 922-
4733.
CPR TRAINING — Decatur
Fire Department offers
CPR training to people
living in the Decatur city
limits or in the Decatur
Fire District. Classes are
held monthly from 8 a.m.
to noon on Saturdays. The
cost is $5. For information
or to register, call the
administration offices at
(940) 627-3199 or come by
the department at 201 S.
Church St.
Continued from page 12
Wednesday - Oct. 21
! Northwest High School: Senior Por-
traits
Friday - Oct. 23
! 6 p.m., Justin Elementary School: PTA
Fall Festival
Monday - Oct. 26
! NISD: Red Ribbon Week Begins
! 5:30 p.m., Northwest High School: Ju-
nior / Senior Forum Meeting
Tuesday - Oct. 27
! 4:30 p.m., Northwest High School: Lady
Texan Volleyball vs. Colleyville
! 6 p.m., Chisholm Trail Middle School:
Choir Fall Concert
Friday - Oct. 30
! 9:30 a.m., NISD Elementary Schools:
Northwest Reads
! 6:30 p.m., Northwest High School: Tex-
an Football vs. Trinity
Sunday - Nov. 1
! NISD: Daylight Savings Ends - Set
Clocks Back An Hour
Tuesday - Nov. 3
! 6:30 p.m., Northwest High School:
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
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NEWS BRIEFS
ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 22, 2009 15
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
TAZE ME BRO — County attorney James Stainton takes a pair of taser prongs to the back
during law officer training exercises at the Weatherford College Decatur Branch campus on
Oct. 9. All law enforcement officers must be tazed before they are allowed to carry a taser.
As a prosecutor, Stainton said it was important to experience what the officers go through.
“You have to show up and man up,” he said.
is Reading – Are You?
The mayors of Haslet, Justin, Rhome,
Trophy Club and Westlake are among the
volunteers registered to read during North-
west Reads, a classroom event designed to
inspire lifelong readers. Haslet mayor Bob
Golden, Justin mayor Greg Scott, Rhome
mayor Mark Lorance, Trophy Club mayor
Connie White, 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 districtwide event taking place
9:30 -10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 30. Sponsored by
the Northwest ISD Partners in Education
program, Northwest Reads provides an op-
portunity for community volunteers to read
to students in grades PreK-3, sharing infor-
mation about their professions and portray-
ing reading as more than just a necessity.
Additional volunteers are needed for the
third annual Northwest Reads event. If you
would like to read, please contact Partners
in Education specialist Rachelle Cooper at
Continued from page 9
NORTHWEST NOTES
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• Retaining Walls
• All Concrete Work
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• Topsoil
• Cushion Sand
• Select Fill
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GRAND OPENING & OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, Oct. 28 • 5 PM
• Door Prizes
• Refreshments
• Boutique Sale
1012 Halsell, Bridgeport (940) 683-5229
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• Lab - Blood Bank Supr.-BSMT-ASCP
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• Therapy Services -
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• Therapy Services -
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ClearView
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- Toll Free -
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• Tree Removal
• Stump Grinding
• Storm Damage Experts
• Chipper Service
• Bucket Truck
FREE ESTIMATES
(Senior Citizen Discount)
Fully Insured
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Most Credit Cards Accepted
’Lil Bob’s
Quality Services
• Tree Trimming
• Retaining Walls
• Roofing
• Concrete Work
• Leaf Removal
• Christmas Lights
• Fence Building
• Handyman Work
940-399-6440
For an exciting career
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CORRECTIONS
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following positions at it’s Bridgeport
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Registered Nurse
Excellent Benefits Package
Full-time:
Health, Dental and Vision Ins., Life Ins.
401(k) Retirement Plans • Stock Options
Personal & Sick Leave • Paid Holidays
Service/Employee recognition programs
Career Advancement Opportunities
Apply in person at:
Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility,
222 Lake Road, Bridgeport, TX 76426
940-683-2162
CCA is an equal opportunity employer
M/F/Vet/Dp
Bridgeport Health Care Center has
openi ngs for: weekend RN;
2-10p.m. LVN; CNAs, all shifts; Med
Aide; part-time Social Worker. Apply
in person, 102 W. Cates, Bridge-
port. jlwall2@yahoo.com.
Busy medical practice in need of a
f u l l - t i me , f r o n t o f f i c e
receptionist/clerk. Experience pre-
ferred but not required. Excellent
benefits available. Please fax re-
sumes to (940)627-0275.
Miscellaneous
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Now hiring for the following
positions, due to growth
• 3 Dietary Aides
• Housekeeper P/T
Apply in person at
701 West Bennett Rd.
DECATUR
or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
MASH before & after school pro-
gram is now hiring caregivers. Good
pay and incentives. Mon.-Fri., a.m.
& p.m. hours available. Must be
18-years-old, have diploma or
equivalent and pass background
check. Located in Rhome area. Call
now, ( 817) 638- 5511 or
(817)366-5865.
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.
Trades
CDL drivers needed. Apply in per-
son, Pat’s Trucking Company, 927
FM 1658, Bridgeport.
CNC machinists and brake opera-
tors needed. Call Inspirion Staffing,
(940)210-9350.
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.
Road service tow operator needed.
Slidell. (940)466-9676.
SERVIC
Childcare
BABYSITTING
in loving home. Days & evenings.
(940)210-3315.
Business
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.
Housecleaning
AMY’S 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.
A+HANDYMAN SERVICE
General home repair/maintenance,
auto tune-ups, lawnmower/tiller
tune-ups. Fence, sprinkler mainte-
nance/repair. 30+years experience.
Dependable, trustworthy. Call Karl,
(817)995-7960, (940)627-1115.
ALL AROUND HANDYMAN
Framing, trim, fencing, drywall,
doors/windows, decks, painting.
15-years experience. Owner oper-
ated. (817)781-1778.
ANYONE NEED ROOFING?
Absolute best price, quality, and
service. Licensed and insured. Free
es t i mat es . Cal l Mar t y ,
( 940) 799- 3503 or emai l
myroof@live.com.
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.
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
MIKE’S RV SERVICE
Service calls, insurance work, full
repairs, power washing, detailing.
Also work on horse & enclosed trail-
ers. Michael, (940)399-7565.
DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
• Plumbing
• Electric
• Remodeling
• Carpentry
• Room Additions
• Kitchens
• Baths
• Custom Cabinets
940-808-6317 • 817-997-4140
www.percconstruction.com
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.
WILL HAUL OFF
unwanted vehicles with title. Clean
out barn metal & haul off scrap
metal & batteri es for free.
(940)683-4849.
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
FARMA
RANC
Farm Equipment
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
Privacy, wrought iron, pipe & top rail
cable, horse fences. Fence row
clean out, repair. 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.
WELDING AND FENCING
All types of fencing and welding.
www.tx3dranch.com
(940)210-1242.
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
AI SERVICES
Improve your herd through genetics.
No bull! Servicing Wise & surround-
ing areas. (940)393-6780.
ALL NATURAL BEEF
straight from the ranch. Young, ten-
der, no growth hormones/antibiotics.
Grain or grass fed. Whole, half.
(940)366-3172.
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.
I BUY & SELL
all kinds of animals: cows, calves,
horses, goats, sheep, pigs, chick-
ens, ducks, geese, turkeys. Fred,
(817)223-4477, Springtown.
LLAMA & DONKEY
for sale. Must stay together! Good
guar d pet s. $400/ bot h.
(817)229-3880.
LLAMAS
weanlings (6-months-old), adults,
bred females, guardians & pet qual-
ity. We provide training & support
for new owners. (940)433-5897.
REGISTERED AI SIRED
black Angus bulls, bred for growth,
ready for service. 8erAngus.com,
(940)393-2825.
Registered Texas Longhorns.
3-year-old bull and black cow,
6-month heifer calf. Call for informa-
tion and pictures, (817)360-9285.
Livestock care/training
Horse boarding, on 11 acres, 3
miles south of Decatur, FM 730. Full
care, $150/month. (940)577-5499.
Horseshoeing & training. Darwin
Spotted Tail, graduate Oklahoma
H o r s e s h o e i n g S c h o o l .
(940)627-4206; cell (940)210-8003.
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.
It’s That Time
Of Year Again!
For Fall Fertilization
Mowing
Leaf Clean-up
* Specials on Flower Planting *
CDK Lawn Service & Landscaping
940-389-0360
Pasture and feed
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
ALFALFA HAY
Horse quality large & small squares
available. Alfalfa Orchard Grass
also available. Call (940)389-3891.
COASTAL HAY
Square bales, fertilized, barn stored.
No minimum, you load. 2008,
$6/bale. 2009, $7/bale. Boyd,
(940)433-2335.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
square bales in barn, fertilized. No
minimum. We help load. Delivery
avai l abl e. (817)991-7625,
(940)627-2813.
COASTAL
square & round bales, horse quality.
SC Squared, (817)944-9451.
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.
LAB/AMERICAN POINTER
puppies. Shots, wormed & borde-
tella. Great family or hunting dogs.
$40/each. (940)210-2767.
Pets lost and found
Missing: three 10-month-old yellow
Labradors, North FM 51 at FM 455.
Reward! (940)210-8517.
Pet care/training
LET ME COME
take care of your animals when you
can’t. Reasonable rates based on
required services. (940)627-1608.
NEW GROOMER
$5/off 1st groom. 10% discount to
senior citizens. Noah’s Ark Pets,
600 W. Wal nut , Decat ur .
(940)626-1414, by appointment.
MERCHAN
FOR SA
Appliances
61” Magnavox TV with instruction
book, good condi ti on. $300.
(940)433-5194.
Furniture
AARON’S 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
Aaron’s, 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.
Alvord, 100 W. Washington, Sat.,
Oct. 24, 9a.m.-1:30p.m., First
United Methodist Church, Lord’s
Acre. Turkey/dressing, bounce
house, crafts, inside sale.
Boyd, 335 CR4693, Thur.-Sat., Oct.
22-24, 8a.m.-? Kiln, molds, large
women’s clothes, used cages, many
more miscellaneous items.
Boyd/Springtown, 653 CR4796, off
FM 2048 ( Keet er Road) ,
Thur . - Sun. , Oct . , 22- 25,
8a.m.-6p.m. Indoor estate sale!
Front-end loader; 1995 Lincoln
Town Car, $700; home decor,
dishes, collectibles; all size clothes,
some vintage, shoes; nice baby &
kid clothes; large, wood diningroom
set.
Decatur, 1851 Preskitt Road, Sat.,
Oct. 24, 8a.m.-5p.m. Huge barn
sale! Slot machine, furniture, home
decor; good clothes, shoes, purses.
Decatur, FM 730 South to Anneville
Cemetery Road, Fri.-Sat., Oct.
23-24. Huge yard sale. Furniture,
household & miscellaneous items.
Decatur, Highway 380, Acorn, right
on Hlavek to 989 Indian Trails,
Thur.-Sat., Oct. 22-24. 3-family sale,
too much to list.
New Fairview, Old Chisholm Es-
tates (off FM 407, 2 miles east of
Highway 287), Fri.-Sat., Oct. 23-24,
8a.m.-3p.m. Huge neighborhood
yard sale. Furniture, home decor,
clothes, toys, more.
Decatur, Preskitt Road to 1127
CR3141, look for green signs, Sat.,
Oct. 24, 8a.m.-3p.m. Rain/shine.
Gorgeous pool table, air hockey ta-
ble, older washer/dryer, computer,
miscellaneous electronics, shop
lights; name brand women’s, big/tall
men’s clothing.
Decatur/Bridgeport, Highway 380
(1/2 way between Decatur/Bridge-
port), Sat., Oct. 24. Garage sale.
Furniture, antiques, housewares,
tools.
Firewood
FIREWOOD
for sal e. (940)389-3413 or
(940)389-8511.
Horton Tree Service. Firewood
sales, 90% oak, good seasoned
wood. You come get it. $85/pickup
load. 5769 S. FM 730, Decatur, TX.
(817)266-1625.
OAK FIREWOOD
Unsplit: 1/2 cord, $100; full, $150.
Split: 1/2 cord, $125; full, $200. Call
f or quot e on del i ver y.
(817)368-8885.
Miscellaneous
Magic Chef stove. 50-gallon Brad-
ford, white water heater. Western,
red iron double bed. (940)627-2682.
VENDING MACHINES
Soda, snack & dollar changer on
each. Original price $5,200; selling
for $1,695/each. (940)627-6642, af-
ter 7p.m.
WOOD BUILDINGS
10x16, $1,250. 12x24, $2,250.
(214)869-1703.
TRANSPORT
Cars
TOP DOLLAR PAID
f or j unk car s & t r ucks.
(817)220-5682.
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
2000 FORD FOCUS
1-owner, 138k miles, automatic,
keyless entry, power locks. $2,400.
(940)389-0620.
1930 MODEL A
R u n s . ( 9 4 0 ) 4 2 7 - 7 4 4 6 ,
(940)391-6757.
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!
Recreational vehicles
1981, 25 FOOT CAMPER
trailer, cold AC, self-contained.
$2, 200. ( 940) 575- 1964 or
(214)674-0854.
2005 YERF DOG SCOUT
ATV. $2,000/OBO. (940)210-5612.
2008 CRF
250R, ver y good shape.
(817)851-4693 or
kody.klement@gmail.com.
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
I PAY CASH
for Dodge Cummins pickups, en-
gines & parts. (940)627-3630.
1977 GMC
single cab, deer hunter’s special,
LWB, 6-cylinder, 4-speed, 4-WD,
high rack seat, dependable, $1,750.
1987 Chevrolet crew cab, camou-
flage, 50, automatic, LWB, depend-
abl e, $3, 750. Cal l Al l en,
(817)501-8410.
2002 NISSAN
pickup, crew cab, XE, $5,500. 2000
model, 16’ cargo trailer, $3,900.
(817)229-3880.
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Acreage
HURRY! ONLY 1 LOT LEFT
Lot #1, 5-acres, restricted, asphalt
road, seasonal creek, trees, wildlife,
electric to site, country setting close
to Decatur, with no city taxes. Lot
only, or will build your dream home.
(940)393-8740.
Homes
1005 S. TRINITY
Decatur. 3/2 brick, 2,000 square
feet. Pre-qual i fi ed. $149,500.
(903)366-2792.
128 Heritage Parkway E.
NEW 4/2, 2062 square feet living,
on 2 acres. 30X40 garage/shop.
Wood cabinets, granite tops, tile &
carpet floors. Decatur schools.
Pre-qual i fi ed, qui ck move-i n.
$169,000. (888)283-1919.
3/1 ON 1 ACRE
Paradise schools; major updates in-
cluding ceramic tile, new carpet,
landscaping, jetted bath tub, 10x10
storage shed. GREAT STARTER
HOME! $114,900. (940)393-9614,
(940)577-1908.
HOME ON PRETTY 50 ACRES
Nice apartment, barn & workshop.
$495,000. (940)627-2682.
LAKE HOUSE FOR SALE
600 Cortez Drive, Runaway Bay.
2-story, 3/2.5/2, 1,890 square feet,
corner lot w/hilltop lake view, quiet
nei ghbor hood. $154, 000.
(940)284-1825.
MOTIVATED BUILDER
Quality new custom home on 2.6
acres. 4/3/2, 2,605 square feet,
brick/rock exterior, study, formal din-
ing, knotty alder cabinets, granite
countertops, lots of upgrades. Deca-
tur ISD. Priced to sell at $259,900.
Broker/builder. (817)498-6362.
Lots
2 ACRE LOT FOR SALE
Heritage Creek Estates, Phase 1.
Decat ur I SD. $39, 900/ OBO.
(940)399-6201.
Mobile Homes
14x80 single wide, 3/2. $5000/cash.
Set up in mobile home park in
Bridgeport. Needs work. Call
(940)399-9084.
FOR SALE OR LEASE
2002 double wide with built-in deck.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, office, large liv-
ing area, composition roof, vinyl sid-
ing. Excellent condition. Land not
for sale. Available Nov 1.
(940)393-9203, (940)393-9451.
K&P Homes, Inc. 20 used homes,
all refurbished. Financing available.
Springtown, TX. (817)677-3446.
RBMOBILEHOMES.COM
Move, set-ups, re-levels. In & out of
state. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Repos. Fr ee est i mat es.
(940)683-5547. RBI #36191.
WILLIAMS MOBILE HOME SERV.
Best deal on moving, set up & trim
outs. Bonded, licensed & insured.
(940)433-3117.
RENTA
Apartments
940-536-9346
BRIDGEWOOD
Executive Suites
Bridgeport, TX
CALL ABOUT
FALL SPECIALS
1, 2 &3 Bedrooms Available
Washer & dryer
included
2/1 APARTMENT IN CHICO
$500/month, $300/deposit. No pets.
Cal l ( 940) 644- 2713 or
(817)929-1930.
Apartment for rent. $475/month, fur-
nished or not. (940)627-2682.
Efficiency apartments for rent, all
bills paid. (940)433-3133.
Business property
1,000 square foot office space for
lease at 605 N. Business 287, Suite
104. See Mary at Karl Klement
Properties, Inc., 605 N. Business
287, Suite 102, Decatur.
1ST MONTH FREE!
5,000SQUARE FOOT
Commercial insulated building. Of-
fices, suites & warehouse. Reduced
to $1,995/month! FM 51 North, De-
catur. Cannon Property Manage-
ment. (940)368-1811.
600 square foot warehouse for
lease on FM 51 South, Decatur.
$250/month. Electricity available,
secured area. (940)627-5778.
Office building near Courthouse
Square. 3 offices, reception/waiting
area, kitchen & restroom, CH/A.
$850/month, 1st/last plus deposit.
(940)389-5588.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Office/retail space. 1,000-7,000
squar e f eet f or l ease.
(940)627-2510.
OFFICE SUITE
just off Decatur square on North
Trinity. Cannon Property Manage-
ment. (940)368-1811.
Office space for lease. Approxi-
mately 2,000 square feet. Prime lo-
cation. (940)389-5407.
BOOTH
RENT
SPACE
AVAILABLE
FOR
STYLIST
NAIL TECH
MASSEUSE
&
ESTHETICIAN.
940-627-4247
1845 S. FM 51 • Decatur
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.
Fort Worth: Texas Motor Speedway,
2-bedroom, 2-bath condo.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Karl Klement
Propert i es, cont act El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
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.
Duplex for rent, 3-bedroom, 2-bath.
602-A Crestridge Court, Decatur.
$800/month. (940)964-2631.
FOR RENT!
Brand new 1,250 square foot du-
plex, 3/2, extras, $900/month,
$500/security deposit. 405 E. Mul-
berry St., Decatur. (469)585-0122.
NEW DUPLEX FOR RENT!
1250 square feet, 3/2 loaded with
extras. $500/deposit, $900/month.
403 E. Mulberry, Decatur. Call
(469)585-0122.
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
$900/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.
1701 N. Cates Street, Decatur.
4/2/2, all brick, pets welcome.
(817)247-0246.
“Timeless Elegance”
940-372-0634
402 & 406 E. Ash • Decatur - 3/2/1
Ready Nov. 1
$1,190/month • $300/deposit
1507 & 1509 N. Bus 287, 2/1 Decatur
Available Oct. 23
$850/Month, $300/deposit,
All homes include lawn care.
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/ mont h, $700/ deposi t .
(940)399-9133.
3/1 rent house in Bridgeport.
$750/month, $750 security deposit.
No pet s. (940)683-5917,
(817)304-0056.
4/2/2, $1,250/month. Rhome, Shale
Creek subdi vi si on, Northwest
School District. Community pool,
gym & playground. (300)931-4245.
DECATUR
2/1/1, large yard, 800 S. Trenchard.
$675/month plus deposit. Mark,
owner/agent, (940)704-7212.
Decatur: Stonehill Apartments,
2-bedroom, 1-bath, call on-site man-
ager at (940)627-1101.
Bowie: Garden Terrace Apartments,
2-bedroom, 1-bath.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Karl Klement
Propert i es, cont act El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
For rent, Chico, 3-bedroom, 1-bath,
2-car garage. No pets, no smoking.
$775/ mont h, $775/ deposi t .
(817)578-3931.
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.
Spend the winter on the lake! Fur-
nished 1-room cabin on Lake
Bridgeport, all utilities, full-size kitch-
ens, di sh TV, (no phone).
$720/month plus tax, $100/deposit,
refundable. Call (940)683-3016.
Available November-March.
Mobile Homes
2/2 MOBILE
on 5 acres. Running creek, Newark.
$700/month, $500/deposit. Call
Ra l p h , ( 9 4 0 ) 3 8 9 - 8 9 6 9 ,
(940)389-8883.
Chico, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, fresh
paint, new carpet, central heat, elec-
tric range. $550/month, $550/de-
posit. (719)660-5992, cell, ask for
Kevin.
Rooms
Room for rent in my Aurora home.
Private bath, kitchen privileges.
$500/month. (817)308-2096.
Spaces & lots
RV spaces, Paradise. $200/month
plus electric. All spaces have 30 &
50 amp electric available with water
& waste. (940)393-3113.
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
Employment information
!!ATTENTION!!
Advertising under this classifica-
tion is normally not a bona fide
opportunity. Typically, compa-
nies advertising here offer infor-
mation about potential employ-
ment. Some are selling this infor-
mation. We suggest that our
readers thoroughly investigate
these advertisers before invest-
ing any money.
Childcare
Daycare teachers needed. Apply in
person, 1403 Hovey Street, Bridge-
port.
First Baptist Church Learning Cen-
ter of Alvord is seeking a Christian
daycare teacher to work Mon.-Fri.,
full-time/part-time. Must be depend-
able & love children. Competitive
pay. Pl ease cal l Lor i ,
(940)427-5740, for interview.
Nanny wanted for 1-year-old twins.
Hours 7:30a.m.-5p.m.., Mon.-Fri.,
beginning January 1, 2010. Please
email resume & contact information
to mmkkgarrett@gmail.com.
Medical/Dental
RESIDENT
ATTENDANT
Full/Part-Time
Various positions available
Must be at least 18 yrs. old.
Experience preferred but not
required.
Full-time has benefits.
Governor’s Ridge
300 Devereaux St. • Decatur
940-627-1104
Apply In Person.
Now Hiring
RENTALS
• Apartments • Business
Property • Condos/Town
Homes • Duplex Housing
• Homes • Mobile Homes •
Rooms • Roommate Wanted
• Spaces & Lots • For Lease •
Wanted to Rent • Wanted to
Lease • Facilities • Storage
Buildings
12 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 22, 2009
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.
FOOD DRIVE — Vincent
Investment Management
is collecting non-perishable
canned food or cash
donations for Wise Area
Relief Mission (WARM).
Donations can be dropped
off anytime during the month
of October at the office,
2250 Farm Road 51 South,
Suite 900, in Decatur.
NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS ...
CREDIT SEMINAR — The
Wise County Extension
office presents a seminar
on understanding and
improving your credit score
at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct.
26, at the Extension office.
Topics will include why your
credit score is important,
why you should care about
your credit score, what
determines your credit
score and how you can
improve your credit score.
The program is free. Call the
Extension office to sign up
at (940) 627-3341.
HAUNTED HOUSE — Alvord
eighth graders are
sponsoring a haunted house
in downtown Alvord Oct. 29,
30 and 31. Proceeds will
benefit the class project
graduation. A concession
stand will be available. The
house will be open Thursday,
7-10 p.m. and Friday and
Saturday from 7 p.m. until
the last person is scared
away. Cost is $3 for adults
and $2 for students.
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.
GOLF FOR CHARITY
— The Wise Electric fifth
annual 4-Man Scramble
Golf Tournament is 8 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 30, at the
Runaway Bay Golf Course.
All proceeds benefit Wise
County Charities. First place
teams receive $240, second
place $120 and third place
$80. Cost to enter is $60
per player. Prizes will also
be awarded for closest to
the pin and longest drive.
Door prizes and lunch will
be provided. For information
call (940) 389-7334.
AG SINGLES — The Texas
Chapter of Singles in
Agriculture will have a
weekend event Friday, Oct.
30, through Sunday, Nov. 1.
The chapter will meet at 8
a.m. Friday at Brushy Creek
Retreat, 435 Richey Road
in Bowie, at 8 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 30. The group will visit
St. Jo, Brushy Creek Winery
and Nocona. Visit www.
singlesinag.org or call (940)
872-2521 or (940) 842-
1205 for information.
COSTUME PARADE
— Bridgeport’s fifth annual
Halloween Costume Parade
and Trick-or-Treating is 5
to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
31, downtown. Mayor Don
Majka will lead the parade.
Participants should meet in
the Duckwall’s parking lot at
5 p.m. For more information,
call (940) 683-3485.
TRUNK OR TREAT — The
First United Methodist
Church in Alvord will host a
Trunk or Treat event 5:30 to
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in
the parking lot across from
the church. Treats will be
served from car trunks and
tail gates. Free hot dogs
and soda will be served, and
the Carter Blood Mobile will
accept blood donations.
UPCOMING EVENTS ...
BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS
— Decatur pee wee
basketball sign-ups are
under way for fifth and
sixth grade boys and girls.
Deadline is Sunday, Nov.
1. Forms can be picked up
at Decatur Intermediate
School. Contact Paula
Graves at (940) 626-8116
or (940) 389-2414 or e-mail
decaturpeeweebasketball@
hotmail.com for information.
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
(940) 627-2167 to take
part. A custom trophy goes
to the winner. Food will be
collected Nov. 6.
ASMI COURSE — Accident
Scene Management Inc.
courses are offered Friday,
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6-8, at LaQuinta Inn and
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professional course is 6 to
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a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
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in Boyd will host the
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race Saturday, Nov. 7.
Exhibition will begin at
11 a.m., and the race will
start at 2 p.m. Monetary
and raffle item donations
are accepted. All proceeds
benefit the academy. Call
Amy Proudfoot at (940) 389-
2441 for information.
FOUNDATION BANQUET
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Foundation seventh annual
benefit banquet and auction
is Saturday, Nov. 7, in the
Bridgeport High School
Commons area. Donations
are sought for live and
silent auction items,
table sponsors and direct
donations. Mail or fax to
chairman Sue Ray by Oct.
30 at 808 Woodrow Wilson
Ray Circle, Bridgeport, TX
76426 or (940) 683-2069.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
— Applications for Decatur
Spirit of Christmas are
available 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.
FARM EQUIPMENT
AUCTION — The Chisholm
Trail Tractor Club annual
Fall Farm Equipment
Consignment Auction is
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14,
at the Wise County Posse
Grounds on Farm Road 51
South in Decatur. Equipment
already consigned includes
a 1951 Farmall Super A,
a 1949 Farmall Mod “C”
and a John Deere 3010. For
consignment information
call Grady Griffeth at (940)
393-2155. Heugatter
Auction Service will conduct
the auction.
COOKING — Grace Baptist
Church of Decatur is
taking orders for smoked
turkeys, hams and briskets
to be cooked on Nov. 20.
Meats may be picked up
that evening at the church
parking lot. Turkeys are $30,
Hams - $35 and Briskets
- $40. All proceeds go to the
Grace Baptist Benevolence
Fund. To order, call (940)
627-7558.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
— Applications for Rhome’s
Spirit of Christmas are
now available at Rhome
City Hall at 105 W. First
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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS...
FOOD DRIVE — First State
Bank in Bridgeport is
accepting food and toiletry
items for WARM through
Friday, Oct. 30. Items can
be brought to the front
lobby.
HAUNTED HOUSE — The
Rhome Volunteer Fire
Department’s annual
Haunted House is Oct. 23,
24, 30 and 31 in the old
school next to the fire hall.
Admission is $7 per person.
For information call (817)
696-6742.
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.
SPOOKTACULAR
— Bridgeport Parks and
Recreation Department is
hosting the Spooktacular
Fall Festival 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24, at the
Community Center. The
event is free and will feature
candy, games, inflatables,
train rides, face painting and
much more. For information,
call (940) 683-3480.
LORD’S ACRE — The Lord’s
Acre Festival at the First
United Methodist Church
in Alvord is Saturday, Oct.
24, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The
festival will include baked
goods, crafts, Christmas
decorations, a free bounce
house for kids, a silent
auction and a turkey and
dressing lunch from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Lunch is $6 in
advance or $7 at the door.
Kids 4 and under eat free.
EQUINE THERAPY
FUNDRAISER — A fund
raiser for Fly Without Wings
Equine Center is at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24, at the
Sunset Fire Hall. Cost of
the fajita dinner is $8.50.
Raffle tickets are being sold
for a 52-inch LCD Sanyo TV,
HSUN 150 S-5 Auto 4 Cycle
ATV or a Wii Sports System.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for
$20 and may be bought in
advance or at the event. You
do not have to be present to
win. There will also be a live
auction, silent auction and
entertainment. The proceeds
will go toward building
a covered arena so that
participants can receive
therapy during all kinds of
weather. Anyone wishing
to donate items for either
auction, to purchase tickets
in advance or would like to
help with the fund raiser
may call (940) 427-2404 or
(940) 393-1161. Web site is
www.fly-withoutwings.org.
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 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 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.
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Bridgeport record 7-4, 4-1
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Continued from page 6
THE TEXAS PERIMETER HIKE
REMEMBERING THOSE WHO WERE LOST — A sculpture by David W. Moore dedicated to the
estimated 6,000 people killed in the Hurricane of Sept. 8, 1900 has also become a place of
memorial for those killed in last year’s Hurricane Ike.
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SUDOKU SOLUTIONS
NORTHWEST NOTES
NHS FFA Wins at
Heart O’ Texas Fair
Northwest High School FFA
brought home some of the top
awards from the Heart O’ Texas
Fair in Waco, Oct. 9-11. More than
450 steers were entered in the
2009 livestock show. Following are
the winning results for the North-
west team:
Max McGilvray- Reserve Cham-
pion Simbrah steer
Max McGilvray- Reserve Cham-
pion Limousin steer
Max McGilvray- 2nd place light
weight Charolais steer
Celie Cooper- Reserve Champion
Chianina steer
Clayton McGilvray- 1st place
light weight American Cross steer
Shawn Knaust- 3rd place middle
weight American Cross steer
Justin Hale- 3rd place light
weight Brangus steer
Tyrel Draper- 3rd place middle
weight Angus steer
Wyatt Draper- 3rd place middle
weight Maine-Anjou steer
Zac Strader- 5th place middle
weight Charolais steer
Brennan Sooter- 6th place mid-
dle weight Santa Gertrudis steer
NEF/TCWC Golf Classic,
Oct. 19
The 14th Annual Northwest
ISD Education Foundation/Tro-
phy Club Women’s Club Golf Clas-
sic 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 trophies and enjoy dinner after
the tournament. It promises to be
a fun day of golf with lunch, dinner
and prizes. For more information
call 817-215-0174.
NISD Spirit Shoppe Open
for Business
The Northwest ISD Spirit
Shoppe is open for the season 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, blankets 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 Spirit Shoppe’s
hours for the month of Oct.:
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.
NISD Family Involvement
Hosts ‘Play to Learn’
for Preschoolers
Parents of preschoolers, birth
through age 4, are invited to bring
their little one to explore pump-
kins and other activities during
Play to Learn, 9:30 a.m., Friday,
Oct. 23. Play to Learn is an oppor-
tunity for parents and children to
learn through play. The monthly
meetings are held at the Special
Programs Center (1800 Texas 114,
Justin), in addition to group meet-
ings for parents. For more infor-
mation on the Family Involvement
Program, contact Deanne Colley,
Family Involvement facilitator, at
(817) 215-0198.
NHS Junior and
Senior Parent Forum
Parents of juniors and seniors
at Northwest High School are en-
couraged to attend a Parent Fo-
rum at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26.
Parents will have the opportunity
to learn more about graduation re-
quirements, Texas Scholar qualifi-
cations, preparing for college, col-
lege funding, and more.
NHS Parade, Pep Rally
and Fireworks Show
The Northwest Texans will show
off their spirit on Thursday, Oct.
29, as they honor their athletic
teams and seniors. The celebra-
tion will include a parade and pep
rally and fireworks show at NISD
Stadium. The parade will begin
at 6:30 p.m. and will follow along
Texan Drive from Northwest High
School to NISD Stadium. Texan
Drive will be closed to traffic until
the parade has ended. The com-
munity pep rally will follow in the
stadium, and the fireworks show
will begin at approximately 8 p.m.
Originally scheduled as part of the
school’s Homecoming festivities in
September, the parade, pep rally
and fireworks show was postponed
due to inclement weather.
Your Local Mayor
Continued on page 15
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Vote 4 updated school facilities.
Vote 4 keeping your tax dollars local.
Vote 4 improving your community.
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8 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 22, 2009
By ED STERLING
Texas’ seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate rose to
8.2 percent in September,
meaning 44,700 nonagricul-
tural jobs were lost for the
month. The state’s unem-
ployment rate was 8 percent
at the end of August.
Tom Pauken, chairman of
the state Workforce Com-
mission said, “While unem-
ployment in Texas remains
well below the national rate
of 9.8 percent, this serious
national recession contin-
ues to affect us adversely in
Texas.”
The leisure and hospitality
industry took the biggest hit
in September, losing 16,900
jobs, followed by profession-
al and business services,
down 16,500 jobs. Trade,
transportation and utilities
lost 13,000 positions.
The unemployment news
was somewhat tempered
by widely broadcast reports
that the economies of Aus-
tin-Round Rock, Browns-
ville-Harlingen, Dallas-Pla-
no-Irving, El Paso, Lubbock,
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr
and San Antonio areas are
among the first in the nation
to move from recession into
recovery, indicating that
their economies have grown
over the past six months.
Interest reemerges
over Willingham
It’s been more than five
years since the execution of
Cameron Todd Willingham
in 2004, but interest in the
Corsicana man’s 1992 arson/
murder conviction and 2004
execution has increased over
the past few weeks.
An article published in
The New Yorker magazine
in August quoting arson ex-
perts raised questions about
evidence prosecutors used
to demonstrate that Willing-
ham intentionally started a
fire in his home that caused
the deaths of his three
daughters.
Willingham told
officials he was in-
nocent, but some of
his family members
and associates say
he confessed.
The story took
on another dimen-
sion when Gov. Rick
Perry appointed
replacements to fill
two seats on the
state’s nine-mem-
ber Forensic Sci-
ence Commission shortly
before the commission was
to review the Willingham
arson investigation.
Williamson County Dis-
trict Attorney John Bradley,
one of the two appointees,
is the new chair of the com-
mission. He told The Dal-
las Morning News he would
take time as necessary to get
acquainted with the com-
mission and its procedures
before proceeding with a re-
view.
Storied jurist
W.W. Justice dies
Senior U.S. District Judge
William Wayne Justice, 89,
died Oct. 13 in Austin.
The Athens native, widely
regarded as a civil rights
champion of minorities and
the poor, was appointed to
the federal bench by Presi-
dent Lyndon B. Johnson in
1968.
In presiding over many
landmark cases, Justice ren-
dered rulings bringing about
the desegregation of public
schools and housing and im-
proving prison conditions.
Energy agency
promotes propane
The Railroad Commission
is promoting propane as a
desirable alternative fuel in
its 2009 “Breathe Easy Tour.”
The tour, which visited some
state agencies and central
Texas school districts last
week, features a variety of
currently available
vehicles, and car-
ries the message
that “propane is a
cleaner, cheaper,
Texas- produced
fuel for school bus-
es and other fleet
vehicles.”
Railroad Com-
mission staff de-
scribed a new
grant proposal
that the Commis-
sion will submit this month.
The proposal seeks to fund
additional propane vehicles
and upgrade more propane
fueling stations.
Based on miles traveled,
fuel economy and fuel-price
numbers from a current pro-
pane school bus fleet, school
districts can save approxi-
mately $3,000 per bus each
year by using propane, the
agency said.
Broadband applicants
get help
There’s movement in ef-
forts to bring broadband
technology – the Internet
and other digital develop-
ments – to more areas of
Texas.
The state Department
of Agriculture and Public
Utility Commission joined
together in an Oct. 15 an-
nouncement that the two
agencies are helping 63 ap-
plicants in seeking $793 mil-
lion in funds from BTOP, the
federal Broadband Technol-
ogy Opportunities Program.
Projects were screened for
the ability to extend broad-
band service to unserved
and underserved popula-
tions.
Troopers take
to school buses
The Texas Department of
Public Safety assigned high-
way patrol troopers to ride
school buses during Nation-
al School Bus Safety Week,
Oct. 19-23, and watch for
motorists illegally passing
the buses.
Motorists who are cited
for driving past a stopped
school bus whose red alter-
nating flashing lights are
activated can expect to pay
up to a $1,000 fine.
Voters may cast ballots
now
Early voting in the Nov. 3
election began Oct. 19 and
continues through Oct. 30.
Voters statewide will de-
cide the fate of 11 proposed
constitutional amendments,
and many local governmen-
tal bodies will have candi-
dates and/or bond issues on
the ballot.
!
Ed Sterling is director
of member services for the
Texas Press Association in
Austin.
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ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 22, 2009 7
Boys
Football
Junior varsity
Bridgeport 0 0 0 7 7
Burkburnett 0 7 6 0 13
Two big plays ended Bridge-
port's chance for a win. The
Bulls fought extremely hard,
said Coach Jed Anderson. Alex
Lara scored on a 7-yard run with
Fernando Delgadillo kicking the
extra point. Blas Hernandez and
Sean Herndon played well de-
fensively, with two pass deflec-
tions by Herndon and a fumble
recovery by Hernandez. Brandon
Smith had several big tackles
for losses, and Juan Cordova had
a sack.
Bridgeport record 3-3
Freshmen
Bridgeport 6 12 6 0 24
Burkburnett 0 7 0 7 14
Three of Bridgeport’s scores
came on the opening possession
of each half and the end of the
first half. The Bull defense had a
big night, keeping Burk's strong
running game off the field. Kyle
Myer scored on a 45-yard run,
Blake Arrington on a 16-yard
pass from Colby Mahon, Bran-
non Huff on a 75-yard run and
Mahon on a 10-yard run. Juan
Rivera recovered a fumble that
led to a touchdown. Jake Hulsey
intercepted a pass on the final
play. Rivera, Myer, Hayden Flor-
ence, Andrew Lingo and Huff led
the defense.
Bridgeport record 4-2
Bridgeport 6 16 8 7 37
Iowa Park 8 8 0 0 16
The offense was very efficient
on the night, scoring five touch-
downs in six possessions, said
Coach Brian Davenport. Kyle
Myer opened the scoring on a
54-yard run. Colby Mahon ran
one in from six yards, passed to
Blake Arrington for scores of 50
and 36 yards, and ran for two
conversions. Hayden Florence
scored from 10 yards, and Omar
Martinez kicked the point after.
Mahon, Myer, Brandon Huff,
Jessie Smith and Florence ran
the ball effectively behind the
blocking of Justin Cooper, Jacob
Cornelison, Josh Winebrinner,
Justin Hamilton, Martinez, Craig
Bernardo, Aaron Duckworth and
Dylan Benham. Leading tacklers
were Gentry Funk, Reese Read,
Myer, Huff and Florence. Fabian
Munoz intercepted a pass, and
Tyler Rhine recovered a fum-
ble. Brandon Myers and Caleb
Skarke disrupted things in the
middle.
Bridgeport record 5-2
Bridgeport 7B 19 25 25
WF Zundy 25 20 19
“The girls did an excellent job
taking care of another victory,”
said Bridgeport coach Shelly
Arrington. “They continue to
improve their serving and use
different combinations to win
the set and match.” Kaylee Love
recorded two digs, two aces and
four assists. Jessica White and
Emily Martinez each added four
assists.
Bridgeport record 6-5, 3-4
Cross country
Junior high
Taylor Clayton of Decatur won
the cross country meet Oct. 10
in Decatur with a 10:53.32, and
the Eagles edged Paradise for the
team title 43 to 44. Decatur's
Brandon Rivera was fourth in
11:53.76, Harry Boatman ninth
in 12:30.8, Skyler Westlake 14th
in 12:44 and Lane Mitchell 19th
in 12:49.62. Paradise captured
places six through nine, includ-
ing Jarrett Holt, 11:58.11; Sam
Robinson 12:09.86; Chance Dial
12:12.43; and Landry Norwood
12:14.15. J.D. Person placed
29th in 12:56.8. Jarrett Tins-
man placed 16th for Slidell in
12:44.81 and Khristin Talaman-
tes 35th in 13:37.27. Also plac-
ing for Slidell were Ben Clemmer
in 38th, Tyler Maynard in 63rd ,
Isaac Davis in 67th and Colton
Perkins in 101st. Also placing
for Decatur were Joel Forbis in
27th and Tyler Maxon in 33rd.
Placing for Paradise were Corbin
Holt in 25th and Colby Dial in
28th. Bridgeport's top runner
was Jaron Robinson in 31st fol-
lowed by Chris Hernandez in
42nd, Payton Pierce in 47th,
Jose Hernandez in 73rd, Alex
Cordova in 82nd, Travis Fuen-
tes in 83rd and John Freeman in
84th.
Junior varsity
Dylan Carnes placed second
in the Decatur cross country
meet Oct. 10 for Slidell, with
a 16:41.39. Teammate Omar
Gomez was fourth in 17:27.23.
Grant Waldrip placed 23rd,
Douglas Rynders 27th and Bran-
don Roberts 28th. For Boyd
Alex Snodgrass was eighth in
17:56.14, Hunter Shearer 12th
and Noel Brickle 20th.
Matthew Flaschbart placed
18th to lead Northwest to a
third-place finish at the Bird-
ville Invitational, running the
5K course in 19:56. Chris Giles
was 23rd in 20:10, Reid Phil-
lips 34th in 20:53, Zac Jones
39th in 21:10, Alan Dent 60th
in 22:55 and Johnathan Turner
67th in 23:47. Grapevine won
with 58 points, Frisco scored 66
and Northwest 77.
Girls
Cross country
Junior high
Paradise won the Decatur
cross country meet Oct. 10,
with the hosts close behind.
Paradise scored 45 points
to 61 for Decatur and 75 for
Alvord. Individual winner was
Bailey Sides of Paradise with a
12:35.87 followed by Brooklyn
Mitchum of Alvord in second
place with a 12:38.69. Natalie
Neighbors of Decatur was fifth
in 12:42.62 with teammate
Morgan Haney sixth in 13:07.3
and Samantha Gollakner eighth
in 13:16.08. Makayla Neigh-
bors of Paradise was ninth in
12:23.57 and Kaylee McCon-
nell10th in 13:24.36. Complet-
ing the points for Paradise were
Angela Powers in 12th and Em-
ily Corbin 13th. Also for the Lady
Panthers Courtney Kerr placed
29th and Vanessa Gutierrez
60th. Rounding out the Decatur
effort were Marissa Martinez in
11th, Blakely Brown in 32nd,
Gurnalda Lopez in 50th and Mor-
gan McGee in 53rd. For Alvord
Marissa Schedcik was 16th,
Clara Brashears 18th, Jessica
Gillespie 19th, Lacey Watkins
20th, Makayla Perry 26th and
Sarina McKinnon 31st. Placing
for Slidell were Caitlyn Pruitt in
17th, Codi Crane in 48th, Macie
Savage in 107th, Lacey Edge in
108th, Marisol Millan in 114th,
and Jessie Goode in 137th. For
Bridgeport Shiloh Weirich placed
84th, McKenna Myers 87th,
Kathryn McCauley 100th, An-
nie Hodges 115th, Haley Huber
118th, Andylyn Heckart 121st
and Samantha James 123rd.
Junior varsity
Alvord was nipped by Era 34-
30 for the team title at the Oct.
10 Decatur cross country meet.
Robyn Musgrave was second in
13:44.14, Macy Lynch fifth in
13:48.63 and Tabitha Hofsiss
ninth in 14:01.45. Kristina Lip-
pencott of Paradise took sixth
in 13:52.93, and Rebekah Mc-
Gregor of Slidell was seventh
in 13:54.63. Also for Alvord
Kacy Arnold placed 19th, Macy
Pritchett 21st, Kailey Watkins
23rd, Erin Patrick 25th, Lind-
sey Pollard 39th and Kala Cash
45th. Kourtland Smith of Para-
dise placed 20th. For Decatur
Katie Oberle was 28th, Hannah
Davidson 31st, Casey Ritter
33rd, Andrea Rivera 34th, Krista
Tamplen 38th, Kory Jones 40th,
Erica Lampkins 41st, Teresa Ri-
vera 42nd and Karen Fernandez
47th.
Volleyball
Junior varsity
The 23-5 Paradise Lady Pan-
thers dispatched Brock 25-10,
25-20 on Oct. 13. Sky Mayfield
scored 20 kills, Carlee Gam-
mage eight and Nikki Graves
three.
Bridgeport 23 25 21
Burkburnett 25 23 25
Two evenly matched teams,
said Coach Traci Woodard, but
Bridgeport dug too deep a hole
in the third game. Nikki Mowery
made five kills and three blocks,
Kendra Mendoza five kills and
three assists, Kara Demmitt
seven aces and a kill, Tiffany
Hawkins four assists, Skylar
Shawn three assists and a kill,
Haley Denton two kills and a dig,
and Madi Manoushagian two
aces and a kill.
Bridgeport record 11-9
Junior high
The Bridgeport seventh grade
B team competed in the Para-
dise tournament Oct. 10 and
won three of four matches to win
the event. Bridgeport defeated
Paradise green 22-25, 25-19,
16-14; Paradise white 25-19,
25-13; and Peaster 16-25, 25-
16, 15-13. The Sissies dropped
their final match to Springtown
25-17, 25-15. Coach Shelly Ar-
rington said the team played
with great enthusiasm and is
improving its skills with every
game. For the tournament Emily
Martinez served seven aces and
had six assists, Diana Garcia
five aces and six assists, Kaylee
Love two aces and six assists,
Lorna Mendez two aces and six
assists, Isabel Rodrigues two
aces and five assists, Ryhan
Read three aces and six assists,
and Jessica White three assists.
Love and Garcia each had one
dig.
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6 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, October 22, 2009
By GARY CLAYTON
Wise Co. Extension Agent
We still have some spots
left for the rainwater har-
vesting program Thursday,
Nov. 12.
The program is 9 a.m. to
noon at the Sheriff’s Posse
Grounds on Farm Road 51
just south of Decatur. Billy
Kniffen, water resource spe-
cialist with Texas AgriLife
Extension, will lead a dis-
cussion on passive collection
of rainwater for landscape
use and will also
touch on what we
need to do to cre-
ate and manage a
healthy watershed.
Following the
one-hour discus-
sion, participants
will construct their
own rain barrel for
home use. The cost
is $30, which cov-
ers materials to
construct the rain barrel.
Participants can attend the
lecture for free.
If you are inter-
ested in attending,
come by the Exten-
sion office at 206 S.
State Street or call
(940) 627-3341.
!
Despite substan-
tial rains, parts
of Texas are still
feeling the sting of
drought that cost
the state’s agricul-
ture industry approximately
$3.6 billion in losses. In the
hardest hit areas, hay and
grass remain in short sup-
ply. Because of that, area
hay growers who have hay
for sale are being asked to
post that hay on the TDA
Hay Hotline. The hay hot-
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currently lists more than
450 hay suppliers. TDA is
working with the trucking
industry to provide more af-
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CLAYTON’S CORNER
THE TEXAS PERIMETER HIKE
By SMATT
“What use are these toys
then
with my soul, self, scoured
away
… and my dearest friend
gone, taken
by twists of fate …”
- Anonymous poem
attached to the fence
surrounding the 1900
Galveston hurricane
memorial
The first thing I noticed
after crossing the bridge
onto Galveston Island was
a boardwalk. It was half
brown wood and half yellow
wood, brown up to the point
where last year’s storm had
presumably chosen another
direction and yellow where
the new construction now
stood, clumps of sawdust
upon it not yet taken by
the wind. The farther I
hiked, the more yellow I
saw. Yellow was everywhere
– in walkways, railings and
homes – all the way into
Galveston.
I passed through the
area a full year after
Hurricane Ike struck Sept.
13, 2008. The signs were
everywhere, but the island
has made a remarkable
recovery. Even the people I
spoke with seemed
almost nonchalant
about the episode,
perhaps a kind
of distance that
comes with
countless tellings
of a tale. Seeing
the outskirts of a
bustling city and
only the occasional
indication of last
year’s storm,
even I remained somewhat
emotionally distant.
That is,
until I reached
the memorial.
In the
middle of the
sidewalk, which
runs parallel to
the 10-mile long
Galveston Seawall,
rests a memorial
sculpted by David
W. Moore and
dedicated to the
estimated 6,000
people who were
killed in the great
hurricane of Sept.
8, 1900. It is a large statue
of a man, woman and child.
The woman is holding the
child as if to protect it,
and the man is reaching
up toward heaven, as if in
supplication to God.
What was once a memorial
statue created to remember
some distant event has
taken on a much greater
significance. More than 100
people died in the United
States because of Hurricane
Ike, many of them from
Galveston Island. The
friends and family members
of these victims have chosen
the memorial to represent
their stories as well, filling
the space with poems,
letters, posters, beads, art,
pictures and more.
There is raw emotion
filling the space now. A chain
link fence surrounding the
memorial is covered with
personal tributes. One
author posted a poem citing
the differences of her new
life, how she saw the world
after her husband had
disappeared in the storm.
On a sheet of paper, a sticker
read, “I don’t like Ike.” A
picture of a car buried in
sand had a single sentence
scribbled upon it: “We miss
Seadrift
Galveston
Continued on page 7
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GARDENER’S MAILBAG HONOR ROLLS
ria Nelson, Sarah Nicholson, Cecilia
Ochoa, Emily Oxford, Jorge Pacheco,
Brandon Palomo, Georgina Palomo,
Isaac Pannell, Michael Patterson,
Kourtney Pettigrew, Leonel Quintana,
Stacie Raymond, Autumn Recklein,
Macee Reed, Rayse Robinson, Arlene
Romero, Pedro Ruiz, Cristian Samano,
Samantha Sanders, Tucker Schuring,
Anna Sherwood, Tyler Short, Lucas
Smither, Hannah Solis, Cole Stallard,
Colton Teter, Luke Thomas, Dawson
Thompson, Benjamin Velazquez, Jorge
Venegas, Audrey Walker, Nathan Wat-
kins, Paige Westlake, Kaleb White,
Courtney Wilson and Kaitlyn Wolf.
Continued from page 4
By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: I have tons of
grass burs in an empty area
next to my house. When do I
control them, and what do I
use?
Apply pre-emergent gran-
ules such as Team or Dimen-
sion. Make your first appli-
cation two weeks prior to
the average date of the last
killing freeze in your area.
Repeat with a “booster shot”
application 90 days after the
first. No treatment is effec-
tive in fall.

Dear Neil: Are whiteflies
permanent once they get
started in a garden? They
were horrible on my squash,
tomatoes and hibiscus plants
this season. I used the yellow
traps and insecticides, to no
avail.
Their populations will
rise and fall. However, you’ll
have more of a problem with
them on annuals if you have
shrubs that harbor them
nearby. Privet hedges and
gardenias attract them like
iron filings to a magnet.
Otherwise, some years will
be much worse than others.
Agreed: when you do have
them, they’re terrible.

Dear Neil: What kills wild
violets in the lawn without
killing the grass? And, what
kills weeds in beds, when I
don’t want to kill the desir-
able plants in the beds.
Broadleafed weedkillers
(containing 2,4-D) will kill
wild violets. However, don’t
mow for a week or so before
you spray them. Use a pump
sprayer with the nozzle set to
a fairly fine droplet size, and
put one or two drops of liquid
dishwashing detergent into
the spray to help it adhere
to the funnel-shaped leaves.
This spray would be risky
among shrubs and flowers
in your beds. Cultivate once
to remove the weeds there,
then apply 2 inches of bark
mulch or compost across the
surface of the bed. You could
carefully spot-treat weeds
with a glyphosate spray ap-
plied from a trigger-squeeze
bottle, but don’t get it on de-
sirable plants.

Dear Neil: We’ve had doz-
ens of mushrooms. Do they
indicate any kind of problem
with our soil?
Not at all. They’re sap-
rophytic organisms, which
means that their nutrition
comes from decaying organ-
ic matter. They’re harmless
to your lawn and landscape,
and they’ll soon run their
course. You can break them
off if they’re unsightly.

Dear Neil: What planting
and care advice can you give
me for three, 7-foot pond cy-
press trees I bought recently?
I live near a lake.
They’ll benefit from the
proximity to water. Dig their
planting holes large enough
to accommodate their root
balls, but don’t worry about
adding soil amendments as
you plant them. They’re go-
ing to have to adapt to the
native soil anyway, and they
will. Plant them where they
will receive full sunlight,
and space them at least 25
or 30 feet apart. Hand-water
them every few days next
summer, while they’re es-
tablishing new roots.

Dear Neil: Why did my
gerbera daisies not bloom
much this summer and fall?
What did I do, or not do?
Gerberas are frustrating
flowers in most of Texas.
They don’t like our sum-
mer’s heat and low humidi-
ties, and they let us know
by their incessant wilting
and pouting. Think about
how few thriving gerbera
plantings you see. You’re not
alone. Many of the rest of us
have scratched them off our
lists some time ago. Other
flowers will reward you far
better.

Dear Neil: I have two
poinsettias outside in pots.
How do I get them to bloom
at Christmas?
Keep them growing and
vigorous right up until
Christmas. Starting imme-
diately (needed to be start-
ed October 1), give them
14 hours of total darkness
each night and full sun-
light daily. That simulates
the “long nights” they must
have before they’ll convert
over to reproductive (flower-
ing) growth. The red bracts
are actually leaves. All true
poinsettia flowers are yellow
(the little pea-sized struc-
tures in the centers of the
floral bracts).

Dear Neil: Are you aware
of a “false” lantana? This
plant is more woody, and
there is a stalk involved. It
also has strange little seeds
that regular lantana doesn’t
have. Is it of any concern?
Trailing lantanas are
most common in Texas land-
scaping, but shrub-form lan-
tanas are native to South-
west Texas, therefore, they
actually came first. They
grow to 24 to 96 inches tall,
depending on the type and
circumstances, and they
do frequently set seed (BB-
sized, dark fruit). They’re
lovely perennials that are
more reliable than the trail-
ing types in terms of coming
back from the winter.
Dear Neil: Where do I
start when I have no grass
beneath my large oak trees?
It’s the most common turf
question on the lips of Tex-
ans, and the answer is that
you start by determining
how many hours of direct
sunlight you have. St. Au-
gustine will grow in four
and thrive in six hours of
sunlight. With less than
four hours, it will fade away,
in which case you need to
consider mondograss, liri-
ope, Asian jasmine, purple
wintercreeper euonymus
or other shade-tolerant
groundcover.
!
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
that he cannot reply to ques-
tions individually.
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Complete the Sudoku grid so that each row,
each column, and each 3 by 3 box contains
the numbers 1 through 9. Numbers cannot
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SUDOKU
! Monday, Oct. 19, through
Friday, Oct. 30 each weekday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Decatur Civic Center, 2010
W. U.S. 380 in Decatur
! Monday, Oct. 19, through
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! Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5 to 7
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! Friday, Oct. 23, 6 to 8
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administration building, 501
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! Thursday, Oct. 29, 5 to
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A honor roll
FIFTH GRADE — Patrick August,
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Erwin, Bradley Ferris, Mckenna Flake,
Cristina Flores, Kali Fulton, Eunice Gal-
legos, Ezequiel Garcia, Sofia Garcia,
Jesus Gonzalez, Abigail Greiner, Kait-
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Cody Jane Stevens was elected president;
Sheryl Jennings, vice president; Aubrey
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representative; Angela Ferris, reporter/histo-
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speech on grooming horses.
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including the open horse show planned for
this fall.
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Wise Co. Extension Agent
Six Wise County 4-H mem-
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top honors at the 2009 State
Fair of Texas Junior Fashion
Sewing Contest held Oct. 12
at the State Fair of Texas in
Dallas.
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ners: Skirts and Blouses
- Vera Kirby, Slidell 4-H;
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di Luttrull, Decatur 4-H;
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Decatur 4-H.
Second place category
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Third place category win-
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STATE FAIR — 4-H’ers (from left) Megan Bland, Fallon Sachse, Bailey Hankins, Lyndi Luttrull,
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participated but is not pictured.
By ADRIAN ARREDONDO
Wise Co. Extension Agent
Twenty-four Wise County 4-
H members representing De-
catur, Chico, Slidell and Boyd
4-H Clubs vied for top honors
at the 2009 Wise County 4-H
Food Challenge held Oct. 5 at
Slidell High School.
Each team was provided
with a recipe and ingredients
and had to prepare a dish. Af-
ter they prepared their dish,
they named it and partici-
pated in an interview process
by adult volunteer judges. Each team
had to explain how they prepared their
dish, the foods from MyPyramid, the
nutritional value, food safety
issues and the cost per serv-
ing.
First place team: Michaela
Cross, Christian Cross, Emily
Egle and Clayton Egle - Chico
4-H Club.
Second place team: Shel-
by Vanover, Brady Vanover,
Dustin Davis, Mason May-
nard and Kara York - Slidell
4-H Club.
Third place team: Logan
Moore - Boyd 4-H Club; Fallon Sachse,
Thaine Laaser, Ty Watson and Lyndi
Luttrull - Decatur 4-H Club.
Fourth place team: James Smith,
Sarah Beaver, Courtney Adams, Sarah
Adams, and Sydney Keating - Slidell
4-H Club.
Fifth place team: Caitlyn Pruett,
Morgan Barnes, Magan Hesteande,
Laci Edg, and Cate Zuniga - Slidell 4-
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be advancing to the District Food Chal-
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INDEX
Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity Decatur, Texas 76234 www.wcmessenger.com
WEATHER...
PATRICIA ANN
QUINONES
Alvord
PHIL POLHEMUS
Plano
MICHAEL ‘RYAN’
WARE
Bossier City, La.
See page 16A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
A QUICKER WAY
TO VOTE
Wise County is using
electronic poll books at
voting locations to reduce
human error and make
voting more efficient.
See page 2A
EARLY VOTING
LOCATIONS
Find out when and where
to vote early on page 11A.
IN OPINION
Texas Land Commissioner
Jerry Patterson says voters
should make public access
to our state’s beaches a
constitutional right.
See column, page 4A
Sun 10/18 67/52
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.
Mon 10/19 68/56
Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 50s.
Tue 10/20 70/60
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.
Wed 10/21 67/52
Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.
GENEROUS
DONATION
Devon Energy gave United
Way of Wise County a
big boost toward its fund
raising goal with a large
donation Friday.
See page 3A
ALSO INSIDE ...
ON THE WEB ...
SCHOOL BOND
VIDEOS
We’ve put together videos
showing what Bridgeport
and Decatur plan to
address with their school
bonds. Log on to www.
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ELECTION
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VOLUME 130 - NO. 84 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES INTWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS 75¢
BRIDGEPORT • DECATUR
By BRIAN KNOX
Voters in the Decatur school
district are faced with a choice of
favoring or rejecting an $8 million
bond package, and they have their
first chance to make their decision
count Monday with the start of
early voting.
The district has proposed a bond
package that would address main
tenance, safety and energy effi
By BRANDON EVANS
A tour of the locker rooms and
showers at Bridgeport High
School not only introduces one to
the pungent funk of sweat-soaked
pads, it also reveals a lack of space
for student athletes.
Voting begins Monday in bond elections
Lack of room, labs at
high school prompts bond
Districtwide upgrades on ballot
WISE COUNTY
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
FRIENDLY GREETING — Wise County celebrated Texas Night Out at the Decatur Civic Center Tuesday night. Above,
Chelsea Cobb, 2, of Decatur plants a smooch on Dusty the Drug Dog’s nose. The event was designed as a block party
against crime to allow citizens the opportunity to meet public-safety providers.
WISE COUNTY
By BRANDON EVANS
For almost 40 years, Abun-
dant Life Children’s Home
provided a haven in Wise
County for children.
Most recently, it served as
a safe, home environment for
foster children with severe
disabilities. The home pro-
vided solace for children born
with incredible odds stacked
against them. More than a
year ago the home closed when
director Becky Rushing and
her husband, Mike, decided
to stop fostering and focus on
their two adopted children.
But Rushing felt the home
should still serve as a bastion
of hope in the county.
“Abundant Life is not dead,”
she said at the time. “It’s just
going through a transition.”
Hopeful transition
For almost 10 years, Cindy
Willis of Decatur has volun-
teered with young men and
boys at the Gainesville State
School.
The school, run by the
Texas Youth Commission,
Hope Inn looks to revitalize former Abundant Life facility
By KRISTENTRIBE
It’s the news taxpayers
have waited months to hear
Wise County closed Oct. 6 on
the property where Weath
erford College Wise County
will be built.
County Judge Bill McEl
haney said the county pur
chased 48.895 acres near the
intersection of U.S. 380 and
Farm Road 1655 from Rob
ert and Martha Beaman for
$1,410,796. The county paid
WISE COUNTY
County
closes on
college
property
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
BORN AGAIN —
Director Cindy
Willis and house
parent Todd
McMann have
transformed the
former Abundant
Life Children’s
Home in eastern
Wise County into
a faith based
facility focused
on improving the
lives of young
men released
from juvenile
prison.
By BRANDON EVANS
The Newark City Coun
cil Thursday decided to let
the voters decide what to
do with the old ball park
property located on Rodgers
Road.
The council was consider
ing selling the six-acre prop
erty, but after an executive
session, they decided to let
the voters choose whether
Election to
determine
sale of old
ball field
NEWARK
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HERE’S WHAT YOU
MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I Voting begins
Monday in bond
elections
I County closes on
college property
I Election to
determine sale of old
ball field
I Hope Inn looks
to revitalize former
Abundnt Life facility
IN SPORTS...
I Boyd claims district
lead
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TWO TEAMS HEAD TO NATIONALS — While the Decatur FFA has made a habit of sending tractor restoration teams to the national finals the last few years,
this is the first year that two teams from Decatur have qualified in the same year. The first team, made up of Phillip Grundy, Will Gregg, Brandon Myers,
Colton White and Ishley Elmore, have restored a 1964 John Deere 3020. The second team, made up of Ethan Fennewald, Cody Pollard and Hayden Lemieux,
restored a 1959 Ford Workmaster. The teams, shown at right with advisor Rick Elmore in back, are competing Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis.
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