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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
ALVORD • AURORA • BOYD • BRIDGEPORT • CHICO • DECATUR • GREENWOOD • NEWARK • NEW FAIRVIEW • PARADISE • RHOME • RUNAWAY BAY •SLIDELL
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
CROSS COUNTRY LAWNMOWER MAN — Harold Hamilton of Chattanooga, Tenn., was spotted riding a lawnmower on the shoulder of U.S. 81/287 last
week. This summer, Hamilton embarked on a 1,193 mile trip from Chattanooga to Hobbs, N.M. He was headed back to Tennessee when spotted in Wise
County. Hamilton said he travels at an average pace of 2 miles per hour. At that rate, the trip takes 596.5 driving hours one way. He said he drove the riding
lawnmower because he doesn’t have a driver’s license.
RHOME
VOLUME 130 - NO. 74 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES INTWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS 75¢
By BRANDON EVANS
Despite steady rain and thunder, a
crowd gathered at Veterans Memorial
Park in Decatur on Friday morning for a
Sept. 11 memorial service.
On opposite ends of the park, white
gloves gripped bugles and played the sol-
emn notes of Taps as retired Maj. Gen.
Gene LaCoste, a Sept. 11 survivor, placed
a wreath by a marker in the park.
LaCoste, who retired to Wise County in
2002, was on an assignment in the Penta-
gon when the hijacked plane crashed into
the building. Although he survived,
he buried several of his friends and
co-workers.
“Twenty-four civilian and govern-
ment workers he worked with at the
Pentagon were killed or seriously
burned,” said Walt Warner, com-
mander with the Wise County Vet-
erans Group.
LaCoste, who served in the U.S. Army
for 33 years, helped with rescue and re-
covery in the wake of the explosion.
LaCoste spoke to the crowd of vet-
erans, Alvord High School students,
civilians and community leaders at
Friday’s memorial service.
“We will all remember certain
WISE COUNTY
WISE COUNTY
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
Members of the Wise County
Weatherford College Steering Com-
mittee and Weatherford College
staff discussed the progress of the
Wise County campus at a lunch
meeting Friday.
Voters approved a branch campus
maintenance tax in November of
last year. Since that time, the county
has worked to purchase 35 acres at
the intersection of Farm Road 1655
and U.S. 380 for the campus.
However, legal issues have pushed
the closing date on the purchase to
Oct. 1.
“We’re ready, we’re just in a lit
tle bit of contention with the oi
Contention delays closing on college property
Remembering Sept.11
Wise County vets host memorial
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
SALUTING THE FALLEN — Despite a steady rain, a sizable crowd gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur on Friday morning to pay
tribute to those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks. This is the first time the Wise County Veterans Group held this memorial,
but they plan to make it an annual event.
WISE COUNTY
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The LBJ Grasslands is one
of 20 locations chosen as a core
site in a proposed
continental-scale
research project
studying the im-
pacts of climate
change.
Public meet-
ings broadcast via
the Internet will
be held Tuesday,
Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept.
17, discussing the National Eco-
logical Observatory Network
(NEON) project. The public will
be able to comment on the en-
vironmental assessment of the
project during this time.
“We’re one of 16 stations in the
lower 48 states, and it’s kind of a
neat thing to have here because
these serve as environmental
base stations for
universities and
other groups to do
climate studies,”
said Jim Crooks,
district ranger for
the Caddo/LBJ
National Grass-
lands. “We were
an ideal site for
that because we’re so close to the
Metroplex.”
Along with climate change,
the NEON project will research
the impacts of land-use change
Grasslands part of study
The public is invited
to view the Sept. 15
meeting at the district
office from noon
to 3 p.m. For more
information, call
(940) 627-5475.
Continued on page 14A
WISE COUNTY
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
FISTFUL
OF FLEECE
— Isaac
Markin of
Decatur is
about to
lose his
grip but not
his grin in
the mutton
bustin’
competition
Thursday
night at the
Sheriff’s
Posse
Rodeo.
Continued on page 8A
Continued on page 10A
News Briefs ..... 3A Opinion........... 4A Lifestyle .......... 6A
Sports ...............1B Classifieds.........4B Wise Business 10B
INDEX
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WEATHER...
DARRELL L.
‘TINY’ HALE
Runaway Bay
DORIS L. JACKSON
Rhome
DONALD MANNING
Bridgeport
REV. WILLIAM
MATTHEW
GREER JR.
Rhome
THELMA JOY
MORGAN
Decatur
ALEXANDER
CHARLES ELDER
Cundiff
GEORGE MACON
BROWN
Springtown
GARY TANKERSLEY
Saginaw
See pages 11A, 12A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
IN SPORTS ...
FOOTBALL
FRENZY
Six local football teams
were in action Friday night,
and we’ve got the results.
INSIDE ...
ON STAGE
The Off 380 Players’ season
opens this Thursday.
Find out what characters
director Russ Blanton and
the cast will bring to life.
See page 10A
Sun 9/13 73/63
Rain with a few rumbles of thun- der.
INSIDE ...
ROOKIE
RACE
Jay Craddock of Bridgeport
is roping his way to a
possible PRCA title.
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MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I Contention delays
closing on college
property
I Wise County
vets host Sept. 11
memorial
I Grasslands part of
study
IN SPORTS...
I Bridgeport can't
handle Prosper-ity
I Wildcats rock
Chico's house
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2 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, September 17, 2009
On Sunday, Aug. 30, more
than 100 people attended
the dedication ceremony of
the Barbara Rhine Memo-
rial Basketball Court at
Oak Grove United Method-
ist Church in Decatur.
The Revs. Jim Dean
and Fredric L. Utz led the
ceremony in memory of
Decatur native Barbara
Rhine, who was a mentor
and friend of Wise County
youth throughout her life-
time. Utz described Rhine
as a “sweetheart,” noting
her service as a youth coun-
selor at the First United
Methodist Church, as well
as her tireless devotion to
the youth at Oak Grove.
Surrounding her husband,
Dan, her son, Steven, and
grandson, Michael, were
other family members,
friends and former col-
leagues.
Rhine passed away in
September 2008 from com-
plications of a brain tu-
mor. The money to build
the basketball court came
from friends, family and
coworkers at Legend Bank
after she passed away. The
basketball court is nestled
under tall oak trees in a se-
rene setting. Barbara, who
served as dairy secretary
for more than 40 years, was
honored at the 2008 Wise
County Youth Fair.
DEDICATION — Members of Barbara Rhine’s family in
attendance at the dedication of the basketball court named
in her honor included her husband, Dan Rhine, son, Steven
Rhine, and grandson, Michael Rhine.
Barbara Rhine Memorial
Basketball Court dedicated
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master of arts in Latin American Studies
from the University of Texas at Austin Aug.
14, 2009.
Woodruff, the son of Tim and Joylynn
Woodruff and the grandson of W.B. and
Mary Louise Woodruff of Decatur, is a 2002
graduate of Decatur High School. He is em-
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In accordance with Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its im-
plementing regulation, Bridgeport
Health Care Centerwill not directly
or through contractual arrange-
ments discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin upon
admissions or provision or services
and benefits including assignment
transfer or referral to or from the
facility. Staff privileges are granted
without regard to race, color, or
national origin in accordance with
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 and its implement-
ing regulation, Bridgeport Health
Care Center will not directly or
through contractual arrangement
discriminate on the basis of dis-
ability admissions access treatment
or employment. The Administrator
has been designated as the Coor-
dinator for the implementation of
this policy.
In accordance with the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975 and
its implementing regulation,
Bridgeport Health Care Center will
not directly or through contractual
arrangements discriminate on the
basis of age is a factor necessary to
normal operation or the achieve-
ment of any statutory objective.
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Care Center
Girls
Volleyball
Freshmen
Bridgeport 25 25
Gainesville 12 22
Bridgeport had fun and
played aggressively, accord-
ing to the coach and tried
some new plays. Sabrina
Garza, Kara Demmitt, Kendra
Mendoza and Madi Manoush-
agian each had two kills
with five assists from Sky-
lar Shawn and four from Tif-
fany Hawkins. Haley Denton
scored seven aces and two
digs, while Jessica Mares
had two digs and two aces.
Bridgeport record 8-4
Junior varsity
Bridgeport 25 25
Gainesville 9 18
“We are finally getting
good quality wins,” the coach
said. “The girls are getting
comfortable in their roles on
the floor, and it shows.”
Hannah Logan slammed
four kills while Mady Han-
cock, Mariah Clayton and
Audra Hart had two each.
Taylor Henson set up five
assists and Ann Turlington
three. Lindsay Walker and
Hart each had a pair of digs.
Bridgeport record 10-4
Bridgeport 17 13
Peaster 25 25
Bridgeport played defense
all night and never got into
an offensive rhythm, the
coach said. Mady Hancock
had three kills and Shelbi
Fry two. Taylor Hanson put
up three assists. Angelica
Reyes dug out three shots as
did Lindsay Walker, and Au-
dra Hart had two digs.
Bridgeport record 8-4
Bridgeport 25 25 25
Forestburg 19 15 24
The team did a good job of
staying focused to pull out a
win, the coach said.
Taylor Henson set up five
shots, and Hannah Logan
took care of three. With two
kills each were Ann Turling-
ton, Shelbi Fry, Mady Han-
cock and Mariah Clayton.
Angelica Reyes found day-
light with four aces. Henson
and Turlington had two each.
Kasey Wages defended three
digs, with Reyes, Lindsay
Walker and Audra Hart two
apiece.
Bridgeport record 9-4
Eighth grade
Chisholm Trail Middle
School defeated Keller Fossil
Hill Sept. 10 in three match-
es. The A team won 25-27,
25-9, 15-9 the B team won
25-13, 25-16 and the C team
won 25-17, 28-26.
Bridgeport A 26 24 25
Decatur 24 26 20
“The girls have been work-
ing hard to learn new posi-
tions this year, and they did a
really good job tonight,” said
Coach Cheila Demmitt. “The
girls passed the ball well
which led to multiple points
off the kill. The serving was
also outstanding.”
Payton Tucker had seven
kills and Leah Guinn five.
Guinn served seven aces and
Taylor Emola five. Haley Guinn
set nine assists. Lacey Erwin
had four digs with three each
from Emola and Leah Guinn.
Bridgeport B 25 25 22
Decatur 27 12 25
“This was a good, competi-
tive match and my girls played
very well,” said Coach Cheila
Demmitt. Good passing led
to some exciting points, and
the service game was strong,
with 23 aces. Kayla Henson,
Alex Sullivan-Green and Ta-
mara Lippincott each served
fives aces and Rylee Garcia
and Mariah Willis had three
each. Hannah Brown served
a pair. Garcia slammed five
kills and had three digs. Hen-
son, Sullivan-Green and Lip-
pincott each had two digs.
Henson and Sullivan each put
up two assists.
Seventh grade
Chisholm Trail Middle
School A team defeated
Keller Fossil Hill Sept. 10,
25-22, 26-24. The B team
lost 25-19, 25-13. The C
team lost 25-22, 25-19.
Bridgeport A 10 11
Decatur 25 25
“The girls communicated
well, passed the ball consis-
tently and their serves were
productive,” said Coach
Shelly Arrington. Alyson
Price had three assists and a
dig, and Sydney Howard had
two assists.
Bridgeport B 23 9
Decatur 25 25
Kaylee Love had four as-
sists and an ace, and Ryhan
Read had two assists with
one ace. “The girls played
well together, supporting
each other as a team,” said
Coach Shelly Arrington.
“Concentrating on produc-
tive serves and ball control
throughout the game will be
their ongoing goals.”
Cross Country
Junior varsity
Bridgeport placed second
of 20 teams at the Cleburne-
Keene Invitational cross
country meet Sept. 11 with
89 points. Alyssa Holmes,
Courtney Cortez and Alejan-
dra Huerta were top finish-
ers.
Northwest placed fifth of
16 teams at the Southlake
Invitational Sept. 12. Coo-
per Mitchell finished 19th in
13:32, Chynna Hart 34th in
13:56, Jessica Wiggins 40th
in 14:02, Megan Ross 41st
in 14:02, Maddie Wood 47th
in 14:07, Laura Day 50th in
14:09, Mariah Indihar 51st
in 14:09, Samantha Shows
54th in 14:12, Kathleen Wil-
liams 65th in 14:22, Allison
VanGordon 67th in 14:25 and
Ceidy Dee 72nd in 14:28.
Boys
Football
Junior varsity
Bridgeport 0 6 0 7 13
Min. Wells 0 0 0 7 7
Garrett Mullins found Sky-
lar Stowe for a 65-yard touch-
down with 1:25 to play in the
fourth quarter, and the de-
fense held the Rams to sev-
en points to get the win, in-
cluding three stops on fourth
down. Christian Cordoza had
two sacks and key tackles
late in the game, and Sean
Hernden had an interception
in the end zone. Shea Gid-
dens and Jaden Corbin each
had big sacks with less than
a minute to go. Bridgeport's
first score came on a 1-yard
run by Alex Lara. Gabe Huer-
ta had a 50-yard run in the
first quarter.
Bridgeport record 2-0
Bridgeport 14
Prosper 0
Bridgeport scored on its
only two possessions before
weather forced the game to
an indoor practice facility
for a controlled scrimmage.
The Bulls scored twice in the
scrimmage and the Eagles
once. Blake Thompson threw
55 yards to Skylar Stowe for
the first outdoor score and
Alex Lara ran 15 yards for the
second. Gabe Huerta got the
two inside touchdowns on
runs. Shea Giddens and Juan
Cordova recovered fumbles,
with Giddens’ recovery led-
ing to the second Bull score.
Decatur 34
Liberty Christian 20
Offensively, Decatur ran
the ball well all night and av-
eraged more than 10 yards
per play. The offensive line
of Herandi Munoz, Jeremy
Adams, Connor White, Ray
Cortez, Juan Alvarez and Co-
lin Cowdrey dominated the
line of scrimmage. Big plays
contributed by Garrett Mue-
hlstein and Chris Saunders
helped secure the victory.
Hayden Carpenter played
well running for two scores.
In the final minutes, Colby
“Wildcat” Medlin took the
ball and ran off a 7-play drive
capped by a 1 yard TD. The
defense was led by the safe-
ties Daniel Gamino and Jacob
Walker, amassing 10 and 8
tackles respectively. Colton
Gillispie and Dustin Brazeau
did work all night at the in-
side backer spots.
Hayden Carpenter - 101
rushing, 2TDs, 35 receiving;
Garrett Muehlstein - 94 rush-
ing, 1TD, 4-9 102 yards, 1
TD passing; Colby Medlin- 43
rushing, 1 TD; Chris Saun-
ders - 59 receiving, 1 TD
Team - 267 rushing, 4TD;
102 passing, 1TD
Daniel Gamino - 10 tack-
les; Jacob Walker - 8 tackles;
Colby Medlin – 1 intercep-
tion
“I was impressed with our
teams ability to execute in
our first game of the year,”
said Coach Nick Stokes. “I
look forward to our next op-
ponent.”
Freshmen
Bridgeport 0 6 0 0 6
Min. Wells 0 0 0 0 0
“The defense was outstand-
ing all night and continued to
set up the offense for good
scoring chances,” Coach
Brian Davenport said. “I was
very proud of the effort and
the physical play displayed
by the Bulls. It was a hard
fought win.”
The lone score came on a
10-yard run by Kyle Myers.
Colby Mahon completed a
fourth down pass to Hayden
Florence to extend the drive.
Several passes were com-
pleted to Blake Arrington,
Jared Sturdivant, Caesar
Amador, Myers and Florence.
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Liberty Christian 6
Penalties had the Eagle defense with its back against a
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forced the Warriors to settle for a field goal. Kevin Haferland's
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halftime. In the second half, the Liberty offense reached the
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By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: I have three
crape myrtles that are ap-
proximately 20 feet tall. They
are about 4 feet apart in the
center of my flowerbed. Their
leaves are sparse and not
dark green. There have been
very few flowers. Is there a
fertilizer we should be ap-
plying?
Without seeing the plants,
it’s difficult to tell. Several
things pop out instantly,
however. Mainly, that’s not
nearly enough room for
crape myrtles of that height.
They should be 12 or 14 feet
apart to allow them to grow
to full size. Crowded plants
often shade one another
and cause the entire mass
to quit blooming properly.
Crape myrtles need nitrogen
to grow and subsequently,
to bloom. Apply it in April,
June and August, essen-
tially at the same times that
you’re feeding your lawn
and landscape.

Dear Neil: How do you
propagate figs from an exist-
ing backyard tree?
They’re very much like
any other shrub, in that
they’re started from cut-
tings. I’ve had good luck root-
ing semi-hardwood cuttings
in June and July. Trim the
leaves in half with a knife or
sharp scissors, to reduce the
amount of leaf surface area
that’s exposed to the dry-
ing conditions. I have posted
general information on root-
ing all types of cuttings at
my Web site, www.neilsper-
ry.com. You’ll find it under
the Most-Asked Questions
button, under “General.” I
generally refer readers there
to avoid redundant answers
to all the plant propagation
questions that come in.

Dear Neil: I’ve had beds
of vinca groundcovers for
years. About a month ago, it
looked like they were dying.
The leaves shriveled and fell
off. The plants got better, then
they did it again. Each time,
it followed a light shower. It
also looks like something is
eating all of its leaves. What
is it, and what can I do to
stop it?
You have leafrollers. You
can see the evidence of the
larvae inside the rolls of
leaf tissues. They’re very
common with trailing vinca
groundcovers, and they nor-
mally start showing up by
mid-summer. The rains were
coincidental. Use a systemic
insecticide, either as a spray
or in granular form in June
each year. Repeat as soon as
you see them coming back
later in the summer, should
that happen. For now, con-
sider trimming the plants
rather heavily to remove
many of the bare stems. The
vinca’s new growth this fall
and even into early winter
will quickly restore the bed
to better condition.

Dear Neil: My 8- or 9-
year-old Moorpark apricot
trees have never had blooms,
much less fruit. Is there any-
thing I can do to encourage
them to have flowers and
fruit?
The advice of experts is to
expect crops of apricots, at
the best, only one out of four
years in Texas. The reason
is that they have very low
chilling requirements. By
the time January is about
over, they’ve met their needs
for winter cold, and a warm
spell can bring them into
bud. Sadly, most years we
have additional freezes af-
ter that time, and the buds,
flowers or fruit are lost for
another year. Best advice is
to hope for sustained cold
during the winter, followed
by a frost-free early spring.
They’re not at all depend-
able in Texas, and your re-
sults are common.

Dear Neil: We are fairly
new to Texas, and we’re still
learning about many of the
native trees. We’re seeing
black spots on many of the
leaves of our live oaks. Grass
and shrubs are unaffected.
Can you point us in the right
direction?
Contact a licensed arbor-
ist who specializes in oak
issues. Normally, oaks are
great landscaping invest-
ments, but oak wilt is cer-
tainly present, and it is a
serious threat. You need a
highly skilled tree expert
to diagnose the issues and
prescribe the best options in
case this might be oak wilt.
There is also as great deal
of information available on-
line from both Texas A&M
Horticulture and Plant Pa-
thology and from the Texas
Forest Service. Get the pros
involved right away.

Dear Neil: My neighbor
planted two cottonwoods be-
tween our houses about nine
years ago. I’m having trou-
ble with my foundation now.
Could the cottonwoods’ roots
be causing damage?
Cottonwoods have very
shallow root systems, and
they use copious amounts
of water as well. Add those
facts, and they tell you that
cottonwoods could cause a
great deal of harm. The same
certified arborist described
above could be of great help
to you. At a minimum, you
need to have a root barrier
put in place near your foun-
dation to deter root growth
beneath it.
!
Have a question you’d
like Neil to consider? Mail
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County Messenger, P.O. Box
149, Decatur, TX 76234 or e-
mail him at mailbag@sper-
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that he cannot reply to ques-
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6 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, September 17, 2009
SPECIAL — The Wise County Animal Shelter has a special
on pet adoptions this month, accepting donated items in
lieu of adoption fees. Items needed include dried puppy food,
bleach and orange cleaners. For more information call the
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OFFICES CLOSED — The Decatur Public Housing Authority
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15, for training.
GED TEST — The GED test will be administered by
Bridgeport ISD Monday, Sept. 21. Call (940) 683-1830, ext
1250, or visit http://www.bridgeportisd.net/comm/ged.
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Thursday, Sept. 17.
NEED MORE COWBELL — The Decatur High School Class
of 2010 will be selling cowbells for this year’s homecoming
game Friday, Sept. 18, at Eagle Stadium. Cowbells are $8
each and support the 2011 Junior/Senior Prom.
BLOOD DONATION — A blood drive is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 18, at the Wise Electric Community Room in
Decatur. To give blood, you must be at least 17, weigh at
least 110 pounds and be in good health. If you have given
blood before, it must be at least 56 days since your last
donation. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit
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COMPUTER CLASS — Weatherford College Wise County
is offering Microsoft Word in a Day Friday, Sept. 18, and
Microsoft Excel in a Day on Friday, Sept. 25. Both classes
are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $99, which includes the
book. Early registration is required. Call (940) 627-2690 for
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YARD SALE — The Wise County Veterans Council and the
North Texas Honor Guard will have a yard sale Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19, at the DAV Hall on Farm Road
51 South. Donations can be dropped off at the hall Monday
through Friday, Sept. 14-18. Call Bobby Harris at (940) 389-
1922 or (940) 389-7533 or Patsy Harris at (940) 389-5399
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Smith Taylor at (940) 210-1143 or Danielle Thompson
Caldwell at (817) 797-5657 for more information.
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and 1:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Country Club. For more
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Fundraiser for
Linda Calloway of Paradise
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
U-trip rules. $160 per team
Help pay for medical
expenses for Liver Transplant
Chevrolet continued to be
Wise County’s most popular
vehicle as 25 Chevy cars and
62 Chevrolet trucks were
registered in August in the
office of County Tax Asses-
sor-Collector Monte Shaw.
James Wood Motors regis-
tered 195 new vehicles dur-
ing the month, while Karl
Klement Chrysler sold 43
and Klement Ford regis-
tered 28.
Wood’s Hyundai division
registered 20 new cars and
11 new trucks during the
month.
GMC trucks followed
Chevrolet in popularity as
48 units were registered,
followed by Dodge, 22; Ford,
20 and Jeep, 8.
Following Chevrolet and
Hyundai in car sales were
Pontiac with 17 units;
Dodge, 10; Buick, 9; Ford, 8;
and Chrysler, 3.
Wood sold 62 used cars
during the month, followed
by Klement Ford with 32
and Klement Chrysler with
17.
GMAC lead the way in
financing with 42, followed
by First State Banks, 23;
DATCU Credit Union, 19;
Ford Motor Credit, 14; First
Financial, 4; The Com-
munity Bank and Legend
Bank, 2 each; and Chrys-
ler Financial, North Texas
Bank, Wells Fargo and First
National Bank of Jacksboro/
Runaway Bay, 1 each.
WISE COUNTY
BUSINESS
Chevrolet most popular brand in county
The Wise County Raid-
ers select baseball team
competed in the Western
Division 2009 Super Series
National Tournament July
18-24 in Woodland Park,
Colo. They were named
2009 Super Series 11-and-
under Minor National
Champions after going un-
defeated in seven games.
Opening ceremonies were
July 18. The team checked
in that morning and began
trading pins with other
players from other teams.
This is a tradition the boys
always look forward to. Fol-
lowing this was the Parade
of Teams around the ball
field displaying their ban-
ners. The day ended with
skills competitions, which
included a home run derby,
round the horn and base
running. Cameron Starnes
of Bridgeport won the first
place trophy for the fastest
base runner.
Pool play began July
19. The Raiders faced the
Oklahoma Blackhawks for
the first game with a fi-
nal score of 10-7. The sec-
ond game of the day was
against the LS Express
with the score of 10-6. On
July 20, the Raiders played
two games again, and beat
the North Texas Bombers
13-3 and Mojo Silver 16-0.
Bracket play began July
21. The Raiders were the
No. 1 seed and played the
Oklahoma Blackhawks
again and won 18-6. The
boys had a day off July
22, and they attended the
Colorado Rockies game and
participated in a parade on
the field before the game.
Bracket play resumed
July 23. The Raiders played
the LS Express again and
won 13-6, which qualified
them for the championship
game later that night.
The championship game
was delayed for two hours
by rain, and the Raiders
were set to face off with LS
Express again. The entire
game was a hard fought
battle for both teams, but
the Raiders won the title
6-3.
They were awarded the
2009 Super Series Nation-
al Trophy and individual
trophies for each player.
The players also received
Super Series gold watches
and gold championship
rings.
Raiders players Caiden
Berry of Paradise, Shane
Buechele of Arlington,
Corbin Coleman of Bridge-
port and William Suther-
land of Arlington were
named to the All-Tourna-
ment Team, and Skylar
Black of Chico was named
Offensive MVP.
The Raiders record for
the season is 43-14-2. The
team won four Super Se-
ries qualifier tournament,
one USSSA qualifier tour-
nament and the USSSA
State Championship.
They also had a third
place Super Series quali-
fier finish and won second
place in the Super Series
State Tournament.
The Raiders attribute
their success to the con-
stant support of family,
friends and sponsors, and
the team was told my sev-
eral people in Colorado that
they had never seen a more
“unified” group – meaning
team, family and fans.
Wise County Raiders win national title
Front row, from left,
Caiden Berry of
Paradise, Cameron
Starnes of Bridgeport,
Skylar Black of
Paradise, William
Sutherland of Arlington,
Lane Morrow of
Bridgeport, Jon Mark
Castillo of Springtown.
Middle row, from left,
Shane Buechele of
Arlington, Trace Hardee
of Alvord, Zane Morrow
of Bridgeport, Ben
Nugent of Arlington,
Jacob Roberts of
Bridgeport, Chance
Lockhart of Bridgeport
and Corbin Coleman
of Bridgeport. Coaches
are Randy Hardee,
Lance Morrow, Brandt
Lockhart and Rusty
Coleman.
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predator/prey game and other outdoor activities. Lunch is
provided, and a shotgun and bow will be given away. Call
(940) 627-5475 for more information.
SOFTBALL TOURNEY — A men’s and coed softball
tournament is Saturday, Sept. 19, at Kenny Renshaw Park
in Decatur. Proceeds will help a 14-and-under girls fastpitch
softball team go to the fall state tournament in Wichita
Falls. Call (940) 389-0207 for more information.
DAR — The John B. Denton chapter of the National Society
of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at
10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The club will celebrate the
222nd anniversary of the United States Constitution with
guest speaker Larry Fair, a retired Bridgeport High School
government and economics teacher.
BOYD REUNION — The Boyd High School Exes annual
reunion is 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Vance Godbey’s
Restaurant, 8601 Jacksboro Highway in Lake Worth.
Business meeting is at 5 p.m. Cost of the meal is $18.
RSVP to Jimmie McSpadden at (817) 281-0770, Elizabeth
Zorns Milner at (817) 581-6428, Arvella Brawley Godbey at
(817) 232-4753 or e-mail MaryAHunn@hotmail.com.
JACKIE’S BARREL RACE — The second annual Jackie’s
Barrel Race Open 5D is Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Salt
Creek Arena in Boyd. Books open at 9 a.m. Money
raised will benefit Jackie Murphree, who was injured in a
car accident two years ago. Call Raylee Moss at (940)
577-1213 or Gail Gentry at (940) 626-9630 for more
information.
KIDNEY WALK — Betty Bevil and Teresa Hartsell are
participating in the Kidney Walk, benefiting the National
Kidney Foundation, Saturday, Sept. 19. To contribute to the
walk or for more information, visit www.kidneywalk.org or
send checks to Betty Bevil or Teresa Hartsell, 2150 S. FM
51, Decatur, TX 76234.
SINGLES MEETING — The North Texas Singles Club monthly
business dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at
the Hot Skillet in Alvord. A private room has been reserved
for the meeting. Call (940) 872-6627 and leave a message
for more information.
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NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS ...
OFFICE CLOSED — The Veteran Service Office will be closed
the week of Sept. 21-25 for training. The office will reopen
Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.
GT NOMINATIONS — Chico ISD will accept nominations
for new students in grades K-11 for Gifted and Talented
program screening through Friday, Sept. 25. Students may
be nominated by teachers, administrators, counselors or
parents. Forms are available in the front office of each
campus. Call Dolly Green at (940) 644-5783 for more
information.
SKEET SHOOT — The Friends of Alvord Skeet Shoot is
Saturday, Sept. 26, at Oakhill MX Park. Call Jim Looney at
(940) 393-6382 for more information.
REUNION — The DHS class of 1989 reunion will be
Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Decatur Country Club. If you have
not received your invitation, contact Randy Shilling at (972)
742-5868, Scotty Helms at (214) 597-1898 or Kelli Zumar
Pyland at (940) 626-9069 or kpyland1@yahoo.com.
HEALTH FAIR — The Wise Regional Health System Harvest
Health Fair is 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in front of the
hospital. The free event will include health screenings, blood
pressure checks, cholesterol checks, PSA testing (for men
over 50), blood sugar checks, a kids fun area, face painting,
cake walk and the Corporate Wellness Challenge where
teams compete in an obstacle course.
PARADISE FESTIVAL — The Paradise Main Street Festival
is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The Paradise
Veteran’s Memorial Park will be dedicated during the event,
and local veterans will be honored. The festival will include
food and craft booths, talent shows and speeches. To
participate in the talent show, call (940) 859-3691. To rent
a booth, call (940) 748-2422 or (940) 969-3680.
CHAMBER AUCTION — The 18th annual Decatur Chamber
of Commerce Auction is 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.
This year’s theme is “Fat Saturday Carnivale.” For more
information or to purchase tickets, call Misty Hudson at
(940) 627-3107.
UPCOMING EVENTS ...
COAL MINERS — The Coal Miners’ Heritage Festival is
Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown Bridgeport. Festivities
begin at 9 a.m. and will include food and craft vendors,
a video game contest, baking contest, 5K run/walk and
30-mile bike ride, classic car show, tractor show and live
entertainment. Booth space applications are available at
www.bridgeportchamber.com or by calling (940) 683-2076.
RAFFLE TICKETS — The 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 Oct. 13. Proceeds go to the
Decatur Police Department to help provide training
equipment.
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 Heritage Museum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
CHICOFEST — Chicofest is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17, at Chico square. Booths can be rented for $5 or
$10 with electricity by calling (940) 644-2515. The event
will include a cake walk, horseshoes, a beauty pageant
featuring Chico High School boys at 11 a.m. and Bingo at 1
p.m. A picnic will follow Chicofest in the park.
FALL FEST — Alvord’s Fall Fest is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, in downtown Alvord. To reserve a booth,
call city hall at (940) 427-5916.
CONCERT — The New Plainsmen will perform at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Wise County Heritage Museum in
Decatur.
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.
IN OTHER NEWS ...
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 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
more 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, 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 — The 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
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940-627-5400
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Sat., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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115 E. Bypass 287. • Suite B
Alvord, 76225
940-427-2801
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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NEWS BRIEFS
Bridgeport and Decatur. Call Lisa Walker at
(800) 272-3921 or e-mail Pat Borgfeldt at
ppborgfeldt@aol.com for more 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 an
Alzheimer’s support group at 7 p.m. on
the first Thursday of every month at Wise
Regional Health System’s west campus
board room. For more information, call Kelly
Walker at (940) 627-5921.
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. For information, call
(940) 626-4585.
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 more information, visit http://
www.theparentingcenter.org. To register,
call (877) 922-4733.
CPR TRAINING — The 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 more information or
to register, call the administration offices
at (940) 627-3199 or come by the fire
department at 201 S. Church St.
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Saturday, September 26
Benefiting the Womens Health Program at Wise Regional
By GARY CLAYTON
Wise Co. Extension Agent
If you have followed the major me-
dia outlets lately you already know
about the Raspberry crazy ant.
This relatively new ant was discov-
ered in 2002 when Tom Raspberry,
a professional pest management
provider from Pearland discovered
a population of a new pest ant near
Pasadena in Harris County. Huge
numbers of the ant literally covered
the landscape in industrial parks
and residences.
In Texas, the common name is
Raspberry crazy ant. The description
of the Texas version is very similar
to the species de-
scription for the
Caribbean crazy
ant.
High numbers
of the ant have
been found in lo-
calized spot infes-
tations in south-
east Houston and
the surrounding
area. Other infes-
tations have been
confirmed in Brazoria, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Hardin, Jefferson, Lib-
erty, Montgomery, Orange, Walker
and Wharton Counties. According to
Texas AgriLife entomologists, this
ant has the potential to spread well
beyond the current range, but be-
ing a semi-tropical ant its potential
northern distribution may be limited
by colder weather conditions.
The ant is about 1/8 inch long, red-
dish brown and nests in the landscape
where queens, eggs, larvae and pupae
can be found. A colony contains mul-
tiple queens and can contain millions
of ants. This ant does not sting and
it will displace other ants, including
fire ants in the environment.
Entomologists are unsure at this
time if this ant will impact crop pro-
duction. If you suspect this ant might
be on your property please contact
me at (940) 627-3341.
CLAYTON’S CORNER
CLAYTON
The Messenger Classifieds...
Measuring up to your expectations one ad at a time.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
CLASSIFIED GOLD
Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Deadlines
Classifieds:
Thursday Issue: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
Sunday Issue: 11:30 a.m. Friday
Classified Gold: 11:30 a.m. Friday
Real Estate and Classified Display:
Thursday Issue: 3 p.m. Thursday
Sunday Issue: 3 p.m. Tuesday
Classified Gold: 3 p.m. Wednesday
Special Offers
Business Services: Place a paid ad for
four weeks in the Business Services
classification of the Wise County
Messenger for $50. Receive a bold
heading and the fifth week is FREE.
Run the same ad in Classified Gold for
an additional $32 for five weeks (price
based on 20 word or less ad).
For Sale: Place a paid ad with a bold
headline for two weeks for $25, and
if you don’t sell your item at the end
of two weeks, you’ll receive the next
two weeks FREE. Run the same ad in
Classified Gold for an additional $16 for
four weeks (price based on 20 word or
less ad).
Classified Advertising Policy
Classified ads for the Sunday/Thurs-
day edition are $12 per week for 20
words or less (each additional word is
60¢). Run the same ad in Classified
Gold for an additional $8 per week
(20 words or less; each additional
word is 40¢).
Error Responsibility
Customers are asked to check their
ad immediately after it appears in the
paper and report at once any error
found. Claims for adjustment should
be made at that time. The Wise
County Messenger is responsible for
an incorrect ad only the first time it
runs, so check your ads carefully.
Classified Gold goes into 21,000 ad-
ditional homes.
Payments
In person: 115 S. Trinity St., Decatur
By Mail: Wise County Messenger
P.O. Box 149
Decatur, TX 76234-0149
Real Estate for Sale
• Acreage • Business Property
• Condos/Town Homes • Duplexes
• Homes • Lots • Mobile Homes
• Wanted to Buy
Rentals
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Pets
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All real estate advertising in this
newspaper is subject to the Fair
Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise “any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin,
or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion.” Familial status includes chil-
dren under the age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody
of children under 18.
This newspaper will not know-
ingly accept any advertising for
real estate which is in violation of
the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available
on an equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at
1-800-669-9777. The
toll-free telephone
number for the
hearing impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE:
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APARTMENTS
Two Bed. 887sq.ft. $760
ree Bed. 1127sq.ft. $900
ECI CHILDFIND/FOLLOW-ALONG
COORDINATOR
If you would like to be part of a team of people changing the lives of
babies and families in Wise County we’d love to hear from you. The
ChildFind/Follow-Along Coordinator is responsible for developing
and implementing public awareness/child find activities according to
the Agency’s Public Awareness/Child Find Plan. Implements Agency
FollowAlong Program to include conducting screenings, enrolling
and tracking infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays.
Participates on Speakers Bureaus for professional, community, and
civic organizations; works with families in the community to screen
children for developmental delay and makes referrals for ECI services
as necessary. Must have an Associate degree in Early Childhood
Development or related field with 3 years paid employment experience
in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), or a school, hospital, or clinic
setting, working with children birth to 3 that have developmental
delays or disabilities. Our competitive wages & incredible benefits,
including up to 3 weeks paid time off per year makes this an excellent
place to work.
Fax or email resumes to vickid@readystart.org or
469-385-2983. No phone calls. Non smokers welcome!
2000 S. FM 51 • Decatur, TX. 76234 - A not for profit hospital
www.wiseregional.com - EOE - Job Line: 940-626-2525
Up to $7,000 RN Bonus
• Behavioral Health - RecreationTherapist
• Med Surg - C.N.A/PCA full and part time
• Lab - Blood Bank Supr.-BSMT-ASCP
One year Blood Bank Supr.
exp. preferred.
• Dietary - Diet Aide & Ambassador
Part time and PRN
• Surgery - RN Circulator/PRN
• Therapy Services -
PT*COTA*OT/PRN
• RN - Behavioral Health Nurse Mgr.
Dialysis * Behavioral Health * ICU
CCU*PACU*Med/Surg * Cath Lab
* Recovery
• LVN - Med/Surg * BHS * Dialysis
* Rehab
• Therapy Services:
*PT & PTA Outpatient
PT Woundcare
Acreage
2.5 acres. Long road frontage on
Highway 101 w/2 bay dirt floor,
50x25 metal shop, 25x34 chicken
coop, 24x10 metal well house,
11x24 metal storage building, 12x56
older mobile home (needs repair),
met al awni ng. $40, 000.
(940)577-2410.
EAST WISE COUNTY
Tract 1: Ag, 8+ acres, Denton
Creek, $72k. Tract 2: homestead,
1+ acre, 3/2, pier & beam, $166k.
Marty, (940)466-7588.
REDUCED!
Beautiful building sites near Deca-
tur. Restricted, platted, trees, creek,
electricity. 5 acres, $65,000; 5.5
acres, $72,500. (940)393-8740.
Business Property
Approx. 1/3 acre on
Bus Hwy. 380,
Decatur
(between Wal-Mart &
Lowe’s)
940-389-9188
Commercial Property
For Sale
Duplexes
ALVORD RENTALS FOR SALE
4-plex: units are 2/1, approximately
850 square feet, built 2005,
$239,500. 2 duplexes: units are 3/2,
approximately 1,150 square feet,
fenced yards, built 2004-2005,
$144,900/each. (940)393-8740.
Homes
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.
DAN PROCTOR
CUSTOM HOMES
NEW HOMES
* OFFERING *
Design assistance - Turnkey or partial
construction - Cost plus or fee contract
Build on your land - Completed homes available
REMODELING
* INCLUDES *
Room additions - Patio covers - Enclosures
Garages - Kitchens and Baths
CONSULTING
* PARTIAL INVOLVEMENT FOR *
Plan review and advice - Overseeing
construction - Assistance with budgets and
spec sheets - On site meetings
You Can Build With Confidence
35 years of experience
817-881-9023
3/2/2 HOUSE
for sale, 1704 N. McDonald Street,
Decatur. Last apprai sed for
$120,000. Make offer, will pay clos-
ing cost. (214)253-2972.
50 ACRES
with home, barn, barn apartment &
shop. $535,000. (940)627-2682.
CUSTOM HOME FOR SALE
IN GATED COMMUNITY
109 Oak Grove, Boyd. 5/4 on 5
acres, game & media rooms. Too
much to list. (817)887-6991.
BEAUTIFUL VIEW
2-story, 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,700
square feet, Paradise ISD, 2 or 6
acres, landscaped, sprinkler sys-
tem, trees, tank. $296,000.
(940)969-6622.
RHOME, 3-BEDROOM, 1-BATH
2-car garage, newly remodeled,
covered porch, 2 storage buildings,
completely fenced city lot. $69,900.
Agent, (940)577-2733.
Lots
2 ACRE LOT FOR SALE
Heritage Creek Estates, Phase 1.
Decat ur I SD. $39, 900/ OBO.
(940)399-6201.
LOTS IN ALVORD
Corner of Business 287/Elm Street.
.448 acres, $37,500. 1/3 acre on
Wi s e St r e e t , $ 9 , 5 0 0 .
(940)393-8740.
Mobile Homes
14X72, 1974 MOBILE HOME
Good condition, must be moved.
$1,000/OBO. (940)433-8196 or
(940)391-7585.
1999 OAKWOOD
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 28x44 double
wide. $25,000/OBO with free trans-
por t wi t hi n 100 mi l es.
(940)393-1709.
BEAUTIFUL TREE COVERED
1.4 acres, corner lot, very clean,
3/2, large rooms double wide. Ex-
cellant price, $79,900. Stone Real
Estate, (817)694-5547.
K&P Homes, Inc. 20 used homes,
all refurbished. Financing available.
Springtown, TX. (817)677-3446.
MOVE-IN READY!
Enjoy country living in a very nice
double wide. 3-bedroom, 2-bath.
Approximately 1,344 square feet on
2 acres. Freshly remodeled w/big
upgrades. 167 CR2133, Shenan-
doah Subdivision near Valley View,
(near I-35). $77,500, owner finance
n o t a v a i l a b l e . FSBO.
(940)634-2127, leave message.
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.
Rentals
Apartments
940-536-9346
BRIDGEWOOD
Executive Suites
Bridgeport, TX
CALL ABOUT
FALL SPECIALS
1, 2 &3 Bedrooms Available
Washer & dryer
included
Efficiency apartments for rent, all
bills paid. (940)433-3133.
2/1 APARTMENT IN CHICO
$500/month, $300/deposit. No pets.
Cal l ( 940) 644- 2713 or
(817)929-1930.
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 $2,000/month! FM 51 North, De-
catur. Cannon Property Manag-
ment. (940)368-1811.
NOW
LEASING
Executive
Office Space
2,700 sq. ft.
1450 FM 51 S.
Decatur
(formerly First Financial Bank)
940-627-4584
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Office/retail space. 1,000-7,000
squar e f eet f or l ease.
(940)627-2510.
Individual office suite with full
kitchen and conference common ar-
eas for lease in downtown Bridge-
port. $300/month, $250/deposit and
1/8th of monthly utilities. Call
(940)393-3429 or (940)393-1638.
Office building near Courthouse
Square. 3 offices, reception/waiting
area, kitchen & restroom, CH/A.
$850/month, 1st/last plus deposit.
(940)389-5588.
Office space for lease. Approxi-
mately 2,000 square feet. Prime lo-
cation. (940)389-5407.
OFFICE SUITE
just off Decatur square on North
Trinity. Cannon Property Manage-
ment. (940)368-1811.
Quality space for lease. Great loca-
tion, medical/office. 3,368 square
feet available. Call (940)627-2778
for information.
Condos, town homes
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,
downstairs, pool side, with washer &
dryer. $600/month. (940)626-9603.
Duplexes
EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT!
3-bedroom, 2-bath, duplexes in Al-
vord. $725/month. $475/deposit.
Fenced backyard. No smoking, pets
OK w/pet deposit. (940)393-8740.
***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.
3/2/1 duplex, Decatur. No pets, no
smoking. $750/month, $600/deposit.
Avai l abl e i n Sept ember .
(940)393-5177.
Duplex for rent, 3-bedroom, 2-bath.
602-A Crestridge Court, Decatur.
$800/month. (940)964-2631.
Now available: 2 & 3-bedroom du-
plexes. Bridgeport & Decatur.
$650-$750/month, month-to-month
lease. Dusty, (817)307-0057.
Homes
$300 OFF 1ST MONTH
(DECATUR HOUSES ONLY)
Decatur: 6263 N. FM 51. Stonehill
Apartments, 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.
***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.
1711 Chenoweth Street, Decatur.
3/2/2, all brick, pets welcome.
(817)247-0246.
2 HOUSES FOR RENT, DECATUR
2/1/1, large yard, 800 S. Trenchard.
2/ 2/ carport , 205 N. Chi co.
$725/month plus deposit, each.
Mark, owner/agent, (940)704-7212.
“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!
3-bedroom, 1-bath house for rent,
502 W. Main, Decatur. Recently re-
modeled, CH/A, laundry room, stove
& dishwasher. Fenced yard. Lease
& credit application required.
$775/ mont h, $700/ deposi t .
(817)439-8893.
3/2, Rhome, avai l abl e now.
$825/month. (817)764-9996.
4/4/2, 5 acres, Paradise ISD, all ap-
pliances stay, CH/A. Great place for
kids, pets allowed. References re-
quired. $1,800/month, $1,800/de-
posit. (940)389-2144.
600 E. Halsell, Decatur, 2-bedroom,
1-bath house, double carport,
fenced. Pets OK. $750/month,
$750/ deposi t , f i rst & l ast .
(940)399-9721.
Executive estate, 4,400 square feet,
4-bedroom, 4-bath, media, 3+ ga-
rage, 2-fireplaces, wet bar, jacuzzi.
$2,700/mo. (940)325-8700.
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.
Rhome, 4/2/2, Shal e creek.
$1,150/month plus deposit. Avail-
able Oct. 1. Amenity center w/pool,
close to Highway 287, Interstate
35W. (940)445-2323.
Mobile Homes
4-bedroom, 2-bath on 1 acre,
Rhome area. Side-by-side refrigera-
tor, built-in oven/microwave, dish-
washer, fireplace. Like new.
$950/ mont h pl us deposi t .
(469)878-0101.
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.
For lease: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1
acre, landscaped. Lovely, modular,
country home, FM 1749, Forest-
burg, TX. $800/month plus deposit.
(940)210-0913.
Roommate wanted
Professional roommate wanted.
Background check. Nice, clean,
quiet 4-bedroom house in Rhome.
$500/month plus utilities. Call
(817)637-8822.
Spaces & lots
P&W Mobile Home Park. Space for
rent, $150/month. Apply at Bridge-
port Gold & Silver, Tues.-Sat.
(940)683-3535.
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
Wanted to lease
Need to lease 50-100 acres near
Decat ur t o run cows on.
(972)979-1456 or (940)466-9886.
EMPLOYM
Employment information
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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.
Food service
Now hiring experienced line cooks &
waitresses. Apply in person only,
9-10a.m. or 2-3:30p.m. Bono’s
Chophouse & Saloon, 2025 N.
Highway 287, Decatur.
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
EMPLOYMENT
• Business Opportunity
• Employment Information
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Childcare
• Food Service • Medical/
Dental • Miscellaneous
• Office • Retail/Sales
• Trades • Work Wanted
3936 S. Hwy 287, Suite 4 • Decatur, Texas 76234
JOB OPPORTUNITY
For Experienced
FLORAL DESIGNER
Excellent opportunity for the right applicant.
Send resume to
P.O. BOX 149, Attn: L, Decatur, TX 76234
WesternTransportation
Start Pay $12.36 hour
Paid Insurance
401(k) Plan
Paid Holidays
Nice Equipment
We are seeking commercial
vehicle drivers with Haz-Mat
endorsements to work in the
East Texas / Louisiana area. We
operate Peterbilt tank trucks and
fuel the oil well “frac” site
equipment. We are going to hire
8 - 10 drivers to work in the
East Texas area.
If you are interested, please call
940-627-2689
Quality work.
Premium Customer Service
Residential Commercial Service
TECL# 22014
• New Custom Homes • Steel Buildings
• Small Commercial • Remodels
• Service and Repair
For an honest, competitive estimate
Call 940-453-4086
Guaranteed Satisfaction.
ClearView
Tree Service and Stump Removal
- Toll Free -
1-866-606-3224
• Tree Removal
• Stump Grinding
• Storm Damage Experts
• Chipper Service
• Bucket Truck
FREE ESTIMATES
(Senior Citizen Discount)
Fully Insured
Wise and Cooke County
r r s TM
Most Credit Cards Accepted
By CD Paving & Seal Coating
What is Tar & Chip Seal?
Tar & Chip Seal is a less expensive
pavement than blacktop or concrete.
It can be applied to a base surface or an
older cracked-up blacktop surface. It is a
layer of hot, liquefied asphalt tar which is
followed by a layer of 3/8” chip rock and
then rolled to compaction.
• It stays clean
• It will not wash out
• It is maintenance-free
• It will last 12 to 15 years
• It keeps cool in summer
• It has beautiful curb appeal
WE ARE FULLY INSURED
• Parking Lots • Driveways
• Ranch Roads • Streets
Toll Free
1-888-TAR-N-CHIP
www.cdpaving.net
Office in Fort Worth
TAR & CHIP SEAL
Cook
Part-time or Full Time
Pay Commensurate
with experience
Benefits Available
Governor’s Ridge
300 Devereaux St. • Decatur
940-627-1104
Apply in person.
Now Hiring
Medical/Dental
For an exciting career
in private sector
corrections, consider
the industry leader.
CORRECTIONS
CORPORATION OFAMERICA
is seeking applicants for the
following positions at it’s Bridgeport
Pre-Parole Transfer Facility
Registered Nurse
Licensed Vocational 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
• LVNs
• CNAs
• Dietary
Full or Part-time
Please inquire within facility
Bridgeport Health
Care Center
102 W. Cates • Bridgeport
BHCC
is looking for warm, energetic
self-starting individuals to
become part of our winning team.
Miscellaneous
Landscape workers needed. No
drugs, no alcohol. (940)210-3915.
Trades
CDL drivers needed. Clean driving
record required. No drugs, no alco-
hol. (940)210-3915.
CNC programmer & set-up person
in Wise County. Proficient in Master
Cam, 4th & 5th axis a plus. No
phone calls. Resumes only to CNC,
P.O. Box 258, Boyd, TX 76023.
Hair stylist, booth rent for the new
Patti ’ s Hai r Parl or #2. Cal l
(940)627-1002, ask for Patti; or
(817)929-9474.
Liquid tank driver needed for over
the road. HazMat endorsement re-
quired. 2-years driving experience.
(940)433-2519, (817)996-9786.
Work wanted
College graduate in Information
Systems desires permanent em-
ployment. Some experience, re-
sume and references available.
Please call (940)210-9011.
Childcare
IN-HOME CHILD CARE
Located in Rhome now enrolling
day and after school care. For more
det ai l s, cal l Angel a at
(214)686-0342.
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
KAT KARES
Child/elder care; house/pet sitting;
shopping, appointment ride assis-
tance; tutoring (former teacher);
party planning. (940)210-5485,
parrishkat@gmail.com.
R-30 PREMIUM BLOWN
insulation, 50¢/square foot installed.
(940)210-2194.
TAXI SERVICE
Serving North Texas, 7a.m.-10p.m.
Rides to metroplex, airports, doc-
tor’s, etc. (940)531-2309.
WORRY FREE
SOLUTIONS
Seamless Gutter Metal
Construction
Lucas Thompson
940-284-0420
www.worryfreeseamlessgutters.com
• Gutters • Carports
• Metal Roofs
• Metal Buildings
• Privacy Fencing
Housecleaning
DO YOU NEED IT CLEANED
References and good rates. Call
(940)399-3836.
HEART FOR HOMES
Fall cleaning. Personalized plan for
your home. 20-years experience &
references. Also, office cleaning
available. (940)389-8883.
HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES!!
Looking for extra jobs while in col-
lege. Plenty of references available.
Sky, (940)577-5251.
Let me fix it
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.
ATKINS HOME REMEDIES
General home repairs, custom
wooden window & door screens.
Free estimates. (254)967-5343 or
(254)842-9094.
HOME REPAIRS
Carpentry, minor electrical & plumb-
ing. Free estimates. (940)389-0582.
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
MR. SWEEP’S
Chimney Cleaning Service. Chim-
ney caps, dryer vent cleaning & fire-
place repairs. Call, ask for $20 dis-
count. (817)692-5624.
RUSSELL’S
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
Home Improvements
& Repair
Miscellaneous
OUTDOOR SERVICEMAN
Repairs, improvements, landscap-
ing, yard work, odd jobs; expert flag-
stone, pond & waterfall creations.
Experienced. William Osteen,
(940)255-2639.
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
3-POINT BACKHOE
Koyker KB60, like new, 15” bucket,
fits any category one. $5,000.
PR4283, Redbi r d Far m,
(940)433-8697.
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.
ALL TYPES OF FENCING
and welding. Pipe fencing, barbed
wire, cedar split rail fencing, etc.
(940)210-1242.
WWW.TX3DRANCH.COM.
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
ALL PRO LAWN CARE
lawn service, landscaping, clean up,
hauling off, tree trimming. Depend-
able, affordable, free estimates. Dy-
lan, (817)891-1600.
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
12% all stock, $6.99, 50 lbs. Deer
corn, $6.49, 50 lbs. Laying pellets,
$10.89, 50 lbs. 20% Breeder Cube,
$7.75, 50 lbs. AGVantage Farm &
Ranch Supply, 1817 N. Highway
287, (1 mile north of Highway 380),
Decatur. (940)627-2312.
ALL NATURAL BEEF
straight from the ranch. Young, ten-
der, no growth hormones/antibiotics.
Grain or grass fed. Whole, half.
(940)366-3172.
ATTENTION: HORSES WANTED
Will remove or buy unwanted
horses or trailers. (817)360-7617 or
(940)210-5552.
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.
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. 5
7-month-old, pure bred heifers.
Choice of 31-month-old registered
Angus bull, great blood lines; or
17-month-old, pure bred Angus bull,
tested. Any or all of the above. Free:
1 brown/white jack Donkey. Genetta
Enterprises/Angus,
(940)627-3908, (940)399-9858.
OPEN HORSE SHOW
Saturday, September 19, 2009.
www.ashcreekstables.com,
(817)521-8912.
Livestock care/training
HORSESHOEING BY J.E. HARRIS
$25 for trimming. $65 for shoeing.
Call (817)902-1766.
Miscellaneous
AG HAULING
Hay, panels, shavings, etc. Texas,
surrounding states. Competitive
rates, professional service on hot
shot flatbed w/tarps. Also, hay haul-
ing field to barn. (940)300-3384.
Mowing
ASK ABOUT TREE TRIMMING
AND SPRING CLEAN-UP
ACREAGE MOWING
Tractor services. Plowing, seeding,
aereating, tilling, fertilizing available.
Tommy, (940)482-6578.
Klean Kut
Lawn Care
Mowing • Edging • Trimming
Commercial or Residential
Brush Hog Mowing
Insured
Kenny Moran
Cell 817-247-9965
Office 940-433-5470
Pasture and feed
12% all stock, $6.99, 50 lbs. Deer
corn, $6.49, 50 lbs. Laying pellets,
$10.89, 50 lbs. 20% Breeder Cube,
$7.75, 50 lbs. AGVantage Farm &
Ranch Supply, 1817 N. Highway
287, (1 mile north of Highway 380),
Decatur. (940)627-2312.
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
3-string bales, approximately 115
lbs., $16/each. Horse quality.
$17/each, delivered. Get your hay
s t o r e d b e f o r e wi n t e r !
(940)626-9880.
ALFALFA HAY
High quality large & small squares
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. Between Alvord/Decatur.
Delivery available. (817)991-7625,
(940)627-2813.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
squared, fertilized, barn stored. De-
catur. $6/bale. (940)577-5499.
COASTAL
square & round bales, horse quality.
SC Squared, (817)944-9451.
COLORADO 3X3X8
Alfalfa hay. Arizona 3 string Alfalfa,
small squares. Coastal small
squares. Al l horse qual i ty.
(940)393-6095.
CUSTOM HAY BALING
North Decatur, Alvord, Allison,
Slidell, Krum areas. Coastal round
bales only. Will consider shares.
(940)389-1400, (940)627-7186.
CUSTOM ROUND BALING
Small or large fields. Pasture mow-
ing, dozer work, dig tanks, house-
pads, roads and driveways. (940)
393-2456, (940)433-8051.
HAY FOR SALE
Large round bales. (940)389-6100.
PETS
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
YORKIE PUPPIES
AKC, 1 female, 2 males, born
6- 27- 09. Taki ng deposi t s.
(817)489-3822.
PETS
• Pets
• Pets Lost & Found
• Pet Care/Training
• Pet Stud Services
FARM AND RANCH
• Farm Equipment • Fencing
• Lawn & Garden • Livestock
• Livestock Care/Training
• Livestock Lost & Found
• Livestock Stud Service
• Livestock Supplies
• Miscellaneous • Mowing
• Pasture & Feed • Poultry
ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, September 17, 2009 13
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FARM AND RANCH
SIMMONS ESTATE AUCTION
Charlie Smither Auctioneer and WW Auction Company
are selling the estate of the Simmons Family
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
at 138 PR 2170, Decatur, TX 76234
Preview 9 a.m. - Auction 11 a.m.
EVERYTHING SELLS
Sale items include but not limited to...
20 ft. show trailer, motorcycle/4 wheeler custom trailer w/custom
living quarters, 4 aluminum Chevrolet wheels w/ tires, excellent con-
dition, 4 Ford Super Duty chrome rims, bicycles, several vintage bed-
room suites, carpet bolts, tile, pictures, dishes, lamps mirrors, chairs,
electric beds, dressers, chest, console TV, panes of glass, hand
tools, plant stands, oven, marble top table, queen size canopy bed,
front door with lead glass, receiver hitch, wheel chair carrier, sofa
sectional, hide-a-bed, quilt racks, coffee tables, Murray lawnmower,
round bale on roller, antique steel wagon wheels, paddle boat, box
blade, arena drag, 4x5 trailer and pickup trailer, horse drawn plow
and more...
Terms Of Sale: Cash or check with ID
All sale day announcements precede all advertisements.
Also Featuring...
2004 Suzuki LTZ400 ATV Black, 2006 Suzuki LTZ400 ATV White, 2008 Kawasaki
KXF450 ATV Black, 2008 KTM 450XC ATV, 2008 KTM 525XC ATV
Consignments from outside estate
are also being brought in and will be sold.
For More Information Contact:
Charlie Smither Auctioneer # 16636, 940-577-9629
Ken Pearse Auctioneer # 11148, 940-736-8751
Directions: From Hwy 380 & 287, go approx. 3 miles north on 287 toward Alvord to CR 2175, go
east on CR 2175 one mile, on left or from Decatur FM 730, go approx. 2.6 miles north on 730 to
CR 2175, turn left (west) and go 1.7 miles (staying on CR 2175),
the sale in on the right (north side of road)
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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.
Original cost, $4,500+; 1-year-old,
now $1,500. (940)575-4846.
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES
CKC registered. $150/each, 1 fe-
male, 5 males. (940)644-2247 or
(940)389-0840.
KITTENS
Fr ee t o good homes.
(940)627-5023, (940)626-0222.
KITTENS, VET CHECKED
Healthy, adorable & affectionate,
4-month-old kittens. Checked by
vet, dewormed, no fleas and Front-
line applied. 2 red tabby males and
one tortishell female. $25/each, call
(940)969-2910.
Pet care/training
ADORABLE DOG GROOMING
& pet sitting. Serving Wise & Tarrant
County. (817)983-3261, cel l ;
(817)489-3023.
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
Furniture
$200 QUEEN PILLOW-TOP
set, brand new in factory wrap.
(940)765-5861.
1950'S PREACHER'S BAR
& matching desk, whitewashed and
stenciled. Large wooden rocking
chair. Kirby G Series Diamond Edi-
tion vacuum, like new, cost $1,800;
$950/OBO. (940)255-2622.
AARONS LEASE RETURNS
Laptop computers from $289. Sofa
and love seat, 3 tables and 2 lamps,
all for $549. New, big 65” Mitsubishi
TV, $1,499. Washer and dryer,
$399. 16.5 HP lawn tractors, $559.
Quantities limited. Short on cash.
Lease to own new, name brand in
only 12 months with no credit
needed. Cr edi t c ar ds
accepted.1304 FM 51 S., Decatur.
(940)627-5043. Next to Dollar Gen-
eral. Ask for Miles.
Sofa with built-in recliners; washing
machine; dresser, bedside, end and
breakfast table. Weekdays, call after
5:00p.m., (940)683-5695.
Garage sales
!!ATTENTION!!
Garage sale ads must be called in
BEFORE 11a.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 11a.m. Friday THE WEEK BE-
FORE the sale. We do not run ga-
rage sales the weekend before the
sale.
Bridgeport, Coal Miners’Heritage
Festival, Saturday, Oct. 3. Vendors
wanted. Booth space available.
(940)683-2076;
www.bridgeportchamber.org.
Decatur, 606 Halsell, Thur.-Sat.,
Sept. 17-19, 8a.m.-6p.m. 6-family
backyard sale. Furniture, file cabi-
nets, household items & much
more. #1.
Decatur, 9 miles east, off Highway
380, Wagon Trails subdivision, Sat.,
Sept. 19, 8a.m.-5p.m. Neighbor-
hood sale, several families. #4.
Decatur, Higway 287 North to 908
CR2175, Thur.-Fri., Sept. 17-18,
7a.m.-noon. Home decor, furniture,
vacuum cleaner, VCR, women’s
clothing.
Paradise, Highway 114/51, every
Sat.-Sun. BRING YOUR GARAGE
SALE TO PARADISE COUNTRY
FLEA MARKET. Farm animals,
also. (940)433-5834.
Miscellaneous
WOOD BUILDINGS
10x16, $1,250. 12x24, $2,250.
(214)869-1703.
JVC 32” ANALOG TV
CharBroil MasterFlame 8,000 gas
grill w/full propane tank. Like new
composter, paid $300, see at
www.ComposTumbler.com.
$125/each, excellent condition.
(940)683-6778.
WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
Ramps and repairs. Wholesale
medical equipment at discount
prices. Also, golf cart batteries. Call
Matt Sadberry, MedCare Solutions,
(940)393-1427.
WOOD BUILDINGS
to be moved. Completely finished,
portable office building, 18’x10’
w/pitched, shingled roof, insulated
w/sheetrock, AC phone jack, wired
electric outlets & lighted, $2,500.
Also, large portable building, 24’x12’
w/skylight roof & locking door,
$1,500. Decatur, (940)393-1815.
Musical
YAMAHA TRUMPET
YTR2335, gold brass, great condi-
tion. $425. Call (817)528-0947.
Boats
1989 Galaxy, 17’ fiberglass boat
w/trailer. Has 250 HP motor, not
running. $600/OBO. (940)577-2410.
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!
1999 SATURN
$2,400/OBO. 177k miles, sunroof,
cold AC, automatic transmission,
runs great. Call (940)627-1203,
leave message.
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
Recreational vehicles
1995 DUTCHMEN
27’ fifth wheel, great shape. $3,800.
(817)614-6730.
2003 COACHMAN
Class C motorhome, 36,000 miles,
V-10, loaded, great condition.
$37,500. (940)393-8740.
2005 HONDA VTX
1300 cruiser, 2,000 miles, excellent
condition. $7,500. (940)626-2298,
(817)501-8711.
Fall sale, prices reduced on all
units. Large inventory of used RVs.
Full service, part, truck accessories
& hitches. Rentals available. Smith
RV Center, (940)626-8200.
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
1989 DODGE 3/4 TON
Cummins diesel engine, all power,
automatic, AC, long bed w/sleeper,
65k original miles. $7,000/OBO.
(940)683-5875.
Heavy Equipment
USED EQUIPMENT SALE
Backhoes, telehandlers, boom lifts.
Wholesale prices. (940)627-8835.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
• Appliances
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14 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, September 17, 2009
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ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, September 17, 2009 15
Shulee Breean Smith,
a Decatur High School
graduate, was awarded a
scholarship by the Texas
Interscholastic League
Foundation.
Smith received the Steve
Barton Achieving the
Dream scholarship, which
will give her $3,000 toward
her first year of college.
The scholarship is given to
a student who has partici-
pated in the UIL academic
state meet with preference
given to applicants with
a strong combination of
skills in singing, dancing,
concert piano and scenic,
costume and publicity des-
gining.The student must
have also competed in one-
act play and should major
in theater.
Smith competed in one-
act play at the 2008 and
2009 UIL academic state
meet and was named best
actress in 2009. She also
participated in UIL solo
and ensemble throughout
her high school career.
Smith plans to attend
Texas A&M University-
Corpus Christi and major
in theater.
WISE COUNTY
Smith earns scholarship
WISE COUNTY
Parker, Swedish Investment place in top 10
Delores Parker of Decatur and Swedish
Investment, a 1994 bay American Quarter
Horse mare, placed in the top-10 in per-
formance halter mares at the 2009 Bayer
Select World Championship Show Aug. 31-
Sept. 6 in Amarillo.
The Bayer Select World Championship
Show is an invitational event specifically for
amateur exhibitors 50 and older. To quali-
fy, exhibitors along with their horses must
have earned a certain number of points in
AQHA-approved shows between June 1,
2008, and May 31, 2009. This is the seventh
year for the show.
Highlights from the show will be shown at
americashorse.tv.
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Decatur Specials
1-2. Farm Road 51 lane widening. Lanes will be shifted and concrete
safety barriers installed. Beam repairs on FM 51 over US 380.
Traffic on US 380 westbound reduced to one lane. Bridge will
remain open.
3. State Street closed at Walnut Street for downtown crosswalk
project.
4. US 81 overlay project. Limits are from US 380 in Decatur to just
south of FM 407 Soutbound lanes. Depending on the weather, the
remaining work during this time frame will be striping which is
pursed using various rolling lane closures.
5. US 81 over FM 730 should be under construction. There will
be a detour constructed to move southbound traffic off the
southbound bridge. When this work begins a lane closure will be
needed for the both inside lanes in each direction. This work will
take place after an overlay.
6-9. SH 114 in Bridgeport has begun work on installing signal
upgrades. This work is expected to last through all of next
week. The traveling public will notice various lane closures
through the intersection of FM 1658, FM 920 and SL 373. These
intersections will also get a wedge mill, pavement repair and HMA
overlay. The roadway work will also be pursued with the use of
various lane closures. Milling is set to begin the 14th and last
throughout the week. Various lane closures.
10. 18th - 21st Spot sealing on US 380 west of Bridgeport. One way
traffic control, expect delays.
11-13. 22nd and 23rd spot sealing various locations on FM 920, FM
2264 and FM 2048. One way traffic control, expect delays.
14. US 81 northbound lanes around the Rhome bypass. This work
will be pursued under lane closures. Similar to what is currently
being done on the ABR project. Work is anticipated to begin
Monday and last for about 2-3 weeks.
15. Various lane closures on northbound lanes from Tarrant to south
of Rhome texturing operation.
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16 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, September 17, 2009
On Aug. 1 Wise County 4-
H was represented by three
teams at the State 4-H Goat
judging Contest at Prai-
rie View A&M. The contest
consisted of judging eight
classes of goats, a written
test about the knowledge of
goats, and the senior team
had to give oral reasons on
two of the classes. Each team
also participated in a goat
quiz bowl. Cindy Barksdale
was the coach for all three
teams. The teams brought
home several awards and
each of the team members
brought home at least one
individual award.
The senior team members
were Bailey Morris, Chase
Long, Kara Demmitt and
Christian Cross, all Chico 4-
H members.
The team won first place
over-all senior team and first
in the senior goat quiz bowl.
Bailey Morris earned 1st
place over-all individual,
3rd place over-all on written
test, 1st place over-all oral
reasons and had the highest
score in 4 of the 8 classes.
Chase Long placed 2nd
over-all, 1st on written test,
2nd on accuracy on classes,
and had the highest score in
2 of the 8 classes.
Christian Cross was 3rd
over-all, 2nd in oral reasons
and had the highest score in
1 of the 8 classes.
Kara Demmitt finished
2nd overall on written test,
3rd on oral reasons and 1st
on accuracy of placing all
classes.
Two Chico junior teams
competed. Team 1, consist-
ing of Michaela Martin, Mi-
chaela Cross and Emily Egle
all of Chico 4-H, finished as
the 4th over-all junior team.
Michaela Cross was 1st
in the Written test and had
the highest score in 2 of the
8 classes.
Michaela Martin was 3rd
in the written test and had
the highest score in 2 of the
8 classes.
Emily Egle had the highest
score in 1 of the 8 classes.
Team 2 consisting of Hay-
lee Barksdale, Clayton Egle,
both of Chico 4-H, and Chey-
enne Dollins of Alvord 4-H
was the 2nd overall junior
team and placed 2nd in the
junior goat quiz bowl.
Cheyenne Dollins was 2nd
overall individual and had
the highest score in 3 of the
8 classes.
Clayton Egle was 3rd over-
all in accuracy of all classes.
Haylee Barksdale was 2nd
over-all on the junior writ-
ten test and had the highest
score in 1 of the 8 classes.
CHICO
JUNIOR TEAM TWO — Junior Team No. 2 members included
Cheyenne Dollins, Clayton Egle and Haylee Barksdale.
JUNIOR TEAM ONE — Junior Team No. 1 team members
included Michaela Cross, Michaela Martin and Emily Egle.
SENIORS — Senior Team members included Kara Demmitt,
Bailey Morris, Christian Cross and Chase Long pictured with
officials from Prairie View A&M.
MEET THE
TEAMS — Team
members
competing at
the State 4-H
Goat Judging
Contest
included,
back from
left, Michaela
Cross, Haylee
Barksdale,
Chase Long,
Kara Demmitt,
Cheyenne
Dollins, Clayton
Egle, Christian
Cross, front
from left,
Emily Egle,
Bailey Morris
and Michaela
Martin.
4-Her’s represent Wise County at state contest
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
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The Messenger is proud to introduce our
newest product - Community Focus. Each
month, we will highlight the people and
events of the Alvord and Chico area. This
product will feature submitted news and
photos as well as local features, recipes,
expanded news coverage, spotlights on
super students and more. This month’s
cover features newly crowned Chico
homecoming queen Nikki Weatherly, last
year’s queen Megan Cantrell and escorts
Abby Hand and Marcus Delgado. Look
inside this section of All Around Wise for
the Community Focus insert.
Messenger photo by Johnny Britton