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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
ALVORD • AURORA • BOYD • BRIDGEPORT • CHICO • DECATUR • GREENWOOD • NEWARK • NEW FAIRVIEW • PARADISE • RHOME • RUNAWAY BAY •SLIDELL
WISE COUNTY
Messenger photos by Joe Duty
FINAL PREPARATION — Dozens of
football players entering seventh
through ninth grades competed in
the annual Eagle Football Camp last
week. The event was the final chance
for local athletes to work on their
skills before starting school practices.
Pictured clockwise, from above, a
couple of Decatur fans check out
the new talent in anticipation of the
upcoming season. Water was a priority
during in the summer heat. A receiver
tries to impress his classmates by
attempting to make a catch.
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A: Exemplary B: Recognized
C: Academically Acceptable D: Academically Unacceptable
2009 2008
A B C D A B C D
ALVORD ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
BOYD ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Intermediate ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
BRIDGEPORT ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Ace High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Intermediate ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
CHICO ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
DECATUR ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Decatur High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Rann Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Decatur Inter. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Carson Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
PARADISE ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Intermediate ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
SLIDELL ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Slidell High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Slidell Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
NORTHWEST ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Chisholm Trail M.S. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Seven Hills Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Prairie View Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Wise County Public Schools
Report Card
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Alvord School Board
approved a two-year con
tract for Don Deweber to
serve as boys athletic/field
coordinator and head foot
ball coach at Thursday’s
meeting. Deweber has pre
viously served as the team’s
defensive coordinator.
His duties as field coordi
nator include supervising
the maintenance and care
of all outdoor athletic facili
ties.
Deweber takes the place
of Mike Chaney, who turned
in his resignation July 14
Chaney took a coaching
position at Iraan-Sheffield
ISD.
“Having been in the dis
trict a full year, I’ve had the
opportu
nity to
work with
everyone
and have
observed
many out
standing
l e a d e r
ship qual
ities that
C o a c h
Deweber
possesses. He has a great
deal of respect from the staff
and students. He has many
years experience in coach
ing. Our defense last year
was one of the best in the
district,” said Alvord Super
intendent Bill Branum. “In
addition, he is very involved
Globe-trotter
WISE COUNTY
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Almost a month into the
Consumer Assistance to Re
cycle and Save program, a
$1 billion government pro
gram set up to promote the
transition to more fuel-effi
cient vehicles, Wise County
car dealerships are seeing
an influx of trade-ins and
increased sales. Thursday
night, the Associated Press
reported that Transporta
tion Secretary Ray LaHood
said the program was out
of funds. Friday afternoon
however, the Congress
passed a bill adding an ad
ditional $2 billion to the
CARS program.
“We have seen a good num
ber of people bring in their
old vehicles, mostly trucks
and purchasing new cars
that get much better gas
mileage,” said Robert Bish
op of Karl Klement Chrysler
Jeep Dodge in Decatur.
This deal
won’t last
Government’s
CARS incentive
proves to be a
little too popular
with buyers
ALVORD
Deweber
replaces
Chaney
DEWEBER
WISE COUNTY
Wise schools see ratings improvement
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
LITTLE EIFFEL — Alyssa Boyle’s summer vacation was anything but dull. The 2009 Decatur High School graduate
spent her vacation touring Europe, with a stop in the City of Lights. See story on 13A.
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Texas Education Agency released
2009 accountability ratings for school
districts, with Wise County claiming one
“exemplary” district and four “recognized”
districts.
Alvord ISD was rated “exemplary,” with
the high school and elementary school
receiving “exemplary” status. Boyd, Para-
dise, Slidell and Northwest districts were
“recognized.”
Ratings are based on student perfor-
mance on state tests, dropout rates and
high school completion rates.
Statewide, Texas saw
an increase in exem-
plary ratings, as well as
academically unaccept-
able ratings due to high
school completion rates
and science scores. Al-
vord was one of 117 ex-
emplary districts, an in-
crease from 43 in 2008.
Recognized districts
increased from 329 in
2008 to 459 this year.
There are 1,235 dis-
tricts in Texas.
Alvord – Exemplary
Alvord moved up from
the “recognized” rating
in 2008. Alvord High
School and Alvord Ele-
mentary were “exempla-
ry,” while Alvord Middle
School was “recognized.”
“That’s a tremendous
tribute to our staff and
our students. It is very
difficult to have an ex-
emplary school district and our staff and
students rose to the challenge and I could
not be prouder of their accomplishment,”
said Alvord Superintendent Bill Branum.
Alvord Middle School was rated exem-
plary in 2007 and 2008. The elementary
was “exemplary” last year, and the high
school was “recognized.”
Boyd – Recognized
Boyd ISD moved up from “academically
acceptable” in 2008 to “recognized” this
year. Boyd High School went from “academ-
ically acceptable” last year to “recognized”
this year. Boyd Middle School remained at
“recognized,” and the elementary and in-
termediate schools went up from “recog-
nized” to “exemplary.”
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INDEX
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AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
ROADWATCH
The Decatur downtown
crosswalk project will move
to State Street this week.
Check out our RoadWATCH
map to see where else you
might encounter delays or
detours.
See page 2A.
Sun 8/2 92/73
Partly cloudy with a stray thunder- storm.
INSIDE ...
ROOT OF A
PROBLEM
Paradise nurseryman
Melvin Mitchell’s trees are
dying, and he suspects the
cause is a gas pipeline.
See story, page 2A
IN SPORTS ...
BRINGING THE
HEAT
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Garner, 13, has dominated
the competition with a 75-
mph fastball and wicked
offspeed pitches.
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EDITION
Our Thursday, Aug. 6, issue
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school supply lists. You
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IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I Globe-trotter
I Deweber replaces
Chaney
I Wise schools see
ratings improvement
I This deal won’t last:
Government’s CARS
incentive proves to be
a little too popular with
buyers
IN SPORTS...
I Man among boys
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By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: I have a sago
palm which was in a large
pot. A “pup” recently ap-
peared and began to grow.
We separated the pup from
the original plant with a
garden spade. We planted
the mother plant into the
ground, and it’s doing fine.
The pup, however, is not do-
ing well. Is there any way to
save it?
It all depends on whether
the new offset had its own
root system. If it did, and if
it still has green foliage, it
probably will recover. How-
ever, if the roots were very
limited, or even non-exis-
tent, it probably is already
completely brown. That sort
of dividing is better done in
the fall or early spring, when
temperatures are warm, but
not beastly. Be warned, too,
that sago palms are dam-
aged when temperatures fall
very far into the high 20s.

Dear Neil: What kind of
fertilizer should I use for
trees that are growing in
caliche soils at property we
have in Central Texas? When
should I apply it? And, how
often should new trees be
watered?
If the trees were planted
from containers, all of their
roots came with them. That
means you can use an all-ni-
trogen, lawn-type fertilizer
on them (no weed-and-feed
products, however). Feed
them every two months
April through October with
2 or 3 tablespoons of fertil-
izer for trees that had been
in 5-gallon pots (proportion-
ately more or less for larger
or smaller trees). Water
them when the soil begins
to dry – do not wait for them
to wilt. Soak them deeply
and slowly by filling a basin
you’ve made around each
tree.

Dear Neil: I have a large
sweetgum tree that is about
22 feet from my carport. One
of its roots has grown large
enough to cause a 3-foot re-
taining wall to crack. Unfor-
tunately, that wall is the side
of the carport. I’m also begin-
ning to see signs of cracking
of the carport slab as well.
Can I cut the root? Will that
stop the damage?
Cut the root 5 or 6 feet
out from the carport. The
piece that remains beyond
the cut will die and decay,
so it should cause no fur-
ther damage from its swell-
ing. However, over the next
few years, that old root will
decay and disappear. If it’s
large enough (more than 2
or 3 inches), it might leave
enough of a hole that the
concrete could actually set-
tle and crack the opposite di-
rection. That’s not too likely,
however.

Dear Neil: I am having
spider mite problems for
the second year in a row. I
have sprayed with several
products, and nothing has
helped. Is Kelthane a good
product, and is it still on the
market?
Kelthane was a terrific
product, but “was” is the op-
erative word. It’s no longer
available. Now, you’ll have
to try one of the general-
purpose insecticides. Most
do a good job on mites, but
you have to treat before the
infestation becomes serious,
and you have to spray the
bottom leaf surfaces as well
as the tops.

Dear Neil: I recently put
up a hummingbird feeder,
but ants about hauled it off.
I had a lot of birds, but now
none. I washed and refilled
the feeder, but to no avail.
What would attract them
back? Is it safe to use a bug-
killer spray near the feeder
to control the ants?
Hummingbirds tend to
migrate around a good bit. It
takes a while for them to find
a feeder, and then the word
spreads very quickly. Be pa-
tient, and change the solu-
tion every day or two, to be
sure it’s always fresh. If ants
return, rather than spraying
around the feeder, consider
putting a small amount of
a sticky substance like Tree
Tanglefoot in a thin ring at
the top of the chain.

Dear Neil: We had an
attack of some type of web-
worms on our Texas moun-
tain laurels in June. No
other plants were affected.
My husband sprayed with
Malathion, and that seemed
to eliminate the worms, but
the mountain laurels are
brown and look like they’re
dead. How can we bring
them back? Should we trim
them?
Apply an all-nitrogen,
lawn-type fertilizer to pro-
mote vigorous new growth.
Trim the plants as needed
to reshape them. I’ve had
the same pest on my own
mountain laurel, and it has
bounced back both times.
However, I saw it before the
problem became acute each
time. You’ll know within a
few more weeks.

Dear Neil: How can I
eradicate sensitive briar
(Mimosa pudica) from a St.
Augustine lawn?
Good for you on the plant
ID! That’s the little, trail-
ing plant that kids love so
much. They touch its leaves
to watch them fold up. Even
though it’s very fine-tex-
tured, it’s still a broadleafed
plant (as opposed to grassy
weeds). A broadleafed weed-
killer spray containing 2, 4-
D will eliminate it without
harming the St. Augustine.
Spray in late evening or ear-
ly morning, and confine your
spray to the weed as best
you can.
!
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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-
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SAVVY SENIOR
Complete the Sudoku grid so that each row, each column, and each 3 by 3 box contains
the numbers 1 through 9. Numbers cannot be duplicated in a row or a column.
SUDOKU
Dear Savvy Senior,
It seems like senior discounts have
been dwindling over the past few years.
What’s the best way to find them?
Penny Pincher

Dear Penny,
One of the great perks of growing old-
er in the U.S. is the many discounts that
are still available to seniors. While the
recession has caused many companies
to cut back or eliminate their senior dis-
count programs, there are still plenty of
good deals out there. Here are some tips
and tools to help you find them.
Just ask
The first thing to know is that not all
businesses advertise it, but many give
senior discounts just for the asking – so
don’t ever be shy or embarrassed to ask.
You also need to know that some dis-
counts are available as soon as you turn
50, while others may not kick in until
you turn 55, 60, 62 or 65. Here are some
other tips that can help you find the best
deals and discounts.
Web search
The single best resource for finding
senior discounts is SeniorDiscounts.
com www.seniordiscounts.com. A savvy
resource that lists more than 150,000
businesses offering senior breaks on a
wide variety of products and services
like airlines, car rentals, travel, recre-
ation, local transportation, shopping,
restaurants, hotels, state and national
parks, medical services, pharmacies and
museums. For an annual fee of $8 you
can find discounts by the city, state, or
zip code, or by the category you’re inter-
ested in. For $13 you can find and get
discounts through their members-only
club, and receive a printed copy of their
Senior Discounts Guide to boot. Also
check out SeasonedSpender.com and
Bargains4seniors.com, two less estab-
lished sites that let you search for dis-
counts and deals for free.
Join a club
Another avenue to senior discounts
is through clubs and organizations.
The one you’re probably most familiar
with is AARP (www.aarp.org; 888-687-
2277), which offers its members (age 50
and older) a wide variety of discounts
through affiliate businesses. Annual
AARP membership is $16. There are
other groups you may not think about
or be familiar with such as The Seniors
Coalition (www.senior.org), an educa-
tion and advocacy organization that
provides discounts to its more than 4
million members – you can join at any
age for $13.50. Or, if you’re a current,
former or retired federal employee, you
can get discounts by joining the Nation-
al Association of Active and Retired Fed-
eral Employees, or NARFE (www.narfe.
org; 800-627-3394). Also consider AAA
(www.aaa.com). While you don’t have to
be a senior to join, AAA provides a vari-
ety of travel and shopping discounts to
go along with their emergency roadside
services.
Travel discounts
If you’re interested in discounted
travel there are loads of options, most of
which can be found at Seniordiscounts.
com, or if you join an organization,
through their Web sites and member-
ship materials. In the meantime here
are some of the best deals you should
know about.
Hotels: While most hotels offer mini-
mal senior discounts, the Hyatt (www.
hyatt.com; 888-591-1234) offers the big-
gest – up to 50 percent off to seniors, age
62 and older.
Transportation: The only domestic air-
line that still gives discounts to seniors
today is Southwest (www.southwest.
com 800-435-9792), which offers senior
fares to passengers age 65 and up. For
train travel Amtrak offers a 15 percent
discount to coach travelers age 62 and
older (www.amtrak.com; 800-872-7245).
And if you’re going by bus, Greyhound
(www.greyhound.com; 800-231-2222) of-
fers a 5 percent discount on unrestricted
fares to seniors over 62. Also, most local
bus lines offer discounted senior passes.
Car rentals: Most car rental compa-
nies offer discounts to seniors, especially
to club members like AARP and AAA.
National Parks: One of the best trav-
el deals available is the “America The
Beautiful – Senior Pass” (www.nps.gov/
fees_passes.htm). This is a lifetime pass
that will let you and anyone in your car
into national parks, forest, recreation
areas and monument grounds. Available
to those 62 or older, you can get it at one
of the federal recreation sites for a one-
time fee of $10, and it never expires.
!
Savvy Tip: Another great resource is
Joan Rattner Heilman’s book “Unbeliev-
ably Good Deals and Great Adventures
That You Absolutely Can’t Get Unless
You’re Over 50,” (McGraw-Hill; $16.95).
In its 18th edition, the 2009-2010 ver-
sion lists hundreds of discounts, perks
and privileges on just about everything.
You can find this book online and in
bookstores nationwide.
!
Send your senior questions to: Sav-
vy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK
73070, or visit www.savvysenior.org.
Jim Miller is a regular contributor to
the NBC “Today” show and author of
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Northwest High School
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dents Courtney Long and
John Latham also received
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by the state to individuals,
the Lone Star FFA Degree,
while at the convention.
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Back-to-school
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School bells will ring in
the 2009-2010 school year
on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The
new school year is marked
with great excitement for
Northwest ISD with the
opening of Byron Nelson
High School, Clara Love Ele-
mentary and three new high
school career academies. In
addition, the district is busy
preparing to issue all high
school students a mini lap-
top computer in September.
New student registration
begins Aug. 10, and back-to-
school events will follow at
each campus. From new stu-
dent registration require-
ments to school bus stops,
important back-to-school
information can be found
on the district’s Web site at
www.nisdtx.org.
Pre-kindergarten
registration Aug. 5-6
The start of the new school
year is just around the cor-
ner, and Northwest ISD will
welcome its youngest stu-
dents during prekindergar-
ten registration, Aug. 5-6.
Parents of qualifying 4-year-
old students are encouraged
to register their child during
the designated registration
to be held at W.R. Hatfield
Elementary School (2051
Texan Drive, Justin), 8 a.m.
to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.,
Aug. 5-6. Additional infor-
mation regarding North-
west ISD’s prekindergarten
program is available on the
district's Web site at www.
nisdtx.org.
Texas students required
to have new immunizations
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It may be the first part
of August, but now is the
time to begin preparations
for improving your winter
forage production potential
even though you may not be
planting for another 30 to 45
days. As you begin gearing
up for the fall planting sea-
son, there are several things
to consider that can have a
big impact on your forage
yield.
One of those things is va-
riety selection and another
one is seed quality. Most of
Texas wheat crop has en-
dured drought and late-sea-
son freezes this year. Both
of these environmental
stresses can be detrimental
to seed quality, especially
late-season freezes. Good
seed equates to better plant
stands, better fall growth
and higher grain yields. As
you purchase wheat seed,
ask yourself if the
seed looks healthy.
Plump seeds with
good color are ideal.
They will contain
more energy and re-
sult in better stands.
In addition, larger
seeds are more for-
giving on deeper
planting depths and
provide better seed-
ling vigor.
Another important fac-
tor is a good soil fertility
program. Pull soil samples
now and plan to make your
fertilizer applications based
on the soil test recommenda-
tions. Soil pH, nitrate, phos-
phorous and potassium are
all interrelated, and a single
deficiency in any of these af-
fects the plant’s ability to use
the other nutrients efficient-
ly. This can result in wasted
fertilizer dollars,
decreased forage
production and a
less than ideal re-
sponse to fertilizer
applications.
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forages to plant.
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corporate rye and
annual ryegrass with your
wheat. That combination can
not only increase the total
season-long forage produc-
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the peak forage production
over three distinct growth
periods.
Rye typically produces two
to three times more fall and
winter grazing than wheat
from planting through about
mid-January. Ryegrass, on
the other hand, tends to pro-
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the spring. Forage test data
from the Noble Foundation
shows that about two-thirds
of the total, season-long rye-
grass production occurs from
mid-March through May,
while wheat forage growth
occurs from early March
through mid-April.
The total season-long for-
age production potential
of wheat, rye or ryegrass is
about 4,500 pounds, 6,500
pounds and 5,500 pounds
per acre, respectively.
By incorporating one-third
rye, one-third ryegrass and
one-third wheat, you can ex-
tend your grazing season a
little earlier in the fall and a
little later in the spring.
By TANYA DAVIS
With the current economy and the
return of escalating summertime tem-
peratures, no one wants to spend extra
energy dollars cooling a hot
kitchen. But what can you fix
for dinner without using the
oven? Plenty! Here are some
suggestions to get you think-
ing.
Appliances such as a mi-
crowave, slow cooker, outdoor
grill, toaster oven, stove top
for quick items, and electric
skillet may be used instead of
the oven to keep your kitchen
cool. Remember that rice and
pasta may be cooked in the microwave
rather than heating a large pot of wa-
ter on top of the stove.
To reduce oven time it is wise to con-
sider ingredients first. In the summer
especially we eat many fruits and veg-
etables raw or with minimal cooking.
They are both refreshing and nutri-
tious.
There are many choices for pro-
tein such as canned chicken, meat, or
fish that require no heating. Canned
beans may be drained and rinsed (add
to a lettuce or pasta salad to stretch
or substitute for other protein); peanut
butter is a great choices if allergies
are not an issue. Eggs can be
cooked on top of the stove, in
an egg cooker or even in the
microwave. If they will be
added to a salad they would
be chopped up anyway so just
scramble and cook in the mi-
crowave.
Dairy products such as cot-
tage cheese, yogurt, and aged
cheese are cool and quick. Cot-
tage cheese and yogurt pair
well with fruits or vegetables
to make a quick meal. Just combine
cheese.
It is also a good idea to consider your
cooking method. Cook once; serve
twice. Cook extra pasta, rice or pota-
toes – enjoy hot the first day and make
the leftover into a salad. Roast or grill
extra meat or chicken one night; enjoy
the leftovers in a salad or sandwiches
another night; or freeze for later use.
Whole Meal Pasta Salad
Makes four servings
This is quick, colorful flavorful and
cool – a real summer winner!
1-16 oz. package Pasta Primavera
frozen veggies
1-15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and
drained
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheese
1/3 cup reduced fat Italian dressing
Optional: Leftover cold, meat, cubed
Combine Primavera with water in a
microwave safe container. Cook at full
power for seven minutes. Drain. Stir
in dressing and drained beans. Chill
several hours. Before serving, stir in
cheese and cubed meat if desired.
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WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS
FOCUS ON 4-H
By ADRIAN ARREDONDO
4-H is the youth develop-
ment program of the Texas
AgriLife Extension Service.
It focuses on the needs,
concerns and interests of
young people. Its aim is to
help youth gain a positive
self-concept, rational social
behavior, knowledge and
problem-solving capabilities.
Through planned individual
projects, meetings, group ac-
tivities and participation in
different events, members
develop new skills, learn
cooperation, develop leader-
ship abilities, improve their
citizenship and have fun.
4-H is not only about ani-
mal projects and partici-
pating at the Wise County
Youth Fair, but it also offers
young people the opportuni-
ty to participate in a variety
of other projects.
Examples of 4-H projects
include the following:
Food and Nutrition — This
project helps youth learn the
relationship between science,
foods and nutrition, and food
preparation, as well as food
buying, managing time, use
of energy and food storage
and safety.
Clothing and Textiles —
This project allows 4-H’ers
to learn how to construct a
garment, make a wise pur-
chase as a clothing consum-
er, or design apparel, fabric
or accessories.
Photography — This proj-
ect allows youth to develop
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Chances are you’re close
to at least one person who
has type 2 diabetes. Almost
one in 10 Texans has it.
Odds are equally good that
you’re familiar with people
successfully managing type
2 diabetes, including Larry
King, Mike Huckabee, Pat-
ti LaBelle and “American
Idol’s” Randy Jackson.
Type 2 diabetes often
starts as insulin resistance
or pre-diabetes, a disorder
in which the body’s cells
don’t use insulin the way
they should. People with
pre-diabetes have blood
sugar levels that are higher
than normal, but not high
enough to be diagnosed as
diabetes. The body may at
first produce more insulin
to compensate for insulin
resistance but over time
loses its ability to keep up
with the amount of insulin
the body requires.
Type 2 diabetes is often
associated with older age,
obesity, family history of
diabetes, a lack of physical
activity and other factors.
Warning signs include fre-
quent urination, increased
thirst or appetite, dizziness,
blurred vision, sores that
take a long time to heal or
frequent infections. In some
cases, type 2 diabetes has
no symptoms. You can be
diabetic or pre-diabetic and
not even know it.
“A lot of people haven’t
heard of pre-diabetes,” said
Richard Kropp with the
Texas Department of State
Health Services. “If you do
a risk assessment and find
that you have a higher risk
for type 2 diabetes, talk to
your doctor about being
tested. If you have pre-
diabetes, simple lifestyle
changes can go far in pre-
venting or delaying the on-
set of type 2 diabetes.”
Early diagnosis is crucial
because type 2 diabetes can
lead to problems such as
heart disease, stroke, high
blood pressure, blindness,
kidney disease, nervous
system disease, dental dis-
ease and risky pregnancies.
Risk factors for diabetes
include:
! being overweight;
! being African American,
Hispanic, Native American
or Asian American/Pacific
Islander;
! having a family history
of type 2 diabetes;
!" having high or low
blood sugar;
! not getting enough
physical activity;
! being age 45 or older;
and
! having diabetes with
pregnancy;
If a blood test shows you’re
pre-diabetic, a lifestyle
change may be in order, but
don’t be discouraged.
“Clinical trials have
shown that you don’t have
to knock yourself out to pre-
vent type 2 diabetes,” Kropp
said.
Managing Type 2
Diabetes
If you find out you have
type 2 diabetes or pre-dia-
betes, you can help avoid
longterm problems by tak-
ing good care of yourself.
Get at least 30 minutes of
moderate-intensity physi-
cal activity five days a week,
eat a variety of foods that
are low in fat and reduce
the number of calories you
eat per day.
Other important steps
include taking care of your
feet, checking for sores on
your feet, having an annual
eye exam and getting a flu
shot each fall.
“A primary goal of diabe-
tes management is preven-
tion of cardiovascular dis-
ease,” Kropp said. “Heart
disease and stroke account
for about 65 percent of
deaths in people with dia-
betes, and people with pre-
diabetes are also at an in-
creased risk.”
It’s also a good idea to
wear or carry something
that lets others know you
have diabetes and tells
them how they can help in
case of an emergency.
“Diabetes is a serious
disease, but along with the
help of your health care
team, there are things you
can do to control it,” Kropp
said. “It doesn’t have to con-
trol you.”
Online Resources
! Texas Diabetes Council:
www.texasdiabetescouncil.
org
! National Diabetes Edu-
cation Program: www.ndep.
nih.gov or call 800-438-
5383
! American Diabetes As-
sociation: www.diabetes.org
TEXAS HEALTH MATTERS
Major Charles R. Lanfear of Bridge-
port is preparing for his third deploy-
ment to Iraq.
He is the general supply
officer for the 36th Sustain-
ment Brigade in the Texas
Army Nation Guard in Tem-
ple.
He is a Desert Storm vet-
eran and served with the
3/101st Aviation Reginment
Attack Helicopter Battalion
as a avionics mechanic from
Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
He was also deployed dur-
ing Operation Iraqi Freeom
III from August 2004
through December 2005 as the bat-
talion maintenance officer for the 3-
112th Armor Battalion, 36th Infantry
Division Texas Army National Guard
in Brownwood.
Lanfear has received nu-
merous awards, includ-
ing the Bronze Star Medal,
Meritorious Service Medal,
three Army Commendations
Medals, two Army Achieve-
ment Medals, the Army
Good Conduct Medal, four
Army Reserve Component
Achievement Medal, two Na-
tional Defense Service Med-
als, the Southwest Asia Ser-
vice Medal with two Bronze
Stars, the Armed Forces Re-
serve Medal, the Kuwait Liberation
Medal, the Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal, Global War on
Terrorism Service Medal, the Combat
Action Badge, the Meritorious Unit
Commendation and serveral others.
Lanfear and his wife, Pam, live in
Bridgeport with their children, Kate-
lyn and Carson.
He is a 1987 graduate of Decatur
High School and a 1999 graduate of
the University of North Texas and a
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WISE OUTDOORS
By LUKE CLAYTON
I recently returned from a fishing
trip for catfish with guides George
Rule, Casey Nobles and a few of their
good friends at Lake Tawakoni. We
found the catfish receptive to the pun-
gent aroma of punch bait and soured
grain, and after a few hours fishing,
the ice chest was brimming full of
channel and blue catfish.
Tawakoni is, arguably, one of the
best, if not the best catfish lakes in
the country, and I was fishing with
some “sure nuff ” catfish pros. I fully
expect to catch catfish, lots of them,
when I head to good old Ta-Wak on a
catfishing expedition.
What was different about this trip
is the fact that we had a physically
challenged gentleman, Dennis New-
ton, aboard the specially designed
25-foot pontoon barge. Folks bound to
wheelchairs are limited when it comes
to fishing, and many are relegated to
fishing from the bank or pos-
sibly a sturdy dock.
Rule and some of his life-
long friends worked with
Voyager Tritoons of Tulsa
and designed the safe, roomy
craft that accommodates
folks in wheelchairs. The
boat has plenty of open deck
space and a wide entrance
ramp for loading and un-
loading the chairs. The craft
has an extra pontoon that
adds greatly to its safety and
stability.
“There are lots of folks out there
that simply cannot get out on the wa-
ter because of physical handicaps,”
Rule said. “We want to put as many
of them as we can out on the water
where they can enjoy catching fish
just like the rest of us.”
Very quickly into this fishing trip,
it became quite obvious that Newton
was having the time of his life and
catching as many as or more
fish than anyone on the boat.
With a special device at-
tached to his wrist with Vel-
cro that holds the butt end
of the rod, Newton used his
lightning reflexes to jerk the
rod sideways to set the hook.
He was obviously quite adept
at catching catfish, a veteran
of many trips with Rule and
Nobles.
Rule will continue putting
his regular clients on catfish,
and Nobles will be the primary cap-
tain in charge of this new boat rigged
specifically for physically challenged
anglers. But the team will work to-
gether closely. I’m betting where you
see Rule’s guide boat, the big tritoon
barge won’t be far away. After all,
fishing over baited holes with soured
grain is the ticket to non-stop catfish
action right now, and in this type fish-
CLAYTON
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Maybe you’ve seen the com-
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titled “sleepwalking fail.” It is
a short clip of a sleeping dog
that starts to “run” horizontal-
ly in his sleep, then suddenly
jumps up and slams into a
wall. Although the video is
seriously funny, there is noth-
ing funny about what might
be wrong with this animal.
This dog could be dreaming,
but it’s not known for certain
if animals dream, according
to Dr. M.A. Crist, clinical as-
sistant professor at Texas
A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine. Most likely this
animal is displaying signs of
a sleep disorder.
Sleeping disorders are not
healthy, and as with humans,
we see disturbed sleep pat-
terns as a sign of old age, dis-
ease or life-altering illness.
The two sleeping disorders
that are most dangerous to
an animal’s health are nar-
colepsy and cataplexy. If your
pet has one of these disorders
and is left alone, or unattend-
ed near water, they could pos-
sibly drown.
“Narcolepsy is the occur-
rence of uncontrollable rapid
eye movement (REM) sleep
phase characterized by the
presence of rapid eye move-
ments and fast phase activ-
ity,” said Crist. “Cataplexy
is the sudden development
of rapid duration voluntary
muscle weakness, flaccidity
or paralysis of all muscles ex-
cept extraocular and respira-
tory muscles.
These two sleep disorders
are usually a congenital
and inherited condition that
can be brought on by excite-
ment such as playing, eating,
drinking or greeting owners
and can last seconds to min-
utes, many times a day, or in-
frequently.”
Warning signs of one or
both of these disorders are
sudden collapses of the pet
into lateral or sterna recum-
bancy with no movements.
With narcolepsy, the ani-
mal appears asleep, and with
cataplexy, the animal is alert
but can’t follow motion with
eye movements. The pet can
be roused with petting, exter-
nal stimuli and loud noises.
These disorders are not
curable.
Older cats may also expe-
rience behavior changes in
sleep cycles or waking in the
night, restlessness and pac-
ing. This is either related to
senility or a disease called
hyperthyroidism.
“Hyperthyroidism occurs
when the thyroid gland pro-
duces an excess amount of
thyroid hormone, which can
lead to cardiac disease and
high blood pressure,” said
Crist. “A specific thyroid blood
test can be checked to verify
this abnormality and treat-
ment can be initiated. Mela-
tonin, an internal hormone
secreted by the pineal gland
during darkness, can also be
given as an oral supplement
usually with minimal side ef-
fects as a potential treatment
for sleep disorders.”
Of course, there are several
things that pet owners can
do for their pets before their
sleeping disorders become too
severe.
“If owners notice their pet
having a change in their
sleeping pattern, they want to
take them to their veterinar-
ian for a complete physical
examination and laboratory
analysis,” said Crist. “Medi-
cal problems may contribute
to these disturbances, and
some medicines may need to
be prescribed by a veterinar-
ian to help combat their sleep
disturbance.
“While melatonin has been
useful for treating sleep disor-
ders that arise from hypothy-
roidism, senility or cognitive
dysfunction,” said Crist, “it is
not regulated by the FDA, so
ask a veterinarian about the
correct dose for your pet. Acu-
puncture and herbal medi-
cations are other modalities
that might be used to treat
sleep disorders in pets.”
Placing your pet on certain
diets can also aid in their
sleeping troubles.
“Omega-3 fatty acids and
diets that are enriched with
antioxidants are good for
dogs with cognitive dysfunc-
tion and sleep issues,” said
Crist. “Therapeutic diets sup-
plemented with antioxidants
such as vitamin C, mixed
tocopherols, beta-carotene,
flavenoids, carotenoids, and
omega-3 fatty acids had dogs
show more improvement on
the performance of cognitive
tasks than dogs on a non-sup-
plemented diet.”
It will always be a true
mystery whether or not pets
dream.
“In mammals and birds,
studies have shown that
long episodes of nondream-
ing sleep referred to as “slow-
wave” or SW sleep is followed
by short episodes of dreaming
sleep referred to as “rapid-eye
movement” or REM sleep,”
said Crist. “If a disturbance
in this pattern occurs, then
sleeping problems can begin.
However, we will never re-
ally know if pets dream be-
cause we cannot talk to them.
However, we do know that
dogs have the REM sleep
phase, and this is the dream
activity period in people. Dogs
do have leg movements, facial
twitching, vocalizations and
tail movements. Therefore, it
might be likely they are hav-
ing a dream.”
Crist mentioned that it
is important to know some
sleep disorders require a
lengthy behavioral consulta-
tion and examination by a
veterinarian. Selective se-
rotonin reuptake inhibitor
antidepressants should be
prescribed for these dogs and
cats who have diagnosed ob-
sessive-compulsive behavior
disorders that are disturb-
ing their sleeping patterns.
She also reminded that by
always taking our pets to the
veterinarian for their regular
check-ups, many potential
problems can be caught be-
fore they seriously affect your
pet’s health.
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entering either kindergarten or the seventh grade go into
effect this school year. Help protect your child by ensuring
that he/she is compliant with the new, state required immu-
nizations. To view the new requirements, visit Northwest
ISD's Web site at www.nisdtx.org.
NISD offering special delivery for new parents
Is your family expecting a new addition this summer?
Northwest ISD would like to welcome your child and future
student. Parents are encouraged to register for the district’s
Special Delivery program to receive a special NISD diaper
bag that contains parenting information, school district
information and a baby t-shirt with the child’s graduation
year.
Special Delivery is designed to help the district target fu-
ture students and is part of Northwest's family involvement
program. The district hopes to encourage families to take
advantage of the crucial early learning years and to build
a strong foundation with the families it serves. The fam-
ily involvement program also offers Parents of Preschoolers
group meetings, home visits and Play to Learn sessions.
New or expecting parents residing in Northwest ISD may
register for Special Delivery, or any of the programs offered
by the family involvement program, by contacting Deanne
Colley, family involvement facilitator, at (817) 215-0198.
Northwest ISD school supply drive
The Northwest ISD Partners in Education (PIE) program
estimates that 400 students will need donated school sup-
plies to begin the new school year. In the past three years,
more than 1,000 students were able to hold their heads
high because they had a new backpack full of supplies on
the first day of school. Donations from the community can
help prepare students for success.
How you can help:
! Purchase and deliver supplies to any of the NISD-ap-
proved drop off locations. Locations include the NISD Ad-
ministration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Justin), Cross-
roads United Methodist Church (12501 US HWY 287,
Haslet) and Northwest Metroport Chamber (99 Trophy
Club Drive, Trophy Club).
! Organize a school supply drive at your organiza-
tion.
! Make a tax-deductible donation to purchase back-
packs.
! Volunteer to help pack and distribute backpacks
and supplies to NISD schools in mid-August.
In addition to 400 backpacks, donations for the following
supplies are needed by Aug. 15, 2009:
Art watercolors (with brush)
Binders (1” & 3”) (No Trapper Keepers)
Black & white composition notebooks
Erasers
Glue sticks
Graph paper (1”)
Highlighters
Index cards (3x5) (lined)
Loose-leaf notebook paper (wide rule)
Pocket dividers (assorted package of 5)
Pocket folders with brads
Post-it notes (3x3)
Rulers (12 inch)
Scissors (pointed & rounded)
Spiral notebooks (wide rule; at least 70 pages)
Supply boxes (plastic; no handles)
Zipper pouches (plastic)
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The transition of students into middle school and high
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Northwest ISD has partnered with other area school
districts (Birdville ISD, Carroll ISD, Keller ISD and Fort
Worth Christian) to offer a free seminar for parents of tran-
sitioning teenagers. The school district counselors and staff
want to help alleviate some of the stress experienced by
parents of students transitioning into middle school and/or
high school. School district personnel have worked with the
24:7 staff of the Richland Hills Church of Christ to provide
this free conference on Saturday, Aug. 8.
The conference features breakout sessions conducted by
trained counselors from Northwest ISD as well as the other
school districts. Three main sessions will give an overview
of the adolescent world.
This is a free event that includes free lunch and free
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opportunities to pursue her interests and be prepared for the
next step in her educational endeavors.
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OPEN HOUSE
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386 HERITAGE CREEK • DECATUR
3/2 brick home in restricted Heritage Creek sits on 2.156 acres with a great
view of private lake. 48x25 barn with workshop and stalls, round pen, fenced
and cross fenced. $180,000 Owner will consider Lease agreement.
Call Teresa at 940-393-2860
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279 CR 3575, Paradise
1800+ sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick, 2 living areas, heavily wooded
with mature trees, quiet dead end road, 25+ acres, fenced and cross fenced,
native grasses, 3 tanks, barn, shop, enclosed sun rooms, fireplace, Paradise
schools, yard landscaped. $299,000
Todd Clawson
817-269-7467
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Acreage
40 ACRES
7.5 miles north of Decatur, adjacent
t o Gr assl ands. El ect r i ci t y
(940)395-9164.
FSBO, 23.6 ACRES
in Paradise, TX, CR 3385. Great for
developers or single family. Call
(940)393-6200 for details.
Business Property
Mexican restaurant for sale in Deca-
tur. Fully operational. Call Roy,
(940)399-9487.
Duplexes
Great investor special! 2 separate
buildings, $189,950/each. 4 total
units, 1,250 square feet each, new,
loaded, 3/2, 2 units rented. Call
(214)682-0625.
Homes
2 HOUSES
Bowie, 2/1, triple lot, 2 out buildings,
CH/A, remodeled, $60,000, owner
finance available.
Decatur, 3/2, CH/A, huge lot, all ap-
pliances, approximately 3-years-old,
$145,000. (940)390-9125.
DAN PROCTOR
CUSTOM HOMES
NEW HOMES
* OFFERING *
Design assitance - Turn key 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-BEDROOM, 2-BATH
carport, brick on 5 acres, Decatur
ISD, all appliances, new flooring.
$139,500. (940)230-0125.
3/2/2
on oversized corner lot in estab-
lished Decatur neighborhood. Open
floor plan, landscaped yard, covered
patio. Needs updating. $122,000.
(214)629-5295.
3/2/2, DECATUR
1505 Shady Lane. Very nice, lots of
trees, 1,560 square feet, living area.
$129,000/OBO. (940)393-0987,
(972)977-5507.
3/3, 2,900 SQUARE FEET
FSBO, 1950’s ranch style, remod-
eled inside; new wiring, appliances,
painted & ready to move in. Close to
3 schools, 2007 Cates Street,
Bridgeport. $198k negotiable.
(940)389-3334.
BRICK COUNTRY HOME
4. 3 acres, Boonsvi l l e, 3/ 1,
wrap-around porch, 3-bay garage,
4-bay metal carport, beautiful view
on hilltop, very private. Zero down,
assume payments, $170,000.
(940)399-7480.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
505 W. Stadium Drive, Alvord.
1,456 square foot brick, 2/1, sun-
room, formal dining, central air.
Newly replaced: electrical, gas pip-
ing, carpet & tile. New paint. De-
tached garage on 1 acre lot.
$89, 000. ( 940) 427- 5740,
(940)427-3007.
FSBO, 3/2/2
built-in 2003, fireplace, fenced back-
yard, landscaped, Whispering
Winds Estates, Alvord. $124,000.
(940)393-8969.
FSBO, 3/2/2
New, custom built home on heavily
wooded, 2 acre, corner lot. 2,346
square feet, open floor plan, lots of
room, WBFP. Great location, min-
utes from town. Decatur ISD.
(940)577-0404.
HERITAGE CREEK MINI-RANCH
3/2.5/2/2 brick, 5 acres, 4-stall metal
hor se bar n. Fenced and
cross-fenced. Won’t last @
$199,900. Buy Wise Real Estate,
(940)399-3900.
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.
Mobile Homes
BRIDGEPORT FSBO
2/2, 1998 single wide mobile home,
to be moved, all appliances stay,
AC, great condition. $15,000.
(940)389-1191.
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 sqare feet on 2
acres. Freshly remodeled w/big up-
grades. 167 CR2133, Shenandoah
Subdivision near Valley View, (near
I35). $77,500, owner finance not
available. 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.
RENTA
Apartments
817-929-5910
BRIDGEWOOD
Executive Suites
Bridgeport, TX
Washer & dryer included
Garages available
1&2 Bedrooms Available
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.
NOW
LEASING
Executive
Office Space
2,700 sq. ft.
1450 FM 51 S.
Decatur
(formerly First Financial Bank)
940-627-4584
5,000SQUARE FOOT
Commercial insulated, building. Of-
fices & warehouse.$2,500/month.
FM 51 North, Decatur. Cannon
P r o p e r t y M a n a g m e n t .
(940)368-1811.
Bridgeport, 16th Street, approxi-
mately 1,100 square feet, commer-
cial, retail or office space for lease.
$600/month. (940)627-1063.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Office/retail space. 1,000-7,000
squar e f eet f or l ease.
(940)627-2510.
Finished, commercial space for
lease, Business Highway 380 front-
age, Decatur. 2,135 square feet.
$2, 500/ mont h pl us el ect ri c.
(940)389-5407.
Office building near Courthouse
Square. 3 offices, reception/waiting
area, kitchen & restroom, CH/A.
$850/month, 1st/last plus deposit.
(940)389-5588.
Quality space for lease. Great loca-
tion, medical/office. 3,368 square
feet available. Call (940)627-2778
for information.
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.
2/2 duplex, Bridgeport, covered car-
port, no pets, no smoki ng,
$775/month, $500/deposit. 2/2 du-
plex, Bridgeport, covered carport,
no pets, no smoking, $750/month,
$500/deposit. (940)393-3429.
Duplex for rent, 3-bedroom, 2-bath.
602-A Crestridge Court, Decatur.
$800/month. (940)964-2631.
EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT!
3-bedroom, 2-bath, duplexes in Al-
ford. $725/month. $475/deposit.
Fenced backyard. No smoking, pets
OK w/pet deposit. (940)393-8740.
NICE RHOME DUPLEX
2/2 w/appliances, washer/dryer
hookups, lawn care. Covered park-
ing/storage. No smoking. Some pets
O.K. $750/month, $500/deposit.
Owner/Agent (940)399-3900.
Now available: 2 & 3-bedroom du-
plexes. Bridgeport & Decatur.
$650-$750/month, month-to-month
lease. Dusty, (817)307-0057.
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.
**NOW IN RUNAWAY BAY**
Beautiful new home for rent. 3-bed-
room, 2-bath, w/privacy fence.
$1,000/month, $500/deposit. Huge
master suite, vaulted ceilings, large
covered porch, all appliances &
washer / dr yer connect i ons.
(817)270-4660.
www.shorthornpm.com.
1700 N. Cates Street, Decatur.
3/2/2, all brick, pets welcome.
(817)247-0246.
1ST MONTH, $100 OFF
Deposit special, $199.
Decatur: 501 W. Ash, 3/2; 209 S.
State, 3/2; 904 N. Trinity, 3/2.
Alvord: 605 Scenic, 3/2.
Bowie: Garden Terrace Apartments,
2 units available.
No pets allowed. Karl Klement Prop-
er t i es , c ont ac t El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
2-bedroom, 1-bath, older, nice
home in Alvord. Fenced yard. No
pets. Call (940)389-6692.
2/2 frame, newly remodeled,
washer/dryer/refrigerator, water
well, 1,200 square feet. 2 miles west
of Slidell. $525/month, $450/de-
posit. No pets. (940)389-5323.
2/2, quiet country home, Paradise
area, CH/A, newly remodeled. No
smoking, no pets, references re-
q u i r e d . ( 9 4 0 ) 3 9 3 - 9 6 6 8 ,
(940)627-1925.
3-bedroom, 2-bath brick home in
Rhome. Call Vicki at (817)307-3712.
2909 S. Garland, Decatur. 2-bed-
room, 2-bath, quiet neighborhood
near hospital, 1-car garage, big util-
ity room, all electric. $880/month.
Cal l Donna, (972)681-7063,
(972)824-7491.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage,
completely remodeled, Decatur ISD.
No pets, no smoking. $975/month
pl us $975/ deposi t . Cal l
(940)627-5178.
Cannon
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
PROPERTY FOR LEASE
940-393-5317
www.cannonrealty.net
• $600 1 bedroomCondo, Runaway
Bay, great place onthe lake
• $450, 1 bedroom, Decatur,
301 SouthTrinity
• $475, 1 bedroom, Decatur,
104 Shoemaker (1st week free)
• $600, 2 bedrooms, Alvord,
701 State Street
• $750, 3 bedrooms, Decatur,
601BCrest Ridge Homes
• $750, 2 bedrooms, Decatur,
703 S. Miller
• $750, 3 bedrooms, NewFairview
• $850, 3 bedrooms, Bridgeport,
FM1655 (1 acre lot)
• $1,200, 3 bedrooms, Alvord,
109 LynchStreet (beautiful home)
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2
Brick, fireplace, new paint/carpet,
ceremic tile, garage door opener,
fenced yard. PRICED REDUCED
$995/ mont h, $995/ deposi t .
(817)320-7065.
Boyd, 2/2, with carport, brick, 6
acres, trees, private, storage, huge
barn, fenced. 5 miles south of Boyd,
(off CR4757). $1100/month + de-
posit. (817)675-2584.
Boyd, 3/2/2 brick, w/fireplace, 1
acre. Deposit and credit check re-
quired, $1,000/month. No pets or
smoking. (940)433-8742, paulaeg-
ger@msn.com.
DECATUR
1-bedroom, 1-bath, $450/month;
1-bedroom, 1-bath, $475/month,
1st 2-weeks free; 2-bedroom,
1-bath.
NEW FAIRVIEW & BRIDGEPORT
3-bedroom, 2-bath.
RUNAWAY BAY
1-bedroom condo, close to lake,
$595/month.
Cannon Property Management.
(940)368-1811.
HOUSE FOR RENT
Bridgeport, 3-bedroom, 2-bath,
bri ck, garage, fenced yard.
$1,200/month, $600/deposit. Refer-
ences & background check re-
q u i r e d . ( 9 4 0 ) 6 8 3 - 5 2 1 5 ,
(940)577-2364.
In Boyd, 2-bedroom, 1-bath. No
pets, no smoking. $600/month,
$300/deposit. (817)319-9827.
NEW CONSTRUCTION
for lease or sale, Reatta Estates,
3-bedroom, 2.5-bath w/study, 2,409
square feet. No smoking, no pets.
$1,800/month. (469)233-5783.
New, 1-bedroom w/rock fireplace,
security gate, 5 miles north of Deca-
tur. Access to large horse facility &
past ur e. ( 940) 210- 3132.
(940)255-2582.
Mobile Homes
2-bedroom, 2-bath mobile home for
rent. Very nice. South of Boyd.
(940)433-2379.
3-bedroom, 2-bath double wide on
1.5 acres with shop near LBJ
Grasslands. $800/month, $550/de-
p o s i t . ( 9 4 0 ) 4 2 7 - 2 9 9 7 ,
(940)389-0954.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 5.5 fenced
acres, 30x30 shop. Paradise.
$1, 000/ mont h, $500/ deposi t .
(940)577-1238.
3/2 single wide. Call (940)969-6085,
(940)393-1103.
COUNTRY LIVING
Double wide 3/2, 4 acres, Bridge-
port Schools. Immediate move-in,
all electric, well water. More acre-
age negotiable. (940)255-1436.
Spaces & lots
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
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.
Medical/Dental
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Now hiring for the following
positions, due to growth
• CNA’s
• Certified
Medication Aid
Apply in person at
701 West Bennett Rd. • Decatur
or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
Experienced dental office reception-
ist with strong computer skills and
insurance knowledge. Send re-
sume, references, and salary re-
quirements to P.O. Box 149, attn: D,
Decatur, TX 76234.
EMPLOYMENT
• Business Opportunity
• Employment Information
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Childcare
• Food Service • Medical/
Dental • Miscellaneous
• Office • Retail/Sales
• Trades • Work Wanted
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
wanted
Truck Drivers
Class A CDL Required
Random Drug Testing
940-210-3915
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
JOB OPPORTUNITY
For Experienced
FLORAL DESIGNER
Excellent opportunity for the right applicant.
Send resume to
P.O. BOX 149, Attn: L, Decatur, TX 76234
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EMPLOYMENT
SERVICES FARM AND RANCH
INTEGRACARE HOME HEALTH
OF BRIDGEPORT/DECATUR
HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR
FULL-TIME RNs
PART-TIME-AS-NEEDED RNs
We offer:
- $3,500 Sign-On Bonus
- Competitive Base Salary + Incentives
- Paid-Time-Off: 18 PTO DAYS ANNUALLY TO
START
- 7 PAID COMPANY HOLIDAYS
- Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan
- 401 (K) Plan with generous company match
- Cell Phone Reimbursement
- Gas Mileage Reimbursement
- + much more!
- To learn more about our successful & growing
company, please visit us at www.integracarehh.com
To apply, please contact Karen Pemberton, RN
Clinical Supervisor at (940) 683-8171.
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
Miscellaneous
Texascraft.com, order fulfillment,
product packaging, office work.
Some computer experience helpful.
Will train. Supplemental health care
plan, paid vacation, sick time. Send
resume to P.O.Box 855, Rhome, TX
76078.
Trades
Now Hiring!
Mechanic
&
Lube Technician
No phone calls.
Apply in person
1601 S. FM 51
Decatur
CDL driver with experience pulling
mobile homes. Must have good
work references & clean record. Call
(940)683-5838, R&B Mobile Homes.
Di esel mechani c/truck dri ver
needed. CDL & dump truck experi-
ence required. (940)627-6868.
Drivers needed OTR. Must be mini-
mum 25-years-old with clean driving
record. Call (940)389-6558.
Heavy machine operator wanted for
sand and gravel company. CDL
and clean driving record a must.
(940)627-6868.
Hiring experienced gang pushers
w/CDL & laborers. Must have clean
driving record, pass drug screen &
live in Decatur area. Send resume
with current phone number to P.O.
Box 426, Granbury, TX 76048
Childcare
HAPPY HEARTS
Registered child care now enrolling.
18-months & older. Please call An-
gela, (214)686-0342.
NEED CHILDCARE?
Runaway Bay area, in my home. All
ages, meals & snacks provided. Call
Barbara Reed, (940)575-9217.
Business
BOBCAT & BACKHOE SERVICE
Gravel, roads, drainage repair, final
grade land/lot clearing. Cattle
guards, culverts, trenching. Sod/fill
dirt. (940)393-6622.
J. ROGERS PAINTING
& remodeling. Reasonable rates.
Free estimates. 25-years-experi-
e n c e . ( 9 4 0 ) 4 2 7 - 2 1 9 3 ,
(817)939-1148, cell.
R-30 PREMIUM BLOWN
insulation, 50¢/square foot installed.
(940)210-2194.
Housecleaning
AMY'S HOUSECLEANING SERVICE
Old fashioned cleaning at a fair
price, by a neighbor you can trust.
(817)995-7961.
DAD & DAUGHTER CLEANING
Residential, commercial. 1 time,
weekly or monthly. (940)366-6614,
(830)263-0251.
TWO LADIES CLEANING
Thorough, dependable, courteous.
Weekly, bi-monthly, monthly. Empty
houses cleaned. Call for appoint-
ment. (817)400-3118.
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.
Concrete work. Driveways, patios,
sidewalks, handicap ramps. Also,
decks, driveway entries, brick lay-
i ng, wat er ways & mor e.
( 9 4 0 ) 8 4 1 - 3 4 0 0 , Sh a n e ;
(940)531-0737, Doyle.
ANDERSON ROOFING
& REMODELING
composition. Laminate Class IV
shingles. A+ BBB. Established
1983. Free estimates, references
avai l abl e, i nsured, bonded.
(817)230-9215, (817)656-0902.
BARRINGTON CONSTRUCTION
All types remodeling, home repairs,
foundation work & privacy fences.
Al l wo r k g u a r a n t e e d .
(940)389-9276.
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
for Decatur & surrounding areas.
For free estimates, call Leo Flores,
(940)886-6524.
DAN PROCTOR CUSTOM HOMES
New homes; garages; patio covers,
enclosures; room additions, remod-
el i ng. 35-years experi ence.
(817)881-9023.
H&S RV, INC.
Mobile service. (940)389-7311.
HOME REPAIRS
Carpentry, minor electrical & plumb-
ing. Free estimates. (940)389-0582.
LANGTO CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Custom homes. Remodels, Earth
Friendly Spray Foam Insulation, ad-
ditions, kitchen/bath, patios & more.
www.langtoconstruction.com,
www.earthfriendlyfoam.com,
(682)429-3011.
MIKE’S RV SERVICE
Service calls, insurance work, full
repairs, power washing, detailing.
Also work on horse & enclosed trail-
ers. Michael, (940)399-7565.
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.
RUSSELL’S
Home Improvements
& Repair
All Types of
Remodeling
Painting - Interior, Exterior
Add-ons, Decks And More
Call
940-627-6947 or
940-389-4943
STEVE’S HANDYMAN SERVICE
Electric, plumbing, framing, cabi-
nets, counter tops, drywall, painting,
lawn, clean-up, hauling, tree re-
moval . Fr ee est i mat es.
(817)523-3046, (817)471-7597.
WHO’S YOUR PLUMBER?
Guaranteed fast & friendly service.
www.ClearWaterPlumber.com
Serving Northwest Tarrant County
since 1997. License #M-36678.
Vi sa, Mastercard. Cal l now!
(817)237-3831.
Miscellaneous
Patios
Driveways
Sidewalks
Curbs
Foundations
Pool Decks
FOR FREE
ESTIMATES
Call Gregg at
817-247-2240
940-825-5488
Serving Wise,
Montague, Tarrant
& Surrounding
Counties
Construction of TX
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JUNK & TRASH REMOVAL
all types of clean-ups,, yard work,
honey do lists. Also do light hauling.
Call Jason, (940)577-3368.
PERSONAL TRAINING
Certified with distinction, NSCA. Pri-
vate one-on-one, your home or
mine. Results with minimal equip-
ment . Reasonabl e r at es.
(940)366-6614.
Williams’ Hauling
&Tractor Works
• Brushhog & Finish Mowing
• Blading, Plowing & Tilling
• Backhoe work, driveways
• Dirt, sand & gravel hauling
• Land Clearing
• All types cleanup & haul-offs
• Quality work, fair pricing
James Williams
940-399-9138
Farm Equipment
5545 HESSTON
r ound bal er , f i el d r eady.
$5,000/OBO. (940)389-0903.
Check out
www.hendershotequipment.com
for great deals on Case IH tractor
packages, Vermeer hay equipment,
PJ trailers & Rhino shredders.
OCEAN FREIGHT CONTAINERS
New & used. Water tight & rodent
proof. Larry Singley, (817)992-9122.
STORAGE CONTAINERS
Great storage! The best containers
at the best price. (817)726-7669.
Fencing
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
COWLEY’S HYDROMULCHING
Commercial, residential, new lawn
pl ant i ng. Fr ee est i mat es.
(940)644-5872.
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, $7.99, 50 lbs. Deer
corn, $6.99, 50 lbs. Laying pellets,
$10.99, 50 lbs. Southwest Cube,
$6.49, 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.
APHA Registered paint horses Ho-
mozygous Tobiano. Black/white,
Buckskin/white. Yearlings, 3-years-
old. Brood mares w/colts. Also 2002
Cremello stallion registered AQHA,
APHA. (940)577-2775.
ATTENTION: HORSES WANTED
Will remove or buy unwanted
horses or trailers. (817)360-7617 or
(940)210-5552.
BABY DWARF
goats. Llamas: guard, show, pet
quality. Mini horses, mini donkeys.
Rabbits. (817)596-9644.
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.
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.
CERTIFIED ANGUS STEERS
Grain fed. No antibiotics. No hor-
mones. Half or whole. We can de-
liver to your processor or ours.
Contact Mickey, (817)371-2168; or
Chris, (972)342-5539.
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.
HORSE SALE
1st & 3rd Saturdays. Highway 281
@ I-20, Santo, Texas.
www.tacketthorsesale.net,
(817)929-3612.
I BUY & SELL
all kinds of animals: goats, sheep,
hor ses & cat t l e. Fr ed,
(817)223-4477, Springtown.
LIMOUSIN BULL
Pol l ed, bl ac k . $1, 500.
(817)281-5267, (817)614-2632.
LLAMAS
weanlings (6-months-old), adults,
bred females, guardians & pet qual-
ity. We provide training & support
for new owners. (940)433-5897.
Livestock care/training
HORSESHOEING & TRIM
Texas certified farrier. Office,
(940)644-5140; cell, (940)399-6981.
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
“WE FIX
SPRINKLER
SYSTEMS!”
• Irrigation Repairs
• Ultra-low Maintenance
Sprinkler Systems
• Landscape Design & Installation
• Lawn Care & Maintenance
• Top Quality Interior/Exterior
Painting
• Moving & Packing
• Fences & Decks
• If you can name it, we do it!
COLLEGE KIDS LAWN,
LANDSCAPE &
IRRIGATION
940-255-1702
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Hunting
For Sale: 9mm Makarov Ammo.
(940)427-8584.
Pasture and feed
12% all stock, $7.99, 50 lbs. Deer
corn, $6.99, 50 lbs. Laying pellets,
$10.99, 50 lbs. Southwest Cube,
$6.49, 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
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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.
COASTAL HAY
Square bales, fertilized, barn stored.
No minimum, you load. 2008,
$6/bale. 2009, $7/bale. Boyd,
(940)433-2335.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
2009 square bales in barn, fertilized.
No minimum. Between Alvord/Deca-
t ur . Del i ver y avai l abl e.
(817)991-7625, (940)627-2813.
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 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
Round & square bales, will deliver.
We also haul round & square bales.
(817)991-3144.
PRUETT FARMS
Custom hay baling. Quality hay for
sale. (940)389-1891.
HUGE
MOVING SALE
Saturday, August 8 • 7 a.m. - ?
Everything Must Go
2 roping saddles, 1 youth saddle, horse tack, ropes, horn
wraps.Tools and garden tools. 30” glasstop elec.
cookstove, 7 ft. mower, 9 shank chisel, RV hitch converter,
4 disc breaking plow, 5 ft. blade, 3 pt. post hole digger.
Tool box for pickup, oil lamp collection.
Lots of misc. Too much to list.
Going southeast out of Forestburg,
take FM 455 approx. 4 miles to Seldom Seen Road.
Follow signs to 1794 Seldom Seen Road.
940-964-2670 or 940-393-1341
115 S. Trinity, Decatur
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12 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, August 6, 2009
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
ESTATE AUCTION
By Charlie Smither Auctioneer and WW Auction Company
Saturday, August 15, 11 a.m.
Estate of Elizabeth and Elwyn Scott
1603 College Street, Decatur
Liquidating The Entire Estate
Furniture, Piano, Stoneware Set, Purses, Mirrors, Glassware, Pictures, Desk, Bedroom Furniture,
Large Hutch Cabinet, Silver Plated Tea Set, Kirby Vacuum, Books, Chairs, Freezer, Microwave,
Kitchen Appliances and other items including, Dining Table & Chairs with China Cabinet, Jars,
Milk Glass, Tools, Ladders, Yard Furniture, Lawn Benches, Push Mower, Leaf Blower, 2005 GMC
Canyon, clean, less than 16,000 miles and Lots More...
Must See, Very Well Maintained Home & Household Items
Auctioneers:
Charles Smither Lic #16636 and Ken Pearse Lic #11148
Preview: 9 a.m. DAY of SALE
Announcements Made Day of Sale Supercede Any Prior Advertisements
Payments: Cash or Check with Proper ID
All Items To Be Removed Two Hours After Close of Sale Unless Approved by Auction Co.
For More Information Call:
Ken at 940-736-8751 or Charlie at 940-577-9629
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
• Appliances
• Clothing/Jewelry
• Furniture
• Garage Sales
• Firewood
• Miscellaneous
• Auctions
POMS, $300
Shi Tzu, $300-$350. Chihuahua,
teacup/toy, $200-$300. Rat Terriers,
$150. Beagles, $200. 1/2 Wolf, 1/2
German Shepherd, $100. CKC.
(817)220-0849.
Pet care/training
LET ME COME
take care of your animals when you
can’t. Reasonable rates based on
required services. (940)627-1608.
Appliances
KENMORE FRONT-LOAD DRYER
white, with pedestal, like new.
$325/cash. (940)433-5940.
Garage sales
Decatur, The Scrapbook Nook,
1100 W. Business 380, Suite E,
(Sears shopping center), Sat. Aug.
8, 10a.m.-3p.m. 2nd annual
SCRAPBOOK RUMMAGE SALE!
Several vendors combining to bring
great bargains on new & used
scrapbooking materials. Paper, em-
bellishments, tools and more.
!!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, 4436 S. FM 1655, Sat.,
Aug. 8, 8a.m., Clothes, household
items, books, guitar & more.
Chico, north on Highway 101,
CR1651, at the dead end,
Sat.-Sun., Aug 8-9. Huge multi-fam-
ily yard sale.
Forestburg: 1794 Seldom Seen
Road, off FM 455. Sat., Aug. 8,
7a.m.-?. Huge moving sale. Horse
saddles and tack, tools, 30” glass
top electric cookstove, RV hitch
converter, pickup toolbox, and lots
of miscellaneous items Too much to
l i s t . ( 940) 393- 1341 or
(940)964-2670.
Paradise, 117 and 119 Deerfield
Drive, (2 sales) FM 2123 to
CR3550, l ef t on Deerf i el d,
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 8-9, 8a.m.-2:p.m.
Kids items, furniture.
Paradise, 236 Paradise Country
Trail, Fri.-Sat., Aug. 7-8, 8a.m.-?
Large appliances, clothes, house-
hold items, decor, too much to list!
Miscellaneous
1923 SINGER
treadle sewing machine w/cabinet,
excelent condition. MPX Power-
house, full range weight machine
w/ we i g h t s . $ 1 5 0 e a .
(940)-627-7950, evenings.
COLLECTORS!
Two, 1997 single action Army
Peacemaker Colts. .45 caliber, 5.5”
barrel, blue color case/finish.
Matched set, consecutive serial
numbers: S18001A, S18002A. Cyl-
inders never been turned. $3,500.
(940)393-8740.
WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
Ramps and repairs. Wholesale
medical equipment at discount
prices. Call Matt Sadberry, Med-
Care Solutions, (940)393-1427.
Musical
CONOVER PIANO
excellent condition, purchased from
Aurora Baptist Church 5-years ago.
$400. Call (940)393-1178.
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
AKC REGISTERED
Lab pups, 2 yellow males, born
5-28-09. Have parents. $300 and
$200 cash. Rhome ar ea.
(817)480-2093.
AKC REGISTERED
mini dachshund puppies. Black/tan,
bor n 6- 9- 09. $350/ each.
(940)210-2247.
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
puppies for sale. (817)223-0461,
cell; (940)748-2896, home.
LAB/BIRD DOG MIX
Beautiful puppies looking for good
homes. 6-weeks-old, 1st shots &
wormed. $25/each. (940)210-2767.
MUST SELL
Labradoodle puppies. Vet checked,
shots/wormed, partially housebro-
ken. (940)466-9915.
Cars
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
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
2004 HARLEY HERITAGE
Softail, fuel injection, 7,000 miles,
black & chrome, lots of extras.
$12,500. Evenings, (940)433-2556.
EZ GO GOLF CART
6 like new batteries & charger;
wrap-around curtain & windshield;
excellent condition. (817)523-0242.
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
1999 DODGE 1-TON
welding truck, diesel, 5-speed, ex-
tended cab with SA 250 amp weld-
ing machine with leads & cutting
torch. Truck & welder in great
shape. $16,000. (940)233-0326.
2005 GMC Canyon Z85 SL, 2 WD,
regular cab, automatic, AC, cruise,
white, 15,300 miles. $10,500.
(940)627-3468.
Heavy Equipment
CASE 445 SKID STEER
loader with forks, 74 HP, hi flow hy-
draulics, less than 5 hours. Need to
sel l , $23, 000. Eveni ngs,
(940)433-2556.
Trailers
2008 PJ GOOSENECK
low boy, 20 foot with 2 foot dovetail,
fold up ramps. $2,700. Evenings,
(940)433-2556.
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By CLAIRE CURRY
I’ve been telling the story of my
whirlwind tour across Texas in late
May. This trip was an 11-day expedi-
tion to search for Tufted and Black-
crested Titmice and their hybrids as a
part of my graduate research.
Last time I left you at Colorado Bend
State Park where after several hours
of hiking I finally saw a Black-crested
Titmouse. That night I camped at Can-
yon of the Eagles, a park near Burnet
run by the Lower Colorado River Au-
thority. I was tired and wasn’t really in
the mood to go wandering around the
park. So, I set up my tent and relaxed
at my campsite. When I first arrived,
a four and a half foot long rat snake
slithered across the grass. I admired
the cacti growing in the thick brush
surrounding me, including blooming
prickly pears and tasajillo with its pen-
cil-like stems. A gorgeous male Paint-
ed Bunting in rainbow colors hopped
on a flat rock, pecking at nearby grass
seeds.
After a while I heard a familiar call.
It seems that even though I was not
going to seek titmice, they found me.
A pair of Black-crested Titmice came
through the edge of my campground
feeding a clumsy juvenile. The juvenile
titmouse lacked the assured move-
ments of its foraging parents. It was
picking up tidbits from the trees and
maneuvered a green thing in its beak
(perhaps a slender leaf?) that was not
food, but must have been interesting
anyway.
The next day I headed southwest
and visited Willis Creek Park north of
Austin. It was a cloudy morning but I
saw several interesting birds, such as
Indigo Bunting, Yellow Warbler and
Ladder-backed Woodpecker. The wood-
pecker went into a tree cavity and I
could hear its babies begging for more
food. I wasn’t there long when it start-
ed to rain. I hurried back to my car and
settled in to wait for the rain to stop. I
soon realized it wasn’t going to stop for
quite a while. Being worn out from all
this travelling, I took the rain as a fine
opportunity for a three-hour nap.
By early afternoon I was ready to go
to Austin. Several local birders kindly
took time to let me visit their yards and
show me some local parks. I saw a hy-
brid titmouse and got some recordings,
and also saw other neat birds such as
Summer Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch
and Yellow Warbler. The next morning
found me at Big Webberville Park, also
home to hybrid titmice. In addition to a
lone titmouse, my birding friend and I
found a Prothonotary Warbler, Eastern
Wood-Pewee, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
American Redstart, Warbling Vireos,
and a Black-throated Green Warbler.
Bastrop State Park was my mid-day
stop. I saw several titmice here singing
among the towering pines. This state
park, located east of Austin, is famous
as a part of the “Lost Pines.” These lob-
lolly pines are farther west than any
others in Texas. The pine-oak forest
was a definite change of pace from all
the brushy areas and deciduous trees
I had been seeing. One trail, named
the Bracken Fern Trace, even had a
beautiful carpet of ferns under the big
trees. Warblers were quite abundant. I
heard a Pileated Woodpecker calling.
A bunch of chattering juvenile Black-
and-white Warblers begged their par-
ents to be fed. I also visited Bastrop’s
neighboring state park, Buescher
State Park, but it was growing late in
the day and few birds were singing. I
did get an excellent view of a North-
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is having a countywide fundraiser
Dinner and Auction
Saturday, August 15, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Decatur Civic Center
AND YOU’RE INVITED!
Wise County Friends of Scouting
Karl Klement Ford, Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep is proud to be the host sponsor for
this event and want your help to support Wise County Scouts. Proceeds benefit
all Wise County Scout troops and over 400 local boys and leaders participating in
character building and community service programs.
Table sponsorships are available for $1,000 and include:
• Seating for 10 • Dinner • Auction • Drawings • Special Sponsor Recognition
$100 for Dinner & Auction & Drawings or $25 for the Dinner
To be a Table Sponsor or Donate Items for the Auction contact:
Karl Klement at 940-627-1101, Brock Smith at 940-627-6333,
Don Majka at 940-683-4865 or Jennifer Walker at 940-393-6392
Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Support Scouting!
2009 F-150 to be Given Away!
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Bridgeport Building Center
Moby Oil & Gas
Karl Klement Ford & Chrysler
John Schmitz-Impact Energy
Wise County Messenger
Decatur Police Department
Bridgeport Police Department
Wise County Sheriff ’s Dept.
Complete Production
Rhino Linings-Bridgeport
JM Construction-Alvord
Scottco Realty-Joe Ryan Wilson
Bobcat Pressure Control
Hawkins Funeral Homes
Decatur Tire Store
Smith & Green Attorneys
Harvey Enterprises
3J Enterprises
Stephens, Bastian & Cartwright Insurance
North Texas Extinguisher Services
Mann Refrigeration-Bridgeport
Phil King-State Representative
Sandy Hill Redi Mix Concrete
Hot Damn Tamale Company-Fort Worth
Chaney Trucking-Rhome
North Texas Tire & Auto-Decatur
Rod Wooley
Ray Nellis
McRyan Hauling-Judy Stinnett-Roanoke
Don Majka
First State Bank
Meyers-McComis Inc. Insurance
Legend Bank
Dan Cobb Drywall Company
Wade Matthews Roofing
Rosenbaum Dental
Dr. Tim McIntyre
Dr. Russell Doubrava
Don McGaughy
Affordable Fencing - Scott Scherb
Bridgeport Index
North Texas Dist./Brad Humphries
AgVantage Farm Supply
Texas Motor Speedway Condo
(Use for NASCAR Race)
Whitetail Deer Hunt Pkg.
(Sid Richardson Scout Ranch)
Trophy Deer Hunt
(Okla. or New Mexico - Chad Harvey)
New Mexico Elk Hunt
Rangers/Cowboys/Stars/Astros
(Signed Memorabilia)
Petroleum Club Dinner for 4
Spa Weekend at Gaylord Texan
Ballpark Suite for Texas Rangers
(September Game)
Golf for 4 at Mira Vista Country Club
Golf for 4 at Star Hollow CC
(Private course of Leonard Bros. family, Glen Rose)
Lowes $50 Gift Certificate
Trout Fishing - Camp Tahuaya
Climbing Weekend for 10
(Business or Family)
Texas Kayaking Trip
Leather Chairs
(Embossed with State Seal)
Texas Rangers 10 pack
(10-Game ticket packet for 2010)
Cal Ripkin Autographed Baseball
Two 3” Live Oaks Installed
(Donny Davis)
Six Flags Fall Festival Tickets
Denny Deady Cinnamon Rolls
Dinner for 2 at TMS Speedway Club
(2) Father & Son Dove Hunts
(Jim Bob Little- 9 Bar Ranch)
Hockey Puck
(Signed by Phillip Boucher)
Dallas Stars Team Pennant
(Signed by Team)
(2) Fire Extinguishers
(North Texas Extinguisher Services)
Wrangler World Championship Shirt
(Autographed by Trevor Brazille)
Auction Items include
Table Sponsors include
Purchase
Advance
Tickets at...
Karl Klement Ford and Wise County Messenger in Decatur and
Meyers Insurance Agency and Cook McDonald CPAs in Bridgeport.
Paradise
Intermediate School
Sixth Six Weeks
A Honor Roll
Fourth grade — Andrew Alexan-
der, Ashley Angell, Heather Barnett,
Brysen Broussard, Paltane Brown,
Alanna Burnett, Logan Burrows, Hal-
ey Butler, Jacob Carmichael, Hayden
Casson, Zian Chamberlain, Cam-
ron Chasteen, Kodee Christensen,
Jessica Clark, Logan Cook, Austin
Coon, James Cox, Kylan Deaton,
Patricio Dorado, Ashton Ferguson,
Alic Herrera, Ella Hutton, Whitney
Jackson, Michael Kennedy, Mason
Largent, Ruben Luevano, Carson
Martin, Carrie McGee, Austin Med-
lin, Bryson Meyers, Ryan Norwood,
Brenton Read, Casey Riggs, Kaitlyn
Robinson, Karina Rodriguez, Jrake
Russell, Dalton Sanders, Landon
Sharp, Alexis Spidle, Mary Staple-
ton, Jamie Talley, Madyson Taylor,
Trace Thigpen, Ty Valentine, Makaya
Wakefield, Matthew Whalen, Sarah
Wilson-Fleitman, Dylan Wise and
Bradley Young.
Fifth grade — Hunter Anthony,
Cody Baker, Kyle Baker, Jordan
Blackstock, John Bridgeman, Em-
ily Brinson, Carlos Carrillo, Summer
Childress, Bailey Choate, Kylie Da-
vis, Rebecca Downing, Tanner Ed-
wards, Joseph Eisen, Grace Exner,
Peyton Fishbeck, Charles Ford,
Alexandria Fowler, Amber French,
Kenneth Galvan, Morgan Heinsen,
Madison Home, Kaycie Howerton,
Hailey Kennedy, Meagan Kennedy,
Zackarey King, Stormi Lamb, Kolbi
Little, Zackery Loney, Christian Mc-
Cormick, Logan McPherson, Colton
Meadows, Jackson Mills, Madison
Moore, Abigail Pace, Joshua Pitman,
Jacob Posey, Carlos Powers, Jessica
Presley, Ian Remmele, Taylor Rich-
ards, Brice Richardson, Cora Roman,
Trenton Sims, Darian Sotomi, Casey
Steinhauer, Christian Steinhauer,
Darla Waterscheid, Anthony Walton,
Kalli Winters, Makenna Wise, Thom-
as Young and Turner Young.
Sixth grade — Danny Adair, Me-
gan Armstrong, Joshua Barnes,
Mikeala Beck, Caiden Berry, Shelby
Boyers, Shelby Bradshaw, Lyndon
Cook, Emily Corbin, Raney Cortez,
Stacy Fernandez, Layne Griffin,
Johnna Headley, Austin Hogan, Sage
Huggins, Shawnia Jones, Nicholas
Loney, Brandon McCutchen, Janae
McMurry, Dillon Meadows, David
Pearson, Samuel Robinson, Taylor
Rose, Allison Rutledge and Julianna
Smith.
A/B Honor Roll
Fourth grade — John Ander-
son, Balin Bryant, Cassie Bryant,
Brayden Chatham, Mychelynn Cov-
ey, Brooklyn Davis, Jessie Dugan,
Dylan Finley, Tiffany French, Jacob
Goodger, Tanner Lambert, Alexis
Maydahl, Collin McBride, Heather
McDuff, Kelsey Perkins, Mykenzie
Presley, Hayden Pressley, Sean Ran-
dell, Haley Roberds, Colt Ryle, John
Salazar, Tristan Sims, Connor Snell,
Jerrell Thomas and Chloe Wallen.
Fifth grade — Kyndal Baker, Gray-
son Cobb, Mabell Diana, Kaynen
Farrow, Quinnten Gober, Shadda
Graham, Louis Grizzle, John Chan-
ning Hamilton, Kash Helton, Jamie
Hilton, Ryder McConnell, Gabrielle
Pineda, Halie Poteet, Aliyah Read,
Garrett Schneck, Cody Strickland,
Makinzee Thomas, Alexander Tipton
and Mackinlie Tucker.
Sixth grade — Kelsey Archer,
MaKenna Bales, Skylar Black, Jack-
lyn Blevins, Zildjian Brooks, William
Brown, Skyler Clawson, Hope Den-
nie, Nehormarlis Gonzalez, Marissa
Hall, Shelby Hamilton, Cala Holder,
Haley Home, Colton Horton, Levi
Jenkins, Courtney Kerr, Cassidy
Kirkland, Kaylee McConnell, Bran-
don McCormick, Brandy McDaniel,
Jessica Meeks, Landry Norwood,
Nancy Ortiz, Anna Preather, Collier
Preather, Autumn Prince, Marki Rut-
ledge, Taylor Sheppard and Trever
Shuker.
HONOR ROLL
BIRDS AND BEYOND
14 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, August 6, 2009
ern Parula. That night I camped even
further east, at Lake Somerville State
Park. Like before, I was too tired to
search for birds, but a family of titmice
came to me.
The next day I visited Washington-
on-the-Brazos State Historical Area.
The titmice were elusive here. How-
ever, the morning highlight was five
Red-shouldered Hawks circling in
flight and having a screaming match.
Occasionally one of the hawks would
dive at one of the others. I also saw a
lovely Louisiana Waterthrush foraging
along the bank of a pond. At lunchtime
I visited Stephen F. Austin State Park.
The titmice were much more coopera-
tive there and I also spotted a big rac-
coon lumbering in a brush pile. Many
signs warned me not to feed the rac-
coon. I didn’t; I wanted to eat my lunch
myself anyway.
At this point in the trip I only had
a few more days left to make it to the
Texas coast, where the titmice obvious-
ly stop since they don’t live out in the
Gulf of Mexico. That’s where we’ll pick
up again next month. Whether you are
on the road or at home, keep your eyes
peeled. You never know what surprises
you may find.
!
The next monthly field trips on the
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grass-
lands will be Sept. 2. We will leave the
Forest Service District Office in Deca-
tur 9 a.m.. For more information, call
Mary Curry (see below) or the Forest
Service District Office, (940) 627-5475.
!
Claire and Mary Curry are nature
enthusiasts based in Greenwood. If
you would like to contact them, please
e-mail them at larksparrow@eeclaire.
com, or call them at (940) 466-3299.
Continued from page 13
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STARTING KINDERGARTEN
Beginning kindergarten is a major
milestone in the life of a child—and a
parent. Make the transition easier by
putting everything in order before the
big day. Set up an appointment early
with the pediatrician to ensure that
the new student is current on state
immunization requirements. Almost
all schools require a recent physical,
so ask the doctor for a copy to bring
along. The school nurse should know
about any allergies or conditions the
incoming student has, especially
those that can be dangerous such as
peanut allergies, asthma, or diabetes.
Take the time before school begins to
talk to the teacher about conditions
that might affect learning such as
hearing or vision disabilities or ADHD.
Entering kindergarten is a major
change for young children, and we
want to be sure they’re prepared. Call
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Healthy Futures Start Here. Our
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Wilson graduates basic training
Army Pvt. Michael N. Wilson has graduated from basic
combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Katherine Metcalfe of Boyd and the
grandson of Martha D. Wilson of Pearland.
Wilson is a 2008 graduate of Boyd High School.
Murphey graduates basic training
Army Pvt. Timothy C. Murphey graduated from nine
weeks of basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton,
Okla.
Murphey is the son of Tammy Fletcher of Rhome. He is a
2007 graduate of Decatur High School.
BIRDS AND BEYOND
ing, the more the merrier!
If you know someone that
is physically challenged or
would like to get out on the
water yourself and enjoy
some of this steady action,
give Rule a call at (214)
202-6641.
!
ANOTHER PATTERN —
Fishing with prepared cat-
fish bait over holes baited
with soured grain in water
20 to 24 feet deep is a great
way to catch numerous cat-
fish weighing between 1.5
and 3 pounds, but trophy
class blue catfish are also
being landed during the
evening hours.
Drift fishing with fresh
shad during the evening
hours, or very early in the
morning, is producing blue
catfish up to 45 pounds.
Blues have been reported
from water as shallow as 5
feet, but most of the fishing
is in depths 20 to 30 feet.
Circle hooks work best here
on a Carolina rig with 4
foot leader. A small floater
placed 6 inches above the
hook keeps the bait up off
bottom during the drift,
which makes it easier for
the blues to grab the bait
as it drifts by.
!
PROSPECTS FOR DUCK
SEASON LOOK BRIGHT
— According to a recent re-
port from the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, duck num-
bers are on the increase
and prospects are excellent
for a good duck season this
fall.
Mallard numbers are es-
timated at 8.5 million, a 10-
percent increase over last
year and 13 percent above
the long-term average. Gad-
walls number 3.1 million,
73 percent above the long-
term average. Blue-winged
teal numbers are estimated
at 7.4 million, which is the
second highest on record.
Pintail are up 23 percent
over last year with 3.2 mil-
lion birds. Even the canvas-
back have made a remark-
able comeback with 662,000
birds, 35 percent more than
last year.
My outfitter buddy up
in North Dakota, which
is in the center of the pot
hole nesting region in the
United States, reports that
he’s seen more ducks on the
ponds and small lakes in
the area than ever before.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife re-
ports estimate there are 6.4
million acres of prime nest-
ing ponds and lakes in the
northern U.S. and Canada.
Ducks Unlimited can be
thanked for much of this
success story. Chances are
pretty good there will be
a DU fundraiser banquet
in your area in upcoming
months. Check www.ducks.
org for exact dates and lo-
cations. These events are
fun and serve as a major
income source for DU.
!
OUTDOOR TIP OF THE
WEEK — Archery season
for whitetails is only a cou-
ple of months away. There’s
plenty of time to break out
your hunting bow, take it to
your local archery shop and
have a technician check
it over and make sure it’s
ready for the upcoming sea-
son.
Strings and cables should
be replaced periodically,
and cams, pulleys, sights
and rests should be inspect-
ed for loose screws, worn
bushings and wear. There’s
still plenty of time to hone
your shooting skills before
opening day.
I enjoy shooting my bows
year round, but August is
the month when I intensify
my practice sessions. I prac-
tice at all ranges out to my
maximum range for har-
vesting game — 30 yards.
With today’s fast bows, one
sight pin will suffice from
distances from point blank
out to 30 yards.
I set the pin dead on 25
yards and determine where
it’s hitting at 30 yards and
the shorter distances. The
group varies only three
inches out to 30 yards. I
find it easier to use one pin
than several for hunting.
When it’s time to draw on
that big buck, I need only
worry about properly ex-
ecuting the shot, not decid-
ing which pin to use.
!
Listen to Outdoors With
Luke Clayton at www.cat-
fishradio.com. E-mail Luke
at lukeclayton@prodigy.net.
ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, August 6, 2009 15
GOOD TIMES —
Guide George
Rule helped
Dennis Newton
make some
happy fishing
memories on a
recent fishing
trip.
Continued from page 7
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through creative play.
Call D.A.C. today!
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DECATUR
MOST VALUABLE — Trevor
Hartfield of Alvord, second
from right, was voted Most
Valuable Defensive Back
during the WestTexasPigskin.
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and Skills event July 18
in Breckenridge. Athletes
pictured (l to r) Will Bryant,
Most Valuable Lineman,
Joshua; Thomas Ross, Most
Valuable Athlete, Joshua;
Colby Hartfield, Most Valuable
Receiver, Breckenridge;
Derrick Teegarden, Most
Valuable Passer and Most
Valuable Offensive Player,
Odessa High; and Kody
Tennison, Most Valuable
Defensive Player, Odessa High.
CHICO
MIDGET CHEERLEADERS — Chico High School cheerleaders held a cheer camp for girls July
23-25 and midget cheerleaders in attendance were (back row, from left) Hannah Buckner,
Kiley Blackwood, Leslie Aguilar, Harli Deaton, Lulu Pulido and Jaime Williford, (middle row,
from left) Cheyenne Hood, Paige Leal, Reagan Hardee, Breanna Hughes, Macy McDaniel and
Calli Gordon and (front row, from left) Ayesha Parr, Lexi Hood, Miranda Garcia and Macie
Lingle.
PEEWEE CHEERLEADERS—
Chico High School
cheerleaders held a cheer
camp for girls July 23-25
and peewee cheerleaders
in attendance were (back
row, from left) Jacie Greene,
Bradi Anderson, Tamara
Sparkman, Brittany Salazar,
Leah Davidson and Kiley
Marburger (front row, from
left) Dakota Sutton, Alli
York, Hanna Bailey, Raven
Leal, Britton Petty and
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FINAL PREPARATION — Dozens of
football players entering seventh
through ninth grades competed in
the annual Eagle Football Camp last
week. The event was the final chance
for local athletes to work on their
skills before starting school practices.
Pictured clockwise, from above, a
couple of Decatur fans check out
the new talent in anticipation of the
upcoming season. Water was a priority
during in the summer heat. A receiver
tries to impress his classmates by
attempting to make a catch.
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High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
DECATUR ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Decatur High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Rann Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Decatur Inter. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Carson Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
PARADISE ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Middle School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Intermediate ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Elementary ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
SLIDELL ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Slidell High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Slidell Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
NORTHWEST ISD ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
High School ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Chisholm Trail M.S. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Seven Hills Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Prairie View Elem. ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏
Wise County Public Schools
Report Card
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Alvord School Board
approved a two-year con
tract for Don Deweber to
serve as boys athletic/field
coordinator and head foot
ball coach at Thursday’s
meeting. Deweber has pre
viously served as the team’s
defensive coordinator.
His duties as field coordi
nator include supervising
the maintenance and care
of all outdoor athletic facili
ties.
Deweber takes the place
of Mike Chaney, who turned
in his resignation July 14
Chaney took a coaching
position at Iraan-Sheffield
ISD.
“Having been in the dis
trict a full year, I’ve had the
opportu
nity to
work with
everyone
and have
observed
many out
standing
l e a d e r
ship qual
ities that
C o a c h
Deweber
possesses. He has a great
deal of respect from the staff
and students. He has many
years experience in coach
ing. Our defense last year
was one of the best in the
district,” said Alvord Super
intendent Bill Branum. “In
addition, he is very involved
Globe-trotter
WISE COUNTY
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Almost a month into the
Consumer Assistance to Re
cycle and Save program, a
$1 billion government pro
gram set up to promote the
transition to more fuel-effi
cient vehicles, Wise County
car dealerships are seeing
an influx of trade-ins and
increased sales. Thursday
night, the Associated Press
reported that Transporta
tion Secretary Ray LaHood
said the program was out
of funds. Friday afternoon
however, the Congress
passed a bill adding an ad
ditional $2 billion to the
CARS program.
“We have seen a good num
ber of people bring in their
old vehicles, mostly trucks
and purchasing new cars
that get much better gas
mileage,” said Robert Bish
op of Karl Klement Chrysler
Jeep Dodge in Decatur.
This deal
won’t last
Government’s
CARS incentive
proves to be a
little too popular
with buyers
ALVORD
Deweber
replaces
Chaney
DEWEBER
WISE COUNTY
Wise schools see ratings improvement
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
LITTLE EIFFEL — Alyssa Boyle’s summer vacation was anything but dull. The 2009 Decatur High School graduate
spent her vacation touring Europe, with a stop in the City of Lights. See story on 13A.
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Texas Education Agency released
2009 accountability ratings for school
districts, with Wise County claiming one
“exemplary” district and four “recognized”
districts.
Alvord ISD was rated “exemplary,” with
the high school and elementary school
receiving “exemplary” status. Boyd, Para-
dise, Slidell and Northwest districts were
“recognized.”
Ratings are based on student perfor-
mance on state tests, dropout rates and
high school completion rates.
Statewide, Texas saw
an increase in exem-
plary ratings, as well as
academically unaccept-
able ratings due to high
school completion rates
and science scores. Al-
vord was one of 117 ex-
emplary districts, an in-
crease from 43 in 2008.
Recognized districts
increased from 329 in
2008 to 459 this year.
There are 1,235 dis-
tricts in Texas.
Alvord – Exemplary
Alvord moved up from
the “recognized” rating
in 2008. Alvord High
School and Alvord Ele-
mentary were “exempla-
ry,” while Alvord Middle
School was “recognized.”
“That’s a tremendous
tribute to our staff and
our students. It is very
difficult to have an ex-
emplary school district and our staff and
students rose to the challenge and I could
not be prouder of their accomplishment,”
said Alvord Superintendent Bill Branum.
Alvord Middle School was rated exem-
plary in 2007 and 2008. The elementary
was “exemplary” last year, and the high
school was “recognized.”
Boyd – Recognized
Boyd ISD moved up from “academically
acceptable” in 2008 to “recognized” this
year. Boyd High School went from “academ-
ically acceptable” last year to “recognized”
this year. Boyd Middle School remained at
“recognized,” and the elementary and in-
termediate schools went up from “recog-
nized” to “exemplary.”
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BRANUM
RUE
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INDEX
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WEATHER...
PLEASANT
CASTEEL JR.
Newark
NORMA DEE
WOOD
Decatur
RICHARD BISHOP
Arlington
See page 14A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
ROADWATCH
The Decatur downtown
crosswalk project will move
to State Street this week.
Check out our RoadWATCH
map to see where else you
might encounter delays or
detours.
See page 2A.
Sun 8/2 92/73
Partly cloudy with a stray thunder- storm.
INSIDE ...
ROOT OF A
PROBLEM
Paradise nurseryman
Melvin Mitchell’s trees are
dying, and he suspects the
cause is a gas pipeline.
See story, page 2A
IN SPORTS ...
BRINGING THE
HEAT
Rhome resident Cade
Garner, 13, has dominated
the competition with a 75-
mph fastball and wicked
offspeed pitches.
See page 1B
COMING
THURSDAY ...
SPECIAL
EDITION
Our Thursday, Aug. 6, issue
of the Messenger will
feature back to school
information, including
school supply lists. You
still have time to share
your favorite teacher
memories by e-mailing
news@wcmessenger.com.
Deadline is Monday at 5
p.m.
HERE’S WHAT YOU
MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I Globe-trotter
I Deweber replaces
Chaney
I Wise schools see
ratings improvement
I This deal won’t last:
Government’s CARS
incentive proves to be
a little too popular with
buyers
IN SPORTS...
I Man among boys
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