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Each story is unique – some cars have been
used by multiple generations of family members,
some have had some rather unique features,
some have been used in high school pranks and
some were even won in contests or competitions.
So buckle up, put your hands at “10” and “2”
and enjoy your first car stories.
Can you match the person with their first car?
Turn to pages 6A and 7A for the answer.
WISE COUNTY
My
FIRST
Car
For the past few weeks,
we’ve shared stories of our
first cars. Readers have
responded with stories of
their own.
1989 Jeep Wagoneer 1.
2003 Chevrolet Duramax 3.
1971 Super Beetle 2.
DECATUR
By BRIAN KNOX
It’s been more than a year since
voters approved funds for a new el-
ementary school in Decatur. In less
than two weeks, the construction
process could begin.
The Decatur School Board Tues-
day approved the “guaranteed max-
imum price” for the cost of the base
project - $18,687,809. When factor-
ing in offsite work and the recom-
mended project options, the cost is
estimated at $19,781,937.
Bruce Helm, executive vice presi-
dent for Charter Builders, the con-
struction manager for the project,
said the company received 337 bids,
a company record. With the in-
creased competition, the bids came
in a little lower than was originally
projected, he said.
“It was a combination of a hungry
market and the timing of the bid,”
Helm said.
The project also includes a new
transportation facility.
In addition to the base bid, the
project includes several alternative
additions. Among the recommended
alternatives are additional park
ing areas at the school, concrete
parking at the transportation facil
ity (rather than gravel), solar tube
Time to start building
Construction of third elementary to begin this month
Julie (Smith)
VanHoose
Bridgeport
B.
J.C. Williams
Cottondale A.
Shane Tribe
Decatur C.
VOLUME 130 - NO. 54 SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES INTWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS 75¢
Continued on page 12A
News Briefs ..... 3A Opinion........... 4A Lifestyle.............8A
Sports ...............1B Classifieds.........4B Wise Business 10B
INDEX
Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity Decatur, Texas 76234
WEATHER...
INSIDE ...
FIREWORKS
FAVORITES
Local firework stand owners
share their experiences
during their busiest week of
the year.
See story, page 2A
RALPH CHILTON
Decatur
ABNER LEE
WOODS
Chico
MARY RUTH
POUNDS-CORBIN
Decatur
FAYE DEAN
SINGLETON
Decatur
GENE DERTING
Aurora
LANNY ROYCE
TERRELL
Chico
WAYNE MOSS
Arlington
ALLIE HARTSFIELD
Olney
See pages 12A and 14A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
ROADWATCH
More road work is planned
on Wise County roads this
week. Find out where to
expect to tap the brakes
a little.
See page 2A
IN SPORTS ...
SUPER
SOFTBALL
PLAYERS
Find out which players
were named to the All Wise
County Softball team for
the 2009 season.
See page 2B
Sat 7/4 98/78
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the upper
Sun 7/5 96/75
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.
HERE’S WHAT YOU
MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I My first car summer
feature
I Construction to
begin on Decatur
elementary school
IN SPORTS...
I Softball’s player
of the year
I All Wise County
softball team
members named
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FUN ON FRIDAY — The Fourth of July celebration started early at Lake Bridgeport, where people gathered on Friday, July 3, to enjoy a relaxing float in the
water near the Boy Scout Camp. Above, Zane Lasater (left) of Decatur and Danny Souther of Alvord were on a boat for the start of the holiday weekend.
By GARY CLAYTON
Wise Co. Extension Agent
Texas has 191,000 miles of streams
and rivers running into 15 major river
basins, eight coastal basins and nine
estuaries. These river systems divide
Texas into many watersheds. Water-
sheds are the land areas that drain to
a single body of water.
Wise County is a major part of one
such watershed, and all of the surface
water within the Wise County basin
that is not consumed, contained or
evaporated eventually reaches the ma-
jor rivers of that basin. Consequently,
all human and natural activities up-
stream have the potential to affect wa-
ter quality and quantity downstream.
In order to address watershed man-
agement in Wise County, Tex-
as AgriLife Extension, Tar-
rant Regional Water District
and Texas State Soil and Wa-
ter Conservation Board have
joined together to host a Texas
Watershed Steward program.
The first program is a free,
one-day educational workshop
designed to help watershed
residents improve and pro-
tect their water resources by
getting involved in local wa-
tershed protection and management
activities. It is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednes-
day, July 15, at the Lighthouse Fellow-
ship Church, 7200 Robertson Road in
Fort Worth.
The workshop will provide an over-
view of water quality and watershed
management in Texas. It will
primarily focus on water qual-
ity issues in the Eagle Moun-
tain Lake watershed. In ad-
dition, participants will learn
about efforts of Texas AgriLife
Research, Texas AgriLife Ex-
tension and Tarrant Regional
Water District to help improve
water quality in the lake and
the health of the surrounding
watershed.
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Goat producers don’t forget to regis-
ter for the internal parasite program
Tuesday, July 21, at the Wise County
Extension office. Call (940) 627-3341
to reserve your spot. Also, mark your
calendar for the 2009 Ranchers’ Gath-
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2 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, July 9, 2009
CLAYTON
GARDENER’S MAILBAG
CLAYTON’S CORNER
By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: Something is
eating the leaves off my Lady
Banksia rose. I’ve tried insec-
ticide, but that didn’t help.
I thought it might be deer,
squirrels or the drought.
Every time it puts out new
leaves, they’re soon gone.
What would cause that?
I honestly don’t know. I’ve
been around this rose for
40 years or more, and I’ve
never seen black spot knock
its leaves off, nor have I
ever seen anything eat it. If
they’re being chewed by an
insect, you should see some
evidence of partially eaten
leaves somewhere on the
plant. You should also see
droppings. With drought,
you would see browned leaf
edges and tips. Deer prob-
ably would bite through a
few of the smaller twigs.
Squirrels probably wouldn’t
strip the leaves, especially
if the branches are stand-
ing loose and unsupported.
It would be too big a ride
for the squirrels. Look more
closely, day and night, until
you get better clues. Some-
thing will become obvious.
Be mindful, too, that if there
is new growth that is un-
affected, the problem may
have moved on.

Dear Neil: How can I
eliminate bamboo that is
spreading into my St. Au-
gustine? Its stems grow to
4 to 6 feet tall in just a few
days after emerging. Glypho-
sate has had little effect. It
spreads rapidly, and the rhi-
zomes are difficult to grub
up.
This is a very common
question, and it stands as
evidence of why this plant
should never be planted. It’s
an absolute beast to elimi-
nate. I have seen people
successfully use glyphosate
at 150 percent the bermu-
dagrass strength. Bamboo
isn’t listed on the product’s
label, and they found that
the regular bermuda rate
wasn’t strong enough to kill
bamboo. However, you have
to have a good amount of top
growth for the glyphosate to
have enough penetration
into the green tissues, and
the herbicide will certainly
kill St. Augustine and oth-
er greenery onto which its
spray lands (It is not active
in the soil, so tree and shrub
roots will not be affected).
One of the state’s major
botanic gardens was given
land covered with bamboo,
and they resorted to front-
end loaders to remove and
clean 18 inches of topsoil.
I’m sorry the news isn’t bet-
ter, but that’s the culmina-
tion of 40 years of watching
people struggle with this
overpowering invader.

Dear Neil: We have a Jap-
anese maple tree, and yester-
day I noticed there was a yel-
low substance at the base of
the tree. Could this be some
sort of fungus, and if so, how
should I treat it?
It’s probably a saprophyt-
ic (as opposed to parasitic)
fungus. If so, it would be liv-
ing off dead organic matter
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By TANYA DAVIS
Wise Co. Extension Agent
Food service managers are encour-
aged to attend a food safety training
program at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 22,
at the Texas AgriLife Exten-
sion Service, Wise County of-
fice at 206 S. State St. in Deca-
tur. Cost is $100 and includes
training, materials and the
state food manager certifica-
tion examination.
The “Food Safety: It’s Our
Business” course is designed to
not only prepare food service
managers to pass the certifi-
cation examination; but also
provide valuable education
regarding the safe handling of food.
Almost 50 cents of every dollar Ameri-
cans spend on food is spent on meals
prepared away from home. Therefore,
careful attention to food safety will help
keep customers safe and satisfied.
Foodborne illnesses are estimated to
cost thousands of dollars in lost wages,
insurance and medical bills.
With these statistics, knowl-
edge of how to prevent food-
borne illness is essential.
The benefits of improved
food safety include:
! increased customer satis-
faction,
! improved relationships
with health officials,
! prevention of bad public-
ity and law suits due to food-
borne illness.
By attending the course, food service
managers will learn about:
! identifying potentially hazardous
foods and common errors in food han-
dling,
! preventing contamination and
cross-contamination of food,
! teaching and encouraging personal
hygiene for employees,
! complying with government regu-
lations,
! maintaining clean utensils, equip-
ment and surroundings, and
! controlling pests.
Foodborne illnesses can be prevented
by following simple food safety practic-
es. For more information about the food
manager certification training course
of the Texas AgriLife Extension Ser-
vice, call the Extension office at (940)
627-3341.
Registration is limited to the first 20
paid participants.
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WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS
GARDENER’S MAILBAG
FOCUS ON 4-H
By ADRIAN ARREDONDO
Wise Co. Extension Agent
One hundred sixty-eight
4-H’ers from 24 counties
competed in the District 3
4-H Horse Show June 24-27
in Vernon.
Wise County participants
included:
Alicia Erwin — 1st, Trail;
1st, Hunter Showmanship;
1st, Showmanship; 1st,
Hunt Seat Equitation; 2nd,
Western Horsemanship;
2nd, Hunter Under Saddle;
7th, Western Pleasure and
participant in Western Rid-
ing.
Kendall Vawter — 3rd,
Yearling Gelding Futu-
rity; 4th, Grade Gelding;
7th, Hunter Showmanship;
8th, Hunter Under Saddle
and participant in Western
Horsemanship; participant
in Western Plea-
sure; 9th, Show-
manship; partici-
pant in Stakes;
participant in Bar-
rels; participant in
Poles; participant
in Western Riding;
and participant in
Hunt Seat Equita-
tion.
Lacey Erwin —
2nd, Hunter Show-
manship; 3rd, Showman-
ship; participant in Trail;
and participant in Western
Horsemanship.
Keaton Vawter — par-
ticipant in Western Rid-
ing; participant in Western
Horsemanship; participant
in Western Pleasure; partic-
ipant in Showmanship; par-
ticipant in Stakes;
participant in Bar-
rels; and partici-
pant in Poles.
Harley Dearing
— 10th, Hunter
Under Saddle;
participant in
Trail; participant
in Western Rid-
ing; participant in
Western Horse-
manship; partici-
pant in Western Pleasure;
participant in Showman-
ship; participant in Stakes;
participant in Barrels; and
participant in Hunt Seat
Equitation.
Monika Qualls — 3rd,
Hunt Seat Equitation; 3rd,
Grade Mares; 3rd, Hunter
Showmanship; 5th, Hunter
Under Saddle; 10th, Show-
manship; participant in
Western Horsemanship;
and participant in Western
Pleasure.
Congratulations to all of
these 4-H’ers!
!
Reminder: As we get
ready for the 2009-2010 4-H
year, you will have to reg-
ister on 4-H Connect. This
is not hard to do if you al-
ready have a profile set up.
If you do not have a profile
set up, you can go to https://
texas.4honline.com or come
by the Extension office to
get instructions on how to
do this.
such as bark. It is not a specific dan-
ger to the tree on its own accord, but
it does suggest that there might be ac-
tive decay within the tree’s trunk. Take
photos to a Master Certified Nursery
Professional, or hire an arborist to care
for the tree if it’s of significant value to
you and your landscape.

Dear Neil: What is this that’s grow-
ing on my mother’s iris after all of these
years?
From your scan, it certainly looks
like a fruit (seed pod). That’s the way
skilled breeders develop new types and
colors of iris. They use specific variet-
ies as they look for particular traits.
Even then, they may only keep one out
of one thousand seedlings. Once the
seed is ripe and the fruit splits open,
you could try your hand at growing
new plants from the seed. They should
bloom after two or three years. Daylil-
ies work about the same way.

Dear Neil: We have relatives in a
couple of areas of Texas. Where in the
state do dogwoods and hydrangeas
grow best?
Both plants thrive in areas with
acidic soils. For the most part, that
means east of I-45, or the eastern 20
percent of the state (very isolated ar-
eas farther west). They can be grown
in neutral or alkaline-soil areas, but
they’ll need nearly heroic soil prepara-
tion prior to planting. The higher the
pH of the soil, the more organic matter
(Canadian peat moss, compost, etc.)
they will require. Both need shade
much of the day.

Dear Neil: I saw your answer on
nutsedge (nutgrass). How can I get it
out of a vegetable garden that is over-
run with it?
Use either of the two materials
Image or Sedgehammer from May
through September. The garden will
have to be idle at the time, and you’ll
not want to plant back into it until the
following spring. It may require two or
three years of treating.
!
Have a question you’d like Neil to
consider? Mail it to him in care of the
Wise County Messenger, P.O. Box 149,
Decatur, TX 76234 or e-mail him at
mailbag@sperrygardens.com. Neil re-
grets that he cannot reply to questions
individually.
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SUDOKU
BIRDS AND BEYOND
By CLAIRE CURRY
Last month I started telling you all about my 11-day trek
across Texas. I stopped last time camping at Dinosaur Val-
ley State Park. The next morning, I woke up before 6 a.m.
to the sound of rain on my uncovered tent. I hurried quickly
to put my tent up before it was even light out. Of course, the
rain stopped as soon as I had it all packed. It was so early
that an Eastern Screech-Owl was singing, but within an
hour, I heard a titmouse singing. It took me almost another
hour to finally see the bird.
I should provide some background on why I made this
trip and why I was looking for titmice, specifically. They are
not rare birds, but they are of great interest to me because
I am studying them for my doctorate degree. There are two
species, Tufted and Black-crested, and the two species in-
terbreed (hybridize) in Central Texas, North-Central Texas
and Southwestern Oklahoma. You can tell them apart by
their facial patterning. Tufted has a black forehead and
gray crest, while Black-crested has a pale forehead and
crisp black crest. Hybrids show intermediate plumage with
the forehead often light brown or chestnut and the crest
ranging from dark gray to dull black. Outside of the narrow
hybrid zone, you will only find one species or the other.
The big question is why the two species change so sud-
denly over this comparatively narrow zone instead of con-
tinuing to gradually intergrade with each other over a
wider range. This question is important because it has to
do with the nature of a species. If they are two separate spe-
cies, why are they interbreeding, but if they are one species,
then why do they only intergrade in this one narrow zone
instead of changing gradually from one form to the other?
This situation with the titmice has caused ornithologists
to classify them as one or two species at various times. There
are several models about why hybrid zones exist (this phe-
nomenon occurs in almost all types of animals, including
other birds, frogs, mammals, insects ... pretty much every-
thing). My project involves figuring out why this situation
occurs in titmice and considering how that fits into the big-
ger picture of hybrid zone models. To start my project, I am
mapping out the hybrid zone in detail.
After spending the early morning at Dinosaur Valley, my
next stop was Cleburne State Park. The wind stirred the
treetops, making it hard to see birds. I did manage to get
good looks at two hybrid titmice. I also heard a Louisiana
Waterthrush, a type of warbler, singing along a creek. The
waterthrush also occurs in Wise County along creeks dur-
ing the summer.
Meridian State Park was my third stop for the day. This
is real Hill Country, with small oaks and big junipers on the
rocky hillsides. The endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler
lives only in the Hill Country, and one of the places it can
be found is this state park. I heard several of them singing
buzzy notes in the Ashe junipers. These warblers require
old-growth Ashe junipers to nest, as they use long strips of
its bark in their nests.
In addition to hearing (and seeing) the warblers, I saw
several cool butterflies. First, there were several Red Sa-
tyrs. This is a small brown butterfly with rich, reddish tones
on its forewings. It occurs in Wise County, but I don’t see it
nearly so much as I did in these more southwestern and
western parts of the state. Texan Crescent is another but-
terfly that I saw. It is black with chestnut and white accents
— quite a beauty — and I saw several of them. I occasion-
ally see them in Wise County, too.
By the next day, I was near Temple. I visited Chalk Ridge
Falls Park near Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir. This park was
located right below the dam outflow, where I heard a Can-
yon Wren singing. A wooden bridge crossed a small wooded
canyon stream, and I heard lots of birds warbling in the
trees. I saw a titmouse after a short while, but the high-
lights here were the other birds.
First, I heard, and then saw, a Warbling Vireo, which, as
its name implies, has a warbling song. Then as I watched
for the titmouse, I saw a splendid variety of other birds hop-
ping in the trees and going down to the stream to drink
and bathe. A female American Redstart went down to the
water, while a Black-throated Green Warbler hopped in the
bushes. A gorgeous yellow, gray, black and white bird ap-
peared on the path back to the parking lot. It was a Mag-
nolia Warbler.
Finally, as I prepared to leave, I heard the Canyon Wren
singing again. It turns out that the real canyon was not the
only place for it to lurk. This wren proclaimed its owner-
ship of the ledge under the restroom roof. I don’t see Can-
yon Wrens very often, but I think they are the most ador-
able wrens alive. The Canyon Wren is copper-colored with
a white throat and a flat head that extends out into a very
long beak.
Next I visited Colorado Bend State Park. It was a long
drive out to the park, and signs warned me of flash floods
that could trap me in the park. Fortunately, it was a sunny
day with no rain in the forecast. I hiked along the Colorado
River under towering live oaks and pecans, listening for my
birds. I heard several titmice, but the trees were so tall that
I couldn’t see them. A few were singing up on top of the
shorter trees that grew on top of the giant rock cliff that
edged the river, making them doubly impossible to see.
Other birds made the shady walk pleasant, though. Sev-
eral Inca Doves flew up from the path, and I saw a Summer
Tanager in the trees. Finally, at the end of my two-hour hike,
right next to the parking lot, I finally saw a Black-crested
Titmouse. It hopped down to a sunny patch on the ground
and fluffed up for a sun-bathing session. It sat in the sun for
about a minute before flying back up to preen and stretch
in the shady branches. Its crisp, black crest, gray wings and
peach-colored flanks contrasted beautifully with the dark
green leafy background. I exulted at finally seeing the bird
as it carefully worked over all its feathers with its sharp
black beak.
Being outside is always rewarding. Sometimes the re-
ward is a thousand tiny things that you see along the trail.
Sometimes the reward is two miles down the trail, and
sometimes the reward is by the parking lot. Keep your eyes
peeled wherever you are; you never know what you may
find!
!
The next monthly field trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson Na-
tional Grasslands is Wednesday, Aug. 5. We will depart at 9
a.m. from the Forest Service District Office in Decatur. For
more information, contact 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, e-mail them at
larksparrow@eeclaire.com, or call them at (940) 466-3299.
Photo by Claire Curry
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Dear Savvy Senior,
I used to think golf was a
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68, my back and wrist sure
don’t think so. Do you have
any tips or know of any
equipment that can help se-
niors?
Aching Golfer
Dear Aching,
Most golfers don’t think
much about it, but the game
– played by about 25 mil-
lion Americans – can take a
surprising toll on the body.
And for older golfers espe-
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or flexible as they once
were, it can lead to multiple
aches and pains as well as
injuries. Here’s what you
should know.
A rough game
According to the National
Safety Council, last year
golfers suffered around
35,000 injuries that re-
quired a trip to the emer-
gency room or doctor. This
is due to the simple fact
that golf is a physical game
that requires lots of twist-
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and swinging, and bending
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on lower backs, hips, knees,
shoulders, hands, wrists
and elbows. And while walk-
ing a nine- or 18-hole round
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physical toll on the body.
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or alcoholic beverages be-
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You can head off some of
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Send your senior ques-
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Box 5443, Norman, OK
73070, or visit www.sav-
vysenior.org. Jim Miller is
a contributor to the NBC
“Today” show and author of
“The Savvy Senior” book.
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SUDOKU SOLUTIONS
BUSINESS
By DENNY DEADY
When the market went south, Doug
and Cheri Dunlap looked east.
As their investments turned cold,
the Lake Bridgeport couple turned
to something even colder for a better
return on their hard-earned money. It
all started when Cheri was in line at a
car wash and noticed the brisk activity
at the adjoining ice house. Customers
walked up to the ice house, deposited
their money and returned to their car
with a big bag of ice.
She noted the phone number on the
side of the giant machine and got in
touch with the distributor.
Unable to find a suitable location in
Bridgeport, which would have been
closer to their home, they ventured
further east and found an ideal spot in
Decatur, at the corner of Washburn and
Walnut. They closed on the property
May 20 and set their sights on opening
the facility by the July 4th weekend.
“I can honestly say that without the
great help and support of the Decatur
Planning and Development depart-
ment and their staff of dedicated per-
sonnel, we would not be open for busi-
ness as of this time,” Doug said. “The
staff helped guide us through all of
the paperwork, permits, planning and
platting necessary for us to put this all
together in a period of five weeks and
two days. I can’t say enough about how
enthusiastic they were to help bring a
new business to Decatur.”
On, June 26, the Dunlaps had their
certificate of occupancy and the “Now
Open” banner went up.
They call the business Twice the Ice
because of the large size of the bags
and the price, normally less than the
price of other bagged ice. The facility
is fully automated and self-contained.
The ice maker produces 6,120 pounds
of ice in 24 hours or 34 pounds every
eight minutes. It was baptism by fire
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digit temperatures and a three-day
holiday combined to push the equip-
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“We sold out of ice on Saturday,”
Doug said.
Ice is packaged fresh, on demand
in 16-pound bags or 20 pounds of ice
can be dispensed directly into the cus-
tomer’s container for the same price of
$1.75, which includes sales tax.
Although ice has no flavor, Doug
points out that his ice picks up the fla-
vor of a particular drink, and custom-
ers love to eat the ice because of its
soft, crunchy consistency.
The water supply at Twice the Ice
is run through a water softener and
dual stage filter before it gets to the ice
maker. An additional filter is used for
making the water that is also sold at
the 24-hours-a-day machine.
To make the business convenient
for large volume users, the Dunlaps
offer an alternative to using cash for
each vend of ice. Call (940) 389-4303 to
learn more about the token program.
Economy may be cool, but new business is cold
WISE COUNTY
Messenger photo by Denny Deady
NOW OPEN — Thanks to help from the city of Decatur, Doug and Cheri Dunlap
were able to get their new business, Twice the Ice, open in time for the July 4th
weekend. The facility dispenses bagged and bulk ice and filtered water 24-hours-
a-day at the corner of Washburn and Walnut in Decatur.
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BUSINESS
Location: 1101 Eagle Dr., Suite C, Decatur
Phone: (940) 627-5400
Hours: M-F, 9-6; Sat., 9-1
Owner/Management: Jarrod Link
S&J PHARMACY — The Decatur Chamber of
Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting July 1 for S&J
Pharmacy, which was rebuilt following a fire.
Representing S&J are (from left) Greg Burch, Beth
Mitchell and Jarrod Link.
By MYRA OLIVER
President Greater Denton/Wise
County Association of Realtors
Buying or selling a home can get
much more complicated than just
about any other kind of purchase or
sale. Even other expensive
items like cars or boats don’t
present you with the level of
complexity you will experi-
ence in most home sales.
One part of the contract
that’s designed to help make
the process easier is the option
period. The option provision is
contained in all Texas Real Es-
tate Commission (TREC) resi-
dential contracts. On the new-
home and resale contracts, it’s
called the termination option, and you
can find it in paragraph 23.
Buyers pay for a
chance to say “no thanks”
During the option period, a buyer
may terminate the contract for any
reason and get his earnest money
back. Most buyers use the option pe-
riod to evaluate the condition of the
property and otherwise determine if
they want to proceed with the trans-
action, but that first point is worth
repeating: It doesn’t matter what the
buyer’s grounds are for terminating
the contract – in fact, he doesn’t even
have to give a reason – as long as he
gives notice of termination within the
specified time. If the buyer does not
give notification during the option pe-
riod, the transaction moves ahead and
the option fee is either credited to the
sales price at closing or not, as negoti-
ated in the original contract.
What’s in it for sellers?
The termination option sounds pret-
ty attractive to buyers, but what about
seller? Sellers do not have the ability
to terminate the contract during the
option period – they are obligated to
sell to the buyer under the terms of
the contract (unless the buyer ter-
minates), but the termination option
does provide benefits to the seller.
First, sellers receive a fee (whatever
the buyer and seller negotiated in the
original contract) in exchange
for the buyer receiving his
right to terminate. Perhaps
more importantly, the option
gives the seller peace of mind
that the buyer is happy to be
purchasing the home.
Think about it. Who would
you rather sell your home to
– someone who is bitterly dis-
appointed that he ever agreed
to buy your home, or a buyer
who is excited to purchase
your house and is satisfied with the
condition of the property?
The truth is that if the disgruntled
buyer terminates the contract during
the option period, you most likely got
out of a transaction that would have
caused you headaches at the least
– possibly a trip to the courtroom at
worst.
Lest sellers think that the option
period creates a free-for-all for buyers
to make offers left and right on prop-
erties they are not seriously consider-
ing, only about one in 10 transactions
doesn’t make it past the option period,
according to the National Association
of Realtors.
What does it cost
– and what’s involved?
The termination option is not a re-
quired element of a contract offer to
purchase a home. However, most buy-
ers do make the option part of their
offer. The amount of the fee and the
number of days of the option are both
negotiable parts of the contract. Your
Texas Realtor can help you decide
what is reasonable and necessary giv-
en the circumstances of your situation.
You will want to make sure the option
fee is an amount you are comfortable
paying should you decide to terminate
the contract. You also want to be cer-
tain you allow yourself enough time to
conduct inspections of the house and
address any concerns you have about
the property.
While most sellers want to keep the
option period as short as possible, ne-
gotiating hard for an extremely brief
option period may work against you.
If a buyer feels pressured and cannot
get the information he needs in time,
he may feel his best course of action is
termination of the contract.
Buyers can do their part by schedul-
ing inspections before the last day of
the option period. You’ll want to allow
enough time to ask the inspector ques-
tions, schedule follow-up inspections
with other experts if recommended,
and conduct any other due diligence
you need to feel comfortable with your
decision to purchase the home. Some-
times, an inspection will reveal condi-
tions that lead to additional negotia-
tions between the buyer and seller. A
buyer will want this to happen during
the option period, so he still has the
right to terminate if he chooses.
Even though there’s an option on
the property, sellers can continue to
market the house and accept backup
offers. This gives sellers who choose
to accept backup offers a measure of
protection in case something does fall
through.
No matter which side of the transac-
tion you are on, the option period can
give you additional confidence that the
entire process of buying or selling a
home will work smoothly for you.
For more information about buying
and selling real estate in the Lone
Star State, I invite you to visit Texas-
RealEstate.com.
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8 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, July 9, 2009
OPEN HOUSE — Devon Energy employees and their families celebrated the completion of
the company’s expanded office in Decatur with an open house. The field office houses 23
employees and supports the company’s Barnett Shale Land operations. Helping host the
event are (back, from left) Melinda Smith, Tanie Vaughn, Kathy Millett, Donna Dever, Dedra
Lee; (front) Kathy Swink and Lynn Garrett. Left, Randy Parker, landman for Devon Energy,
handles the grilling duties at the company’s open house in celebration of the completion of
the Decatur office.
BUSINESS
WISE COUNTY
You’ve got it...
Somebody
wants it.
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The news media calls it Cash for
Clunkers.
Uncle Sam calls it the Car Allowance
Rebate System (CARS).
Veteran North Texas car dealer
James Wood calls it an excellent way
to help motorists pay for a fuel-effi-
cient new car or truck while getting rid
of a gas guzzler.
The program applies to both domes-
tic and foreign vehicles that are new.
Wood sells both General Motors and
Hyundai products in Decatur. His
Denton dealership is exclusively GM
and includes Cadillac as well as Buick,
Chevrolet, GMC and Pontiac.
The just-enacted Consumer Assis-
tance to Recycle and Save Act provides
$1 billion for the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration to buy
and scrap vehicles not more than 25
years old that get no more than 18
miles per gallon (MPG) on the federal
government’s Combined Fuel Economy
Value scale.
A new passenger car must get at
least 22 MPG to be eligible for an al-
lowance on a drivable trade-in.
A customer will qualify for $4500 to-
ward the purchase or long-term lease
of a car that gets at least 10 MPG more
than their trade-in. The allowance is
$3500 for a 4 MPG increase in fuel ef-
ficiency.
The buyer of a light-duty truck will
get $4500 for a 5 MPG improvement
or $3,500 for a 2 MPG increase. The
minimum is 18 MPG for such a new
category-1 truck (gross vehicle weight
under 6,000 pounds).
A large light-duty truck qualifies for
$4,500 with a 2 MPG improvement or
$3,500 for 1 MPG. The new category-2
truck (GVW 6000-8500 pounds) must
get at least 15 MPG.
New commercial trucks and vans
(GVW 8,500-10,000 pounds) qualify
for $3500 if the trade-in was built prior
to 2002.
Wood pointed out that there is no
maximum income level for a vehicle
owner, and no voucher is needed to
participate. The dealership handles all
the paperwork.
The maximum Manufacturer’s Sug-
gested Retail Price for the vehicle be-
ing purchased is $45,000.
The customer must have held a reg-
istered, valid legal title to their prop-
erly-insured trade-in for a full year.
“You can’t go to the junk yard to buy
you a trade-in for this program,” Wood
noted.
With a dealer’s help a motorist can
easily determine if the vehicle they
wish to buy and their trade-in both
qualify.
They can also find more information
at cars.gov, the official federal web site.
It includes fuel ratings.
“This is one way for taxpayers to
benefit directly from the income taxes
they send to Washington, D.C.,” Wood
said. “And it will help lessen our de-
pendence on oil coming from some of
those less stable parts of the world
that we’ve been hearing about lately.”
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While the issue of weight is a delicate one, adverse effects linked with obesity
should be pointed out in hopes of averting unwanted consequences. Such is the
case with a recent finding concerning obesity’s link with infertility. According
to a study of patients attending a private infertility clinic, obese women were
found to have alterations in the environment around their ovaries before they
ovulate that appear to play a role in reducing fertility. Researchers found that
obese women had abnormally high levels of fat and inflammation in the fluid
surrounding their eggs. Specifically, their follicular fluid (fluid surrounding the
ovaries) had high levels of insulin, lactate, triglycerides, and C-reactive protein,
which can impact an egg’s development potential.
For comprehensive ob/gyn care including information on today’s column contact
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attention and care coupled with state of the art practices and technologies. We
encourage our patients to feel comfortable discussing their medical, reproductive,
and sexual concerns while knowing they are receiving the most current information
and excellent care. To schedule an appointment, call WISE OBSTETRICS &
GYNECOLOGY P.A. at 940-626-8008. Our office is conveniently located at
1713 South Fm 51, Ste. 201, Decatur. New patients are welcome.
P.S. Discussing weight issues with their physicians can help women understand
and dispel misconceptions, adopt a more realistic approach and outlook, and
effect healthier outcomes.
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KEEPING KIDS
HYDRATED IN THE
DOG DAYS
Parents know the importance of
hydration during the long, hot,
dog days of summer. When the
heat wave strikes, be prepared.
Know how to hydrate the kids in
the house, and have a variety of
options available. Younger children
need somewhat less fluids than
older kids, but those needs increase
across the board when sports or
outdoor activities are involved. But
what if kids get sick of chugging
water? Keep fresh melon on hand
that is cooled and cut into serving-
size pieces. Grapes and berries
are also good ways to get a little
nutrition and hydration into a child.
Freeze favorite juices into ice pops,
and keep the fridge stocked with
low-sugar juices and sports drinks.
It’s important for parents to learn
the early signs of dehydration
and how to respond quickly. The
child specialists at LOVETTE
PEDIATRICS, 2401 S. FM 51, Suite
100, Decatur will answer any and all
questions you may have, and help
you to be prepared for emergencies
properly. Make an appointment by
calling (940) 627-8044. For your
convenience, we’re open M -Th
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SUMMER IS HERE, DON’T
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HINT: Weigh your child before and
after a sports game. Encourage your
child to drink a pint of fluids for every
pound lost.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
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Deadlines
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Run the same ad in Classified Gold for
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For Sale: Place a paid ad with a bold
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of two weeks, you’ll receive the next
two weeks FREE. Run the same ad in
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four weeks (price based on 20 word or
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Classified Advertising Policy
Classified ads for the Sunday/Thurs-
day edition are $12 per week for 20
words or less (each additional word is
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(20 words or less; each additional
word is 40¢).
Error Responsibility
Customers are asked to check their
ad immediately after it appears in the
paper and report at once any error
found. Claims for adjustment should
be made at that time. The Wise
County Messenger is responsible for
an incorrect ad only the first time it
runs, so check your ads carefully.
Classified Gold goes into 21,000 ad-
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Beautiful trees surround this
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a den. Outstanding master suite
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jetted bath, bay window and
separate shower. Nice breakfast
bar and spacious living area.
3 barns: a 2 stall, a 5 stall, a
nice hay barn with parking for
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paddocks, 2 with loafing sheds.
Producing coastal hay.
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Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise “any preference, limita-
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race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin,
or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion.” Familial status includes chil-
dren under the age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody
of children under 18.
This newspaper will not know-
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real estate which is in violation of
the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings adver-
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on an equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at
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Condos/town homes
3/2 CONDO
For sale in Runaway Bay. Private
pool, access to lake. $68,000.
(940)210-9625.
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
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Homes
3-BEDROOM, 2-BATH
completely remodeled. Huge master
closet, great laundry. 1,450 square
feet. $99,500. (817)7673-8919.
BIG HOUSE ON PRAIRIE
New 4-bedroom, 2-bath, ranchette.
Horses welcome, acres. $122/down,
$713/month. Hurry, (214)707-4769.
CHARMING 3/2
home in Lake Bridgeport. Recently
updated throughout. Priced below
market for quick sale. Broker,
(940)389-6515.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Beautiful country living in Forest-
burg. 2-bedroom, 1-bath home on
15 acres (coastal) with horse and
hay barn, hot tub room, shop and 4
bay carport, extra large barn with
1/2 bath and lots of extras. Priced to
sell. $170,000. Call (940)964-2670
or (940)393-1341.
FSBO 4/2/2
Leslie Hughes home on 4 very se-
cluded acres in Paradise ISD
$249,900. Serious inquiries email:
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FSBO, 3/2
brick home, built-in 2003, nice
sub-di vi si on, Al vord school s.
(940)393-8969.
FSBO, BRIDGEPORT
1730 Boston Ave., beautiful 3/2/2
brick. Approximately 1,800 square
feet, split bedrooms, large open liv-
ing area w/fireplace. Storage build-
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scaped, sprinkler system. Many up-
dat es/ i mprovement s. Move-i n
ready, $175k. (940)577-6232,
(940)399-8077.
JUST IN TIME FOR SCHOOL
3-bedroom, 2-bath double wide,
near Alvord Elementary. Double lot,
trees, $55,000. (940)627-2566,
(817)938-0766.
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New 3-bedroom, 2-bath, ginger-
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$99/ down, $601/ mont h.
(214)707-4769.
UNBELIVABLE
New Home on 2 acres. 4/2, 2,062
square foot living area. 30x40' de-
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$169,000. More information, call
(888)283-1919.
Lots
3/4 ACE WOODED LOT
on McGinnis Street, Chico. $9,500.
(940)644-5178.
6.5 ACRES
Great building sites. Mix of open
l and & t r ees. Br oker ,
(940)389-6515.
WATER FRONT LOT
1 acre, gated community, Lake
Bridgeport. Cannon Property Man-
agement. (940)368-1811.
Mobile Homes
2006 DOUBLE WIDE
4-bedroom, 2-bath, living room, den,
parent retreat, fireplace, large mas-
ter, laundry room with sink, storage
shed, storm shelter, carport, ap-
proximately 2 acres, fully fenced.
$55,000. (940)389-4527.
K&P Homes, Inc. 20 used homes,
all refurbished. Financing available.
Springtown, TX. (817)677-3446.
RBMOBILEHOMES.COM
Move, set-ups, re-levels. In & out of
state. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Repos. Fr ee est i mat es.
(940)683-5547. RBI #36191.
RUNAWAY BAY
2001, 3/2 Palm Harbor home, 24x30
metal shop with slab & electric.
Beautiful lot, horses welcome.
$62,000. (940)872-0582.
WILLIAMS MOBILE HOME SERV.
Best deal on moving, set up & trim
outs. Bonded, licensed & insured.
(940)433-3117.
RENTA
Apartments
Washer & dryer included
Garages available
817-929-5910
BRIDGEWOOD
Executive Suites
Bridgeport, TX
Efficiency apartments for rent, all
bills paid. (940)433-3133.
Nice studio for rent in Chico.
$350/month plus $200/deposit, wa-
ter paid. No pets. (940)210-9158 or
(214)926-2613.
Business property
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.
Quality space for lease. Great loca-
tion, medical/office. 3,368 square
feet available. Call (940)627-2778
for information.
Duplexes
Brand new! 3/ 2 w/ ext ras.
$900/month, $500/deposit. Some
pets allowed, plus additional de-
posi t . Cal l ( 817) 874- 0859,
(469)585-0122.
Duplex for rent, 1/1, brick, large
kitchen, new carpet, storage build-
ing, washer/dryer included. 13 miles
NE Decat ur . $525/ mont h.
(940)466-9702.
EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT!
3-bedroom, 2-bath, duplexes in Al-
ford. $725/month. $475/deposit.
Fenced backyard. No inside pets or
smoking. (940)393-8740.
Now available: 2 & 3-bedroom du-
plexes. Bridgeport & Decatur.
$650-$750/month, month-to-month
lease. Dusty, (817)307-0057.
Waterfront, Eagle Mountain Lake
duplex for rent, 2/1 on 1.6 acre lot,
inside remodeled. $850/month.
(817)903-5976.
Homes
***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. $795/month, $400/deposit.
(817)270-HOME.
***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.
1701 N. Cates Street, Decatur.
4/2/2, all brick, pets welcome.
(817)247-0246.
**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.
“Timeless Elegance”
817-825-4647
200 Cyndilu Lane, 3/2/2
$1,600/month, $300/deposit
303 N. Miller, 3/2
$1,190/month, $300/deposit
205 W. Ash, 3/2/2
$1,300/month, $300/deposit
All homes include lawn care.
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, 1.5-bath. Decatur ISD.
$950/month, plus non-refundable
deposi t . Avai l abl e Jul y 5.
(940)389-5768 or (940)577-4033.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage,
completely remodeled, Decatur ISD,
$975/month plus $975/deposit. Call
(940)393-5346.
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2
Brick, fireplace, new paint/carpet,
ceremic tile, garage door opener,
f enced yard. $1, 100/ mont h,
$1,100/deposit. (817)320-7065,
(817)320-7065.
DECATUR
1-bedroom, 1-bath.
New Fairview, Bridgeport & Boyd
3-bedroom, 2-bath.
Cannon Property Management.
(940)368-1811.
Decatur, large 2-bedroom, 1-bath,
CH/A. $650/month, $300/deposit.
R e f e r e n c e s r e q u i r e d .
(940)627-1063.
East Bridgeport, large 2-bedroom,
1-bath, CH/A. $550/month, $300/de-
posi t . Ref erences requi red.
(940)627-1063.
Executive estate, 4,400 square feet,
4-bedroom, 4-bath, media, 3+ ga-
rage, 2-fireplaces, wet bar, jacuzzi.
$2,700/mo. (940)325-8700.
FOR LEASE IN RUNAWAY BAY
3/ 2/ 2 home w/ appl i ances,
washer / dr yer connect i ons.
$1,250/month, $1,250/deposi t,
1-year lease. Pets considered w/ad-
ditional deposit. (940)389-5722.
Hot deals for hot month of July!
$100 off first month’s rent, deposit
special $199.
Decatur: 209 S. State, 3-bedroom,
1-bath. 501 W. Ash, 3-bedroom,
2-bath. Stonehill Apartments, 1-bed-
room. 1400 S. College, 2-bedroom,
1-bath. 304 Sendero, 3-bedroom,
2-bath.
No pets allowed. Karl Klement Prop-
er t i es , c ont ac t El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
House for rent, 3/2, brick, study,
storage building, sunscreens, trees,
fenced, 13 miles NE of Decatur.
$825/month. (940)466-9702.
Mobile Homes
3-bedroom, 2-bath, utility room,
brick garage, sun screens, no water
bill, fenced. 13 miles NE. Decatur.
$665/month. (940)466-9702.
LARGE MOBILE HOME LOT
for rent, Chico, TX. $100/month.
(940)683-3525 or (940)210-2558.
CHICO ISD
Nice 4-bedroom, 3-bath double wide
on 1.5 acres with 2-car garage &
horse facilities. Laminate flooring
throughout with 2 living areas &
study. No inside pets. Available July
2. $1,275/month, $1,000/deposit.
(940)577-4484.
Mobile home for rent on FM 730,
2-bedroom, 2-bath, clean, carport.
$500/month, $500/deposit. Avail-
abl e now. ( 817) 448- 4441,
(940)390-3141.
SECLUDED LIVING
in Newark, 2/2 mobile home on 5
acres wi t h runni ng creek.
$800/month, $800/deposit. 1-year
lease. (940)389-8883.
Spaces & lots
For rent, RV spaces. 30 amp and 50
amp available. 5 miles north of De-
cat ur of f hi ghway 287.
(940)389-3997.
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
For lease
Office space & yard, 1,500 square
feet. Decatur, FM 51 South, outside
city limits. Partial bills paid.
$1,200/month, $1,200/deposi t.
(979)540-8658.
EMPLOYM
Employment information
!!ATTENTION!!
Advertising under this classifica-
tion is normally not a bona fide
opportunity. Typically, compa-
nies advertising here offer infor-
mation about potential employ-
ment. Some are selling this infor-
mation. We suggest that our
readers thoroughly investigate
these advertisers before invest-
ing any money.
Medical/Dental
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
CNA CLASSES
Coming in
August
Apply in person at
701 West Bennett Rd. • Decatur
or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
THERAPIST NEEDED
PT, PTA, OT or COTA. Part-time for
therapy center. (940)479-2612.
RENTALS
• Apartments • Business
Property • Condos/Town
Homes • Duplex Housing
• Homes • Mobile Homes •
Rooms • Roommate Wanted
• Spaces & Lots • For Lease •
Wanted to Rent • Wanted to
Lease • Facilities • Storage
Buildings
EMPLOYMENT
• Business Opportunity
• Employment Information
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Childcare
• Food Service • Medical/
Dental • Miscellaneous
• Office • Retail/Sales
• Trades • Work Wanted
NOW HI RI NG
Front Desk
Housekeeping
Maintenance
Apply in person
1405 S. Hwy 287 • Decatur
JOB OPPORTUNITY
For Experienced
FLORAL DESIGNER
Excellent opportunity for the right applicant.
Send resume to
P.O. BOX 149, Attn: L, Decatur, TX 76234
Furniture Electronics Appliances Computers
Cutomer Service Representative
- (CSR)
Sales Experience Required
CAREER OPPORTUNITY TO $11 PER HOUR
Learn the Lease Purchase Business
with the Industry Leader
Aarons Store Managers Average
75k in Annual Pay
• Good driving record required
• Clean criminal background
• Good communication skills
• Must be customer friendly
• Electronics experience helpful
• Some heavy lifting
• Substance screen required
AARONS OFFERS:
• Growth opportunity - rapid advancement
• 5 day week (closed Sunday)
• Company sponsored health plan
• Paid vacation and 5 paid holidays
• Friendly work environment
• Up to $11 hour depending on experience
• Raise after 120 day training period
• Several positions - start right away
• Drug Free Workplace
Apply at 1302 Highway 51 S., Decatur
Next to Dollar General
940-627-5043
Ask for Mike
Equal Opportunity Employer
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
Wise Lawn Care
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
A Beautiful Lawn Is Our Business.
940-627-7378
SERVICES:
• Mowing
• Weed-eating
• Edging
• Leaves
• Hedge Trimming
• Flowerbed Weeding
Serving your area for over 30 years
• Land and Lot
Clearing
• Driveways and
Parking Lots
• Roads
• Demolition
• House Pads
Excavation &
Bobcat Services JMT
We Can Haul:
• Sand and Gravel
• Topsoil
• Cushion Sand
• Select Fill
• Brick Sand
• Base
Commercial and Residential “No Job Too Small Or Too Big”
Call for free estimates
Trey: 940-531-0661 • Julian: 940-627-4383
1705 S. FM 51, Suite 108, Decatur, TX 76234
,
NOW HIRING:
PTs & OTs (Full time & PRN positions available) • Sign On Bonus
Home Health Care
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Now hiring for the following
positions, due to growth
• CNA’s 2-10 shifts
$500 Bonus after 90 days for 10-6 shifts
• CMA’s - 2 - 10
Apply in person at
701 West Bennett Rd. • Decatur
or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
Cook
Part-time
Pay Commensurate
with experience
• Experience a must
Governor’s Ridge
300 Devereaux St. • Decatur
940-627-1104
Apply in person.
Now Hiring
LVNs
CNAs
Certified
Activities
Director
Full or Part-time
(Applications Available Anytime)
Bridgeport Health
Care Center
102 W. Cates • Bridgeport
BHCC
Home health agency seeks respon-
sible, caring adults to help individu-
als with daily living tasks. Immediate
openings in Decatur, Alvord, Bridge-
port, Rhome, Boyd and Chico.
Pl e a s e c o n t a c t Be t t y ,
1(800)866-6705.
Miscellaneous
Bridgeport Manufacturing has an
excellent career opportunity for a
smart, highly focused and extremely
organized individual. We are look-
ing for a dedicated, loyal and ambi-
tious person who is willing to start at
an entry level position in our ware-
house and rapidly move into man-
agement. Hard work and commit-
ment will be expected. Please ap-
ply in person at 500 FM 1658,
Bridgeport, TX.
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
ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED
Seeking a dependable, hard work-
ing person with a good driving re-
cord. Apply in person to Jodi
Dusek, Karl Klement Properties,
Inc., 605 N. Business 287, Suite
102, Decatur.
SERVIC
Childcare
Stay-at-home mom has opening for
childcare. Drop-in’s welcome.
Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided
at a r easonabl e r at e.
(940)300-3156.
Adult/Elderly care
Caregivers and CNAs needed for
non-medical, in-home care. Full
and part-time positions available.
Experience preferred, not required.
Call (877)247-6916.
Business
BOBCAT & BACKHOE SERVICE
Gravel, roads, drainage repair, final
grade land/lot clearing. Cattle
guards, culverts, trenching. Sod/fill
dirt. (940)393-6622.
Computer consultant. Installation,
networking, security and PC hard-
ware and software troubleshooting.
Supporting Wise County, David
Jackson, (817)528-0417.
HEALTH INSURANCE
I can help! 27 years experience
representing all the major compa-
nies. Individual and Group. No dis-
count plans. Texashealthpolicy.com
(940)627-3842.
LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS!
Blown insulation in new or existing
homes. Surprisingly affordable. Free
Estimate. Servicing all Wise County.
(940)210-2194.
LOWER YOUR ELECTRICITY
Costs. Call Monday-Friday if you
live in the city limits of towns in Wise
County. (469)252-1772.
OFFERING QUALITY TRAILER
repair and wiring; also install goose-
neck and fifth wheel hitches.
20-years experiance. By appoint-
ment eveni ngs/ weekends.
(940)389-1294, (940)3255-3118.
ON-DUTY TREE SERVICE
Tree removal, tree trimming, chipper
service, stump grinding. Certified
Arborist. Fully insured, call for free
estimates. (940)393-2724.
Housecleaning
HOME & OFFICE
cleaning service. Experienced. Rea-
sonable rates. Weekly, bi-weekly,
monthl y. Wi se County area.
(940)627-2061 or (940)399-6741.
HOUSECLEANING
Reasonable rates. Dependable
service. (940)627-9356.
LOCAL CLEANING SERVICE
Commercial, residential. Make
ready, 1-time or repeat. We clean
what others miss. pennyWise
Cleaning Service, (940)210-5450.
Let me fix it
ALL TYPES ELECTRICAL
Residential, commercial, industrial.
For immediate service, call office,
(940)683-8256; available 24/7. Abel
Natividad, (940)210-1549. Se habla
espanol.
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.
DAN PROCTOR CUSTOM HOMES
New homes; garages; patio covers,
enclosures; room additions, remod-
el i ng. 35-years experi ence.
(817)881-9023.
IS YOUR BATHROOM OLD?
Let us remodel it. Showers repaired
or replaced. Handi-cap showers,
grab bars, doorways widened. Tile
& laminate floors. Drywall repair.
Remodeling for over 25 years. GTR
Construction, (817)988-7586.
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.
Remodeling&
Handyman
Buildingservices
Home Repairs • Updates
Sheetrock Repairs
New Construction
Patios & Decks
Garage Conversions
Shops • Barns
Fencing • Welding
Carpentry
Custom Woodwork
Tractor & Backhoe
Service
Roy & Reyn
Reynolds
35 Years Experience
Also see our ad for
Budget Septic Systems Installed
Direct Mobile 817-366-7990
LOOK
for our
Septic Systems
Installed ad
Len Roy Don Builders
MILLER’S PAINTING
& remodeling. Interior/exterior; also
paint & stain fences. We also do
dr ywal l & wood r epai r .
(817)683-7850.
Need roofing? Absolute best price,
quality, and service. Licensed and
insured. Free estimates. Call Marty,
( 940) 799- 3503 or emai l
myroof@live.com.
PARK CUSTOM TRIM
New exterior, interior doors. Fix ex-
isting doors, molding, garage bonus
room finish outs, add-ons, screened
porches, pergolas. Free estimates.
(940)859-3992.
PERC CONSTRUCTION
We do plumbing, electrical, remod-
eling & construction. We do it right
the first time. Free estimates.
(940)808-6317.
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
DNR FARMS
Custom hay baling, welding, fences.
All types of custom farming.
(940)577-9323.
S&S CONSTRUCTION
Excavating, haul offs, fill dirt, drive-
ways, backhoe, retaining walls sod
& fencing. Honest, affordable, de-
pendabl e. (940)399-8493 or
(940)389-5577.
Farm Equipment
435 JOHN DEERE BALER
(940)393-6161 or (940)627-2510.
FARM EQUIPMENT
24’ WW stock tailer, $6,000. 466
John Deere round hay baler,
$14,000. (940)389-8004.
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.
WW stock trailer, 5'x14', 1-year-old.
$2,750. (940)644-2392.
Fencing
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.
Livestock
BUY-SELL-TRADE
All classes of horses, ponies, sheep
& goats. All riding horses sold, 72
hour unconditional guarantee.
(940)224-1470, (940)644-5956.
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.
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.
Ki d gent l e Shet l and pony.
$600/OBO. (940)389-3997.
GOATS FOR SALE
Several ages & breeds available. All
de- hor ned. ( 940) 210- 2506,
(940)644-2251.
HORSE SALE
1st & 3rd Saturdays. Highway 281
@ I-20, Santo, Texas.
www.tacketthorsesale.net,
(817)929-3612.
LLAMAS
weanlings (6-months-old), adults,
bred females, guardians & pet qual-
ity. We provide training & support
for new owners. (940)433-5897.
Open Schooling Horse Show, July
18. www.ashcreekstables.com,
(817)521-8912.
REGISTERED LIMOUSINE
20-month-old, polled, black bulls.
Great for cross breeding w/Angus or
black baldies. 4 to choose from.
$1,500. (940)427-3007.
Livestock care/training
Horse stall for rent, on 11 acres, 3
miles south of Decatur, FM 730. Full
care available. $100-$150/month.
(940)577-5499.
HORSESHOEING & TRIM
Texas certified farrier. Office,
(940)644-5140; cell, (940)399-6981.
HORSESHOEING BY J.E. HARRIS
$25 for trimming. $65 for shoeing.
Call (817)902-1766.
Mowing
ASK ABOUT TREE TRIMMING
AND SPRING CLEAN-UP
ACREAGE MOWING
Competitive prices. Call for free esti-
mate. (940)399-3590.
ANY SIZE ACREAGE MOWED
$22-$35/acre. Plowing, seeding &
ferti l i zi ng avai l abl e. Tommy,
(940)482-6578.
CUSTOM ROUND HAY BALING
Cutting, baling. Also, field mowing
services. Experienced & profes-
sional crew. Contact Scott Smith,
(940)399-7613.
Klean Kut
Lawn Care
Mowing • Edging • Trimming
Commercial or Residential
Brush Hog Mowing
Insured
Kenny Moran
Cell 817-247-9965
Office 940-433-5470
SERVICES
• Childcare
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Business
• Housecleaning
• Let Me Fix It
• Miscellaneous
• Tutoring
10 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, July 9, 2009
EMPLOYMENT
SERVICES
FARM AND RANCH
at Karl Klement Ford
your Wise County Cash for Klunkers Headquarters
Shop 24/7 at klementdecatur.com
US Hwy. 287 South • Decatur, Texas • 940-627-1101
*All Prices plus Tax, Title and License.
101 - Degree Sale
‘99 Chevy Suburban
...............................................
$
3,995
*
‘02 Chev. Venture
Tan color.................................
$
8,995
*
‘04 Mazda MPV
White color.............................
$
8,995
*
‘04 Freestar Van
Silver color.............................
$
9,495
*
‘02 Suburban LS
8-Passenger, White...............
$
9,995
*
‘03 Nissan Xterra
White color........................
$
10,595
*
‘02 Navigator
...........................................
$
10,995
*
‘05 Chevy Equinox LT
Silver Color.........................
$
11,995
*
‘04 Dodge 1500
Quad Cab, Silver color.....
$
12,995
*
‘05 Nissan Titan SEL
Leather, White color..........
$
12,995
*
‘04 Dodge 1500
SEL Crew Cab, Blue.........
$
15,995
*
‘06 Chevy 1500
LT, Crew Cab, Tan............
$
15,995
*
‘08 Ford Escape XLT
White................................
$
15,995
*
‘08 Jeep Wrangler
Sahara Unlimited..............
$
29,900
*
‘08 Expedition
Gray color.........................
$
29,995
*
‘08 F-250
Diesel, Lariat.....................
$
32,500
*
‘08 Expedition EL
Eddie Bauer........... ..........
$
33,900
*
‘07 F-250 Crew Cab
Diesel, Lariat, 4x4, Red......
$
35,995
*
1998 GMC Sonoma 2005 Ford Focus 2003 Ford Taurus
2005 Kia Spectra
$
5,901
*
$
5,801
*
$
2,901
*
$
5,901
* $
12,901
* $
12,901
*
$
13,901
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14,901
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2005 F-150 Lariat 2008 F-150 Super Cab XL
Small Truck - Large Value!
White color. Stock #8530992U
Super Gas Mileage!
Brown color. Stock #W183647U
Best Selling Car of all time!
Light Brown color. Stock #A239553U
Super Economy.
Silver color. Stock #5174275C
Great Value and even greater price!
Leather, Maroon & Tan color. Stk #NA80771U
No frills, just solid truck. V8, Automatic,
White color. Stock #FB69812R
Great American Sports Car. Pony package,
Silver color. Stock #5296080R
Best Selling SUV ever!
Silver color. Stock #UA63589P
Great family sedan.
Silver color.
Ford’s edgy new Crossver!
White color. Stock #BA70484U
Off-Road enthusiast’s dream.
Lift Kit, Solid Red color. Stock #KC63079R
Heavy Duty work & people hauler!
Diesel, Cab Chassis, Tan color.
2007 Mustang 2008 Explorer XLT 2008 Taurus SEL
2008 F-350 XLT 4x4 2007 F-150 FX4 Super Crew
2008 Ford Edge SEL
Other quality preowned selections include...
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
MOWING, PLOWING, PLANTING
Agriculture, residential & commer-
cial. Call Li’l Acres Farm & Lawn
Care, (940)210-5686.
TRIPLE L LAWN MAINTENANCE
& tree trimming. Fertilizing, weed
killing, edging, haul offs. Call for free
estimates. Insured. Kevin Lambert,
(940)577-5136.
Pasture and feed
CUSTOM HAY BALING
SC Squared. Round & square. Ex-
per i ence t he di f f er ence!
(817)944-9451.
ALFALFA HAY
Excellent horse quality 3x4x8 large
squares. 1,450 lbs; 2-string, 65 lb.
squares. Call (940)389-3891.
ALFALFA HAY
for sale 3-wire bales horse quality.
Brome hay for sale 2-wire bales.
Special pricing. Delivery available.
(940)626-9880.
COASTAL HAY
clean, fertilized, horse quality, cut-
ting 2nd time 7-2-09, Aurora. In
field, $4/bale. (817)454-2794,
(817)992-4917.
COASTAL HAY
f ert i l i zed, $4/ bal e i n f i el d.
(940)389-2773.
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 weeds. No minimum. Between
Alvord/Decatur. Delivery available.
(817)991-7625, (940)627-2813.
COASTAL
square & round bales, horse quality.
Square baling on June 28. SC
Squared, (817)944-9451.
CUSTOM HAY BALING
North Decatur, Alvord, Allison,
Slidell, Krum areas. Coastal round
bales only. Will consider shares.
(940)389-1400, (940)627-7186.
CUSTOM ROUND BALING
Small or large fields. Pasture mow-
ing, dozer work, dig tanks, house-
pads, roads and driveways. (940)
393-2456, (940)433-8051.
HAY BALING
round or square. Hay for sale.
(940)393-5429.
HAY FOR SALE
Premium 1st cut coastal. 100 round
bales available. $40/bale, 10-bale
minimum. (940)224-3990.
I WANT TO LEASE
50-200 acres pasture land for graz-
ing. (214)725-7713.
PREMIUM QUALITY
Coastal round & square bales. 3x3
big squares, small squares &
3- st r i ng bal es Al f al f a.
(940)393-6095.
PRUETT FARMS
Custom hay baling. Quality hay for
sale. (940)389-1891.
SMALL SQUARE BALES
horse quality Bermuda grass hay.
Barn kept. $7/bale. (940)393-3131.
PETS
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
GREAT PYRENEES PUPS
Great for guard dogs or pets, with
goats now. 2 females available. All
shots/wormed. Parents on site.
(940)210-2506, (940)644-2251.
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2 tabbies, 1 garfield and mother
who is top mouser, guaranteed! 131
Tryal l Court, Runaway Bay,
(940)575-4891. Need good homes
for them.
Pet care/training
LET ME COME
take care of your animals when you
can’t. Reasonable rates based on
required services. (940)627-1608.
MERCHAN
FOR SA
Furniture
AARONS LEASE RETURNS
Computers from $259. New 60 inch
DLP Mitsubishi TV, $1379. Sofa &
love seat, from $339. Lamps from
$19. Mattress sets from $99.
Washer/dryers, refrigerators, stoves
and more. Short on cash? Lease
to own, new in 12, 18, or
24-months. You qualify! Quantities
limited. Aarons, 1304 Hwy 51 S,
Decatur, ask for Miles.
Solid oak, oval dining table with 10”
pedestal, 48x72” or 48” round with-
out leaf, no scratches, perfect condi-
tion. $400. (817)489-3277.
QUEEN SLEIGH BED
w/mattress, $180. Apartment size
sofa & love seat, $260. Reclining
chair w/ottoman, $275. Bunk beds,
$95; twin mattress. (940)626-4800.
Garage sales
!!ATTENTION!!
Garage sale ads must be called in
BEFORE 11a.m. Tuesday to run in
the Thursday edition. If you want
your garage sale ad in All Around
Wise also, it MUST be called in be-
fore 11a.m. Friday THE WEEK BE-
FORE the sale. We do not run ga-
rage sales the weekend before the
sale.
Alvord, Highway 287, Hubbard exit,
follow signs to 236 Speer Lane,
Fri.-Sat., July 10-11, 8a.m.-8p.m.
Multi-family, furniture, big screen
TV, appliances, building supplies,
home decor, clothing, tech toys, ex-
ercise equipment, much more.
Decatur, 1401 Rodden, Sat., July
11, 7a.m.-3p.m. Moving sale. Furni-
ture, treasures, Harley parts, tools,
clothes.
Decatur, 3127 N. Trinity Street, Sat.,
July 11, 8a.m.-2p.m. Furniture, adult
and children's clothes, miscellane-
ous items.
Runaway Bay, 201 Tryall, Highway
380, exit 5, Fri.-Sat., July 10-11,
8a.m.-5p.m. IF YOU GOT TO ONE
YARD SALE THIS YEAR, THIS IS
THE ONE! No clothes, no junk, but
100’s of items, books, framed pic-
tures, decorator items, dishes, cut-
lery, lamps, small appliances, and
much more.
Miscellaneous
R-PANELS FOR SALE
New, 26 gauge. Fern green; 27 @
15', 6 @ 16'. (940)367-9558.
TOOLS
Assorted Craftsman tools. Power-
drills, tap & die, impact wrench,
socket sets, locksmith keymaker,
Sears 1/2 HP portable utility pump.
Craftsman 10 cubic foot hauling
card. 3-ton bl ock & tackl e.
(940)627-3435.
TRANSPORT
Cars
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
1993 MUSTANG
convertible, under 76,000 miles,
new top, cold AC, runs good, slight
f ender damage. $2, 000.
(817)565-3179.
IF YOU NEED
a good, dependable car or truck for
$3,500 or less, come by Cowgirl
Auto Sales, 804 Business Highway
287, Decatur, TX; (940)626-0070.
Ask about our inventory. Let’s do
business!
1999 GRAND PRIX
Must sell! 130k miles, Rhome.
$ 2 , 8 0 0 . Ca l l Wi l l i a m,
(214)869-6308.
Recreational vehicles
27’ MOBILE SCOUT
5th wheel w/slide out, interior very
clean, no damage outside. $9,500.
(817)489-2863.
H&S RV, INC.
Mobile service. (940)389-7311.
Accessories
4 TIRES
Dunlop, P225/60R-17, like new,
$ 4 0 0 . ( 9 4 0 ) 4 6 6 - 3 7 4 6 ,
(940)479-2782.
Trailers
I BUY TRAILERS
Horse, livestock, flatbed & utility
trailers. Call (940)224-1470 or
(940)644-5956.
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12 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, July 9, 2009
Steak: A Texas Birthright.
Hot, humid days are here
as summer has officially be-
gun. The season means fi-
nally diving into the neigh-
borhood swimming pool,
children on summer vaca-
tion running through the
streets, and grass lawns
growing at seemingly break-
neck speeds. But summer
could also mean painful ear
infections for your pet. Heat,
moisture and even grass
clippings could cause seri-
ous problems for your furry
friend’s ear canals.
“Allergic skin disease af-
fecting the ears and the ear
pinnaes, ear mites, foreign
bodies such as plant mate-
rial like a grass awn, or ecto-
parasites such as a tick are
all probable causes of ear in-
fections,” said Dr. M.A. Crist,
a clinical assistant professor
at the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary Medicine & Bio-
medical Sciences. “Hair can
grow deep in the ear canals
causing the build-up of wax
and moisture leading to bac-
terial growth and infection.”
The causes range from a
variety of factors, but one
fact seems to remain the
same. Our pets often con-
tract ear infections on a
regular basis. Crist explains
why our pets are so suscep-
tible to contracting these
problems.
“The basic anatomy of the
cat and dog ear canal has a
vertical and horizontal sec-
tion that predisposes them
to ear infections. Waxy de-
bris must work its way up-
ward and outward instead of
just straight out,” said Crist.
“Irritation to the ear usually
results in overproduction of
waxy debris.”
An ear infection can some-
times go unnoticed, as our
pets cannot always tell us
when something is wrong.
Fortunately, there are a few
warning signs that can let
pet owners know when an
ear infection might be pres-
ent.
“Early signs that your pet
may be developing an ear
infection may include them
scratching at their ears,
shaking their head, redness
of the ears, holding one ear
flap slightly dropped to one
side or the animal may ex-
hibit signs that ear or ears
are painful when you pet
or touch around the area,”
said Crist. “Debris or a dis-
charge might be noted in the
ear canal and an odor from
the ears may become notice-
able.”
If symptoms go untreated,
ear infections could become
very painful and cause the
animal to have more severe
clinical signs, sometimes
requiring the pet to be se-
dated or put under general
anesthesia to have the ears
examined.
“Severe infections of the
middle ear can lead to facial
nerve paralysis, which gives
a ‘droopy jaw’ appearance on
the affected side of the face,”
said Crist. “Another compli-
cation is an aural hematoma
and needs to be corrected
surgically.”
If you suspect that your
pet has an ear infection, it
is important to visit your
veterinarian to receive a full
examination and diagnosis.
“If a pet owner believes
their animal to have an ear
infection, it is recommended
that they visit a veterinar-
ian for a general dermato-
logical history and full ex-
amination, complete with
a thorough physical exami-
nation of the ear, otoscopy
and cytologic examination,”
said Crist. “A sample of the
discharge will be obtained,
examined and identified.
Once a diagnosis has been
made, medications are se-
lected and home treatment
is usually continued for sev-
eral weeks. The ears need to
be rechecked to make sure
the infection has been re-
solved.”
Fortunately, there are sev-
eral preventative measures
that can be taken to keep
your pet free from pain and
your wallet from becoming
empty.
“Prevention is key,” Crist
said. “Heat and moisture
are enemies of the ear canal
and allow bacteria and yeast
to flourish. Keeping the ani-
mal’s ears clean and dry is
important. It is also impor-
tant to check your pet’s ears
regularly as part of their
regular grooming routine
to avoid ear infections. Giv-
ing their ears a quick glance
daily could help prevent ear
problems from arising.”
While it sounds simple
enough, many pet own-
ers are uninformed of the
proper methods of ear care
and some ignore ear care
entirely.
“Routine ear cleaning is
a simple method of provid-
ing ear therapy,” Crist said.
“A variety of ear cleaners
are available and your vet-
erinarian will prescribe the
most appropriate ear cleans-
er for your pet to use during
their regular grooming rou-
tine. The frequency of clean-
ing will also be determined
by your vet.”
Ear cleaning is easy and
can prevent major problems
down the road and save your
pet from extensive damage
to their hearing abilities.
“You want to begin an ear
care regimen before your pet
keeps you up at night shak-
ing their head, scratching
at their ears or before the
smell of their ears reaches
you before your pet does,”
Crist said. “Every moment
that your animal’s ears
are inflamed and infected
causes damage to the ear ca-
nal. It is important to seek
veterinary care right away
and to follow through with
the treatment regimen.”
Don’t let an ear infection
put a damper on your sum-
mer fun. Following a few
preventative measures and
being aware of the warning
signs will help ensure that
your furry friends are both
happy and healthy.
!
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ATTENDED CONVENTION
— Recently attending
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Gamma International
Convention in Corpus
Christi were: (from
top) Dianne Radcliffe,
Runaway Bay; Jacquetta
Graves, Henrietta; Denda
Caldwell, Chico; Cathy
Chapman, Decatur;
Carol Donovan, Decatur;
Leah Matzinger, Lake
Bridgeport; Linda
Carter, Decatur; Johnnie
McGraw, Runaway Bay;
Rachel Gasperson,
Bridgeport; Anne
Moler, Decatur; Joyce
Caldwell, Chico; Lou
Hitt, Decatur; and Dee
Ann Archer, Decatur.
Delta Kappa Gamma is
an honor organization
that promotes
excellence in education
and personal and
professional growth of
women educators. The
local chapter, Gamma
Epsilon, is comprised of
key women educators
from Wise, Montague
and Clay counties.
Denda Caldwell is the
2008-2010 president.
Archer will be the Area
XVI Coordinator for the
2009-2011 biennium.
WISE COUNTY
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Board Certified in Audiology
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You’d think a fast, simple
outpatient exam that more
than halves cancer risk would
get awesome word-of-mouth
publicity. But, in the case of
colonoscopy and other screen-
ing tests for colorectal cancer,
you’d be wrong.
Ironically, much of the neg-
ative buzz comes from people
who’ve had the exams — but
not recently. Doctors say their
shudder-inducing (though
mostly outdated) tales of
bowel cleansing with one-
gallon jugs of briny laxative
are discouraging many from
having potentially lifesaving
procedures.
If you’ve been referred for
a screening but are anxious
about following through, Tex-
as cancer experts have these
two messages for you:
1) Specialists increasingly
are using kinder, gentler
forms of colonoscopy prep,
and the procedure itself can
be done using a non-invasive
process called virtual colo-
noscopy.
2) Even if your specialist
still prefers a less pleasant,
old-school method, do it any-
way for your sake and that of
your loved ones.
“We know some people find
colorectal cancer screening a
bit daunting,” said William
Gimson, executive director of
the Cancer Prevention and
Research Institute of Texas.
“That’s why we advise every-
one to talk with their family
physicians and learn more
about the process. They’ll find
that the screenings aren’t
nearly as bad as they’ve
heard.”
More important, screenings
save lives. If everyone 50 and
older were screened, colorec-
tal cancer deaths could be re-
duced by up to 60 percent.
Debunking the excuses
According to the American
Cancer Society, about 9,000
new cases of colorectal cancer
are diagnosed each year in
Texas, with more than 3,200
cases leading to death. That
death rate should be much
lower, the society says. When
colorectal cancer is found and
treated early, the five-year
survival rate is about 90 per-
cent. But, because many are
tested late or not at all, only
about four out of 10 cases are
diagnosed in time for success-
ful treatment.
So why are fewer than half
of Texans in the high-risk,
50+ age group getting needed
exams such as colonoscopies,
rectal exams, barium enemas
and fecal blood tests?
One reason is that two
of the most commonly-or-
dered screens, colonoscopy
and sigmoidoscopy require
a thorough bowel cleansing
and day-long fast in advance.
Many patients use these
slightly unpleasant processes
as reasons to procrastinate.
In response, doctors are
scuttling the first excuse by
allowing patients to cleanse
themselves with over-the-
counter laxative pills and
small bottles of magnesium
citrate, which many find more
palatable than the liquid lax-
atives previously used.
They’re also making the
fasting requirement easier
by letting patients snack on
pulp-free frozen fruit juice
bars and drink fluids such as
clear broth, tea, coffee without
creamer and flavored sports
drinks such as Gatorade.
Another stress-inducer is
the device used in the exam:
a thin, flexible endoscope
that’s inserted through the
rectum and used to search
for active cancer and pre-can-
cerous polyps in the colon.
This sounds painful but isn’t,
partly because of the device’s
small size and partly due to
the mild sedative patients
receive before the procedure
starts. Polyp removal, includ-
ed in the procedure, also is
painless.
Some clinics and hospitals
even offer virtual colonoscopy,
a process that uses multiple
X-rays or magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) to examine
the colon. The technique de-
livers a more detailed image
than regular colonoscopy and
doesn’t require sedatives or
insertion of an endoscope.
Not all insurance compa-
nies cover virtual colonos-
copy. Ask your insurer about
covered and non-covered op-
tions before scheduling any
colorectal screening proce-
dure.
Risk factors,
indicators and myths
In addition to having your
recommended colorectal can-
cer screening, you also can
help yourself by remember-
ing these basic facts:
Common symptoms of
colorectal cancer include blood
in or on the stool, a change in
bowel habits, stools that are
narrower than usual, chronic
stomach discomfort and un-
explained weight loss.
More than 90 percent of
colorectal cancer cases occur
with people 50 or older. Other
risk factors include a family
history of colorectal polyps,
rectal bleeding or chronic in-
flammatory bowel disease.
Colorectal cancer isn’t just
a guys’ disease; it affects men
and women equally.
Colorectal cancer often de-
velops with few, if any, symp-
toms, so don’t let “but I feel
perfectly normal” override
your doctor’s advice.
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women who lack quality health care coverage and do
not qualiIy Ior indigent care.
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Mammograms are Iunded through the generosity oI donors and
all donations to Mary's GiIt are tax deductible.
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SIBLINGS TEAM UP — Kenny and Hillery Short
donated more than $1,000 to the American Heart
Association. Sisters Lyndi and Lauryn Luttrull
combined for an $800 donation.
TOP COLLECTORS
— Fourth graders
Hillery Short
and Hunter
Boaz brought
back $505 each
to tie for the
Top Collector
award, and
Kenny Short and
Rhett Humphries
brought back
more than $500
each. Pictured
are, from left,
Hillery Short,
Kenny Short, Boaz
and Humphries.
Rann Elementary
collected
$17,097.93 for
the American
Heart Association.
RANN ELEMENTARY JUMPROPE FOR HEART
MORE THAN $300 — Students collecting more
than $300 include (front row from left) Lauryn
Luttrull, Fallon Sachse, Eric McNiel, Hunter Higgs,
(back row from left) Lyndi Luttrull, Haleigh Taylor,
Satasha Kostlelecky and Bryce Elder.
MORE THAN $200 — Students who collected more than $200 include, (left photo) front row from
left, Colton Mantooth, Riley Ramirez, Magen McMillian, (back row from left) Savannah Wilson, Jack
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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
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2009 SONATA
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UP TO
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ALL NEW 2009 HYUNDAI’S MODELS (excludes Accent base model #15353, Genesis sedan, Genesis coupe and Entourage). For one year, you pay $1.49 per gallon of gas. HMA pays difference between
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ACT BY JULY 31. Talk about Gas-Friendly Vehicles!
LAKE BRIDGEPORT
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
FUN ON FRIDAY — The Fourth of July celebration started early at Lake Bridgeport, where people gathered on Friday, July 3, to enjoy a relaxing float in the
water near the Boy Scout Camp. Above, Zane Lasater (left) of Decatur and Danny Souther of Alvord were on a boat for the start of the holiday weekend.
MESSENGER PHOTOS BY JOE DUTY
Each story is unique – some cars have been
used by multiple generations of family members,
some have had some rather unique features,
some have been used in high school pranks and
some were even won in contests or competitions.
So buckle up, put your hands at “10” and “2”
and enjoy your first car stories.
Can you match the person with their first car?
Turn to pages 6A and 7A for the answer.
WISE COUNTY
My
FIRST
Car
For the past few weeks,
we’ve shared stories of our
first cars. Readers have
responded with stories of
their own.
1989 Jeep Wagoneer 1.
2003 Chevrolet Duramax 3.
1971 Super Beetle 2.
DECATUR
By BRIAN KNOX
It’s been more than a year since
voters approved funds for a new el-
ementary school in Decatur. In less
than two weeks, the construction
process could begin.
The Decatur School Board Tues-
day approved the “guaranteed max-
imum price” for the cost of the base
project - $18,687,809. When factor-
ing in offsite work and the recom-
mended project options, the cost is
estimated at $19,781,937.
Bruce Helm, executive vice presi-
dent for Charter Builders, the con-
struction manager for the project,
said the company received 337 bids,
a company record. With the in-
creased competition, the bids came
in a little lower than was originally
projected, he said.
“It was a combination of a hungry
market and the timing of the bid,”
Helm said.
The project also includes a new
transportation facility.
In addition to the base bid, the
project includes several alternative
additions. Among the recommended
alternatives are additional park
ing areas at the school, concrete
parking at the transportation facil
ity (rather than gravel), solar tube
Time to start building
Construction of third elementary to begin this month
Julie (Smith)
VanHoose
Bridgeport
B.
J.C. Williams
Cottondale A.
Shane Tribe
Decatur C.
VOLUME 130 - NO. 54 SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES INTWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS 75¢
Continued on page 12A
News Briefs ..... 3A Opinion........... 4A Lifestyle.............8A
Sports ...............1B Classifieds.........4B Wise Business 10B
INDEX
Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity Decatur, Texas 76234
WEATHER...
INSIDE ...
FIREWORKS
FAVORITES
Local firework stand owners
share their experiences
during their busiest week of
the year.
See story, page 2A
RALPH CHILTON
Decatur
ABNER LEE
WOODS
Chico
MARY RUTH
POUNDS-CORBIN
Decatur
FAYE DEAN
SINGLETON
Decatur
GENE DERTING
Aurora
LANNY ROYCE
TERRELL
Chico
WAYNE MOSS
Arlington
ALLIE HARTSFIELD
Olney
See pages 12A and 14A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
ROADWATCH
More road work is planned
on Wise County roads this
week. Find out where to
expect to tap the brakes
a little.
See page 2A
IN SPORTS ...
SUPER
SOFTBALL
PLAYERS
Find out which players
were named to the All Wise
County Softball team for
the 2009 season.
See page 2B
Sat 7/4 98/78
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the upper
Sun 7/5 96/75
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the mid 70s.
HERE’S WHAT YOU
MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I My first car summer
feature
I Construction to
begin on Decatur
elementary school
IN SPORTS...
I Softball’s player
of the year
I All Wise County
softball team
members named
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