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THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
ALVORD • AURORA • BOYD • BRIDGEPORT • CHICO • DECATUR • GREENWOOD • NEWARK • NEW FAIRVIEW • PARADISE • RHOME • RUNAWAY BAY •SLIDELL
PARADISE
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
FINALLY DONE — Seniors at Paradise High School toss their graduation hats high into the air at the end of graduation on May 29.
News Briefs ..... 3A Opinion........... 4A Lifestyle.............6A
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INDEX
Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity
WEATHER...
DOROTHY BENTLEY
Arlington
DARRELL MARR
Decatur
See page 13A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
PLAYOFF
BLOGGING
Messenger reporter Travis
Measley will be blogging
from the baseball regional
semifinal game between
Decatur and Andrews
Saturday at 2 p.m. at www.
wcmessenger.com/sports/
update.
ON THE WEB ...
INSIDE ...
LOCAL HERO
Former Boyd resident Chris
Richardson helped rescue
an injured climber in Utah
recently.
See story, page 10A
ONE OF
THE BEST
Decatur firefighter Jed Boyd
is one of 16 finalists for a
statewide award.
See story, page 14A
NEW FIRE HALL
Work on the new fire
hall for the Decatur Fire
Department should begin
soon after the council
awarded a bid Tuesday.
See story, page 2A
VOLUME 129 - NO. 44 SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES IN ONE SECTION PLUS INSERTS 75¢
BY KRISTENTRIBE
The spreading of sewer sludge is
causing a stink in Wise County.
Danny Lambert of Boyd said that
runoff from applied sludge on Oak Hill
Ranch, just north of Boyd on Farm
Road 730, killed the fish in his pond on
a neighboring 12-acre tract.
“I have stocked (my) tank with fish,
crappie and bass for three or four years,
so hopefully one day I could take my
grandkids down there and go fishing ”
had fish die.”
On the other side of the fence is
rancher T.M. “Smitty” Smith, who leas
es Oak Hill Ranch as part of his Long
horn cow/calf operation. He pays Renda
Environmental of Fort Worth to spread
sludge, which he uses in place of a com
mercial fertilizer, on about 250 acres at
Oak Hill and on about 100 acres at his
home on County Road 4360.
The Texas Commission on Environ
mental Quality regulates sludge ap
plication and after performing tests
BY TRAVIS MEASLEY
Two men were flown to
John Peter Smith Hospi-
tal Friday around noon in
serious condition after a
small plane they were fly-
ing crashed into a field off
County Road 3519 south of
Bridgeport.
Details of the crash are
still under investigation
by local authorities and
the Federal Aviation Ad-
ministration, but officials
on scene said Jim Sears,
who owns a small airport
in Bridgeport, and Douglas
Campbell had been flying
in the area when the plane
suddenly took a sharp bank
and crashed into the base of
a tree.
A witness who was work-
ing on a nearby rent house,
Benny Stark, said he saw
the plane circling around
the area south of Bridge-
port before it crashed.
“I heard it flying while I
was working in one of the
nearby fields and nothing
seemed wrong,” Stark said.
“Then when I looked back, it
was circling a little lower to
the ground, like it might try
to land on (CR 3519). All of
a sudden the wings banked
to the right and it crashed. I
didn’t hear it sputtering or
anything.”
The cause of the crash or
the reason why the plane
was in the air was unknown
as of Friday.
BRIDGEPORT
Friday plane crash injures 2
WISE COUNTY
Officers
search for
clues in 2
deaths
Drivers traveling on U.S. 380 be-
tween Decatur and Denton should
expect to see construction begin on
the roadway “in the next few weeks,”
according to a press release from the
Texas Department of Transportation.
The project will widen 380 to a four-
lane divided highway from Business
380 in Decatur to the Denton County
line, a total of 10.5 miles. Crews will
be on the roadway from7 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Monday through Friday and
some Saturdays, excluding holidays.
The project will begin on the north
side of 380 where the median ends
in Decatur and progress eastward.
At the roadside park, the contractor
will start construction on the south
side of the highway until it meets the
county line. Traffic will continue on
the current roadway until construc-
tion on the new roadway is complete.
Traffic will move to the new roadway
while the contractor rehabilitates the
current roadway and completes cross-
overs.
Construction is scheduled to be
complete by the fall of 2011.
“This project will improve the safe-
ty of U.S. 380 for our citizens,” Deca-
tur mayor Joe Lambert said. “The city
of Decatur has been anticipating this
project for several years as our popu-
lation has continued to grow. We are
excited byTxDOT’s investment in our
community.”
TxDOT will also begin construction
on a newoverpass at southbound U.S
81/287 over Farm Road 730 in De
catur in the coming months. TxDOT
will have a pre-construction meeting
at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4. Construc
tion is tentatively scheduled to begin
in late June.
U.S. 380 expansion to begin near Decatur
WISE COUNTY
BOYD
Neighbor raises stink
over sewer sludge
BY MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Wise County Sher
iff’s Department and Texas
Rangers are currently inves
tigating the causes of death
for two bodies found in Wise
County this week.
The cases are not believed
to be related at this time.
The Sheriff’s Department
responded to a report of a
body at 226 County Road
3341 in the Paradise area
Friday morning at about
8:45.
Eddie St. John, 52, of Chico
was found in a parking lot
with a gunshot wound, said
Sgt. Alan Wilson with the
Wise County Sheriff’s De
partment. A handgun was
found on the ground near St
Continued on page 5A
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
CRASH — Paramedics load Jim Sears into a helicoptor afte
he was involved in a plane crash Friday around noon outh
of Bridgeport. Sears and Douglas Campbell, the only othe
passenger in the plane, were both flown to John Peter Smith
Hospital in Fort Worth in serious condition.
Little
grads
The Learning Ladder in Decatur
held a graduation ceremony
for preschoolers promoting to
kindergarten Thursday night.
At right is graduate Jace
Mattison, 4. Below, Emma
Boatwright, 4, and her bear
walk across the stage.
Messenger photos by Joe Duty
STANDING
HIS
GROUND
— T.M.
“Smitty”
Smith
stands in
an area
where
sludge was
spread on
the Oak
Hill Ranch
near Boyd,
which he
leases as
part of his
Longhorn
cow/calf
operation.
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GARDENER’S MAILBAG
By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: We have bur-
glar bars over our bathroom
windows. I’d like to be able
to open the glass on nice days
and have fresh air, yet pri-
vacy. What vines would grow
on the bars (complete shade)
and have fragrant flowers or
foliage?
That may be a couple of re-
strictions too many, but we’ll
try. First, there are fewer
evergreen flowering vines
than deciduous ones. Plus,
most bloom only one time per
year, usually for a couple of
weeks. But, most critically,
most won’t bloom very well if
they’re in full shade. Coming
as close as we can, Carolina
jessamine is one of our best.
However, it flowers early in
the spring, when tempera-
tures would probably still be
fairly cool. Confederate star
jasmine is richly fragrant,
and it blooms during mid- to
late spring. It must be pro-
tected from temperatures be-
low 20 degrees, so it’s really
only a permanent option in
the southern half of the state.
Hall’s honeysuckle is one of
the most fragrant from that
clan, although it’s a rampant
grower. All would require rea-
sonable light. Heavy shade
would preclude flowering.

Dear Neil: Sometimes I
have trouble locating certain
plants. Currently, it’s purple
wintercreeper euonymus. How
can I find it?
Shop at an independent
retail garden center, where
you can talk directly to the
owner or buyer. Tell them
what you’re seeking, and
they’ll have ample resources.
That has become a common
groundcover in commercial
landscaping in many parts
of the state, so growers all
over Texas are producing it.
It’s sold in 4-inch and 1-gal-
lon pots. It can certainly be
ordered for you.

Dear Neil: See the photos
I have also sent. What is this
weed, and what will elimi-
nate it?
That’s queen Anne’s lace.
Although it has very fine-
textured foliage, it’s a broad-
leafed weed. You can apply
a broadleafed herbicide con-
taining 2,4-D to eliminate
it, but honestly, mowing and
trimming are probably your
quickest, easiest ways to re-
move it. It does not survive
very long when turf areas are
maintained at above-average,
or even average levels.

Dear Neil: I bought a half-
whiskey barrel to use for flow-
ers. However, it is lined with
a mold. Do I have to remove
that before I can plant it, and
if so, how?
Only saprophytic molds
grow like that. They invade
only dead plant tissues such
as lumber and stumps, as
compared to parasitic molds
that attack living plants. You
could easily enough swab it
off with a large sponge and
a 10-percent solution of chlo-
rine bleach, but rinse the
bleach away and let the bar-
rel dry for a day or so before
you add the soil. It’s a good
idea to drill several 1/2-inch
drain holes in the bottom of
the barrel to ensure that your
plants won’t become water-
logged.

Dear Neil: I have some
spots where the grass appears
black. When I brush it, a very
fine powder flies off. It’s in
small spots scattered all over
the yard. Does it harm the
grass? What will eliminate
it?
That’s a ferocious-sound-
ing, but harmless fungus
known as slime mold. What
you’re seeing are its fruiting
spores, and they will usually
be removed each time you
mow the lawn. It will disap-
pear when it turns even hot-
ter and drier. No action is
needed.

Dear Neil: We’ve had two
Lady Banksia roses for about
20 years. They have grown
together to cover our entire
25-foot by 35-foot patio. They
have been beautiful, but the
past two springs, we’ve had
far fewer flowers. We’ve also
seen thousands of leaves start
to fall just a couple of weeks
after they bloom. They have
never been fertilized. The
only maintenance they have
received is when we climb
among them to remove dead
branches. What might cause
the fall-off in flowering?
It sounds like the plants
might need a fairly assertive
pruning right away, to re-
move a lot of old, spent canes
that no longer have the vigor
to produce blooms. Follow the
pruning with an application
of all-nitrogen fertilizer to
promote new growth. Howev-
er, that doesn’t account for the
leaf drop. You need to study
the leaves that are actually
falling to be sure they’re not
old leaves that are being re-
placed by the new growth.
That’s about the time of year
when that will happen. (This
answer assumes that the
plants don’t have trees grow-
ing overhead whose shade
might have become heavier
in recent years.)
!
Have a question you’d like
Neil to consider? Mail it to
him in care of the Wise Coun-
ty Messenger, P.O. Box 149,
Decatur, TX 76234 or e-mail
him at mailbag@sperrygar-
dens.com. Neil regrets that
he cannot reply to questions
individually.
Students in Paradise FFA competed
in the District 1 degree check at Deca-
tur High School May 13. Results are
as follows:
! Zach Bradshaw, Watt Ragle, Kelley Mill-
er and Kyle Bradshaw — Lone Star Degree,
advanced to area
! Kyle Bradshaw — named Star Lone Star,
advanced to area
! Chelsea Holder — named Star Chapter
Farmer, advanced to area, named District 1
chaplain
! Dylan Moore — named Star Green Hand,
advanced to area
! Zach Bradshaw — first in swine produc-
tion, advanced to area
! Kelley Miller — first in landscape man-
agement, advanced to area
! Katrina Watson — first in dairy produc-
tion and first in diversified livestock produc-
tion (advanced to area), second in small ani-
mal production
! Watt Ragle — second in diversified agri-
cultural production
! Kaitlyn Sides — District 1 sentinel
Paradise students complete degree checks
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Apparently 2009 has not produced a fa-
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agricultural and landscape pests — the
grasshopper.
The past few years we’ve seen pastures
devastated by an early and persistent popu-
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The timely rains and warm humid condi-
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development of the fungus, Entomopthora
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develop on and in the body of the infected
grasshopper. These spores become airborne
and infect other grasshoppers. Under warm
humid conditions, great numbers of grass-
hoppers may be destroyed by this fungus.
Even though early season numbers aren’t
high, that doesn’t mean we won’t have a large
late hatch since they can hatch throughout
the summer. Ranchers and homeowners
should watch closely for grasshoppers and
use control measures while they are in the
nymphal stage.
There are advantages to treating the
young nymphs: usually fewer acres have
to be treated and less insecticide is needed;
grasshoppers are killed before they can
cause significant crop loss; treating before
they reach maturity prevents migration of
the winged (flying) adults.
There are a number of products labeled
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per $100 on a property as-
sessed at $150,000 would
yield a tax of $705 for that
taxing authority.
Other factors that
affect your tax
The assessed value of your
home may be reduced by cer-
tain amounts for each taxing
authority, if you applied and
qualify for any exemptions.
Most property owners quali-
fy for a homestead exemption
on their primary residence.
Other exemptions are avail-
able to people 65 and older
and disabled veterans.
Another factor that may af-
fect your property tax is the
appraisal cap. Though the
appraisal district attempts
to appraise your property at
market value, the maximum
amount your assessed value
can go up for taxation pur-
poses is 10 percent per year.
So, if your property was as-
sessed at $100,000 last year,
and the appraisal went up to
$123,000 this year, your tax
rate will be applied only to an
assessed value of $110,000.
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ment is out of line?
If you think your property-
tax assessment is too high,
you can protest it. But you
need to act quickly. You must
file written notice that you
intend to protest your assess-
ment by May 31 (or 30 days
after the appraisal district
mailed your appraisal if the
notice was mailed after May
1). You will then receive no-
tice of a hearing date at least
15 days in advance.
Protests are heard by
the appraisal review board
(ARB). The ARB is an im-
partial panel that listens to
evidence from the property
owner and the chief apprais-
er before making a decision
on the protest. The key word
here is evidence. Your chanc-
es for success are extremely
poor if you simply state that
your assessment is too high.
Remember, too, that the ap-
praisal review board has no
role in setting tax rates or
policy.
The following kinds of evi-
dence can be effective during
an ARB hearing:
! Proof that the appraisal
district’s description or mea-
surements of your property
are incorrect
! Evidence of defects in
your property or other condi-
tions that would diminish its
value
! Records or information
that other similar proper-
ties in your area are valued
lower than yours
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post property records online,
which makes it easy to re-
search appraisals on other
properties. Your Texas real-
tor may also be able to help
you gather information to
assist your effort. If you sup-
port your case with informa-
tion about recent home sales,
sales closest to the beginning
of the year work best. You
should collect sales data on
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size, quality and age.
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tate appraiser.
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your concerns directly with
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the beginning of the year
and the tax assessment is
higher than your purchase
price, you probably can get
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praisal district directly, you
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with the ARB
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mail. If you disagree with
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DONATION — Devon Energy presented a $5,000 donation to the Wise County Firefighters
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in battling recent wildfires. The check presentation included (from left) Bill Brimmer, Kay
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By TRAVIS MEASLEY
The Decatur Civic Center, already
one of the most critically acclaimed
community centers in the greater met-
ropolitan area, has taken another step
towards providing the best atmosphere
for its customers and employees – its
going green.
In January, the civic center was
awarded a Level I Clean Zone certifi-
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commitment to creating a healthier
workplace environment through the
implementation of responsible clean-
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solutions.
JanPak’s goal is to educate building
owners and businesses on the proper
environmentally safe cleaning meth-
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to be green, we try and teach them
about certain cleaning products and
tools that are ‘green,’ but also work
just as effectively as what they may
be currently using,” said John Davis,
an account manager for JanPak Inc.
“We even work with them achieving
cleaner air and eventually a recycling
program.”
At the beginning of the year, survey-
ors with JanPak, the leading supplier
of distinctive and responsible cleaning
and packaging solutions, came to the
civic center and did a check of cleaning
procedures and products and gave cer-
tain recommendations to civic center
director Duffy Terry.
“We added some motion detector
lights to save energy when we weren’t
around and changed out the lights
that are always on with lower-voltage
bulbs,” Terry said. “We also installed
automatic flushers in the toilets, as
well as touchless soap dispensers and
towel dispensers in the bathrooms.”
Terry even said they replaced most
of the floor mats in the building with
ones made completely out of old coke
bottles.
“They are supposed to function and
last just as long as regular floor mats,
and I can at least promise they are as
heavy as the old mats,” Terry joked.
The idea of “going green” has come
to the forefront in the last decade as
more negative information about the
current state of the planet has become
available, and Terry said that he knows
every little bit helps.
“With all that is going on, all that
we hear on the news about the state of
the environment, we all have to do our
part to better conditions,” he said.
The civic center is currently working
toward the Level 2 certificate, which
includes things such as a recycling
program, a corporate environmental
policy, a commitment to transactional/
business efficiency and a workplace
wellness program.
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E-mail Travis at tmeasley@wcmes-
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WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS
By TANYA DAVIS
Wise Co. Extension Agent
The 11th annual Walk Across Texas
top awards were presented to the fol-
lowing teams. First place with
2,888 miles was Midnight
Ramblers. Lisa Severns was
the team captain and team
members were Daniel Arm-
strong, Debee Harms, Crys-
tal Thomas, Carla Catania,
Christopher Steele, Shane
Fowler and Ivan Lara. They
each received a month pass to
Fire House Gym in Decatur.
Second place was the Crazy 8’s
with 2,219 miles. Amy White
was team captain and team members
were Scott White, Dan Martin, Ken
Washam, Jill Eder, Charlotte Sutton,
Becky Scroggins and Saul Quirarte.
They received a gift card sponsored by
Duty’s Dirt. Third place was the Walkie
Talkies. Team captain was Kasi Elder
and members were Lura Oates, Paula
Delka, Teri Verba, Stacie Burns, Melo-
nie Christian, Vickie Atkins and Holly
Harrison. They logged 2,194 miles.
Their gift card was sponsored by Sun-
shine Square in Decatur.
Teams placing fourth
through 10th were: fourth
place, Downsizing Divas
— 2,097 miles; fifth place,
Mileage Busters — 2,011
miles; sixth place, Las Ocho
Locas — 1,860 miles; seventh
place, Fairs from Downstairs
— 1,828 miles; eighth place,
After School Rules — 1,772
miles; ninth place, Wise
Cracks — 1,652 miles; 10th
place, The Morning Commut-
ers — 1,569 miles.
We give special thanks to our team
captains and individual team mem-
bers who logged more than 53,000 to-
tal miles. The top individual walker
was Crystal Thomas of the Midnight
Ramblers with 504 miles. Hats off to
our most seasoned participants: Wan-
da Morrison with Tops over Sixty and
Charles Cason with the Oak Grove
Cruisers. The youngest participant
was Molly Reed with The Teachers
Pets. The team voted to have the most
unique name was the Holy Walkamo-
lies! Members were Meradith Culpep-
per, Pam Holland, Nancy Pulse, Merl
Pryor, Terrie Pryor, Sherrie Garner,
Jane Skaggs and Gary Gindt.
If your team has not received its cer-
tificates, they are at the Texas AgriL-
ife Extension office, 206 S. State, in
Decatur. This activity was sponsored
by Texas AgriLife Extension Service,
Wise County, Family and Consumer
Sciences Committee.
Congratulations to all 353 Walk
Across Texas participants. If they con-
tinue walking at the same level as dur-
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DAVIS
FOCUS ON 4-H
By ADRIAN ARREDONDO
Wise Co. Extension Agent
Attention all 4-Hers and
families: As the 4-H year
comes to an end and we get
ready for the 2009-2010 4-H
year, I want to remind ev-
eryone that next year you
will have to register on 4-H
Connect. This is not hard to
do if you already have a pro-
file set up. If you do not have
a profile set up, you can call
or come by the Extension
office to get instructions on
how to do this.
This has been a successful
year, and I am proud of ev-
eryone that competed in any
4-H event. If you need help
with your project, call me
and let me know. I would be
glad to come and visit you
and your
proj ect.
I know
it can
be frus-
t rat i ng
for some
t h a t
are just
get t i ng
st art ed
and are
not sure
what to do and what direc-
tion to go. Please don’t feel
like you are being left out or
that you are not wanted. It
will be up to you to ask for
the help. There are some
families where both the
mom and dad grew up in the
4-H program, so they have
an idea of what is going on.
However, for the families
that have never been a part
of the 4-H program, we want
you to feel welcome and feel
free to ask for our help any
time. I will be willing to help
you in any way that I can be-
cause I want everyone, from
the most experienced to the
least experienced, to be suc-
cessful in our organization.
!
County record books are
due in the office Monday,
June 22. Call the Extension
office by Wednesday, June
17, to get an interview time
for Gold, Bronze and Silver
stars.
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Meet Dr. Rickey Harman, recently chosen by his
teaching peers as the 2009 Faculty Member of the Year.
Dr. Rickey Harman’s a numbers guy – a math
instructor - at WC, but he has a way with words,
too, describing his enthusiasm for teaching quite
eloquently: “I am very blessed to be able to work
at WC… We have the opportunity every day to
help students in all facets of their lives… Some
of the most rewarding days come when we see
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Sherwood earns degree
Abigail Suzanne Sherwood of Decatur received a bachelor of arts degree
from Dallas Baptist University in May.
She is the daughter of Lori Sherwood of Decatur.
Gage earns degree
Kristin Renee Gage of Decatur received her master of education degree
in school counseling from Dallas Baptist University in May.
Gage is married to Larry Gage of Decatur, and she has two children, Mat-
thew and Kari.
Harris graduates
Jon Wendell Harris of Denton graduated magna cum laude May 16 from
the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor of science degree in biol-
ogy and criminology.
He was president of the Criminal
Justice Honor Society at UTD and
is a 2005 graduate of Denton High
School.
He is the son of Coit and Mela-
nie Harris of Chico and Sharon
and Scott Cooper of Denton. He is
the grandson of Orrie and MaryLu
Harris, Laverne and Jeat Green
and Jerry and Joyce Beard, all of
Bridgeport and Deanie Cooper of
Decatur.
He will begin medical school in
August at the University of Texas
Medical Branch at Galveston.
EDUCATION BRIEFS
CRYSTAL CABELLERO WOLLER AND KEVIN WOLLER
Wollers earn
bachelor’s
degrees
Kevin Woller and Crystal
Cabellero Woller, both of
Decatur, received the bache-
lor’s degrees in engineering
physics from Tarleton State
University in May. Crystal
is a 2004 graduate of Deca-
tur High School and Kevin
is a 2005 graduate of Deca-
tur High School.
Kevin was in the Presiden-
tial Honors program all four
years and graduated Sum-
ma Cum Laude. He was also
named Outstanding Gradu-
ate of the College of Science
and Technology. He has been
accepted to the graduate
program in nuclear physics
at the Massachusettes Insti-
tute of Technology.
Kevin is the son of Don
Woller and Ramona Cerret-
ti. Crystal is the daughter of
George and Michele Cabel-
lero.
JON WENDELL HARRIS
NHS junior earns third place at state
Chester Rushing, a junior at Northwest High
School, placed third in state for 5A Poetry Interpre-
tation. The UIL competition was May 26 in Aus-
tin.
“It was pretty exciting,” said Amberley Ferrell,
communications teacher and speech and debate
coach. “Considering the UIL season starts with
several thousand students competing in this event
across the state of Texas – and that he placed third
among them – it is a big accomplishment.”
In April, Rushing also won at the National Foren-
sics League competition in Dramatic Interpreta-
tion, earning him the opportunity to compete in the
national tournament in June.
NISD Board presents district’s top award
The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees honored
the district’s top, outstanding students for their
achievements in regional, state, national and in-
ternational competitions during the NISD Trustee
Awards of Excellence ceremony May 28. More than
250 students qualified to receive the Trustee Award
of Excellence medallion, the district’s highest, most
prestigious award.
The Trustee Awards of Excellence ceremony
evolved from the vision of the NISD Board of Trust-
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By JIM MILLER
Dear Savvy Senior,
A few months ago you
wrote a column on simple
cell phones for seniors. Can
you now write one on cheap-
er cell phones for seniors on a
budget? My wife and I have
had a cell phone for nearly
two years that we rarely use
but like having for emer-
gency purposes. When our
current cell phone contract
runs out, we want to find a
cheaper option than the $40
per month we’re spending
now. What can you tell us?
Fixed Incomers
Dear Fixed,
For seniors who don’t use
their cell phone very often,
but still want one for emer-
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your cheapest option is prob-
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cell phone users – those who
talk 200 minutes or less
a month. With a prepaid
phone there’s no contract, no
fixed monthly bills, no credit
checks and no hidden costs
that come with traditional
cell phone plans. And the
savings can be significant.
Many prepaid plans average
less than $10 a month.
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KEEPING KIDS ACTIVE
Many parents lament the fact
that kids these days just don’t get
out and play like they used to. But
playing outside and getting fresh air,
sunshine, and exercise is crucial to
a child’s health. To keep your kids fit
and active, consider going out to play
with them. Choose some activities
the whole family can enjoy like hiking,
biking, and canoeing. But don’t rely on
planned or organized activities. Take
advantage of a spur-of-the-moment
impulse to be a kid again and play tag,
Frisbee, or follow the leader. Anything
to get the heart rate up is good, and
kids and teens should aim for about an
hour of fitness most days of the week.
Today’s column underscores the
need for exercise for both you and your
child. LOVETTE PEDIATRICS offers
comprehensive, clinical care with the
goal of promoting children’s health and
preventing childhood diseases. Please
call (940) 627-8044 for an appointment.
We’re conveniently located at 2401 S.
FM 51, Suite 100, Decatur. For your
convenience, we’re open M -Th 8am
to 5pm and F 8am to noon. Healthy
Futures Start Here. We are dedicated to
keeping your baby happy and healthy.
SUMMER IS HERE DON’T
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P.S. If bad weather keeps you and
the kids inside, throw on some music
and have a family dance party, or
rent some aerobics videos from the
local library.
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PAYMENTS BASED ON ZERO DOWN AND EXCLUDE TAX, TITLE AND LICENCE FEES. ‘05 AND OLDER MODELS 60 MONTHS @ 6.98%; ‘06 -’07 MODELS 72MONTHS @ 5.93% APR. ‘08 MODELS 75 MONTHS @ 6.28% APR.
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
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Deadlines
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For Sale: Place a paid ad with a bold
headline for two weeks for $25, and
if you don’t sell your item at the end
of two weeks, you’ll receive the next
two weeks FREE. Run the same ad in
Classified Gold for an additional $16 for
four weeks (price based on 20 word or
less ad).
Classified Advertising Policy
Classified ads for the Sunday/Thurs-
day edition are $12 per week for 20
words or less (each additional word is
60¢). Run the same ad in Classified
Gold for an additional $8 per week
(20 words or less; each additional
word is 40¢).
Error Responsibility
Customers are asked to check their
ad immediately after it appears in the
paper and report at once any error
found. Claims for adjustment should
be made at that time. The Wise
County Messenger is responsible for
an incorrect ad only the first time it
runs, so check your ads carefully.
Classified Gold goes into 21,000 ad-
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Housing Act which makes it illegal
to advertise “any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin,
or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion.” Familial status includes chil-
dren under the age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody
of children under 18.
This newspaper will not know-
ingly accept any advertising for
real estate which is in violation of
the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available
on an equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at
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instructional services of vocational and/or
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which are designed to help inmates/students
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a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
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Acreage
2 ACRES
Casa La Dera Estates, CR1170,
Decatur. New, treed sub-division,
great l ocati on. $55,000/OBO.
(940)399-2142.
38 ACRES, SUNSET
Beautiful rolling terrain, improved
grass, fenced. Highway 287/101. Ag
exempt. Call for details, Connie Jul-
ian, (940)399-8469.
40 ACRES
7.5 miles north of Decatur, adjacent
t o Gr assl ands. El ect r i ci t y
(940)395-9164.
BOYD, 22 ACRES
great hilltop views, good grasses,
spring fed pond, scattered trees.
Agent, (817)996-3202.
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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
(214)682-0625.
Homes
940-626-8331 Office
940-393-8740 Cell
214-803-2784 Charlie
If you would like
an energy efficient
new home, a
remodel, add-on
or to make your
current home
more energy
efficient, please
give us a call.
9+ ACRES
fenced, 24x24 barn w/cement floor,
water, electric, 3-bedroom, 2-bath,
1,571 square feet, 3 decks; pecan,
peach trees. (940)466-7588.
FSBO-HENRIETTA, TX
Custom built 3/3 on large corner lot.
Formal living & dining, den, spa-
cious breakfast area, fireplace,
built-ins, lots of closets, CH/A, inte-
rior updated 2001. Storage building,
landscaped yard w/sprinkler system,
several large trees & large fenced
backyard. New roof, exterior paint &
much more! 2,803 square feet plus
2-car garage, patio & large porches.
Cal l ( 940) 538- 4575 or
(940)642-3637.
HOLLY RIDGE, DECATUR
3/2/2 home wi th pool . Cal l
(940)389-4449 for information.
HORSE PROPERTY
3/2 refurbished mobile, on 5.9
acres, 60x24’ barn w/tack room,
12x24’ loafing shed w/tack room.
$134,500. Agent, (940)577-2402.
HOME PLUS 30 ACRES
3/2/1 stone, approximately 1,760
square feet. Built in 1950’s, remod-
eled in 1980’s. Frontage, fenced. No
owner financing. No minerals. FM
920, Balsora. $199,000. Agent,
(713)824-7260.
STOP -- LOOK -- NEW
5 miles east of Highway 287 on FM
2264. 4/2, 2,062 square feet living
are on 2 acres, granite kitchen tops,
tile floors kitchen & living, 30x40 de-
tached garage/shop, Decatur
schools. You’ve been thinking of
buying? Look at this! $179,900.
(888)283-1919.
Mobile Homes
3/2 2007 PALM HARBOR
Single side on 5 acres, Paradise
ISD. Fenced acreage. Well and
septic new in 2007. 8x8 well house
with storage. Price reduced. Loan
assumabl e pl us cl osi ng.
(940)389-9416 for appointment.
BOYD, 1983 16X74
mobile home, 2/2, all electric, CH/A,
3/4” plywood floor, 10x15 piped
frame porch. Great hunting or week-
end l ake resi dence. $8,500.
(817)491-8726.
BRING THE KIDS!
Large 3 & 4-bedroom starter homes
on 1+ acres. Homes have new car-
pet, appliances & fenced yards!
Small down, no credit needed, and
owner assi st ed f i nance.
(817)501-8483.
DECATUR ISD
2005 Palm Harbor, 4-bedroom,
2-bath on 1.65 acres, 2374 square
feet w/office, 2-living areas. Too
many upgrades to list. Horses okay.
147 Lange Way. (940)577-4484,
$79,900, rent/sale.
DOUBLE WIDE
1,680 square feet on 1 acre in
Rhome, $82,000. (469)556-7644 or
Number9ranch@aol.com.
K&P Homes, Inc. 20 used homes,
all refurbished. Financing available.
Springtown, TX. (817)677-3446.
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Move, set-ups, re-levels. In & out of
state. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Repos. Fr ee est i mat es.
(940)683-5547. RBI #36191.
WEEKEND RETREAT
14x52, 2/1, furnished mobile w/car-
port on Nocona lake lot. Golf cart in-
cluded. $7,500 plus lot lease (in-
cludes boat access, crappie house,
& more. (940)210-3339.
WILLIAMS MOBILE HOME SERV.
Best deal on moving, set up & trim
outs. Bonded, licensed & insured.
(940)433-3117.
Apartments
Efficiency apartments for rent, all
bills paid. (940)433-3133.
NOW AVAILABLE
WITH 1 YR. LEASE
1 bedroom $695/month
2 bedroom/2 bath $750/month
Washer & dryer included
Garages available
817-929-5910
BRIDGEWOOD
Executive Suites
Bridgeport, TX
Business property
Quality Space
FOR LEASE
Great Location
Medical/Office
3368 SF Available
Call
940-627-2778
For Information
Bridgeport, 16th Street, approxi-
mately 1,100 square feet, commer-
cial, retail or office space for lease.
$600/month. (940)627-1063.
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
1,280 square feet, 14600-A FM 730
North, Briar. 30x40’, large roll-up
back door, 12000-A FM 730 North,
Azle. (817)444-7066.
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.
Condos, town homes
WATERVIEW, LOVELY CONDO
in Runaway Bay. 2-bedroom,
2-bath, all appliances included.
(972)834-8111.
Duplexes
2 & 3-bedroom, duplexes in Bridge-
port & Decatur. $650-$750/month.
Month-to-month lease. Koby,
(940)389-8506.
2-bedroom, 1-bath in Alvord 4-plex.
$650/month. (940)393-0621.
2/2 covered carport, Bridgeport,
$775/month, $500/deposit, no
smoking, no pets, 6-month lease
available. 2/2 covered carport,
Bridgeport, $750/month, $500/de-
posit, no smoking, no pets, 6-month
lease. (940)393-3429.
Brand new! Ready 4/1. 3/2 w/extras.
$895/ mont h, $500/ deposi t .
Credit/criminal check required.
Some pets allowed, plus additional
deposi t. Cal l (817)874-0859,
(469)585-0122.
Very nice, 3-bedroom, 1-bath, brick,
washer/dryer included, no water bill,
storage building, trees, 13 miles NE
of Decat ur . $675/ mont h.
(940)466-9702.
Homes
***NOW AVAILABLE IN BOYD***
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR LEASE
$850/MONTH, $500/DEPOSIT
3-bedroom, 2-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.
**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
406 E. Pecan, 3/2/2
$1,190/month, $300/deposit
303 N. Miller, 3/2
$1,190/month, $300/deposit
All homes include lawn care.
2-bedroom, 1-bath, CH/A, carport. 3
miles west of Decatur. References
required. (940)627-5485.
3/2 brick, Rhome area. Ask for Beki,
(817)636-2555.
3/2/1, BRIDGEPORT
Brick, fireplace, ceramic tile, fence
yard, garage door opener.
$925/ mont h, $925/ deposi t .
(817)320-7065, (817)320-7065.
Decatur: 6263 N. FM 51, 3-bed-
room, 2-bath. 406 N. Trenchard,
3-bedroom, 2-bath. 2535 Old Den-
ton Road, 3-bedroom, 2-bath.
Bowie: Garden Terrace Apartments.
No pets allowed. Karl Klement Prop-
er t i es , c ont ac t El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
Please call 817-247-0246
C
&
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HOMES
FOR LEASE
Properties
Decatur, TX
1701 N. Cates Court
4 BEDROOMS
2 FULL BATHS
2 CAR GARAGE
Brick, total electric, tile &
carpet, ceiling fans in all rooms,
5 phone lines in each room,
pre-wired for cable or Dish.
Fenced yard, fully landscaped.
Decatur city limits - Decatur ISD.
PETS WELCOME!
We would love for you to
LIVE in one of our homes!
$1,400/month • $1,400/deposit
Alvord, quiet country home, 3/2/2,
AC, 1,800 square feet living area.
No smoking, no inside pets.
$800/ mont h, $800/ deposi t .
(940)427-2285.
BRIDGEPORT
3-bed, 2-bath, 1501 Cates,
$950/month. Decatur, 104 Shoe-
maker, 1-bedroom, 1-bat h,
$500/month. 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.
House for rent. 3-bedroom, 1-bath.
$800/month, $550/deposit. 4 miles
nor t h of Decat ur . Cal l
(940)389-4737.
RHOME RENTAL
3/1.5/1, huge fenced backyard,
Northwest ISD, quiet neighborhood,
no smoking, some pets OK.
$850/ mont h, $650/ deposi t .
Owner/agent, (940)399-3900.
Mobile Homes
Available with option to buy, nice re-
modeled, 14x80’ home on 2.5
acres close to Highway 114/51 in-
tersection, Paradise schools, stor-
age building. $500/month, plus de-
posit. bring your riding lawn mower!
(682)551-0424, (682)559-1512.
LARGE MOBILE HOME LOT
for rent, Chico, TX. $100/month.
(940)683-3525 or (940)210-2558.
Spaces & lots
Truck parking spaces now available
behind Certified Automotive. Please
call (940)393-2607 for more infor-
mation.
Meadowlake Village. RV lots for
rent, located in Decatur City limits.
City water & sewer available.
(940)627-6434.
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
Storage Buildings
Covered
RV Storage &
Mini Storage
Covered
RV Storage &
Mini Storage
Next door to McMaster New Holland
C&M RENTAL
1st Time
Customers
25%OFF
1st month’s rent
Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
940-627-1147
After Hours: 940-399-7343
Decatur • Hwy 287 S.
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.
FREE energy savins tips and FREE
financial advice. Call Barbee How-
ell, (940)683-5818. Email: barbee-
joe.2urvitaprotection.biz or barbee-
joe.2urvitachoice.biz.
Miscellaneous
Fami l y busi ness l ooki ng for
security/maintenance person. Live
onsite 24/7; free rent/utilities plus
small salary. Call (940)433-5678,
evenings, 8-9p.m.
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
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 1/8” chip rock and
then rolled to compaction.
• It stays clean
• It will not wash out
• It is maintenance-free
• It will last 10 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
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
• 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
The difficult will be done immediately, the impossible takes just a minute longer!
BESST
CONSTRUCTION
The difficult will be done immediately, the impossible takes just a minute longer!
• All Phases of Construction
• Residential and Commercial Roofing &
Remodeling Specialist • Free Estimates
Wise County Owned & Operated • All Labor
Guaranteed • Quality Work • Tree Trimming
• Clean-up • Haul Off
2000 S. FM 51 • Decatur, TX. 76234 - A not for profit hospital
www.wiseregional.com - EOE - Job Line: 940-626-2525
Up to $7,000 RN Bonus
• Lab - Laboratory Manager, BSMT, ASCP
• C.N.A./PCT - Med/Surg
• Environmental Services -
Housekeeper
• Surgical Tech - Surgery
Part Time/PRN
• Exercise Specialist - Fit-N-Wise
Wellness Center
• RN - Med/Surg * CCU * Cath Lab
Behavioral Health Nurse Mngr.
Dialysis * Behavioral Health
Surgery * Recovery * ICU
• LVN - Med/Surg * Inpt Rehab * BHS
* Dialysis
• Therapy Services: * PT * COTA *OT
Ford Sales
PERSONNEL
Karl Klement Ford has immediate openings for:
• New Car Sales Manager
• Used Car Manager
• Qualified sales staff
Sales staff experience preferred but
not mandatory.
For more information contact:
Derek Sugg at 940-627-1101
or 1-800-772-8928
US Hwy. 287 South, Decatur
An Equal Opportunity Employer
JOB OPPORTUNITY
For Experienced
FLORAL DESIGNER
Excellent opportunity for the right applicant.
Send resume to
P.O. BOX 149, Attn: L, Decatur, TX 76234
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.
Office
Business in Justin accepting appli-
cations for administrative assistant.
Assist sales manager with daily re-
sponsibilities. Must have basic com-
puter knowledge. Fax resume to
(940)648-3407 or email to:
shauna@texasenviro.com, Atten-
tion: Sales Assistant.
Retail/Sales
Cashiers needed. Apply in person,
Decatur Shell, 1306 E. Business
380, Decatur.
Adult/Elderly care
IF YOUR LOOKING
for someone to check on your eld-
erly parents, monitor medications,
assi st bathi ng, etc., contact
(940)210-3339. References avail-
able.
Business
BOBCAT & BACKHOE SERVICE
Gravel, roads, drainage repair, final
grade land/lot clearing, demolition.
Cattle guards, culverts, trenching,
hole drilling. (940)393-6622.
LEGAL PLANS
Business protection and growth,
f ami l y pl an servi ces. Cal l
(940)393-2890 for free information
and consultation. Ask for Chris.
QUALITY PAINTING & REPAIRS
Reasonable rates. Free estimates.
25-years-experience.
(940)427-2193, (817)939-1148.
Housecleaning
CALDWELL HOUSE CLEANING
No job too small. Residential or
commercial. 25% discount on 3rd
cleaning. 20-years experience.
(817)298-0613.
HEART FOR HOMES
Feeling overwhelmed? Let me help!
Office, house cleaning & organizing.
References available, free esti-
mates. Call Sharon, (940)389-8883.
Preferred would like to clean your
home or office. We specialize in
business cleaning. No job too big or
hard for us to do. Call us at
(817)851-9945.
Let me fix it
Tractor &
Backhoe Service
Septic
Systems
Installed
Now offering Storm
Shelters!
LEN ROY DON
BUILDERS
A Father & Son Business
Roy & Reyn
817-366-7990
Mobile Direct
CLASSIC CAR PAINTING
on frame restorations. Complete
paint jobs, color changes. In Bridge-
port. For information, call cell,
(972)832-4442.
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.
MILLER’S PAINTING
& remodeling. Interior/exterior; also
paint & stain fences. We also do
dr ywal l & wood r epai r .
(817)683-7850.
PC TROUBLE SHOOTING
Virus Problems? Let a certified com-
puter technican fix it. Call
(940)389-7825.
1-888-488-8784
Shingle Experts
Flat Roof Specialists
Fullu Insured
Free Estimates
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
Miscellaneous
CUSTOM TRACTOR WORK
Grass seeding, pasture mowing, fer-
tilizing, weed control, small tilling
jobs, box blade and bucket work
Call (940)389-7423.
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
Insured
Farm Equipment
2000 New Holland tractor, TC 33D.
Front-end loader, 5’ brush hog
mower, disc, 33 HP, 4WD, mid
PTO, 3-point hook up, low hours,
h y d r o s t a t t r a n s mi s s i o n .
(817)614-3205
2006 MAHINDRA
35 HP. Includes disc, bush hog, hay
spike, auger. 150 hours, like new.
$11,500. (940)399-8469.
HORSE TRAILER FOR SALE
2003 3-slant w/tack, bumper pull,
very clean, $3,000. Round hay rings
f or hor s es , $100/ eac h.
(940)210-8847.
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
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.
LOCAL BOY
needs work fencing. All types, fence
row clean out, bob-cat work, haul
j unk away, demo cl ean-up.
(940)442-4441.
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.
12% all stock, $7.50, 50 lbs. Deer
corn, $6.99, 50 lbs. Laying pellets,
$11.05. AGVantage Farm & Ranch
Supply, 1817 N. Highway 287, (1
mile north of Highway 380), Deca-
tur. (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.
BABY DWARF
goats, llamas, mini horses & rabbits.
(817)596-9644.
Boer goat herd reduction, prices
vary $50-150. Nice quality. Check
out pics at www.parkertranch.com ,
(940)389-8891.
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.
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.
Livestock care/training
HORSESHOEING & TRIM
Texas certified farrier. Office,
(940)644-5140; cell, (940)399-6981.
Mowing
FULL-SERVICE CUSTOM HAY
baling. Cutting, baling, hauling.
Also, field mowing services. Experi-
enced & professional crew. Contact
Scott Smith, (940)399-7613.
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.
Klean Kut
Lawn Care
Mowing • Edging • Trimming
Commercial or Residential
Brush Hog Mowing
Insured
Kenny Moran
Cell 817-247-9965
Office 940-433-5470
TRIPLE L LAWN MAINTENANCE
& tree trimming. Fertilizing, weed
killing, edging, haul offs. Call for free
estimates. Insured. Kevin Lambert,
(940)577-5136.
YARD, FIELD & PASTURE
mowing. Large or small. Reason-
abl e rates. Contact Shane,
(940)841-3400.
Pasture and feed
12% all stock, $7.50, 50 lbs. Deer
corn, $6.99, 50 lbs. Laying pellets,
$11.05. AGVantage Farm & Ranch
Supply, 1817 N. Highway 287, (1
mile north of Highway 380), Deca-
tur. (940)627-2312.
ALFALFA HAY
for sale 3-wire bales horse quality.
Brome hay for sale 2-wire bales.
Special pricing. Delivery available.
(940)626-9880.
Coastal 4X5 round bales. Horse
quality. Highly fertilized, weed free,
barn kept. $50. North of Decatur
(817)991-7686.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
2008 square bales in barn, fertilized,
no weeds. No minimum. Between
Alvord/Decatur. Delivery available.
(817)991-7625, (940)627-2813.
COASTAL
square & round bales. Square bal-
ing on May 29. SC Squared,
(817)944-9451.
CUSTOM HAY BALING
SC Squared. Round & square. Ex-
per i ence t he di f f er ence!
(817)944-9451.
PREMIUM QUALITY
Coastal round bales. 3x3 big
squares Alfalfa. Wheat round bales.
Goat & hor se qual i t y.
(940)393-6095.
WANTED!
Pasture to lease, 40 to 500 acres.
Fence doesn’t have to be that good.
(940)224-1470 or (940)644-5956.
SERVICES
• Childcare
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Business
• Housecleaning
• Let Me Fix It
• Miscellaneous
• Tutoring
Trades
Part-time
Teller
Position
Available
1706 FM 51 South • Decatur
940-627-1553
Childcare
Monday-Friday, Saturday’s avail-
able. 24-hour childcare service in
my Decatur home. Certified nurse
aide & certified CPR. For more in-
f or mat i on, c al l Lac ey ,
(940)799-1412.
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
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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FARM AND RANCH
EASE VALUE SELECTION SERVICE
115 S. Trinity, Decatur 940.627.5987
Public Fax 940.627.1004 7:30-5:30 Mon.-Fri.
messengerofficesupply.com
Special
Purchase!
Universal™ Multipurpose Copy Paper
92 brightness • 20 lb. • 500 sheets reams
$
29
99
Only
when you
purchase 5 or
more cases
(Reg. $31.99)
Limited time oer
5 Labs, chocolate & black available;
and 1 German Shepherd mix,
white/blonde. Free to good homes.
Call for details, (940)210-2977.
COCKER SPANIELS
Miniature, CKC, females & males,
shot s/ wor med. $400/ each.
(817)696-1506, (817)696-1506.
RAT TERRIER PUPS
6-weeks-old. Females, $65; males,
$50. Brown/white & black/white
available. (940)433-8313.
Pet care/training
LET ME COME
take care of your animals when you
can’t. Reasonable rates based on
required services. (940)627-1608.
Furniture
Save - Lease Returns
Save big on Laptops from $279.
42 inch LCD TVS from $459.
Like new 60 inch DLP Mitsubi-
shi TV, $879. Sofa & love seat,
$339. Lamps from $19. Cof-
fee table and 2 ends, all 3 for
$79. Mattress sets from $99.
Washer-dryers, refrigerators,
stoves and more. Short on
cash? Lease to own new in 12
months. You qualify! Quanti-
ties limited.
Aarons, 1304 Hwy 51 S next to
Dollar General. Ask for Miles.
Garage sales
Decatur, 3866 FM 51 South,
Fri.-Sat., June 5-6. Everything
priced to sell! Furniture, bean bags,
sleeping bags, kitchen items, home
decor, adult/children/baby clothes,
toys, jewelry.
!!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, 408 Pecan, Thur.-Sat., June
4-6, 8a.m.-? Welding supplies,
tools, miscellaneous items.
Decatur, 184 CR3133, off Preskitt
Road, Sat., June 6, 8a.m.-2p.m.
Adult & kid clothes, plus toys, furni-
ture & more.
Decatur, 305 W. Collum, Fri., June
5, 8a.m.-4p.m. Wedding dress, TV,
housewares & decor, baby girl
clothes, namebrand ladies clothes.
Rhome, 1112 Ellis Lane, Fri.-Sat.,
June 5-6. Estate sale. Entertain-
ment center, Kawai piano, occa-
sional chairs, dining set, TV sets,
patio furniture, bookcases, laps, an-
tique desk.
Miscellaneous
BARBECUE SMOKER TRAILER
custom built, good tires, ready to
cook with or rent out. $1,500 or rea-
sonable offer. (940)626-4327.
PACE SAVER PLUS
handicap scooter w/battery charger,
$350. Rascal electric lift for handi-
cap scooter (fits car trunk/pickup),
new, $350. (940)393-5352.
USED I-BEAMS
2 3/8” pipe, $1.40/foot, 30’ long. 4”
pipe, $4.70/foot, 45’ long.
PIPE
5,500 feet of 2 3/8” pipe, tested at
5,000 lbs., $3/foot. (940)566-5307.
Boats
2004 GLASTRON
190 Volvo inboard/outboard, like
brand new, $18,500. Call if inter-
ested, (940)575-4269.
Cars
2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT
V-6, loaded, new front tires, 79,000
miles, 1-owner. (940)627-2291.
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
2008 PONTIAC G6 GT
red, 2-door, 26k miles, clean.
(512)695-3191 or (512)695-2965.
IF YOU NEED
a good, dependable car or truck for
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NORTHWEST NOTES
ees. It is their belief that students who have achieved out-
standing accomplishments in various curricular and co-
curricular competitions and events while representing the
district should receive public recognition of their achieve-
ments.
Northwest High School graduation
The graduation ceremony for Northwest High School is 4
p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the UNT Coliseum in Denton.
Northwest ISD Calendar of Events
Thursday – June 4
! NISD: Semester exams
! 8:15 a.m., Seven Hills Elementary School: Kindergar-
ten graduation
! 12:15 p.m., NISD: Elementary early release
! 1:15 p.m., NISD: Secondary early release
! 6 p.m., Seven Hills Elementary School: 5th Grade End
of Year Awards
Friday – June 5
! NISD: Last day 2008 – 2009 School Year
! NISD: End of 6th six weeks
! NISD: Elementary report card day
! NISD: Semester exams
! 12:15 p.m., NISD: Elementary early release
! 1:15 p.m., NISD: Middle School early release
Saturday – June 6
! NISD: Teacher work day
Continued from page 9
How they work
To get started, you have to buy
a special prepaid phone (they
cost anywhere from $10 to $200),
and then pre-purchase a certain
amount of minutes (for talk or text)
that must be used within a speci-
fied period of time. (Note: If you
already have a phone, with one of
the major wireless companies, you
may be able to have it converted to
a prepaid phone.)
The amount of minutes you pur-
chase ranges from 30 to 1,000 and
typically must be used within 30
to 90 days, up to a year depending
on the carrier you choose and the
amount of minutes you buy. (Most
plans allow minutes to be rolled
over if you add time before they
expire.)
…˙The prices, too, will vary
ranging between 5 and 35 cents
per minute – the more you buy, the
cheaper they are. Your phone will
keep you updated on how many
minutes you have left, and to add
minutes, you can buy them on
your prepaid phone, through your
carrier’s Web site or store, or your
local retailer.
In addition to the prepurchased
minutes option, some carriers offer
prepaid plans that charge a small
daily access fee (usually $1 to $2)
on days you use the phone, plus a
per-minute fee.
These plans usually offer lower
per-minute rates. And some com-
panies even offer flat-rate monthly
plans that resemble traditional
contract plans, except that cus-
tomers pay upfront and have no
commitment.
Where to shop
All the major wireless carriers
(T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T) offer
prepaid plans today including a
host of other companies like Trac-
Fone, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile,
Cricket and many others. To find
and compare plans visit Prepaid-
Reviews.com, an independent
site that rates and compares all
prepaid providers and provides
links to their Web sites. You can
also find prepaid phones at retail
stores like Wal-Mart and Target,
or at wireless walk-in stores. And
to help you choose a plan, visit
BillShrink.com (for free) or Fix-
MyCellBill.com (for $5).
Both sites will give you tailored
recommendations after you enter
in your estimated cell phone use,
but they don’t compare all prepaid
carriers.
Senior discount plans
If you are currently using Ve-
rizon or AT&T and decide to stay
with your contract plan, you can
cut your monthly costs by switch-
ing to their special senior service
plans.
These plans are available to cus-
tomers age 65 and older providing
200 anytime minutes, 500 night
and weekend minutes, and unlim-
ited in-network calling for $30 a
month. Sprint offers a similar plan
that’s available to everybody.
Emergency only
Another option you should know
about is 911 cell phones. These are
free, emergency-only cell phones
for seniors and victims of abuse.
Contact your local law enforcement
agency to see if there’s an emergen-
cy cell phone program near you, or
see www.911cellphonebank.org.
Savvy tip
If you’re in a long-term cellular
contract and want to escape with-
out paying the hefty early termina-
tion penalty, see CellSwapper.com
and CellTradeUSA.com. These
companies match cellular custom-
ers who want out of their contracts
with people who are willing to take
them over.
!
Send your senior questions to:
Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor-
man, OK 73070, or visit www.sav-
vysenior.org. Jim Miller is a con-
tributor to the NBC “Today” show
and author of “The Savvy Senior”
book.
Continued from page 9
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Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease partly because symptoms are
so indistinct that women are often not diagnosed until it is too late.
Recently, the hunt for better screening methods has produced a way
of more effectively screening for the disease. According to a study of
200,000 women, combining blood tests with ultrasound scans has been
found to catch 90% of ovarian cancer cases. The CA125 blood test
looks for a compound produced by ovarian tumors, while transvaginal
ultrasound provides more useful information. The long-term study is
particularly encouraging because nearly half of the ovarian cancers
detected by the combination tests were at an early stage (stage 1), when
survival rates can be as high as 90%. This method of screening is not
currently recommended for all patients.
It is important for a woman to have routine pelvic exams to screen
for enlarged ovaries since ovarian cancer has few, if any, symptoms in its
early stages. If you have questions or concerns about your gynecological
health, contact WISE OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY P.A at
940-626-8008. The office is conveniently located at 1713 South FM
51, Ste. 201, Decatur. New patients are welcome.

P.S. Ovarian cancer was diagnosed in more than 21,000 U.S. women in
2008, and killed more than 15,000.
NEW OVARIAN-CANCER
SCREENING METHOD
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NORTHWEST TRACK
Regional Roundup
A handful of Northwest High School track and field athletes were in Lubbock May 22-23 for the Class
5A, Region I championship with a trip to the state finals was on the line for the top two finishers in
each race. Pictured clockwise from top, Texan speedster Chris Bain moves ahead of Arlington and
North Crowley runners en route to winning the 100-meter race to secure his spot at the state meet.
Northwest pole vaulter Angela Rabalias tries to clear 10 feet, 6 inches at regionals. Distance runner
troy Taylor keeps the pace in the 3,200 race where he finished in 10:10.16. Bain is all smiles after
winning the 200 shortly after taking the gold in the 100.
Messenger photos by Mack Thweatt
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THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
ALVORD • AURORA • BOYD • BRIDGEPORT • CHICO • DECATUR • GREENWOOD • NEWARK • NEW FAIRVIEW • PARADISE • RHOME • RUNAWAY BAY •SLIDELL
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Messenger photo by Joe Duty
Northwest ISD Partners in
Education Moritz Car Give
Away program concluded
when Keegan Ward, a
freshman from Trophy Club,
walked away with the keys
to a 2009 Chevy Cobalt. The
program encouraged perfect
attendance and academic
success by giving students
the opportunity to earn tick-
ets every six weeks. Ten
tickets were drawn May 19,
with nine students taking a
new laptop home. At left is
Ward and country singer Pat
Green at the school-wide
event held at the Northwest
ISD Stadium.
A new
car!
News Briefs ..... 3A Opinion........... 4A Lifestyle.............6A
Sports ...............1B Classifieds.........4B Wise Business 10B
INDEX
Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity
WEATHER...
DOROTHY BENTLEY
Arlington
DARRELL MARR
Decatur
See page 13A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
PLAYOFF
BLOGGING
Messenger reporter Travis
Measley will be blogging
from the baseball regional
semifinal game between
Decatur and Andrews
Saturday at 2 p.m. at www.
wcmessenger.com/sports/
update.
ON THE WEB ...
INSIDE ...
LOCAL HERO
Former Boyd resident Chris
Richardson helped rescue
an injured climber in Utah
recently.
See story, page 10A
ONE OF
THE BEST
Decatur firefighter Jed Boyd
is one of 16 finalists for a
statewide award.
See story, page 14A
NEW FIRE HALL
Work on the new fire
hall for the Decatur Fire
Department should begin
soon after the council
awarded a bid Tuesday.
See story, page 2A
VOLUME 129 - NO. 44 SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES IN ONE SECTION PLUS INSERTS 75¢
BY KRISTENTRIBE
The spreading of sewer sludge is
causing a stink in Wise County.
Danny Lambert of Boyd said that
runoff from applied sludge on Oak Hill
Ranch, just north of Boyd on Farm
Road 730, killed the fish in his pond on
a neighboring 12-acre tract.
“I have stocked (my) tank with fish,
crappie and bass for three or four years,
so hopefully one day I could take my
grandkids down there and go fishing ”
had fish die.”
On the other side of the fence is
rancher T.M. “Smitty” Smith, who leas
es Oak Hill Ranch as part of his Long
horn cow/calf operation. He pays Renda
Environmental of Fort Worth to spread
sludge, which he uses in place of a com
mercial fertilizer, on about 250 acres at
Oak Hill and on about 100 acres at his
home on County Road 4360.
The Texas Commission on Environ
mental Quality regulates sludge ap
plication and after performing tests
BY TRAVIS MEASLEY
Two men were flown to
John Peter Smith Hospi-
tal Friday around noon in
serious condition after a
small plane they were fly-
ing crashed into a field off
County Road 3519 south of
Bridgeport.
Details of the crash are
still under investigation
by local authorities and
the Federal Aviation Ad-
ministration, but officials
on scene said Jim Sears,
who owns a small airport
in Bridgeport, and Douglas
Campbell had been flying
in the area when the plane
suddenly took a sharp bank
and crashed into the base of
a tree.
A witness who was work-
ing on a nearby rent house,
Benny Stark, said he saw
the plane circling around
the area south of Bridge-
port before it crashed.
“I heard it flying while I
was working in one of the
nearby fields and nothing
seemed wrong,” Stark said.
“Then when I looked back, it
was circling a little lower to
the ground, like it might try
to land on (CR 3519). All of
a sudden the wings banked
to the right and it crashed. I
didn’t hear it sputtering or
anything.”
The cause of the crash or
the reason why the plane
was in the air was unknown
as of Friday.
BRIDGEPORT
Friday plane crash injures 2
WISE COUNTY
Officers
search for
clues in 2
deaths
Drivers traveling on U.S. 380 be-
tween Decatur and Denton should
expect to see construction begin on
the roadway “in the next few weeks,”
according to a press release from the
Texas Department of Transportation.
The project will widen 380 to a four-
lane divided highway from Business
380 in Decatur to the Denton County
line, a total of 10.5 miles. Crews will
be on the roadway from7 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Monday through Friday and
some Saturdays, excluding holidays.
The project will begin on the north
side of 380 where the median ends
in Decatur and progress eastward.
At the roadside park, the contractor
will start construction on the south
side of the highway until it meets the
county line. Traffic will continue on
the current roadway until construc-
tion on the new roadway is complete.
Traffic will move to the new roadway
while the contractor rehabilitates the
current roadway and completes cross-
overs.
Construction is scheduled to be
complete by the fall of 2011.
“This project will improve the safe-
ty of U.S. 380 for our citizens,” Deca-
tur mayor Joe Lambert said. “The city
of Decatur has been anticipating this
project for several years as our popu-
lation has continued to grow. We are
excited byTxDOT’s investment in our
community.”
TxDOT will also begin construction
on a newoverpass at southbound U.S
81/287 over Farm Road 730 in De
catur in the coming months. TxDOT
will have a pre-construction meeting
at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4. Construc
tion is tentatively scheduled to begin
in late June.
U.S. 380 expansion to begin near Decatur
WISE COUNTY
BOYD
Neighbor raises stink
over sewer sludge
BY MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Wise County Sher
iff’s Department and Texas
Rangers are currently inves
tigating the causes of death
for two bodies found in Wise
County this week.
The cases are not believed
to be related at this time.
The Sheriff’s Department
responded to a report of a
body at 226 County Road
3341 in the Paradise area
Friday morning at about
8:45.
Eddie St. John, 52, of Chico
was found in a parking lot
with a gunshot wound, said
Sgt. Alan Wilson with the
Wise County Sheriff’s De
partment. A handgun was
found on the ground near St
Continued on page 5A
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
CRASH — Paramedics load Jim Sears into a helicoptor afte
he was involved in a plane crash Friday around noon outh
of Bridgeport. Sears and Douglas Campbell, the only othe
passenger in the plane, were both flown to John Peter Smith
Hospital in Fort Worth in serious condition.
Little
grads
The Learning Ladder in Decatur
held a graduation ceremony
for preschoolers promoting to
kindergarten Thursday night.
At right is graduate Jace
Mattison, 4. Below, Emma
Boatwright, 4, and her bear
walk across the stage.
Messenger photos by Joe Duty
STANDING
HIS
GROUND
— T.M.
“Smitty”
Smith
stands in
an area
where
sludge was
spread on
the Oak
Hill Ranch
near Boyd,
which he
leases as
part of his
Longhorn
cow/calf
operation.
HERE’S WHAT YOU
MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I Friday plane crash
injures 2
I Little grads
I Officers search for
clues in 2 deaths
I U.S. 380 expansion
to begin near Decatur
I Neighbor raises
stink over sewage
sludge
IN SPORTS...
I No bueno
I Powderpuff football
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