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Messenger photo by Joe Duty
Drew Ellett, 12, of
Decatur jumps the
stairs in an Ollie
maneuver at the
former Decatur
Intermediate School
June 3 while (from
left) Brad Morgan,
William Beuyou, Robert
Brotherson and Kristof
Pewitt watch. Tyler
Gonzalez was record-
ing the event. The
city of Decatur was to
re-open its skatepark
June 7.
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
For teenage girls, the pressures of adhering to
what today’s culture finds beautiful, sexy or ap-
pealing can often lead to drastic consequences.
According to the National Eating Disorder In-
formation Center, eating disorders are the third-
most common chronic illness in adolescent girls.
More than 50 percent of young females begin
dieting before age 14, and 76 percent of women
between the ages of 24 and 56 who diet do so for
cosmetic rather than health reasons.
In Boyd, a young woman familiar with the
pressures of being a teenager is spreading a dif-
ferent message to girls struggling with the top-
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Week of June 7 -13
Messenger photo by Andrew May
SHOOTING SCENE — East Wise County resident Cameron White,
19, is treated inside an ambulance while officers question witnesses
at Thursday’s shooting.
BOYD DECATUR
By KRISTEN TRIBE
Thursday, representatives with
Wiginton, Hooker Jeffry Architects
presented county commissioners with
a preliminary site plan for a new court-
house as part of the county’s “master
facilities study plan – to 2030.”
Charlie Kearns and Jim Wiginton
showed commissioners the basic layout
for a three-story 130 000-square-foot
building with a basement on a 20-acre
site. The footprint was created after
consulting with county employees for
more than a year on space needed for
each department.
“This is just what it is – a concept,”
Kearns said. “We needed to make sure
the square footages from the (depart-
ment) surveys would actually fit into
this type of facility if you elected to go
By BRIAN KNOX
The Decatur school dis
trict is considering offering
a Bible course, possibly as
early as the fall 2010 schoo
year.
Theideawasfirstdiscussed
at the board’s regular May
meeting after trustee Alan
White suggested the district
consider offering the course
as an elective. White said he
had talked to the Paradise
school district, which offered
a Bible course for the first
time this past school year
School
considers
Bible
course
WISE COUNTY
Courthouse of the future
Architects show commissioners what a new facility might look like
BRIDGEPORT
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Bridgeport City Coun
cil approved an amendment
to the city’s economic devel
opment incentive agreement
with the Bridgeport Doctors
Hospital at Tuesday’s meet
ing, allowing for the city of
Bridgeport to make monthly
interest payments on behalf
of the hospital should the
hospital be unable to make
them.
The move was approved
City may
make
payments
for hospital
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
LOVING YOUR REFLECTION — Boyd teenager Hannah Ferver, 18, uses her blog, nationwide conferences, and an
upcoming book to teach young women that beauty isn’t pining over what is seen in the mirror, but being pure and
striving to be a woman of God and loving what He has created.
True beauty
Local teen spreads Godly message to women of all ages
Continued on page 12A
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Wise County Sheriff ’s investiga-
tors have ruled the Thursday evening
shooting and death of a 19-year-old
Wise County resident at a home on
Kincannon Lane in the east part of the
county an accident, pending the results
of toxicology tests.
Cameron White, 19, was pronounced
dead shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday at
Wise Regional Health System in Deca-
tur after he was shot in the chest with
a .22 rifle.
Sheriff ’s Investigator Jerry DeMoss
said White was attempting to hand
the gun to a friend, Ernest Hammond,
19, who accidentally hit the trigger in-
stead of the safety, causing the gun to
discharge.
Authorities said White and some
friends had been shooting the rifle at a
stock tank before the injury.
DeMoss said no charges will be filed
against Hammond because the inci-
dent was accidental.
Shooting appears accidental
Continued on page 5A
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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 Decatur, Texas 76234
WEATHER...
BOBBY GUINN
Justin
PHYLLIS CANTRELL
Mesquite
MARGIE METHVIN
Rhome
JESSICA BONESIO
Carollton
SALLIE BRADBERRY
Boyd
LESLIE MOORMAN
Denison
WARREN SPAIN
Dawson
KEVIN STONE
Boyd
BILLY LONG
Bridgeport
QUINT BRIDGES
Cottondale
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AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
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ON THE WEB ...
CHECKING
TRUCKS
Find out how many
violations were observed
from 147 commercial
vehicles inspected during
Roadcheck 2009 in
Decatur.
See story, page 5A
IN SPORTS ...
STATE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wise County is well-
represented at the
state track and field
championships this
weekend in Austin. See how
our local athletes did on
Friday.
See story, page 1B
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GARDENER’S MAILBAG
By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: Butterflies
have been around my live
oak tree, and now I have
little tan-to-red, berry-like
galls on the bottoms of the
oak leaves. Do the butter-
flies cause the galls? Should
I worry about them?
If you’re talking about
B-B- to pea-sized, fuzzy
balls on the bottoms of the
leaves, those are wooly oak
galls, and they’re extremely
common. A good entomolo-
gist could give you a more
definitive answer, but gall
wasps cause that particu-
lar gall (and most others).
There are many species
of wasps, and hundreds of
types of galls that attack
oaks alone. They are of no
serious threat, and there
isn’t anything you can do
about them anyway.

Dear Neil: What can
you tell me about the vine
you can see in the photos?
It was here in a protected
place when we moved here,
and the former owners
didn’t know what it is.
I normally don’t do plant
IDs here, since they only
help the one person, but
this is one of the prettiest
vines we grow. It’s called
air potato, and botanically,
it’s Dioscorea bulbifera.
Its huge leaves are promi-
nently veined, and its
stems become covered with
potato-like tubers. It does
well in moist, partially
shaded locations. It dies to
the ground over the winter,
and where minimum win-
ter temperatures aren’t too
cold, it will come back the
following spring. It is not
edible, and it is invasive in
warmer parts of the South.
Some areas even ban its
use and sale.

Dear Neil: The leaves you
can see are from my angel
trumpet tree. I protected it
over the winter. When I put
it back out this spring, this
happened to them. What is
attacking it?
The mail was unkind to
your samples. First guess,
when problems happen
soon after putting plants
outside in the spring, they
have often suffered sun-
scald. That could be the
case for these leaves that
had become acclimated to
protected conditions, even
for the newest leaves that
developed soon thereafter.
It does appear something
has skeletonized portions
of the leaves, but you’d
have to catch the culprit at
work to know what type of
pest, if any, was involved. If
the problem persists, con-
sider one of the systemic
insecticides now being sold
for landscape plants.

Dear Neil: I have two
Shumard red oaks planted
at the same time. One is do-
ing well, but the other is
unhappy. I took samples to
the nursery, and they said
it was suffering iron defi-
ciency cholorsis, and that it
has a fungus. I’ve invested
a lot in the tree, also in fer-
tilizers, fungicides, even a
trombone sprayer. Can you
tell me, from the several
leaves, what the problem
might be?
I get very nervous trying
to answer Shumard red oak
questions. I’ve grown them
for 40 years, so it’s not be-
cause I’m unfamiliar. It’s
just that there are some
other very similar oaks, pin
oaks (Quercus palustris),
in particular, that are not
nearly so well adapted to
big areas of Texas. The leaf
samples you sent do not
seem to have the deep lob-
ing of normal Shumard red
oak leaves. The other types,
perhaps including yours,
are likely to show iron defi-
ciency anytime soils are al-
kaline, and it usually takes
five to 10 years before it
really becomes severe. On
the other hand, all oaks
in this group, Shumard
most especially, have very
smooth bark when they’re
young. That bark gives lit-
tle protection to sunscald
while the trees are small,
and trunk damage is com-
mon unless the trunks are
protected with paper tree
wrap from the day they are
planted and through the
first 12 to 24 months. If you
see signs of cracks or bor-
er holes in the trunk, sun
damage may have been the
culprit. Unfortunately, I
can’t get much closer with-
out being on-site to see the
tree. Consider consulting
an arborist.
Dear Neil: What can
I do to get rid of live oak
suckers that are coming up
by the hundreds beneath
my tree?
That’s a fault of probably
10 or 15 percent of our live
oaks. They vary geneti-
cally, and those sprouts are
tethered to “mama,” so you
can’t use a weedkiller on
them. Your best bet is to
use a sharpshooter spade
and angle your cut so that
you remove the sprout and
as much of its small trunk
as you can. You might con-
sider laying a solid vinyl
root barrier such as pond
liner down over the area
after you have removed
them, then putting some
type of decorative river
rock or other heavy mulch
to conceal it. Try it on a
small area to see how well
it works for you. Short of
replacing the tree, there
just isn’t much more you
can do.
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County Messenger, P.O. Box
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shed Sponsors for revital-
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member.
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executive director for the
National Watershed Co-
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award. “They continue
to work with watershed
sponsors on operation and
maintenance, as well as
dam safety issues. They are
participating in an effort
to educate the Texas State
Legislature concerning the
benefits of the program and
the needs of local sponsors
in Texas.”
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tributions to the National
Watershed Coalition over
many years. She was pre-
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was re-elected secretary
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Wise County Water Control
and Improvement District
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board of the Chisholm Trail
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County Public Works; Darnell Willis, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Decatur;
Brian Wenberg of Temple; Lou Vee Bridges of Paradise; Steven Bednarz and Dale Mengers,
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Attention to all 4-Hers and FFA members
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State steer validation is Thursday, June
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8 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Remember, we
need signatures from parents and ag teach-
ers on validation paperwork. If you have not
paid for your tags, you will need to do so be-
fore your steer gets tagged.
If you have any questions, call me at the
Extension office at (940) 627-3341.
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By TANYA DAVIS
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An abundance of home grown fruits and vegetables
often triggers the desire to can foods at home. While
this can be a fun and rewarding way to keep foods long
after the season ends, care must be taken to assure
that foods canned at home are safe to eat.
Following research-based methods and using tested
recipes are things to consider when canning foods at
home. Not all recipes for home canning have been test-
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and manufacturers of home canning equipment and
supplies. Recipes from cookbooks, out-dated Extension
publications and the Internet should not be used.
Using the right equipment when canning is also im-
portant. Some foods can be preserved using a water
bath canner, but others must be processed in a pres-
sure canner. If the right canning method is not used,
then the finished product could make people very sick.
Also, make sure that the equipment you have is in
good working order. Experts advise that dial gauges
on pressure canners be tested annually to make sure
they are accurate. In addition, canners should be
checked to make sure they are in good working order.
There are many other aspects to canning that one
needs to consider, including jar size, headspace and
recommended processing (canning) times. All of these
can influence the safety of the final product. The last
thing that we want to do is tell someone that the food
they have just spent hours canning has to be thrown
away or redone. However, if one did not use a tested
recipe, if unsealed jars were not identified within 24
hours after canning, or if jars were not processed prop-
erly (i.e. using a water bath canner instead of a pres-
sure canner) we may have no other choice. Nobody
likes to throw food away, but nobody wants to get sick
(or worse) from eating unsafe food.
For more information about canning food at home
safely or to have the dial gauge on your pressure can-
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(940) 627-3341.
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The Wise County Extension office is offering a Texas
Department of State Health Services accredited food
handlers’ program from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 29,
at the Extension office, 206 S. State, in Decatur. The
class will cover good personal hygiene, cross contami-
nation and time and temperature abuse. The class is
recommended for all food service employees to help
promote the serving of safe food. Cost is $15, which
covers course materials and the official food handler’s
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I recently got back from an
11-day trip across Texas. I
was searching for the titmice
that I am studying, but I saw
a lot of other neat birds and
landscapes along the way.
I started out in our area
but then drove southwest
to the Fort Worth Nature
Center. Because the nature
center has a lot of big trees
around the river, I heard and
saw Indigo Buntings sing-
ing. We have them in Wise
County, too. I also saw post-
ed warning signs for alliga-
tors that have been seen in
Lake Worth. I thought that
was funny but jumped a bit
whenever a turtle slid into
the water.
As I walked along the trail,
a small dark bird flew up
into sight from the under-
growth. I was very surprised
to see that it was a Mourn-
ing Warbler. It is a migrant
in this area but usually
skulks out of sight, and I had
never seen one before. It was
an adult male, with a yellow
belly, gray head with dark
blackish bib, and greenish
back. The beak and feet were
peach-colored. It was a gor-
geous bird.
After finding some titmice
along the Cross Timbers
Trail, I began walking back.
Along the river I heard the
loud ringing song of a Protho-
notary Warbler but couldn’t
see the bird. Then I saw a log
floating near the river bank,
which dropped down about
20 to 30 feet below the path.
Then I realized the log had
eyes. It was an alligator, and
a big one at that, probably 6
to 8 feet long. I pulled out my
camera and took some pic-
tures as I hurried by. It is an
interesting feeling when you
realize that we humans are
not always the biggest crea-
tures out here.
After my alligator surprise,
I ate lunch and drove onward
to Lake Mineral Wells State
Park. It was a beautiful rocky
park with small oaks cover-
ing the hillside down to the
lake. I saw a titmouse there
and got a sound recording,
as I had hoped for, and then
continued walking in search
of more. I didn’t see many
more birds, but I saw several
Texan Crescents, a beautiful
small butterfly that is much
more uncommon in Wise
County than in these more
western, dry habitats. The
butterfly is dark chestnut
and black with bold, white
spots. After an hour or so I
drove on to Possum King-
dom Lake State Park where
I spent the night.
At Possum Kingdom Lake
I saw a delightful variety of
birds. I sat on a huge slab of
rock by the lake and saw sev-
eral Turkey Vultures flying
over. They were low enough
that I could see their bright
red heads without binocu-
lars. Several of them were
molting so their wings looked
ragged. I also saw a pair of
titmice foraging, with the
male occasionally singing,
in the dead tree and cedar
by the water’s edge. As the
evening progressed, I heard
a Summer Tanager singing.
The next morning I explored
the lake edge and saw a Red
Satyr in the grass. This but-
terfly is brown with a red-
dish tint on the forewing. It
is rather uncommon in Wise
County; I have only seen
them in a few places on the
grasslands. However, I saw
quite a few over the next few
days in the area south and
west of Fort Worth.
After Possum Kingdom
Lake, I headed south to a
park at Ringling Lake in
Eastland County. The red
dirt was covered with oaks,
and I found one more pair
of titmice. I saw a six-lined
racerunner lizard dart along
the edge of the path as I was
walking back to my car and
two Mississippi Kites soared
overhead.
Next I stopped in Dub-
lin, at the city park, and
walked along a wooded edge.
It should have been good
titmouse habitat, as a fam-
ily of chickadees was feed-
ing its hungry fledglings. I
think it was too late in the
day and too hot and windy to
see many birds. Often high
winds make it difficult to
find a lot of birds. I did get
to watch a Scissor-tailed Fly-
catcher foraging from a tree.
It made crackling noises as it
swooped over the grass try-
ing to catch insects.
BIRDS AND BEYOND
Photo by Claire Curry
SUNRISE AT POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE STATE PARK
Continued on page 6
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My final stop of the day,
where I camped for the night,
was Dinosaur Valley State
Park near Glen Rose. The
high wind was still keeping
the birds down. I heard one
or two titmice, but every
time I walked toward them,
they stopped singing. I even
saw one for a brief instant,
but not long enough for a
good view. I walked along
the river and saw the dino-
saur tracks and heard some
Northern Cricket Frogs
calling. Up along the river
bank, a group of three juve-
nile Eastern Phoebes sat in
the trees. They flew ahead of
me as I walked on the path.
Then it started getting dark,
and it was time for me to set-
tle in for the night. I heard
a Chuck-will’s-widow calling
as I went to sleep. I really
hoped that I would find more
birds the next morning.
Will I find the birds? What
is next on my adventure?
Wait for next month’s install-
ment of my big Texas trip. I’ll
talk about some of my Hill
Country stops and all the
neat birds I saw down there.
Whether at home or out on
an adventure, keep your eyes
peeled for surprises. You nev-
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Wednesday, July 1. We will
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Decatur. For more informa-
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Continued from page 5
By GARY CLAYTON
Wise Co. Extension Agent
External parasites cost
cattle producers millions
of dollars each year in lost
revenue due to the
constant irritation
they cause to beef
cattle. Cattle will
use a great deal
of energy in an at-
tempt to get relief
from the constant
pestering.
Two of the more
common problems
this time of year
are the horn fly and
heel fly. Horn flies will take
up to 30 blood meals each
day causing nervousness,
annoyance and weight loss
since they interfere with the
feeding and resting routine
of a cow. Treatment is said
to be justified when popu-
lations reach 250 flies per
head. Control can be applied
as self treatment insecti-
cides or you can use sprays,
pour-ons, dusts, feed addi-
tives or boluses.
Cattle grubs are the larvae
stage of the heel fly, which
lay eggs on the hairs of the
lower legs of cattle in the
spring. Grubs appear in the
backs of cattle in the win-
ter. Their migrating damage
causes weight loss
and reduces milk
production.
To control grubs,
administer sys-
temic insecti-
cides like IVO-
MEC, EPRINEX,
DECTOMAX or
CYDECTIN at
least three months
before grubs ap-
pear in the back.
It is best to use pour-on,
spot-on, spray or injection
type products to kill the mi-
grating grubs before they
reach the esophagus. If used
too late, these products can
cause reactions in the esoph-
agus if grubs are present.
Face flies can also cause
problems for cattlemen by
spreading pink eye. They
can be controlled with the
same products you use for
horn flies.
Cattle insecticide ear tags
can also be an effective, but
fairly expensive, method
of controlling flies. If you
choose this alternative, be
sure to follow the directions
on the label. Most brands
call for two tags per animal
and suggest that tags be
removed after a specified
length of time to prevent fly
resistance to the product.
Early reports this year in-
dicate that some brands of
tags have not done a great
job of controlling horn flies.
Most fly control products
have no withdrawal time, so
be sure to read and follow
the label directions.
Fly control is important to
the health and performance
of cattle. Some control meth-
ods may seem expensive,
but it is a practice that will
more than pay for itself.
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Girls Night Out on the Decatur square from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11.
Merchants participating in “Diamonds
and Denim in Downtown Decatur” will serve
refreshments and offer special discounts.
“Wear your best cowgirl bling for the dia-
monds and denim theme and win a special
prize,” said Frieda Hanley, Decatur Main
Street manager. Main Street is sponsoring
the promotion.
For every $10 purchase at participating
stores, shoppers will receive a chance to win
a gift basket of downtown merchandise val-
ued at more than $100.
For more information, call the Main Street
office at (940) 399-9558.
NEW CHURCH — The Revs. Chris and Linda Brown (center) are surrounded by Full Life
Fellowship members, family, Assembly of God dignitaries and representatives of the Decatur
and Bridgeport Chambers of Commerce at a ribbon cutting May 17 at the church, located
at 3483 S. FM 51, in Decatur. The group followed a Hawaiian tradition of cutting Maili leis
rather than a ribbon. Friends of the Browns had the leis flown in for the occasion.
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What would make an
outstanding scholar, band
member, and athlete who
played just about every
sport but football for his
high school want to walk on
at a Division I university
and think he had a chance
to make the football team?
For Brian Carpenter of
Bridgeport, now a success-
ful Wise County podiatrist,
it was all about the chal-
lenge. Challenges have
defined his life. They have
made him stronger, made
him appreciate the dawn-
ing of each new day and in
the case of football, changed
the course of his life.
After graduating from
Bridgeport High School in
1985, he headed for Texas
A&M University, follow-
ing in the footsteps of his
dad, Bob, who had been a
yell leader there. He joined
the Corps and the band
and then decided to try
out for head coach Jackie
Sherrill’s 12th Man kickoff
team. Sherrill created the
volunteer team as a means
to connect the student body
with the football team and
honor the longstanding
12th Man tradition.
Most of the students who
tried out for the team were
Friday night heroes from
small towns who were not
considered good enough
to play college ball. They
longed to extend their
gridiron careers even if it
meant serving as tackling
dummies for the scholar-
ship athletes. All Carpen-
ter could see was a chal-
lenge and the opportunity
to make history.
He was among the select
few who made the kickoff
team and ended up playing
four years for Coach Sher-
rill.
“It was an absolutely un-
believable experience,” said
Carpenter.
After a stellar academic
career at Bridgeport High
School, Carpenter planned
to become a veterinarian
at A&M. When his cleat got
caught in the artificial turf
during football practice, his
ankle turned and with it his
career. Like his teammates
on the kickoff team, he was
willing to play with pain
rather than risk being cut.
He sought out a podiatrist
who made a special boot for
his ankle. That College Sta-
tion doctor talked to him
about podiatry and how the
profession doesn’t require
on-call duties, allowing for
family time.
Today, Dr. Brian Car-
penter has returned to his
hometown. He has recently
been named one of the 2009
Top Doctors by Forth Worth,
Texas: The City’s Magazie,
the fifth consecutive year
that he has been recog-
nized with the honor in a
vote by his peers through
the Tarrant County Medi-
cal Society.
Carpenter is in practice
at North Central Texas
Orthopaedics and Sports
Medicine in Decatur and
the John Peter Smith Hos-
pital Department of Ortho-
paedics in Fort Worth.
“Working with the indi-
gent (at John Peter Smith)
is rewarding, an opportuni-
ty to give back,” Carpenter
said.
Not only did football play
a role in Carpenter’s career
choice, but it also intro-
duced him to the love of his
life, his wife Mollie.
“A fellow football player
was married to Mollie’s sis-
ter,” Carpenter explained.
Mollie earned a degree
in speech pathology from
the University of North
Texas, and they were mar-
ried a year after being in-
troduced.
They celebrated eight
years of marriage on New
TOP DOC — Dr. Brian Carpenter of Bridgeport has been named among the 2009 Fort Worth
Top Docs by Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine. The podiatrist has received the honor
for five consecutive years. He and his wife, Mollie, have three children, Cole, 7, Carson, 5
and Lindie, 1.
Brian Carpenter named top doc
BRIDGEPORT
Photo courtesy of Wise Photography
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
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$
18,500
2008 Explorer
2006 F-450 4x4 Diesel 2007 Mustang Coupe
2008 F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 2008 F-350 King Ranch 4x4
2008 Edge
‘08 Focus SE
18,000 miles.........................
$
14,995
*
‘08 Grand Marquis
31,000 miles.......................
$
15,995
*
‘07 F-150 Crew Cab
26,000 miles........................
$
20,995
*
‘07 VW Jetta
35,000 miles.........................
$
14,995
*
‘07 Ford Edge
16,000 miles, Hard loaded...
$
24,595
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‘08 Ford Escape
35,375 miles.........................
$
15,995
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4x4, FX4, 26,000 miles......
$
38,995
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CROSSWORD
SOLUTION
BUSINESS
Brian Carpenter
named top doc ...
BRIDGEPORT
Year’s Eve this year and
have three children, Cole,
7, Carson, 5 and Lindie, 1.
Mollie is a professional pho-
tographer and owns Wise
Photography in Bridgeport.
The grit and determina-
tion that it took to play for
Coach Sherrill served Car-
penter well four years ago
when he battled cancer. The
support he received during
that time served to remind
him why he wanted to re-
turn to his hometown and
raise a family.
“It was an amazing out-
reach, from the whole coun-
ty,” he said. “We got calls
and things from people we
had never met.”
Carpenter said less than
1 percent of people with his
type of cancer survive.
“The guy upstairs took
care of me,” he added.
Carpenter believes he
has led a blessed life, from
the opportunity to live in
the Middle East while his
dad was in the oil and gas
business, to the opportu-
nity to serve as chief resi-
dent in podiatric surgery
at Harvard Medical School/
The Cambridge Hospital, to
a fellowship in foot and an-
kle trauma at Harborview
Medical Center in Seattle.
and now to have a private
practice in his home coun-
ty while being able to help
those less fortunate at a
county hospital in Fort
Worth.
His framed No. 5 jersey
from A&M’s Cotton Bowl
victory over Notre Dame on
his office wall is a reminder
of one of the most memora-
ble chapters in his life.
“To walk out on Kyle Field
with 90,000 people in the
stands, it was a surreal ex-
perience. To have a chance
to play Division I football ...
just like today, I was look-
ing for a challenge to push
me to the limit,” Carpenter
said.
His latest challenge was
to seek a seat on the Bridge-
port School Board and work
to return the district to the
top rated district academi-
cally in the county. He won
election to the board last
month.
Carpenter says the 12th
Man kickoff team was a
“kamikaze, suicide, put
your head through a wall
type thing.”
In the prologue to the
book, “No Experience Re-
quired,” Sherrill said the
kickoff team was the “Aggie
connection to the student
body.
“I believed in the 12th
Man. They never let me
down, and I never doubted
they would. Individually
they may not have belonged
on a college football field.
But collectively, they would
fight until there was no one
left standing, and no one
was ever able to get them
all.
“They had a job to do, and
no one did it better.”
He could just have easily
been talking about Brian
Carpenter.
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US 287 North, Decatur • 817.430.8416 940.627.6700
Sales: 8-7:00 Monday-Friday
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08 DODGE 2500 4X4
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07 GMC 3500 4X4
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11 PRE-OWNED
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03 PT CRUISER GT
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05 CHEVY AVEO
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08 TITAN PRO-4X
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02 SUBURBAN Z71
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04 GMC CREWCAB
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06 DODGE 3500
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08 DODGE 2500 4X4
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DIESEL $33,500*
05 DODGE2500
Reg. Cab ST. Automatic. #9167B
DIESEL $10,998*
03 DODGE2500
SLT. Automatic. #8521A
DIESEL $13,500*
07 DODGE 2500 4X4
QuadCab. 53,000 miles. #9118A
DIESEL $28,750*
08 DODGE 2500 4X4
QuadCab. 22,000 miles. #9208C
DIESEL $32,998*
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DIESEL $23,998*
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Kids (6-11) - $10
5 & Under - Free
Friday, June 26
GATES OPEN AT 6 p.m. • RACES START AT 8 p.m.
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REPRESENTING — Bunny
Perry and Johnnie McGraw,
representing Wise County
Retired School Personnel,
recently met with
Representative Phil King
in Austin. The two joined
hundreds of other retired
school personnel, who were
in Austin meeting with
members of the legislature.
WISE COUNTY
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Keese graduates
Erika Keese of Decatur graduated from
law school at Baylor University in May.
Ferguson inducted
into club
Beth Ferguson of Chico was inducted into
Alpha Lambda Delta during the spring se-
mester at Sam Houston State University
in Huntsville. Alpha Lambda Delta is a na-
tional society that honors academic excel-
lence during a student’s first year in college.
Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA during
the fall semester to be eligible. Ferguson is
the daughter of Tom and Ann Ferguson of
Chico.
Ellison earns degree
Rory Scott Ellison of Decatur received her
bachelor of science degree in nursing from
Midwestern State University in May. She
graduated summa cum laude, which re-
quires a student to graduate with a GPA of
3.9 to 4.0.
EDUCATION BRIEFS
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free Hot Dogs & Soft Drinks
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LARRY SLACK DISCOUNT $3,852
MSRP $23,240; CHRYSLER OWNER LOYALTY REBATE
$1,000; LARRY SLACK DISCOUNT $6,273
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REBATE $1,000; LARRY SLACK DISCOUNT $8,198
Chrysler Town & Country
Touring Minivans
2009 Dodge D1500 Regular Cab
2009 Dodge D1500 SLT Crew Cab
Dodge D2500 Quad Cabs
40/20/40 Bench Seat, Tilt & Cruise,
Automatic, Air Conditioning, 3.7L
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& Locks, Automatic, Air Conditioning,
Tilt & Cruise, Chrome Wheels
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with the purchase any new 2008 or 2009 Chrysler,
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WIN
The Adopt-A-Fisherman
tournament, hosted by the
Hell’s Gate Bass Club of
Mineral Wells, was Satur-
day at Lake Bridgeport.
Winners in the age 1 to 5
category are Dakota Brown,
5, 1.04-pound fish; Ethan
Shurbet, 5, 1-pound fish;
and Lauren Reaves, 5, .94-
pound fish.
Winners in the age 6 to 8
category are Kyler Middle-
ton, 8, 13.66-pound fish;
Jager Royse, 7, 4.22-pound
fish; and Madison Priest, 6,
4.22-pound fish.
In the age 9 to 12 cat-
egory, Mallory Middleton,
9, caught a 9.4-pound fish;
Gunner LeGale, 11, caught
a 4.52-pound hybrid; and Al-
lie Valentine, 12, weighed in
a 1.9-pound catfish.
Winners in the age 13 to
16 category are Gator Leg-
ate, 14, 4.7-pound fish; An-
gel Rodarte, 13, 3.86-pound
fish; and Alejandra Rodarte,
15, 2.1-pound fish.
A total of 273 kids were
signed up for the three-hour
tournament.
WISE COUNTY
Winners of all ages
enjoy tournament
Messenger photo by Travis Measley
FISH ON A LINE — Kirby Russell, 7, of Bridgeport, holds up
a bountiful catch Saturday morning during the 18th annual
Adopt-A-Fisherman event at Wise County Park on Lake
Bridgeport.
Ask us about our
$7.50/$15 drug list
• Prescriptions
• Compounding
• Drive-Thru
• Delivery
Medical Center Pharmacy
DECATUR
1101 Eagle Dr. • Suite C
Decatur, 76234
940-627-5400
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ALVORD
115 E. Bypass 287. • Suite B
Alvord, 76225
940-427-2801
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sat.
Chico High School’s aca-
demic banquet was May 29,
and the following awards and
scholarships were presented.
A honor roll — Bailey Bol-
ing, Alyssa Bowyer, Cameron
Bowyer, Jessica Coffman,
Jacob Creighton, Courtney
Evans, Delani Long, Rendon
Long and Blake Moss.
A/B honor roll — Sam-
uel Ashabranner, Hannah
Avants, Kelcey Blanks,
Brooke Boling, Shelby Col-
lins, Sarah Evans, Brad Far-
rell, Justin Greenwood, Ryan
Holaway, Samantha Lee,
Cassie Martin, Bryce Meier,
Jimmy Moore, Malori Moss,
Jaqueline Parra, Shaylan
Perry, James Pollard, Tara
Smith, Casey Spann, Stepha-
nie Stephens, Hailea Thomp-
son, Danny Tolliver, Kaci
Walker and Nikki Weatherly.
Perfect attendance — Sabi-
an Williams, Dustin Walker,
Samuel Ashabranner, Josue
Jaime, Michael Phillips and
Tyler Terrell.
Accelerated Reader award
— Jeremiah Slonaker
Citizenship Awards
! Girl citizen — Saman-
tha Lee
! Boy citizen — Casey
Spann
All Around Student
! Girl — Christina Cantu
! Boy — Casey Spann
Mr. CHS — Blake Moss
Miss CHS — Jessica Coff-
man
Art Awards
! Art 1 — Kim Workman
! Art 2 — Michael DeGan
! Art 3 — Anna Baker
Visual Arts Department
award — Anna Baker
Band award — Shaylan
Perry
Performing Arts award
— Jade Baker
English awards
! English Department
award — Britt Workman
! English 1 — Sarah Ev-
ans
! English 2 — Rendon
Long
! English 3 — Britt Work-
man
! English 4 — Bailey Bol-
ing
CHICO HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
Continued on page 13
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CHICO HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
! PreAP English 1 — Ryan Holaway
! PreAP English 2 — Nikki Weatherly
! AP English 3 — Alyssa Bowyer
! AP English 4 — Tara Smith
Foreign Language awards
! Don Quixote award — Justin Green-
wood
! Spanish 1 — Josh Gilhespy
! Spanish 2 — Amanda Mitchum
! Spanish 3 — Delani Long
Math awards
! Outstanding math student of the year
— Travis Reese
! Algebra 1 — Sarah Evans
! Algebra 2 — Brooke Boling
! Geometry — Rendon Long
! Pre Calculus — Justin Greenwood
! AP Calculus — Blake Moss
Science awards
! Outstanding science student of the year
— Kim Workman
! IPC — Kim Workman
! Biology — Sarah Evans
! Physics — Bryce Meier
! Chemistry — Andrea Younger
Social Studies awards
! Outstanding social studies student of the
year — Delani Long
! U.S. history — Jamey Williams
! Government — Tara Smith
! Economics — Blake Moss
! World history — Britt Workman
! World geography — Victor Velazquez
Technology awards
! BCIS — Hailea Thompson and D.J. Da-
vidson
! Desktop — Shonda Ezzell
! Multimedia — Sarah Long
! Yearbook — Alicia Holbert
FCCLA award
GCCLA student of the year — Cassie Mar-
tin
Valedictorian — Jacob Creighton
Salutatorian — Blake Moss
Honor graduates: Jacob Creighton, Blake
Moss, Kelcey Blanks, Delani Long, Jessica
Coffman, Casey Spann, Justin Greenwood,
Tara Smith, Samantha Lee, Bailey Boling
and Rachel McKinley.
BETA Club senior members — Kelcey
Blanks, Jessica Coffman, Jacob Creighton,
Samantha Lee, Delani Long, Rachel McKin-
ley, Blake Moss, Tara Smith and Casey
Spann.
Scholarships
! Bridgeport Doctor’s Hospital — Jacob
Creighton and Bailey Boling, $750 each
! Wise County Antique Auto Club — Letty
Gonzalez, $1,800
! Wise Republican Women — Bailey Bol-
ing, $1,000
! Chico Chamber of Commerce — Justin
Greenwood and Kelcey Blanks, $500 each
! Chico First Baptist Church — Kelcey
Blanks, $1,000
! Wise County Toy Run — Casey Spann,
$1,000
! Coca Cola — Christina Cantu, $1,000
! Weatherford College Tech Prep — Sa-
mantha Lee, $2,000
! Jennifer Moss Memorial Scholarship
— Blake Moss, Jacob Creighton, Delani Long
and Jessica Coffman, $1,000 each
! Sand Flat Art Guild — Anna Baker,
$1,000
! Taylor Publishing — Bailey Boling, $200
! Crafton Baptist Church — Jessica Coff-
man, Delani Long, Danny Tolliver, Jacob
Creighton, Chris Clayton and Jade Baker,
$500 each
! Morris Memorial Methodist Friendship
— Letty Gonzalez, Justin Greenwood and
Samantha Lee, $100 each
! Upham Oil — Rachel McKinley, $1,000
! Wise Regional Health System — Jacob
Creighton
! Chico Ex-Students — Kelcey Blanks,
$500
! Chico Eastern Star — Bailey Boling,
$500
! Chico Quilting Club — Tara Smith,
$250
! Wise Electric — Kelcey Blanks, $1,000
! LineBarger, Gossam Blair & Sampson
— Justin Greenwood, $500 each
! Dr. Richard Pietila — Samantha Lee,
$500
! Chico Bank — Samantha Lee
Teacher of the Year — Karen High-Davis,
art teacher, Chico High School and Chico
Middle School art teacher
Continued from page 12
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RENTA
Apartments
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
Efficiency apartments for rent, all
bills paid. (940)433-3133.
New 1-bedroom custom barn apart-
ment. Room for 2 horses, cheap
utilities, Decatur ISD, no smoking.
$1,000/month w/horses. Call Wendy
(940)393-9111.
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.
FOR LEASE IN DECATUR
Large office, $750/month. Small of-
fice, $375/month. First and last
mont h’ s rent i n advance.
(940)627-2638. Owner/broker.
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.
2/2 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.
Homes
$100 off first month’s rent, deposit
special $200. Decatur: 6263 N. FM
51, 3-bedroom, 2-bath. 1706 S. Col-
lege, 3-bedroom, 1-bath. 2535 Old
Denton 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.
***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.
2-bedroom, 1-bath, CH/A, carport. 3
miles west of Decatur. References
required. (940)627-5485.
**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.
1-bedroom, 1-bath home, includes
appliances, large storage building,
on 2 beautiful acres, 8 miles north of
Decatur, FM 730. $700/month,
month-to-month lease. Available
now. (817)937-6748.
“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.
3/2 brick, Rhome area. Ask for Beki,
(817)636-2555.
3/2 doublewide, 5 acres off FM 51
North, Decatur. Fenced for horses
or animals. Available immediately.
$875/month, deposit/references re-
quired.Call (972)816-8438.
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.
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1,600 SQ. FT. HOME FOR LEASE,
3-bedroom, 1.5-bath, carpet, tile,
washer/dryer connections, double
fireplace, all electric, carport, stor-
age building. Very clean. Close to
lake, 108 Port-O-Call Court, Run-
away Bay. $1, 049/ mont h,
deposi t/year l ease requi red.
(940)575-4891.
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.
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.
7 Wires, Decatur, 4-bedroom,
3-bath, 2-car garage. $1,900/month.
Available now. (940)399-9052.
HOUSE FOR RENT
3/ 2/ 2 302 S. Tr enchar d.
$1100/month. (940)627-9981.
HOUSE FOR RENT IN PARADISE
3/2, big yard. $800/month, appli-
ances included. (940)393-1531.
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
Mobile Homes
2-bedroom, 1-bath trailer house.
Front and back covered porch, 2 car
carport. Electric and water paid.
$550/month. (940)389-6866.
3-bedroom, 2-bath doublewide,
Slidell, couple of miles from school.
Water wel l , 1 year l ease.
$700/ mont h, $500/ deposi t .
(940)389-5323.
5 1/2 acres, horse ready. 3-bed-
room, 2-bath. Covered deck.
$750/ mont h, $750/ deposi t .
(940)393-6084, (940)627-7022.
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.
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.
Childcare
Childcare services in my home on 5
acres, Monday-Friday. Can pickup,
dr op of f chi l dr en. Cal l
(972)841-7629 for info, references.
Food service
Help Wanted: Prep cooks, servers,
busers. Sagebrush, 1020 Halsell,
Bridgeport. (940)683-8030.
EMPLOYMENT
• Business Opportunity
• Employment Information
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Childcare
• Food Service • Medical/
Dental • Miscellaneous
• Office • Retail/Sales
• Trades • Work Wanted
RENTALS
• Apartments • Business
Property • Condos/Town
Homes • Duplex Housing
• Homes • Mobile Homes •
Rooms • Roommate Wanted
• Spaces & Lots • For Lease •
Wanted to Rent • Wanted to
Lease • Facilities • Storage
Buildings
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
Southwest International
Trucks
Now Taking Applications For
Diesel Techs
at the Bridgeport location.
Pay based on experience. Full benefits package available.
For more information call • 940-683-8122
START A NEW CAREER
Are you trapped in a career you don’t love?
A Real Estate Profession offers unlimited
possibilites and income. Come join our Career
Night Seminar on Tuesday, June 16 at 6pm.
Call Beth at 817-220-4663 now
and start your new career.
• 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
817-999-5444
BRIDGEPORT STONE
Now Hiring: Sr. Electricians,
Sr. Plant Mechanics
Texas Industries (TXI) is a major sup-
plier of crushed stone, sand, gravel and
expanded shale and clay products, and
one of the largest producers of cement
and concrete products in the Southwest.
We are seeking skilled and experienced
Sr. Electricians and Sr. Plant Mechan-
ics at our Bridgeport Stone Plant.
Position Summaries:
Sr. Electrician – plan and implement
electrical projects, maintain PLC pro-
grams, repair/replace electrical systems
and develop team members. Require-
ments: 5 years progressive experience
in industrial electrical repair; knowledge
of three phase/single phase/4160v motor
controls, PLC ladder logic (Wonderware
experience highly desirable). Valid
Driver License and meet Company driver
requirements. Qualified Candidates can
earn over $22+/Hour!
Sr. Plant Mechanics – repair and main-
tain aggregate processing equipment;
carry-out preventative maintenance
schedules and develop team members.
Requirements: previous maintenance
experience (crushing, screening, and
conveying equipment), welding skills pre-
ferred. Qualified Candidates can earn
over $16+/Hour!
TXI offers excellent pay, benefits
(medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation,
relocation) and quarterly incentive
programs. For more information and po-
sition details please apply in person at:
TXI Bridgeport Stone
1795 S. Hwy 101
Bridgeport, TX 76426
(940) 683-4277
TXI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/ F/ D/ V
Medical/Dental
$2,500 Sign-On Bonus: INTEGRA-
CARE HOSPICE OF DECATUR is
now hiring full-time Field RNs. We
offer: Competitive Base Salaries +
Incentives; Paid-Time-Off: 18 PTO
DAYS ANNUALLY to start; 7 PAID
COMPANY HOLIDAYS; Compre-
hensive Healthcare Benefits Plan;
401 (K) Plan with generous com-
pany match; Cell Phone Reimburse-
ment; Gas Mileage Reimbursement;
+ much more! To apply, please con-
tact Tori Hall, RN Clinical Services
Manager at (940) 627-2888. To
learn more about our successful
and growing company, please visit
us at www.integracarehh.com
<http://www.integracarehh.com/>
<http://www.integracarehh.com/>
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Now hiring for the following
positions, due to growth
• CNA’s
• CMA’s - 2 - 10
• LVN’s - night shift
Apply in person at
701 West Bennett Rd. • Decatur
or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
HELP WANTED: Decatur clinic
looking for part-time help. 4 nights
week. Multi-fuctional and proficient
with computers. Please send re-
sume to: Clinic, P.O. Box 1111,
Decatur, TX 76234.
Laboratory Director, FT Excellent Salary
MT’s PRN
Speech Language Pathologist, PRN
Experienced Business Office
Staff FT & PT
Registered Nurses / Staff and Managers
Medical Surgical Unit Nurse Manager, FT
Labor & Delivery Unit Manager, FT
PRN & FT
ICU, OR, L&D, ED, MS
Staff & Supervisor Positions Available
Tom Harrison
Human Resources
1905 Doctors’ Hospital Drive
Bridgeport, TX 76426
940-683-0327
940-683-0485 Fax
tharrison@bpdh.org
Miscellaneous
Texascraft.com, order fulfillment,
product packaging, office work.
Some computer experience helpful.
Will train. Supplemental health care
plan, paid vacation, sick time. Send
resume to P.O.Box 855, Rhome, TX
76078.
Retail/Sales Trades
HEATING/AC
Experienced commercial HVACR
techni ci an needed. Mi ni mum
5-years chillers and refrigeration ex-
perience required. Good pay &
benefits. Serious applicants only.
Call Mann Refrigeration, Inc.,
(940)683-6266 or email resume to:
mannrefrig@embarqmail.com.
SANDFORDOIL/WESTERN
TRANSPORTATION
We are working out of town, we
need CDL HazMat drivers willing to
relocate to East Texas or willing to
drive to our East Texas yard to re-
port to work. Must have A or B CDL
with HazMat endorsement. Must be
21 years old. Must meet all applica-
bl e DOT requi rements. Cal l
(940)627-2689 for information.
MILLER’S PAINTING
& remodeling. Interior/exterior; also
paint & stain fences. We also do
dr ywal l & wood r epai r .
(817)683-7850.
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.
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
Remember
For all your concrete needs!
627-SLAB
Insist on Quality
Ty Kennedy 940-627-SLAB
FREE ESTIMATES
Concrete, Inc.
CUSTOM TRACTOR WORK
Grass seeding, pasture mowing, fer-
tilizing, weed control, small tilling
jobs, box blade and bucket work
Call (940)389-7423.
DNR FARMS
Custom hay baling, welding, fences.
Any type of coastal farming.
(940)577-9323.
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.
BRICE JOHNSTON
PORTABLE WELDING
Boyd, Texas
Barns • Metal Roofing
• Pipe Fence • Corrals
• Car Ports • Porches
Free Estimates
817-727-3165
They are
out there.
Place your employment ad in the Classifieds!
Wise County Messenger www.wcmessenger.com
We can help
you find them.
www.wcmessenger.com
Adult/Elderly care
Experienced male with care for eld-
erly or disabled male. Day/night.
Light housekeeping, household
maintenance available. Call James,
(940)748-2051.
IF YOUR’RE 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.
LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS!
Blown insulation in new or existing
homes. Surprisingly affordable. Free
Estimate. Servicing all Wise County.
(940)210-2194.
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.
Let me fix it
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.
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.
Remodeling&
Handyman
Buildingservices
Home Repairs • Updates
Sheetrock Repairs
New Construction
Patios & Decks
Garage Conversions
Shops • Barns
Fencing • Welding
Carpentry
Custom Woodwork
Tractor & Backhoe
Service
Roy & Reyn
Reynolds
35 Years Experience
Also see our ad for
Budget Septic Systems Installed
Direct Mobile 817-366-7990
LOOK
for our
Septic Systems
Installed ad
Len Roy Don Builders
MIKE’S RV SERVICE
Service calls, insurance work, full
repairs, power washing, detailing.
Also work on horse & enclosed trail-
ers. Michael, (940)399-7565.
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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
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
NoJobTooSmall
Hay Baling
Small Square Bales
Welding
Metal Buildings • Fences • Gates
Brian’s Welding
940-577-0549 • 940-393-5340
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
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
FARMA
RANC
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 Kioti DK45S, like new 50
hours diesel with quick attach loader
and spear, $17,500. 5' Brush Hog
$425. 817-301-5845.
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.
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
AQHA HORSES FOR SALE
2 mares and 2 weanl i ngs.
(940)210-0014 or (940)427-3223.
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.
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.
BABY DWARF
goats, llamas, mini horses & rabbits.
(817)596-9644.
BULL BLACK BRANGUS
Full Blood, 15 months old. Ready
for breeding. (940)627-2102.
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.
HORSESHOEING BY J.E. HARRIS
$25 for trimming. $65 for shoeing.
Call (817)902-1766.
Wanted, someone to trim donkey’s
f eet . Cel l ( 214) 329- 6146,
(817)220-7123.
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.
FULL-SERVICE CUSTOM HAY
baling. Cutting, baling, hauling.
Also, field mowing services. Experi-
enced & professional 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
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
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
square & round bales. Square bal-
ing on May 29. 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 HAY BALING
SC Squared. Round & square. Ex-
per i ence t he di f f er ence!
(817)944-9451.
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.
WANTED!
Pasture to lease, 40 to 500 acres.
Fence doesn’t have to be that good.
(940)224-1470 or (940)644-5956.
ANNOUNCEM
Lost and found
REWARD
for the return of a small Vivitar cam-
era. Lost last week. (940)627-2310
or (940)627-9783.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
• Card of Thanks
• Let’s Swap
• Lost & Found
• Personal
• Wanted
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
16 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, June 11, 2009
SERVICES
FARM AND RANCH
PETS
MERCHANDISE
FOR SALE
TRANSPORTATION
Save - Lease Returns
Save big on Laptops from$279.
42 inch LCD TVS from $459.
Like new60 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
!!ATTENTION!!
Garage sale ads must be called in
BEFORE 11a.m. Tuesday to run in
the Thursday edition. If you want
your garage sale ad in All Around
Wise also, it MUST be called in be-
fore 11a.m. Friday THE WEEK BE-
FORE the sale. We do not run ga-
rage sales the weekend before the
sale.
Bridgeport, 12 Robinhood Drive,
Thur.-Sat., June 11-13, 8a.m.-3p.m.
Furniture, clothing, antique stove,
home decor, miscellaneous items.
Paradi se, 544 Honeysuckl e,
Fri.-Sat., June 12-13, 7a.m.-? Mov-
ing sale. Stock & other trailers, farm
equipment, lot of tools, horse tack,
household items.
Miscellaneous
EXTERIOR FRENCH DOORS
with enclosed blinds. 9 months old.
New $400, call and make offer.
(817)991-4976.
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.
Cars
2001 HONDA CIVIC
158,000 miles, auto, runs great.
$4,500/OBO. (817)975-5256 or
(940)389-9475.
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!
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
1999 FORD F350
Silver crew cab pickup and 2007
fifth wheel RV, loaded, clean. Truck
$8000; RV $20,000, (940)637-2727,
(940)391-6002.
2002 CHEVY TAHOE LT
loaded, maroon, tan interior, 93k,
$9.200. 2007 Chevy 3500, single
cab flat-bed, $18,000. 2007 Dodge
Mega Cab dually, 1-ton, diesel, 70k,
$26,000. (940)393-0600.
2002 Z71, 350, 162,000 miles, new
tires and transmission. $6000.
(940)577-3223.
2008 FORD EDGE
for sale. 45k miles, clean, $19,500.
(940)626-1143.
Trailers
I BUY TRAILERS
Horse, livestock, flatbed & utility
trailers. Call (940)224-1470 or
(940)644-5956.
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
2 male, 6 month old chihuahuas,
daschund mix puppies. Free to
good home. (940)594-4855.
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.
Free kittens, call (817)822-3164.
GREAT PYRENEES PUPS
3 females available. Shots &
wormed. Parent s on si t e.
(940)210-2506, (940)644-2251.
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.
Merchandise for Sale
MERCHAN
FOR SA
Furniture
Bedroom sets - Master bedroom 5
piece solid oak; chest, dresser and
mirror, 2 night stands, $500. Great
for girls room, cream colored wicker
armoir, nightstand, headboard, twin
mattress, $300. Best time to call, af-
ter 6p.m. (817)489-5297, Thousand
Oaks, Newark.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
• Appliances
• Clothing/Jewelry
• Furniture
• Garage Sales
• Firewood
• Miscellaneous
• Auctions
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FARM & RANCH SUPPLY
940-627-2312 • 1817 Hwy. 287 • Decatur • Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
www.agvantagefarmandranch.com
7 SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SALE DAYS
JUNE 13 - 20
All Wrangler Jeans
20-40% Off
All Wrangler Shirts & Tops (excludes F/R)
30-40% Off
All Carrhartt Jeans
40% Off
Carrhartt Shirts
30-40% Off
All Boys & Girls Jeans, Shirts & Tops
30% Off
All Gift Items & Home Decor
20% Off
All Lawn & Garden Tools
30% Off
Weed Eater (model #SST25)
Reg.
$
99
.99
... NOW
$
71
.99
ALL DAY
DRAWINGS & GIVEAWAYS
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
13TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
SALE GOOD THRU CHISHOLM TRAIL DAYS • SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Kenneth Wyatt
Art Galleries
Show Trailer on location
Special discounts on Saturday only!
BOUNCE HOUSE
FOR THE KIDS
“Let us show you our appreciation
for the past 13 years”
9 a.m. Livestock Handling Equipment
Live Cattle-working Demonstration
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. FREE BBQ, Hotdogs & Cold Drinks
Chuckwagon, Ice cream & Homemade cobbler
SALT CREEK BAND PLAYING LIVE ALL DAY
2 p.m. Electric fence-building Seminar & Demonstration
from
18 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, June 11, 2009
pz kid’s camp
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
“Providing premier, preschool & school-age services for children 6 weeks – 12 years.”
940-627-8393 Decatur • 817-489-2318 Aurora
For more information on our premier program & themed curriculum,
visit www.pettitprivateschool.com
A PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE:
“I couldn’t ask for a better place for my
children to attend preschool. Pettit is so
much more than just a daycare. Kaydence
and Kevin have learned so much. It doesn’t
hurt that my kids love going to school
every day. I truly feel blessed to have a
place like Pettit Private School to help my
children grow and learn. Jon and Traci
Pettit are wonderful, caring people and
together with the director, Mrs. Cheryl,
they have assembled a great group of
teachers. I wouldn’t trade all of them
for the world! Thanks for always being
there for us, Ladies!”
Ryan Ooten
SUDOKU SOLUTIONS
Farmer and rancher candidate
nominations begin Monday, June 15,
for local Farm Service Agency county
committees and will continue through
Monday, Aug. 3. Elections are in the
fall.
To be eligible to serve on the com-
mittee, a person must participate or
cooperate in a program administered
by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county
committee election and reside in the
local administrative area in which the
person is a candidate.
Producers may also nominate them-
selves, and organizations represent-
ing minority and women may also
nominate candidates. To become a
nominee, individuals must sign form
FSA-669A, which can be found at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp
?area=newsroom&subject=landing&t
opic=cce.
FSA county committee members
make decisions on disaster and con-
servation programs, emergency pro-
grams, commodity price support loan
programs and other important agri-
cultural issues. Members serve three-
year terms.
New members will take office Jan.
1, 2010.
Call the Wise County FSA at (940)
627-2268.
FSA county committee nominations start June 15
WISE COUNTY
Roberts graduates
Air Force Airman Cody R. Roberts
graduated from basic military train-
ing at Lackland Air Force Base in San
Antonio.
He is the son of Charles Roberts of
Boyd and Lynn Roberts of Azle. He is a
2005 graduate of Boyd High School.
Perez returning home
Army Spec. Francisco Perez of Al-
vord is returning to the United States
after a deployment to Iraq.
Perez is an aircraft power plan re-
pairer with one year of military service
and is assigned to Company B, 404th
Aviation Support Battalion, Combat
Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Divi-
sion at Fort Hood in Killeen.
He is the son of Francisco and Maria
Perez of Alvord and is a 2007 graduate
of Alvord High School.
MILITARY BRIEFS
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THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
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ALL KIDS
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More Details?
940-627-3235
REGISTER ONLINE
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Messenger photo by Joe Duty
NEW GRADS — Family and friends gathered to watch the Seven Hills Elementary kindergarten class receive diplomas on June 4. Above, the kindergarten
class of 2009 awaits their turn to walk across the stage.
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
For teenage girls, the pressures of adhering to
what today’s culture finds beautiful, sexy or ap-
pealing can often lead to drastic consequences.
According to the National Eating Disorder In-
formation Center, eating disorders are the third-
most common chronic illness in adolescent girls.
More than 50 percent of young females begin
dieting before age 14, and 76 percent of women
between the ages of 24 and 56 who diet do so for
cosmetic rather than health reasons.
In Boyd, a young woman familiar with the
pressures of being a teenager is spreading a dif-
ferent message to girls struggling with the top-
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BRIDGEPORT
RUNAWAY BAY
LAKE BRIDGEPORT
CHICO
ALVORD
DECATUR
PARADISE
BOYD
NEW FAIRVIEW
AURORA RHOME
NEWARK
Seal Coat and Patching Pilot Car – One Way Traffic
Signal Light Out 4-Way Stop
Wise County Traffic Update
Week of June 7 -13
Messenger photo by Andrew May
SHOOTING SCENE — East Wise County resident Cameron White,
19, is treated inside an ambulance while officers question witnesses
at Thursday’s shooting.
BOYD DECATUR
By KRISTEN TRIBE
Thursday, representatives with
Wiginton, Hooker Jeffry Architects
presented county commissioners with
a preliminary site plan for a new court-
house as part of the county’s “master
facilities study plan – to 2030.”
Charlie Kearns and Jim Wiginton
showed commissioners the basic layout
for a three-story 130 000-square-foot
building with a basement on a 20-acre
site. The footprint was created after
consulting with county employees for
more than a year on space needed for
each department.
“This is just what it is – a concept,”
Kearns said. “We needed to make sure
the square footages from the (depart-
ment) surveys would actually fit into
this type of facility if you elected to go
By BRIAN KNOX
The Decatur school dis
trict is considering offering
a Bible course, possibly as
early as the fall 2010 schoo
year.
Theideawasfirstdiscussed
at the board’s regular May
meeting after trustee Alan
White suggested the district
consider offering the course
as an elective. White said he
had talked to the Paradise
school district, which offered
a Bible course for the first
time this past school year
School
considers
Bible
course
WISE COUNTY
Courthouse of the future
Architects show commissioners what a new facility might look like
BRIDGEPORT
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
The Bridgeport City Coun
cil approved an amendment
to the city’s economic devel
opment incentive agreement
with the Bridgeport Doctors
Hospital at Tuesday’s meet
ing, allowing for the city of
Bridgeport to make monthly
interest payments on behalf
of the hospital should the
hospital be unable to make
them.
The move was approved
City may
make
payments
for hospital
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
LOVING YOUR REFLECTION — Boyd teenager Hannah Ferver, 18, uses her blog, nationwide conferences, and an
upcoming book to teach young women that beauty isn’t pining over what is seen in the mirror, but being pure and
striving to be a woman of God and loving what He has created.
True beauty
Local teen spreads Godly message to women of all ages
Continued on page 12A
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Wise County Sheriff ’s investiga-
tors have ruled the Thursday evening
shooting and death of a 19-year-old
Wise County resident at a home on
Kincannon Lane in the east part of the
county an accident, pending the results
of toxicology tests.
Cameron White, 19, was pronounced
dead shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday at
Wise Regional Health System in Deca-
tur after he was shot in the chest with
a .22 rifle.
Sheriff ’s Investigator Jerry DeMoss
said White was attempting to hand
the gun to a friend, Ernest Hammond,
19, who accidentally hit the trigger in-
stead of the safety, causing the gun to
discharge.
Authorities said White and some
friends had been shooting the rifle at a
stock tank before the injury.
DeMoss said no charges will be filed
against Hammond because the inci-
dent was accidental.
Shooting appears accidental
Continued on page 5A
Continued on page 8A
Continued on page 10A
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 Decatur, Texas 76234
WEATHER...
BOBBY GUINN
Justin
PHYLLIS CANTRELL
Mesquite
MARGIE METHVIN
Rhome
JESSICA BONESIO
Carollton
SALLIE BRADBERRY
Boyd
LESLIE MOORMAN
Denison
WARREN SPAIN
Dawson
KEVIN STONE
Boyd
BILLY LONG
Bridgeport
QUINT BRIDGES
Cottondale
See pages 13A-16A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
LIVE BLOGGING
FROM STATE
Keep up with events as
they happen with live
blogging from Saturday’s
state championship track
and field events at www.
wcmessenger.com/sports/
sportsupdate
ON THE WEB ...
CHECKING
TRUCKS
Find out how many
violations were observed
from 147 commercial
vehicles inspected during
Roadcheck 2009 in
Decatur.
See story, page 5A
IN SPORTS ...
STATE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wise County is well-
represented at the
state track and field
championships this
weekend in Austin. See how
our local athletes did on
Friday.
See story, page 1B
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HERE’S WHAT YOU
MAY HAVE MISSED
IN LAST SUNDAY’S
IN NEWS...
I Shooting appears
accidental
I School considers
Bible course
I City may make
payments for hospital
I True beauty
I Courthouse of the
future
IN SPORTS...
I Fresh feat
I Honoring baseball’s
best
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