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THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
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Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity Decatur, Texas 76234
WEATHER...
JON DEFORD
Springtown
WILLIAM CHANCE
Boyd
See page 14A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
IN SPORTS ...
FIRE HALL
GROUND-
BREAKING
The first shovels of dirt
were ceremoniously turned
Wednesday for Decatur’s
new fire hall.
See photos, page 2A
KEEPING SAFE
AT THE LAKE
The Wise County Sheriff’s
Office has a new tool for
preserving law and order at
Lake Bridgeport.
See story, page 10A
TRAFFIC
REPORT
Find out traffic conditions
for the coming week with
our new “Traffic Report”
feature.
See map, page 2A
ALL-DISTRICT
BASEBALL
Find out which local
baseball players were
selected to all-district
teams.
See sports, page 2B
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Strong storms late Wednesday caused relatively mi-
nor damage across the county, although several thou-
sand people lost power.
At one point, more than 5,000 local Oncor customers
lost power. At least 15 customers, mainly in north De-
catur, remained without power early Friday, but power
was expected to be restored by the end of the day after
crews replaced a transformer struck by lightning, said
Sabrina Taylor, area manager for Oncor. At noon, Taylor
said around 20 customers were reporting outages, pri-
marily on oil and gas wells.
Crews from Wichita Falls, Austin, Midland, Odessa
and Brownwood assisted local crews throughout the
day Thursday and the overnight hours into Friday to
restore power. Efforts were hampered Thursday morn-
ing when another round of storms swept through the
southern part of Wise County.
Across the Metroplex, up to 260,000 Oncor customers
were without power at one point, and the company has
called it one of the top three storms in the company’s
history. Crews from as far away as Alabama, Missouri
and Louisiana came to assist.
Among the storm damage in Wise County was an up-
rooted carport that caused damage to a car in Rhome,
power lines down in Boyd, Decatur, Aurora, Paradise
and Bridgeport and numerous reports of trees broken or
knocked down. Weather watchers in West Wise County
reported winds of 80 miles per hour at one point during
the storm. Between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, 11 minor
accidents were reported. There were no reports of major
injuries from the storm.
Rainfall totals included 2.26 inches in Decatur, 2.15
in Aurora, 2 in Bridgeport, 1.35 in Alvord, 0.9 in Run-
away Bay and 0.8 in Chico.
WISE COUNTY WISE COUNTY
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Wise County Sheriff Da
vid Walker said Friday
that alcohol and prescrip
tion medication may have
played a large part in the
apparent murder-suicide
of brothers Jason, 33, and
Jeremy Stanford, 27, late
Monday night.
“There were some pil
bottles around the room
and from what we found on
scene, a large amount of al
cohol had been consumed,”
Walker said.
Jeremy died from a stab
wound to the chest, in
flicted by Jason, and police
found Jason with self-in
flicted cuts on his wrists.
Walker said they are stil
awaiting a toxicology report
to determine if Jason’s death
was the result of an overdose
or the wrist wounds.
Authorities also found
an apology note written by
Jason that indicated a fight
had broken out between the
two and that Jason stabbed
Jeremy in the chest.
“The note pretty much
explained what happened
between the two, spelling
out that they had started
to fight over something
and Jason stabbed Jeremy,”
Walker said.
Walker said he had not
found out if the two had a
history of violence between
them, but Jason had a long
history of mental illness.
Officers responded to
the home on U.S. 81/287
north of Decatur, around
11:30 p.m. Monday after
the sheriff ’s office received
a call from a family friend
who had not been able to
reach Jeremy Stanford.
Q
E-mail Travis at tmeas
ley@wcmessenger.com.
Storm left some in the dark
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
STALLED — Heavy rain and wind slowed traffic as storms moved through Wise County Wednesday afternoon and
Thursday morning. Above, a group of bikers fromEllsworth, Kan., seek shelter in Paradise en route to Austin’s annual
ROT Biker Rally.
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
DESTRUCTIVE
WINDS —
Wednesday’s
thunderstorm
packed heavy
winds to go along
with sheets of
rain and caused
damage, such
as knocking
down this sign in
Rhome.
NORTHWEST
Former student receives 60 years for murder
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
A former Northwest student
pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in
a Denton County court, said Denton
County Assistant District Attorney
Jamie Beck.
Paul Allen Henson Jr., 17, of Has-
let was sentenced to 60 years in
prison for the murder of Susan Bai-
ley in September. Bailey was the
mother of his girlfriend, Jennifer
Bailey, 18, a 2008 Northwest High
School graduate.
Beck said Henson waived an adult
certification hearing in juvenile
court that morning. He was booked
in Denton County Jail with bail set
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Wise County fire investiga-
tors said it might take some
time to determine the cause
of the fire that severely dam-
aged the mobile home of
Douglas and Transie Carnes
on County Road 4841 south
of Rhome Wednesday.
“Right now we are still in-
vestigating and gathering
information, but do think
the cause is suspicious in na-
ture ” said Wise County fire
investigator David Hanks.
The witness who reported
the fire around noon Wednes-
day said a female in a green
shirt was seen running from
the home and into a field, but
authorities were unable to
locate any individual match-
ing that description when
they arrived on the scene.
Rhome, Boyd and Newark
fire departments responded
to the fire and had the flames
contained in a matter of min-
utes
Rhome fire chief Robert
Pratt said most the fire dam-
age was contained to the back
bedroom of the home, but the
entire inside suffered heavy
smoke damage.
A partially constructed
add-on in the back of the
house was not damaged.
No one was injured during
the blaze.
Q
E-mail Travis at tmeasley@
wcmessenger.com.
Fire cause deemed ‘suspicious’
M h t
BURNED
— Douglas
Carnes
stands
outside his
smoldering
home south
of Rhome
Wednesday
afternoon.
A cause has
not been
determined.
RHOME
Continued on page 5A
Details
emerge in
brothers’
deaths
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I Storm left some in
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I Fire cause deemed
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SLEEPING BEAUTY — Dancers from Wise Dance Center (from left) Cayla Gardner, Jessica Browning and Andrea Evans portrayed the lead jewels in the Wise
Performing Arts Guild’s ballet presentation of Sleeping Beauty June 13 at Decatur High School.
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Wise Co. Extension Agent
A new food handlers
course accredited by the
Texas Department
of State Health
Services is being
offered by Texas
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sion Service. “Food
Safety: It’s In Your
Hands” is being
brought to the area
by Texas AgriLife
Extension, Wise
County. The first
class is Monday,
June 29, from 3 to
5 p.m. at the Extension of-
fice located at 206 S. State
in Decatur.
This two-hour course is
highly recommended for
all food service employees
to help promote the service
of safe food.
The course is a basic over-
view of food safety prac-
tices that are necessary to
ensure safe food is served
at your establishment.
Practices discussed in-
clude good personal hy-
giene, cross contamination,
and time and temperature
abuse.
To pre-register for the
course, call the Extension
office at (940) 627-
3341. Registration
can also be done
in-person the day
of the course. The
cost is $15 per
person and must
be paid in full be-
fore the course be-
gins. The class is
taught in English
but Spanish hand-
outs are available
if requested in ad-
vance.
Individuals with disabili-
ties who require auxiliary
aide service or accommoda-
tion in order to participate
in the event are encouraged
to contact our office within
five working days prior to
the program. Educational
programs of Texas AgriL-
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open to all people without
regard to race, color, sex,
disability, religion, age or
national origin.
2 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, June 18, 2009
DAVIS
GARDENER’S MAILBAG
WISE NOTES
FOR CONSUMERS
By NEIL SPERRY
Dear Neil: I have several
sotols on property we own.
They’re in flower right now,
and I’m wondering if I can
plants seeds from them.
Absolutely. You’ll find
them embedded within the
tall spikes.
Plant them into a well-
drained soil mix. Grow
them as potted transplants
until they’re well estab-
lished – probably a year or
two. They’ll be relatively
slow-growing.

Dear Neil: What cuts
off pieces of my cedar elm’s
branches? I’m finding pre-
cisely cut 1/4- to 1/2-inch
diameter twigs under the
trees.
That’s work done by twig
girdlers. The adult scores
the twig with her sharp
mouthparts, then lays eggs
in the part of the branch
that will eventually die
and fall. The larvae develop
within the tissue that dies.
Eventually, they pupate
as adult insects and be-
gin the process over again.
They’re not nearly as com-
mon on cedar elms as they
are on pecans.
Spraying is of no benefit
since the adult insect is
there only a few minutes.
Rake and discard the fallen
twigs to break their life cy-
cle. They may not be as bad
in future years, especially
on cedar elms.

Dear Neil: If I use Sevin
dust on my cucumbers and
squash to kill the young
squash bugs, do I have to
worry about the insecticide
getting into the vegetables
I’m about to eat?
Sevin is not systemic, so
it does not enter the fruits’
tissues.
Actually, if you’re using a
dust gun or dusting can to
apply it, most of it should be
going onto the crown of the
plants and the soil around
the plants, not on the fruit.
Of course, you should al-
ways wash produce any-
way.

Dear Neil: Help! My
redtips and Indian haw-
thorns are dying. Both are
developing small spots
on their leaves. Next, the
branches become almost
bare. Fungicides don’t seem
to help. What can I do?
You’re describing Ento-
mosporium fungal leaf spot.
It has been epidemic on
redtip photinias all across
the South for the past 20
years. Unfortunately, fun-
gicides really don’t help, as
you’ve discovered.
Sad as it is, you need to
figure your replacement
plants and start heading
that direction. As for In-
dian hawthorns, the same
disease attacks them, but it
isn’t nearly as widespread.
Still, when it hits, it’s hard
to reverse. It’s just a dead
end for plants that come
down with it.

Dear Neil: I recently was
given some esperanza plants
from family in South Texas.
Where would be the best
place to plant them? Will
they grow in shade? How
long do they live?
Esperanza, including the
selection ‘Gold Star,’ need
full sun to do their best.
They’re nice in large patio
pots or even in the ground,
although they will not sur-
vive winter temperatures
very far into the 20s.

Dear Neil: I have a live
oak we planted three years
ago. It’s about 20 feet tall.
This year, its leaves are pale
green, and the veins are
dark green. I put fertilizer
stakes with iron around it
two months ago, but it still
looks sick. Other live oaks
on our property look fine.
Any suggestions?
It could be latent trans-
plant shock, but it could
also be oak wilt, the fungal
disease that is very damag-
ing to oaks.
There is very good infor-
mation at www.texasoak-
wilt.org, including details
of federal cost shares avail-
able for trenching to stop
its spread. Local offices of
the Texas Forest Service
can also help you.
Get a forester or certi-
fied arborist on the job with
you.

Dear Neil: I have a prob-
lem with white “stuff” that I
think is scale attacking my
fire bush plants. It’s also on
several other garden plants,
including blackberries, es-
peranza and sage. I have
tried to spray the plants
with dishwashing deter-
gent diluted with water, but
that seems to have killed the
plants as well. What is it
(photo attached), and what
can I do to stop it?
You’re right, it is a scale
– probably mealy bugs.
However, it would be rare
if they were a major and
continuing threat to those
types of plants outdoors.
General-purpose inorganic
or organic contact insecti-
cides labeled for scale con-
trol should eliminate it.
The detergent probably
didn’t do the damage you
suspect of it, unless you
sprayed when it was sunny.
!
Have a question you’d
like Neil to consider? Mail
it to him in care of the Wise
County Messenger, P.O. Box
149, Decatur, TX 76234 or e-
mail him at mailbag@sper-
rygardens.com. Neil regrets
that he cannot reply to ques-
tions individually.

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SAVVY SENIOR
By JIM MILLER
Dear Savvy Senior,
I’ve read that a person’s diet should
follow their age. At age 63, what should
I be doing now, compared to 20 years
ago?
A Good Eater
Dear Good Eater,
Just as our body changes as we age,
so too should our diet. Research tells
us that as the years pile up, we need to
consume fewer calories but more nu-
trients – and that’s not always easy to
do.
Getting started
It’s important to note that there’s no
“one-size-fits-all” or “age-specific” diet
out there. Your weight, gender, activity
level, health status and age should all
be factored into what you eat.
At www.mypyramid.gov you can de-
velop your own healthy eating plan by
plugging in your personal information
into their online tools. But in the mean
time, here are some dietary tips that
all seniors should know.
Eat fewer calories
As we age, we tend to be less active,
our bodies lose muscle and our metab-
olism slows. As a result, we need fewer
and fewer calories in order to main-
tain our weight. It’s estimated that our
calorie requirements drop by as much
as 20 percent between the ages of 20
and 60.
Focus on fiber
A fiber-rich diet can help lower cho-
lesterol, reduce the risk of heart dis-
ease, diabetes, high blood pressure and
gastrointestinal problems like consti-
pation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and
irritable bowel syndrome – all prob-
lems that are usually linked to aging.
To get the recommended daily fiber (21
grams for women, 30 grams for men
– over age 50), eat lots of whole grains,
fruits and vegetables and lots of beans
and legumes.
Hope you like fish
Boost your omega-3 fatty acids by
eating fatty fish (mackerel, lake trout,
herring, sardines, salmon and albacore
tuna) a few times a week. Omega-3s
help reduce inflammation and hyper-
tension, decrease triglycerides, raise
HDL (good) cholesterol and can even
help with dementia. If you aren’t a
fish eater, other food sources that pro-
vide omega-3s are walnuts, soybeans,
flaxseed and canola oil, or fish oil sup-
plements.
Boost your calcium
Women, in particular, need more
calcium as they age (at least 1,200
milligrams a day). After menopause,
women lose bone density as a result of
hormonal changes, which puts them at
risk of osteoporosis. Work on your cal-
cium intake by consuming more fat-
free or low-fat dairy products, such as
yogurt and cheese. White beans, broc-
coli and almonds will also help, talk
to your doctor about taking a supple-
ment.
Don’t forget vitamin D
You also need to watch your vitamin
D intake which is critical to the ab-
sorption of calcium. To increase your
intake try consuming more fortified
milk, cereals and egg yolks and try
soaking in a little sunlight each day.
And everyone over 50 should take a
daily vitamin that contains at least
400 IU (international units) of vitamin
D. After age 70, you need to bump it up
to at least 600 IU per day.
B12 too
Another side effect of getting older is
a tendency to absorb less vitamin B12,
which can lead to anemia and make
you feel weak and tired. Because aging
can lead to low stomach acid, which
interferes with absorption of the nutri-
ent through food, a supplement might
be necessary.
Drink up
As we get older, we may have a
harder time recognizing that we’re in
need of fluids. So drink up even when
you’re not thirsty, particularly during
the summer months. Food that’s high
in water content, such as lettuce, veg-
etable juice and soup, is also a smart
choice.
Savvy tip
The National Institute of Health also
offers some healthy eating and shop-
ping tips in their Senior Health section
at www.nihseniorhealth.gov – click on
“E” then on “Eating Well as You Get
Older.”
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73070, or visit www.savvysenior.org.
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Carson Elementary
Fifth six weeks
A Honor Roll
Second grade — Rigo Alvarez, Reina Aten, Emily August, Arman-
do Benitez, Nicholas Bishop, Reese Cannon, Loughlin Douglas, Ka-
ity Flake, Jemima Garcia, Zane Heck, Trey Klose, Nancy Martinez,
Mandi McCrary, Krysten Morgan, Christian Najera, Bryson Oates,
Garrett Penny, Cameron Pitts, Shaela Raburn, Anna Resma, Saman-
tha Robertson, Corin Rodriguez, Miguel Rodriguez, Maegan Shields,
Madeline Smith, Ji-Min Song, Ethan Southard, Kalie Stover, Laiza
Vega and Cami Wicker.
Third grade — Emily Boyd, Rose Bryan, Elizabeth Culpepper,
Rebeca Galindo, Dylan Gindt, Emily Kirkelie, Abbi Marion, Marissa
McDuff, Faith Myers, Chryslyn Perkins, Kaylee Rutledge and Mack-
enzie Tucker.
Fourth grade — Patrick August, Kyle Barnett, Justin Bradford,
Ben Crofford, Clay Gillispie, Colton Hill, Riley Kelton, Gaby Lozano,
Jenna Martin, Mackenzie Maxson, Madison McCrary, Macy McGar,
Brisa Ochoa, Lizbeth Ortiz, Trey Penny, Misiah Rodriguez, Mary Eliz-
abeth Shannon, Raena Slate and Tyler Ticknor.
A/B Honor Roll
Second grade — Halie Askey, Carsyn Bailey, Chase Blount, Keilie
Bryan, Joseph Calhoun, Vanesa Cardenas, Nate Carr, Reagan Chism,
Hunter Cole, Mia Cruz, Blayne Franklin, Wyatt Fuller, Tristen Gilliam,
Connor Gruszeczka, Katie Henderson, Teagan Hill, Sabrina Ince,
Jaiden Johnson, Dalton Lasater, Yaquelin Lobo, Melissa Lozano,
Ana Martinez, Bryce Monett, Bryanna Navarrete, Israel Pacheco,
Jacqueline Pacheco, Nayeli Pacheco, Oscar Palomo, Seth Patrick,
Braina Perez, Garret Potter, Adam Roberts, Caleb Rodriguez, Joel
Rodriguez, Mallory Schuring, Cameron Smith, Christopher Swatzell,
Jose Trejo, Charlie Trotter, Isacc Vasquez, Jacob Vasquez, Zara Wal-
lace, Colby Westbrook, Christian Williamson and Katy Young.
Third grade — Grace Bagwell, Emily Baker, Savannah Calhoun,
Stone Coston, Yanira Dominguez, Liam Douglas, Thomas Dvorak,
Lex Fernandez, Isabel Gleason, Holden Hacker, Kara Harper, Mabel
Hartman, Austin Higgins, Cooper Holland, Marisleyzie Martinez,
Miranda Martinez, Michala Mason, Cataliena Ornelas, Sap Perkins,
Carlee Reed, Travis Rhoades, Grace Short, Sarah Southard, Paige
Summerford, Garrett Thompson and Celeste Venderbeck.
Fourth grade — Freddy Aldape, Mason Aten, G.W. Barnett, Brett
Bean, Faith Blankenship, Corley Blount, Marcus Booker, Hunter
Brandon, Kale Bronniman, Christopher Bryan, Justin Callahan, Chris-
tian Cantu, Brianna Crooks, Fernando Cruz, Allison Dobbs, Tucker
Dubois, Hannah Dunning, Joey Durbin, McKenna Flake, Cristina
Flores, Kali Fulton, Eunice Gallegos, Isaac Garza, Braden Gonzales,
Abigail Greiner, Parker Griffeth, Kaitlyn Griffin, Niles Harlan, Ron
Harle, Jacey Harris, Graci Holtzclaw, Dylan Horner, Trent Lane, Matt
Leaton, Ana Martinez, Cloe Newsome, Gustavo Pacheco, Erika Per-
ez, Samantha Pryor, Maddy Rainey, Kirsten Shaw, Jonathan Smith,
Tanner Terrell, Caleb Torres, Kyle Wick and Derrien Willis.
Rann Elementary School
Sixth Six Weeks
A Honor Roll
Second grade — Beau Bedford, Noah Bowker, Dodge Brown,
Dylan Butler, Aaron Diaczenko, Mallory Downe, Jay Edwards, Oli-
ver Gordon, Tyler Grantham, Christian Hand, Gavin Haynes, Ashlee
Hudson, Satasha Kostelecky, Dylan Langto, Sheadon Lutes, Josue
Mancilla, Courtney Metcalf, Vanessa Morales Coronado, Hannah
Palomo, Madison Palomo, Marcus Pena, Riley Pinkerton, Meagan
Rhine, Lauren Richardson, Alexis Rodriguez Ortega, Alejandra Ruiz,
Caitlin Sanchez, Ray Ann Schooling, Madison Scroggins, Sidney
Shotwell, Sarah Taylor-Grimes, Raeli Tucker, Ryan Ussery, Benjamin
Waddill, Chase Wunrow and Jennifer Morehart
Third grade — Kallie Boner, Maribel Camacho, Nash Cooper, Car-
son Cross, Logan Cullop, Charles Doubrava, Hailey Gardner, Mad-
elynn Goss, Alexis Hanna, Sarah Hurtado, Madison Kyle, Thaine
Laaser, Sabrina Leal, Leslie Palomo, Sydney Pyland, Haile Ramos,
Victoria Shrull, Joshua Sij, Sara Stephens, Haleigh Taylor, Hannah
Thomas, Marcus Thomas, Clara Tolleson, Tayler Urdiales, Alec Usel-
ton, Tyler Watson, Grace Wooten, Kirsten Wunrow, Amanda How-
land and Nathan Haynes
Fourth grade — Hayden Bennett, Samuel Bowker, Luke Cobb,
Parker Cullop, Karl Davila, Bryce Elder, Jacob Galloway, Abbie Hei-
ens, Cassidy Faye Howland, Marc Lara, Ella Lowery, Lyndi Luttrull,
Ethan Miles, Maliah Minor, Trace Reed, Kaylee Rhine and Ramey
Walther
A/B Honor Roll
Second grade — Emily Aldape, Payton Browning, Ridge Burden,
Colton Burk, Jasmin Carrillo, Jasmine Davila, Cole Davis, Macy
Downe, Samantha Edgmon, Britney Fernandez, Christopher Fer-
nandez, Cody Foster, Malachi Frecker, Brallan Galvan-Dominguez,
Maddison Gildon, Riley Graniczny, Abby Grimes, Ricky Hale, Ryan
Haycock, Quinn Helm, Camdyn Hering, Jake Hodges, Ashton John-
son, Harlon Johnson, Adrion King, Tyler Lance, Sergio Loma, Brenna
Maddox, Jacob Maltzman, Noah McClure, Brandon Nelson, Scotlan
Meador, Mikena Minor, Cynthia Murillo, Guadalupe Negrete, Aaron
Ornelas, Anahi Pacheco, Carla Parra Sanchez, Hunter Perry, Morgan
Picha, Ashton Reagan Powell, Denise Powell, Riley Ramirez, Joseph
Ramos, Jordan Reta, Katie Rich, Mitchell Ritter, Corinne Rodriguez
Lopez, Marco Rodriguez, Cameron Sereika, Ethan Stalkup, Andrew
Stapp, Darien Terry, Anahi Torres, Bryson Tyler, Trace Tyler, Leslie
Vargas-Chavez, Leslie Venegas, Samuel Webb, Savannah Wilson and
Baylee Woods.
Third grade — Krystal Aguilar, Janelle Aldape, Cody Baker, Elayna
Blythe, Zachariah Cook, Craig Daniels, Becky Davenport, Colton
Denman, Tristan Dennison, Lauren Denny, Garrett Douglas, Dylan
Dupree, Miranda Gillespie, Valeria Gomez, Marleny Gonzalez Rome-
ro, Dillon Graves, Harrison Haney, Ernesto Huerta, Isaac Ille, Jordan
Jeffrey, Sydney Jeffrey, Johnathon Johnson, Jillian Kevetter, Drew
Langto, Mason Lee, Monica Lira, Lauryn Luttrull, Rebecca Marsh,
Lizette Martinez, Jared McBride, Logan McNair, Jonathan Mendez,
Pooja Patel, Stormi Philpot, Hutson Ralph, Alan Rangel Aguilar,
Casey Reynolds, Jacob Riggs, Esmirna Rodriguez, Diana Romero,
Ayita Thacker, Reagan Thomas, Justin Tye, Alissa Walters, Jordan
White, Andrew Wright and Caution Young
Fourth grade — Evelyn Aldape, Hunter Boaz, Alexis Rina Boyles,
Ivan Cantu, Andrea Carrillo, Presley Dailey, Liliana Davila, Aliusky
Duran Dominguez, Emily Egle, Riley Erwin, Bradley Ferris, Vista Ray
Fullingim, Sofia Garcia, Damaris Gonzalez, Jesus Gonzalez, Mark
Graves, Cody Grimes, Christi Hardee, Lyndon Harvey, Terry Hogan,
Justin Kellogg, Christopher Leon, Rebecca Letendre, Deysy Lira, Ca-
son Lowe, Taylor Loy, Celeste Martinez, Maria Martinez, Steven Mc-
Gee, Graham Moon, Christopher Newberry, Briana Pedroza, Derek
Potts, Moses Ramos, Chardonnay Ravenstein, Alvaro Rayas, An-
thony Reta, Ivan Rivas, Juan Rivera, Mercedes Rivera, Pedro Rivera,
Antonio Rodriguez, Fallon Sachse, Emily-Anne Semmelmann, Wyatt
Smither, Yesenia Villarreal and Savanah Ward
Paradise Elementary
All Year A Honor Roll
First Grade — Tristen Chandler, Megan Cornett, Kathryn Da-
vis, Matthew Eisen, Addyson Ford, Jenna Goodger, Paizlee Henry,
Mariah Kirbie, Danae Meadows, Alexis Penny, Riley Penny, Cortney
Ramsey, Kyle Riggs, Michael Summers, Jace Swindell, Cheyanne
Upton and Kobe Wakefield.
Second Grade — Hadleigh Anthony, Katelyn Blackstock, Kend-
all Candioto, Irene Chasteen, Amanda Cherryhomes, Caysen Gos-
ney, Sargent Graham, Trent Horner, Keegan Loggins, Mariah Lopez,
Kaycee Martin, Madison Mitschke, Hawkins Nessler, Kiara Owens,
Aubrey Pearson, Ryan Scott, Shaelyn Spidle, Maddilyn Terry and
Alexis Wright.
Third Grade – Gracie Barnett, Cayden Candioto, Allison Foster,
Kaylen Kott, Meagan Lee, Emily Love, Caitlin Madden, Saylea May-
field, Tatum Miller, Hannah Pearson, Rose Powers, Kaitlynn Smith,
Ryan Upton, Tryston Webb and Kayli White.
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Northwest High School’s engineer-
ing team blasted its way to the top in
the national Team America Rocketry
Challenge (TARC) held in Manassas,
Va., May 16.
The team, consisting of juniors Ty-
ler Olson, Nick Hooper and Jacob
Martinez and freshman Luke Sloni-
ger, ranked 14th among the 100 na-
tional qualifying teams.
“We had a very good day at the Team
America Rocketry Challenge finals,
despite a very cool, drizzly morning,
thunderstorms in the afternoon, and
competition from 99 other rocketry
teams from across the country,” said
Wayne Day, engineering teacher and
rocketry club sponsor.
“We were ranked 20th after the first
round, which garnered Northwest an
invite from NASA to join them in the
Student Launch Initiative program.
The guys improved their ranking to
14th in the nation after the second
round.”
Only 25 high schools a year are
invited to participate in the NASA
Student Launch Initiative (SLI), in
which students design, build and test
reusable rockets to reach an altitude
of 1 mile.
In winning one of the top spots
in the national TARC competition,
Northwest’s team earned a place
in NASA’s SLI launch at Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville,
Ala., in the spring.
This is the second year that a team
from Northwest High School has
placed in the national competition.
Last year, an NHS team placed 32nd
in the nation.
This year, student teams were
asked to design, build and launch a
model rocket to an altitude of 750
feet with a flight time of 45 seconds
and a raw-egg payload situated hori-
zontally to mimic the position of an
astronaut.
The egg had to return to earth
unbroken in order for the launch to
qualify. About 7,000 middle and high
school students took part in the qual-
ifying rounds of competition.
A “Chili’s Night” fundraiser along
with donations from the Dallas Area
Rocket Society and Career and Tech-
nical Education helped offset stu-
dents’ travel expenses.
For more information on the Team
America Rocketry Challenge, see
http://www.rocketcontest.org/.
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With all due respect to TV lovers’
fond memories of bronzed Baywatch-
ers David Hasselhoff and Yasmine
Bleeth frolicking in the California
surf, today’s medical consensus is that
there’s no such thing as healthy sun-
tanning.
More than 1.3 million new cases of
skin cancer are expected to be diag-
nosed in the United States this year,
including about 60,000 of the most
dangerous type, melanoma.
Sun exposure will be a key factor
in many of these cases. Even folks
who catch many fewer rays than Has-
selhoff and Bleeth may be increasing
their chances of not only cancer, but
also prematurely aged skin and im-
mune system damage.
The good news for sun lovers is these
risks can be greatly reduced through
several strategies.
The bad news: the most effective
strategy is avoiding the sun altogeth-
er.
If you just can’t imagine staying in
the shade all summer long, there are
several other good ways to lower your
risk of skin damage and cancer.
1. Be aware of your genetic risk fac-
tors. A family history of skin cancer
can indicate higher risk for you, re-
gardless of how much sun exposure
you’re getting. Other risk indicators
include light hair and fair skin, promi-
nent freckling on the upper back and
multiple birthmarks.
2. Minimize use of tanning beds and
sunlamps. Although some consider
the UVA rays emitted by these artifi-
cial sources to be safer than the sun’s
UVB rays because they’re less likely to
cause sunburn, they pose similar risks
for cancer and skin damage.
3. Use sunscreen with a sun protec-
tion factor of 15 or better. Added pro-
tection comes from choosing a brand
that is sweat-proof and water resis-
tant. Don’t forget to cover your ears,
neck and any bald spots on your head.
And be sure to re-apply sunscreen ev-
ery hour or two, even if you haven’t
gotten wet.
4. Choose summer clothes made of
tightly woven fabric to avoid sun pen-
etration. And remember to wear a hat
or cap to protect your head. (Skin can-
cers often occur on the head, even in
areas covered by hair.)
5. Time your sun exposure to avoid
being out between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
when ultraviolet rays are most in-
tense.
6. Don’t go on appearances alone.
Reddening of your skin from sunburn
lags behind the actual damage done by
the sun. Even damaged skin may not
redden for up to six hours, and the full
sunburn may not be apparent for 24
hours or more.
Sunburned as a kid? Don’t
throw in the beach towel
Some dermatologists report patients
saying, “I hear that the severe sun-
burns I got as a child may double my
risk of skin cancer. So why should I
even bother protecting myself now?”
Accurate though this statistic may
be, it’s no reason to avoid safety prac-
tices today.
In fact, early skin damage should be
a powerful motivation to increase your
precautions as an adult, not decrease
them.
Regardless of whether you’ve been
sun-smart for a couple of years or a
lifetime, dermatologists urge you to
memorize the ABCD System for spot-
ting skin changes that could indicate
melanoma:
Asymmetry: Half of a mole or other
abnormal growth is different from the
other half.
Borders: The growth or spot has ir-
regular edges.
Color: Color is different from one
area of the growth to another.
Diameter: The spot is the size of a
pencil eraser or bigger.
If you notice any of these signs, see
your doctor as quickly as possible. The
American Cancer Society recommends
professional skin examinations every
year for people 40 or older and every
three years for people between 20 and
40.
Monthly self-examinations also are
recommended, especially for people
with multiple risk factors for skin can-
cer.
The Skin Cancer Foundation has a
good how-to page on self-examination
at www.skincancer.org/Self-Examina-
tion.
If your primary physician or spe-
cialist finds active or emergent skin
cancer, they may choose from a vari-
ety of treatment strategies, including
surgical removal of the growth and
surrounding skin. In more advanced
cases, radiation chemical or interferon
drug therapies may also be needed.
The most important points to re-
member are that regular examinations
add peace of mind, and early diagnosis
greatly increases the odds of a cure.
For more detailed discussions of
prevention strategies, types and vis-
ible signs of various skin cancers and
links to expert advice, check the Skin
Cancer Foundation Web site at www.
skincancer.org.
TEXAS HEALTH MATTERS
Golden glow comes at a high cost
Pablo Garcia of Decatur is a new ju-
nior member of the American Angus
Association. Junior members are eli-
gible to register cattle in the American
Angus Association, participate in pro-
grams conducted by the National Ju-
nior Angus Association and take part
in the association sponsored shows and
other national and regional events.
Garcia named junior member of American Angus Association
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teamwork, we are doing our part to make Wise
County a better place to live and work.
Working Together Is What
“Community” Is All About
North Texas Bank’s Andrew Rottner, Devon Energy’s Scott Quillin and Randy Parker,
FX5 Construction’s David Fuller and Double Creek Capital’s Mark Duncum at Devon’s
Decatur land office. Mark is on NTB’s board of directors.
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Construction and Excavation served as general
contractor, doing much of the work itself.
Bowie, Texas
During the last weekend of June, Bowie comes alive with the festivities of Jim Bowie
Days Festival and Rodeo. The nightly Rodeo is one of the largest amateur rodeos in
Texas. Daytime activities include: parades, games for young and old (such as frog
jumping and turtle racing), a Rodeo Queen Contest, Bass Tournament, Quilt Show,
Indian Artifact Show, Car Show and lots of food and Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Find out
more about this exciting family event by visiting Bowie, Texas on the ol’ Chisholm Trail.
Sunday, June 21
6 a.m. - noon
Bass Tournament
Lake Amon G. Carter
Tuesday & Wednesday
June 23 - 24
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Books
7 p.m. Youth Rodeo, ages 0-19
Rodeo Arena, Pelham Park
Thursday, June 25
7 p.m. Team
Roping & Slack
Rodeo Arena, Pelham Park
Friday, June 26
8:30 Kiddie Pet
Parade
Swimming Pool Pavilion,
Pelham Park
9 a.m. Terrapin Race
9:30 a.m. 42 Tournament
Senior Citizen Ctr
10:30 a.m. Frog
Jumping Contest
1 - 4 p.m. Bowie Swimming
Pool - Free Admission
2:30 p.m. Pioneer
Reunion & Royalty
Crowning
Legend Bank Community
Room
5 p.m. Jim Bowie Days Parade
Downtown Bowie
6 p.m. Hamburger Feed
Amon Carter Pavilion,
Pelham Park
6:30 p.m. Mutton
Bustin Sign up
Rodeo Arena
7 p.m. Mutton Bustin
Rodeo Arena
7:30 Presentations at
Rodeo Arena
8 p.m. Jim Bowie Days
Rodeo Rodeo arena, Pelham Park
Saturday, June 27
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Indian Artifacts
Show Legend Bank
Community Room
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Antique & Classic
Car Show
2nd Monday Grounds
9 a.m. - noon
Children’s Activities:
balloons, washer pitch,
Bingo, egg toss
behind Sr Citizens Bldg
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Chuck Wagon
Cookoff Amon Carter Pavilion
10 a.m. - noon Stick
Horse Barrel Races
& Stick Bull Riding Contest
behind Sr Citizens Bldg
10 a.m. Beautiful Baby
Contest
Bowie Junior High
10 a.m. Quilt Show
Silver Strings Ctr 410
Smythe
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Chuck Wagon Meal
Amon Carter Pavilion,
Pelham St & Nelson St.
12 noon
Horseshoe Pitch
Tournament
Pelham Park
1 - 4 p.m. Bowie
Swimming Pool,
Free Admission
2 p.m. Tiny Tot
Review Bowie Jr High
2 - 3 p.m. Skate
Board Exhibition
6:30 p.m. Mutton
Bustin Sign up Arena Rodeo
7 p.m. Mutton Bustin
8 p.m. Rodeo
Rodeo areana, Pelham Park
Free dance following rodeo
Pool Pavilion
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June 21 - 27
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To Enter Rodeo call 940-872-1173
CROSSWORD PUZZLE
The North Central Texas
Council of Governments’
(NCTCOG) Area Agency on
Aging needs volunteers for
its ombudsman program.
Ombudsman advocate for
residents’ rights including,
but not limited to, depend-
able and consistent care and
an environment that pro-
motes the residents’ dignity,
self-determination and com-
munication.
Volunteer ombudsmen
also receive and investigate
complaints made by, or on
behalf of, residents or their
families.
Volunteers serve as advo-
cates for all residents, con-
necting them to their broad-
er communities, affirming
their rights and assisting
them in resolving concerns.
No prior experience is re-
quired to serve as a volun-
teer ombudsman, but vol-
unteers must be at least 18
years of age and complete
a free training course that
consists of both classroom
study and training at local
nursing homes, lasting up to
34 hours.
After training, volunteers
serve an internship, work-
ing two to three hours per
week in their assigned facil-
ity. Hours are flexible and
are determined by the vol-
unteer.
For more information, call
Lisa Walker at 1-800-272-
3921, ext. 172 or e-mail Pat
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Volunteers
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ombudsman
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WISE COUNTY
Area students received degrees from
Baylor University May 15 and 16.
Megan Nicole Nichols of Alvord earned
a master’s in social work, Lauren Leigh
Green of Bridgeport earned a bachelor
of science in early childhood education
and Katy Megan Chenoweth of Decatur
earned a bachelor of art degree in clas-
sics.
Students earn degrees
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Lone Star Legacy Gunfighters 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
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Home-made Ice Cream Contest - 2 p.m. • Kid’s Stick Horse Rodeo - 3 p.m.
Fiddle Competition - 4 p.m. • Hamburger Supper - 6 p.m.
Street Dance featuring Jake Hooker & the Outsiders 7-11 p.m.
By LUKE CLAYTON
For almost 14 years, I did a weekly fishing report for a major
Texas newspaper. When the idea was conceived back in the
early nineties by a well known outdoors writer, the goal was
to provide some real information that fishermen could put to
use, rather than the generic fishing reports common to the
day. Rather than the standard “bass good in shallow water on
spinnerbaits,” I learned how to compile information into terms
that would be of use to the angler. “Bass are now in pre-spawn
and moving into and out of shallow water. Slow rolled quar-
ter-ounce spinner baits with gold tandem Colorado blades are
working well along creek ledges but soft plastics such as liz-
ards (black with red tail) or Texas rigged 6 inch watermelon
seed worms are producing better in shallow water.” See the
difference in a generic report and one that has substance?
I can truly say that I learned more about fishing patterns
in Texas during those 14 years than in my entire career. Each
week, I visited with a group of the best guides and fishing pros
in the state and although none of them gave GPS coordinates
to their favorite hotspots (Johnny Procell did come close on
many occasions at Ray Hubbard!), the report was packed with
very current, very accurate information. As an outdoors writer
with a severe addiction to catching everything from bream to
catfish and everything between, I can truly say there are few
lakes in Texas that I have not fished.
So, here’s my take on some of the very best places to fish for
some of the post popular species. Hopefully these picks will
help you plan your next outing.
Black Bass — Ten years ago, my favorite bass fishing hole
was Fork, but I truly believe Fork has seen its day as a mon-
ster bass producer. That’s not to say that lunkers won’t con-
tinue to come from these fertile waters, but the numbers of 13
pound plus largemouth from Fork has drastically dropped the
past few years. Fork will remain a great destination for bass
fishermen but Choke Canyon has emerged as the premier “big
bass” lake in the state. Falcon, down on the Mexico border,
is another producer of big bass. Were it not for Falcon’s ever
fluctuating water levels, I truly believe it would have long ago
emerged as the premier bass fishing lake in the state. When
it comes to bass fishing, I’d rather fish a lake where consis-
tent action on fish in the 2-5 pound range is the norm, rather
than fish all day for that one big bite. Little Lake Crockett,
located near Honeygrove in northeast Texas, has long been
one of my favorites for catching bass. The largest I’ve landed
here weighed just over 8 pound but trips here usually provide
at least one fish around 5 pounds. Crockett is a great place for
the beginner bass fisherman to learn to pattern bass.
Another great little largemouth hotspot is Houston County
Lake, located near Crockett in East Texas. Crockett’s Family
Resort (www.crockettresort.com) provides excellent lodging
and a great campground. Bass fishing is usually very good
hear and the lake receives relatively light fishing pressure.
Bass fishing is also good on several of the larger reservoirs
around Dallas. Lake Lewisville, Ray Roberts, Ray Hubbard
and Cedar Creek all have a healthy population; they are just
big and sometimes difficult to pattern, especially for the week
end angler.
Catfish — This is a no brainer: Tawakoni, hands down.
There are lots of great lakes for catching channel catfish and
big blues but none that I know of hold a candle to good ol’
Tawakoni as a double threat. Right now, limits of channel cat-
fish weighing between 1.5 and 5 pounds are common. The fish
are in the shallows and aggressively hitting everything from
stink bait to earthworms. Guide George Rule has been fish-
ing water 3-5 feet deep around willows and flooded grass beds
and clients are often limiting out in a matter of three hours,
sometimes less. About October and continuing through Febru-
ary and sometimes as late as march, trophy class blues are
landed here with regularity by fishermen that know how to
rig up and fish for these jumbo cats. When it comes to fishing
for Mr. Whiskers, Tawakoni is as good as the best and better
than the rest.
Tawakoni is my favorite catfish spot but definitely not the
only place I fish when in quest of the makings of a big cat-
fish fish fry. Cedar Creek, Richland Chambers, Whitney, Lake
Lewisville and Lavon often provide equally good fishing. Some
“sleeper” lakes such as Eagle Mountain near Fort Worth,
Bardwell near Ennis, or Lake Brownwood offer great fishing
for catfish. Down a bit farther south, Choke Canyon, Cala-
varas and Falcon are well known for producing heavy string-
ers. If I were looking to catch one huge blue catfish weighing
70 pounds or more, my pick would be Texoma or the tailrace
waters below the lake during the late fall and winter month.
Texas lakes and rivers are home to some awesome catfish-
ing. Chances are very good the lake closest to your home has
the potential to produce for you, once you learn the seasonal
patterns.
White Bass — The majority of the larger reservoirs in Tex-
as are chock full of white bass (sandbass). Tawakoni, Richland
Chambers and Cedar Creek share my number one choice,
simply because I like them all and can’t honestly pick one over
the other. All three lakes are loaded with huge schools of white
bass, but so are countless other lakes scattered across the state.
White bass are plentiful, easy to catch and provide good eating
when marinated with a 50-50 solution of buttermilk and Loui-
siana Hot Sauce. Again, chances are excellent the lake closest
your home will provide you with all the white bass action you
can handle, especially during the summer months.
Stripers and Hybrid Stripers — With twice the state
wide limit and a natural spawn in the Red and Washita Riv-
ers each spring, Texoma has to rate at the top of the list for
sheer numbers of stripers. Scores of striper guides have made
good livings here through the years exposing their clients to
the great striper fishing. But, Whitney is also a great striper
fishery and, even though the stripers here are stocked and not
as numerous as Texoma, the average size of fish landed tends
to be a bit larger.
For hybrid stripers, Lake Cooper is at the top of the list and
Tawakoni, Ray Hubbard and Richland Chambers run a close
second.
Crappie — Lakes Navarro Mills and Limestone provide
some of the best crappie fishing in the state. They share the
number one spot as my favorite, but Cedar Creek, Lavon, Rich-
land Chambers and little Coffee Mill Lake in Northeast Texas
and Houston County Lake near Crockett are great places to
dunk a minnow for good eating papermouths.
There you have my take on the best places to fish in Texas.
I can almost guarantee you already have your personal favor-
ites. We’re blessed with great fishing in the Lone Star State.
So, pick a species, then a lake and “Go Get em’!
Luke’s Outdoor Tip of the Week
When fishing near bottom for catfish, try placing a small
floater about six inches up from the hook. Here’s how to rig:
Place an egg sinker on your line, and then tie a swivel below.
Next, attach an 18 inch leader to the bottom of the swivel. At-
tach the small float six inches above the hook. This rig floats
keeps the bait suspended a few inches up from bottom, making
it much easier for catfish to position the bait in their mouth.
This rig, nicknamed the “Santee Rig,” was originally designed
for drift fishing but it’s equally effective when fishing station-
ary for catfish. LC
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Listen to Outdoors with Luke Clayton at www.catfishradio.
com. Contact Luke at lukeclayton@prodigy.net.
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‘04 Toyota Scion XB Orange............$AVE
‘00 Dodge 1500 X-Cab Grey.................$AVE
‘99 Chev Suburban Silver...............$AVE
‘99 Grand Cherokee Brown..............$AVE
‘05 Ford Focus White.........................$AVE
‘00 Lincoln Town Car Tan ................$AVE
‘02 Nissan Exterra White.................$AVE
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DECATUR
Owned and operated by Larry & Ida Kirby
Bus. 380 • Decatur, TX
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 940-627-6466
1-940-808-1093
Since 1972, America’s Home Place has been delivering on that promise
for thousands of happy customers. Call our Denton Building Center
and let us show you how we can build the home of your dreams. You’ll
see why America’s Home Place is America’s number one on-your-lot
custom home builder year after year.
• Free Floor Plan Customization
• Free Site Evaluation
• Over 90 Plans to Fit Every Lifestyle & Budget!
BUSINESS
DONATION — Leadership
Northwest Class of 2009
presented a donation of
goods to Wise Hope Shelter
& Crisis Center on June
11 at the center’s office
in Decatur. Brittany Mott,
second from left, client
services coordinator for the
center, accepts the donation
from Kay Clark. Also on
hand for the presentation
were Leadership Northwest
participants, from left, Judy
Foster, Matt Garrick, Russell
Jeanis, Nancy Foust and
Starlyn Smith.
Leadership Northwest,
a development training
program for current and
emerging community lead-
ers in northwest Tarrant
County, presented a large
donation of goods June 11
to Wise Hope Shelter and
Crisis Center in Decatur.
The leadership class of-
fers nine months of train-
ing focusing on leadership
development and knowl-
edge of the community.
The Class of 2009 has
sponsored three projects,
including Project Hope
that benefited Wise Hope
Shelter and Crisis Center
in Wise County, Communi-
ty Link Mission of Saginaw
and Green Light Ministries
in Azle.
Donations to the project
came from businesses and
individuals.
For more information on
Leadership Northwest, con-
tact the Northwest Tarrant
Chamber of Commerce at
lthompson@NWTCC.org.
Auto registrations for Decatur’s
three new car dealerships were up
slightly overall in May over the previ-
ous month.
James Wood Motors sold 128 new
and 51 used vehicles. Wood sold 90
new vehicles in April, along with 104
used vehicles.
Karl Klement Chrysler registered 24
new and 15 used vehicles, compared to
20 new and 13 used in April.
Karl Klement Ford sold 18 new and
12 used vehicles in May, down slightly
from the 16 new and 13 used regis-
tered in April.
Chevrolet was the most popular
brand sold, with 52 trucks and 10
cars registered. GMC followed with 36
trucks sold. Hyundai equaled Chevro-
let’s car sales with 10. Seven Hyundai
trucks were sold during May by James
Wood Hyundai.
Karl Klement Dodge sold 12 trucks
and five Jeeps in May, along with sev-
en Dodge cars. Karl Klement Ford sold
three Ford cars and 15 trucks.
GMAC provided most of the financing
in May, with 38 loans. Other auto loans
were provided by First State Banks, 27;
DATCU Credit Union, 18; Ford Credit,
7; First Financial, 4; Chrysler Finan-
cial and Wells Fargo, 3; Hyundai Motor
Finance, 2; and North Texas Bank, The
Community Bank and First National
Bank Jacksboro/Runaway Bay, 1.
Auto registrations increase in May
WISE COUNTY
Leadership class donates
to shelter and crisis center
DECATUR
WISE COUNTY DIRECTORY of
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MESSENGER
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10 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, June 18, 2009
While many women have come to believe that an itch in the genital
area is automatically assumed to be a yeast infection, this is hardly
the case. In fact, as women age and estrogen production declines after
menopause, they become increasingly prone to a number of conditions
that irritate vulvar skin. For instance, an estimated one in 30 older
women experience the inflammatory skin disorder known as lichen
sclerosus, which is especially common in women with psoriasis. While
itching is usually the first symptom, visual examination usually reveals
white (sometimes crinkly or shiny) patches as well as red areas and
tears (due to scratching). Regardless of how mild symptoms may be,
this skin disorder must be properly diagnosed and treated.
It is crucial to communicate with your doctor about your health
concerns. If you need advice about menopause or would like to discuss
something else in today’s column, contact our office. Our caring staff
strives to ensure that each woman we treat leaves our office with a greater
knowledge on how to best care for herself. For more information, call
WISE OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY P.A. at 940-626-8008.
Our office is conveniently located at 1713 South FM 51, Ste. 201,
Decatur. New patients are welcome.

P.S. Lichen sclerosus can be effectively treated with potent steroids for several
weeks, after which regular exams should be scheduled since the condition can
make affected skin more likely to develop cancer.
NOT ALL ITCHING IS A
YEAST INFECTION
SOUTHERN COUNTIES
CONSTRUCTION LLC
DO YOU
HAVE HAIL
DAMAGE?
TR # 46032
• Most hail storm damage is not visible from the ground.
• An inspection & analysis is required for your insurance
claim.
• All insurance companies require notification about
supposed damage in a timely manner.
• Your insurance company will not drop your coverage if
you file a claim from a hail storm.
If Your Roof Is Damaged You
May Be Entitled To Restore It
REASONS TO USE SOUTHERN COUNTIES!
We will assist you in getting the help you need
We have our own inspectors and adjusters
We will work closely with your insurance company
Roof replacement is done quicker
We work within your insurance company’s gudielines
Our company serves with care & concern for all our customer’s needs.
We work to get you the settlement you are entitled to.
We are registered with the state of Texas TRCC #46032
Registered with your city/county office. We are fully Insured
Licensed, Bonded & Workman’s Comp
SOUTHERN COUNTIES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LLC
LOCAL: 940-399-7212 WWW.SOCOCOMPANIES.COM 817-235-6391
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars
940-433-5587
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No Outside Food or Drink
IMCA Hobby Stocks
IMCA Southern
Sport Mod
IMCA Modifled
IMCA Stock Cars
Mini Stock
Pit Passes
$25
Grandstand
Admission:
Adults - $15
Kids (6-11) - $10
5 & Under - Free
Friday, June 26
GATES OPEN AT 6 p.m. • RACES START AT 8 p.m.
Racing Every Friday
“Spectacular Stock Car Racing”
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Includes Haircut,
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940-433-3030
Offer good with this ad - new customers only.
IMPORT
CAR & TRUCK
SERVICE NEEDS
YOUR BEST CHOICE
FOR ALL YOUR
WISE COUNTY’S FIRST IMPORT NEW-CAR DEALER
JAMES WOOD
TOYOTA KIA HYUNDAI
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The Same Fast, Friendly & Professional Service
You Have Come to Expect from JAMES WOOD
SPECIALIZING IN
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DECATUR 627-2177
ASE & FACTORY-CERTIFIED STAFF
FREE LOANER CARS
with an appointment (subject to availability)
FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY
within 10 miles of dealership with an appointment
$19.95 OIL CHANGE
Up to 6 quarts (Synthetic & specialty oils not included)*
2-WHEEL ALIGNMENT $34.88
Regularly $59.95*
10% OFF PARTS & LABOR
ON ANY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
(15,000, 30,000, 60,000 miles, etc.)*
GREAT PRICES!
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SUDOKU SOLUTIONS
TOURNAMENT — Bruce
Furgerson hosted a wiffle
ball tournament on his land
in Decatur for members of
the Greater Denton/Wise
County Association of
Realtors and its affiliates to
raise money for the Texas
Real Estate Political Action
Committee. Participants
included Kara Phelps,
Furgerson, Carla McGee,
Karen Walls, Rebecca
Arnold, Danny Whitaker, Cliff
Moon and Carmen Whitaker.
BUSINESS
DECATUR
ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, June 18, 2009 11
from Karl Klement Ford
Check out these great pre-owned auto deals to
take care of your summer transportation needs.
...or select from other quality buys like these.
US Hwy. 287 South • Decatur, Texas • 940-627-1101
www.klementdecatur.com
*All Prices plus Tax,
Title and License.
Hail Sale
$
24,500
$
13,500
$
41,995
$
31,500
$
21,500
$
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
*
‘08 Ford Escape
35,375 miles.......................
$
15,995
*
‘08 F-250 Crew Cab
4x4, FX4, 26,000 miles......
$
38,995
*
‘07 F-150 Crew Cab
4x4, FX4.............................
$
23,995
*
‘08 Fusion SEL
Only 32,000 miles..............
$
14,995
*
Automatic, power, air, 25,000 miles.
White color.
V-6, automatic, power, air, Silver color.
Only 29,000 miles. Stock #5245384R
Diesel, automatic, 18,000 miles. Black color
with Tan accents. Stock #ED27033U.
Lariat, diesel, automatic, power, air,
Gold color. Stock #EA10459U.
V-6, automatic, power, air, Cream color.
Only 14,000 miles. Stock #BA70484U.
V-6, automatic, power, air, Silver color.
Only 20,000 miles. Stock #UA63589P.
BOND FAMILY EYE CARE
Therapeutic Optometrists • Optometric Glaucoma Specialists
940-626-0045
“Professional Care Your Eyes Deserve”
Lindsay H. Bond, O.D.
Michael L. Bond, O.D.
Please Join Us for a
Ribbon Cutting and Reception
June 24 • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
at our Decatur Office
2351 S. FM 51, Suite 200
There will be refreshments and chances to win
Men’s Sunglasses or Women’s Sunglasses
Ribbon cutting hosted by Decatur Chamber of Commerce
Roberts graduates
Air Force Airman Cody R. Roberts graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Anto-
nio.
He is the son of Charles Roberts of Boyd and Lynn Rob-
erts of Azle. He is a 2005 graduate of Boyd High School.
Faria graduates
Army National Guard Pvt. Gary M. Faria graduated from
nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Co-
lumbia, S.C.
He is the son of Erik Faria of Justin and a 2008 graduate
of Seaborne Challenge-Corps in Galveston.
Hemphill graduates
Army Pvt. Nicholas Hemphill of Alvord graduated from
nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Co-
lumbia, S.C.
Hemphill is the son of Kelly McCormick of Alvord.
SWEARING IN — Hayley
Foster Rife of Coppell,
formerly of Paradise,
attended the Texas State
Board of Public Accountancy
swearing-in ceremony at
LBJ Library at the University
of Texas in Austin May 23.
She received her certificate
of public accountancy
and was recognized as
one of 10 outstanding
candidates at the ceremony.
She is employed with
PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP in Dallas and is the
daughter of Jay and Marsha
Foster of Paradise. She is
pictured with William Treacy,
executive director of the
Texas State Board of Public
Accountancy.
Sara Rivas’ career goals are up in the
air - literally; she wants to design roller
coaslers ard ol|er ||d|-lv|rd arusererl
park rides. Right now, though she’s a
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engineering.
It’s no easy ride, either, Sara says. “My
instructors are excellent and very helpful, but
they don’t let you slide. I work pretty hard,
ard l'r rea||v |earr|rd a |ol. l l||r| l'|| do
okay at the university with this background.”
Sara’s got her feet on the ground and eye
on the sky, and WC is proud to be helping
her achieve her goals!
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WISE COUNTY
MILITARY BRIEFS
The Wise Republican
Women presented $1,000
scholarships to graduating
seniors from around the
county.
Winners of the scholar-
ships were Bailey Boling of
Chico, Laci Terrell of Bridge-
port and Jadi Chapman and
Rachel Brinson, both of Par-
adise.
Applicants wrote essays
on the topic, “When you hear
the phrase, ‘Freedom is not
free,’ what does that mean
to you?”
GOP Women award scholarships
WISE COUNTY
Null earns degree
Taylor Kyle Null received his bachelor of business admin-
istration degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from
the Univeristy of Oklahoma on May 15.
Null is a 2005 graduate of Decatur. He is the son of Mark
and Paula Null.
Rhodes graduates
Ashley Diane Rhodes graduated from Texas A&M Uni-
versity May 15 with a bachelor of science degree in agricul-
tural communications and journalism.
She is the daughter of Melisa Rhodes and the grand-
daughter of Evelyn McKee.
EDUCATION BRIEFS
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
CLASSIFIED GOLD
Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Deadlines
Classifieds:
Thursday Issue: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
Sunday Issue: 11:30 a.m. Friday
Classified Gold: 11:30 a.m. Friday
Real Estate and Classified Display:
Thursday Issue: 3 p.m. Thursday
Sunday Issue: 3 p.m. Tuesday
Classified Gold: 3 p.m. Wednesday
Special Offers
Business Services: Place a paid ad for
four weeks in the Business Services
classification of the Wise County
Messenger for $50. Receive a bold
heading and the fifth week is FREE.
Run the same ad in Classified Gold for
an additional $32 for five weeks (price
based on 20 word or less ad).
For Sale: Place a paid ad with a bold
headline for two weeks for $25, and
if you don’t sell your item at the end
of two weeks, you’ll receive the next
two weeks FREE. Run the same ad in
Classified Gold for an additional $16 for
four weeks (price based on 20 word or
less ad).
Classified Advertising Policy
Classified ads for the Sunday/Thurs-
day edition are $12 per week for 20
words or less (each additional word is
60¢). Run the same ad in Classified
Gold for an additional $8 per week
(20 words or less; each additional
word is 40¢).
Error Responsibility
Customers are asked to check their
ad immediately after it appears in the
paper and report at once any error
found. Claims for adjustment should
be made at that time. The Wise
County Messenger is responsible for
an incorrect ad only the first time it
runs, so check your ads carefully.
Classified Gold goes into 21,000 ad-
ditional homes.
Payments
In person: 115 S. Trinity St., Decatur
By Mail: Wise County Messenger
P.O. Box 149
Decatur, TX 76234-0149
Real Estate for Sale
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• Condos/Town Homes • Duplexes
• Homes • Lots • Mobile Homes
• Wanted to Buy
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Town Homes • Duplex Housing • Homes
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• Livestock Lost & Found
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• Miscellaneous • Mowing
• Pasture & Feed • Poultry
Pets
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• Pet Care/Training
• Pet Stud Services
Merchandise for Sale
• Appliances • Clothing/Jewelry
• Furniture • Garage Sales
• Firewood • Miscellaneous
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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
1-800-669-9777. The
toll-free telephone
number for the
hearing impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
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Casa La Dera Estates, CR1170,
Decatur. New, treed sub-division,
great l ocati on. $55,000/OBO.
(940)399-2142.
20 ACRES OF COASTAL
located in the Sycamore Commu-
nity. Water well, electric, septic &
smal l bar n. $8, 000/ acr e.
(940)389-4736.
Condos/town homes
3/2 CONDO
For sale in Runaway Bay. Private
pool, access to lake. $68,000.
(940)210-9625.
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.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Beautiful country living in Forest-
burg. 2-bedroom, 1-bath home on
15 acres (coastal) with horse and
hay barn, hot tub room, shop and 4
bay carport, extra large barn with
1/2 bath and lots of extras. Priced to
sell. $170,000. Call (940)964-2670
or (940)393-1341.
FSBO, 3/2
brick home, built-in 2003, nice
sub-di vi si on, Al vord school s.
$128,500. (940)393-8969.
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.
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.
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.
RUNAWAY BAY
2001, 3/2 Palm Harbor home, 24x30
metal shop with slab & electric.
Beautiful lot, horses welcome.
$62,000. (940)872-0582.
WILLIAMS MOBILE HOME SERV.
Best deal on moving, set up & trim
outs. Bonded, licensed & insured.
(940)433-3117.
RENTA
Apartments
Efficiency apartments for rent, all
bills paid. (940)433-3133.
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
NOW
LEASING
Executive
Office Space
2,700 sq. ft.
1450 FM 51 S.
Decatur
(formerly First Financial Bank)
940-627-4584
5,000SQUARE FOOT
Commercial insulated, building. Of-
fices & warehouse.$2,500/month.
FM 51 North, Decatur. Cannon
P r o p e r t y M a n a g m e n t .
(940)368-1811.
Bridgeport, 16th Street, approxi-
mately 1,100 square feet, commer-
cial, retail or office space for lease.
$600/month. (940)627-1063.
COMMERCIAL 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-bedroom, 1-bath in Alvord 4-plex.
$650/ mont h, $650/ deposi t .
(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/month, $500/deposit. Some
pets allowed, plus additional de-
posi t . Cal l ( 817) 874- 0859,
(469)585-0122.
Now available: 2 & 3-bedroom du-
plexes. Bridgeport & Decatur.
$650-$750/month, month-to-month
lease. Dusty, (817)307-0057.
Homes
***NOW AVAILABLE IN BOYD***
BRAND NEW HOMES FOR LEASE
$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.
3/2 brick, Rhome area. Ask for Beki,
(817)636-2555.
“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-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 2-car garage.
House for rent at 501 Valleyridge
Court, Decatur. $800/month,
$500/deposi t. (972)221-1751,
(469)939-5270.
3/2/1, BRIDGEPORT
Brick, fireplace, ceramic tile, fenced
yard, garage door opener.
$925/ mont h, $925/ deposi t .
(817)320-7065, (817)320-7065.
3/2/2, SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD
Available July 1. Rhome, brick, fire-
place, great floor plan, fenced yard.
$1,100/month, $1,100/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.
Hot deals for hot month of June!
$100 off first month’s rent, deposit
special $199.
Decatur: 6263 & 6265 N. FM 51,
3-bedroom, 2-bath.
No pets allowed. Karl Klement Prop-
er t i es , c ont ac t El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
DECATUR
1-bedroom, 1-bath.
New Fairview, Bridgeport & Boyd
3-bedroom, 2-bath.
Cannon Property Management.
(940)368-1811.
Decatur, large 2-bedroom, 1-bath,
CH/A. $650/month, $300/deposit.
R e f e r e n c e s r e q u i r e d .
(940)627-1063.
Please call 817-247-0246
C
&
R
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
7 Wires, Decatur, 4-bedroom,
3-bath, 2-car garage. $1,900/month.
Available now. (940)399-9052.
East Bridgeport, large 2-bedroom,
1-bath, CH/A. $550/month, $300/de-
posi t . Ref erences requi red.
(940)627-1063.
Executive estate, 4,400 square feet,
4-bedroom, 4-bath, media, 3+ ga-
rage, 2-fireplaces, wet bar, jacuzzi.
$2,700/mo. (940)325-8700.
HOUSE FOR RENT
3/ 2/ 2 302 S. Tr enchar d.
$1100/month. (940)627-9981.
New 1-bedroom custom barn. Room
for 2 horses, cheap utilities, Decatur
ISD, no smoking. Call Wendy
(940)393-9111.
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.
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
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
• Cert. Surgical Tech - Open Heart Surgery
• Environmental Services -
Director req. 4 year degree, 5 yrs.
recent hospital exp. @ mngr. level
or above
Part Time/PRN
• Exercise Specialist - Fit-N-Wise
Wellness Center
• RN - Med/Surg * CCU * Cath Lab
Behavioral Health Nurse Mngr.
Dialysis * Behavioral Health * ICU
Surgery Circulator * Bariatrics
• LVN - Med/Surg * Input Rehab * BHS
Dialysis
• Therapy Services: * PT * COTA *OT
Wound Care Mngr./Licensed PT
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
ClearView
Tree Service and Stump Removal
- Toll Free -
1-866-606-3224
• Tree Removal
• Stump Grinding
• Storm Damage Experts
• Chipper Service
• Bucket Truck
FREE ESTIMATES
(Senior Citizen Discount)
Fully Insured
Wise and Cooke County
r r s TM
Most Credit Cards Accepted
Wise Lawn Care
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
A Beautiful Lawn Is Our Business.
940-627-7378
SERVICES:
• Mowing
• Weed-eating
• Edging
• Leaves
• Hedge Trimming
• Flowerbed Weeding
Serving your area for over 30 years
• Land and Lot
Clearing
• Driveways and
Parking Lots
• Roads
• Demolition
• House Pads
Excavation &
Bobcat Services JMT
We Can Haul:
• Sand and Gravel
• Topsoil
• Cushion Sand
• Select Fill
• Brick Sand
• Base
Commercial and Residential “No Job Too Small Or Too Big”
Call for free estimates
Trey: 940-531-0661 • Julian: 940-627-4383
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
NoJobTooSmall
Hay Baling
Small Square Bales
Welding
Metal Buildings • Fences • Gates
Brian’s Welding
940-577-0549 • 940-393-5340
JOB OPPORTUNITY
For Experienced
FLORAL DESIGNER
Excellent opportunity for the right applicant.
Send resume to
P.O. BOX 149, Attn: L, Decatur, TX 76234
Mobile Homes
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.
SECLUDED LIVING
in Newark, 2/2 mobile home on 5
acres wi t h runni ng creek.
$700/month, $500/deposit. 1-year
lease. (940)389-8883.
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.
For lease
Office space & yard, 1,500 square
feet. Decatur, FM 51 South, outside
city limits. Partial bills paid.
$1,200/month, $1,200/deposi t.
(979)540-8658.
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.
Childcare
First Baptist Church Learning Cen-
ter of Alvord is seeking a Christian
daycare teacher to work Mon.-Fri.,
full-time/part-time. Must be depend-
able & love children. Competitive
pay. Pl ease cal l Lor i ,
(940)427-5740, for interview.
Medical/Dental
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
Laboratory Director, FT Excellent Salary
Medical Technologist’s PRN
Physical Therapy Assistant (Licensed)
30 hrs/wk Benefits Eligible
Speech Language Pathologist, PRN
Business Office Staff FT & PT
Experienced with Charge Master and
one year in a Hospital setting
Registered Nurses / Staff and Managers
Registered Nurse, Quality/Risk Manager
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
VETERINARY ASSISTANT
Assist with providing exceptional
care for small and large animals.
Maintain safe, clean & sterile facility.
Good customer service skills. Some
experience REQUIRED. Call for
details (940)367-4181
Miscellaneous
In-Home closer wanted: recession
proof home improvement company.
Insurance pays the bill! Earn
$80,000 + fi rst year! Cal l
(817)485-6000.
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
State Farm Insurance. Sales/service
representative needed. High paced,
friendly environment. Preferably bi-
l i ngual . Cal l or emai l Wi l l ,
( 8 1 7 ) 5 2 8 - 4 7 4 9 o r
will.reed.raob@statefarm.com.
Trades
Di esel mechani c/truck dri ver
needed. CDL & dump truck experi-
ence required. (940)627-6868.
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.
NAIL TECH
Full or part-time available. Call
Flawless Lines, ask for Angie,
(940)627-7513.
ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED
Must be mature, dependable, &
have a good driving record. Please
apply to Karl Klement Properties,
Inc., 605 N. Business 287, Suite
102, Decatur.
Salon looking for facial person &
nail tech. Taking applications for
hair stylist. (817)991-4976.
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.
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.
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.
R & K HANDYMAN SERVICE
Specializing: all types home re-
pairs, custom cabinets & counter
tops, boat repair. (940)627-6399,
(940)799-1146, (817)915-2618.
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.
Childcare
Childcare services in my home on 5
acres, Monday-Friday. Can pick up,
dr op of f chi l dr en. Cal l
(972)841-7629 for info, references.
Adult/Elderly care
Caregivers and CNAs needed for
non-medical, in-home care. Full
and part-time positions available.
Experience preferred, not required.
Call (877)247-6916.
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.
HEALTH INSURANCE
I can help! 27 years experience
representing all the major compa-
nies. Individual and Group. No dis-
count plans. Texashealthpolicy.com
(940)627-3842.
LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS!
Blown insulation in new or existing
homes. Surprisingly affordable. Free
Estimate. Servicing all Wise County.
(940)210-2194.
LOWER YOUR ELECTRICITY
Costs. Call Monday-Friday if you
live in the city limits of towns in Wise
County. (469)252-1772.
OFFERING QUALITY TRAILER
repair and wiring; also install goose-
neck and fifth wheel hitches.
20-years experiance. By appoint-
ment eveni ngs/ weekends.
(940)389-1294, (940)389-4081.
Housecleaning
HEART FOR HOMES
Feeling overwhelmed? Let me help!
Office, house cleaning & organizing.
References available, free esti-
mates. Call Sharon, (940)389-8883.
HOME & OFFICE
cleaning service. Experienced. Rea-
sonable rates. Weekly, bi-weekly,
monthl y. Wi se County area.
(940)627-2061 or (940)399-6741.
LOCAL CLEANING SERVICE
Commercial, residential. Make
ready, 1-time or repeat. We clean
what others miss. pennyWise
Cleaning Service, (940)210-5450.
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REAL ESTATE FOR
SALE OR RENT
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
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.
ALL TERMS AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO LENDER CREDIT APPROVAL BASED ON CREDIT HISTORY. PRICES VALID 6/18/09 TO 6/24/09 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
larryslack.com
Wagonseller Road at US 287
Bowie, Texas 76230
(940) 872-1133 º 800-766-2019
People. Nice Place.
Nice Price. NICE
06 Ford F150 Super Crew XLT
$16,988
$
282/mo
07 Ford F350 Dually
$28,988
$
484/mo
06 Ford F150 Super Crew XLT
$15,988
$
265/mo
08 Dodge Quad Cab SLT
$19,988
$
324/mo
07 Ford F150 Super Crew XLT
$19,988
$
329/mo
06 Ford Crown Victoria LX
$12,988
$
216/mo
08 Dodge Quad Cab SLT
$19,188
$
311/mo
06 Ford F150 Super Crew XLT
$17,988
$
298/mo
06 Dodge Stratus SXT
$9,888
$
164/mo
08 Chrys Town & Country
$18,988
$
308/mo
99 Mercury Sable LS
$3,988
06 Ford F150 Super Cab
$14,988
$
249/mo
07 Ford Focus
$9,988
$
166/mo
00 Ford Explorer XLT
$5,788
06 Ford Escape XLT
$14,988
$
249/mo
08 Mercury Gr Marquis LS
$15,988
$
259/mo
09 Dodge Journey
$18,488
$
299/mo
07 Toyota Tacoma
$16,988
$
282/mo
00 Ford Expedition
$9,988
$
199/mo
DNR FARMS
Custom hay baling, welding, fences.
All types of custom farming.
(940)577-9323.
BRICE JOHNSTON
PORTABLE WELDING
Boyd, Texas
Barns • Metal Roofing
• Pipe Fence • Corrals
• Car Ports • Porches
Free Estimates
817-727-3165
S&S CONSTRUCTION
Excavating, haul offs, fill dirt, drive-
ways, backhoe, retaining walls sod
& fencing. Honest, affordable, de-
pendabl e. (940)399-8493 or
(940)389-5577.
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
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.
FARM & RANCH FENCING
Pipe & cable, non-climb, barbed
wire, entrances, solar gate opera-
tors, repairs. Jim at (940)367-7505.
Lawn and garden
COWLEY’S HYDROMULCHING
Commercial, residential, new lawn
pl ant i ng. Fr ee est i mat es.
(940)644-5872.
LONE OAK LANDSCAPING
Personalized landscape plans,
20-years experience. Plants fur-
nished, you plant or we plant. Sod,
tree work, decks/patios/walls.
(940)389-1778.
TREES TRIMMED & REMOVED
36 years in business, insured. All
major credit cards accepted.
(817)444-0861, Teater.
Livestock
BUY-SELL-TRADE
All classes of horses, ponies, sheep
& goats. All riding horses sold, 72
hour unconditional guarantee.
(940)224-1470, (940)644-5956.
ALL NATURAL BEEF
straight from the ranch. Young, ten-
der, no growth hormones/antibiotics.
Grain or grass fed. Whole, half.
(940)366-3172.
APHA Registered paint horses Ho-
mozygous Tobiano. Black/white,
Buckskin/white. Yearlings, 3-years-
old. Brood mares w/colts. Also 2002
Cremello stallion registered AQHA,
APHA. (940)577-2775.
AQHA HORSES FOR SALE
2 mares and 2 weanl i ngs.
(940)210-0014 or (940)427-3223.
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.
Free donkey. Call (940)399-8601.
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
Horse stall for rent, 3 miles south of
Dec at ur on FM 730.
$100-$150/month. (940)577-5499.
HORSESHOEING & TRIM
Texas certified farrier. Office,
(940)644-5140; cell, (940)399-6981.
HORSESHOEING BY J.E. HARRIS
$25 for trimming. $65 for shoeing.
Call (817)902-1766.
Mowing
ASK ABOUT TREE TRIMMING
AND SPRING CLEAN-UP
ACREAGE MOWING
Competitive prices. Call for free esti-
mate. (940)399-3590.
ANY SIZE ACREAGE MOWED
$22-$35/acre. Plowing, seeding &
ferti l i zi ng avai l abl e. Tommy,
(940)482-6578.
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
ALFALFA HAY
for sale 3-wire bales horse quality.
Brome hay for sale 2-wire bales.
Special pricing. Delivery available.
(940)626-9880.
COASTAL HAY
f ert i l i zed, $4/ bal e i n f i el d.
(940)389-2773.
COASTAL HAY
Square bales, fertilized, barn stored.
No minimum, you load. 2008,
$6/bale. 2009, $7/bale. Boyd,
(940)433-2335.
COASTAL
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.
HAY BALING
round or square. Hay for sale.
(940)393-5429.
HAY FOR SALE
Premium 1st cut coastal. 100 round
bales available. $40/bale, 10-bale
minimum. (940)224-3990.
PREMIUM QUALITY
Coastal round & square bales. 3x3
big squares, small squares &
3- st r i ng bal es Al f al f a.
(940)393-6095.
SMALL SQUARE BALES
horse quality Bermuda grass hay.
Barn kept. $7/bale. (940)393-3131.
WANTED!
Pasture to lease, 40 to 500 acres.
Fence doesn’t have to be that good.
(940)224-1470 or (940)644-5956.
Poultry
For sale: started chicks, Bantam &
Cochin crosses, 1-2 months old,
Call (940)627-0000.
PETS
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
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.
GREAT PYRENEES PUPS
3 females available. Shots &
wormed. Parent s on si t e.
(940)210-2506, (940)644-2251.
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FREE KITTENS
2 tabbies, 1 garfield and mother
who is top mouser, guaranteed! 131
Tryal l Court, Runaway Bay,
(940)575-4891. Need good homes
for them.
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.
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
PETS
• Pets
• Pets Lost & Found
• Pet Care/Training
• Pet Stud Services
Appliances
Maytag Performa dryer for sale,
good condition. $75. (940)683-3133.
Furniture
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, 108 Lake Road, behind
Dos Chilies, Wed.-Fri., June 17-19
& Wed.-Sat., June 24-27. House-
hold, bedding, mowers, washer/dry-
ers, rolling cart. Everything you can
think of plus!
Decatur, 1002 E. Business 380, Lot
1, Fri.-Sat., June 19-20, 8a.m.-?
Home decor, kitchenware, kid’s toys
& clothes, more.
Decatur, 1403 S. College, Fri.-Sat.,
June 19-20, 7a.m.-noon. European
antique furniture, regular household
items.
Miscellaneous
EXTERIOR FRENCH DOORS
with enclosed blinds. 9 months old.
New $400, call and make offer.
(817)991-4976.
Moving, must sell! Couches, TVs,
washer/dryer, weights, clothes &
more. Call (817)986-9876 or see at
504 W. Franklin, Alvord.
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
1996 18-foot Mariah 180 Shabah,
4.3L MerCrusier, great condition.
Asking $7,500. Call (940)255-2844.
Cars
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
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!
Recreational vehicles
27’ MOBILE SCOUT
5th wheel w/slide out, interior very
clean, no damage outside. $9,500.
(817)489-2863.
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.
Trailers
I BUY TRAILERS
Horse, livestock, flatbed & utility
trailers. Call (940)224-1470 or
(940)644-5956.
Got to get
rid of it
now?
Sell it quick in
the classifieds!
Call 940-627-5987
to find out just how well
Classified Ads work!
14 ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, June 18, 2009
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By GARY CLAYTON
Wise Co. Extension Agent
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Fleas tend to be
more of an itching
nuisance than a
threat to human
health, primarily
because the worst
diseases they car-
ried have been
eradicated.
The chief sources
of flea infestation
in the home are
family pets, but once indoors
fleas thrive in floor cracks,
carpets, upholstered furni-
ture and pet bedding. Fleas,
of course, are also abundant
outside; larvae burrow into
the top surface of
the soil.
If flea prob-
lems are occur-
ring in the house,
the yard, and on
the pets, all three
must be treated at
the same time.
Use only ap-
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However, the newer prod-
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can reduce subsequent egg
and larval production and
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the animal.
Outdoors, treat areas
that pets frequent. Use only
approved products to thor-
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soil and grass areas.
Make sure that applica-
tion equipment is carefully
calibrated to measure dos-
ages exactly.
In the house, thoroughly
vacuum or sweep carpets,
rugs, furniture, cracks, and
crevices. Be sure to reach
under furniture and along
baseboards. Discard the
vacuum bag afterwards.
Use a coarse spray (large
droplets) in treating likely
infested areas.
It is always more effective
to treat all carpets, furni-
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time. After spraying, use to-
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tions to reduce adult fleas.
Because flea pupae are
hard to kill with insecti-
cides, an additional follow-
up treatment is usually
needed 7 to 10 days after
the first application.
When using short-re-
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pyrethrins, two or three fol-
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intervals may be required.
Don’t wait until fleas get
out of hand. Begin your flea
control program early for
best results.
Start a thorough sanita-
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THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009 WISE COUNTY MESSENGER
ALVORD • AURORA • BOYD • BRIDGEPORT • CHICO • DECATUR • GREENWOOD • NEWARK • NEW FAIRVIEW • PARADISE • RHOME • RUNAWAY BAY •SLIDELL
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INDEX
Wise County Messenger P.O. Box 149 115 South Trinity Decatur, Texas 76234
WEATHER...
JON DEFORD
Springtown
WILLIAM CHANCE
Boyd
See page 14A
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
INSIDE ...
IN SPORTS ...
FIRE HALL
GROUND-
BREAKING
The first shovels of dirt
were ceremoniously turned
Wednesday for Decatur’s
new fire hall.
See photos, page 2A
KEEPING SAFE
AT THE LAKE
The Wise County Sheriff’s
Office has a new tool for
preserving law and order at
Lake Bridgeport.
See story, page 10A
TRAFFIC
REPORT
Find out traffic conditions
for the coming week with
our new “Traffic Report”
feature.
See map, page 2A
ALL-DISTRICT
BASEBALL
Find out which local
baseball players were
selected to all-district
teams.
See sports, page 2B
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VOLUME 130 - NO. 46 SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009 DECATUR, TEXAS 24 PAGES INTWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS 75¢
Strong storms late Wednesday caused relatively mi-
nor damage across the county, although several thou-
sand people lost power.
At one point, more than 5,000 local Oncor customers
lost power. At least 15 customers, mainly in north De-
catur, remained without power early Friday, but power
was expected to be restored by the end of the day after
crews replaced a transformer struck by lightning, said
Sabrina Taylor, area manager for Oncor. At noon, Taylor
said around 20 customers were reporting outages, pri-
marily on oil and gas wells.
Crews from Wichita Falls, Austin, Midland, Odessa
and Brownwood assisted local crews throughout the
day Thursday and the overnight hours into Friday to
restore power. Efforts were hampered Thursday morn-
ing when another round of storms swept through the
southern part of Wise County.
Across the Metroplex, up to 260,000 Oncor customers
were without power at one point, and the company has
called it one of the top three storms in the company’s
history. Crews from as far away as Alabama, Missouri
and Louisiana came to assist.
Among the storm damage in Wise County was an up-
rooted carport that caused damage to a car in Rhome,
power lines down in Boyd, Decatur, Aurora, Paradise
and Bridgeport and numerous reports of trees broken or
knocked down. Weather watchers in West Wise County
reported winds of 80 miles per hour at one point during
the storm. Between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, 11 minor
accidents were reported. There were no reports of major
injuries from the storm.
Rainfall totals included 2.26 inches in Decatur, 2.15
in Aurora, 2 in Bridgeport, 1.35 in Alvord, 0.9 in Run-
away Bay and 0.8 in Chico.
WISE COUNTY WISE COUNTY
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Wise County Sheriff Da
vid Walker said Friday
that alcohol and prescrip
tion medication may have
played a large part in the
apparent murder-suicide
of brothers Jason, 33, and
Jeremy Stanford, 27, late
Monday night.
“There were some pil
bottles around the room
and from what we found on
scene, a large amount of al
cohol had been consumed,”
Walker said.
Jeremy died from a stab
wound to the chest, in
flicted by Jason, and police
found Jason with self-in
flicted cuts on his wrists.
Walker said they are stil
awaiting a toxicology report
to determine if Jason’s death
was the result of an overdose
or the wrist wounds.
Authorities also found
an apology note written by
Jason that indicated a fight
had broken out between the
two and that Jason stabbed
Jeremy in the chest.
“The note pretty much
explained what happened
between the two, spelling
out that they had started
to fight over something
and Jason stabbed Jeremy,”
Walker said.
Walker said he had not
found out if the two had a
history of violence between
them, but Jason had a long
history of mental illness.
Officers responded to
the home on U.S. 81/287
north of Decatur, around
11:30 p.m. Monday after
the sheriff ’s office received
a call from a family friend
who had not been able to
reach Jeremy Stanford.
Q
E-mail Travis at tmeas
ley@wcmessenger.com.
Storm left some in the dark
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
STALLED — Heavy rain and wind slowed traffic as storms moved through Wise County Wednesday afternoon and
Thursday morning. Above, a group of bikers fromEllsworth, Kan., seek shelter in Paradise en route to Austin’s annual
ROT Biker Rally.
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
DESTRUCTIVE
WINDS —
Wednesday’s
thunderstorm
packed heavy
winds to go along
with sheets of
rain and caused
damage, such
as knocking
down this sign in
Rhome.
NORTHWEST
Former student receives 60 years for murder
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
A former Northwest student
pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in
a Denton County court, said Denton
County Assistant District Attorney
Jamie Beck.
Paul Allen Henson Jr., 17, of Has-
let was sentenced to 60 years in
prison for the murder of Susan Bai-
ley in September. Bailey was the
mother of his girlfriend, Jennifer
Bailey, 18, a 2008 Northwest High
School graduate.
Beck said Henson waived an adult
certification hearing in juvenile
court that morning. He was booked
in Denton County Jail with bail set
By TRAVIS MEASLEY
Wise County fire investiga-
tors said it might take some
time to determine the cause
of the fire that severely dam-
aged the mobile home of
Douglas and Transie Carnes
on County Road 4841 south
of Rhome Wednesday.
“Right now we are still in-
vestigating and gathering
information, but do think
the cause is suspicious in na-
ture ” said Wise County fire
investigator David Hanks.
The witness who reported
the fire around noon Wednes-
day said a female in a green
shirt was seen running from
the home and into a field, but
authorities were unable to
locate any individual match-
ing that description when
they arrived on the scene.
Rhome, Boyd and Newark
fire departments responded
to the fire and had the flames
contained in a matter of min-
utes
Rhome fire chief Robert
Pratt said most the fire dam-
age was contained to the back
bedroom of the home, but the
entire inside suffered heavy
smoke damage.
A partially constructed
add-on in the back of the
house was not damaged.
No one was injured during
the blaze.
Q
E-mail Travis at tmeasley@
wcmessenger.com.
Fire cause deemed ‘suspicious’
M h t
BURNED
— Douglas
Carnes
stands
outside his
smoldering
home south
of Rhome
Wednesday
afternoon.
A cause has
not been
determined.
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SUMMER PARADE —
George Hines of Rhome
waves to the crowd from
his classic car Saturday
at the Rhome Pioneer
Days Parade. The annual
Rhome Pioneer Days
festival also included
entertainment, food
and vendors. The
event benefits the
Rhome Volunteer Fire
Department.
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