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ity to feed through the shell, and both can cause damage up until harvest. (Feeding prior to shell hardening causes the nutlets to abort.) They’re hard for consumers to control, so I recommend an alternate host plant such as peas or okra be planted in the vicinity of the pecans. The bugs will be attracted away from the pecans and into the trap crops, where it’s much easier for a homeowner to spray a small patch than a tall tree. Timing should be such that the trap crop’s pods mature in late August, September or October. What a wonderful embellishment to my answer. Thank you! Dear Neil: I have grown tomatoes for three years now. The first year was minimally successful. The second year was a real success, and last year the plants just dried up and died. I tried all of the remedies I could think of, but still no luck. What should I do this year? Start with good varieties. Small and mid-sized types are best, including cherry and pear types, Porter, Roma, Super Fantastic, 444 and Celebrity. Buy quality plants, and set them into well-prepared garden soil one week after the average date of your last killing freeze. Keep the plants growing actively by using an appropriate fertilizer. Soil tests are your best way of knowing exactly what your plants will need, but don’t be surprised if it’s a high-nitrogen or all-nitrogen fertilizer. The two major threats to tomatoes in May and June will be early blight (late May) and spider mites (June). Both will cause the leaves to turn brown and crisp from the ground upward. Early blight, however, begins with thumbprint-sized yellow blotches. Your nurseryman will have the best control for both of these pests. Dear Neil: Recently, someone referred to trapping an armadillo. Where can I get such a trap? I’m overrun with the animals. Feed stores will have them. You’re looking for a humane trap, that is, one that will catch the armadillos (also possums) alive, so that you can transport them several miles away to release them. You’ll probably want one sized for a raccoon. Dear Neil: Is there anything I can use now to keep my crape myrtles from dripping next summer? The plants get a whitish film, and sometimes they even turn black. That’s all the result of crape myrtle aphids. Other than the honeydew drippings, they really don’t do a lot of damage. However, a third problem can show up because of them. Black sooty mold can grow in the honeydew surface, and it’s quite ugly. There is nothing you can do now to eliminate them later. In those years when they do show up, spray the plants with a general-purpose insecticide at first signs of the drips. Odds are that you won’t have to spray very often. Dear Neil: How can we get rid of moles? Moles are related to bats. They eat insects. They have no external ears, and their eyes are located within their ear canals. You will usually find them in cool, moist soils where there are ample supplies of grub worms and earthworms. Moles produce volcano-shaped mounds of soil clods. Control them with traps that are pushed into depressed areas of the surface tunnels. The traps are activated as the moles try to open the tunnels back up again. A hardware store or feed store will have the traps. Dear Neil: My daughter planted a sprig of “spring” ivy. I know of Boston ivy and English ivy, but I don’t know this one. What does it need to survive? I don’t know it, either. I see nothing about a plant by that name online. Considering that there are ivies by the names of Swedish, heartleaf, devil’s, arrowhead and even poison ivy, each of them unrelated to the others, there is no way to give a general answer to help you. Take the sprig to a nurseryman to get it identified. If you can get a scientific name while you’re there, so much the better. That will open up all avenues of information online. ■ 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 email him at mailbag@sperrygardens.com. Neil regrets that he cannot reply to questions individually.

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By NEIL SPERRY Dear Neil: Is it too late to prune live oaks? I didn’t get it done earlier. Also, I have some high branches that I can’t reach to apply pruning tar. What should I do? Texas A&M plant pathologists and foresters recommend that all oak pruning in areas known to be infested with oak wilt be done during the period of December, January and early February. You can still prune your trees, but do so immediately. If oak wilt is a threat in your area, all cuts should be sealed immediately with pruning paint. Some cities require it within a half-hour of the pruning. Your best course would be to hire a licensed arborist who has the training and the equipment to do the job right. You can destroy, in just a few minutes, what nature took decades to grow. Dear Neil: I work as an Extension Program Specialist/integrated pest management of pecans, and I would like to add to your answer from a couple of weeks ago. Relative to pecans that were rotted in their shells and that had black spots and a bitter taste, the spots and taste issues resulted from stink bugs and/or leaffooted bugs. Both have the abil-

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Junior Varsity Softball Pilot Point 8 Bridgeport 7 BHS standouts — Bree Gober and Kasey Wages went two-for-four at the plate to lead the Sissies offensively. Wages also had a game-high three steals, while Lindsey Walker, Karley Bunker, Victorya Fuentes, Chelsey Scarpianato, Shelby Fry and Rachel Casillas scattered one base hit. Basketball Bridgeport 22 Decatur 28 BHS standouts — Sarah Joiner was the scoring leader for the Sissies with nine points, and Macey Bishop chalked up four steals and three points. Madison Keller finisher with four points, while KaShaley Johnson had two and Audra Hart and Kaleisha Haynes had one each. DHS standouts — Hanna Galloway scored 10 points to lead Decatur to a season sweep over rival Bridgeport. Macie Dane tacked on seven points, while Lynzee Jordan had five, Brooke Fincher had three, Jessica Dodd had three and Kaylea Halford had two. BHS coach’s comments: If we had played a complete game this would have not been a loss. Defensive mental break downs and only scoring one point in the third quarter cost us. BHS records: 18-4, 7-2 Decatur 39 Iowa Park 23 DHS standouts — Brooke Fincher scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Lady Eagles to the win and a undefeated district championship. Macie Dane finished with seven points, while Katherine Williams had six, Lynzee Jordan had four, Hanna Galloway and Jess Halford had two each and Zyanya Ribeiro had one. DHS records: 19-5, 9-0 Vernon 30 Decatur 35 DHS standouts — The Lady Eagles got 10 points from Macie Dane and six via Brooke Fincher en route to another victory. Lynzee Jordan and Kaylea Halford had five points each, Rebecca Roose had four, Hanna Galloway had three and Katherine WIlliams had two. DHS records: 17-5, 7-0 Burkburnett 33 Bridgeport 44 Sissie standouts — The Sissies got a game-high 15 points from Sarah Joiner and 11 via Katie Cook to beat the Bulldogs. Macy Bishop pitched in seven points, while Kaleisha Haynes had four, KaShaley Johnson, Audra Hart and Madison Keller had two each and Raven Sessums had one. Cook also had a game-high 12 rebounds and Bishop had three steals. BHS coach’s comments: This was a good win to finish off the season. The girls have had a successful season and have gotten better. It has been fun. BHS records: 19-4, 8-2 Freshmen Burkburnett 24 Bridgeport 29 Sissie standout — Lindsey Walker scored a team-high 12 points and Shelbi McDuffie had seven to lead Bridgeport to victory. Hannah Logan pitched in six points and Karley Bunker had four. Walker and McDuffie led the defense with three steals each. Bridgeport coach’s comments: We played out last game with several girls injured and sick, but it just shows how determined this group is to play through it. It turned out to be a close game and fun to watch. I have enjoyed coaching this team this year and am sorry to has to be over already. Bridgeport records: 9-11, 2-5 Bridgeport 22 Decatur 36 BHS standouts — The Sissies got eight points from Lindsey Walker and seven courtesy of Karley Bunker. Angelica Reyes, Kayleigh Admire and Hannah Logan scored two points each, and Ann Turlington had one. BHS coach’s comments: We played a good first half but could not finish as strong as we started the game. The girls kept fighting hard and gave a good effort. BHS records: Eighth grade Chico A 23 Paradise A 24 CMS standouts — The Lady Dragons got a game-high 12 points from Araliza Galindo to beat Paradise. Charlotte McGuire added eight points, while Shaye Schirripa had three and Martina Cantu had one. Galindo was spectacular on defense as she had 10 steals, one more than Schirripa with nine. CMS coach’s comments: What can I say ... it was an awesome game. This girls did an outstanding job putting pressure on the ball throughout the entire game. They hustled on offense and defense. This was a nail-biting game that went into overtime. PJHS standouts — Not provided CMS records: 3-11, 1-9 Decatur A 22 Bridgeport A 18 BMS standouts — Kara Demmitt and Sabrina Garza scored six points each, and Mariah Clayton and Mady Manoushagian had three each. BMS coach’s comments: Good job tonight girls! The girls did a good job working the ball around the press to get open shots. We had a tendency to rush at time when we needed to slow the ball, but overall, this was the best game these girls have played all season. Every girls on the team contributed either by great defense or good passes. BMS records: 1-12, 1-9 Decatur B 37 Bridgeport B 23 BMS standouts — The Sissies got nine points from Kendra Mendoza and four via Skylar Shawn and Bin Na Kim. Nikki Mowery, Kendall Vawter and Karen Sarafin had two points each. BMS coach’s comments: This group of girls really worked hard this year have and have become better players. I am proud of the effort each one has given, and I wish them the best of luck as they move into the high school world of athletics. BMS record: 1-8 Seventh Decatur A 27 Bridgeport A 24 DMS — Murphy Graham scored a gamehigh 12 points and had five steals and two rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles to victory. Katie Isham finished with eight points, four rebounds and two steals, while Haley Dennard pitched in five points, three steals and two boards. Madison Phariss tallied four points, five rebounds and two steals. BMS standouts — The Sissies got a teamhigh 12 points from Leah Guinn and Haley Guinn added eight against Decatur. Payton Tucker scored two points and Lacey Erwin had one. DMS coach’s comments: We had a very good season. The girls improved throughout the season and worked very hard. I’m really proud of all the girls. BMS coach’s comments: Lacey and Payton did a great job of blocking out on a much taller team. The entire team played outstanding defense against a very sold Decatur team. DMS records: 12-3, 8-1 Decatur B 22 Bridgeport B 9 BMS standouts — Olivia Casillas, Alex Sullivan-Green, Angelica Martinez, Maegan McLaughlin and Reagan Hurd scored two points each. BMS coach’s comments: This team has a lot of desire to learn the skills needed to get better. Boys Junior varsity Burkburnett 61 Bridgeport 33 Bull standouts — Skylar Stowe scored eight points and Drew Miles had six in the rematch with the Bulldogs. Dillon Lingo and Matt Minix scored five points each, while Hayden Stringer had three, and C.J. Rhine, Brady Boyd and Mac Whitcomb had two each. Bridgeport coach’s comments: The score might not show it, but we played an intense game. This Burk team beat us by 45 points the first time we played them. Our kids played very hard, we just ran out of gas. I am proud of the improvements on our team from the start of the season.

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ity, lime the pond first. Sometimes this in itself will facilitate clearing, but if not, it will certainly reduce the amount of gypsum or alum needed to clear the pond. Besides, if you need It seems that the number of questions about clearing muddy lime, you need it anyway for the fish, regardless of whether ponds is increasing. Here are the steps I recommend on how the pond is muddy or not. to determine the causes and how to correct the situation. 5. Refer to the clearing muddy ponds fact sheet (http://wild1. Determine the cause of the muddy condition. If life.tamu.edu under publications:other publications: private water management) and controlling clay turthe watershed of the pond is eroded, there is no need to clear the pond until steps are taken to correct the bidity in ponds (No. 460 under “water quality” found watershed problems. at http://srac.tamu.edu). Stop by the Extension office if you do not find the information you need on the 2. If there are no apparent watershed problems, set a white 5-gallon bucket full of water out on the Web site. bank, and watch it for a few days. If the pond sample The first fact sheet will give a procedure for estimating the amount of gypsum or alum necessary to clears and the particles settle out on their own, then something physical is keeping the pond muddy. This facilitate clearing by setting up a series of jar tests. could be lots of fish, wind action or cattle wading in Again, with acid soils use hydrated lime if alum is applied (see fact sheet alum table). Hydrated lime the water. If it does not settle out on its own, then suspended clay particles are the cause. CLAYTON is not necessary in harder water or more neutral pH 3. If the water in the pond sample remains muddy soils. Soils or waters with high calcium content may after a few days, buy some alum (used to make pickles and not respond well to gypsum. In those cases, alum will be necavailable at any grocery store), and mix it into the 5-gallon essary. bucket sample. If it is clay turbidity causing the problem, the 6. Accurately measure the volume of water in the pond to water sample will clear in an additional day or so because be treated. Use the surface area in acres and the average of the alum. This is just a cheap way to confirm the cause is depth in feet to determine the acre-footage of water. The jar actually clay particles. test provides estimates of material to add to the pond based 4. For counties with acid soils, test a water sample (pH and on pounds per acre foot of water. A fact sheet on measuring total alkalinity). If ag lime is needed based on total alkalin- ponds is also available from the Web page http://srac.tamu.

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■ Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit www.savvysenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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By THE AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION We know that all of us, at times, need help. Sometimes such help may mean talking to a friend, turning to a spouse or simply reading an article that puts things in perspective. But there are other times when we may realize that our problems are more deep-rooted and that we would benefit from the experience and training that someone in the counseling field could bring to our problem. Seeking professional help for stress and emotional issues can be a difficult decision, if only because it’s something new. It can also be difficult because someone in need of professional counseling

WINNERS — Jacob Williams and Sydney Lawrence, both seniors at Decatur High School, won this year’s Wise Electric Youth Tour essay contest. They received a trip to Washington, D.C., in June and a $1,000 scholarship. Williams, left, is the son of Herbert and Susan Williams. Lawrence, third from left, is the daughter of Hugh and Yvette Lawrence. Rachel Alvis, middle, was named alternate.

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SUBVARSITY SPORTS
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Bridgeport records: 4-13, 1-6 Bridgeport 27 Decatur 46 BHS standouts — The Bulls got seven points from Dustin Green and six via Mac Whitcomb. Mitt Minix and Brady Boyd added four points each, while Dillon Lingo had four, and Matt Minix, Brady Boyd and Rodney Johnson had two each. Vernon 30 Bridgeport 39 BHS standouts — Mac Whitcomb scored 10 points and Skylar Stowe put up nine in the Bulls’ victory. Dustin Green accounted for six points, while Dillon Lingo and Matt Minix had five each, Taylor Story had three and Brady Boyd had one. BHS coach’s comments: This game was a great way for us to end our season. Vernon played us very hard, but I was proud of the way we hung tough and really competed with them. BHS records: 6-13, 3-6 and generating steals. I am very pleased with our hard our boys played. Bridgeport records: 5-14, 0-7 Bridgeport 35 Decatur 50 BHS standouts — A team-high 12 points from Garrett Mullins was not enough to get past rival Decatur. The Bulls also got eight points from Blake Thompson and seven courtesy of Trent Schuett. Leonel Rios added six points and Junior Mclaughlin had two. DHS standouts — Not provided BHS coach’s comments: We played some of our best defense of the year switching between man and zone. It was effective. We played competitively all game. BHS records: 5-13, 0-6 Bridgeport 43 Iowa Park 21 BHS standouts — Cameron King scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Bulls to victory. Leah Plummer put up seven points, while Garrett Mullins had six, Trent Schuett had five, Leonel Rios had four, Tyler Gardner had had three, and Junior McLaughlin, Kurtis Moody, Blake Thompson had two each. BHS coach’s comments: It was good to get back to our winning ways. This group was able to effectively pressure Iowa Park and forced a lot of turnovers. I was pleased with our execution in our man offenses. BHS records: 7-14, 2-7 Vernon 37 Bridgeport 46 BHS standouts — Twelve points from Garrett Mullins and eight by Cameron King was enough to lead the Bulls to victory. Blake Thompson and Trent Schuett pitched in seven point each, while Leonel Rios had six, and Jacob Garcia, Tyler Gardner and Luke Plummer had two each. BMS coach’s comments: This group has made a lot of improvements over the course of the year. BHS records: 8-15, 3-7 Eighth grade Bridgeport 39 Decatur 25 BMS standouts — Blake Arrington scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Bulls to victory. Colby Mahon recorded eight points and Branon Huff added six. Jacob Kerr scored five points, while Dillon Waldrep, Gentry Funk and Omar Martinez had two each, and Reese Read had one. DMS standouts — Tyler Story was the leader of the pack for the Eagles with eight points. Mason Clinesmith put up another six points, while Nick Martin, Jared Durdon and Guilherme Ribiero had three each, and Parker Slate had two. BHS coach’s comments: This victory was a complete team effort in which everyone contributed. We were more physical than Decatur and we out-hustled Decatur from the opening tip to the final buzzer. BMS records: 5-6, 2-4 Paradise A 31 Chico A 32 CMS standouts — Bryan Ptomey scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Dragons past Paradise. Hunter York tallied 10 points and Hunter Clarke finished with six. PJHS standouts — Not provided CMS coach’s comments: This was a great team effort, Outstanding hustle from these guys. We lost to Paradise by 35 points last time. The boys came out and played their best game of the year. Chico A 32 Boyd A 24 CMS standouts —Bryan Ptomey torched the Boyd defense for 19 points to lead the Yellowjackets to victory. Hunter York poured in 14 points, while Hunter Clarke had six, and Damian Delgado and Chase Long had two each. BMS standouts — Not provided Bridgeport B 3 Decatur B 35 DMS standouts — The Eagles got 17 points from Ben Blattner and 10 via Nathan Mitchell in a lopsided win over the Bulls. Cameron Harrison pitched in four points, while Seth Beavers had three and Erik Elder had one. DMS record: 7-4

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Freshmen Burkburnett 49 Bridgeport 62 Bull standouts — The Bulls got 19 points from Leonel Rios and 10 via Cameron King in the loss. Garrett Mullins tacked on seven points, while Trent Schuett had six, Tyler Gardner had five and Luke Plummer had two. Bridgeport coach’s comments: We played good man defense early, but were very successful in our 2-3 and 1-3-1 zones. Our press was very effective for most of the game

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
Acreage
31.5 ACRES 3 miles SW of Runaway Bay. Large oak trees, wildlife. (940)748-2772. 40 ACRES 7.5 miles north of Decatur, adjacent to Grasslands. Electricity (940)395-9164. BEAUTIFUL 8 ACRE LOT Well, septic, trees, Alvord schools. $49,500. (817)789-4626. COMMERCIAL LAND 10 acres for sale on FM 1810, just outside Decatur city limits. Ag exempt. Call (214)763-0926 for details. FSBO 160 ACRES $1,000/acre. Baylor County, west of Megargel, TX. FM road frontage. Owner will finance, 25% down. www.wfmhomes.com, (817)614-1412. 4/3/2 IN ALVORD lots of personality, 2,800 square feet, fenced front & back yards. $135,000. (940)427-2412. BIG HOUSE ON PRAIRIE 4-bedroom, 2-bath, media. Very EZ qualify!! $83/down, $697/month. Hurry, (940)627-8700. CHICO, 154 ACRES 3/3/2 brick, fenced & cross-fenced, 4 water wells, 4 tanks, corral, improved pasture land. Will divide. (940)575-4251. FSBO, CHICO $89,500. 2/1 metal home, 1,200 square feet, custom cabinets, CH/A, covered porch, 2-car carport, 24x24 workshop, 10x12 storage building, 50x14 RV coverage, 2 large lots, near school. (817)597-1050. KOZY KOTTAGE New 3-bedroom, views, gingerbread like, custom kitchen! $99/down, $671/month. (940)627-8700. NEW BRICK 5 miles SE Decatur, 4/2, 2,062 square feet living on 2 acres. Granite counter tops; wood, tile & carpet. 30x40 garage/shop. Decatur schools. $188,900. (888)283-1919. TWO 4-BEDROOM homes on 2.59 acres, Forestburg, $229,500. House & 5 acres, Slidell, $185,000. 82.9 acres, perfect hunting property, Montague County, $3,250/acre. Sylvan Properties, (940)964-2935.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
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RENTALS
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Experienced wait staff needed immediately! Bar opening soon. Please apply in person, Armadillo Grill, Highway 287, Decatur.
200 Cyndilu Lane, 3/2/2 $1,600/month, $300/deposit 1505 N. Bus 287 New 2/1, great for roommates. $850/mo., $300/deposit All homes include lawn care.

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3/2 brick, Rhome area. Ask for Beki, (817)636-2555. Furnished, 1-bedroom cottage, w/separate laundry & office rooms, water paid. Lakevue Estates, Lake Bridgeport. $600/month, $600/deposit. Leave message, (940)210-5450. Home for rent, 3/2/2, light & bright! Clean, all brick home with large yard in quiet, established neighborhood. Fireplace, trees, storage shed, large garage. In Decatur on South Church Street. $995/month. (800)377-9713.

Help wanted for waitresses, bus staff, dishwashers, food prep & cooks. Apply in person, The Hot Skillet, 8417 N. Highway 287, Alvord.

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1, 2 & 3
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Business Property
2400 SQUARE FEET Commercial, on almost 1 acre, for sale in Decatur. New roof and some inside updates. Call (214)763-0926.

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Home health agency seeks responsible caring adults to help with daily living tasks. Wise County openings. Please contact Betty, 1(800)866-6705.

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Efficiency apartments for rent, $650/month, all bills paid. (940)433-3133.

Mobile Homes
Decatur, 2/2 mobile on private setting. Pets OK. $750/month plus deposit. 3 large horse turnouts available. $100/month each. (817)307-0039. Economical 2 & 3-bedrooms available, all Decatur ISD. No pets inside or out. For more information, call (940)626-8117 or apply in person at Xtreme.

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Condos/town homes
1/1 CONDO at Runaway Bay. All appliances including washer/dryer. Downstairs, pool privileges. $35,000. (940)393-5558. 3/2 CONDO For sale in Runaway Bay. Private pool, access to lake. No pets. $68,000. (940)210-9625. Runaway Bay, 2-bedroom condo for sale on golf course. Lake Bridgeport. Low $60’s. (817)416-1751.

Business property Mobile Homes
28X50, 3/2 DOUBLE WIDE $5,000/down, $350/month, will move & set-up. 16x60, 2/2 with appliances, $3,000/down, $300/month, will deliver and set up. RBI36191. Robert, (940)683-5547. COTTONDALE 3-bedroom, 2-bath, office, deck, 1,976 square foot double wide, 10-years-old, fireplace, appliances included. $65,000; or lease $1,000/month. Call (817)480-1598. Double wide. Repo hot list. Must sell, cash or financed. Best prices anywhere. Call for locations. 1(817)894-2935. FOR SALE OR RENT Alvord triple wide, 3/2, 2-living areas, fireplace, kitchen appliances included. .33 fenced acre. $59,000 or $750/month. Available Feb. 2. (940)389-2181. RBMOBILEHOMES.COM Move, set-ups, re-levels. In & out of state. Licensed, bonded, insured. Repos. Free estimates. (940)683-5547. RBI #36191. WILLIAMS MOBILE HOME SERV. Best deal on moving, set up & trim outs. Bonded, licensed & insured. (940)433-3117. 5,000 SQUARE FEET 1,200 square feet of office space, 3,200 square feet of warehouse/manufacturing space. FM 51 North, Decatur. (940)368-1811. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Office/retail space. 1,000-7,000 square feet for lease. (940)627-2510. Finished, commercial office space for lease, Business Highway 380 frontage, Decatur. 2,135 square feet. $2,500/month plus electric. (940)389-5407.

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Spaces & lots
SUNSET RV PARK Centrally located between Decatur, Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287. Full hook-ups, free laundry, free wireless internet. (940)845-2007.

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Homes
NORTH RHOME, 2.4 ACRES Custom 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-living, 2-dining, safe room, 6” walls. Pool. 30x38’ insulated shop. Covered RV parking. $289,900. Realtor, (972)989-2716. 2,100 SQUARE FOOT, 2-STORY log house, 4-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage. All electric, well water, 20 acres, Slidell or Decatur ISD. $260,000. (469)442-5492. 2/2/1 CARPORT updated. $65,000. 504 S. Church, Decatur. (972)983-4333 3/1 ON 1 ACRE Paradise schools; major updates including ceremic tile, new carpet, landscaping, jetted hot tub, 10x10 storage shed. Great starter home. $125,000. (940)393-9614, (940)577-1908.

Wanted to lease
Looking for a deer lease, 200-300acres in Jack/Wise County area for a family of 5. Please call (940)389-3394.

• Nurse Practitioner/PA - Family Certified • Therapy Services: OT * PT * PTA
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Duplexes
**NOW IN BRIDGEPORT** Lovely & spacious duplexes, 3-bedroom, 2-bath. $850/month & up with $500/deposit. Vaulted ceilings, covered porch, appliances & washer/dryer connections. (817)270-HOME. www.rhinopropertygroup.com. 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplexes for rent. Decatur & Bridgeport. $725/month. Koby, (940)389-8506. Duplex for rent, 3-bedroom, 2-bath. 506-B Valleyridge Court, Decatur. $800/month. (940)964-2631. Duplex in Paradise, 2/1. No pets, no smoking. $700/month, $650/deposit. (940)969-2276, (940)393-2846.

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INTEGRACARE HOME HEALTH OF DECATUR & BRIDGEPORT IS NOW HIRING FOR…
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Employment information
!!ATTENTION!! Advertising under this classification is normally not a bona fide opportunity. Typically, companies advertising here offer information about potential employment. Some are selling this information. We suggest that our readers thoroughly investigate these advertisers before investing any money.

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE:
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children 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 knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised 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 EQUAL HOUSING 1-800-927-9275. OPPORTUNITY

Homes
**NOW IN RUNAWAY BAY** Beautiful new home for rent. 3-bedroom, 2-bath, w/privacy fence. $1,000/month, $500/deposit. Huge master suite, vaulted ceilings, large covered porch, all appliances & washer/dryer connections. (817)270-4660. Available March 1, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, brick house on 1 acre. Deposit required, no inside pets. (940)393-6763, (940)389-5553.

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Owner Must Sell New Home
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• 3/2, 2,000 sq. ft. on 5 acres • Huge Oak trees, plenty of room for horses • Brick and rock exterior • Covered porches front and back • Large patio with firepit • New stock pond for fishing & swimming • Massive vaulted ceiling with dormers for natural lighting • Corner fireplace with rock hearth • Oversized master bedroom with 10 foot ceilings and computer nook • Master bath has marble shower and separate large marble tub • His and her lavatories and closets • Paved County Road • Maximum privacy with great neighbors close by

• Physical Therapist • Occupational Therapist • Speech-Language Pathologist/CCC • Rehab Tech
NEWLY OPENED Senior Care Health & Rehab Decatur has full, part-time and PRN opportunities available for licensed therapists to join our existing staff. Work for an employer that advocates a focus on patient need, quality care, rehab support, job stability (we own the facility-this is not a contract position) flexible schedules, top $ and full benefits! Enjoy working in a fully equipped rehab gym in a beautiful, new facility with experienced staff and be part of a total team approach in health care. Come see for yourself – there IS a difference.
Also - FT Rehab Tech position available. Candidates should have previous rehab, nursing home, home health or CNA experience and enjoy working with the elderly. This position is Monday-Friday, day shift. Must have positive attitude, good communication skills and be dependable.

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EMPLOYMENT
Miscellaneous
Experienced hay equipment operator needed. Drug test required. (817)944-9451. Location Decatur, office work. Order processing and fulfillment. Basic computer knowledge. Also looking for maintenance helper. Supplemental health care plan. Paid vacation, sick time. Competitive salary. Send resume to Texascraft.com, P.O. BOX 855, Rhome, TX, 76078. Honest, dependable, full-time apartment manager needed for complex in Decatur. Please call (940)627-5438. Bookkeeper needed. Experience with Peachtree software, filing taxes and quarterly reports required. Email resume to: shyla@bridgeportmfg.com or fax to (940)683-5475. Position available at water/waste water facility. An ideal candidate must have Class C Ground Water Operator and Class C Wastewater Operator License. This individual should be dependable and able to work alone and will be subject to background checks and drug testing. Interested persons contact (254)687-2642. Please do not respond if you are not licensed.

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RICK’S
SATELLITE & ELECTRONICS

405 S. Washburn, Decatur

940-627-6905
106 W. Archer, Jacksboro

940-567-2205
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1-800-662-1396

World Finance Corp.
Immediate Opening

Housecleaning
LOCAL CLEANING SERVICE Commercial, residential. Make ready, 1-time or repeat. We clean what others miss. pennyWise Cleaning Service, (940)210-5450.

Asst. Manager
No Experience Necessary/Will Train Vehicle Required Bilingual a plus Full Benefits Package - Medical/Dental/401(k) - Auto Allowance

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

Trades
Drivers needed OTR. Must be minimum 25-years-old with clean driving record. Call (940)389-6558.

Apply in person - 1504 S. FM 51, Decatur • 8:30 am - 5:30 pm See Misty Thomas

Let me fix it
AUTO PAINTING Complete paint jobs, $1,000. Color changes, $1,000-$1,300. Classic car painting, priced by estimate. In Bridgeport, call cell, (972)832-4442 for details.

Country Residents! Country Residents! •Country Residents! Residential • Commercial Consulting Applicant must possess: BARRINGTON CONSTRUCTION • Excellent communication skills All types remodeling, home repairs, 940-433-3177 • Bill Mayes • Excellent computer skills required foundation work & privacy fences.
• Strong organizational skills • Must be able to work independently • Exceptional problem solving skills and ability to respond effectively to emergencies

Opening for Office Now Available to Town & Available to Town & Now Available to Town & Master Electrician TX. License #5811 Now Manager/Clerk Specializing in small jobs.

High Internet High Speed Internet Speed #25306 High Speed Internet TECL

James Williams 940-399-9138
Insured

Tutoring
SEWING LESSONS Private instruction. Call (817)300-1446. Sue,

WE OFFER

Responsible for checking guests in and out, overseeing housekeeping, communicating with guests by phone, accounting functions and inspecting of rooms.

Satellite Sales & Country Residents!& Service Service Satellite Sales Satellite Sales & Service Compensation based on skill and experience with excellent benefit package. Rick’s Satellite & Electronics LANGTO CONSTRUCTION
We promote a safe, healthy, and drug-free work environment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background investigation. Random drug tests may be performed. Please send resume to 110 PR 1509, Bridgeport, TX 76426

DISH NETWORK & DIRECT TV DISH NETWORK & DIRECT TV to Town & NETWORK & DIRECT TV DISH Now Available
DAN PROCTOR CUSTOM HOMES Room additions, kitchen/bath remodels, bonus room finish work. 35-years experience. (817)881-9023.

High Speed Internet High Speed Internet

WE OFFER WE OFFER

WE OFFER
All work (940)389-9276.

guaranteed.

TRACTOR WORK established1984. All aspects of site preperation. Final grade, house pads, roads, driveways, arenas, drainage. No job to small. (817)821-0378.

FARM AND RANCH

FARM AND RANCH
Farm Equipment

Decatur 940-627-6905 405 S. Washburn

Jacksboro 940-567-2205 106 W. Archer

DISH NETWORK & DIRECT TV
Satellite Sales & Service

Custom Homes. Remodels, earth friendly foam insulation, additions, kitchen/bath, patios & more. www.langtoconstruction.com, www.earthfriendlyfoam.com, (682)429-3011.

• Farm Equipment • Fencing • Lawn & Garden • Livestock • Livestock Care/Training • Livestock Lost & Found • Livestock Stud Service • Livestock Supplies • Miscellaneous • Mowing • Pasture & Feed • Poultry

MIKE’S RV SERVICE Service calls, insurance work, full repairs, power washing, detailing. Also work on horse & enclosed trailers. Michael, (940)399-7565.

165 MASSEY FERGUSON diesel with front-end loader, hay spike & bucket. $5,500. (940)210-1474. JOHN DEERE DOZER 650H, 6-way blade, excellent condition. Call (940)427-7446; (940)391-6757, cell. JOHN DEERE manure spreader, $1,000. (940)210-8847. OCEAN FREIGHT CONTAINERS New & used. Water tight & rodent proof. Larry Singley, (817)992-9122.

Accountant
Purpose: Responsibilities include various accounting functions. Will develop and maintain standard procedures and controls related to those activities. Key resource for various special projects requiring complex analysis and timely turn-around. Position reports directly to the Controller. Deliverables: • Perform accounting compliance and reporting functions on government contracts. • Work with International Office locations on accounting interface activities. • Accurately calculate and file state sales and use tax returns. • Various General Ledger, A/R, and A/P functions including complex account reconciliation and critical month-end accounting, analysis, and reporting activities. • Work closely with and provide detailed support and documentation to internal and external auditors. • Cross-train with department personnel on key accounting functions. • Assist with special projects as assigned. Must have: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance plus 2 to 4 years related experience • Strong analytical skills • Strong communication skills • Strong PC (Office, etc.) skills • Mid-to-advanced Excel experience Should Have: • SEC reporting experience • Experience with SAP a plus • Planning, financial analysis, and information systems related experience • Good interpersonal skills • CPA or CPA candidate • MBA or MBA candidate • Strong technical knowledge of GAAP • Public accounting experience • Lotus notes Apply at: North Central Texas Workforce 1810 S. FM 51, Suite 8 P.O. Box 347 Decatur, TX 76234 (940) 627-3919 Fax: (940) 627-3447 Ask for Brandy Edwards E-Mail: bedwards@dfwjobs.com
Poco Graphite is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities and all other persons.

Oilfield • Residential • Commercial Right of Way Mowing/Maintenance • Excavation • Roustabouts
Barney Woolsey, Owner Master Electrician blwool@yahoo.com Cell 817-845-0462 Office/Fax 817-523-5901 Springtown, TX RICK’S CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS Custom cabinets, laminate countertops. Quality guaranteed. Honest & dependable. New homes, remodels. (817)713-1667.

• Tree Trimming & Removal • Full Service Lawn & Landscape • Home Upgrade • Weatherproofing • Interior /Exterior Painting • Moving Services • All Types of Odd Jobs

Pump Sales & Service Complete Water Well Drilling & Repair Storage Tanks & Boosting Equipment & Installation Residential, Municipal & Commercial Office: 940-627-3059 Emergency Service Available PO Box 1504 Cell: 940-393-3964 www.aandvwater.com
Fax: 940-626-4996
Lic. #2774AI

A&V Water

John & Mary Haynie

Decatur, TX 76234

• Tree Trimming • Full Service Chipper • Lot Clearing • Cleanup Trey McKinnon Owner Operator Mike Stark 940-389-2737 817-559-0840
Fully Insured

Backhoe Service, L.L.C.

BAR-3
JMT

Tree Service and Stump Removal • Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Storm Damage Experts • Chipper Service • Bucket Truck

ClearView
FREE ESTIMATES
(Senior Citizen Discount)

Excavation & Bobcat Services
We Can Haul: • Sand and Gravel • Topsoil • Cushion Sand • Select Fill • Brick Sand • Base

• Land and Lot Clearing • Driveways and Parking Lots • Roads • Demolition • House Pads

Fully Insured

- Toll Free -

1-866-606-3224
Most Credit Cards Accepted
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Commercial and Residential “No Job Too Small Or Too Big”
Call for free estimates Trey: 940-531-0661 • Julian: 940-627-4383

Wise and Cooke County

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ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, February 26, 2009

FARM AND RANCH
STORAGE CONTAINERS Great storage! The best containers at the best value. (817)726-7669. TN70 2 WD FORD tractor w/M346 Bush front-end loader. 962 hours. Includes hay spear, Belltech auger (attaches to front-end loader), M346 8’ bush hog mower. All quick attachments, like new. $19,900. (940)210-8847. LLAMAS weanlings (6-months-old), adults, bred females, guardians & pet quality. We provide training & support for new owners. (940)433-5897. MIX 30 liquid feed. 16% protein, 10% veg fat. $265/ton, $1.23/gallon, delivered. Servicing Wise, Montague, surrounding counties. (817)233-3779. MOVING, NEED TO SELL AQHA stud, 10-years-old, Doc Bar bloodline. 5x5 coastal round bales, net-wrapped. Assorted saddles. (940)297-5887, (940)393-3056. CHRISTIAN COWBOY HAY Fertilized coastal, 4x5 round bales, $45-$55. Delivery available. Square bales. Quantity discounts available. (940)626-4627, (940)577-9629, cell. CLEAN FERTILIZED coastal square bales. Last cutting. $6/each. (940)394-6027. COASTAL HORSE HAY 2008 square bales in barn, fertilized, no weeds. No minimum. Between Alvord/Decatur. Delivery available. (817)991-7625, (940)627-2813. ECONOMICAL MIX 30 liquid feed distributor. Feeders & minerals. Call Sterling Champion, LLC, (817)675-6545, (940)748-2785, (817)771-4217. HAY FOR SALE 5x5 round bales. $50, $40 & $35. (940)393-5429. I am looking for land to lease for hay & cattle grazing. (940)389-8004. 470

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Decatur, 103 W. Main, Classic Antique Revival, on the square. Going out of business sale! 50% off! Decatur, 951 Thompson Street, Sat., Feb. 28. Multi-family garage sale, household items, all size clothing.

TRANSPORTATION
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
1995 CHEVROLET BLAZER Clean body, runs well, $1,900. 1988 Ford F250, $1,500/OBO.. (940)389-3906, (940)644-5111. 2006 FORD F-150 King Ranch, 12,300 miles, great shape; 2-tone paint, brown/gold; 4x4 towing package. $ 24,500. (940)433-2133. 1974 FORD RANCHERO 351 Cleveland, not running, $500/OBO. Collection of Holiday Barbies, 1990-2,000. (817)455-8341. 1972 CHEVROLET PICKUP Is in the process of restoration. Many new parts included. Includes rebuilt 350 motor. $1,600/OBO. (940)389-3067. 1996 DODGE 2500 diesel, long wheel base, regular cab, 2 WD, 5-speed, 235,000 miles, new clutch/brakes, straight body, clean interior. Serious inquiries only. $7,500/OBO. (254)977-2601.

Firewood
FIREWOOD FOR SALE Delivery available for additional charge. Wise County, (806)252-7020. FIREWOOD FOR SALE Well seasoned. 1/2 cord, $125. (940)433-2683.

Fencing
DONE RIGHT FENCING All types fencing: Ranch, residential, industrial. Custom carports, metal buildings. (940)531-1901. FARM & RANCH FENCING Pipe & cable, non-climb, barbed wire, entrances, solar gate operators, repairs. Jim at (940)367-7505. FARM & RANCH SERVICES All types of fencing. (940)210-1242.

Trailers
2005 XCEL 40 foot flat deck with two 10,000 lb. Dexter axles, ramps & 2 side boxes, $7,500. 1996 Ford F150 single cab, long bed, straight 6, automatic, $1,450. (817)565-5575. I BUY TRAILERS Horse, livestock, flatbed & utility trailers. Call (940)224-1470 or (940)644-5956.

Livestock care/training
HORSESHOEING & TRAINING Darwin Spotted Tail, graduate Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. (940)627-4206; cell (940)210-8003.

Miscellaneous
Cute ‘n Country Resale Shop in Boyd now accepting consignments. Call (940)433-3040. EARLY 1900’S Kimball upright piano, needs tuning, outside very good condition, $250. Merritt O’Keefe, early 1950’s cook stove, griddle in center, twin ovens, folding burner cover makes shelf, $750. (940)389-0446. PIPE/ROD 5,500 feet of 2 3/8” pipe, tested at 5,000 lbs., $3/foot. (940)566-5307. TIRES & PIANO P265/70R17-1135 M+S, slightly used tires. Acrosonic (upright, not tall) piano. (940)6277-6378, leave message; (940)206-3505. USED I-BEAMS 2 3/8” pipe, $1.40/foot, 30’ long. 4” pipe, $4.70/foot, 45’ long. (940)566-5307. WHEELCHAIR LIFTS Ramps, repairs and scooter rentals. New & used portable scooters. Call Matt Sadberry, MedCare Solutions. (940)575-9261.

Miscellaneous
BOBCAT WORK All types dirt work, drainage, leveling, land clearing, gravel, driveways, clean-up, etc. Reasonable rates. Jeff Case (817)565-5444, (817)929-9805. RANCH DISPERSAL SALE 3 horses, 2 ATVs, 1 pull-along pasture mower & office furniture. (817)401-1600.

Lawn and garden
ABOVE THE GROUND VEGETABLE GARDENS Want to enjoy a vegetable garden, but don't want to have to use a tiller? Almost no maintenance & makes gardening easier. Call for installation quote, 940-393-8770; or email rjmarshall68@msn.com. DOC’S LAWN SERVICE Mowing, weed eating, tree/shrub trimming, clean-up, light hauling. Rough ground slopes, no problem. Jay (Doc) Caraway, (940)433-2557, (940)210-1389. LONE OAK LANDSCAPING Personalized landscape plans, 20-years experience. Plants furnished, 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.

PETS
• Pets • Pets Lost & Found • Pet Care/Training • Pet Stud Services

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PETS
Pets

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Cars &Trucks
starting at $

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We also buy cars!

Mowing

!!ATTENTION!! We suggest that our readers thoroughly investigate any advertiser before investing any money. CKC LAB PUPPIES 5 chocolate, 1 yellow, all female, 1st shots/wormed, born Dec., 16, 2008. $350/each. (940)644-2576. COCKER SPANIELS Miniature, CKC, females & males, shots/wormed. $400/each. (817)444-7179, (817)891-0486. WALKER/AUSSIE CROSS puppies. Males, $100/each; females, $50/each. (940)627-6123, (940)389-6365.

Bring Your Tax Refund
Here - Everyones Approved

107 S. Hwy. 287 • Decatur
Behind Dairy Queen

940-626-8000
Visit our website

www.bmgautosales.com

TRANSPORTATION

Livestock
AQHA RED BAY gelding, 11-years-old, cow working & trail, experienced rider. $3,000. (940)394-6027. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION Increase profits! Have higher quality, faster growing & more uniform calf crop. W-M Breeding Service. (940)389-3135, (940)393-6780. ATTENTION: HORSES WANTED Will remove or buy unwanted horses or trailers. (817)360-7617 or (940)210-4052. BEAUTIFUL RED ANGUS cattle. 10-15 head, females. (940)433-3981. BLACK ANGUS bulls & heifers, registered, 11-16 months, easy calving, good growth, out of A.I. sires. (940)964-2273. www.ntin.net/TruittFarms BUY & SELL & TRADE All classes of horses. All riding horses sold, 72 hour unconditional guarantee. (940)224-1470, (940)644-5956.

ASK ABOUT TREE TRIMMING AND SPRING CLEAN-UP

ANY SIZE ACREAGE MOWED $22/acre, $150 minimum charge. Plowing, seeding & fertilizing available. Tommy, (940)482-6578.

Pets lost and found
Lost: Jack Russell, female, brown/white, has limp. Last seen off Old Decatur Road, Tues., Feb. 17. Reward. (817)223-5287, (940)627-2271.

TRANSPORTATION

• Boats • Cars • Recreational Vehicles • Trucks • Accessories • Trailers • Wanted to Buy

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The right place to buy and sell just about anything... including boats!

Lawn Care
Mowing • Edging • Trimming Commercial or Residential Brush Hog Mowing

Klean Kut

Cars
1995 DODGE SPIRIT V-6, 83,000 miles, $2,000. 1983 GMC Sierra Classic, 1/4 ton, V-8, $1,800. (940)427-4383. I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS as well as your good used cars. Arvin, (817)925-8768. IF YOU NEED a good, dependable car or truck for $3,500 or less, come by Cowgirl Auto Sales, 804 Business Highway 287, Decatu, TX; (940)626-0070. Ask about our inventory. Let’s do business! 2002 FORD TAURUS SES, CD-player, tilt/cruise, power seats/windows, runs excellent, 82,000 miles, $4,000. Bob White quail, $4/each; pheasant, $12/each. (940)433-8003, (940)389-2419.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

I found the right boat online at www.wcmessenger.com/class
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Insured

Kenny Moran
Cell 817-247-9965 Office 940-433-5470

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Garage sales

• Appliances • Clothing/Jewelry • Furniture • Garage Sales • Firewood • Miscellaneous • Auctions

COVERED
(NO DEDUCTIBLE)

Pasture and feed
1ST CHOICE FERTILIZED coastal round bales, $30-$50/bale. Call for details & minimum. (940)433-3981. ANHYDROUS APPLICATION Custom baling. SC Squared. (817)944-9451. GOOD QUALITY Small squares and round bales. Coastal & Sudan. 3x3 big squares Alfalfa. (940)393-6095.

!!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 before 11a.m. Friday THE WEEK BEFORE the sale. We do not run garage sales the weekend before the sale. Bridgeport, Lion’s Club Building, 1107 8th Street, Feb. 27-28, Fri., 9a.m.-6p.m. Sat., 8a.m.-2p.m. 50+ families! Benefit for Zachary Kao. Everything 1/2 price Saturday!

NO WORRIES
Every financed vehicle carries our exclusive

“Service Contract”
to cover any major repair y for the life of the contract he Brad Hultman up to 24 months. p Manager
Chris
Sales

Recreational vehicles
1998 Jeep Wrangler, 3” lift, 33” tires, soft top, 4-cylinder. $5,900/OBO. (940)389-8917.

C BAR M TACK-FEED-HORSES 143 CR4396, Decatur, TX. Cash, checks, credit cards. www.cbarm.net, (817)929-3612.

Find the new ride you’ve been looking for!
www.wcmessenger.com/class

AUCTION Saturday, Feb. 28 • 6 p.m.
1 mile east of Boyd on Hwy. 114 or 4 miles west of Rhome on Hwy. 114 We have sold our auction business in Boyd. Our sincere apreciation for your support and friendship. Come out and meet the new owners on Feb. 28.

Only

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10% BP. Good food. Climate controlled. Albright, License #15080

DODGE Ram Clearance
Over 20 to Choose!
‘07 Ford Fusion Tan, Low miles.....$250 Off ‘05 Kia Optima V6, Silver......$250 Off ‘04 Dodge 1500 Hemi, Tan........... $250 Off ‘00 Dodge 1500 Silver/ Ext. Cab.....$250 Off ‘05 Ford Focus Gas Saver, Green.....$250 Off ‘03 GMC Envoy Red...........$500 Off ‘07 Chevy Cobalt 4 Dr, Low miles, Red $250 Off ‘06 Chevy Aveo .................$250 Off ‘02 Dodge Quad Cab Hemi, Blue..$500 Off ‘04 Mazda MPV Minivan, White...... $250 Off ‘03 Dodge1500 Hemi Green.........$250 Off ‘05 Rendevous Silver/Gas Saver $500 Off ‘05 Honda Civic 4-Door, Gas Saver...$250 Off ‘04 Ford Freestar Van
Silver.....

817-444-0107

LARGE ESTATES AUCTION
ANTIQUES ~ FURNITURE ~ ANTIQUE FIREARMS ~ ANTIQUE COINS

Saturday, February 28 ~ 10 A.M. Sharp!
Wise County Sheriff’s Posse ~ Women’s Building ~ 3101 South FM 51 ~ On Rodeo Grounds
This Great Auction will consist of some of the Finest American Antique, Highly Carved Furniture, Very Unique American Antique Oak, Victorian Pieces, Glassware and other Fantastic items we have seen! Make this a Priority Not to miss this Auction. Doors open at 8 am Day of Sale for Viewing, Auction will begin at 10 am Sharp! Come early for a good seat & bring your Truck. Everything must be moved day of sale.
Only A Partial Listing: A Very Rare Antique “Hunzinger” Library Table with Bronze Feet and Barley Twist Legs ~ The Best We Have Seen! A Very Rare Antique Oak “Symphonion” Metal Disc Music Box with Several Discs ~ Must Hear To Believe! A Rare Antique “Jennings ~ Indian Chief” 25¢ Slot Machine in Original Working Condition. A Very Beautiful Complete Matching Antique Heavy Carved Tiger Oak Bedroom Suite with Curved Fronts, Paw Feet with Rare Matching Washstand and Dresser ~ Must See! An Antique “Globe Wernicke” Lawyers Stacking Bookcase. A Rare Antique “Ithaca” Double Dial Calendar Clock. A Beautiful Antique German Grandfather Clock with Beautiful Chimes. A Rare Antique Oak Rocking Chair with Carved Lions. A Very Rare Antique Oak Deep Well Ladies Vanity Dresser with Bevel Mirror. A Rare Authentic Antique “Victor II” Oak Spear Tip Horn Phonograph ~ Never Seen One ~ Works Great! A Very Rare Original Antique “U.S.G. Harness Oil” Advertising Clock. An Antique Corner Cabinet with Curved Glass. A Beautiful Heavy Carved China Cabinet. Rare Antique Leather Western “U.S. Saddle Bags”. Fantastic Framed Western Prints by “C.M. Russell” and “Frederic Remington.” Unique Western Oil Lamps. An Outstanding Western Bronze Statue Collection Including the Rare Size “Buffalo Hunt” by C.M. Russell. Old West Original Guns From Estate, Such As ~ A Very Rare Authentic Antique Engraved 1855 “Colt Root” Revolver with Original Ivory Grips in Great Original Working Condition with Engravings Everywhere ~ Never Seen One Before! A Rare Authentic Antique Engraved 1873 “Winchester” Lever Action Rifle in Great Original Working Condition ~ Must See! A Very Rare Authentic Antique “Colt 1851 Navy” in Great Original Working Condition. A Rare Authentic Antique 1886 “Winchester” Lever Action Rifle in Great Original Working Condition. And Several Other Antique Guns! Fantastic Coin Collection ~ 1924 $20 Gold Coin, 1909 $10 Indian Gold Coin, 1895 $5 Gold Coin, 1911 $2 ½ Indian Gold Coin, 1853 $1 Gold Coin, Complete 24 Pc. Peace Dollar Collection, Over 200 Antique Silver Dollars. Very Rare 1870-CC (Carson City Mint Mark) Seated Liberty Silver Dollar, 1880-CC Silver Dollar, Very Nice 1828 Capped Bust Half Dollar, 1804 Draped Bust Half Cent, 1835 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1878-CC Seated Liberty Quarter, 1875-S Twenty Cent, 1858 Flying Eagle Cent, 1853 Half Cent, 1866 Three Cent, 1873 Half Dime, 1802 Draped Bust Large Cent and Many More! Several Large Outstanding Diamond Rings! A Fantastic Dragonfly Floor Lamp with Beautiful Mosaic Base ~ Must See! Beautiful Tea Set with Matching Tray, Dresden Dresser Box, Cast Iron Banks, Cut Crystal Boudoir Lamp, Mammy Cookie Jar, Beautiful Leaded Glass Lamp. And many more must see items.

$

500 Off

Check out all our inventory online at

www.cantucars.com
*All vehicles plus tax, title & license

SE HABLA ESPANOL NOSOTROS FINANCIAMOS

CANTU CAR CORNER
US Highway 287 North, Decatur
A-0226

Bring Cash or Check with Proper I.D. Dealer’s Must have copy of Sales Tax Permit or Sales Tax will be added, No Exceptions. Announcements Made Day of Sale Supersede All Other Advertisement. Make This Auction A Priority! ~ 405-381-3402 ~ No Buyer’s Premium! Auctioneer ~ Michael Miears ~ Tx. Lic. # 12703

940-627-1877
940-627-9577 fax
Open 8 - 6 Monday - Friday & 9 - 3 Saturday

ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, February 26, 2009

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BUSINESS
WISE COUNTY

First Financial continues to grow
same quarter a year earlier. Trust fees were $2.21 million, relatively unchanged from the same quarter a year ago. Service charges on deposit accounts were $5.59 million compared with $6.15 million a year ago. Real estate mortgage fees decreased to $518,000 from $723,000 in the same quarter last year. ATM and debit card fees increased 13.8 percent to $2.28 million from $2.01 million a year ago. Noninterest expense declined slightly in the fourth quarter to $22.53 million from $22.73 million in the same quarter last year. The company’s efficiency ratio in the fourth quarter improved to 48.88 percent compared with 52.78 percent in the same quarter a year ago and 51.42 percent in the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The provision for loan losses increased to $3.68 million in the fourth quarter of 2008 from $1.38 million in the same quarter last year and $1.77 million in the third quarter of this year. This increase is due to the company’s concern for a slowing real estate market and national economy and an increased level of nonperforming assets. The company reported its 22nd consecutive year of increased earnings. Net income for the year increased 7.4 percent to $53.16 million from $49.49 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share rose 7.6 percent to $2.56 for 2008 from $2.38 the previous year. Net interest income increased 11.8 percent for the year to $123.90 million compared with $110.81 million a year ago. Noninterest income was $49.45 million for 2008, up 2.4 percent from $48.27 million a year ago.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. has reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2008 of $13.04 million, up 4.3 percent from $12.51 million in the same quarter last year. Basic earnings per share were $0.63 for the fourth quarter, up 5 percent from $0.60 for the same quarter last year. Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2008 increased 11.6 percent to $32.65 million compared with $29.25 million in the same quarter last year. The net interest margin, on a taxable equivalent basis, was 4.77 percent for the fourth quarter of 2008 compared with 4.50 percent in the same period a year ago and 4.73 percent for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. Noninterest income in the fourth quarter of 2008 was $11.40 million compared with $12.39 million in the

Concealed Handgun Classes
Class Begins April 19
must pre register

• Buy • Sell • Trade
Consignments Welcome!
• New & Used Guns • Reloading Supplies • Gunsmithing • Bluing

1691 W. US Hwy. 380 • Bridgeport • 940-683-1777

DECATUR

Annual building projects up over previous year
during the year. A breakdown of building activity shows $19,852,013 in new commercial construction, $5.4 million in new homes, $610,061 in residential remodeling, $1,019,675 in commercial remodeling and $183,538 in signs. There were no tax-exempt projects during the year.

Medical Center Pharmacy

The city of Decatur ended 2008 with building projects amounting to almost $30.1 million, well above the 2007 yearly total of $14 million. The year started out with projects coming close to the entire 2007 total, at more than $13 million. January turned out to be the top month of the year with 93 permits issued for work totaling $13,075,503. June was the slowest month, at $493,219 in building activity. The city sold a total of 568 building permits in 2008 at a cost of $278,878. The city staff made 3,046 inspections

• Prescriptions • Compounding • Drive-Thru • Delivery Ask us about our $7.50/$15 drug list
DECATUR
1101 Eagle Dr. • Suite C Decatur, 76234

ALVORD
115 E. Bypass 287. • Suite B Alvord, 76225

940-627-5400
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

940-427-2801
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sat.

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With GAS Prices Way Down,
DEMAND for TEXAS-size Vehicles Is WAY UP at Our Pre-owned Lots. So...

gm employee

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JAMES WOOD NEEDS YOUR 2005-2007 FULLSIZE TRUCK OR SUV WORSE THAN YOU DO!
Through March 2 only, GM has brought back 0% financing for 60 months or Big Cash Rebates on most 2009 vehicles.* We have Special Buyers to assure you of TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR TRADE-IN. So bring us your vehicle for a No-Charge, NO-PRESSURE Evaluation immediately!

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*60 payments of $16.67 per $1000 financed. GMAC financing with approved credit.

JUST REMEMBER: “TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR TRADE-IN”

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ALL AROUND WISE, Decatur, Texas, Thursday, February 26, 2009

BUSINESS
WISE COUNTY

Decatur takes lead in sales tax rebates
Get Your Smile Back!
Extractions • Replacement Dentures • Crowns • Partials • Bridges • Implants GENERAL DENTAL CLINIC/ IN-HOUSE LABORATORY
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