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VOLUME 132 - NO. 81
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
DECATUR, TEXAS
22 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PLUS INSERTS
DECATUR
NEWS BRIEF ...
DECATUR
ZONING
MATTERS
No
bombs
found
Property along the east
side of Business 81/287
between Walnut and
Mulberry in Decatur will
be rezoned commercial,
if the city council agrees
with a recommendation
made by the Planning
and Zoning Commission
Tuesday. The P&Z did opt
for a more restrictive level
of zoning after hearing
concerns from property
owners whose residences
along Valley Ridge Court
back up to the land in
question. The P&Z also
favored a recommendation
that would allow offices
and quarters to be built
on Wise Regional Health
System property for use by
Air Evac medical helicopter
personnel.
Read more briefs,
page 7A.
Police seek
person who
made threat
By ERIKA PEDROZA
Investigators are “actively
following leads” in pursuit of
the person responsible for a
bomb threat that caused an
evacuation at Decatur High
School Wednesday morning.
Students were relocated
to the practice field behind
the school around 10 a.m.
but were allowed to return
to class after it was deemed
a false alarm almost three
hours later.
According to Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins, the
note, scribbled on the back
of a boy’s bathroom door, advised several bombs placed
IN OPINION ...
NIGHT OF THE
TORNADO
Columnist Brian Knox looks
back at the night 10 years
ago that a tornado made a
direct hit on Paradise and
Decatur.
See page 4A.
INSIDE ...
MAKING NEW
TRACKS
Continued on page 6A
Bridgeport Police
Department has welcomed
a new canine officer to the
force.
See page 3A.
AREA DEATHS
AND FUNERALS
ROSEMARY
CHAMBERS
Newark
JANICE LUSTER
Boyd
MARY O’DELL
Bridgeport
VAN WINKLE
WISE COUNTY
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
MOURNING THE LOSS — Brandon Daugherty, a paramedic with Wise County EMS, tries to comfort Wayne Keating
(front) and Mike Marshall (right) as they mourn the loss of fellow worker Jeffery Stackhouse following Thursday’s
accident on the U.S. 380 construction site eight miles east of Decatur.
Construction worker killed
Newark
See page 11A.
MARY ANNE EBERT
Denton
WAYNE GARRETT
Decatur
BONNIE KONGABLE
Rhome
BILLIE LANGSTON
Aurora
See page 12A.
WEATHER...
75¢
By DAVE ROGERS
The first serious workplace accident in more than two years of
construction on U.S. 380 in Wise
County claimed the life of contractor Jeffery Stackhouse of Azle
Thursday afternoon.
According to the Wise County
Sheriff ’s Office, Stackhouse, 43,
was struck by a large bucket filled
with concrete. Witnesses said the
bucket, being used to deliver concrete to a piling being built for the
Catlett Creek bridge, descended
rapidly on a cable from a crane and
crushed the worker.
Construction to widen U.S. 380
from two lanes to four in east Wise
County began June 2009.
“We have had some fatal car
crashes out there that were not the
result of any construction activities, as far as I know. But this was
the first serious work-related accident we’ve had,” Bill Nelson, area
engineer for the Texas Department
of Transportation, said a day after
the accident.
“Quite frankly, I don’t know the
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work to
begin in
November
By ERIKA PEDROZA
details, the family situation, of the
gentleman involved, but I understand he was in his 40s, and, in all
likelihood, somebody’s daddy didn’t
go home last night. That’s tough.”
The accident occurred around 2
p.m. Thursday in a work zone on
U.S. 380 about eight miles east of
Decatur. Precinct 2 Justice of the
Peace Terri Johnson pronounced
Stackhouse dead at the scene.
His body was sent to the Tarrant
County Medical Examiner’s office
Construction of a bridge
at the south intersection of
Texas 114 and Farm Road
51, seven miles west of Boyd,
will begin next month and is
expected to last a little more
than a year.
Representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation and the project contractor, Lane Construction
Corp. Co., met Wednesday to
discuss the $2.8 million, 273-
Continued on page 2A
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DECATUR
Jury delivers 15-year sentence
INDEX
News Briefs ..... 7A
Crime Report... 9A
Opinion ..... 4A, 5A
Obits .......11A,12A
Sports ...............1B
Classifieds.........5B
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By BRANDON EVANS
It took a Wise County jury of 12 men
and women almost five hours Wednesday to come to an agreement, but they
eventually decided to give Jeffery M.
Kendrick, 42, of Decatur, a 15-year prison sentence for indecency with a child by
touching.
Kendrick pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to two counts of indecency with
a child. The incidents took place between
2007 and 2009 in Bridgeport and Alvord.
The jury could have given a sentence of
two to 20 years for each count. They gave
10 years probation for the second count.
The jury began deliberating shortly before 10 a.m. and came to a consensus at 3
p.m. The female victim was 13 when the
first incident occurred, but she said in
testimony that the abuse started when
she was as young as 5, which Kendrick
did not deny.
“This was a good jury,” said Lindy Borchardt, assistant district attorney, after
the trial. “Fifteen years sends a strong
message to people in our county. We have
no tolerance for sex offenders, especially
those who violate the trust of those they
are supposed to protect.”
Kendrick was arrested Oct. 15, 2010,
for the two charges.
The victim gave testimony to the jury,
describing a series of scenes that she said
Continued on page 6A
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
IN COUNSEL — Jeffrey Kendrick (right), 42, of Decatur, listens to his
attorney Barry Green moments after a Wise County jury sentenced
him to 15 years in prison for indecency with a child by touching.
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
CHICO
Police say couple didn’t seek help for hurt child
By BRANDON EVANS
Gainesville Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon that the four
people arrested in connection with the Sept. 24 death
of 4-year-old Nathan De
Alejandro never sought professional medical attention
for the boy, who suffered severe burns all over his body
as far back as Sept. 10.
Two of those arrested included Johnny Lee Alexander, 58, and Matilde Alexander, 58, both of Chico. They
were caring for De Alejandro on Sept. 21 and were
supposed to bring the child
to a doctor’s appointment,
but they never did. According to investigators, they
took the child back to their
residence in Chico instead
of the hospital. They are being held in Cooke County
Jail for $500,000 bond each.
Also arrested was Catrina Maldonado, 34, mother
of the child and Johnny
Earl Alexander, 27, both of
Gainesville. Their bond was
set at $750,000 each.
All four are charged with and the date of his death,
injury to a child 14 years no one caring for Nathan
or younger, a first degree sought professional medical
felony.
treatment for his in“We do know that
juries.”
Nathan sustained seOfficers and medics
vere burns to a large
responded to an emerportion of his body,”
gency call early on
said Belva McClin- Watch video online: the morning of Sept.
ton,
spokesperson WCMessenger.com/video 24 at the mother’s
for Gainesville Police
home in Gainesville.
Department. “The major- A neighbor was attempting
ity of the burns were to his to do CPR on De Alejandro.
legs, and these injuries oc- Several hours later he was
curred on or about Sept. 10. pronounced dead at North
During the 14 days between Texas Medical Center.
the occurrence of the burns
McClinton said they still
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Grand jury
indicts Frank
for child porn
A Boyd man has been indicted for possession
of child pornography.
Chet Wayne Frank, 37, was indicted on two
charges of possession of child pornography. The
first includes 10 counts, one for each image. The
second charge includes 18 counts, again one for
each image.
Frank was pulled over on Jan. 20 in Decatur
on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Decatur Police Officer Royce Gastineau searched
Frank’s phone and discovered images that
looked like child pornography.
The following day, investigators confiscated
computers from Frank’s home.
The grand jury also returned the following
felony indictments Sept. 21:
Lalo Martinez Montes, possession of a controlled substance – cocaine, less than 1 gram
Manuel Dejesus Rodriguez, possession of a
controlled substance – methamphetamine, 4200 grams
Clayton Richard Russell, possession of a controlled substance – cocaine, less than 1 gram
Rodney Gerald Adams, driving while intoxicated third or more
Clayton Lynn Beam, driving while intoxicated with child under 15
Rose Mary Buchannon, credit card or debit
card abuse
Andrea Catherine Burks, driving while intoxicated third or more
Ignacio Carrizalez, theft of property $1,500$20,000
Joshua Ramsey Chabert, driving while intoxicated third or more
Michael Patrick Falsey, driving while intoxicated third or more
Hector Gamez, driving while intoxicated third
or more
Justin Scott Gorton, burglary of a habitation
Michael Aaron Hothouse, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
Herbert Russell Jones, driving while intoxicated with child under 15 (two counts)
Bryan Keith Martin, driving while intoxicated third or more
Russell Winfield McGinley, driving while intoxicated third or more
Martin Servin Medina, driving while intoxicated third or more
Michelle Davina Smith, harassment of a public servant
Benjamin Mark Stokes, evading arrest/detention with vehicle
Kevin Allen Troutman, burglary of a building
Demetrius Deray Washington, driving while
intoxicated third or more
Michael Dale Brown, assault of a public servant
Isaac Enrique Gomez, assault of a public servant
Robert Chad Johnson, indecency with a child
by contact (one count); indecency with a child
exposes (two counts)
Maria Varela-Martinez, credit card or debit
card abuse (three counts)
Eric Delon Washington, aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon
Justin Eugene Windham, assault with intent
to impede normal breathing or circulation of
the blood of a family member
Tommy Lee Reed, assault with intent to impede normal breathing or circulation of the
blood of a family member
Julie Ann Sheppard, assault with intent to
impede normal breathing or circulation of the
blood of a family member
Randy Clay Dennis, unlawful restraint less
than 17 years old (two counts); abandon/endanger child criminal negligence (two counts)
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don’t know how or where
the burns occurred. The
Dallas Medical Examiner’s
Office is in the process of
determining the cause of
death.
De Alejandro’s biological father lives in Corpus
Christi, but Johnny Earl Alexander’s parents acted as
“grandparents,” investigators said. It is unclear how
much time De Alejandro
spent in Chico.
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U.S. 380 construction
project inspect the
bucket that struck and
killed worker Jeffery
Stackhouse Thursday
and the cable that
supported it from a
nearby crane. (Right)
The concrete bucket
that struck and killed
construction worker
Jeffery Stackhouse
sits in front of the
crane that carried
it shortly after
Thursday’s accident as
coworkers grieve his
death.
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to determine the extent of his
injuries.
Johnson said an investigation is ongoing. The worksite
was closed Friday, Nelson said,
for an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration.
J.D. Abrams, TxDOT’s contractor for the highway widening project, did not return
The Messenger’s phone calls
or an email left at its Austin
headquarters. A woman who
answered the phone at Texas
Shafts Inc., the subcontractor
for whom Stackhouse worked,
said it was too early to release
information.
“We don’t know anything,”
she said late Thursday. “We’re
still investigating.”
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“In law enforcement, the general
feeling is that the Czech Republic
produces superior trained dogs,”
Manoushagian said. “The company
that Devon purchased the dog from
has an employee, a former police
officer, who lives in the Czech Republic and selects dogs and trains
them.”
In the two months on the job, the
canine has already assisted in a
couple of missing person searches
and several drug raids.
HW
The newest addition to the Bridgeport Police Department has four
legs, fur and uses his keen sense of
smell to catch the bad guys, or find
the missing.
Devon Alcor, ‘Alcor’ for short,
joined the department two months
ago, after a donation from his namesake, Devon Energy, in June.
Although Alcor was the name
under which he was trained, the
department wanted to also honor
their donor in his official name.
“We are very grateful to Devon
for their gracious donation,” Police
Chief Randy Singleton said.
After the purchase of the dog, his
handler, Officer Jay-T Manoushagian, completed a two-week training in Spring Branch at the beginning of August.
“They taught us how to handle
the canine and understand its reactions,” Manoushagian said. “It was
also good bonding time.”
The 22-month-old German Shepherd received high-quality training
in his native Czechoslovakia.
US
By ERIKA PEDROZA
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4-legged officer has nose for police work
FM
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
FOUR-LEGGED OFFICER — The Bridgeport Police Department presented the newest addition to their force, a 22-monthold German Shepherd named Devon Acor, at a media event Tuesday. On hand for the presentation were (back from
left) Steve Stanford, assistant police chief; Taylor Luskey, Devon Energy public affairs specialist; Phil Ryan, Devon
senior security supervisor; Brandon Emmons, city administrator; Randy Singleton, police chief; (front) dog handler Jay-T
Manoushagian and Devon Acor.
day endeavor that includes
the bridge structure, enter
and exit ramps and drainage.
With an approximate start
date of Nov. 1, the project is
slated for completion by Dec.
12, 2012.
“In effect, we are building a new roadway,” TxDOT
Area Engineer Bill Nelson
said. “We will be taking (Texas) 114 over (FM) 51. There
will be some inconvenience
to the traveling public, but
we are taking every step we
reasonably can to minimize
its effect.”
Drivers will not be rerouted. However, speed will be
reduced as temporary flagging operations navigate
through traffic and traffic is
shifted during the construction of the bridge itself.
“We’ll be building the exit/
entrance ramps first, and
we’ll take all traffic onto
those ramps as we build the
bridge,” Nelson said. “Those
ramps are designed to be
driven at 60 miles per hour,
so we’ll have to reduce traffic speed. We have requested
that DPS have a serious
presence during construction.”
Crews will work on the
bridge 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday,
working weekends only if
there is a “need to catch up.”
The project is funded by
bonds authorized by the legislature to TxDOT two years
ago.
In its current setup, northbound traffic on Farm Road
51 must stop and wait for
traffic to clear on Texas 114
before entering the roadway.
The intersection has been
the scene of many accidents,
including an early morning
wreck March 2.
A tanker truck northbound
on Farm Road 51 failed to
yield at the stop sign, swerved
around a vehicle and rolled
over in the intersection. The
driver, who survived his injuries, was trapped for more
than an hour before being
freed by medics and transported by helicopter to John
Peter Smith Hospital in Fort
Worth.
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
OPINION
OUR VIEWS
Tornado made a direct hit on Wise 10 years ago
By BRIAN KNOX
It was 10 years ago this
Wednesday that Decatur and
Paradise dodged a huge bullet.
On Oct. 12, 2001, an F-2 tornado hit the two towns, damaging
homes, businesses and the Paradise Volunteer Fire Department’s
fire hall.
Entire homes were destroyed,
and yet no one was killed. In
fact, no one was even seriously
injured.
I was just a little more than a
year into my journalism career
when I found myself riding out a
tornado and then putting together what was at the time my
biggest breaking news story.
It was a Friday night. We had
already finished the weekend
paper, and I was at home. I remember I had the police scanner
on. I can’t recall if I heard the
tornado siren, or if I heard
something on scanner, but
I do remember going in to
a center room in my apartment at the time with my
wife to take shelter. We
lost electricity for maybe
a minute or two. When
the power came back on,
I remember the scanner
going off. They were dispatching
several ambulances and the fire
department to the Lipsey Addition for a tornado touchdown.
I was supposed to leave town
that night to attend a family
event early the next morning, but
I knew we had a big story, so my
reporter instincts drew me back
to the office to see what help was
needed in the tornado coverage.
The Mess office was dark
when I got there. Unlike at
my apartment, the power
had not come back on. My
editor, Skip Nichols, and
general manager Mark
Jordan were already out
taking photos (this was
KNOX just before Joe Duty joined
our staff).
Law enforcement had set up
a makeshift command post at
the high school (now the middle
school) parking lot, so I headed
there to get the latest reports.
Then I made my way to the old
gym of what was then the inter-
mediate school where Red Cross
had set up a temporary shelter.
From there, we had to drive to
Granbury where we printed the
paper at the time. Because we
had no power, we couldn’t send
the paper electronically like we
normally did, so we had to pack
up our computers and take them
with us. It was dark as we headed out of town on Farm Road 51,
and I continued to take notes of
the damage I saw along the road
as we passed through the southern part of town. I remember
noting that the Decatur Church
of Christ had some apparent roof
damage.
From my notes and the reports
that Skip and Mark gave me
on what they saw, I began writ-
ing the story sometime around
midnight in the office of the Hood
County News. Once it was finished, Skip took the photos and
story and designed the first two
pages. I don’t remember what
was on there before, but that
news had just been bumped.
For the first and only time ever,
I got to see the paper roll off the
presses.
We drove back to Decatur just
as the sun was coming up. As we
drove back up FM 51, we got to
see the damage in full sunlight
for the first time. As we passed
the Decatur Church of Christ, we
realized the extent of the damage. The entire roof of the sanctu-
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YOUR VIEWS
Work of firefighters
appreciated
The Caddo/LBJ Grasslands would like to extend a
major thanks to the volunteer fire departments who
not only assist us in the protection of the National
Grasslands, but who also sacrifice their time and put
themselves at risk for the protection of life and property day in and day out in Wise County.
Several local VFDs (Alvord, Chico, Decatur, Forestburg and Greenwood/Slidell) assisted us once again
last weekend on a 100-acre blaze on the Grasslands
that threatened area homes and property. They are
always there to help, which is extremely critical for
us right now as our firefighting resources are spread
throughout Texas during this major drought.
Please let our local firefighters know how much you
appreciate what they do and what they risk for our
protection and safety.
Jim Crooks, Caddo/LBJ District Ranger
Decatur
Judicial system lacks
common sense
I am in my late 50s, and it seems our judicial system has lost all common sense. When I was a youth,
when a person did something wrong, they paid the
price by getting licks from a teacher or coach, and if
the parent found out, you would get it again when
you got home. That was part of learning from your
mistakes and not making the same stupid choice
again. If you got in a fight at school, you could either
take licks, or in some cases, the coach would give the
two parties involved a pair of boxing gloves. They
would settle their differences right then and there.
Today the teacher would be severely reprimanded
or fired, and the kids who were fighting would be
expelled or arrested for participating in terroristic
activities.
Most all who drove a pickup truck had a gun rack
in the back window and would have a deer rifle or
shotgun, depending on what hunting season it was.
Now the student would be arrested and kicked out of
school. I remember when class favorite pictures were
made, I walked into school with a deer rifle strapped
to my shoulder and a Jim Bowie hunting knife on
my belt. If you look at the 1972 Dectur High School
yearbook you will see me in my picture sitting with
a deer rifle in my hand and a Bowie knife beside me.
Because of a few bad apples in this country, now you
would be thrown in jail and expelled from school.
In the ’70s, there was a fad called streaking,
whereas individuals would shed their clothes and
go running through the streets. Ray Stevens even
had a hit song about this activity. Sure it was stupid
and immature, but it was part of learning from your
mistakes. How many kids mooned someone when
you were a teen? Today you would be arrested and
charged with a sex crime and have to register as a
sex offender for the rest of your life. Your life would
basically be ruined, and any future children you had
would also have to suffer the consequences. The parent would never be able to attend school activities
with the child because they were deemed to be too
“perverted” to be around other children.
How many people reading this letter are guilty of
any of these “terrible” offenses? Don’t get me wrong,
sexual abuse and contact is a serious crime and
should be treated as such.
I am like any other person who hates sexual perverts, but each case should be taken and looked at
individually and not just grouped all the same. The
youth of today are just not allowed to make mistakes
like we were in our younger days. Common sense in
the judicial system has given way to pure ignorance,
and that is really a shame.
Nate Horner
Alvord
ONLINE VIEWS
Here’s a sample of what some of our online readers are
commenting on this week.
“Fighting Chance” story published Wednesday, Sept.
28
This brought tears to my eyes. Stacey is such an amazing person. You would never know she was sick when you
meet her. She is such a happy person, and she doesn’t
let it get her down. I admire her strength, and I hope for
only good news to come for her!
Courtney Archa
Decatur
“Neighbors balk at idea of drug rehab center”
story published Wednesday, Oct. 5
So you have a choice and a controlled atmosphere
where people are getting help or an individual, who on
the surface appears normal (whatever that is), but runs a
drug ring out of an expensive property. Hmmmm. I’ll take
the controlled atmosphere for my neighborhood. They
will probably be your quietest neighbors.
Christine Waggoner
Sanger
There is so much drug activity out there that I would
think that this would be a good thing for the area. You
can’t act like this is a quiet area because it is far from
that. Newark can’t even keep a grocery store open because people keep stealing the copper! Get over it, folks!
The only nice area, which is a very small portion, is this
area and even at that there are so many houses empty!
Allow some change, and I guarantee you that you may
have some other companies come in and try to bring in
business!
Dawn McConnell
Boyd
Being a resident of Newark and having been raised
here in the ’70s I can tell you nothing has changed with
the drug problem in Newark. I understand. If I were a
property owner, I would not want to live next door, nor
across the street from any business. But I only hope you
complain for reasons that do not make you sound ignorant! The quote, “We don’t want any drug addicts in
our neighborhood,” is ignorant. Sorry. Do you not get out
much? Because you do have them here. And you cannot
change that. But someone is trying to help other neighborhoods with that problem. We can only hope that some
of ours might wander in through those walls we are trying to tear down.
Next, I only hear complaints about the drug addicts.
Would it be different if they only had alcoholics there?
Because I know “alcoholics” and “drug addicts” are one
in the same. If you do not want any drug addicts in your
neighborhood, then include the alcoholics in there also.
I live right around the corner from this place, and I
will not complain because these people that are offering
these services should be commended for helping people
(even if they are making money off it) who have these
addictions. I have worked in a rehab, and my daughter
works in one in Austin.
I only ask that you stop and look at your complaints.
Drugs and alcohol are not good for anyone, and it sounds
like from this article that the guilty are complaining, the
“I just want to complain about something” are complaining or the ignorance of our neighborhood is showing up.
Think about this!
Sherri Taylor
Boyd
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Continued from page 4A
ary had been ripped off. “Well,” I thought
to myself, “I guess the ‘roof damage’ I had
reported in my initial story was technically correct.”
Over the next few days, all of us in the
newsroom visited with different people
who had been affected by the tornado. It
was amazing to hear how many people
had ridden out the storm while parts of
their home were ripped apart. Leah Lewis
shared her story in a letter in Wednesday’s Messenger.
As I watched the coverage of the Joplin,
Mo., tornado earlier this year, I couldn’t
help but think back to that day 10 years
ago. In Joplin, more than 130 people were
killed.
Luckily, our tornado didn’t cause the
devastation that Joplin experienced. But
it should still serve as a reminder that we
always need to be prepared.
Next time we might not be so lucky.
Q
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at our tornado coverage from the week
following the 2001 tornado that includes
stories and photos. Visit WCMess.com/tornado.
Q
Here’s what readers of the Messenger’s
newsroom blog Making a Mess had to
say about their experiences of the 2001
tornado:
My husband and I were at Casa Torres
Oct. 12, 2001. The lights had flickered a
few times while we were eating. We heard
people talking about a tornado, and my
husband said hurry so we can get home.
He went in search of our waiter for the
check. While he was in search of the check,
the lights went out, and the back entrance
door flew open. I just stood up and was
in shock. I could see debris flying around
outside, and I could hear people screaming. I just stood there in shock. When it
passed, my husband was by my side and
yanked me to the floor because there was
talk of another one coming. Thank the
Lord there wasn’t another. There were
several destroyed vehicles in the parking
lot. Mine had damage. Praise God no one
was seriously injured. I remember this
day because 9/11 happened a month and a
TORNADO’S PATH — This map shows areas of
damage from the tornado. For an interactive
version of this map featuring stories and
photos, visit WCMess.com/tornado.
Messenger archive photo
HARDEST HIT AREA — Debris litter a yard following the Oct. 12, 2001, tornado. Leah Lewis’
home, shown in the background, sustained massive damage, but Lewis was not hurt.
day after I was married. This tornado was
2 months and 2 days after I was married.
Jillian Lambert
We lived at 1313 Old Denton Road, next
to Doc and Joann Cocanougher. When
the sirens went off we took shelter in the
closet of our master bedroom. We laugh
because our cat hid in there an hour
before we did — smart cat. As the tornado
went over, we could feel the house shake
and heard the shingles peeling off like
dominoes. It really sounded like a train
going though our house. What stays with
me to this day was the sudden silence,
absolute silence, after it passed. It was the
strangest feeling coming out and seeing
what was left of our house. It was unusual
how things were moved around and how
something like a roll of toilet paper on the
back of the commode didn’t move, yet the
curtains above it were whipped out. There
is no rhyme or reason when it comes to
a tornado. I’m thankful we survived and
became closer because of it.
Cindy Grundy
I remember that night very well. My
husband and I had just left Legend Bank
and were heading out on FM 51 toward
Paradise. It was “date night.” My husband
was driving, and we were at Preskitt Road
when it looked like an explosion went off,
right in the middle of the road in front
of us. (This was part of the church being
ripped apart.) We had no idea what was
going on at this point. My husband reacted very quickly and made a U-turn in
the middle of FM 51, but the tornado was
right behind us! We realized that it was a
tornado by the winds that were trying to
suck us and our old Ford pickup up. My
husband floored the pickup, but our speed
was lowered by the impact of the wind.
Looking out the window, so many things
were flying right in our driving path — big
trees, bricks, etc. My husband did a great
job of getting us through it all! A tree limb
hit the window on my side of the truck
and broke it. When we got to the red light
in front of the hospital, my husband said,
“Should I stop or go? Stop or go?” I quickly
said, “Go!” The tornado was still on our
tail. Thank God no one was at that light
because we sped right through it. It was
when we got past the movie theater that
the winds let up, and we were safe. It was
a scary event, but we definitely have a
story to tell!
Nicole Haney
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had been taking place for
most of her lifetime.
Throughout the testimony,
Kendrick spent most of the
time looking down at his
hands. A small black Bible
rested on the table before
him. He also kept a coin there
that symbolized he has been
sober for one year.
The defendant’s sister, Sandra Enriquez, 39, described,
between sobs, how her brother had sexually assaulted her
when she was just a teenager.
“He was my brother,” Enriquez said. “He was supposed to protect me, not be
this monster.”
For years, Enriquez couldn’t
sleep peacefully at night. If
her husband touched her,
she’d hit him.
“I’m heartbroken another
child has had to go through
this,” Enriquez said.
When Kendrick took the
stand, he said “there was no
excuse” for what he did, but
he also kept referring to his
lifelong battle with alcohol.
“The alcohol and pornography and promiscuity went
hand in hand,” he told the
jury.
He said how he slept
through his original wedding
with his current wife after
getting drunk early in the
day and passed out on a bed
in a hotel room in his tuxedo.
The couple eventually got
married, and they have three
children together, including
two young girls.
The prosecution attacked
his testimony in the closing
arguments on Wednesday
morning, saying that Kendrick continues to blame alco-
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
FACING TIME — Although Jeffrey Kendrick pleaded guilty to
two counts of indecency with a child by touching, the jury
gave him probation for the second charge. He’ll be eligible
for parole after serving seven-and-a-half years in prison.
hol and others instead of taking responsibility.
“The defense has called this
blame the bottle,” said Assistant District Attorney Tim
Cole during the state’s closing arguments. “They kept
saying they weren’t going to
do that, but they kept going
back to it being the bottle’s
fault.
“The question is, does alcohol make you want to have
sex with children? The answer is definitely not. Deviant thoughts make you want
to have sex with children and
your sister.
“Your most important job is
protection of the community,”
Cole added. “You’ve heard
that there are still small girls
at the house with his wife that
he wants you to send him to.
The best thing you can do is
give those little girls a chance
to grow up unmolested.”
Barry Green, Kendrick’s
defense attorney, urged the
jury to consider several fac-
tors when deliberating punishment and give Kendrick
probation instead of prison
time.
“There are three factors to
take into account when considering punishment: confession of sins, remorse and future threat,” he said.
Green pointed out that
Kendrick had confessed to
his crimes and pleaded guilty.
He said Kendrick showed
remorse in his written confession to Bryan Norris, the
investigator for the district
attorney, and during his time
on the witness stand. He also
stressed that Kendrick was
not a likely future threat
since he had been given a low
bond, $15,000, and had kept
good standing with his probation officer.
“He signed a document
with the probation office not
to have contact with children
and over the last year he’s
done that,” Green said.
“He has sought help,”
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throughout the school were
to go off at lunchtime.
“A student saw it and notified a teacher who then
notified the school resource
officer who notified us,”
Hoskins said. “And it mushroomed from there.”
The building was cleared
by the city’s police and fire
departments around 1 p.m.
after no bombs were found.
Students were dismissed
for lunch at 1:30, and classes resumed as normal at
2:15.
Crediting the organization
and cooperation of administration and faculty, Decatur Superintendent Rod
Townsend said the building
evacuation went smoothly.
“It was very efficient, right
according to our plans,”
he said. “It went without a
hitch. It worked just like we
had drawn it out.”
Although students weren’t
given details, Townsend
said the cooperation from
students helped facilitate
the evacuation.
“The students did great
as well,” Townsend said.
“We don’t always tell them
what exactly is going on and
to begin with, I think they
thought it was funny and
fun because it was a beautiful day out. But threeand-a-half hours later, they
weren’t as excited about it.
“They did see the seriousness of it. They came in with
a different perspective than
what they went out with.”
The Carson Elementary
campus, just a few hundred
yards behind the high school
was not evacuated. Instead,
it served as an access point
for students and parents of
which Townsend said only
few took advantage.
“(Carson) was never in any
kind of danger or threat,”
Townsend said. “We used
them ... if students needed
to use the restroom. We also
used them as a checkpoint
if parents came to check
out their students. It was
our only access point as the
police had locked down the
perimeter around the high
school.”
The responsible party
could face a felony charge of
terroristic threat of a public
building.
“We appreciate any help
we can get in finding the
person responsible for the
threat,” Townsend said.
Crimestoppers will pay
a cash reward of $500 to
$1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
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Green added. “He’s been to
Christian-based counseling
178 times. A lot of people
haven’t been to church that
many times.”
Kendrick regularly visited
Dr. Norman Coad, a Christian counselor based in Burleson, over the years.
It was Coad that eventually brought the series of incidents with Kendrick’s stepdaughter to light.
After he noticed that his
stepdaughter had started
cutting herself, Kendrick
recommended that she seek
counseling. She soon told the
counselor that she cut herself
because she would rather deal
with the physical pain of the
cuts than with the emotional
agony of thinking about what
her stepfather had done to
her.
Coad reported the allegation to Child Protective
Services, and within several
days, Kendrick confessed the
crimes to Norris.
“I started cutting my arms
and legs because it helped
with the pain,” she said. “I
sometimes use scissors, broken glass, knife.”
She now regularly wears
long sleeve shirts, covering
the scars on her arms.
“This girl wanted someone
to protect her and tell her to
have sweet dreams at night,”
Borchardt said. “Instead he
was her worst nightmare.
She was keeping a terrible
secret.
“Now for the rest of her life,
whenever she looks down and
sees the scars on her arms,
she will be reminded of the
childhood he took away from
her.”
Kendrick will be eligible for
parole after serving sevenand-a-half years of his sentence.
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City to share canine with
Paradise High School
By ERIKA PEDROZA
now valued at $1,000 each;
and
■ one lot on Carpenter
Street purchased for undetermined use at $57,000 now
valued at $10,500;
The city also acquired four
properties by Sheriff’s Deed
(tax delinquency). These
include:
■ four lots on the northeast corner of 12th and
Brush streets;
■ four lots on the southwest corner of Halsell and
2nd streets;
■ two lots on the northwest corner of Cobb Avenue
and 6th Street; and
■ three lots across from
the Law Enforcement Center.
“The properties acquired
by Sheriff’s Deed are not in
the plans (to be used by the
city),” Councilwoman Ilene
Enochs said. “I think it’s a
fairly easy decision to put
those out to sell.”
According to McEachern,
if the properties acquired
due to tax delinquencies are
sold, the city would probably be required to split the
proceeds with the school
and county as the city holds
the title individually and as
trustee on behalf of all taxing entities.
“I say we sell all except
the ones we know as strategic,” Mayor Keith McComis
said.
The council discussed the
possibility of converting
properties near Lawdwin
Ball Fields into a parking
lot and retaining properties
purchased for extensions or
realignments until funds
were available to use the
properties as intended.
Council will vote on the
matter at their next meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 18.
In other news, the council:
■ approved the closure of
city streets in the Oakland
Heights addition 5 to 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, for the safety of trick or treaters; and
■ authorized City Administrator Brandon Emmons
to advertise for land lease
agreements (including grazing and hunting rights) on
311 acres adjacent to the
south side of Bridgeport Municipal Airport.
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After showcasing the newest addition to the city’s police department earlier in
the day, the Bridgeport City
Council deliberated sharing
it with another local entity at
their regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Police Chief Randy Singleton said Paradise High
School Principal Mac Edwards asked to use Devon
Acor, the city’s canine (the
only certified drug dog in the
county) for drug searches at
his campus.
The school would pay the
department $100 per search
with a limit of two searches
per month.
Fearing “legal ramifications,” Councilman Matt
Van Hoose voted against the
proposition.
“If something happens,
nothing stops an individual
from suing the city,” Van
Hoose said. “(The school)
has other options. They can
contract out elsewhere. I’d
prefer we stay inside our city
limits.”
Chief Singleton said the canine was purchased through
a donation to the department
by Devon Energy.
“Lending it would pay forward the public service, community service, that we received with Devon donating
the funds for the canine,” he
said.
With Councilman Billy
Fred Walker abstaining, the
motion passed 3-1.
Vacant city properties
As a workshop item, the
council discussed the disposition of several parcels of
land owned by the city.
According to City Secretary Jesica McEachern, most
of the lots have city facilities on them, but some are
vacant and require maintenance such as mowing and
weedeating.
They include:
■ one lot on Newby Street
purchased for the extension
of 13th Street for $70,000,
now valued at $7,800;
■ another lot purchased
for the same purpose in
the Lawdwin Addition for
$6,000 now valued at $570;
■ two strips of land in the
J.M. Arocha Survey purchased for realigning 16th
Street at $1,860 and $1,700
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FOUR-LEGGED OFFICER — The Bridgeport Police Department presented the newest addition to its force, a 22-month-old
German Shepherd named Devon Acor, at a media event Tuesday. On hand for the presentation were (back from left) Steve
Stanford, assistant police chief; Taylor Luskey, Devon Energy public affairs specialist; Phil Ryan, Devon senior security
supervisor; Brandon Emmons, city administrator; Randy Singleton, police chief; (front) dog handler Jay-T Manoushagian and
Devon Acor.
4-legged officer has nose for police work ...
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“He’s a dual role dog
— tracking and narcotics,”
Manoushagian said. “He’s a
great dog.”
Acor replaces Bella, a
black Labrador Retriever
who was sold to the department’s former dog handler,
Kris Foster in May.
Foster personally kenneled, cared and fed the
animal at his home.
When he resigned from
the department to take a
job with Burlington Northern Railroad, he asked to
purchase the dog.
Because the department
had no trained handler (or
funds to train one) and no-
where to kennel the dog, the
city approved the sale.
In June, Devon donated
$7,500 for the purchase of
a narcotics detection/tracking certified canine from
Worldwide Canine Inc. and
for the handler’s training.
“The advantages of a K-9
program are significant to
a police agency,” Singleton
told the council in June.
“Dogs have a keen sense of
smell and can detect odors
that humans cannot … The
presence of a police K-9
while dealing with criminal offenders adds another
layer of security.”
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MEETINGS CANCELED — The Wise
County Diabetic meetings are canceled
for the remainder of the year.
THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS ...
GREENWOOD FALL FESTIVAL — The
14th annual Greenwood Fall Festival
is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in
downtown Greenwood. The GreenwoodSlidell Volunteer Fire Department Fish
Fry will follow at 5 p.m. at the fire
station in downtown Greenwood on
County Road 2640.
ANIMAL CLINIC — The city of Chico will
host an animal clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, at the fire department,
102 N. Weatherford St. Rabies shots are
$6, and animals can be registered with
the city for $5.
GOSPEL CONCERT — On Oct. 8, Gary
Family Gospel Music celebrates its
second anniversary with a free gospel
concert featuring The Hendrix Trio with
Nella and Mom Jenkins at The Country
Church, 2337 U.S. 380, in Bridgeport.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30
concert. Anniversary cake and punch
will be served. Child care is provided.
Call the church at (817) 517-9315
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WISE COUNTY
Conservation
projects get
Wise support
By PHIL MAJOR
A conservation initiative
aimed at controlling runoff
into Eagle Mountain Lake
will get $50,000 in support
from Wise County.
The Wise County Water
Control and Improvement
District No. 1 had pledged
$50,000 to the project, and
Tuesday night agreed to
write the check.
The long-term initiative
is an effort of the Natural
Resource
Conservation
Service and the Tarrant
Regional Water District
to slow erosion that runs
down the Trinity River
and into Eagle Mountain
Lake.
Erosion control projects
will assist individual landowners along the Trinity
and its tributaries. Much
of Eagle Mountain’s watershed is in Wise County.
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galactosemia research
By DAVE ROGERS
Jo Beth Southard said
she’s been blown away by
the amount of support her
family and their cause have
received from Wise County
neighbors since she dreamed
up “Sarah’s Cure” six years
ago.
A fundraiser for research
to prevent and cure galactosemia, a rare genetic disorder that affects Southard’s
daughter, Sarah, Sarah’s
Cure winds up its 2011 event
tonight with a musicfest and
live and silent auctions beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Decatur’s Bono’s Chophouse and
Saloon.
Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Johnny Lee are
the headliners for the concert, with local singer Dakota Burns opening. A 5K
run/walk event and a kids’
1K event were held Saturday morning, starting and
ending at the Decatur courthouse.
“The turnout has just
been unimaginable,” Jo Beth
Southard said. “Sarah’s Cure
is the largest annual fundraiser for galactosemia in the
nation, and it’s right here in
Wise County. The people in
Wise County are the ones
who make it possible.”
The event has generated
$185,000 in its first five
years of existence. The funds
go through a regional organization, Galactosemic Families of the Southern States,
to the national organization,
Galactosemia Foundation,
to be used in research and
funding for annual conferences that unite doctors, researchers and parents.
“Since we’ve started it,
there’s been six research
projects that have been
funded through this,” Jo
Beth said.
Sarah was 7 days old when
doctors told Jo Beth and husband Mark Southard their
firstborn had galactosemia,
which meant she was missing the enzyme that breaks
down the carbohydrates lactose and galactose.
Lactose and galactose are
found in many foods including some fruits, vegetables,
meats, almost all processed
foods, and many children’s
medications.
Galactosemia is a life-long
genetic disorder that affects
only one in 80,000. Some of
the possible side effects are
enlarged liver, kidney failure,
cataracts and brain damage.
There is no known cure.
Since it affects so few
people, galactosemia attracts little attention or research funds. Much of what
the Southards have learned
about living with the disease
came via Galactosemic Families of the Southern States.
Although it covers four
states — Texas, Oklahoma,
Louisiana and Arkansas —
there are only about 50 families involved with GFSS, Jo
Beth said. That’s partly because it’s so rare, and some
who have the genetic disorContinued on page 10A
Understanding
CHURCH BRIEFS
LORD’S ACRE FALL
FESTIVAL
Sat., Oct. 8 * 9 am – 1 pm
1st United Methodist Church
of Boyd
540 S. Allen (Hwy 730 S)
940-433-5368 for more info
FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH OF SLIDELL
BLAKE BOLERJACK
CONCERT
OCTOBER 9 * 6 PM
FM 455
940-466-3990
EAGLE DRIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
GOD & COUNTRY
CONFERENCE
October 9 – 12
Sunday – 10 am, 11 am, 6 pm
Mon – Wed – 6:30
1301 Eagle Dr., Decatur
940-627-6698
Directory
of AREA
CHURCHES
THE RIVER CHURCH
Fall Carnival
Sunday, October 23 * 3 – 6pm
1901 S. Trinity, Decatur
940-627-2200
WISE COUNTY
COWBOY CHURCH
Fun Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29 * 5 – 9pm
Cowboy/Cowgirl Rodeo Clown
Costume Contest
2070 Old Denton Rd., Decatur
Bring Your Family
Sunday School ........... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
Children’s Church .........11 a.m.
Evening Prayer ............... 6 p.m.
Evening Worship .......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night .......... 7 p.m.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST
106 S. Lane, Decatur
Office 627-5248 • Bus Ride 627-3980
Bro. Louis Horton
* Fundamental * Old-Fashioned * Missionary *
Teaching & Preaching The King James Bible
Wise County’s Largest Bus Ministry
and Immanuel Christian Academy
First Presbyterian
Church
NEW SALEM
FREEWILL
BAPTIST
CHURCH
1307 Newby St. • Bridgeport, TX
940-683-4779
Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar
SUNDAY
10 a.m.…Sunday School
11 a.m.……Morning Worship
Wed. Evening 6 p.m.
Sunday Fellowship... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School…10 a.m.
Sunday Worship…11 a.m.
940-627-5413
Come & Share The Joy
[email protected]
“A Warm Welcome Awaits You
at First Presbyterian.”
Hwy. 51 South
Decatur, Texas 76234
FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH BOYD
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Adult & Youth Worship 7 p.m.
Call today about our Mother’s Day Out program
Children Activities and Nursery provided all service
Pastor Mark Autry
140 N FM 730 • 940-433-2607 • www.fbcboyd.org
Sunday
Class
9:30 a.m.
Worship Celebration
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Classes
6:45 p.m.
Hwy. 380, 1 mile west of
Hwy. 287, Decatur
940-627-6131
www.centralfellowship.com
Come Check Us Out!
Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evenings 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evenings 7 p.m.
3483 S. FM 51 • Decatur
Pastors
Chris &
Linda Brown
940-626-0006
or 940-300-1771
[email protected]
Decatur Church of Christ
"Where Your Family Will Find A Home"
• Family Bible Study For All Ages
• The Childrens Place (A Mother's Day Out) 2 days a week
FM 51 South and Preskitt Rd.
Decatur, Texas
Phone 940-627-1912
Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening. Small groups including a
5 p.m. meeting at the church
www.decaturchurchofchrist.com Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
What We Read
True Love (By H.L. Davis)
The Perils of Love. Are you shocked at love having perils, anger and rejection?
Jesus stated, “O Jerusalem…thou that killeth the prophets, and stonest them that
are sent unto thee…” (Math 23:37). Here plainly is shown the perils of love. God’s
servants and prophets are rejected and hated men of God. If you had been present
in the days of these men they would tell you and affirm that they loved one another
dearly. Then let us examine this love. Love and hate is clearly demonstrated. Who
held hate and who held love? One class had love no mistake, they loved what they
were doing with a whole heart and mind of dedication. While when confronted with
the prophets of God they stood up in wrath and hatred. The distinction was clear,
one had love of God while the opposers held the love of man or the natural mind set.
Here is the nature of God’s own: “THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH
ALL THINE HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIGHT”
(Deut 6:5). The prophet of God loved Him in just this sincerity. That defense of God,
and his disdain of other Gods was the calling of God’s servants under both the
Old and New convents. HEAR WHAT MUST BE DEFENDED. “HEAR O ISRAEL,
THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD” When Israel drifted into service of other
Gods, the prophets were sent to warn, but THEY MET VIGOROUS OPPOSITION,
SEVERE ENOUGH TO CAUSE THEIR STONING AND DEATH. These faithful men
of God jeopardized their lives due to their love of God and truth. When so-called
believers are confronted today with their error of holding to more than one true God
and that immortality is the gift of God to his own faithful. Immediately resistance
is cried, pulpits closed, and false accusations abound against the true witnesses.
Where do you stand? The truth will set you free.
Second Advent Christian Church
615 S. Owen Dr. Mustang OK 73064
405-624-3334 Call for Bible study time Steve Ryan
Ken May - Pastor
1200 W. Preskitt Rd. - 940-627-3235
www.firstdecatur.us
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
Call 940.627.5987 to list
your church for as little as
$14.80
a week or email
[email protected]
for more information
First Baptist Church
of Slidell
SUNDAYS
Bible Study - 10 a.m.
Worship - 11 a.m.
Evening Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.
A Spirit-Filled Interdenominational Church
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Services 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
TFH Youth 5:30 p.m.
Call 940-627-5365
Call
940-627-5365
tfhpeople.com
Directions: We are easy to find, located right off of
Hwy 380. From Decatur head West 4 miles we are
on the left. From Bridgeport head East 4 miles we
are on the right.
Rhome
Church of Christ
170 W. 1st, Rhome
Sunday Bible Class
all ages .............. 9:30 a.m.
Sun. Worship .............. 10:30 a.m.
Sun. Evening ..................... 6 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .............. 7 p.m.
Sunday Bible Class ...............10 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ....... 5 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ............... 7 p.m.
Minister Bob Ross
FM 1204 • Greenwood
817-638-5159 • 817-636-2325
817-636-2496
www.rhomechurchofchrist.org
Same location for over 100 years.
940-393-3484
First
United
Methodist
Church
of Bridgeport
SUNDAY
Sunday School ................. 10 a.m.
Worship .......... 8:45 & 10:55 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Family Fellowship Meal .....5-6 p.m.
Studies for all ages ............ 6 p.m.
Sr. High Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services
Rev. Mike
Brother
DavidMiller
Rucker
Greenwood
Church of Christ
940-683-2780 or 940-683-4193
608 17th Street, Bridgeport
WEDNESDAYS
Kidzone and Youth - 6:30 p.m.
Prayer Gathering - 6:30 p.m.
940-466-3990
www.slidellbaptist.com
(1.5 miles west of U.S. 287)
940-627-1006
www.ccdecatur.org
Today’s Music & Casual Dress
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m....................Sunday School
10:15 a.m..................Worship Service
MONDAY
6:30 p.m................Men’s Bible Study
WEDNESDAY
6:00 p.m..........Children (K-6th grade)
6:00 p.m.........Youth (7th-12th grade)
THURSDAY
6:30 p.m............Women’s Bible Study
Looking for some spiritual nourishment in the middle of the week?
Come join us in the Wednesday evening interactive Bible study at
Greenwood Baptist Church
7 PM Bible Study
2347 FM 1204 Other Services:
Greenwood, TX Sunday School
10 a.m.
940-466-7338 Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening
6 p.m.
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Rann Elementary
1300 Deer Park Rd • Decatur
Sunday at 10 a.m.
• Real Life Messages • Incredible Praise and Worship
• Casual Attire • Exciting Children & Youth Ministries
Youth - Wednesday @ 6:30 p.m.
Weekday Ministry Center, 1308 Old Chico Rd.
Pastor: Terry Phillips
Traditional Worship Services
Sunday Bible Study ....................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........................10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............................6 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Service ...............7 p.m.
455 W. Rock Island Avenue
Boyd, TX 76023 • 940-433-5281
Email: [email protected]
Mt. Zion
Baptist Church
940-627-5103
615 CR 1280 • Alvord, Texas
Sunday School ................................10 a.m.
Sun. Morning Worship ...................11 a.m.
Sun. Evening Worship ......................6 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship .....................7 p.m.
• Passionate about Christ
• Faithful to God's Word
• Committed to Reaching Our Community
Kevin J. Moore, Pastor
www.mountzionalvord.com
Twin Oaks
Assembly of God
300 Cates St. (Hwy. 920) • Bridgeport
Pastor Gary Sessions
Sunday School. . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. . . . . 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study . . 7 p.m.
2840 U.S. Hwy. 380 • Decatur
Trinity Baptist Church
Boyd
Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church
4789 South FM 730
Decatur, TX 76234
940-627-2860
Pastor: Robert Haynes
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Music Director: Olin Blase
www.pleasantgrovecowboychurch.com
CENTRAL
BAPTIST CHURCH
4793 FM 1810 • Chico
940-644-5647
Pastor Fred Ferren
Sunday School (all ages).........10 a.m.
Family Night (meal served)
Sunday Morning Worship.......11 a.m.
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Sunday Evening Worship.........6 p.m.
940-683-3110
Wednesday Evening Worship...7 p.m.
Rhome
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United Methodist
Church
"A beautiful church, and
friendly people"
817-636-2222
www.rhomeunitedmethodistchurch.org
home.earthlink.net/~rhoman/
Sunday School ............9 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........10 a.m.
Pastor, Fredrick L. Utz
Nursery & Children’s Church
"Remember Jesus Christ, raised
from the dead, a descendant of
David - that is my gospel"
2 Timothy 8
WISE COUNTY
CRIME REPORT
Friday, Sept. 30
700 BLOCK OF MAIN
STREET — A coin collection
and gold jewelry was
burglarized from a camper in
Newark.
700 BLOCK OF COUNTY
ROAD 3510 — Welding
equipment was stolen from
the location.
Saturday, Oct. 1
300 BLOCK OF PRIVATE
ROAD 4732 — A man
reported that his female
neighbor ran over his dog on
purpose.
800 BLOCK OF COUNTY
ROAD 1304 — A truck was
reported stolen.
100 BLOCK OF PRIVATE
ROAD 4436 — A couple
going through a divorce got
into an argument because
the husband used his wife’s
money to fill up his tank.
Sunday, Oct. 2
INTERSECTION OF U.S. 380
AND COUNTY ROAD 1111
— A woman tracked down
her drunk husband who had
left their house the night
before on foot. He refused to
ride home with her and was
subsequently arrested for
public intoxication.
200 BLOCK OF TOWER
ROAD — Juveniles stole
some beer from their
neighbor’s house.
600 BLOCK OF MAIN
STREET — A man was
arrested after he kicked a
window out of his girlfriend’s
car.
200 First St.
at Dogwood
Downtown Rhome
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WISE COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH
wisecountycowboychurch.com
Sunday Morning • 10:30
Worship service • Children’s Church
Wednesday evening • 7:00
Bible Study • Youth
2070 Old Denton Road
9A
1100 BLOCK OF COUNTY
ROAD 4590 — An
intoxicated man assaulted
his drunk father.
Monday, Oct. 3
1000 BLOCK OF COUNTY
ROAD 4371 — Twenty feet
of copper wire was stolen
from a compressor station.
INTERSECTION OF FARM
ROAD 2123 AND COUNTY
ROAD 3655 — A woman
who reported that she was
threatened with a gun was
arrested for outstanding
warrants.
100 BLOCK OF TEXAS 101
SOUTH — A man stole two
cases of beer from the
Allsup’s in Chico.
600 BLOCK OF NORTH
DAVIS — A house was
burglarized.
200 BLOCK OF MOSLEY
LANE — Complainants said
they are being harassed on
Facebook.
LAKE ROAD RV PARK
— A woman accused her
neighbor of stealing a
compact disc.
100 BLOCK OF MATHERS
ROAD — Two-hundred feet
of copper wire was stolen
from the location.
300 BLOCK OF LONE TRAIL
— A house was burglarized.
600 BLOCK OF COYOTE
TRAIL — A woman thinks
her neighbor stole her dog.
200 BLOCK OF PRIVATE
ROAD 3557 — A man thinks
someone tried to set his
home on fire.
200 BLOCK OF EAST
SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD — A
man thought his friend had
overdosed on heroin, but he
had only taken one Xanax.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
200 BLOCK OF MOSLEY
LANE — A woman continues
to receive harassing
messages on Facebook.
200 BLOCK OF COUNTY
ROAD 3471 — A landlord
reported that tenants
destroyed a home.
LAKE ROAD RV PARK — A
man was waving a bat at
passing cars.
300 BLOCK OF FARM ROAD
718 — A 17-year-old male
went to Newark City Hall
and said he had contracted
a sexually transmitted
disease and required
immediate emergency
assistance.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
300 BLOCK OF EAST
FRANKLIN STREET — A
home was burglarized.
Thursday, Oct. 6
500 BLOCK OF COUNTY
ROAD 4756 — One hundred
feet of insulated copper wire
was stolen from location.
2000 BLOCK OF U.S. 287 —
A woman was accidentally
hit in the eye with a chair at
Bono’s.
Decatur, Texas
(Off Hwy 380 Approximately 1.5 miles East of Decatur)
940-627-4222
Discover a New Life in Christ
Fall Remodeling Sale!
SUNDAY
Bible Study....................9 am
Worship.................. 10:15 am
Evening Worship........... 6 pm
WEDNESDAY
AWANA..................6-7:30 pm
1204 12th St. • Bridgeport
940-683-4037
www.fbcbridgeport.com
The leaves are beginning to fall
and so are our prices!
20 - 50 % off
Everything in the Store!
Design Services,Custom Window Treatments/Bedding, Upholstery,
Home Furnishings/Specialty Rooms, Outdoor Furnishings,
Gift Certificates & Layaway Available
Tonja Hartman
Owner/Lead Designer
119 N. State Street, Decatur
Studio: 940-626-4387 • Cell: 817-980-1911
10A
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ONE FINAL ‘CRUISE’ — The 2011 season of Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square in Decatur came to an end
last Saturday. James Shaffer, left, and Claire and Doug Packard were among those checking out the many classic
cars circling the courthouse.
der are unaware of the national and regional support
organizations.
“I’ve found out there are
two other adults in the area
who have it, but not everyone knows about GFSS,”
Southard said. “Families get
together at least once a year
and talk about what’s going
on.”
Sarah, now 12, attends
McCarroll Middle School in
Decatur.
“People adapt. It’s something she was born with. You
just deal with it,” Jo Beth
said. “You order pizza without cheese. It’s really just a
part of our lives.
“There’s so much about it
that’s unknown. If we did
know, it would be so easier
to deal with.”
Hence the Southards’ dedication to fundraising. Or
should we say event planning.
“We try to make it something that people will want
to do, which is why we bring
bands that people want to
see,” Sarah’s mom said. “We
Messenger photo by Dave Rogers
SUPPORT FOR A FRIEND — McCarroll Middle School
students have supported classmate Sarah Southard by
painting a poster that promotes Saturday’s Sarah’s Cure,
an annual fundraising event to benefit research for a cure
for galactosemia, a genetic metabolic disorder Southard
was born with. The group (from left) includes Kara Harper,
Paylynn Crowley, Logan Cullop, Cayla Bertron, Layni Blythe,
Sarah Southard, Faith Myers, Delaney Davis. Hannah Adkins
and Hallie Ramos were unavailable for this photograph.
try to make it something
where people are getting
their money’s worth out of it,
and it’s not just a fundraiser.
We want it to be an event
people look forward to.
“It’s turned into that over
the years.”
Jason Boland & The Strag-
glers, a band that came out
of Stillwater in 1998 as part
of the Texas/Red Dirt music scene, is celebrating the
release of its sixth album,
Rancho Alto, which debuted
Tuesday.
The band is a Sarah’s Cure
veteran, having played at
SCV MEETING — The Sons of
Confederate Veterans will meet 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Wesley Center
of the First United Methodist Church
in Decatur. Member Royce Raven will
present a program about his trip to
Africa.
REGISTER TO VOTE — The Wise County
Voter Registration office reminds all
Wise County voters to check their “blue”
voter card for their correct name and
physical address (911 address). The last
day to register to vote, or update your
information, for the Nov. 8 elections is
Tuesday, Oct. 11. If you have questions,
call the voter registration office at (940)
627-3656 or (940) 626-4453.
ABWN MEETING — The Wise County
Area Business Women’s Network will
Medical Center Pharmacy
Prescriptions • Compounding
Fast and
Friendly Service
Drive-Thru • Free Delivery
DECATUR
1101 Eagle Dr. • Suite C
Decatur, 76234
940-627-5400
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ALVORD
115 E. Bypass 287. • Suite B
Alvord, 76225
940-427-2801
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sat.
Specializing in men’s, women’s, kid’s cuts
& styles, colors, perms & waxing.
306 E. Walnut • Decatur • Open Thurs., Fri., Sat.
the second edition in 2007.
Lee, on the other hand, is
in his sixth decade of entertaining. He was a regular at
Gilley’s Club in Pasadena in
the ’70s and his “Lookin’ for
Love” from the soundtrack
of “Urban Cowboy,” a 1980
movie prominently featuring Gilley’s, was the first of
five No. 1 hits for Lee.
The Musicfest and auctions
changed venue this year, after having been held on the
Decatur Square in the past.
Auction items include trips
to Galveston and Padre Island, a registered miniature
Australian shepherd puppy,
and a skeet shoot.
Tickets are $15 until 3
p.m., $20 at the door.
“The level of support we
get is just amazing,” Southard said. “It’s rewarding for
us to have an event that we
think is beneficial to the
whole galactosemia community. But the local community, they want to help, and
this gives them a way they
can. It’s really a big deal.”
Q
Email Dave at [email protected]
wcmessenger.com.
NEWS BRIEFS
Continued from page 7A
at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the high
school library. Counselors will discuss
the college application process,
graduation requirements, scholarships
and future financial aid opportunities.
is your local Barber.
940-627-5224
Sarah’s Cure event will benefit ...
Continued from page 8A
Stacie’s Style Shop
meet at noon Thursday, Oct. 13, at the
Decatur Civic Center. Buster Chandler
with USDA Rural Development will
discuss available grants and low interest
loans for businesses and residences.
Reservations can be made until noon
Monday, Oct. 10, at www.abwn.org.
BRISKETS FOR CHARITY — Wise
Electric is selling briskets for various
charities. Briskets cost $40 and will
be ready for pickup Friday, Oct. 14. For
more information, call Wise Electric at
(940) 627-2167.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
TO DISCUSS PARADISE I.S.D.
Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas
Paradise I.S.D. will hold a public meeting
At 6:00 PM October 17, 2011
At 338 School House Road
Paradise, Texas 76073
In the School Board Room
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss
Paradise I.S.D.’s rating on the state’s financial
accountability system.
Rick’s Metal Recycling
3280 S Hwy 101 • Bridgeport, TX
940-683-3770
TOP PRICE ACCURATE WEIGHT
ON ALL METALS
• #1 Short Iron $225/ Ton
• #2 Short Iron $215/Ton
• Long Iron $195/Ton
• Tin $195/Ton
• Car Bodies w/title $195/Ton
• Aluminum Cans 62¢/lb
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Sat. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FINANCIAL FOCUS
It’s a Good Week to Think About Retirement Savings
You may not see it posted on your
calendar, but Oct. 16 – 22 is National
Save for Retirement Week. This
annual event, endorsed by Congress,
is designed to raise awareness about
the importance of saving for retirement
— so you may want to take some time
this week to review your own strategy
for achieving the retirement lifestyle
you’ve envisioned.
If you’re not convinced of the need
for an event such as National Save for
Retirement Week, just consider these
statistics, taken from the Employee
Benefit Research Institute’s 2011
Retirement Confidence Survey:
• The percentage of workers not at all
confident about having enough money
for a comfortable retirement grew from
22 percent in 2010 to 27 percent — the
highest level measured in the 21 years
of the Retirement Confidence Survey.
• 56 percent of respondents say that
the total value of their household’s
savings and investments, excluding the
value of their primary home and any
defined benefit plans (i.e., traditional
pension plans) is less than $25,000.
• Less than half of the respondents
say they and/or their spouse have tried
to calculate how much money they will
need for a comfortable retirement.
These numbers are obviously troubling
— and they indicate that most of us
probably need to put more thought and
effort into our retirement savings. What
can you do? Here are a few suggestions:
• Determine how much you’ll need
in retirement. Try to define the lifestyle
you want during retirement. Will you
travel the world or stay close to home?
Will you work part time or spend your
hours volunteering or pursuing hobbies?
Once you know what your retirement
might look like, try to estimate how
much it might cost.
• Identify your sources of retirement
income. Take into account your IRA,
401(k) or other employer-sponsored
retirement plan, Social Security and
other savings and investments. How
much income will they provide? How
much can you withdraw from these
vehicles each year without depleting
them?
• Calculate any retirement shortfall.
Try to determine if your savings and
investments will be enough to provide
you with an income stream that’s
adequate to meet your retirement needs.
If it isn’t, develop an estimate of the
size of the shortfall.
• Take steps to close savings “gap.”
If it doesn’t look like you’ll have
enough to meet your retirement needs,
you may consider adjusting your
savings and investment strategy. This
may mean contributing more to your
IRA, 401(k) and other retirement
accounts. Or, perhaps your investment
mix may need to be reviewed to find
a better balance growth potential with
risk. Or you may need to take both of
these steps.
• Monitor your progress. Once you’ve
put your investment strategy into place,
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
11A
AREA DEATHS AND FUNERALS
Mary Kathryn O’Dell
Rosemary Jones Chambers
1936-2011
Funeral for Mary Kathryn O’Dell, 75, of Bridgeport
is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at
Hawkins Funeral Home in
Bridgeport with burial at
West Bridgeport Cemetery.
The Revs. Steve Billingsley
and Mike Wiltcher will officiate.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home.
O’Dell died Wednesday,
Oct. 5, 2011, in Bridgeport.
Born Aug. 4, 1936, in Bastrop, La., to William and Margaret (Worley) Billingsley,
she married Leon O’Dell Dec.
24, 1955, in Gainesville. Her
faith was Church of Christ,
and she was a member of
the Runaway Bay Country
Club. O’Dell was involved in
Senior Care, Bridgeport ISD
and Haggar Slacks.
She was preceded in death
by her brother, Charles David Billingsley.
O’Dell is survived by her
husband; sons Gerry O’Dell
and wife, Susan, of Magnolia, Rick O’Dell and wife,
Beverly, of Chico and David
O’Dell and wife, Angie, of
1928-2011
MARY KATHRYN O’DELL
Bridgeport; daughters Kathy
Hughes and Jackie O’Dell,
both of Bridgeport; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Juanima
Smith of Bridgeport; brother
J.E. Billingsley and wife,
Sharon, of North Richland
Hills; and other family members.
Pallbearers
are
Rick
O’Dell, Gerry O’Dell, David
O’Dell, Will O’Dell, Chad
O’Dell, Cody O’Dell and Coy
Gene Cleveland. Honorary
pallbearers are Tyler Hughes
and Christopher O’Dell.
Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
Funeral for Rosemary
Jones Chambers, 83, of
Paradise, is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Stephenville
Funeral Home with burial
to follow at West End Cemetery.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home.
Chambers died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in Decatur.
Born June 18, 1928, in
Mercury to John Hubert and
Vida Mae Ferguson Jones,
she married Carl Chambers
in December 1946 in Stephenville. She was a member of the Paradise Baptist
Church and served two
terms as Worthy Matron of
the Boyd chapter of the Eastern Star. Chambers worked
as a department store clerk,
graphite plant worker and
in food services. She lived in
Stephenville, Arlington and,
for the last 46 years, in Paradise.
Chambers was preceded
in death by her husband on
March 23, 2009.
She is survived by sons
Rodney Carl Chambers and
1957-2011
ROSEMARY CHAMBERS
wife, Linda Jo, and James
Donald Chambers and wife,
Bonnie Lynn; grandchildren
Kristina Dawn Rhoades
and husband, Chuck, James
Brandon Chambers and Veronica Rheyes, and Amber
Rose Chambers; great-grandchildren Jayson Richard,
Zoe Elizabeth, Julian, Luis,
Savannah and Brianna; sisters Johnnie Marie (Jones)
Chancellor and Clara Joyce
(Jones) Baker.
Online condolences may be
made at stephenvillefh.com.
Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
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Randy Duane Haire II, a
senior at Alvord High School,
was seriously injured Monday and is hospitalized at
John Peter Smith Hospital
in Fort Worth. Family friends
have set up a benefit bank
account at Legend Bank
in Alvord to assist his parents, Randy and Elizabeth
Faulkner Haire, with medi-
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Alvord, TX 76225.
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set up for friends to leave
comments
and
monitor
Randy’s progress at www.
facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/pages/Prayers-for-Randy-Duane-
Haire-II/221288224599949.
Information on the Facebook page Thursday said
Haire was on life support,
with doctors saying he could
be in the hospital for weeks
or even months. His parents
have asked that all visitors
go through them.
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of his best friends came to
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looked at them!!! He already
looks so much better.”
Haire attended Denton
Ryan High School for two
years, the Facebook page
said.
Memorial service for Van
“Sammy” Winkle, 54, of
Newark is 1 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8, at U-Turn World
Ministries in Boyd with
Kevin Alexander officiating.
Winkle died Tuesday,
Oct. 4, 2011, in Dallas.
Born March 4, 1957, in
New Orleans to Hubert and
Francis (Johnston) Winkle,
he served in the U.S. Navy
and was a construction remodeler.
Winkle was preceded in
death by his brother, Edward Wesley Winkle.
He is survived by daughter Stephanie Derenthal
and husband, Jeff, of Florida; son Christopher Winkle
of Florida; granddaughter
Avery Derenthal; sister
T.K. Sampson and husband,
Tommy, of Boyd; broth-
VAN ‘SAMMY’ WINKLE
ers Perry Winkle and wife,
Deane, of Colleyville, Roger
Winkle and wife, Libby, of
Washington, Ga., and Bobby Smith and wife, Sheila,
of Longview; his companion Pam Snyder of Rhome;
and other relatives.
Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
Janice Ruth Luster
1946-2011
Graveside service for Janice Ruth Luster, 65, of Boyd
is 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10,
at Pleasant Grove Cemetery
No. 2 in Keeter with the Rev.
Dale Noska officiating.
Luster died Monday, Oct.
3, 2011, in Corinth.
Born Sept. 9, 1946, in
Omaha, Neb., to Floyd and
Betsy (Mader) Hull, she was
a homemaker. She married
James Edward Luster May
15, 1969, in Huntington
Beach, Calif.
Luster is survived by her
husband; son James Edward Luster II of California;
daughter Denice Marie Luster of Florida; grandchild
Triston Luster; brothers
Floyd Hull of North Carolina, Mark Hull of South
Carolina and Harvey Hull of
Nebraska; sisters Judy Floral of Washington and Peggy
Hull of Nebraska; and other
family members.
Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
More obituaries on page 12A
12A
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
AREA DEATHS
Billie June Langston
1931-2011
Funeral for Billie June
Langston, 79, of Aurora was
Oct. 7 at Greenwood Funeral
Home. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Langston died Monday,
Oct. 3, 2011, in Denton.
She was born Dec. 10,
1931, in Fort Worth.
Langston is survived by
her husband, Charles K.
Langston; daughters Donna
Yvonne Langston and Darrell Waters, Glenda Suzanne
Ross and husband, Rick,
and Sandra Kaye Bomar
and husband, Dennis; sisters Wanda Kahler Rusher
and Deborah Siefkas; and
grandchildren Brandon, Co-
Bonnie Upshaw Lasater Kongable
1938-2011
BILLIE JUNE LANGSTON
rey, Tyke and Troy Bomar,
Derek Hoover, Chris Wolfe,
and Ricky and Paul Ross.
Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
Mary Anne Carter Duke Ebert
1908-2011
Memorial service for Mary
Anne Carter Duke Ebert,
103, of Denton is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at First United
Methodist Church in Denton.
Ebert died Sunday, Oct. 2,
2011, in Denton.
Born May 26, 1908, in
Balsora to Robert Anderson
Carter and Martha Carolina
Newsom Carter, she grew up
in rural Wise County near
Boonsville and Balsora. Her
parents moved the family
to Denton so their children
could attend high school, as
Wise County did not have
a high school at the time.
She graduated from Denton
High School and North Texas
State College in Denton. Ebert taught school and coached
volleyball in the North Texas
area and worked as a home
demonstration agent in Mason.
She married Earl Taylor
Duke April 30, 1938, near
Boonsville. Her only child,
Martha Anne Duke, was born
in 1941 in Lubbock while Ebert’s husband was an instructor at Texas Tech University.
Ebert returned to college
to complete her master’s degree in foods and nutrition at
Texas State College for Women in Denton. She worked to
establish nursery schools for
working women in Lubbock
during World War II, taught
home economics at West Texas State College in Canyon
and returned to work as a
home demonstration agent in
Pampa. In 1950, she studied
family life education at Iowa
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MARY ANNE DUKE EBERT
State University in Ames,
Iowa. She was supervisor of
all home economics instructors in the Arlington, Va.,
public schools and became
coordinator of family life education for the Asheville, N.C.,
school district.
Ebert was preceded in
death by her first husband in
1942; husband Charles William Ebert in 1992; brothers
Marvin Carter and James
Daniel Carter; and sister
Roberta Annetta Carter Jennings.
She is survived by daughter Martha Rogers of Decatur; grandchildren Bruce
Buckholtz, Katherine York,
Bob Rogers, Philip Rogers
and Timothy Rogers; and
great-grandchildren James
Buckholtz, Patricia Embley,
Brigitte Buckholtz, Michelle
Buckholtz, Brennan Rogers,
Noah Rogers, Joshua Rogers,
Coen Rogers, Eli Rogers and
Magdalyn Rogers.
Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
Memorial service for
Bonnie Upshaw Lasater
Kongable, 73, of Rhome is
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at
the First Baptist Church
in Aurora with the Rev.
Jimmy Withers officiating.
Graveside service will be
held at a later date at the
Odd Fellows Cemetery in
Maramec, Okla.
Kongable died Wednesday,
Oct. 5, 2011, in Rhome.
Born March 22, 1938, in
Blackburn, Okla., to Fred
and Ruby (Rhodes) Upshaw,
she graduated from Blackburn High School. Kongable married Calvin Alford
Lasater in October 1957
and had three sons. She
married J. Robert Kongable in February 1983 in
Grapevine. They traveled
to Europe and to Russian
orphanages. She spent time
with family and friends.
Kongable was a legal secretary and retired in 2000.
She was a member of Aurora Baptist Church and was
active in the church choir,
AWANA and children’s
summer camp. She went to
many Bible study groups.
Kongable was preceded
in death by her first husband; sons Robert and Larry Lasater; brothers Lewis,
Arnie and Jimmie; and sisters Lily Joyce and Ruby
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Memorials may be made
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Wise County Messenger,
October 8, 2011
Wayne Garrett
1920-2011
Graveside service for
Wayne Garrett, 91, of Decatur was Oct. 6 at Oaklawn
Cemetery with Chaplain
Burl Pedigo officiating.
Garrett died Tuesday, Oct.
4, 2011, in Decatur.
Born July 20, 1920, in
San Augustine to Willie
and Annie Love (Thacker)
Garrett, he married Alice
Lorene Wood Aug. 13, 1938,
in Bridgeport. He retired
after 40 years of service as
superintendent of Avondale
Shipyards in Louisiana.
Garrett is survived by his
wife; son James Ray Garrett
and wife, Karen, of Decatur;
daughter Paulette McCormick and husband, John, of
Decatur; brothers Melton
Garrett of Dallas and Kirksey Garrett of Metairie, La.;
sisters Anita Starnes of Fort
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and Tiffany Garrett; and
great-grandchildren Colton,
Brandon, Jack and Allie McCormick.
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October 8, 2011
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501 E. Collins, Decatur, TX. The purpose of this
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ALVORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
CITY VIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
BOYD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
POTTSBORO . . . . . . . . . . . .33
BRIDGEPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 CHICO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
DECATUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 LINDSAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
SPORTS
NORTHWEST . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SOUTHLAKE CARROLL . . . . .48
PARADISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
HOWE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
SECTION B
DECATUR 30 • BRIDGEPORT 16
Messenger photos by Joe Duty
WINNING WAYS — Decatur senior receiver Caleb Hogan celebrates after catching a 5-yard touchdown pass from Garrett
Meuhlstein in the second quarter for the first score of the night.
Flying High
Eagles, Jackson
hold off Bulls
By BRANDON EVANS
After losing the last three
match-ups, including the last
two at home, the Decatur Eagles traveled to Bull Stadium
Friday night and reclaimed
the fabled jar of sand, winning a 30-16 thriller.
Despite winning by two
scores, the game remained in
question with less than two
minutes left in the fourth
quarter.
Up 23-16, Decatur attempted a fake punt on fourth and
six at their own 41 yard line.
Garrett Muehlstein’s pass
fell incomplete and the Bulls
took over. It was followed by
a facemask penalty by Deca-
tur that gave the Bulls a first
down at the Eagle 27-yard
line.
“We thought when we
called the fake punt that we
could keep the ball and run
out the clock,” said Decatur head coach Kyle Story.
“But when it didn’t work I’m
glad Cooper Jackson came
through for us. He was playing hard all night.”
With a chance to tie or
even win it, Bridgeport junior
quarterback Colby Mahon’s
pass was picked off by Jackson. It was Jackson’s second
interception of the night, and
Decatur’s third of the game.
Continued on page 10B
Eagles live
up to words
NEVER GIVE UP — Bridgeport running back Gabe Huerta ran ferocious all night,
piling up 102 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Many times taking would-be
tacklers on a ride as he churned out plenty of yards after contact.
The Decatur Eagles have worn their
expectations and mission for the 2011
season on their chest since the first
practice of the year - “We
will win.”
The words were a bold
statement for the program that returned to the
playoffs for the first time
since 2007 last season.
But Decatur coach Kyle
GREENE
Story said he chose those
words to challenge his
kids to be the best every where every day.
“We will win means to win everywhere,” Story said. “Win in the classroom
and with class in every aspect of live.”
Friday night under the brightest lights
of the season, the Decatur Eagles proved
for the seventh straight week they are up
Continued on page 10B
HISTORY OF A RIVALRY | Decatur leads series 59-27-6
1920 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1926 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1930 1931 1931 1932 1932 1933 1933 1934 1934 1935 1935 1936 1936 1937 1937 1938 1938 1939 1940
21-6 14-6 21-7 12-7 27-6 6-6 7-6 7-0 12-0 6-0 6-0 0-0 27-14 6-0 32-0 13-0 6-6 6-6 13-0 6-0 26-6 13-0 13-13 13-0 13-6 13-0 13-6 20-6 13-7 45-0 17-0
1941 1944 1946 1947 1948 1951 1952 1953 1954 1957 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
14-0 12-0 26-0 32-0 24-6 42-0 19-7 41-0 7-6 25-6 32-0 62-0 53-0 14-13 13-12 34-6 14-0 44-0 47-16 28-7 27-0 42-0 13-6 14-14 19-7 18-13 48-0 35-6 27-16 41-40 44-13
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
42-0 33-12 35-6 8-7 20-14 32-0 18-7 31-7 53-9 12-7 32-0 50-15 35-0 28-6 34-0 21-16 31-8 16-0 34-30 42-21 38-27 35-14 64-28 66-34 56-20 44-40 56-7 24-21 48-38 30-16
Bridgeport win
Decatur win
Tie
2B
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
SPORTS
PARADISE 14 • HOWE 9
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Panther defense stops Bulldogs
Points were hard to come by for
Paradise Friday night, but the Panther defense made sure it was even
harder for the Howe Bulldogs.
Paradise’s defense intercepted
four passes and held the Bulldogs
to just one touchdown in a 14-9
Panther win in its District 5-2A
opener.
The Panthers took the early 6-0
lead with 9:04 left in the first quarter on a 13-yard run by Andrew
Sims. The kick failed.
Howe responded with 6:28 left in
the half when Alex Torres caught a
6-yard pass from Ryan Haines for
the score. Dylon Woody’s kick gave
Howe the lead, 7-6.
Sims scored his second touchdown
of the game with 8:40 left in the
third quarter. He caught a 51-yard
pass from Josh McDowell. McDowell connected with Drake Trachta
for a successful two-point conversion to give Paradise a 14-7 lead.
Howe’s only other points came
when Paradise snapped the ball out
of the end zone for a safety with 5:37
remaining in the third quarter.
Sims led the Panthers in rushing
yards with 41 on 14 carries and was
the leading receiver with 2 catches
for 128 yards.
Paradise (5-1, 1-0) will look to
make it five wins in a row next week
when they travel to Callisburg.
Story by Brian Knox from game
information provided by Robert
Johnson.
CITY VIEW 42 • ALVORD 27
Mustangs run past Bulldogs
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City View
Alvord
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14
6
- 42
- 27
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
City View - 4:57, DJ Brown 20 run, kick failed
Alvord - 0:32, Joe Randall 11 run, Jose Luna kick
City View - 0:16, Brown 60 run, kick good
Second Quarter
Alvord - 10:30, Brandon Aeling 41 run, Luna kick
City View - 0:53, DJ Coursey 33 run, Brown run
Third Quarter
City View - 7:54, Coursey 4 run, kick good
Alvord - 0:25, Jesse Brown 30 run, Luna kick
Fourth Quarter
Alvord - 6:16, Joe Randall 15 run, kick failed
City View - 5:56, Brown 10 run, kick good
City View - 2:26, Brown 91 run, kick good
City View
Alvord
First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18. . . . . . . 17
Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . 39-372. . . .38-284
Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . 53. . . . . . 102
Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425. . . . . . 386
Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . . . 2-7-0. . . . 9-16-2
Punts-Average . . . . . . . . . 3-34. . . . . .3-40
Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1. . . . . . .4-2
Penalties-yards . . . . . . . . . 8-50. . . . .10-81
Individual Statistics
Rushing - City View, DJ Brown 16-230; Alvord, Joe
Randall 21-108; Brandon Aeling 10-101.
Passing - City View, Jarrett Rangle 2-7-0-53; Alvord
- Trevor Hardee 9-16-2-102. Receiving - City View,
DJ
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Lindsay 52, Chico 6
Chico
Lindsay
6 0
14 17
0
14
0
7
- 6
- 52
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
Lindsay - John Havercamp 26 run; Garrett Yancey
kick
Chico - Hunter York 9 pass to Kyle Potteiger; kick
failed
Lindsay - Blake Walker 56 run; Yancey kick
Second Quarter
Lindsay - Havercamp 13 pass to Dean Fleitman;
Yancey kick
Lindsay - Havercamp 8 pass to Jace Wann; Yancey
kick
Lindsay - Yancey 40 FG
Third Quarter
Lindsay - Havercamp 22 pass to Fleitman; Yancey
kick
Lindsay - Kyler Denny 19 run; Yancey kick
Fourth Quarter
Lindsay - Dawson Holt 7 run; Yancey kick
Chico
Lindsay
First downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . 20
Rushes - yards . . . . . . . . 23-55. . . .32-354
Passing yards . . . . . . . . . . . 199. . . . . . 100
Total yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254. . . . . . 454
Comp - Att - Int . . . . . .15-25-1. . . . 6-12-0
Punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32. . . . . . . . 0
Fumbles - lost . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . . .3-0
Penalties - yards. . . . . . . . 7-38. . . . .10-83
Individual Statistics
Rushing - Chico, Victor Velazquez 12-51; Lindsay,
Havercamp 12-130
Receiving - Chico, Troy Johnson 2-81; Lindsay,
Yancey 3-65
Passing - Chico, York 15-25-1-199; Lindsay,
Havercamp 6-12-0-100
Pottsboro 33, Boyd 14
The Alvord Bulldogs never
found a way to slow the City
View Mustangs’ ground attack or running back DJ
Brown Friday night.
Brown ran for 230 yards
and four touchdowns on 16
carries to lead the Mustangs
to a 42-27 victory in the District 3-2A Division II opener
at Bulldog Stadium.
Alvord fell to 2-4 with the
loss.
Brown broke free for a 91yard run with 2:26 remaining to put the game away for
City View. He also scored on
runs of 10, 20 and 60.
Brown’s final jaunt to the
end zone came after the
Bulldogs were stopped inside the City View 10, trailing by eight.
Alvord, which trailed 2814 midway through the
third quarter, fought back
to get within one point with
6:16 left on a 15-yard Joe
Randall run. Jose Luna
couldn’t convert the tying
extra-point try, leaving the
Bulldogs down one, 28-27.
City View then returned
the ensuing kickoff to the
10-yard line, setting up a
Brown 10-yard run.
Alvord took a lead, 7-6,
with 32 seconds left in the
first quarter on an 11-yard
Randall run. Randall finished with a team-best 108
yards on 21 carries.
The Bulldogs’ lead lasted
16 seconds. Brown broke
free for a 60-yard touchdown.
Alvord
pulled
ahead
again with Brandon Aeling
scoring on a 41-yard scamper with 10:30 remaining in
the half. Aeling ran for 101
yards in the game.
Alvord’s lead lasted until
the final 53 ticks of the half
when DJ Coursey broke free
for a 33-yard touchdown
run. Brown ran in the twopoint try to give the Mustangs a 21-14 halftime lead.
Coursey extended the
Mustangs’ lead to 28-14
with a 4-yard run with 7:54
left in the third quarter.
Boyd
Pottsboro
0 7
6 15
7
6
0
6
- 14
- 33
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
Pottsboro - Tanner Frye 7 run; kick failed
Second Quarter
Boyd - Jared Cate 12 pass to Chasen Starnes;
Abram Moreno kick
Pottsboro - Frye 27 pass to Dallas Sewell; Frye to
Justin Lawler
Pottsboro - Frye 3 run; Kevin Atterberry kick
Third Quarter
Pottsboro - Ethan Short 30 run; Atterberry kick
Boyd - Fino Cardona 3 run; Moreno kick
Fourth Quarter
Pottsboro - Short 1 run; 2-point conversion failed
Boyd Pottsboro
First downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. . . . . . . 14
Rushes - yards . . . . . . . . 28-61. . . .46-218
Passing yards . . . . . . . . . . . 101. . . . . . 116
Total yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162. . . . . . 334
Comp - Att - Int . . . . . . .8-25-1. . . . 9-16-0
Punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-41. . . . . .2-33
Fumbles - lost . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. . . . . . .1-1
Penalties - yards. . . . . . 10-100. . . .11-102
Individual Statistics
Rushing - Boyd, Cardona 16-25; Pottsboro, Frye
27-137
Receiving - Boyd, Moreno 3-42; Pottsboro, Sewell
3-83
Passing - Boyd, Cate 8-25-1-101; Pottsboro, Frye
9-16-0-116
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Southlake Carroll 48, Northwest 13
Southlake Carroll 21 20 7 0
Justin Northwest 0 7 6 0
- 48
- 13
Scoring Summary
First Quarter
Carroll - A.J. Ezzard 1-yard run (Drew Brown
kick) .
Carroll - Sabian Holmes 35-yard pass from Kenny
Hill (Drew Brown kick) .
Carroll - A.J. Ezzard 28-yard run (Drew Brown
kick) .
Second Quarter
Northwest - Michael Reed 2-yard run (Cayden
Ihrig kick) .
Carroll - Steven Bergmark 11-yard run (Drew
Brown kick) .
Carroll - Sabian Holmes 25-yard pass from Kenny
Hill (Drew Brown kick) .
Carroll - Peyton Williams 30-yard pass from Kenny
Hill (kick failed) .
Third Quarter
Carroll - A.J. Ezzard 6-yard run (Drew Brown
kick) .
Northwest - Draze Lawliss 12-yard run (run
failed) .
Carroll
First downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . 31-167
Pass yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Total yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510
Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . .28-34-0
Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Penalties-yards . . . . . . . . 7-60
Northwest
. . . . . . 13
. . .36-165
. . . . . . 76
. . . . . 241
. . 12-20-0
. . . . .0-0
. . . .11-94
Individual Statistics
Rushing - Carroll, Steven Bergmark 8-74;
Northwest, Michael Reed 22-93.
Passing - Carroll, Kenny Hill 22-27-0-304;
Northwest, Draze Lawliss 12-20-0-76
Receiving - Carroll, Sabian Holmes 8-182;
Northwest, Cody Long 2-22, Allen Young 7-38.
Decatur 30, Bridgeport 16
Decatur
Bridgeport
0 16
0 0
0
8
14
8
- 30
- 16
Second Quarter
Decatur - 8:30, Caleb Hogan 5 pass from Garrett
Muehlstein, Taylor Spence
kick
Decatur - 3:02, Taylor Spence 40 field goal.
Decatur - 0:08, Cooper Jackson 64 pass from
Muehlstein, run failed.
Third Quarter
Bridgeport - 0:32, Trent Schuett 24 pass from
Colby Mahon, Garrett Mullins
run.
Fourth Quarter
Decatur - 8:49, Dustin Brazeau 1 run, Spence
kick.
Bridgeport - 4:52, Gabe Huerta 1 run, Schuett
run.
Decatur - 0:45, Muehlstein 64 run, Spence kick
Decatur Bridgeport
First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21. . . . . . . 14
Rushes-Yards . . . . . . . . 52-329. . . . .27-91
Passing Yards . . . . . . . . . . . 117. . . . . . 210
Total Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446. . . . . . 301
Comp-Att-Int . . . . . . . . .7-13-1. . . 16-28-3
Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0. . . . . . .0-0
Punts-Average . . . . . . . . 2-47.5. . . . . .3-42
Penalties-Yards . . . . . . . . . 2-16. . . . . .2-25
Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt
RUNNING GAME — Alvord’s Brandon Aeling picks up part of his 101 rushing yards during the
game against City View.
Alvord’s Jesse Brown
scored his first touchdown
of the season on a 30-yard
run in the final seconds
of the third quarter to get
the Bulldogs back within a
score.
Brown caught a team-high
three passes for 26 yards
from quarterback Trevor
Hardee. Hardee finished
with 102 yards through the
air. He was picked off twice
and completed nine of his
16 attempts.
Matt Dunn caught two
passes for Alvord for 39
yards.
Alvord will try to rebound
Friday when it heads to Nocona.
SOUTHLAKE CARROLL 48 • NORTHWEST 13
Dragons’ Hill guns down Texans
The combination of Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill and receiver Sabian Holmes proved too
much for the Northwest Texans Friday night in a 48-13 win.
Hill threw for 304 yards and three
touchdowns, completing 22 of his 27
attempts. Holmes hauled in eight
passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns.
The Hill to Holmes connection put
the Dragons up 14-0 in the first quarter. Carroll took a 21-0 lead in the
opening frame after an A.J. Ezzard
28-yard run.
Northwest cut the deficit to two
touchdowns with a Michael Reed 2yard run in the second quarter. Reed
ran for 93 yards on 22 carries.
Carroll responded with three touchdowns before halftime to build a 417 lead at the break. Hill hit Holmes
with a 25-yard touchdown pass and
connected with Peyton Williams for a
30-yard score.
Ezzard added his third touchdown
run for the Dragons in the third quarter.
Northwest quarterback Draze Lawliss, who returned to the lineup after
missing last week’s game, ran the ball
in from 12 yards out for the Texans’
final score.
Lawliss completed 12 of his 20 passes for 76 yards and ran for 66 yards
on 13 carries.
The Texans, who fell to 1-5 and 03 in District 7-5A, will try to rebound
next week at home against Keller.
Individual Statistics
Rushing: Decatur - Hayden Carpenter 8-30,
Garrett Muehlstein 13-123, Max Junkert 12-50,
Ethan King 2-3, Dustin Brazeau 16-95, Blake
Haney 1-28; Bridgeport - Gabe Huerta 15-102,
Trent Schuett 3-(minus 1), Colby Mahon 8(minus), Garrett Mullins 1-(minus 3).
Passing: Decatur - Garrett Muehlstein 7-13-1117; Bridgeport - Mahon 16-28-3-210.
Receiving: Decatur, Ben Blattner 2-20, Mason
Terrell 1-0, Cooper Jackson 3-88, Coleman Stapp
1-9; Bridgeport - Garrett Mullins 3-45, Schuett
9-111, Gabe Huerta 1-12, Alex Kline 1-12 , Blake
Arrington 2-24.
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Paradise 14, Howe 9
Paradise
Howe
6
0
0
7
8
2
0
0
- 14
- 9
Scoring summary
First Quarter
Paradise - Andrew Sims 13 run; kick failed
Second Quarter
Howe - Alex Torres 6 pass from Ryan Haines;
Dylon Woody kick
Third Quarter
Paradise - Sims 51 pass from Josh McDowell;
McDowell 3 pass to Drake Trachta
Howe - punt snapped out of end zone
Paradise
Howe
First downs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. . . . . . . 15
Rushes - yards . . . . . . . . 34-50. . . . .44-72
Passing yards . . . . . . . . . . . 128. . . . . . 156
Total yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178. . . . . . 228
Comp - Att - Int . . . . . . .2-10-1. . . 15-32-4
Punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-37. . . . . .6-35
Fumbles - lost . . . . . . . . . . 2-1. . . . . . .0-0
Penalties - yards. . . . . . 16-130. . . . . .9-90
Individual Statistics
Rushing - Paradise, Sims 14-41; Howe, Jacob
Grisolia 8-21
Receiving - Paradise, Sims 2-128; Howe, Zack
Hill 4-50
Passing - Paradise, McDowell 2-10-1-128; Howe,
Ryan Haines 15-31-4-156
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
3B
SPORTS
POTTSBORO 33 • BOYD 14
Cardinals’ dual-threat quarterback swats ’Jackets
Going into Friday’s game against
Pottsboro, the Boyd defense had given up only 33 points to its last four
opponents.
But the Cardinals were able to
match that total while holding down
the Boyd offense for a 33-14 Pottsboro win in the district 5-2A opener
for both teams.
Dual-threat quarterback Tanner Frye had another big game for
the Cardinals as he passed for a
touchdown, scored two more on the
ground and led his team with 137
yards rushing and 116 yards passing.
Down 6-0 early in the second
quarter, Boyd took a brief lead on a
12-yard touchdown pass from Jared
Cate to Chasen Starnes with a successful kick by Abram Moreno.
But Pottsboro would score twice
more before the half to regain the
lead, 21-7.
The Cardinals added another
touchdown early in the third to extend the lead to 27-7 before Boyd
was able to stop the 21-0 run with
a 3-yard Fino Cardona touchdown
run. Moreno’s kick made it 27-14.
That was as close as Boyd could get,
however, as Pottsboro added another touchdown in the fourth quarter
to seal the win.
Pottsboro’s defense held Boyd
to 162 total yards, only 61 on the
ground. Cate was 8 for 25 passing
for 101 yards and one interception. Moreno caught 3 passes for 42
yards, and Cardona rushed 16 times
for 25 yards.
Boyd (4-2, 0-1) will return home
next week to take on Howe.
Story by Brian Knox from game information provided by Kelly Guess.
VOLLEYBALL
Lady Eagles sweep Sissies
Decatur extends district
winning streak
to 28 matches
By RICHARD GREENE
The Decatur Lady Eagles struggled to explain
how well they played
defensively in game one
Friday as they kept the
Bridgeport Sissies from
registering a kill.
“I don’t know where
that came from,” said
Decatur setter Joey Redwine after the match.
“We came out ready. We
knew they would play
their best and we played
our hardest. We came
out scrappy and ready to
play.”
The strong start set the
pace for a Lady Eagles
sweep of their rival, 255, 25-4, 25-17. The victory extended the Lady
Eagles’ district winning
streak to 28 matches.
They also have won 47
straight district games,
dating back to October
2009.
Decatur (31-5, 5-0)
completed a sweep of the
first half of District 7-3A
with the win.
“It was a good first
half, now on to round
two,” said Decatur coach
Claire Rose. “We have a
lot of work to do. We need
to work every game to be
ready for what we’ll see
in the postseason. We
need to use every opportunity to get better.”
Bridgeport (20-11, 32) dropped their second
straight match after
starting league play 3-0.
The Sissies are in third
place by themselves after
the first half.
“It was not a bad first
half,” said Bridgeport
coach Lynn Larson. “We
have big matches at Lake
Worth and Mineral Wells
now. We need to win both
of those next week.”
Decatur’s defense kept
Bridgeport from scoring
on several strong attacks
early. The Lady Eagles
then started to push the
pace offensively with
Redwine distributing the
ball to a variety of hitters. Five different hitters registered kills for
Decatur in the first game.
Redwine had seven of her
19 assists in the game.
“That’s our MO, play
fast volleyball and be a
threat at anytime from
anywhere,” Rose said.
The Lady Eagles’ speed
and ability to mix up
their attack combatted
the Sissies’ middle blockers Madyson Hancock
and Mariah Clayton.
Clayton had three blocks
in the match.
“We knew they had big
middles, and we had to
make them move,” Redwine said.
Kortni Robinson put
down three straight kills
in game one to put Decatur up 13-4 and start
a 15-1 run to end the
game. Robinson led everyone with 11 kills in
the match.
Robinson gave Decatur an 11-4 lead in game
two and brought Amanda
Delka to the service line.
Delka served the next 14
points to give the Lady
Eagles a 21-point win.
Bridgeport was able to
establish some offense in
game three, and took an
8-6 lead on a kill by Sabrina Garza. Garza had
three kills, and Hancock
four to lead the Sissies.
Decatur tied the game
at eight, and grabbed the
lead with two kills from
Robinson. The Lady Eagles built the advantage
to 17-12 with a block for
a kill by Redwine. The
Sissies never got back
within six.
Messenger photos by Joe Duty
CELEBRATION POINT — Decatur libero Amanda Delka and her Lady Eagle teammates cheer after scoring a point during their
three-game sweep of Bridgeport Friday.
FIERCE PLAY AT NET — Decatur’s Makayla Mayfield and Joey
Redwine, left, challenge the shot of Bridgeport’s Madyson
Hancock. Bridgeport’s Kara Demmitt and Mariah Clayton
come up short in attempt to block a shot in the Sissies’ loss
to Decatur Friday.
LINDSAY 52 • CHICO 6
Knights conquer Dragons in district opener
Perhaps when a team nicknamed the Dragons plays a team
that goes by the Knights, it might
be a bad omen.
Lindsay proved to be too much
for Chico, as the Dragons were
slain 52-6 in Lindsay.
After falling behind 7-0 with
10:11 left in the first quarter, Chico
responded. Hunter York connected
with Kyle Potteiger on a 9-yard
pass with 5:47 remaining in the
quarter to get the Dragons on the
board. A failed kick left the Dragons within one point, 7-6.
That would be all the offense
Chico could muster for the evening. Lindsay went on to score
four more times before halftime
to blow the game wide open. The
Knights added three more scores
in the second half to provide the
final margin of victory.
Lindsay
quarterback
John
Havercamp did much of the damage, as he passed for four touchdowns. He finished the game with
100 yards passing, and he was also
the leading rusher for the Knights
with 130 yards on 12 carries.
Chico’s Hunter York was 15 for
25 passing with one interception
for 199 yards. Troy Johnson caught
two passes for 81 yards, and Victor
Velazquez was the team’s leading
rusher with 51 yards on 12 car-
ries.
With the loss, the Dragons drop
to 4-2 for the year and 0-1 in district. Chico will look to win its first
district game since 2006 next week
when they host Muenster.
Story by Brian Knox from game
information provided by Lindee
Hand.
4B
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
SPORTS
CROSS COUNTRY
VOLLEYBALL
Runners
invade
Decatur
Lady Eagles add to streak
By RICHARD GREENE
Decatur senior Kortni Robinson rose
up to slam home her 10th kill of the night
Tuesday, putting the exclamation mark to
another district win.
The first-place Lady Eagles (30-5) moved
to 4-0 in District 7-3A and extended their
league winning streak to 28 matches with
a 25-13, 15-9, 25-9 sweep of Mineral Wells.
Decatur, which is ranked No. 13 in the latest Class 3A Texas Girls Coaches Association’s poll, also has won 44 straight district
games, dating back to October 2009.
“It shows how hard we’re working,” said
Robinson, who led the Lady Eagles in kills
Tuesday, about the streak. “It’s important
for us to keep it going. It means a lot to
us.”
Robinson added that it was nice to get
another win heading into Friday’s match
with Bridgeport.
“Bridgeport will be a challenge, and we’re
excited to play them,” she said.
While the Lady Eagles’ streak rolls on,
Decatur coach Claire Rose said she and the
team are focused on meeting their individual and team goals each time on the floor.
“We take it game-to-game with this
group,” Rose said. “We set goals each
match. Ultimately, if we keep up with our
goals within the match, we’ll end up where
we need to be.”
Much of that growth is with the several
freshmen and underclassmen who continue to get extended playing time in district games. Freshmen Cooper Martin and
Makayla Mayfield put down three kills
each against Mineral Wells.
All three of Mayfield’s kills came in a row
in game two as the Lady Eagles built a 134 lead. Martin closed it with a kill.
“The freshmen are doing awesome,” Robinson said. “Now that we are in district,
they are getting a lot of playing time and
are doing a good job.”
Decatur built early, big leads in all three
games. Kortney Tompkins’ ace put the
Lady Eagles up 19-10 in game one.
Tompkins had seven kills and four digs
to go along with her ace.
Robinson closed the first game with a kill
By RICHARD GREENE
The thundering patter of feet will fill Joe
Wheeler Park and the Reunion Grounds in
Decatur Saturday morning.
Thirty-nine high school teams and another 24 middle school squads will invade the
grounds, making this year’s Decatur Reunion
Run the largest to date.
“As of [Thursday], we have 1,806 participants in 12 races,” said Decatur coach David
Park. “It will be a sea of people.”
Decatur, along with most of the other Wise
County schools including Northwest, will be
at Saturday’s meet that will start with the
Class 4A/5A girls race at 8 a.m.
“Every school in Wise County with the exception of Paradise will be here,” Park said.
The meet also will feature some of the
state’s top teams. Southlake Carroll, ranked
No. 1 in the girls and boys Class 5A Cross
Country Coaches Association of Texas polls,
will bring squads, although some of their top
runners will be competing in the Nike South
Invitational.
Along with Carroll, the 4A/5A girls races
will feature Northwest, ranked 14th in 5A;
Frisco Wakeland, No. 11 in 4A; and 3A top-15
teams Decatur, Sanger and Prosper.
Park said his girls team should be at full
strength for the first time since the Marcus
I Invitational with Morgan Haney and Bobbi
Clemmer running.
“We’re going to race them all,” Park said.
“We don’t know what that feels like.”
The 4A/5A race will also be filled with
state-ranked teams, including Frisco Liberty,
ranked No. 9 in 4A along with 3A’s Decatur
and Sanger.
RODEO
Gasperson
leads rookies
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
SURE SHOT — Decatur’s Kortni Robinson hits the ball past Mineral Wells defenders during
the Lady Eagles’ win Tuesday.
down the line.
Decatur built an 18-7 lead in game two
on a Haley Dale kill on their way to a 16point win. Dale put down four kills in the
match.
One of Joey Redwine’s four aces put De-
Centennial hands
Sissies first 7-3A loss
Through four events, Decatur freshman
Chase Gasperson is the top-ranked rookie
cowboy in the North Texas High School Rodeo Association.
Working with partner Lawson Harris,
Gasperson took fifth in team roping Saturday. The duo completed their run in 10.876
seconds. Gasperson added a seventh-place
finish in chute dogging with a run of 3.178
seconds.
Gasperson leads the rookie standings by
31 points.
Junior Parker Slate is fifth in the All-Round
Cowboy rankings through four events.
He is in first place in calf roping after placing third Saturday with an effort of 21.206
seconds. Slate was ninth in team roping with
his partner, Colt Ritzel of Sanger.
Travis Taylor finished sixth in ribbon roping with a run of 15.194 seconds.
The Bridgeport Sissies returned
Tuesday to Burleson Centennial,
where their 2010 season ended in
the first round of the playoffs Tuesday.
Centennial put an end to the Sissies’ unbeaten start to District 7-3A
play with a four-game win, 22-25,
25-22, 25-15, 25-16.
The loss dropped the Sissies to
20-10 overall and 3-1 in district.
Bridgeport took game one and
owned a lead in game two before
Centennial rallied to win by three.
The Sissies never recovered, losing
the final two games by 10 and nine
points.
“Had we finished out the second
game, I think momentum would
have carried us through the rest of
the match,” said Bridgeport coach
Lynn Larson. “But after giving up
the lead in the second game, we never regained our offensive attack and
made too many unforced errors.”
Madyson Hancock led the Sissies’
attack with 12 kills. Mariah Clayton added eight kills to go along
with four blocks. Sabrina Garza put
down five kills, and Skylar Shawn
four.
Defensively, Angelica Reyes made
16 digs. Leah Guinn dug eight shots,
and Tabitha Moses seven.
catur up 7-2 in game three. Redwine had
three blocks and 28 assists.
The Lady Eagles built the lead to 16-9
when Amanda Delka stepped to the service
line. She served the final nine points with
Robinson collecting three kills.
Chico stays
unbeaten
The Chico Lady Dragons’ undefeated run
through District 11-A continued Tuesday
with a long, four-game victory over Collinsville.
The first-place Lady Dragons (20-7) moved
to 7-0 in the league, but were pushed in the
25-17, 22-25, 25-17, 29-27 victory.
Chico had earned four extra points to close
out the Lady Pirates in game four.
The Lady Dragons had a strong match
on the defensive end, making 105 digs on
Collinsville attacks. Hannah Avants made
31 digs. Molli Umphress added 20, Malori
Moss 17 and Casey Tate 12.
Avants led the Lady Dragons’ attack with
16 kills. Moss put down 10 kills.
Umphress handed out 28 assists.
WISE COUNTY VOLLEYBALL LEADERS
Kills
Name, School
Hannah Avants, Chico
Kortney Tompkins, Decatur
Mariah Clayton, Bridgeport
Makenna Burt, Paradise
Madyson Hancock, Bridgeport
Jazmin Vaughn, Northwest
Malori Moss, Chico
Courtney Andrews, Paradise
Rachel Bower, Northwest
Brooklyn Scarborough, Boyd
Ellen Cocanougher, Northwest
Victoria Leisure, Northwest
Sabrina Garza, Bridgeport
Kortni Robinson, Decatur
Joey Redwine, Decatur
Annelise Carpenter, Decatur
Haley Dale, Decatur
Blocks
Name, School
Makenna Burt, Paradise
Joey Redwine, Decatur
Annelise Carpenter, Decatur
Haley Dale, Decatur
Mariah Clayton, Bridgeport
Hannah Avants, Chico
Kortney Tompkins, Decatur
Matches
27
35
30
14
30
35
27
14
35
25
35
35
30
35
35
35
35
Kills
244
307
243
103
235
244
181
90
192
128
182
176
139
152
147
135
126
Matches Blocks
14
78
35
178
35
143
35
93
30
79
27
50
35
59
Average
9.03
8.77
8.1
7.35
7.83
6.97
6.7
6.42
5.48
5.12
5.2
5.02
4.63
4.34
4.2
3.85
3.6
Average
5.57
5.08
4.08
2.65
2.63
1.85
1.68
Malori Moss, Chico
Kortni Robinson, Decatur
Ellen Cocanougher, Northwest
Brooklynn Scarborough, Boyd
Cooper Martin, Decatur
Victoria Leisure, Northwest
Digs
Name, School
Jennifer Buell, Paradise
Brooke Berryhill, Northwest
Hannah Avants, Chico
Kortney Tompkins, Decatur
Amanda Delka, Decatur
Brooklyn Scarborough, Boyd
Lakin O’Dell, Northwest
Malori Moss, Chico
Angelica Reyes, Bridgeport
Parker Tate, Boyd
Danielle Foster, Boyd
Ingrid Boatman, Decatur
Kortni Robinson, Decatur
Paige Gittings, Boyd
Cameron Bowyer, Chico
Casey Tate, Chico
Joey Redwine, Decatur
Araliza Galindo, Chico
Marley McCune, Boyd
Leah Guinn, Bridgeport
27
35
35
25
35
37
45
56
49
34
46
43
1.66
1.60
1.4
1.36
1.31
1.22
Matches
14
35
27
35
35
25
35
27
30
25
25
35
35
25
27
27
35
27
25
30
Digs
332
571
335
396
340
222
305
223
236
190
180
240
225
160
129
127
164
124
110
124
Average
23.71
16.31
12.4
11.31
9.71
8.88
8.71
8.25
7.86
7.6
7.2
6.85
6.42
6.4
4.77
4.7
4.68
4.59
4.4
4.13
Courtney Sanders, Boyd
Assists
Name, School
Joey Redwine, Decatur
Alyssa Franks, Northwest
Jaxie O’Dell, Northwest
Tiffany Hawkins, Bridgeport
Molli Umphress, Chico
Danielle Foster, Boyd
Taylor Henson, Bridgeport
Marley McCune, Boyd
Araliza Galindo, Chico
Aces
Name, School
Kortney Tompkins, Decatur
Joey Redwine, Decatur
Ingrid Boatman, Decatur
Lakin O’Dell, Northwest
Tiffany Hawkins, Bridgeport
Brooklynn Scarborough, Boyd
Angelica Reyes, Bridgeport
Parker Tate, Boyd
Danielle Foster, Boyd
Kasey Wages, Bridgeport
Jaxie O’Dell, Northwest
Paige Gittings, Boyd
Makayla Mayfield, Decatur
25
97
Matches Assists
35
816
35
455
35
447
30
369
27
280
25
194
30
205
25
115
27
67
Matches
35
35
35
35
30
25
30
25
25
30
35
25
35
Aces
61
58
47
46
42
40
40
33
33
29
29
28
25
3.88
Average
23.3
13
12.77
12.3
10.37
7.76
6.83
4.65
2.48
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Condos/town homes
284 ACRES, DECATUR I.S.D.
Ag exempt, sandy soil, great views,
2 ponds, water well. $2,667/acre.
Beverly
Whetsell,
agent.
(940)399-9545.
4 TRACTS, 20+ ACRES
Sandy soil, oak trees, D.I.S.D., ag
exempt. $6,800-$7,500/acre. Beverly
Whetsell,
agent.
(940)399-9545.
PENDING
Sun Set Realty - Jim Boyd,
Associate
940-845-2120
940-393-0421 Cell
49 ACRES NEAR CRAFTON
has water well, septic & electricty. 2
travel trailers and two 40’ storage
containers. 2 ponds, lots of big oak
trees, deer & turkey. Asking
$200,000. Might also divide and
owner finance. See website:
texranches.com,
or
call
(940)841-3111.
ACREAGE
5-acres, Decatur, $40k. 4-acres, Alvord, trees, $32k. All owner finance.
(817)691-6601, Dan.
BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR SALE
FM 455, between Forestburg/Montague. Owner finance, no credit
check, down payment negotiable.
Great schools. (940)872-1712,
(940)736-7239.
CRAFTON, 15 MILES
from Chico, 26 acres, fenced, pond,
well, electric, 5-6 wooded acres.
$4,700/acre. Contact Silvestre,
(940)395-4950; Spanish, Blanca,
(940)368-9897.
MUST SEE!
Beautiful, updated 3/2. Full-size appliances stay. Ready to move in.
Best buy, $53,000. Mac, American
Dream Realtors. (940)575-4464.
Homes
3/3/4 on 2.9 acres. 2,650 living with
4-car garage and extra room. Custom built in 2006. Approximately 2.5
miles south of Decatur on FM 51.
$285,000. (940)577-2426.
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Jack Cannon
Broker
940-368-1811
Metal barn house with storage, 975
Hlavek Road, Decatur. Building with
2 city lots, 504 W. Main, $69,900.
(940)389-5588.
Mini-farm, 2,000 square foot home
with 5 acres, 3 barns, and corral.
Located off Business 101 in Chico.
More acreage available. $125,000.
(940)393-3817.
MUST SELL
Wooded 3.5 acres, home, pool, corrals, well, detached large shop, extra cement pad. Lease or lease option, will carry paper at low interest
rate. Also income producing leased
rentals on property. Must see to appreciate. Call Joe at (817)313-3861.
Eric Cannon
940-393-5317
Let Us Help You Buy
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LAND
BOWIE - LAKE FRONT PROPERTY!
5 ACRES. $150,000
DENTON - 5 ACRES. $149,000
ALVORD - LOT FOR SALE. $14,500
DECATUR - 3 ACRES ON S. FM 51.
RHOME - 88 ACRES. $345,735
DECATUR - 2.8 ACRES. $19,900
ALVORD - 1.55 ACRES. $24,500
SUNSET - 5 ACRES. $37,000
DECATUR - MULTI-FAMILY LOTS. $25,000
Lots
For sale or lease, 4.23 acres west of
Boyd, with utilities, fenced. Owner finance.
(817)281-4311,
(817)422-3023.
DECATUR - 1,944 SQ. FT. ON 4+ ACRES.
$220,000
DECATUR - 6/6 $198,000
BRIDGEPORT - 6+ ACRES. $499,000
DECATUR - OVER 10,000 SQ. FT. ON
11+ACRES. $349,000
HOMES
PARADISE - 3/2/2 ON 20+ AC. WITH BARNS
DECATUR - 4,000 SQ. FT. METAL HOME ON
19+ ACRES. $249,900
RHOME - 4/2 ON 6+ ACRES. $134,500
DECATUR - W. HWY 380, HOME +
OUTBUILDING ON 4 ACRES. $198,000
DENTON - 5/4/3 $324,900
SANGER - 4/3/2 $183,500 PENDING
DECATUR - 2/1 $78,000
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BRAND NEW BRICK HOMES
LEASE TO OWN
CUSTOM BUILT FOR YOU!
Starting $1,400/month. Limited supply. (817)733-3444.
• Jana Bearden • Martha Cleveland • Jay Conquest
• Joey Duncan • Sue Ann Denton • Bob Grommesh • Kim Holt
• Steve Jones • Angie Kasner • Jane Kasner • Robert Meek • Sue Meek
• Sandy Onks • Tonya Shaffer • Kay Stanfield • Angie Uselton • Melissa Day
Waterfront Lake Bridgeport - Just reduced! Fantastic lake
front home with good water, nice boat dock, and a BRAND
NEW Roof! The property is spacious with room for expansion
or privacy. Home has large living area and 4 bedrooms-ample
room for large family and friends. Covered and uncovered patios
overlooking the lake and lots of paved parking make this a sweet
package. You must see! Extra adjoining waterfront lot available.
Alvord - Just reduced! Very nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with a 2 car garage
is on a great lot. Roomy and Bright this house has room for your family to grow.
Custom features and a great location make this home a must see!
Decatur - Very nice and roomy, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is made for large family.
It sits on over 5 acres and has great storage building and garage fitted out for the
woodworker or handyman. The large backyard has nice in ground pool overlooking
the acreage. It’s convenient to major highways yet secluded enough for that country
feel.
Decatur - Beautiful town home with 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story. Nice floor plan with
large loft area upstairs, nice sized bedrooms, large living area and nice sized fenced
yard area with patio.
Paradise - Just reduced! Completely updated inside and out 2 bedroom, 1 bath
home on almost .50 acre. New siding, roof, CHA, flooring, paint, doors, bath, and light
fixtures. Move in ready.
Beautiful Lake Bridgeport, Runaway Bay, North Star Pointe, Moonlight Bay,
Sunset Bay, Silver Lakes, Bridgeport Airport Estates, Lake House Estates- A
large variety of lake lots and waterfront lots available. Call our office first!
Wise County’s#1 Real Estate Company
(per MLS statistical data)
www.century21sueanndenton.com
1999 TOWN AND COUNTRY
mobile home, to be moved. 3/2,
32’x40’ double wide. All electric. Appliances included. Excellent condition. Metal porch & carport included.
(940)389-9881, after 5p.m.
3 MOBILE HOMES
on 1 acre each. Good well, septics,
barns, cellar, fenced. Cash or owner
finance, $89,500/all. Boyd,
p(940)433-5246.
4/2 double wide near Boyd on 1
acre. For sale or rent, owner finance.
(817)422-3023
or
(817)281-4311.
Owner finance! 4-bedroom on 1
acre. New appliances and refurbished. (940)367-7542.
Owner finance! House on 2 acres.
Springtown ISD. Heavily wooded
and views for miles. (940)367-7542.
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 ups. Free
estimates. Bonded, licensed & insured.
(940)433-3117;
(817)291-4522 (9a.m.-4p.m.); email,
[email protected]
WILL BUY MINERALS
Buying producing and non-producing minerals in North Texas. Will
make offer and close fast. Will buy
large or small tracts. All offers are
confidential. Send inquiries to: Minerals, P.O. Box 1592, Bowie, TX
76230.
1814 S. FM 51 • Decatur
MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
Each office is independently owned and operated.
®
EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
3/3.5 on 3 acres. Here’s your dream log home, beautiful custom built 2 story log home, 2,400 sq. ft. open
floor plan, custom cabinets in kitchen, island. 3/3.5, study, detached garage with workroom and half bath
and two car carport. Barn and storage building, fenced and cross fenced. $224,900 Call Pam. Need more
acreage? 61+acres next to this property available.
Large home on acreage! This could be just what you are looking for. 3,000 square feet on 6 acres. Many
upgrades done to this beautiful home, new roof, flooring, light fixtures, too much to list! $237,000 Call
Rhonda
No restrictions! Vacant lot located near Lake Bridgeport and Wise County Park. $7,500 Call Marilyn
Beat the heat! Beautiful 3/2/2 brick home plus 1/1 guest house on 2.88 acre treed lot, diving pool, 30x40
shop., $299,900 Call Marilyn
12.7 acres of beautiful improved pasture, fenced and cross fenced with stock tank. Restricted as to no
mobiles, no multifamily units and no commercial business. $94,900
247 acres near Saint Jo with a mixture of pasture for grazing and woods for hunting and a large stock tank.
$2,950/acre Call Marilyn
Affordable waterfront lot on Lake Bridgeport - Community features include secure gate entrance, pool
and boat ramp. $45,000 Call Marilyn
Have Buyers - Need Sellers!!
www.remax-preferredproperties-decatur-tx-us.com
RENTA
OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA
Tana 940-627-5859
[email protected] • www.tanahomes.com
CHICO - JUST LISTED 4/2/2cp Updated, beautiful and
move-in ready, stainless appliances, crown molding, 4th
bdrm can be ofc, awesome screened porch, deck & spa.
Crafts/ofc/guest bdrm attached. $159,900
DECATUR - 4/3/2 ON 2.5+ ACRES finished in 2008,
granite in kit & baths, cer-tile in wet areas, split bdrms, 4th
bdrm/ofc, WBFP in LR & outdoor patio, formal & bkft
nook, Jack-n-Jill bath, fenced bkyd & concreted parking for
RV/boat. $249,900
DECATUR- 300+ ACRES developers, this is it, rolling hills, scattered trees, cattle grazing, could be divided into
two tracts. no restrictions, no minerals. Call for price per acre
SILVER LAKES - 1 acre lot, trees, close to boat ramp and club house. Restricted sub. $31,000
BRIDGEPORT - 158 acres, nice property for developing. CR on two sides, grazing, wildlife, stock pond, views,
trees. Call for info. $3,500/acre
DECATUR - For Lease 2/2/2 townhouse open living area, patio, fenced backyard. $1,000 deposit and $995 per month
NORTH ASSOCIATES
940-320-0400
FOR INFORMATION ON WHO AND HOW TO PURCHASE
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• Apartments • Business
Property • Condos/Town
Homes • Duplex Housing
• Homes • Mobile Homes •
Rooms • Roommate Wanted
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Lease • Facilities • Storage
Buildings
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1205 Halsell St, Bridgeport • 940-683-4008
Fred Meyers, Broker
Mike Jones, Realtor 940-393-5229
Jared McComis, Realtor • 940-399-7530
EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
Just Listed! Extremely nice 3/2/2 home on an amazing corner lot filled with mature oak trees. $60,000
188 CR 2195-Country 3/2 brick home on 2.798 acres, 24x30 man cave w/insulation & electricity. $225,000
827 Port O Call-3/2/2 brick on 2 acres in Runaway Bay with pond out front, guest quarters & more. $223,000 Call
Mike Jones for information
CR 3390-160+/- acres with scattered trees, open coastal field, fenced, large stock tank. 2010 Oakcreek 3/2
doublewide. $783,000
23 Robinhood-3/2 brick with lots of oak trees for shade, sits in established neighborhood on over .5 acre. $125,000
Call Mike Jones for information
102 W. Cates St.-Old nursing home on Westside of Bridgeport. Lots of opportunities in this building. Priced at $425,000
201 PR 4573-Commercial business off Hwy 114 with 2 large buildings on 2.78 +/- acres. $199,000
1901 Wild Horse- 4/3.5/2 brick home on 2.685 acres in Mustang Creek with lots of amenities. $249,000.
Call Mike Jones for more information.
PR 3628-44+/- acres of raw land with a creek running through the property. Plenty of spaces to build your dream
home with wildlife on property. $127,250
10th Street-Looking to build in the city limits of Bridgeport, 12 residential lots with scattered trees and minutes to
everything. Priced at $110,000
PR 3671-Beautiful 41 +/- acres to build your dream home with mature trees, rolling pasture land stock tanks, and
wildlife. Priced at $5250/acre
217 Aston Drive-Deep water, great location, 3/2 with 2 story dock, boat house, shade trees and landscaped. $490,000
Call Mike Jones for more information.
165 Aston Drive-Lake cabin by the dam on Lake Bridgeport. 2/2.5 enclosed back porch. Crappie/boat house
grandfathered in. Currently being updated. $309,000 Call Mike Jones for more information.
144 Nottingham Circle- Nice 3/2 home in Bridgeport. $115,000
1105 Hovey-Looking to put your business with Hwy frontage, then this building is for you! Reduced to $125,000
1111 Halsell St- Lots of potential here, could be restaurant or office space. $92,000
1702 Edgewood-Investors look here-Well established apartment complex in Bridgeport.
Segundo Dr-Corner lot in Runaway Bay with scattered trees. $7,000
1505 16th St-Fixer Upper in Bridgeport 3/2/1 frame home. $55,000
FEATURE PROPERTY
Gorgeous custom home in quiet neighborhood. Close
to schools in acclaimed Alvord ISD. This stunning
4/3.5/2 boasts more than 3,000 sq. ft. on one level,
soaring 12 foot ceilings, beautifully appointed kitchen
with granite counters, glass doors, furniture style
cabinetry, too much to list here. Impressive brick
fireplace graces family room, built-ins abound! Mature
trees, elegant rear courtyard, his and hers hobby rooms.
Priced to sell. Hurry. Call Susan 817-821-6659
RANDY W. PARKER-OWNER/BROKER
LISA G. CARAWAY, MANAGING PARTNER/REALTOR
301 S. Washburn, Suite D 940-627-9040
For more information about us and our listings visit
www.parkerpropertiestexas.com
Best of
WISE
2009
CeCe Lisby
940-399-9141
Lisa G. Caraway,
940-393-2476
[email protected]
Bridgeport - SELLER WILL PAY UP TO $2500 IN CLOSING
COST WITH REASONABLE OFFER! MOTIVATED SELLERS!
NEW PAINT! MOVE IN READY! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Exceptionally neat and cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home with a 1 car garage located near Bridgeport Schools.
New paint throughout. Large privacy fenced in backyard with
covered patio and above ground 15’ pool with deck to entertain
your family and guest.
1998 3/2 MOBILE HOME
on 1 wooded acre with creek. 24x28
carport, Bridgeport School District.
Call (940)389-6567.
Preferred Properties
COMMERCIAL
Bridgeport
Decatur
Rhome
1606 W. Bus. 380 817-638-5100 192 W. Hwy. 380
940-683-3080
940-627-3080
Sue Ann Denton, Inc.
FSBO, 3/2/2
on 2 lots, split bedrooms, open living area. 129 Lakeshore Drive, Runaway
Bay.
$122,500.
(940)389-8443.
RENTALS
Wanted to buy
OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA
• Sunset - 8.83 acres, 25x75 horse barn,
tank, water. $59,500
• Alvord Schools - 10.3 acres, wooded with
deep well. $75,000
• N. Sunset - 150 acres, Denton Creek, good
farm & hunting place. $3,500 per acre
• N. Sunset - 20 acres Hwy 101. $80,000
• N. Alvord - Prime Hwy. 287 & CR Frontage
16+ acres. $12,000 per acre
• N. Alvord - 13 acres, two CR frontage,
$6,500 per acre.
• Lake Bridgeport - Waterfront property,
2/1.5 remodel. $95,900
• Sunset - 167 acres, good cattle & horse
place, 40x40 building, stock tank, well &
septic. Reduced to $2,695 per acre
• Alvord ISD - 4.71 acres, no mobiles.
$9,000/acre
• Sunset Hwy 101 - 30x40 commercial
building. Good business or makes a nice
home. $69,500 Seller anxious
• Sunset - 26+/- acres, new stock tank.
$5,000 per acre. Owner Finance.
• Decatur - 5+ acres, good Hwy 380 frontage.
$145,000
• Alvord - 5+ acres, Alvord school, heavily
wooded. $35,000
• N. of Bowie 160 acres, rough and rugged
$2,595/acres
• Park Springs - 9+ acres $4,500 per acre
Owner Financing.
• Sunset - Hwy. 287 93 beautiful acres, barn,
coastal, lots of tanks. $3,500 per acre.
• S. of Boyd - 32+ acres FM 730 on Trinity
River. $6,500 per acre
• E. of Sunset - 2-10 acre tracts, sell one or
both. $4,500 per acre.
3-bedroom, 2-story condo for sale.
Newly remodeled. $86,500. Call
Donna, (940)389-1615.
Mobile Homes
OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA OFFERED BY TANA
Acreage
FSBO, $125,000
3/2/2 on 1 acre, fenced backyard,
breakfast bar open to dining/living,
ceramic tile, carpet, fresh paint.
Move-in ready. (940)389-1215.
Bruce
Furgerson
All Season Home. Beat Summer heat with salt water pool, then
welcome Winter with a pellet stove offering rated energy savings.
Don’t forget 3 bedrooms plus bonus room. Lots of upgraded
features in this lovely newer brick home on 3.973 acres with creek,
pond, horses OK. Great Value at $280,000!
Eyecatching Decatur Historic home has 2,800 sq ft home on
beautiful shady lot. Classic details includes hardwood floor, tin
ceiling tile, great claw foot tub. Large formal dining room off
charming eat-in kitchen. Several rooms can be utilized as your
family desires. This home should be on your must see list! $234,000
[email protected]
For Information on All of my properties go to
www.bfrealtor.com
817-996-3202
bfrealtor.com
[email protected] Don't make a move without Parker Properties. Call today for any of your real estate needs.
Sherry Layton
940-399-8246
[email protected]
Gussie Groves,
GRI ERS
940-627-4397
[email protected]
RENTAL Bring your horses!
Awesome Log cabin home on 13 acres.
This home is energy efficient, with
low E windows. Insert fireplace, keeps
the whole house warm. beautiful wrap
around porch. Huge country kitchen,
large living and dining room, utility has
sink and freezer, wood work through
out home. Barn with stalls, great coastal
pasture. Special insulation, water well
for low utility bills. $2000 Monthly
940-577-4484
[email protected]
Great horse or recreational property!
Nice 3 bedroom brick home on 7 acres.
Sandy loam soil. 2 large living areas,
some custom painting. RV parking.
Cross fenced w/water to several pastures.
Electronic entry gate. $247,500
John Lanier
940-627-9714
[email protected]
BRIDGEPORT – 225 PR 3423 – Brick4/1.5 on beautiful wooded lot.
Metal roof, hardwood floors in kitchen and dining room. Co-op water,
water well, cellar, fruit trees, water filter system, CH/A. $79,900
580 CR 4191 Decatur
Sean Williams
2 beautiful homes! 4 bedroom home,
ceiling treatments, granite counter tops,
WBFP, tile hand-scraped wood-look
flooring. Second home 1/1 with granite
counter tops, washer and dryer hookups,
and more. 5 acres, good for horses.
Trees, lake access, gazebo. $399,500
Great location! No City Taxes.
Within walking distance to Young
Elementary. Nice 3/2 1,680 sq ft
home, on 3.12 acres with mature
trees, horse facilities,open floor plan
with remodeled kitchen. $149,900
223 Wild Horse Rd.
Decatur Great Location!
No city taxes! Must see!
Nice 3,500 sq. ft. home
with 3/3.5/2 on 5.494 acres,
with custom pool and spa.
$389,900
202 W. Oak Decatur
Nice .147 acre city lot
with some trees. Ready to
build. Close to Courthouse
and shopping. $12,500
6B
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
Apartments
$300/DEPOSIT
2/1
apartment
in
Chico.
$600/month.
No pets. Call
(940)644-2713 or (817)929-1930.
Cabins & efficiency apartments for
rent, including some as low as
$500/month w/all bills paid. Boyd
area.
Excellent
location.
(940)433-3133.
Business property
1,000 square foot office space available. 407 S. Washburn Street, Decatur.
Available
Oct.
1.
(940)393-6285.
Chico, commercial shop for lease.
3,800 square feet, approximately
2.5 acres. Perfect for oil related
business. (940)393-6045.
Retail or commercial office space,
Hwy. 287 South. (940)627-0074.
Condos, town homes
Condo for rent, Runaway Bay.
1-bedroom, unfurnished, all appliances, including washer/dryer. HOA
pool.
Deposit
required.
(940)393-1796, (940)575-2114.
LOVELY 1-BEDROOM
condo, lake view, all appliances,
HOA pool, no pets, Runaway Bay.
For sale/rent: $35,000 or
$500/month. Maria, (972)834-8111.
Runaway Bay condo, 1-bedroom,
downstairs, all tile flooring, pool
side, all appliances including
washer/dryer. $560/month. Low deposit! (940)626-9603.
Office/ Retail Space
For Lease
Hwy 51 South Decatur
Approx. 1,800 sf
Sandford Properties
940.627.0900
Duplexes
Bridgeport, 2-bedroom, new flooring. $750/month; 3-bedroom,
$775/month; $600/deposit. Call
Donna, (940)389-1615.
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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
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EQUAL HOUSING
1-800-927-9275.
OPPORTUNITY
940-
891-3229
ebby.com
SpenceProperties.com
1509 N. Bus. 287
Decatur - 2/1
AVAILABLE SEPT. 1
$995/month
200 Cyndilu
Decatur - Custom 3/2
AVAILABLE SEPT. 1
$1,995/month
817-825-4647
MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE
®
2/2/2 BRICK HOME
Electric doors, 2 acres fenced, large
building in rear w/garage & apartment. 1 block from Eagle Mountain
Lake. (817)475-4201.
3-bedroom, 2-bath for rent in
Bridgeport.
$1,200/month,
$1,000/deposit. (940)393-9952.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage,
privacy fenced backyard. 300 S.
Trenchard, Decatur $1,100/month.
(940)627-9981.
MOVE-IN SPECIAL
Springtown RV Park, 3080 W. Highway
199,
Springtown.
(817)220-4678.
Daily, weekly,
monthly rates. Covered/uncovered
spaces. Laundry. Free Internet.
Storage Buildings
DECATUR SELF STORAGE
VOTED BEST SELF
STORAGE IN WISE
COUNTY
Free lock with rental of unit
UNTY MESSEN
CO
G
SE
READER’S
CHOICE
20
11 - 2012
• We sell boxes and moving supplies
• Climate controlled units available
• U-Haul Dealer - Trucks, Trailers, etc.
www.decaturselfstorage.net
EMPLOYMENT
• Business Opportunity
• Employment Information
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Childcare
• Food Service • Medical/
Dental • Miscellaneous
• Office • Retail/Sales
• Trades • Work Wanted
EMPLOYM
3/2 double wide on 3/4 acre, new
flooring & paint, storage building,
Lake Bridgeport. $1,100/month,
$1,100/deposit. (940)393-2359.
Employment information
3/2 house in Bridgeport. Fenced
yard, close to schools. $800/month
plus deposit. (940)399-0080.
Boyd, Hilltop Village. 3-bedroom,
2-bath, $900 & $925/month,
$750/deposit.
Call Donna,
(940)389-1615.
CAROUSEL PROPERTIES
Runaway Bay, 3/2, appliances,
washer/dryer connections, CH/A,
$850-950/month, $1,000/deposit.
Cuba road, 2/1, appliances,
$600/month,
$750/deposit.
(940)539-0738.
Decatur: 3/2, 6263 N. FM 51.
Elaine Tubbleville, Leasing Manager, KARL KLEMENT PROPERTIES, INC. Phone: (940)627-6362.
In Boyd, 1-bedroom, just remodeled, all appliances. No pets.
$400/month. (817)444-3636.
Very large 2 or 3-bedroom, 1-bath,
remodeled, painted, CH/A. 508 W.
Walnut, Decatur. $900/month,
$900/deposit. (940)627-1680,
(817)946-3644, (940)577-1662.
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Now hiring for the following positions,
• Certified
Medication Aides
• Certified Nurse Aides
FT 2-10 P.M. SHIFT
• Laundry Aide
Apply In Person At
701 West Bennett Rd., DECATUR or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
Ask about our special!
1100 E. Bus. 380 • Decatur
940-627-6434
Toll Free: 877-718-8875
3-bedroom, 2-bath, solar screens,
fireplace, wood floors, double garage, large corner lot, landscaped,
quiet neighborhood, near 3 schools,
shopping area. $1,600/month,
$1,000/deposit. (940)627-4999.
RENTALS
Decatur: 3/1/2, FM 51 South.
Bridgeport: 3/1 on acre, FM1655,
$850. Large 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath
home, lake front.
Cannon Realty & Property Management, (940)368-1811.
The First
Name in Real
Estate!
Welders helper and sandblaster
wanted. Willing to train. Starting pay
$9/hour. Apply in person at Bob
King's Truck Beds, LLC, 1667 E.
Highway 114, Boyd.
Spaces & lots
ER
Eighter Decatur Apartments. Furnished, cable, all bills paid.
(940)799-7572.
5,000 square foot commercial/industrial building for lease on 1 acre,
in Bridgeport. Easy access to Highway 380. Call (817)832-7353.
Homes
WI
30x40, 3-bay shop building on corner of Highway 114 & CR4590.
(817)281-4311.
EMPLOYMENT
!!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.
Medical/Dental
Urgent Care Center in Decatur
seeking Certified Medical Assistant
or LVN; also hiring X-Ray technician.Fax resume to (940)626-2113.
Now hiring for the following positions:
FOOD SERVICE
SUPERVISOR
Para-legal/legal assistant. Full-time/
part-time, experience required. Salary based on experience. 60+ wpm.
Able to work independently. Decatur. (940)627-6060.
Receptionist to answer phones,
some light duty office work possible.
Starting pay $8/hour. Apply in person at Bob King's Truck Beds, LLC,
1667 E. Highway 114, Boyd.
Retail/Sales
Decatur Shell
Truck Stop
Miscellaneous
Now Hiring
DECATUR AARONS, $10/HOUR
Can you communicate effectively?
Career opportunity. Start as "PT",
duties include delivery, merchandising and customer service. Some
heavy lifting. Overtime. Benefits.
5-day week. Closed Sundays. Drug
screen. Aarons, 1300 FM 51 South,
#300. (940)627-5043. Next to Dollar General, ask for Mike.
Industrial painter needed to pain oil
field equipment. Minimum 5-years
experience. Apply in person at TLR
Welding & Fabricating, 122
CR3341, Paradise: or fax resume to
(940)969-2416.
Landscape company in Rhome in
need of supervisor with irrigation experience and dependable. Valid
drivers license, full-time work.
(817)566-5435.
NOW HIRING
experienced meat cutter, meat
wrapper and other positions listed
on our website. Apply at Market
Place, 1202 S FM 51, Decatur or:
www.marketplacegrocery.com.
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Bridgeport
Office
SEASONAL WAREHOUSE
WORKERS
Stocking, packing orders; varied duties. M-F, 8a.m.-4:30p.m. Must
have 2 forms of ID and pass background check. Call between
1-3p.m., (817)337-5335, ask for Nicole.
Full Time
• Custodian/Handyman
for the outside
• Cashiers
Apply in Person
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Clint
1306 E. Business 380 • Decatur
PEST CONTROL
SALES/TECHNICIAN
Come grow with us!
• Excellent career opportunity
• Paid training
• Paid vacation/holidays
• Paid sick leave/bonus
annually
• Health Insurance
• Hourly pay plus commission
Apply at:
Wise/Chem Safe Pest Control
4144 US Hwy 380 • Decatur, TX
940-627-7378
Trades
DAY SHIFT AVAILABLE. Looking
to hire experienced vacuum truck
drivers, starting at $15.50/hour. Insurance program available. Call
(940)626-8248 or (940)389-0399.
Apply in person at
2108 15th St. • Bridgeport or call
940-683-5023
EEO M/F/D/V
Mobile Homes
• RN’s ICU*IP Rehab*CVICU*ED
*Behavioral*Surgery*Wound Care
• WCCA - Nurse Practitioner or PA
• Behavioral Health - LVN*CNA
• IP Rehab Occupational Therapist
• Laboratory - MT/MLT
• HIMS - EDM Analyst
• Dietary - Cook/Dietary Aide
& Diet Aide Supervisor
Part time/PRN
• Behavioral - Clinical Therapist
& Admissions Therapist
• WCCA - Medical Assistant
• Admissions - Clerk
2-bedroom, 2-bath, mobile home in
Chico. $600/month, $600/deposit.
Call Kevin, (719)660-5992.
102 W Aurora Vista Trail
Aurora $69,900
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
1.22 acre home site in Aurora Vista
New Home Community faces South
with a North backyard. Corner lot.
1871 Leona
Bellevue $504,000
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
160 acres of Texas Countryside. Nice
level, fenced, good roads, open pastures
excellent for grazing or farming. Beautiful
grove of Oak trees and charming 1,340 sq.
ft. 2/1 home.
17622 FM 455
Slidell $ 90,000
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
Lovely 3/2 manufactured home on 1.49
acres ( approx. 518 ft. of FM 455 road
frontage). Attached wood front & back
porches with a detached covered carport.
449 Cozy Cove
Chico $339,000
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
How relaxing to spend the night on the water, the day
sunning on the upper deck or get into your boat just
out the door to play on the lake. Large shop 40x18,
boat ramp, paved drive and parking. Room to build
your Dream Home.
2/1 mobile home on large lot, at
edge of Bridgeport. $450/month
plus deposit. (940)399-0080.
Platinum
3-bedroom, 2-bath double wide,
New Fairview. Ready to move in.
$650/month. Call (940)969-6085 or
(940)393-1103.
Single wide mobile home, Pleasant
View area, Bridgeport. 3-bedroom,
2-bath. $750/month, 1st & last in advance,
plus
$300/deposit.
(940)210-0091.
Full-time home health aide for growing company. 1-year experience required. Mileage, excellent pay,
benefits. 1st Texas Home Health,
(940)626-2266.
HIRING EXPERIENCED
OFFICE MANAGER
Multi-tasking, self-starter
experienced with PCs, Macs, Quickbooks
Could work into a full-time position.
Oilfield
Services
Now taking applications for the following positions:
Certified Forklift Operator
Winch Truck Driver
Hot Shot Driver
CDL Required
Minimun 1 Year Oilfield Experience & Rig Moving
Please apply in person:
254 CR 3503, Suite 200 • Bridgeport TX 76426
Email resume to
[email protected]
135 Heritage Parkway
Decatur $209,000
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
4/2/2, 2,019 sq. ft. custom home on 2.01
acres with large shop and above ground pool.
Spacious covered patio with built-in fireplace
for outdoor entertaining.
136 Cowan Crossing
Decatur $43,920
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
New subdivision adjacent to the LBJ National
Grassland. Several Ponds, beautiful rolling hills,
large oak trees, heavily wooded nice lots, wildlife
available, paved winding roads, minimum 2 acre
lots. Can combine lots for larger acreage. This
lot has new 375 ft water well on site
NOW HIRING
RV Technician-Decatur, TX.
Growing trailer dealership has an immediate opening for an RV
Technician. Applicants must be able to diagnose and repair:
RV Air Conditioning System • Gas & Electric Water Heaters
12 Volt Charging Systems • RV Refrigerators
Propane Systems • RV Plumbing Systems • Awnings
206 S Ewing
Boyd $47,900
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
Adorable 2 bedroom bungalow on large
city lot near schools. Recently updated
interior has rustic charm. This home has a
covered front porch, metal roof as well as
2 storage buildings.
1709 FM 2264
Decatur $285,000
Julie Downe 817-239-2390
Jamie K Miller 817-505-6886
Bring your horses! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
on approximately 10 acres. Great road
frontage, 40X80 barn with 2 stalls and tank
room. Oversized utility room, wood burning
stove, grand 2 story entry.
The #1 Independently Owned
Real Estate Company in the
Metroplex and Texas
Certifications helpful but not necessary
Cabinet and Wood Working Experience is a Plus
Trailer Mechanic
Applicants must be able to diagnose and repair:
12 Volt Trailer Wiring System • Pack Bearings
Repair Lights • Replace Axles
Perform General Maintenance on all types of Trailers
Install Gooseneck Hitches
Install Electric Trailer Brake Units
Welding experience is a plus
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Apply in person 155 CR 4228 • Decatur
SEEKING CDL DRIVERS
CLASS A AND B
Willing to train in return for time commitment.
• Competitive pay plus overtime
• Paid insurance
• 401(k) plan
• Paid holidays
• Paid vacation
• Safety bonuses
Must be willing to travel
If interested please call
940-627-1005
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
“ We Are Looking
for YOU!”
The
Hills
NURSING &
REHABILITATION
PRN:
Local utility repair company seeking
reliable employee that works well
with others and able to follow directions. Preferred candidate skilled in
plumbing, welding and backhoe.
Must be available to work long, hard
hours, on call 24 hours. Must possess class A CDL TX drivers license
with clean driving record, able to
pass random drug test. Fax resume,
(940)626-4996
or
email
[email protected]
Housekeeping
and Laundry
accepting applications for
Must be at least
25 yrs of age with
Current Drivers License
& Good MVR
(clean driving record)
Must be dependable
Drug test required
Badger Daylighting Corporation,
North America’s leader in non-destructive excavating, is hiring a
Safety Manager in the Weatherford
area. Qualified candidates will have
experience in excavation in the civil,
utilities, and/or oil field markets.
Also need OSHA 500 Trainer and
OQ trainer. Salary, benefits, 401k,
vacation, and company vehicle. Visit
Badgerinc.com to learn more about
us! Email resumes:
[email protected]
Company drivers & owner operators
wanted. Home daily, paid weekly,
incentive programs. End dump &
pneumatic tanker. (817)589-7063.
Driver & fork lift operator needed.
CDL required on both. Forestburg
area. Must be 25-years or older with
minimum 3-years experience.
(940)964-2415.
Drivers
$0 DOWN PAID CDL TRAINING
Guaranteed job placement. 4-week
training. Fort Worth based, full
benefits! $40K-$50K first year.
(817)529-5800.
Experienced welders & helpers
needed. (940)748-2006, leave message.
Hiring CDL drivers. Tanker endorsement and end dump. (940)389-2579
or (940)427-4953.
Metroplex Welding Supply is accepting applications for a full-time
delivery driver. Must have Class B
with HazMat endorsement. 40-50
hour work week. Please apply in
person or call (940)627-6820.
Mechanic for truck, trailer & oil field
related
equipment.
Call
(940)577-1464.
•
•
•
•
Excellent Pay
Excellent Environment
Five-day Work Week
Uniforms
Prefer ASE or Chrysler training
Apply to James McClelland at
500 NORTH Hwy. 287 in Decatur
or send resume to
[email protected] cjd.com
627-SLAB
For all your concrete needs!
QUOTES
WFREE
• OSHA TRAINED
• INSURED
• SAFETY 1ST
EOE/M/F/V/D
[email protected]
FREE ESTIMATES
DESIGNS CENTS
offers affordable decorating using
color, space, texture and other
decorating techniques. Contact Pam
Harrington, (940)531-2020 or [email protected]!
Rick’s
HOME PLANS
designed
to
your
spec.
(940)210-1877, ctdraftcoplans.com.
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Roll/Off Container
Service for
Trash & Debris Removal
Haz-Mat Containment &
Removal
940-683-3770
Bridgeport, TX 76426
S&S PAINTING
Interior & exterior. Paint & stain
cabinets. Free estimates. Call
Brenda Dugan, (940)389-0845.
JOE TUCKER DRYWALL
Sheetrock ✣ Tape ✣ Bed ✣ Texture. New construction, remodeling,
add-ons. Call (940)389-0029.
TRW QUALITY APPLIANCE
Sales & Service. We service all major appliances. 12000-A FM 730
North, Azle. (817)907-7731.
STEVE’S HANDYMAN
Electric, plumbing, framing, cabinets, countertops, drywall, painting,
lawn maintenance, hauling, tree removal, pressure washing. Free estimates. (817)471-7597.
Site Safe Solutions is looking for oilfield supervisor w/CDL for our growing business in N.E. Pennsylvania.
Housing provided. Great growth potential for right individual. Email resume to: [email protected]; or
fax to (940)668-6688.
HEAVY LINE
DIESEL
MECHANIC
Diamond Tank Rental
K&R TRACTOR
Ponds, excavation, land clearing,
housepads, driveways, track loader.
(817)832-3791.
Winch Truck & Flat Bed Drivers
CDL Required. No Tarping.
Paid Vacation, Medical Insurance
For more information call 940-969-2028
PEASTER'S WOMENS FITNESS
boot camp! Begins September 20,
Tues. and Thurs., 6 p.m. Appropriate for all fitness levels.
(817)613-7784.
FARM AND RANCH
FARM A
RANC
• Farm Equipment • Fencing
• Lawn & Garden • Livestock
• Livestock Care/Training
• Livestock Lost & Found
• Livestock Stud Service
• Livestock Supplies
• Miscellaneous • Mowing
• Pasture & Feed • Poultry
Equal Opportunity Employer
HIRING CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
TRANSPORT DRIVERS NEEDED
Transport
Drivers
Drivers Needed
Needed
•Transport
22 years minimum age
Fencing
Transport Drivers Needed
Positions for local hauling of Aggregate
• 2 years verifiable driving experience
A CDL
minimum
age;
and Hot-Mix. Over-the-road positions 22
for years• Class
22
years• We
minimum
age;
pay
you
for
your
experience
Sleeper Trucks with Pneumatic Tankers
2
years
verifiable
driving
• Employee and Family
Healthexperience;
Insurance
2 years •verifiable
driving
experience;
Most trucks are 2012’s. Great settlement checks.
Night shift premium
3D FARM & RANCH SERVICES
All types fencing, metal buildings,
carports, custom gates, entrances,
cattle guards, mobile & shop welding, general clean-up, skid steer
work. YOU NAME IT, WE DO IT!!
(940)210-1242.
22 years minimum age;
Experience preferred Class
Class A
A
years
We
Call Jack @ 469-400-49712
We pay
pay
CDL;
• Night shift bonus
CDL;
Cleburne driving
area: 817.925.5154
Scott
verifiable
experience;
you
you for
for your
your experience
experience
AFFORDABLE FENCING
All types, including chain
link, wood privacy, vinyl,
farm fencing. Installation
or repair. (940)626-9290.
www.affordablefencing.net
Bridgeport area: 940.393.5525 Kirby
Employee
and
Employee
and Family
Family health
health insurance
insurance
Class
A CDL;
Night
Night shift
shift premium
premium
for just
We pay Looking
you for your experience
the
righthealth
job?
Employee
and Family
insurance
SEEKING EXPERIENCED
817.925.5154
817.925.5154
• Competitive Pay & Overtime Bridgeport
• Company Benefit Package
401(k), Bonus Plan, Health & Life Insurance
area:
Kirby
Kirby
940.393.5525
Night shift bonus
Elite
Well site
Services
SPOTS, CROSSES AND DUROC
show pigs: ages for project and major shows. Texas bred certificates
available on request. Call
(940)872-5785.
Livestock care/training
RED RIVER HORSESHOEING
Serving Wise & surrounding counties. Call Steve Sewell for prices,
(940)366-1485. Certified.
Mowing
X WORKS TRACTOR WORK
Reasonable rates, quality performance. Mowing, fence clearing,
tree/brush removal, general tractor
work. Brandon, (817)992-0405.
Pasture and feed
HAY
Horse & Cow Quality
50 years of actual service
in Hay Sales. Try us and
see if our prices can be beat!
Thank you,
Danny Taylor
940-389-3068
Charles H. Taylor
940-627-3385
940-393-2728
CUSTOM ROUND/SQUARE
baling , mowing, plowing, grain drill, trees
trimmed, gardens
tilled. Hay hauling and
hay for sale. Call
(940)393-9616, (940)683-3148.
Hay
4x5 coastal round bales, Alvord
area. (940)389-4957.
LONESOME DOVE FEED
Authorized Bryant
dealer, whole corn
$9.75/50#,
clean
coastal square bales.
Located
1231
CR4380, Decatur. (940)389-2945.
PETS
• Pets
• Pets Lost & Found
• Pet Care/Training
• Pet Stud Services
PETS
FARM & RANCH FENCING
Scott
ipe
&
cable,
Scott Pnon-climb,
barbed
wire, entrances, solar
gate operators, repairs. Made in USA.
Jim, (940)367-7505.
Night
shift premium
Bridgeport
area: 940.393.5525
Precious mini horses for sale, lots of
color. $100/each. (940)395-8210.
BOBBY’S FENCE
All types fencing. Free estimates.
Over 25-years experience.
(817)444-3213.
Night
Night shift
shift bonus
bonus
Cleburne
Cleburne area:
area:
LLAMAS
weanlings (6-months-old), adults,
bred females, guardians & pet quality. We provide training & support
for new owners. (940)433-5897.
Miscellaneous
Hey, want to lose 8-10 pounds this
month? This works and will be the
last diet that you will ever try!
www.tracieeubanks.greatshapetoday.com; or call (940)210-3298.
NOW HIRING
2 HORNED HEREFORD BULLS
They are good! (940)389-9133 or
(940)577-3125.
MCROREY RENOVATIONS
drywall, cracks fixed, texture, carpentry, siding, minor sprinkler repairs, painting, telephone and TV
wiring, surround sound, and handyman work. Eric, (940)799-7086.
PRO CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
(940)577-4135. Remodeling, interior
& exterior painting, drywall, cabinets, trim, tile, handyman jobs.
Quality work done right.
NOW HIRING truck driver, full-time,
Class A or B CDL required, experienced driver only. $13-$15/hour.
Hauling in Wise and surrounding
counties. Apply @ 872 S. Highway
101, Chico; (940)644-2879.
940-627-1755
DUGAN’S PAINTING
Interior/exterior. Stain & lacquer
cabinets. Drywall repair. Minor carpentry work. No job too small. Call
anytime, (940)393-9645.
MR. SWEEP’S
Chimney Cleaning Service. Chimney caps, dryer vent cleaning & fireplace repairs. Call, ask for $20 discount. (817)692-5624.
Now hiring Class-A CDL drivers,
tanker endorsement required. Inquire at (817)995-5024.
Apply within
2379 Hwy 287 North Decatur
ST
CELL 817-585-0442
Ty Kennedy 940-627-SLAB
Business
B
TRAVIS BRYANT
Concrete, Inc.
SERVIC
800-899-3941
[email protected]
T
RAVIS RYA
• INSURED
• SAFETY 1
817
585 04
Insist on Quality
• Childcare
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Business
• Housecleaning
• Let Me Fix It
• Miscellaneous
• Tutoring
1.5 years CLASS A CDL
Driver Exp. Req.
CDL DRIVERS
A+ HANDYMAN SERVICE
Home repairs, light plumbing & electric, mower & window screen repair.
(817)995-7960.
RKS
BUCKET W•OOSHA
TRAINE
SERVICES
* Newly Increased Hourly Rates
NOW HIRING!
Welders, Machine Operators and
Machinists. Please call Jennifer at
(817)345-4937. EOE.
LOCAL CLEANING SERVICE
Commercial, residential, bonded/insured. Make ready, 1-time or repeat. We clean what others miss.
pennyWise Cleaning Service,
(940)210-5450.
Wanted: experienced OTR drivers
w/step deck & RGN knowledge, for
transport
of
equipment.
(817)847-8534.
HOME DAILY
Livestock
B R YA N T
940.389.5209
We’re Growing and Expanding
Established Company Since -1948
Now hiring Class A CDL drivers with
2-years experience. Oilfield/environmental/construction transportation. Paid weekly, insurance, Aflac,
paid vacations and much more. Call
Daniel, (800)448-6323.
Housecleaning
Let me fix it
Remember
Call Mike Stark
CDL DRIVERS
We Have A Few
Remaining
Openings Left
For CDL Drivers
In The Decatur Area
BRUCE’S HOUSE LEVELING
Foundation repair, Sheetrock, tape
& bedding repair. All work guaranteed! Free estimates. 30 years experience. (817)690-2429.
Class A-CDL Driver
APPLY IN PERSON AT
201 E. THOMPSON, DECATUR
or FAX RESUME
to 940-627-3937 EEO/M/F/D/W
BEN’S GRAPHICS
Architectural/structural, CAD drafting. Commercial, industrial, residential. Cast stone, pre-cast, tiltwall.
(817)235-3906.
STARK
OILFIELD
SERVICE
Mechanics needed. Top pay for
qualified mechanics. Email resume
& contact information for interview.
[email protected]
LVNs and RNs
FARM AND
RANCH
SERVICES
EMPLOYMENT
7B
Lawn and garden
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thoroughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
SS LAWN CARE
lawn care service. Mowing,
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tion, flower beds and more. References available. 10-years experi-
ence. Commercial/residential. Call
Shane
for
free
estimate.
(940)210-9444.
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Bridgeport
area: 940.393.5525
DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES
NOW HIRING
Class A CDL Driver with Tanker Endorsementt
Night shift with possible day shift. Must be
25 years of age, have good driving record, 2 years
tractor trailer experience. Pass drug screen.
End dump & Bobtail experience a plus.
Applications at elitewellsiteservices.com
or Apply in person at
12319 Bus. Hwy 287, Fort Worth, 76179
940-210-2949 or 940-389-1132 for Bridgeport
Kirby
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHWEST ISD
School
Bus Drivers
& Mechanics
Wanted
School
Bus Driver
Wanted
• No experience necessary for drivers
• No experience necessary
• Drivers start at $11.50 per hr.
• Competitive pay $11 per hr.
• P/T Medical/Dental/Vision
•Benefits
P/T Medical/Dental/Vision
Available
Benefits Available
• Flexible
Stopschedules
by our offices at:
1950 Texan Drive or
Stop by our offices at:
Apply online at:
1950 Texan Drive or
durhamschoolservice.com
Apply online at:
940-242-3900
durhamschoolservices.com
Durham School Services Performs Drug and Alcohol Testing,
Motor Vehicle and Background Checks
EOE
TREES TRIMMED & REMOVED
36 years in business, insured. All
major credit cards accepted.
(817)444-0861, Teater.
YORKIE
CKC registered, born 6-5-11, all
shots/wormed. 1 male left, $400.
Family raised, parents on site.
(940)627-7947, (443)907-3989.
YORKIES, AKC
extra tiny teacups to standard toy.
Shots, wormed, health gurarantee.
(940)507-0082, (940)567-2800,
www.URNextpup.com.
Keen
Electrical Service
COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL
Service Upgrades
Quality Service & Reasonable Rates
25 Years Experience
Licensed/Insured TECL #26308
940-399-0373
American Owned & Operated
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Furniture
COMPUTER ARMOIRE
make by Hooker, lots of storage
space, great features. Would work
w/any decorating style. Excellent
condition.
$650/OBO.
(940)969-2680.
Garage sales
!!ATTENTION!!
Garage sale ads must be called in
BEFORE 10a.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 10a.m. Friday THE WEEK BEFORE the sale. We do not run garage sales the weekend before the
sale.
Boyd, First United Methodist
Church, 540 S. Allen Street (FM 730
South), Sat., Oct. 8, 9a.m. Huge
sale, household items, furniture,
clothing, books, crafts, jewelry, children’s games, lots more.
Chico, 960 CR1560, Oct. 7-8, Fri.,
7a.m.-3p.m., Sat., 7-11a.m. Yard
sale. Kid’s items, tv, miscellaneous
items.
Decatur, 1210 Old Chico Road,
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 7-8, 7a.m.-3p.m. Yard
sale, clothes, furniture, jewelry &
more.
Decatur, 2131 Preskitt Road,
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 7-8. Moving sale. Lots
of antique furniture, dishes, clothes,
miscellaneous items.
Decatur, 2707 S. James, Oct. 7-8,
Fri., 8am.-5p.m., Sat., 8a.m.-3p.m.
3-family sale, men’s/ladies/kid’s/plus
size clothes, shoes, household
items.
AARONS LEASE RETURN SALE
Save big because we leased it first.
Sofa and love seat, both for $349. 3
piece accessory tables from $79.
Lamp pairs from $39. Mattress sets
for $129. Laptops and desktops
from $299. 60 inch TVs from $429.
XBOX and Playstations from $149.
Appliances and much more. Cash,
check or credit card. $25 delivery in
Wise County. 1300 FM 51 S, next
to Dollar General, Decatur.
(940)627-5043, Ask for Miles.
ATTENTION: COLLECTORS
& ENDURANCE TRAIL RIDERS
McClellan reproduction saddle,
great for trail riding. WWI 30-caliber
ammo belt and 45-caliber ammo
pouch. One steel helmet. Bowie,
(940)872-9556.
HANDICAP ITEMS
EZ Access portable handicap ramp,
brand new. (940)393-5352.
HOT WHEELS SETS
Matchbox
collectible
sets,
double-decker bus collection. All
one package or sold separately.
(940)389-2805.
LIMITED EDITION MARTIN
COWBOY III GUITAR
#299 of 750, with case. Call
(940)872-9556.
POLARIS HAWKEYE
4-wheeler, $1,500. Gibson Les Paul
studio model guitar, $750. Amplifier,
$250. Buffalo robe, $750.
(940)210-8619, ask for Chuck.
TRANSPORTATION
• Boats
• Cars
• Recreational Vehicles
• Trucks
• Accessories
• Trailers
• Wanted to Buy
TRANSPORT
Decatur, 303 N. State, Oct. 7-8, Fri.,
8a.m.-4pm., Sat., 8a.m.-noon. Miscellaneous items.
Decatur, FM 51 South, 1st CR on
right, 592 CR3198, Fri.-Sat., Oct.
7-8. Huge, 10+ family sale! Proceeds to Missions. Men’s, ladies,
kid’s clothes, sizes 0-XXL. Toys,
baby items, kitchen, books,
bed/bath/home decor, arm chair,
end table, sports equipment. 1/2
off Saturday!
Decatur, Highway 287 North, 2.5
miles, watch for signs, Fri.-Sat., Oct.
7-8, 9a.m.-4p.m. 2-family garage
sale.
Haslet, 208 Schreiber, Sat., Oct. 8,
8a.m.-4p.m., Giant garage sale, lots
of good stuff!
Keeter, 464 CR4681, Fri.-Sat., Oct.
7-8. Yard sale.
Cars
1998 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE
$4,250. 192,235 miles. Runs great,
very well maintained. Pictures available
upon
request:
[email protected];
or
(817)939-6150.
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
Gas Card
$20
Paradise, 194 CR3383, Thur.-Sat.,
Oct. 6-8. Moving sale, everything
must go!
Rhome, 109 Kings Way Drive in
Crown Point, Sat., Oct. 8th, 9a.m.1p.m. Come take advantage of my
shopping addiction!
Rhome, 629 Christy Kay Lane, off
FM 407, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 7-8,
8a.m.-5p.m. Clothes, TV, wood entertainment center, books, 17” tires.
Runaway Bay City Wide Garage
Sale! Fri.-Sun., Oct. 7-9; 14-16. 2
big weekends to shop. Lists and
maps available at Civic Center
7a.m.
Runaway Bay, Civic Center,
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 7-8; 14-15,
7a.m.-3p.m. Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser/garage sale. Get
lists and maps to all the other garage sales!
Firewood
ALL SPLIT OAK
seasoned firewood. Delivered,
$250/cord. Call (940)595-8133.
FIREWOOD
Split oak, $70/full load. Your truck, I
load. (817)444-0861,
(817)690-4011.
Miscellaneous
5x8’ fully enclosed trailer, like new,
$1,500. 2002 Kawasaki 4-wheeler,
220 Baja, $1,500. New Crate
long-block
motor,
$750.
(940)627-8711.
Register for a FREE
Gas Card!
We are giving away 10
$20 gas cards every week.
Visit www.bmgautosales.com
to register for yours!!
107 S. Hwy. 287 • Decatur
940-626-8000
No Credit Checks
DEPENDABLE CARS & TRUCKS
$3,500 or less. Cowgirl Auto Sales,
804 Business Highway 287, Decatur, TX; (940)626-0070. Let’s do
business! www.cowgirlautosales.com.
Recreational vehicles
1996 AIRSTREAM
31’, fully self-contained, good condition. $22,000. (940)626-1143.
2000 WILDCAT
28’ 5th wheel travel trailer, pulled
less than 10,000 miles. $25,000.
(940)393-9217.
Fence Pipe and Supplies
2 3/8 - 2 7/8 - 31/2 - 41/2 - 51/2
Square & Rectangle Tubing
C-Purlin
Domed Caps and Springs
All Types of Steel
Authorized Dealer
Flusche Enterprises, Inc.
940-759-2203
Muenster, TX
NOTICES
TRANSPORTATION
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
2010 FORD F150
White, small V-8, 26,000 miles.
$15,500. (940)627-4595.
2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2500 HD, extended cab, 24k miles,
white, Vortec V-8, power everything,
like new. $26,000. (940)399-9743.
2010 CHEVY SILVERADO
Texas Edition, white, crew cab, sun
roof, heated seats, 27k miles.
$26,800. (940)393-1128.
1998 DODGE 1500
Extended cab, cold a/c. $2,400. 5
ton outside condenser, 10 years old,
good shape, $200. (817)701-6036.
NOTICES
• Legal Notices
• Public Notices
ANNOUNCEM
Legal notices
CIVIL CITATION
BY PUBLICATION
THE STATE OF TEXAS
TO: JAMES ALLEN RYAN, WILLIAM T. RYAN AND MILDRED
HEYING, Defendant(s),
Greetings:
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear by filing a written answer to the PLAINTIFF’S
ORIGINAL PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER TO
EXECUTE MINERAL LEASE at or
before ten o’clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of
forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation the same being
Monday, October 13, 2011 before
the Honorable 271st District Court
of Wise County, Texas at the Courthouse of said County in Decatur,
Texas. Said Petition was filed in
said court on August 18, 2011, in
this case, numbered and styled
CV11-08-661
ARUBA PETROLEUM, INC.
VS
JAMES ALLEN RYAN, WILLIAM
T. RYAN AND MILDRED HEYING
The names of the parties in said
suit are: ARUBA PETROLEUM,
INC.
as Plaintiff(s) and JAMES
ALLEN RYAN; WILLIAM T. RYAN
AND MILDRED HEYING as Defendant(s).
The nature of said suit being substantially as follows, to-wit: APPOINTMENT OF A RECEIVER TO
TAKE CHARGE OF AND EXECUTE LEASES FOR MINERAL
DEVELOPMENT OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN WISE
COUNTY as is more fully shown by
the Petition on file in this suit.
The name and address of the attorney for plaintiff, or the address of
plaintiff is:
KIRSTEN HOLMES
BRADLEY LAW FIRM
13 EAST HENDERSON STREET
CLEBURNE, TX 76031
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: “You
have been sued. You may employ
an attorney. If you or your attorney
do not file a written answer with the
clerk who issued this citation by
10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two
days after the date of issuance of
this citation, a default judgment may
be taken against you.”
Issued and given under my hand
and seal of said Court at the office
in Decatur, Texas, on this the 1st
day of September, 2011.
Brenda Rowe
Wise County District Clerk
PO Box 308
Decatur, Texas 76234
By: Brooke Akins
Deputy Clerk
PUBLIC SALE
October 8, 2011
TX1976 Jet Star
233 CR 4875, Newark
Abandoned Property/
Vehicles
AUCTION NOTICE
Bids will be received by Rene
Bates Auctioneers, for Kemp’s
Wrecker Service abandoned vehicles at www.renebates.com on October 21, 2011 at 1 p.m.
2000 Nissan Frontier Pickup;
VIN 1N6DD26S84C327912;
2002 Ford F150 Pickup;
VIN 1FTRF17W42NB13123;
1996 Mazda 626;
VIN 1YVGE22C5T5518085;
1974 Timple Grain Belly Dump
Trailer; VIN 29975;
2007 Volkswagen Jetta;
VIN 3VWPEF71K37M063233;
Glascon Sportster Boat
HIN 70038594;
MERCURY 800 OUTBOARD
MOTOR; SERIAL 5004483;
DILLY BOAT TRAILER
SERIAL 130133
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee;
VIN 1J4GZ78Y9VC669715;
1977 Dodge Motor Home;
VIN F33BE7V023512;
A detailed listing of items is available
by
visiting
www.renebates.com. For additional
information contact Kemp’s Wrecker
Service at (940)627-3347. Public
viewing will be October 20, by appointment.
Kemp’s Wrecker Service has the
right to remove any vehicle prior to
auction closing.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Bids will be received by Rene’
Bates Auctioneers, for Wise County,
Texas, at www.renebates.com.
Closing time is October 21, 2011
at 2 p.m. for the below listed property:
1992 Chevrolet 4 Dr;
VIN 1G1JC5440N7281553;
2005 Nissan ULTIMA;
VIN 1N4BL11D45N901363;
1989 Toyota 4DR;
VIN JT2SV22E5K3366688;
1993 Lexus ES300
VIN JT8VK13T4P0156384;
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier;
VIN 1G1JC1249Y7397804;
1993 Chevrolet Corsica;
VIN 1GL1CT53T0PY10914;
1988 Prowler Camp Trailer;
VIN 1EC1G2620J4035775;
2000 GMC 1500 Pickup;
VIN 1GTEK19T2YE365426;
2003 May Gooseneck Trailer
VIN 4C8GS16243A005287 with
1250 Gallon tank and 2.5 HP Lifan
Pump;
1998 Saturn;
VIN 1G8ZH5280WZ302466;
2007 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup;
VIN 1GCEC14X17Z154300;
Large Ramp; Axles; Trailer Doors;
2000 Polaris Magnum 325
4x4 4-Wheeler;
VIN 4XACD32A5Y2136396;
A detailed listing is available by
visiting www.renebates.com. Public
viewing will be October 20, by appointment only. For additional information regarding this auction, contact Harlan Wright, Wise County
Sheriff
Department
at
(940)627-5971.
Wise County reserves the right to
reject any or all bids and waive any
and all informalities.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Bids will be received by Rene’
Bates Auctioneers, for Chico Auto
Parts abandoned vehicles at
www.renebates.com on October 21,
2011 at 12 p.m.
1998 Cadillac 4Dr;
VIN 1G6KD54Y4WU723882;
1989 Chevrolet Blazer;
VIN 1GNCS18Z9K8222886;
A detailed listing of items is available
by
visiting
www.renebates.com. For additional
information contact Chico Auto
Parts at (940)644-5459. Public
viewing will be October 20, by appointment only.
Chico Auto Parts has the right to
remove any vehicle prior to auction
closing.
Bids & Proposals
NOTICE
Proposals for lift systems addressed to Gary Micinski, Deputy
Superintendent, Decatur ISD, 501
East Collins, Decatur, Texas 76234
will be received at the above address until 11:00 a.m., October 18,
2011, at which time they will be publicly opened. Proposal forms and
specifications may be obtained from
Decatur ISD, 501 East Collins, Decatur, TX 76234, or by calling
940-393-7100 for more information.
NOTICE
Sealed Proposals for a grounds
improvements and storage building
installation, addressed to Gary
Micinski, Deputy Superintendent,
Decatur ISD, 501 East Collins, Decatur, Texas 76234 will be received
at the above address until 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Proposal forms and specifications may
be obtained at the above address or
by calling (940) 393-7100.
Notice to Creditors
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS
HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF HOLLIS JONES
Notice is hereby given that original
Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of Hollis Jones, Deceased,
were issued on September 28,
2011, under Docket No. PR-3175,
pending in the Probate Court of
Wise County, Texas, to: Sue R.
Jones.
Claims may be presented to the
representative for the Estate addressed as follows:
Sue R. Jones
PO Box 89
Decatur, Texas 76234
Dated this 28th day of September,
2011.
Sue R. Jones, Independent Executor of the Estate of Hollis Jones, Deceased, No. PR-3175, County Court
at Law of Wise County, Texas
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Dorothy Mae Walling, Deceased, were issued on October 5,
2011, in Cause No. PR-3180, pending in the County Court at Law No. 1
of Wise County, Texas, to: James
Edward Walling.
All persons having claims against
this Estate which is currently being
administered are required to present
them to the undersigned within the
time and in the manner prescribed
by law to:
c/o: Mason L. Woodruff
Attorney at Law
PO Box 977
Decatur, TX 76234
DATED the 5th day of October,
2011.
Mason L. Woodruff
Attorney for James Edward Walling
State Bar No.: 21945800
PO Box 977
Decatur, TX 76234
Telephone: (940)627-2162
Facsimile: (940)627-1619
ATTORNEY FOR THE ESTATE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Chico Independent School
District will hold a public meeting to
discuss the 2011 “School FIRST”
State Financial Accountability Rating at the regular meeting of the
Board of Trustees on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The
meeting will be held in the Chico
Elementary School, room 150 located at 1120 Park Road, Chico
Texas 76431.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
TO DISCUSS THE ALVORD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT STATE FINANCIAL
ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
Alvord ISD will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on October 27,
2011 in the Administration Building,
100 Mosely Lane, Alvord, Texas.
The purpose of this meeting is to
discuss Alvord ISD’s rating on the
state financial accountability system. The Financial Integrity System
of Texas has rated Alvord Independent School District as: Superior
Achievement.
Call 940-627-5987
for statewide advertising
through Tex-Scan
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Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Saturday, October 8, 2011
SPORTS
THE BATTLE OF BIG SANDY
QUARTER BREAKDOWNS
GAME NOTES
First Quarter
Through six weeks of the season,
the Decatur Eagles had one of the
area’s top passing defenses, holding
opponents to 83 yards per game.
Facing the area’s best passing attack in Bridgeport, the Eagles’ secondary held them 57 yards under
their season average, allowing 210
yards through the air. The secondary also had three picks of Bridgeport quarterback Colby Mahon.
“They didn’t blow any coverages
and made us earn everything,” said
Bridgeport coach Danny Henson
about the Decatur secondary.
A majority of the Bulls’ passing
yards came on short screens with
Trent Schuett and Garrett Mullins
getting yards after the catch. Mullins said there was no opportunity to
make plays deep against the Eagles’
coverage.
“They were not letting us get the
ball down the field,” Mullins said.
Cooper Jackson had two of the
Eagles’ three interceptions, including the game-sealing one with 1:18
left and Bridgeport threatening to
tie the game.
“We were in cover four and I was
supposed to back off, but I saw Mullins slow down,” Jackson said. “I read
it good and made the pick.
“Our defense really stepped it up
like we needed to. We knew Bridgeport had a good passing game.”
Decatur 0, Bridgeport 0
In what everyone thought would be
an offensive shoot-out, the first quarter gave the fans a defensive slugfest.
“Our defense played good all night,”
said Decatur Coach Kyle Story. “And
they have some very talented skill
players.”
On the first possession of the game
the Bulls held the Eagles to a threeand-out and forced a punt. The Bulls
got the ball and started a march using
running back Gabe Huerta who broke
a 17-yard dash.
The Eagle defense responded and
forced a Bull punt. Muehlstein then
leads a methodical march of his own,
making three passes on three attempts for 31 yards. On the Bull’s 21yard line, Muehlstein throws a pass
that is intercepted at the two-yard
line by Chase Collins who returns it
for 40 yards. A few plays later Bridgeport kicker Ricky Martinez narrowly
goes wide left on a 56-yard field goal
attempt, using the strong south wind.
Second Quarter
Decatur 16, Bridgeport 0
After a scoreless first quarter, the
Eagles caught a break with a roughing
the passer call on a third-and-16 from
the 32-yard line. After the first down,
the Eagles marched the remaining
53 yards in seven plays with Garrett
Muehlstein connecting with Caleb Hogan on a 5-yard touchdown pass.
Decatur took a 10-0 lead on a Taylor Spence field goal, and then forced
Bridgeport to punt with 1:19 left in
the half. Rather than kneel on the ball,
the Eagles broke off a pair of runs to
get the ball to their 36. Garrett Muehlstein then put the ball up, hitting
Cooper Jackson for a 64-yard touchdown that gave Decatur a 16-0 lead at
half-time.
“The corner was off me and Garrett threw a good pass,” Jackson said.
“I made a good break on the ball and
caught it.”
Bridgeport coach Danny Henson
said the touchdown with eight seconds
left in the half was tough to overcome.
“It was a blown coverage,” Henson
said. “Their guys did a good job all
night of not blowing any coverages and
we didn’t. That cost us deeply. Instead
of going in down 10, we were down
16. It was a good catch and throw by
them.”
Third Quarter
Decatur 16, Bridgeport 8
After starting the second half down
16-0, Bridgeport turns to Huerta, who
racked up 102 yards on 15 runs for the
night.
Huerta runs strong, carrying tacklers with him as he gains chunks of
yardage. But it’s quarterback Colby
Mahon who connects with Trent
Schuett from 24 yards out to score a
touchdown with less than a minute
left in the quarter.
Rather than go for the extra point,
Garrett Mullins lines up in the Wildcat position and runs into the end zone
for a two-point conversion, the first
two-point conversion of the year for
Bridgeport.
Fourth Quarter
Decatur 30, Bridgeport 16
Bridgeport marched 76 yards for a
Gabe Huerta 1-yard run and then converted the two-point try to get back
within seven, 23-16, with 4:52 remaining.
Decatur made a first down, but was
unable to sustain a drive. With three
minutes remaining on fourth-and4 from their 42-yard line, the Eagles
elected to try a pass instead of punt.
The pass fell incomplete, giving the
Bulls the ball inside Decatur territory
with 2:56 left.
After a facemask call moved the ball
to the 27, Bridgeport faced a thirdand-13. Bridgeport quarterback Colby
Mahon tried to go to Garrett Mullins
on the right sideline. Decatur’s Cooper
Jackson jumped the route and picked
off the pass with 1:18 left.
“I thought we had it,” Mullins said
about that last drive. “One little mistake turned it around. They did everything right and were in the right spot
at the right time.”
Decatur quarterback Garrett Muehlstein put the game away two plays
later with a 64-yard touchdown run.
Big night for Brazeau
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
PASS INTERRUPTED — Decatur defensive back Brevon Blaylock intercepts a Colby Mahon pass intended
for Trent Schuett. It was one of three interceptions the Eagles made on the night in the 30-16 win.
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“We were in cover four and I
was supposed to back off, but
I saw (Garrett) Mullins slow
down,” Jackson said. “I read it
good and made the pick.”
“Garrett Mullins is one of the
best players in the district and
Jackson was able to cover him
good all night,” Story said.
“They didn’t blow any coverages,” said Bridgeport Head Coach
Danny Henson. “They made us
earn everything. They played
good. They did a good job keeping us out of the end zone.”
Moments later, Muehlstein
made a run up the middle on
a quarterback keeper. He sidestepped a couple of would-be
tacklers, and found himself
dashing 64 yards downfield into
the end zone for a game sealing
touchdown.
“I didn’t even expect to make
that long run,” Muehlstein said.
“I was just trying to run out the
clock.”
Muehlstein finished the game
with 123 yards on 13 carries. He
also completed seven of 13 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. His only mistake came in
the first quarter when he threw
a pass that was picked off at the
Bridgeport 2-yard line by sophomore defensive back Chase Collins and returned 40 yards. But
it was the only bright spot early
on for the Bulls as Decatur controlled the clock and the ground
game using power football.
Once again Decatur used a
running back by committee,
with Dustin Brazeau leading the
charge with 95 yards on 16 carries, his highest of the season.
The game started out looking
like a defensive struggle with
both teams scoreless in the first
quarter.
But the Decatur offense took
over in the second quarter as the
Bull’s defense started to wane.
Decatur scored three times that
quarter, once on a 5-yard Muehlstein pass to Caleb Hogan. Senior kicker Taylor Spence drilled
a 40-yard field goal five minutes
later.
And with only 8 seconds left
in the quarter, Jackson got wide
open deep down field and took a
Muehlstein pass 64 yards to the
house.
Bridgeport made some noise
in the second half. Scoring late
in the third and again with 5
minutes left in the fourth. They
made two point conversions after both scores.
Decatur stays perfect, moving
to 7-0 for the season, and 1-0 for
district 7-3A. Bridgeport is now
4-3 and 0-1 in district.
With the emotional win on a
wind blown night under a waxing gibbous moon, the Eagles
broke the three-year losing
streak to Bridgeport, and carry
the jar of sand back east of the
Big Sandy.
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to meeting those lofty expectations.
The Eagles moved to 7-0 and
more importantly 1-0 in District
7-3A with an impressive 30-16
victory over their chief rival, the
Bridgeport Bulls.
“It says it itself,” said Decatur
tailback Dustin Brazeau about
the victory on the biggest stage
so far this year.
Brazeau, who ran for a seasonbest 95 yards and a touchdown,
said those three words carry a
lot of weight.
“Every time we take off our
jersey and pads, ‘we will win’ is
there,” he said. “It’s all we can
think about.”
How the Eagles managed to
win their seventh straight game
to open the season showed the
confidence that is now building
within their team.
They did it with hard-nosed
power football, running the ball
52 times for 329 yards.
They also played near perfect defense against the Bulls’
explosive offense. The Eagles’
secondary held Bridgeport to 50
yards less than its season average, allowing 210 yards. The unit
picked the ball off three times.
“This does back up what
we’re talking about,” Story said.
“When you take care of the little
things, this is what can happen.”
Along with the football basics
of a power running game and
sound defense, the Eagles also
showed an attitude and swagger
with aggressive decisions.
Getting the ball deep in their
own territory late in the first
half with a 10-0 lead, the Eagles
decided to put the ball in the air
instead of taking a knee. The
chance paid off with a 64-yard
touchdown pass from Garrett
Muehlstein to Cooper Jackson.
Another late gamble of a
fourth-down pass in their own
territory late in the fourth
quarter with a seven-point lead
almost proved disastrous. But
the Eagles’ confident, playmaking defense came through with
Cooper Jackson’s first of two interceptions in the final minutes.
“We thought when we called
the fake punt we could keep the
ball and run out the clock,” Story
said. “But when it didn’t work,
I’m glad Cooper Jackson came
through for us.”
Decatur still has three hurdles
left to complete a perfect regular season, including a trip to
Mineral Wells Oct. 28 to play the
defending 7-3A champions. But
they are quick to point out that
their aims are not just district
titles and playoff appearances,
but to play late into December.
“This gives us confidence that
we can do what needs to be done
to get to state,” Jackson said.
“We all think we can go there.”
Decatur senior tailback Dustin
Brazeau plowed his way for a career-best 95 yards on a team-high
16 carries with a touchdown Friday.
The Eagles ran the ball 52 times
for 329 yards against the Bulls.
“They were a good defense, but
our offensive line really stepped up
and played their butts off,” Brazeau
said.
Welcomed sight
For the first time since suffering a
serious knee injury in the first half of
the Gainesville game in September,
Decatur’s Tyler Story got a chance
to see his teammates in action.
Story, who spent multiple weeks at
Dallas’ Presbyterian hospital following an emergency surgery, watched
the game from a wheelchair. He is
still waiting to have surgery to repair the torn ligaments in his knee.
“It was good to see them again
and to see them beat Bridgeport,”
he said. “It’s very good to be back at
home and in my own bed.”
On the sidelines
Two of the Bridgeport Bulls’ senior defensive captains, Matt Smith
and Dalton Bracken, were forced to
watch the Battle of Big Sandy from
the sidelines.
Smith is out for the season with
a broken ankle suffered against Alvarado.
Bracken has been out the past
three weeks after developing a
staph infection that landed him in
the hospital for five days. Bracken,
the Bulls’ leading tackler last season, said he should be back next
week for the Mineral Wells game.
“This was the worst feeling ever,”
Bracken said about missing Friday’s
rivalry with Decatur.
Delivering by air
Life Team 68, based out of Wise
Regional Health System, delivered
the game ball for the Battle of Big
Sandy, making a landing on the 41yard line.
Wind plays role
A stiff south wind definitely
played a role in the first half Friday as three of the four kicks in the
half went through the end zone for
touchbacks.
Bridgeport had to start from its
20 three times after touchbacks.
The Bulls were also backed up after a touchback to start the second
half.
Bridgeport wins food drive
Bridgeport ISD won the annual
Battle of Big Sandy Food Drive benefiting the Wise Area Relief Mission.
Bridgeport collected 9,407 pounds
of food. Decatur tallied 9,224
pounds.