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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Wise County Messenger

Monday, June 19, 2017

For more information, call 940-683-4244.MONDAY RAINFALL – Rainfall reports from yesterday included 0.87 of an inch in Decatur, 0.41 in Rhome, 0.4 in Cottondale and 0.26 in Bridgeport.ALVORD SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Alvord Public Library’s first Summer Reading Program of the summer is 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St, Alvord. This week’s theme is “Build It,” and the group will be creating with building sets.HOMEOWNERSHIP INFO – The USDA Decatur Area office will host an open office day on Wednesday for anyone interested in owning their own home in celebration of June Homeownership Month. The open office day will allow members of the public the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with qualified specialists that can help explain Rural Development’s home loan programs and help individuals fill out the home loan application. This event will be held at the Decatur Area Office located at 1604 W. Business 380, Suite 100 in Decatur.BASEBALL BANQUET – Decatur Baseball Banquet is 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Decatur Civic Center. Cost is $20 at door. It will include a chicken fried steak meal.FISHING DERBY – The 2017 Kid’s All-American Fishing Derby is this Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Black Creek Lake. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and prizes will be awarded from 11:30 to noon. Bait, cane fishing poles, hot dogs and drinks are provided free. Prizes will be awarded for largest fish, smallest fish and most fish. For information, call the LBJ Grasslands at 940-627-5475.HOSPITAL SURVEY – Wise Health System is asking cit

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Wise County Messenger

Monday, June 19, 2017

He remained in jail Monday morning.RAINFALL TOTALS – Storms passing through Wise County this morning brought rainfall totals of 0.65 of an inch in Alvord, 0.5 in Bridgeport, 0.3 in Greenwood and 0.27 in Decatur. The rain is expected to clear out this morning and give way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon with a high of 86 degrees.TOP HONORS – The Wise County Messenger received three first place awards at the Texas Press Association convention last week. Honors were for news writing, sports, and page design. The Messenger also won awards for column writing, headline writing, news photos and special sections.SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church Wesley Center, 201 E. Main, in Decatur. A representative from the Dallas Paleo Society will introduce their latest book, “Guide to Fossil Collecting.” Guests are welcome. Call 940-735-0361.DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Decatur today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at Wise Health System in the Education Room on the second floor. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.STEAMING TUESDAYS – The Decatur Public Library will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) event

Longtime Falls Church Resident Kathleen Jones Dies at 61 - Falls Church News Press

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kathleen A. Jones died peacefully in her home in Falls Church, Va. at the age of 61.Kathleen was born in Bridgeport, Conn. and was the only daughter of Patrick F. and Teresa C. Jones. She graduated from Sacred Heart School and Cathedral High School in Bridgeport. She then attended Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., graduating as a Medical Technician. Kathleen also earned an MBA degree, which she started at Harvard University and completed at Northwestern University in Washington, D.C.Kathleen began her career at the VA Hospital in Massachusetts. It was this position that saw her enter Government Service as a civilian employee. She eventually accepted a position in Washington, D.C. and relocated to the area. She finally retired from the Government in 2011, as a Senior Operations Research Analyst with the Missile Defense Agency of the D.o.D.Upon moving to the Washington D.C. area, Kathleen did volunteer work at the Smithsonian.In the D.C. area, Kathleen met the love of her life, Bonsall (A.k.a., “Bo”) Wheeler. Kathleen and Bo were married in October of 2000. In August of 2003, Kathl

John Carvell - The Southern

Monday, March 27, 2017

Arizona, and Joan (Mike) Letwenko of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; three sisters, Elizabeth (Don) Christenson of University Park, Florida, Esther Carroll of Lancaster, New York, and Angie (Bob) Watson of Bridgeport, West Virginia.John leaves two granddaughters, Julia (Mike) DeRose of Tempe, Arizona, and Maria Carvell of Chicago; three grandsons, James Carvell of Murphysboro, John Winston Carvell of Carbondale, and Ted Carvell of New Jersey; and two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.From his second marriage, he leaves three stepchildren, Loraine (Kevin Boucher) Hunziker, Scott (Traci) Hunziker and Philip (Tina) Hunziker, all of Murphysboro; stepgrandchildren, Brittany Hanson of Chicago, Hannah Brooks of Cincinnati, Ohio, David Brooks and Jonathan Hunziker of Murphysboro.John served in the U.S. Army as World War II was ending. He was stationed in occupied Japan until his discharge.John was in corporate business, working for Kroger, Armour, Coca-Cola, Cuddidy and Pacific Vegetable Oils as upper management. He decided to downsize to enjoy more time with his family and took a position as vice-president of Du Quoin Packing Co. This brought him and his family to Southern Illinois. Later John decided to open his own business, PoolCo of Carbondale. He and JoAnn operated the business until they retired in 1993. The business is now owned by his son, Mark and his wife, Mary.John and JoAnn loved to travel and he continued to do so after her death when he married Sylvia.John was a member of First United Methodist Church of Murphysboro. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcoun

Obituary: Neal Lombardo—Darien High Class of '60, bass player, passion for baseball - Darien Times

Monday, March 13, 2017

Neal graduated from Darien High School in 1960 and went on to Allegheny College where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.  Neal graduated from The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. After graduation from college, Neal married Mary Elizabeth Fraser had two wonderful daughters, Beth and Christine.  His career took him to places such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Morristown, NJ; Johnson City, TN; Columbus, GA and finally, retirement in Mebane, NC.  Neal had a passion for baseball and was a brilliant first baseman in Darien Little League and Babe Ruth League.  Another passion was music.  Neal not only listened to and collected various styles of music of the 1960s and beyond, he also became an excellent bass guitar player and was locally famous as a member of a band called The Belvederes. Neal is survived by his brother John Lombardo of Norwalk, also a graduate of Darien High School and co-member of The Belvederes, his daughter Beth Brickner of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, her husband Dr. Tom Brickner and Neal’s grandchildren Emily, Amanda and Ben, also, his daughter Christine McGrath of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Neal’s grandchildren Robert (Bobby), Jason and Connor.  A remembrance was held for immediate family on Sunday, March 5th.  (After the remembrance, Neal’s ashes were scattered at his beloved home in Mebane, North Carolina.)We are all going to miss Neal/Dad/Grandpa but

Elizabeth Vasicek Brown Chapman died at 101 - The Exponent Telegram

Monday, March 06, 2017

Container { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }#ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }FAIRMONT — Elizabeth Vasicek Brown Chapman, 101, of Bridgeport passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at United Hospital Center.She was born on November 23, 1915, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Carl and Leona (Orfamus) Vasicek.She is survived by one son, Gregory Brown of Bridgeport; and two stepsons, Steve (Joyce) Chapman of Florida and Rick Chapman of Costa Rica; a sister, Anne Lough of Fairmont; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Vasicek of Rivesville; a brother-in-law, King (Barbara) Chapman of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.Elizabeth was preceded in death by her first husband, Warren Brown, and second husband, Richard Chapman; an infant son, Eddy Brown; four brothers and their spouses, Carl (Blanche) Vasicek, Lewis (Helen) Vasicek, George (Kathleen) Vasicek and Edward Vasicek; three sisters, Emma Vasicek, Rose (Andy) Deering and Leona (Andy) Stevenski; and a brother-in-law, Ed Lough.She was a wonderful homemaker and mother. She enjoyed playing golf, traveling, playing bridge and working in her flower garden. She loved to entertain family and friends. The family wo

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - Wise County Messenger

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Haschel said.MORNING STORMS – Storms moved into Wise County this morning bringing heavy rainfall. Rainfall totals as of 7:45 a.m. included 1.5 inches in Greenwood, 1.02 in Bridgeport, 0.95 in Alvord, 0.88 in Decatur and 0.51 in Rhome. The rain is expected to end this morning before an afternoon high of 84.DRIVER’S EDUCATION – Decatur High School’s driver’s education class starts Monday at the McCarroll Middle School Multipurpose Building. Participants must be 15 years old by July 1. Class fee is $75, and the driving fee is $225. Payment must be made at the DHS office before the first class. Call 940-393-7200 or email KIDS – The 4-H Clover Kids Camp is 1:30-4 p.m. June 13-15. The camp is open to incoming kindergartners through second graders. Participants will learn about 4-H projects through hands-on activities. Cost per camp is $15, or $40 to attend all three days. Contact Chrissy Karrer at 940-627-3341 or LIBRARY EVENTS – Chico Public Library presents Adult Game Night for ages 16 and up 6:30-8:30 tonight. Family Lego Day is 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Also, sign ups are open for Ladies Craft Night on June 16. The craft will be 3D Painting with Buttons for ages 15 and up. Only 8 spots remain for craft night. To register call 940-644-2330.BLOOD DRIVE – The Decatur Church of Christ is having a Carter BloodCare drive 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 940-627-1912.BARBECUE FUNDRAISER – Chico Volunteer Fire Department’s annual barbecue is Saturday. Carter BloodCare will be on site from 2-8 p.m. Food will be served starting around 5 p.m. The event will also include an auction, door prizes and music. The 200 block of Weatherford Street between Sherman and Jacksboro streets in front of the fire hall will be shut down during the event due to heavy pedestrian traffic.FISHING DERBY – The 2017 Kid’s All-American Fishing Derby is this Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at Black Creek Lake. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and prizes will be awarded from 11:30 to noon. Bait, cane fishing poles, hot dogs and drinks are provided free. Prizes will be awarded for largest fish, smallest fish and most fish. For information, call the LBJ Grasslands at 940-627-5475.BOYD FUN FEST – Boyd Fun Fest is this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boyd Community Center, 420 E Morton Ave. The event will include a petting zoo, bounce house, bouncy boxing ring, pie eating contest, pony rides, face painting, dig zone, bubbles and other outdoor activities, children’s games (with prizes), dunking booth, snow cone stand, two food trucks, more than 16 vendor booths, car show, 50/50 washer tournament and a pie baking contest. For more information, call Alicia Smith at 940-433-5166.MOVIE NIGHT – Rhome Veterans Movie Night is 6:30 p.m. today. The movie “Hacksaw Ridge” will be shown in the Rhome Public Library Activity Room. The free event is sponsored by the Rhome Public Library and the Rhome Veterans.YOUTH SIGN-UPS – Chico Youth Football and Chico Youth Cheer sign-ups are 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, at Robinson Park.MOVIE AT THE POOL – Bridgeport Box Office presents “Moana” at the Bridgeport City Pool tonight. The pool opens at noon and will be open throughout the day. Movie starts at dusk. Admission for the pool is $3 for ages 10 and up; $2 for ages 4-9; 3 and under are free. Call Bridgeport Parks and Recreation at 940-683-3480.SWEETWATER HOMECOMING – The Sweetwater Cemetery Homecoming is Sunday. Preac

Conn. college student dies after choking during pancake-eating contest - The Boston Globe

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Kalamaras said. She was taken to a hospital in Bridgeport in critical but stable condition and transferred on Friday to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email.Several thousand people gathered on the Sacred Heart campus Sunday night to remember Nelson, a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and share their grief. A Mass dedicated to her was followed by an impromptu candlelight vigil.Nelson’s father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in Manhattan. The 40-year-old was killed while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center. His obituary said he was survived by two daughters, 11-year-old Anne and 5-year-old Caitlin.School officials said counseling services were being provided.‘‘The SHU community is mourning today,’’ the school said in a statement Monday. ‘‘We ask that during this time you give Caitlin’s family and the members of the SHU community privacy while they grieve.’’According to her LinkedIn page, Caitlin was certified in youth mental health first aid and volunteered at the Resiliency Center of Newtown, a nonprofit group that provides free counseling and other services to people affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six educators.Funeral services have not been announced.

Fairfielder Jeanne Oakes Passes, Age 82 - HamletHub

Monday, April 03, 2017

Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X Church or to the Gospel Light Community Church-Haiti Building Fund, c/o 222 Charles St., Bridgeport, Ct 06606.To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit

Roger Tewell - The Navigator

Monday, March 27, 2017

Roger L. Tewell, age 67 of Bridgeport, Ill. decided he had had a great run and early Sunday morning on March 19, 2017, moved on to bigger and better things.Roger made his entrance on Sept. 25, 1949, welcomed by his parents; Wilma and Don Tewell, at their family home in Lawrenceville. Several years later, Roger decided life would be much better with Phyllis Matthews by his side. So on a hot day, Aug. 18, 1968, they were married at the First United Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport.Roger’s working career began while he was a young man, working with his Dad. Eventually he branched out, becoming the owner and operator of the Roger L. Tewell Construction Company.  The company was his life for almost forty years and many benefited from his excellent craftsmanship and superior masonry work.Roger and Phyllis began their own legacy by welcoming a son, Thomas Tyler and later, a daughter, Tiffany Ann. The fun kicked up a notch when Tom married Rachel, Tiffany married Alan and the “grands” began arriving. They include: Dalt