$ 28,000 TO BE RETURNED TO LITTLE LEAGUE— Former Decatur Baseball League president Eric Scott Fletcher will repay $28,000 to the league as part of a current plea arrangement with district attorneys after he pleaded guilty to felony theft from the league. Fletcher pleaded guilty to theft of home $30,000 to $150,000 and paid $10,000 in advance, according to the Wise County District Attorney’sOffice The other $18,000 will be repaid over the five-year probation/deferred adjudication duration he got as part of the plea arrangement. Investigators state Fletcher utilized cash indicated for the league to make individual purchases over a duration of years prior to his arrest in August of 2019. Read more in the Friday Wise County Messenger on newsstands and online at WCMessenger.com today.
WEEK 5 FOOTBALL— Decatur (1-3) invites Alvarado for its homecoming match 7 p.m. tonight atEagle Stadium Bridgeport (3-1) opens District 5-4A Division II play at house versus Aubrey at 7:30 p.m. Boyd (3-1) will play its 4-3AI league opener at Brock at 7:30 p.m. Paradise (4-0) starts its district schedule with a homecoming fight versus Ponder 7:30 p.m. atPanther Stadium Alvord (2-2) will handle Atlas Home School 7:30 p.m. atWestern Hills High School Chico (1-3) starts 8-2II in the house versus Celeste at 7:30 p.m. Northwest (2-2, 1-1) and VCA (3-1) are off tonight. Game wrap-ups will remain in the weekend All Around Wise.
LEADING THE GROUP— Bridgeport quarterback Mason McComis has actually led the Bulls to a 3-1 record this season. But a medical diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in May put his senior season in jeopardy. Read about McComis’ story in the weekend Messenger or online at wcmessenger.com.
BEACH BALL— Decatur (13-17) and Bridgeport (9-20) will compose a brand-new chapter of the Battle of Big Sandy in the groups’ District 8-4A opener 4:30 p.m. today atEagle Gym Boyd (23-8, 4-0) tries to find its 5th 10-3A triumph in the house versus Ponder at 5:30 p.m. Paradise (20-12, 2-2) wants to end a two-game skid versus Whitesboro 3:30 p.m. atPanther Gym Alvord (8-19) will host Rio Vista in non-league play at 4:30 p.m. Northwest (28-9, 4-0) invites Granbury at 5:30 p.m.
TASTE BRIDGEPORT 2022— Taste Bridgeport 2022 is 5-10 p.m. Saturday in downtownBridgeport Tickets are $50 and offered atbridgeportchamber.org The occasion includes tastings from North Texas wineries, breweries and distilleries. The Neon Prophets, a nation cover band based out of Fort Worth, will likewise carry out at the yearly occasion. Halsell Street will close at 2 p.m. Saturday from 9th Street to 12th Street for the occasion. Free public parking is offered at 12th and Halsell, 9th and Halsell, 9th and Cates, and 10th and Stevens.
PARADISE MAIN STREET CELEBRATION— The yearly custom in Paradise, the Main Street Festival, will return Saturday with suppliers, a cars and truck program, quilt program, tractor program and animal outfit contest and parade. The occasion will range from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration for the numerous programs and contest is open at paradisehistoricalsociety.org.
CITY HAS NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER— Lake Bridgeport City Hall has a brand-new contact number. Call or text 940-626-9783 any day.
CHICO LIBRARY BOOK SALE— Chico Public Library will hold a book sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the CPL Book Room, 400 S.Hovey St Call 940-644-2330.
WILSON GRASSY FIELD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION— The Wilson Prairie Cemetery Association will satisfy at 4 p.m. Sunday.
HOMELESS SHELTER FUNDRAISING EVENT— More Precious Than Rubies Ministry, a homeless shelter for ladies and kids in Wise County, will hold its yearly auction fundraising event 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church ofDecatur It will include a quiet auction 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and a live auction at 2. The occasion will likewise include bounce homes, suppliers and food. If thinking about being a supplier or sponsor, call Morgan at 940-220-7470 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY— Day- usage charges will be waived at the LBJ National Grasslands Saturday for National Public Lands Day.
FUNERAL SERVICES— Graveside service for Valeta Melba Gothard, 94, of Fort Worth is 10 a.m. Saturday atGreenwood Cemetery Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
SERVICE for James LeRoy McGilvray Sr., 84, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. today at The Hills Church inNorth Richland Hills Family visitation is one hour prior to the service atThe Hills Chapel Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is dealing with plans.
MEMORIAL service for Martin Hugo Martinez, 72, of Runaway Bay is 2 p.m. Saturday atSt Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church inHouston Hawkins-Bridgeport is dealing with plans.
SERVICE for J Ines Cervantes, 89, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport
FUNERAL SERVICE for Sally Salazar, 72, of Bridgeport is 3 p.m. Saturday at Twin Oaks Assembly of God Church in Bridgeport with burial at Eastside Cemetery inBridgeport Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Hudson & & Torres Family Funeral Home inBridgeport is dealing with plans.
MEMORIAL service for Linda McWilliams , 65, of Enid, Okla &., is 11 a.m.Tuesday atEastside Cemetery inBridgeport Hudson & Torres is dealing with plans.
SERVICES & forKayla Harrington, 36, andEarl Sanders, 73, both of Paradise are pending at Hudson &Torres
MEMORIAL service for Cody Thomas Moore, 33, previously of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Open Door Church in Burleson with burial at Moore Funeral Home and Cemetery in Arlington.He was the grand son of Roy Honeycutt and sibling of Brennan Moore ofWise County
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