Friday, July 9, 2010

COUNCIL MEMBER RESIGNS – Alvord City Council member Mark Gose’s resignation was accepted at Thursday’s meeting. Without a public works director, the city has contracted Gose to do testing on the city’s water and wastewater system.

MOVING MONEY – Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved allocating road and bridge tax revenues to the precincts based on road mileage in fiscal year 2011. Since 2005, the tax revenue was distributed half according to population and half according to road miles. The change was approved at the recommendation of Judge Bill McElhaney. Only Precinct 4 Commissioner Terry Ross was resistant to the idea. He will potentially lose $180,000. Precinct 2 will benefit most from the change, possibly gaining $286,000. The judge hopes to present commissioners with a proposed budget at the July 26 meeting. The county is currently facing an almost $4 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2011.

RAINY DAY – It was a rainy day in Wise County yesterday and overnight. Rainfall totals included 2.7 inches in Alvord, 2.19 in Decatur, 1.6 in Chico and 1.3 in Bridgeport. More rain is forecast for today, and Wise County remains under a flash flood watch through tonight.

CHEER CAMP – The Chico varsity cheerleaders will conduct Dragon Mini Cheer Camp 9 a.m. to noon July 12-14 at the Chico High School gym. Cost is $40, and the camp is for incoming kindergartners through sixth graders. To register, call (940) 393-2703 or e-mail tumphress@chicodragons.org.

BLOOD DRIVE – Carter Bloodcare will hold a blood drive 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the parking lot of North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport.

GIVE BLOOD – A Carter BloodCare blood drive sponsored by the First Christian Church of Wise County is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 101 4th Street in Paradise. For information, call Virginia Cleveland at (940) 231-0831.

CLASS REUNION – The Chico High School Class of 2000 is planning its 10-year reunion for July 17 at Razoos and Hyenas Comedy Club. For information, call Jenny at (940) 577-1086 or e-mail your mailing address to dragonsof2000@yahoo.com to receive an announcement.

BRIDGE PROGRAM – The Weatherford College Wise County campus will host three free Summer Bridge Programs designed to help students prepare for fall classes. Students who have not yet taken the required placement exam or who have taken the placement exam and have placed into a developmental course are encouraged to attend. The Mathematics Bridge Program meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 26-29 and Aug. 2-5. The Reading and Writing Bridge programs will meet 9 a.m.-noon July 26-29. Call (940) 627-2690 for more information.

GLORY EXPRESS – The Glory Express will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 615 County Road 1280, in Alvord. Call Catherine Yale at (940) 627-5103 or (940) 224-3904.

BENEFIT – A benefit music event and silent auction is at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Bono’s Chophouse in Decatur. Proceeds will benefit Les Davidson, formerly of Chico, and his wife, Tia. Les was injured in a car accident in May, and Tia is in intensive care because of illness.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION – Kathy Stinnett is retiring from the City of Bridgeport after 33 years of service. The City will host a come and go retirement reception 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 16, in the council chambers at city hall.

SOCCER MEETING – The WCASA co-ed will hold a coaches meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Call Lori or Antonio Palacios at (817) 308-6892 or in Spanish, (817) 456-4624, for meeting location and more information.

MEMORIAL service for Wanda Lockwood, 66, of Rhome is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Central Fellowship Church in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Wanda Sue Boyd, 62, of Justin is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd.

GRAVESIDE service for Linda McCauley, 65, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Prairie Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Chevy Byers, infant son of Krystal and Brandy Byers of Alvord, is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.

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