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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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ARCHITECT NEGOTIATIONS – County Judge Bill McElhaney said an architect has been chosen for the Weatherford College Wise County project. The county is negotiating with the firm, and McElhaney predicted it would be about a week before the firm accepted or declined the project. He also said the county is still hammering out the details of the lease agreement with the college. After an architect is hired, the county will hire a construction manager at risk.

BRIDGEPORT ROAD WORK – The city of Bridgeport will begin a double chip and seal repair process on several roads Monday. The first phase includes portions of Houston, Proctor, Bradford, Trinity, Owens and West Cobb. The second phase includes portions of Brush, Cobb, 10th, 11th and 12th streets. The city expects the project to be completed within 30 days of the start date, weather permitting.

BOYD WRECK – A wreck west of Boyd on Texas 114 this morning had some morning commuters finding the going slow, but there were no reports of major injuries.

MOBILE FOOD VENDOR REGULATIONS – The Bridgeport City Council amended an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting to regulate mobile food vendors in the city limits. The ordinance would require that mobile food vendors move throughout the day, and units would have to be inspected to ensure that health and safety regulations are met. The ordinance also requires food manager’s training for operation of the vehicle. The city will grandfather one stationary business located next to AT&T on Texas 101.

STORM SIRENS – The Decatur Police Department will test the city’s storm sirens at noon today, weather permitting.

FASHION SHOW – Wise Regional Health Foundation is hosting its first “Dazzle Me Pink” fashion show and luncheon at noon today at the Decatur Civic Center. Ladies can purchase a table for $250 and invite seven friends to join them for lunch. Fashions from local stores will be modeled informally. The event will benefit the proposed Women’s Health Center which will house Mary’s Gift, providing free cancer screenings for underserved Wise County women. The foundation is also holding a raffle for a pink treadmill at the event. Tickets can be purchased at Fit-N-Wise for $20.

GO BLUE – CASA and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services encourages wearing blue in honor of National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month today.

BENEFIT SALE – A sale benefiting the Decatur Senior Citizens Center is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the center, 1200 N. Miller.

BAKE SALE – A bake sale to benefit Royal Christian Academy, a nonprofit school in Boyd, is 10:30 a.m. Thursday in front of Gogo Gumbo.

EARLY VOTING – Early voting in the Republican primary runoff election continues 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at the Decatur Civic Center. Election day is Tuesday, April 13.

PARENT ACADEMY – The Decatur school district will present a Parent Academy 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. The focus of the session will be early math skills for children, age birth to 5 years. Call (940) 393-7106 to register for the free event. On-site registration will also be accepted.

MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT – The Sgt. Randy White Memorial coed softball tournament is Saturday, April 24, in Bridgeport. Deadline for sign-ups is Wednesday, April 21. Call Misty Schwartz at (940) 389-0207 to sign up or for information.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Geneva E. Sims, 94, of Alvord is 2 p.m. today at Alvord Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Jimmy Lee, 68, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove No. 3. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.

SERVICE for Robert Pitts Sr., 90, of Aurora is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

FUNERAL for Myrtle Hamilton, 90, of North Richland Hills is 10 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Joy Ruth Piper, 87, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Friday at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.