WEEKEND AT REUNION – This the final weekend of the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion. Tonight’s entertainment includes performances by Six Market Blvd. 9-11 p.m. followed by No Justice from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Jake Hooker and The Outsiders will perform Saturday 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Remember that all pickups and dropoffs should be made at the back gate, off Old Reunion Road. Parking is $5. Carnival ride bracelets are $20 today and Saturday.
LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY – Today is the last day of early voting in the Democratic and Republican primary runoff elections. Yesterday, 10 voted in the Democratic election and 194 in the Republican. Early voting is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Decatur Civic Center, Rhome City Hall and Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center. Election day is next Tuesday.
SCHOOL SECURITY – The Alvord ISD board last night heard a report that new safety vestibules are just about in place at the high school and elementary campuses. The vestibules, designed to channel visitors through the office, are similar to one already in place at the middle school. They were being fabricated off-site and were due to be installed Friday. Superintendent Bill Branum said about another $45,000 would be needed to address the most pressing security concerns at all the campuses – but admitted that to fully secure the entrances at all AISD campuses could cost as much as $100,000. That cost could come down, he said, depending on how many doors would have to be replaced to install a card-reader system.
SOME AREAS RECEIVE RAIN – Parts of Wise County received rain yesterday afternoon. Chico received 0.1 of an inch and Rhome .07. There is only a slight chance of rain today. Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits by Saturday and into next week.
BAKE SALE – The Bridgeport Starz will host a bake sale at 10 a.m. today until supplies are gone at Market Place in Bridgeport. All proceeds will go towards new poms and new uniforms.
DHS FOOTBALL PROGRAM – The deadline to purchase an ad in the Decatur High School football program is Monday. For information, call Catherine Cox at (940) 389-8935.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION – Today is Dennis Hudson’s last day on the job after 40-plus years at the full-service Fina station in Decatur. A “surprise” come and go party is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Lion’s Club building.
CAR WASH – The Wise County Cowboy Church Youth will have a car wash 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Fresh Produce Market, 709 W. Walnut in Decatur. All proceeds benefit their youth camp.
COLLECTING FANS – First Texas Home Health is collecting fans to distribute to the elderly. Donations of new or gently used fans can be dropped off at First Texas Home Health, 1821 S FM 51, in Decatur. For information, call Megan Adams at (940) 626-0586.
ALVORD FESTIVAL – The annual Alvord Watermelon Festival and Barbecue Cook-off is now registering vendors. Vendors can set up booths on Saturday, August 11. Call Debra McKelvain at (940) 389-1656 for more information.
FUNERAL – Service for Guynell Overton, 78, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.