WELCOME BACK REUNION – The Wise County Old Settlers Reunion is officially under way today at the Wise County Reunion Grounds in Decatur. The Little Mr. and Miss Pageant for ages 6 months to 9 years is 7 p.m. at the pavilion. This year’s theme is “Gumdrops and Lollipops.” Applications are available at DATCU, Decatur Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Bank and Chalet of Jewelry. For information, call Misty Hudson at (940) 399-9160. A live DJ will also perform from 9-11 p.m. at the pavilion. Carnival ride bracelets are $15 today through Wednesday and $20 for Thursday through Saturday. Parking is $5.
VOTING BEGINS TODAY – Today is the first day of early voting for the Republican and Democratic primary runoff elections. The Republican ballot includes Precinct 2 constable candidates Mike Andrews and Larry Short as well as U.S. senator, two railroad commissioner races and Place 4 supreme court justice. The Democratic ballot features only U.S. senator. Early voting in both primaries is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday at the Decatur Civic Center (2010 W. U.S. 380), Rhome City Hall (105 First St.) and the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center (1000 Thompson St.).
CHEER CAMP – Cheer camp for Decatur youth is Thursday and Friday at Victory Christian Academy. Girls in kindergarten through third grade will attend 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and fourth through sixth graders 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $40. For more information, contact Alexia Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org of visit universityofgymnastics.com.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM – The Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Club presents Dinosaur George at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will include fossils and dinosaur facts. The Summer Reading Club is a free program open to children of all ages. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for information.
CAREER INFORMATION SESSION – The Weatherford College Wise County campus will host a new workforce student information session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at its new campus between Decatur and Bridgeport. Students interested in programs in certified nurse aide, medical assisting, nursing home administrator, and electronic health records are invited. Call the college at (817) 598-6387 for information.
WASHER TOURNEY – The third annual “Put Yo’ Money Where Yo’ Mouth Is” Washer Tournament is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wise County Reunion Grounds Pavilion. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and the tournament begins at 7. Cost is $40 for a two-person team. Call the Decatur Chamber of Commerce at (940) 627-3107 or come by the office at 308 W. Main St. to enter.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Classical Conversations Wise County will hold its last informational meeting before school starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ascension and St. Mark’s near Bridgeport. The meeting will feature information, snacks and child care. Call Amber Payne at (940) 577-9175 for more information, or visit www.classicalconversations.com.
WEATHER NOTES – Saturday’s high temperatures reached 104 degrees at the Decatur Municipal Airport and 108 at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport, and we were at or near the century mark again on Sunday. The forecast for today calls for temperatures just short of 100 with a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. A brief storm brought wind damage to parts of New Fairview Saturday afternoon with reports of some homes losing some shingles, siding and underpinning.
FUNERALS – Service for Helen Early, 79, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.