FUNDRAISERS PLANNED FOR PARK – There will be two fundraisers to benefit the Delora Doughty Park in the City of Newark. A silent auction will take place on Saturday at the Newark Fire Department during Cruisin’ Days until 4 p.m. Also, a Heart For Park Tournament day is noon to midnight Saturday, Oct. 27, with tennis, hillbilly golf, horseshoes, corn bag toss, food and more, hosted by Roger Williams at his property located at 538 Oak Hills Drive in Newark. All of funds donated will go to the Delora Doughty project. For more information contact Laura Pixler at (817) 228-1890 or go to their Facebook page called “Newark Texas Park’s and Recreation.”
CANCER SURVIVOR RECOGNITION – Decatur High School will recognize cancer survivors before the homecoming game Friday. Call Virginia Caraway at (940) 393-7290 and leave your name and the name of your escort. Survivors will meet on the field at the north end of the bleachers no later than 7 p.m. for the presentations. Because some survivors prefer not to be singled out, the school is offering an option to be announced or to simply walk with a group of survivors. Following the introductions will be a “link of pink” from each of the campuses. Let Caraway know if you wish to have your name announced or if you choose to walk with other survivors. There needs to be one representative from each campus to organize the “campus link.”
STORY TAILS – The Decatur Public Library invites school-aged children to Story Tails with Jack 3:30-5:30 p.m. today. Children can sign up to read to Jack the dog for 15 minutes for fun and to practice reading skills. Call (940) 393-0290 or sign up at the library.
RESUME WORKSHOP – The Decatur Public Library is offering a free r sum writing workshop 2-4 p.m. today. Learn to write a resume or improve your existing r sum in this class. Registration is required. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 to register or for more information.
RED CROSS MEETING – American Red Cross will meet 7-8 tonight at the EMS building, 1101 W. Rose Ave. in Decatur. Items of discussion will include holiday plans, volunteer recruitment and increasing skills availability.
CRUISIN’ DAYS – Newark Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will hold the 25th annual Cruisin’ Days this weekend. Friday night features a carnival (which goes on all weekend by the fire hall) and live music by Dakota Burns. Saturday begins with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by BINGO at 11 a.m., classic car show at noon, barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m., fire department award ceremony at 7 p.m. and a dance at 8 p.m. The carnival and midway continues noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds benefit the fire department. For more information call Dawn Killough at (817) 692-4959.
FAREWELL RECEPTION – The city of Decatur is hosting a going-away reception for Librarian Cecilia Barham 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Decatur Civic Center. Her last day at the Decatur Public Library is Oct. 26.
BOOK AND GAME DRIVE - The Chico 4-H club will collect new books and games for Cook Children’s Hospital at Chico Fest Saturday. The club is collecting these items as part of Wise County’s One Day 4-H project, a day statewide where 4-H members conduct a community service. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 16, and the items will be delivered during the week of Thanksgiving. The items must be new because so many children have illnesses that make them more susceptible to germs. Also, in respect of the various beliefs of families, items may not have a religious theme. The Chico 4-H club will also sponsor the Stick Horse Rodeo and a petting zoo at Chico Fest.
HOSPITAL BAZAAR – North Texas Community Hospital Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar is Thursday, Nov. 15. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Merchants interested in a booth may call Marti Hines at (940) 626-9455.
MARY’S GIFT DAY – Free mammogram screening, fully funded by Mary’s Gift, for eligible women and men is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the women’s health services center at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Make an appointment by calling (940) 626-1384. Space is limited.
BREAST HEALTH SUBJECT OF TALK – Ellen Kilgore from the North Texas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will speak at Weatherford College Wise County at 2 p.m. Friday as part of the “Aging Wisely” speaker series. The talk is titled “Breast Health 101″ and will take place in room 105. The campus is located at 5180 U.S. 380 between Decatur and Bridgeport.
FALL FEST – Wise County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Wise County will have a Fall Fest 6 to 8 tonight at the Decatur Civic Center. Visitors will enjoy food, music and games, plus they’ll get to meet local emergency personnel.
COLONIAL DRESS – The John B. Denton chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution invite the public to their next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wise County Heritage Museum. The speaker will be Carolyn Schwiewe, who makes authentic colonial clothing. She will tell how she adheres to the processes and design used by colonial seamstresses, and some of her dresses will be modeled.
FUNERALS – Service for Janice M. Delgado, 74, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Jason L. McGahey, 38, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.