TODAY AT REUNION – Day 2 of the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion features the Third Annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce “Put Yo Money Where Yo Mouth Is” Washer Tournament. Participants can enter at 6 p.m. and the competition is at 7. Carnival ride bracelets are $15 through Wednesday and $20 Thursday through Saturday. Parking is $5.
RUNWAY NEEDS RESURFACING – Decatur’s airport has been downgraded from good to fair following an FAA inspection, indicating the runway can be maintained but will need to be resurfaced in the next two to four years. Manager Mike Sayers told the city council last night that the project is eligible for a 90 percent grant from the state. It was last resurfaced in 2003 and generally needs redoing every 8-10 years.
EARLY VOTING BEGINS – A total of 154 people voted yesterday during the first day of early voting in the primary runoff election. That included 147 in the Republican election and seven in the Democratic election. Early voting continues 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Friday at the Decatur Civic Center, Rhome City Hall and the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center.
READING AND CRAFTS – Boyd Public Library will hold a summer reading and crafts program for children ages four to seven from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the library. For more information call (940) 433-5580.
ENCHILADA DINNER FUNDRAISER – The City of Bridgeport’s Finance Department will be hosting an Enchilada Dinner Fundraiser 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Bridgeport Community Center for one of their employees, whose family had an unexpected medical emergency and loss of income. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Bridgeport City Hall and the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. Meal includes enchiladas, rice, beans, dessert and a drink. For more information, call Amy Standard at (940) 683-3405.
DHS FOOTBALL PROGRAM – The deadline to purchase an ad in the Decatur High School football program is Monday, July 30. For information, call Catherine Cox at (940) 389-8935.
CAREER INFORMATION SESSION – The Weatherford College Wise County campus will host a new workforce student information session at 5:30 p.m. today 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.
WATERMELON PAGEANT – The Alvord Watermelon Pageant is Saturday, Aug. 11, at Elm Creek Park Pavilion in Alvord. Check-in time is at 9:30 a.m., and the pageant is at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $20. Proceeds go to the Library Restoration Fund. Categories are 0-23 months, 2-3 years, 4-6 years and 7-9 years. Theme is Summer Time Fun. For information and/or a registration form, contact Michele Hardee at (940) 626-9337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNERALS – Service for Christine Cook, 84, of Saint Jo is pending at McCoy Funeral Home in Saint Jo. She was the mother of Frieda Talley of Chico.
SERVICE for Orel Griffith, 101, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
FUNERAL 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.