Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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NIGHT OUT – Decatur Police Department’s 2012 National Night Out is at 6 tonight on the Square in Decatur.

GREASE FIRE – The Decatur Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the kitchen of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on the Square in Decatur yesterday around 5 p.m. The grease fire was quickly extinguished, and there were no reports of injuries.

IPAD ROLLOUT – McCarroll Middle School students at Decatur will begin receiving their iPads today at orientation sessions. Parent orientation meetings are offered by grade levels, with eighth grade meeting today, seventh grade tomorrow, sixth grade Thursday and all grade levels Friday. Visit the school district’s website at www.decaturisd.us for the full schedule.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST – Deadline to submit entries for the 2012 Coal Miners’ Heritage Festival Photography Contest sponsored by the Bridgeport Cultural Arts Board is 5 p.m. Thursday to Jesica at Bridgeport City Hall (900 Thompson St.). Categories include youth color, youth black and white, adult color and adult black and white. Entry fee is $10 per photo, and cash prizes will be awarded based on judge’s rankings and viewer’s choice. For more information, call (940) 683-3402.

UPCYCLE – Tweens and teens ages 11 and up are invited to the Decatur Public Library’s Upcycle craft program at 4 p.m. Thursday. Those attending will make two fun and creative crafts from things you’re likely to find around the house. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for more information.

PROGRAM ENROLLMENT – Boyd Early Head Start at Boyd ISD is currently enrolling pregnant mothers and infants for a free educational program in Boyd for low income families. Children with disabilities can apply. Call (940) 433-9530 for more information.

AMPUTEE MEETING -Amputees in Motion (AIM) meet today. For times, email aimdecatur@yahoo.com or search Amputees In Motion on Facebook. Amputees and their family members are invited.

CLASS REUNION – The 30th reunion for Decatur High School Class of ’82 is 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Reunion on the Square in Decatur. The class is hosting a multi-class reunion 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center for classes ’79-’85. Cost is $30 per person, payable at the door, and it includes dinner. There will be a cash bar, dancing and photos on display. RSVP by calling Nola at (940) 393-6152.

RAFFLE BENEFITING BASEBALL – The Boyd High School baseball team is holding a raffle to win a chance to experience a NASCAR ride at Texas Motor Speedway. The ride is four laps at speeds in excess of 160 mph in one of the Nextel Cup Race Cars. Winners will have through September 2013 to book the event. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. Tickets can be purchased through Friday at the Boyd High School and Boyd Middle School offices. Winners will be announced Friday night at the Boyd High School football game.

CLASS OF ’77 REUNION – The Bridgeport High School Class of 1977 will have a 35th reunion 3 p.m. Saturday at the lake home of Sandra Culpepper Juarez, 229 CR 1742, in Chico. Dinner is potluck. For information and directions, call Tammy Cortez at (940) 393-3762 or Becky Summars at (469) 525-5698. Email class1977@ymail.com.

COMPANY TO HOST ANNUAL CONFERENCE – ENERGY worldnet, Inc. of Decatur will host its Annual Conference and Expo today and Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center. Registration opened at 7:30 this morning with registration and a welcome, and speakers include an array of experts in oil- and gas-related industry issues, particularly safety. Registration for both days is $50. For more information call Sally Reiger at 1-855-396-5267 or visit conference.energyworldnet.com.

CHICO CITY COUNCIL – The Chico City Council meets at 7 tonight at city hall.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Nelia Jane Sparks, 73, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. today at Boyd Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Eric Michael Berman, 29, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rosston Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at noon at the First Baptist Church in Boyd. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins.

GRAVESIDE service for Allie B. Willey, 85, of Bridgeport is 3 p.m. today at Brushy Cemetery in Bowie. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Jacob Allan Jones, an infant, of Paradise is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Edmond Lee Duvall, 53, of Alvord will be held at a later date. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Hester Lorene Williams, 92, of Greenwood is 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Baptist Church with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins.

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