WATERLINE PLANS - The Paradise City Council held a special meeting Monday to discuss waterline extensions to city residents currently not on the system. The council amended plans submitted by Dannenbaum Engineering Corp. of Fort Worth to remove any lines already in place and to “trim” the $1.2 million estimated cost of the project. The council also voted to split the project into three phases – north section, Old Town Road part and work along Texas 114.
ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? – Today is the deadline to register to vote if you plan on casting a ballot in the Nov. 6 election. The current voter certificate is white and yellow. Applications or updates must be in the voter registration office, or postmarked by today’s date. Voters can check their voter status at www.co.wise.tx.us/registeredvoters/ or they can call the voter registration office at (940) 626-4453. More election information can be found online at www.co.wise.tx.us and clicking on the “Texas” icon with “Vote” in it located on the left side of the page.
CEMETERY MEETING – The Pella Cemetery meeting and lunch on the grounds is 1 p.m. Sunday. The cemetery is located off of Farm Road 1655, seven miles west of Alvord.
FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER – The Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department is having a fundraiser Saturday. The event will include music by Rocking B 4 to 7 p.m., a barbecue dinner 5 to 7 p.m. and a live and silent auction 4 to 9 p.m. There will also be a bounce house and a jail. Raffle tickets for a gun are being sold for $5 each at Cottondale Store and Deli, Raymonds Barbecue in Bridgeport, Elliott Electric Supply in Bridgeport or at the fundraiser. Donations can also be made to the fire department via PayPal. Visit paypal.com and enter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLU CLINIC – Slidell ISD will hold an influenza vaccination clinic 9-11 a.m. Wednesday for parents, students and community members. The clinic is free for all Slidell ISD students. The cost for community members is $22 and $10 for children not attending Slidell ISD. For more information call Irene at (940) 466-3118 ext, 240.
BBQ COOKOFF – The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department will hold its first Barbecue Cookoff and Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Northwest OHV Park. Categories include brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken. There will also be a $10 jackpot for best beans. For more information call Terry Long at (940) 210-9495 or Kyle Bloodworth at (940) 372-0134.
COLLEGE TO HOST HEALTH FAIR – Weatherford College Wise County will host its first Health Fair Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the campus on U.S. 380 between Decatur and Bridgeport. Nursing students will check blood pressure, vision and glucose levels and determine Body Mass Index (BMI). There will also be hearing tests, flu shots for $10, and displays by various area hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities and other health-related agencies.
CATTLE CLINIC – A free cattle fitting and showing clinic featuring Chuck McCullough of Allerton, Iowa, is 8 a.m. Saturday at the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Decatur. A hamburger lunch is provided. RSVP to host Protocol Feeds at (940) 683-8123.
CLASS REUNION – The Decatur High School Class of 1977 is meeting for dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Los Vaqueros restaurant across from the old stockyards at 2629 N. Main Street in Fort Worth. For more information or to RSVP, email DHS_77@yahoo.com or visit the DHS77 Facebook page.
WATCH D.O.G.S. – McCarroll Middle School Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad’s of Great Students) Pizza night is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Multipurpose Building. This will be an opportunity for the dads and father figures of students to learn about the program and turn in participation forms.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Diane Young Arant, 52, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Saturday at Westside/Old Town Cemetery.
MEMORIAL service for Edmond Lee Duvall, 53, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Living Word Assembly of God in Alvord. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Patrick Beirne, 63, of Rhome is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.