News Briefs for Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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BENEFIT ACCOUNT – A benefit account for the family of Rocio Gonzalez of Bridgeport has been established at First Financial Bank in Bridgeport. The 25-year-old single mother of two was seriously injured in a car accident on U.S. 380 in Denton County early Saturday morning.

HAIRCUTS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES – The Hair Shop in Bridgeport is giving away free haircuts and backpacks with school supplies while they last for first through sixth grades Aug. 17-31. Coupons can be picked up at the enrollment fair at Bridgeport High School or at The Hair Shop. Donations of school supplies are also being accepted.

GOLF TOURNAMENT – The Bridgeport Lions Club 33rd Annual Oil Man’s Golf Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 14, at The Club at Runaway Bay. There will be morning and afternoon tee times available. Cost for the four-man scramble is $400 per team. Hole sponsorships are $250, and organizers also appreciate door prize donations. For an entry form or more information, contact Neil Peters at 940-575-4850 or with Oil Man’s Golf Tournament in the subject line.


EAGLES TICKETS – 2013 Decatur Eagles Football season ticket renewals end at noon Thursday, Aug. 22. Tickets are on sale 8:30 a.m. to noon weekdays at the DHS ticket office on the second level. Reserved seats will go on sale to the public at the Graham scrimmage at 7 p.m. Thursday.

COLOR RUN – The Decatur Junior Woman’s Club will host the first City on a Hill Color Run 5K and Fun Run Sept. 7. Visit to register.

BIKE RALLY – The Eighter From Decatur Bike Rally benefiting Raquel’s Wings For Life is Saturday, Sept. 7. There will be an 8-mile, 25-mile and 55-mile ride, all of which will leave from Decatur Municipal Airport at 8 a.m. Registration opens at 6 a.m. that day, or you can register online at Cost is $30. For more information, visit or call 940-626-3006 or 940-683-8780.

SAVE THE DATE – The third annual Chisholm Trail Steak Challenge is 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Reunion grounds in Decatur. This year’s event will also include a 5K run. For more information, visit or call Stephanie at 214-683-1766.


VENDORS NEEDED – The Paradise Historical Society is accepting vendor applications for the Main Street Festival to be held Sept. 28 in downtown Paradise. Call 940-969-3680 for a vendor form or download one at www.paradisehistoricalsociety/events.

FESTIVAL – The Paradise Main Street Festival is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and it will be followed by the Paradise Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and will include vendor booths, a classic car show, talent show, chili cook-off, quilt show, displays and demonstrations. For more information, email or call 940-859-3691. The event is hosted by the Paradise Historical Society.

CLASS REUNION – Organizers are looking for Paradise High School graduates to attend a ’60s Decade Class Reunion on Oct. 19. If you graduated or attended Paradise school and would have graduated in the years 1960 to 1969 and have not been contacted, call Don Niblett, 940-627-3557; Sue Laurent, 214-215-8472; or Kathy Horton, 940-389-4196.


BLOOD DRIVE – Best Value Rhome Pharmacy is sponsoring a blood drive with Carter BloodCare 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24. The pharmacy is at 400 S. Main St.


HEALTH FAIR – Saddle Up for School health fair is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Slidell Elementary School. Learn about eye care, healthy living and dental health. Free haircuts will also be available. For more information, call Slidell ISD at 940-466-3118 or Morgan at 940-390-3552.


RETIREE GROUP – Wise County Retired School Personnel meets 11:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of every month, September through May, at the Decatur Civic Center. Gamma Epsilon, the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, meets the first Saturday of every month, September through May, at locations to be announced.

CLAY SHOOT – A clay shoot benefiting Wise Regional Health Foundation is Friday, Aug. 23, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Slidell. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the shoot starts at 9. Cost is $100 a person or $500 per team. Lunch will be provided, and there will be raffle prizes and awards. For more information or to register, call Michelle Stone at 940-626-1384.

REGISTRATION CONTINUES – Fall registration for new and returning students at Weatherford College Wise County continues through Friday, Aug. 23. Course schedules can be viewed online at Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. Call the college at 940-627-2690 or email for more information.

QUILT SHOW – The Wise County Quilt Guild will have its 2013 show 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Bridgeport Community Center. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, bed turning, an antique sewing machine display, bake sale and country store, along with several vendors. Cost is $5. A preview, lecture and trunk show is 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Cost is $15.

SUPERHERO RUN – A Superhero 5K run/walk benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Wise and Jack counties is Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at Fit-N-Wise in Decatur. Registration is at 6 a.m., and the race starts at 7 a.m. Register online at or or pick up and return a form to CASA, 300 E. Pecan St., in Decatur. Cost is $25 for the race or $40 with a T-shirt. There will be kids’ activities and awards in each age category, including best costume. For more information, call 940-627-7535 or visit

HABITAT ORIENTATION – Trinity Habitat for Humanity will have homeowner orientations at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, 608 17th St. Those interested in building and owning a home through the organization are welcome to attend the meetings. For information, visit or call 817-926-9219, ext. 116.

SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS – Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital’s Wellness for Life mobile health unit will offer screening mammogram events 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Wal-Mart and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Decatur. Register by calling 855-318-7696.

TASTE OF WISE – The third annual Taste of Wise is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Decatur Civic Center. The free event includes samplings of food and drink offered by local businesses, live entertainment and door prizes every 10 minutes. To showcase your business, to sponsor or donate door prizes, call Susan Miller at 940-627-7658.

COOKING CLASS – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a Dinner Tonight Cooking School Thursday, Sept. 5, at Weatherford College Wise County. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so participants can visit exhibits and vendors. (Space is still available for vendors.) The cooking school begins at 6 p.m. and will include the demonstration of three easy and nutritious menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Goody bags, cookbooks and door prizes will be given away. Space is limited. Pre-register for $20 by calling 940-627-3341. Cost is $25 at the door.

GOSPEL GROUP – The New Plainsmen Gospel Group will perform 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Wise County Heritage Museum.

HELP WANTED – Volunteers are needed to help backstage in the Wise County Heritage Museum’s production of “Dr. D.K. Molar” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. To help, call Lou Ramos at 817-638-2022.


BACKGROUND CHECK – Parents and other volunteers who plan to work with children in NISD schools must have passed a criminal background check. It is available at

CRAFT SHOW VENDORS – Vendors are sought for the Northwest High School baseball team’s Fall Craft Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Northwest High School. Booth fees, which include a chair, helpers to unload, parking and wifi, are $75 for a 10×10 space or $140 for 10×20. Additions include electricity for $10; tables for $10; and chairs for $5. Vendors may also pre-order a boxed lunch that will be delivered to the booths. Cost is $10 for a sandwich, chips, drink and dessert. Applications, available at, are due Oct. 1. For more information, call or email Julia at 940-230-6099 or; Melinda at 940-595-6451 or; or Deborah Christenson at 817-726-1075 or

GOLF TOURNAMENT – The 18th Annual Northwest ISD Education Foundation Golf Classic is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at DFW Marriot at Champions Circle in Fort Worth. For more information, contact David at

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS – Northwest ISD is hosting Movax Immunization Clinics during the month of August. The cost per child is $20 for one vaccine, $25 for two and $35 for three or more. Children need to bring current shot records, and a parent/guardian must be present. For a list of dates, times and locations, go to

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY – Northwest ISD will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day. Classes resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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