News Briefs for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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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.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Bridgeport Historical Society meets at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County. Speaker is surveyor Tommy Edwards. For more information, call Ken Sprecher at 940-683-5389.


CLASS REUNION – The Decatur Class of 2003 will host its 10-year class reunion Saturday, Sept. 14, in Fort Worth. Email Leah Combs (Mitchell) at for location, cost and more information.

MINI-DANCE CAMP – Decatur High School presents Dancing with the Eagle Dolls Friday, Sept. 27. It includes a T-shirt, dinner and free admission to the football game. Participants will perform with the Dolls at halftime. Registration deadline to receive a T-shirt is Monday, Sept. 16, but walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event. For more information, pick up registration forms at the elementary school offices.

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.

GOLF TOURNEY – The Decatur Eagles Football Booster Club is seeking sponsors for its Eagle Golf Tournament Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Runaway Bay Golf Club. (Note the date has changed from earlier published information). Sponsorship levels are $500, $300 and $100. Two food sponsorships will also be available, and raffle items are still needed. To donate or for more information call Sean Manuel at 817-366-8566.

GOGO BENEFIT – The Decatur Lions Club is selling tickets for the 2nd Annual Gogo Gumbo Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 13. It benefits the South Wise Services Pantry, and seating times are 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at First Financial Bank in Decatur and Boyd and iCopy in Decatur.


VENDORS NEEDED – The Paradise Historical Society is accepting vendor applications for the Main Street Festival to be held Saturday, 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.

TALENT CONTEST – The second annual Paradise Has Talent contest is Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Main Street Festival. The competition is split into two age groups: youth through eighth grade and teens/adults. Only 10 acts in each age category will perform, and there will be cash prizes of $150 and $100. Entry forms and contest details can be downloaded at or from the Paradise Main Street Festival Facebook page. Cost to enter is $10, and deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. For more information, call Karen Bohmfalk at 940-210-3181.

CLASS REUNION – Organizers are looking for Paradise High School graduates to attend a ’60s Decade Class Reunion on Saturday, 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.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION – Angels Care Home Health and Governor’s Ridge will host an informational on “Understanding Your Medicare Options” 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Governor’s Ridge in Decatur. A complimentary lunch will follow. Make reservations by calling 940-627-1104 or email

SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS – Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital’s Wellness for Life mobile health unit will offer mammogram screenings 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.

DEMOCRATS TO MEET – The Wise County Democratic Party will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the courtroom at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr., in Decatur. Anyone interested in running for a position in the Democratic Party should attend. There will be a short symposium on the Affordable Healthcare Act.

HABITAT ORIENTATION – Trinity Habitat for Humanity will have a homeowner orientation 10 a.m. Saturday, 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. For information, visit or call 817-926-9219, ext. 116.

HELP WANTED – Volunteers are needed to help with 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 or to audition, call Lou Ramos at 817-638-2022.


GOLD CARD – Northwest ISD provides senior citizens living in the district the opportunity to be part of the district’s Gold Card program. In addition to a free annual luncheon, Gold Card members receive free entry into district-sponsored events, performances and athletic competitions. If you are 65 years of age or older, become a member of the NISD Gold Card program by calling 817-215-0175.

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL – Northwest ISD middle schools present Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka, Jr.” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, at Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center, 2301 Texan Dr., in Justin. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. To make reservations, call 817-215-0268.

FAITH-BASED RALLY – Northwest ISD will host a rally 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive in Justin) for faith-based organizations to learn how to become more involved in the school district. Space is limited. RSVP to 817-215-0175.

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

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