News Briefs for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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YOUTH SIGN-UPS – Boyd Youth Association will hold baseball, softball, T-ball and soccer sign-ups at the middle school gym 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. No late sign-ups will be accepted. If you cannot make any of these dates, contact a board member. Email


BYA SIGN-UPS – Sign-ups for Bridgeport Youth Association spring sports including baseball, softball and soccer are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 16 and 23, at the community center. For more information, including fees, visit or email

UMPIRE CLINIC – A mandatory umpire clinic for anyone wanting to umpire baseball in the upcoming Bridgeport Youth Association season is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. Cost is $10. For information, call Heath Wilson at 940-577-9111.


BASEBALL/T-BALL – Chico Youth Association will host sign-ups for spring baseball and T-ball 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Chico Senior Citizen Center. Items needed at registration include the registration fee and birth certificate. Baseball fee is $65, and T-ball fee is $35. Call Brian Durham at 940-393-3565 for more information.


FOOD DRIVE – First Financial Bank in Decatur is collecting canned goods for Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM).

DRAWING CLASS – Decatur Public Library presents “Learn to Draw 101,” a basic art drawing class with artist Alexandra “Sasha” DuPuis. Classes will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 14. Space is limited, so call 940-393-0290 or stop in at the library to register. This 10-week class is open to adults ages 18 and up.


SOFTBALL TRY-OUTS – Try-outs for Wise County Crush select softball team are Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, at the Decatur High School softball field. Sessions for girls 10U are 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday or 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; 12U is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday or 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Registration is 30 minutes before each session. For information, call Debbie at 254-366-6436 or David at 817-617-9218.

DAR TO MEET – The John B. Denton Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution meets 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur. Diana White will speak on DAR genealogy. A Dutch-treat lunch will follow at Sean’s Barbecue in Decatur.

MAMMOGRAM SCREENING – Weatherford College Wise County will host the Moncrief Mobile Mammography Unit Monday, Feb. 18. Insurance is accepted, but low- and no-cost screenings are also available. Women interested in participating can call 800-405-7739 for more information or to make an appointment.

DEALING WITH DIABETES – The Wise County Extension Diabetes Coalition and Angels Care Home Health is sponsoring Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes, an educational program to help people with Type 2 diabetes learn the skills they need to understand and manage the disease. The five-week series begins 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Decatur and continues on Feb. 26, March 5, 12 and 19. To pre-register, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341. There is a one-time fee of $25 per person to cover the cost of class materials.

TEE TIME – The Oil Belt Senior Men’s Golf Association opens its 2013 season Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Men 50 years of age or older are invited to join the association, which is beginning its 22nd year. The initial enrollment fee is $20, and play is by handicap. Members play approximately two to four times per month, rotating play on 12 to 14 different golf courses in the area. There is a nominal feel each time you play. For more information, call J.E. Carson at 940-627-2244.

RN NURSING PROGRAM – Weatherford College Wise County is accepting applications for the Registered Nursing program through Monday, Feb. 28. The two-year program begins in August. Information packets and applications are available at the WCWC campus, by phone at 940-627-2690 or by email at

LVN-RN NURSING PROGRAM – Weatherford College Wise County is accepting applications for the Licensed Vocational Nursing to Registered Nursing program through Feb. 28. The one-year program begins in May. Information packets and applications can be obtained in person on the WCWC campus, by phone at 940-627-2690 or by email at

HABITAT ORIENTATION – Trinity Habitat for Humanity will have a homeowner orientation 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, 608 17th St. for those interested in building and owning a home through the organization. For information, visit or call 817-926-9219, ext. 116.

SAVING COINS – Wise County Animal Shelter volunteers are asking people to save their loose change to benefit the shelter’s spay and neuter fund. To help, bring any change you have collected to the adoption event Saturday, March 2, at Tractor Supply in Decatur.


PARENT SURVEY – To gather feedback from parents, Northwest ISD launched a comprehensive survey regarding campus climate, safety and behavior, communications, instructional programs and support services. This feedback will provide district officials with valuable information designed to identify strengths and areas that need improvement in the schools and district. The survey is available through Feb. 18 in English and Spanish. Responses will be confidential. Parents can access the survey at or by calling (817) 215-0171 for a paper copy. Computers are also available for use at your child’s school.

BOARD MEETINGS – The Northwest ISD School Board meets 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the Administration Building, 2001 Texan Dr., in Fort Worth.

STUDENT HOLIDAY – Monday, Feb. 18, is a student holiday for Northwest ISD campuses. Classes resume Tuesday, Feb. 19.

TECHNOLOGY EXPO – The Northwest ISD Techno Expo is 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Byron Nelson High School, 2775 Bobcat Blvd., in Trophy Club. Students will demonstrate their use of technology in the classroom – from animation and digital video to multimedia and website design – during a series of more than 300 breakout sessions and presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served by students in the district’s Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality 5 to 7 p.m., and musical performances will be provided by NISD fine arts students. Door prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the event.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – NISD Partners in Education program seeks volunteers to read their favorite children’s book to kindergarten through fifth-grade students for the fifth annual Northwest Reads 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 1. Call 817-215-0172.

REALTOR LUNCHEON – Northwest ISD will host a Realtor’s Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Administration Building to discuss current demographic projections and plans for new schools. The district’s award-winning programs will also be shared. Space is limited. Call 817-215-0175 to reserve a seat.

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