News Briefs for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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CHAMBER BANQUET – “Shake, Rattle and Roll with the Bridgeport Chamber … at Casino Night.” The 2013 Chamber of Commerce banquet is Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Decatur Civic Center. Networking starts at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30. There will be casino games, a live auction, raffles and awards. Cost is $35 per ticket or $325 for a table of 10. Call 940-683-2076 to make your reservation. Dress is “Bridgeport style.”

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. 9, 16 and 23, at the community center. For more information, including fees, visit or email


CLOSED FOR TRAINING – The Decatur Housing Authority office will be closed for training Wednesday, Feb. 6, and Thursday, Feb. 7.

DIAMOND RAFFLE – The Decatur Woman’s Club is selling raffle tickets for a 1.75-carat diamond pendant necklace, set in 14-karat gold. Cost is $10 each, and tickets can be purchased from any member through Friday, Feb. 8. The drawing will be Feb. 12 and the winner awarded by Valentine’s Day. Proceeds benefit Butterfield Stage Stop Historical Marker, Bridgeport Womens’ Prison Ministry, Wise Hope House and Decatur Educational Foundation.

SOCCER REGISTRATION – The Decatur Soccer Association will have registration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hibbett Sports in Decatur.

SHOT CLINIC – Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting an immunization clinic 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Upper Room, 104 S. Miller, in Decatur. A parent must be present with the child’s shot records. For more information, call 940-665-6397.

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


REMEMBER NOT TO FORGET – The North Central Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association meets 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Decatur Civic Center. Guest speaker Bert Hayslip with the University of North Texas will discuss factors that influence a person’s ability to remember and specific techniques for memory improvement. There is no charge, but registration is strongly encouraged by calling 800-272-3900.

SINGLES MEETING – The North Texas Singles Club will hold an open meeting 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Dos Chiles in Bridgeport. All singles ages 21 to 101 are invited. For more information call 940-366-0100.

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 is set to begin 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Decatur and continue 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.

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 homeowner orientations 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 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.

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.


NAMING SCHOOLS – Nominate names for elementary school No. 17 and comprehensive high school No. 3 now through Thursday, Feb. 7, at After a naming committee reviews the recommendations, the NISD School Board will vote on the names at its meeting March 18.

PARENT SURVEY – Provide valuable feedback by completing the Northwest ISD 2012-2013 Parent Survey that will be sent to parent email addresses Feb. 4-15. Call 817-215-0171 to request a hard copy. Computers are also available for use at your child’s campus.

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

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