News Briefs for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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PERSONALITY SEMINAR – Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. and the Small Business Development Center through Tarleton State University will host a free session on “understanding personalities to maximize success in business” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Weatherford College Wise County. Participants will take a personality test and learn how to capitalize on the characteristics of each type.

RIB COOK-OFF – This year’s Butterfield Stage Days Festival in Bridgeport includes a rib cook-off. Entry fee is $50 per team, and the St. Louis cut ribs must be prepared and smoked at the May 11 festival. Cooking station set-up is 7 to 9 a.m., and judging begins at 2 p.m. Judges’ Pick and People’s Choice winners will be named by 4 p.m. Judges’ Pick first place wins $300 cash and a $200 gift card to Mas Meat. Second place receives $200 cash and a $100 Mas Meat gift card, and third place gets $100 cash and a $50 gift certificate to Mas. To register, call the Chamber office at 940-683-2076 by Friday, May 3.


CLINIC MOVED – The WIC Clinic-Outreach Health Services has moved to 2014 Ben Merritt Dr., Suite C, in Decatur. Phone number is 940-627-5796.

VACCINES – Texas Department of State Health Services is having a children’s vaccination clinic 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Cost is $10 per child or $20 per family, and a parent must be present with the child’s shot records. Enter at Miller Street and go to rooms 103 and 105.


CHAMBER BOARD – The Paradise Chamber board of directors will meet noon Thursday, March 28, at Don Jorge’s Mexican restaurant in Paradise to discuss the upcoming garage sale fundraiser.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly luncheon meeting noon Monday, April 1, at City Hall. All chamber members are welcome.


COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION – Governor’s Ridge and Angels Care Home Health will host the first in a series of community education sessions 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Governor’s Ridge, 300 E. Devereaux St., in Decatur. The topic is “keep your senses sharp.” RSVP for a complimentary lunch at 940-627-1104 or

IDENTITY THEFT WORKSHOP – DATCU Credit Union will offer a workshop on identity theft prevention at noon Thursday, March 28, in the lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County.

RELAY BAKE SALE – The Jimmie and Vickie’s Angels Relay For Life team will have a bake sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, in front of Main Street Mall, 103 W. Main, in Decatur. For information, call 940-627-3929.

OPEN HOUSE – Wise Hope Crisis Center will showcase their new office, at 608 N. Business 287 in Decatur, with an open house 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1. There will be a ribbon cutting, tours and refreshments. For more information, call 940-626-4585.

BENEFIT BRISKETS – Wise Electric Co-op is selling 50 briskets to benefit various local charities. Pick-up is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Call 940-627-2167 to order. Deadline is Wednesday, March 27, and cost is $50.

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