COMMAND CENTER NEARLY READY – Commissioners Wednesday approved a line item transfer of $12,000 of money already budgeted for the county’s incident command vehicle to purchase computers. The mobile unit will be able to respond to disaster or other emergency situations. “It’s definitely a good asset,” Sheriff David Walker said. “We’ve never had anything that nice before.” Walker said he will bring the vehicle to the next commissioner’s meeting on Jan. 14.
YOUTH FAIR TAG IN – Wise County Youth Fair tag in is 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds. Animals to be tagged are market goats, market sheep, market hogs, non registered beef heifers and non registered boer doe over 3 months of age. Scrapie tags must be in the ear at tag in. Cost is $5.
HOOPLA - Alvord Basketball Hoopla is 6 tonight at the Alvord High School Gym. The event will include food, basketball T-shirts and a cake auction. All Alvord basketball teams will be recognized from peewee through high school.
HABITAT ORIENTATION – Trinity Habitat for Humanity will have homeowner orientations at 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, and March 2, at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, 608 17th St. Those interested in building and owning a home through the organization are invited. For information, visit www.trinityhabitat.org or call (817) 926-9219, ext. 116.
WEIGHT LOSS – Wise County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring Step Up & Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 8, and continues weekly through March at the Extension office. The program will consist of weekly lessons, weight check-in, weekly challenge and healthy recipes. For more information and to pre-register for the program, call (940) 627-3341. Space is limited.
SINGLES MEETING – The North Texas Singles Club meets 6 p.m. Saturday at Cici’s Pizza in Decatur. Anyone is welcome to attend.
SNOW CHANCES SLIM – National Weather Service forecasters predict a 20 percent chance of rain today with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow after midnight. Temperatures are expected to remain above freezing. Today’s high is expected to reach 45, with highs Saturday and Sunday reaching the low- to mid-50s.
FUNERALS – Service for Tim Eustice, 53, of Rhome is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Maria Del Socerro Rivas, 48, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.
GRAVESIDE service for Marian Rochelle Tuckness, 77, of Houston is 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Cemetery in Gainesville. Family visitation is 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at Coker-Hawkins.
GRAVESIDE service for Donna Jo Healey, 57 of Decatur is 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 7-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.
VISITATION for Liane M. Szmanski, 86, of Decatur is 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins.
SERVICE for Donald D. Dixson, 79 of Rhome is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
FUNERAL for Joe Paul, 75, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with private burial at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
FUNERAL for Jim Allen, 86, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with private burial at Hog Branch Cemetery. Family visitation is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Linda Sutherland, 60, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.