STOLEN CAR FOUND IN LAKE — A game warden found a car submerged in Lake Bridgeport last night. A dive team was dispatched, but nobody was found inside. The car, which has been reported stolen by the Denton Police Department, was removed from the lake.
SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES — On Monday, the City of Bridgeport will begin city-wide ground spraying for mosquitoes. The spraying will begin after 10 p.m. and run no later than 6 a.m. Friday. The pesticide being used to spray is called Aqualuer 20-20. To protect you and your family, the city recommends that you stay indoors during spraying. The active ingredients of the pesticide products generally break down quick and do not leave a toxic residue. The city also advises residents to take their own mosquito precautions, drain all standing water and keep grass cut short in order to prevent mosquito breeding. Call the city at (940) 683-3400 for more information.
OZONE ALERT DAY — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an ozone action day for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which includes Wise County, for today. Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air pollution in the DFW area. The National Weather Service is predicting another hot day in Wise County with high temperatures around 101 degrees.
MOVIE DAY AT THE LIBRARY — Saturday is Family Movie Day at Decatur Public Library. The family film “Brave” will be showing on the library’s big screen at 11 a.m. All ages are invited. The library will provide popcorn, or guests may bring their own snacks.
PARENT MEETING — A mandatory parent meeting for Chico Youth Football is 6 p.m. Monday at Chico High School gym. Last-minute sign-ups will be accepted, and players will be fitted for uniforms. For more information, call Chad Patterson at (940) 210-9843.
SENIOR LUNCH — Local senior citizens are invited for lunch at noon Thursday, July 18 at the Decatur Senior Citizens Center, 1200 N. Miller. For information call (940) 627-2926.
ROCK BINGO — Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Wesley Center Building at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The group will have an ice cream supper and play rock bingo with prizes. For more information, call Jim Archer at (940) 627-2329.
WISE COUNTY BUILD TEAM — A meeting for anyone interested in helping plan for a local Habitat for Humanity project is noon Tuesday, July 16, in the conference room at North Texas Bank in Decatur. The Wise County Build Team meeting is open to those wanting to participate in or spread the word about a Build-A-Home project in Decatur this fall. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOLF TOURNAMENT — The Bridgeport Bulls Football and Golf Booster Club Golf Tournament is Saturday at Bridgeport Golf and Country Club. Tee time for the three person scramble is 10 a.m. Cash prizes and a raffle will be featured. For information call Dwayne Garrett at (940) 393-1940 or Brant Hawkins at (940) 389-9668.
BLOOD DRIVE — Wal-Mart associates are sponsoring a blood drive 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Wal-Mart in Decatur.
YOUTH FOOTBALL — Registration for Paradise youth football for incoming third through sixth graders is 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow and Saturday, July 20, at the youth baseball fields on Texas 114. Cost is $125 and is due at registration. For more information, call Brad Largent at (817) 875-8388 or visit www.eteamz.com/paradisepyra.
FUNERALS — Service for Charles Wendell Worthington, 87, of Aurora is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Flo Murphy, 90, of Newark is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
SERVICE for Marie Ashmore, 86, of Newark is pending at Christian-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Dene Moody, 78, of Newcastle is 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Jim Ned Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
GRAVESIDE service for Steve Collie, 59, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Monday at Rubottom Cemetery in Marietta, Okla. Family visitation is 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Jones Family Funeral Home.