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Friday, March 15, 2013

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3 STRIKES, YOU’RE OUT — Committee and board members for the city of Rhome who miss three consecutive meetings are now susceptible to removal from their position. Rhome City Council unanimously voted to approve the measure last night. City attorney Walt Leonard said under state law city council members are already subject to removal if they miss three consecutive meetings. The vote by the council just extended the existing policy to all city boards including parks and recreation and planning and zoning.

BENEFIT FOR BECKY — The “We’re Jammin’ for Becky” benefit event is Saturday at the Wise County Heritage Museum. A barbecue meal will be served 4-5 p.m. Barbecue sandwich, chips, drink and a dessert is $7 a plate. The concert will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. An auction featuring Charlie Smithers will take place in between acts. Donations will also be accepted. Proceeds will help pay for medical treatments for Becky Rushing, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. A related story was featured in the midweek Wise County Messenger.

SHELTER CELEBRATION — Wise County Animal Shelter will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an adoption event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Marketplace Grocery in Decatur. There will be a bake sale, kissing booth with shelter dogs, raffle for a 42-inch TV and a loose change donation bucket to fund a spay/neuter program for dogs and cats adopted from the shelter.

SOCIETY MEETING — The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the First United Methodist Church Wesley Center, 200 E. Main St. in Decatur. Club Member Steve Hilliard will give the program on florescent minerals, including a colorful display of how they glow under different lighting. Bring your favorite rocks and minerals to the meeting.

MANCIL SCHOLARSHIP — Essays for the Delaney Mancil Scholarship are now being accepted. Scholarship applications are open to all FFA and 4-H graduates of Wise County. Send essays to 1703 S. Hubbard St., Alvord, TX 76225 before April 22. Essays will also be accepted from continuing education students from Wise County.

BONE MARROW REGISTRATION — A bone marrow registration drive is noon-3 p.m. today at Wise Regional Health System east campus lobby. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 55 with a body mass index (BMI) under 40 can register, which entails only a quick cheek swab.

RELAY FOR LIFE — Relay For Life teams will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Candlewood Suites in Decatur to talk about luminarias and other important event information. For more information, call Stephanie at (940) 393-3165.

WISE DEMOCRATS — Wise County Democrats will meet 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Wise County Courthouse second-floor courtroom to nominate members to committee positions.

SPECIAL NEEDS BASEBALL — Registration for the Wise County Special Needs Baseball spring season is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bridgeport and Decatur public libraries. The registration form can be downloaded from www.wcspecialneeds.com. For information, email info@wcspecialneeds.com or call (940) 577-1848. Games are 9 a.m. to noon April 6 to May 25 at Renshaw Park in Decatur.

FUNERALS — Graveside service for Harrell Walden White, 85, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Freddie Sue Rachel, 69, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICES for Norma Anne Kemplin, 82, of Bridgeport and Roy D. Dick, 83, of Runaway Bay are pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.