Friday, May 3, 2013

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WARMER TODAY, BUT STILL COOL – Unseasonably cool temperatures are expected to stick around for the next few days, although it is expected to be warmer than yesterday when the temperature stayed in the mid-40s throughout the day. The high temperature today through Sunday is expected to be around 65 degrees.

STATE GOLF – The Decatur boys golf team sat in fourth place after shooting a 330 at the end of a blustery first round Thursday at the 3A state tournament at Jimmy Clay Golf Course in Austin. Top ranked Andrews finished the round with the lead at 316. Argyle shot 319 and Longview Spring Hill 330. Decatur’s Drew Jones is tied for second overall with 77. Pleasonton’s James Sandoval leads all scores with 73. The boys teed off this morning at 7:45 for the second and final round where conditions are predicted to stay cold and windy. After the first round of the tournament the Bridgeport Sissies sit in ninth position. Bridgeport shot a team total 428. They are three strokes ahead of 10th place Cuero and 16 behind eighth place Sealy. Andrews leads after one round with a 337. Lexi Read led the Sissies with a 91 and Tiffany Hawkins fired a 97. Remi Swensson shot a 111 and Haley Shinn had a 129. Bridgeport will begin the second round Friday at 11:40 a.m.

COMIN’ THROUGH – About 50 antique cars from all over Texas will make a brief stop in Decatur on Saturday between 8-10 a.m. They will stop for photos at the historic Wise County courthouse before traveling north on FM 730. The “Texas Tour” is being hosted this year by the Texas Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. The tour will begin at the Marriott Hotel and Golf Course across from the Texas Motor Speedway at 7:30 a.m. and follow Texas 114, FM 156, FM 407 and FM 2264 on the way to Decatur.

CRUISE NIGHTS – Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Decatur. Registration is 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Judging is at 7 p.m., and awards will be presented 8 to 8:30. Relay Reverb featuring Steel ‘N Hubcaps is 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, come by the Decatur Visitors Center, 106 S. Trinity St., or call 940-627-6158.

BARBECUE DINNER – Greenwood-Slidell Buyers Association is having a barbecue dinner 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood pavilion. For more information, call Brian Moore at 940-627-4373.

VACCINATION CLINIC – A low-cost vaccination clinic is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wise County Animal Shelter.

DRESSES NEEDED – The Hills Nursing and Rehab in Decatur needs prom dresses in all sizes for its “Senior Prom” Tuesday, May 14. If you have dresses or derby hats to donate, bring them to The Hills, 201 E. Thompson St., by May 10. For more information, call Susie Cordell at 940-627-2165 or Amy Rebstock at 940-577-3305.

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION – The annual meeting of the Lone Star Cemetery Association is 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery.

PARADISE LUNCHEON – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon Monday at Paradise City Hall. Lunch, catered by Sagebrush Cafe, is $10 a plate. Speaker is Keitha Story-Stephenson with BlueSky Wellness Center. Donations for raffle prizes are appreciated. Deadline to RSVP to info@paradisetexaschamber.org is today.

EDUCATION GRANTS – The Boyd Education Foundation will announce winners of its inaugural grants at Sweet Rewards Night, 7 to 9 tonight at Boyd High School. Byron Nelson High School Principal Linda Parker is guest speaker. The event will include an art show by Boyd students and a silent auction. Starbucks will provide coffee, and SweetWater Baking Co. will provide cupcakes. Admission is free.

COMIC BOOK DAY – The Decatur Public Library will host Free Comic Book Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Attendees of all ages will enjoy free comics, crafts, a superhero photo booth, and at 11 a.m., a demonstration on how to make a Bento Box lunch. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for more information.

BLOOD DRIVE – A community blood drive by Carter BloodCare is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the south door of Wal-Mart in Decatur.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Johnnie L. White, 96, of Runaway Bay is 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Okla. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL mass for David L. Brown, 74, of Sunset is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Bowie. He was the brother of Mary Jane Strole of Runaway Bay.

SERVICE for W.R. “Dickie” Spencer, 70, formerly of Boyd is pending at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne. He was the brother of Tommy Spencer of Boyd.

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