Thursday, February 28, 2013

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NO ACTION ON PRINCIPAL’S CONTRACT — The Chico School Board yesterday approved one-year extensions to the contracts of the elementary and high school principals, counselor, athletic director and director of special programs as recommended by Superintendent Mike Jones. The board did not take any action on the contract of middle school principal Maury Martin. Jones said after the meeting that he “had no recommendation to bring to the board” on Martin’s contract. Martin has a two-year contract with Chico ISD that expires at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Last week, the board split 3-3 on approving the contract recommendations from Jones, which at the time did not include a recommendation to extend Martin’s contract but a recommendation to extend the other administrator contracts.

FUNDRAISING RECORD — The Weatherford College Foundation has announced $1.8 million in gifts and pledges to its capital campaign, and officials say they are confident their goal of $2 million will be exceeded by the end of the spring. The campaign was launched to support student scholarships, campus enhancements and other projects designed to strengthen WC, and it’s the largest capital campaign in school history. Overall, 363 individuals and businesses have contributed to the campaign so far, with more than 50 donors committing $5,000 or more. Donors may select from a menu of programs to support, including scholarships for the Wise County campus, campus enhancements, general scholarships, the Title III matching scholarship program, agriculture support, faculty/staff development, and other options. For more information on the campaign, contact Brent Baker at bbaker@wc.edu or (817) 598-6275.

MAINTAIN THE TRAILS — Friends of the Grasslands will hold a LBJ National Grasslands Trail Maintenance Day 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Work will include trimming, cutting, painting markers and cleaning sections of the blue, white, red and yellow trail system. All recreationalists can participate. Call (972) 898-9354 or email pamrobntrob@gmail.com to commit. You must call ahead for work team assignment and details. Volunteers will need to bring their own equipment. Hot dogs and drinks will follow.

HEALTH FORUM — The Wise County Health Forum meeting is 9 a.m. today at the Decatur City Hall Community Room. The agenda includes planning for the next Community Health Fair on April 13.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY — The Wise County Historical Society will meet for lunch noon today at the Wise County Heritage Museum. Treva Tindol Dawson, author of “Memories Along the Chisholm Trail” will speak.

WISE HOOPS — The Decatur Junior Woman’s Club’s 11th-annual three-on-three basketball tournament is Friday, March 22, at the Multi-Purpose Building at McCarroll Middle School. Play begins at 5 p.m., and divisions range from girls and boys 5th-6th grade to men’s, women’s and co-ed. Registration is $140 per adult team, $100 per youth team and must be received by noon March 21. Teams who register by March 11 receive a free T-shirt for each player. Download a registration form from www.decaturjuniorwomansclub.com/wise-hoops.html.

BIKE RODEO — North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport is hosting a Bicycle Rodeo 4-7 p.m. today. Free bicycle helmets compliments of North Central Texas Trauma Advisory Council will be given away while supplies last. The rodeo will feature free hotdogs, water, jump house and tours of the air ambulance. Visitors can also meet local EMS, fire and police. Bring your bikes.

CHILD ABUSE PROGRAM — CASA of Decatur and North Texas Community Hospital in Bridgeport are sponsoring Hidden Secrets and Broken Hearts – Identifying Child Abuse at the North Texas Community Hospital Community Education Room 1:30-4 p.m. today. CEs are available for RNs and physicians. Presenters scheduled are Dr. Jamye Coffman, medical director CARE Team at Cooks Children’s; Jay Lapham, assistant district attorney for Jack and Wise Counties and Lori Nelson, program direction/forensic interview at the Lewisville Children’s Advocacy. For information call Karan Huggins at (940) 683-0311 or Tammie Little at (940) 683-0404.

PINTEREST CLASS — Friday is the deadline to register for the free Pinterest Pretties Craft Classes at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, March 7, 14 and 21 at Oak Grove First United Methodist Church, 1295 Greenwood Rd. Creations will include fabric flowers, a swirly scarf and a quilt square. If you need supplies, call Annette Stephens at (940) 393-1466 to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

FUNERAL — Graveside service for Virginia Sue Baze, 65, formerly of Boyd is 2 p.m. Friday at Friendship Cemetery in Boyd. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.

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