SLIM MARGIN – Chico superintendent Mike Jones was given a contract extension, but the vote was close, 4-3. Trustees G.A. Buckner, Pancho Redwine and Mark Tate voted against the motion Monday, which extends Jones’s contract through the 2015-2016 school year. Trustees deferred determining his salary to the summer, when they prepare the upcoming year’s budget. The board also accepted the resignation of high school principal Gerald “Rosie” Rosebure, effective Dec. 21. Rosebure, who was hired in May 2011, resigned “for personal reasons.” Lisa Slaughter will replace him. She was the district’s former director of accountability/special programs campus intervention and was moved to the principal post Jan. 4.
CONTRACT EXTENDED – Paradise Superintendent Monty Chapman’s contract has been extended for another year. With a short agenda, the Paradise ISD board of trustees went quickly into a closed session Monday night. After about an hour-and-a-half, they emerged to vote 5-2 in favor of keeping Chapman in place. Trustees Lonnie Holder and Kevin Howerton voted against the extension. Chapman will finish his 19th year with the district in June.
HEALTH FORUM – The Wise County Health Forum meets 9 a.m. today at the Decatur City Hall Community Room.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Wise County Historical Society meets noon today for a pizza lunch at the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur. Matt Joiner, associate dean of Weatherford College Wise County, will be the speaker.
BASEBALL SIGN-UPS – The Decatur Baseball League is holding spring sign-ups 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Harmon Park in Decatur. Bring a birth certificate. You can also register online at www.decaturbaseballleague.com. Deadline is Saturday, Feb. 2.
NEED A DONKEY? – Wise County Animal Shelter is having an auction for a donkey noon Saturday at the shelter.
BYA BOARD MEETING – The Bridgeport Youth Association will meet 4 p.m. Sunday at Bridgeport Community Center to discuss upcoming spring sports (including fees) and open positions on the board. Sign-ups for spring sports, including baseball, softball and soccer are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23, at the community center. For more information, visit www.bridgeportyouthassoc.com or email email@example.com.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NETWORK – Wise County Assistance Network will have an informational presentation 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Decatur Civic Center. Introduced in late spring 2012, the organization is a secure, Internet-based communication network of emergency service providers and care providers in Wise County and is sponsored by United Way of Wise County. Membership in the network is open to any organization that provides assistance services to Wise County residents, but anyone interested in learning about the network is welcome to attend.
DIAMOND RAFFLE – The Decatur Woman’s Club is selling raffle tickets for a 1.75-carat diamond pendant necklace, set in 14-karat gold. Cost is $10 each, and tickets can be purchased from any member through Feb. 8. The drawing will be Feb. 12 and the winner awarded by Valentine’s Day. Proceeds benefit Butterfield Stage Stop Historical Marker, Bridgeport Womens’ Prison Ministry, Wise Hope House and Decatur Educational Foundation.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE – The Decatur Junior Woman’s Club Daddy Daughter Dance is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Decatur Civic Center. This year’s Under The Sea-themed event includes dancing, raffle prizes, portraits (for $15) and heavy hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit CASA, Raquel’s Wings For Life, Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center and Wise County Christian Counseling.
DANCE CLINIC – The Northwest High School Sidekicks drill team will host a dance clinic for anyone age 3 three and older 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2301 Texan Dr., in Justin. Participants will perform during halftime at the NHS boys’ varsity basketball game Friday, Feb. 1, around 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.nisdtx.org//Domain/228.
LOCAL CONCERT – Country singer Leona Williams and special guests Ron Williams and The Brazos Valley Boys Band will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center, 413 Pelham St., in Bowie. General admission is $18. For more information, call 940-872-3785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAD AND DAUGHTER DANCE – The Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department presents its annual Dad and Daughter Dance Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Bridgeport Community Center. This year’s theme is “A Night Out on The Town.” Tickets are on sale at Bridgeport City Hall for $15 per couple, $5 for each additional child. Call 940-683-3480 for information or visit www.cityofbridgeport.net.
FUNERALS – Visitation for Janet Elaine Nathey, 56, of Rhome is 10 a.m. to noon today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Paula Sue “Susie” Thornal, 54, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at Poolville Cemetery in Poolville.
FUNERAL for J.B. Barnes, 79, of Alvord is 2 p.m. today at Sunset Assembly of God Church with burial in Alvord Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling the arrangements.
SERVICE for Pat Bramlet, 76, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Boyd. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL SERVICE for Wanda Banister, 77, of Wise County is 6 p.m. Friday at the Kingdom Hall of Jeovah’s Witnesses in Decatur.
MEMORIAL SERVICE for William Bernard “Bernie” Lopez, 56, of Cottondale is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd., in Fort Worth.