LIBRARY NEEDS NEW HOME – The Rhome Public Library is trying to raise money to build a new, permanent facility. Rent on the current library, at 265 BC Rhome Ave., will double the first of September and is expected to quadruple by December, according to library board president Janice Wilson. The library can’t afford to stay at this location, and the rate hike pushed board members to move forward with a campaign to raise money for a new building. The library already owns a lot at Logan and Main Streets, and although they have a building fund started, they need to raise approximately $240,000 for the project. To donate to the Rhome library building fund, call Wilson at (940) 577-2266 or call the library at (817) 636-2767. You can also bring donations to the library. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on news stands now.
BIG TRUCK EVENT – Chico Public Library’s Summer Reading program is hosting a “Big Truck” event for pre-k and elementary students 11 a.m.-noon today. Kids will learn about various trucks and equipment used in their community.
BENEFIT CAR WASH – A car wash will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Family Dollar on U.S. 380 in Bridgeport. Proceeds will help fund a mission trip to Africa. For more information call Tamara at (940) 393-5881.
CHAMBER BOARD MEETING – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce will have their board meeting at noon Friday at George’s Mexican restaurant in Paradise. All board members should be present to discuss the garage sale.
DINOSAUR GEORGE – The Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Club presents Dinosaur George at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. Children will enjoy dinosaur fossils, facts and fun. The Summer Reading Club is a free program open to children of all ages. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for more information.
GOLF TOURNAMENT – The ninth annual Firecracker Scramble benefiting the Runaway Bay Volunteer Fire Department is Saturday, June 29, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Registration is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and the four-person scramble play begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Women and men of all skill levels are encouraged to register either as a four-person team or individually to be placed on a team. Entry fee is $50 and includes green and cart. Prizes will be awarded in each flight and other specialty prizes including longest putt and bulls eye. There will be mulligans and raffles available and free food on the course. For more information, call or email Dawnelle at (940) 577-4123 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ronnica at (214) 926-3025 or email@example.com; or visit runawaybayfd.org.
SENIOR LUNCH – The Decatur Senior Citizens Center invites all seniors age 55 and older to a luncheon at noon today. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller. Call (940) 627-2926 for more information.
DECATUR SCHOOL BOARD – The Decatur school board tonight will hear the results of the 2013 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and End of Course (EOC) exams recently released by the Texas Education Agency. Other agenda items include a budget update, employment of personnel, recognition of employees of the month and other routine business. The meeting begins with a closed session at 4:30 p.m. followed by the open session at the administration building, 501 E. Collins.
FUNERALS – Graveside services for Marvin Livengood, 69, of Cottondale is 11 a.m. today at Cottondale Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Toni Gillin, 68, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.
NO SERVICE is scheduled for Don Thomas Behring, 61, of Chico. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Daisy Maxine Jinkens, 91, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 1-3 p.m. Friday prior to the service at Coker-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Christine Boaldin, 84, of Newark is 10 a.m. today at Newark Church of Christ with burial at Dido Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Milt McConnell, 73, of Decatur is 1 p.m. Friday at the Decatur Civic Center. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Russell B. Wirtz, 73, of Boyd is 1 p.m. Saturday at Aurora Baptist Church. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.