Thursday, May 23, 2013

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RELAY STILL HOPES TO MEET GOAL – The Wise County Relay for Life’s all-night walk might be over, but the push to raise money is not. The local event is still $35,776.20 short of the $110,000 goal set by committee members. Now through Aug. 31, team members can arrange a meeting to turn in money by emailing Wise County’s ACS staff partner, Nanette Stockstill, at nanette.stockstill@cancer.org. As of Tuesday afternoon, 46 teams had raised $74,233.80. Money raised from the event is used to help fund cancer research. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on news stands now.

ANIMAL SHELTER APPRECIATION – Wise County Animal Shelter will host an appreciation day for all of its supporters 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1. There will be rabies shots for $10, games, face-painting, hot dogs, drinks and attendants are encouraged to bring their pets to have their photos made with them. Animals will be available for adoption. All local businesses, rescuers, adopters, volunteers and anyone else who has helped the shelter are invited.

ANIMAL SHELTER CLOSED – The Wise County Animal Shelter will observe Memorial Day and be closed Saturday, May 25.

BAKE SALE – Bridgeport Middle School Cheerleader parents will hold a bake sale 9 a.m. Friday at First Financial Bank in Bridgeport.

BENEFIT BARREL RACE – A 5D benefit barrel race for the family of Haven Norton of Springtown is Friday at Branded Cross Cowboy Church Arena in Boyd. Norton was killed in an accident May 13. For more information, call Daisy Baird at (940) 210-2113, Misty Peak at (432) 553-7803 or Tina Butcher at (903) 288-5987.

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM – The Decatur Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program will be accepting registrations beginning May 28. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to sign up for this unique, fun and free online summer reading program. Review the books you read for a chance to win prizes. Stop by the library to sign up, or call (940) 393-0290 for more details.

AWARDS BANQUET – The Chico High School awards banquet is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Decatur Civic Center. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the high school. Tickets will be sold for $20 at the door.

TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIPS – Organizers of the Bridgeport Education Foundation Golf Tournament seek sponsors. Levels include hole sponsor for $150; A+ for $600, which includes a team, a hole sponsorship, lunch, cart, mulligan, large print on the tournament banner and a listing on the thank you ad; or Honors List for $1,000, which includes two teams, a hole sponsorship, lunch, cart, mulligan, bold large print on the tournament banner and a listing on the thank you ad.

RACE FOR WEST – Victory Family Church will host a 5K and 1K fun run benefit for the city of West at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The course will start at the church and proceed though the square down State Street making its way back up North Trinity Street and ending back at the church. There will be an award ceremony and after party at Victory’s main campus immediately following the race. All of the proceeds will be going to the Salvation Army’s West Relief Fund. For more information visit www.theraceforwest.com or www.victoryfamilychurch.com.

STEM SHOWCASE – The Northwest High School Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will host the its third annual showcase 6:30 to 8 tonight at the NHS east entrance. Students in ninth through 12th grade will display their best work.

HELP ALLSUP WIN – After being nominated by his students, Decatur High School ag teacher Jim Allsup has been named one of 12 finalists in the Justin Boots All-Star Ag Teacher Contest. Help him win the title, $5,000 and a pair of boots by voting for him through the month of May at www.facebook.com/justinboots/app_358967940887043.

AWARDS CEREMONY – The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees will recognize the achievements of Northwest High School students in regional, state, national and international competitions during a ceremony 7 tonight at the Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center at NHS (2201 Texan Drive, in Justin).

SINGLES MEETING – The North Texas Singles Club meets at 6 p.m. Saturday at Dos Chilis in Bowie. All singles are welcome. Call (940) 366-0100.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for L. Wayne “Bus” Renshaw, 85, formerly of Rhome is 1 p.m. Friday at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

SERVICE for Marvin Potter, 85, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

MEMORIAL for Tom Hall, 59, of Runaway Bay is 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Runaway Bay Community Church. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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