Thursday, May 9, 2013

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HOT MEALS ON WHEELS – Beginning this summer, local residents who rely on the Wise County Committee on Aging Meals on Wheels program will be receiving hot meals made locally. The Chico City Council on Tuesday voted to allow WCCA to use the kitchen facility in the city’s community center (formerly the elementary school cafeteria kitchen) to cook meals each weekday morning for delivery to shut-ins around the county. Currently, meals are made and delivered from the Metroplex, meaning the meals are usually cold by the time they are delivered to seniors. Chico Mayor J.D. Clark said meals could also be delivered to local senior centers so that seniors who are not homebound could also congregate to eat meals together. Clark said WCCA plans to begin using the facility by mid-June.

STORM CHANCES 50/50 – The National Weather Service is predicting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, increasing to 50 percent tonight. Those storms may include hail and damaging downburst winds.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – The date for next year’s Wise County Youth Fair has been set, and it’s earlier than normal: March 3-8, 2014.

MASONS HONOR – Bridgeport Masonic Lodge No. 587 will recognize three teachers and six students from each Alvord, Bridgeport and Paradise schools at an awards presentation 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Masonic Lodge, 1012A Halsell St., in Bridgeport. Those being honored include: Melissa Nivens of Alvord Middle School; Kay Short of Bridgeport Middle; and Melanie Tittor of Paradise Elementary as Outstanding Teachers and Chase Walter and Ariel Rogers of Alvord; Cameron J. Crawford and Nikki Mowery of Bridgeport; and Dalton Meadows and Sara Kelly of Paradise as scholarship recipients.

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES – Legend Bank’s Relay For Life team, Carolyn’s Cookie Monsters, will sell chocolate-dipped strawberries Friday at its Decatur and Alvord branches. Cost is $15 a dozen.

HONK FOR THE BULLS – Supporters of the Bridgeport Bulls baseball team are invited to a honk rally send-off at 4 p.m. Friday along Halsell Street as the bus heads out for that night’s game at 7:30 against Princeton at Denton High.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION – Northwest ISD Partners in Education (PIE) will host an orientation for new volunteers 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Wilson Middle School (14250 Sendera Ranch Blvd., in Haslet). PIE will share ways to become involved and partner in Northwest ISD. RSVP to Phil Beckman at (817) 215-0175.

ART SHOW – The Wise County Art Association 2013 Mother’s Day Youth Art Show is 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. Registration is 3-6 p.m. Friday.

BUSINESS SEMINAR – Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. and the Tarleton State University Small Business Development Center will host a seminar 6-8 tonight in the lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County. Topics to be discussed include sales steps to success, handling objections, improving customer service, pacing the customer and selling to different personalities. Space is limited. To register, call (940) 683-3490.

STICK HORSE RODEO – The Butterfield Stage Days Stick Horse Rodeo, for cowboys and cowgirls 6 and under, is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bridgeport’s Harwood Park. Sign-ups start at 10:15 a.m. Events include best costume, bronc bustin’ and barrel racin’. For more information, call (940) 683-3404 or email afogelman@cityofbridgeport.net.

BRIDGEPORT IDOL – The 9th Annual Bridgeport Idol Contest is noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Harwood Park Pavilion. Age categories are 12 and under and 13 and over. Entries are still being accepted. For information or for an entry form, call Susan Miller at (940) 366-0186 or pick one up from the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce.

PROM FUNDRAISER – The Boyd senior class is having a fundraiser at CiCi’s in Decatur 4-9 p.m. today. A portion of every receipt turned in will benefit prom.

BAKE SALE – The Living Word Teaching Center is having a craft and bake sale to benefit its food bank 9 a.m. until sold out Saturday at Justin Super Save on Farm Road 407.

BENEFIT RUN – Bryson’s Designated Hitters, a 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk benefiting Bryson Tyler is 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Paradise High School baseball fields. Registration fee is $20 by May 13, and late registration at 4 p.m. on race day is $25. Registration forms can be downloaded at pisd.net. Special guests on hand after the race will include Eric Villenueva and a concert featuring Taylor Castleberry. For more information, call Christi Ryle at (940) 210-2739.

FUNERALS – Service for Amy Lynne Morrow, 55, of Rhome is 11 a.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home in Justin.

SERVICE for Clinton R. “Butch” South, 86, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Joe Louis Rivera, the infant son of Jose Luis and Nora Contreras Rivera is 4 p.m. today at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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