KENNEDY TO RUN FOR COMMISSIONER — Gaylord Kennedy of Bridgeport has announced his intention to run for Precinct 4 county commissioner in the March 2014 Republican primary. In a statement released yesterday by the Wise County Republican party, Kennedy said he owned and operated a personal trucking business for 34 years in addition to handling operations in his family trucking business. He was elected to the Bridgeport ISD school board in 1996 and served on the board for 12 years. “I believe that my business and community service experience will be beneficial to the needs of our Wise County residents,” Kennedy said in the written statement.
COAL MINERS VENDORS — Vendor applications for the Coal Miners Heritage Festival — Saturday, Oct. 5 — are now available at www.bridgeportchamber.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 940-683-2076. Cost for a 10-foot by 10-foot space is $40 for arts, crafts, merchandise or informational or $100 for food vendors. Electricity is an additional $10. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 23.
CALLING ALL EXTRAS — Boyd theater department is seeking a large cast of extras for a web-based show called Party Girl being filmed at the high school Saturday. They are looking for extras who appear like typical high school students. Those under 18 will need a parent to sign a waiver. Those interested must be at the high school by 12:30 p.m. and expect to be there for four to six hours. For more information call or text Sheril Rodgers at 940-367-3557 or call Betty Beard or Kayla Haney at the school at 940-433-2327.
BENEFIT CAR WASH — A car wash will be held at noon Saturday at Love’s Travel Center in Rhome. Cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit Cook Children’s Hospital.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Bridgeport Historical Society meets at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County. Speaker is surveyor Tommy Edwards. For more information, call Ken Sprecher at 940-683-5389.
SHOW CLINIC — A free Cattle Fitting and Showing Clinic hosted by Protocol Feeds is 8 a.m. Saturday at Protocol Technologies headquarters at 210 Lake Rd. in Bridgeport. The clinic will feature Chuck McCullough of Maine Aim Ranch in Alerton, Iowa. Call (940) 683-8123 to RSVP for a hamburger lunch.
BENEFIT BOOT CAMP — JRobs Sports and Fitness in Decatur is hosting Mission of Hope Fundraiser Boot Camp 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $20 per participant, and all money goes to Rachel Durban, a JRobs client who is moving to Haiti. JRobs is at 2803 S. U.S. 81/287. For more information, call 940-627-3505.
REINING CLINIC — The Wise County Texas AgriLife Extension Horse Committee is hosting a reining clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Gordon Maatsch’s indoor arena. Cost is $25 per rider, and registration is limited to 25 riders. The clinician is Heather Young. For more information or to register, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341.
FOOTBALL THURSDAY — The Paradise Panthers will take on Leonard at 7:30 tonight at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex in Denton.
GAME TIME CORRECTION — In the Decatur Eagles football game preview in the midweek paper, an incorrect game time was listed. The Eagles play at 7 p.m. Friday in Burkburnett.
FUNERALS — Memorial service for Jimmie Pollock, 76, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Robert “Chip” Foster, 66, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Cottondale. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Edna Pinkerton, 92, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation is 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones Family Funeral Home.
MEMORIAL service for Clancy Shawn Stewart, 44, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd. Family visitation is noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.