PRECINCT 4 COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE – David Stewart of Runaway Bay announced yesterday that he will run for Precinct 4 county commissioner in the March Republican primary. Stewart has worked in Precinct 4 for almost five years. Last week, Gaylord Kennedy of Bridgeport announced he will run for Precinct 4 commissioner, also as a Republican. Read more in the weekend Messenger.
REYNOLDS TO RUN FOR PRECINCT 1 JP – Wise County Sheriff’s investigator Josh Reynolds has announced his intention to run for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace. He has been a Wise County resident for 38 years with 16 years of experience in law enforcement, according to a news release from the Wise County Republican Party. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow earlier announced she is seeking a fifth term.
HUDSON TO SEEK FIFTH TERM – Wise County Treasurer Katherine Hudson has announced her intention to seek re-election for a fifth term. The Republican is a Bridgeport resident.
RAIN CHANCES GOOD – The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is predicting a 70 percent chance of rain tonight with an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms tomorrow.
ROAD REOPENS – Old Reunion Road in Decatur has reopened as of this morning. The road had been closed to replace a one-lane bridge.
BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK SALE – Chico Public Library will host a Back to School Book Sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Saturday in the library book room located at Chico City Hall. Prices are as follows: hardcover $1; DVDs $2; VHS, music CDs and audio cassettes 50 cents; and paperbacks 25 cents. Discount pricing by the bag and box. All proceeds benefit the library. The library is also selling raffle tickets for a queen size Texas Flag Afghan and a quilt made by the Chico Homemaking class of 1955. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6, and all proceeds benefit the library. The drawing will be held at Chico Fest Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets can be purchased at the library or from a library board member. More information is available on the library’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ChicoPublicLibrary.
BHS REUNION – A Bridgeport High School reunion for classes of 1950-1970 is 10 a.m. Saturday at the BHS Commons. Anyone who attended BHS during those years is invited.
FISH FRY – The Decatur Band Booster Fish Fry is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the old intermediate school cafeteria. Dinner is $8 per plate at the door.
MINERAL PROGRAM – The Extension Livestock and Forage Committee will host a beef cattle mineral supplement program 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin St. The featured speaker is Dr. Jimmy L. Horner with Protocol Technologies. The program is free, and lunch will be provided by Protocol. RSVP before Tuesday, Sept. 24, by calling the Extension office at 940-627-3341.
FOOD WORKSHOP – A 4-H Food Project Workshop is 5:30 p.m. today at Weatherford College Wise County between Decatur and Bridgeport on U.S. 380. This is a time for first-time food and nutrition project participants to learn about the 4-H Food Show, Food Challenge and Nutrition Quiz Bowl. There will be hands-on activities and goodie bags for the first 25 youth. For more information, call the Wise County Extension office at 940-627-3341. The workshop is free.
LEARN ABOUT 4-H – 4-H Explosion is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Weatherford College Wise County. A free hot dog lunch will be served, and parents and youth can learn about the projects and activities of Wise County 4-H. All the county 4-H clubs will be represented, and there will be games and other activities. For more information, call the Wise County Extension office at 940-627-3341.
SCHOLARSHIP CLAY SHOOT - The Desk & Derrick Club of Wise County is hosting a “Scholarship Clay Shoot” on Friday, Oct. 4, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for deserving Wise County graduating seniors. Lunch will be provided for all participants. For team registration information, contact Crystal Watkins at Crystal.Watkins@dvn.com or (940) 394-2315.
FUNERALS – Service for Lindy King, 65, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
NO SERVICE is planned at this time for Roy Wayne Harris, 59, of Bridgeport. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Gene P. Brown, 81, of Decatur is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Countryside Fellowship Church in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.