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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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MEASLES ALERT – Tarrant County has reported 10 cases of measles this year, and two are from northern Tarrant County. Denton County has also reported two cases of measles this year. In the northern Tarrant County cases, one person contracted measles after traveling abroad and returning, and the other case is a child relative of that patient. Multiple Metroplex media outlets reported the outbreak can be traced to a member of Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark. Since the virus is highly contagious, health officials are warning the public to be on the lookout for possible cases. Symptoms include a reddish rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes. There have not been any reports of measles in Wise County.

HEALTH FAIR – Saddle Up for School health fair is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Slidell Elementary School. Learn about eye care, healthy living and dental health. Free haircuts will also be available. For more information, call Slidell ISD at 940-466-3118 or Morgan at 940-390-3552.

COOKING CLASS – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents and local dieticians will hold a cooking demonstration 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Weatherford College Wise County. Learn to prepare three complete menus that are tasty, easy, nutritious and economical meals. Pre-register by calling Tanya at 940-627-3341. Space is limited. Cost is $20 for pre-registration or $25 at the door, and it includes a cookbook, recipe samples and a goody bag.

MEET THE BRIDGEPORT TEACHERS – Bridgeport Elementary School will hold Meet the Teacher Night 5-6 p.m. Friday. Bring your child’s school supplies with you.

CLASS REUNION – Organizers are looking for Paradise High School graduates to attend a ’60s Decade Class Reunion on Oct. 19. If you graduated or attended Paradise school and would have graduated in the years 1960 to 1969 and have not been contacted, call Don Niblett, 940-627-3557; Sue Laurent, 214-215-8472; or Kathy Horton, 940-389-4196.

REGISTRATION CONTINUES – Fall registration for new and returning students at Weatherford College Wise County continues through Friday, Aug. 23. Course schedules can be viewed online at www.wc.edu/schedules-catalogs. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. Call the college at 940-627-2690 or email wisecounty@wc.edu for more information.

BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL – A public hearing on the city of Bridgeport’s budget for fiscal year 2014 will be held at the beginning of its council meeting tonight. The meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, is open to the public.

RUNAWAY BAY CITY COUNCIL – After meeting in closed session tonight, the Runaway Bay city council will consider naming Dawnelle Burns second assistant fire chief at the request of Chief Brian Bernardo. The council will also evaluate police chief Timothy Donald and interim city administrator Oneta Berghoefer in closed session before taking any necessary action. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

FUNERALS – Service for Donald “Buddy” Richey, 74, of Jacksboro is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Paul Green, 92, formerly of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for James G. Davis, 73, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church with burial at Azleland Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Damon Bounds, 73, of Springtown is 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Family visitation is noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be held at DFW National Cemetery at a later date.