CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S CONTRACT EXTENDED – After not meeting in closed session at its last meeting, the Bridgeport City Council Tuesday extended City Administrator Brandon Emmons’ contract through April 2015. Emmons has been with the city since April 2010.
FIRST DAY – New Athletics Director Brit Hart will start work at Paradise ISD today, according to Superintendent Monty Chapman. Hart was chosen from more than 120 applicants and replaces longtime AD, Danny Neighbors.
RAINFALL TOTALS – Rainfall total from yesterday and overnight included 1.15 inches in Alvord, 1.08 in Decatur, 1.05 in Greenwood, and 0.95 in Rhome.
PET ADOPTION – The City of Bridgeport Animal Shelter will hold a pet adoption 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter located at 171 A Private Road 3402 (just off of Farm Road 920). For more information call James Johnson at (940) 683-3430.
BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT – The 14th annual golf tournament benefiting United Way of Wise County is Friday, April 26, at The Golf Club at The Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake. Registration opens at 11 a.m., and the shot-gun start is at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $400 per four-person team and includes a lunch buffet, range balls, goody bags and the chance to win door prizes. For directions to The Resort, call 817-750-2178 or visit www.resortgolfclub.com. For more information, contact Andrew Rottner at 940-627-8767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUTTERFIELD FESTIVAL – The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Butterfield Stage Days Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Harwood Park. The event includes stagecoach rides, petting zoo, kiddie train, face painting, stickhorse rodeo, bounce houses and carnival for the kids; Bridgeport Idol, Rodeo Pink 5K run, Bingo, pancake-eating contest and rib cook-off competitions; food and craft vendors, gunfighters and live entertainment. For more information, call 940-683-2076 or visit www.bridgeportchamber.org.
WALK TO END LUPUS – Donna Morales is looking for people to join her team, “Rednecks Fightin’ Lupus,” to participate in the Weatherford Walk to End Lupus Now at 10 a.m. May 18. Call (940) 210-2919 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit www.weatherfordlupuswalk.kintera.org.
CHILD HEALTH SUMMIT – Wise County Child Health Summit is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Decatur Civic Center. The Wise Coalition for Healthy Children, led by Cook Children’s Health Care System, will unveil Wise County-specific findings from the 2012 Community-wide Children’s Health Assessment and Planning Survey (CCHAPS). The summit is free, and lunch is provided. Reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD FOR KIDS – The Tarrant Area Food Bank is competing to win $45,000 for their BackPacks for Kids Program. To vote, go to bit.ly/FullTummies and cast your vote for Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can vote once a day, each day during the month of April. The Tarrant Area Food Bank provides supplies for several food pantries in Wise County.
YOUTH FAIR RESULTS – Look in the midweek Wise County Messenger on news stands today for the Youth Fair Results special section.
FUNERALS – Service for Vernon Allen Wingate Jr., 50, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Thursday at Balsora Baptist Church with burial at Willow Point Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Jason Mitchell, 21, formerly of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Jones Family Funeral Home.
MEMORIAL service for Mickye Lynn Zellers, 60, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Thursday at Jones Family Funeral Home.
FUNERAL for Gerald “Satch” Jones, 75, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Friday at Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Evelyn Irene Corrigan, 97, formerly of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Bobbie June Cash, 81, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Thursday at Cottonwood Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.
MEMORIAL service for Karen Craven Wood, 63, of Rhome is 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church. Family visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday prior to the service. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Marie Slagle Kennedy, 90, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Martha Jane Hill, 88, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Vienna, Ill., with burial at Whiteside Cemetery near Vienna. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling local arrangements.
SERVICE for Charles Tanner, 75, of Runaway Bay is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.