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GREENWOOD POST OFFICE CLOSING – The U.S. Postal Service will implement an “emergency suspension” of the Greenwood Post Office effective at the close of business Friday. According to information provided by the Postal Service, retail services at the office will be “closed until further notice.” Customers will still be able to pick up their mail from Post Office boxes at the location. Postal officials cited “lack of qualified personnel” as the reason for the office’s suspension, which is not a permanent closure, according to a Postal Service news release. Customers may use nearby Post Offices in Slidell and Decatur for stamp purchases, mailing packages and conducting other postal business.

WHISTLEBLOWER TRIAL BEGINS – A civil trial between former assistant principal Joe Palazzolo and Fort Worth ISD began yesterday in 271st District courtroom of Judge John Fostel in Decatur. The case started three years ago when Palazzolo reported wrongful behavior by some administrators at Arlington Heights High School, including falsification of attendance records and discrimination against minority students. Palazzolo was eventually fired. His lawyer, Jason Smith, alleges he was wrongfully fired and should be protected as a whistleblower. In opening statements yesterday, Fort Worth ISD’s attorney argued that Palazzolo was fired for violating district policies, not for whistleblowing. The case is now in the hands of a Wise County jury.

OFFICE CLOSED – The Forest Service office will be closed today and tomorrow. For assistance, call (940) 627-5475.

CRAFT SHOW VENDORS – Vendors are sought for the Northwest High School Baseball Team’s Fall Craft Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Northwest High School. Booth fees, which include a chair, helpers to unload, parking and wifi, are $75 for a 10×10 space or $140 for a 10×20. Additions include electricity for $10; tables for $10; and chairs $5. Vendors may also pre-order a boxed lunch that will be delivered to the booths. Cost is $10 for a sandwich, chips, drink and dessert. Applications, available at www.leaguelineup.com/nwtexans, are due Oct. 1. For more information, call or email Julia at 940-230-6099 or julia_fortune@yahoo.com; Melinda at 940-595-6451 or mcloud1985@verizon.net; or Deborah Christenson at 817-726-1075 or Sparky3483@sbcglobal.net.

MULTI-CHAMBER MIXER – James Wood Motors in Decatur will host a mixer for area Chambers of Commerce 5-8 p.m. Thursday, and the public is invited to enjoy the food and truck talk, too. The dealership will unveil the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Radio personality Terry Dorsey will broadcast from 6-8, and The New Immigrants will perform from 6-7.

BULL BASKETBALL – Bull Basketball Camp is June 17-21 at Bridgeport High School. Grades 1-4 is 9 a.m.-noon, and 5th-9th grade is 1 p.m. Cost is $50 per athlete. For more information call Coach Alan Green at (940) 393-2623.

EAGLE BASKETBALL – Decatur Eagle Basketball Camp is June 24-27 at Decatur High School. Camp for boys entering 1st-3rd grades is 8:30-10 a.m. ($45); 4th-6th is 10 a.m.-noon ($55); and 7th-9th is 1-3 p.m. ($55). Registration is at the door 30 minutes prior to the session or preregistering before June 21. Contact Coach Drew Coffman at (806) 252-6660 for more information.

FOOTBALL – Alvord Midget and PeeWee football sign up and equipment fitting is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 15 and 29, at the old middle school gym. Eligible participants are upcoming 3rd-6th grade boys. For more information call Larry at (940) 399-9846.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The Bridgeport Historical Society will host a program by Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi at the regularly scheduled meeting at 12:15 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Weatherford College Wise County. Tarnowieckyi, who is on the faculty at Weatherford College, will discuss the history of Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells. The program will be held in the lecture hall at the college. Call Ken Sprecher at (940) 683-5389 if you have any questions.

FUNERALS – Service for Roy Davidson, 83, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Thursday at Cates Street Church of Christ in Bridgeport with burial at Thomas Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Ruth Nell Woolaver, 82, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bethel Cemetery.

MEMORIAL for Russell B. Wirtz, 73, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

SERVICE for Christina Garcia, 53, of Millsap is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Roger D. Richey, 71, of Enterprise, Ala., formerly of Bridgeport, is 2 p.m. Saturday at Sorrells Funeral Home in Enterprise. Family visitation is at 1 p.m. prior to the service.

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