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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PURCHASE DELAYED — Pending review of an itemized list of projects, the Bridgeport City Council postponed a request to purchase two off-highway vehicles for the city’s OHV Park at a regular council meeting Tuesday. The vehicles would be paid for with funds from a Texas Parks and Wildlife National Recreational Trails grant. But the grant was also to be spent on perimeter fencing, signage and hand tools. “I don’t want us to come up short on something or need something more important,” Mayor Keith McComis told parks department personnel. “I’d really like to see some kind of organizational plan on how you plan to spend the money.”

POSITIVE AUDIT — The Chico City Council last night received a clean audit report at its regular monthly meeting. In other business, the council approved a part-time position in the water and sewer department, renewed the city’s franchise agreement with Oncor and took no action on a street reconstruction project. A special meeting will be held next week, and the street project will once again be on the agenda.

EASTER EGG HUNT — The Bay Community Church in Runaway Bay will hold an Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 30. The event will feature food, prizes and free Easter photos and fingerprinting for ages 18 months-10 years.

3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT — Bridgeport Class of 2017 is having a three-on-three basketball tournament Friday, April 5, at the Bridgeport Middle School. Check-in is 4 p.m., and play begins at 5. Cost is $100 per team, and all entries must be received by noon Wednesday, March 27. Divisions are fourth and fifth grade boys; sixth grade boys; fourth and fifth grade girls; sixth grade girls; seventh and eighth grade boys; seventh and eighth grade girls; ninth to 12th grade boys; ninth to 12th grade girls; men’s, women’s and coed. There will also be free-throw and three-point contests. Send entries to Class of 2017, P.O. Box 1091, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

REALTOR LUNCHEON — Northwest ISD will host a Realtor’s Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Administration Building to discuss current demographic projections and plans for new schools. The district’s award-winning programs will also be shared. Space is limited. Call (817) 215-0175 to reserve a seat.

QUILT SHOW — Quilters interested in exhibiting in the March 23 free quilt show at First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport may register with Pat Hiler, (940) 575-9242. The event, from 1-3 p.m., will include a showing of the famed Last Supper Quilt. Refreshments will be served.

PRE-K PRE-QUALIFICATION — Northwest ISD offers prekindergarten (PreK) classes for qualifying 4-year-olds. To adequately plan for the 2013-2014 school year, NISD would like to pre-qualify as many 4-year-olds as possible this spring. Pre-Qualification Packets are available at all NISD elementary schools and can be picked up now through March 25. To qualify, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013, and meet one of the following requirements: unable to speak and comprehend the English language; economically disadvantaged; child of an active duty member of the military; foster child and/or homeless. Completed packets can be turned in at any NISD elementary campus 9 a.m.-2 p.m. any Thursday in March, except March 14. For more information, visit www.nisdtx.org/prek or call (817) 215-0198.

BENEFIT ACCOUNT — A benefit account has been opened at First State Bank in Bridgeport for Becky Rushing of Decatur, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Donations to the Becky Rushing Benefit Fund will help pay for needed radiation and chemotherapy.

FUNERALS — Service for Sandra B. Cagle, 69, of Wichita Falls is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

MEMORIAL for Barry Dale Bentley, 55, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel.

FUNERAL for Inez White Bewley, 88, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bethel Cemetery near Weatherford.