News Briefs for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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OPEN HOUSE – Wise County ESD No. 1, Fire Station 12, will host a cornerstone dedication and open house 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3. The new fire station is at 545 South Allen St. in Boyd.


WINE AND CHOCOLATE – The Bridgeport Women’s Club will host a Ladies Wine and Chocolate Walk 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Bridgeport Country Club, Cost is $30 per person, and $5 goes to the club’s charities. There will be four wine stops on the course with a group photo opportunity, a cheese and cracker appetizer, light dinner and chocolate dessert table. There will also be a $5 wine cork raffle. Dress is casual. Forms are available at the Country Club.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA – The Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department will host a Mother-Daughter Tea Party 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Bridgeport Community Center. There will be a finger food lunch, photos and crafts. Tickets are $15 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter and are available at City Hall. For information, call 940-683-3480.

HEALTH UNIT – The Texas Health Wellness for Life mobile unit will be in Bridgeport 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, as part of the Rodeo Pink festivities during Butterfield Stage Days. The mobile unit provides screening digital mammograms and well-woman exams and take-home colon cancer screening kits. To make an appointment, call 1-855-318-7696. Patients will need to bring their insurance card and a form of identification. Insurance will be direct billed for those who have it; women without insurance may qualify for sponsored screens.


CEMETERY HOMECOMING – The annual Cottondale Cemetery homecoming is Sunday April 27. A meal will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the annual meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.


ROTARY 5K – The Decatur Rotary Club’s Service Above Self 5K and Fun Run is May 10 in downtown Decatur. A free 1K for kids 12 and under is 8 a.m. followed by the 5K run/walk at 8:30. Cost is $20 before April 25 and $25 after that date. Register online at Awards will be given to the top three finishers in seven age categories. Proceeds will benefit Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center. Sponsors are also being sought. For information, call Brett Cheatham at 940-230-5387 or email

BASKETBALL CAMP – Coach Drew Coffman and staff will host the Decatur Eagle Mini Basketball Camp with the following sessions: Shooting Skills, May 12; Ball Handling Skills, May 19; and Overall Skill Development, May 26. Each session is 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur High School gym, and boys enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade may participate. Cost is $20 per night, or $50 for all three. Register 30 minutes prior to the start of a session or mail registration before May 8 to Drew Coffman, 601 Valleyridge Ct., Decatur, TX 76234.


CHILI COOK-OFF – A chili cook-off is noon Saturday, April 26, at Rhome Family Park, 400 S. Virginia. Cook-off judging will begin at 12:30 p.m. It’s free to enter, eat and vote. Sodas and water will be for sale, and city council candidates will be there for a meet-and-greet.


CLAY SHOOT – The 3rd Annual Pull-In for CASA Clay Shoot benefitting CASA of Wise and Jack Counties is Friday, April 25, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the shoot begins at 9 a.m. There will be door prizes and awards for the Top Shot male, Top Shot female and the top three teams. Lunch will be provided by ROC. To register or for information, call 940-627-7535.

RELAY FOR LIFE – Relay For Life of Wise County, an all-night walk around the Decatur Middle School track, is Friday, April 25. The event begins with a survivors reception at 6 p.m., and cancer survivors and caregivers will walk the opening lap at 7:30 p.m. A luminaria ceremony in honor of those who have battled cancer and as a symbol of hope that someday a cure is found, is at 9 p.m. There will be various games, and all teams will sell items at their campsite to raise money. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The public is invited. For information, call Stephanie at 940-393-3165.

BLOOD DRIVES – Grace Baptist Church will host a Carter BloodCare blood drive 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at 600 S. Trinity St. on the Carter BloodCare bus. For information or to make an appointment, call Van Gardner at 940-627-7558. First Baptist Church will host another blood drive noon to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at 119 CR 2822. For information or to make an appointment, call Bobby Cates at 940-466-3990.

SWEETWATER CEMETERY – A working day with lunch on the grounds at noon is Saturday, April 26, at Sweetwater Cemetery.

YOUTH ART – The Wise County Art Association Youth Art Show is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Decatur Civic Center. Registration is 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, and age groups include 6 to 8; 9 to 11; 12 to 14; and 15 to 18. Divisions are two-dimension, three-dimension and photography. There is a limit of three entries, per person, per division. Cost is $5 per entry. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Wise County seniors. Awards will be presented 3 p.m. May 3. For information, call Barbara Pinkerton at 940-627-3127 or Joan Christensen at 940-389-1214.


SUICIDE AWARENESS – Northwest ISD will host a suicide awareness and prevention meeting 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the NISD Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive, in Justin. Parents of students PreK through 12th grade are encouraged to attend. Phyllis Finley from the Denton County MHMR Center will present parents with a working knowledge of how to identify signs and symptoms of a youth in crisis or at risk for suicide. Interventions as well as community resources will be shared at the meeting.

KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP – Children who will attend kindergarten in NISD this August are asked to register online. To register, kindergarten students must be 5 by Sept. 1, 2014. Kindergarten Roundup is April 28-May 2. Parents and students are encouraged to attend this event to meet staff, tour the facility and provide the necessary documents needed to complete the registration process. Bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency (housing contract, rental agreement, utility bill etc.), Social Security card and license or other suitable photo ID of the parent/guardian. If parents do not have access to a computer at home, computers will be available at the campus during this time.

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