NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BOYD

SPORTS SIGN-UPS – Boyd Youth Association is having t-ball, baseball and softball sign-ups now through Feb. 15. Sign-ups are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday at the Boyd Intermediate School gym. For more information, call Randy Medlock at 817-727-2713.

BRIDGEPORT

MOBILE HEALTH UNIT – Texas Health Wellness for Life will station a mobile health unit 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at 1009 Halsell St. in Bridgeport. Well-woman exams, mammograms and colon cancer screenings will be available. Services are free for those who meet certain criteria. Insurance will also be accepted. To check your eligibility or to make an appointment, call 1-855-318-7696.

LITERACY BANQUET – The third annual Bridgeport Literacy Banquet, hosted by the Bridgeport Bookcase Project Committee, is 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Bridgeport High School Commons. Tickets are $15.95 per person or $125 per table and can be purchased at Bridgeport Public Library, Meyers Agency, Bridgeport Index, First State Bank, First Financial Bank and The Community Bank. Proceeds are used to build bookcases for Head Start students. Bring gently used preschool children’s books to be given with the bookcases, or drop books off at the Index, Brookshire’s or public library.

CHICO

YOUTH BASEBALL - Registration forms for youth baseball are available at Chico Elementary and Chico Middle School. Forms and payment are due Friday, Feb. 21. Cost is $50 for t-ball and $85 for baseball. For more information, call Brian Durham at 940-393-3565. The league also needs umpires. Call Durham if interested.

DECATUR

HEART HEALTH – Wise Regional Health System is hosting the Heart Health Expo 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Decatur Civic Center. Admission is free. There will be various booths, as well as a panel discussion featuring local cardiac care providers. A light lunch will be served noon to 1 p.m.

VINTAGE TRAILERS – Glitzy Girls Trailer Park, a new, vintage trailer event to be held on the Decatur Square Saturday, April 19, is seeking vendors. If you’re interested, call 817-269-1106 or 940-389-2174.

PARADISE

SPORTS SIGN-UPS – Paradise youth softball and baseball registration is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Paradise City Hall. Cost is $85 per child. Call Shay Thomas at 817-454-7171 with softball questions or George Woolsey at 940-210-0569 with baseball questions.

WISE COUNTY

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES – The Legend Bank Relay For Life team, Carolyn’s Cookie Monsters, will sell Valentine’s Day chocolate-covered strawberries Friday at both the Decatur and Alvord branches. Cost is $20 per dozen.

JOIN THE CLUB – The Oil Belt Senior Men’s Golf Association opens its 2014 season Monday, Feb. 17, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Men 50 years of age or older are invited to join the association, which is beginning its 23rd year. Enrollment fee is $20, and play is by handicap. Members play two to four times per month, rotating play on 17 different courses in the area. There is a nominal fee each time you play. For information, call J.E. Carson at 940-627-2244.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP – Wise Regional Health System, the Wise and Montague County Medical Society and Renew Home Health will host a Diabetes Support Group 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in the Education Room of the hospital in Decatur. Dr. Brad Faglie and Freda Kelley, RN, will host a question-and-answer session on the trials and triumphs of living with diabetes and plans of action. Diabetes, the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S., affects more than 10 percent of Wise County’s population. If you have diabetes or know someone with diabetes, you are encouraged to come. If it’s your first meeting, come at 6:15 to meet Dr. Faglie and get an introduction to the basics.

RANCH GATHERING – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a Ranch Gathering 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the NRS Training Center, 309 CR 4228, in Decatur. Horse management educational seminars are included and a free beef dinner will be served, sponsored by National Roper’s Supply and Novartis Animal Health. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to 800-242-7820, ext. 192 or rsvp@tscra.org.

DEMENTIA PROGRAM – The Virtual Dementia Tour is noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Weatherford College Wise County, 502 Big Sandy Court. The program is for caregivers, professionals and anyone who works with older adults. The tour will take participants from the beginning to late stages of the disease process, encompassing tasks and exercises that are essential for caregivers and professionals to understand. Those who wish to attend must make reservations by calling Gwen Pruitt at 940-626-3282 or emailing gpruitt@wc.edu.

ENTERTAINERS WANTED – Anyone interested in joining an amateur group of dancers that puts on sock hops and car shows at local nursing homes can call the Rock N Rollers after 3 p.m. at 940-626-9300 for more information.

YOUTH RODEO – The Wise County Youth Rodeo, for ages 19 and under, is March 7-8 at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the rodeo starts at 7;30 p.m. nightly. Books are open 6 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 3. Timed events include tie down calf roping, girls breakaway calf roping, team roping, goat tying and barrel racing. Rough stock events include mutton bustin’, junior bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. For information, call 940-210-0050. All proceeds benefit the Wise County Youth Fair Association.

HOST FAMILIES – Families are needed in Wise County to host a foreign student for a three- or four-week period in summer 2014. There are two programs: Group and Activities in Alvord and the surrounding area and Immersion. In the group program, students participate in organized activities Monday through Friday. In the immersion program, students spent the entire time with the host family. Most students will be from Spain and will be 13 to 18 years old. For information, call Angela Nichols at 904-393-1525 or email angiedevon@gmail.com or call Megan Adams at 940-626-0586 or email megannicoleadams@gmail.com.

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