News Briefs for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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CLAY SHOOT – The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Barnett Shale Sporting Clay Shoot is Thursday, April 3, at Northwest OHV Park, 2914 Texas 101 in Bridgeport. The morning flight is at 9 a.m. and afternoon flight at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per person or $500 for five-person team and includes lunch. Prizes will be awarded in each flight to first-, second- and third-place teams and high individual. There will also be a raffle and giveaways. Contact Tiffany at or 940-683-2076.


SINGING MEN DUE HERE – The Singing Men of North Central Texas will hold a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 1200 W. Preskitt Road. The 150-voice chorus, one of the finest in the U.S., is made up of men who hold music-related positions in Texas Baptist churches and institutions. The concert will feature both classic and contemporary gospel music and will include selections by the men’s chorus and the orchestra, as well as a combined choral piece with choirs from area churches. The public is invited.

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.


SPECIAL NEEDS BASEBALL – Wise County Special Needs Baseball spring registration is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Decatur Public Library. Cost is $20. Late registration is $35. Additional information and registration forms are available at A coach and family meet and greet is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Renshaw Park in Decatur.

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.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – The Texas Dept. of State Health Services will host an immunization clinic Tuesday, March 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Road. A parent must be present, you must bring the child’s shot record and you must be VFC-eligible. Cost is $10 per child or $20 for the whole family.

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 or call Megan Adams at 940-626-0586 or email


TECHNO EXPO – The Northwest ISD third annual Techno Expo is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Northwest High School. Dinner will be served by students in the district’s Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality beginning at 5 p.m. Selected students will present and demonstrate their use of technology in the classroom during a series of more than 300 breakout sessions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Topics includes animation, digital video, multimedia and website design.

CONNECTION LUNCHEON – Northwest ISD encourages real estate and business professionals to join NISD officials on 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, for the annual Connection Luncheon at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth, 76177). Information on current demographic projections, plans for new schools and the award-winning programs in NISD will be shared. Space is limited. Call 817-215-0175 to reserve a seat.

SPRING BREAK – All Northwest ISD campuses and offices will be closed March 10-14 for spring break. Classes resume Monday, March 17.

FITNESS FUN FEST – Byron Nelson and Northwest high school student councils will host NISD Fitness Fun Fest 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Texas Motor Speedway. There will be live music, food and drinks, carnival fun, a 1.5 mile walk around the speedway and free health screenings. Admission is $10 per person or $30 per family. All proceeds will go to MD Anderson Cancer Center, American Heart Association and Project Orange Out. For information, visit

BIG EVENT – Northwest High School will host the third annual Big Event on Saturday, April 5. This is one of the largest community service projects in the area. Students assist six surrounding communities with projects for residents and community organizations. Requests for service can be made through March 7 at or at 817-215-0206. For information go to,

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP – Children who will attend kindergarten this August are asked to register online beginning April 21. To register, kindergarten students must be five by Sept. 1, 2014. Kindergarten Round-Up 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. Please 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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