News Briefs for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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BUNCO NIGHT – Boyd Education Foundation Bunco Night is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Boyd Middle/Intermediate School Cafeteria at 550 Knox Ave. Cost is $20 at the door, and there will be a silent gift basket auction. Food and drinks will be provided. All proceeds benefit the foundation and help provide classroom enrichment through grants.


CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. The program includes a panel discussion on the oil field. Lunch, catered by Select Energy Service, is $10 a plate. RSVP by noon, Wednesday, Jan. 15, to 940-683-2076 or

GT NOMINATIONS – Bridgeport ISD will accept gifted and talented referral forms for students in kindergarten through 11th grade until Jan. 31. Forms are available at each campus office and online at An informational meeting for parents is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Bridgeport Elementary School, Room 212. For information, call Paula Shepherd, advanced academics coordinator, at 940-683-5955 or 940-683-5784.

LIBRARY CLOSED – The Bridgeport Public Library is closed through Jan. 19 for renovations. For information, call 940-683-3450.

CHAMBER BANQUET – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce Casino Royale annual banquet is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Decatur Civic Center. There will be food, awards, casino games, live and silent auctions, live entertainment and a raffle, including the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas or $1,000 cash. Dress is Bridgeport casual. Tickets are $40 each or $320 for a table of eight. For tickets, call the Chamber office at 940-683-2076.


REGISTRATION CONTINUES – Registration for new and returning Weatherford College Wise County students continues through 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, for classes that began Jan. 13. Contact the college at or 940-627-2690 or visit for more information.

STORYTIME STARTS – The Decatur Public Library has started its 2014 storytime sessions. Preschool Storytime (best for ages 3 to 5) is 10:15 a.m. every Wednesday, and Toddler Time (best for ages 18 months to 3 years) is 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays. Sign-up is not required. For information, call the library at 940-393-0290.

4-H MEETING – The Decatur 4-H Club meets 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Wise County Extension office in Decatur.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Decatur Civic Center, and the 2014 board of directors will be installed. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 24, to the Chamber office at 940-627-3107.

RODEO TICKETS – Decatur Night at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets cost $25 and are available at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. Payment must be by cash or check. For information, call Misty Hudson at 940-627-3107.


FAMILY HISTORY – The Wise County Genealogical Society will host Jeremy Balkin with Family Tree DNA at its meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Decatur Church of Christ. Cost is $5 for non-members.

RALLY – Overpasses for America will have a rally 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the U.S. 81/287 and Farm Road 407 overpass in New Fairview.

FOOD SAFETY TRAINING – A food safety training program is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Wise County office. The training includes materials and the state food manager certification examination. To register, call 940-627-3341 by Friday, Jan. 10. Space is limited.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION – The next installment in the community health series will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Governor’s Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 300 E. Devereaux St., in Decatur. The topic is “eating for your health,” and Tanya Davis of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Wise County will share tips for healthy eating and meal planning. For information, call Debbie Bounds at 940-627-1104 or Kim Lawson at 940-627-6888.

YOUTH FAIR ENTRIES – Entries opened Jan. 6 for the 2014 Wise County Youth Fair, which is March 1-8. 4-H, FFA and FCCLA members have until 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, to enter online at Entry fees can be paid online with a credit or debit card or they can be mailed to Wise County Youth Fair, P.O. Box 1062, Decatur, TX 76234. Checks, money orders or cashier’s checks will be accepted. Do not send cash. All payments by mail must be received by the entry deadline (Feb. 1) and should include a printed entry receipt. If you need help entering the Youth Fair, contact your ag teacher, FCCLA sponsor or 4-H leader. You may also call the Wise County Extension office at 940-627-3341 or Youth Fair secretary Liz Hubbard at 940-389-5388.


NORTHWEST READS – The Northwest ISD Partners in Education program seeks volunteers for the sixth annual Northwest Reads 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Participants will choose from a variety of books to read to pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students at one of the school district’s 17 elementary schools. This event provides community members with an opportunity to inspire young NISD students to become lifelong readers. For information, call 817-215-0172.

MOBILE APP – Northwest ISD will release the second phase of its mobile app on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The update will include the ability to check your student’s grades, attendance, lunch account balance and more. The NISD Mobile App is available on Google Play and the Apple iTunes store. For information, go to

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