News Briefs for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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CHAMBER LUNCH – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Bridgeport Community Center. Extension agent Tanya Davis will give a Dinner Tonight cooking demonstration. Lunch will be catered by Dos Chiles, and cost is $10. RSVP by noon Wednesday, June 15, to or 940-683-2076.

CAVEMAN CRAWL – The 4th Annual Caveman Crawl is June 14 at the Bridgeport OHV Park with courses for ages 4 and up. The race benefits the development of hiking and biking trails at the OHV Park. Register at


BARBECUE FUNDRAISER – The Chico Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual barbecue supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Chico City Hall, 400 South Hovey St. Entertainment will be provided by the Buckner Band. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and kids ages 5 and under eat free. The meal will include sliced brisket, chicken or smoked sausage, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, dessert and tea. Whole smoked briskets will also be available for purchase. Cost is $70. Proceeds will be used for maintenance and operation of the fire hall and vehicles. To reserve a smoked brisket, call City Hall 940-644-2435.


SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – The Decatur Police Department and the Decatur Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association are accepting team registration and sponsorship forms for the 2nd Annual Back The Blue coed softball tournament to be held Saturday, June 28, at Renshaw Park in Decatur. Call the Decatur Police Department at 940-393-0300 for information. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for Decatur High School students.

EDC SURVEY – The Decatur Economic Development Corp. invites residents and those who work in the Decatur area to participate in a survey that will be used by consultants to help the EDC identify target audiences and develop strategies for improving the community’s business climate, quality of life, education, workforce development, infrastructure and marketing activities. The survey is at, or it can be accessed through the EDC’s website at by clicking on the Avalanche Consulting Survey button in the upper left corner.


GARAGE SALE – The Rhome Senior Citizen garage sale is June 26-28 at 401 East Hickory St. To donate items, call Bill Childress at 817-946-7522.


PIZZA FUNDRAISER – Open Arms is having a fundraiser 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Bridgeport Pizza Hut. Come by the office at 1401 Cates St., Suite 101, in Bridgeport to pick up a flier, or print one off of their Facebook page at You must present a flier for proceeds to go to Open Arms.

SNOW WHITE ON STAGE – Wise Performing Arts Guild presents “Snow White” 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Decatur High School Theater. The classical ballet features approximately 180 students from Wise Dance Center, as well as several returning guest dancers. For information on ticket purchases, email or stop by Wise County Title Co. located at 405 W. Park St. in Decatur. Live streaming tickets are also available.

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Wise Electric Co-op’s annual charity golf tournament is Friday, June 13, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The four-man scramble will award first through fifth place prizes, hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive and door prizes. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost is $250 per team or $65 per individual, and all proceeds benefit 1000 Miles Till Home and Military Warriors Support Foundation. To sign up, call 940-627-2167 or email You can also stop by Wise Electric or register the day of the event at the course.

DEMOCRATS TO MEET – The Wise County Democratic Party will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office courtroom, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr., in Decatur.

FIELD TRIP – The Wise County Genealogical Society is going to the Dallas County Public Library to work in their genealogical section Thursday, June 19. The group will be departing at 9 a.m. from Decatur Church of Christ. Bring a sack lunch and a $5 donation to the driver for gas. The group will return at 2 p.m.

CLAY SHOOT – Devon Energy will host the 7th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot Friday, June 20, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and shooting starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $500 for a five-person team, and all proceeds benefit United Way of Wise County. Call Fossil Pointe at 940-393-6402 to sign up or email

GOLF SCRAMBLE – Wise County Special Needs Baseball is having a four-person scramble Friday, June 20, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team. There will be a putting contest at 12:15 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A meal, awards, raffle and a silent auction will follow play. For information or to register, call April at 940-255-2225 or Robin at 817-368-2170. All proceeds will help build a custom-designed, rubberized, latex-free field that accommodates wheelchairs and other devices while helping prevent injury.

FISHING RAFFLE – Raffle tickets are being sold for a day of guided fishing with Lonny McGuffey on a North Texas lake. Cost is $5 each or 6 for $20, and the drawing will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Pizza Hut in Decatur. Proceeds benefit Wise County’s Amputees in Motion. Lonny and his wife, Kim, have been directors of the Couples Association of Sporting Tournaments since 2009. They are also members of the Metroplex Bass Club. Tickets can be purchased at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur or Bargain Hunter Outdoors in Weatherford. For information, call Tammy at 903-746-5091.

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