NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BRIDGEPORT

SPORT SIGNUPS – Bridgeport Youth Association will hold pee wee football and cheerleading signups 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31, Saturday at the community center on Lawdwin Street. Upcoming third through sixth graders will be eligible. For information, call Misty Schwartz (cheerleading) at 940-389-0207 and Colin White (football) at 940-389-8860.

CHAMBER LUNCH – 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 tiffanyevans@bridgeportchamber.org or 940-683-2076.

SWIM TEAM – The Bridgeport Parks and Recreation swim team will practice 10 to 11:40 a.m. Tuesday through Friday this summer. Participants will compete in four circuit meets and regionals. Cost is $80. To register, call 940-683-3480.

KIDS CAMP – The Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Kids Camp is 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 9 to Aug. 15 at Bridgeport Elementary. Participants will take field trips to the Fort Worth Zoo, AT&T Stadium, Keller Pointe Water Park, the Fort Worth Children’s Museum and Go Bonkers. Weekly cost is $75 per child. For information, call 940-683-3480.

JUNIOR GUARD – Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Junior Guard classes are 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday this summer. The class is not a lifeguard certification program. Participants learn basic skills and will compete with other Junior Guard programs. Cost is $80. Call 940-683-3480 to register.

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 www.cavemancrawl.com.

CHICO

BABYGARTEN PROGRAM – Chico Public Library is bringing back the BabyGarten program. The six-week summer session will be 11 a.m. to noon each Wednesday. BabyGarten is an opportunity for infants, toddlers and their parents/caregivers to get together with friends, enjoy story time, singing and crafts. The theme for the summer session is the five senses. For information, call Michelle at 940-644-2330.

COTTONDALE

FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED – Cottondale Volunteer Fire Department is beginning its semi-annual search for new members. Applications are being accepted now through July 5. New applicants are subjected to a background check, interviews and an orientation before training begins. Applications are available online at cottondalefirerescue.org or at the station. Business meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. For information, call 940-433-5055 and leave a message.

DECATUR

YOUTH FOOTBALL – Decatur youth football and cheer signups are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Friday, May 30, at Fit-N-Wise in Decatur. Cheer fundraising packets are also available at the front desk.

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.

SEEKING DONATIONS – Senior Care in Decatur is seeking donations of costume jewelry for crafts and its Residents Country Store. Call Kathy at 940-626-2800, ext. 114, or drop off donations at 701 West Bennett in Decatur.

PARADISE

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Paradise Project Graduation golf tournament is 8 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Cost for the four-man scramble is $250 per team or $75 per player, which includes breakfast. Organizers are still seeking hole sponsorships for $100. Prizes will be given for closest to the pins and long drives. For information, call Jennifer Heathington at 940-229-9010 or email her at jheathington@hughes.net.

WISE COUNTY

KARATE TOURNAMENT – The Monica Lopez Open Karate Tournament is Saturday, May 31, at the Decatur Civic Center. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. There will be a black belt meeting at 9 a.m. and a rules meeting at 9:30 a.m. Competition begins at 10 a.m. in the following age divisions: 5 and under, 6 and 7 years, 8 and 9 years, 10 and 11 years, 12 and 13 years, 14 and 15 years, 16 and 17 years and all adults. To register or for information, call Stephen Starnes at 940-255-2038. Proceeds benefit Monica Lopez, who is battling stage 4 breast cancer.

PBR TICKETS – The 11th Annual J.W. Hart PBR Challenge is Saturday, May 31, at the Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 South Farm Road 51 in Decatur. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at www.wcchallenger.org or at Wise Wireless in Decatur.

SONFLOWER CAMP – Sonflower Camp For Kids with Disabilities is June 9, 10 and 11 at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur. To register as a camper or a volunteer, go online at crossroadspeople.com or call Elaine Huff at 940-627-4222 or Andrea Duwe at 940-395-3356.

VOLLEYBALL CAMP – Decatur volleyball camp is June 9-12. All girls entering second through eighth grade are welcome. Forms are available at any Decatur school office, or you can email brandy.mayfield@decatur.esc11.net. You can submit forms until May 31. You can sign up the first day of camp, however a late fee will be applied.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – The Texas Department of State Health Services will host an immunization clinic 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the First Baptist Church Education Building, 1200 Preskitt, in Decatur. A parent must be present and they should bring the child’s shot record. Participants must be VFC eligible. Cost is $10 per child or $20 per family. For information, call 940-665-9315, option 5.

TASTE OF WISE – Organizers of the 4th Annual Taste of Wise County are looking for restaurants, caterers and food/drink facilities to participate in the tasting event, which is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Decatur Civic Center. Admission is $5. There will be live entertainment from local artists Dakota Burns, Brandon Gentry, Cody Robbins and Megan Nichols Adams. To register or for information, call Susan Miller at 940-627-7658.

COLLEGE REGISTRATION – Face-to-face advising and registration started May 12 for summer 1 (June 2-July 8), summer 2 (July 9-Aug. 14) and fall (beginning Aug. 25) courses at Weatherford College Wise County. Schedules can be viewed online at www.wc.edu/academics/schedules-course-catalogs. For information, call 940-627-2690 or email wisecounty@wc.edu.

BLIND COMMUNITY – Telena Graham, who lost her vision 15 months ago, is looking to build community with others in Wise County who have gone blind. She envisions meet and greets, game nights, fundraisers for research, dances, discussions and support for loved ones affected. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating or helping, contact her at 817-988-0478 or telena.graham@aol.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Metroport Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers. The area of coverage is the southeast sections of Wise County including Aurora, Rhome and Boyd. Call Nansii Downer at 817-491-8534 if you would like to help.

NORTHWEST

EARLY RELEASE – Thursday, June 5, and Friday, June 6, are scheduled early dismissal days in Northwest ISD. School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. for elementary; 1:05 p.m. for Steele Accelerated High School; 1:15 p.m. for Northwest and Byron Nelson high schools and 2 p.m. for middle schools. The last day of school is Friday, June 6.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES – Registration is now available for a variety of programs offered by Northwest ISD for pre-kindergarten through high school students to enhance their educational experience in the summer. To view a listing of courses and for information on how to register, visit www.nisdtx.org/Page/1262.

NIGHT OF NO LIMITS – The 2nd Annual Night of No Limits is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Byron Nelson High School. Kindergarten through high school students will present their inquiry projects and problem-based learning experiences. Families can engage in hands-on, interactive exhibits from the Perot Museum, and meteorologist Jeff Jamison will also showcase the Mobile 11 Storm Chasing vehicle.

TECHNOPALOOZA – Northwest ISD will host Technopalooza, a summer conference that teaches educators how to integrate learning with technology July 30-31 at Byron Nelson High School, 2775 Bobcat Blvd., in Trophy Club. The conference will feature presentations for the first-time educator to the veteran teacher. Keynote speaker is Dr. Sheryl Absire, chief technology officer of Calcasieu Parish Schools, and there will be giveaways, T-shirts, food trucks and the opportunity to pre-register for the 2015 TechnoPalooza Conference featuring keynote speaker Dave Burgess. To register, go to palooza.nisdtx.org/.

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