ARCHITECT HIRED FOR NEW FIT-N-WISE — Wise Regional Health System has hired an architect to begin design and engineering work on the new free-standing Fit-N-Wise building to be constructed on the hospital campus off Farm Road 51 South – just north of the current facility. The hospital’s recent refinancing of $87.6 million in bonds from its 2004 construction project allowed the borrowing of an additional $10 million for the project, while receiving a better interest rate and lowering its payments by about $100,000 a month. That money, as well as savings, is available for the construction of the new facility which will house therapy, wellness, aquatics and sports medicine. Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands now.
BOOTHS AND SPONSORSHIPS — Various levels of sponsorship are available for the Decatur Junior Woman’s Club 2nd Annual City on a Hill Color Run and Fun Run. They include platinum for $250, business name on event T-shirt and sponsorship banner; gold for $100, business name on gold level of banner; silver for $50, business name on silver level of banner. Sponsors are also welcome to submit items for goodie bags distributed to every participant. There will also be booth space available at the event for $50. Call Amy Wilson at 817-841-4471.
BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRCUTS — Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd will offer free back to school haircuts 2-7 p.m. Aug. 11. The church is located at 1670 E. Texas 114. Call 940-433-5595.
INDIGENT HEALTH CARE — Applications for the Indigent Health Care Program are available at 1101 W. Rose Ave. in Decatur or by calling 940-627-4203, ext. 230. Eligible persons must meet the standards set forth by the State Department of Health Care Services and meet the following requirements: residents, household, income and resources. Applicants must provide all verification and requested information in order to determine eligibility.
QUARTER AUCTION — A quarter auction benefiting the Paradise Chamber of Commerce is 6:30-8:30 tonight at First Baptist Church, 401 Main St. in Paradise. Bidding paddles are $2. There will also be vendor space available for $25 and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $1 each or seven for $5. Proceeds will go to the chamber’s scholarship fund and general operating expenses. Call Karen Wier at 940-577-0868.
WORKFORCE AND CONTINUING ED REGISTRATION — Weatherford College Workforce and Continuing Education registration starts 10 a.m. Wednesday. Registration will take place at the Main Campus in Weatherford. For a list of course offering go to www.wc.edu. Contact Tiffany Thrasher-Siegfried at 940-626-3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOTHER’S DAY OUT — First Baptist Church Decatur Mother’s Day Out is enrolling for ages 6 months-Pre-K. They meet 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 940-627-0080.
BRIDGEPORT SCHOOL BOARD — The Bridgeport ISD Board of Trustees will discuss the 2014-15 budget at a special meeting tonight. In addition to the budget workshop, the board will also review student and athletic handbooks, take action on the 2014-15 BISD Code of Conduct, decide on whether or not to approve an energy conservation contract with Cenergistic that was discussed at the last meeting, consider and take action on the employee resignation agreement, take action to approve District policy EIC (LOCAL), take action on hiring schedules, and decide whether to approve a recommended Maintenance and Operation tax rate and Interest an Sinking fund tax rate. The meeting will be at 7 in the conference room at 2107 15th Street and is open to the public.
FUNERALS — Service for David Wayne Herrera, 52, of Chico is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at the Mexican Cemetery in Bridgeport. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Howard Musick, 82, of Chico is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
SERVICES for Pearl Cox, 93, of Slidell and Billy Garrison, 85, of Decatur are pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Bobby Dale Doty, 80, of Paradise is private at DFW National Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Jonnie Cortez Bishop, 95, of Decatur is 3 p.m. today at Sweetwater Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Clara Mae Moore, 86, of Boyd is 10 a.m. today at Cottondale Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.