CANDIDATE FORUM PLANNED – The Bridgeport Lions Club will host a Primary Election Public Forum at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at their building located at 1107 8th St. in Bridgeport. All Republican and Democratic candidates in the March 4 primary election have been invited, and each candidate will present his or her platform or position on the issues affecting Wise County. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 940-683-4048.
PLAYOFF BASKETBALL – Last night’s girls playoff basketball scores included Decatur 46, Aubrey 35; Grandview 55, Boyd 42; Paradise 70, Godley 65; Alvord 34, Maypearl 29; and Slidell 54, Savoy 29. In boys basketball, Santo beat Chico 65-47 in the District 11-A tiebreaker game. Northwest also beat Fossil Ridge 73-68.
FUNDRAISER FOR CONN’S FAMILY – A dance fundraiser for Chris Conn’s family is 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at A-Bella Vita in Seagoville. Admission is $5, and other monetary donations will be accepted. Conn was killed in a house fire Feb. 6, and his stepfather was badly burned. For information about the fundraiser or the family’s needs, call Conn’s grandmother, Cathie Arbour, at 214-694-1557. A-Bella Vita is at 314 Glendale in Seagoville, 75159.
VALENTINE PARTY – Decatur Skate is having a Valentine’s party and hockey club fundraiser 7-10 p.m. tomorrow. The hockey club will be raffling items and taking Valentine photos. For information, call Cindy at 281-974-9727.
CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES – The Legend Bank Relay For Life team, Carolyn’s Cookie Monsters, will sell Valentine’s Day chocolate-covered strawberries Friday at both the Decatur and Alvord branches. Cost is $20 per dozen.
DEMENTIA PROGRAM – The Virtual Dementia Tour is noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Weatherford College Wise County, 502 Big Sandy Court. The program is for caregivers, professionals and anyone who works with older adults. The tour will take participants from the beginning to late stages of the disease process, encompassing tasks and exercises that are essential for caregivers and professionals to understand. Those who wish to attend must make reservations by calling Gwen Pruitt at 940-626-3282 or emailing email@example.com.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED – Volunteers are sought to help with activities at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Decatur. Call Kathy at 940-626-2800, ext. 114.
JOIN THE CLUB – The Oil Belt Senior Men’s Golf Association opens its 2014 season Monday, Feb. 17, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Men 50 years of age or older are invited to join the association, which is beginning its 23rd year. Enrollment fee is $20, and play is by handicap. Members play two to four times per month, rotating play on 17 different courses in the area. There is a nominal fee each time you play. For information, call J.E. Carson at 940-627-2244.
PARADISE SPORTS – Paradise youth softball and baseball registration will occur 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Paradise City Hall. The cost is $85 per child. Registration forms will be available at City Hall. Contact Shay Thomas at 817-454-7171 with softball questions or George Woolsey at 940-210-0569 with baseball questions.
DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE – Dads and daughters are invited to the Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department’s 7th Annual Dad and Daughter Dance Saturday. There will be two different dances, 5:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Tickets are on sale at Bridgeport City Hall. The event will include dancing, snacks, photos and prizes. Space is limited, and no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 940-683-3480.
FUNERALS – Service for Norma Coble, 84, of Runaway Bay is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Staci Aliette Dean, 35, of Fort Worth is 4 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur.
FUNERAL for Mary Kathleen Clark, 69, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Sycamore Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Billy Askey, 82, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Byrl Dee “Butch” Proctor, 82, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at DFW National Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
FUNERAL for Elsie Davis, 68, of Azle, formerly of Wise County, is 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottondale Baptist Church with burial at Wilson Prairie Cemetery. Family visitation is 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Chris Conn of Chico is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.
FUNERAL for Patricia Richard, 74, of Paradise is tentatively set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.