News Briefs for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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FUEL FOR A CURE – The Bridgeport Women’s Club put together Fuel for a Cure, a gift card program that helps current cancer patients in Wise County. Drop off gift cards for gas at The Cancer Center at Wise Health System. Call Laura Tanner, 940-626-2300, option 6.

GT REFERRALS – Bridgeport ISD is accepting GT referral forms through 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. Forms are available at each campus office and online.

CALENDARS AVAILABLE – The Bridgeport Historical Society is selling calendars featuring photos of sunsets over Lake Bridgeport taken by four local residents. “Sunsets Over Lake Bridgeport” is available for purchase for $8. Call Don Majka at 940-389-3821.


KNITTING CIRCLE – The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Call 940-433-3847.

DOMINOES ANYONE? – Anybody who plays 42 or would like to learn is invited to the Decatur Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller St.


SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER – Light a Lantern for a Loved One is 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Paradise soccer field. There are large, white and red lanterns available, as well as a limited number of mini lanterns in white or green. Pre-order a lantern by emailing Maggi Loney, Cost is $9 each. Proceeds benefit the Zackery S. Loney Memorial Scholarship.


LIBRARY EVENTS – Rhome Public Library has preschool story time 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Children participate in learning activities, including songs. STEAM meets 4 to 5 p.m. every second Tuesday to conduct various science and technology experiments. Call 817-636-2767.


HOLIDAY CLOSING – The Wise County Courthouse will close at noon Friday, Dec. 22, and remain closed through Tuesday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. All Wise County offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26.

SHELTER HOLIDAY – The Wise County Animal Shelter will close at noon Friday, Dec. 22, and remain closed through Tuesday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. It will close for New Year’s on Saturday, Dec. 30, and Monday, Jan. 1.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – Solaris Hospice needs volunteers. Those who choose to participate will undergo a background check, drug screening and TB testing. Training is provided. Contact Director of Volunteer Services Caitlyn Littlejohn at or 940-627-1001.

BELL RINGERS NEEDED – Volunteers are needed to ring the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle fundraising campaign. The kettles will be set up at Walmart in Decatur and Brookshire’s in Bridgeport. Volunteers are asked to sign up for two-hour shifts by going to (Decatur) or (Bridgeport) The campaign runs through Christmas Eve. All money collected stays in Wise County to help those in need. Call the kettle coordinator, 940-626-8691.

MARY’S GIFT – Wise Health Foundation is offering a program called Mary’s Gift providing free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women and men of Wise County. The next date is Dec. 27. Visit to complete your online application, or call Wise Health System Mammography, 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment today. Call the Wise Health Foundation, 940-626-1384.

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS – The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes. Call Melvin Castleberry, 940-210-4908.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County. A valid driver’s license is required, and a background check will be performed. Call 940-627-5329 or stop by 300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, in Decatur.

FLAG RETIREMENT – There is a box at the Paradise Veterans Memorial Park designed for people to drop off unserviceable flags to be properly collected and retired by BSA Troop 194 of Bridgeport. It will take all Texas and United States flags, as well as other state and country flags.


CHORAL CHRISTMAS – The choir of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 in Boyd will perform Christmas music 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. The church is one mile west of Farm Road 730 South, off of Farm Road 2048.

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