News Briefs for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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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.

GLOW BALL – Decatur Police Department’s third annual Glow Ball Tournament, benefiting its Back the Blue Scholarship fund, is Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bridgeport Country Club. Nine holes will be played in daylight and nine holes in the dark with a 4 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person or $200 per team, which includes glow balls, a meal between rounds and prizes. Call 940-393-0300 to register.

MONEY FOR REPAIRS – The Decatur Lions Club is asking current and past members for donations to repair the club’s building. The club is seeking one-time donations and pledges to be paid monthly over a period not to exceed 24 months. It is also selling brick pavers for $100 each. Checks, pledge forms and brick order forms should be mailed to Decatur Lions Club, P.O. Box 135, Decatur, TX 76234.

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.


FESTIVAL PLANNED – The Paradise Historical Society’s Main Street Festival is Sept. 30. Vendors and sponsors are still needed. There will be a car show, antique tractor show, blue ribbon baking contest, washer tournament, quilt show with items for sale and auctions. There will also be a stage featuring local entertainment. All proceeds benefit the recently-opened historical museum and veterans’ park. For more information and to sign up for each event, go to or email Call 940-859-3691.


STORY TIME – Rhome Public Library has preschool story time 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Call 817-636-2767. Children participate in learning activities, including songs.

TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTORS – Eva and Honey return for the fall 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The dogs provide a stress-free, relaxing environment in which to practice reading. Schedule a time to read to a dog by calling the library, 817-636-2767 or just come on that day. Time segments are 15 minutes.

HOMESCHOOLERS CONNECT – Connect with local homeschooling families 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The discussion topic will be “What can the Rhome Public Library do for you?”

MUSEUM OUTING – The Rhome Veterans will visit the Horton Classic Car Museum in Nocona Saturday, Sept. 23. The group will meet at 8:30 that morning at 360 W. Second St. to caravan to the museum.


FOOD DRIVE – Bridgeport Medical Lodge and Decatur Medical Lodge (both formerly Senior Care Health and Rehabilitations,) are challenging each other to a canned food drive in conjunction with the annual Battle of Big Sandy food drive held around the Bridgeport/Decatur football game. Both facilities are accepting donations now through Sept. 22. All donations will benefit Wise Area Relief Mission and will count toward the respective communities’ totals in the greater challenge. To make a donation, drop off food at 2108 15th Street in Bridgeport or 701 Bennett Road in Decatur. Call 940-683-8500 or 940-626-2800.

CONSTITUTION READING – The John B. Denton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host the 7th Annual Reading of the American Constitution 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur. Volunteers are needed to read a part of the Constitution. Call Amy Pegues, 940-577-3192.

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS – To donate fabric to North Texas Stockings for Soldiers, call Janice Millican, 940-627-4220, or email

BASEBALL SIGN-UPS – Wise County Special Needs Baseball is accepting registrations for the 2017 fall season, which starts Sept. 30. Register online at or email Call Emily Pivoda, 830-279-8481.

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.

MARY’S GIFT – Wise Health Foundation offers a program called Mary’s Gift, providing free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured men and women of Wise County on Wednesday, Sept. 27. To receive a free mammogram, complete an online application at or call Wise Health System Mammography, 940-626-1329 to apply. For information, call the Wise Health Foundation, 940-626-1384.

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.

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