News Briefs for Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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LION’S GOLF TOURNAMENT – The Bridgeport Lions Club’s 37th Annual Oilman’s Golf Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 9, at The Club at Runaway Bay. Contact Corey Ingram at 817-437-9709 or


HARVEY HELP – Governor’s Ridge, 300 E. Devereaux, in Decatur is hosting Stuff the Bus for families in need as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Drop off donations 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9.

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

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.


STORY TIME – The Newark Public Library is having story time for children ages 2 to 11 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday. There will be stories, music and activities aligned with each month’s theme. Patrons are encouraged to come early as the library opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 p.m. on Friday. Register at the library, 207 Hudson St., or call 817-489-2224.


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?”


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

UNITED WAY LUNCHEON – United Way of Wise County will host a luncheon to kick off their 2018 fundraising campaign 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Decatur Conference Center.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Sept. 11th Memorial is Monday, Sept. 11. A 9/11 ceremony is 10:30 a.m. at the Wise County Veteran’s Memorial Park, 406 N. Trinity St., in Decatur. Speakers are Bob Johnson with the Wise County Veterans Group, Wise County Fire Marshal Chuck Beard and Sheriff Lane Akin. Lunch is at noon at Don Jorge’s, 202 Main St., in Paradise. RSVP via email to

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.

HEALTH CARE – Applications for the Wise County Indigent Health Care Program are available at 1101 West Rose Ave. in Decatur. Eligible people must meet the standards set forth by the State Department of Health Care Services and be registered with the Texas Workforce Commission unless exempt. Applicants must provide all verification and requested information in order to determine eligibility. Call 940-627-4203.

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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