Thursday, December 28, 2017

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BASKETBALL ACTION – Wise County basketball teams will play at various holiday tournaments around the Metroplex beginning today. The Northwest Texans, Decatur Eagles and Bridgeport Sissies will take part in the Whataburger Tournament. Northwest plays Houston Sam Houston at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City. Decatur squares off with Seminole at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Chisholm Trail High School. Bridgeport takes on Liberty Hill at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Saginaw High School. Outside of the Whataburger, the Alvord, Boyd, Chico, Bridgeport and Paradise boys will compete in various tournaments along with the Alvord, Boyd, Decatur and Paradise girls. Bridgeport will host its annual holiday event. The Bulls open play at 9 a.m. on Thursday against the Panthers. Bridgeport then takes on Aubrey at noon, while Paradise plays Joshua at 3 p.m. Boyd and Chico will play in the NCTC Tournament in Gainesville. The Yellowjackets start the tournament against Valley View at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Dragons meet Trinity Valley at 3 p.m. Both games will be played in the Gainesville High School gym. Alvord travels to Windthorst’s tournament. The Lady Bulldogs, Lady Jackets and Lady Eagles will all compete in the NCTC Tournament. Decatur tips off against Muenster at 9 a.m. Thursday while Alvord opens against Dodd City at 10:30 a.m., and Boyd faces Lindsay’s JV at 9 a.m. at Lindsay High School. The Paradise Lady Panthers are slated to compete in the Burkburnett Tournament beginning Thursday, as well.

BLOOD DRIVE – The Decatur Rotary Club is having a Carter blood drive 1:30 to 6 p.m. today at CVS in Decatur. Those who donate will receive Carter BloodCare socks and a T-shirt.

HOLIDAY CLOSING – All Wise County administrative offices will be closed New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

SUPPORT GROUP – The Wise Alzheimer’s Group meets 7 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Wise Health System west campus in Decatur. Call Richard, 940-255-0244.

MEALS ON WHEELS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE – Wise County Committee on Aging, provider of Meals on Wheels, will be closed Monday, Jan. 1.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES – The Newark Public Library will have Maker Space STEAM activities for students 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3. Activities include Code and Go Mouse, 3-D pen printing and snap circuits alternative energy projects, plus stikbot animation. On Jan. 4, the library will show “Despicable Me 3” at 1:30 p.m. To register, call the library, 817-489-2224, or stop by the library, 207 Hudson St.

FUNERALS – Funeral for Jackie Fox, 81, is 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Patricia Ann Allen, 83, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur with burial at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, N.M. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

FUNERAL for Bonnie Green, 87, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at Thomas Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Jacinda Renee King, 26, of Paradise is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery.

MASS of Christian burial for Dorothy N. Pennartz, 78, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Friday at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight with rosary at 7 p.m. at Hawkins-Decatur.

FUNERAL for Brad Landen, 38, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Sharon Taylor, 68, of Weatherford is 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport. Burial is private. Family visitation is 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

MEMORIAL service for Theo Padilla, 69, of Fort Worth is 3 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL service for Rachel Ince, 44, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Decatur Church of Christ. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE is pending for Lillian Ruth Musgrove, 93, of Paradise at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

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