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SEARCH FOR A SUPERINTENDENT – Paradise School Board voted Monday to pay the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Executive Search Services to compile the results of a community survey concerning the qualifications and characteristics desired in the district’s future superintendent. The survey is for stakeholders in Paradise ISD – parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, board members, students and community members. TASB will also host the district’s job posting. School board president Homer Mundy said the trustees will narrow down the applicants and conduct interviews after the November election. Four seats on the board are up for election. Former superintendent Mac Edwards resigned in June. Robert Criswell is currently interim superintendent.

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP – Paschal’s Riley Parker buried 16 kills and Katie Tafte 12 to lead the Panthers to a sweep of the Northwest Lady Texans Tuesday. Paschal won 25-20, 25-20, 25-16. Northwest (17-7) hit just .065 against Paschal. Kori James finished with eight kills. Bailey Tompkins added six. Analise Lucio had 17 assists. The Decatur Lady Eagles took down Henrietta in four games Tuesday (25-19, 11-25, 25-21, 25-18). Freshmen Makenna Gantt and Trinity Vinzant turned in solid matches. Vinzant put down 13 kills with an ace. Gantt served three aces with seven kills. Junior middle blocker Satasha Kostelecky had nine kills. The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets swept Azle (25-19, 28-26, 25-12) Tuesday. Jordyn Todd tallied 10 kills and Macee Valtr nine. Macey McCune handed out 14 assists and Torie Pellegrini 10. Larrin Maxwell made 18 digs. The Chico Lady Dragons handled Vernon Northside in three games Tuesday. Chico won 25-17, 25-20, 27-25. Kinly Walker put down 11 kills with 23 digs to lead the Alvord Lady Bulldogs to a victory over Prairie Valley in three games Tuesday (25-21, 25-13, 25-20). Christina Thomas buried five kills. Kendall Connolly had 18 assists. The Paradise Lady Panthers pushed the Springtown Lady Porcupines to earn extra points in two of the three sets, but couldn’t take a game Tuesday. Springtown won 28-26, 25-15, 30-28. Ashley Kosman recorded nine kills and Harley Mayfield seven. Saylea Mayfield handed out 14 assists and Kennedy Schneck 12. Danae Meadows had three blocks. Kosman made 14 digs and Saylea Mayfield 11.

HELP FOR THE FLOOD VICTIMS – Items such as canned foods, dry foods, cleaning supplies, baby/children items, clothing/household items, toiletries and diapers for the victims of the flooding can be dropped off at the following locations: Charlie’s Treasure Chest, 206 Adrian, Bridgeport; ValuRite Pharmacy in Bridgeport (diapers only); Decatur Visitor’s Center, 106 S. Trinity (donations may be dropped off 24 hours a day on the back dock); First State Bank, 661 W. Thompson in Decatur (diapers only); Patti’s Hair Parlor, 103 S. Washburn in Decatur; Salon Bliss and Heavenly Bliss Tanning, 3519 S. Murvil in Decatur; and Fuzzy’s on the Decatur Square. Visit Wise County Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief on Facebook for more information. Read about more ways to help in the midweek Messenger on newsstands today.

ESL CLASS – Registration for returning and new ESL students is 5:30-7 p.m. today in the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church in Decatur. There is no class fee. The class starts Wednesday, Sept. 6. There are four levels – Basic Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Call 940-627-3235.

TASTE OF WISE – The 7th Annual Taste of Wise is 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center. Sample appetizers, drinks and dishes from local restaurants. Tickets are $10. They’re available online at tasteofwise.eventbrite.com or at iOffice, the Wise County Messenger and the conference center.

PARK SPRINGS REUNION – The 63rd Park Springs Homecoming and Reunion is 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Victory Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 4346 N. Highway 101, in Park Springs. Lunch will be served after church services, and the Buckner Brothers will play. Other visiting musicians will be recognized, as well as honored guests.

COOKED BRISKETS – The Greenwood Masonic Lodge is cooking briskets for the Labor Day weekend. Cost is $60 per brisket. It benefits scholarships and charities. To order, call 940-255-2782; 817-992-4180; or 940-389-7334. Deadline is today. Briskets will be ready for pickup Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Greenwood pavilion.

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 jccwi@embarqmail.com.

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW – The annual Fall Sports Preview special section is included in the midweek Messenger on newsstands today.

FUNERALS – Service for Vickie Mouilleseaux, 61, of Runaway Bay is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Shirley Sue Mann, 82, formerly of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Jerry Lynn Weatherly, 75, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Friday at Azleland Cemetery in Azle. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

MEMORIAL and visitation for Ronald Charles Pellegrini, 70, of Aurora is 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Braintree, Mass., in October.

SERVICE for Kathy Smout, 66, of Sunset is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

MEMORIAL service for Mary Wampole, 64, of Arlington is 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur.

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