News Briefs for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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BINGO NIGHT – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Parish will hold Bingo Night at the Bridgeport Lions Club Hall, 1107 8th Street, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


ELVIS TRIBUTE – Elvis Tribute Artist Michael Cullipher from Graceland’s Rock-N-Roll Cafe in Memphis and Moses Snow from Roanoke will be preforming at 6:15 p.m. April 28 at the Chico Community Center, 400 Hovey Street. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the Parks and Recreation Department. Call 940-210-3719 or 817-788-5599 for tickets.


KNITTING CIRCLE – The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6-8 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.

FOOD TRUCK CHALLENGE – The second Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge is May 5. Applications for retail vendors for the Eighter Food Truck Challenge are available and due back by April 20. Forms can be found at

DAZZLE ME PINK – The Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Conference Center. All the proceeds benefit Women’s Services and the Mary’s Gift program. Reservations for a table of eight is $350 and individual seats are $45. For reservations, log on to or call 940-626-1384.

GLOW BALL TOURNAMENT – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce glow ball tournament and mixer will be Friday at the Decatur Golf Club. The mixer starts at 5:30 p.m. and the glow ball tournament begins at dusk. The price is $50 per player on a four-man team. Register at 940-627-3107 or

MARKET DAYS – Wise County Market Days will be opening Decatur’s Community Market Third Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Wise County Fair Ground’s South Field. The event will include the Farmers Market, local honey, artisans, crafts, fresh baked goods, food trucks and activities for kids and adults. The Decatur High School FFA will be selling plants grown by students.


BUYERS ASSOCIATION BARBECUE – The Greenwood/Slidell Buyers Association is having a barbecue fundraiser in Greenwood at the Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be taken. Raffle tickets will be sold for a 9 mm Smith & Wesson pistol and a Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle.


LIBRARY EVENTS – Rhome Public Library has preschool story time 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Children participate in learning activities, including songs. STEAM meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday to conduct various science and technology experiments. Call 817-636-2767.

VETERAN EVENTS – The Rhome Veterans will sponsor an archaeological tour April 28, leaving at 9 a.m. from the Wise County Historical Museum in Decatur. For information, email Deborah BeCraft at or call, 817-636-2826.


GOLF SIGN-UPS – The Oil Belt Men’s Golf Association has opened its 2018 season. Men age 50 and older are invited to join the association, which is beginning its 27th year. Enrollment fee is $20, and play is handicapped. Members play three to four times per month in the area. There is a nominal fee each time you play. Call Tom Ferguson, 940-389-9879; or A.Z. Smith, 940-389-0949.

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, or 940-627-1001.

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. Cooks are also needed at the kitchen in Chico.

CHAMBER GOLF TOURNEY – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual golf tournament is set for 8 a.m. May 19 at Decatur Golf Club. Call Kayla Jones at 940-399-3291 or email

RELAY FOR LIFE – The Wise County Relay for Life is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 27 at the McCarroll Middle School track. Raffle tickets for a large fire pit, donated by TLR Welding, and a Kula Cooler, donated by Outdoor Paradise, are being sold for $5 each or six for $25. Luminaria bags are $5 each. Decorate your own or let someone decorate for you. Contact Kathy Hughes 940-255-2944 or Gina Tackett 940-389-9309.

COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s AprilĀ  coffee network has been canceled. Details will be announced soon for May. Check out the website for all upcoming events,

OPEN FORUM – The Weatherford College Wise County campus will hold a pair of open forums featuring their two finalists for WCWC Dean from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. April 24 in the WCWC Lecture Hall.

AGGIE MUSTER – The Cross Timbers A&M Club will hold Aggie Muster at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center. Tickets are $20. The speaker is former yell leader and Denton attorney Hank Paine, Class of 1973. For information, contact Tommy Chancellor or 979-324-2486.

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