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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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BRIDGEPORT

DRUG TAKE BACK – Stagecoach Rehabilitation, in partnership with the Bridgeport Police Department, is accepting unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop off medication at 2108 15th Street.

FUEL FOR A CURE – The Bridgeport Women’s Club put together Fuel for a Cure, a gift card program that helps current cancer patients in Wise County. Drop off gift cards for gas at The Cancer Center at Wise Health System. Call Laura Tanner, 940-626-2300, option 6.

COTTONDALE

HOMECOMING – The annual Cottondale Cemetery Homecoming is Sunday. A covered dish lunch is at 12:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 1:30. Donations may be mailed to the Cottondale Cemetery Association, c/o Marsha Foster, 456 CR 3591, Paradise, TX 76073.

DECATUR

MARKET DAYS – Decatur’s Community Market Third Saturday is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 on the Wise County Fairgrounds south field. The event will include a farmers market, local honey, artisans, crafts, fresh baked goods, food trucks and activities for kids and adults. Decatur FFA will be selling plants grown by students.

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.

PARADISE

FIREFIGHTER BASH – The Paradise Volunteer Fire Department’s Firefighter Bash is May 5 at the fire hall. A boot drive will take place in the morning. Afternoon events from 3-9 p.m. will include barbecue, bands and a silent bake auction.

RHOME

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 TOUR – The Rhome Veterans are going on an archaeological tour Saturday, leaving at 9 a.m. from the Wise County Historical Museum in Decatur. Email Deborah BeCraft, silkpoodles@hotmail.com, or call 817-636-2826.

WISE COUNTY

FREEDOM TEXAS – Freedom Texas meets 7 p.m. Thursday in the meeting room at Pizza Hut, 601 S. Washburn St., in Decatur. Tommy Attaway will explain the group’s goals and give an update on the progress made at the Libertarian Party of Texas state convention last weekend. Call Brenda Vaughn, 940-389-0999.

RELAY FOR LIFE – The Wise County Relay for Life is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the McCarroll Middle School track in Decatur. 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. Call Kathy Hughes, 940-255-2944; or Gina Tackett, 940-389-9309.

SCOTTISH FESTIVAL – The 32nd Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games is May 11-13 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur. The event will feature a professional heavy athletics competition, drawing athletes from across the country, including world champions. There will also be highland dancing, live music, traditional food, clan tents, a children’s area and a myriad of Scots and Celtic wares for sale. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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 kaylasuniqueeye@gmail.com.

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, clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com 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.

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