News Briefs for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Published Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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PHOTOS FOR CALENDAR – The Bridgeport Historical Society is making a new calendar for 2019. The theme is wildflowers of Wise County. The group would like the public to contribute photos. Include name of the flower and location. Email them to before Aug. 31.


PRAYER WALK – The second Chico Prayer Walk is 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Chico Elementary School, 1120 Park Road. The walk will begin at the elementary and travel to Chico ISD’s other two campuses for prayer.


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.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center is holding its annual school supply drive for children whose lives have been touched by family violence. The charity is requesting: composition notebooks, tissues, dry erase markers, manila paper, disinfectant wipes, lunch sacks, gallon and quart size storage bags, hand sanitizer, folders, paper plates and paper towels. Supplies and monetary donations may be dropped off at the Outreach Office , 608 N. Business U.S. 81/287 in Decatur. Call Janice Watkins, 940-626-4585.

COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES – Decatur Medical Lodge, 701 W. Bennett Road, will be collecting school supplies – paper, pens, spirals, lunch totes and backpacks – for middle and high school students through Aug. 13.

EIGHTER FROM DECATUR BIKE RALLY – The Eighter from Decatur bike rally is Saturday. The 7-, 25-, 53- and 106-mile routes start and end at Decatur Municipal Airport. Registration starts at 6 a.m., and the ride begins at 7. Early registration is $35 and $40 on race day with all proceeds going to Raquel’s Wings. All riders receive a T-shirt, meal and medal.


VETERANS EVENTS – Rhome Veterans are watching “The Stray” 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Rhome Public Library. On Saturday, there is an auxiliary meeting at 9:30 a.m., followed by a veterans meeting ato 10, both of which are at the library.


ABWN – Area Business Women’s Network will hold its kickoff luncheon for the 2018-2019 year at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center. Bring your business cards for this networking lunch. Go to to prepay for your meal and find the membership form.

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 940-627-1011.

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.

DISABLED VETERANS AUCTION – The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Oct. 6 at the Wise County Women’s Building. Tickets are $50, and only 200 will be sold. Call Bobby Harris at 940-389-1922 or Pete Potter 940-255-1838.

MADE 2 THRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Made 2 Thrive baseball is looking for volunteers for the fall season. Contact Claudia Davila,, or Lauren Ince, Volunteer forms can be found at

ALZHEIMER’S MEETING – If you care for, or care about, someone with Alzheimer’s, you should attend the Wise Alzheimer’s Group at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Wise Regional west campus in Decatur. For information, call Richard at 940-255-0244.

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