NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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BRIDGEPORT

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.

CALENDARS AVAILABLE – The Bridgeport Historical Society is selling calendars featuring photos of sunsets over Lake Bridgeport taken by four local residents. “Sunsets Over Lake Bridgeport” is available for purchase for $8. Call Don Majka, 940-389-3821.

DECATUR

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.

TAX PREPARATION – Area residents with low incomes can get free help preparing and filing their taxes. Volunteers will be at the Decatur Public Library 3 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday afternoon now through April 16. Bring the following information: W-2, 1099 forms (1099-INT, DIV, A, B, MISC, R, SSA), unemployment, pensions, etc.; any forms indicating federal income tax that is already paid; and receipts or canceled checks if you itemize deductions. Bring a picture ID for yourself (and your spouse) and Social Security cards or other official documentation for you and your dependents. Also bring a copy of last year’s income tax return. The help is sponsored by AARP. Information is at wcmess.com/taxaide. Call 940-393-0290 for appointment.

GLITZY GIRLS TRAILER PARK – The annual Glitzy Girls Trailer Park is currently taking applications for vendors and sponsors. The event is April 14 on the Decatur Square. Proceeds benefit local charities. Call Carol, 940-206-4611 or Jana, 817-357-7205 or follow on Facebook.

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 eighterfoodtruckchallenge.com.

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.

WISE COUNTY

YOUTH FAIR PARADE – The Wise County Youth Fair parade will be Saturday. Lineup starts at 9 a.m. at Eagle Stadium in Decatur. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Forms are due by Friday. Forms are online at wcyouthfair.org. Call 940-389-5388.

REALTORS MEETING – The Wise County Realtor luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Decatur Conference Center. Precinct 2 Wise County Commissioner candidates Kevin Burns and Johnny Wall will speak. The public is welcome. Registration is $20. Call 940-387-8212.

GOLF SIGN-UPS – The Oil Belt Men’s Golf Association opens its 2018 season March 5. 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.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS – Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application system for 2018-19 academic year scholarships provided by the WC Foundation. To start the application process, students should visit wc.edu/scholarships and use their existing “MyWC” login credentials to enter the system. Students must have completed the overall WC application to apply for scholarships. Deadline is March 24. The scholarships will begin in the fall 2018 semester, and many awards will renew for spring 2019, pending fall grade point averages.

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.

COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber will hold its monthly coffee networking event at 8 a.m. Feb. 28 at Paradise City Hall, 218 Main Street.

BASEBALL SIGNUPS – Registration for the Made 2 Thrive spring season is underway. The $20 fee is due by April 1. The price increases to $50 after April 1. Forms are available at made2thrive.org.

FAITH BRIEF

LENTON AND EASTER SERVICES – Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Lenton services at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 21, 28 and March 7, 14 and 21. Maundy Thursday service is 7 p.m. March 29. Good Friday service is 7 p.m. March 30. The church is located at 1307 10th Street in Bridgeport.

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