News Briefs for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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YOUTH SOCCER – Bridgeport youth soccer sign-ups are 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10) at Bridgeport Public Library. Fee is $65.

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.


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 Call 940-393-0290 for appointment.


DONKEY BALL – Paradise Band Boosters will host Donkey Ball 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Paradise High School. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. There will be a pre-game barbecue sandwich meal at 5 p.m. Meal tickets cost $7. Email


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.

VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Rhome Women’s Club will hold a breakfast for the Rhome Veterans and Auxiliary at 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 10).


FAIR SCHOLARSHIPS – Applications for the 2018 Wise County Youth Fair scholarships are due Friday (Feb. 9). Download an application at Call 940-389-5388.

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 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,, 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.

BUSINESS WOMEN’S NETWORK – The Area Business Women’s Network is having their regular monthly lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center. Cost is $11 for members and first time guests. Bring business cards to network. More info at


VALENTINE DANCE – The Wise County Cowboy Church will have a Valentine dance 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). The church is at 2070 Old Denton Road, just outside Decatur.

ASH WEDNESDAY – The First United Methodist Church in Decatur will have Ash Wednesday services Feb. 14. They will have a drive through imposition of ashes in the parking lot 6:30 to 9 a.m., and a traditional service 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. the church is at 104 S. Miller St.

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