NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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BRIDGEPORT

GARDEN CLUB – The Bridgeport Garden Club, which serves all of Wise County, will hold its monthly meeting 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 11) at the Bridgeport Community Center. Carol Welch, a Parker County master gardener, will give a presentation a shade plants. Call Deb Lewis, 443-415-4240.

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

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE – The Decatur Junior Woman’s Club will hold the 12th annual Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 3 at the Decatur Conference Center. This year’s theme is the Mad Hatter’s Ball. The dance, which will include music and hors d’oeuvres will have two times, 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. All ages are welcomed. To purchase tickets, call Hillary Swift at 940-595-4955 or visit djwcddd.com.

CITIZENS ACADEMY – The Decatur Police Department will hold a citizens police academy beginning Feb. 6. The Class is free, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays for 13 weeks. Applications are available at the DPD and at decaturtx.org and the department’s Facebook page. Call Sgt. Royce Gastineau, 940-393-0300.

STOCK SHOW TICKETS – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce is selling Fort Worth Stock Show tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 performance. The tickets are $30 each, cash or check only. The office, 308 W. Main St., is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

EVENT RESCHEDULED – The Light a Lantern for a Loved One event was rescheduled for Jan. 30. Email maggiloney01@gmail.com for information.

RHOME

VETERANS GROUP – The Rhome Veterans Group will have the following events: Friday – 6:30 p.m. movie night featuring “Burlesque” at the Rhome Public Library; Saturday – 9:30 a.m. auxiliary meeting, followed by the veterans meeting at 10 a.m., at Rhome Public Library.

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

WISE COUNTY

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 at clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com or 940-627-1001. solarisfamily.com

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.

FLAG RETIREMENT – There is a box at the Paradise Veterans Memorial Park designed for people to drop off unserviceable flags to be properly collected and retired by BSA Troop 194 of Bridgeport. It will take all Texas and United States flags, as well as other state and country flags.

OFFICES CLOSED – All Wise County administration offices will be closed Jan. 15 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

HEALTH BRIEFS

TRACK CLINIC – Fit-N-Wise will hold a track and field clinic with Texas resident and Olympian discus thrower Shelbi Vaughan 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (Jan. 13) at the Eagle Activity Center and Decatur High School track. The clinic, which will feature athletes and coaches in a variety of events, is for students in grades 7-12 and coaches. For information or to register, contact Susie Burt, 940-539-3883 or sburt@wisehealthsystem.com.

DODGEBALL – Fit-N-Wise will hold a men’s dodgeball challenge 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27. To register, contact Susie Burt at 940-539-3883 or sburt@wisehealthsystem.com.

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