News Briefs for Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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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.

CANDIDATE FORUM – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidate forum at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Arcadia Theater, 1008 Halsell Street.


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, 940-595-4955 or visit

BOOK SALE – The Decatur Library will hold a book sale Thursday through Saturday. A friends of the library preview is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale for the public is from 10 a.m. to close Friday and Saturday. Items include fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs and books on CD.

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 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.


EVENT RESCHEDULED – The Light a Lantern for a Loved One event has been rescheduled for Jan. 30. Email for information.


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.


COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce will hold a coffee network event Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Club at Runaway Bay, 400 Half Moon Way.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s next luncheon is 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Boyd Community Center, 420 E. Morton Ave. The program will be “Tools to Build and Protect Your Business” by Chip Hakanson of Edward Jones. Lunch is $15 at the door. Prepay online under Event Tickets by Feb. 1 to pay $12 per lunch. RSVP via email,

QUEEN CANDIDATES – 2018 Wise County Youth Fair Queen Contest is Feb. 26. Entries are due by Feb. 3, no exceptions. Visit or call 940-389-5388 for information.

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 940-627-1001.

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.

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.

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