News Briefs for Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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BENEFIT ACCOUNT – A GoFundMe account has been created for the family of Jacinda King, who was killed in a car wreck last week. Funds will be used to help pay for funeral expenses and other expenses.

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.


BLOOD DRIVE – Carter Bloodcare will be at Walmrart 11:30 to 4:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5 for a blood drive. Donors will receive a t-shirt and a voucher for a Dallas Mavericks ticket.

KNITTING CIRCLE – The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6 to 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 was rescheduled for Jan. 30. Email for information.


MOVIE AT LIBRARY – The Newark Public Library will show “Despicable Me 3” at 1:30 p.m. To register, call the library, 817-489-2224, or stop by the library, 207 Hudson St.


VETERANS GROUP – The Rhome Veterans Group will have the following events: Jan. 12 – 6:30 p.m. movie night featuring “Burlesque” at the Rhome Public Library; Jan. 13 – 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 to 5 p.m. every second Tuesday to conduct various science and technology experiments. Call 817-636-2767.


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 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.

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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