News Briefs for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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SUMMER READING – Alvord Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for Wednesday is Let’s Make Music. All programs are held 10 to 11 a.m. at Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St. No admission charge.


STATE CHAMPIONS MONUMENT – Monuments honoring the members of Boyd’s 1958, 1983 and 2004 football teams will be unveiled at the season opener Aug. 31. A group is trying to track down all the players and coaches for the teams to be included on the monuments. Call Boyd High School, 940-433-2327, or Sue Carter, 479-876-1562.


MARKET DAY – Wise County Market Day and Bridgeport will team up for the Bridgeport Farmers Market 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at 12th and Halsell streets. Local produce and artisan goods will be available.


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.

WASHER TOURNAMENT – The Put Yo Money Where Yo Mouth Is washer tournament is July 24 at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion. Registration is at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7 p.m. Rules and information is available at

FUNDRAISER – A fundraiser and silent auction will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church in Decatur, 4789 FM 730, for Behrin Brown. Brown was born with a stage 2 laryngeal cleft. He will travel to Boston late this summer to the Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center at Children’s Hospital of Boston to undergo surgery to repair his cleft. Tickets are $10 at the door. Donations are accepted.


READING WITH DOGS – Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be at Rhome Public Library 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Honey and Ava, certified by Therapy Dogs International, along with their handler, Katherine Prado, will provide a stress-free, relaxing environment for children to practice reading. Each reader is allotted 15 minutes. Call 817-636-2767. The library is at 265 West B.C. Rhome Avenue.

VETERANS EVENTS – Rhome Veterans will be holding several events in July at the Rhome Public Library. Movie night will feature the showing of “Max” at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The auxiliary meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the veterans meeting at 10 a.m. On July 28, the group will visit the Museum of North Texas History in Wichita Falls. The tour will leave the library at 8 a.m. Lunch will follow the tour.


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 940-627-1011.

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.

FEEDING WISE KIDS – The Feeding Wise Kids summer feeding program will continue its Friday distribution through the summer at the following times and locations: (Boyd) First United Methodist Church 10:30-11 a.m.; (Bridgeport) Cates Street Baptist Church 10:30-11 a.m., First Baptist Church 10:30-11 a.m., First United Methodist Church 10:30-11 a.m., Presbyterian Church 10:30-11 a.m.; (Slidell) Slidell High School 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Other locations and times are as follows: Chico 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Methodist church; Chisholm Trail Middle School and Seven Hills Elementary in Rhome on Thursdays.

STEM CAMP – Northwest ISD offers all students the opportunity to cultivate their creativity through fun, hands-on experiences at the STEM based TechnoCamp 2018. Among the many camps for kindergarten through eighth grade are drone, MakerSpace, robotics, Raspberry Pi and MakeyMakey. Information and registration can be found at

UTGCD HEARING – Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District will hold a public hearing for a public water supply well for the Highland Hills subdivision on U.S. 380 east of Decatur at 5 p.m. Monday at its office, 1859 West Highway 199 in Springtown.

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