News Briefs for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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SUMMER READING – Alvord Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for Wednesday is Hoedown, which will include instruction on the country dance “Cotton-Eye Joe.” All programs are held 10 to 11 a.m. at Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St. No admission charge.


KC BINGO – The Knights of Columbus Council 9644 will hold bingo from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgeport Lions Club Hall, 1107 8th Street.


PRAYER WALK – The second Chico Prayer Walk will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Chico Elementary School, 1120 Park Road. The walk will begin at the elementary and travel to Chico ISD’s other two campuses for prayer.


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

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center is holding its annual school supply drive for children whose lives have been touched by family violence. The charity is requesting: composition notebooks, tissues, dry erase markers, manila paper, disinfectant wipes, lunch sacks, gallon and quart size storage bags, hand sanitizer, folders, paper plates, and paper towels. Supplies and monetary donations may be dropped off at the Outreach Office , 608 N. Business U.S. 81/287 in Decatur. Call Janice Watkins, 940-626-4585.

COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES – Decatur Medical Lodge, 701 W. Bennett Road, will be collecting school supplies – paper, pens, spirals, lunch totes and backpacks – for middle and high school students through Aug. 13.

DECATUR MARKET – The Decatur Market will hold Splash Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wise County Fairgrounds. The event will feature a 31-foot water slide. There will also be a watermelon eating contest. Local produce and arts and crafts will be available for purchase.


FOOTBALL CLASS – Helmet and Heels for ladies who want to learn a little more about football is slated for 6 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Paradise High School cafeteria. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt and meal. Call Christi Ryle, 940-210-2739.


VETERANS EVENTS – Rhome Veterans will visit the Museum of North Texas History in Wichita Falls July 28. 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.

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