News Briefs for Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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SUMMER READING – Alvord Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for July 11 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. July 13 at 12th and Halsell streets. Local produce and artisan goods will be available.


GENEALOGY 101 – Join genealogy researcher Patti Gillespie 6 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Public Library to learn the basics of how to trace your family tree. The class is free, but registration is required and space is limited. To register, call 940-393-0290, fill out the event registration form online at, or stop by the library, 1700 FM 51 South.

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


READING WITH DOGS – Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be at Rhome Public Library 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 11. 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.


BBQ FUNDRAISER – The Sand Flat Fire Department is holding its annual barbecue fundraiser 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at its station, 745 County Road 1744. Silent and live auctions will be held along with two large ticket raffles.


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

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce July luncheon is 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Weatherford College Wise County. Prepay for tickets at

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