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News Briefs for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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ALVORD

YOUTH FOOTBALL – Registration for Alvord Youth Football will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 to 11 a.m. June 23 at the Alvord Elementary practice field. The cost is $125. Call Tracy, 940-393-5316.

BRIDGEPORT

HANCOCK LETTER – The original transcript of John Hancock’s July 4, 1776 letter to the Maryland Convention ordering their military to march to Philadelphia to defend the common cause will be on display at the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce/Heritage Muesuem 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 and 3.

DECATUR

BLOOD DRIVE – Carter BloodCare is having a blood drive 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10 at Decatur Church of Christ on Farm Road 51 South. The Carter bus will be in the parking lot at the south end of the building. Call 940-627-1912.

GENEALOGY 101 – Join genealogy researcher Patti Gillespie 6 p.m. Mondays through July 9 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 www.decaturpubliclibrary.com, or stop by the library, 1700 FM 51 South.

CHAMBER GOLF TOURNEY – The 30th annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Father’s Day Golf Tournament is June 15 at Decatur Golf Club. Registration is $100 per player on four-man teams and includes lunch, two mulligans, 25 raffle tickets and beverages on the course. Registration is at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call 940-627-3107 or email lisab@decaturtx.com.

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.

BOOK FOR SALE – The Decatur Public Library has a few copies of Paper Ghosts by international bestseller Julia Heaberlin remaining for purchase for $20. Call the library 940-393-0290.

RHOME

SCIENCE EXHIBIT – The Trailblazer, a traveling science exhibit with hands-on activities centered on energy, aerodynamics, space, weather and biotechnology, will be at the Rhome Public Library 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The free activities are suitable for third through eighth graders, but all ages are welcome. Call 817-636-2767 or visit rhomepubliclibrary.org. The library is at 265 West B.C. Rhome Ave.

READING WITH DOGS – Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be at Rhome Public Library 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 13 and 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.

VETERANS EVENTS – Rhome Veterans will take a trip to the Vietnam Memorial in Mineral Wells June 23. The tour will leave the Rhome Public Library at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will follow the tour.

WISE COUNTY

CINDERELLA TICKETS – Wise Performing Arts Guild is selling tickets for “Cinderella and the Glass Slipper,” a ballet featuring the dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy. Performances are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Decatur High School Theater. Tickets will be available at the door.

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, clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com 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 run 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, Chisholm Trail Middle School and Seven Hills Elementary in Rhome on Thursdays.

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING – The Garvin Cemetery Association’s annual meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery. Call Jesse Pierrard at 817-846-5893.

PANHELLENIC SOCIETY – An informational brunch for the Wise County Panhellenic sorority alumnae will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Harvest Moon Farm, 2442 Preskitt Road in Decatur. All Wise County area college ladies who are interested in learning more about sorority recruitment (rush) and college Greek life are invited to attend. For information, contact Sally Rieger, 940-393-3293 or Robin Miller, 940-453-2586.

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 technocamp.nisdtx.org.

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