News Briefs for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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FAMILY PLAY DATES – Chico Public Library is holding its Family Place Play Dates from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays in May. Family Place Play Dates encourage child-led exploration and discovery through play and social interaction. Each week, a local family service professional will be on hand to answer questions or concerns on topics such as early literacy, food and nutrition, music and play, child development, speech, hearing and language. Call Michelle Slonaker, 940-644-2330


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.


BRISKETS – The Greenwood Masonic Lodge will be selling 40 briskets for the Memorial Day holiday. The briskets are $60 each . Call 817-992-4180 or 940-255-2782 to reserve. The briskets will be ready for pick up at the pavilion in Greenwood from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

HOMECOMING REUNION – The Greenwood Homecoming Association’s annual homecoming reunion luncheon is at noon June 3 at the Greenwood Firehall. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a covered dish and/or dessert. The Greenwood Homecoming Association will provide tea and water.


HEROES FOR HUNGER 5K – The Heroes for Hunger 5K and Fun Run is Saturday morning at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Rhome. The one-mile fun run begins at 8 and the 5K at 8:30. Registration starts at 7:15. The cost is $20 for the fun run and $35 for the 5K.

RHOME VETERANS EVENTS – Rhome Veterans will hold several events in the month of May. The group will place flags at Aurora Cemetery Friday, leaving from the Rhome Veterans Park at 6 p.m. The Memorial Day ceremony is 11 a.m. Saturday. On May 29, the group will retrieve flags from the cemetery at 11 a.m.


BLOOD DRIVE – Wise Electric Cooperative will sponsor a blood drive from 12:30 to 4 p.m. May 30 at 1900 North Trinity in Decatur. The Carter Blood Care bus will be located in the parking lot of Wise Electric. No appointment is necessary.

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. June 9 and 3 p.m. June 10 at the Decatur High School Theater. Purchase tickets online,

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.

COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s May Coffee Network is 8 a.m. Wednesday at Aurora City Hall.

MADE 2 THRIVE VOLUNTEERS – Made 2 Thrive special needs baseball is in need of volunteers. Games are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kenny Renshaw Park. If interested come see us at the volunteer table or contact Claudia Davila at

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