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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, July 28, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Volleyball

#1 VOLLEYBALL PRACTICES BEGIN

Wise County volleyball teams will start practicing Aug. 1 in preparation for the upcoming season. Many teams will play their first scrimmage just two days later. The first day the UIL allows regular season matches is Aug. 6.

Last season, the Decatur Lady Eagles, Boyd Lady Yellowjackets, Chico Lady Dragons and Alvord Lady Bulldogs all made the playoffs. Boyd advanced to the 3A semifinal and lost to Goliad in five sets.

School Supplies

#2 FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Decatur Church of Christ will have its annual back-to-school event Sunday (Aug. 5), providing goods and services for school-age children and their families.

Students entering kindergarten through sixth grade will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, and there will be a delicious meal for the entire family. Kids can also get free haircuts and choose from a selection of gently used clothing.

Other fun things include face painting and free books.

Juke Box

#3 ROCK AND ROLL ROUND-UP

NRS in Decatur has planned one last summer shebang – the Rock and Roll Denim Roundup.

The Roundup is a free event noon to 6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 4) and will feature special guests Dale Brisby, Leroy Gibbons and Blayze Fallis from the TV show “Little Big Shots.” A dummy roping contest is 2:30 to 4 p.m. for kids ages 7 to 18, and there’s a Dale Brisby look-alike contest at 3 p.m. Live music from Raised Right Men is 4 to 5:30, and in between, you can visit food trucks, grab a snow cone and play games for prizes.

NRS is at 4650 South U.S. 81/287, just outside Decatur.

Back to School

#4 BACK TO SCHOOL

We’re on the downhill summer slide, preparing to wrap up a season of vacations and relaxation.

The first step to the start of the new school year is making sure your child is registered for classes and signed up for any extracurricular activities that may start in August, before the first day of school. Most local school districts have registration and other back-to-school events next week.

We tracked down details for as many school districts as possible, and you can read more here: wcmess.com/registration. If your school is not listed, give them a call to find out where you need to be and when.

Cold Front

#5 WEATHER TO MAKE YOU SMILE

Get out your jackets. A cool down is expected Monday with a high of 89, according to the National Weather Service.

The predicted high for Tuesday is also 89 with it creeping into the low 90s Wednesday and Thursday. The drop in temperature will be a welcome break from a string of 100-plus days. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain Sunday night and 60 percent Monday. (Hope we didn’t just jinx it!)

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