5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, October 6, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, October 6, 2018

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Attention, all people who care about things. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

Step 1: Download the form at

Step 2: Determine if you’re eligible to register in Wise County.

Here’s the skinny: you have to be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Wise, and at least 18 years old on Election Day. You cannot be a convicted felon or have been found mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

Step 3: Fill out the form.

Step 4: Return the form to the Wise County Elections Office, 200 S. Trinity St., in Decatur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday or Tuesday. Step 5: Go vote. Be part of the democratic process, and make your voice heard.

Breast Cancer


It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and everything’s pink, including downtown Decatur.

Paint the Town Pink, honoring breast cancer survivors and remembering those lost, is Friday. The event runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during which a pink stripe will be painted down the middle of Main Street, and a barbecue lunch will be served. You also can drop a few dollars on the raffles and bake sale, all of which benefits Mary’s Gift and Wise Health System Woman’s Health Services.

Cross Country


After logging dozens of miles this season, Wise County schools will run their district races next week.

Northwest will run its District 8-5A race Thursday at North Lakes Park in Denton. Decatur and Bridgeport will run their District 8-4A race Tuesday at Joe Wheeler Park. Boyd and Paradise will run their District 7-3A meet Thursday at Boyd High School. Alvord and Chico will run their District 11-2A race Wednesday at Poolville. Slidell will try to claim its seventh straight league title at the District 22-1A race Wednesday in Bowie.



The Greenwood Fall Festival, a local favorite, is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The parade begins at 10 a.m., and there will be craft booths to peruse, a silent auction and train rides for the kiddos.

The event is in the picturesque burg of, you guessed it, Greenwood, just 10 miles north of Decatur on Farm Road 1204, off Farm Road 51. It’s sponsored by Greenwood Extension Education Club and proceeds are donated to several local charities.



A big time is planned in Newark next weekend.

The 31st annual Cruisin’ Days is Thursday through Saturday, benefiting the volunteer fire department. The carnival opens 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature live music, bingo and vendors.

There’s a car show at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a barbecue dinner 5:30 to 7 p.m. You can then shimmy off all that ‘cue at the dance 8 to 11.

Need more info? Call Dawn Killough, 817-692-4959.

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