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Update for Monday, April 16, 2018

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CLOSED CAMPUS ON DISD AGENDA – Decatur High School closed campus is among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Decatur ISD School Board. The district will also look to hire a high school principal and review a school safety audit. The meeting starts with a closed session at 6 p.m. with the board reconvening at 6:45 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Decatur ISD Administration Building, 307 S. Cates.

ACADEMIC REGIONAL CHAMPS – Slidell’s UIL academic team won the Class A Region III academic meet Saturday at Keller Central High School. The Greyhounds clinched the team championship with 11 students advancing to the State UIL meet in 9 different individual and team events. Stone Coston led the way with first place finishes in computer science and computer applications. Taylor Davis, Layton Shelton, Shelby Johnson and Madison Splawn also claimed first in their individual events. The team’s OAP will compete today for the opportunity to advance to the State OAP meet in Round Rock. The regional championship represents the Greyhounds 3rd team title in the past 4 years.

BULLS FALL IN REGION FINAL – Bridgeport dropped an overtime thriller to San Elizario on Saturday in the 4A Region I final, falling 1-0. The Bulls soccer team had advanced to the finals after defeating Midlothian Heritage 6-2 on Friday in the semi-finals. The Bulls end their season at 21-4-1.

DISD HONORS HANEY – Decatur ISD is having a reception for school board member Kevin Haney 5 to 6 p.m. today at the administration building, 307 South Cates St. Haney served on the school board 12 years. He is not running for re-election in May.

COLOR RUN – Today is the deadline to register for the 4-H Clovers Color Run 5K and Family Fun Run, if you want a T-shirt. The event is Saturday, April 28, at McCarroll Middle School, 1201 W. Thompson St. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. After today, registration increases to $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call 940-627-3341 or email Chrissy Karrer, cmkarrer@ag.tamu.edu.

DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Decatur today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at Wise Health System in the Education Room on the second floor. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.

VETERANS MOVIE – The Wise County Veterans Group will show the movie “The Alamo,” (the John Wayne version) 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arcadia Theater in Bridgeport. Admission is free and open to the public.

HELP WITH TAXES – Today is the last day the AARP Tax Aide program will have tax preparers at the Decatur Public Library to provide free tax help. They will be available 3-7 p.m. Call 940-393-0290 to make an appointment.

DEMOCRATS TO MEET – The Wise County Democratic Party meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Decatur Visitors Center, 106 S. Trinity St. in Decatur.

DAV YARD SALE – The Disabled American Veterans will hold a yard sale at the DAV Hall Friday and Saturday. Donations are being accepted today through Thursday.

SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur’s Wesley Center. The evening will include a pot luck supper and program. Visitors are welcome. Call 940-735-0361.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION – The Wise County Chapter of Concerned Women for America will present a “Stop Human Trafficking” presentation with guest speaker Sheriff Lane Akin 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace courtroom at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – The Wise County Genealogical Society will present an evening with Steven L. Moore, author of “Rise of the Texas Rangers” 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Seating is limited. Sign up in advance at the library or online at tx-decatur.civicplus.com (then click the library link on the left).

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON DOWNTOWN –┬áThe City of Decatur will hold a public input meeting 5:30 to 7 p.m. today to discuss a proposal to extend the Downtown Land Use District. The purpose of the meeting is to provide those residents and business owners most impacted by the proposal an opportunity to have an open dialogue with the elected and appointed officials and city leadership discussing the proposed land use amendments and to educate the community about long range planning.

FUNERALS – Service for Jim Paul Sartain, 76, of Tulsa, Okla., is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Family Church in Decatur with burial at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Louise Skinner, 92, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur with burial at Sweetwater Cemetery. Family visitation is 5-6 tonight at Hawkins-Decatur.

SERVICE for Evelyn Mitchell, 92, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

SERVICE for Alfred Roeber, 86, of Newark is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Tammy L. Cato, 59, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at Azleland Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.