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Update for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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NO FIREWORKS IN NEW FAIRVIEW – As of April 30 fireworks can no longer be sold or used in New Fairview. The subject of fireworks had been discussed in council meetings for more than a year before the recent council action, according to the city. The decision was made due to dry conditions this month and drier-than-normal weather expected in June and July. “Legal liabilities have increased each year due to injuries, safety, public disturbances and property damage in the DFW area. Too many people drive to New Fairview from area cities to shoot their fireworks, increasing dangers. Tickets will be issued,” the city said in a statement sent to the Messenger.

LADY EAGLES FALL TO RAINS – Rains won the 4A Region II final series at Prosper in dramatic fashion, coming away with a 3-2 extra innings victory in Game 3 Saturday night over the Decatur Lady Eagles. The Lady Cats took the series 2-1 after getting routed 9-0 in Game 1 Thursday. Rains came back to win Game 2 by a score of 5-3 Saturday. Decatur ended its season 25-6 overall. The Lady Eagles went undefeated in league play, claiming the District 9-4A title.

BLOOD DRIVE – Wise Electric Co-op will host a Carter BloodCare blood drive 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot at 1900 N. Trinity St. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Bill Hood at bhood@wiseec.com.

NEW ADDITIONS TO MUSEUM – The Bridgeport Historical Museum will celebrate a ribbon cutting for two new donated items related to local industry. The museum received a donation of a truck from Martin Marietta and a pump jack from Devon Energy. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Representatives from the two companies will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served.

WEATHERFORD COLLEGE REGISTRATION ONGOING – Registration for Summer 1 classes at Weatherford College is ongoing. Courses for Summer 1 begin on Monday, June 4, and students can register through close of business on June 4. Summer 2 and Fall registration is also ongoing. A schedule of classes is available online at www.wc.edu. Weatherford College Wise County summer office hours are 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday (closed on Friday). Call 940-627-2690 or email wisecounty@wc.edu.

SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY EVENT – Fit-N-Wise is hosting a free Silver Sneakers class Wednesday, celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The workout group for senior adults will meet 10-11 a.m. that day, but there will be vendors and door prizes geared toward seniors in the gym from 9 a.m.-noon.

FORAGE FIELD TOUR – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a program on how different herbicide and fertilizer applications affect Bermuda grass forage production Thursday. Registration is 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9. Cost is $10 and provides 2 CEU’s for Pesticide Applicator License. Call the Extension office at 940-627-334 to sign up.

YARD SALE FUNDRAISER – HighPoint Athletics will hold a fundraiser yard sale June 1 and 2 starting at 8 a.m. each morning at 736 Old Reunion Road in Decatur to raise money for the athletes to compete at their national competition in Reno, Nev., in July.

DECATUR CITY COUNCIL – The Decatur City Council meets tonight. A workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 6. The agenda includes the second reading and possible action on an ordinance that would allow apartments as part of a mixed use development with a specific use permit in the Decatur Square Business District. The meeting will be at city hall, 201 E. Walnut St.

FUNERALS – Funeral for Bobbie Headley, 74, of Paradise is 10:30 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL for Harold Sarchet, 90, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Assembly of God in Boyd. Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.