NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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ALVORD

SCRAPBOOKING – The MZ Bee, which will feature scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 in the fellowship hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 County Road 1280. Attendees will bring their own projects, lunch and snacks. There is no charge, but donations can be made to Meals on Wheels. Call 940-627-5103 or 940-427-5941.

DECATUR

MARY’S GIFT – The Mary’s Gift program funded through Wise Health Foundation provides free 3D mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women and men of Wise County. The next date for appointments is April 24. Visit wisehealthfoundation.com to learn more or call Wise Health System Imaging Center at 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment.

WOMAN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – The Decatur Junior Woman’s Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to any graduating Decatur High School or Victory Christian Academy senior. It is not GPA based, and anyone is eligible to apply. The application is available at each school from the counselor and must be postmarked by April 19. Call Alex Selby, 817-253-9893.

FAST 4’S – Lady Eagle Volleyball Fast 4’s is 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday April 22 through May 13 at Decatur High School. The four-person mini tournaments are co-ed. Cost is $10 per person, per night. Call 940-704-7585.

CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce 31st annual golf tournament is Friday at Decatur Golf Club. Play begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Call the Chamber, 940-627-3107, to register.

EASTER AT THE HILLS – The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Decatur will hold its annual egg hunt 4 p.m. April 19. Ice cream cones, cookies and punch will be available after the hunt.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The next Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. April 23 at the Decatur Conference Center.

BACK THE BLUE SCHOLARSHIP – The Decatur Police Department’s Back the Blue Scholarship applications are available for all Wise County seniors going into a criminal justice or emergency services related field of study. Students can pick up forms from their school counselor, print one from decaturtx.org/185/Decatur-Police-Department or pick one up at the PD. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by Sunday (April 14). Call Ashly DoByns, 940-393-0303.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. April 23 at the Eagle Activity Center at Decatur High School. Sheila McCollum, career and technical education coordinator at Decatur High School, will be the guest speaker.

PARADISE

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Paradise Elementary will hold kindergarten registration by appointment only April 25-30 for students who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1. Call 940-969-5044.

RHOME

STORY TIME – The Rhome Public Library will host Story Time Hour every Wednesday at 11 a.m. The new story time leader is Deb Duckwall, who is starting a literary-based program. All preschool-age children are welcome to attend. Stories, crafts and snacks are provided. Call 817-636-2767.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES – Rhome Veterans will hold the following activities at Rhome Public Library: bake sale 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; auxiliary meeting 9:30 a.m. Saturday; veterans meeting 10 a.m. Saturday. The group will visit the Fort Worth Vintage Flying Museum April 27, leaving the library at 9 a.m.

WISE COUNTY

TAX PREPARATION – Area residents with lower incomes can get free help preparing and filing their taxes. Volunteers will be at the Decatur Public Library, 1700 FM 51 South, every Monday afternoon 3 to 6:30 p.m. through April 15. Filers should bring: W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms and information about income tax that is already paid and about possible deductions, photo ID and Social Security cards for filer and dependents. Call 940-393-0290 to make an appointment. Information is available at wcmess.com/taxaide.

FALL PREVENTION CLASS – The North Central Texas Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Wise County will conduct a free fall prevention class, Matter of Balance, 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 24 at Wise County’s AgriLife Extension office, 206 S. State Street, Suite A, Decatur. Call the Extension office, 940-627-3341, or email lwolfe@nctcog.org.

MEDICARE EDUCATION – Medicare education seminars will be 2 p.m. May 4 and June 1 at First Baptist Church, 401 Main St., in Paradise. Call John Ward, 940-210-0978.

DIABETES HEALTH WORKSHOP – Texas Health Resources and the Area Agency on Aging will hold diabetes self-management workshops 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through April 23 at Newark City Hall.

LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW – The Rotary Club of Decatur’s Wise County Home and Lawn Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center. For vendor information, email cary@carybohn.com or stephanie.m.jones@mwarep.org.

DAZZLE ME PINK – The Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and fundraiser is 11:30 a.m. April 17 at the Decatur Conference Center. Tickets are $350 for a table of eight or $50 for an individual seat. Proceeds benefit Woman’s Services and Mary’s Gift. Call 940-626-1384 or visit wisehealthfoundation.com.

BLOOD DRIVES – The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Decatur High School, 750 E. Eagle Summit Drive.

COFFEE NETWORK – The next Wise County Chamber of Commerce coffee network is 8 a.m. April 24 at First Financial Bank in Boyd.

MANCIL SCHOLARSHIP – Essays are due Friday for the Delaney Mancil scholarship that will be awarded to a Wise County ag senior. Send essays to Delaney Mancil Scholarship 1703 S. Hubbard St. Alvord, TX 76225.

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