NEWS BRIEFS

News Briefs for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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ALVORD

SCRAPBOOKING – The MZ Bee, which will feature scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2 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.

BOYD

DINNER AND AUCTION – The Boyd Area Buyers Association will present the ninth Jimmy Ware Memorial dinner and auction 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Boyd High School cafetorium. The annual fundraiser benefits FFA, 4-H and FCCLA members through purchasing Wise County Youth Fair projects and awarding scholarships. Tickets are $15 for guests 13 and up and $10 for children 12 and under.

BRIDGEPORT

CHAMBER BANQUET – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Decatur Conference Center. Tickets can be purchased at bridgeportchamber.org. Call the Chamber, 940-683-2076.

DECATUR

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE – The 13th annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Decatur Junior Woman’s Club is Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center. All ages are welcome to attend. There are two sessions: 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. for general admission. VIP tickets are available, which gives you early entrance to the venue, reserved seating and an activity voucher. There will be a live DJ, heavy hors d’oeuvres and photos. To purchase tickets, go to djwcdaddydaughterdance on Facebook or call Hillary Swift, 940-595-4955.

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 Feb. 27. Visit wisehealthfoundation.com to learn more or call Wise Health System Imaging Center at 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment.

42 – Each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. the Decatur Senior Center hosts a 42 tournament.

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.

STORY TIMES – The Decatur Public Library will hold its Little Learners Storytime at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays for children ages 3 to 5. The program will include music, rhymes, movement and short stories. The library will hold Sensory Storytime at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays for children of all ages. The early literacy class combines a short structured storytime with interactive play, music and movement. Call the library, 940-393-0290.

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY – The Decatur Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy class begins Tuesday (Feb. 5). The free class is 6:30 to 9:30 Tuesday nights for 13 weeks. Applications are available at the PD and online. Links are available on the Decatur Police Department Facebook page. Call Sgt. Royce Gastineau, 940-393-0300.

SOFTBALL REGISTRATION – Decatur Youth Softball will hold registration 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the concession stand at Renshaw Park. Cost is $90 per player with teams 6-and-under through 14-and-under. Contact John Coker, 940-389-2170 or contact dgys@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY GARDEN CLASSES – The Decatur Public Library will hold community garden classes 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Feb. 29. Call the library at 393-0290 to register.

NORTHWEST

HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE – All incoming freshmen are invited to their respective high schools’ showcases Feb. 7, where they can learn about campus programs and opportunities as well as high school in general. Each high school – Byron Nelson, Eaton, Northwest and Steele Accelerated – will host its showcase in the evening, from 5:30 to 7. For information, contact the high school’s front office directly: Byron Nelson, 817-698-5600; Eaton, 817-698-7300; Northwest, 817-215-0200; and Steele, 817-698-5800.

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 new literary-based program. All preschool-age children are welcome to attend. Stories, crafts and snacks are provided.

WISE COUNTY

RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS – The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes. Call Melvin Castleberry, 940-210-4908.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County. A valid driver’s license is required, and a background check will be performed. Call 940-627-5329 or stop by 300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, in Decatur. Cooks are also needed at the kitchen in Chico.

WISE CHOICES GALA – Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center gala is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Decatur Conference Center.

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. Feb. 4 to 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 available at wcmess.com/taxaide.

YOUTH FAIR – Entries can be submitted for the Wise County Youth Fair through 5 p.m. Saturday. An entry clinic will be 9 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur Ag Science Building. Youth Fair queen entry forms are due Saturday. Scholarship applications are due Feb. 8. The Youth Fair parade is Feb. 23 and entry forms are due Feb. 15. For information, visit wcyouthfair.org.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Decatur Conference Center. To RSVP, email info@wiscountychamber.com by noon Thursday.

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