News Briefs for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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RECOVERY GROUP – RFC of Boyd will be hosting Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered 12-step recovery program, at 7 p.m. each Thursday at 112 E. Rock Island, Boyd. Call Robert Hargis, 817-304-6819.


BRIDAL, QUINCEANERA SHOW – Bridgeport Parks and Recreation will hold a bridal and quinceanera show 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Bridgeport Community Center. Call 940-683-3483 for vendor booth information.

BEANS AND CORNBREAD – The Bridgeport FFA’s second annual beans and cornbread dinner and silent auction is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgeport High School cafeteria.

MOM AND SON DANCE – The Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual dance for mothers and sons from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bridgeport Community Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Bridgeport City Hall or online at


FREE CONCERT – The Chico Public Library will sponsor a performance by the duo Hungrytown at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Arcadia Theater in Bridgeport. The duo has made numerous television appearances in their careers.


TRUSTEE INFORMATION SESSION – Decatur ISD will hold an information session 6 p.m. Wednesday at the administration building, 307 S. Cates, for candidates interested in running for a spot on the school board May 4. Contact Decatur ISD Superintendent Judi Whitis, 940-393-7100 or

RODEO TICKETS – Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 performance of the PRCA Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo are on sale for $30 at Decatur Chamber of Commerce office, 308 W. Main.

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 Jan. 23. Visit to learn more or call Wise Health System Imaging Center at 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The next Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Decatur Conference Center. New board members will be recognized.


ACADEMY APPLICATIONS – Northwest ISD’s career academies and CTE – career and technical education – pathways are now accepting enrollment request for the 2019-20 school year. The CTE program is focused on students working alongside experienced and professional instructors in high-tech career academies and programs. Students can submit their enrollment request to an academy or pathway by visiting and clicking the “CTE Academy/Pathway Request for Enrollment” link highlighted in yellow. For priority placement, request must be submitted no later than Jan. 15, 2019. On this day, CTE staff will review all submitted applications. If space remains after this review, staff will look at future request.

GED PREP – Tarrant County College will offer the prep course Monday through Thursday Feb. 11 to March 21. Classes will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport, located at 2301 Horizon Drive in Fort Worth. Classes will be in room OWTL 1102. An orientation session for the course will take place 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 18. After completing orientation, attendees will be able to register for the course. Completion of orientation is required to register.


UIL AWARDS – The Paradise Intermediate School will hold its third six weeks showcase and UIL awards presentation Friday.

PROJECT SHOW – The Paradise High School Project Show is slated for Saturday.


DOG TUTOR – Ava the reading dog tutor will be at the Rhome Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Call the library, 817-636-2767, to schedule a reading slot with the licensed therapy dog.

STORY TIME – The Rhome Public Library will host Story Time Hour every Wednesday at 11:00 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.

RHOME VETERANS – Rhome Veterans will sponsor several events this month. Movie night, featuring “Mash” will is 6:30 Friday at the Rhome Public Library. The group’s auxiliary meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Rhome Public Library with the Veterans meeting following at 10 a.m. The group will hold an outing Jan. 26.


RED GALA – The Wise County Republicans and Wise Republican Women will hold their Red Gala Jan. 26 at the Decatur Conference Center. Details and tickets for the Red Gala are available at or by calling Bettye Parker, 940-575-4754.

REPUBLICAN MEETING – Wise County Republicans and Wise Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the courtroom located at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Rook Ramsey Drive. For information, visit or Wise Republican Party-Wise County, TX on Facebook.

COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s next coffee network will be 8 a.m. Jan. 23 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, 1401 Halsell St.

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.

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