News Briefs for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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SCRAPBOOKING – The MZ Bee, which will feature scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 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.

COMPUTER COURSE – The Alvord Public Library will offer a computer basics course at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 940-427-2842 or 940-577-0123 to register.


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 March 27. Visit 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.

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.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISER – The Decatur High School Special Education department is selling “See the Able not the Label” T-shirts to raise money for the purchase of adapted PE equipment. Two designs are available in either black or red, $15 each. Order forms are available at the Decatur High School front office. Call 940-393-7224 or email

CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce 31st annual golf tournament is April 12 at the Decatur Golf Club. Play begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Call the Chamber, 940-627-3107, to register.

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


READING PROGRAM – Registration is open for the 11th annual Northwest Reads, an NISD Partners in Education program. Register at to read at an elementary school to a classroom from 9-10 a.m. April 26.

SPANISH READING PROGRAM – Northwest ISD Family Involvement will hold a Spanish storytime at the Rhome Public Library at 11:30 a.m. April 16 and May 21. Call Lilliana Castille, 817-215-0161.

CAREER FAIR – Northwest ISD will host its second annual Teacher Career Fair 5-7:30 p.m. April 4. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with campus administrators and participate in two interviews. Candidates must register for the event in order to attend. For information, call the human resources department, 817-215-0000.


DUAL CREDIT INFO – Paradise High School will be hosting Wise County Weatherford College (WCWC) for a dual credit information night at 6:30 p.m. March 25 in the high school cafeteria. After the presentation, WCWC staff will be present to assist with the ApplyTexas application.


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 EVENT – Rhome Veterans will lead a field trip from the library at 9 a.m. Saturday to Crazy Water in Mineral Wells.


HORSE CLUB – The Wise County 4-H Horse Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the NRS training center classroom. NRS is just off U.S. 81/287, south of Decatur.

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 available at

DINNER WITH THE MAYORS – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Dinner with the Mayors 6:30 p.m. March 28 at the Decatur Conference Center. Tickets are $25 online and will be $30 at the door.

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS – The Wise Health System Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for its seven $1,000 scholarships for Wise County high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in a health-related field. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred. Applications available online at Application deadline is April 1.

AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP – Wise County graduating high school seniors who plan to major in agriculture at a Texas college or university are eligible for the Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship. The scholarship application is available at The deadline for applying is April 1. Call the Extension office, 940-627-3341.

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

WELL SCREENING – The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening April 10 in Decatur. The screening will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Wise County, 206 S. State St. A meeting explaining screening results will be at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Wise County Fairgrounds, Women’s Building, 3101 S. FM 51, in Decatur.

MEALS ON WHEELS FUNDRAISER – The Wise County Committee on Aging will hold its second annual Meals-on-Wheels “Murder for a Cause” 6 p.m. April 5 at the Decatur Conference Center. Make your reservations for the murder-mystery dinner and silent auction by calling 940-627-5329 or email

MEDICARE EDUCATION – Medicare education seminars will be 2 p.m. April 6, May 4 and June 1 at First Baptist Church, 401 Main St., in Paradise. For reservations, call John Ward, 940-210-0978.

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

COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce’s next coffee network is 8 a.m. March 27 at Nock It Archery Center in Decatur.

LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW – The Rotary Club of Decatur’s Wise County Home and Lawn Show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Decatur Conference Center. For vendor information, email or

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

WALK ACROSS TEXAS – The Walk Across Texas program, an eight-week challenge to increase physical activity starts April 1 and runs through May 26. Teams of eight can register online at Call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Wise County, 940-627-3341.

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