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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 2, 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Basketball

#1: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The Decatur Eagles will host rival Argyle Tuesday night in a showdown that will decide the District 8-4A title.

Decatur is undefeated in league play at 4-0. Argyle is 3-1. Decatur beat Argyle 46-45 two weeks ago with a buzzer-beater. If the Eagles win this one, they clinch the 8-4A championship. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Bport Chamber

#2: DUELING GOOD TIME

The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce banquet promises to be a showstopper with Pete’s Piano Bar next Saturday. But if you don’t already have a ticket, you may be out of luck. As of Friday, there were just a few seats left.

News to come out of the banquet: Bridgeport Citizen of the Year, plus other awards. The Messenger will be there to cover it all.

To check ticket availability, call 940-683-2076.

Decatur Police

#3: JOIN THE FORCE

The Decatur Police Department is holding a citizens police academy beginning next week.

The class is free and is held 6:30 to 9:30 every Tuesday for 13 weeks. Applications are available at DPD, 1601 S. State St., and at decaturtx.org. You can also find an application on the department’s Facebook page.

Call Sgt. Royce Gastineau, 940-393-0300.

Stock Show

#4: GIDDYUP, COWBOY

Eighter from Decatur is rolling into the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo next weekend.

Decatur night is Saturday, so if you’re galavanting around, you’ll likely run into some familiar faces. Unfortunately, the Chamber of Commerce is sold out of official tickets, but there’s no reason you can’t hit the show on your own. The 9th is closing day, so it’s now or never … until 2020.

Readers Choice

#5: IT’S LIKE THE OSCARS

Do you have a favorite restaurant, realtor or hair salon? Or maybe a florist, mechanic or waitress? Vote for your favorites in the 2019 Messenger Readers’ Choice awards. Fill out the ballot on page 12A and return it to the Messenger office by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

All ballots will be entered in a drawing for 100 bucks.

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