5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, March 23, 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 23, 2019

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In case you’ve had your head in the sand, Decatur city council and school board have hotly contested races in the May election.

Now is the time to start learning about the candidates, their reasons for running and what they hope to accomplish if elected. To help you make an informed vote, the Decatur Chamber of Commerce will host the candidates at its luncheon Tuesday.

Before you get excited, this is not a forum. There will be no debates or a public Q&A. But each candidate will tell a little bit about themselves and be available afterward to visit privately with individuals.

The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Conference Center. Anyone can attend, but you should RSVP to the Chamber, 940-627-3107. Tickets are $13.

Health Fair


Have you neglected your personal health?

Hit the reset button and get back on track next Saturday (March 30) at the Wise County Health Fair. The annual event runs 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Decatur Conference Center and offers a variety of health screenings and activities for kids, as well as a fitness celebration.

There will also be booths with fun giveaways and multiple door prizes throughout the morning. The event is free, so there’s no excuse not to check it out. Have questions? Call 940-627-3341.

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The annual Wise County Christian Counseling fundraiser dinner is next week at the Decatur Conference Center. Founder Beverly Ross plans to highlight the 2018 opening of Jenny’s Hope, the county’s first grief center, and share WCCC’s vision for the future.

The event is 6:30 to 8 p.m., and doors open at 6.

Ross pinky promises it will not run late. Seats are hard to get, so call for availability, 940-627-1618. You must RSVP ahead of time.


If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be?

The mayor? Then you’re in luck.

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce is having Dinner with the Mayors 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center. Local mayors will share their plans for the next year.

Buy tickets online at for $25 or pay $30 at the door.



Baseball fans, get ready for two of your favorite words: Opening Day. The major league baseball season for all 30 teams begins Thursday. This will mark the earliest opening day for the sport. Our local club, the Texas Rangers, will host the Chicago Cubs at Globe Life Field to open the season. It will be the last year for the ballpark before they move next door into a new retractable roof stadium.

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