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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP – Alvord Elementary School will be holding pre-k and kindergarten roundup for the 2019-20 school year 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1-2. Pre-K children must be 4 years old as of Sept. 1. Kindergarten children must be 5 years old as of Sept. 1. Proof of residency (utility bill, etc.), birth certificate, Social Security card, current shot record, and driver’s license of the adult enrolling the child are required at the time of registration.


PRESCRIPTION DISPOSAL – National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Stagecoach Rehabilitation, 2108 15th St., in Bridgeport. Turn in unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.


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 April 24. 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 Friday. Call Alex Selby, 817-253-9893.

FAST 4’S – Lady Eagle Volleyball Fast 4’s is 6 to 8 p.m. every Monday April 22 through May 13 at Decatur High School. The four-person mini tournaments are co-ed. Cost is $10 per person, per night. Call 940-704-7585.

EASTER AT THE HILLS – The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Decatur will hold its annual egg hunt 4 p.m. Friday. Ice cream cones, cookies and punch will be served after the hunt.

EASTER PHOTOS – Joe and Lisa Duty will be taking Easter pictures 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Rhine Realty, 305 S. Trinity St., in Decatur.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. April 23 at the Eagle Activity Center at Decatur High School. Sheila McCollum, career and technical education coordinator at Decatur High School, will be the guest speaker.

TRIVIA NIGHT – The Decatur Public Library has partnered with Trinity Street Coffee Bar for Trivia at Trinity 7 p.m. Thursday. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. For information, call the library, 940-393-0290.

CAREGIVER WORKSHOP – Solaris Hospice and Decatur Medical Lodge will offer a caregiver relief workshop 3:30 p.m. April 23 at Decatur Medical Lodge, 701 W. Bennett. To reserve a spot, call 940-626-2800 or 888-376-5274.


EASTER BRISKETS – The Greenwood Masonic Lodge is smoking briskets for Easter for $60. They will be available for pick up between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday at the Greenwood pavilion. Call 817-982-4180 or 940-255-2782.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Paradise Elementary will hold kindergarten registration by appointment only April 25-30 for students who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1. Call 940-969-5044.

3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – The Paradise 3-on-3 basketball tournament benefiting the Zackery S. Loney Memorial Scholarship is May 11 at the Paradise High School gym. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. for teams fourth grade through adult. Registration is $150 per team with T-shirts included. Early registration ends April 19. Contact Maggi Loney,, or text 940-389-3529.


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 ACTIVITIES – Rhome Veterans will visit the Fort Worth Vintage Flying Museum April 27, leaving the library at 9 a.m.


MEDICARE EDUCATION – Medicare education seminars will be 2 p.m. May 4 and June 1 at the First Baptist Church, 401 Main St., in Paradise. 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 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through April 23 at Newark City Hall.

DAZZLE ME PINK – The Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and fundraiser is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 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

COFFEE NETWORK – The next Wise County Chamber of Commerce coffee network is 8 a.m. April 24 at First Financial Bank in Boyd.

UNITED WAY GOLF TOURNAMENT – The United Way of Wise County golf tournament is April 26 at the RB Golf Club and Resort. Registration opens 11 a.m. and shotgun start 1 p.m. Registration is $400 per four-person team and includes lunch, range balls and door prizes. Call Shawn Mann, 940-393-1679, or Terry Everett, 940-389-9060.

DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN REVOLUTION – The John B. Denton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wise County Historical Museum in Decatur. Medal of Honor recipient Chuck Ziegenfuss will speak. Call Cecily Pegues, 817-528-8412.

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