News Briefs for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 16, 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.

DINNER AND AUCTION – The Boyd Area Buyers Association will present the ninth Jimmy Ware Memorial dinner and auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Boyd High School cafetorium. The annual fundraiser benefits FFA, 4-H and FCCLA members through purchasing Wise County Youth Fair projects and awarding scholarship. Tickets are $15 for guests 13 and up and $10 for children 12 and under.


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


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


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.

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  • – Each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. the Decatur Senior Center will host a 42 tournament.


    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 Friday. After completing orientation, attendees will be able to register for the course. Completion of orientation is required to register.


    ENCHILADA DINNER – A benefit enchilada dinner will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Paradise High School cafeteria with proceeds going to the Zackery S. Loney Memorial Scholarship. The dinner is $10 per plate and will feature enchiladas, rice, beans, salsa and tea.


    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 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.

    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.

    WISE CHOICES GALA – Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center will hold it gala 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Decatur Conference Center.

    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. Feb. 4 to 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. More information available at

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