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Update for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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NO DECISIONS ON CONSTRUCTION – After holding a brief discussion and receiving a quote of $1.5 million for renovations at the high school Monday, Decatur ISD trustees said they will review construction and renovations options May 13 after getting an update on property insurance premiums and deductibles April 25. Trustees also approved the refinancing of $11 million in bonds from 2009.

VOTING DEADLINES – The last day a voter can hand deliver an application for ballot by mail for the May 4 election is Friday. Although most county offices will be closed that day for Good Friday, the Elections Office will be open 8-11 a.m. to receive applications. The deadline to receive a postmarked application is next Tuesday. Early voting in the election begins next week.

BLOOD DRIVE – Wise Health System in Decatur will hold a Carter BloodCare blood drive 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot. For information call June Moore, 940-626-0167, ext. 1238.

TRIVIA NIGHT – The Decatur Public Library will hold Trivia at Trinity 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Street Coffee Bar on the Decatur Square. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of general trivia. Call the library at 940-393-0290 for more information.

EASTER EGG HUNT – The Hills in Decatur will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Cookies and ice cream cones will be available following the hunt.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – A 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 11 at the Paradise High School gyms. Teams are forming for all divisions. Cost is $150 per team. Age groups include 4th grade-adult. All skill levels invited. Three games guaranteed, and T-shirt is included. Vendors will be on site as well as the Kona Ice Truck at 11 a.m. Medals will be given to the winners. Early registration ends this Friday. For more details and registration form, contact Maggi Loney at maggiloney01@gmail.com or text 940-389-3529. Proceeds benefit The Zackery S. Loney Memorial Scholarship.

CHAMBER LUNCH – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Weatherford College Wise County. Rebecca Ray, a broker with Keller Williams in Denton and vice president of GDWCAR will be guest speaker. Lunch price is $15. RSVP at www.bridgeportchamber.org, info@bridgeportchamber.org or 940-683-2076.

FUNERALS – No service is planned for Kenneth Taylor, 69, of Decatur. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Nathan Glenn Monk, 65, of Houston is 11 a.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Cecil Ward, 85, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Thursday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Family visitation is 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Hawkins-Decatur.

FUNERAL for Cody Reed, 22, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur.

MEMORIAL visitation for Charles Wayne “Buddy” Head, 80, of Decatur is 1-3 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur.

SERVICE for James Largent, 66, of Fort Worth will be held at a later date. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Alice Remmele, 90, of Paradise is 10 a.m. today at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Paradise Cemetery.

FUNERAL for G.B. Funk, 81, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Wayne Harveson, 83, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bridgeport. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Robert Abbott, 85, of Chico is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

NO SERVICE is planned for Linda Carol Hodge, 69, formerly of Decatur. White Family Funeral Home in Bowie is handling arrangements.