Posted on April 17, 2015.
DECATUR GIRLS WIN TRACK TITLE – The Decatur Lady Eagles yesterday won the 8-4A track title, tallying 212 points. Decatur won six individual gold medals on the way to the win. Macen Stripling won golds in the high jump and 100 hurdles. Jessi Kyle garnered top honors in the pole vault, 1600 and 3200. The Bridgeport girls finished fourth with 76 points. The Decatur boys took second to Springtown with 156 points. Bridgeport garnered third.
EAGLE EARN STATE BID – The Decatur Eagles golf team shot a second-round 300 to secure third place and state tournament bid at the Class 4A Region I tournament. Decatur posted a 606 for the two rounds. Drew Jones won the individual medal with a 10-under par 134.
BIG EVENT – More than 900 Northwest High School students are expected to participate in the Big Event Saturday, performing community service projects across the area. Groups will be working at multiple community buildings in Rhome between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Regional is now offering monthly diabetes education classes on the third Monday of the month. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. This month’s classes will be held on Monday, April 20. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Both classes will be held in the Education Room on the second floor of the main hospital. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Contact Gilley at 940-626-1890.
SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock and Mineral Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur, 201 E. Main. A pot luck supper will be served. All persons in the county wide area who have an interest in rock hounding or lapidary arts are invited.
HIGH SCHOOL RODEO – Paradise and Boyd rodeo teams are hosting a NTHSRA-sanctioned high school rodeo at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur today through Sunday. Today’s performance starts at 8 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cowboy Church will be held at noon Sunday. Tickets are $8 at the gate.
RETRO BLAST – The 12th Annual Retro Blast Car Show is Saturday at Yesterday’s in Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Bridgeport Historical Society will meet Monday, April 20, at Weatherford College Wise County. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Ann Nimmo will lead the discussion and business meeting, which will include a homemade historical quilt from local families.
BREASTFEEDING NETWORK – Wise Regional Health System is now offering the Wise Moms Breastfeeding Network, which offers discussion and support for any mom who is breastfeeding or has breastfed. The first meeting will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Wise Regional Board Room (609 Medical Center Drive, Decatur). Participation is free, and no RSVP is required. The group will be led by Candace Clower, RN and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Contact Candace at 940-626-1229.
PLAY PERFORMANCE – The final home performance of Paradise High School’s district-winning one-act play, “Twelfth Night or What You Will,” will be presented 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the PHS cafeteria. Refreshments will be served.
RIVALS SQUARE OFF – The Decatur baseball and softball teams will welcome Bridgeport to town tonight. The softball game begins at 7. The baseball teams will play at 7:30 p.m. In other softball action: Alvord faces Collinsville; Boyd heads to Henrietta; Paradise takes on Bowie; Northwest hosts Timber Creek. Baseball games: Alvord heads to Bryson; Boyd goes to Henrietta; Chico takes on Poolville; Paradise plays Bowie; Northwest takes on Timber Creek.
SLIDELL RUNS AT AREA – The Slidell boys and girls track teams will compete at the area meet in Ponder Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT – Bridgeport Class of 2019 is holding a 4-on-4 volleyball tournament at Bridgeport Middle School Sunday. Cost is $40 per team, $2 for spectators. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. for fifth through seventh graders and 2:30 p.m. for eighth graders and older. Call Perry Grooms, 940-393-9098.
FIREFIGHTER BASH – Paradise Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Firefighter Bash noon-9 p.m. Saturday at the Paradise Fire Hall, featuring Bingo, barbecue dinner, silent auction and live music. Donations will be accepted.
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – The Decatur Police Department’s Back The Blue Scholarship forms are now available for all Wise County Seniors going into a Criminal Justice related field of study. Students can pick up forms from their counselor at school or come by the Decatur Police Department at 1601 S. State St. in Decatur. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by today.
FUNERALS – Service for Margaret Maxine Herzer, 88, of Oklahoma is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Ruby Marie Schroeder, 97, of Boyd is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
MEMORIAL service for Kathy Joan Davis, 71, of Newark is 11 a.m. Saturday at Chisholm Trail Church in Rhome. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Shane Patrick Caldwell Williams, 51, of Houston is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was the son of Carolyn and David Dodson of Decatur and Wayne Williams of Arlington.
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