Posted on October 17, 2014.
TEAMS CONTINUE DISTRICT PLAY – District play continues for Wise County football teams tonight. Alvord welcomes Blue Ridge to town at 7:30 p.m. Bridgeport takes on Celina at home. Decatur hits the road to Mineral Wells. Keep track of the action of those games on our live blog at wcmessenger.com/scores. In other action, Boyd heads to Ponder. Paradise plays Breckenridge at home, and Chico plays at Bells. Northwest takes on district mate Byron Nelson for the first time at 7 p.m. at NISD Stadium.
PAINT THE TOWN PINK – Decatur Main Street and Wise Regional Health Foundation host Paint the Town Pink 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the downtown square. There will be a bake sale, silent auction and special promotions with local businesses. A hamburger lunch will be available for $5 per plate, and there will be a pink line ceremony at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit Mary’s Gift and Women’s Services at Wise Regional. Call 940-399-9558 or 940-626-1384.
FREE MAMMOGRAMS – The Mary’s Gift program at Wise Regional Health System is offering free mammogram screenings for eligible women next Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and 29, by appointment only. Call 940-626-1384 to apply.
CHICOFEST SET FOR SATURDAY – Chicofest is Saturday on the town square. Activities will kick off at 8 a.m. with a fun run and 5K color run/walk sponsored by the Chico Athletic Booster Club. Arrive 30 minutes early to register. Vendor booths will open at 9. There will also be a Little Miss/Mr. Chico contest, live music, bounce houses, a train ride, a stick horse rodeo, bingo and a barbecue lunch for $8 per plate. The chamber of commerce is selling raffle tickets for a Savage Model 11 243 with a Nikon scope and porch swing. Tickets for the gun are $5 per ticket or 5 for $20. Tickets for the porch swing are $1 per ticket or six for $5. Tickets for both items can be purchased at Sheila’s Hair Place, Wise Feed, Muggs and Juggs, Chico Butane, Chico Library or GTG Solution. The drawing will be at Chicofest, but the winner does not have to be present. To reserve booth space at the festival, call Michelle, 940-644-2330; or Fletta, 940-644-2515.
CRUISIN’ DAYS – The Newark Volunteer Fire Deptartment and Auxiliary will host the 27th Annual Cruisin’ Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-19, with the theme “Remembering American Bandstand.” Festivities open at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and run 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be carnival and midway rides and games, a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, craft and informational booths, bingo, a barbecue dinner at the fire hall, cake and brisket auction and a dance. The fire department and auxiliary will also present their Firefighter of the Year and Member of the Year awards.
DISC GOLF TOURNEY – The Decatur Chasing Chains Disc Golf Club is hosting its first tournament 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Melba Doyle Park. The tournament is open to club members, but anyone can join the club for free. To join, go to the Decatur Chasing Chains Disc Golf Club Facebook page and ask to join.
FALL FESTIVAL - The Paradise Elementary PTO is hosting a fall festival 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paradise Elementary School. The festival will include Games bounce houses, hay rides, a cake walk and face Painting as well as raffles and silent auctions. Money garnered will benefit Paradise Elementary.
BLOOD DRIVE – Chico Public Library is hosting Carter Blood Care 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at ChicoFest. To schedule a donation, call Michelle, 940-644-2330.
EASTERN STAR FUNDRAISER – Chico Order of the Eastern Star will be selling a variety of food items during ChicoFest Saturday to raise money for its scholarship fund. The group will be set up in front of the Masonic Lodge and will be selling chili, cornbread, beans, nachos, Frito pies, drinks and desserts. People will be allowed to eat inside the lodge.
TENNIS TIME – Wise Tennis Family Day is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur High School courts. The event, hosted by USTA, is free and for all ages. Racquets will be available. Visit www.facebook.com/wisetennis for information.
WASHER TOURNAMENT – There will be a washer tournament Saturday at the park next to the Bridgeport Fire Hall with all proceeds benefiting the Bridgeport senior class of 2015. Entries are due by noon, and the tournament starts at 1. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. For information, call Jane, 940-859-6520.
FISH FRY – The Paradise Volunteer Fire Department is having a fish fry 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. Cost is by donation. There will also be a bake sale. For information, call Lt. Todd Nelson, 817-504-3325.
CRAFT BAZAAR – The First Baptist Church of Cottondale fall craft bazaar is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the new fellowship hall. Items to be sold include cookbooks, tote bags, thread cabinets, scarves, earrings, table covers, place mats and napkins. Proceeds will support mission work around the world. The church is at 145 CR 3355, Paradise.
GOLF TOURNAMENT – Paradise Ag Supporters Golf Classic is Monday, Nov. 10 at The Club at Runaway Bay. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 20, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer, which includes lunch, a goody bag and cart use. To register to play or for information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Vann Wakefield, 817-454-9082, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNERALS – Graveside service for James Edward Gill, 81, of Bridgeport is noon today at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur.
FUNERAL for Evelyn Rose Taylor, 85, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Saturday at Cates Street Baptist Church with burial at Flower Mound Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Jon Peacock, 42, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Millie Gardener, 89, formerly of Lake Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home.
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