MEDICAL CLINIC RAMMED – Decatur Police, medics and firemen responded to an accident at Wise Family Practice Urgent Care around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Officer Robert Cain said Lillie Morgan, 73, was uninjured after mistaking her brake and gas pedals when pulling into the clinic’s parking lot, driving over the concrete parking stop and into the waiting room. While several chairs were knocked over, no one inside the building was injured, Cain said. An official from the city was on scene and declared the building structurally sound.
BRIDGE REPLACED, ROAD OPEN – The bridge on Parker Dairy Road over Denton Creek in Precinct 2 is now open, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. It was closed for a bridge replacement.
DIABETES CLASS – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Regional is now offering monthly diabetes education classes in Bridgeport on the first Monday of the month. This month’s class will be Aug. 3. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Beginner’s class at 3 p.m. and advanced class at 4 p.m. Both classes are free and will be held at the former Wise Regional-Bridgeport Campus. No RSVP required. Contact Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE at 940-626-1890.
FSA COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS DUE – USDA Farm Service Agency county committee nomination forms must be postmarked or returned to the Wise County FSA office by the close of business Monday, Aug. 3. To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the Local Administrative Area where they are nominated. This year nominations and elections will be held in LAA 1, which includes Chico, Crafton and Bridgeport. The form and other information about FSA county committee elections are online at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections. Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger or call the Wise County office, 940-627-2268.
SEASON TICKETS – Those season ticket holders who have been affected by the press box expansion at DISD’s Eagle Stadium, and who were contacted last week, can renew their season tickets 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3-6 at the Decatur High School Ticket Office. Season tickets are $20 per seat. Other season ticket renewals for reserved seating will take place Saturday, Aug. 8, during the Blue and White Scrimmage at Eagle Stadium. Renewals will be sold at the concession stand 6-8:30 p.m. First time season ticket holders can purchase reserved seating 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17-28. Contact Linda Hudler at the Athletic Office at 940-393-7290 or email@example.com.
PARADISE SCHOOL BOARD – The Paradise school board will hold a special meeting Monday, August 3, to consider all matters related to the issuance and sale of Paradise ISD Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015. Principals will also discuss the code of conduct and student handbook at the meeting, and the board will set a date for a public hearing on the district’s budget and tax rate.
PARKINSONS SUPPORT – The Parkinsons Support Group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the West Campus of Wise Regional Health System in Decatur. Guest speaker will be a representative of Medtronics. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold its weekly breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. All Wise County veterans are invited.
BLOCK PARTY – The Halsell Street Back Door Block Party, sponsored by Bridgeport Main Street, is 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today. Enjoy the Halsell Street Shopping Frenzy, merchant promotions, entertainment and more. For every $20 you spend with a participating merchant you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $100 downtown dollar gift certificate. There will be four winners. Call 940-683-3404.
SENIOR CENTER FUNDRAISER – The Chico Senior Citizens Association, Got To Go Solutions and Chico Auto Parts will host a fundraiser for the Chico Senior Citizen Center Saturday. The Buckner Band and the Red Ramblers will preform at the Chico Community Center 6-8 p.m., with a hot dog meal served for $5 and hamburgers for $6. There will also be a cake auction. All funds raised go to senior center storm repairs.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION – The City of Bridgeport will hold a retirement reception honoring Lupe Salazar 3-4 p.m. today at Bridgeport City Hall, 900 Thompson Street. Call 940-683-3400.
VETERANS PROGRAM – The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War will be commemorated and veterans will be honored with a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by a ceremony at the City of White Settlement’s Veterans Park, 8901 Clifford St. Call 817-782-7815.
FUNERALS – Memorial graveside service for Juanita Jo Crawford Thomas, 86, of Denton, formerly of Boyd, is 10 a.m. Saturday at Arledge Ridge Cemetery in Bonham. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Walter Pannell, 90, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
SERVICE for Timmy Joe Wright, 63, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.Print This Page