NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – Two local police departments will have National Night Out events tonight. Decatur Police Department’s event will be 6-8 on the Square. It will include child fingerprint ID, a distracted driving simulator, free hot dogs, chips, drinks, popcorn, snow cones and a jump house. Rhome Police Department will have its event at 6 at Rhome Family Park. There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks, as well as literature that helps with issues plaguing youth and society today. There will be sign-ups for ride-alongs, as well as citizens on patrol academy. Demonstrations of a felony traffic stop and tazing will be conducted.
DECATUR, BRIDGEPORT BATTLE – The Decatur Lady Eagles will take on Bridgeport in an 8-4A volleyball match at 6 tonight. In other action, Boyd heads to Holliday. Paradise travels to Jacksboro. Chico takes on Newcastle at home. Northwest meets Denton Ryan at home.
PAINT THE TOWN PINK – The annual Paint the Town Pink event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday on the Decatur Square. Sponsored by the Decatur Main Street Program and Wise Regional Health Foundation, the event celebrates survivors of breast cancer and remembers those lost to the disease. Cancer survivors will paint a pink stripe down Main Street at 11 a.m. to help raise awareness of the importance of an annual mammography. A silent auction will also be held to raise money for Mary’s Gift and Women’s Services at Wise Regional Health System. The event will also include a bake sale, and a barbecue lunch will be available for $5 per plate 11 a.m-1 p.m. Local businesses will also have special promotions going on during the event. Call Decatur Main Street at 940-627-6158 or 940-626-1384.
GLOW-MO TOURNAMENT — The annual Andy Mattison Memorial Scholarship Glow-Mo Tournament is Saturday at Decatur Country Club. Tee time is 4:30 p.m. The tournament features nine daylight holes, dinner and refreshments at the turn, then nine holes of glow ball that is a one-of-a-kind experience. Cost is $300 for a four-person team, which includes dinner and glow ball items. The tourney benefits the DHS Andy Mattison Memorial Scholarship Fund. Call Michael Loucks, 940-389-1508. Space is limited.
WATER TESTING – The Texas Well Owner Network is having a water well screening 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Wise County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 206 S. State St., in Decatur. A meeting explaining the results is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Women’s Building on the Wise County Fairgrounds. To participate, pick up a sample bag, bottle and instructions from the Extension office. Cost is $15. Samples will be tested for total coliform bacteria, E. coli, nitrate-nitrogen and salinity. Samples must be turned in by 10 a.m. on the 21st. Call 940-627-3341.
BAND BOOSTER MEETING – The Decatur High School Band Boosters meeting for parents of middle and high school students is 6:30 tonight at the high school band hall. Beginning today, all middle and high school band students will be selling tickets for the homecoming fish fry. Tickets will also be available at the door.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP – The Alzheimer’s (and related dementia) support group will meet at 7 tonight in the boardroom at the Wise Health System west campus in Decatur. The group is for the people who are caring for folks with dementia. Call Richard, 940-255-0244.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Leslie Beebe, 69, of Runaway Bay is 2 p.m. today at Community Church in Decatur. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Michael L. Vankirk, 69, of Decatur 3 p.m. today in the Chapel at Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
SERVICE for J.W. (John) Collins, 87, of Chico is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Chico. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home.
SERVICE for Linda Haugness, 62, of Rhome is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Sadie Ford, 86, of Decatur is 9 a.m. today at Elizabethtown Cemetery in Roanoke. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Keagan Edward Davidson, 25, formerly of Alvord is 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Alvord with burial at Giles Family Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Barbara Terry, 79, of Runaway Bay is 10:30 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Eternal Oaks Cemetery in Runaway Bay. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Silvestre Hernandez Sr., 65, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bridgeport with burial at Thomas Cemetery. Family visitation is 6 p.m. through the night Friday at the family ranch, 170 CR 1301 in Bridgeport. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Billy Gene Freeman, 86, of Springtown is 10 a.m. Wednesday at Springtown Cemetery. Alexander Midway Funeral Home in Springtown is handling arrangements.Print This Page