WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:04:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Brazile tears up record books http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/brazile-tears-up-record-books/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/brazile-tears-up-record-books/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:02:27 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84824 ...

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Welty joins city council http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/welty-joins-city-council/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/welty-joins-city-council/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:01:48 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84821 ...

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Lake Bridgeport still short of historic low http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/lake-bridgeport-still-short-of-historic-low/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/lake-bridgeport-still-short-of-historic-low/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:43 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84818 ...

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Bridgeport School Board looks at soccer, drug testing http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/bridgeport-school-board-looks-at-soccer-drug-testing/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/bridgeport-school-board-looks-at-soccer-drug-testing/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:08 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84816 ...

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New judge leads first meeting http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/new-judge-leads-first-meeting/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/new-judge-leads-first-meeting/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:59:29 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84814 ...

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Voters might have multiple bond choices http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/voters-might-have-multiple-bond-choices/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/voters-might-have-multiple-bond-choices/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:58:48 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84812 ...

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Not all cities invited to sales tax party http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/not-all-cities-invited-to-sales-tax-party/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/not-all-cities-invited-to-sales-tax-party/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:58:15 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84810 ...

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Paradise School Board hears academic improvement strategies http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/paradise-school-board-hears-academic-improvement-strategies/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news/paradise-school-board-hears-academic-improvement-strategies/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:57:23 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84807 ...

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Cut to the chase: Shears of Steele salon puts students on path to success http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/cut-to-the-chase-shears-of-steele-salon-puts-students-on-path-to-success/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/cut-to-the-chase-shears-of-steele-salon-puts-students-on-path-to-success/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:56:47 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84805 ...

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Northwest ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/education/education-headlines/northwest-isd-student-spotlights-for-wednesday-december-17-2014/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/education/education-headlines/northwest-isd-student-spotlights-for-wednesday-december-17-2014/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:55:42 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84802 ...

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/education/education-headlines/education-briefs-for-wednesday-december-17-2014/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/education/education-headlines/education-briefs-for-wednesday-december-17-2014/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:53 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84796 ...

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Breakfast with Santa http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/features/breakfast-with-santa/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/features/breakfast-with-santa/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:27 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84794 ...

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news-briefs/news-briefs-for-wednesday-december-17-2014/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/news-briefs/news-briefs-for-wednesday-december-17-2014/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:15 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84791 BRIDGEPORT

SANTA ON NOTTINGHAM - A Bridgeport neighborhood will host “Santa on Nottingham” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19-23. Santa will be on hand, along with a full-sized Olaf, every evening, and there will be a different craft each night. It’s all free. Bring the kids to 137 Nottingham.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Community Center. Lunch will be catered by Dos Chiles, and cost is $10. RSVP by noon Wednesday, Dec. 17, to donnamann@bridgeportchamber.org or 940-683-2076. This month we will be playing BINGO rather than having our usual raffle. Bingo cards will be $5 each and will be available for purchase at the door along with your lunch ticket. Also receive one Bingo card for each un-wrapped toy you bring to add to our holiday toy drive. Bingo Prize Donations are always appreciated! We will also have a box out for the Lion’s Club Coat Drive, so bring your unwanted/unused coats, hoodies and other winter clothing items. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 17 to donnamann@bridgeportchamber.org or 940-683-2076

FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED – The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department is searching for new members. Applicants must be 18 years old or older, live in Bridgeport and have a high school diploma and a clean record. Call Bridgeport Training Captain Tanner Reeves, 940-577-0930.


CHRISTMAS MUSICAL – First Baptist Church of Chico presents “God is with Us,” a Christmas mini-musical, 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The church is at 404 S. Weatherford St. Visit www.fbcchico.org.


SANTA COPS – The Decatur Police Department is accepting new, unwrapped toys for Santa Cops through Wednesday, Dec. 17. Drop donations off at the department, 1601 S. State St. Call Ashly DoByns, 940-393-0300.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD – Decatur Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board is hosting a Stuffed Animal Sleepover Stop 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Say goodnight to your stuffed buddies, and they’ll spend the night at the library with their teen babysitters to play and read the night away. Arrange for pickup on Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and noon. Call 940-393-0290 or visit www.decaturpubliclibrary.com.

SANTA IS COMING – Santa is coming to Decatur Public Library’s special Holiday Friday Fun Storytime for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Friday Dec. 19. Celebrate the joy of reading and early literacy with seasonal stories, songs and movement. Santa will return to the library at 2 p.m. for photos with school-aged children. Call 940-393-0290 or visit www.decaturpubliclibrary.com.

DONATIONS SOUGHT – Superior Auto Repair in Decatur is collecting canned food for Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) and lap blankets for Meals on Wheels until Saturday, Dec. 20.

YEARBOOK SALE – The Decatur High School yearbook staff has extra copies of past yearbooks on sale at a discount through the month of December. The following books are available for only $10: 1994, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010. Yearbooks for 2011 and 2012 may be purchased for $25. Call 940-393-7231 or email cindy.berry@decatur.esc11.net.


BOOK BLOWOUT – Rhome Public Library is having a Book Blowout Sale 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through the end of this month. Hardback books are $1, and paperbacks are 50 cents. The library is at 265 W. BC Rhome.


ANGEL TREE – Those wishing to sponsor a senior citizen with Integracare’s Angel Tree should call the business at 940-683-8171.

CHRISTMAS ANGELS – Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center still has Christmas angels available for adoption. Gifts and donations will benefit children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. Angels may be picked up 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 608 N. Bus. 81/287 in Decatur. Call 940-626-4585.

WCWC REGISTRATION – Registration for new and returning dual credit, on-campus and online students at Weatherford College Wise County is currently underway for spring classes that begin Monday, Jan. 12. Financial aid and payment plan options are available. Contact the college at 940-627-2690 or wisecounty@wc.edu to schedule a personal advising session. Course schedules and admissions information can be found at www.wc.edu/academics.

CASA TRAINING – Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Wise and Jack Counties will train new volunteers beginning Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. The classes equip participants to provide court advocacy to abused and neglected children who are removed from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS). Advocates assess, gather information and speak up for the child’s best interest in court, working to ensure they have a safe, loving and permanent home as quickly as possible. Call 940-627-7535 before Jan. 12 to register.

RELAY FOR LIFE DATE SET – Relay for Life of Wise County will be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 24-25, 2015, at McCarroll Middle School track on Thompson Street in Decatur. The annual American Cancer Society event raises funds for cancer research and education. Visit www.relayforlife.org/wisecotx or call Kathy Odell, 940-255-2944.

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Basketball: Bulls jump into 4A poll http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-bulls-jump-into-4a-poll/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-bulls-jump-into-4a-poll/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:50:13 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84782 ...

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Football: Four earn all-state mention – Holdman, Cook receive consideration http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/football-four-earn-all-state-mention-holdman-cook-receive-consideration/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/football-four-earn-all-state-mention-holdman-cook-receive-consideration/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:49:30 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84780 ...

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Basketball: Inside presence – Strong Thorpe develops into force for Boyd http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-inside-presence-strong-thorpe-develops-into-force-for-boyd/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-inside-presence-strong-thorpe-develops-into-force-for-boyd/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:48:37 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84777 ...

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Basketball: Hix, Eagles take down Indians http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-hix-eagles-take-down-indians/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-hix-eagles-take-down-indians/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:47:37 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84774 ...

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Basketball: Two teams enter rankings http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-two-teams-enter-rankings/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-two-teams-enter-rankings/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:46:11 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84770 ...

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Basketball: Boyd, Paradise go 3-1 at tourneys http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-boyd-paradise-go-3-1-at-tourneys/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/basketball-boyd-paradise-go-3-1-at-tourneys/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:45:36 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84768 ...

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Rodeo: Cox brings home all-around awards http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/rodeo-cox-brings-home-all-around-awards/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2014/sports/rodeo-cox-brings-home-all-around-awards/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:44:52 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=84766 ...

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