RHOME APPOINTS NEW FIRE CHIEF – Rhome City Council voted to appoint Darrell Fitch fire chief of Rhome Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday night. Fitch replaces Jason Miller, who resigned to accept a job in another county. At the meeting, Fitch presented preliminary plans for the fire department to become independent of the city. Read more in the weekend Messenger.
FOOTBALL TEAMS START DISTRICT – Most Wise County football teams start district play tonight. Boyd heads to Bowie for the District 4-3A Division I opener. Paradise travels to Ponder. In District 4-4A Division I, Decatur will play at Burkburnett. Bridgeport begins 3-4A Division II at Krum. In 5-2A Division I, Alvord heads to Trenton and Chico welcomes in Blue Ridge. Northwest will play host to Keller Central in District 5-6A. Follow our live blog at www.wcmessenger.com/scores.
SISSIES TAKE ON CASTLEBERRY – The Bridgeport Sissies will play Castleberry at 5 p.m. at home today. In other volleyball action, Boyd heads to Bowie. Decatur travels to Springtown. Northwest plays Keller Central at home. Saturday, Paradise heads to City View and Chico goes to Ranger.
HAUNTED HOUSE – The Chico Community Volunteer Fire Department will have a haunted house 6-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October at the Old Chico Middle School, 400 S. Hovey St. Admission is $3 for children and $5 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.
PAINT THE TOWN PINK – The annual Paint the Town Pink event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today 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.
DECATUR FALL FESTIVAL – The Decatur Fall Festival on the Square is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Children will enjoy a kids’ zone with various games and activities, and entertainment throughout the day includes Wise Performing Arts Guild 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Ranch live broadcast noon-2 p.m. and Dakota Burns 2-4 p.m. There will also be a craft and vendor show, as well as a food drive for Wise Area Relief Mission. Wagons will be parked on the square to collect non-perishable food items for the food pantry. Drawings for gifts from the vendors will be held throughout the day, but a food donation is required to enter. Call Kim Harris, 817-308-9461 or Gail Hinton, 940-255-7440.
GREENWOOD FALL FESTIVAL – The 18th annual Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Greenwood. Tractor rides from Sycamore Baptist Church to the festival begin at 8:30 a.m., and the parade starts at 10. The festival will include beans and cornbread, antique tractors and quilts and homemade pies. The Greenwood-Slidell Fire Department will host a fish fry starting at 4 p.m. The fire dept. event will also feature a raffle, live music and auction.
MOVIE IN THE PARK – Bridgeport Box Office presents “Hotel Transylvania” at dusk Saturday at Harwood Park. The event is free. There will be pre-movie activities beginning at 7 p.m., and concessions will be available. Call 940-683-3480.
PARADISE VFD FUNDRAISER – The Paradise Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold its annual fish fry and bake sale beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall.
CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE – Bridgeport’s City-Wide Garage Sale is today and Saturday. Maps and list of garage sales are available at City Hall and the Bridgeport Public Library.
BRIDGEPORT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FALL CARNIVAL – The Bridgeport Intermediate School PTO will hold a Fall Carnival 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Intermediate School. All are welcome for games, food, train rides, cake walk, raffles and more. Tickets will be sold at the door for 50 cents each. Games are 1-4 tickets, cash only.
FUNERALS – Service for Linda Haugness, 62, of Rhome is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
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 5-7 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with rosary to follow at 8 p.m. at the family ranch, 170 CR 1301.
GRAVESIDE service for Jimmie Ruth Wilkins, 93, of Chico is 1 p.m. Saturday at Chico Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Lorene Cunnius Green, 97, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Monday at Thomas Cemetery in Chico. Family visitation is 10-11 a.m. Monday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Troy Lee McCarley, 90, of Paradise is 10 a.m. today at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen with interment to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service.
SERVICE for Janice Lott, 69, of Decatur is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Willie Goodson, 73, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Saturday at Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur.
FUNERAL for James David Coffey, 63, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Alexander’s Midway Chapel in Springtown. He was the brother of Willie Bean of Alvord.Print This Page