DRIER CONDITIONS RETURNED IN JULY – After months of above-average rainfall, July’s rainfall total of 1.43 inches was more than an inch below normal for the month. It also marked the driest month yet in 2015. However, Wise County still remains on a near-record rainfall pace, as 46.22 inches of rain has fallen in the first seven months of the year, already well-above the average annual rainfall amount. Decatur officially reached 100 degrees for the first time on July 30, and the high temperature for the month averaged 92.6 degrees, according to records kept by weather watcher Doyle Green.
FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS TODAY – A state/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open noon today in Bridgeport for Wise County homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4 to June 22. The DRC will be at Stage Theatre, 1009 Halsell St. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Specialists from the state of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions and provide information on types of assistance available to survivors. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
BOYD ISD TRUSTEES TO NAME FOOTBALL STADIUM – Boyd ISD trustees will discuss and consider attaching a name to the district’s football stadium at a special meeting tonight. Trustees will also consider bids for the roof repair at Boyd Elementary.
WORKOUTS START – Local football, volleyball and cross country teams started fall workouts this morning.
ROUNDUP TIME – Boyd Elementary School will hold its final Kindergarten and full day pre-k round-up and readiness testing for 2015-16 from 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday. Call the school at 940-433-9520.
FISHING TEAM MEETING – The Decatur High School Fishing Team will hold an organization meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 1200 Preskitt Rd. It is open to all Decatur High School students and anyone interested in being a sponsor or a boat captain (must have fishing boat).
ENROLLMENT FAIR – Bridgeport ISD will hold an enrollment fair 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at the high school commons area. All returning and new students need to register.
PARADISE SCHOOL BOARD – Paradise School Board will hold a special meeting tonight 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.
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 today. 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.
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 is today. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Beginner’s class is at 3 p.m., and advanced class is at 4 p.m. Both classes are free and will be held at the former Wise Regional-Bridgeport Campus. No RSVP required. Call Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE at 940-626-1890.
FUNERALS – Graveside service for Michael Fortune, 41, of Bridgeport is 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Jimmie Charles Dunlap, 79, of Jacksboro will be private at a later date. He was the father of Penny Shockey of Rhome. Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro is handling arrangements.Print This Page