HEART OF A CHAMPION – Wise County Special Needs Baseball has teamed up with Wise County 4-H and FFA for the first ever “Heart of a Champion” event on March 6. All ages of individuals with special needs are invited to participate. Each participant will be partnered with a 4-H or FFA member to show a livestock animal at the Wise County Youth Fair. Participants will receive a ribbon, a picture with the animal and dinner afterwards. Registration forms can be downloaded from wcspecialneeds.com, click on the forms link. Or you can pick one up at Meyers Agency, Inc. in Bridgeport. Registration forms are due by Feb. 2. Call Jeri Kay at 940-577-1848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREYHOUNDS FIGHT FOR 21-A LEAD – The Slidell Greyhounds will meet the Bellevue Eagles at home tonight at 7:15 in a matchup for the 21-A lead. The game will follow the girls game at 6. Follow live updates of the action at @wcmsports on Twitter. A full recap of the action and scores from local games will be posted tonight at www.wcmsports.com. In other action, Alvord teams will go to Valley View. Boyd will head to Holliday. Bridgeport teams visit Castleberry. Chico welcomes in Lindsay. Decatur takes on Springtown at home. Northwest makes the trip to Roanoke to face Byron Nelson. Paradise faces City View at home.
DECATUR TRIES TO MAKE SPLASH AT DISTRICT – Decatur swimmers will compete in the 6-5A meet Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Grapevine ISD Natatorium. The top six in the individual and team events will advance to regionals Feb. 6-7.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP – Bridgeport High School counselors will host a financial aid workshop Tuesday, Jan. 27. The counselors will be providing two available workshops for parents: noon-1 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Bridgeport High School library. Call Aimee Burtnett or Julie Green at 940-683-4064.
BULLS BASKETBALL NIGHT – Bridgeport basketball players from peewee to varsity will be recognized at Bulls Basketball Night Monday at BHS. In-N-Out Burger will be on hand for a hamburger fundraiser, $7.50 per ticket. Tickets, which are limited, may be purchased at the high school main office or at the gate. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. prior to the Bulls game at 7.
WINTER FUN – The Decatur Public Library presents Special Preschool Storytime at 10:30 this morning. They will share winter stories, songs and movement – featuring puppets, giant “frogs,” and all kinds of fun. Visit the library or www.decaturpubliclibrary.com for more information.
YOUTH BASEBALL – Decatur Baseball League 2015 Spring Sign-up will be at Decatur City Hall 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Ages are t-ball, 5/6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. Bring your child along with birth certificate. Uniform fittings at sign-up. Call Eric at 940-389-4679 or Annie 817-223-4928.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold a breakfast meeting 8 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. All Wise and surrounding county’s veterans are welcome.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE – The ninth annual Decatur Junior Woman’s Club Daddy Daughter Dance is Feb. 7 at the Decatur Civic Center. This year’s dance will take place at two different times: ages 1-9 will be 4-6 p.m. and ages 10-15 will be 7-9 p.m. Pre-registration deadline is today, and prices will go up $10 for every package after today. Purchase tickets at www.decaturjuniorwomansclub.com or iCopy. Pre-registration forms are located at every elementary school, some daycares and churches around town. Call Shelby Carpenter at 940-389-2000 or email email@example.com.
GUN RAFFLE – Amputees in Motion (AIM) will raffle off a Ruger All American 308/w Redfield Scope or a Weatherby PAO8 in 12 or 20 pump at the Decatur Gun Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Decatur Civic Center. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. The winner will choose the gun. Money raised will help fund AIM’s trip to the National Amputee Conference in July.
COMMISSIONERS TO MEET – Wise County commissioners will discuss Monday a resolution in support of voter choice for Wise County Water Control and Improvement Districts. They will also consider a resolution in opposition to removing the county fireworks regulation authority and another in opposition to unfunded mandates. Monday’s agenda also includes the recognition of a Wise County dispatcher and a closed session for property deliberations. The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur. It is open to the public.
FUNERALS – Memorial graveside service for Lloyd Wayne Webb Sr., 74, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Helen Huddleston, 77, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
MEMORIAL service for Carol Burnett Wirtz, 65, of Newark is noon Saturday at Aurora Baptist Church. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE memorial service for Kenneth Earl Canova, 71, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Saturday at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Ella Mae Wilkerson, 94, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins-Bridgeport. Family visitation is 1-2 p.m. Sunday.
FUNERAL for Ricky Cooper, 56, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pleasantview Baptist Church with burial at Cumby Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Kay Wallis, 62, of Weatherford is 6 p.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.Print This Page