Rain on their parade

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Joe Duty

Festival fans still attended the Greenwood Fall Festival despite heavy rains Saturday.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Published BOONSVILLE COMMUNITY YARD SALE - The Boonsville Community Center's community yard sale, craft and bake sale and barbecue is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call Margaret, 940-748-2532 or email boonsvillecommunitycenter@gmail.com. BRIDGEPORT CHARITY CAR SHOW - Entries are being accepted for the Love 4 Linda charity car show Nov. 10 at Yesterday's in Bridgeport. Registration is $15 before Oct. 28 and $20 after. Call 817-751-8324 or email love4linda@yahoo.com. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS - Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin will speak on Situational Awareness and Human Trafficking 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bridgeport High School during the Concerned Women for America Prayer/Action Chapter of Wise County meeting. CHICO CHICO FEST - The Chico Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its annual Chico Fest Oct. 20. Call Michelle, 940-644-2330 or Fletta, 940-644-2515 DECATUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - The Decatur Main Street program is looking for volunteers to man the Visitors Center 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. To help, call Melinda Reeves, 940-399-9670. KNITTING CIRCLE - The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Call 940-433-3847. DOMINOES ANYONE? - Anybody who plays 42 or would like to learn is invited to the Decatur Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller St. CHAMBER AUCTION - The Decatur Chamber of Commerce's 27th annual auction is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Decatur Conference Center. This year's theme is Puttin' on the Ritz with guests encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. GOLF TOURNEY - The Decatur Junior Woman's Club 27th Annual Park Classic Golf Tournament is Friday at Decatur Golf Club. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. tee time. The cost is $400 per four-man team and includes lunch, beer and water. To register, text Jordan White, 940-389-8252. PAINT THE TOWN PINK - Paint the Town Pink, honoring breast cancer surviors and remembering those lost, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Decatur Square. Brisket sandwiches will be sold for $5. There will also be raffle items and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit Mary's Gift and Wise Health System Woman's Health Services. Call 940-393-0340 or 940-626-1384. TRUNK-OR-TREAT - The Hills Nursing and Rehab will hold a trunk-or-treat event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25. GREENWOOD FALL FESTIVAL - The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The festival will feature a 10 a.m. parade, craft booths, games, barbecue, pies and a silent auction. For information or to reserve a booth, call Gerry Galloway, 940-627-7999, or Linda Hood, 940-389-8497. NEWARK CRUISIN DAYS - Newark Cruisin' Days, benefitting the Newark Volunteer Fire Department, starts Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 13 with carnival rides, bingo, barbecue, car shows and live music. RHOME VETERANS PARADE ENTRIES - Rhome Veterans are looking for entries for their Veterans Day parade Nov. 10. The group is also looking for entertainers for the USO style variety show. Contact Deborah BeCraft, 817-636-2826, 817-475-0904, silkpoodles@hotmail.com or rhomeoldtownfun@hotmail.com. WISE COUNTY STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS - Donations of all types of fabric are needed for the Stockings for Soldiers program. Call Janice Millican at 940-627-4220 or email rjmillican@ymail.com. DISABLED VETERANS AUCTION - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Saturday at the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $50, and only 200 will be sold. Call Bobby Harris, 940-389-1922 or Pete Potter, 940-255-1838. STREET DANCE - A street dance benefiting all Wise County fire departments is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday on the Decatur Square. Admission is free, but money will be raised through a silent auction, raffle and donations. The family friendly event will have food trucks and live music by Zac Wilkerson and Zach Nytomt. BEE CLUB - The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - Solaris Hospice needs volunteers. Those who choose to participate will undergo a background check, drug screening and TB testing. Training is provided. Contact Director of Volunteer Services Caitlyn Littlejohn, clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com or 940-627-1011. RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS - The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes. Call Melvin Castleberry, 940-210-4908. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County. A valid driver's license is required, and a background check will be performed. Call 940-627-5329 or stop by 300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, in Decatur. Cooks are also needed at the kitchen in Chico. HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS - The Wise Health System Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. Applications are available at the front desk of the East Campus in Decatur. Call 940-627-5921. IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold its October immunization clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Road in Decatur.
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The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Get ready for Greenwood Fall Festival

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Tanya Davis

As you look forward to the many community activities taking place in October, there is one event in particular that I encourage you to attend.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Oct. 6 at the Wise County Women's Building.

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Anne Lester

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Anne Lester, 84, of Slidell/Greenwood, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

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2 motorcyclists injured in seperate crashes

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Two motorcyclists were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon following separate crashes in Newark and Greenwood.

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Preserving history: Museum adds to homecoming

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

As dozens of descendants of longtime Greenwood families sat and visited during Sunday's homecoming lunch, Linda Hood's 8-year-old granddaughter Emma made another trip across the street to tour the Urquhart Museum.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise Performing Arts Guild is selling tickets for "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper," a ballet featuring the dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise Performing Arts Guild is selling tickets for "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper," a ballet featuring the dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual golf tournament is set for 8 a.m. Saturday at Decatur Golf Club.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Oil Belt Men's Golf Association has opened its 2018 season.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce's next coffee network is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 25 at the Alvord City Hall.

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Top crop: Wilson finishes first in corn yield competition

Top crop: Wilson finishes first in corn yield competition

Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A local farmer has earned top state honors in a national agriculture competition.

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Robinson turns 107

Robinson turns 107

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

At her 107th birthday party Saturday, lifelong Wise County resident Nina Robinson shared her secret to a long life.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Veterans Group have its annual Veterans Day program 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur.

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Greenwood’s grand celebration

Greenwood’s grand celebration

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Joe Duty

Karina Ibarra, Julie Tenatt and a friend jog across the street as they head to the festivities in downtown Greenwood Saturday.

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Celebrate the season at Fall Festival

Published Saturday, October 7, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Greenwood celebrates its 20th annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 14.

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