News briefs for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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SCRAPBOOKING – The MZ Bee for scrapbooking and crafting is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 in the fellowship hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 County Road 1280. Attendees will bring their own projects, lunch and snacks. There is no charge, but donations can be made to Food Pantry Ministry benefiting Backpack and Alvord Meals on Wheels. Call 940-627-5103 or 940-427-5941.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Bridgeport Elementary School will be having pre-K and kindergarten registration for new students 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school. To register, bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, current shot record, proof of residence, and the guardian’s picture ID. Call 940-683-5955.

BLOOD DRIVE – Stagecoach Rehabilitation in Bridgeport is having a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22. To make an appointment, call Robin, 940-683-8500. Stagecoach is at 2108 15th St.

DIAPER RUN – Stagecoach Rehabilitation is having a Diaper Run May 25. Bring baby diapers to be donated to Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center in Decatur. The event starts at 9 a.m. with Kick Stand Chapel in the parking lot. Kick Stands Up at 9:45 a.m. Call Robin, 940-683-8500.


MARY’S GIFT – The Mary’s Gift program funded through Wise Health Foundation provides free 3D mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women and men of Wise County. The next date for appointments is May 22. Visit to learn more or call Wise Health System Imaging Center at 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment.

WEIGHT LOSS – T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5 p.m. every Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church, 600 S. Trinity, in Decatur. Call 940-389-5759.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Conference Center.


CITY CLEANUP – The Lake Bridgeport city cleanup is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at city hall.


CLEANUP DAY – The New Fairview city cleanup day is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25. Dumpsters will be available at city hall. Residents will need to show proof of residence before discarding items. Tires, batteries, hazardous materials, wet paint, oil and refrigerants are prohibited.


GRADUATION LIVESTREAM – Graduation for all Northwest schools will be livestreamed on the Northwest ISD YouTube channel. Steele’s graduation will take place at Northwest High School’s Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. May 31. On Monday, June 3, the remaining three high school graduations will all take place at the University of North Texas Coliseum. Eaton will graduate students at 10 a.m., followed by Northwest at 2 p.m. and Byron Nelson at 6 p.m.

ONLINE ENROLLMENT – Online enrollment for all students – both returning and new to Northwest ISD – for the 2019-20 school is now open at Northwest ISD will hold a centralized enrollment event noon to 7:30 p.m., July 18, at Northwest High School.


STORY TIME – The Rhome Public Library will host Story Time Hour every Wednesday at 11 a.m. The new story time leader is Deb Duckwall, who is starting a literary-based program. All preschool-age children are welcome to attend. Stories, crafts and snacks are provided. Call 817-636-2767.

RHOME VETERANS – Rhome Veterans will hold several events this month at the Rhome Public Library. “Wild Country” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The auxiliary meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rhome Veterans meeting following. At 6 p.m. May 24, the group will place flags in the Aurora Cemetery. A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. May 25 at the Rhome Veterans Memorial Park. The group will pick up flags at 11 a.m. May 28 at the Aurora Cemetery.


HORSE CLUB – The Wise County 4-H Horse Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the NRS training center classroom.

MEDICARE EDUCATION – Medicare education seminars will be 2 p.m. June 1 at the First Baptist Church, 401 Main St., in Paradise. Call John Ward, 940-210-0978.

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING – Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery Association’s annual meeting is 11:30 a.m. June 1. Call 940-627-2807.

SONFLOWER CAMP – Sonflower Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon June 3-5 at Crossroads Church in Decatur. A pool party will be held noon to 1 p.m. June 7 at the Fit-N-Wise pool. Campers and volunteers register at

COFFEE NETWORK – The next Wise County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Network is 8 a.m. May 22 at Boulder Designs by Custom Rock Works, 406 Texas 114 West, in Aurora.

GROUP MEALS – The Wise County Committee on Aging is presenting group meals every Tuesday in May for senior citizens. Meals are held in the First United Methodist Church of Decatur Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For reservations, call WCCA, 940-627-5329.

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