Center of Hope: Front row, l-r: Julie Lundy, Weatherford College; Vincent Berry; Nelda Lanier: Angela Garcia; Debbie Williams (instructor); Paula Robinson, executive director, Center of Hope; Beverly Houser; Martha Isbill; Back row, l-r: Ray Merwin. instructor; Roy Barnett; Jerry Buchanan, Center of Hope; Joshua Peterson; Larry Vanhoozer. instructor; Jeanette Tovar; Penny Linton; Tammy Lewis and Deborah Stone
Eleven students who successfully completed a 120-hour computer skills class taught by Weatherford College at the Center of Hope recently received their certificates.
Kay Landrum, Weatherford College director of student outreach and student success, announced this week that the College’s Talent Search program grant has been renewed for another five years. The U.S. Department of Education awarded almost $1.2 million that will extend the program another five years, approximately $233,000 per year.
“The competition this year was extremely stiff, with many existing programs being cut,” said Landrum. “Weatherford College won this award because it scored a perfect total in the prior experience points section. This is due to the dedication of Director John Turntine and his staff, Susan Stone, Shanda Blount and Keilah Villarreal.”
Football fans eager to pick up their season tickets may do so at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD Administration Building beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17.
The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17-19.
The following week, the Bearcat Store will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8-4, and Friday, Aug. 26 from 8-1.
Permission will be required if anyone other than the ticket holder picks up tickets.
Pre-sale general admission tickets for the 2011 season will be $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the gate will be $8.
Pre-sale tickets will be available in the Bearcat store Wed. 8-4, Thurs. 8-4, and Friday 8-1 the week of the game. The Aledo High School office will sell tickets Thurs. 8-4 and Friday 8-1.
Tickets are cash /check only until further notice.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Freshman Mykah Wilson puts down a kill in Aledo's second game against Midway today at Aledo High School.
The Aledo volleyball team began its regular season today with a convincing win in three games over Waco Midway, 25-11, 25-21 and 25-19.
The 'Cats began each of the three games behind, but generally controlled throughout the match.
Following the Waco match Aledo was scheduled to play Granbury. Watch for scores here at community-news.com, and get full reports in the Aug. 12 issue of The Community News.
Aledo's high school volleyball season kicks off two weeks before the start of school with a dual match against Granbury and Waco Midway tomorrow at 4 p.m. Games are scheduled for varsity, JV, 9A and 9B.
Check our full sports calendar under development at www.community-news.com/printsports
Check www.community-news.com/sports for information after the game.
From the City of Willow Park
The City of Willow Park has issued a stage 5 water restriction due to the extreme drought conditions we are experiencing. These conditions continue to lower the aquifer levels and are contributing to the loss of our reserves. Stage 5 restrictions are as follows: outside watering is prohibited at all times. Customers in violation will be issued a citation of up to $500 dollars. Stage 5 restrictions are effective immediately and will resume until our reserves have recovered. Thank you for your efforts to conserve water.
Aledo High School hand out the students’ schedules on Aug 12 in the high school cafeteria. Seniors will pick their schedules up from 9-10 a.m., juniors from 10:30-11:30, and sophomores will receive theirs from 1:30-2:30 on that day.
The City of Willow Park is gearing up for the eighth annual ParkFest to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Four types of booth spaces will be available:
Non-profit agencies and churches - no charge, but are asked to provide a carnival game for children who attend.
Garden area vendors - $40 and no electricity is available, located behind the Demonstration Garden.
Easy-Access vendors - $50 with additional electricity (limited) if desired adding $15, located on the parking lot in front of the police station.
Business area vendors charge is $60, located on the playground, and should contact Lisa Flowers at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.
Craig EstesState Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) will speak to the Parker County Republican Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug 4 at the Doss Student Center, Alene Strain Room at Weatherford College. Estes’ district includes Parker County.
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Woman will present a free session “Back to School Success: Preparing your child for a healthy, happy return to school” from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Lone Star Medial Plaza in Willow Park. Presenters will be pediatricians Jessica Ramsey, M.D. and Sandra Rodriguez, D.O. Attendees will learn about the healthy development of school-age children and get nutrition tips and up-to-date information on immunizations. Sandwiches, chips and cookies will be served. Reservations are required by Aug. 5. To reserve a place, call 817-341-PINK (7465) or visit www.WeatherfordRegional.com/HealthyWoman.