Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Dennis Clayton, president of the board for the Parker County United Way, stands along a the Courthouse Square in Weatherford at the kick off event for the United Way.
The United Way of Parker County has officially kicked off their campaigning. At the Downtown Cafe in Weatherford Friday morning, supporters and board members gathered to start the new donating season that will last until the end of the year.
Downtown Cafe is a partner with the United Way as well as Crossroads.
Free food, entertainment and prizes are all part of this year’s Crime Prevention Awareness program sponsored by the Aledo ISD Police Department and the district’s Community Partners. The event is Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
A variety of agencies will be on hand for demonstrations, including the Aledo Fire Department, Parker County Sheriff’s Office, LifeCare, CareFlite, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Willow Park Police and Fire Department.
The entire community is invited to join the fun and learn about preventing crime in our neighborhoods.
Willow Park City HallDue to the construction along Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park's annual celebration ParkFest has been cancelled. Sources tell The Community News that no other location could be found in the city to hold the event.
Steering Committee Member Kay Davis issued the following statement:
With deep regret members of the Willow Park ParkFest ’10 Steering Committee feel it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel ParkFest ’10 due to unforeseen circumstances beyond control. The original date was set for Saturday, October 9.
“Parker Pride...Take It Personally!"
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parker County Clean Up Do’s & Don’ts:
Clean Up day is for private citizens, not commercial disposal
Make and post signs alerting neighborhood and enabling church, school groups and organizations to form “clean teams”
Clean and mow around personal and public property and roadways
Help elderly and disabled persons clean up their place
Wear bright colored clothing, protective gloves, eye wear and shoes
Collection bags for cleaning roads aailable at precinct barns
As a courtesy to precinct workers, bag securely and separate items to speed unloading and reduce labor
Please do not expect them to unload loose garbage
Items accepted include:
Aluminum, iron, glass, etc.
The Honorable Phil King, State Representative for Parker and Wise counties, will be the guest speaker at the Bush Legacy Republican Women of Weatherford monthly luncheon meeting on Sept.16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Oak Grill in Weatherford. Reservations are appreciated but not required. For more information, call Call Dodie Jordan at 817-594-0413.
Zulima Gonzalez/Special to The Community News: Five performers from Aledo were selected to be part of Kids Who Care’s Resident Company. Kids Who Care is an international musical theatre company based in Fort Worth. Shown are (front row, from left) Maddox Martin, Lauren Moore and Paxton Martin, and (back row) Caroline Stella and Mallory Martin.
Read more about this story in the Sept. 17 issue of The Community News
Parker County Hospital District will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center Cafeteria. The cafeteria can be accessed from the north doors.
Vaccines are available to all Parker County residents who are age 4 or older. Cost is $10 for adults; students aged 4-18 are free.
The shot is a Seasonal Flu / H1N1 combination shot.
Additional clinics will be offered on the following dates and times:
Sept. 27 - 7:30 - Tison
Sept. 27 - 7:30 - Martin
Sept. 28 - 7:30 - Wright
Sept. 28 - 7:30 - WHS
Sept. 29 - 7:30 - NGC
Sept. 29 - 7:30 - Hall
Sept. 30 - 7:30 - Ikard
Sept. 30 - 7:30 - Crockett
Oct. 1 - 7:30 - Curtis
Oct. 1 - 7:30 - Austin
Oct. 1 - 7:30 - Seguin
Frank Geionety will be at Museum of the Americas on Sept. 25
Special to The Community News: Frank Geionety, Kiowa artist, will present a program at the Museum of the Americas on Sept. 25.Frank Geionety, Kiowa artist and storyteller, will present a program of story telling and songs, and a discussion of Kiowa traditions at the Museum of the Americas in Weatherford on Saturday, Sept. 25. The first presentation will be at 1 p.m., and will be repeated at the opening reception 7-9 p.m. An exhibit of his original works of art and prints will be on display.
Four Aledo hitters combined for 35 kills and sophomore setter Mallory Powell dished out 37 assists to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 25-10, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Tuesday night in a District 5-4A match at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats overall mark to 20-8 and 2-0 in district play. Aledo will continue 5-4A play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Brewer.
Senior outside hitter Christa Daniel led all hitters with 12 kills, senior middle Jordan Jacobs added 10, junior outside hitter Tyler Gromann recorded seven and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt finished with six.
Jacobs led all hitters with four blocks, with Sharratt adding three. Defensively, senior libero Taylor Brown registered a match-high 15 digs.
From the Parker County District Attorney's office
Frisco Dewayne Tucker, 20, of Arlington was sentenced to 15 years and a $3,500 fine for robbing a Weatherford bank in a trial that concluded Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Parker County District Court. Tucker had applied "Super Glue" to his fingers to avoid leaving fingerprints.
Tucker pled guilty to the robbery charge on Friday and elected to have District Judge Don Chrestman assess his punishment.