As many cancer patients will tell you, their daily battle with cancer is often hard and unpredictable. What we often admire most in these brave individuals is the courage with which they face each new day’s challenges, and must shift their priorities to accommodate each day’s opportunities and necessities.
While we, our sponsors, our volunteers, and our celebrities have looked forward to the Celebrity Cutting event with much love and labor, we must also make sure our priorities accommodate the best interests of our community. As we consider our mission to sustain and enhance the lives of cancer patients, we must conclude that no single event is worth putting anyone’s health or safety in jeopardy.
While the event is one important evidence of the outpouring of love and generosity that comes from the heart of our supporters, we are grateful that our supporters also understand the need to look out foremost for everyone’s well-being.
The Celebrity Cutting event for 2013 has been cancelled. Because so many people and animals from so many walks of life are involved, and the venue is unique and cannot be duplicated, and celebrities’ calendars are filled months in advance, we are unable to reschedule the event. We must instead look ahead to 2014, when the Celebrity Cutting event will bravely return for our 20th Anniversary.
Thanks to the contributions of everyone who has supported this year’s event, the work of the Careity Foundation in patients’ lives will continue. We are so grateful for each of our amazing supporters.
Tonight's football game between Aledo and Wichita Falls has been canceled. No alternative game time has been announced - we will post updates when available.
Tonight's Careity Foundation Celebrity Cutting has been canceled.
The latest word we have is that the Aledo-Wichita Falls game will be played tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. at Northwest. If that game can't be played, the next option will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Springtown.
Christmas Tyme in Aledo and the Arts & Crafts Fair are both postponed to Saturday, Dec. 14. The Arts & Crafts Fair, along with all attractions scheduled to take place at the Community Center, will take place at Aledo United Methodist Church.
Check community-news.com later today for an updated map of Christmas Tyme events.
Lauren Franco/Special to The Community News
The Aledo Bearcats travel to Waxahachier for the State Quarterfinal game today (Monday) at 6 p.m. The Community News' Bearcat football contest continues this week. The best fan comment on our interactive game blog will win four tickets to the State Championship Game!
Remember: to win, you MUST click either the Facebook or Twitter icon on our game feed to win - otherwise we have no way of knowing who submitted the winning comment.
Game feed is below:
Trinity Christian Academy will host the Lady Eagles' Varsity Basketball Tournament Dec. 5-7. Teams who will participate include Trinity Christian Academy, Weatherford Christian, Azle Christian, Covenant Classical, Fellowship Academy, St. Paul's Preparatory School, Fort Worth Hill School and Calvary Christian.
Click the link for tournament pairings.
Due to possible freezing weather, the game time for the AAAA Division II State Quarter Final Football Playoff has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. The game will still be played at Northwest ISD Stadium in, 18501 HWY 114 in Justin.
Pre-sell tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students.
Tickets are on sale through Thursday at the Bearcat Store, located in the Aledo ISD Administration Building, and the front office at Aledo High School.
Stephanie Adams will serve her first day as Vandagriff Elementary principal tomorrow. Adams has been the assistant principal at Stuard Elementary since 2010.
The final two days to register for the 2nd Annual Weatherford Parks and Recreation “Toys for Manna” Adult Coed Softball Tournament. This Saturday’s tournament officially brings an end to the Weatherford softball season, while serving the more important purpose of helping to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the community. Thanks to partnerships with Eggleston Flowers & King, Attorneys and Counselors as well as The Pizza Place, this event is a favorite. Team registration is set at a low $75 plus at least five $10+ brand new unwrapped toys that all stay local and go to children in Parker County. For more information, call or email Tyler no later than 5pm Wednesday, December 4 at 817-598-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-2016 reclassification and realignment today. These numbers provide the range of enrollment for each of the six conferences, including the divisional cutoffs for football.
The 2014-16 alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.
NOTE: Next year schools will be "bumped up" as six-man is added at the bottom as 1A. Schools that were 1A will be 2A, etc., so Aledo will be 5A next year in roughly the same size classification as 4A is this year.
6A 2100 and above
5A 1060 – 2099
4A 465 – 1059
3A 220 – 464
2A 105 – 219
1A 104.9 and below
1A – 4A Football Division I and Division II Numbers
1A Division I 55 – 104.9
1A Division II 54 and below
2A Division I 158 – 219
2A Division II 105 – 157
3A Division I 315 – 464
3A Division II 220 – 314
4A Division I 686 – 1059
4A Division II 465 – 685