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Weatherford College student contestant in Miss Texas pageant

June 28, 2011 by Anonymous

Clarin Gniffke, Miss Weatherford College

When the new 2011 Miss Texas is crowned Saturday night, it could very well be a Weatherford College student taking that victory walk down the ramp. Clarin Gniffke, Miss Weatherford College, is among the 37 young women competing in the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant.

Contestants are judged in talent, interview, evening gown, fitness and an on-stage question. At 18, Gniffke is one of the youngest contestants but brings a combination of intelligence, poise, beauty and talent certain to place her among the favorites in all categories.

FREE Summer GED Prep Course Offered

June 28, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday until Sat Aug 20 2011 .
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 07/20/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 07/26/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 07/27/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 08/04/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Are you planning to take the GED exam? To help you be successful on the series of tests which make up the GED exam the Weatherford ISD Adult Education Cooperative will be providing a free morning Summer GED Prep class at the Bowie Learning Center, 900 N. Elm Street. The course is July 11 through August 18.

The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is Monday July 11 at 8:45 a.m. and will include assessment therefore individuals must be prepared to stay until noon. The assessment will assist us in identifying strengths and weaknesses as they relate to GED requirements.

The GED is a five part exam that includes Language Arts Reading and Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics.

Southwest Auto gives two-year full ride scholarship

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Shelbie Box thanks Charlie Gilchrist: Weatherford High School graduate Shelbie Box thanks Charlie Gilchrist of the Southwest Auto Group for a two-year “full ride” scholarship to Weatherford College, covering tuition, fees and books. This year’s Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Auto Group Scholarship was earmarked for a WHS senior athlete continuing their education at WC. Box was captain of the WHS tennis team this season, as well as a member of Health Occupations Students of America. She intends to enter WC’s Nursing Program, and has already begun summer classes at the College. Gilchrist serves as a member of the WC Foundation Board of Directors.

Hayes Receives Esteemed Award for Public Service

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At the 45th annual meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on Friday, June 17, the City of Weatherford’s Assistant City Manager Sharon Hayes received the Linda Keithley Award honoring outstanding women in Public Management.

Established in 1986 by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the award honors the dedicated professionalism of Linda Keithley, who served the Council of Governments for 17 years. The award recognizes women in Public Management who display the Linda Keithley traits of integrity, dignity, poise, loyalty, commitment, and dedication while serving as a faithful public servant.

Aledo Students perform in Kids Who Care’s ‘Dreamcoat’

June 22, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Jun 27 2011 . Also includes Sun Jun 26 2011.
Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:30pm
Sat, 06/25/2011 - 7:30pm
Sun, 06/26/2011 (All day)

Zuilma Photography/Special to The Community News: Aledo students who will perform in Kids Who Care’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” include (front row, from left) Michael Putnam, Colt Spinks and Ty Spinks and (back row) Maddox Martin, Paxton Martin, Alicia Henson and Matthew Brandon.

New track surface installation under way

June 22, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The old track surface at Aledo Middle School Stadium has been removed and a new track will be installed. The project is expected to take about three weeks.

Fireworks Use Banned in County

June 21, 2011 by Anonymous

County Judge declares local disaster

From the Parker County Judge’s Office

Continuing drought conditions and threat of wildfires has prompted County Judge Mark Riley to issue a disaster declaration banning use of all fireworks in the county until July 5.

The Texas Disaster Act allows County Judges to ban the use of fireworks during a disaster for up to 60 hours unless the governor extends the ban.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has extended the ban on the use of fireworks in Parker County through July 5, 2011. 120 other Texas counties have also banned the use of fireworks, according to Perry’s office.

“The Texas Division of Emergency Management has reviewed the request for an extension and recommends that it be granted,” Perry said.

Willow Park City Council Meeting

June 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Willow Park City Council meeting scheduled for Monday was canceled due to lack of a quorum.

Board hears options for hiring new superintendent

June 20, 2011 by Anonymous

Board hears options for hiring new superintendent

Weatherford ISD Director of Communications

Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees took their first step in what Board President Charlie Martinez said will be “their most difficult task of the year” when trying to determine how to replace Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron, who recently announced her retirement to be effective in December.

Monday’s Special Board Work Session was an information-only meeting where the District’s attorney and WISD’s Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations informed Board members their various options to consider when searching for Dr. Cron’s replacement.

FM 1187 pavement overlay under way

June 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

Construction crews began work of overlaying pavement on FM 1187 today between I-20 and Bailey Ranch Road. The work will reduce the two-lane roadway to one lane at various locations. A pilot car will lead motorists through the work zone.

An announcement of the work, received late Friday from TxDot, said "We appreciate motorist’s patience while crews complete this maintenance work. During construction, alternate routes are encouraged."

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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