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Home Work

July 13, 2011 by Randy Keck

It takes work to find legitimate work-from-home opportunities. Then, success - or failure - is all in your hands.

By Patricia Rivera
CTW Features

When Alan Mater found himself laid off from the lens grinding company where he worked near Lewiston, Pa., he didn't waste a lot of time looking elsewhere for work.

Peach Pedal brings more than 2,200 riders

July 12, 2011 by Anonymous

Forward Ride: by Steve Reisman
Organizers of the 23rd annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride say 2,270 riders braved the heat at the event on Saturday. The ride saw a 20 percent jump in participation compared to last year.

Participants from across Texas as well as Louisiana, Oklahoma, and even one rider from Wisconsin made the trek to Weatherford for the ride, which included routes of 100 kilometers, 39-miles, 26-miles and 9-miles. The event is a joint effort between the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the Weatherford College Foundation.

Peach Festival draws large crowd

July 9, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The annual Peach Festival in Weatherford drew a huge crowd on Saturday. While attendance figures are not yet available, the annual event typically draws 30,000 or more visitors. More photos will be in the July 15 issue of The Community News

Pancake Breakfast

July 9, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo Volunteer Fire Department held a pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the main fire station. Fire trucks were on display and area residents were treated to pancakes, sausage links, orange juice and coffee.

Saturday fundraiser planned for Eric Willoughby

July 5, 2011 by Randy Keck

Eric WilloughbyTwo fundraisers are in the works this weekend to benefit Eric Willoughby, an Aledo High School student who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma (rare bone cancer) in his right arm last February.

A garage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at 504 E. Oak St. in Aledo. In addition, there will be a fundraiser at the Willow Park Sonic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day. T-shirts are also still available for $10. Call Kristen at 817-907-6734.

‘Buckets and Boots’ to raise funds for Possum Kingdom First Responders

June 28, 2011 by Randy Keck

Ranch bash, music festival and fundraiser organized by local landowners

Special to The Community News

Country music’s biggest stars will be in Palo Pinto County for the “Buckets & Boots” ranch bash on Saturday, July 9 to benefit local fire departments hit hard by this spring’s devastating wild fires.

The event, featuring Grammy-nominated artist Pat Green, Randy Rogers, Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack, Wade Bowen, Bobby Duncan and others (to be announced), will take place at the Rocker B Ranch located at 1125 Chaney Lane in Graford, Texas.

First Financial Bank Sponsors a Free Swim Friday, June 10

June 8, 2011 by Anonymous

First 100 Patrons Swim FREE at Cherry Park Pool
First Financial Bank Sponsors a Free Swim Friday, June 10

On Friday, June 10 First Financial Bank will partner with the Parker County Hospital District, QXFM and the City of Weatherford to sponsor a FREE swim for patrons of the Cherry Park Pool.

First Financial is graciously covering the fee to enter the Cherry Park Pool for the first 100 guests. In addition, the Parker County Hospital District (PCHD) will also supply the first 100 guests with FREE items encouraging safety in the sun. In an attempt to educate as many community members as possible the local radio station, 89.5 QXFM, will broadcast live from the Cherry Park Pool with information preventing skin cancer, sun burns, dehydration, sun exposure and such.

Girl Scouts Summer Camp Registration Open

June 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Girl Scouts Summer Camp

For parents wondering what their daughter will do for fun this summer, Girl Scouts offers a variety of summer camps for various ages. Registration for day, resident and high adventure trips is under way. Girls do not initially have to be a Girl Scout to register for camp.

This year, traditional offerings of Resident Camp will be available, such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, ropes course and archery, in addition to several new offerings such as cooking and art.

Local youth selected to participate in wildlife leadership camp

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

San Antonio, TX – Thomas Densmore of Parker County will participate in the Texas Brigades program this summer. He was selected based on his academic records, interest in wildlife and natural resources, and leadership abilities.

The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, team building, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife and fisheries legacy for future generations. This is the 19th year of the Brigades.
There are five Brigade camps being held this summer; two Buckskin Brigades, two Bobwhite Brigades, and a Bass Brigade.

Zonta Club of Parker County awards scholarships, names Clubwoman of the Year

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At its annual Status of Women luncheon May 4, the Zonta Club of Parker County awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships to 14 Parker County women and named Roxanne Hobart, incoming club vice president, as its 2011 Clubwoman of the Year.

Receiving scholarships - and their major and college or university - were:

§ Catherine Lundy-Peterson of Weatherford, marketing and fashion merchandising, Stephen F. Austin;
§ Elisa Gomez of Weatherford, medical, Weatherford College
§ Chandler Spooner, Weatherford, nursing, WC/TCU
§ Christie Dossey, Weatherford, accounting, WC
§ Diana Steedley, Weatherford, nursing, WC
§ Christy Hardin of Poolville, psychology, Tarleton
§ Shelby Carter, Weatherford, education-dance, Ranger College
§ Amy Smith, Weatherford, nursing, WC

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Burleson High Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

  • Aledo JV vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity at Everman, Ladycats 5:30 pm and Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

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