Life and Community
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.
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A community wide play date was held on Sept. 11 at Cherry Park in Weatherford, the first of what organizers hope will be a regular monthly event. This play date is for children with special needs and their families, providing a chance for them to meet others with similar challenges and to provide a means of networking for parents. The play date was deemed a success with children ranging from 17 months to 9 years and a variety of diagnoses.
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Special to The Community News: Barbara Pursley, left, president of Parker Paws, accepts a check from Karmann Goff of Wright Chiropractic. $11,838 was raised for Parker Paws at the 2nd annual Wright Chiropractic Hot Dog Trot.
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Parker Paws, an organization that works to increase pet adoption and care for animals at the Parker County Animal Shelter, received a check for $11,838 as proceeds from the second annual “Hot Dog Trot” 5k run/walk held Aug. 14 at Hall Middle School in Weatherford.
Barbara Pursley, president of Parker Paws, received the check from the event’s sponsor, Wright Chiropractic Clinic in Weatherford.
Special to The Community News: Aledo singer/songwriter John Tracy performs at an earlier concert in Chandor Gardens.
A prelude to Patriots Day and in recognition of all who give back to the community day in and day out, Aledo singer and songwriter John Tracy will host a free acoustic concert at Chandor Gardens tonight, (Friday, September 10) at 5:30 pm.
The fun and fellowship will kick off at 5:30, and Tracy's performance begins at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to bring food and drinks and enjoy a picnic in the garden as they take pleasure in a relaxing evening. Mark Thorne, Fort Worth Police Department Chaplain, will deliver an inspirational message and a yellow ribbon ceremony will follow.
Weatherford College needs singers and actors for Sept. 22 auditions
Auditions scheduled for Nancy McVean, Weatherford College’s long-time drama instructor and director, is looking for a few good men and women – in fact, a LOT of men and women who can sing and act and interested in appearing in the College’s fall production of "Once Upon a Mattress."
“It’s a big cast, and we need all sorts of people,” McVean said, “and it’s going to be a fun time for everyone. It’s musical, but there are non-singing parts, too.”
Special to The Community News: Spencer Pevahouse of Little Rock, Ark rides seven year-old Quarterhorse Kate Spade through the novice water obstacle.
More than 200 riders are expected in Weatherford Sept. 24-26 for the annual Greenwood Horse Trials. This autumn’s trials will feature the Chronicle of the Horse Central United States Adult Team Challenge. The Chronicle is a weekly magazine published in Middleburg, Virginia which covers all internationally recognized horse shows in the U.S. and abroad. Teams of four riders will compete for perpetual trophies permanently displayed at the Chronicle offices. More than 200 riders and horses will arrive in Weatherford for the Horse Trials.
2009 Miles 4 MammogramsThe 2010 Miles 4 Mammograms 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2 at Hudson Oaks City Hall (210 N. Lakeshore Drive).
Last year’s event drew more than 400 runners and walkers. With the proceeds from this fund raiser, the Parker County Hospital District has assisted more than 400 screening mammograms, 120 diagnostic mammograms, and 25 needle biopsies for local women since 2008. In addition, four men have been provided screening mammograms.
With assistance from Solis Women’s Health and Texas Health Resources Mobile Mammography Bus, residents of Parker County have been given the resources to receive an important annual health screening opportunity regardless of ability to pay.
Strategy For Success committee chairman Craig Harbuck reported over the weekend that early voting for the Aledo ISD tax ratification election (TRE) has seen big numbers.
Early voting for the TRE began Wednesday (Aug. 11) and will continue today through Wednesday (Aug. 16-18) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aledo ISD administration building.
On Thursday, Aug. 19, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at all elementary school campuses and the administration building. Harbuck and the Strategy for Successs committee point to Thursday as a key voting day.
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Lynda Wright (far left) of Aledo takes advantage of free shredding Friday afternoon at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce parking lot in Willow Park. Doyle Moss of Moss Insurance Group and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the all-day event. Shown with Wright are (from left) East Parker County Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Flowers, Bulldog Shredders On-Site Document Destruction representative Charles A. Green and Moss.
Bulldog Shredders of Millsap will also be at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo from 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Willow Park Baptist Church.
Aledo ISD trustees Bobby Rigues and Jay Stringer recently completed a trip to Austin where the duo were guests of Equity Center Radio, a weekly podcast broadcast on the Equity Center Web site, to explain the 'Make Education a Priority' letter writing campaign.
On the podcast – which can be archived from the Equity Center Web site (www.equitycenter.org) - Rigues and Stringer reveal their grassroots efforts to reach out to the Aledo ISD community and the state to gain support for overhauling the current school finance system that was put in place in 2006.
For the complete story, please see the Aug. 2 issue of The Community News.