Next training scheduled for Nov. 6
How prepared is your teenaged babysitter? Maybe more—or less—than you thought.
A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that while almost all 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact if there is an intruder or a child is sick, injured or poisoned, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers.
Special to The Community NewsParker County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation declaring October 10 – 16, 2010 as Texas Extension Education Association Week in Parker County.There are three active clubs in the county with more than 70 members. For more information about Extension Education clubs in Parker County, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.
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(From left) Megan Parks, Lyn Walsh and Beverly Branch of Carity Foundation in Parker County were three of many patrons of the annual Pink Luncheon in Weatherford's Victory Baptist Church.
Special to The Community NewsThe East Parker County Center of Hope received the Tarrant Area Food Bank Model Agency Award and a $5,000 check. The award is given out to agencies each year. Pictured from the left are Laura Noll, East Parker County Center of Hope Director and Jane Wilsky, Weatherford Center of Hope Director.
Special to CN: A window was one of the many things vandalized at the local Girl Scouts camp.Recently, Weatherford Police Department was contacted by representatives of the local Girl Scouts of America who reported that several buildings at the Girl Scout camp, located at 1419 Holland Lake Dr, had been vandalized including the 120 year old, single room, rock cabins.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found multiple windows broken, a fire extinguisher discharged, and graffiti on several of walls inside the buildings. The suspects spray painted “SKJ”, “Westside” and “420”.
WeatherfordLovers of history, graveyards and great stories should mark their calendars now for the Seventh Annual Tombstones Tour at Old City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.
Sponsored by the Parker County Heritage Society, this year’s Tombstones Tour focuses on families who have impacted the rich heritage of this community with all presenters discussing the impact on Weatherford during the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918.
Parker CountyThe Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, October 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room located in the Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main St., Suite 100, Weatherford, Texas. The public is invited to attend.
1. COMPLETE OATH OF OFFICE (ZONES 1 & 2) & ELECT OFFICERS
2. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
3. PRESENT AND PAY BILLS
4. CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
5. NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
A. Cooperative Working Agreement
6. TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
A. State Director’s Meeting
7. DISTRICT REPORTS
A. 503 Water Quality Management Plans
B. Rolling Plains Association Meeting
Parker CountyThe Parker County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring a water well screening day for area residents Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The well water screening day is designated to inform private water well owners and users on the condition of their well water of possible contamination from common contaminants, according to Jon Green, Parker County Extension Agent-Agriculture.
Contaminants for which water will be screened include fecal coliform, salinity and nitrates.
Weatherford, Texas 76086
BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a SPECIAL MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on MONDAY the 4th day of OCTOBER 2010 in the COMMISSIONERS COURTROOM on the FIRST FLOOR of the COURTHOUSE, ONE COURTHOUSE SQUARE, WEATHERFORD,TEXAS,
TO CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:
a. Resolution supporting Rio Brazos Water Supply Corporation application to Texas Community Development Block Grant Program located in Precinct #3.(Judge Riley)
b. Policy for filling employee vacancies during fiscal year.(Judge Riley)
From the Parker County District Attorney's Office
A 50-year-old Springtown man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case heard in District Court in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 30.
On May 6, investigators with the Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested Billy Don Farris as he was in the midst of selling $2,000 of methamphetamine in a residence in Springtown. The investigators found him in possession of 50 grams of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.