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Groundbreaking for veterans memorial

September 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 2:00pm

The City of Weatherford Parks, Recreation and Special Events Dept., along with the Parker County Gold Star Families, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will break ground to begin phase one construction of the new Veterans Memorial at Soldier Spring Park Oct. 10.
The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at 200 Thrush Street. Parking will be available at 961 Charles Street with shuttle services beginning at 12:30 p.m. Ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors and recognition of key constituents, concluding with the ceremonial groundbreaking.
The event will mark the beginning of construction for what will become a lasting tribute to all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great nation. Once complete, the Veterans Memorial at Soldier Spring Park will not be solely a memorial made of stone, but a place where anyone who has lost a member of the armed forces (whether from Texas or other parts of the country) can come to reflect and remember their loved ones, in a peaceful (off the beaten path) location.
Parker County Gold Star Families, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are each a 501(c)(3) with a mission to develop the memorial in Soldiers Spring, which will serve as a testament to the strength and courage of fallen heroes. They have raised $50,000 for phase one of construction and are accepting donations to reach their total goal of $250,000 for completion of the project.

Events to benefit volunteer fireman

September 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:00pm

Two benefits are planned to assist Dylan David, the paramedic who lost a leg in a June traffic accident.
David, who has been a volunteer with the Willow Park fire department, was on his way home after his first night on the job in Granbury when he became involved in a mishap that resulted in the loss of his leg.
Dylan is awaiting a prosthetic and hopes to work again as a paramedic.
Railhead Smokehouse BBQ in Willow Park will host a benefit Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon-4 p.m. featuring live music and a prize drawing.
Painting with a Twist will host a Painting with a Purpose event Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at 2605 S. Cherry Lane in Fort Worth. The event is $35 per person and is bring your own beverage.
Register online at www.paintingwithatwist.com/fortworthwest.
All proceeds benefit David.

Events to benefit volunteer fireman

September 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm

Two benefits are planned to assist Dylan David, the paramedic who lost a leg in a June traffic accident.
David, who has been a volunteer with the Willow Park fire department, was on his way home after his first night on the job in Granbury when he became involved in a mishap that resulted in the loss of his leg.
Dylan is awaiting a prosthetic and hopes to work again as a paramedic.
Railhead Smokehouse BBQ in Willow Park will host a benefit Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon-4 p.m. featuring live music and a prize drawing.
Painting with a Twist will host a Painting with a Purpose event Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at 2605 S. Cherry Lane in Fort Worth. The event is $35 per person and is bring your own beverage.
Register online at www.paintingwithatwist.com/fortworthwest.
All proceeds benefit David.

Free health fair scheduled

September 23, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:00am

The third annual free health fair sponsored by the Parker County Medical Society is planned Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-noon at the North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St. in Weatherford.
Flu shots, t-shirts and children’s helmets are available at no charge, along with “Ask a physician”, cancer awareness, cholesterol screening, drawings for door prizes and more.
For more information call 817-599-6222

Career transition expo scheduled

September 19, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:30pm

To help people learn more about career changes, AARP Texas is hosting a Life Reimagined career transition expo at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 4:30-8:30 p.m..
The free expo is designed to help those who want to change professions to follow a passion, turn their hobby into a business or simply challenge themselves with something new. Experts and leaders will be on hand to counsel and educate attendees interested in switching careers. It will also be a useful event for those whose career search has stalled, and for members of the military transitioning to civilian life.
The career transition expo is a Life Reimagined offering from AARP, providing a network of people, tools and information to help navigate life's transitions. Experts and leaders will be on hand to help participants shift gears and get started on a new journey.
The event will entail resume critiques, dress-for-success consultations, fitness and wellness guidance, and a variety of other help from career resource experts.
Those who are interested in participating in the event are encouraged to RSVP: http://aarp.cvent.com/FWCareerTransition or call toll free at 1-877-926-8300.

Church plans quilt giveaway at event

September 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/11/2014 (All day)

Messiah Lutheran Church, Weatherford, will host a drawing for a vintage “Cathedral Window” quilt at its Mission Fest Oct. 11 at the church. Proceeds from ticket sales and the dinner (freewill offering) will go to benefit aid to Ebola virus-affected communities in Sierra Leone.

The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Messiah is at 907 Washington Dr. (behind JC Penney) in Weatherford.

The Mission Fest will present a luscious dinner (baked ham, fried chicken, potatoes, salad, homemade bread and dessert) with a freewill offering taken for the meal. A silent auction will raise more support along with the popular cake walk. There will be fun for kids and music for everyone provided by Eight Track. A highlight will be a drawing for a fabulous vintage quilt.

Horse trials coming to Greenwood

September 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/10/2014 (All day)

October 10-12 marks the date of the Greenwood Farm, Inc. Fall Horse Trials. This is a nationally-recognized horse triathlon consists of dressage, show jumping, and cross-country jumping tests for each horse and rider combination. The event takes place at 2100 Greenwood Rd., Weatherford. Spectators are welcome free of charge, and food and specialty vendors will be on grounds. For more information, visit www.greenwoodfarmonline.com, email greenwoodfarmonline.com, or call organizer Christie Tull at 817-599-8159. 

Chili's hosts benefit for CASA

August 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:00am

Chili’s in Weatherford will hold a Casa Hope for Children Give Back Event Thursday, Sept. 4 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Chili’s will donate 10 percent of the event day sales. Present the attached flyer. Chili’s is at 128 E. Interstate 20.

Lemonade stand to benefit Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation

August 21, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:30pm

A lemonade stand set up in front of Aledo Athletic Club Friday, Aug. 29 will raise funds for the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation.
The stand will open at 2:30 p.m. at 601 S. FM 1187 in the parking lot.
It is being hosted by David and Jennifer Starkey of Aledo, whose daughter Ella, a student at Vandagriff Elementary, was born with the syndrome.
There are only about 1,000 cases known worldwide. The syndrome is the result of a chromosome deficiency that affects children differently.
It is the mission of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation to improve the quality of life of people affected by PMS worldwide by providing family support, accelerating research and raising awareness, according to its website.

Veterans' info fair in Weatherford

August 19, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:00am

The Fort Worth Vet Center and the Taylor County Mobile Vet Center will hold a Veterans Information Fair Saturday, Sept. 27 at 538 Maddux Road in Weatherford from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This event is co-sponsored by the National Vietnam War Museum and Clark Gardens in Weatherford. Information on the event can be found at www.clarkgardens.org or www.nationalvnwarmuseum.org.
Services offered by the Fort Worth Vet Center include:
• Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to Veterans and their families to facilitate successful transitions from combat to civilian life.
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
• Military sexual trauma counseling for veterans of both genders, regardless of combat service.
• Veterans and families needing more information should call the Fort Worth Vet Center at (817) 921-9095.
• The Fort Worth Vet Center is located at 6620 Westworth Boulevard, Westworth Village. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8: a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended hours available upon request Tuesday – Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Vet Center staff respect the privacy of all clients and hold information in strictest confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent, except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.

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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