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Heritage Society to view exhibit

June 23, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 7:00pm

Parker County Heritage Society will meet July 15 at the Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Hwy. at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in Parker County history is invited to attend to view the new Quanah Parker exhibit that is in Weatherford for a limited time. For any questions call 817-598-1683.

Spay/Neuter clinic transport coming to Weatherford

June 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:00am

The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will provide transport service for spay/neuter on pets under 30 lbs. from the Albertson's parking lot in Weatherford July 10. TCAP is a non-profit organization that provides low cost, preventative animal care throughout North Texas and operates low cost spay and neuter clinics (including larger pets up to 80 lbs.) at their storefront locations in Denton, Fort Worth, Hurst, and Burleson.
Prices for pet sterilization range from $35-$65. Other additional low cost services are available such as vaccinations, microchips, heartworm testing/prevention and feline testing to name a few.
TCAP's safe and easy spay and neuter transport will save local residents the time required to drive to one of TCAP’s low cost spay clinics by picking up pets in the Weatherford Albertson’s parking lot July, 10 and bringing them back the same day; to the same location. There is no added charge for clients who choose to use TCAP’s transport services versus physically visiting one of TCAP’s main locations.
To learn more about services offered by Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, visit www.texasforthem.org. The transport van will pick up scheduled pets between 8-9 a.m. July 10 in the Albertson's parking lot on the corner of Fort Worth Highway 181 and Santa Fe Drive. All spay and neuters are by appointment only, by calling 940-566-5551. There will not be a vaccine clinic in the parking lot on this day. TCAP's affordable sterilization surgeries are performed by an experienced, licensed and caring veterinarian.

CASA grief recovery program

June 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Mon Jun 23 2014 .
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:00pm
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:00pm

CASA will soon offer a Grief Recovery for Children training for their volunteer advocates and community members. This training is based on the Grief Recovery Method and will be utilizing the book “When Children Grieve”. The training will be conducted by Barb Tucker, CASA – Hope for Children Executive Director, who is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and has been working with foster children for over 25 years.
All children experience grief, but children in foster care, especially need adults in their lives who understand how to help them deal with their many losses.
Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. Foster children are removed from everything they are familiar with and placed in a home that may be far from their family, neighborhood, school and friends. Although there is no doubt these children were removed from their family for many valid reasons, children will be confused and hurt. When you remove a child from all that they are familiar with and place them in a totally strange environment it is only natural to grieve the loss of their family.
An informational meeting about the training will be from 6- 7 p.m. Monday, June 16 at the CASA – Hope for Children office, 701 Palo Pinto St., Suite 701F, Weatherford. The Grief Recovery for Children class will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, also at the CASA office. For more information, call 817-599-6224.

Parkinson's support group meeting

June 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:30am

Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County will meet Monday June 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Broadway Baptist Church, third floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. This is the Patriotic Luncheon with an inspiring presentation by Sue Wallace with Assisted Services, "Women Were There," recognizing men and women who were there during war times and peace times. Lunch will be provided by The Stayton at Museum Way. Visitors are encouraged to attend and are certainly welcome. For information call 817-275-1909 or visit PSGTC.Org.

Weatherford Optimist junior golf tournament

May 23, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 1:00pm - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 1:00pm

Weatherford Optimist Club Junior Golf Tournament is Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at Canyon West Golf Club.
Entry fee is $40. Divisions include boys and girls, 14-15 and 16-18 (age as of June 25). Registration is due June 2. For late registration call 817-992-1766. Fee is $50.
First through third place awards will be presented following the tournament.

Movie Night at the Yellow House

May 16, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Yellow House Project is hosting an outdoor community family movie night Friday, June 13 at the Yellow House on Old Annetta Road, adjacent to the Aledo Post Office. The event was postponed from May 30.
The Disney film “Frozen” will be shown. The grounds open at 8 p.m., and the movie will begin after dark.
There will be free popcorn, and cotton candy and other concessions will be available.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
The movie idea came from a high school Bible study that has been meeting for about five weeks on the subject of service to others.

Low cost spay and neuter clinic

May 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:00am

The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection will be providing a low cost spay and neuter transport for Parker County pets.
TCAP is a non-profit organization that provides low cost, preventative animal care to the North Texas community and operates storefront spay and neuter clinics in Denton, Fort Worth, Hurst and Burleson.
Prices for pet sterilization range from $35-$55, and appointments are available for cats and small dogs (under 30 lbs).
TCAP's safe and easy spay and neuter transport will save local residents the time required to drive to one of TCAP’s low cost spay clinics by picking up pets in the Weatherford Albertson’s parking lot May 29 and bringing them back in the same day. This is a convenient opportunity for Parker County residents because there is no added cost for clients who choose to use TCAP’s transports over a physically visiting one of TCAP’s locations.
To learn more about the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, visit www.texasforthem.org. The transport will pick up scheduled pets between 8-9 a.m. May 29 at the Albertsons on the corner of Fort Worth Highway 181 and Santa Fe Drive. Pet owners can call 940-566-5551 to schedule their pet an appointment for an affordable sterilization performed by an experienced, licensed and caring veterinarian.

Pet education classes

May 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:30pm

Parker County Pets Alive will hold two pet education classes, “The Four Essentials to a Stable Dog.”
The first part is Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Monday Trade Day Farm and Ranch Barn, Sante Fe Drive in Weatherford. Part 2 is Tuesday, May 27, also at 5:30 at the same location.
Suggested donation is $20 per attendee, with profits benefitting Parker County Pets Alive. Admission is waived for shelter staff and volunteers.
RSVP to parkercountypetsalive@gmail.com.

Marriage class scheduled

May 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 9:00am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a Twogether in Texas Marriage Education class Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center and is free of charge.
After completing the class couples will receive a certificate that can be taken to the county clerk to save $60 on a marriage license. Couples will not have to wait 72 hours to be married. The waiting period is waived for couples who complete the course.
The class focuses on helping couples develop communication and conflict resolution skills and other tools for building strong relationships.
To register call 817-598-6168 or email kl-smith@tamu.edu.

Butterfly release for CASA

May 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 3:00pm

A memorial butterfly release benefiting CASA – Hope for Children is planned Sunday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at Chandor Gardens, 711 W. Lee St. in Weatherford.
One butterfly will be provided to represent the memory of a loved one, and additional butterflies will be available for a cost.
RSVP to mistyengel@gpfcnet.com or call 817-594-2747 by May 23.
Harps of Gold – Sydney Howell will provide entertainment.
Galbreaith-Pickard and First National bank are sponsors.

Sports Calendar

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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