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Events from the Parker County Agrilife Extension Service
Phone: 817-598-6168

Well water testing available

September 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:30am

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Palo Pinto County, 221 South 5th Street, Palo Pinto, and in Parker County at 604 N. Main Street Ste. 200, Weatherford, to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested.
A meeting explaining screening results will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the AgriLife Extension office for Parker County in Weatherford. The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District will also discuss their ongoing programs regarding local groundwater issues.
The screening is presented by AgriLife Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute in partnership with the AgriLife Extension offices in Palo Pinto and Parker Counties.
“Private water wells should be tested annually,” said John W. Smith, AgriLife Extension program specialist. “It is very important that only sampling bags from the Palo Pinto or Parker County AgriLife Extension offices be used and all instructions for proper sampling are followed to ensure accurate results.”
Smith said for area residents to have their well water tested, they need to pick up a sample bag and sampling instructions from the AgriLife Extension office in Palo Pinto County or call 940-659-1228 or from the AgriLife Extension office in Parker County or call 817-598-6168 for more information.

Back to Basics course offered

September 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:00pm

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Better Living for Texans Program of Parker County will conduct a free four-part workshop. Back to Basics will be offered beginning Oct. 1 and will meet each Wednesday through Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. The classes will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
Back to the Basics will help individuals and families reduce stress through learning meal planning and physical activity. There will be information on how to spend less at the grocery store and how to keep food safe. Each workshop will include food preparation techniques where participants will prepare a meal at each class. 
Individuals interested in attending Back to Basics or who need information about the class should call 817-598-6168.

Kidney Smart program planned

September 2, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Elizabeth Neuman, registered dietitian with the Kidney Smart organization will conduct a program on Kidney Smart on Thursday, Sept. 25. The program will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center in Weatherford, 604 North Main Street. The free class will provide information on how kidney’s function and causes of chronic kidney disease; how medications, diet and nutrition work together to keep you healthy; how to manage other related healthy conditions including diabetes and hypertension; and how to continue educating yourself and what treatment choices are available.
For more information about the program contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 817-598-6168.

Parenting classes offered

September 2, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:30am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be $10 per person for the two day class and will include lunch.
The parenting classes will use the curriculum “Becoming A Love and Logic Parent” by Jim Fay and Charles Fay. The curriculum will cover Raising Responsible Kids, The Love and Logic Formula, C Stands for Control, Ownership of the Problem, Thinking and Decision Making, and Consequences. Also covered in the classes will be Keeping Children Healthy, Food Safety and Shopping Strategies for Healthy Eating.
Pre-registration is requested by Sept. 26. For information or to register call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Pesticide training set

August 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:30am

To comply with current pesticide handling laws, those who use certain pesticides must receive training on the proper use, storage, and disposal of these chemicals. A license is required of anyone who purchases and/or applies a restricted-use or state-limited use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity. Restricted-use pesticides are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Texas Department of Agriculture classifies state-limited use pesticides. Product labels indicate restricted-use pesticides, while state regulations list state-limited use chemicals.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides private applicator introductory courses that can prepare applicators to qualify for a license by passing a test. Anyone wishing to become a licensed private applicator can attend a training Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Parker County Extension office, 604 North Main, Weatherford. The training program is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An 80-page private applicator training manual and a copy of the current pesticide and herbicide laws and regulations are available at the Extension office for $40 (cash or check). It is recommended that these be purchased prior to the day of the training to begin familiarizing with the material. There is an additional $10 fee (cash or check) the day of the training.

Money management class planned

August 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:00pm

Parker County will conduct a two-hour personal financial management class “Managing Your Money” Thursday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Class at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford. The class is for anyone interested in how to better manage money, but it also for people who are in bankruptcy Chapter 7 and/or 13. The intent of the course is to increase financial knowledge and skills, topics everyone filing for bankruptcy needs to know. The topics covered will include Developing a Spending Plan, Money Management, Wise Use of Credit and Consumer information.
There is a $10 charge to attend the class. For more information or to register call (817) 598-6168.

Marriage class offered

August 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will host a “Twogether in Texas” Marriage Education class Friday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m 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. Also, 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.

4-H plans extravaganza

August 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:00pm

Parker County 4-H Extravaganza will be held Monday, Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Parker County Extension Office, 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford.
This fun-filled event is open to everyone. Enroll in your 4-H club for the 2014-15 4-H year. Meet new people and catch up with old friends. Food and beverages will be provided. There will be fun activities for all. Invite your friends.
Call the 4-H office for more info at 817-598-6172.

Drought-tolerant landscaping class

July 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 8:30am

The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service of Parker County, in cooperation with the Parker County Master Gardeners, will conduct a workshop entitled Creating and Maintaining a Healthy, Drought-Tolerant and Sustainable Landscape.
The class will be held at the Parker County Extension Office at 604 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. With the ever-increasing restrictions on water use in Parker County, there is a need for all of us to develop landscapes that rely on less water use and conserve other resources. This class will cover designing a sustainable landscape, appropriate use of water, taking care of soil, selecting appropriate hardy and drought-tolerant plants, and conserving natural resources through responsible fertilization and integrated pest management.
To attend the class, the charge is $10. The fee will cover the costs of handouts, refreshments and lunch. For more information about the water conservation class, contact the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168. Pre-registration is requested by Aug. 12.

Mammograms screenings scheduled

July 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:30am

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Parker County will host a Moncrief Cancer Breast Screening Wednesday, Aug. 6 in Weatherford at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center, 604 North Main St. The screenings will take place from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. The mammograms are fully funded for women without insurance. Medicare and most insurances will be accepted.
Screening is recommended for women age 35 and older. The mobile unit is designed for routine screening only. Those who have had any breast problems should contact their physician.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 800-405-7735.

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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