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Trinity Christian Academy Homecoming under way

October 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

By Jessica Sims
Special to The Community News

With fall weather descending upon the North Texas community, Trinity Christian Academy will celebrate their thirteenth homecoming on Oct. 11 with the varsity football team competing against district rival Nazarene Christian Academy.

While Friday night football is the pinnacle of homecoming events, TCA works to make the entire week leading up to the big game exciting for everyone. The student council, National Honor Society and cheerleading squads have worked hard to plan several activities for the students.

Spirit Week began on Oct. 7 with secondary students trading in their school uniforms for a week’s worth of fun special dress days including ‘Merica Monday, Tacky Tuesday, Wild West Wednesday, Disney Thursday, and ‘Fan’atic Friday. Daily “Best Dressed” awards were presented to a boy and girl student in middle school and high school categories. 

Another important homecoming tradition is the selection of the homecoming court as 9th-12th grade students chose representatives for each high school grade. Sometimes perceived as a popularity contest, TCA urges students to go beyond that when choosing class representatives.

“Students were asked to select classmates who regularly demonstrate a bold, uncompromising faith in Jesus Christ, respect authority, are honest, practice godly speech, show kindness, seek unity among the student body, and serve as exemplary role models for students of all ages,” Trinity Christian Academy’s Principal, Ken Nobles said.

Marty Plumlee Services

October 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

Marty Plumlee, long-time cafeteria manager at McCall Elementary School, passed away last night (Monday) following a battle with cancer.

"The Aledo ISD family has lost a wonderful person who served our community and the children of Aledo for more than 20 years," said McCall principal Jason Beatty. "Please speak with your children as you see appropriate about this loss. Mrs. Reynolds, our school counselor, will be available to anyone who may need her assistance, also."

"Please keep Marty’s family and the McCall Elementary Family in your thoughts as we prepare to celebrate Marty’s life," he added.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Greenwood Funeral Home chapel. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood.

Aledo Homecoming

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsRandy Keck/The Community NewsAdaline James is accompanied by her father Devin prior to the announcement that she is the 2013 Aledo High School Homecoming Queen. Click on the photo for a gallery of Friday night's homecoming activities: Volleyball, Football and Homecoming.

Aledo defeats South Hills 77-16

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Replay our live game blog below


 

AHS band to perform early Friday

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment will perform its halftime show before tonight's homecoming game at Bearcat Stadium. Anyone who wants to see the show can enter the stadium at no charge for the performance at 5:30. The stadium will then be cleared to prepare for the homecoming game.

AHS Band Director Joey Paul cited band contest and SAT tests on Saturday.

"It is in the best interest of the kids if we perform our show early," he said. "Thanks for understanding."

Aledo Homecoming Parade

September 30, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Homecoming Parade begins at 6 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 30) at Buchanan Drive on the eastern portion of the AHS campus. There will be an announcer available in the horseshoe area in front of the AHS gym. For a higher-resolution map, click the link below.

Traffic switch delayed

September 27, 2013 by Randy Keck

In the Sept. 27 issue of The Community News, it was reported that the 1187 traffic switch would occur on Oct 2. Unfortunately, after the paper went to press, we received the following update.

We regret any confusion.

TxDOT and McMahon Construction will delay the scheduled traffic switch on FM 1187 from the night of Wednesday, Oct. 2 to Monday night on Oct. 7, beginning at 8 p.m. due to Aledo High School’s homecoming game on Oct. 4.

The traffic switch on Oct. 7 will move all FM 1187 traffic onto the newly built east side of FM 1187 to allow construction crews to build the new FM 1187 south bound lanes. This plan is expected to create some traffic backups in the area of the Bailey Ranch Road intersection.

Work on the south bound lanes will result in the closing of access to Bankhead Highway off of FM 1187. All traffic wishing to turn onto Bankhead Highway will be detoured to Bailey Ranch Road and then onto Champion’s Drive, which will allow for access to Bankhead Highway. Southbound traffic on FM 1187 wishing to turn right onto Bailey Ranch Road will be able to do so, but without a designated right turn lane at the FM 1187 and Bailey Ranch Road intersection. Northbound traffic on FM 1187 will have a dedicated left turn lane onto Bailey Ranch Road.

Friday Night Sports - Sept 27

September 26, 2013 by Randy Keck

Catch the replay of Aledo vs. Arlington Heights here



 

Women's Spirituality & Growth Group

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Rev. Dr. Mitzi Ellington, a pastoral counselor at Aledo UMC, will lead a six-week group aimed to provide women an opportunity to foster personal growth and make the life changes they wish to make by re-authoring their life story. Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. Opportunities will be provided to identify and address emotional concerns and issues that might hinder one from taking action on behalf of one's self; discover mutual empowerment and support from other women; and engage stories of Jesus and his encounters with women from empowering perspectives based on the book, Do What You Have the Power to Do by Helen Bruch Pearson. Book purchase is not required. The fee is $50. Register through the church by calling Kim at 817-441-8329.

Drawing classes at EPC Library

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Award-winning artist Diane Brown will teach drawing classes at the East Parker County Library. The class is open to students 10 years old and up, including adults. Learn new skills in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. The cost is $60 for a six-week session. At least eight students must sign up to form a class. Limited supplies are required. Contact the library at 817-441-6545 or Diane Brown at 817-374-0000 with questions.

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  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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