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Red Raider Band to rehearse Friday at Bearcat Stadium

October 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Texas Tech Red Raider Band will be rehearsing from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Bearcat Stadium.

The Red Raiders football team is playing Baylor at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Cotton Bowl. The Tech band - which includes several Bearcat Regiment alumni - will arrive a day early and rehearse in Aledo.

"Take off work and come hear one of the largest collegiate bands in the nation," Aledo Band Booster Club president Barry Brown said. "They are good; and they are loud!"

No. 11 Ladycats hold off upset-minded Birdville in 5-4A tilt

October 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo remains in first place after big road volleyball victory

Aledo middle hitters Jordan Jacobs and Breana Sharratt combined for 29 kills, and sophomore setter Mallory Powell recorded a match-high 41 assists to lead the state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23 victory over Birdville Tuesday night in District 5-4A action at Birdville.

The win raises the Ladycats record to 26-8, and 8-0 in district play.

Sharratt registered a match-high 16 kills, with Jacobs adding 13. Sharratt and Jacobs also finished with four blocks apiece.

Senior hitter Christa Daniel had a solid, all-around performance with 11 kills and a team-leading 23 digs. Senior libero Taylor Brown added 18 digs, with junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin finishing with 14 digs.

WHS Homecoming

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Weatherford High School Homecoming Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 7
Ex-Student Association Awards Luncheon
Doss Heritage and Culture Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: First National Bank of Weatherford

Homecoming Parade
Ninth Grade Center
5:30 p.m.

Community Pep Rally
Kangaroo Stadium
Immediately following the Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 8
Unveiling of WHS Cornerstone
WHS – Outside Durant Auditorium
8:30 a.m.

Homecoming Football Game
Roos vs. Arlington High Colts
Kangaroo Stadium
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 9
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
WHS Durant Auditorium
9:00 a.m.

Congratulations to the 2010...
WISD Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Mac Curtis, Class of 1957
Bob Glenn, Class of 1960

WC wins grant

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Weatherford College officials are celebrating a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Title III grant, worth $2 million, is designated to strengthen institutions by providing funding for new programs that the College otherwise would not be able to provide.

Projected to be funded over a period of five years through the “Strengthening Postsecondary Institutions” program, will fund three new initiatives at WC’s Educations Center at Mineral Wells-an occupational therapy assistant program, a physical therapy assistant program, and a health professions academic support center.

It will also give $250,000 to the WC Foundation’s scholarship endowment.

Trusting Hym at Texas Opry

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bobcat BillYes, yes, we know, last month Crimson River Quartet was supposed to open The Texas Opry's maiden First Thursday Night Gospel Show on Sept. 2nd. But, at the last minute lead singer Gary Wood was called to his aging mother's bedside in South Texas. So, another EXCELLENT Gospel Trio, Trusting Hym, kindly substituted for Crimson River. Trusting Hym is a trio of ladies from the Dallas area that delivered a great performance ending in a standing ovation.

Weatherford writer will hit air waves

October 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

WeatherfordWeatherford author Jeremy Lane will be a guest on Authors First, a weekly radio show broadcast on the Artist First Radio Network.
Jeremy will join host Tony Kay to discuss the release of “Here and Gone: A Collection of Short Stories”, a short story collection published in paperback by Print-On-Demand publisher LULU.

The collection is also available in eBook format (readable on Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Amazon’s Kindle, and numerous other electronic reading devices) through online Publisher SMASHWORDS.

His currently published works are currently available for purchase through Barnes & Noble, and will be available through Amazon and other major retailers in the coming weeks.

District-leading Ladycats continue 5-4A play at Birdville

October 4, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Jim Sharratt/Special to The Community News

Aledo junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin handles the ball as seniors Taylor Brown (2) and Christa Daniel (13) get into position. The first-place Ladycats will continue District 5-4A action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at second-place Birdville.

7-0 Ladycats face another district challenge against 5-2 Birdville

After winning their first five District 5-4A games, the state-ranked No. 11 Aledo Ladycats faced a situation last week where they would play the two teams tied for second place, Azle and Springtown.

Model Agency Award

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Girl Scout camp vandalized

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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”.

National Night Out in Hudson Oaks

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Hudson OaksTuesday, October 5 is National Night Out in Texas and the
City of Hudson Oaks is hosting three neighborhood events in honor of the occasion.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is an event developed by the National Association of Town
Watch. It is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate
support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen
neighborhood spirit and police‐community partnerships; and send a message to
criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year, in order to encourage citizens to get out to meet their neighbors and learn
more about how citizens can work together to fight crime, the City is hosting three

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