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Bush Legacy Republican Women to meet

September 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Honorable Phil King, State Representative for Parker and Wise counties, will be the guest speaker at the Bush Legacy Republican Women of Weatherford monthly luncheon meeting on Sept.16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Oak Grill in Weatherford. Reservations are appreciated but not required. For more information, call Call Dodie Jordan at 817-594-0413.

Young performers selected for Kids Who Care's 2010-2011 Resident Company

September 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

Zulima Gonzalez/Special to The Community News: Five performers from Aledo were selected to be part of Kids Who Care’s Resident Company. Kids Who Care is an international musical theatre company based in Fort Worth. Shown are (front row, from left) Maddox Martin, Lauren Moore and Paxton Martin, and (back row) Caroline Stella and Mallory Martin.

Read more about this story in the Sept. 17 issue of The Community News

Flu shots offered on Weatherford ISD campuses

September 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Hospital District will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center Cafeteria. The cafeteria can be accessed from the north doors.

Vaccines are available to all Parker County residents who are age 4 or older. Cost is $10 for adults; students aged 4-18 are free.

The shot is a Seasonal Flu / H1N1 combination shot.

Additional clinics will be offered on the following dates and times:

Sept. 27 - 7:30 - Tison
Sept. 27 - 7:30 - Martin
Sept. 28 - 7:30 - Wright
Sept. 28 - 7:30 - WHS
Sept. 29 - 7:30 - NGC
Sept. 29 - 7:30 - Hall
Sept. 30 - 7:30 - Ikard
Sept. 30 - 7:30 - Crockett
Oct. 1 - 7:30 - Curtis
Oct. 1 - 7:30 - Austin
Oct. 1 - 7:30 - Seguin

Kiowa artist to present free program

September 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

Frank Geionety will be at Museum of the Americas on Sept. 25

Special to The Community News: Frank Geionety, Kiowa artist, will present a program at the Museum of the Americas on Sept. 25.Frank Geionety, Kiowa artist and storyteller, will present a program of story telling and songs, and a discussion of Kiowa traditions at the Museum of the Americas in Weatherford on Saturday, Sept. 25. The first presentation will be at 1 p.m., and will be repeated at the opening reception 7-9 p.m. An exhibit of his original works of art and prints will be on display.

State-ranked No. 11 Ladycats sweep Nelson in 5-4A volleyball match

September 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Four Aledo hitters combined for 35 kills and sophomore setter Mallory Powell dished out 37 assists to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 25-10, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Tuesday night in a District 5-4A match at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats overall mark to 20-8 and 2-0 in district play. Aledo will continue 5-4A play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Brewer.

Senior outside hitter Christa Daniel led all hitters with 12 kills, senior middle Jordan Jacobs added 10, junior outside hitter Tyler Gromann recorded seven and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt finished with six.

Jacobs led all hitters with four blocks, with Sharratt adding three. Defensively, senior libero Taylor Brown registered a match-high 15 digs.

Weatherford bank robber sentenced to 15 years

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney's office

Frisco Dewayne Tucker, 20, of Arlington was sentenced to 15 years and a $3,500 fine for robbing a Weatherford bank in a trial that concluded Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Parker County District Court. Tucker had applied "Super Glue" to his fingers to avoid leaving fingerprints.

Tucker pled guilty to the robbery charge on Friday and elected to have District Judge Don Chrestman assess his punishment.

Mail scam targets Weatherford residents

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Weatherford Police Department
As always, the Weatherford Police Department is committed to keeping the community up to date on the latest email, mail, and phone scams. We were contacted recently by a resident who received this letter (click here) which has been deemed a mail scam. The resident took the letter with the accompanying check to their bank who advised them that it was fraudulent.

Additional layoff in Willow Park

September 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park City HallLess than a month after former Willow Park Planning and Zoning Secretary Becky Stokes was laid off because of "budget constraints," another layoff has come to Willow Park City Hall.

Deborah Hall, municipal court clerk, has been laid off effective the end of the 2009 fiscal year (Sept. 30), according to a reliable source speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Hall was made aware of her dismissal Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Court Clerk Ester Diaz is expected to take over as municipal court clerk Oct. 1.

Stuard hosts 'Grandparents Day'

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Stuard Elementary School hosted "Grandparents Day" events last week (Sept. 6-10). Shown are some the grandparents who visited their favorite students.

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Gracie-Barry

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Julia-Kisor

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Miles and Riley Grubbs

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Sarah-Jenkins

‘Cybersmart Week’ promotes online safety for children

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Concerns about safety and student computer use are not new to parents or school districts. In an effort to increase the safety of our community, Aledo ISD will host a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice to address Internet Safety on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The presentation is in the Aledo High School Distance Learning Lab at 6 p.m.

This event is part of Aledo’s second annual “CyberSmart Week.” Each day during the week, Sept. 20-24, students will be given instruction on issues related to safe, ethical, and successful computer use. The nonprofit www.Cybersmart.org Web site will form the basis of this instruction. It provides grade-level appropriate information in five areas:

S - Safety and Security Online
M - Manners, Cyberbullying, and Ethics

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