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Auditions set for 'Mattress'

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford College needs singers and actors for Sept. 22 auditions

Auditions scheduled for Nancy McVean, Weatherford College’s long-time drama instructor and director, is looking for a few good men and women – in fact, a LOT of men and women who can sing and act and interested in appearing in the College’s fall production of "Once Upon a Mattress."

“It’s a big cast, and we need all sorts of people,” McVean said, “and it’s going to be a fun time for everyone. It’s musical, but there are non-singing parts, too.”

Special Commentary on Willow Park Council Meetings

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special Commentary from publisher Randy Keck:

This commentary is a highly unusual event for The Community News, but under the circumstances I felt that this information needed to be sent out before the next issue of our newspaper goes to press.

If you talk to Willow Park City Administrator Candy Scott, you may see bus tire treads running up and down her back. Another newspaper has been reporting stories that place the blame for Willow Park’s current budget problems squarely on her shoulders.

It is not the purpose of this commentary to critique the way our competitors handle their reporting; nor is it to delve into the reasons for Willow Park’s financial mess. But there is information you, as readers of either or both newspapers, should know.

Video highlights of Aledo-Lake Travis game

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Community News will provide video highlights of the Aledo/Lake Travis football game tonight (Friday, Sept. 10). Highlights from the first half will be posted as soon as possible during the second half, and additional highlights will be posted after the game.

Kudos passed out at board meeing

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

By Derik Moore
Weatherford ISD

Derik Moore/Special to The Community News: Weatherford ISD Board members recognized student leaders at their board meeting Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Pictured (from left) are Weatherford High School Head Football Coach Reid Waller, Tyler Weaver, and Kyle Wilson. Not pictured is Carlos Perez.

Recognitions and honors were the highlights of Thursday’s Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees meeting in the District Services Building.

Student leaders and their coaches were announced representing football, volleyball, Blue Belles, and band. Each participant also received a certificate from the Board.

CLASH OF 4A CHAMPIONS

September 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

Junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray and the Bearcats will be on the state-wide stage when No. 2 Aledo travels to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday (Sept. 10) to take on the Cavaliers in a battle between last year's Class 4A state champions.

No. 2 Bearcats travel to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday in battle of last year’s 4A champions on

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

Every year, after the UIL football playoffs are decided, each classification awards two state championships in football.

Free Mammograms plus Cancer treatment offered by Careity Foundation collaboration

September 9, 2010 by Randy Keck

Careity Day is offering cost-free mammograms to Parker County ecomomically-challenged women with a pledge of cost-free treatment - from biopsy through hospitalization, chemotherapy and radiation therapy - for any participant diagnosed with breast cancer. Interested women should call 817-594-1227 for an appointment. Careity Day is Saturday, Sept. 18.

Careity Foundation collaboration includes The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Dr. Amy Gunter, and Solis Women’s Health with financial support from Parker County Health Foundation.

Free Horse Trials set Sept. 24-26

September 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Spencer Pevahouse of Little Rock, Ark rides seven year-old Quarterhorse Kate Spade through the novice water obstacle.

More than 200 riders are expected in Weatherford Sept. 24-26 for the annual Greenwood Horse Trials. This autumn’s trials will feature the Chronicle of the Horse Central United States Adult Team Challenge. The Chronicle is a weekly magazine published in Middleburg, Virginia which covers all internationally recognized horse shows in the U.S. and abroad. Teams of four riders will compete for perpetual trophies permanently displayed at the Chronicle offices. More than 200 riders and horses will arrive in Weatherford for the Horse Trials.

Shootings mar Labor Day weekend

September 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sheriff’s deputies responded to two shooting calls over the Labor Day weekend.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said both shootings occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, but were unrelated and in separate parts of the county.

The first incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Knob Hill Road, in Azle, where a 16-year-old juvenile was shot in the face with a .22 rifle.

Investigators said the victim found the weapon, which belonged to his mother, in a closet. The victim’s sibling did not observe the shooting, but told deputies his brother had been playing with the weapon when it went off. A sheriff’s report stated neither boy believed the rifle was loaded.

State-ranked No. 12 Ladycats close out non-district volleyball play with sweep of North Crowley

September 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Senior middle Jordan Jacobs had a team-high 11 kills with four blocks and senior hitter Christa Daniel added 10 kills to lead the Class 4A state-ranked No. 12 Aledo Ladycats to a 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 victory over 5A North Crowley Tuesday night in a non-district match at North Crowley.

The win - in the final non-district match for Aledo - raises the Ladycats' record to 18-8.

The Ladycats will begin District 5-4A action at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at home against rival Birdville.

Aledo junior hitter Tyler Gromann finished with seven kills while adding three blocks, with sophomore setter Mallory Powell recording a match-high 31 assists.

Weatherford ISD Theatre presents selections

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

The second annual “A Night with WISD Theatre” will be Friday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School. Hall Middle School presents selections from Back to the 80’s; Tison Middle School presents selections from Willy Wonka, Jr. The WHS Blue Roo Theatre presents:Commercials and The Hobbit. Admission is $5. Children two-years-old and under will be admitted free.

Sports Calendar

Friday, April 24

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Burleson, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 27

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 28

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Granbury, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, May 1

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game and Senior Night
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Cleburne, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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