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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2009 Miles 4 MammogramsThe 2010 Miles 4 Mammograms 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2 at Hudson Oaks City Hall (210 N. Lakeshore Drive).
Last year’s event drew more than 400 runners and walkers. With the proceeds from this fund raiser, the Parker County Hospital District has assisted more than 400 screening mammograms, 120 diagnostic mammograms, and 25 needle biopsies for local women since 2008. In addition, four men have been provided screening mammograms.
With assistance from Solis Women’s Health and Texas Health Resources Mobile Mammography Bus, residents of Parker County have been given the resources to receive an important annual health screening opportunity regardless of ability to pay.
Ladycats conclude non-district play today at North Crowley
The Aledo Ladycats are ranked No. 12 in the latest Top 15 poll, it was announced this morning by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
Aledo (17-8) will conclude non-district play today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) at 6:30 p.m. at North Crowley.
The TGCA Class 4A poll:
1. Richardson Pearce
2. Lake Travis
6. Barbers Hill
7. Dallas Highland Park
8. Alamo Heights
9. Houston Stratford
11. Pearland Dawson
13. Waco Midway
15t. Red Oak
15t. Canyon Randall
Parker County’s burn ban has been lifted thanks to recent rainfall dropping the county’s fire danger and drought index number.
Parker County Fire Marshall Shawn Scott said he is grateful for the rain and he asks all Parker County residents to continue to be careful when burning
“We will continue to monitor the conditions as it relates to a wildfire danger,” Scott said. “Obviously the rain is a good thing and it decreases the likelihood of any extensive grass fire for the immediate future, but everyone still needs to be cautious when burning and be mindful of the conditions and their surroundings.”
Pre-sale tickets for the No. 2 Aledo Bearcats football game at No. 1 Lake Travis go on sale today (Wednesday, Sept. 8) at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD administration building and at Aledo High School.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.
The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Lake Travis High School.
Tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Due to early dismissal at all Aledo ISD campuses, tickets will be sold Friday from 8-10 a.m.
Adult and student tickets at the gate will be $7.
Charlie MartinezLongtime Weatherford businessman Charlie Martinez believes in voluntarism, as evidenced by his ten years on the board of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees and multi-year stint as chair of the Friends of Scouting fundraiser—so serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign, he says, is a natural fit.
“The United Way of Parker County serves so many agencies in the area,” he said of his newest community position. “The United Way reaches so many people. It’s a great cause.”