From the City of Weatherford
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the City of Weatherford was notified that locally trapped mosquitoes tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus. The following information is provided to help our citizens understand the City’s course of action in light of these results.
In March 2013, the Weatherford City Council approved a Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. The plan emphasized the reduction of mosquito breeding sources, larviciding to help prevent larvae from becoming biting adults, and chemical treatment as a last resort. After entering into the contract, traps were placed in five strategic locations throughout the City. The plan included regular trapping of adult mosquitoes and testing for West Nile Virus. Chemical treatment, simply referred to as “spraying” was recommended only if or when trapped mosquitoes test positive for the virus.
Because we have received positive test results, the City has decided to ground-spray the affected area on Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. This action is being taken in an effort to help prevent the possible spread of the West Nile Virus.
Weather permitting, spraying will occur according to the following schedule:
Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13
The Weatherford Art Association will sponsor the Annual Photography – Digital Art Show & Sale from Oct. 18 to Nov. 17. Art registration and delivery of artwork will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at the Firehouse Art Gallery located at 119 W. Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, Texas 76086. The competition is open to all photography and digital artists.
Categories will include: Photography, Black & White – minimal digital editing Photography, Color – minimal digital editing Digital Art, Photo Manipulation – obvious or extreme reliance on photo editing software to manipulate original photo
The Association has the right to assign and/or combine categories if needed. All work must be original and created by the artist in the past three years and not shown in a previous WAA Photography show. A 20% commission on sales goes to WAA and all work must be wired for hanging.
This Saturday, (Oct. 12), the Bearcat Regiment will host its annual “Unleash the Sound” competition at Bearcat Stadium. A total of 20 3A, 4A and 5A bands will perform throughout the day, culminating in an evening of presentations from the best bands which will play in the final round of competition. This is the largest number of bands to attend the Aledo ISD event, which means there will be music for everyone!
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. with the first band performing at 11 a.m.
AUSTIN, TX— Tickets for the 2013 UIL Football State Championships being played at AT&T Stadium are available for purchase. For the first time, all 11-man and six-man football championships will be played at the same location. Tickets may be purchased online through ticketmaster.com.
UIL Football State Championships
AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Saturday, December 14, 2013 – $12
Conference 1A Six-Man Division I – 12:00 p.m.
Conference 1A Six-Man Division II – 3:00 p.m.
*To purchase tickets for the games on Dec. 14, please go to the following link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004B43A270756C
Thursday, December 19, 2013 – $15 (Ticket allows admittance to all games on Dec. 19
Conference 1A 11-man Division I – 10:00 a.m.
Conference 1A 11-man Division II – 1:00 p.m.
Conference 2A Division I – 5:00 p.m.
Conference 2A Division II – 8:00 p.m.
*To purchase tickets for the games on Dec. 19, please go to the following link:
Friday, December 20, 2013 – $15 (Ticket allows admittance to all games on Dec. 20)
Conference 3A Division I – 12:00 p.m.
Conference 3A Division II – 4:00 p.m.
Conference 4A Division I – 8:00 p.m.
*To purchase tickets for the games on Dec. 20, please go to the following link:
Saturday, December 21, 2013 – $15 (Ticket allows admittance to all games on Dec. 21)
Conference 4A Division II – 12:00 p.m.
Conference 5A Division I – 4:00 p.m.
Conference 5A Division II – 8:00 p.m.
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, 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.
Randy 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.
Replay our live game blog below
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."
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.