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McAnally Fun Day

May 27, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News

Students at McAnally Intermediate School, enjoyed Fun Day on Friday, including a water balloon catch. Other activities included kickball, three-legged races and football throws. Cotton candy and sno-cones were also available.

Ag Backers award Scholarships

May 26, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Jason Fontenot left) and Chandler Smith were two of seven seniors who received Aledo Ag Backers scholarships at the Aledo FFA's 60th annual Awards Banquet on May 24,

The Aledo Ag Backers presented their annual scholarships to seven graduating seniors at the annual Aledo FFA Awards Banquet, held at the Aledo Ninth Grade Center on Tuesday, May 24.

Scholarships and recipients were:
$750 Ag Backers Scholarship - Ross Bronson
Glennetta and OC Dugan Agriculatura and Science Accomplishment $500 Scholarship - Jessa Davis
$750 Ag Backers Scholarship - Jason Fontenot
$1,000 Ag Backers Scholarship - Chandler Smith
Cliff Green Memorial Scholarship ($250) - Thomas Smith III

Honor graduates recognized

May 23, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Amy Dunn receives her honor cords from Aledo High School teacher Myrna Sam.

Aledo High School held its annual Honor Graduate Recognition Banquet Monday, recognizing 38 seniors who comprise the top ten percent of 2011 graduates.

After a welcome by High School Principal Dan Peterson, seniors were introduced and their accomplishments cited. Each senior then presented a medallion to the teacher the student felt was most significant or influential in his or her education.

Weatherford ISD will participate in the Summer Nutrition Program June 1 - Aug. 5

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Weatherford ISD’s Child Nutrition Department will once again participate in the Summer Nutrition Program June 1 – Aug. 5 at Ikard Elementary, 100 Ikard Lane, in Weatherford.

Breakfast will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; and lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program offers meals to children ages 18 and under at no charge.

The purpose of the Summer Nutrition Program is to enable schools to continue to operate the National School Lunch Program during the summer months. Both programs address hunger and healthy eating to benefit the well-being of Texas’ children.

Benefits of the program include:

* Children receive nutritious meals at no charge.

Zonta Club of Parker County awards scholarships, names Clubwoman of the Year

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At its annual Status of Women luncheon May 4, the Zonta Club of Parker County awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships to 14 Parker County women and named Roxanne Hobart, incoming club vice president, as its 2011 Clubwoman of the Year.

Receiving scholarships - and their major and college or university - were:

§ Catherine Lundy-Peterson of Weatherford, marketing and fashion merchandising, Stephen F. Austin;
§ Elisa Gomez of Weatherford, medical, Weatherford College
§ Chandler Spooner, Weatherford, nursing, WC/TCU
§ Christie Dossey, Weatherford, accounting, WC
§ Diana Steedley, Weatherford, nursing, WC
§ Christy Hardin of Poolville, psychology, Tarleton
§ Shelby Carter, Weatherford, education-dance, Ranger College
§ Amy Smith, Weatherford, nursing, WC

Barton featured in New York, national media

May 23, 2011 by Randy Keck

Screenshot: The Daily Show Web SiteAledo's David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, was recently featured in the New York Times in an article entitled "Using History to Mold Ideas on the Right."

2011 Ms. Senior Parker County, Carmen Ashby

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Ms. Senior Parker County, Carmen Ashby: Lady Lions roaring for an opportunity to pose with the newly crowned, 2011 Ms. Senior Parker County, Carmen Ashby. Pictured from left to right are Gail Tilley, Connie White, Carmen Ashby, Lynn Manaco, Kathy Lyon. The Weatherford Senior Center takes pride in the fact that Ms. Ashby is a daily attendee at the center where everyone encouraged her to participate in the pageant.

Canion's pitching leading Baylor in the playoffs

May 23, 2011 by Randy Keck

Former Aledo pitcher Whitney Canion pitched a shutout (a no-hitter through 6.2 innings) to lead Baylor to its fourth regional title with a 1-0 win over East Carolina yesterday in College Park, MD. The shutout marked Canion's 27th consecutive inning of shutout pitching.

For more information, visit:

http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-softbl/recaps/052211aab.html#_

WHS class, Weatherford Regional Medical Center team up to participate in 'mock' disaster drill

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Fifteen high school students in Angela Arthurs' class teamed up with Weatherford Regional Medical Center to participate in a mock tornado disaster drill on May 11.

The hypothetical torndao touched down at 8 a.m. on May 11, and students entered the hospital with "artificial" wounds. WRMC staff assisted the students with their own protocol.

WISD Adult Education receives Outstanding Community Education Event Award

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Board Recognizes Community Education: Pictured (from left) are Dr. Chip Evans, WISD Director of Community Education, Adult Education Instructor Donnie McGowen, and WISD Board Member Kip Hooks (photo by DERIK MOORE).

The Weatherford ISD Adult Education Program recently received the Outstanding Community Education Event Award at the Texas Community Education Association state convention held inKerrville.

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 20

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Waxahachie Tournament, Waxahachie CC, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Joshua;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

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