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The Man With The Pointed Toes runs through Feb. 19

February 6, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Hank Minor holds Sandra Leeman, who accidentally gets knocked for a loop, as Scott Campbell and John Cobb look on, in “Man With The Pointed Toes,” running through Feb. 19 at Theatre Off the Square.

“Man With the Pointed Toes,” described as a male version of “My Fair Lady, for the ranch set, continues at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford.

The comedy tells the story of Tom Coterel, a shy, backwards cowboy who suddenly becomes rich when oil is discovered on his ranch. Soon a gold-digging debutante comes to call and Tom falls head over heels for her. When Tom hires a tutor to help him get some “culcher,” all sorts of mayhem breaks loose.
  
Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations may be made by calling 817-341-8687 or by visiting https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=88. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evenings are $12 or $10 for seniors and students. Sunday matinee tickets are $9. Theatre off the Square is located at 114 N. Denton in Weatherford.

Quilt raffle winner chosen

February 6, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community NewsFriends of the Weatherford Public Library recently drew for the winner of a beautiful quilt donated by the Bluebonnet Quilt Bee. Reta Kinyon was the winner. A total of 1,823 tickets were sold and raised $1,541 for the library. Shown are (front row, from left) Katherine Dykes, Gail Greenfield and Reta Kinyon and (back row) Donna Napier, Donna Stewart, Peggy Bull and Betty Nuss.

Bus Driver returns Greetings

February 6, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News

Recently some Aledo students decided they would make it a habit to wave at every Aledo bus driver as they passed. They were impressed at how often driver Peggy Kennedy waved back, and then she started waving first as she recognized their car. The students chose to paint the pictured sign to tell her. Old buildings and sign space in Aledo have been painted and repainted for years and years. But this may be the first time an Aledo ISD bus driver has received kudos on one! Mrs. Kennedy, driver of bus 22, has driven for the District for more than five years. Always smiling and friendly, Peggy often waves to those she passes, and they often wave back.

Peggy was surprised to see the pictured sign, and even more surprised it wasn’t painted by the riders on her bus. Gabe and Joel Bogdanoff, and friends Brittany Cranford and Kelly Mintor, enjoy their daily enchanges with Mrs. Kennedy and other drivers around town.

Mrs. Kennedy is just one of the smiling faces behind the wheel of Aledo buses. Give them a wave!

Love is in the Air

February 4, 2012 by Megan Parks

February

Love is in the air this month with a lot of free Valentine’s-related activities for the kids.

Valentines keepsake box
Home Depot Kids workshop
9 a.m.-12N, Saturday, Feb. 4

Designed for kids ages 5-12, the workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

For more information or the location nearest you, visit www.homeimproverclub.com/kidsworkshops

Drawing from the Collection
Modern Art Museum
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5

This exciting gallery program for children between the ages of five and 12 is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection.

Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials in The Modern Shop.

Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged. www.themodern.org/children

Wonderful Wednesdays
Modern Art Museum
4-4:45 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 8 & 15

This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department.

Both the tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern's collection.

TV station to honor Bearcats

February 3, 2012 by Randy Keck

NBC 5 will present the Aledo Bearcat football team with the NBC 5 Inside High School Football Team of the Year Award during half time of the boys varsity basketball game Friday, Feb. 3.

Go support the Ladycat and Bearcat basketball teams as they take on Boswell at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, then celebrate with the football team as they receive the Team of the Year Award.

Aledo to see new faces in new district

February 2, 2012 by Randy Keck

New University Interscholastic alignments announced today put Aledo in a totally new district with a definitely "metro" feel. Goodbye Springtown, Azle, Byron Nelson and Brewer. Hello Fort Worth.

Beginning next season, Aledo will compete in athletics and other competitions in District 7-4A, and the district alignment includes the following:
ALEDO HS
FORT WORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTH HILLS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTHWEST HS
FORT WORTH TRIMBLE TECH HS
FORT WORTH WESTERN HILLS HS
FORT WORTH WYATT HS
GRANBURY HS

Arch rival Stephenville moved down to 3A and Lake Travis moved up to 5A.

More on the new alignment, and local reaction, will be in the Feb. 10 issue of The Community News.

A full list of the new UIL alignments follows:

2012-14 Reclassification & Realignment Information

Conference 5A: 2090 and above, 245 schools
Conference 4A: 1005-2089, 250 schools
Conference 3A: 450-1004, 190 schools
Conference 2A: 200-449, 235 schools
Conference 1A: 199 and below, 390 basketball schools, 168 Eleven-Man Football schools, 138 Six-Man Football schools

2012-14 Official Football and 2012-13 Official Basketball District Alignments
Conference 5A

REGION 1

District 1
EL PASO AMERICAS HS
EL PASO BEL AIR HS
EL PASO CORONADO HS
EL PASO EASTWOOD HS
EL PASO EL DORADO HS
EL PASO FRANKLIN HS
EL PASO MONTWOOD HS
EL PASO SOCORRO HS

District 2
ABILENE COOPER HS
ABILENE HS
AMARILLOTASCOSA HS
LUBBOCK CORONADO HS
MIDLAND HS
MIDLAND LEE HS
ODESSA HS
ODESSA PERMIAN HS
SAN ANGELO CENTRAL HS

District 3
ARLINGTON BOWIE HS

Hudson Oaks presents 'Key to the City" to AISD

January 27, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community NewsHudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen presented the Key to the City to Aledo ISD Superintendent Dan Manning at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 26. The city council was honoring the accomplishments of the Bearcats football team and the student population at AISD.

Deen said the presentation was the first time Hudson Oaks had ever presented the Key to the CIty to anyone.

The proclamation from the city reads as follows:

Proclamation
Aledo Bearcats Day
January 27, 2012

WHEREAS, the Hudson Oaks community is proud to be part of the Aledo Independent School District, and

WHEREAS, the 2011 Aledo Bearcats football team has achieved tremendous success, winning the Class 4A, Division II State Championship, and

WHEREAS, this is the fourth time in Aledo High School history that the football team has won a state championship, and the third consecutive year in which the Bearcats have done so in Class 4A, and

WHEREAS, throughout the 2011 season, Bearcats players and coaches have performed with character and embodied good sportsmanship, and

WHEREAS, this team includes a significant number of graduating seniors who have been part of an historic era in Aledo’s football program, and

WHEREAS, the entire Hudson Oaks community wants to congratulate the 2011 Aledo Bearcats football team on its proud accomplishments;

Citizens view ramp proposal

January 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.

More on the story can be found in the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.

Board renews superintendent contract

January 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo Independent School District Board of Trustees recognized the Bearcat football team for winning its third consecutive state championship at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. Shown are Aledo Athletic Director Tim Buchanan, team captains Johnathan Gray and Dayne Davis, and school board members David Davis and Steve Bartley.

The AISD board extended the contract of Superintendent Dan Manning until June 30, 2014 at its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. The board also approved a $31,000 contract to supplement science textbooks with online resources, and passed new policies regarding procedures for reductions in force.

For more on the board's actions, see the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.

Zonta Club offers scholarships

January 23, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Zonta Club of Parker County is accepting applications for its general scholarship awards and is inviting qualified persons to apply. Deadline is March 1.

The scholarship may be awarded to qualified Parker County residents who aspire to further their post-secondary education, who can demonstrate leadership and academic promise and who possess a commitment to advance the status of women. Scholarship awards may vary based on need. Recipients must provide verification of college or university enrollment prior to the award, and must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours to be eligible to receive scholarship funds.

Zonta Club of Parker County has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to 42 students in the last three years. Its major fundraiser is the annual Casino Night, scheduled this year on March 23 at the Wild Mushroom Steakhouse in Weatherford. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event, and club members also are accepting silent and live auction items. Call Angie Martin at 817-598-5422 for more information about Zonta Casino Night.

For more information about the scholarship opportunity offered by the local Zonta chapter and others offered by Zonta International, contact Dr. Arleen Atkins, chairperson of the scholarship committee, at 817-598-8822, or visit www.zontaparkercounty.org. A downloadable application form for the ZCPC general scholarship is available.

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