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Ladycats face Denton at Brewer on Friday

October 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News
Raygan McLelland served aces on the final two points of the first game in Aledo's 25-17,25-14,25-16 bi-district win over Burleson Centennial on Tuesday.

Next stop for the Ladycats is the Area Championship round against Denton, which will be played at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Brewer High School.

For a gallery of photos from Tuesday night's game, visit: http://smu.gs/SfglLv

Weatherford College to observe Veterans Day with ceremony

October 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

By Linda Bagwell, Weatherford College

The new Ed Kramer Veterans Flag Plaza with its stunning display of the U.S. and Texas flags surrounded by others representing the five military branches will be the appropriate location for Weatherford College’s observance of Veterans Day Thursday, Nov. 8. Organizers have planned a fitting tribute to the men and women in the Armed Forces, “Past, Present and Future.”

The ceremony will start with music by the WC Howlin’ Brass band at 10:45 a.m. WC President, Dr. Kevin Eaton and Board of Trustees Chairman Frank Martin, both veterans themselves, will offer welcoming remarks, and the College choir will lead the attendees in the singing of the National Anthem. Solo performances by Doug Jefferson, who will sing “America the Beautiful,” and Sonny Burgess singing “God Bless the U.S.A.” will highlight the morning’s ceremony.

Additionally, Eaton will make a special presentation to Weatherford businessman and Marine veteran, Ed Kramer, for whom the flag plaza has been named.

Representatives of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines will post the military flags as a medley of the branches’ signature themes will be played. Afterward, a list of local fallen heroes who have died in action will be read aloud as a single toll of a bell marks each name.

“Altogether, truly a fitting tribute for our men and women who have and are serving our country in one of our military forces,” said Ralph Willingham, director of admissions and VA Affairs. “We invite the entire community to come out and enjoy the ceremony with us.”

Project Celebration

October 30, 2012 by Randy Keck

Kathy Chruscielski/The Community NewsChanning Nutall, Sara Reding and Emma Breaux sell raffle tickets to benefit the Class of 2013 Project Celebration during the Aledo Middle Schools Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 26. More photos from the event can be found at http://smu.gs/Sc8G0u.

For more information about Aledo Project Celebration 2013, visit http://www.aledoprojectcelebration.com/2013.html

Early Voting Continues - Sample Ballot

October 29, 2012 by Randy Keck

Early voting continues in Parker County, with polling locations open until Nov. 2. Election day is Nov. 6.

Early voting sites will be remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Friday.

Applications for ballots by mail may be obtained by calling 817-598-6185.

Applications for ballots by mail must be received by the Early Voting Clerks no later than the close of business on October 30, 2012.

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:
Robert Parten
Early Voting Clerk
1112 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford TX 76086

Early Voting Sites:
Parker County Courthouse Annex
1112 Santa Fe Dr.
Annex Kitchen
Weatherford, TX

Aledo Community Center
104 Robinson Ct.
Meeting Room

Willow Park Municipal Building
516 Ranch House Road
City Council Meeting Room

Springtown City Hall
102 E. 2nd St.
City Council Meeting Room

Brock Masonic Lodge
201 Grindstone Rd.
Meeting Room

Peaster Fire Department
220 Judd St.
Meeting Room

Polling locations for election day will be included in in the Nov. 2 issue of The Community News, and posted at www.community-news.com on Nov. 5. Sample ballots are below:

Aledo defeats the Southwest Raiders 24-8

October 26, 2012 by Ken Hoover

Having won the coin toss, Aledo receives at the East end.

Jonny Carter returns the kickoff out to the Aledo 47 yard line. One first down later, the Raider defense forces a Bearcat quick kick from a running formation.

Raiders will start at their own 20 yard line. The Raiders make two first downs before they have to punt the ball back to the Bearcats.

A penalty on the punting team gives Aledo the ball at the Raiders 48 yard line. A Pate Davis to Quanel Williams pass gives the Bearcats a first down at the Raiders 32. Davis to Baker Roberson for another first down at the 13 when a fumble is recovered by the Raiders.

The Raiders work from their own 15 yard line. One first down is all the Bearcat defense will allow, and the Bearcats will have the ball at their own 20 yard line after the punt.

Pate Davis, then Jess Anders carry the ball for another Aledo first down, Davis is tackled for a loss, then carries for 15 yards on the next two carries. Bearcats first down at the Raiders 35 yard line. Jess Anders for 13 yards to the 21 and another Aledo first down.

A fourth down conversion fails and the Raiders take over on downs at their 14 yard line. A Raider fumble is recovered at the 9 yard line.

The Bearcats only need one play, a 9 yard run by Caleb Frysinger off the left side for a Bearcat touchdown. 7-0 Bearcats.

The Raiders are unable to make a first down. Aledo's defense is finding their rythm. Aledo gets the ball at their own 46 after the Raiders are forced to punt.

Plans under way for annual Safe Halloween at Weatherford College

October 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Free community event

By Linda Bagwell, Weatherford College
 Weatherford College will once again be a spooky (but well-lighted and safe place, of course) for all the little ghosts, goblins, zombies, mummies and monsters and assorted others to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween night, Oct. 31. The annual Safe Halloween, sponsored by the College’s Police Department, has attracted thousands of people over the years, and officials are expecting at least 4,000 trick-or-treaters this years.

Safe Halloween is a free event for the public to enjoy an evening of worry-free, safe trick-or-treating. Dainty princesses and brides, tiny soldiers, cowboys and little police officers, firefighters, alike, can join in the fun with a huge bounce house, game booths, face-painting and costume contests throughout the evening and "go home with more candy than they can have eat in a month,” said WC Chief of Police Paul Stone, who coordinates the annual event.

"Last, year, we distributed more than a ton of candy donated by area merchants, service clubs, WC staff and community members, and we collected well over a thousand cans of food (“admission” is one can per attendee), which we delivered to a local charity.”

Volleyball Playoff Information

October 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Ladycats will play a practice game against Coppell Friday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Campus gym.

The bi-district playoff will be at Burleson Centennial at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.

AmazinGrace

October 22, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsAledo United Methodist Church held its annual 5k AmazinGRace Sunday afternoon at Bearcat Park. According to organizer Staci Smith, the race had record participation. Proceeds from the event help pay for youth mission projects. More on the race can be found in the Oct. 26 issue of The Community News.

Aledo defeats Western Hills 56-0

October 18, 2012 by Ken Hoover

Aledo wins the coin toss and will receive.

"Yes sir! We want the ball!"

Jonny Carter returns the ball to the 40 yard line. The next play is a 60 yard touchdown pass from Pate Davis to Taco Anderson. Chance Nevarez PAT is good and the Bearcats lead 7-0 with less than 30 seconds gone in the 1st quarter.

The Bearcat defense holds and the Cougars punt to Jonny Carter, who returns it to the Aledo 27. Pate Davis to Caleb Frysinger. From 51 yards away another Pate Davis to Taco Anderson Bubble Screen to the right side results in another Bearcat touchdown. PAT is good. 14-0 Aledo with about 8 minutes left in the 1st quarter.

Again, the Bearcat defense is solid. Western Hills' punt rolls to the Aledo 10 yard line.

Jess Anders first carry of the drive is for 34 yards out to the 44 yard line. Caleb Frysinger gets 8 to the 42 and Quanel Williams covers 18 yards to the Western Hills 32 yard line. Jess Anders next carry is for the last 32 yards. Aledo leads 21-0 after the Nevarez extra point.

The Western Hills Cougars are able to overcome a couple of penalties and move the ball out to their 41 yard line with a couple of first downs.

The Bearcats stop the drive before the Cougars get into their end of the field. Jonny Carter returns the Cougar's punt out to the Aledo 33.

Jess Anders carries up the middle all the way to the Western Hills 13 yard line. Caleb Frysinger and the entire offensive line, carry the ball to the 2 for a first down. Caleb Frysinger again over the left side for the Aledo touchdown. The Bearcats lead is now 28-0 in the 2nd quarter.

Early voting starts Monday

October 18, 2012 by Randy Keck

Early voting in Parker County for the Nov. 6 general election begins Monday, Oct. 22 and ends Friday, Nov. 2.

The main voting site is:
Parker County Courthouse Annex
1112 Santa Fe Dr.
Annex Kitchen
Weatherford, TX

Additional early voting sites are:
Aledo Community Center
104 Robinson Ct.
Meeting Room

Willow Park Municipal Building
516 Ranch House Road
City Council Meeting Room

Springtown City Hall
102 E. 2nd St.
City Council Meeting Room

Brock Masonic Lodge
201 Grindstone Rd.
Meeting Room

Peaster Fire Department
220 Judd St.
Meeting Room

Early voting hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 26; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28; and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 - Friday, Nov. 2.

Applications for ballots by mail may be obtained by calling 817-598-6185.
Applications for ballots by mail must be received by the Early Voting Clerks no later than the close of business on October 30, 2012.

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:
Robert Parten
Early Voting Clerk
1112 Santa Fe Drive
Weatherford TX 76086

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

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