By Tony Eierdam
Aledo sophomore middle Briana Sharratt recorded a match-high 11 kills and senior middle Jordan Jacobs added nine stoppers and a match-high four blocks to lead the state-ranked No. 14 Ladycats to a 25-10, 25-7, 25-25 victory over Keller Timber Creek Friday afternoon in District 5-4A action at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 5-0, tops in 5-4A. Aledo will continue league action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at home against Azle.
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Natalee Norman receives flowers during class at Aledo High School Friday afternoon. Delivering the flowers is senior Landen Blackburn. Varsity athletes also assisted in delivering a number of flowers from parents and dates throughout the morning.
Celebrations continue tonight at the football game against Keller-Timer Creek. The Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Special to The Community NewsMcAnally Intermediate School Librarian Kelly Bush chose to dress as Principal Bob Harmon's twin for "Twin Day" on Tuesday, Sept. 21 as part of this week's Homecoming spirit days. Even her name tag said "Mr. Harmon."
Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs had a match-high 15 kills and four blocks and senior outside hitter Christa Daniel added 12 stoppers to help the state-ranked No. 14 Ladycats to a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 victory over Boswell Tuesday night in District 5-4A volleyball action at Boswell.
The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 4-0. Aledo is alone in first place after Nelson defeated Azle. The Ladycats have a one-match lead over Azle (3-1) and Springtown (3-1).
Aledo (22-8) will continue 5-4A play at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at home against Keller Timber Creek.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Careity Foundation is providing complimentary mamograms to Parker County residents. Any woman older than 35 who has not had a yearly screening is eligible. The screenings will take place Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Teskey’s, 3001 W. I-20 in Weatherford. Screenings must be scheduled in advance by calling the Moncrief Cancer Institute at 817-838-4889. For more information about the Careity Foundation, its programs and events, visit www.careity.org.
The Vocational Nursing program at Weatherford College is offering the entrance test for individuals who are interested in making application for the class that begins in January 2011. All applicants are required to take the LVN COMPASS entrance test at the WC Testing Center. Interested applicants should call 817-594-5471, ext. 6383, to schedule an appointment to take the test. The cost is $25.
Individuals interested in applying to the Vocational Nursing program must submit completed applications, including proof of two Hepatitis B immunizations, by the end of the business day on Sept.30, 2010. For more information about the application process, individuals can contact Karen Long at email@example.com or 817-594-5471, ext. 6259.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Earlier this month, Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes investigators and area law enforcement seized several weapons which are believed to have been stolen along with three ATVs and over two ounces methamphetamine after being prompted by anonymous tips.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said SCU members conducted an investigation which led them to an undisclosed address in northern Parker County, where a search revealed a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three handguns, an assault rifle, various ammunition, a scope and 2.11 ounces of methamphetamine.
The Aledo ISD has announced that there will be no shuttle service this week to the homecoming game against Keller Timber Creek.
By Wendy Field
Weatherford Police Department
Once again, identity thieves are using a clever way to steal your identity. This latest scam (which has actually been around for a while) has the con artists contacting persons by phone and identifying themselves as an officer of the court or a jury coordinator. Then they tell the unsuspecting individual that they failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. If they protest that they never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks for their Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.
Some tips to remember:
Parker County will participate in a nationwide effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. The Parker County Sheriff’s Office will work in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners in a “Take-Back” initiative, in which a designated deputy will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.
“The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked,” Fowler said. “And no identification will be required to participate in the program.”