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Ikard Elementary's Optimist Boy and Girl of the Year

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Optimist Club's Boy and Girl of the Year: Congratulations to the Weatherford Optimist Club's Boy and Girl of the Year for Ikard Elementary. Pictured (from left) are M.J. McDaniel, Optimist Club member and Director of Instructional Technology for WISD; Maggie Glenn, and A.J. Flores (courtesy photo).

Animal Control Officers Commended

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler and animal control officer Terry Pena are being commended by Sheriff Larry Fowler for assisting in a woman’s need for medical attention.
Kessler will tell you she is not the hero, but a 5-year-old German shepherd named Bear. The dog was found wandering Saturday morning, May 28, 2011, in Millsap while Kessler and Pena were responding to an unrelated call.

Kessler said when she found Bear, she observed his tags identifying him as a medical service animal and immediately knew she had to find his owner.

Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony on May 28th 2011

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Fallen Heroes Memorial: Austin’s mother Kaye Jordan and Austin’s son Kallen O’Neal were on the house floor to receive the resolution and flag.

On May 28, 2011 the Texas Legislature honored all Texans who gave their lives in the Global War on Terror since the end of last session. Rep King and Senator Estes honored Pfc. Austin Staggs from Weatherford.

Kallen O'Neal

Dirt work for education…

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Wise County Groundbreaking

Sheriff seeking help solving church thefts

June 3, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating suspect(s) involved in a theft case of a local church.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said for the second time in less than a week, suspects stole air conditioning units from a church.

During the first incident, suspects stole five of eight air conditioning units from Holy Redeemer Church on Old Weatherford Road, May 26.

In an incident reported Wednesday, June 1, a church employee of Real Family Fellowship Church, located in the 200 block of Pearson Lane in Springtown, reported the suspects dismantled and stole four, five-ton air conditioning units, leaving the church with a loss of $10,000.

Girl Scouts Summer Camp Registration Open

June 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Girl Scouts Summer Camp

For parents wondering what their daughter will do for fun this summer, Girl Scouts offers a variety of summer camps for various ages. Registration for day, resident and high adventure trips is under way. Girls do not initially have to be a Girl Scout to register for camp.

This year, traditional offerings of Resident Camp will be available, such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, ropes course and archery, in addition to several new offerings such as cooking and art.

Local youth selected to participate in wildlife leadership camp

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

San Antonio, TX – Thomas Densmore of Parker County will participate in the Texas Brigades program this summer. He was selected based on his academic records, interest in wildlife and natural resources, and leadership abilities.

The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, team building, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife and fisheries legacy for future generations. This is the 19th year of the Brigades.
There are five Brigade camps being held this summer; two Buckskin Brigades, two Bobwhite Brigades, and a Bass Brigade.

Local businesses award WC Tech Prep Scholarships

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Tech Prep Awards: Brian Harlan, VLK Architects, Elizabeth Farris, Cassie Neal, Sgt. Edward Hererra, Army National Guard. Kathryn Witschorke, not pictured.

Tech Prep Awards: Jill Hatcher, Victoria Aguilar, Mark Jackson of Compass Bank

The Weatherford College Tech Prep Consortium recently awarded $15,000 in WC scholarships to area students as a result of the annual Tech Prep Scholarship Golf Tournament. The scholarships were awarded to nine area high school students and five current WC students.

Weatherford High School AP English classes announce summer reading selections

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

English II PreAP:

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

English III AP Language & Composition:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Laks by Rebecca Skloot

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

English IV AP Literature & Composition:

Dubliners by James Joyce

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

WHS choral students earn medals at UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Congratulations to the following WHS Choral Department students for their outstanding historical performances at the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at The University of Texas in Austin on May 30.

For the first time in school history, each student who performed earned medals.

Silver Medalists
Soloists
Krystal Smith – 12
Rachel Boerner - 12

Gold Medalists
Soloists
David Dolkos – 12
Geoffrey Huggard – 12
Melody Sizer - 12

Varsity Madrigal 1
Catie Sheedy – 12
Claire Whitfield – 11
Katy Bynum – 12
Melody Sizer – 12
Anna Irwin – 11
Rachel Boerner – 12
Harley Davis – 12
Austin Redden – 12
Barrett Monk – 12
Brandon Hale - 11

Varsity Madrigal 2
Wynn Williams – 11
Ryan Powell – 11
David Dolkos – 12
Trevor Connole – 11
JoJo Litherland – 11

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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