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).
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: 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.
Wise County Groundbreaking
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Krystal Smith – 12
Rachel Boerner - 12
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