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Business Expo on tap for Thursday

October 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

East Parker County Business ExpoThe East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is Thursday, Oct. 14 from 4-8 p.m. at Willow Park Baptist Church. The expo will include numerous vendors from the local area. Food will be available from Baker's Ribs, Bordelon Foods, The Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Ultimate Cupcake. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win a 32" Flat Screen TV donated by Weatherford Regional Medical Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Parker County Red Cross educating teens to be safer babysitters

October 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

Next training scheduled for Nov. 6

How prepared is your teenaged babysitter? Maybe more—or less—than you thought.

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that while almost all 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact if there is an intruder or a child is sick, injured or poisoned, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers.

No. 10 Ladycats sweep Brewer

October 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Paced by a combined 23 kills from middle hitters Breana Sharratt and Jordan Jacobs, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats cruised past Brewer, 25-12, 25-8, 25-9, Tuesday night in District 5-4A volleyball action at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 10-0 and 28-8 overall. Aledo will continue 5-4A play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at home against Boswell.

Sharratt led all hitters with 14 kills, with Jacobs adding nine to go along with a match-high four blocks. Outside hitter Christa Daniel added seven stoppers.

Defensively, libero Taylor Brown led the Ladycats with 13 digs, while Daniel added 10. Setter Mallory Powell finished with a match-high 29 assists.

Texas Extension Education Association Week in Parker County

October 12, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community NewsSpecial to The Community NewsParker County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation declaring October 10 – 16, 2010 as Texas Extension Education Association Week in Parker County.There are three active clubs in the county with more than 70 members. For more information about Extension Education clubs in Parker County, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Health screenings to be available at health fair

October 12, 2010 by Randy Keck

Anyone needing to check blood pressure, cholesterol levels, vision, sight, and just about any other type of health screening – plus get a flu shot – will have the opportunity this Friday, Oct. 15, as the second annual Health Fair, sponsored by the Weatherford College Allied Health Department, kicks off at 7 a.m.
Organized by the WC chapter of the National Student Nursing Association, the fair brought in more than 300 people last year, and Marc Wilson, president of the NSNA, said that many and more are expected this year.

Ladycats reach No. 10 in new Class 4A TGCA volleyball poll

October 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Jim Sharratt/Special to The Community NewsJim Sharratt/Special to The Community News

Aledo senior Jordan Jacobs (15) slams a kill in a recent district match as Mallory Powell (20), Hannah Lofton (1), Taylor Brown (2), Lindsey Baird (8) and Christa Daniel (13) get into position. The state-ranked No. 10 Ladycats wil host Brewer today (Tuesday, Oct. 12) in a District 5-4A match that begins at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym.

First-place Ladycats continue District 5-4A play at home today

For the first time in 2010, the Aledo Ladycats have cracked the Top 10 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association volleyball poll.

WP Council City Council meeting, October 11, 2010

October 10, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkCity of Willow ParkRefresh your page often for frequent updates.

12:15 a.m.-No action taken in executive session. Meeting adjourned.

12:07 a.m.-Council remains in executive session.

10:04 p.m.-Council is in executive session.

9:57 p.m.-Brown moves to combine items I, J and K and take no action on the items and postponing them. Martin was to present the items.

9:55 p.m.-Council will have a workshop Nov. 8.

9:50 p.m.-Hawkins suggests a workshop for early November. The mayor says he would like to discuss certain items before they are voted upon in an actual meeting.

Unleash The Sound

October 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community NewsTony Eierdam/The Community News

The Burkburnett High School band leads off the afternoon at the 'Fifth Annual Unleash The Sound Marching Festival' at Bearcat Stadium. Competition in color guard, percussion and marching band will be ongoing all afternoon. Finals will begin at 7 p.m., with the Bearcat Regiment and the TCU band giving performances a little after 9:30 p.m. while judges add up scores. Proceeds from the event benefit the Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment.

First-place Ladycats sweep Nelson

October 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The state-ranked No. 11 Aledo Ladycats stayed undefeated in District 5-4A after they cruised to a 25-13, 25-9, 25-14 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Friday night at Nelson.

The win raises the Ladycats record to 27-8 overall and 9-0 in district play. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at home against Brewer.

Bearcats run past Byron Nelson

October 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo Bearcats(Video by Dominic Genetti)

Paced by junior running back Johnathan Gray's 248 yards rushing and four touchdowns, the state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Bearcats had little trouble in a 66-9 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Northwest ISD Stadium.

The win raises the No. 1 Bearcats overall mark to 6-0, and 3-0 in 5-4A. Aledo will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at home against Boswell.

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