Student Awards Assembly: Pictured (from left) are Emma Murphy, Miss NGC 2011; Isaac Ross, Mr. NGC 2011; and Dustin Adams, NGC Teacher of the Year (courtesy photo).
On May 16, the Ninth Grade Center hosted the Student Awards Assembly, and 186 students received awards such as Top 5%, A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Citizenship, Community Service, Leadership, Triple A Award, and Outstanding and Most Improved Student.
Dustin Adams was chosen by the students as Teacher of the Year. Emma Murphy and Isaac Ross were chosen as Mr. & Miss NGC 2011. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers for an outstanding year.
EECU Rewards Wright 3rd Grader: Pictured is Wright Elementary third grader Deandra Luck who proudly accepts her new bicycle from EECU Branch Director Linda Harris and EECU's Dollar Dog (courtesy photo).
Three hundred twenty-two students from Wright Elementary School had perfect attendance for the entire sixth six weeks period this year.
One name is drawn from the perfect attendance group at Wright each six weeks, and Weatherford EECU provides a bicycle to that student.
The Weatherford High School Blue Belles are hosting their 18th annual golf tournament June 11 at Crown Valley.
Cost is $75 for individual players, or a team of four players for $300.
Registration can be done online at www.whsbluebelles.com. Come out and support the 31st line!
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.