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Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

May 3, 2010 by Randy Keck

Auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, courtesy of Dramatic Publishing Company, will be held at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 10-11, with callback auditions on Wednesday, May 12.

Theatre Off the Square is located at 114 N. Denton in Weatherford.

Casting call for this production is eight males, 13 females and many extras. All ages are welcome and encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin on Monday, May 24, and show dates are July 16-18 and 23-25.

Hudson Oaks to host open house for National Police Week

May 3, 2010 by Randy Keck

The City of Hudson Oaks is celebrating National Police Week (May 9-15) with a special community event. On Monday, May 10, the city and the Hudson Oaks Police Department will host an open house at the Public Safety Building (150 N. Oakridge Drive) from 4-7 p.m.

National Police Week occurs annually during the week that includes May 15, which is designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day. At 5:30 p.m., during the open house event, the H.O.P.D. will hold a special ceremony honoring those officers who have sacrificed their lives in service to their communities.

Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant to be May 8

April 30, 2010 by Randy Keck

Nadeen Murphree/Special to The Community News: Contestants for the upcoming Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant, pictured at the annual Pageant tea held at Holland Lake nursing Center on Monday, April 26, are (from left) Pat Mehaffey, Ms. Emergency Response System; Linda Bagwell, Ms. Alpha Omega Hospice;Nadeen Murphree/Special to The Community News: Contestants for the upcoming Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant, pictured at the annual Pageant tea held at Holland Lake nursing Center on Monday, April 26, are (from left) Pat Mehaffey, Ms. Emergency Response System; Linda Bagwell, Ms. Alpha Omega Hospice;

The ninth annual Ms. Senior Parker County Pageant will be 7p.m. Saturday, May 8 at the Weatherford College Alkek Auditorium.

Seven contestants are ready to woo the audience and judges. Each contestant will be judged on formal evening wear, talent and personal interview. The contestant selling the most tickets will win a prize.

Ross wins award in regional concrete canoe competition

April 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Casey RossSpecial to The Community News: Casey RossCasey Ross of Willow Park, a junior at The University of Texas at Tyler, was a member of the UT Tyler American Society of Civil Engineering Student Chapter that won several awards during the 2010 ASCE Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition held in Austin.

With this year’s canoe entry, “The Force,”the 20-member team placed second overall in competition out of 10 teams, besting universities
such as Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, UT Austin and UT El Paso. UT Tyler received second place in oral presentation, third place in technical design report, third in women’s endurance race, which Ross participated in, and first in the men’s endurance race.

Cancer survivor, team manager got to play at Rangers Ballpark

March 26, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Tanner Linn, normally the varsity baseball manager at Aledo High, got to suit up and play for the team's game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington against Midlothian.

Aledo High students 'die' in crash, everyone okay

March 26, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Actors of the Shattered Dreams video talk about their experience on the set.

Aledo woman waiting for lungs, spreading awareness

March 26, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Marcia Walters talks about her lung condition.

Gone antiquing

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Aledoan takes on country’s oldest antique show

Special to The Community News
Jan Orr-Harter of Aledo has taken on a new venture with the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show. The show opens at Will Rogers Memorial Center today for its 47th year, but Orr-Harter has promised some changes from years past.

For the first time ever, the Dolly Johnson Show will feature exhibitors of Mid-Century Modern and Industrial antiques, as well art and antiques from far beyond its traditional Americana shores.

“Today people like to mix styles of antiques in their homes,” Orr-Harter said. “The show will now feature more than one style and more than one era of antiques – and more than one price range. We’ll reach from French to cowboy, from formal to fun. Look for Italian country, English country, Country French and good American country. Come ready to invest. Or come ready to find a bargain.”

Weatherford College hosts rodeo March 4-6

March 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Photo courtesy of Weatherford College Oak Leaf Yearbook staffPhoto courtesy of Weatherford College Oak Leaf Yearbook staff

Weatherford College rodeo athlete Reese Riemer competes in a recent rodeo.

Special to The Community News

Many of the top college rodeo athletes in the nation will be in Weatherford Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6 for the WC National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds.

The Thursday event begins at 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 7 p.m.

“After driving to Portales, Alpine, Borger and Vernon in the fall, it’s nice to start the spring at home,” said Mike Brown, WC head rodeo coach. “You’ll see some of the best talent in America. Many of these kids will be on the pro circuit after college.”

Fans will see bull riding, barrel racing, tie down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping and goat tying.

GRO song featured on Olympics soundtrack

February 25, 2010 by Randy Keck

Photo by Marina Chavez/Special to The Community News: Members of Green River Ordinance are (from left) Geoff Ice (bass), Denton Hunker (drums), Joshua Wilkerson (guitar), Josh Jenkins (vocals/guitar/piano), and Jamey Ice (guitar).Photo by Marina Chavez/Special to The Community News: Members of Green River Ordinance are (from left) Geoff Ice (bass), Denton Hunker (drums), Joshua Wilkerson (guitar), Josh Jenkins (vocals/guitar/piano), and Jamey Ice (guitar).
Green River Ordinance’s “Rise Up” is featured on the 2010 Olympic Soundtrack, along with other songs from artists such as 3 Doors Down, Mariah Carey, Gloriana, and Sugarland. The album is the exclusive AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, GRO has two Aledo High School graduates within its five-member band: Josh Jenkins and Josh Wilkerson, both members of the Class of 2003. Jenkins is the group’s frontman and Wilkerson is guitarist. All members of the band, including bassist Geoff Ice, drummer Denton Hunker, and guitarist Jamey Ice, unite their skills and experiences to write the band’s song.
See more on this story in the Feb. 26 issue of The Community News.

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  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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