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.
Special 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.
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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.”
Photo courtesy of Weatherford College Oak Leaf Yearbook staff
Weatherford College rodeo athlete Reese Riemer competes in a recent rodeo.
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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.
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.
J.W. Alexander of Cincinnati, Ohio is a medical missionary serving in Haiti. He is the father of Judith Alexander Priest of Aledo, and he has not been heard from since the earthquake struck there. Friends of the family are requesting prayers of support for the family.
Boy Scouts in the Aledo area will hold a rally Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at Vandagriff Elementary School. Boys aged 6-17 are invited to learn about the area's scouting program and scouts in the community.