Life and Community
The Zonta Club of Parker County is accepting applications for its general scholarship awards and is inviting qualified persons to apply. Deadline is March 1.
The scholarship may be awarded to qualified Parker County residents who aspire to further their post-secondary education, who can demonstrate leadership and academic promise and who possess a commitment to advance the status of women. Scholarship awards may vary based on need. Recipients must provide verification of college or university enrollment prior to the award, and must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours to be eligible to receive scholarship funds.
Zonta Club of Parker County has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to 42 students in the last three years. Its major fundraiser is the annual Casino Night, scheduled this year on March 23 at the Wild Mushroom Steakhouse in Weatherford. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event, and club members also are accepting silent and live auction items. Call Angie Martin at 817-598-5422 for more information about Zonta Casino Night.
For more information about the scholarship opportunity offered by the local Zonta chapter and others offered by Zonta International, contact Dr. Arleen Atkins, chairperson of the scholarship committee, at 817-598-8822, or visit www.zontaparkercounty.org. A downloadable application form for the ZCPC general scholarship is available.
January 20, 2012The Jan. 20 issue of The Community News is at the printer. Coverage includes Aledo's plans for FM 1187, the Hudson Oaks Liquor petition and a lot more. For the baby boomers among our readers, check out Randy Keck's Retro-TV quiz on page 6. Remember Sam Drucker? Click the "E-Version" link above for a free preview.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The Community News. Enjoy some of our local students!
Students in local schools smiled for us as we gathered photos for one of our favorite newspaper features: "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth."
Special to The Community News
The East Parker County Library will host Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30. Children will be treated to a story and craft time with their families. The East Parker County Library is located at 201 FM 1187 North in Aledo.
The City of Aledo has announced that Christmas Tyme in Aledo activities have been canceled for Saturday, Dec. 3.
However, at this time plans are to proceed with the annual Crafts Fair at Aledo Community Center from 10 a.m. To 8 p.m. On Saturday.
Representatives from the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce said the city's Christmas on the square will go on as planned, rain or shine.
At the current time plans are still in place to hold Christmas Tyme in Aledo on Saturday, Dec. 3. Because of predictions of rain, some activities that were scheduled for outdoors may be moved indoors.
The annual Craft Fair at the Community Center is being held as scheduled from 10 a.m. To 8 p.m.
Check back at www.community-news.com for updates related to the event.
AUSTIN, TX—Nov. 22, 2011—The National Federation of Independent Business, Texas’ largest association representing small business owners, is calling on Texans to reserve the day after Black Friday for a trip to their nearest small business.
“There is only one way out of this recession, and that’s when small businesses – not big corporations – start ringing up sales. Period.” said the group’s executive director, Will Newton.
In its latest Small Business Profiles for States and Territories, the U.S. Small Business Administration pegs small-business employers as constituting 98 percent of all of Texas’ employers, providing more than half of all private-sector jobs.
But NFIB has been doing its own research on issues particular to small businesses for seven decades. In its latest NFIB Small-Business Optimism Index, a key bellwether economic measurement used by Federal Reserve chairmen and Congress, it found the No. 1 problem facing small businesses continuing to be “poor sales,” followed by government regulations and taxes. (Download the full report at http://www.nfib.com/sbetindex.)
Randy Keck/The Community News: Lewis Frantz holds Robbie Frantz as they watched the Parker County Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 12. Frantz is a veteran.
Spectators lined South Main St. in Weatherford for the Veterans Day Parade held after a ceremony outside the Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center on Saturday.
Grand Marshall of the Parade was Eric Matthews, who spoke of the sacrifice and contributions of veterans (see video).
Scenes from the Parker County Veterans Day Parade and opening ceremony on Nov. 12, 2011. Shown are clips of Grand Marshal Eric Matthews, Sophie Clark singing "God Bless America," members of the Texas Guard and the Weatherford High School band.
For more photos and information, see the Nov. 18 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo High School Theatre Department will host auditions for its upcoming production of “Fiddler on the Roof” next week. Dance auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Singing auditions will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Childrens‘ auditions and callbacks will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 and callbacks will also be on Nov. 3. High school and middle school students must attend the dancing and singing auditions. Children in grades K-6 just need to attend on Nov. 2. All high school and middle school students need to prepare 16 bars of music to sing with the piano and will learn a dance combination. Go to Aledo High School and see Ms. Carlberg or Mrs. Collard or call 817-441-5139 for assistance with finding music. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Business Expo at Willow Park Baptist Church on Thursday. Check the video for introductions to some of The Community News' advertisers who were at the expo. More information and photos will be in the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News