Life and Community
Message from Aledo Youth League Board
All games scheduled for this Saturday are cancelled due to the icy weather.
There are a number of safety issues outside of our roadways that factored into this including (1) all AISD campuses have had their heat turned off to save energy and gyms are freezing cold (2) all parking lots are like ice rinks (3) walkways to and from the gyms are extremely dangerous and have not been cleared.
Forecast is saying by noon on Saturday we should finally be above freezing but in all likelihood it will take several more hours before the majority of the ice is melted and half of our games on Saturday are before noon.
Practices will resume on Monday 2/7/11 at the regularly scheduled times and dates for each team respectively.
Submit your snow and ice photos for this week's newspaper.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Downtown Aledo looking south from Vandagriff Elementary School.
Ice and snow immobilized much of east Parker County today. With the closing of schools, some local youths braved the cold and gusts for some winter recreation.
Aledo Lion’s Youth has over 700 Players
We get a lot of communication from our league because the Aledo Youth Basketball League has a lot of coordinating to do with Aledo ISD. The school district and our league directors have been extremely cooperative in getting us gym time, assisting the program, and working on developing players who will eventually be playing at Aledo High School.
There is absolutely no reason our basketball programs can’t reach the same level of excellence of our football team, volleyball team, and soccer teams. One of my jobs is writing sports for The Community News. Our Ladycats are now 23-2 and ranked # 4 in the state.
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Dominic Genetti/The Community News Do you know anyone who has a great story to tell? Let us know at The Community News we're putting our annual Good News Issue together and we want to share local stories that can gain a lot of interest.
Twins Haley and Hannah Loftin (pictured above) will be featured in this year's issue. Send us more ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 817-441-7661.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Chisholm Trail Chapter encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures. In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended cooking.
“We all think of Thanksgiving as a time for family, good food and football, but it’s also prime time for cooking fires,” said Teresa Filkins, Community Development and Resource Manager at the Parker County Branch. “Taking a few simple precautions can help everyone have a safe and happy holiday.”
To keep Thanksgiving fire-free, the public should follow these ten tips:
HarvestFest, a semi-private trunk show, has been moved from the Willow Park Community Center to Willow Park City Hall due to road construction on STagecoach Trail. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13 at 516 Ranch House Road.
HarvestFest was scheduled due to the cancellation of the city’s ParkFest in October, and will feature about a dozen veteran vendors. Besides home-based businesses, there will be several arts and crafts vendors as well as the East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society offering Susan Karnes’ recent book, “Around Aledo.”
There will be plenty of Christmas gift ideas, stocking stuffers, and gifts. Entertainment will be provided by Andrew Jones, and refreshments will be available, as well as a $100 gift basket door prize.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Morgan Ingram, a 7th-grader at Aledo Middle School, dressed up as a clown for the annual trunk or treat at Bearcat Stadium Oct. 29. Several Aledo students and parents handed out candy from the trunks of their cars.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Stormie Walker, 4 1/2, paints her sister's name, Ainslee, on one of Aledo's wooden display signs. Ainslee turns 6 on Halloween and Stormie, along with her mother, Rebecca, headed out Tuesday afternoon to show Aledo drivers that Halloween just doesn't mean candy in the Walker household.