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Love is in the air this month with a lot of free Valentine’s-related activities for the kids.
Valentines keepsake box
Home Depot Kids workshop
9 a.m.-12N, Saturday, Feb. 4
Designed for kids ages 5-12, the workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
For more information or the location nearest you, visit www.homeimproverclub.com/kidsworkshops
Drawing from the Collection
Modern Art Museum
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5
This exciting gallery program for children between the ages of five and 12 is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection.
Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials in The Modern Shop.
Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged. www.themodern.org/children
Modern Art Museum
4-4:45 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 8 & 15
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department.
Both the tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern's collection.
I am writing this message to let our subscribers know that you will probably not receive your paper in the mail this week until Saturday.
The United States Post Office in Aledo has implemented a new system that caught us off guard this week. I was informed two weeks ago that under the new system, we would not be able to mail our papers after 4 p.m. on Thursday. When our papers arrived at the post office at about 3:30 yesterday, the post office refused to accept the mailing because it was after 3 p.m.
This is yet another in a growing list of new procedures over the last year that make one thing entirely clear: the post office does not want our business.
An item is on the agenda for the Willow Park City Council's Monday, Nov. 15 agenda regarding the city's official newspaper of record. We anticipate that at that time, the city council will vote to change the city's newspaper of record from The Community News to the Weatherford Democrat. We will attempt to have the following statement read into the record during the discussion of this issue. However, it is unclear whether the statement will be allowed, so we put it here for the historical record.
For more than 15 years The Community News has proudly served the residents of Willow Park, working harder and longer than any other news source to bring news and information about the city to its residents.
Special Commentary from publisher Randy Keck:
This commentary is a highly unusual event for The Community News, but under the circumstances I felt that this information needed to be sent out before the next issue of our newspaper goes to press.
If you talk to Willow Park City Administrator Candy Scott, you may see bus tire treads running up and down her back. Another newspaper has been reporting stories that place the blame for Willow Park’s current budget problems squarely on her shoulders.
It is not the purpose of this commentary to critique the way our competitors handle their reporting; nor is it to delve into the reasons for Willow Park’s financial mess. But there is information you, as readers of either or both newspapers, should know.
Aledo First & 10 at Brenham 37
1 - Gray stopped for loss of 4 (2nd & 14)
2 - Pass to Michael Mann, gain of 17 - First Down at B 26
1 - OZEE KEEPER - TOUCHDOWN
1st & 10 at B 23
1 - 42 yard pass to Edwards to A 35
1 - Green carry to A 32 (Gain of 3, 2nd & 7)
2 - QB stopped for loss by Devin Davis (3rd & 8)
3 - New QB (Michael Buro) TD Pass to Edwards
Kickoff to Rob Blowers at the 22, returned to 36.
1 - Gray up the middle to 40, 2nd & 6
2 - Gray up the middle to 43, 3rd & 3
Back for the Third Quarter, with Aledo kicking off
Kick to B 7, Moore return to 22 (14 yd return)
1 - 6 yd carry, 2nd & 4
2 - Pass to Green for 14 yds, First Down at B 40
1 - 2 yard carry, 2nd & 8
2 - Incomplete pass intended for Edwards
3 - Pass to Michael Walker - measurement for 1st down, about a foot short
4 - QB Keeper for 2
1 - Troy Green stopped at line *** FLAG *** Holding on offense
(Penalty yardage to B 40) 1st & 21
1 - Screen pass - no gain (2nd & 21)
2 - Green carries to 45 (3rd & 16)
3 - Incomplete Pass (4th & 16)
Aledo started the second quarter with 2nd & 9 at their own 41.
2 - Direct snap to Gray gain 3 to 43 (3rd & 7)
3 - Complete pass to Michael Mann at Brenham 45 (First Down)
1 - Gray carry to the 40 (2nd & 5)
2 - Gray on left side to Brenham 36 (inches short)
3 - GRAY TOUCHDOWN (36 Yard Run)
Kickoff to the Brenham 6, returned to 18.
1 - Broken up pass play, QB Schlottman scrambled for gain of 12 to Aledo 30.
1 - Gain of 3 (Lambert tackle)
2 - QB sacked at 23 (3rd & 17)
3 - Long pass incomplete
4 - Bad punt to Brenham 36