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Aledo Black Freshman Score

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

The Bearcats Black team take their record to 2 wins and 1 loss with a win today over Richland. Final was 16-6.

The Orange team will play in 15 minutes.

Jim Zimmermann

jzimmermann@community-news.com

This Thursday and Friday

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

Don't forget to come watch the Freshman at Bearcat Stadium tonight starting at 5:30. The varsity football team will be home this Friday and take on Monterrey Tech at 7:30.

If you are unable to come we will be blogging live on coveritlive.com and it will post to our website.

Jim Zimmermann
jzimmermann@community-news.com

Celebrating Independence Day

July 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Celebrating today I am struck by the courage, wisdom and idealism of our founders about this time of year in 1776.

Courage because they must have known that simply declaring independence didn't necessarily make it so. They were fully aware that gaining independence would involve military conflict with one of the strongest armies on the face of the earth.

Wisdom because the principles upon which are nation are founded are timeless: all men (and women) are created equal. Giving the people a voice was at the heart of what has made our country strong.

Idealism because, again, they were willing to entrust this nation to the people. Certainly the type of democracy established made allowances for representation of states and of people, they were still willing to entrust the future to what people said at the ballot box, and not through force of arms.

Freedom is a wonderful concept. Let us celebrate our freedom this day, and also remember that freedom does not come without cost or sacrifice. Many have paid a dear proice to protect and earn the freedoms we enjoy.

So let us never forget that with freedom comes responsibility – they go hand-in-hand. It is not only appropriate to enjoy our freedoms today, but to accept the responsibility of handing them over to future generations.

As the founders said at the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

Upcoming free events for the kids

April 18, 2012 by Megan Parks

Go to www.kidsbowlfree.com and sign up your child for 2 games of free bowling. Once you sign up they will email you with coupons that you take in and use. I did this last summer and the kids loved it.

www.Lowes.com/buildandgrow
April 28 - Terrarium
Terrarium
May 12 - Picture Frame Planter

www.homedepot.com/workshops
May 5 - Planter Box

Report Card Rewards

April 18, 2012 by Megan Parks

Businesses in the are that will reward our children for A/B Honer Roll. Please make sure to have the report card with you.

Mcdonalds-Willow Park- FREE Ice Cream
Cici's White Settlement- FREE kids buffet
Chuck E Cheese- 15 tokens
Brookshires- Willow Park- FREE Cookie
Taco Casa-Willow Park- FREE Taco
Mr. Jims-willow Park- FREE Cheese Pizza with a reg. Pizza Purchase
Blockbuster- FREE movie

I Love that our businesses want to help. Thank you for your support!

The grass is always greener... if you fertilize it

April 11, 2012 by Mother Nature

My lawn in Deer Creek during the Spring timeHere it is Easter weekend, the Easter bunny is coming to hide eggs in our lawn and it is bright green.

A closer look by a knowledgeable bunny will see that the bright green is not lush grass but prolific weeds that have been mowed close to the ground to prevent seeds heads from forming for a later influx of weeds.

The weed seed heads will germinate and choke out the grass plus take all the sunshine and moisture if you let them get too tall.

Now is the time to fertilize your lawn and flower beds.

I usually tell those that ask, “Do I need to fertilize?” Yes, having grass and flowers and not fertilizing it is like having an animal and not feeding it.

The pet may live but will have to forage for food and will not look healthy. So, yes, fertilize the lawn and flower beds now; but the question this year, with the abundant weeds, do I fertilize my weeds?

The first thing to remember is that we live in calcareous clay soils in most of Parker County. If you have sandy soil, I do not know how to help you with fertilizing since my expertise is with the awful clay soils.

Reading the fertilizer labelIf you will notice when you go to purchase your fertilizer there are 3 numbers on the front of the bag.

That is the determination of: 1st number is nitrogen, the 2nd number is phosphorus, and the 3rd is potassium or aka potash.

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Bod4God Weight-loss Seminar

April 9, 2012 by THOMAS VIDAURRI

BOD4GOD/LOSING TO LIVE WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR
Date: Monday April 16, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Highland Baptist Temple
6939 Palm Ave Highland, CA 92346

Kids Activites

March 24, 2012 by Megan Parks

Home Depot
April 7th- Sat
9am to 12 pm.
visit www.homedepot.com/kidsworkshop for more info
Come and Build a Window Bird Feeder

Lowes Home Improvement
April 14th/28th
10am to 11am
visit www.lowes.com/buildandgrow to sign up
April 14th
Come and build a Game Show Chip Drop Game
April 28th
Terrailum

Sales around town

March 24, 2012 by Megan Parks

If you are wanted to join a Karate Family. ATA Karate is offering 2 weeks free on Karate or Cage fit. Just mention this ad. They are located on Ranch House Rd (in the old Video Maze)

Tree rescue

March 23, 2012 by Mother Nature

Dad's Tree: A young tree blown over by this week's windstorm.

My dad’s newly planted memorial tree was blown over. It was planted in January and without a good root system, it could not take those hurricane winds this week.

Of course, as a master gardener I knew that I needed to stake the tree but alas it is hard to remember that in the still of the winter days.

I did put a tarp over the roots so they would not dry out in the wind and when my husband got home it was like magic, the wind died almost completely right before the rain.

We pushed the tree upright made sure it was plumb (looked at it from all four directions) and replanted it. Yes, we did stake it with heavy rope this time. A strong wire, heavy cord or rope will work. A thin rope or twine will not be enough if your tree is medium to large size.

Garden hoseWe cut a piece of garden hose and slid it on to the rope, where it would be located right around the “V” angle of trunk then drove stakes in the ground to secure it. The rope was taut but loose but not too loose.


How to explain…..enough for the tree to grow some and not cut through the bark of the trunk, an example is: be able to put your thumb between the hose and the trunk. The tree will want wiggle room. Daddy’s live oak should do well since we got 3.73 inches of rain on Monday. (Click read more below for full post).

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