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A&M – Rice Game Watch

August 27, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/31/2013 - 12:00pm

The Parker County A&M Club invites all Aggie fans to the A&M – Rice Game Watching Party at noon Saturday, Aug. 31, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 320 Adams Dr. in Weatherford. Be sure to wear your A&M apparel and invite your Aggie friends. For more information, call Richard Westbrook at 817-441-5831 or email Westbrookrc@yahoo.com.

FM 1187 Traffic Move

August 23, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:00pm

With construction of FM 1187 reaching the halfway point, traffic will be switched to the newly constructed lanes on the east side of the roadway beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, according to officials with TxDOT and McMahon Construction. The actual switchover could cause some minor delays over a four- hour period from 8 p.m. to midnight, as vehicles are diverted onto the new concrete. In addition, West Oak St. will be closed, and both East Oak St. and Underwood Rd. will reopen for traffic. Access to all businesses will remain available with directional signs posted as crews work to build the new concrete lanes on the west side of FM 1187. Upon completion, FM 1187 will be a four lane divided highway with a median, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping.

Blood Drive

August 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/08/2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, 802 N. Elm in Weatherford. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Civil Air Patrol Unit Breakfast

August 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/24/2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am

The Raptor Civil Air Patrol Squadron, TX-441, will serve a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Granbury Airport Terminal. CAP Lt Col Bill Kindred of Willow Park is Commander of the Squadron and welcomes all to fly or drive to the airport on Saturday morning. Proceeds support CAP Cadet training expenses. The FAA will also present a safety seminar titled “Landing” starting at 9 a.m.

Adoption Fair

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sun, 10/13/2013 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Grace House Ministries will present the Gift of Adoption Fair from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Doss Heritage Center, 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford. Numerous adoption/foster agencies, private adoption attorneys, and assessment counselors from all over North Texas will be present to answer questions. Adoptive parents will also be present to share their successful stories. Anyone interested in adoption or foster care is encouraged to attend this free event. For more information, call Jessica Lambiase at 817-599-9080 or email jessica@gracehouseministries.net.

United Way Bike Ride

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 6:00am - 2:00pm

The third annual Ride United Parker County will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Parker County Sheriff Posse Arena, 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy in Weatherford.

The ride features 24 mile, 36 mile and 59 mile routes. Routes close at 2 p.m., so be sure to pick the route that suits your riding ability in order to finish on time. The ride benefits the 18 health and human service programs supported by United Way of Parker County. Registration fee is $25 before Sept. 19 and $30 at the event. Participants may register at www.bikereg.com. For more information, visit www.rideunitedparkercounty.com or call 817-596-5986. For information on sponsorships, email director@unitedwayofparkercounty.org. For more information about the United Way of Parker County, visit www.unitedwayofparkercounty.org.

Parent Forum

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/14/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Grace House Ministries of Weatherford will offer a forum for parents on how to talk to their teenagers about difficult subjects such as Internet porn, sexting, and alternative lifestyles from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept 14. For more information, call 817-599-9080 or email jayme@gracehouseministries.net.

Art Association Meeting

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 7:00pm

The Weatherford Art Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 at the Firehouse Art Gallery, 119 Palo Pinto in Weatherford. The guest artist will be Jo Ann Durham, a "Spiritual Painter in Absract Symbols" from Fort Worth. Jo Ann has participated in shows worldwide, in 10 states in the US and in more than 300 shows in Texas. She has also had work published in The Artist's Magazine, International Artist, Manhattan Arts (cover), International Women Artists, Christians in the Visual Arts, Art & Healing by Barbara Ganim, Women Artists Date book and Creative Watercolor by Mary Ann Beckwith. Art show critiques will begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Free Testing

August 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Free testing with a biophotonic scanner for children and teachers will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Aledo Yoga, 203 E. Oak St. in Aledo. A Biophotonic Scanner non-invasively measures your level of antioxidants. For more information, call Rhonda Pierce at 817-291-2254 or email rwpierce@hotmail.com.

Youth Football Raffle

August 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/24/2013 - 6:00pm

The Aledo Youth Football and Cheer Association will hold its first Draw Down Raffle at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Stuard Elementary School cafeteria. Only 299 tickets will be sold for this event, with the winner receiving $5000 cash. Second place receives $1000 and third place will receive $500.

In addition, the first ticket drawn will get $100 and every 50th ticket will receive $100.
The event will feature door prizes and auction items up for grabs!

Tickets are $100 and will admit two to the Raffle and dinner, which will be catered by Babes Chicken. This year’s corporate sponsors are Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and FD International.

Aledo Youth Football and Cheer is a competitive football association that offers tackle football and cheer for grades 1-6, and flag football for 4-6 year olds. In the 2012 more than 400 Aledo youth participated in the association.

For more information, visit www.aledoyouthfootball.org.

For Tickets and more information, call Ross Dillingham at 817-789-0705 or email rossdillingham@remax.net.

Sports Calendar

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Crowley;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

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