The Hyles family invites the community to Terry Hyles’ 80th birthday celebration from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM5 in Aledo. The family requests “no gifts please.” For more information, call 817-233-8111.Find out more »
Aledo Ag Backers will host their fundraising dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 at Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM 5 in Aledo.
The Silent Auction runs from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will be at 6:30 p.m.
Catering will be provided by Mesquite Pit. Dinner is $15 per plate. For tickets, email .Find out more »
Parker County Cowboy Church will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at 5050 FM 5 in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus.
Less than four percent of eligible donors give blood, according to Carter BloodCare. In the winter months, it is especially challenging to encourage folks to take time for blood donation. And the request for blood products by hospitals, for their patients, does not wane. Daily, more than 600 patients require blood transfusions for serious health concerns. For this reason, healthy volunteer blood donors are in high demand in January and continue to give a priceless New Year’s blessing: the gift of life.
Giving blood on behalf of a loved one undergoing medical care, in memory of a friend, or just to say thanks for good health, are life-saving reasons to donate blood. These are also among the reasons offered, by some of our frequent blood donors, as to why they return every 56 days.
It takes about an hour to give one pint of whole blood. Blood transfusion can do more than save a life – it can provide hope and renewed energy for folks who battle a chronic blood disorder, or undergo cancer and surgical treatments.
Remember to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water one to two hours before giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood.
Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment time, call Claire Olson at 682-888-3099.
A Republican Candidate Forum hosted by Parker County Conservatives is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM 5.
A meet and greet will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Candidates scheduled for the forum at press time were:
Pat Deen and Mark Riley for County Judge;
Lila Deakle and Paula Durant for County Clerk;
Jerry Buckner and Curtis Jenkins for Judge, County Court-at-Law No. 1; and
Steve Dugan and Brian Lixey for County Commissioner Pct. 4.
The Aledo Ag Backers will hold its annual auction and dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM 5.
The event will feature a silent and a live auction. Proceeds from the event help fund scholarships for ag students.
Tickets are $15Ag-Backers and can be purchased from Aledo Ag Students or at the door.
The Friends of Emma will hold a benefit team roping event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 South FM 5 just outside Annetta South.
For ropers, Pick 1/Draw 1 is $120. After entering the draw, you may pick an additional three ropers at $60 each.
Emma Vidal is a third-grader at Vandagriff Elementary School who has been diagnosed with leukemia. She will need treatment for three years.
During the course of treatment, Emma lost vision in her right eye.
For more information about the team roping, call Mike Blair at 817-925-2841 or Nelson King at 817-996-7428.
For more information about Emma, visit facebook.com/encourageemma.
Parker County Cowboy Church will host its annual Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at PCCC, 5050 FM 5 in Annetta South.
Activities include trick-or-treating, games, food, bounce houses, face painting, caricature art, and a cakewalk.
For more information, visit pccowboychurch.org/fall-festival/.