The Business Expo will bring together more than 60 businesses from around Parker County, exhibiting their products and services. There will be live demonstrations, games, free goodie bags, coupons galore, on-the-spot-shopping and drawings. Ample food trucks will be on hand with snacks and treats.
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Willow Park Baptist Church, 129 S. Ranch House Road, Willow Park
For more information, contact the Chamber at 817-441-7844 or visit the website www.eastparkerchamber.com.
Monthly kidney and diabetes classes
Oak Ridge Church of Christ
4895 East I-20, Willow Park
6-7 p.m. Kidney Smart, no charge
7-8 p.m. Diabetes, will bill Medicare or insurance
Conducted by registered nurse and registered dietician.
For more information, call Elizabeth Neumann at 817-995-4677.
10th annual Parkfest 2013
Willow Park will celebrate its 50th year of incorporation with a family-friendly festival featuring live music from a variety of bands all day long. Food trucks, arts & crafts, a bounce house, a petting zoo, safety demonstrations by Willow Park Fire/Rescue and plenty of children’s games and activities are planned. A brochure and a five-minute slide show about the city’s history will be available, courtesy of East Parker County Geneology and Historical Society.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Corner of Ranch House Road and Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park
To reserve booth space, contact City Hall at 817-441-7108.
For more information visit www.willowpark.org
‘Mud, Sweat & Tears 2013’
Mud run to benefit Young Life Aledo, 1-mile for kids, 5k for adults.
Giveaways, a food truck, registered runners get a free meal and water.
Check-in at noon, kid run begins at 1 p.m., first heat for 5K begins at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by CrossFit City View.
Location is Clear Fork Materials, 800 Old Annetta Road, Aledo.
Early registration ensures a T-shirt and goody bag.
Register online at www.crossfitcityview.com.
Registration prices lowered to $30 for the kid run and $50 for the 5K, with discounts for multiple family members.
Pre-race day packet/T-shirt pick-up at CrossFit City View, 1151 Underwood Road, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.
For more information, call 817-676-8182.
AmazinGrace 5K and Kid’s Fun Run
Official chip-timed event
Bearcat Park, Aledo
Participants pay $25 to register, $10 for Fun Run.
Dogs run for $3.
Proceeds benefit youth missions.
Got to www.aledoumc.org for form.
Carla McDougal will speak on “God’s Treasured Gifts.”
10 a.m.—1 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm Street
Tickets are $20.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for viewing the holiday tables.
Sponsored by FBC of Aledo Women’s Ministry
For reservations, call 817-441-8885 or visit www.fbcaledo.com.
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SPRINGTOWN – After finding that a breaker manufactured by a company with a history of issues contributed to a house fire Friday, Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott is urging Parker County residents with Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok circuit breakers to call an electrician and get them checked for safety.
Candidates have filed for city, school board elections
Filings for May 10 city and school board elections are now complete. A summary follows:
On the Aledo ISD school board incumbents David Davis, in Place 6, and Hoyt Harris, in Place 7, have both filed for re-election, each drawing one or more opponents. Farida Goderya has filed for Place 6, opposite Davis, and Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers have filed for Place 7, opposite Harris.
East Parker County Calendar of Events
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will welcome retired USAF SMSGT Vernon M. Anderson, Jr., senior technical instructor, Bell Helicopter, Integrated Operations Engineering Support Technical Training Department, as the key note speaker for the March 12 luncheon.
The Sunny Side
WILLOW PARK – Peppered with anecdotes from his stellar baseball career, former Texas Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg gave witness to his Christian faith and told how it changed his life before a crowd of about 200 at the recent annual Trinity Christian Academy dinner and fundraiser.
Aledo ISD approves suicide prevention program
The Aledo School Board approved the LifeLines Suicide Prevention Program in February, lining up with a recommendation from the Student Health Advisory Council, which has spent a year reviewing choices.
Aledo ISD could save up to $2 million
Expecting to save close to $2 million, Aledo ISD trustees recently voted to let district staff pull the trigger on a bank-qualified refunding of some of the district’s outstanding bonds once market conditions are optimum.
Don't feed the deer!
HUDSON OAKS — The city council recently passed an ordinance banning the feeding of deer.
Parker County Sheriff's Report Feb. 27-March 2
Burglary of a vehicle
Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of James Street in Aledo shortly after 6 p.m. regarding the burglary of a vehicle.
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Is it too early to start a vegetable garden?
Considering our winter temperatures this year, that’s a good question. When it comes to a successful vegetable garden, timing is everything. The goal in Texas is to have most of your vegetable crops mature before the temperatures soar in mid-summer.
EXTENSION NEWS: Getting more zzzs could help you lose some lbs.
We spend about one-third of our lifetime sleeping. Sleep is important for learning and memory. Sleep also helps our immune system to resist illness and disease, increases response times in emergencies, improves our mood and feelings of wellness and gives us the energy we need to be more active and alert.
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