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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CASA seeks 100 new advocates to represent children in CPS care
In Spanish, casa means home, but for thousands of abused and neglected children, it’s an acronym that has even more meaning – it’s the hope of finally finding a safe, permanent home where they can thrive.
Spivack to speak at PCRW event
Parker County Republican Women will have Loren Spivack as the March 13 luncheon meeting guest speaker.
State education board candidates in runoff
Tuesday’s voting tallies signified an extremely tight race for State Board of Education District 11 candidates in the Republican primary.
Renfro in runoff for job he didn’t want
Precinct 4 Commissioner Dusty Renfro, who unexpectedly scored 1,213 votes in Tuesday’s Republican Primary while campaigning for an opponent, is still trying to lose his job on the Parker County Commissioners’ Court.
Area council, school board filings
Filings for school board and city council elections in May ended last Friday. Here are the filings for area city council seats open in May:
ALEDO – Patricia Weckel, 60, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, surrounded by family at her home in Aledo.
This time, Riley cruises past McKay in judge’s race
County Judge Mark Riley knocked it out of the park against challenger Cary McKay in final but unofficial returns in Tuesday night’s Republican primary, securing 62 percent of the total votes cast with a final count of 7,524 to 4,670.
Dugan, Renfro in runoff for Pct. 4 Commissioner
The three-way race for Precinct 4 commissioner will end in a May 27 Republican primary runoff with front-runner Steve Dugan — who received 1,776 votes — facing incumbent Dusty Renfro, a candidate who told voters he didn’t want the job but got 1,213 votes anyway. Fred Hammons received 704 votes.
Barnwell edges Vick; Brunson claims win
Running for an office that counts money, Parker County Treasurer candidate Dedra Vick might still be counting votes today.
March 4 primary elections
Tuesday, March 4, is election day, and voters will cast their ballots in one of two political party elections. The candidate selected (unless a runoff is necessary) will represent the party in the Nov. 4 General Election.
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