Weatherford Democrat

Local News

February 26, 2014

PCRTA gives back to community

Parker County Retired Teachers love to give back to the community.

As members of the Parker County Retired Teachers streamed into Central Christian Church Cuppett Hall on Feb. 4, they brought dozens of valentines ready to share with residents of local health care centers.

Continuing the theme of sharing with the community, President Louretta Evans announced a canned food drive through April.

Members responded to the book project fund drive by adding more than $400 at this meeting.  Funds will be used to purchase 500 books for Community Education to give to young readers. These projects are in addition to more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service performed by the group this year.

Evans led the officers in serving each member a cup of valentine sweets. She inspired the group with, “Let your smile change the world. But don’t let the world change your smile.”

Sponsored by the budget and scholarship committees, Wally Wallace, from Wallace Insurance Agency, spoke on money-saving tips when purchasing insurance and documentation strategies to use when filing claims. He encouraged members to read their policies carefully to know their benefits and also to compare policies to make sure they have the best coverage at the best price.

Recognizing February as heart month, the Information, Health and Protective Services Committee provided tips on heart health. 

Members are looking forward to the annual auction on April 1. This year, a silent auction is being added to the traditional bidding auction. Items range from books to household items to jewelry to delicious baked goods to the unexpected. 

Winning a prized photograph of the Capitol, taken by retired teacher Jon Vandagriff, Cleo Bourland was especially pleased since one of her favorite teaching assignments was American History.

The speaker at the March meeting will be Linsey Schofield, physical therapist from Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Lunch will be catered by Pulido’s Mexican Restaurant for $8. For more information or to make a reservation, call Kathryn Jordan at 817-594-5748.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0727 loc peaster ffa.jpg Peaster FFA students attend state convention

    The 86th Texas FFA Convention was recently held in Fort Worth. Peaster’s Hannah Ford completed her year of service as a state officer. 

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County Heritage Society to meet Aug. 19

    Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W. Spring St. at 7 p.m. 

    July 27, 2014

  • AgriLife to offer parenting classes Aug. 19, 21

    The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes on Aug. 19 and 21, 2014, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be from 1-5 p.m. each day and will include lunch. The cost to attend the class is $10 per person for the two-day class. Scholarships are available.

    July 27, 2014

  • CASA receives national certification for its efforts

    WEATHERFORD – CASA Hope for Children of Parker and Palo Pinto County has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that CASA Hope for Children is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.

    July 26, 2014

  • 0725 loc whs ffa.jpg Weatherford FFA attends state convention in Fort Worth

    Members from the Weatherford FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention July 14-18 in Fort Worth.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • DAILY RECORD: Marriages and deaths

    Marriages and deaths recorded from July 16, 2014 to July 22, 2014. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within the information provided.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dept. of State Health Services releases Aug. schedules

    Texas Department of State Health Services immunization clinics for August:

    July 24, 2014

  • 0723 loc WC upward bound.jpg Traveling the path to success

    Several factors aligned to set Louriann Villa on the path to success including a mother she considers a hero, the Weatherford College Upward Bound program and scholarship funds.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Weatherford DAR to host summer workshop

    Weatherford Chapter-DAR will be hosting the District II summer workshop with 94 members from across North Texas attending on Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church.

    July 23, 2014

  • Painting with a Twist/Painting with a Purpose

    Looking for a fun night out? Join us for the Parker Paws Painting with a Purpose fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. 

    July 20, 2014