A Bountiful Homecoming

Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Newberry Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the oldest active rural Presbyterian Church in Parker County, marks its 146th anniversary with the annual Homecoming Celebration on Sunday. This year's event is "A Bountiful Harvest," as family and friends welcome the community to join in celebrating the rich blessings experienced here in Parker County. Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., with worship under the historic tabernacle at 10:45. The tabernacle, built on the church grounds in 1901, replaced the more primitive brush arbors formerly used by the faithful for outdoor worship services and camp meetings. Worshipping outdoors under a tabernacle is a unique opportunity to experience a taste of Texas history.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to take place Saturday at WC

Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday. The two-mile walk begins at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies at Roger Williams Ballpark at 312 College Park Drive led by this year’s honorary chairs, Linda and Gary Snow. Before beginning their trek, walkers will join in a beautiful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Emcee for the event will be Brent Baker, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Weatherford College.

‘Larry Hagman Day’ declared in Weatherford

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A bronze statue of the late actor was unveiled on his birthday, Sept. 21.

Sophie will definitely be your choice

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Meet Sophie, a friendly boxer-mix girl in need of a new home. Sophie will be your best friend. She likes, no LOVES, to sit very close to you. She is a snuggler and loves to be petted. She will wait for you to give her permission to sit next to you. She sleeps in her crate at night and goes in with the command, “Get in your den.” She also likes to sleep on the bed with you.

Rainfall and easy recipes make Dee Dee happy this week

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

We were blessed by a rainstorm a few days ago and I nearly forgot what thunder sounded like. And of course the best news of all, no watering for a few days.

Build Strong luncheon begins a new dream

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

On a day that is rightfully somber, Thurs., Sept. 11, took on a different meaning, one of hope as more than 100 gathered for the annual Trinity Habitat for Humanity Build Strong luncheon.

Parker County Historical Society’s Historic Home of the Month

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Known as the Rosa Current Home, current homeowner Barbara Blaisdell is the caretaker of this jewel -ox historic rock home that was built during the Depression. The rock fence that wraps the house is so interesting with found objects that have all been hand placed. This home is a large piece of art.

As summer winds down, Dee Dee helps with ways to cool off

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Included in today's column is a great and "cool" salad, which sounds very good to me right now.

Parenting classes offered

Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be $10 per person for the two-day class and will include lunch.

Bringing back the Texas horned lizard

Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Horned Frogs, the purple kind, may be thriving in north central Texas, but the same can’t be said for the Texas Christian University namesake, the real Texas horned lizard. Once plentiful, Texas horned lizards are considered a threatened species in Texas, but researchers are trying to reintroduce them into their native habitat. Wildlife biologist Nathan Rains will outline those efforts at the next meeting of the Cross Timbers chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas on Thursday in Weatherford.