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Senior Spotlight

July 13, 2016

by Sue Turnipseed
A wonderful thing happens every day at the B. J. Clark Community Center. People over 60 years of age have an opportunity to meet and join in games and fellowship with others before having a balanced meal prepared by Valley Foods and brought in for lunch.
Seniors received some valuable information last week from Mark Fulmer, Tarrant County Public Health Preparedness Planner, about controlling mosquitoes and protecting ourselves from harmful bites.
Each family received a can of repellent for use in avoiding bites from infected mosquitoes.
The Center will host an AARP Safe Driving Class on July 21.… Read the rest

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Spend a Day with the Drumline

July 13, 2016

One-day camp for 4-8th graders ends with concert

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Does your child wonder what it would be like to be a part of a World Class Drumline?
AISD students in grades 4 through 8 have an opportunity to find out.
The Azle Indoor Drumline invites students to participate in a one day mini-camp from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 29 in the band hall at Azle High School to learn the fundamentals of playing percussion.
Previous musical experience is not needed. The camp will begin with an introduction to the percussion instruments, including snare, tenor, and bass drums; keyboard instruments such as xylophone and marimba, and other favorites.… Read the rest

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Area residents honor America at gathering

July 6, 2016
Area residents honor America at gathering

Justified by Faith kicked off the festivities.

Servolution and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church manned the cotton candy machines, serving the festival favorite to Follow The Flag patrons free.

The Ranch Cowboy Country Church and Lighthouse Harbor Church teamed up to grind ice and top it with delicious flavored syrups to satisfy the need for snow cones.

All ages turn out for Follow The Flag.

Young Alcide Perez savors some cotton candy.

Central Park was awash with glow-in-the-dark sticks and necklaces as kids and adults waited for fireworks.

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Eye-ballin’ the Ski Jump

July 6, 2016
Eye-ballin’ the Ski Jump

Azle PD shut down westbound Hwy. 199 for a while June 30 to give TxDOT personnel a chance to examine the damaged “ski jump” overpass as they prepare to work on it. Again. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Eagle Crest Villa celebrates 18 years in Azle with July 14 party

July 6, 2016
Eagle Crest Villa celebrates 18 years in Azle with July 14 party

The residents and staff of Eagle Crest Villa are celebrating 18 years of operation in Azle. The community is invited to attend the facility’s birthday party July 14.

BY MISTY SHAW
The residents and staff of Eagle Crest Villa invite you to join the party – a birthday party, that is.
The facility will celebrate 18 years of operation with a full day of fun and activities July 14, and everyone in the community is invited.
“A lot of people don’t know we’re here, who we are, and what we can offer their loved ones,” said Eagle Crest Villa Administrator Heather Holman.… Read the rest

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Seven from Azle earn TWU honors

July 6, 2016

Texas Woman’s University granted awards to seven students from the Azle area for exceptional scholastic work.
Three graduates earned Chancellor’s List honors that required a 4.0 grade point average while carrying at least 12 graded hours.
That trio and their majors: Franklin Baca, nutrition; Stacee Bearry, interdisciplinary studies; and Amy Hinkle, interdisciplinary studies.
Four others from Azle kept a GPA of at least 3.5 with 12 hours and were named to the Dean’s List.
The foursome was Emelia Miller, business administration-finance; Rachel Toy, social work; Lindsey Vanarsdel, criminal justice; and Maci Wilbanks, nursing.… Read the rest

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Eagle Scout Projects

July 6, 2016
Eagle Scout Projects

David Snook of Troop 147 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Snook’s Eagle Scout Project was for the benefit of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Snook and his crew refurbished and built a skunk habitat. Snook will be honored at an Eagle Court of Honor in the near future. Pictured are (l-r) Krag Schmedel, Julie Geho, David Snook, Charlie Martin and Lee Barrett.

Gordon Brown of Boy Scout Troop 147 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Brown’s Eagle Project was to refurbish the monument sign in front of the First United Methodist Church of Azle. Brown will be honored at an Eagle Court of Honor in the near future.

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Senior Spotlight

July 6, 2016

BY SUE TURNIPSEED
The Azle Senior Center meets Monday through Friday in the B. J. Clark Community Center. If you want to escape the heat and you are over 60 years old come join with others for a time of fellowship and a lunch at noon.
Call the day before you come to reserve a meal as the meals are prepared by Valley Foods and delivered ready to eat for a voluntary donation of $2.
A Health For Me class begins July 22. If you have a chronic condition this class will help you with the concerns and questions you may have in managing your health.… Read the rest

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Accident results in cancer diagnosis

July 6, 2016
Accident results in cancer diagnosis

Blake Brown of Azle is battling a small-cell, fast growing malignant brain tumor.

Blow to head reveals malignant tumor

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Blake Brown never saw it coming.
While working to load lengths of PVC pipe onto a trailer May 31, a piece of the pipe popped up and hit him – hard – in the head.
He decided a trip to the emergency room was necessary when he realized he couldn’t hear out of one ear.
It was there a CAT scan revealed a tumor in the thalamus in his brain.
Brown was transferred to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where a biopsy brought about a diagnoses of a grade 4 neuroectodermal tumor – a small-cell, fast-growing type of cancer usually found in children.… Read the rest

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Scifres indicted for murder of Reno woman

July 6, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Tarrant County grand jury indicted Jonathan Keith Scifres, 28, for the offense of murder June 14.
Scifres is accused in the murder of 74-year-old widow Catherine Davis, who was found deceased in her Pelican Bay home on April 18.
He was renting a room from Davis at the time.
Scifres is held in the Tarrant County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
According to court records, he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on May 6 and was declared competent to stand trial on the charge May 20.
He was slated to appear in Criminal District Court 4 July 6.… Read the rest

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