2015 Parker County Bridal Fair

Bridal Show

Planning for Your Big Day!

Is there a wedding in your near future? If so, mark your calendar now to attend the best Bridal Fair in Parker County. The 14th annual Parker County Bridal Fair will be held on Sunday, January 25th from 1-5 p.m. at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

This FREE event will feature over 30 vendors including: wedding dress shops, photographers, caterers, venues, cakes, music, DJ’s, gifts and more! Thousands of dollars of door prizes will be given away. Free parking and admission.

Visit with wedding professionals and plan every aspect of your wedding or special event. Let them make your wedding dreams come true! Register for free door prizes. Come prepared to book these services and purchase everything you need for your perfect day. Many vendors will be offering specials that day only!

Be sure to get your copy of the Weatherford Democrat 2015 Bridal Guide which will be published in the “My Family” insert on Sunday, January 4th.

The event will be held at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive. For more information call 817-596-8491 or e-mail:

Or visit http://www.videocapades.com/bridalfair.htm for a list of vendors.

“New Year, New You! Looking and feeling your best for business in 2015”

Join Dr. Danica Jordan as she kicks off 2015 with the Women’s Business Alliance Luncheon to be held at Fairfield Inn and Suites, 175 Alford, Weatherford. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 9th.Trinity Christian Academy will be the event sponsor for the luncheon.

Board Certified, Family Medicine physician, Dr. Jordan will share tips on staying and living healthy in 2015. She will talk about appropriate exercise and injury prevention as well as maintaining optimal health in the upcoming year.

Dr. Jordan earned her medical degree from Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She then completed her residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in Mount Clemens, Michigan and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.

She enjoys making a connection with her patients that evolves into life-long relationship. Her area of special interest include; osteopathic manipulation, preventive medicine and nutrition.

The purpose of the Women’s Business Alliance is to provide business professionals with resources and activities that foster personal development and growth in the East Parker County business community and beyond.

DPS urges caution

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Texans to prepare for a strong cold front impacting parts of Texas through Friday. Forecasts indicate the possibility of sleet and freezing rain, with light ice accumulations possible in portions of Texas.

“DPS is asking Texans to prepare for winter weather as a cold front moves into areas of the state before the New Year’s holiday. Drivers may encounter freezing rain and sleet in some areas, which could create dangerous road conditions,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Texans should continue to monitor the changing weather conditions in their area and use extra caution on roadways.”

In preparation for possible winter weather, the Texas State Operations Center – in coordination with several state agencies, including the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Military Forces – will continue to monitor weather conditions and maintain close contact with National Weather Service local forecast offices across the state.

DPS offers the following tips for staying safe during this weather event:

•Avoid unnecessary travel if possible, monitor local weather broadcasts, and follow up-to-the-minute weather conditions at http://www.weather.gov/.

•Remember that ice forms first on bridges, overpasses and shady areas.

•On icy roads, drive slowly, increase distance needed for stopping, and avoid using cruise control.

•Watch for downed trees and power lines across roads. If power is out, treat all intersections as four-way stops.

•Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before any trip – check fluid and antifreeze levels.

•Don’t drink and drive and buckle up everyone in the vehicle.

For more information on road conditions statewide, check www.drivetexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292.

In addition, here is a list of emergency supplies drivers can keep in their vehicle:

•Blankets/sleeping bags, extra clothing, mittens, hat

•Cell phone, radio, flashlight, extra batteries

•First-aid kit and pocket knife

•High-calorie nonperishable food, bottled water

•Sack of sand or cat litter to provide traction for tires

•Windshield scraper, tool kit, booster cables, tow rope and shovel

For additional information regarding winter weather preparedness, visit:http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/threatawareness/winterStormPlanning.htm

Step Up and Scale Down 2015

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will be launching Step Up and Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program in to help with efforts to lose weight.

There will be two difference classes offered beginning in January.

Class 1: Tuesday beginning January 20, 2015 at 12:15 noon in Weatherford at the Parker County Extension Office which is located at 604 North Main Street.

Class 2: Tuesdays beginning January 20, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in Weatherford at the Parker County Extension Office.

Step Up and Scale Down is a great program to do with a friend or family member. The program consists of weigh-in and 30 minute weekly lessons to help participants make steps toward a healthier weight.

The 12 lessons will include: Scale Down by Setting Goals, Step Up to a Healthy Plate, Scale Down by Label Reading, Step Up to Breakfast and Menu Planning, Scale Down with Moves to Lose, Step Up Your Hydrations, Scale Down by Finding your Motivational Mojo, Step Up to Healthy Snacking, Scale Down with a Colorful Plate, Step Up to Successful Socializing, Scale Down by Knowing your Numbers, and Step Up and Celebrate. The classes will also a weekly weight check-in, a weekly challenge to help you stay the course, Dinner Tonight! Healthy recipes and incentives.

The program is based on USDA 2010 Guidelines. Cost for the program is $15, which includes handouts. Pre-register by calling 817-598-6168 or mailing a check for FCS Parker County and send along with name, address and telephone number to: Parker County Extension Office, 604 North Main Street, Suite 200, Weatherford Texas 76086.