Coyote Chase Race set for Nov. 18

The 24th annual Coyote Chase Race 5K and 1-mile run is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, at Weatherford College.
Pre-registered runners will again receive long sleeve, microfiber T-shirts thanks to the generosity of an anonymous local donor.
Online registration is available at RunTime Racing Services will handle the event’s timing and course layout, and those who opt in will be able to use RunTime’s chip-timing technology.
First Financial Bank will continue to provide trophies and medals for the event, a service the bank has provided every year since the race’s inception in the mid-1990s. The top three finishers in more than 40 age categories will receive medals. Categories include all ages for the 5K and up to age 12 for the 1-mile.
Registration is $20 per adult runner through Nov. 17, with race day registration for $25. Children 12 and under are $15. Both races begin at 9 a.m.
In addition to First Financial Bank, sponsors include Pulliam Pools, Rosa’s Café and Jacy Guynes State Farm Insurance. Rosa’s will provide post-race refreshments.
For more information, visit the event website at

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Safe Halloween 2017

Trick-or-Treaters invited to 20th Safe Halloween at WC

Safe Halloween at Weatherford College will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Couts Hall parking lot facing College Park Drive.
For 20 years the Weatherford College Police Department has hosted Safe Halloween, and what started as a small event inside the Doss Student Center has grown to attract approximately 7,000 people each trick-or-treat season.
“This is a great way for the Weatherford College Police Department to give back to the community, and give the kids a safe place to trick-or-treat,” WCPD Chief Paul Stone said. “We also ask for a donation of a can of food from each visitor. This canned food will be delivered to the Parker County Senior Center.”
Safe Halloween includes a variety of booths with games, face painting, an ongoing costume contest throughout the evening and, of course, candy.
Community members who would like to donate bags of candy for Safe Halloween may do so at the WCPD office located in Couts Hall.
Prior to opening to the general public, special needs children are invited to show up at 5 p.m. for early admission.