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Aranda is Youth of Year

March 12, 2014
Aranda is Youth of Year

It’s like home. It’s like family. The Boys & Girls Club of Hood County is near and dear to the heart of Valeria Aranda.

Thursday night Aranda was given the Club’s top award. The 17-year-old was named Youth of the Year at the Stars of Tomorrow banquet presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Hood County Thursday night at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.Read the rest

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Books are powerful

March 12, 2014

“One must always be careful of books and what’s in them, for words have the power to change us.” -Cassandra Clare, author of young adult fiction

“I Am Abraham”

Learning about our past is a privilege. With this first-person tale of Lincoln’s recounting the historic arc of his life, we get to experience his boyhood, his improbable rise to prominence, and his perspective of the horrific War Between the States.Read the rest

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LGMC offers help with enrollments

March 8, 2014

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act requires that most Americans obtain health insurance by March 31, or pay a penalty.

Based on household income and dependents, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage at no cost through Medicaid.

A free seminar is planned from 2-3 p.m. Monday, March 10 at Lake Granbury Medical Center (LGMC) Senior Circle Office at 1321 Water’s Edge Drive.Read the rest

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Committee names parade winners

March 8, 2014
Committee names parade winners

Parade entries came from across the state last Saturday for the Texas Independence Day Celebration in Granbury.

Acton Nature Center was the winner for Best Community entry with a float representing Acton in the 1800s.

Truly Texan Productions, with gunfighters and re-enactors of the 1880s won Best Commercial Entry.

Best of Parade went to Keyes Battery and Terry’s Texas Rangers. Keyes Battery is a Civil War Confederate Artillery Unit and Terry’s Texas Rangers includes a re-enactment group in full military uniform or dresses carrying flags, a 1841 Artillery piece with ammo cart, an 1862 Gatling gun and an 1832 3” ordinance Artillery piece with ammo cart.Read the rest

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AARP Tax-Aide teams available by appointment

March 8, 2014

Free federal tax preparation and e-filing is available from AARP Tax-Aide teams through April 12 according to Ron Petersen, Granbury Tax-Aide coordinator.

Contact one of the following locations to schedule your tax preparation:

Hood County Senior Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 817-573-5533, 501 E. Moore St.

Hood County Library on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Read the rest

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Art teacher makes a difference

March 8, 2014
Art teacher makes a difference

George Bernard Shaw wrote in his 1903 play, “Man and Superman,” “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” The phrase sounds like a criticism of teaching. But this well-worn phrase does not always apply — maybe even rarely applies.

Judy Mason, the March demo artist for the Lake Granbury Art Association, is the antithesis of this claim. She successfully teaches art to mostly home-schooled ninth graders and creates amazing art herself.Read the rest

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Helping Hands

March 8, 2014

Questions about memory loss you’RE afraid to ask

Alzheimer’s disease strikes fear in the hearts of most people, particularly senior adults. One in three people know someone with Alzheimer’s.

“Our brain does change as our body ages,” according to Judy Budlong, program coordinator for the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Most of us eventually notice some slowed thinking and problems remembering certain things.”

However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work are not a normal part of aging.Read the rest

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This certainly helps

March 8, 2014
This certainly helps

Mayor Nin Hulett recently accepted a $25,000 donation from Faye Landham, president of the Granbury Opera Guild, as members of the Guild look on. The check for Granbury Historical Properties was used to pay for Opera House curtains and other items in the renovated Opera House. The Granbury Opera Guild held many fundraising events through the years to raise this money.Read the rest

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Art guild prepares for spring events

March 8, 2014

Spring is busy with activity for the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG). Plans are already in the making for the group’s participation in April’s garage sale, the spring art show at the Langdon Center over Memorial Day weekend, and gallery night later in the year.

Tuesday will bring the PPAG’s March meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) when members will host accomplished local artist Gini Bosci as she demonstrates her expertise in painting with flesh tones.Read the rest

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Church Clips

March 8, 2014

Soup supper and LentEn Services AT EMMANUeL

Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have Soup Supper and Mid-week Lenten Services on Wednesday, March 12, 19, 26, April 2 and 9.

Soup Supper at 6 p.m. with service following at 7 p.m. The church is at 2301 Fall Creek Highway. Call 817-326-2201 for more information.

Good News Club coming

to Waples Baptist Church

Waples Baptist Church will host the Good News Club from 3-4:15 p.m.Read the rest

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