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FFA members earn gold at state convention

July 26, 2014
FFA members earn gold at state convention

HONORED AT STATE CONVENTION: FFA students (left to right) are Taylor Phillips, Sarah Spradlin, Savannah Shelnutt, Gracie Thomas, Kena Williams, Sam Spradlin, Sean Keys, Courtney Heathington, EB Hull, Alex Myers and Macey Burch.

Granbury FFA students received numerous state awards, as the chapter members attended the 86th Texas FFA State Convention held July 14-18 in Fort Worth.

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Band camp next week

July 26, 2014

The Granbury High School Pirate Band will begin preparation for the fall marching season during a summer band camp beginning on Wednesday.

All band students will report daily 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through the beginning of school year, which starts on Monday, Aug. 25.

The drumline, color guard and section leaders begin two days earlier than the rest of the band on Monday.

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School Briefs

July 26, 2014

The Granbury Optimist Club recently presented $5,000 to Operation School Supplies, a local charitable organization that provides free school supplies to Hood County schoolchildren from families with economic need.

Operation School Supplies also sponsors the Healthy Kids summer lunch program, which is currently under way providing hundreds of meals each day during the summer months to these same children.

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Youth mental health seminars for teachers Aug. 6 in Lipan

July 26, 2014

Lipan will be the next area school to take advantage of a Mental Health First Aid course being offered through Pecan Valley Centers.

About 20 teachers and counselors from the Lipan ISD will take the eight-hour course that helps educators recognize symptoms associated with troubled children.

The session will be conducted by mental health counselors from Pecan Valley Centers.

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Happy kids and a healthy lunch

July 23, 2014
Happy kids and a healthy lunch

A highlight of the recent Lake Granbury Master Gardeners’ “Eat What You Grow” garden class for children was a lunch full of healthy choices. Attendees line up in the kitchen area of the Annex I meeting room after a fun-filled morning of lessons in gardening and healthy dietary choices.

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School Briefs

July 23, 2014

Hughes named to Oklahoma Christian President’s List

Madison Hughes of Granbury earned selection to the president’s list at Oklahoma Christian University for the spring semester. Hughes, a sophomore majoring in art and design, merited the honor by achieving a grade point average 4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale during the spring semester.

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From pincushions to pillow cases

July 23, 2014
From pincushions  to pillow cases

Brianne Langdon of the Hood County Texas AgriLife Extension Service gives Naiya Stone detailed instructions on the sewing machine Friday afternoon during Fashion Camp. The Annex I meeting room was buzzing with attendees working on their sewing projects, beginning with pincushions and ending with lovely summer dresses fashioned out of pillowcases.

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Check out these sweet reads at your local library

July 23, 2014

“Books – chocolate for the brain.”-Anonymous

“Sanoma Rose”

Fiction, Audio book

Rosa Diaz Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband John and her children. John has begun to have more money than a Prohibition-Era farmer would ordinarily have. When Rosa discovers that John is involved in sale and transport of illegal alcohol, she takes the children and her precious heirloom quilts and flees to the mesa where she last saw her mother alive.

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School tax hike not as high

July 23, 2014

The Granbury School Board proposes a tax increase slightly lower than projected.

The board publicized a 15-cent tax rate hike during the fall bond vote but is now considering a 13.5-cent rate hike. It would amount to $1.28 per $100 property valuation. School taxes would jump about $337 on a $250,000 house this fall.

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Campers learn basic survival skills

July 23, 2014
Campers learn basic survival skills

GONE FISHING: Camp counselor Miggi Iniesta (left) shows Dalton Ogle (center) and Luke Burch how to create a fishing pole with a branch found in the wild. This is one of many lessons students learned in the Nature Survival Skills camp held recently at Camp El Tesoro southeast of Acton.

El Tesoro camp counselor Miggi Iniesta asked his kindergarten and first-grade campers, “What can you do with a mirror?”

One of the campers enthusiastically raised his hand and said, “You can look at yourself!”

Iniesta explained to them that while you can look at yourself in a mirror, a mirror can also help save your life.

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