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Turkey dinners offered

December 20, 2014

While many will soon enjoy a Christmas feast, some in Hood County cannot provide a turkey dinner for the holiday.

Free Christmas dinners will be given by the Granbury Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 21. The 500 boxes of food will given first come, first served, from 1-4 p.m. at the church, 1905 W.

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Fighting fires for 30 years

December 20, 2014
Fighting fires for 30 years

Joel Thompson of Mineral Wells, youngest son of the late Everett and Zelma Thompson of Lipan, has announced his retirement from the Haltom City Fire Department.

Joel has worked as a fireman for more than 30 years, finishing his career as an Assistant Fire Chief in Haltom City.

BRINGING GOOD CHEER

Adults and kids met after worship service Wednesday night at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall to pack their annual “Cheer Boxes.” Inside one of these boxes you might find homemade treats, popcorn, candy, hand lotion, etc.

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Churches announce Christmas services

December 20, 2014

Abundant Life Community Church

417 Pearl St.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

2301 Fall Creek Highway

Dec. 24: Candlelight worship at 5 p.m.

Episcopal Church

of the Good Shepherd

2016 Acton Highway

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church

of Granbury

1851 Weatherford Highway

Dec.

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Help children with Weekend Food

December 20, 2014
Help children with Weekend Food

You can make a difference for hungry children in Hood County. Donations are sought to continue funding the Weekend Food for Kids program. Organizers hope to reach a goal of $25,000 by year’s end.

Schools and sponsors include the following:

nBaccus Elementary School, Granbury Middle School and Granbury High School: Christian Service Center.

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Bake sale brings $1,000

December 20, 2014
Bake sale brings $1,000

Hooray for the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service Auxiliary ladies! Their recent holiday bake sale at the Pecan clubhouse netted $1,000 in profit, every penny of which goes to support our emergency volunteers who are truly one of our community’s greatest assets.

Auxiliary President Lana Robinson reports that all the food items sold, along with a number of gift baskets.

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Have a berry merry holiday

December 20, 2014

Despite fallen leaves and faded flowers, the December garden is not bare.

In winter, attractive fruiting plants take center stage, providing bursts of color throughout the landscape and attracting birds and other wildlife that feast on the berries.

Many deciduous and evergreen plants produce colorful fruits that brighten dull winter days.

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Donations will help feed hungry children on weekends

December 17, 2014

You can make a difference for hungry children in Hood County. Donations are sought to continue funding the Weekend Food for Kids program. Organizers hope to reach a goal of $25,000 by year’s end.

The weekend food program is now at every campus in the Granbury school system. Food is provided for some 494 students weekly.

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These will bring smiles to children

December 17, 2014
These will bring smiles to children

Hood County Christmas for Children volunteers were working to sort and package Christmas gifts on Saturday. Angela Rains (above) was among those helping with the massive task at Reunion Grounds. Distribution takes place today, Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courts Cleveland Show Barn, 641 Reunion Court.

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Looks a lot like Christmas

December 13, 2014
Looks a lot like Christmas

Walking into the home of Beverly January in Comanche Harbor feels like winter even on a sweltering summer day. She likes it cold.

But after you walk through the front door and turn toward the kitchen, not only does it feel like winter, it looks like Christmas.

And you can feel the warmth of enchanting mountain villages nestled among blankets of snow-like material on landscaping she created to look like the Alps.

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Christmas program in Lipan Thursday

December 13, 2014

Thursday evening at 6:30, the Lipan Elementary Christmas program will take place in the old gymnasium, Jimmy Tate Court. Immediately following the program, Santa will be at the Lipan Volunteer Fire Department.

There are several school events scheduled this week. The third graders are going to the Dallas Aquarium on Wednesday, Dec.

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