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Friends of the Library hosting five authors at Sept. 6 program

August 30, 2014

Local authors Carol Cook, Peggy Purser Freeman, Dr. James L. Jones, Lee Jordan and Lori Wilde will discuss their work and sign books during Meet the Author sponsored by Friends of the Library for Hood County.

The program is set from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Hood County Library, 222 N.

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Pecan couples enjoy Angel Fire

August 30, 2014
Pecan couples enjoy Angel Fire

Four Pecan couples recently enjoyed a jaunt to Angel Fire, New Mexico, for nine days of vacation, golfing and fun.

Carter and Debbie Gresham, Mike and Kathy Reid, Joe and Faye Runyan, and Gary and Allison Williams took the trip after having won it last October at the Party at the Peak event.

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Woman’s Wednesday Club offers scholarships

August 30, 2014

Scholarship applications will be accepted through Oct. 15 by the Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury. Two young women will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Applicants must be female graduates of Granbury High School, and a full-time student at a four-year college or university with a junior or senior classification and 60 hours or more.

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Utilize plants to heat or cool

August 30, 2014
Utilize plants to heat or cool

Strategic placement of landscape plants can afford your home or office significant energy savings by helping to warm or cool structures.

In a perfect world, buildings and plants work together to save energy while keeping people comfortable year-round.

The position of a structure on its site determines its exposure to heat and cold.

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Team Depot: Scaring up money for a good cause

August 30, 2014
Team Depot: Scaring up money for a good cause

The committee planning a Halloween season fundraiser for Hood County Christmas for Children was sweating – and it wasn’t because of the summer heat.

The group was worried over how to create a haunted house inside the livestock barn at the Hood County Reunion Grounds.

But then Larry Jones entered the picture and the First Annual Granscary began to take shape.

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Granbury residents attend DAR Continental Congress

August 30, 2014
Granbury residents attend DAR Continental Congress

Granbury residents Kathy Hanlon and Marcy Carter-Lovick were among the 3,500 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) who traveled to the nation’s capital for the service organization’s 123rd annual Continental Congress.

The keynote speaker for the Opening Night Ceremony was author and historian, Alexander Rose, who discussed his book, Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, and the ordinary people who did extraordinary things to help secure American independence.

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Changes should help with medical issues at VA

August 30, 2014

The Veterans Administration continues to work on the problem of timely appointments, and these issues are being closely monitored by our service organizations.

Yesterday I received a message from the Disabled American Veterans stating that on Aug. 7, President Obama signed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-146) which is only the beginning of a long-term effort to reform the current system and restore veterans confidence in America’s promise to care for those who defend her freedom.

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Class of ‘77 has reunion

August 30, 2014

Saturday, Aug. 23, Joel and Karen (Riddle) Thompson hosted a party for the Lipan High School Class of 1977 at their home in Mineral Wells.

Those in attendance included classmates Tammy (Wartes) Turner, Kevin Rasberry, Kent Pendergrass and wife Carol, Rhonda (Howard) Millington, Debbie (Howard) Martin with husband Roger and grand-daughter Brianna, Paulie (Steinbraber) Chiles and husband Kent, and Debbie (Perry) Compton.

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Church Clips

August 27, 2014

ACTON BAPTIST CHURCH

BACK-TO-SCHOOL RALLY

Acton Baptist Church will have its annual Back-to-School Rally tonight from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free food, register for Mission Friends, Children’s Choir, RA’s, GA’s, youth, and adults classes for the fall. Enjoy inflatables and more for all ages.

The church is at 3500 Fall Creek Highway. Call 817-326-4693 for more information.

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CWJC nominations due Sept. 1

August 27, 2014

Seriously, it’s time to get your nomination ready. Entries for the 2014 Opal Durant Granbury Woman of the Year Award are due by Sept. 1, 2014.

The winner will be presented at the Rendezvous New Orleans, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Granbury Resort Conference Center. The luncheon and style show program is a benefit for Christian Women’s Job Corps.

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