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July 30, 2014

“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.”

– Albert Einstein

“You Should Have Known”

By Jean Hanff Korelitz

Fiction

Grace Reinhart Sachs’ perfect life was shattered in the instant a chasm opened her life – a violent death, a missing husband, and in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations.

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Local author Dena Dyer wins national publishing award

July 30, 2014
Local author Dena Dyer wins national publishing award

Dyer

“Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts,” by Dena (Ratliff) Dyer and co-author, Tina Samples, tied for first place in the Nonfiction Book of the Year category in the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards.

Winners were announced recently at the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, in conjunction with the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta.

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Women learn independence with training

July 30, 2014

The Christian Women’s Job Corps has several training opportunities in the coming months.

JOB READINESS AND LIFE SKILLS

In 12 weeks women gain self-worth and self-respect through lessons in personal discovery, life skills and job training. Limited funding available for childcare.

Next session: Aug. 26 – Nov. 13

Interviews begin Aug.

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Working in summer garden pays off

July 26, 2014
Working in summer garden pays off

MID-SUMMER PLANTING: Start cool-season flower and vegetable seeds in indoor trays. You will get a jump on fall planting but beat the summer heat.

By mid-summer, it is tempting to “let the garden go.”

It’s hot.

The bugs are biting.

The flowers are waning. And attitudes are wilting.

It’s daunting, but you must get outside and work.

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Square-foot gardening maximizes space

July 26, 2014
Square-foot gardening maximizes space

YOU DON’T NEED MUCH SPACE: Learn how to create a thriving vegetable garden in a small space, raised bed or container by attending the square-foot gardening seminar on Aug. 7.

Hood County AgriLife Extension Agent Marty Vahlenkamp will present a program about square-foot gardening.

The seminar takes place Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

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Pecan Bits: Pecan dancers learn new steps

July 26, 2014
Pecan Bits: Pecan dancers learn new steps

IT’S A CAMP WHERE YOU DANCE: Youngsters in Pecan Plantation participated in a recent dance camp. From left: Londyn Greene, Sydney Wilsman, Callie Hampton, Hailey Wilsman, Madison Wilsman, and Nicole Honea.

Little girls in tap shoes and ballet slippers delighted everyone at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) last week when Cyndi Bird’s annual dance camp commenced.

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VBS bike parade Sunday in Lipan

July 26, 2014

The First Baptist Church of Lipan will kick off its week of Vacation Bible School with a bike parade tomorrow, July 27, at 6 p.m.

Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through Friday, July 28 – Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon each day. For more information, call the church.

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Veterans may qualify for grants

July 26, 2014

Several months ago I briefly addressed home improvements using grants offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and have had a number of questions on this.

Under the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA) program, veterans with disabilities may receive assistance for any home improvement necessary for the continuation of treatment, or for disability access to the home and essential lavatory and sanitary facilities.

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Golf carts and bicycles are part of celebration

July 19, 2014
Golf carts and bicycles are part of celebration

CELEBRATING THE FOURTH: Jerry Althouse (left) took home a prize in the parade competition during Fourth of July festivities in Pecan. Also pictured are Janie Honea, sports and recreation committee volunteer, holding daughter, Nicole Honea.

Pecan Plantation celebrated America’s 238th birthday in style! The evening event began with one of the largest parades on record, 76 entries total, being led by Pecan’s Fire Chief Dave Raffa and our community’s emergency volunteers driving the rescue vehicles of our community.

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Lambda Pi honored at state

July 19, 2014
Lambda Pi honored at state

STATE CONVENTION: The Lambda Pi Chapter was represented at the 85th Texas State Convention of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in Lubbock. From left are Texas State Nominations committee member Bobbie Brownlee, International Representative Dr. Lyn Babb Schmid, Lambda Pi President Megan Guidry, Lambda Pi Treasurer Susan Sutton and Books for Babies Chairman Linda Somervill.

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