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Searching for books galore?

April 18, 2015
Searching for books galore?

It happens twice a year, and always draws a crowd.

The Friends of the Library spring book sale takes place this weekend at the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St.

Volunteers have been sorting, dusting and organizing the donated books in preparation for the sale.

This spring’s lot includes a large number of wine and recipe books.

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Some have played Mah Jongg more than 50 years

April 18, 2015
Some have played Mah Jongg more than 50 years

Mah Jongg is not a game you learn overnight. The more you play, the better your skills.

Marion Yeagler has been honing her skills more than 50 years. And since the rules change every year, she gains new skills every year.

Yeagler said the rule changes “keep it interesting.”

Yeagler and Betty Smallin, both of Granbury, were recognized Tuesday at the Mah Jongg Madness event at Pecan Plantation.

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Program working to end poverty

April 18, 2015
Program working to end poverty

Texas Federation of Women’s Club President Sandi Conway was featured speaker at a recent meeting of GFWC Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury. Conway is the 2014-16 TFWC president and her special project is Heifer International, a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

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‘Thyme’ to plant

April 18, 2015
‘Thyme’ to plant

Three-year-old Elijah Burks enjoyed all the sights and sounds at the recent Hood County Master Gardeners annual plant sale at the demonstration garden behind Annex I. Elijah is holding the aromatic herb lemon thyme. Also included in the sale were a large variety of perennials, succulents, grasses, herbs and vegetables.

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Sign up to read the Bible out loud on the square

April 18, 2015

It touches people from all walks of life.

Four-year-olds, those from out-of-state and some with a British accent have all participated in the Bible Reading Marathon at the gazebo on the square.

“Last year a retired fireman from Illinois was in the area looking for a home here,” recalled Pastor Mike McMahon, spokesman for the event.

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Art showcase at Visitors Center

April 18, 2015
Art showcase at Visitors Center

Ginny Blevins, sculptor and painter, is the guest artist this month for the Granbury Visitors Center. This piece is called “Old World Charm” and is a terra cotta. Each month an artist from Lake Granbury Art Association is featured at the Visitors Center at the east end of City Hall on Houston Street.

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Lipan backs 4-H

April 18, 2015

The Lipan 4-H kids had their annual Easter bake sale on Friday, April 3. I am proud to report that it was a very successful sale!

Thanks to our generous community, this group of great kids sold all of their baked goods and raised almost $750. Money raised at this yearly event goes toward 4-H special events.

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Shannon family meets for reunion

April 18, 2015
Shannon family meets for reunion

Five generations of the Shannon family recently gathered at Lonesome Oaks Ranch, home of Billy Ray (grandson) and Georgia Shannon. In 1926, WM and Lelar Shannon settled in Waples Community in Hood County with their children. The Shannon home was always open to family and friends. Many serious domino games were played there and at the old Waples Schoolhouse – which later became the community center.

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DivorceCare spring session is under way

April 18, 2015

DivorceCare is a support program for those going through divorce or separation. The spring session started Thursday, April 16 in the education building at St. Frances Cabrini Church.

The class meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This program is facilitated by those who have gone through divorce/separation, and is provided by the same people that brought Starting a New Life (grief support group) to Granbury for the past 18 years.

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It’s time for pancake breakfast at the airport

April 18, 2015

Warm weather has returned, and that brings the return of the pancake breakfast at Granbury Regional Airport.

Pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and milk will be served for $4 a plate at the airport.

Serving time runs from 8 to 10 a.m.

Those attending are encouraged to stick around for the optional FAA Wings seminar from 9 to 11 a.m.

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