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August 29, 2015

PIG ROAST AND LUAU TODAY BENEFIT VFW HOME

It’s time to break out the tropical attire.

VFW Post 7835 is hosting a pig roast and luau Saturday, Aug. 29. Activities begin with the pig roast from 6-8 p.m.

Dancing to the CB Sutton and the Outcasts band is planned from 8 p.m.

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Ruck sack march meant tospotlight military suicides

August 29, 2015

A “Suck it Up” ruck sack march that began Friday at the grave of fallen Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Riley Stephens of Tolar is scheduled to conclude about 2 or 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hood County’s VFW Post 7835.

The march is to bring attention to the problem of suicides among current and former members of the military.

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Bowling benefit and Sea-Doo raffle Sept. 10 to help Mission Granbury

August 26, 2015

Looking for a way to enjoy the lake? A Sea-Doo Spark will be given away at the Mission Granbury Strike Out Poverty benefit on Sept. 10.

The $10 raffle tickets for the Sea-Doo personal watercraft are available at Granbury Motorsports, Mission Granbury and Pins Bowling Alley.

The winner will be named at the Strike Out Poverty event at Pins Bowling and Sports Bar.

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Nothing ‘bundt’ love for this chocolate coconut cake

August 26, 2015
Nothing ‘bundt’ love for this chocolate coconut cake

If you like coconut, then you’re going to love Sue Lally’s Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake. Easy, moist and decadent, it’s a wonderful blend of fabulous flavors.

This tastes just like a famous candy bar … only in cake form!

See step-by-step photos of Sue’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/bundtcake

You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win!

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Gospel and country music to help fund Cancer Care

August 26, 2015
Gospel and country music to help fund Cancer Care

A Gospel Jubilee, featuring Ransomed 180 and the Baggy Bottom Boys, will benefit Cancer Care of Hood County on Saturday, Aug. 29. The program begins at 6 p.m. at Granbury Live Theater on the square.

Ransomed 180 members come from a background of country music. With their music, the group hopes to “help people understand that the Father loves them just the way they are.”

The Baggy Bottom Boys have performed at various churches and love to help with worship services, fundraisers or special events.

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Granbury Police preparing for Community Day in park

August 26, 2015

Organizations are encouraged to participate in Community Appreciation Day next month.

Granbury Police Sgt. Cris Brichetto is suggesting interactive booths.

“I am wanting to have the hometown carnival feel with games like a ring toss, balloon darts, fishing game, football toss, knock over the bottles and so on. Your imagination is the limit,” he said.

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Female students may submit scholarship applications by Oct. 15

August 26, 2015

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 an accredited high school in Hood County, 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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Diapers will help the babies

August 26, 2015
Diapers will help the babies

Bella Tanner, 6, recently asked for diapers for her birthday party. She didn’t want them for herself. She donated the diapers to the Brazos Pregnancy Center for new babies. Her parents are teaching their children to share with the community, said spokeswoman Julia Pannell of the Brazos Pregnancy Clinic. “I think Bella has grabbed hold of the true idea of what a generous heart really means.” Pannell said.

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Stowaways to hold dance clinic

August 22, 2015

The Stowaways dance and drill team will be holding a dance clinic on Friday, Sept. 15. The clinic is open to girls in kindergarten through eighth grade, and participants will perform prior to a Granbury Pirate football game.

The clinic will be held from 4:15-5:45 p.m. at the Crossland Ninth Grade Center gymnasium.

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Fall in love with these new books

August 22, 2015

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

-Dr. Seuss

“In the Unlikely Event”

Fiction

In the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, a series of airplanes fell from the sky around Elizabethtown, New Jersey.

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