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Star Party Aug. 2 at Acton Nature Center

July 19, 2014

The Rio Brazos Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists will host a Star Party Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 from 8 to 11 p.m. at Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Court.

The twilight program starts at 8 p.m. under the pavilion adjacent to the parking lot.

Following the program, participants will take a short walk to the farmhouse where telescopes with guides will be stationed.

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Church Clips

July 19, 2014

BIBLICAL COUNSELING AND DISCIPLESHIP CONFERENCE

The fifth annual Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Conference will be presented by Grace Bible church over three weekends this fall. The program runs Sept. 26-17, Oct. 24-25 and Nov. 14-15.

The September program features the teaching of Rev. Randy Patten. He is director of training and advancement for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), formerly known as the National Association fo Nouthetic Counselor (NANC).

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Granbury artist Jackie Stengle took up the brush later in life

July 16, 2014
Granbury artist Jackie Stengle took up the  brush later in life

PEACEFUL FEELING: She doesn’t inhale the smoke, but Jackle Stengle loves the aroma of a fine cigar. She finds it relaxing to enjoy the lake and sunset with a cigar.

MEMORIES: As a child, Jackie Stengle became friends with prisoners working on the chain gang that her father helped supervise.

FAMILY FIRST: Jackie Stengle said that it was near her 60th birthday, when the kids were grown and her husband Fred was nearing retirement, when she began having visions of painting, and putting her thoughts on canvass.

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Psychological thriller released by local writer

July 16, 2014

Crafted by Granbury author Melissa Wren, “Serial Vengeance” takes readers alongside Olivia Penn, a Washington Post journalist, who will stop at nothing to trap the killer of a number of high-profile victims in Washington D.C.

As a journalist, Wren knows how easy it is to become embroiled in one’s own work.

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Umphress recognized

July 16, 2014
Umphress recognized

Esther Umphress (left) was recently presented the Texas Treasurer Award by Pat McNeely. Umphress was recognized for volunteer work with numerous nonprofit organizations in Hood County over the years.

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“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

July 16, 2014
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

FAMILY FIRST: Jackie Stengle said that it was near her 60th birthday, when the kids were grown and her husband Fred was nearing retirement, when she began having visions of painting, and putting her thoughts on canvass.

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.

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Dragons, dinosaurs to delight during doldrum of summer

July 16, 2014

“A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered.”

-E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web

“Once Tashi Met a Dragon”

By Anna Feinberg

and Barbara Fienberg

Ages 4 up

“Ever since he could remember, Tashi had been told stories about the dragon.

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Warrior and Family Center receives special delivery

July 12, 2014
Warrior and Family Center receives special delivery

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Kathy and Jim Hanlon, of Granbury, recently delivered a load of cookies to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. From left: Kathy Hanlon of the Elizabeth Crockett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; John Wolf, assistant director of Warrior and Family Support Center, and Dr. Karen Nauschuetz, retired Colonel, USA.

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Military Officers hosting expert in terrorism law

July 12, 2014

Jeffrey Addicott, J.D., will speak at the July meeting of the Greater Granbury Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

Addicott is the director of the St. Mary’s School of Law Center for Terrorism Law in San Antonio. A retired Army officer, he spent 20 years in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, a quarter of that time as the senior legal advisor to the U.

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Mixed media art camp offered to students in Pecan

July 12, 2014
Mixed media art camp offered to students in Pecan

CREATIVITY: Students enjoyed the June art camp in Pecan led by Linda Christiansen. Seated (from left) are Gracie Bolton, Jody Sue Keahey and Kassidy Kirkpatrick. Standing (from left) are Linda Christiansen, Kody Goff, Sabrina Mechler and Elizabeth Honea.

Pecan’s summer activities continue, and a highlight on next week’s calendar is Linda Christiansen’s “Mixed Media” art camp on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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