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GranScary on grand scale

October 29, 2014
GranScary on grand scale

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Treats offered by merchants, churches and through community efforts

October 29, 2014
Treats offered by merchants, churches and through community efforts

Halloween-related activities are planned this weekend, with the big night for trick-or-treaters on Friday. Most activities are for children and families.

A new event, GranScary, is open to all ages, but parents should use discretion with younger children.

The following information has been provided to the Hood County News by event organizers.

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Jewel Ball: Keeping it beautiful here

October 29, 2014

For 30 years, the Lake Granbury Area Beautification Council has used proceeds from the Jewel Ball for various beautification projects around the Lake Granbury.

This year’s 30th Annual Jewel Ball takes place Saturday, Nov. 8. It will be held at the Granbury Resort Conference Center.

A champagne reception is from 6-7 p.m.

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Military Briefs

October 29, 2014

DAKOTA KING COMPLETES

BASIC TRAINING WITH NAVY

Navy Seaman Recruit Dakota W. King recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

King is a 2014 graduate of Granbury High School.

During the eight-week program, King completed a variety of training. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

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Fall in love with the library’s new selections this autumn

October 29, 2014

“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.

-Carl Sagan

“Brave Chicken Little”

Retold/Illustrated

K-Gr 2

The familiar “Chicken Little” story comes to life again when Chicken Little’s mother Henny Penny sends him to the store for flour and things to bake a cake. Of course, the acorn falls on his head and he is quite sure the sky is falling and runs to tell the king.

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Pecan ladies collect $2,100 for breast cancer research

October 25, 2014
Pecan ladies collect $2,100 for breast cancer research

What a fabulous day “Rally for the Cure” was for Pecan’s Ladies’ Golf Association (LGA)! Brenda Shawen, LGA president, says that over 103 ladies donated to the fundraiser held Oct. 7 for a net collection of $2,100 going to breast cancer research.

Ladies donned pink golf attire in support of the cause, andShawen, on behalf of the LGA, thanks Rozelle Springfield for making the event a huge success.

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Volunteers asked to register and help a veteran with a task

October 25, 2014

Young folks and the not-so-young are invited to perform acts of kindness in the Honor a Veteran program coming up next month. This is the second year for the community event sponsored by the Wet Veterans nonprofit group.

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up next week.

Veterans are also invited to sign up for help with a household task.

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Longtime resident overcame injuries to reach Baylor Hall of Fame

October 25, 2014
Longtime resident overcame injuries to reach Baylor Hall of Fame

Richard Stevens came out of Baylor’s football program as a highly regarded lineman, and now he’s being honored for three outstanding varsity seasons with the Bears.

Stevens and five other former Baylor University sports standouts will be honored in Waco during the Bears’ Homecoming weekend, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, when they are inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Build your own scarecrow

October 25, 2014
Build your own scarecrow

Scarecrows have been used to guard crops for centuries. Despite their practical origins, today’s characters are particularly well dressed with hats, gloves and scarves!

A creature of many forms and faces, the scarecrow charms or spooks, depending on its primary purpose. Scarecrows have been known to loaf on the porch, work in the fields, guard the fence or simply hang out in the garden.

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Halloween fun that’s fit for man and beast

October 25, 2014
Halloween fun that’s fit for man and beast

Halloween-related activities are planned this weekend through Oct. 31. Many activities are for children, some for families, and then there’s the Bow Wow Trick or Treat for dogs.

A new event, GranScary, is geared toward teens and young adults.

The following information has been provided to the Hood County News by event organizers.

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