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February 21, 2015

GABRAELLE L. BRUTON COMPLETES

BASIC TRAINING WITH ARMY

Army Pvt. Gabraelle L. Bruton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

She is a 2014 graduate of Granbury High School.

Over nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship and more.

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Artist of the Month

February 21, 2015
Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month is Pam Tullos. Her painting is on exhibit at Interbank. Others honored by the Lake Granbury Art Association are Pam Schultz, Mark Danielson, Janette Wenzel and Jackie Stengle.

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Krewes compete for best decorations

February 21, 2015
Krewes compete for best decorations

An evening of “Mardi Gras on the Brazos” came to Pecan Plantation on Jan. 24, and the fete was a spectacular one.

Rather than having krewes decorate floats for a parade, Pecaners formed krewes that decorated tables in Mardi Gras tones at the clubhouse before the celebration began, and as Brenda Palmer writes, “The response was overwhelming!”

A few hours before the party began, honored guest and longtime friend of Jean Runnels, Margaret Boudreaux of Gretna, Louisiana, reviewed all the tables, chose the winner and guided attendees on all things Mardi Gras.

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Camera Club gear sale, swap today at Shanley

February 21, 2015

The Granbury Camera Club will host a Gear Sale and Swap along with a presentation on mirrorless cameras today (Saturday) at the Shanley House Center for the Arts, 224 N. Travis St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Bill Porter from Arlington Camera and Jimmy Ton of Sony will compare and contrast various digital camera technologies, illustrate the equipment’s use and explain the benefits versus drawbacks of various cameras.

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Hyde finds time for Boys & Girls Club

February 21, 2015
Hyde finds time for Boys & Girls Club

When Brenda Hyde was asked to serve on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Hood County several years ago, she almost said no because she didn’t think she could fit it into her schedule.

But she believed in the cause, so she found the time.

It was the same thing when she was asked to serve as the board’s president for 2015.

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Wyona Baldree remembered as strong community backer

February 21, 2015

We lost another very special lady last week with the passing of Wyona Baldree.

Wyona and Dub, married for almost 63 years, have been supporting all Lipan activities since the early 1950s.

Most of us (ages 45 and over) had Mrs. Baldree as a teacher at Lipan High School. She taught here for 30 years.

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Church Clips

February 21, 2015

‘MY FAITH JOURNEY’

FOR LADIES ON FEB. 28

“My Faith Journey,” featuring award-winning author and inspirational speaker, Lisa Wingate, is planned at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2301 Fall Creek Highway.

Ladies are invited to enjoy this retreat Saturday, Feb. 28 with worship, fellowship, food and fun from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Catching up with an Opera House favorite

February 18, 2015
Catching up with an Opera House favorite

Anyone who has seen many performances by the Granbury Theatre Company in the last few years has probably noticed a talented young singer and actor – Brian Lawson.

I recently caught up with Brian to ask him a few questions.

Q. How did you first begin performing?

A.I first started performing in children’s church.

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Paintings of Southwest at Langdon Center

February 18, 2015
Paintings of Southwest at Langdon Center

Larry Creemens’ childhood dreams led him to a career creating vividly colored paintings of the Southwest and its people, and his artwork wins awards at shows throughout the region. Twenty-eight of Creemens’ Southwestern-influenced art is featured in the historic Gordon House at the Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl St., through Feb.

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New titles available at your library

February 18, 2015

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”

-Dr. Seuss

“Mr. George Baker”

By Amy Hest & Jon J Muth

5-8 years – K-3rd grade

One-hundred-year-old George Baker has decided to learn to read. He waits for the school bus every morning along with his young neighbor Harry. When they get to school, George shuffles off to his classroom while Harry goes to learn with his friends.

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