Talented folks fill Pecan Plantation, and one of the most creative and active bunches in our community is the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG). First place artist of the month for November went to Marcia Hardy, and also garnering accolades for artistic work were Gwen Faherty, Jean Carmichael, Kathy Yoders, and Donna Stookesberry.
These folks and other members of the PPAG have work featured at the Pecan clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), and various businesses in Pecan Village, as well as on the guild’s website: www.pecanplantationartguild.com.… Read the rest
The 23rd annual Night of Lights Christmas parade is Friday night at 7 on the square.
“Christ, Mighty Savior! Walking in the Light” is the theme for the this year’s parade. Church groups and other organizations will have floats based on the theme.
“The 23rd annual Night of Lights Christmas parade will usher in that most wonderful time of the year,” said parade spokesman Pastor Larry Dickson.… Read the rest
First Christian Church plans Gift Fair
The Global Gift Fair at First Christian Church of Granbury is Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Associate Minister Tiff Williams invites everyone to consider Christmas shopping in a different way. Handcrafted gifts from artisans all over the world will be available, or donate to your favorite local non-profit agency in lieu of a gift.… Read the rest
“I think reading is a gift.”
-Ann M. Martin, author of The Magic Tree House series
“Zealot: the Life and Times
of Jesus of Nazareth”
The person and the work of Jesus of Nazareth has been a topic of constant interest since he lived and died some 2000 years ago.
Aslan, who has studied religion for years and holds degrees in theological studies and the sociology of religions, offers a compelling look at Jesus the man as he evolved into Jesus the Christ.… Read the rest
Local artist, Robert W. (Bob) Cook, won top prize, the Silver Star Award, in the prestigious National Watercolor Society’s 93rd Annual Juried Competition.
A component of this honor is a $4,000 purchase prize; his painting will hang as part of NWS’s permanent collection in San Pedro, Calif. For the next year, however, Cook’s painting will be featured in a 30 piece national traveling watercolor exhibition.… Read the rest
The Paluxy River Children’s Center for Advocacy (PTCAC) moved to a larger facility this week allowing it to offer more services to the community. The new location is at 1540 Southtown Drive, suites 102 and 103.
The PRCAC is a nonprofit organization that provides a coordinated, multi-agency approach to the investigation, intervention and treatment of sexual and severe physical abuse of children or who witnesses a violent felony offense.… Read the rest
Nell (Ives) Brown and Earline (Stowe) Gilliam shared some information with me about their school days at Lipan. These two ladies graduated together in the class of 1944, almost 70 years ago. Here’s what they had to say.
“Our first teachers were Mrs. Starnes and Miss Jechelia Windsor. Miss Windsor later married the bus driver, Joe Herring, when she was 50 years old.… Read the rest
A medical benefit account has been set up at First National Bank of Granbury for Comanche Cove resident and longtime People Helping People volunteer Mary Grimes. Friends say Grimes has been battling severe illness for months.
Grimes and her husband, who have an 8-year-old son, have no medical insurance, according to family friend Gaynell Gaspie, who also is a PHP volunteer.… Read the rest