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Fun day for hospitalized veterans

October 11, 2014
Fun day for hospitalized veterans

Numerous organizations were involved in hosting more than 150 hospitalized veterans for a day out at Squaw Creek Park last month. Fishing, games, music, food, prizes and camaraderie were all part of the beautiful day. Area American Legions, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Star Mothers, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #1513, Pecan Valley Center for Veterans Services and Comanche Peak Detachment 1297 of the Marine Corps League made the day possible for the veterans.

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Stock up on books for chilly nights

October 8, 2014

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out the attic. –Ann Landers, advice columnist

“Five Days Left”

By Julie Lawson Timmer

Fiction

Five Days Left is about love and how sometimes loving someone means we have to hold on and sometimes it means we have to let go.

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Your family will flip for Crispy Mac & Cheese

October 8, 2014
Your family will flip for Crispy Mac & Cheese

Comfort food takes center stage now that the weather is getting cooler. And one recipe that will shine on your dinner table is Wallace Hale’s Crispy Mac & Cheese. It’s super creamy and we just love the added crunch of salty shoestring potatoes. Yummy!

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

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

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United Way Goes Country: Ditching formal style for boots, jeans and Texas music

October 8, 2014
United Way Goes Country: Ditching formal style for boots, jeans and Texas music

Ditching formal style for boots, jeans and Texas music

HOOD COUNTY NEWS

The United Way of Hood County tried something different for this year’s special event.

It worked.

Over 500 people attended the country-style fundraiser at Reunion Grounds Saturday night. “This was the most successful event that we’ve had since we started this 11 years ago,” said Marilyn Luton, president of the board of directors for United Way.

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This weekend: Ocktoberfest

October 8, 2014
This weekend: Ocktoberfest

If it’s fall, there’s a festival in Granbury. This weekend is no exception.

The recently formed German Heritage Association is hosting Oktoberfest Granbury on the grounds at Langdon Center, just east of the square.

The event opens Thursday with a VIP reception and ribbon cutting. Tickets are $25 and include music, heavy hors d’oeurves and a silent auction set up in the Concert Hall at Langdon Center.

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Church Clips

October 8, 2014

FIRST BAPTIST THORP SPRING READY FOR CHILI cook-off SATURDAY

It’s fall, and that means chili time!

First Baptist Church Thorp Spring, 2815 Lipan Highway, presents the annual chili cook-off Saturday, Oct. 11, with judging at 11 a.m.

Free chili buffet planned at noon, after the judging.To enter, or for more information, call Connie Youngblood at 817-578-5633.

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Men’s group is funding five water wells in Zimbabwe

October 4, 2014
Men’s group is funding five water wells in Zimbabwe

Brothers of the Cross (BOTC) continues to seek ways to serve others. The local cross-denominational group of Christian men meets at 6 each Wednesday morning at the Hood County courthouse gazebo to pray for revival in their community, state, nation and world

BOTC also holds gatherings on the last Thursday night of each month from April through October on the banks of the Brazos River in Pecan Plantation.

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Helping Hands

October 4, 2014

GROUPS WELCOME TO JOIN

COMMUNITY TRUNK r TREAT

The fourth annual Community Wide Trunk r Treat at Granbury City Park is Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30- 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Acton United Methodist Church, some 700 people attended last year’s event.

Participating groups bring candy, decorated vehicles and carnival type games.

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Military Briefs

October 4, 2014

DAKOTA G. SMALLWOOD

COMPLETES BASIC TRAINING

Air Force Airman Dakota G. Smallwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. He is a 2014 graduate of Granbury High School.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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Healthy Woman ready for annual speaker, expo event

October 4, 2014

Healthy Woman welcomes a local speaker for its annual luncheon Saturday, Nov. 8 at Acton Middle School.

While popular culture often insists that “younger is better,” Granbury author and speaker Dena Dyer will share a different perspective at the event.

In her presentation, Dyer will share funny stories and motivational principles she gleaned while interviewing 40 vibrant women over 40.

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