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Art guild generates funding for programs

May 9, 2015
Art guild generates funding for programs

The Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) had a successful outing on garage sale day last month in our neighborhood.

The group sends special thanks to Jean and Don Runnels for hosting the fundraiser, from which the PPAG will use monies generated to fund its programs and events throughout the year.

SPRING ART

Pecan artists are making marks in our community as several were lauded by the Lake Granbury Art Association at its Spring Art Festival.

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Pray for Our Troops

May 9, 2015
Pray for Our Troops

World War II veterans were honored at the annual Prayer Breakfast in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer on Thursday. Veterans were named “Honorary Chair” over the Prayer Breakfast at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. The program followed a free breakfast for those attending the event.

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Inspirational singing at Prayer Breakfast

May 9, 2015
Inspirational singing at Prayer Breakfast

The Granbury Civic Chorus, led by Artistic Director Steven Sobezak, sang “Distant Land” by John Rutter at the Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. Retired Maj. Gen. Cecil L. Richardson, former Chief Chaplain of the Air Force, was the guest speaker for the annual event at Granbury Resort Conference Center.

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Artist of the Month

May 9, 2015
Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month for Lake Granbury Art Association is Karen Galemba. Her work is on display at InterBank, corner of Temple Hall Highway and Highway 377. Other artists who placed in the competition include Jerry Griffin, Andrea Foshea, Mark Danielson, Howard Chaney and Pam Shultz.

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Helping Hands

May 9, 2015

COMMUNITY SALE BENEFITS ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

A garage sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association is planned May 15-16 at Lakestone Terrace, at Highway 377 and Old Cleburne Road. To donate items for the sale, call Kathy at 817-573-1214 by May 13.

The sale will be held rain or shine under the covered parking area from 8 a.m.

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Reading the Bible from cover to cover

May 9, 2015
Reading the Bible from cover to cover

A group from Cornerstone Christian Academy was participating in the Bible Reading Marathon on the square Tuesday afternoon. Students were joined by (standing) Pastor Mike McMahon, spokesman for the event, and Pam Lott, who helped organize the Bible reading when she lived here. The 13th annual Bible marathon in Hood County began at 7 a.m.

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Bible readers gather at gazebo on square

May 9, 2015
Bible readers gather at gazebo on square

The International Bible Reading Marathon utilizes volunteers to read the entire Bible out loud. Readers come from all walks of life to read at the gazebo on the square. The Bible reading closed on Thursday with Judge Ralph Walton scheduled to complete the reading at noon, following the prayer breakfast earlier in the day.

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Why are flowers fragrant?

May 9, 2015
Why are flowers fragrant?

Shakespeare would be shocked.A rose by any other name does not smell as sweet.

Why?

Today’s flowers are generally far less fragrant than past blooms. Modern plant breeding maximizes color, shape and other characteristics rather than scent. But hold your noses, new research may alter this course.

Researchers at the Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture believe that understanding the biology of floral scents could yield important agricultural benefits.

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Shultz: ‘Cynthia Body changed my world’

May 9, 2015
Shultz: ‘Cynthia Body changed my world’

The next demonstration artist at LGAA is Pamela Lane Shultz. She tells her story below.

“I joined Lake Granbury Art Association in 2010 and began taking watercolor lessons from Cynthia Body. I had never painted in my life.

“Cynthia changed my world.

“She opened a world that was inside me that I knew existed but didn’t know how to tap into [it].

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Clemmie Riggs was 100 when she got rid of her car

May 9, 2015
Clemmie Riggs was 100 when she got rid of her car

Clemmie Riggs sold her car about three years ago.

“People at church were telling me that I shouldn’t be driving any more,” Riggs said.

She was 100 years old at the time.

Riggs recently celebrated her birthday for the 103rd time.

Born in Stephenville on April 23, 1912, she grew up on a farm with one brother and one sister.

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