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Grizzard graduates at top of Coast guard Aviation Survival

April 4, 2015
Grizzard graduates at top of Coast guard Aviation Survival

Grizzard

Russell Wayne Grizzard Jr., graduated as a United States Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician in February, on his way to becoming a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.

Grizzard is a member of the 112-15 graduating class. He was class leader and graduated first in his class with honors.

He is the son of Russell and Dede Grizzard of Granbury.

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‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ planned for Pecan women

April 4, 2015
‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ planned for Pecan women

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS: Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club Vice President Sue Cooper (left) and President Carol Cotton (right) preparing for the club’s meeting on April 16. The program will feature songs from the movie “Mary Poppins.” The Disney movie premiered 50 years ago.

By Diane Long

The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) will hold its next meeting April 16 when Suzanne Cate and Mary Cauble will bring a musical program sure to delight everyone.

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‘I was doing my job:’ Brown’s military career spanned multiple wars

April 4, 2015
‘I was doing my job:’ Brown’s military career spanned multiple wars

MILITARY CAREER: Retired Lt. Col. Sellers Brown (right) was honored for his military service Monday. He is joined here by his wife, Gena Brown and son Greg Layne.

ONE OF MANY: When recognized for his service with the 42nd “Rainbow” Infantry Division during World War II, retired Army Lt. Col. Sellers Brown said, “E.

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Lipan band comes home with

April 4, 2015

Congratulations to all of the Lipan band members and their teacher, Mr. Riley, for bringing home first place trophies in their very first band (sight reading) competitions that were held on March 26 and March 27. This is Lipan’s first year to have a school band. Way to go, musicians!

WEDDING SHOWER

There will be a bridal shower for Destiny Jones and Erik Branson on Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Lipan band comes home with trophies

April 4, 2015

By Debbie Compton

Congratulations to all of the Lipan band members and their teacher, Mr. Riley, for bringing home first place trophies in their very first band (sight reading) competitions that were held on March 26 and March 27. This is Lipan’s first year to have a school band. Way to go, musicians!

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Blue beauty

April 4, 2015
Blue beauty

This Granbury Quilters Guild raffle quilt is on display at Houston Street Mercantile on the Granbury square. Raffle tickets for this quilt are now available at Houston Street Mercantile, Patti’s Last Resort near Acton Nature Center and Sew Krazee in Big Lots shopping center. For information about this quilt contact Lucy Esposito at 817-579-9614.

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Work scheduled for U.S. 377 East

April 1, 2015

On Monday – weather permitting – roadwork will begin on more than four miles of Highway 377 East.

The stretch of roadway spans an area just west of Acton Highway (in front of Black’s Pawn Shop) to M&M Ranch Road/Fall Creek Highway (FM 167 South).

According to county Road Operations Director Donald Linney, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project will be a hot mix overlay.

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Campaign brings child abuse awareness and prevention

April 1, 2015

A candlelight vigil, Go Blue Day and the Blue Bolt Run are part of the child abuse prevention campaign in Hood County this month.

The Child Welfare Board hosts the annual candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the victims of child abuse next week. The program is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Hood County Library, 222 N.

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Community asked to help plan county’s 150th birthday event

April 1, 2015

Like party planning?

If so, the Hood County Historical Commission needs you.

The Commission has been tasked by the Commissioners Court to plan next year’s county sesquicentennial celebration.

Hood County’s 150th birthday party is planned for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, on the courthouse square.

Though plans are in the early stages, the Commission intends to have old-fashioned games, such as sack races, and maybe photo ops that include period costumes or cut-outs of wooden figures.

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April 11 benefit will help cancer patients

April 1, 2015

The 10th annual Country Spirit Jamboree is Saturday, April 11 at Reunion Grounds, 641 Reunion Court. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the Country Spirit Jamboree benefit cancer patients and survivors in Hood County with direct financial, emotional, spiritual and social programs.

You can show your support at the Jamboree sponsored by Cancer Care Services of Hood County.

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