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Lipan boys win, capture playoff spot

February 18, 2015

Lance Ferguson scored a game-high 21 points, sticking 7 3-point buckets, to help Lipan’s boys to a 64-44 home basketball victory over Strawn Friday night that clinched a playoff berth as the third-place team out of District 18-A.

In addition to Ferguson – who had no 2-pointers and no free throws – Derrick Cook contributed 14 points and Santana Martinez scored 12.

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Former Olympic athlete departing Hood County after 20 years

February 18, 2015
Former Olympic athlete departing Hood County after 20 years

Thane Baker’s accomplishments as a world-class sprinter from a small town in Kansas were impressive.

But the fact that he earned four medals in two Olympic Games is even more astonishing if you know the full story.

After living in Hood County the past 20 years, Baker will soon be moving to Nebraska.

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Scavenger Hunt added to Texas Independence Day celebration

February 18, 2015
Scavenger Hunt added to Texas Independence Day celebration

Mastick family members are taking it up a notch for the Texas Independence Day celebration. Both Regan Mastick, 13, and Rachel Mastick, 10, have been winners in the Texas History Fair. This year the family has created the Selfie Savenger Hunt for the Granbury celebration Feb. 28 – March 1. Scavenger Hunt participants snap a selfie with at least seven of the locations listed.

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Granbury artist makes bowls to feed hungry

February 14, 2015

Ceramic artist Darla Morris of Granbury, and hundreds of other artists are contributing her time and talent to help fill the empty bowls of hungry neighbors.

Working in her studio, Stacked Rock Pottery, Morris is creating bowls for guests to take home from the 13th annual Empty Bowls Fort Worth. The event is from 11 a.m.

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Pecan women could be toe-tapping at meeting

February 14, 2015
Pecan women could be toe-tapping at meeting

The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) will convene Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for social time, and President Carol Cotton will call the meeting to order at 10.

Speaking to the ladies will be Lani Stacy, owner, producer, and performer at Grapevine Opry Show, a venue that features family friendly entertainment known for getting toes tapping and sometimes audience members dancing.

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Church Clips

February 14, 2015

OPEN RHODES BAND WILL PLAY FOR VALENTINE’S DANCE

A Valentine’s Dance is planned Saturday, Feb. 14 at Triple Cross Church, 3470 Lipan Highway. The dance is from 7 – 9:30 p.m. and is free to attend.

Questions? Call Jean Freeman at 214-502-2196.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

AT TOLAR METHODIST

Tolar United Methodist Church, 8812 Highway 377, Tolar, will have an Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m.

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4-H meat judging team prepares for competition

February 14, 2015

The Hood County 4-H Meat Judging Team competed at the Fort Worth Stock Show this past month. Team members from Lipan include Maci Garcia, Taylor Grove, Maddison Fea, and Jolee Tuggle.

This team spends many hours studying for the meat judging competitions. They were coached by Kelly Tuggle. They did well, and their next competition will be at the Houston Livestock Show.

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‘DamNation’ film documentary will be screened

February 14, 2015

Tarleton State University’s Environmental Society will present a free public screening of “DamNation.” This controversial documentary explores the change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders, to the growing awareness that America’s future is bound to the life and health of its rivers.

The film will be shown Tuesday, Feb.

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Helping Hands

February 14, 2015

FRONT DESK VOLUNTEER NEEDED AT BRAZOS PREGNANCY CENTER

Brazos Pregnancy Center is in need of a front desk volunteer.

This volunteer position requires answering phone and light typing. The hours are Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Renee at 817-579-1233 if interested.

Articles should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event for consideration in the Helping Hands column in the Hood County News.

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Black History Month

February 14, 2015
Black History Month

Pastor Shake Anderson, of Generations Church, will bring a number a gifted artists for an evening of gospel music to celebrate Black History Month. Anderson is pictured here from a previous event. The program will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Granbury Baptist Church, 1200 Weatherford Highway. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr.

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