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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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Woman of the Year will be named Tuesday

October 4, 2014

The Opal Durant Woman of the Year will be announced Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Rendezvous in New Orleans. The fundraiser benefits Christian Women’s Job Corps and has a different theme each year.

The luncheon event begins at 11 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 2 p.m. at the Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E.

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Make room for Corvettes Oct. 11

October 4, 2014
Make room for Corvettes Oct. 11

The 9th annual Corvettes on the Square display is expected to draw about 125 cars next Saturday, Oct. 11. The line-up begins at 7 a.m. and judging is at 11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded around 3 p.m. The annual event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Brazos River Corvette Club.

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Harris remembers cutting her delivery doctor’s hair

October 4, 2014
Harris remembers cutting her delivery doctor’s hair

Carol (Gregory) Harris celebrated her 65th birthday this past Monday.

Tim Sears asked her if she was born in the Lipan Hospital (currently the Community Center). This was her response.

“Yes, I was. My mom (Mary Ada Brown Gregory Bybee) and I were the only ones in the hospital at the time.

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Local ladies join hundreds gathered for Texas Extension’s state conference

October 4, 2014

Three ladies from the local Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) club recently attended the state conference in Wichita Falls.

Glenda Fry, Gwen Williams, and Sharon Austin from the Granbury Club, Hood County, District 8, joined another 400 ladies at the conference.

The theme for the Conference was Love, Faith and Devotion.

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