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Pecan staffers recognized

January 30, 2016

All of the goodness residents of Pecan Plantation enjoy each day does not happen by itself. Many folks work heartily to preserve the serenity, security and service of our community.

At the end of each calendar year, employees are honored for their work, and several folks received special kudos for going above and beyond the call of duty in 2015.

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Students receive recognition from DAR

January 30, 2016
Students receive recognition from DAR

Kiersten Mathis of Granbury High School, Hannah Redwine of Lipan High School and Kristina Wilcox of Tolar High School recently received the Good Citizens award from the Elizabeth Crockett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The entry packet and essay of Kiersten Mathis was selected by the chapter to advance to the State DAR Good Citizens competition.

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Wartime veterans may qualify

January 30, 2016

I wrote about these programs a couple of years ago and some benefits are worth revisiting.

Pension and Aid and Attendance benefits are paid to wartime veterans or surviving spouses who because of age or disability, find themselves with limited means, housebound or needs the assistance of another person for bathing, dressing, medication monitoring, transportation, etc.

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Support group helps with grief process

January 30, 2016

Starting a New Life begins a 10-week session at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. at St. Frances Cabrini education building.

“Jesus in his humanity was able to weep for the loss of a loved friend Lazarus. In his divinity, He was able to promise comfort for those who are grieving,” said Bill Brewer, spokesman for the grief group.

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The football life

January 27, 2016
The football life

Granbury Lions Club President Glenn Jennings (center) welcomes Pat and Richard Stevens during a recent club meeting. The couple shared their experiences from Richard’s six-year career in the NFL as an offensive tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Granbury Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays at noon at Spring Creek Barbeque.

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Birds featured at Acton Nature

January 27, 2016

The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 13-14 at Acton Nature Center from 7-9:30 a.m.

The GBBC bird walk is led by Dr. Billy Teels both Saturday and Sunday. Meet in the parking lot of the ANC. Those attending should bring binoculars or cameras and an interest in learning about birds in this area.

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Something magical can happen

January 27, 2016

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

-J.K. Rowling

“The Secret Chord”

Fiction

Geraldine Brooks’ latest book focuses on the most legendary warrior of all time: David, the father of Solomon and of a nation. David’s story is told by Nathan, a prophet who is both seer and adviser.

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Journalism scholarship offered by North & East Texas Press

January 27, 2016

The North & East Texas Press Association, in conjunction with the Texas Press Association will award two $1,500 scholarships, one to a graduating high school senior and one to a currently enrolled college student.

The scholarships are payable at $750 per semester to the registrar of the college of the recipient’s choice after the scholarship recipient has sent proof of registration to NETPA Secretary Cher Thompson.

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Multiple fundraisers support Pecan VFD/EMS

January 23, 2016
Multiple fundraisers support Pecan VFD/EMS

The Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (VFD/EMS) Auxiliary ended a very successful fundraising year in 2015 with the highlight being the presentation of a check to our emergency service chiefs.

Every penny of the very generous amount goes towards equipment and support for our emergency service groups, which in turn benefits all Pecaners.

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Mike Tabor molds students into artists

January 23, 2016
Mike Tabor molds students into artists

For Mike Tabor, eating out at lunch is a special occasion.

As an art teacher at Granbury High School, lunch is always on campus.

But this week’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday gave him a chance to enjoy some Mexican food at Mi Familia and brag about the art students who are, well, pretty darn good.

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