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Motley crew

November 8, 2014
Motley crew

The haunted house that was part of the first GranScary included dozens of teen and young adult volunteers. The two-weekend event raised about $15,000. After costs, funds will be donated to Hood County Christmas for Children.

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Lipan doctor in early days made house calls

November 8, 2014

One of the best known doctors in Lipan history was Dr. J.H. Gandy. Here’s another excerpt from the book, “Glancing Backwards, a History of Lipan, Texas.”

“ Dr. J.H. Gandy came to Lipan before horse and buggy days were gone and lived here long enough to see good cars speed along good roads.

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Carswell, who ran Northside Grocery, reaches a milestone

November 8, 2014
Carswell, who ran Northside Grocery, reaches a milestone

Alma Featherston Carswell, of Granbury, had reason to celebrate last week. She turned 101 on Oct. 30.

Carswell has been in Granbury since 1953. For many years, she and her husband Johnnie ran “The Northside Grocery” store at the split for Highway 51 and Lipan Highway.

They sold it in 1965 and ran Carswells’ Laundromat on Pearl Street for many years after that.

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It was wonderful evening for art

November 8, 2014
It was wonderful evening for art

Gallery Night Three, hosted by the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) was a smashing success! Approximately 400 folks visited among the six home galleries, and 13 PPAG member paintings were purchased.

The guild thanks the artists who opened their homes, the craftsmen who carried on live demonstrations during the night, the volunteers who helped in numerous ways, and the patrons who toured and purchased artwork.

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Creating real volume with sculptures

November 8, 2014
Creating real volume with sculptures

Renowned Columbian artist Fernando Botero, both a painter and a sculptor, once said, “Sculptures permit me to create real volume. One can touch the forms, one can give them smoothness, the sensuality that one wants.”

Like Botero, local artist James Spurlock paints and sculpts. Spurlock impressed attendees at the Lake Granbury Art Association’s June meeting with his painting expertise and ideas.

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Outdoor concert added to Night of Lights parade

November 8, 2014

Sean Mitchell and the Big City Music Revue will present a free Christmas concert prior to the Night of Lights Christmas Parade on the Granbury square Friday, Nov. 28.

The music begins at 6 p.m. at the outdoor stage on the square. The Night of Lights parade follows at 7 p.m.

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Substance abuse prevention is a concern

November 5, 2014
Substance abuse prevention is a concern

Substance abuse prevention was cited as the most important community need for children and youth in the 2014 Survey of Community Needs sponsored by the Salvation Army Women’s Service League of Hood County.

More than 300 participants were interviewed by Coles and Associates for the survey.

Youth centers, tutoring/mentoring and after school programs were also listed as some of the top needs for children and youth.

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Never too old to read a child’s book

November 5, 2014

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” -Dr. Seuss

“Make Way For Ducklings”

Ages 3-8

It’s not easy for duck parents to find a safe place to bring up their ducklings, but during a rest stop in Boston’s Public Garden, Mr.

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United Way of Hood County presents awards at breakfast

November 5, 2014

Over 50 people attended the United Way of Hood County’s annual breakfast Friday, Oct. 24 at Senior Circle to recognize award winners and kick off the 2015 fundraising campaign.

BECAUSE WE CARE AWARD

The top award given by United Way of Hood County, Because We Care Award, is presented to companies and organizations that have made a difference in Hood County.

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Halloween brings out the fun-lovers

November 5, 2014
Halloween brings out the fun-lovers

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