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People’s Choice

March 25, 2015
People’s Choice

Teresa Garrett (middle) and her son Jon-Michael Garrett earned the People’s Choice Bean honors Saturday during General Granbury’s cookoff on the square. Also pictured is Barbara Boozer, one of the organizers.

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Showmanship

March 25, 2015
Showmanship

Roger Enlow and his daughter Kayla Peacock won showmanship honors for their “Let ‘Er Rip” bean booth at General Granbury’s birthday celebration and cookoff. Cookers and the crowd turned out despite cool, drizzly weather.

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Bonnie Chilcutt recognized as Pecan Artist of Month

March 21, 2015
Bonnie Chilcutt recognized as Pecan Artist of Month

Congratulations go to first place winner for artist of the month in the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG), Bonnie Chilcutt.

Also recognized for exceptional work are Kathy Yoders, Barbara Sutton, Brenda Coffman, and Martie Rains. These ladies have their work displayed at the Pecan clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), various businesses in Pecan Village, and online at www.pecanplantationartguild.com.

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HALO Chari-Tea on April 19

March 21, 2015

The third annual Chari-Tea next month will help homeless companion animals in Hood County.

Sponsored by the Hood County Animal Lovers Organization, the tea is Sunday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bentwater Activity Center.

Doors open at 1 p.m. for mimosa sipping ($5 donation), socializing and shopping the bake sale and raffle baskets.

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May the sun shine warm upon your face

March 21, 2015
May the sun shine warm upon your face

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without Nick Sager (center) dressed as a leprechaun. The gathering drew many smiles on the Granbury square Tuesday. The Texas Independence Day parade will be on the square at 11 this morning, Saturday, March 21. The parade was postponed Feb. 28 when wintery weather “rained”on the parade.

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See things as they were ‘back in the day’

March 21, 2015

For the past 35 years, Mary Kemp – with the help of a 100 or so of her closest friends and family members – has hosted Shaw-Kemp Open House. The event celebrates the history, bluebonnets and some good, down-home fun and hospitality.

Weather permitting, the annual Shaw-Kemp Open House is scheduled Saturday, April 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Building the perfect garden bed

March 21, 2015
Building the perfect garden bed

Creativity is the key to maximizing a garden’s yield, especially when building spaces that foster plant growth, boost yield and minimize failures.

Most plants, particularly vegetables, prefer growing in soil that is at least 12 inches deep.

Since achieving this depth is difficult in many Texas soils, gardening in raised beds makes good sense.

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Wheeler part of top team in nation

March 21, 2015

The Arlington Baptist College Women’s basketball teamis the champion!

Kayla Wheeler, daughter of Rickey and Marla (Light) Wheeler of Lipan, is a freshman on the Arlington Patriot’s team.

The Patriots played March 5-7 in Joplin, Missouri for the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletes) tournament championship against a college from Moore, Oklahoma.

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All about irises

March 21, 2015
All about irises

Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) will present “Planting and Caring for Iris” Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Master Gardeners LaNell Whitley and Georgia Blaylock will instruct the free program. In addition, they will show photos of the many irises that will be offered for sale at the LGMG plant sale April 11.

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Volunteers needed for egg hunt

March 21, 2015

The hunt is on. Volunteers are needed. The Community Easter Egg Hunt is a large undertaking at Granbury City Park, 1218 W. Pearl St., on Saturday, March 28.

Volunteers need to meet at the pool at 9:30 a.m.

Volunteer opportunities:

nRegistration Table

nManning booth for Key Club/Kiwanis

nManning booths for other organizations

n“Laying” Eggs

nMarking field for age groups (tying ribbons on fence color coded by age group)

nHelping set up booths

nGuarding the field gates

nMonitoring children as they enter and exit the fields

nAssist in collecting empty eggs after hunt

nEscorting special needs children to hunt and assist with hunt if necessary.

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