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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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More volunteers needed for expanding programs

October 4, 2014

The Granbury Veterans Quarterly Council Meeting was held on Sept. 17 and ton of great things came out of that meeting.

LTC Richard Huchel (USMC Ret) sent the minutes to our office so I want to highlight some of the things they discussed and are asking our community to help.

The American Legion Post 491 is handling the VA bus transport to facilities in Fort Worth and Dallas but they are in need of drivers who have at least a Class C license.

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Running for Riley

October 1, 2014
Running for Riley

The memory of Tolar’s fallen Green Beret was honored in a big way at Saturday’s second annual Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Run/Fun Run. Participants of the 5K run take off at Tolar High School.

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Realtor Redo revitalization

October 1, 2014
Realtor Redo revitalization

The Realtor Redo has returned to the Granbury Historical District for their 2014 project. Terry McNew’s home at 215 N. Travis St. has been abuzz for days with Realtor Redo volunteers revitalizing the exterior her home. She is pictured with her son Jeff McNew of Gatesville.

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Treak or treat going to the dogs at Shanley Park

October 1, 2014

The sixth annual Bow Wow Trick or Treat is moving from the lawn at City Hall to its new location at Shanley Park on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Organizers report the additional space is needed as the event continues to grow every year. At Shanley Park, organizers look forward to accommodating hundreds of dogs.

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‘Patrick Henry’ speaks in Tolar

October 1, 2014
‘Patrick Henry’ speaks in Tolar

Tolar students were treated to a performance by Gary Sisson, in full costume and character as orator Patrick Henry.

Henry is famous for the “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech made to the Virginia Convention in 1775.

The speech is credited with helping to pass a resolution delivering Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War.

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Classic teamwork

October 1, 2014
Classic teamwork

Granbury High School’s girls golf team began their fall season by hosting 18 other teams in the annual Lady Pirate Classic Friday and Saturday at Harbor Lakes Golf Club. Juliana Eckley (left) applies sunscreen for fellow team member Tifton Puckett as the sun bore down late Saturday morning on the final day of play.

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