Lifestyles

Thu
19
May

God Can Use Second Hand Stuff

 

 

By Clifton Fox, Church of Christ

 

     A lad with a new driver’s license asked his Dad for a car. His dad told him, “Not until you raise your grades to B’s, and read your Bible daily, and cut your long hair.” A few months later he asked his dad again: “Son, I’m proud of you. Your grades are B’s, and you read your Bible as I asked. However, you never cut your hair.”  The lad answered: In my Bible studies I noticed Sampson, Moses, and Jesus may have had long hair.” His dad responded: “Son, did you also notice those guys walked where ever they went?”

 

Thu
19
May

Tom Topics

By Tom Hawkins

This writer was somewhat saddened this past Saturday to learn of the final destruction of Baylor Stadium or Floyd Casey Stadium as it was known in more recent years.

Baylor Stadium was opened in 1950  and was the home of Baylor Bear football for many years. The stadium was closed when McLean Stadium opened. The final Baylor football game was played in the storied old stadium in December of 2013.

As a young school boy, yours truly, remembers attending numerous BU football games. In those day a youngster or teenager could be seated in the end zone for 50 cents. Those 50 cent tickets were called “knot-hole” tickets.

My brother, Jack W. Hawkins, recalls that the Groesbeck Boys Scouts were often invited to assist  with the parking or other such duties at Baylor Stadium for free tickets.

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Thu
19
May

Liberty Readers celebrate 2nd anniversary

 

The Liberty Readers met to celebrate its second anniversary on May 5th at the home of Jean Bosch.  Paper hats, colorful flowers, and a Mexican meal on the porch was the theme of the party. The meeting was called to order followed by a short business meeting. The program was led by Jean Bosch.  The membership reviewed The Glass Castle, an autobiography by Jeannette Walls, who shares the challenges of a grueling childhood. The story describes the heartbreak of a dysfunctional family with love and humor. The club ranked the book as an excellent summer read.

Thu
19
May

The Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

 

By Kelli Young
Site Manager

Thu
19
May

Groesbeck Study Club holds meeting

 

The Groesbeck Study Club had its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7pm at the Groesbeck Maffett Memorial Library in their conference room.  The devotional was given by Mary Belle Leach which she got from her adult coloring devotional book.  She read from Psalm 51:12.  “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”  She told us about George McDonald who is a restorer of old books.  He bought old volumes of books and restored them.  He was so good, that he was asked to move in and fix all the books in a library because of his love and care for the books.  She told us that God takes our lives and restores us with His love and power combined. 

 

Thu
19
May

UMHB Spring Commencement 2016

 

Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spring Commencement was held on Saturday, May 7, in Crusader Stadium. This was the university’s 160th graduating class. 558 students were awarded degrees. Of those, 397 students received baccalaureate degrees, 144 received master’s degrees, and 17 earned doctoral degrees.

Student awards given during the ceremony included the Provost Medal for highest overall GPA, which was split between sixteen students who each graduated with perfect 4.0 grade point averages: Katie Ashworth of Georgetown, Mikayla Beebe of Cedar Park, Roxanne Bodkin of Belton, Autumn Brewer of Sulphur Springs, Kathryn Hamilton of Edna, Megan Lawson of Houston, Kelsey Leibert of Harlingen, Matthew Liberty of Copperas Cove, Kathryn Mayo of Woodway, Jonathan Payton of Tomball, Amber Steinbring of Houston, Jenell Thompson of Belton, Sara Tuttle of Cedar Park, Brooke Villani of Allen, Kirstie Wallace of Sulphur Springs, Bethanie Witte of Palestine.

Thu
19
May

Music, dancing and laughter at GHS

Groesbeck High school students definitely showed that they have talent this past Saturday during the first ever Groesbeck’s Got Talent Showcase. Twenty acts performed onstage in the GHS auditorium, some singing, some dancing, some playing the piano or another instrument, but all were a delight to see and hear.

 

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Thu
19
May

Groesbeck Study Club meeting

The Groesbeck Study Club had its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7pm at the Groesbeck Maffett Memorial Library in their conference room. The devotional was given by Mary Belle Leach which she got from her adult coloring devotional book. She read from Psalm 51:12. “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” She told us about George McDonald who is a restorer of old books. He bought old volumes of books and restored them. He was so good, that he was asked to move in and fix all the books in a library because of his love and care for the books.

 

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Thu
12
May

Primary runoff election is May 24; Early voting starts May 16

The primary runoff election will be held on Tuesday, May 24, with the early voting by personal appearance for the primary runoff election beginning on this Monday, May 16. The primary election was held on March 1. In Limestone County, the runoff election will have only statewide races. There are no county level races that require a runoff. The ballot will include three Republican runoffs and one Democratic runoff in Limestone County.

 

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Thu
12
May

Groesbeck Senior Citizen News

Hello from all of us at the center; we hope you all are doing well and had a good week. We hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. Katrina Garner with Texas Home Health did a Mother’s Day Tea Party for the ladies. We thank her so much for doing this for us, she is so thoughtful. The ladies had such a good time and they all told stories about their kids.

 

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