Lifestyles

Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck Woman's Club holds meeting

The Groesbeck Woman’s Club met in Executive Session on Monday, March 21st at 5:15 at the Woman’s Club. Attending were Mary Zeman, Pam McNutt, Carol Jenkins, Peggy Beck and Ginger Fritz.

We discussed several items on the agenda but the most important item was the upcoming luncheon planned at the Spring Arts and Crafts Show to held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Groesbeck Convention Center. We approved the flyer that will be posted around town.

The Groesbeck Woman's Club is providing the lunch from 10:30 til gone at the Spring Arts & Crafts Show at the Groesbeck Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

We will be serving: Chicken Spaghetti Dinner, Drink & Dessert for $7.00 per person.

We will also be selling whole cakes and pies. (Will benefit repairs on the Woman's Club.) Meeting adjourned.

Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck UIL One Act Play receives Alternate Play Award

The Groesbeck High School theater department competed on March 22, 2016 in the District 18 UIL One Act Play completion and received the Alternate Play Award. The troupe performed THE GRASS HARP by Truman Capote. Winning All-Star Cast Awards were Michaela Medlen and Hannah Tyus. Winning Honorable Mention All Star Cast Awards were Brandley Mushinski and Daniel Snow. 

 

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Thu
31
Mar

Groesbeck DPS Trooper teaches crash investigation

Kenneth Shields, Trooper III, teaches crash investigation to McLennan Community College Law Enforcement Academy. Kenneth Shields is a graduate of Groesbeck High School and received a Bachelor Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.

 

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Thu
24
Mar

Yard of the Month, Civic Pride Awarded

The Cynthia Ann Garden Club awarded the yard of the month and civic pride for March this week. Yard of the Month was awarded to Laurie Allen at 609 E. Jacinto, Groesbeck. Civic pride was awarded to Farmers State Bank, 121 S. Ellis, Groesbeck. Congratulations to both of these winners.
 
Thu
24
Mar

Groesbeck Lions Club hears speaker on Hospice

By Tom Hawkins
Sarah Miller, chaplain for Southern Care Hospice, was the speaker for the Groesbeck Lions Club on Wednesday, March 16. Miller was introduced by Brody Burks, March program chairman.
During her remarks, Miller explained what a Hospice team does. According to the speaker, a major goal of Hospice is to improve the quality of life for the Hospice patient.
The Hospice team attempts to provide activities that the Hospice patient my find interesting and enjoyable. The Hospice team also attempts to help the family and caretakers of the Hospice patient.
Miller said that most Hospice patient are from age 70 to age 90. However, she stated that her youngest Hospice patient was 22.
The Groesbeck Lions Club is busy planning its 18th annual Groesbeck Lions Club Car Show. The car show will be on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Groesbeck City Park.

Thu
24
Mar

County honors longtime employees Beck and Wilson

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners honored two employees for achieving exceptionally long terms of service: County Clerk Peggy Beck, who has served 30 years, and Sheriff Dennis Wilson, who has completed more than 40 years of service to the county. Each was presented a combination clock and plaque of appreciation at the court’s March 14 meeting.
County Judge Daniel Burkeen reminded the court that the county began several years ago recognizing those of its employees who had completed five, 10 and 20 years of service.
“We like keeping good, experienced employees, who are valuable to us in all departments,” he said. “It occurred to us last week that we’ve got some employees and officials who have attained much more even than the 20 years, and they deserve some very special recognition.”
Burkeen first recognized Beck for reaching 30 years this month.

Thu
17
Mar

2016-17 HEART O’ TEXAS FAIR & RODEO SWEETHEARTS NAMED

Waco, TX (March 1, 2016) – The 2016-17 Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Sweethearts were named after tryouts on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Extraco Events Center.
The selection of the Sweethearts is based on personal interviews, personality, congeniality, poise and communications skills. There were 99 girls vying for a coveted Sweetheart spot. (See below for a complete list of the new Sweethearts.)
“The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Sweetheart selection is a very important process,” commented Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo President/CEO Wes Allison. “These exceptionally qualified young ladies will represent our organization in the community and provide support to not only our organization but others in the area as well.”

Thu
17
Mar

FUMC Groesbeck makes donation to LARAS House

The children of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck presented LARAS House with a donation of $500.00 on this past Sunday. Each Sunday morning during Children’s Time the children take an offering of their own. When the offering reaches $500.00 the children give a donation to a deserving organization and LARAS House was chosen this time.

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Thu
17
Mar

40 Years on the job!

Sheriff Dennis Wilson was presented a service award in commissioners court Monday morning for serving Limestone County for over 40 years. Pictured is Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen presenting the award to Sheriff Wilson.

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Fri
11
Mar

Spring Peddlers Market slated for Sat., April 2

By Tom Hawkins
The Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the Spring Peddlers Market will be held at the Groesbeck Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Spring Peddlers Market is a new name for this event. It was previously called the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, and the event has been held for many years. The Chamber felt that the new name of the show, Spring Peddlers Market better fits the items featured at the show.
The Spring Peddlers Market will include a wide variety of merchandise for the spring and summer months.
The deadline for reserving a booth is Friday, March 25. To reserve a booth call the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce at 254-729-3894.
Watch for more information about the Spring Peddlers Market in the weeks ahead.
By the way, the Chamber’s Fall Holiday Market will be Saturday, November 5th. The Fall show was formerly called the Fall Arts & Crafts Show.

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