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Mayor invites city to day of prayer

On Thursday evening, May 4, Mansfield Churches FOR THE CITY will host the second annual National Day of Prayer event at the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts. You will not find a better place to be on May 4 than this family friendly event!

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Celebrating National Library Week

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special – participate. This year’s nation-wide celebrations during the week of April 9-5 include the release of the ALA’s 2017 “State of America’s Libraries Report” on April 10; National Library Workers Day, April 11; and National Bookmobile Day on April 12.

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Pioneering real estate developer will be missed

The Walnut Creek Country Club golf course opened during 1974 with the clubhouse opening shortly thereafter. With the Walnut Creek Valley subdivision offering residential lots for new home construction, a developing slow economy shaped by a worldwide oil crisis, and interest rates rising to 17 percent on home mortgages, Bill Campbell, a local realtor, purchased 20 lots for home construction.

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Letter to the Editor: Library celebrates Friends group

The Mansfield Public Library will be spending the week of Oct. 16-22 celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 11th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the Mansfield Public Library were established in 1965 and have raised thousands of dollars for the library, as well as volunteering many hours of their time promoting the library. The Friends participated in North Texas Giving Day for the first time this year, not only reaching their goal of $2,500 from 50 individual donors, but exceeding it! These funds will completely pay for next year’s Summer Reading Program at the library.

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Friends participate in North Texas Giving Day

Sept. 22 is North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event where people come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits from 6 a.m. to midnight. The Communities Foundation of Texas started it eight years ago as a way for people to support their favorite community organizations. For each donation of $25 or more processed through the Giving Day website, registered nonprofits will receive your donation, plus bonus funds.

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Feed the Kids wraps 10th summer

Common Ground Network’s Feed The Kid For Summer program has just completed the 10th summer of serving the MISD students who are on U.S. Government Free and Reduced Meal Plan during the school year and have no access to nutritious food during the summer. This program provides the kids with nutritious food during the summer months that they can prepare themselves while their parents are away at work.

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Letter to the Editor: City doesn’t need more apartments

The article regarding the July 25th City Council meeting, “Council gives second OK to Shops, ice arena” was interesting and covered most of the issues expressed by the citizens who spoke in opposition to the development. The issues were very rudely dismissed by one councilman saying, “I have noted all the issues mentioned and they have all been addressed before” without making any explanation about how they were addressed. This being my very first council meeting, I was appalled at the arrogant and dismissive tone he used to display his frustration with having been dealing with the “issue far too long.”

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Friends celebrate library week

This week, the Mansfield Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries with the theme, “Libraries Transform.” April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

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Thank you for reopening Farr Best

I just wanted to thank Tim Eaton and everyone involved in reviving the Farr Best Theater. The theater holds many memories to all of us who were born and raised here. Mae and Roy Farr and their families would be very proud to know that the theater is still a part of Mansfield’s history. As a child, I can remember paying a quarter to see great movies such as the Ten Commandments. Also, having Mrs. Farr walking the aisles with her flashlight checking on us kids and being sure we were not misbehaving!

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