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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
September 9, 2014 marked the beginning of a great new schedule of upcoming events for the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country (FAAHC). In a meeting chaired by president, Rosemary Davis, a full and exciting list of arts demonstrations, lectures and local shows highlighted the schedule. Rosemary encouraged members to exhibit their art at the upcoming Old Yeller Days celebration to be held on September 27, 2014, at the courthouse square.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Mason Bank hosted their annual scramble last Saturday. Here are the results.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
St. Paul Lutheran Church youth and adults participated recently in the “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Day of Service, a special day for ELCA Lutheran congregations across the United States to gather to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. The volunteers enjoyed a wonderful afternoon helping to beautify a Mason County Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving family.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Regular readers of this column know it’s time for my annual International Talk Like A Pirate Day story, which I write every few years or so, depending on whether I remember. Usually I forget, and even when I remember something often comes up and keeps me from writing about it.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 9th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 37 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Elliott Courtright was responsible for the program and introduced Joyce Downie, a past Lions District Governor, who spoke about the Lions Club International Foundation which assists with funding for Lions Club projects around the globe. Examples of this would include building eye clinics in Africa, responding to the emergency needs after the recent hurrica ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Hope you enjoyed the Fall weather preview. Was only a day, but it was nice. Saw some folks with jackets on. I wonder what they will wear when Fall really gets here? Fall is a good time. Nippy, but not cold. Cool, but not cold. It’s sort of like the settings on a washing machine: Cold, Cool, Warm and Hot.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Preserve your brain and nerve function. There are great supplements and lifestyle changes to help with this. Some of the keys to long-term health for brain and nerves involves keeping insulin, blood sugar, inflammation, and toxicity at low levels. High blood sugar and high insulin can damage the fine tissues of the brain and nervous system.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Growing up on a cattle ranch in New Mexico, beef has always been a major player in my diet. I came across this info in my Blue Cross Blue Shield newsletter recently and I wanted to share. Something that has stuck with me are these easy to remember slogans on magnets that came to me from the Texas Beef Council (which has wonderful ideas and recipes at http://www.txbeef.org).
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
One of the more difficult tasks that we have to complete every year is to set the annual budget and provide the revenues from taxes and utility rates that will fund the expected expenses. The City, just like the County, starts this process in late spring every year and by state law we have to finish up and vote to approve budget and tax rates during September for the coming fiscal year.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Computer and Wi-Fi users should be pleased with several changes coming to the Library this fall. For one, we’ve put a bench on the porch for folks who like to connect to Wi-Fi outside of business hours. Because we’ve received another Tocker grant, we’ll also be adding, among other things, a new seating area with lounge chairs with swing-up tablet arms for laptops and devices.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Books could be written about lives radically changed by introduction to strings. Before duct tape, string had endless uses, ranging from Yo-Yos to string cheese. This time, we’ll limit fame’s floodlights to individuals who--at ages 15 and 10, respectively--began pilgrimages toward major world venues--thanks to strings. Of this “twosome,” Everett (Bunny) Martin is farthest down the road.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
There are times in everyone’s life that are extra special. Last week I wrote about a gentleman and his wife who worked as a team to conquer a mountain-like obstacle and succeeded. It was a story of determination, bravery, love and spunk. This week, there was a different story that played out in full drama with those same elements with a few others thrown in as well.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Make up. We all use it. One way or another. We make up our face. We make up our minds. Make up the bed. Maybe make up an excuse. Or make up the difference. And sometimes we have to make up for lost time. Some of us make up a story to entertain. Or one to put the kiddos to sleep. Some of us make up our lives as we go along. We change our hair. Our furniture. Our house. We change jobs. Vehicles. Even partners. Or we kiss and make up. We make up businesses. Creating something o ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
To Mr. John C. Copeland, In response to your letter “Post Office,” I find myself needing to educate the readers as your letter is mostly inaccurate. First, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) are two completely separate entities. Furthermore, NAPUS is not a union.
, Editor
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
The newspaper is a unique business. While a business, it is also charged with providing a public service to the community in which it is located. Like all businesses, we try to determine the needs of our customers, and then we figure out a way to provide the things that will meet those needs.