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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
WHEREAS, in Federal fiscal year 2014, the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services confirmed 66,572 cases of child abuse or neglect, including 19 in Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Kimble counties. WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community, and finding solutions requires input and action from everyone in our community; and WHEREAS, our children are our most valuable resources and will shape the future of Texas; and WHEREAS, child a ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
Recently Z had a part replaced on one of his pieces of equipment and told me,”It has a life time warranty.” Okay, if they can make a part that has a life time warranty on it, then why don’t they put that part on in the beginning. Seems like a rip off to me.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 31st, for its monthly business meeting. There were 28 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion John Olson was responsible for the program and introduced Paul Branch of Superior Auction who spoke about the cattle market and its future prospects. Paul said he felt that the cow/calf market looked good through 2015.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
He is risen! Great news. Easter Sunday was great. The kids had a blast finding eggs in the bluebonnets. The church was filled and the service with communion and music specials was tremendous. Prayers are needed for Cindy and Wade Powell, Max Sessom and family, Ethyl Byrn and John Jordan. E.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
FLAX SEED and FLAX SEED OIL are popular health food items that have been around for thousands of years. Flax seed is high in beneficial omega 3 oils which are the “good” fats that are missing from the standard American diet. In addition to the oil, the fiber and the lignans from the ground seed are also good for you. Here are just some of the BENEFITS of flax seed oil.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
This week, I thought we would try a Southern favorite, fried chicken. This may be a little healthier than your grandmother’s version. Golden Fried Chicken 4 chicken breasts cut into strips ¼ cup flour ¼ cup flavored packaged bread crumbs Seasoned salt ¼ tsp Ground black pepper Cooking spray In a 1-gallon plastic container, combine flour, bread crumbs and pepper.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
For all you bibliophiles, this Saturday is what you’ve been waiting for—the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale!! The Garden Club will be outside selling plants, and we’ll have a Library Open House from 2:00-4:00. You’ll have an opportunity to see the beautiful collages by local artists and a lovely quilt by Pam Scott, too.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
What would I do without my microwave? It is a true lifesaver. But it does take some special considerations. Check out this information from the USDA’s food safety website. Microwave ovens can cook unevenly and leave “cold spots,” where harmful bacteria can survive. For this reason, it is important to use the following safe microwaving tips to prevent foodborne illness.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
Who among us has not participated in shenanigans associated with April Fool’s Day, either as a perpetrator or an unwitting victim? I sense only “ayes” in response. Remembrances of long ago foolishness typically are warm and welcome, even if we were “pie-in-the-face” victims, perhaps responding with lip-quivering—or maybe even tears—during real-time “pranking.” At the risk of unduly citing personal experiences—really, the only kind I’ve ever had—two “up close” famil ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
Back in the 1960s John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. He went on to do many great things. He became a Senator. Then at the age of 76 he returned to space in the Space Shuttle. It just goes to show that becoming a “Senior” doesn’t mean that you have to stop doing marvelous things if you just persevere.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
Seventy-four million. 74,000,000. That’s a lot. That’s an estimate. Not for how many stars are in the sky. Or how much money you’ll inherit. It’s an estimate of canines. Yep. An estimate of pet dogs in this country. And y’all know what dogs do. Each pet poops three-quarters of a pound a day. (Kinda gives “Quarter Pounder” a whole new meaning.) That’s an approximate figure. Imagine having to run that test. Hmmm, let’s see. Watch where you step. Or as Grandma wo ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Varsity Cowgirl Track Results @ Comfort Deer Relays--4/2/2015 800m--Angelica Ramirez--2nd--2:26.88 400m--Angelica Ramirez--2nd--61.6 300m--Shay Baker--5th--51.08 4 X 400m Relay--3rd--4:20.32 Raegan Palacio, Kylar Elliott, Shay Baker, Angelica Ramirez Triple Jump--Corinne Perlichek--4th--31’1”, Raegan Palacio--5th--30’11 ½”, Shay Baker--6th--30’11 ½” Shot Put--Kristen Gipson--2nd--36’5”--New Mason HS Record Discus--Kristen Gipson--4th--88’5”, Cristina Mejia--5th ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Just as we hear the news of the latest Habitat for Humanity recipients preparing to move into their new homes, it is time to begin the search for the next fortunate person or family who will receive a Mason Habitat home in 2016. Nanci Gibbons, Chairperson for the Mason HFH Family Selection Committee, has announced the date for the orientation meeting.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Individuals considering joint replacement surgery are invited to a free Destination Restore presentation with a complimentary lunch at the Golden Hub Senior Center in Fredericksburg on Thursday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. Orthopedic surgeons from Hill Country Memorial will discuss types of hip and knee replacement implants, treatment options and information about pre-operative classes and coaching.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
Dear Gerald, Lynn Reichenau's direction of "The Living Last Supper performed at St. Paul Lutheran Church was an exciting wonderful time for those that attended to hear this music, and to see the ACTING PERFORMANCE of 13 men portraying the 12 disciples and Jesus. These men put up an acting performance that is amazing to me, that would be hard to be topped ANYWHERE!! Of course I remember getting to see Gerald Geistweidt win Best Actor at State One Act Play championships many years ago, BUT, Ger ...