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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Recently, I did some research on a bunch of the early explorers, such as Columbo, Vasco de Vasco, Ponch de le Own, and others. Well, not exactly research, per se. What I actually did was rearrange some paper clips into ship configurations on my desk and wore an eye patch for a while.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 15th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 28 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and he spoke to the club about swimming pool pumps and plumbing. Ken has been in the swimming pool and spa service business for a number of years in California, and most recently in Mason and surrounding towns.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Not exactly true! First of all it’s not trash, it’s STUFF! Then if one really wants to know, men don’t have that much STUFF. And, if they do, they don’t get rid of it. Thus, it should be, “One person’s STUFF can be sold or traded for another person’s STUFF. Women, have yard sales.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Genetics have lots to do with who we are and what our health is like, particularly as we age. We tend to put up with arthritis, high blood pressure, a little weight around the middle, etc. because we see them as symptoms of age as determined by our genes. Scientists are discovering more and more about our genetic makeup – and more importantly, how to control it, or at least limit the worst aspects of it as it applies to our health.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week I thanked several people in conjunction with the Roundup float. I want to continue now—the list was long--and thank Carmen Griffith, Julie Harrison, Wendy Hastings, and the children who all rode on the float with Margaret. Be sure to congratulate Margaret for being chosen as a Duchess! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: Sea of Love by Susan Donovan (CD F DON) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (CD F ANG) Large Print Trouble in ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014 • Photos
Dissection of notes found in the pocket of an old suit isn’t easy. Maybe they were scrawled during the lull in a wedding ceremony, or to jog my memory of a joke for later use. Anyway, it reminded me of a couple who “got hitched” many moons ago—back when gasoline prices were in single digits.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Spicy Grilled Watermelon Try this savory side dish for a new twist on watermelon! Serves: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 tbsp lime zest 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup honey, divided 2 tsp garlic chili sauce Pinch salt 1 Medium-sized Watermelon 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro Directions Preheat grill to high. In bowl, whisk together, lime zest, juice, 3 tbsp of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.  Cut watermelon into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week the City Commission met for their regular meeting and there were several items that were dealt with that I would like to share so that you will know what is going on in your town. Chief Deputy Lewis Herrington met with the Commissioners and discussed recent law enforcement activity and answered questions that had come up in the past several weeks.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Cash? Credit card? Debit or credit? No one writes a personal check anymore. Paper or plastic? In some places that question has disappeared. You bring your own. Or else buy a bag. Leaded or unleaded? That, too, has disappeared. No one pumps gas anymore. With or without fries? How would you like that cooked? Regular or decaf? Sweet or unsweetened? Questions, questions, questions. Wonder what the very first question was. “Any more beer?” Probably. The question mark itself h ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Our ‘Question of the Day,’ alluded to by informed reader Patrick Wentworth, is – Are the people in charge of peta really aliens from planet Wingnut? Or what? This is an interesting suggestion, especially in light of some of the articles Pat sent in as evidence that the peta hierarchy, while they’ve always hovered at the fringes of society and acceptability, has lately degenerated into space cadets of the first water.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 8th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 32 members and eight visitors in attendance. Lion Chuck Bearden was responsible for the program and he introduced Mario Arteaga, Director of the Senior Center, who spoke about the Senior Nutrition Program and the Mason Senior Center. Mario recognized his assistant, Jerry Wright, who had to stay at the Center to help with the meals.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Life sometimes throws you a curve ball! Then there are times when you don’t even get up to bat! “Roll with the flow,” why would anyone want to roll? “If at first you don’t succeed,” perhaps it isn’t your bag! “A penny saved is a penny earned,” just remember you’ll have to pay taxes on that penny!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
“In a bulb, there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree,…” Happy birthday today, July 16th, to Karen Toone on July16th and happy birthday to Caroline Jordan on July 17th. And happy birthday to Lori Slocum on July 20th. It is time for a large and joyful celebration. Remember that Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, July 28th and ends on Friday.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
ger/july 16 col-natural health Natural Health from A to Z By Margaret Durst Insomnia plagues many of us. With some, it is chronic, with others it is a short term. There are many causes. Among these are stress, indigestion, mineral deficiency, vitamin deficiency, hormone imbalance, too much caffeine, prescription drugs, etc. Restless leg syndrome is a common form of insomnia.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Round-up seems to have been a great success again this year. I heard several residents comment that parts of it were “the best we’ve ever seen” and it seems that the parade, arts and crafts fair, the Queen’s Court, the Rodeo and the music and dancing were all enjoyed by everyone who was out at the events.