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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Clint Eastwood’s movie about the life of Chris Kyle, American Sniper, is pretty much blowing its competition out of the water at the box office lately. There’s probably a reason for that. I read the book when it came out, and I’ve followed Kyle’s experiences since then as well as I could, and he seems to have been as humble and personable as he’s been portrayed.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, January 20th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 35 members and three visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Staci Habeker and Luis Castillo. Lion Joel Kuykendall, was responsible for the program and introduced District Governor, John Gammill, who spoke about the Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. The Center is located in Midland, Texas, and processes used eyeglasses, then distributes them to people that can ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
“Make hay while the sun shines.” Okay, no hay to be made, but getting out and doing what you didn’t or couldn’t do when the sun wasn’t shining, is in order. Z. doesn’t mind the cold wet weather or so it seems. He’ll go to town when it’s twenty-seven degrees.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Our BRAIN requires amino acids to make neurotransmitters which regulate our brain power, our memory and our mood. What we eat has a tremendous effect on our levels of neurotransmitters and therefore on mood. Stress and nutritional deficiencies alter our brain chemistries and are common precursors to many illnesses and disorders including anxiety and depression.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Some of you may have received (or gifted yourself!) eReaders or tablets for Christmas, and now you need to know how to check out eBooks and audiobooks from our digital library. The easiest way is to go to the source—Overdrive’s “Help” and follow the steps for your type of device.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
Monday, Feb. 2nd, is Ground Hog Day. I am ready for summer. February 1st is the birthday of Marian Leifeste, Nea Young and Tina Sanders. Have a great birthday party! Today, Jan. 28th, there is a Finance Meeting at 5 p.m. and the Men’s Choir will meet at 6 p.m. Year-end reports are due online by Jan.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
I had the pleasure of tasting this Stromboli at a lunch recently during an FCS Agents meeting for our District. Jacque Behrens, the McCulloch County FCS Agent, taught Home Ec at the High School in Brady for many years before she joined our team. This is one of her fabulous recipes that she made in her classes.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
The sun is out again, the skies are blue and temperatures are on the rise. This week is one of those great times that it is just a pleasure to be in Mason. The City is working in several different directions to get things done during this fine weather. We are working with the contractors that are building the new School building to get the water and electric service expanded and installed.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015 • Photos
A candidate for political office--pontificating for the “umpteenth” time on the campaign stump--spewed words at 200 per minute, with gusts to 250. At full bluster, he quoted the old line about “standing on the shoulders of others gone before.” “If his shoulders are as slick as his speeches, you won’t find any footprints on ‘em,” one critic muttered. This is, however, a great truth worth revisiting.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 29, 2015
The key to long life. Learn somethin’ new every day. That’s what they say. Once we exit formal education, the rest is up to us. Maybe these will qualify as new knowledge: Buzzards do not eat cattle killed by lightning. Too well done for them perhaps? Buzzards do not eat rabid road kill. Something about the body temperature. They sense the raw rabid meat is “off” just a bit. What gourmands. A buzzard never eats another buzzard. No haute cuisine there. But they do like skunk ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
DVDs have become our number one checkout, and I’m delighted that so many patrons are taking advantage of this FREE service! However, almost all of the DVDs and CD books (some have as many as 15 discs) come back needing to be cleaned, repaired, or even replaced. Our disc repair machine is running all through the day almost every day, and the supplies are expensive.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
Some of you may have memories long enough to recall when I wrote a column a while back complaining about the issue of what the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, & Really Stupid Rules defines as ‘Short Barrelled Rifles.’ Any rifle with a barrel shorter than sixteen inches falls into this category.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, January 13th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 31 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Mark Kirby was responsible for the program and introduced Lance Rasch, the Ag Instructor at Mason High School, who spoke about the local stock show. There were 74 participants and the premium auction brought in around $148,000 that went back to the participants.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
“The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar.” However, last week the sun didn’t want to come out tomorrow or the next day, either. And, I sure didn’t want to bet my bottom dollar! Then it’s January and it’s suppose to be COLD! Too, the sock show weather is always cold.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
Continue to pray for John Jordan. He did well during the surgery and things look better. He was having an MRI on Monday. The family is together to run the business. Pray! John Koock’s birthday is today, Wednesday, Jan. 21st. Ruby Toeppich and Billy Wayne Koock are having birthdays tomorrow, Thursday, Jan.