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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
A friend, who shall remain nameless because I haven’t asked him if I could print his name (note to self: call Charles Elbel and ask permission to use his name before submitting this column) recently sent me a list of the states, and what each one is famous for. At least I think all the states are listed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 14th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Gene Gammill was responsible for the program and introduced Beau Mains who spoke about The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville which serves children with physical disabilities or diabetes at no cost to their family.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
What’s with the nineteen dollar a month and a blanket’s charities? Too, just how much of that nineteen dollars a month goes to the people that really need it? Seems to me that the cost of that blanket could go to the people in need or better yet just give them the blanket! Yep, long gone are the days when a charity was really a charity!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Detoxification is a basic principle of natural health. Any program of restoring the health and balance of the body includes getting toxins out of the body. You may wonder why detoxification is so important. A few toxins here and there are not the issue. It is the accumulation of them over time because they tend to store in our fatty tissue because the body cannot eliminate them without some help.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
It’s jack o’ lantern time!! Many people are interested in how to roast pumpkin seeds during the fall months. Here are some tips from Florida Cooperative Extensive Service: Drying seeds and roasting seeds are two different processes, but either one results in an inexpensive, delicious and healthy treat!! Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite snacks for the road- they are so much work to open that it’s hard to overeat on them!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Begin today to earnestly pray for the Kairos Boyd Unit and John Koock. The first day is full of excitement, fear and love. The Foot Washing ceremony just before they leave for the prison the first time brings everyone to an emotional high. Continue your prayers through Sunday. THE CHURCH PICTURE will be taken next Sunday, Oct.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Interested in the stars and other heavenly bodies? If you are, be sure to make Dr. Paul Derrick’s free program, A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Night Sky, this Saturday from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. He’ll return at 8:00 P.M. on the track behind the library to give a “naked eye” Sky Tour, pointing out constellations, stars, and other objects of the night sky. New Arrivals: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (C ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
We non-celebrities of the world—and there are millions of us—are fueled by whirling curiosity about show business folks of glitz and glamour abiding comfortably in luxury’s lap. On familial matters of the rich and famous, we are happily outside the loop—some of us further outside than others. Citizens old enough to have observed, heard about or experienced life for multiple decades, thrive on accounts of relationships—even if they are bittersweet--like the one between the late Henry ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
You get what you wish for. And more. A stitch in time saves nine. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. And don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Look before you leap. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Silence is golden. Give an inch, they’ll take a mile. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. And don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Now that’s a horse of a different color. Never bite the hand that fee ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ~ Abraham Lincoln ~ Most of us who hunt and fish and eat red meat wonder, when we hear of the ridiculous behavior of antis, how anyone could be so clueless. To those with the facts, who understand that hunters and anglers pay the great majority of the cost of preserving wildlife habitat and enforcing game laws, it’s obvious that without us wildlife would suffer, and some species would disappear.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
I think that we had a deluge of history for a time so I will get to some the fun stuff that took place on Erna Road and the area in general. I think that most of you have travelled Erna Road and my daughter, Keeta, named the road the Roller Coaster Road, which is rather descriptive, but with a few rock ledges along the way. Many currently around remember the families on Erna Road and one of those was the Nath Johnson family.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 7th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 31 members and one visitor in attendance. "Boss Lion" Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club voted to have a hamburger lunch on October 31st on the west side of the courthouse.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
I’ve added another name to my list of “Annoyances!” Along with the Peddlers, Plastic Poinsettias, Phone company, Television satellite company, now comes the Medicare Insurance Companies! Yep, it’s that time of year that we, Senior Citizens, must choose what insurance we will have for the next year. I now have to make a “PHONE APPOINTMENT!” No, list is to be mailed to me of my choices.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
G is for gallbladder – a storage organ for the bile produced by the liver. Bile is important because it emulsifies fats that we eat and aids in elimination of cholesterol from the body. Bile increases the normal action of the intestines and helps prevent parasitic infection. Bile also carries the toxins gathered by the liver out of the body. Gallbladder function can become impaired for a variety of reasons.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Last week I wrote about the decision that the City Commission will need to make in the near future regarding purchasing a new garbage truck. I asked anyone with suggestions or thoughts on the issue to contact me or their individual Commissioners, and I have had a few emails and a few people who have stopped and told me their opinions.