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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe, while Congress is in session.” ~ Mark Twain April 2014 will probably be remembered, mostly, for the showdown in Nevada between the federal government and Cliven Bundy, cattle rancher. At this writing the conflict is far from over, although the Bureau of Land Management has, for the time being, backed down. It’s difficult for Texans to grasp exactly what is happening in Nevada, and some other states in the southwestern United States, since ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
I must be mellowing! There are the bicycle peddlers that use to really get on my nerves. Now, I’m just grateful that none of them are mine. If they don’t know how ridiculous they look in their spandex and the Tupper Wear hats, then who am I to spoil their grandeur!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, April 8th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Charles Reichenau was responsible for the program and presented a program about Adolph 'Ad' Topperwein. He said Mr. Topperwein always loved shooting his single shot 22 caliber rifle his dad gave him when he was ten years old.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
I am once again going to help with a Healthy Cooking School in Brownwood on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Brown County Youth Fair Home Economics Building. The cost is $25 at the door and it includes food samples, a cookbook and goodie bag.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Diabetes is a condition marked by too much glucose, or sugar in the blood. There are 2 types of diabetes. The first is called type 1, or insulin dependent diabetes, which occurs when the pancreas quits producing insulin. Type 2 diabetes is non-insulin dependent and results when the cells of the body become insulin resistant, meaning that they no longer respond to the insulin produced.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Today is the last day of the Friends of the Library Annual Book and Bake Sale. Be sure to come by—all sales benefit the library. Thank you, Carolyn Phillips, for organizing the sale again. You did a wonderful job, as always, and thank you other FOL members who helped. And thank you, everyone who came and bought books or baked goods!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be crucified. (Matthew chapter 27 verses 26-31) We have been hearing of tanks getting ready to roll through Ukraine, almost at the same time we are reducing our M-1 tank divisions in Germany and Western Mass shootings, missing Malaysian Airline flight, devastating mud slides, wars continuing in Syria, Afghanistan and too many other places, Ebola disease rearing it ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Some aspect of time steals quietly into our psyche in all conscious moments, and our use or abuse of it is central to much poetry, lyrics, scripts, conversations—you name it. Time, we’ve long claimed, is—or is not—on our side. It marches on, but sometimes seems to stand still. Though it deserves unending respect, its import is easily kicked to the side, like a soft drink can on life’s highway. Timing, some claim, is everything…. ***** A poet—and much more—challenged us to m ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Totipalmate. A village in the tropics. A tropical drink. An actress (Toti Palmate?) A lotion. Or toothpaste. Or dish soap. Nope. None of the above. Totipalmate. Pray you don’t have it. Or anyone else you know. Yep. Webbed feet. Something only a mother duck could love. The song rings true: “Be kind to your fine feathered friends For a duck could be somebody’s mother…” Or a goose. Or a pelican. In any case, it can happen. A person can be born totipalmate. Surgery u ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
My niece shared this recipe with me, and we have found it to be really great. The original recipe calls for just pears, and for walnuts instead of pecans. I “Texized” it a bit, by adding apples and substituting pecans! This is one of those baked goods that can bake too fast if you’re not vigilant.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
When Europe adopted the Gregorian Christian calendar in 1582, New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1, which, as you can imagine, caused a lot of computer billing errors. After that, anyone who still celebrated the new year on April 1 was mocked, ridiculed, made fun of, and generally debased to the point they pretty much had to just quit.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
When the moon hits your eye like a bit pizza pie! That’s amore!!! Every time I hear these words sung by Dean Martin, it reminds me of our time spent on the East coast in New Jersey. We lived in the tiny town of Fanwood, New Jersey, the train station was just a block from our house and the bus to New York City stopped on the corner of our street.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
When I was a young mother, I did all the fussing at and yelling at the boys. Perhaps, that wasn’t the way Dr. Spock wanted me to do it, but Dr. Spock wasn’t around to help me out! I was the one who stayed up until the boys were all back home and in bed.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, April 1st, for its regular monthly business meeting. There were 33 members and one visitor in attendance. "Boss Lion" Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The Hamburger Lunch made a profit of just less than $980.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Please join us on April 13, Palm Sunday, for a fun time on the Mason County Courthouse lawn! Come enjoy a hamburger luncheon benefitting the Child Welfare Board ($6: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and have your kids hunt Easter Eggs and take a picture with the Easter Bunny! While you’re there, let the Certified Passenger Safety Technicians from Texans in Motion (pictured here- led by Leslie Stark, pictured first) check to make sure your child’s safety seat is the correct one and let them teach you how t ...