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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
If you’re interested in taking Photoshop or the new Tech Savvy class, now’s the time to register. Please call 325-347-5446 or drop by. Also, I’m delighted to announce that Carolyn Thomas will be teaching a quilting class here beginning on Feb. 5! Again, call now to register! If you didn’t come to the Piatagorsky concert last week, you missed out on a truly beautiful performance.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
Every spring the City has an election cycle for some portion of the City Commission, since each term of office is just two years and roughly half of the Commission is up for election each year. We are just beginning that process again with the first day a candidate can file for a place on the ballot being this week on January 20 and continuing for thirty days.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
In honor of “National Soup-Swap Week” I thought I should share a soup recipe. This is a mixture of bacon, ham, potatoes and chicken broth that comes together to form a cheesy soup that will warm anybody up at lunch or dinner time. However, in our family potato soup is called Kartoffelsuppe.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
Rationalization seems to be a place of constant retreat, where they know me by my first name. Writers and speakers often believe their comments to be fresh--perhaps never before read or heard--and certainly not to be categorized as being “corny.” Count me in as a charter member of the rationalizing group--particularly verbally for stories, jokes and accounts.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
Reunioner. That’s a new one. Interesting…but incorrect. The word appeared on a church sign welcoming “reunioners” to a family reunion. Hmm. If this word was correct it would sure change things. All events we attend would automatically identify us. Weddinger. Funeraler. Meetinger. Movieer. Concerter. Baby showerer. And so forth. It could get more confusing. For example, attend a play. You become a player. Watch a heavyweight champion box his way to victory. Suddenly you ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
It's always good to clean out the cobwebs occasionally. I like to do the same thing with this column every now and then. Rather than focusing on one topic, lets look at some of the items bouncing around in my mental attic. Powerball Wednesday night's Powerball is, at this time on Tuesday, projected at $1.4 billion.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
In response to Mayor Hinckley’s City Corner column in last week’s paper where he states “in no way did I, or any person associated with the City, intended to pressure or suggest that we want a significant change in the current law enforcement”. I’m sorry, but Mr Mayor, were you not the one on the local radio station telling us we needed a city police force and were you not the one writing columns in the newspaper stating that the City should have a police department?
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016 • Photos
Today I’d like to start out with an addendum from Senior Center Director, Mario Arteaga, to last week’s Spotlight of Apolinar Arteaga, Sr. …. Apolinar is reminded of his action in the life he gave his six children: Juana (Reynol) Garza, Maria (Federico) Medellin, Joe (Eva), Mike (Barbara), Paul (Minnie) and Mario Arteaga.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
CLEANSING is a great topic for the New Year. If you would like to be healthier or would like to lose weight, a cleanse would be a fabulous place to start. The purpose of cleansing is to help the body get rid of harmful toxins so that it runs more effectively and efficiently.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
By far, the greatest outdoor invention of our time is the jeep. Well, maybe not the greatest outdoor invention of our time. That would probably be the space blanket. Those things have saved no telling how many hunters and fishers and campers from freezing to death. And from being inconveniently uncomfortable. Maybe the greatest outdoor invention of our time is the ziplock bag.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
I’m tired of pushing buttons on the telephone. I’m an American living in America, so I speak English. A wee bit of German and lesser Spanish. I’m not bilingual, unless you consider profanity a language. If I call a number, I want to talk to a warm body, who speaks Texas English.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
One doesn’t hear much about dares anymore, and rarer still are “double dog dares.” Well, Stephenville’s Debbie Beverly issued dares to members of Cub Scout Pack 18 in both 2014 and 2015. They’ve responded, easily topping the goals she set for annual popcorn sales. The proceeds cushion costs of meetings, outings, awards and such.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
For the last few months, I have been thinking about some of what Reader’s Digest called “The most Unforgettable Characters” of our area and some of the activities of each that was worthwhile to mention and I think I have come up with a few that will bring back THOSE TIMES.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016 • Photos
Happy New Year! It is almost time for our 2016 Annual Awards Banquet. This year we have some very exciting changes and the event is taking on a somewhat classy flare. The event will take place at the Ft. Mason Community Building on February 18th at 6:00 p.m. At this time, we will recognize our 2015 Business of the Year, Business Man of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Public Servant of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Educator of the Year and Hall of Fame Individual.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 • Posted January 13, 2016
It has been quite busy in our household. Amber is back in school part time. John would rather be in school part time. The old folks are making the usual round of doctors. The weather is not too hot or too cold. Life is good. The trustees of Art United Methodist Church will have a meeting January 20 at 6 pm.