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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
We have a special event tomorrow—Mary Eckert will be here at the Library for signing copies of her book Where Was God When I Cried. She’ll be on hand from 2:00-4:00 P.M., so if you haven’t got a copy of her book for yourself yet, or you need one for a gift, now’s a perfect time to do so!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
Zane Sterling understands odds. After all, he rose through the working ranks in Reno casinos, including pit boss duties for 13 of his 20 years in Nevada. And he’s lived to tell about it—even gain from it—thanks to extensive “people watching.” The West Texan--back in Snyder near the spread his great-grandfather bought in 1898--chose “home again” for a specific reason.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Money makes the world go round. And all around the world it’s called something different. There’s more names for money than Tower of Babel tongues. Dollar. Yen. Lira. Mark. Peso. Pound. New Shekel. Guilder. Drachma. Franc. Rouble. Rupee. Rand. Those are some familiar ones. Som. Dong. Kwacha. Tala. Zloty. Lei. Guarani. Kroon. Pula. Lek. Escudo. Pataca. Rufiyaa. Which aren’t as familiar. Nor are these. Loti. Lempira. Dinar. Sucre. Nafka. Birr. Balboa. ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
We stood and looked at the deer, Paden and I, and blew white, smoky breaths into the frosty morning air. It was a nice doe, and Paden had made a good shot, and it had fallen where it had stood. Although I had tried to encourage my boys to shoot for the heart, they had all decided the neck was a better target, as long as the deer wasn’t too far away.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Sheila found this nifty recipe on Pinterest, thought it sounded good, so we decided to try it. When I think of “skillet bread,” I have visions and memories of a very flat, dense, unleavened bread that’s just this side of hard tack. This skillet bread is truly exceptional, and displays none of those characteristics.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 28th, for its regular weekly meeting. They were joined by 3 visitors including 2 Mason High School seniors, Jovanna Rodriguez and Katie Smith. Lion Kirby Groves was responsible for the program. He introduced Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden, Randall Brown, who spoke about game laws and the creation of a new 4-H shooting team.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
I’m so happy that we’re back on “COW TIME!” My parents got by on Cow Time and I was raised on Cow Time and no harm was had to any of us. Actually, they just want to aggravate us with this “Daylight Savings”time. It’s going to the same amount of daylight hours one way or the other.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
We are having beautiful weather and expecting rain that should have happened early in the week. God is great! Sign up to bring Thanksgiving side dishes for Mason families. You will find instructions and a sign-up sheet in the church. They are to be at the church on Sunday, Nov. 23rd. There are still some shoeboxes for the Mexico Christmas Outreach wait for YOU in the church. Tuesday, Nov.11th, is the date of the UMW Meeting in Castel at the Trinity Fellowship Building at 2:30 PM for a World ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Coenzyme Q10 provides energy for the body’s cell growth and maintenance. It is a valuable antioxidant that is normally produced by all cells in the body, but is much more abundant in the heart, liver and immune system. As we age, our ability to produce Co Q10 seems to decline. Low levels of Co Q10 have been linked to several chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure, and cardiovascular disease.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
You may not know this, but we check out magazines (as with books) for two weeks. We periodically check to see if we need to add some or delete some, depending on checkouts. Currently, we are trying four new special-interest magazines: Bird Watching, Birds and Blooms, Star Date, and Sky and Telescope.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Surely they were not actual sounds from a flesh-and-blood ox with nostrils flared, disrupting the order of a Sunday morning. But the bellowing--imagined or not—sounded like a wounded beast reduced to his knees in surrender to a “week that was.” Yelling to be heard above the bellows, I informed my wife, kids and grandkids—all scurrying about to make church on time--that I‘d remain at home. Bone weary, I claimed “king’s X”--ox in the ditch, you know.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Love. A four-letter word. In English, that is. And a good four-letter word at that. According to trusty Webster, it came out of Old English lufu. And Gothic lubo. “Do you lufu me?” “Yes, I lubo you.” Call it what you will. Love has been around a long time. Lucretius wrote about the power of Venus in 50 B.C. And ever since we try capture it in sonnet and song. Poems and plays. Novels and movies. Yet Love remains elusive. Impossible to explain. Sometimes hard to find. Or ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a citadel in Puerto Rico. It was built during the 16th century, the Spanish heyday, when Spain was pretty much running around being In Charge of stuff. This was before Britain got done smacking Napoleon, and therefore hadn’t yet had time to spank Spain like an unruly stepchild.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 21st, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 28 members and two visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Paris Jones and Madelyn Glentz. Lion John Gammill, who currently serves as our District Governor, was responsible for the program and spoke about his recent trip to the International Convention in Toronto and the recent District Cabinet meeting in Colorado City.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
I really don’t like SPOOKY things. This includes, but not limited to, Horror movies, bloody costumes and freaky masks. This horror of SPOOKY things started when I was a child and my mother took me to the Odeon to see “Frankenstein!” Had a fit and mother had to take me out, while telling me, “It’s only a movie, it’s not really real!” I didn’t believe her then and still don’t.