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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Please pray for the Christians in Iraq and also for the country of Israel. These people need our love and support. Next Sunday’s service will be a Sing-A-Long with special music and the opportunity to sing your favorite Hymn. Sunday’s Gospel lesson as Matthew 14:22-33 about Jesus walking on water. Rev. Alsbrooks titled his message “Jesus Pulled Him Out.” After feeding more than 5000 people and healing and preaching most of the day, Jesus dismissed the crowd and put the disciples on a ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Our days have gotten hotter, so these are perfect days to spend indoors . . . you guessed it . . . reading!! If we don’t have any new arrivals to interest you, you can always go explore the stacks, try our eBook collections, or maybe even some magazines or books on CD (you don’t even have to have the energy to turn pages). NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DV Audiobooks: Fireside by Susan Wiggs (CD F WIG) Mr.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Masses of folks are in lockstep, completing daily routines with heightened speed, too often in fast-forward mode. Mostly, it is left to seniors to amble along, their lives ratcheted down by bodies unable to keep pace and/or people who take life in smaller bites. Some learn--usually “later than sooner”-that “rose-smelling” along the way is an admonition that, once attempted, results in repeated yearnings to inhale life’s best fragrances. Our world is a noisy one, too.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Whaddya say? Whaddya know? Whaddya want? Whaddya up to? Whaddya doin’? Whaddya think? Whaddya mean? Whaddya here for? Whaddya talkin’ about? Whaddya gettin’? Whaddya buyin’? Whaddya sellin’? Whaddya eatin’? Whaddya watchin’? Whaddya readin’? Whaddya makin’? Whaddya plantin’? Whaddya drivin’? Whaddya cookin’? Whaddya lookin’ for? Whaddya wanna do? I dunno. And so it goes… Life. The little things. Mostly forgotten. Though they add up. Roundin ...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I’m hoping you are lucky enough to have access to home grown squash this summer. But even if you don’t have your own vegetable garden, you can enjoy fresh zucchini squash from your grocery store. It tastes best when it’s picked small to medium sized—no more than 7 inches long.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Sitting in my Jeep at the Exxon station at the intersection of highway 80 and highway 42 in White Oak, Texas, I watched the people coming and going, gassing up at the pumps, and waited. I was looking for a fellow named Chad, whom I’d met at the Academy store in Longview the night before.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
This is a great bread that has multiple uses. You can toast it; you can use it to sop up the last little bit of that beef stew you just made; and you can even use it as a shovel to load up the first bites of that big pot of pinto beans.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 29th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 36 members and four visitors in attendance. "#2 Boss Lion" Joel Kuykendal was responsible for the program and Dave Benefield & Friends entertained us again with their special bluegrass music. This week, we had Jerry Carlman on guitar, Chad Barnett on his cigar-box banjo, Daryl Watson was playing his fiddle, and our very own District Governor, John Gammill, was playing the stand-up bass.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
"I have a hard time between deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.” FINE LINES! Personally, I believe all FINE LINES and FINE PRINT should be abolished! It seems rather, deceptive to put something in fine print. We’ve been told to, “Always read the fine print.” First of all, if it’s important should it not be in BOLD PRINT?
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
I’ve had a few calls lately about canning so I know some of you lucky people are having bountiful harvests. I came across a great little online how-to about canning basics, very similar to a program I’ve presented to local garden clubs in both Mason and Menard. I often get questions about how long you can keep those home canned foods, so I thought I’d include that information as well.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
It seems as though there is always some utility or construction work going on around town, and in the City office we often get questions about just what is happening. For the past several months, Hill Country Telephone has had a contractor working throughout town to install new fiber optic cables so that every resident and business in Mason can, if they wish, have fast and dependable internet access.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Sincerely pray for Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol RN as they are being treated for infection with the Ebola Virus. Pray that a vaccine will soon be available to treat this virus. The Art UMW will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12th in the Fellowship Hall. Joyce Mutschink will give the program and Kathy Jordan will be the hostess. Rev.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Natural Health is almost anything but natural to most of us. How can taking supplements be natural? And why does is matter what brand you buy? And do I really have to change the way I eat? But, you have to ask yourself – what is natural about our lifestyle today?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
We have a program today at 4:00 P.M. about Medicare. If you’re about to be eligible or if you have questions about Medicare, its parts, and how it works, this is a program you’ll want to hear. NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DVDs: Sabotage Magnum P.I. Seasons 1-8 Heaven Is for Real Weeds Seasons 1 and 2 The Lightkeepers Sabotage Lovely, Still Up Orphan Black: Season One The Grove Pretty Little Liars: Season One and Two Nurse Jackie: Seasons One an ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Oh, No! Say it isn’t so. My Uncle Mort, who usually doesn’t stay on a single subject long enough to muster a significant “peeve,” is speaking to me again. He’s mighty disappointed that I didn’t mention--“privately or in print”—his July 4 birthday. “The date has passed and the whole blamed month is gone, too,” he added, whimpering lamely that he’s “trying to get over it.” (I’ve heard he’s been accusing me of “routinely writing of lesser things” than his 102nd ...