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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Herbs have been used for centuries as both food and medicine. They are great natural remedies that help to nourish, cleanse and balance the human body. Herbs tend to be greatly misunderstood. One of the first ways that people think when they want to restore health is allopathically. Allopathic means that a disease or condition is treated with a substance that causes the opposite effect of the symptoms.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
During the past several weeks there has been an excitement in the community that the efforts to establish a skilled nursing home might be a few steps closer to reality. Several individuals had met over the past few months, and the commitment to work toward that end recently evolved with a proposal to change some of the City Sales Taxes to fund an Economic Development Corporation to lead the efforts.
, (bits_of_art@hughes.net)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Please make a special effort to be in church for Palm Sunday on the 13th. Today’s Lenten Lunch is at St Paul Lutheran Church at 12 noon. Art UMC members will be helping the Food Bank distribute hope, love, prayer and food. Please arrive about 2.45 pm so we can review how we pick the boxes, and pray together.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Personal experiences racked up across three-quarters of a century—including yips and yaps at lecterns spanning five decades—offer positive proof that many times, utter silence is preferable to spoken words. I was reminded of this age-old truth the other day when my Uncle Mort called. Upon his mention of a new-found interest in ornithology, the call—received in the morning hours of April 1--likely meant my 101-year-old relative was up to his old tricks--“spoofing it up” on April Fools ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
This weekend’s “goings-on” should entice folks to get out and about, and we sure hope you’ll make the library one of your stops. The Friends of the Library are hosting their Annual Book and Bake Sale to benefit the library, and the Stribling Room will be filled to bursting with books, DVDs, and CD books.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
They’re heeeeeeeerrrrre. Lupinus texensis. In all their glory. Bluebonnets. Here, there, and everywhere. Thanks to the rains we had. And the hard freezes. Moisture is moisture. And they’re comin’ on. As is every leafy, green thing. That’s Spring for ya. And there’s lots to do. Much of it you can find in Texas Co-Op Power. That’s the monthly magazine that Central Texas Electric Co-Op publishes. It’s chock full of informative articles, history, recipes, and photos. An ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
Robert Louis Stevenson woke up one morning (this happened while he was still alive) and realized he had dreamed a book. Not just the title, or the plot, or the main character, or the scene you have to read twice to figure out what it means. A whole book. So he immediately wrote the dream down, and later showed it to his wife. Well, Mrs.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 25th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 35 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Dane Phillips was responsible for the program and introduced Sergeant Sammy Zapata who spoke about law enforcement in Mason County. Sgt. Zapata said currently there had been some phone scams being directed at the elderly, and some copper thefts being reported.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
We say a lot of things, that just don’t make sense. Like: That scared me half to death! Isn’t that like saying, your half pregnant? While there are a whole bunch of good things that we say to get a point over. Z. says (sometimes) “You smell better than a wet puppy!” While I love the smell of puppy breath, is smelling like a wet puppy like that?
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
I became interested in this topic when I heard about lice outbreaks in both the Mason and Menard schools recently. After consulting Jennifer Moneyhon, the school nurse for Mason ISD, I found out that rumors and panic often cause parents to overreact, and treat their children with harsh chemicals when they may or may not even actually have lice.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
A is for animals. Many of us have one or more pets whether they are cats, dogs, birds, horses, etc. Our pets can have some of the same health problems that we do and for most of the same reasons. The diet for most of our pets is unnatural and without variety.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
The weather has been wonderfully “spring-like” for the past couple of weeks, and all we need now is some good rains to get things really growing and blooming. The last several weeks have also been busy in the City office and the work crews have had plenty to keep them on their toes.
, (bits_of_art@hughes.net)
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
Today’s Lenten Lunch is at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 12 noon. The volunteer “caravaners” will be our guests. Caleigh Calhoun will celebrate her birthday on Thursday Apr. 3rd. Have a great birthday! And next Wed. Apr. 9th, Herman and Jimmie Hitzfelder will celebrate their anniversary. Make it a good one! Next Tuesday, Apr.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Folks with dim memories of World War II recall the “coming home” of troops, and attendant triumphal celebrations that reverberated around the globe. Believers in democracy-- weary of Movietone newsreels’ gory war scenes at movie theaters, dismal commentaries on radio and troubling newspaper accounts--were ready for news of loved ones returning home—a place, someone said, where when you go there, they have to let you in. In the homeland, folk bought war bonds, accepted rationing and end ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
I want to express my thanks to the volunteers who came to the rescue last week! Nancy was out most of the week with a pinched nerve in her back, and I was out one afternoon getting procedures done on my back. But never fear, library services were carried out with aplomb and expertise by Bob Laury, Mary Scholibo, and Susan Brunken.