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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
TURMERIC is a herb and spice used in curries. It has a characteristic deep yellow color and a mildly spicy flavor. It comes from the rhizome of the turmeric plant which is a member of the same species as ginger. You may have heard of it because it has been mentioned by Dr.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
I hope you’ll all mark your calendars for next Tuesday, March 24, at 6:00 P.M. to come to hear Aileen Roberts’ program Women Civil War Spies. It’s certainly an intriguing topic to me because I don’t know anything very specific about the topic. If you’re interested in reading about women spies, you might try Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow Civil War Spy (921 GRE) or log into your account online and go onto Gutenberg to download Nurse and Spy in the Union Army: Adventures and Experie ...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
I am afraid that this column is pretty much a continuation of last week’s because the issue of new trash cans and starting to use the new trash truck are the biggest issues in the City services right now. I keep telling people that if they will just have some patience for the next couple of weeks, then the transition will be complete and things will seem to be rolling along just fine.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
Eating healthier can be tough, but that task becomes extremely difficult when temptations from within the kitchen seem to beckon you. Squash those diet-breakers with these five strategies to help you stay focused on your goals ahead. 1. Begin at the Grocery Store Your grocery cart is the first point of entrance for tempting foods to reach your home.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
There’s a certain irony concerning the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus owners’ bombshell announcement. It began news rounds as a brief piece, seemingly no more than an afterthought. Effective in 2018, there’ll be no elephants under the “big top,” or in any other RBB&B venue. The impact of “no more circus elephants” grew by the hour, becoming a lead story before day’s end.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015 • Photos
There are many things offered at the Mason Senior Center. Probably the most important are the people here. We try to spotlight one of those people each week. Senior Spotlight Today we shine the Senior Spotlight on Charles Eckert. If you want to know anything about Mason and the wonderful history that has made this town unique, ask Charles for information.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Posted March 20, 2015
Texas—A Whole Other Country. The Lone Star State. Because it was an independent republic. A lone state, unlike any other. Six flags have flown over these 268,820 square miles. Spain. France. Mexico. Republic of Texas. United States of America. That’s five. Then Texas seceded. And flew the Confederate States of America flag for five years. That’s six. Then Texas was readmitted to the Union in 1865. And Old Glory has flown ever since. Along with the Lone Star flag. Though m ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Fargo, North Dakota has gone to the rabbits. That’s like going to the dogs, except faster. The city is overrun with wild jackrabbits, which have moved into the town to spend the winter. Fargo would not be my first choice for a winter home, if I were the one doing the picking, but I guess the rabbits have fewer options. This has evidently never happened before, from the tone of the story I read on the Field & Stream website.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 3rd, for its monthly business meeting. There were 23 members in attendance. "Boss Lion," Ken Cordero, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. Profit from the Pancake Supper was reported to be $1,256.52, which will be used for two scholarships for two high school seniors. The Lions Club will have a Hamburger Lunch on Friday, April 10th.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
All men were not created to shop! On the last day of semi good weather I went shopping and my observations of men shopping was heart breaking. This one man was just standing at the end of an aisle with basset hound eyes and almost in a state of shock watching his lady shop.
, bits_of_art@hughes.net
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Enjoy the rest of Spring Break and the great rains. Have fun. This week’s Lenten Lunch is at the Episcopal Church. Continue to pray for John Jordan, Gary Grote, E. Wayne Jordan, Blanche and Mac Sessions and for all the persecuted people in the World. Nathaniel and Wanda Jordan are observing their Anniversary today, March 11th.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
BONE HEALTH is not just about calcium. Bone health is a function of the way minerals are absorbed and used by the body. Healthy bones also depend on the right combination of minerals. Too many supplements contain only calcium and vitamin D. I have been recommending calcium balanced with magnesium and trace minerals for years.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
The winter weather still seems to be hanging on even though this past weekend we had our clocks “spring” forward and this week is “spring” break for the schools. We are busy at the City dealing with a number of issues and I hope that by the time spring actually gets here that we will have several problems taken care of.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Credibility of many professional athletes’ opinions on matters involving their sports is marginal, and on various “common sense” topics, it deserves even less respect. When certain athletes claim to have admirable parenting skills, beware. It’s then we’d score big returns in the produce business if we could find a trailer load of overripe tomatoes.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Thank goodness Brooke is a pretty good sleeper, and my soon to be stepdaughters are too. But I know if the kids aren’t sleeping well, no one is, and tired parents are grumpy parents, so we want to avoid the problems! Here are some suggested solutions to a few common sleep problems in children. The Sleepwalker Sleepwalking occurs when a child is partially aroused out of deep sleep.