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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Growing up on a cattle ranch in New Mexico, beef has always been a major player in my diet. I came across this info in my Blue Cross Blue Shield newsletter recently and I wanted to share. Something that has stuck with me are these easy to remember slogans on magnets that came to me from the Texas Beef Council (which has wonderful ideas and recipes at http://www.txbeef.org).
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
One of the more difficult tasks that we have to complete every year is to set the annual budget and provide the revenues from taxes and utility rates that will fund the expected expenses. The City, just like the County, starts this process in late spring every year and by state law we have to finish up and vote to approve budget and tax rates during September for the coming fiscal year.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Computer and Wi-Fi users should be pleased with several changes coming to the Library this fall. For one, we’ve put a bench on the porch for folks who like to connect to Wi-Fi outside of business hours. Because we’ve received another Tocker grant, we’ll also be adding, among other things, a new seating area with lounge chairs with swing-up tablet arms for laptops and devices.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Books could be written about lives radically changed by introduction to strings. Before duct tape, string had endless uses, ranging from Yo-Yos to string cheese. This time, we’ll limit fame’s floodlights to individuals who--at ages 15 and 10, respectively--began pilgrimages toward major world venues--thanks to strings. Of this “twosome,” Everett (Bunny) Martin is farthest down the road.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
There are times in everyone’s life that are extra special. Last week I wrote about a gentleman and his wife who worked as a team to conquer a mountain-like obstacle and succeeded. It was a story of determination, bravery, love and spunk. This week, there was a different story that played out in full drama with those same elements with a few others thrown in as well.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Make up. We all use it. One way or another. We make up our face. We make up our minds. Make up the bed. Maybe make up an excuse. Or make up the difference. And sometimes we have to make up for lost time. Some of us make up a story to entertain. Or one to put the kiddos to sleep. Some of us make up our lives as we go along. We change our hair. Our furniture. Our house. We change jobs. Vehicles. Even partners. Or we kiss and make up. We make up businesses. Creating something o ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
The lobster is a large bug. It crawls around on the bottom of the ocean, eating whatever falls from up above, such as fish parts, and fish doots, and whoever Marlon Brando has decided to sink lately, and other stuff you should avoid thinking about, especially if you happen to be eating a lobster while you’re reading this.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Digestion is a top to bottom process that is vital to our health. Digestion is the means by which we assimilate nutrients that run our bodies. Problems with digestion interfere with the way our bodies are fed at a cellular level. I always say that we are what we eat, assimilate and do not eliminate.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 7th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 27 members and one visitor in attendance. A thank you letter was read from the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville thanking our club for giving 300% of the recommended dues to fund the camp. Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read minutes from the board meeting held prior to the regular meeting and gave the financial reports. The club reminds anyone interested in participating in the September 27th 5K/10K ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
I haven’t always scored high in staying focused. No, I don’t have that ADHD or whatever they want to call it now disease. I just don’t want to tend to what I need to attend to at that moment. If it isn’t a matter of life or death, I will let it slide.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Slow cookers are fantastic kitchen appliances. They require a little planning ahead but they save so much time and effort!! Many people have had them handed down to them like a treasured family heirloom. But if you’ve never owned one before, cleaning a slow cooker can be a bit of a mystery.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Thursday, September 11th, is the anniversary of 9/11. We are all aware that something big may happen. Pray for peace and love and that the everlasting grace of our Lord Jesus Christ continue to watch over us during this time. God bless you all! Celebrate God every day. Stay radical in the Army of God! Robert Hall will celebrate his birthday on Sept 17th. The Nominating Committee will meet at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Most of you know that the Friends of the Library hold a book sale once a year as their major fundraiser for the Library. Many of these books come from donations. While we certainly are grateful for donations and hope they continue, we hope donors will follow a few guidelines before bringing their books.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
In our culture’s relentless intent to get more things “right”—at least on paper—we’ve marched boldly into territory where angels fear to tread. Consider, if you will, our almost unanimous resolve on a topic awash in the rivers of further review: “germophobic correctness.” Time was, we talked a lot about germs without really doing much about ‘em.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
Can you guess what all of these people have in common? Isabella Bird (1831–1904) UK. Traveller, writer and natural historian; Karl Blodig (1859–1956) Austria. Optician and journalist; Lester Germer (1896–1971) USA. Physicist, World War I fighter pilot; Conrad Gessner (1516–1565) Switzerland. Naturalist; Charles F. Hoffmann (1838–1913) USA. Surveyor; Wasfia Nazreen (1982) Bangladesh.