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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
HAVE A GREAT 2015! It has to be better than 2014. Only you can make it so. Our Prayer list includes: Lynn Cockrell, Vicky Mayo, Lois Koock, Linda Jones, Jeremiah Brauhn, Jan Eden’s open heart surgery on Jan. 5th, Mark and Barbara Krause on the loss of his Mother. Or Nation, our Government.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
With this paper coming out on New Year’s Eve we are all looking forward to the fresh start and new opportunities that come with a new calendar. With the regular use of debit cards, automatic fund transfers and online billpay it is likely that remembering to use the new year when you date a check may not be the challenge it was in the past.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
Food allergies are on the rise, and so is the likelihood that one or more of your holiday guests may have a food allergy, food intolerance or celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder that reacts to gluten. Keep guests safe this holiday season with tips from the Home Food Safety program, a collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods. “Because reactions may be severe, even life-threatening, food allergies can’t be taken lightly,” said registered dietitian ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne ? [CHORUS]: For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely you’ll buy your pint cup ! and surely I’ll buy mine ! And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. [CHORUS] We two have run about the slopes, and picked the daisies fine; But we’ve wandered many a weary foot, since ...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
At any given moment, folks are clearing attics and basements and marking garage sale items. They cling to the idiom that one man’s (or woman’s) trash is another one’s treasure. Such has been the case for decades. Sure enough, buyers show up, sometimes paying dimes on dollars for items that may need new paint, renovation or repairs to be made usable--or attractive for re-sale.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
Once again it’s time for my annual Procrastinator’s Gift Guide, which I write every few years or so, when I think about it, for people who, like me, wait until the last few minutes before closing time on the final shopping day before Christmas, and then think about maybe going out and looking for some gifts.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, December 16th, for the annual Christmas party. There were 46 members and 26 visitors in attendance. "#2 Boss Lion," Joel Kuykendall, was responsible for the program and Charles Pluenneke introduced the Mason Men's Community Choir, who entertained the club with Christmas songs. The Choir was composed of Charles Pluenneke, Thom Canfield, David Scarth, Harold Hoerster, Pat Reardon, Bruce Fowler, Robert Capps, Danny Hyde and Sheila Durflinger (accompanist on the ...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
I was so proud of the PUNCHERS. They represented Mason well. No hair hanging out of their helmets. No facial hair. No caps on backwards. And, they showed sportsmanship. You, parents showed the viewers what good upbringing looks like. THANK YOU! Okay, “What to get someone who has everything?” NOTHING. They already have everything, so there’s nothing you can buy for them.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
Nancy and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas! We hope you’re getting to spend some of your time with family and friends and then having a little down time to read a book or watch a good movie. The library is closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas and will also be closed Dec.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
Have a Merry and Great Christmas! Make it the best. The Dec. 21st Sunday Service was a beautiful example of the love the Art people have for each other. They expressed this Christ like love with songs of Christmas. Laura Lewis started by singing “Thou Who Wast Rich” while playing her guitar.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
Resolutions - It’s that time again. Here are some things to think about when making your resolutions for the New Year. Resolutions can be broken down into 2 categories. The things “not to do” and things “to do”. If health is on your agenda for the new year, then consider one or more of these “not to do’s”.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
Bicycles are always a popular gift at Christmas time, and many parents are shopping now for that perfect new bicycle for their child – maybe even their first bicycle. This is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance of wearing a helmet to protect their head. According to National Safe Kids, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injury by up to 88%, but only 45% of children wear bike helmets.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014 • Photos
At Christmas time, pleasant memories--like low-hanging fruit—are ripe to be savored. Look around, though, and we see folks toiling daily on life’s sharpest edges so one day others can build memories worthy of recall from vineyards that now seem so barren. This is such an account. Don’t expect a happy ending; currently, a “faith-claiming continuance” may be the best to the hoped for. A man--sentenced to 40 years for first-degree murder--has done 12, just turned 30 and eligible for p ...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Vaya con Dios, Sam. Everybody knew Sam. But few knew him. The quiet, gentle man on the corner. With the antique store. There’s no sign in the shop. Everybody just knew it as Sam’s Antiques. He drove his old brown van to the nearby thrift store. Searching for treasures. And drove back. And drove home. And never uttered an unkind word to anyone. Someone said he thought about being a priest at one time. Sam once said he was from Shreveport. That
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Christmas is a special time of year when we get together with our most cherished friends and family members, along with the people we have to put up with in order to get to see our most cherished friends and family members. This is why I get invited to stuff – people want to see my wife, and they can’t invite her without letting me come, too.