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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
For the past few weeks I have been writing about the decision concerning the need to purchase a new trash truck and the various aspects and concerns of that decision. At the City Commission meeting last week we discussed it at length and had a number of citizens attend to share their thoughts and concerns, but in the end we tabled the decision for another month to be sure that we give consideration to all aspects of the issue.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Halloween means children getting outdoors to enjoy treats, fun, and games. Although Halloween comes before the change back to Standard Time this year, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer. With shorter days comes more night driving. Because nighttime driving is more dangerous, it requires extra attention from motorists, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
It is time for me to stock my personal flu season arsenal. Every cold and flu season is a little bit different – something that worked really well last year may be just so-so this year. My first line of defense is something called d-Lenolate Plus – it is olive leaf, neem and homeopathics.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Just when I think there can’t be any weirder “special days,” I find out about another one. This coming Friday, of course, is Halloween, but did you know it is also Frankenstein Friday? Yes, it’s an official special day, and what better way to celebrate a special day than with a special day book or movie.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
It is a “two-syllable” town—Branson, MO—but worthy of way too many multi-syllabic adjectives to utter in one breath--maybe not even during an extended visit to this mid-America wonderland. Nestled in the colorful Ozark Mountains, the community of some 10,000 residents is a vacation destination with a reputation for wholesome family entertainment that now blankets the nation and beyond. For the 100+ shows offered year-round, Branson’s guest numbers greatly exceed its population by ma ...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
October 31. Friday. End of the month. But also…Halloween. Time flies. Whether on a broomstick or not. Black comes to mind. As in black cats. And witches’ robes. And pointed black hats. “A dark cave. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. Enter the three Witches First Witch Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d. Second Witch Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined. Third Witch Harpier cries “’Tis time, ‘tis time.” First Witch Round about the cauldron go; In ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
A friend, who shall remain nameless because I haven’t asked him if I could print his name (note to self: call Charles Elbel and ask permission to use his name before submitting this column) recently sent me a list of the states, and what each one is famous for. At least I think all the states are listed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 14th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Gene Gammill was responsible for the program and introduced Beau Mains who spoke about The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville which serves children with physical disabilities or diabetes at no cost to their family.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
What’s with the nineteen dollar a month and a blanket’s charities? Too, just how much of that nineteen dollars a month goes to the people that really need it? Seems to me that the cost of that blanket could go to the people in need or better yet just give them the blanket! Yep, long gone are the days when a charity was really a charity!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Detoxification is a basic principle of natural health. Any program of restoring the health and balance of the body includes getting toxins out of the body. You may wonder why detoxification is so important. A few toxins here and there are not the issue. It is the accumulation of them over time because they tend to store in our fatty tissue because the body cannot eliminate them without some help.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
It’s jack o’ lantern time!! Many people are interested in how to roast pumpkin seeds during the fall months. Here are some tips from Florida Cooperative Extensive Service: Drying seeds and roasting seeds are two different processes, but either one results in an inexpensive, delicious and healthy treat!! Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite snacks for the road- they are so much work to open that it’s hard to overeat on them!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Begin today to earnestly pray for the Kairos Boyd Unit and John Koock. The first day is full of excitement, fear and love. The Foot Washing ceremony just before they leave for the prison the first time brings everyone to an emotional high. Continue your prayers through Sunday. THE CHURCH PICTURE will be taken next Sunday, Oct.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Interested in the stars and other heavenly bodies? If you are, be sure to make Dr. Paul Derrick’s free program, A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Night Sky, this Saturday from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. He’ll return at 8:00 P.M. on the track behind the library to give a “naked eye” Sky Tour, pointing out constellations, stars, and other objects of the night sky. New Arrivals: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (C ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
We non-celebrities of the world—and there are millions of us—are fueled by whirling curiosity about show business folks of glitz and glamour abiding comfortably in luxury’s lap. On familial matters of the rich and famous, we are happily outside the loop—some of us further outside than others. Citizens old enough to have observed, heard about or experienced life for multiple decades, thrive on accounts of relationships—even if they are bittersweet--like the one between the late Henry ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
You get what you wish for. And more. A stitch in time saves nine. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. And don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Look before you leap. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Silence is golden. Give an inch, they’ll take a mile. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. And don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Now that’s a horse of a different color. Never bite the hand that fee ...