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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014
We had great 4-H Food Shows in both Mason and Menard this year. The Hill Country Cattlewomen donate a $25 prize for the Best Beef Dish of the show every year, which the kids gets so excited about. I really enjoyed the winning dishes and I thought you might too! Chris Brown- Menard County Senior- Main Dish Mexican Lasagna 1 ½ pounds ground beef 1 T chili powder ¼ t red pepper 1 t black pepper 10- 12 corn tortillas 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese with peppers ½ cup grated cheddar c ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014
Do you dread the cold weather of winter because you feel housebound or unable to do the outdoor activities you enjoy in warmer weather? When you’re having a day that’s getting you down, come on into the library, get a hot cup of cocoa or tea and a snack, and settle into one of our comfy chairs and read awhile!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014
Now the story can be told. If necessity is the mother of invention, surely resourcefulness is a first cousin. Sometimes it cuts off anxiety—and other “downers”—at the pass. A mom well down life’s highway decided to “come clean” on how she’s avoided both “wash day blues” and “ironing day blues.” A system she implemented long ago—well before housewives were rescued by “wash and wear” clothing--saved her countless hours in the laundry room. She had no aching back, a ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Justin Wilson once said, “A pirogue boat ain’t safe for one people, let alone three.” That’s what I was thinking as I got into Roger Pearson’s pickup Saturday morning with Roger and Pedro Mauco, who is from Venezuela, to go fishing in Arkansas for my very first time. We were headed for the Little Red River, north of Pangburn, and behind Roger’s pickup was a trailer, and on the trailer was a twelve-foot pirogue boat. Actually, it wasn’t a pirogue boat.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
With the holidays rapidly approaching, I’m offering up two different recipes that are quick and easy to get on the table in front of your family and/or guests. They will love them both, I guarantee you! Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Courtesy: AllRecipes.com Ingredients: 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar 1 cup peanut butter; smooth or chunky style, your choice 1 cup milk 1 (16 oz.) package of frozen whipped topping, thawed 2 (9 inch) graham cracker crusts ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, November 4th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 30 members and two visitors in attendance. Among the visitors was one Mason High School senior, Rylee Owen. "Boss Lion," Ken Cordero, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The directors discussed the distribution of the 5K/10K profits.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Everyone who has used a telephone to do business has been put on HOLD! I can wait for a minute, but after that I get impatient. So, I have to wait for a live person! I don’t want any loud obnoxious music nor do I want to hear about a new service! I’m going to try a different tactic the next time this happens.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
I LOVE salad! But not iceburg lettuce salad with a few veggies thrown in. I’m talking any kind of good looking bright colored greens, with veggies, a healthy potion of toasted nuts, dried cranberries, grapes, and any other goodies I can find to throw in. I also found this article with information on making your own salad dressings to be quite helpful.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Hey! It’s winter. Bundle up and sit by the fire and enjoy life. God is good! The Men’s choir will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 6:00 PM. Sunday, Nov. 23rd, be at the church at 9:00 AM for breakfast and “The Hanging of the Greens”. We will decorate the church for Christmas. The Thanksgiving side dishes for the people in Mason are needed on Sunday, Nov.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Serotonin is the brain chemical that makes us feel happy and content. When we eat a wholesome meal, the body is notified through the release of serotonin that we are well fed, helping us feel content and satisfied. A lack of serotonin causes depression, anxiety, irritability, negativity and food cravings.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
We have a special event tomorrow—Mary Eckert will be here at the Library for signing copies of her book Where Was God When I Cried. She’ll be on hand from 2:00-4:00 P.M., so if you haven’t got a copy of her book for yourself yet, or you need one for a gift, now’s a perfect time to do so!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
Zane Sterling understands odds. After all, he rose through the working ranks in Reno casinos, including pit boss duties for 13 of his 20 years in Nevada. And he’s lived to tell about it—even gain from it—thanks to extensive “people watching.” The West Texan--back in Snyder near the spread his great-grandfather bought in 1898--chose “home again” for a specific reason.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Money makes the world go round. And all around the world it’s called something different. There’s more names for money than Tower of Babel tongues. Dollar. Yen. Lira. Mark. Peso. Pound. New Shekel. Guilder. Drachma. Franc. Rouble. Rupee. Rand. Those are some familiar ones. Som. Dong. Kwacha. Tala. Zloty. Lei. Guarani. Kroon. Pula. Lek. Escudo. Pataca. Rufiyaa. Which aren’t as familiar. Nor are these. Loti. Lempira. Dinar. Sucre. Nafka. Birr. Balboa. ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
We stood and looked at the deer, Paden and I, and blew white, smoky breaths into the frosty morning air. It was a nice doe, and Paden had made a good shot, and it had fallen where it had stood. Although I had tried to encourage my boys to shoot for the heart, they had all decided the neck was a better target, as long as the deer wasn’t too far away.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014
Sheila found this nifty recipe on Pinterest, thought it sounded good, so we decided to try it. When I think of “skillet bread,” I have visions and memories of a very flat, dense, unleavened bread that’s just this side of hard tack. This skillet bread is truly exceptional, and displays none of those characteristics.