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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
Essential Fats are vital to our health. They help regulate body chemistry at every level. All cells in our bodies use fats as part of the membrane that lets the right things in and keeps the wrong things out. Good fats also help keep tissues lubricated and supple. Most people are deficient in good fats because they are not present in the typical American diet, and the types of fats that are present in typical diets actually block the action of good fats.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
Continue your prayers for our Nation, our Government and our Military during this time of conflict. Pray that our service people stay safe, that our leaders do the job for which they were assigned and they take the best advice available and win the war. We wish Maribelle Hoerster a happy birthday in Sept 25th. Next Saturday, Sept.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
I found this recipe while I was trying to find another recipe, and on a website called “My Darling Vegan” of all places! While I am all about being healthy, I am not anywhere close to being a vegan, but that doesn’t discredit this recipe. It has 4 simple ingredients that I always have on hand, and I am forever having ripe bananas that need to be used up.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
The weather has cooled down some, and a week ago it really felt like fall for a few days. The Punchers are playing football, and winning!! This weekend is the fall Lion’s Club 5K/10K Run and the Festival of Churches and Old Yeller days on the Square. One further fall opportunity at the City is coming up in a few days as well as we open the Landfill for a Free Dump Weekend.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
September is National Library Card Sign Up month. It’s the smartest card you’ll ever get, and it’s FREE! You’ll have access to downloadable books and audiobooks, Rosetta Stone, magazines, DVDs, books on CDs, and, of course, books. Want to learn Spanish? We offer a free Spanish class, English class, yoga, knitting, and computer classes.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
It was a central question in Shakespeare’s play. Romeo and Juliet were from warring families, so their romance was star-crossed from the “git-go.” She downplayed their plight, cooing, “What’s in a name?” Then there was something about a rose by any other name smelling just as sweet. The same question posed today begs several “sub-questions” before it can be meaningfully answered. Who’s asking?
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014 • Photos
As a child I learned many things in school. Over the years I have forgotten much of this information. Much of it is probably there in my mind just waiting to be recalled. These memories are locked away. They are not important to remember because they were insignificant even at the time.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted September 25, 2014
“To err is human; To forgive, divine.” [Alexander Pope, poet] “Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” [John Keats, poet] “There is no remedy for love But to love more.” [Henry David Thoreau] “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” [Abraham Lincoln] “Some cause happiness wherever they go; Some whenever they go.” [Oscar Wilde] “If you do not change direction, You may end up where you are heading.” [Lao Tzu] “Always remembe ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Regular readers of this column know it’s time for my annual International Talk Like A Pirate Day story, which I write every few years or so, depending on whether I remember. Usually I forget, and even when I remember something often comes up and keeps me from writing about it.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 9th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 37 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Elliott Courtright was responsible for the program and introduced Joyce Downie, a past Lions District Governor, who spoke about the Lions Club International Foundation which assists with funding for Lions Club projects around the globe. Examples of this would include building eye clinics in Africa, responding to the emergency needs after the recent hurrica ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Hope you enjoyed the Fall weather preview. Was only a day, but it was nice. Saw some folks with jackets on. I wonder what they will wear when Fall really gets here? Fall is a good time. Nippy, but not cold. Cool, but not cold. It’s sort of like the settings on a washing machine: Cold, Cool, Warm and Hot.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Preserve your brain and nerve function. There are great supplements and lifestyle changes to help with this. Some of the keys to long-term health for brain and nerves involves keeping insulin, blood sugar, inflammation, and toxicity at low levels. High blood sugar and high insulin can damage the fine tissues of the brain and nervous system.
, CEA-FCS
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.