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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
Continue to pray for John Jordan. He did well during the surgery and things look better. He was having an MRI on Monday. The family is together to run the business. Pray! John Koock’s birthday is today, Wednesday, Jan. 21st. Ruby Toeppich and Billy Wayne Koock are having birthdays tomorrow, Thursday, Jan.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
The thyroid gland is the body’s internal thermostat, regulating the temperature and controlling how quickly the body burns calories and uses energy. If the thyroid is overactive and secretes too much hormone, the condition is known as hyperthyroid. If the thyroid is underactive and secretes too little hormone, the condition is called hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism affects about 13 million people in the United States.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
While eating more fruits and vegetables and parking as far away from the supermarket as possible will help improve your health in 2015, here’s a resolution that can impact the lives of others, as well as your own life. Make a resolution in 2015 to put down the phone when you are driving and to not drive distracted!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
From time to time, readers send email or call to pose similar questions: “Is your Uncle Mort real?” My unvarying rhetorical response is: “Do you want him to be?” I sense their sinking feelings, let down by my failure to provide positive answers. I grudgingly admit that he is a figment of my imagination, but is a conjured composite of some of my actual uncles. Mort’s “escapades” have been chronicled here for more than a decade.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
Another day in Mason. Another day of life. Here in the Texas Hill Country. And then there’s that particular piece of white paper. Not just any paper. These get posted outside shops and offices that surround the square. As well as other parts of town. At first glance, they appear to be festive white flags flapping in the wind.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Our history is disappearing. Slowly, inexorably, our past is slipping away, bit by bit, into the, well, the past. We’ve become a nation intent on the future, and while the future is important, even vital, my opinion is that the future does us no good without a past. Our own past. One of the most overused buzzwords lately is ‘moving forward.’ OK, that’s two words, but you know what I mean.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, January 6th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 30 members and one visitor in attendance. "Boss Lion," Ken Cordero, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. It was decided to have the annual Pancake Supper on February 3rd at the High School Commons Area during the Mason-Junction basketball games.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
I seem to get exercise via walking around in the house. I’ll be going to get something and then when I get there something else pops up in my mind to do. When you have mind POP-UPS you don’t ignore them. You do them then and there or that thought may never cross your mind again.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Audiobooks, whether downloadables or CDs, are great when people are travelling. But some patrons have also found that they can “read” while doing housework, working on hobbies, doing a jigsaw puzzle, or other tasks. We have a great selection in both formats, so give it a try—you might just enjoy it! Audiobooks: The High Divide by Lin Enger (CD F ENG) He’s Just a Cowboy by Lisa Jackson (CD F JAC) Non-Fiction: Freedom’s Forge by Arthur Herman (940.53 HER) Fiction: (All quotes are ...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Five seems to be the magic number for the number of ingredients we want in a recipe. This excludes such common ingredients as salt, pepper and water. While researching recipes for a workshop on 5-ingredient cooking, I found the recipes I chose had at least one of the following qualities.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Our prayers are for John Jordan who has had surgery and began treatments. Our prayers are for the entire Sterling Jordan family, especially for Susie. God is the great healer and our prayers can be part of that healing. Marge Boyd has a birthday today, Jan. 14th: Dorothy Johnson will celebrate her birthday on Jan.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Processed food is everywhere. In some ways, we are fortunate to be living in a time when we can process and preserve our food so that our supermarkets are always full and we always have plenty of choice in what we have to eat; but in other ways, we are deprived of “real” food that is naturally tasty and full of nutrients that are good for us. Food processing is a business that has become more and more sophisticated over time.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
So far it seems that winter is full of cold, cloudy and rainy days. I would enjoy a few days with some sunshine, but I am certainly not complaining about the moisture, just wish we had some more. There are some things that are finally progressing around the City, although they are delayed from our initial planning.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. And there’s no place like a small town. We can find anybody pretty darn quick. If the phone doesn’t reach them, the neighbor will. Or drive around town till we find their vehicle. Or just mention their name to somebody. “Oh, I just saw her at Mane Attraction. She’s getting a haircut.” Or, “He’s down at Willow Creek with the guys.” Or, “They’re all meeting at the Topaz for coffee.” It works out of town t ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
I would never knowingly trivialize, minimize or in any manner denigrate the “trying times” Thomas Paine wrote about in 1776. Americans understandably felt very much on trial. Our nation was wobbly at best, what with King George and his fellow Brits thinking ill of us. Symbolically, they were the cat, toying with a mouse.