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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Most of you know that the Friends of the Library hold a book sale once a year as their major fundraiser for the Library. Many of these books come from donations. While we certainly are grateful for donations and hope they continue, we hope donors will follow a few guidelines before bringing their books.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
In our culture’s relentless intent to get more things “right”—at least on paper—we’ve marched boldly into territory where angels fear to tread. Consider, if you will, our almost unanimous resolve on a topic awash in the rivers of further review: “germophobic correctness.” Time was, we talked a lot about germs without really doing much about ‘em.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
Can you guess what all of these people have in common? Isabella Bird (1831–1904) UK. Traveller, writer and natural historian; Karl Blodig (1859–1956) Austria. Optician and journalist; Lester Germer (1896–1971) USA. Physicist, World War I fighter pilot; Conrad Gessner (1516–1565) Switzerland. Naturalist; Charles F. Hoffmann (1838–1913) USA. Surveyor; Wasfia Nazreen (1982) Bangladesh.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Or supper. Or lunch. Maybe even breakfast. Where’s the beef? All over town. Beef. From Old French “boef.” According to trusty Webster. Beef is a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer. Especially one bred and fattened for meat. One can also beef up a football team. Go Punchers! Or have a beef with somebody. That’s no fun. Have some beef tea instead. Supposed to be good for you. Then there’s beefcake. Which has nothing to do with beef wh ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
I am still receiving information in regard to articles that I wrote in May giving some light on those items pertaining to London and the events of a 100 years ago. I would imagine that there are many versions of the events and I enjoy hearing those as well. If you will remember, I had an article about the fellow by the name of Bober who died and was smoked to cure.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
When Leret, the youngest of my three sons, was about five years old, he and his brothers were getting rowdy in the back of the Suburban on a road trip. I’d called them down several times, and the other two settled down some, but Leret was too wound up. This is why parents need more than one child to get the full effect of parenthood.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
This all started when I got my monthly King Arthur Flour catalog and spotted a recipe for cinnamon cookies that sounded attractive. After reading it and thinking about what the end product was going to be, I decided that I’d do some research to see if I could find something similar, but different in texture.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
Pricing of natural supplements impacts our choices. You might wonder why a column on natural health would be about product pricing – how much something costs is an important aspect in choosing the right supplements to take. I assume that everyone takes supplements to be healthier – otherwise why bother? But the question I ask is “are your supplements making you healthier?” I see many supplements in my day to day business – those that I sell, those from vendors who want me to sell the ...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 26th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 29 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Michael Cope was responsible for the program and introduced Cody Bridges, Mason County Agricultural Extension Agent, who spoke about his life up until coming to Mason. Cody talked about his goals for the 4-H program and his duties as the Agricultural Extension Agent.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
I don’t know what you pay for your television, but whatever it is, it’s too much! The junk that is on television is just that... JUNK! Long gone are the days of really good (CLEAN) family entertainment. The “REALITY” shows are nothing but reality! Real Housewives? I don’t think so.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Wanted For years now, we have been trying to get Mason 4-H’s shooting sports program going. The first step in this process is to have leaders/coaches trained through a 4-H Shooting Sports training. In order to do that, an interested person must first sign up as a 4-H leader and pass a background check.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
It is becoming more and more like something needs change in the world. If God and His Kingdom are going to prosper, we Christians need to do some sincere praying. It is never too late! Pray for leaders and statesmen that will make the tough choices that will protect the USA and our way of living.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
School’s back in session, and everyone’s getting back into their fall routine. Part of our fall routine is the return of Story Time here in the Library for preschoolers. We’re excited that Mitzi Lehne and her Lab, Dutch, will be here when Story Time resumes on Wednesday, September 10, at 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
Baylor’s Bears, in football wars since 1898, are now back on campus, playing in the spanking new McLane Stadium that opens this fall across the Brazos River from Texas’ first higher education institution, founded in 1845. For the opener on Sunday night, August 31, BU scheduled an old Southwest Conference foe, Southern Methodist University.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
September. What a concept. A fine month indeed. Number nine. And it always begins with a bang. Labor Day. The official end of vacation time. And beginning of school time. September marks the end of the third quarter. And it’s the bridge between Summer and Fall. Cool. To warmer. To hot. To cooler. To warm. Blue sky changes hue. Clouds cozy up. Air feels different. Smells different. Sounds different. Summer is a thing of the past. Nearly. September.