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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Life sometimes throws you a curve ball! Then there are times when you don’t even get up to bat! “Roll with the flow,” why would anyone want to roll? “If at first you don’t succeed,” perhaps it isn’t your bag! “A penny saved is a penny earned,” just remember you’ll have to pay taxes on that penny!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
“In a bulb, there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree,…” Happy birthday today, July 16th, to Karen Toone on July16th and happy birthday to Caroline Jordan on July 17th. And happy birthday to Lori Slocum on July 20th. It is time for a large and joyful celebration. Remember that Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, July 28th and ends on Friday.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
ger/july 16 col-natural health Natural Health from A to Z By Margaret Durst Insomnia plagues many of us. With some, it is chronic, with others it is a short term. There are many causes. Among these are stress, indigestion, mineral deficiency, vitamin deficiency, hormone imbalance, too much caffeine, prescription drugs, etc. Restless leg syndrome is a common form of insomnia.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Round-up seems to have been a great success again this year. I heard several residents comment that parts of it were “the best we’ve ever seen” and it seems that the parade, arts and crafts fair, the Queen’s Court, the Rodeo and the music and dancing were all enjoyed by everyone who was out at the events.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I want to thank several people this week. Margaret Graves was our lovely Queen candidate, and I appreciate her representing the Library. Also, a special thanks to Rosemary Davis for painting the fabulous backdrop for our float and for working so hard on the rest of it. Nan Loeffler, Margaret Persky, Pam Scott, John Scott, Julio Ramon, and John Davis also helped on the float.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
In 1949, when Stilwell, Oklahoma’s “Strawberry Festival” was just one year old, crooners were applauded when they cut loose with Dear Hearts and Gentle People. They got extra points if referencing their own hometowns or the communities where they were appearing at the time. One such singer was Gene Autry. They “whooped and hollered” in his hometown that was named four times before they got it right—“Gene Autry, OK,” 200 crow-flight miles from Stilwell. The song was “tailor-m ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Sometimes things aren’t as they appear. “Mare-zee-dotes An-dozey-dotes An-liddle-lamzey-divey. A-kiddley-divey-too Wouldn’t you?” That’s an actual song with real words for lyrics. (I never knew that till recently---DUH). “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Not just an ordinary sentence. Anyone who took a typing class knows that. Those nine short words contain the complete alphabet. Typing that over and over trained our fingers to know which keys were where.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
Just about every year, our cherry tomato plants produce more product that we can eat, even when we work hard at it. We eat the little tomatoes until our mouths are burned out from the acid! Fresh, on salads; fresh right out of a bowl in the refrigerator; rendered down in a skillet for tomato base for an Italian food favorite; but we still can’t keep ahead of them.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
When I opened the email I got last April from ‘DONALD AND,’ I figured there was a miscommunication when the account was set up. That happened to my friend, Roy Don McBroom. He told the ISP lady on the phone he wanted his email address to be RD@whatever, but she didn’t understand.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 1st, for its regular monthly business meeting. There were 31 members and no visitors in attendance. "Boss" Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club is planning on some members going to the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville to tour the facilities and visit with the campers.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
It’s funny how we call for the time and temperature in the winter, but not in the summer. It’s funny that we make a grocery list, but come home with more than there was on our list. It’s funny that we have a ROUND UP, but then we let them go.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 Thanks to Terre Wade for her guidance of our girls while they worked in San Marcos and thanks to Michael Murphy for the use of his car for transportation. Happy birthday today, July 9th, to John Sanders. And happy birthday to Laura Lewis on July 14th and to Kathy Jordan on July 15th and to Karen Toone on July16th.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
This week is a very busy one as we all prepare for the Round-up festivities and all the activities that are scheduled. From the Barrel races and Texas Tune-up Music and Dance on Friday evening, to the Parade, races and Arts and Crafts fair on the Courthouse lawn on Saturday.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
Zyflamend is a trademarked product made by New Chapter. While I normally do not write about a specific product by a specific maker, Zyflamend is a notable product because of the clinical studies using the product on certain cancers. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center has tested Zyflamend on early stages of prostate cancer.