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Joy in Libraryville PDF Print E-mail

FROM MY FRONT WINDOWbyron higgin-newtif

By Byron Higgin

Mascot Publisher

There was a lot of excitement in Minneota last week after a jam-packed crowd of library lovers left the Lyon County Board meeting.
“We got $53,000,” said one person, with a smile on her face that couldn’t be erased.
The county commissioners dipped into their rear pockets, plucked that money out of “county reserves” and handed it to the Minneota Friends of the Library, to the Tracy Library Board and to Cottonwood City officials.

Boxelder Bug Days looking good PDF Print E-mail

OUT & ABOUTgaylevanvooren

By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

Are you gettng excited for Boxelder Bug Days? I’ve been looking at the lineup of activities — and it sure looks good!
The Bug Days committee has put a lot of thought into our annual festival and have come up with new events, while retaining those that have been successful.
Keeping the kids busy is always a challenge. But if the kids have a good time, they will want to come back next year. And somehow, they drag their parents along with them!
There are plenty of events for the youngest kids to get involved in this year.

In this case, a straight line won’t get you there PDF Print E-mail


byron higgin-newtifBy Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

The direct distance between the Mascot office and the senior center can’t be more than, what, 50 feet?
So why does it take five to 10 minutes to get there from here?
Just the other day I came out the front door and looked around to see the best route to get to the center for coffee.
You see, nothing is the same anymore from my front window.
There have been huge piles of dirt, huge holes in the ground and mud holes so deep you could sink a jeep in there.

Dreaming of little ‘golden pearls’ that create havoc PDF Print E-mail


By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

gaylevanvoorenI’m dreaming of little pearls. Little golden pearls. They bounce,  they stick, and  they create havoc all over.
The little pearls are, of course, those golden kernals of sweet corn.
Are you a sweet corn lover — or can you walk right by it in the store?
I’m usually one of the first to buy a few ears, as I just can’t wait to sink my teeth into this mid-summer treat.
My husband says the same thing each year. “This won’t be too bad when it’s actually ready.”
I never care. I just munch the young stuff down and smile contentedly afterwards.  

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