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November 12, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
During the past few months I have received cards, letters, and emails from readers who believe my stance concerning the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is extreme. These messages have all been polite and sensible, and have come from people who are obviously not the ‘granola’ types found in some parts of the country.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
How Often Should You Change Your Dishrag? You should probably change your dishrag more often than you think. Bacteria can come from wiping soiled kitchen surfaces, touching raw meat and then touching your dishrag, and so on. Bacteria are then spread all over your kitchen when that same dishrag is used to clean counters, the kitchen table, and the top of the stove.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Continue to pray for rain. Monday’s forecast has a 40% chance for rain but the sun is shining brightly. We need a major change in the weather patterns to bring some good rains to West Texas. Pray to God for the rain we so desperately need. Lisa and I had a great visit with Florence Blake and her daughter Brenda, son-in-law Mark and granddaughter Emily last week.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Sign. A four-letter word. But a good one. A sign can be so many things. Sign of the times. Stop sign. Sign on the dotted line. Sign language. Sign up and join. Sign of the zodiac. Hey man, like what’s your sign? If we were learning to speak English we might say “siggin.” Or “seye-gn.” How we got to “sign” is a mystery to me. Seeing as how the word comes from the Latin signum. Maybe signum got silenced as it wandered through Old French. By the time it reached Middl ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Let’s “fess” up! Who among us has not attended memorial services that stretched toward eternity? Given advance warning of lengthy services, we might opt to be absent. Or to concoct an exit strategy triggered by a coughing spell. A tribute recently held in Fort Worth was to memorial services what Lawrence of Arabia was to movies: long, but worth every second… * * * * * The tribute was to Kyle Ogle of Texas, a real-life hero to the thousand-plus mourners who crowded into McKinney Memo ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Every once in a while I have a “Lucy” moment. Z. has a father and son hunter team and both go by the name of Hugh. This was conflicting, especially when both were there together talking to you. So, Z. renamed them Hugh 1 and Hugh 2. This has worked for more than five years until last weekend.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
For $20.00 you can help the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library replace a worn Junior classic book. The book can be ordered in honor or memory of someone and will make an excellent Christmas gift. A list of possible books is at the front desk of the library.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
FOREWORD: For those of you too young to know anything about Will Rogers I suggest you go to the internet and ask Google about this man who in the 1920’s and 30’s was a cowboy, a movie star ,a columnist, a humorist and a philosopher who was killed in an airplane crash in 1935.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Nucleotides are a somewhat new product. They are the building blocks for DNA and RNA - the nucleic acids that are found in every cell of the body. Nucleotides can promote an instantaneous boost in both immunity and energy. They are credited with helping our bodies repair themselves, creating new tissue, maintaining a strong immune system and conducting many other important functions.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Sherrie Patrick, shared this recipe with us a few years ago. She got it from her husband, Chuck’s, grandmother. It has become a favorite of our extended family, and not just for the Holiday Season. It tastes good any time of the year; it makes a good coffee cake, dessert cake, or, slide a piece or two under the broiler in the morning, spread a bit of butter on it, and you’re ready to go!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
The Mason County Commissioners' Court normally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. In November, they will still meet on November 24, but the November 10 meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 12 (today). This change was necessary due to the need to canvas the results of the November 4 general election.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
The Mason County Cancer Relay committee will be having a silent auction beginning Monday, November 20th, for two weeks. Items will be displayed at the Mason National Bank and Commercial Bank.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
The Mason County drill team would like to invite all interested parties, riding or non-riding to come watch our practices. The schedule is as follows: Nov. 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec.1: 6:30-8 p.m.,and Dec. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. All practices are held at the Mason arena. There will be more practices after the holidays and we will be announcing them as they approach.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
It’s time to consider your student’s future and the challenges presented by increasing costs of higher education. To help you prepare, a representative from Panhandle-Plains Student Loan Center will present a free financial aid orientation on Monday, November 17th at 5:30 in the evening in the high school library. Students and parents can enjoy refreshments as they listen to a presentation by Jim Glossbrenner, who for many years has been helping students and their families learn how to pa ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
The Mason Charity Quilters will have a work day November 15, 9-5 at the St Paul Fellowship Hall. Anyone who likes to quilt or want to learn is invited to bring their sewing machine and a sack lunch and join us. Come when you can and leave when you have to.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
You are invited to join us this Saturday, November 15th, at the Northside Café in Mason for the “5x7” Art Show and Sale. The show is sponsored by the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country and it will be open from 11 a.m. until the doors close or the items are sold out.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
VERNON – Brush management may seem like a place to cut corners in tough economic times, but Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialists say doing so will cost ranchers more in the long run. “The cost of doing nothing is very expensive,” said Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist. Ranchers typically budget some for brush control, generally about $1 per acre per year, so it adds up substantially, Bevers said.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
Thanks, Mason! for your generous support of The American Legion Auxiliary’s Memorial Poppy Drive on Fri., Nov. 7th & Sat., Nov. 8th. Members of Fort Mason Post 285 & Ladies Auxiliary accepted donations around the Square, at local businesses and in front of the Mason County Chamber on Friday while Post members, Dalton Stephens [left] and Mike Shanley [right] distributed Memorial poppies at Super S Grocery on Saturday.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
There was a whirl wind of activity at Mason Care Center during the month of October. Mrs. Eloise Kuhlmann who was a WWII veteran. The American Legion color guard conducted the flag raising ceremony. After the ceremony everyone enjoyed ice bream sundaes from Dairy Queen on the patio. In preparation for our Armchair Travels to Germany for Oktoberfest the residents had fun making beer drinking hats for everyone.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the establishment of a pilot Bank Advisory Council at its San Antonio Branch to enhance communication and feedback with area financial institutions. The pilot program will build upon outreach efforts by the Dallas Fed and its branches to area financial institutions. The Council—composed of nine bankers—is a pilot program aimed at providing Dallas Fed officials grassroots information from area bankers on a variety of topics, inc ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club will meet on Monday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Club Federation Counselor Tommie Luckenbach will present the program. Details about the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ current and past activities will be included in the presentation. The Bluebonnet Study Club has been a member of this service organizatiion for over 66 years. Guests and prospective members are always welcome at the meetings. Hostess for ...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
As the 2008 school year came to an end, it was a new beginning for the cross country team. Commitment and training for the upcoming season had to begin before the competition season actually began. The cross country runners were talking about the upcoming season. Knowing how much they had improved over the last couple of years and with expectations to continue to get better, they set their goals high: STATE IN ’08! The first practice of the 2008 cross country season was held on Monday, Augus ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 12, 2008
The Mason High School has notifed the News that the girls' basketball game that was originally scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled. That was supposed to have been a game against Coleman. Coach Guice is trying to get another game for the schedule later, and it will be announced at that time.