Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014 • Photos
Here are a few pictures from last week's JV and Varsity scrimmages.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Very, very seldom do I ask my readers to actually do anything. There are several reasons for this. One is that I, like most people, assume others are a lot like me, and if a newspaper columnist asked me to do something, I probably wouldn’t do it. I’m too lazy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 19th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 36 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Thom Canfield was responsible for the program and spoke about the Odeon Preservation Association and the ongoing work at the theater. Thom talked about how a group of concerned citizens came together to purchase and restore the Odeon.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
The “YELLOW LIMO” is rolling again! Really, too, early for it to be rolling in my opinion. However, I was not, nor have I ever been asked for my expertise in such decision. I have many practical opinions in all sorts of matters. In my opinion, if you find a good product in your grocery store, they need to keep it and not discontinue it without your approval.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
As I have mentioned in my column several times in the past couple of months, this is always the most challenging time of year for local governments as we all work to project revenues and expenses and arrive at a balanced budget for the next year. We at the City finished our paperwork a couple of weeks ago, and the last time I saw the County Judge he was working on finishing his sixth draft so that he could finalize everything.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
On Sunday, we rejoiced because of the healing that answered our prayers. We saw Dr. Kent Brantly and nurse Nancy Whitebol walk out of the hospital cured of the deadly Ebola virus. Jackie Johnson is doing great after surgery. Doreen Murphy is cured of cancer. Mark Durst is home after his successful operation. School started on Monday and all of the children brought their backpacks with all of their supplies to be blessed for the new school year.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
One of our patrons had been trying for a while to get me to read the first book in Diane Gabaldon’s Outlander series. She told me STARZ has just begun the new series Outlander, and she thought I’d enjoy the books and the TV series. But she warned me, “You’ll get hooked!” She was right—I’m in the middle of the first book, and I’m loving it!
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Seems like summer is just starting to really heat up in Texas, yet it is already time for children to go back to school. My baby girl Brooke will be starting Kindergarten this year! Soon motorists will be sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car to school.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Among my mental gaps are some ludicrous misunderstandings about salt. Generally, I’ve been “buffaloed” about its origin, as well as the subtlety of Morton Salt’s 100-year-old ad. Still, I’ve “soldiered on.” During elementary school, our teacher asked if I knew where salt comes from. “We get ours at Safeway,” I answered.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Fleurs. Flores. Fiori. Blumen. Flowers. Something special about them. Fresh flowers, that is. Also called cut flowers. Flower bouquet. Flower arrangement. Flower petals. Or a single flower. Like one red rose. Symbol of love. Buy flowers. Bring flowers. Give flowers. Send flowers. No matter how you do it— Say it with flowers. The Petal Patch can help with that. They’re in with Mason Building Supply. And so can Wild Flowers. They’re where Streigler Florist used to be ...
, Editor
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014
I'm not known for long term commitments. The longest I have been in a relationship is nine and a half years. The longest I've had a dog is seven and a half years. And, prior to this job, the longest I stayed with one profession was ten years. On September 1st, I will begin my 14th year with the Mason County News.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014
Cottonwood Shores/Marble Falls/Horseshoe Bay, TX - The Hill Country Community Theatre announce open auditions for their production of “A Christmas Carol.” Auditions are Monday September 22 and Tuesday September 23 at 7:00 PM at the theatre, 4003 W FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657.  Focusing on Dickens’ powerful language, humor and warmth, this charming version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014
The year’s first meeting of the Menard/Kimble/Mason Retired Teachers for the 2014-2015 year will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Menard County Library. The meeting begins at 11:00; lunch will be served ($6.00). Annual yearbooks will be distributed at the meeting. All TRTA members are encouraged to attend. Also, anyone receiving a TRS annuity check is needed to join with us so that we can have a large united voice as we approach this year’s legislature regarding the critical state of our health ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014
The Mason County Ministerial Alliance is moving their traditional fifth Sunday worship service to the fourth Sunday of September, due to the Labor Day weekend. The service will be held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, September 28th at 5 p.m. Hot dogs will be served on the lawn of the church followed by an indoor service of music.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014 • Photos
Debbie Armstrong’s gorgeous Lotería quilt will be on display in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library for the next two months. This amazing quilt was created around 2002-203 and took about a year to complete. Debbie’s inspiration came from a shower curtain that she purchased that had the images of Mexican Lotería cards.