Mason County News
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Once again Mason lured hundreds of top tennis players to town as the Dr Pepper/Babolat Open was played last weekend. The tournament started on Thursday with a four hour rain delay. That delay didn’t dampen the spirits of the 600 entries what-so-ever. The tournament is hosted each year by the Mason Tennis Association and is sponsored by the Mason Bottling Company and Babolat.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
We want to remind you to join us for vacation bible school next week at St. Paul Lutheran Church! VBS will be held Monday-Thursday, July 28-31st from 8:30 a.m.- noon and is hosted by St. Paul, First United Methodist Church, and Art United Methodist Church. We welcome children who will be 4 years old as of September 1, 2014 through incoming 6th graders.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Come help us celebrate 150 years of Free Masonry in Mason County!!! On July 26th, 2014 the McCulloch Lodge #273 will have a BBQ lunch (by donation) that will start at 11:00am in the dining area of the lodge on Spring Street. The lodge will be open to the public and at 1:00 p.m., the Grand Master of Texas, Most Worshipful Master Jerry L.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
If you have not received your calendar yet please come by Benjie’s to pick it up. Also if anyone has any interest in helping with coronation this year please contact Mr. Halamicek at the band hall.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Recently, I did some research on a bunch of the early explorers, such as Columbo, Vasco de Vasco, Ponch de le Own, and others. Well, not exactly research, per se. What I actually did was rearrange some paper clips into ship configurations on my desk and wore an eye patch for a while.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 15th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 28 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and he spoke to the club about swimming pool pumps and plumbing. Ken has been in the swimming pool and spa service business for a number of years in California, and most recently in Mason and surrounding towns.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Not exactly true! First of all it’s not trash, it’s STUFF! Then if one really wants to know, men don’t have that much STUFF. And, if they do, they don’t get rid of it. Thus, it should be, “One person’s STUFF can be sold or traded for another person’s STUFF. Women, have yard sales.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Genetics have lots to do with who we are and what our health is like, particularly as we age. We tend to put up with arthritis, high blood pressure, a little weight around the middle, etc. because we see them as symptoms of age as determined by our genes. Scientists are discovering more and more about our genetic makeup – and more importantly, how to control it, or at least limit the worst aspects of it as it applies to our health.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week I thanked several people in conjunction with the Roundup float. I want to continue now—the list was long--and thank Carmen Griffith, Julie Harrison, Wendy Hastings, and the children who all rode on the float with Margaret. Be sure to congratulate Margaret for being chosen as a Duchess! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: Sea of Love by Susan Donovan (CD F DON) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (CD F ANG) Large Print Trouble in ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014 • Photos
Dissection of notes found in the pocket of an old suit isn’t easy. Maybe they were scrawled during the lull in a wedding ceremony, or to jog my memory of a joke for later use. Anyway, it reminded me of a couple who “got hitched” many moons ago—back when gasoline prices were in single digits.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Spicy Grilled Watermelon Try this savory side dish for a new twist on watermelon! Serves: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 tbsp lime zest 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup honey, divided 2 tsp garlic chili sauce Pinch salt 1 Medium-sized Watermelon 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro Directions Preheat grill to high. In bowl, whisk together, lime zest, juice, 3 tbsp of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.  Cut watermelon into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week the City Commission met for their regular meeting and there were several items that were dealt with that I would like to share so that you will know what is going on in your town. Chief Deputy Lewis Herrington met with the Commissioners and discussed recent law enforcement activity and answered questions that had come up in the past several weeks.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Cash? Credit card? Debit or credit? No one writes a personal check anymore. Paper or plastic? In some places that question has disappeared. You bring your own. Or else buy a bag. Leaded or unleaded? That, too, has disappeared. No one pumps gas anymore. With or without fries? How would you like that cooked? Regular or decaf? Sweet or unsweetened? Questions, questions, questions. Wonder what the very first question was. “Any more beer?” Probably. The question mark itself h ...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014
I would suppose it's a bit confusing to have a column on the opinion page, with the header saying it's an opinion, and the subhead also talking about opinions. Yet, I feel that it's important to remind readers that this is an editorial page of the newspaper. Elsewhere, there are news articles that contain varying amounts of opinion; but, that attempt to maintain a degree of impartiality in order to get their message across to the readers. My column is an opinion piece, as are the "Letters to t ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014 • Photos
The Birthday Club met at Topaz Confections on Wednesday, July 16th. Jennifer Brinnlee & Kathy Bradley were hostesses.