Mason County News
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015 • Photos
Country Collectibles’ owners, Susan and Warren Grote, graciously donated this stunning 4.05 carat Mason County Star Cut Topaz pendant with matching 2.35 cts ear studs to the Mason Co. Cancer Benefit.  The Puncher Superheroes are selling raffle tickets at $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.  The set is on display at the Commercial Bank for the next two weeks and then at other locations around town. The following team members have tickets:  Kerry Hofmann, Chairman; Letty Velez, Co-chairman ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Fargo, North Dakota has gone to the rabbits. That’s like going to the dogs, except faster. The city is overrun with wild jackrabbits, which have moved into the town to spend the winter. Fargo would not be my first choice for a winter home, if I were the one doing the picking, but I guess the rabbits have fewer options. This has evidently never happened before, from the tone of the story I read on the Field & Stream website.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
The Mason HS Puncher Band went to UIL Contest and Sight Reading Contest in Coleman on March 6th and came away with a 1st division in Concert and a 1st division in Sight Reading. That, combined with the 1st division the band received in marching contest back in October, combines to give the band what is called “Sweepstakes.” “The band did a great job performing on stage Friday,” director Bobby Halamicek said, “It was a hectic week with the bad weather.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015 • Photos
Community. Compassion. Collective effort. All of these qualities are alive, well and fully-engaged in the City of Mason, Texas. Is it that other small towns across America don‘t have these elements at work? Or is there something anomalous happening in this historic Texas Hill Country town? Habitat for Humanity volunteers who come from across America to build in Mason will tell you how impressed they are with this community.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Lenten services will continue every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church through March 25. A light meal is served prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and all are welcome to join us. Our overall theme for this year’s series of dramas is “Holy Moses” – based on stories from the Old Testament book of Exodus.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Board members of the Gooch Cemetery Association invite all interested parties to the annual meeting which will be held at Mason Bank on March 18 at 10:00 a.m. If you have questions or concerns regarding the cemetery, we welcome your input.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 3rd, for its monthly business meeting. There were 23 members in attendance. "Boss Lion," Ken Cordero, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. Profit from the Pancake Supper was reported to be $1,256.52, which will be used for two scholarships for two high school seniors. The Lions Club will have a Hamburger Lunch on Friday, April 10th.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
All men were not created to shop! On the last day of semi good weather I went shopping and my observations of men shopping was heart breaking. This one man was just standing at the end of an aisle with basset hound eyes and almost in a state of shock watching his lady shop.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Enjoy the rest of Spring Break and the great rains. Have fun. This week’s Lenten Lunch is at the Episcopal Church. Continue to pray for John Jordan, Gary Grote, E. Wayne Jordan, Blanche and Mac Sessions and for all the persecuted people in the World. Nathaniel and Wanda Jordan are observing their Anniversary today, March 11th.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
BONE HEALTH is not just about calcium. Bone health is a function of the way minerals are absorbed and used by the body. Healthy bones also depend on the right combination of minerals. Too many supplements contain only calcium and vitamin D. I have been recommending calcium balanced with magnesium and trace minerals for years.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
The winter weather still seems to be hanging on even though this past weekend we had our clocks “spring” forward and this week is “spring” break for the schools. We are busy at the City dealing with a number of issues and I hope that by the time spring actually gets here that we will have several problems taken care of.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Credibility of many professional athletes’ opinions on matters involving their sports is marginal, and on various “common sense” topics, it deserves even less respect. When certain athletes claim to have admirable parenting skills, beware. It’s then we’d score big returns in the produce business if we could find a trailer load of overripe tomatoes.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Thank goodness Brooke is a pretty good sleeper, and my soon to be stepdaughters are too. But I know if the kids aren’t sleeping well, no one is, and tired parents are grumpy parents, so we want to avoid the problems! Here are some suggested solutions to a few common sleep problems in children. The Sleepwalker Sleepwalking occurs when a child is partially aroused out of deep sleep.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
If you’re in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, you may be in the mood to read something Irish. Non-fiction reads might include Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (941.5 CAH) or Seumas MacManus’s The Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland (941.5 MCM).
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Food. Not so simple anymore. Questions must be answered... Paper or plastic? Sweet or unsweetened? Medium or rare? Spicy or mild? Red or green sauce? With or without cheese? Mayonnaise or mustard? Chips or fries? Regular bun or Texas Toast? Small, medium, or large? Is that for here or to go? Smoking or non-smoking? How many in your party? Food. Can’t live without it. Nor without all the questions. Food servers ask them all day long. How do you want your eggs? What would y ...