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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
The liver is the body’s largest gland. It is the only internal organ that will regenerate itself if part of it is damaged. Up to 25 percent of the liver can be removed and within a short period of time, it will grow back to its original shape and size.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Last week John Palacio, the Mason City Administrator, and I spent three days in downtown Houston at the annual Texas Municipal League convention. As most of you know and understand downtown Houston is a very different world than “downtown” Mason but John and I managed to survive rather well even though we left our car in the parking garage the entire time and walked everywhere we needed to go.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
We have a great God. He made the universe, the stars, and all that is in it. Come and worship and learn more about Him. He loves you and will give you anything you ask for if it is part of His plan; He is in control. His angels watch over us all of the time; they protect us; they keep us safe. Remember the combined Art/Castell Charge Conference next Sunday, October 12th, immediately following the morning worship at Art.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Friends of Libraries (FOL) groups have their very own national week of celebration! The ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week is Oct. 19-25, and our own local FOL is hosting a wine and cheese party at the historic home of Debbie Armstrong and Rollie Morgan at 1004 S. Ave.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
The bats are now gone for the 2014 season at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Please check back in May of next year. This has been a very exciting year and I have met many different and wonderful people. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to share my deep appreciation of the bats with all who were able to come out this season.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Friends who have known my 102-year-old Uncle Mort for decades say he’s a walking contradiction and as stubborn as a billygoat. His brain churns out—as Aunt Maude puts it—“more ideas in a day than some men in a lifetime, and some of ‘em are good.” When we talked the other day, he detailed an upcoming event in the thicket he’s calling “The East Texas World-Championship Lick-Off.” Winner of the hot pepper-licking contest will be awarded a tow sack full of the world’s hottest p ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Cricket. As in Jiminy. Not the game. And not as cute. And not just one cricket. But several. Here. There. And everywhere. Cricketing away. Catapulting from there to there. Or dead. Dried up. Upside down. Ran out of cricket gas. Or just ran out of time. Not sure. Just what does a cricket do? They are related to grasshoppers and katydids. And feed on decaying plants and fungi. But they don’t harm people. Usually. However, they eat their own when the need arises. China con ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014
This past week the JV Purple took on the Harper Longhorns. The Punchers were able to control every aspect of the game. Offensively, Harper was unable to stop the powerful run game headed up by the Offensive linemen. The defense had a shutout, not allowing Harper to score. The punchers come away with the win, with a score of 48-0.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014
The JV White team had a hard fought game last Thursday. Unfortunately they found their selves on the short end losing 28-14. The coaches were proud of how they continued to fight when things weren’t going their way. The next game will be this Thursday in Lago Vista.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014
It was a great night for junior high football in Mason on Thursday as both seventh and eighth grade teams chalked up another win against Harper. The seventh grade had a solid start and played strong throughout the game. There were lots of big hits from the special teams and defense while the offense did an excellent job as well.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014 • Photos
As my son can attest, I usually react angrily when someone sneaks up behind me and scares me. Therefore, during the Halloween season, (and when he’s home from college) I am extra vigilant, as scaring people seems to be the norm in October. However, we Scarlet Punchers, being older than dirt, have reached the point where nothing scares us (except maybe the possibility of gasoline going up in price again).
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014
On October 1st the 7th and 8th grade competed in the Mason Invitational cross country meet. Both teams ran extremely well and have improved their times from our last meet! Each girl is continuing to improve every day and their hard work is paying off in the meets. From the first day of practice, I have seen each girl improve and that’s all I could ever ask for.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014
Tim Osbourn will be at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library to present information and answer questions about Medicare. The program will be held on Wednesday, October 8, at 4:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Admission is free to the public.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014 • Photos
Keith Kaan will present a program on Green Building at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 9. The program is free to the public and will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014 • Photos
Fredericksburg, TX (Oct. 1, 2014) – October 17th will be a very special occasion for patrons of the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC). The Board of Directors have planned an exciting gala to celebrate the opening night of their latest production, the timeless Noël Coward comedy, Blithe Spirit. Director of FTC’s youth program, Ashleigh Goff, helms the production. Festivities begin at 7:00 pm when the doors open for patrons to gather in the lobby and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine from ...