Mason County News
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday and a great long weekend, and hope that you have many blessings to remember and give thanks for this day and every day. Congratulations to the Punchers on a hard fought win over Shiner, and it looks like we will all be “talking football” for a few more weeks!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
One good invention in my life time are “CAN BISCUITS & ROLLS!” However, convenient they are, there is a down side. It might be just me, but opening a can of these honeys can be a hazard! It’s when you start to peel off the outer cardboard cover and the whole thing pops in your hand.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, November 18th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 29 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Jim Heath was responsible for the program and introduced Lisa Goehmann who spoke about Bluebonnet CASA. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a program that assigns volunteers to go to court with children during custody and foster hearings, or any hearing that is covered by Child Protective Services.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
Have a great Thanksgiving Day. Stay safe and sober; enjoy the food; be thankful for all that you have; love your neighbor. The Art church is beginning to look like Christmas after last Sunday’s “Hanging of the Greens.” You should see it! Begin to plan for the second week of December when the Art church will be distributing the food at the Food Bank.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
Silver was probably the most powerful antibiotic, antifungal substance known prior to World War II. During this time, silver was ground up into small particles and suspended in a fluid known as colloidal silver. This type of silver was very expensive and only wealthy people could afford silver treatments. During World War II, the methodology for making penicillin on a commercial scale was discovered and silver treatments became a thing of the past.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
By now I will be (and most of you, too) scrambling to get ready for Thanksgiving! If your turkey hasn’t thawed enough in the fridge, don’t panic! Keep these tips from the USDA in mind: In cold water If you forget to thaw the turkey or don’t have room in the refrigerator for thawing, you can submerge the turkey in cold water and change the water every 30 minutes.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
DVDs: Audiobooks: 74 Seaside Avenue by Debbie Macomber (CD F MAC Ced.7 Ties That Bind by Marie Bostwick (CD F BOS Cc.5) Large-print: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (LTE F GRE) Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (LTE F BUR) Hope to Die by James Patterson (LTE F PAT Cro.22) Non-Fiction: Fiction: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Hope to Die by James Patterson (F PAT Cro.22) “Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
Thank goodness. Thanksgiving. Thankfully it’s here. Thank you one and all. Thank yourself. Even if no one else does. Go ahead. Give yourself a pat on the back. Or a nice hug. No hubris implied. Nor vainglory. Just acknowledging yourself. For being there. Or knowing when to leave. For pitching in. Or staying out of the way. Thank yourself. For yourself. For all that you’ve done. And for doing nothing. Just being. Giving. Receiving. Can’t have one without the other. ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 27, 2014
Life has afforded numerous awkward moments during which I have felt “dumbstruck”—a harsh description to heap upon oneself. I considered writing “awestruck,” but I’m a card-carrying member of senior citizens who are “tired and sick” of youngsters, who—during both inhales and exhales—describe everything in the universe as being “awesome.” Reversing “sick and tired” slightly lessens the embarrassment of admitting repeated, self-deprecating foul-ups that seem to have ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. will be hosting the third deer hunt for underprivileged kids Saturday, December 6. At present, an additional 12 kids wish to participate but Operation Orphans is short ranches and places to hunt. Whether you can host one child or more, Operation Orphans is asking your help to get these kids the opportunity to spend a day in the outdoors. We are grateful to those who came to our aid for the November hunt.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and for renovations on the following dates: Nov. 26—close at noon Nov. 27and 28— all day Dec. 1, 2, and 3—all day
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
I’ve often wondered why so many people believe that in order to donate to a “foundation” that you have to donate hundreds or thousands of dollars. This is definitely NOT the case. Just think, if 100 Mason folks donated $10 to the Seaquist Foundation we’d have $1,000; 100 donations of $25 and we’d have $2,500!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-County Land and Livestock Conference on Dec. 3 at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 804 San Angelo Highway, Brady. The program, to be conducted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Concho, McCulloch, and Menard counties, will start with registration at 8 a.m.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The joys of Christmas! Carolers make their way around the community singing glorious songs about the birth of Jesus. Twinkling lights and glistening ornaments and ribbons hang festively on Christmas trees with beautifully wrapped gifts snuggled underneath. Children run inside for hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) after a day of playing hard in the cold.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
We are THANKFUL for our volunteers. Mason Community Thrift Store held a luncheon to honor our wonderful volunteers and staff. They are at the Store daily or weekly repairing and displaying items and creating a welcoming atmosphere. We also want to give special recognition to John Earl for his assistance this year.