Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
A month or so ago I complained about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and their determination that the Sig Arm Brace for AR pistols is fine and dandy, as long as no one holds it in an Unauthorized Manner. Shooting with the gun held out so you can’t hit much with it is fine, but holding it to your shoulder, which offers stability and accuracy, is a Bad Thing.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
No progress has been made this past week in righting the wrongs of the phone company. I took a sabbatical and enjoyed life in the slow lane. Everyone needs time off and with no agenda. Like being in your PJ’s all day. Watching “Chick Flicks” on TV, that is if you can find a good one.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 17th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 32 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Bruce Lehmberg was responsible for the program and talked about the population loss and growth of Mason and surrounding counties. Bruce's information showed a lot of ups and downs in populations; but, no great big differences over the past 15 to 20years.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
It seems as though this last week of February is a real return to winter. The temperatures are way down again and there is a chance of sleet or snow. School is out for the day, and we just learned that the truck load of new trash cans we expected for delivery today will be delayed until the roads clear up.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
The Art UMC hosted the Habitat Care-A-Vanners on Tuesday. Joyce Mutschink and the church ladies did a great job. Thanks for all of your help. This week’s Lenten Lunch is at the River of Life Church. Prayer concerns are for John Jordan, Gary Grote, E. Wayne Jordan, and for all persecuted people in the world. Pastor John sang “There’s Room at the Cross for You” for our music special.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
The Library has great research resources accessible online through our TexShare database. For example, there is the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. It includes articles on everything from model building, needlecraft, and outdoor recreation to kids’ crafts and scrapbooking. Just go to our website at www.masontexaslibrary.com, log into your account, and click on the TexShare icon.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
ARTHRITIS affects one in 7 people in America. Glucosamine, chondroitins and MSM are the most common natural remedies used to manage pain and to supply building materials for joint repair. While these are very helpful, particularly with osteoarthritis, I would like to mention some other natural remedies for arthritis. DIET is one of the best and cheapest remedies.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
My fiancée and my soon-to-be stepdaughter just got over a bout with the flu recently. They had both been at my house while they were sick, but thankfully Brooke and I avoided getting it. I think a lot of it had to do with the mad disinfecting I did when they left, and all the handwashing we did while they were here.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
One thing I’ve learned about the folks at the Mason Senior Center is that they like to stay up to date. There’s always a lot of conversation about what’s going on in Mason, in Texas, the U.S. and the World. If you ask me I think the seniors here should be put on all the Government advisory boards.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
I am tempted to “wax Churchillian” in describing Jim Hogan. He’s a man who raised eyebrows in Texas with his strong—albeit unconventional—campaign that resulted in a strong runner-up finish in the recent Commissioner of Agriculture election. Old Winston, in a 1939 radio address, said Russia was “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” If modified, it also fits Hogan--a Johnson County “good old boy” who defied political strategies of campaign experts far and wide in ...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
School. The place to get an education. Especially at lunch time. We learn to barter and trade. Your ham-and-cheese for my tuna sandwich. I’ll take your apple if you’ll take my banana. We also learn to buy and sell. Give you a quarter for those cookies. I’ll take 50 cents for this cupcake. Sometimes we even share. Some days we bring our lunch. Made with love by Mom. Everything tucked nicely in lunchboxes. Or made by your grumpy sister. And tossed in a brown paper sack. Some ...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
Rugby has been described as a cross between football and soccer, but I don’t think that’s really accurate. Neither football nor soccer is able to capture the essence of rugby. Soccer has far too little physical contact, and football has far too much structure. Rugby is more of a combination of boxing and marriage. My son, Leret, decided to play rugby for Harding University this spring.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 10th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 29 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Martin Leatherwood was responsible for the program and he told about his family and how he came to be associated with Mason. This was because he owns one of the funeral homes here in Mason, and also in Brady. Martin talked about the importance of prearranged funerals.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
My venture to get satisfaction and justice from the phone company is at a stand still. No return calls! However, we didn’t have a phone for a day and a half last week. No dial tone. Or perhaps they just pulled the plug? Fighting this battle is like fighting the government.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
On the front page in last week’s paper, Gerry Gamel reported about a discussion at the City Commission meeting and the assorted concerns surrounding several bridge projects in the City of Mason. Some of these projects have been on-going for several years, and some have just been brought to our attention in the past few weeks.