Mason County News
Weather Fair 81.0°F (47%)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Christmas is a special time of year when we get together with our most cherished friends and family members, along with the people we have to put up with in order to get to see our most cherished friends and family members. This is why I get invited to stuff – people want to see my wife, and they can’t invite her without letting me come, too.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, December 9th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 33 members and two visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Mireya Angel Escamilla and Tyler Pawvlik. Lion Jess Irwin was responsible for the program and he spoke about the United States Constitution.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
All Santa stuff is on hold until Friday, due to PUNCHER STUFF! Twenty years ago I was a parent of a winning football team. They lost in the Semi-finals, but still no other team at Jack C. Hayes High School has gone that far. It was exciting and we flew our Rebel Flags with utmost pride.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
The best-laid plans . . . you know the rest, and our plans to have all our refurnishing finished in the same week went awry. The good news is that everything will eventually be complete, and the library will look and function better than ever. Best of all, Tocker grants are not matching grants, which means that local taxpayers will not have paid a cent for these improvements.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
The Dec. 21st Sunday Service will be a Christmas Sing-a-Long with other special music. Come and enjoy this beautiful music with your friends and family at Christmas. There will be a Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm on the 24th. There is a special choir practice Today, Dec. 17th, to be ready for Sunday. Special prayers are continued for John Ceynowa after his knee surgery. Happy birthday to Jesus Christ on Dec 25th and to Lisa Howard on Dec.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Green Supplements are one of the basic supplements that I recommend for everyone. Now you probably do not want to take another pill, but if you aren’t eating as many servings of fruits and vegetables as you should, then a supplement that makes up for that is a good idea. I like to backtrack a little when I address the need for a supplement.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
On Thursday this week Mason will probably come close to shutting down and everyone will head north to the Metroplex to watch the Punchers win another State Championship!! Everyone here at the City is enthusiastically supporting the football team, the band, the students and everyone who has worked so hard this fall.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
With all of the discussion about Santa, my daughter Brooke has recently been making a lot of “Naughty” and “Nice” lists at home, especially now that she is beginning to really click with reading and writing. Often she puts me on a “bad” list when I am not doing something according to her directions!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Turkeys, I suppose, are unaware that their “jobs” in life are to gobble down granular foodstuff in a timely manner that will render them prime menu targets for us to gobble down—particularly at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. They do so with little fanfare—save the one that is “spared” by presidential decree. Chicken—the meat Chick-fil-A’s advertising cows urge us to eat more of—make far more “news” if only in ads throughout the year.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Injurious. Insects. Two words. And they seem to belong together. The Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary agrees. The dictionary, copyright 1969, lists 52 injurious insects, including drawings. Since the dictionary is 45 years old, maybe some are extinct by now. One can only hope. Alas, most of them are all too familiar: Bedbug. Mosquito, genus Culex. Mosquito, genus Anopheles. (Great…not one, but two). Flea (yep). Body louse. Chicken louse. Carpet beetle and carpet ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
My regular, loyal readers (all 2 of them) are no doubt looking forward to this week’s column, since they’ve probably heard about the recent National Geographic Drunk Bird story, and expect me to wax eloquent about it. If not that, they may have caught wind of the 100 brains that went missing from the University of Texas, and expect a story about that, although my Aggie friends have expressed the opinion that they weren’t aware of 100 brains at UT to begin with.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
Stress – It’s what most of us have too much of. Coping with day to day tasks and problems can sometimes be overwhelming – especially during high school football playoffs and the holiday season Being calm, relaxed and well rested helps almost everyone be less stressed. I like to look at basic nutrition to help with stress because I find that most people are deficient in basic nutrients.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, December 2nd, for its monthly business meeting. There were 31 members and two visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Leigh Pearlman and Ashley McLaughlin. "Boss Lion" Ken Cordero, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The Christmas party was discussed and it was decided to have it at the Richard P.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
Z and I have been suffering from a cold. It seems to want to stay with us, even though we have tried different cold remedies. Just when we think we’re rid of it, we start sneezing and coughing again. We have had the flu shot, so it’s not the flu.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
My grandfather suffered from macular degeneration and loved to read. He was blessed to have found a program that sent him free books on tape, which he LOVED. He was able to pass his last years doing something he still loved but could no longer physically do. I am a big fan of our library systems in both Mason and Menard, and I use them frequently for borrowing books on CDs myself, which keep me entertained running back and forth between my two lovely counties.