Mason County News
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
Balmorhea State Park has a resident cat named Tripod. At least that’s what I called him. He came by our campsite at the park looking for handouts. He evidently lost his right hind leg somehow and ended up on welfare at the park, which is pretty convenient for him. Who wouldn’t feed a three-legged cat? Leret and I stopped overnight at Balmorhea on our way to Yellowstone National Park, via Tucson.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
Recently, I was asked if I knew of the London Hammer that was found in the early 1930’s and I ask questions and even went to Google and googled it up to study. However, I knew some of the history of the find year’s earlier but had forgotten it till I was reminded of it a month or so ago. What I knew was that the hammer was found encrusted within a rock formation in Red Creek just up from the Yates Crossing on Hwy.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, May 12th, for its regular weekly meeting. Lion Penny Ruthven was responsible for the program and introduced Scott Zesch who spoke about the newest Texas historical marker, "First Comanche-German Meeting," dedicated recently and to be installed soon near Jordan Zesch's office. This marker describes the first meeting between German settlers, led by John Meusebach, and Comanche leaders in January, 1847, that took place near the current site of Mason.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
I’m not an ice cream eater, but when I’m told the brand I would buy if I were an ice creamer eater was taken out of the coolers, it makes me want ICE CREAM! It’s like the old saying, “You never want a drink of water till the well goes dry.” It all started with Cranberries.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
With Memorial Day only a few days away and May rapidly drawing to a close it seems that there is a lot of activity around the City. We are looking forward to having a number of the High School students working for us in several different areas during the summer months.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
Here we are coming upon the second holiday of the summer holiday season, Memorial Day. This is good time to recognize our veterans and service men and women for their service to our country. I think Shish Kebobs are a good summer choice because they are flexible. You can use beef, chicken, shrimp or all of the above and just about any kind of vegetable.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
N is for NEUROPATHY which is a painful degenerative nerve condition most commonly caused by diabetes. Symptoms may range from mild loss of sensation in the feet to constant pain in various parts of the body. There are several interesting REMEDIES for neuropathy – some of which have had clinical trials conducted with specific usage. The first of these is ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID, which is a great antioxidant.
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
Drip….drip…drip, drip, drip….drop.. dropple drop..and on and on it came. Rain…wonderful, beautiful, life-giving rain. Rain filled the tiny footprints that a two-year old left in my flower beds. Rain spilled over into little torrents of flowing water. Torrents of rain picked up momentum as they crashed headlong into the brisk rush of water that ran steadily down the street.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
This is a delicious and nutritious appetizer, perfect for the summertime! This recipe makes approximately 12 servings, depending on whether you add the topping to the bread or people serve themselves. * 8 ripe Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped * 2 cloves garlic, minced * 1/2 red onion, Spanish onion or sweet onion, chopped * 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil * Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste * 1 loaf Italian or French bread, cut into 1/2 inc ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
The kids will be out of school soon, and vacations will start, so this may be a good time to remind everyone that eBooks, books on CD, and digital audiobooks are great portables! We have eBooks and digital audios through Overdrive that you can check out and download to your own devices such as smartphones, Kindles, and tablets.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
Patrick Voith, an accomplished pilot who flies a sleek King Air 200 plane for M&F Western Products Co. in Sulphur Springs, would have stumped the panel had he appeared on the old TV quiz show, What’s My Line. He could have claimed to be a “food taster” for Texas billionaire Ross Perot.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
Senior Moments has been traveling to some of our homebound Seniors. We get the opportunity to sit with them in their home environment and find out about their history. This week we shine the Senior Spotlight on David Leifeste. Senior Spotlight David Leifeste was born in San Marcos, Texas while his parents were attending what was then Texas State College and now Texas State University.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015
Chica Chula. Una nueva tienda. A new shop. Bienvenida. Welcome. New life comes to the square. On the northeast corner. Where Market Square thrived for so many years. And continues to thrive on the west side of the square. Its new sign finally installed. And a bird has installed a new nest in it. Welcome, ave cantora. Discover Lilacs & Calico on the east side. An eclectic, elegant, fanciful array of clothes— Some vintage, some handmade, all distinctive. Plus hats, jewelry, purse ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015
Due to circumstances entirely within my control, trip reports for the Wyoming excursion Leret and I are on will have to wait until next week. I know I said in last week’s column that those would start this week, but I said that because, when I looked at the calendar, and saw that this column would come out while we were gone, it seemed logical to write about it. The problem is that I had to send this column to my editors by Sunday, before we even left on our trip, so I don’t have anything ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, May 5th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 28 members and three visitors in attendance. "Boxx Lion" Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. New member Felix Rippy was inducted by District Governor John Gammill.