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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
During the last weekend, Sean, Kelly and I traveled to McAllen to pack up their home there and move it to the new house up on Post Hill. We couldn't have chosen a worse weekend for the move, as the temperatures down in the Valley were just as hot as they were in Mason, and their relative humidity was much higher than what we endure here. For the last two years, Kelly and his family have been renting while they sought the right house to make their home.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
Judging by the mail that’s been coming in lately, the greatest threat to the national security of the United States of America is stupidity. Congress, once it gets done shaking its finger at one another and ignoring the rest of us, should issue a public service announcement warning everyone not to leave home without their dumbrellas.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 21st, for it’s regular weekly luncheon meting. There were 33 members and 4 visitors in attendance. President Joel Kuykendall opened the meeting with prayer. 2nd Vice President Jim Heidelberg spoke about last Friday’s Farmers Market. Past President and Past District Governor John Gammill spoke about the accomplishments of The Mason Lions Club under the leadership of the various Past Presidents.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
I’m not a good traveler and when I do go, I want to get there and get back. However, in my travels, I have to put up with rude and insensitive travelers. They want to be first and I’m willing to let them be first, but don’t ride my bumper.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:49 PM
Don’t forget—Kimble Hospital is holding a health mini-clinic this Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. They check your blood pressure, blood glucose, and do screenings for your risk of congestive heart failure and more. The services are free! DVDs: Get Hard Underdog Kids Poldark: Season One Flowers in the Attic/Petals on the Wind Woman in Gold The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 1 Danny Collins The Gunman A Place to Call Home House of Cards: Season3 Survivor ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
It has been another hot week in the Art Community. The weatherman talks of rain in the fall. We are a greedy bunch and want rain now. Communion Sunday is August 2nd. Roger and Tyra are communion stewards. This is sing-a-long Sunday. If you have not contacted Pastor John to be on the program, call him soon. By the time this is published, Bible School will almost be over.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:40 PM • Photos
We enjoyed another wonderful week at The Eckert James River Bat Cave. Although the weather was very hot, once we were in our seat it was quite comfortable. The shade and gentle breeze was a perfect combination for an unforgettable evening. We had nice crowds, lots of smiling faces, and very attentive audiences. Although the bats are not emerging until after eight thirty, if you are in the parking lot by seven thirty, you will have plenty of time to get to the seating area and relax while I gi ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
LEAKY GUT happens when our gut lining leaks. It is not a good condition to have. Most people with autoimmune disorders have it. The truth is that many of us have it to some degree and our symptoms vary widely. The most prevalent symptom is just feeling blah or yucky. Here is a more GRAPHIC IMAGE of leaky gut.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:35 PM • Photos
Looking back over the columns I have done for the Mason County News I realized that this is the 22nd column. Time sure flies when you’re having fun… and I do enjoy doing this. It’s like a history of Mason and our citizens. A special thanks to the Mason Senior Center Director, Mario Arteaga, for coming up with the idea to do this column and allowing me to do it. Senior Spotlight Today’s Spotlight shines on a very special friend of the Senior Center, so much so that this is going to be ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
It has certainly continued to be HOT outside and there is not much wind to even cool off the evenings. In fact the wind is not enough to even turn a wind turbine, which makes me wonder how the wind farm developers think they are going to generate any power at a time when every home in Texas is using electricity to keep cool.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:33 PM • Photos
Many tourist destinations tease with promises to “get away from it all.” One in the US goes a step further. Albuquerque, NM, offers opportunities to “get above” much of it, thanks to mountainous trails, a memorable aerial tramway and world-renowned hot air ballooning. After spending a few days there, I’d dare suggest an “elevated” slogan that won’t likely gain traction.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
Time flies. Whether or not you’re having fun. Time has its own speed limit. Which seems to increase as time passes. When we’re 10, time drags on. At 10 mph. When we’re 30, it’s 30 mph. And ramping up. By 50, time’s zipping along at 50 mph. And so forth. I guess it makes sense that the eyesight goes. Since it’s all a blur at 80 or 90. Time rules. Nature’s stopwatch. Calling the shots. Ready, set, go. Time’s up. You’re out. You win a few. Lose a few. The old ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
Although I never had any archery equipment until I was 19, over the past 35 years I’ve become pretty much excellent at shooting a bow. I can shoot in just about any position, any weather, and at any distance from my target. I’d say I’m one of the best there is at shooting a bow. What I’m not the best at is hitting what I shoot at with a bow.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 14th for its regular weekly meeting. There were 37 members and 6 visitors in attendance. President Joel Kuykendal opened the meeting with prayer and read announcements. Treasurer Fritz Landers reported on the results of the Lions Club/Young Life hamburger cook at the rodeo on July 11th.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
The “Camp MeMaw” 2015 session is now closed. And this house is really quiet! It’s always fun for me to have my grandsons and I hope that they enjoyed it as much as I did. I only had to keep repeating to one to “TIE YOUR SHOES!” I usually don’t go into town but once a week, but with the boys here, it was every day.