Mason County News
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Get ready, Masonites! Our 4-H Club is coming to your door on Saturday, October 18 to collect goods for the Food Bank and the Methodist Church Thanksgiving Baskets. We will be out and about from 10 a.m. until about 12 or 12:30 p.m. If you would like to make sure we come by your house, please call the Extension office at 347-6459 or email me at kmpowell@tamu.edu with your address and I will make sure we swing by. Here are the list of items we are asking for specifically: Boxed stuffing, canned ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Jesus said, “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” The combined Art/Trinity Charge Conference last Sunday was a great example of a church working to do God’s will on Earth.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Teen Read Week is this week. Teen Read Week began in 1988, and its purpose is to encourage twelve- to eighteen-year-olds to read for fun. From The Maze Runner to the Divergent series, we have a nice selection of Young Adult novels. If your teen doesn’t have time to come in, he or she can always go to our website and into Overdrive’s Young Readers’ Room and download a book or audiobook.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Pin-pointing when complexities took root in our country is tough duty. It depends greatly on one’s age, locale, circumstance, ad infinitum. Feel free to make your own list. New technology unfurls with abandon--consequences to be determined later--or perhaps never. Shucks, one wrinkle was added by—of all things—ice…. ***** What a day it must have been when crushed ice was first delivered to the drugstore soda fountain.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Cold. Wait for it. Hot. And so it goes. Sweater. Jacket. Hat. Flip the switch. AC. T-shirt. Cap. Speaking of T-shirts and caps. You can get them monogrammed at Beaty’s Embroidery & Signs. And Mason Monograms & More. And T-shirts printed too. They’re right across the street from each other on Hwy 87 north. Near the Short Stop. And Nacho’s Café. Monogrammed towels make a nice gift. So do monogrammed pillowcases. Nice gifts can be found at The Thing Is. The boutique car ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
As those of you who regularly read this column know, 95% of the recipes I share with you are recipes that I’ve collected (borrowed/stolen?) over the years from friends, relatives, cook books and the internet. I always try to give credit to the person or organization that supplied me with the recipe.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
We live in strange times. But then, you already knew that, unless you have the IQ of a watermelon. The town of Deer Trail, Colorado has lately been considering the idea of maybe looking into thinking about selling drone licenses – permits that would allow the holder to shoot down drones that belong to the Fedrul Gubmint.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
We have had quite a few questions about Ebola lately, so our Extension Health Specialist put together a news release for us to help ease some concerns. Sounds like the bottom line is wash wash wash your hands, and get your flu shot! I’m very glad that the school was able to offer them to our kiddos this year.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 30th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 31 members and six visitors in attendance. Lion Ron Freytag was responsible for the program and introduced Vondell Jordan, Kerry Hofmann and Brooke Rosberg who spoke about the Mason Elementary reading program. Vondell told how the reading program is implemented and the type of curriculum that is used.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
We all make plans! Sometimes they're big plans, and others are just simple plans. We know what can and does happen to our plans! Yep, some or most of them just bite the dust. And panic then sets in. WHAT TO DO ABOUT NOTHING? Okay, I was guilty of the PANIC attacks.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
The liver is the body’s largest gland. It is the only internal organ that will regenerate itself if part of it is damaged. Up to 25 percent of the liver can be removed and within a short period of time, it will grow back to its original shape and size.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Last week John Palacio, the Mason City Administrator, and I spent three days in downtown Houston at the annual Texas Municipal League convention. As most of you know and understand downtown Houston is a very different world than “downtown” Mason but John and I managed to survive rather well even though we left our car in the parking garage the entire time and walked everywhere we needed to go.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
We have a great God. He made the universe, the stars, and all that is in it. Come and worship and learn more about Him. He loves you and will give you anything you ask for if it is part of His plan; He is in control. His angels watch over us all of the time; they protect us; they keep us safe. Remember the combined Art/Castell Charge Conference next Sunday, October 12th, immediately following the morning worship at Art.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Friends of Libraries (FOL) groups have their very own national week of celebration! The ninth annual National Friends of Libraries Week is Oct. 19-25, and our own local FOL is hosting a wine and cheese party at the historic home of Debbie Armstrong and Rollie Morgan at 1004 S. Ave.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
The bats are now gone for the 2014 season at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Please check back in May of next year. This has been a very exciting year and I have met many different and wonderful people. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to share my deep appreciation of the bats with all who were able to come out this season.