Mason County News
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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.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Friends who have known my 102-year-old Uncle Mort for decades say he’s a walking contradiction and as stubborn as a billygoat. His brain churns out—as Aunt Maude puts it—“more ideas in a day than some men in a lifetime, and some of ‘em are good.” When we talked the other day, he detailed an upcoming event in the thicket he’s calling “The East Texas World-Championship Lick-Off.” Winner of the hot pepper-licking contest will be awarded a tow sack full of the world’s hottest p ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Cricket. As in Jiminy. Not the game. And not as cute. And not just one cricket. But several. Here. There. And everywhere. Cricketing away. Catapulting from there to there. Or dead. Dried up. Upside down. Ran out of cricket gas. Or just ran out of time. Not sure. Just what does a cricket do? They are related to grasshoppers and katydids. And feed on decaying plants and fungi. But they don’t harm people. Usually. However, they eat their own when the need arises. China con ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
Someone did a survey in 2008 of British teens, and found that 58% of them thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person, but only 20% thought Winston Churchill was real. You may think I’m joking, but it’s true – one out of five British adolescents believe the man who invented the cigar never existed. Before you get too far into the gloating process, let me point out that Americans are no better.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
At The Eckert James River Bat Cave this year, people often asked me if I enjoy teaching and sharing things about the bats. I always answered, “I do.” When someone asked if I like being in the “wild” with all of the critters, I again answered, “I do.” This is a job that offers the opportunity to be a part.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
Some commercials are just STUPID. While others really are funny and true. Lee and Marty in the Swiffer commercials are just that, FUNNY AND TRUE! “Just how much dirt can two people make? More than you think!” Living in the country, dirt is just a matter of fact. However, TRASH is another matter.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 23rd, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 34 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Will Frey was responsible for the program and introduced Reggie Loeffler, Mason County EMS Director, who spoke about our county's EMS service, which employs four people full time and several others part time. He spoke about the increased medical and communications capabilities that our two ambulances have now, and how they coordinate with area emergenc ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
Now is a good time to start building your immune system for flu season. Whether you are concerned about colds or flu, there are some great natural strategies for you to use to build your immune system. Let’s review a bit about viruses and immune function. Viruses are opportunistic and function like scavengers.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
I know that I share A LOT of banana recipes, but they are readily available and affordable, and almost everyone likes them. Check out these recipes I got from the UNL Extension “Food Fun for Young Children” page. I’m going to be using these for 4-H! Chocolate covered bananas are one of my favorite things.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014
It is a beautiful day in downtown Art. Thank God for the great rains and for His unbelievable love and protection. We welcome Don and Laura Lewis as Associate Members of the Art UMC. It is great to have you both as members and we appreciate your work with the children.