Mason County News
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I want to thank several people this week. Margaret Graves was our lovely Queen candidate, and I appreciate her representing the Library. Also, a special thanks to Rosemary Davis for painting the fabulous backdrop for our float and for working so hard on the rest of it. Nan Loeffler, Margaret Persky, Pam Scott, John Scott, Julio Ramon, and John Davis also helped on the float.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
In 1949, when Stilwell, Oklahoma’s “Strawberry Festival” was just one year old, crooners were applauded when they cut loose with Dear Hearts and Gentle People. They got extra points if referencing their own hometowns or the communities where they were appearing at the time. One such singer was Gene Autry. They “whooped and hollered” in his hometown that was named four times before they got it right—“Gene Autry, OK,” 200 crow-flight miles from Stilwell. The song was “tailor-m ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Sometimes things aren’t as they appear. “Mare-zee-dotes An-dozey-dotes An-liddle-lamzey-divey. A-kiddley-divey-too Wouldn’t you?” That’s an actual song with real words for lyrics. (I never knew that till recently---DUH). “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Not just an ordinary sentence. Anyone who took a typing class knows that. Those nine short words contain the complete alphabet. Typing that over and over trained our fingers to know which keys were where.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
Just about every year, our cherry tomato plants produce more product that we can eat, even when we work hard at it. We eat the little tomatoes until our mouths are burned out from the acid! Fresh, on salads; fresh right out of a bowl in the refrigerator; rendered down in a skillet for tomato base for an Italian food favorite; but we still can’t keep ahead of them.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
When I opened the email I got last April from ‘DONALD AND,’ I figured there was a miscommunication when the account was set up. That happened to my friend, Roy Don McBroom. He told the ISP lady on the phone he wanted his email address to be RD@whatever, but she didn’t understand.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 1st, for its regular monthly business meeting. There were 31 members and no visitors in attendance. "Boss" Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club is planning on some members going to the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville to tour the facilities and visit with the campers.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
It’s funny how we call for the time and temperature in the winter, but not in the summer. It’s funny that we make a grocery list, but come home with more than there was on our list. It’s funny that we have a ROUND UP, but then we let them go.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:30 Thanks to Terre Wade for her guidance of our girls while they worked in San Marcos and thanks to Michael Murphy for the use of his car for transportation. Happy birthday today, July 9th, to John Sanders. And happy birthday to Laura Lewis on July 14th and to Kathy Jordan on July 15th and to Karen Toone on July16th.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
This week is a very busy one as we all prepare for the Round-up festivities and all the activities that are scheduled. From the Barrel races and Texas Tune-up Music and Dance on Friday evening, to the Parade, races and Arts and Crafts fair on the Courthouse lawn on Saturday.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
Zyflamend is a trademarked product made by New Chapter. While I normally do not write about a specific product by a specific maker, Zyflamend is a notable product because of the clinical studies using the product on certain cancers. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center has tested Zyflamend on early stages of prostate cancer.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
The last articles about London drew critics from the wood work as well as those that enjoyed a brief turn back to memories of parents and friends in London. It gives me great pleasure to have the calls to remind me that there is a different twist to the story other then my explanation, but if you will remember, in one of my earlier articles, I printed a hold harmless clause, so fire away.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
You still have time! United Blood Services will be in the Stribling Room from 2:00-5:00 P.M. today! There is always more need for blood in the days around a holiday, so please, BE A HERO—GIVE BLOOD TODAY. NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DVDs: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Gimme Shelter Soldier of Destiny Orange is the New Black Season 1 Broadchurch Season 1 The Art of the Steal Reasonable Doubt The Children’s Hour Home Front Spies of Warsaw Finding Faith ...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
A half-century ago, the late Nat “King” Cole crooned about the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer. The lyrics probably “fit” US life in the early ‘60s, but hardly so today. Current summers seem jam-packed. There are “wall-to-wall” activities, early ‘til late, particularly for youngsters. In this piece, we’ll zero in on boys and girls of summer, many of whom attend vacation Bible school early on, thus avoiding conflicts with vacations, sports leagues, and many other activities.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 9, 2014
“Ah, sleep. Perchance to dream.” Little did Billy Bob Shakespeare know what the future would bring. Oh, sure. We sleep. We dream. But all night long our email box fills up with junk. Spam, they call it. After the ubiquitous canned food. Hormel Foods Corporation must relish the free publicity. Spam is no laughing matter to them. (As they laugh all the way to the bank.) Popular since 1937. Very popular around the world. In Hawaii, they consume more per capita than anywhere else ...