Mason County News
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
If you’re in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, you may be in the mood to read something Irish. Non-fiction reads might include Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (941.5 CAH) or Seumas MacManus’s The Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland (941.5 MCM).
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 • Posted March 15, 2015
Food. Not so simple anymore. Questions must be answered... Paper or plastic? Sweet or unsweetened? Medium or rare? Spicy or mild? Red or green sauce? With or without cheese? Mayonnaise or mustard? Chips or fries? Regular bun or Texas Toast? Small, medium, or large? Is that for here or to go? Smoking or non-smoking? How many in your party? Food. Can’t live without it. Nor without all the questions. Food servers ask them all day long. How do you want your eggs? What would y ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
These nifty little dinner rolls will give your table a different look because of their unique shape. Unfortunately, they won’t last long, so you may want to make up a second batch of them if you’re expecting some company with big appetites for bread! Ingredients: 1 package (2 ¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees) 1 cup warm milk (110 – 115 degrees) 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons shortening (I use unsalted butter instead of s ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
People often send me letters, emails, and texts with stories about strange stuff that’s happened. That’s how I get a lot of my column ideas. Normal stuff isn’t interesting. And whenever someone sends me something like that, they always, always (yes, two alwayses) say, “This made me think of you.” Now, maybe I should be offended by these notes.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
GLOBAL WARMING??? YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! However, the old timers would say, “one extreme will follow another extreme.” So, I guess that means we are in for a hot summer. I’ll try and remind myself and you of this around the middle of July. I’ve found that I don’t need to travel to other countries.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 24th, for its regular weekly meeting. Lion Mark Lehmberg was responsible for the program and spoke about planning for the Club's 9th annual 5K/10K race to be held on September 26th. He distributed an organizational outline for the event and thanked several Lions who have already committed to lead various phases of the event.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
This week’s Lenten Lunch is at the First United Methodist Church. It’s that time of year: Daylight Savings Time Begins! Let’s all spring forward into Spring next Sunday morning. It’s about time. Prayers are needed for John Jordan, Gary Grote, E. Wayne Jordan, Blanche and Mac Sessions and for all the persecuted people in Syria. Our Special Communion Music was provided by Laura Lewis as she beautifully sang “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
The weather has occasionally given us a pretty day, but generally the past couple of weeks have been cold and damp. I am grateful that we have not had much ice or snow and have not been as “shut down” as many other parts of the state and nation. I just look forward to warmer weather, and we all know that spring will show up and shortly after we will be having to deal with the heat of summer.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
SKIN is the body’s largest organ. The skin has multiple functions – one being that it is an important organ of elimination. The Chinese medical system refers to the skin as the third kidney – meaning that it functions to rid the body of excess moisture and toxins. The HEALTH of our skin is reflected by its appearance and texture.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
Learning Express is an online resource comprised of nine learning centers that patrons can access any time. The nine centers are Computer Skills, Job and Career Accelerator, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, School Center, High School Equivalency Center, College Prep Center, College Center, and Recursor en Español. Log in on the Library’s web page www.masontexaslibrary.com, click on the Learning Express icon, register, and get started with review lessons, practice tests, and more! DVDs: ...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
Having conversations about our “private parts” is difficult for many of us, but it’s important to have these conversations, especially with our doctors. Now is the perfect time to talk to your doctor since March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is a serious threat, with approximately 56,000 Americans dying from it yearly.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Who could have guessed that cruise ships might be largely responsible for restoring Texans’ longstanding boasts? Our superiority claims haven’t been the same since Alaska became a state in 1959. Upon becoming the 49th state, Alaskans seized “bragging rights” on biggest/tallest/grandest topics formerly claimed by Texans. We may also have been loudest, too—some contend we still are—but the enormity of “things Alaskan” has reduced our boasts to a wheeze. After all, whimpering abo ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
Hyacinth. Snowbell. Daffodil. Celestial. Quince. Narcissus (aka paperwhite). These are a few of our favorite things. And they’re blooming. Thanks to some warmer days. And more is on the way. Flowers, that is. In spite of the cold front. Bluebonnets leafing up and out. Promise of blooms to come. Ornamental cherry sitting pretty. Preparing the pathway to Spring. Busy birds all about. Cedar waxwings flying in. And out. They stop for water. Then hit the road. Or sky, to be ex ...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
I came to Mason to escape Houston, “The Big Ugly”. Former football coach Lou Holtz said “Houston has 4 million people and they all live in cars”. Houston is not friendly. Mason is friendly. That’s the Mason Senior Center. “The friendliest people and the prettiest women you’ll ever see.” Think there’s a song there somewhere.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015
A month or so ago I complained about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and their determination that the Sig Arm Brace for AR pistols is fine and dandy, as long as no one holds it in an Unauthorized Manner. Shooting with the gun held out so you can’t hit much with it is fine, but holding it to your shoulder, which offers stability and accuracy, is a Bad Thing.