Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Summer doesn’t begin until next week, but it got a head start. In the Winter, one will call the “Time and Temperature” line to see how cold it is. However, in the Summer the line isn’t called that much. It’s either Cold or Hot. And when it’s cold it’s COLD and when it’s hot it’s HOT!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Don’t forget!! Reptile Adventures is at the library today at 1:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room! Admission is FREE! On a different note, June 23 is UN Public Service Day, and I hope we’ll all thank the Library volunteers for their public service! Currently, we have Bob Laury, Carol Tucker, Linda Bassham, June Hall, Jane Lakin, Barbara Brunken, Martha Kothmann, Riley Kothmann, Wendy Hastings, Penny Peterson, Sandra Shaw, Carol Kothmann, Carmen Griffith, Nanci Gibbons, Rosemary Davis, Pat Tuck ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
05/01/15@0721 – Theft – Chief Deputy Herrington investigated a theft on FtMcKavitt St 05/01/15@0948 – EMS – EMS transported a man with heart problems from the clinic 05/01/15@1805 – Animal – Deputy Jones took care of a rattle snake on Pontotoc St 05/02/15@0652 – Loose livestock – Chief Deputy Herrington searched for a loose cow reported on 29 E 05/02/15@0716 – Loose livestock – Chief Deputy Herrington put up sheep out on Rainey St 05/02/15@0830 – Domestic disturbance ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Wednesday morning, 6/10, dawned bright, clear and warm. As the day wore on, the pattern stayed the same but it got warmer by the hour. And, by the time we teed off at 5:30, the temperature was in the mid-90’s, with very little breeze blowing. We had another good turnout, with 20 folks making up 4 teams of 5 players.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
The City of Mason, like most every business, has certain reports and documents that have to be completed and published every year. Several of them are due in late spring or early summer and we stay busy in the City office working to be sure that we meet the requirements set for us by the state and federal government.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
People aren’t the only ones who are out and about more in the summer. Biting and stinging insects are out in force, too. Being prepared can help take the sting out of close encounters with bees and ticks. I hope this information from Blue Cross and Blue Shield is helpful to you during these upcoming summer months! The Buzz on Bee Stings Bee stings are common and painful, but rarely serious unless you’re allergic to them. To help avoid bee stings, try to reduce the number of bees in your ...
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
….and now, here is the REST of the story…Last week I told you about visitors to The Eckert James River Bat Cave. There was a gentleman by the name of Harold Dean Vestal that worked out an equation that I feel will interest all of you. When figuring out how important bats are to farmers and ranchers in the state of Texas I threw some facts out that he tossed back with some astounding numbers.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
Today’s column is devoted to a most interesting Senior. She made the trip to the Mason Senior Center to be interviewed and came prepared with a written account of some of the things she’s done and places she’s been. Today’s Senior Spotlight shines on Emmajo “Jody” Jordan Wallace. Emmajo told me, “Just about everyone calls me Jody.” So Jody it is.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
We are broken--or at least badly bent--by breaking news. It raises our blood pressure, confounds our minds and reduces us to hand-wringing, often at the beginning of TV newscasts. Brows furrow, even though we know that much news content is a true reflection of the people we’ve become—and what we condone. Confidence is shaken in governments and institutions, as well as in ourselves.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Pete and Repeat went up the hill. Pete fell down. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat went up the hill. Pete fell down. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat went up…well, you get the idea. And that’s what happened with this column. Printed one week. The next week passes. Same one printed again. And so it goes. Mea culpa. Call it Spring Fever. Call it Sometimers. (Versus ALL-zheimers). Or just forget it. And move on. What goes around comes around. Just didn’t plan o ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
While these “recipes” are a long way from being a baking project, and since the rain has come to an end for the time being, and warm weather is upon us, I figured that the BarBQ grills will be working overtime! These can all be whipped up in a small mixing bowl. Savory 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon crushed, dried oregano 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon ground black pepper Cajun 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon crushed, dry thyme 1 teaspoon onion powder ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
For many years I’ve wanted to write a column about Oliver Cromwell. To date I’ve refrained, mainly because it’s pretty hard to write an outdoor humor column about a 17th century British political leader. Cromwell was a fascinating fellow but, as near as I can tell, he never did a lot of hunting or fishing or camping, except maybe during the British Civil War, or while he was trying to eradicate the Catholics from Ireland.
, Editor
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
During Monday's Commissioner's Court meeting, EMS Director Reggie Loeffler was discussing the change in designation of Mason County by Frontera Services. At one time, we were known as a "rural health service," but that has changed. We are now designated as a "frontier" community. A frontier community not only doesn't have its own local medical facility, it is also at a considerable distance from any other community healthcare facility.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 5th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 24 members and four visitors in attendance. Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, June 9th, at noon at Nacho's Cafe. The Mason Lion’s Club promotes sight conservation in our community.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
There are a lot of “Clubs” one can be involved in. In fact there are too many one can get involved in. To put it to you in fifth grade English, you may become “CLUBBED TO DEATH!” While, all are important, I guess, you may have your hands in more pudding than you can handle.