Mason County News
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014
September. What a concept. A fine month indeed. Number nine. And it always begins with a bang. Labor Day. The official end of vacation time. And beginning of school time. September marks the end of the third quarter. And it’s the bridge between Summer and Fall. Cool. To warmer. To hot. To cooler. To warm. Blue sky changes hue. Clouds cozy up. Air feels different. Smells different. Sounds different. Summer is a thing of the past. Nearly. September.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Very, very seldom do I ask my readers to actually do anything. There are several reasons for this. One is that I, like most people, assume others are a lot like me, and if a newspaper columnist asked me to do something, I probably wouldn’t do it. I’m too lazy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 19th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 36 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Thom Canfield was responsible for the program and spoke about the Odeon Preservation Association and the ongoing work at the theater. Thom talked about how a group of concerned citizens came together to purchase and restore the Odeon.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
The “YELLOW LIMO” is rolling again! Really, too, early for it to be rolling in my opinion. However, I was not, nor have I ever been asked for my expertise in such decision. I have many practical opinions in all sorts of matters. In my opinion, if you find a good product in your grocery store, they need to keep it and not discontinue it without your approval.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
As I have mentioned in my column several times in the past couple of months, this is always the most challenging time of year for local governments as we all work to project revenues and expenses and arrive at a balanced budget for the next year. We at the City finished our paperwork a couple of weeks ago, and the last time I saw the County Judge he was working on finishing his sixth draft so that he could finalize everything.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
On Sunday, we rejoiced because of the healing that answered our prayers. We saw Dr. Kent Brantly and nurse Nancy Whitebol walk out of the hospital cured of the deadly Ebola virus. Jackie Johnson is doing great after surgery. Doreen Murphy is cured of cancer. Mark Durst is home after his successful operation. School started on Monday and all of the children brought their backpacks with all of their supplies to be blessed for the new school year.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
One of our patrons had been trying for a while to get me to read the first book in Diane Gabaldon’s Outlander series. She told me STARZ has just begun the new series Outlander, and she thought I’d enjoy the books and the TV series. But she warned me, “You’ll get hooked!” She was right—I’m in the middle of the first book, and I’m loving it!
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Seems like summer is just starting to really heat up in Texas, yet it is already time for children to go back to school. My baby girl Brooke will be starting Kindergarten this year! Soon motorists will be sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car to school.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Among my mental gaps are some ludicrous misunderstandings about salt. Generally, I’ve been “buffaloed” about its origin, as well as the subtlety of Morton Salt’s 100-year-old ad. Still, I’ve “soldiered on.” During elementary school, our teacher asked if I knew where salt comes from. “We get ours at Safeway,” I answered.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 29, 2014
Fleurs. Flores. Fiori. Blumen. Flowers. Something special about them. Fresh flowers, that is. Also called cut flowers. Flower bouquet. Flower arrangement. Flower petals. Or a single flower. Like one red rose. Symbol of love. Buy flowers. Bring flowers. Give flowers. Send flowers. No matter how you do it— Say it with flowers. The Petal Patch can help with that. They’re in with Mason Building Supply. And so can Wild Flowers. They’re where Streigler Florist used to be ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
The Mason Stargazers, MSG, will have their first meeting on Tuesday, August 26, at 6:30 P.M. in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The next star party and star party etiquette will be discussed. Jarrett Lingle will present a program on the Messier Catalogue, and training on using the Library telescope will be given.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
What do you think would happen, just hypothetically, if all the dairy cows and all the chickens that live on farms in the United States were suddenly kicked out to fend for themselves? I’ll tell you exactly what would happen – most of them would die within a week, and the rest would follow in short order.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 12th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 37 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Thom Canfield was responsible for the program and introduced Head Coach Kade Burns who spoke about the high school fall athletics program. Coach Burns said that there were a good number of boys out for football, and they were working hard to get in shape for this season.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
I have a bad habit of eating fast. This comes from a life of “GRAZERS!” These folks are really quick with their forks. They can reach long distance and stab food off your plate. They may make a comment at times while they transfer food from your plate to their mouth, “You won’t eat all that!” Too, I refrain from sitting near anyone that is known to me to be a “GRAZER!” Then, I guard my food with my full body.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
You will notice that the events that are depicted here are not necessarily in chronological order as I have to write as I remember those events, which were important to me but maybe not to others at the time and being a child of the thirties, I did not recognize many events as being very eventful and I am sure that I am not alone in that field, as everyone was involved in making a living and making kids. I am thinking that every kid wondered how he came about in this world at the ancient age o ...