Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
The kitchen table was the center of activity for the family of six. It filled up the small kitchen even when no one was in there, but when the family ate it seemed they wore the room, instead of entering it. With any company present, any move, even reaching for the salt, had to be planned and carefully executed lest disaster ensue. The two youngest members of the family, twins Stephen and David Bynum, were a couple of my best friends, and I spent as much time as possible in their home during m ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 17th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 32 members in attendance. Lion Gaylon Thorn was responsible for the program and he introduced Matt Kast with the Natural Resources Conservation Service who spoke about the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the "Farm Bill"). Matt showed a PowerPoint presentation detailing all the changes and all the things that remain from the Farm Bill of 2008.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
For years my thermostat was broken. No, they weren’t “Power Surges,” they weren’t MELT DOWNS! There is nothing that can explain the MELT DOWNS! Sometimes I would put my head in the freezer to get relief. The men at the Coop. didn’t ask me why I was doing this. Guess, they knew better.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
Look and listen for God; He is watching you. Happy anniversary wishes go to John and Teresa Koock on June 26th and to Bob and Joanne Davee on June 28th. And happy birthday to Max Jordan on June 30th. Right after worship, there will be a family fellowship meal to welcome Pastor John and his wife, Sharon.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
On June 15 we had a huge influx of female bats visiting the cave to bear their young. Our 1.6 million mothers-to-be already made your mouth drop when they began their nightly bug hunt from the cave. When another 4-6 million joined this colony it made it something of a memory-making spectacle! The mother bats at the Eckert James River Bat Cave have all given birth to their pups at this date.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
D is for density as in bone density – a statistic that many women are concerned with. Bone density is a measure of the quantity of bone, not the quality. I like to make a distinction here, because bone quality is an important concern that is being overlooked by many. Bone quality concerns reduced risk of fracture which should be distinguished from bone quantity as expressed as bone density.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
This next week, if you are a resident of the City of Mason, you should be getting an important piece of mail from us. This is the annual Water Quality Report mandated by the EPA and it addresses the issues that we have with some fairly minor radionuclide contamination in our drinking water.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
We now have a new link on our Overdrive Big Country Library page. About halfway down, you’ll see a bright blue icon that says “Visit the digital collection for KIDS eReading Room.” If you click the icon, the Kids’ Reading Room will open. This room contains only titles for children and teens/young adults.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
The summertime sun can brighten vacations, but it also can bring two unwanted problems: sunburn and heatstroke. Take care outdoors this summer season—keep your skin and body healthy by staying hydrated, cool, and covered. I looked to the University of Florida Extension Service for some tips on beating the summer heat! Keep Covered Damaging UV rays do not need to cause sunburn to hurt your skin—they can cause damage in only 15 minutes.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
Honest-to-goodness columnists who write scatter-shooting accounts on miscellaneous topics often refer to such pieces as “potpourri.” This has always impressed me, since my using the word always requires a visit to Webster or Google—my predictable response to a Spell Check squiggle. I usually call it a “Mother Hubbard” column, which, like the frontier dress so named, covers everything but touches nothing. That’s the current intent, with thoughts and observations all over the map, s ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014
Somewhere it’s five o’clock. And somewhere it’s NOT 90 degrees. Wonder where that is… Possibly the other side of the world. Since it’s Winter in the Southern Hemisphere. June, July, and August. Down under. Australia. New Zealand. In the Andes. Patagonia. Antarctica. Not all of them get snow and ice. Except Antarctica. And that’s year round. Just the thought of it brings relief to the heat.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014 • Photos
The Big Texan steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas is famous for its 72oz. steak. Anyone who can eat one in an hour gets it free. Don’t eat it all and you have to pay for it. Which seems fair. Smith & Wesson has a similar deal. They have a 72oz. revolver. I don’t have any idea what you get if you eat one in an hour, but every time I pick one of them up I think, boy, I’d better be careful not to drop this thing on my foot.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
While cruising the internet the other day, I stumbled across this beauty. It has all the characteristics The Practical Baker likes: it’s fast, it’s tasty, it feeds a herd, and it’s fattening. What more could a baker want? The original recipe, which I present here, calls for rolls of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 10th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 30 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Ron Freytag was responsible for the program and introduced Charley Jordan III, who spoke about his job as owner of KHLB, Lonestar 102.5 FM radio. He stated that the station has 50,000 watts of power, and can be heard all over Mason and surrounding counties.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
According to Maxine, “A clean house is a sign of a broken computer!” A storm took out my Y5 thingy. Oh, I could still play my games, but no internet and no email! I called the Tech folks and they had me pinging this and pinging that number. After, pinging and turning off and on and on and off, it was decided that I needed to reroute wires!