Mason County News
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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!
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Next week we will have a covered dish dinner after church to honor Pastor Cliff and Vicki after their three years of service to the Art church and Mason County. Come and show your appreciation for their hard work and love for us that is so apparent. Birthdays this week are: Robert Gleghorn and Micaela Cunningham on the 20th, Etta Marie Mutschink on the 22nd, and Dylan Hamilton on the 25th.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
With June already half-way over, summer is definitely underway and the many special activities and vacations are on the schedule. There are visitors coming to town, grandkids spending extra time with our residents, and Round-up with all of its extra activities such as parade, craft show, queen’s contest and rodeo is less than a month away.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Mental Clarity and Memory are two things that most people assume that they will lose with age. Many people suffer memory loss due to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain. The brain along with every other cell in the body is fed by our blood, the “life” of the body.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Dr. Flake-n-stein visited the Library last week, and he had kids and adults alike laughing! His visit was part of our Summer Reading programming, and we have another special program coming up on June 24. Safe City will be presented by Celeste Mikeska of the Pedernales Electric Coop. She’ll bring a 3-D model city and will teach the kids about electricity and safety.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014 • Photos
Just as his granddad and dad before him and more recently his own son, Dwain Bruner has risked much on fair play, business ethics and hard work—as well as occasional blind hog luck. It was surprising, though, that one of his first problems in business would involve theology. Some 45 years ago when he purchased the Stephenville Chevrolet dealership, he’d counted on the mechanic who’d been pivotal to his success in Wolfe City to join him there…. ***** Bruner was crushed with the mech ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014
Juneteenth. Tomorrow. June 19th. Freedom from slavery. 1865. In Texas, that is. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued way before that. Effective January 1, 1863. It took a couple more years and 2,000 federal troops showing up in Galveston to enforce the new law here. Union General Gordon Granger read from General Order No. 3: “The people of Texas are informed that…all slaves are free… With absolute equality of personal rights… And rights of property between former masters ...