Mason County News
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 30, 2015
One of the things that the City and all of our employees learn and work on regularly is the broad area of emergency preparedness. Most of the time it is just “training” but then the day comes when a situation arises that makes all of that training worthwhile. Sunday night when a severe thunderstorm and very strong winds blew through town was one of those emergencies.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 30, 2015
My Uncle Mort’s screeching to a stop on his golf cart isn’t a rarity; seldom, however, does he leave the motor running. I thought this meant his visit might be brief. It was briefer, but several minutes beyond briefest. “I’m the luckiest guy in the thicket,” my 102-year-old kin bragged, “The two-hours-only shoe sale coincides with Maude’s kick-off of spring cleaning.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 30, 2015 • Photos
Each week as I interview another Senior I never cease to be amazed by that week’s Senior and their knowledge and memories of decades of life in Mason. Today’s Senior Spotlight shines on a lady who has more than nine decades of that knowledge and memories from a different perspective. Senior Spotlight Today’s Senior Spotlight shines on Sandy Miller.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Posted April 30, 2015
Imagine no square. No courthouse in the center. No courthouse lawn. Or trees. No quaint shops around it. No businesses or restaurants. No banks. No nothin’. Imagine. Thanks to the early settlers, you don’t have to. Otherwise this would be a town without a heart. No center. No hub. As Gertrude Stein said: “There is no there there.” (Referring to her hometown of Oakland, California. Of course, like all towns, Oakland’s changed. Including a public sculpture of the word
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
A disturbing trend has taken hold in America of late. People, especially news types, have started using silly, inane words, like ‘disturbing.’ You might want to make a note, here, if you happen to be a news anchor type person – don’t say things are disturbing. If something disturbs you, then be disturbed to yourself.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
For the most part of a month I’ve been pretty much STRESSED! However, everything must come to an end and so does the STRESS! What will be will be and there’s nothing I can do about it! One must look on the lighter side of life. So, this week end when the clouds turned into sunshine, I spied a convertible with two inside and the top down.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
April 15 Column He is risen! We have a Savior that rose from death! Prayers are needed for Cindy and Wade Powell, Max Sessom and family, Ethyl Byrn and John Jordan. Pray for Willard Jordan. E. Wayne Jordan is still doing therapy this week and his back is healing well after surgery. The baptism of Jack Jordan will take place next Sunday, April 19th. Sunday was Confirmation Sunday for John Sanders.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
This ground beef stew can go from stove top to your table top in 30 minutes. The Dijon mustard gives this dish an extra kick! 1 lb. lean ground beef ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 2 tablespoons flour ¼ tsp garlic powder 1 ½ cups beef-flavored broth 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 lb unpeeled red or gold potatoes, cut into ½ - inch cubes (3 medium) 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced In a 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
CLEANSING the body periodically is one of the tenets of natural health. The purpose of cleansing is to assist the body in eliminating harmful toxins which helps the body run more effectively and efficiently which translates to better health. As adults, 80% of our ENERGY goes towards eliminating byproducts of normal metabolism from our bodies.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Cereal is a good breakfast choice, right? Yes, if it’s made from whole grains, which are packed with nutrients and fiber. But not if it’s loaded with sugar—as many are. According to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), a lot of cereals are so sweet that if you ate a serving every day for a year, you’d consume more than 10 pounds of sugar.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
This week is Dark Sky Week, and if you’re a stargazer, then Mason is a great place to be! We boast some of the darkest skies in Texas, and the library has some fine resources to help you make the most of it. Come in and browse Messier Objects by Kathy Machin and Sue Wheatley (520 MAC), Discover the Stars by Richard Berry (523 BER), Universe Sampler by Amelia Goldberg (523 GOL), and more.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
At the recent City Commission meeting on Monday April 13, there was a brief presentation and some discussion about nighttime outdoor lighting and some possible regulations. This has been an area of interest to several people in Mason for the past couple of years, and previously the City passed a resolution in support of appropriate lighting but now we are considering the next step in setting out some local rules.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Whatever it was that Mother Nature interpreted as efforts to fool her, deepest apologies are offered. The topic is broached only at summer’s end, when the torrid heat now is mostly a dismal memory. Most of us have endured well over two months of 100+ temperatures, and only recently have we managed weak smiles when friends pose the tired old “hot enough for you?” question. Truth is, I’ve filed away some “hot” stories, figuring you are “up to here” with yarns even remotely associ ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015 • Photos
You remember the old postal saying, “Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor gloom of night can keep the postal service from their appointed rounds.” That saying applies to this week’s featured Seniors, John and Welda Armour. I say that because the Armours spent the last week working at Trade Days in Fredericksburg.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • Posted April 21, 2015
Go fly a kite. Go jump in the lake. It’s perfect weather for both. Well…maybe the water is a little cold. But it sounds fun just the same. Especially flying a kite. Kite flying is as old as the hills. 3,000 years old, give or take. China invented the kite. They had silk. They had bamboo. So they said, “Let’s make something.” And then they flew them as instruments of war. Kites lifted fireworks up in the air to scare the enemy. And lifted observers to scout out the scene ...