Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
The hot and dry summer days seem to be back with us and even the start of the new school year will not yet bring us fall weather here in Central Texas. Our big concern in Mason is to strongly encourage everyone to comply with our water restrictions and reduce their landscape watering.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
Sunday’s Sing-A-Long service was a great hit with all of the special music and congregation participation. I will just give you a small idea of the contents of the service. This was a combination service with the Trinity Church people attending. It is always great when we can get together for fellowship. We started with the singing of “Great is Thy Faithfulness”.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
A dear and amazing soul went home to heaven last week, and she will be deeply missed. Jane Hoerster was the local “wise woman” when it came to genealogies and Mason County history. She was a delight to know, and when she could no longer be here in the Archives Room, our days weren’t quite as lively or interesting.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
Anything on a stick is fun- so make a cool and refreshing snack this summer with bananas and your favorite toppings. These pops are a great way to use extra bananas and get children helping in the kitchen. Ingredients: 3 large bananas 1 carton low-fat Greek or regular flavored yogurt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted Popsicle sticks Garnishes: (optional) Dry cereal or granola Crushed graham crackers Toasted shredded coconut Chopped nuts Colored sprinkles Chopped dried or fres ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
WHAT WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL bedlam now at full bore, some of us smile at the growing “getting-ready” game plans. In my day, we needed only bits of parchment with one side unused and perhaps a new quill or two—if we could catch a goose. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that far back; Big Chief tablets, inkwells/pen staffs and art gum erasers were big items, though. Ringing in many ears are teachers’ endless admonitions–thundered in September and wheezed in May.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 21, 2014
[It’s tradition to run this column every year before school starts] Last week Mason County News published the School Supply List for Mason Elementary and Mason Junior High. You can probably find most of these items at Hinckley’s General Store. Anyway, I was so intrigued I just couldn’t put it down.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
A few years ago I met a fellow named Dennis Dunn, whom I would describe as ‘a tall man.’ Dennis and I share a love for hunting, and for bowhunting in particular. Not only that, but we are both fond of hunting with bows that don’t have any sighting mechanisims attached.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I’m J-A-N-E, and I have A-S-B-P! ASBP: “A Small Bladder Problem.” My bladder is good for forty-five minutes or forty-five miles, which ever comes first. Thus, I prefer the condensed versions of readable and verbal matters. One, doesn’t have to embellish or repeat. Just say it! Too, I have Age Attention Disorder!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 5th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 221 members in attendance. "#2 Boss Lion," Joel Kuykendall, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club will have a hamburger lunch August 29th on the west side of the courthouse.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
During the past few weeks I have mentioned a couple of times that we are working on the annual Budget for the City. Each year this process has to be completed by the end of September and both the City and the County spend many extra hours during the summer to complete this detailed planning.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Please pray for the Christians in Iraq and also for the country of Israel. These people need our love and support. Next Sunday’s service will be a Sing-A-Long with special music and the opportunity to sing your favorite Hymn. Sunday’s Gospel lesson as Matthew 14:22-33 about Jesus walking on water. Rev. Alsbrooks titled his message “Jesus Pulled Him Out.” After feeding more than 5000 people and healing and preaching most of the day, Jesus dismissed the crowd and put the disciples on a ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Our days have gotten hotter, so these are perfect days to spend indoors . . . you guessed it . . . reading!! If we don’t have any new arrivals to interest you, you can always go explore the stacks, try our eBook collections, or maybe even some magazines or books on CD (you don’t even have to have the energy to turn pages). NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DV Audiobooks: Fireside by Susan Wiggs (CD F WIG) Mr.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Masses of folks are in lockstep, completing daily routines with heightened speed, too often in fast-forward mode. Mostly, it is left to seniors to amble along, their lives ratcheted down by bodies unable to keep pace and/or people who take life in smaller bites. Some learn--usually “later than sooner”-that “rose-smelling” along the way is an admonition that, once attempted, results in repeated yearnings to inhale life’s best fragrances. Our world is a noisy one, too.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Whaddya say? Whaddya know? Whaddya want? Whaddya up to? Whaddya doin’? Whaddya think? Whaddya mean? Whaddya here for? Whaddya talkin’ about? Whaddya gettin’? Whaddya buyin’? Whaddya sellin’? Whaddya eatin’? Whaddya watchin’? Whaddya readin’? Whaddya makin’? Whaddya plantin’? Whaddya drivin’? Whaddya cookin’? Whaddya lookin’ for? Whaddya wanna do? I dunno. And so it goes… Life. The little things. Mostly forgotten. Though they add up. Roundin ...
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I’m hoping you are lucky enough to have access to home grown squash this summer. But even if you don’t have your own vegetable garden, you can enjoy fresh zucchini squash from your grocery store. It tastes best when it’s picked small to medium sized—no more than 7 inches long.