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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the past couple of weeks, you’ve no doubt heard about Cecil. Cecil was a 13-year-old lion that lived in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. He doesn’t live there anymore, because he was recently shot by a dentist from Minnesota named Walter Palmer.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
We all have too much STUFF. What I thought was good STUFF, turned out to not be as good as I thought. Having to rid a four bedroom house loaded with STUFF has taught me a good lesson. Starting at the age of sixty you really need to start weeding out your STUFF.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
By any measure, there’s ample global evidence that humankind is finding ways to “mind others’ beeswax” despite our being on a downhill slide toward abysmal failure to handle our own. Such an observation sounds more complicated than necessary, and isn’t intended to make arm hair snap to attention. (It did, however, elicit an unlikely response from a friend whose mental moorings often are mentioned in the same paragraph with dimly-lighted places: “That ain’t rocket surgery.”) It ...
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
In last week’s paper I wrote an article about the proposal for reducing the speed limits on the state highways in town, particularly in the central area around the Square. I have been trying to make sure that this possible change is well understood around town and in addition to the newspaper, I have been on the radio and we posted it on Facebook, as well as talking with anyone who wants to stop me and make their opinion known.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
It rained. Hopefully, you were among the lucky few who had a shower Friday evening. Max Jordan reported 1.5 inches. We had a light sprinkle in town with a lot of thunder and lightning. Gary Donop lost horses to the lightning. Bible School was a great success. My heart was touched by a young man in our community who ran up to me on Monday and declared “This is the best day ever.” Tyra Jordan has announced her retirement as head of the kitchen ladies.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
Fly Gap. Black Jack. Hungry Hollow. Sounds like places for a scary movie. Oak Grove. Hickory Grove. Dry Prong. Ten Mile. Eaton Cemetery. Gulp---a scary, deadly movie. House Mountain. Bode Peak. Spiller Mine. Turkey Springs. And a Wild West movie to boot. Here comes John Wayne riding in the distance. And yet… And yet, these are names of roads. Mason County roads. Unpaved. Dirt. Gravel. Washboard roads. Narrow. With bar ditches. And dust. They get ya where ya need to g ...
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 • Posted August 6, 2015
I have always heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. If a picture is worth that much, then seeing something with your own eyes would fill volumes. That is why I will tell you that the current emergence time for the bats at The Eckert James River Bat Cave has recently shifted to 8:00 P.M.
, Editor
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
During the last weekend, Sean, Kelly and I traveled to McAllen to pack up their home there and move it to the new house up on Post Hill. We couldn't have chosen a worse weekend for the move, as the temperatures down in the Valley were just as hot as they were in Mason, and their relative humidity was much higher than what we endure here. For the last two years, Kelly and his family have been renting while they sought the right house to make their home.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
Judging by the mail that’s been coming in lately, the greatest threat to the national security of the United States of America is stupidity. Congress, once it gets done shaking its finger at one another and ignoring the rest of us, should issue a public service announcement warning everyone not to leave home without their dumbrellas.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 21st, for it’s regular weekly luncheon meting. There were 33 members and 4 visitors in attendance. President Joel Kuykendall opened the meeting with prayer. 2nd Vice President Jim Heidelberg spoke about last Friday’s Farmers Market. Past President and Past District Governor John Gammill spoke about the accomplishments of The Mason Lions Club under the leadership of the various Past Presidents.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
I’m not a good traveler and when I do go, I want to get there and get back. However, in my travels, I have to put up with rude and insensitive travelers. They want to be first and I’m willing to let them be first, but don’t ride my bumper.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:49 PM
Don’t forget—Kimble Hospital is holding a health mini-clinic this Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. They check your blood pressure, blood glucose, and do screenings for your risk of congestive heart failure and more. The services are free! DVDs: Get Hard Underdog Kids Poldark: Season One Flowers in the Attic/Petals on the Wind Woman in Gold The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 1 Danny Collins The Gunman A Place to Call Home House of Cards: Season3 Survivor ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
It has been another hot week in the Art Community. The weatherman talks of rain in the fall. We are a greedy bunch and want rain now. Communion Sunday is August 2nd. Roger and Tyra are communion stewards. This is sing-a-long Sunday. If you have not contacted Pastor John to be on the program, call him soon. By the time this is published, Bible School will almost be over.
, 2014 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:40 PM • Photos
We enjoyed another wonderful week at The Eckert James River Bat Cave. Although the weather was very hot, once we were in our seat it was quite comfortable. The shade and gentle breeze was a perfect combination for an unforgettable evening. We had nice crowds, lots of smiling faces, and very attentive audiences. Although the bats are not emerging until after eight thirty, if you are in the parking lot by seven thirty, you will have plenty of time to get to the seating area and relax while I gi ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
LEAKY GUT happens when our gut lining leaks. It is not a good condition to have. Most people with autoimmune disorders have it. The truth is that many of us have it to some degree and our symptoms vary widely. The most prevalent symptom is just feeling blah or yucky. Here is a more GRAPHIC IMAGE of leaky gut.