Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
The weather continued to be a bit of an issue in getting a full field of players together for the 6/17 Scramble. Pop-up showers occurred all day long, and during the actual playing, some truly impressive clouds built up to our north. But on the positive side, we got to see a couple of gorgeous rainbows! Fourteen brave souls showed up to play, and they were divided into 3 teams.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
With Summer in full swing the various activities around the City continue to keep us busy and working hard to keep on top of the challenges. The swimming pool is busy as always this time of year, and the lifeguards are doing a great job of keeping up with the crowds and all of the other chores it takes to keep the pool clean and open.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
Indoor tanning salons are present across the country, especially here in Texas. These businesses may provide indoor tanning through tanning beds or tanning booths. Tanning beds and tanning booths use UV light in high intensity for short periods to make the skin tan. Often people feel like they are a safer alternative to spending time in the sun, but this is not so.
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
“HOUSTON……WE HAVE A LIFTOFF!!” Back when I was a young girl…..(many, many, many years ago), these words caused a stir all over the world. A phrase almost as earth-shattering is “MASON…WE HAVE AN EMERGENCE!” After high water, rain, and late emergences, our lady bats at The Eckert James River Bat Cave have decided to grace us with their presence.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
It is considered a short poem, ditty, slogan or even a hard, cold fact--we all scream for ice cream. Purists may sniff, however, insisting that initially, it was but the chorus of a simple melody introduced in 1925. Here lately, however--with Blue Bell’s voluntary removal of its desserts from all outlets--many of its faithful have raised their voices.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Senior Center has allowed you a glimpse into the lives and histories of some of our local citizens. As the director for the center, I can only say that this position would not be as entertaining and endearing if not for the members of our center. I have made some friends whom I will treasure dearly.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 25, 2015
“The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” And the rain in Mason falls mainly all over the place. Two inches fell in one fell swoop. And all is green. And good. And freshly grown. Speaking of freshly grown… If you like freshly grown vegetables… And other locally raised food, such as eggs and beef… A Farmer’s Market is in the works. Find it on Facebook. “Mason County Farmer’s Market.” Come one, come all. Growers, consumers, connoisseurs. The idea took root la ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
For some reason, folks often asked me to take their picture. I seem to run into people who are on trips a lot, and many of them ask me to take a photo of their entire group. When they hand me a cell phone I usually reverse the camera, so I’m actually taking a picture of myself while they think I’m taking a picture of them.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 9th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 27 members and seven visitors in attendance. Lion Ted Smith was responsible for the program and introduced District 53 State Representative Andy Murr who spoke about his first session in the Texas House of Representatives. Andy said that only 15-20% of the bills filed ever become law.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Summer doesn’t begin until next week, but it got a head start. In the Winter, one will call the “Time and Temperature” line to see how cold it is. However, in the Summer the line isn’t called that much. It’s either Cold or Hot. And when it’s cold it’s COLD and when it’s hot it’s HOT!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Don’t forget!! Reptile Adventures is at the library today at 1:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room! Admission is FREE! On a different note, June 23 is UN Public Service Day, and I hope we’ll all thank the Library volunteers for their public service! Currently, we have Bob Laury, Carol Tucker, Linda Bassham, June Hall, Jane Lakin, Barbara Brunken, Martha Kothmann, Riley Kothmann, Wendy Hastings, Penny Peterson, Sandra Shaw, Carol Kothmann, Carmen Griffith, Nanci Gibbons, Rosemary Davis, Pat Tuck ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
05/01/15@0721 – Theft – Chief Deputy Herrington investigated a theft on FtMcKavitt St 05/01/15@0948 – EMS – EMS transported a man with heart problems from the clinic 05/01/15@1805 – Animal – Deputy Jones took care of a rattle snake on Pontotoc St 05/02/15@0652 – Loose livestock – Chief Deputy Herrington searched for a loose cow reported on 29 E 05/02/15@0716 – Loose livestock – Chief Deputy Herrington put up sheep out on Rainey St 05/02/15@0830 – Domestic disturbance ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Wednesday morning, 6/10, dawned bright, clear and warm. As the day wore on, the pattern stayed the same but it got warmer by the hour. And, by the time we teed off at 5:30, the temperature was in the mid-90’s, with very little breeze blowing. We had another good turnout, with 20 folks making up 4 teams of 5 players.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
The City of Mason, like most every business, has certain reports and documents that have to be completed and published every year. Several of them are due in late spring or early summer and we stay busy in the City office working to be sure that we meet the requirements set for us by the state and federal government.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
People aren’t the only ones who are out and about more in the summer. Biting and stinging insects are out in force, too. Being prepared can help take the sting out of close encounters with bees and ticks. I hope this information from Blue Cross and Blue Shield is helpful to you during these upcoming summer months! The Buzz on Bee Stings Bee stings are common and painful, but rarely serious unless you’re allergic to them. To help avoid bee stings, try to reduce the number of bees in your ...