Mason County News
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
Another day in Mason. Another day of life. Here in the Texas Hill Country. And then there’s that particular piece of white paper. Not just any paper. These get posted outside shops and offices that surround the square. As well as other parts of town. At first glance, they appear to be festive white flags flapping in the wind.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Our history is disappearing. Slowly, inexorably, our past is slipping away, bit by bit, into the, well, the past. We’ve become a nation intent on the future, and while the future is important, even vital, my opinion is that the future does us no good without a past. Our own past. One of the most overused buzzwords lately is ‘moving forward.’ OK, that’s two words, but you know what I mean.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, January 6th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 30 members and one visitor in attendance. "Boss Lion," Ken Cordero, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. It was decided to have the annual Pancake Supper on February 3rd at the High School Commons Area during the Mason-Junction basketball games.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
I seem to get exercise via walking around in the house. I’ll be going to get something and then when I get there something else pops up in my mind to do. When you have mind POP-UPS you don’t ignore them. You do them then and there or that thought may never cross your mind again.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Audiobooks, whether downloadables or CDs, are great when people are travelling. But some patrons have also found that they can “read” while doing housework, working on hobbies, doing a jigsaw puzzle, or other tasks. We have a great selection in both formats, so give it a try—you might just enjoy it! Audiobooks: The High Divide by Lin Enger (CD F ENG) He’s Just a Cowboy by Lisa Jackson (CD F JAC) Non-Fiction: Freedom’s Forge by Arthur Herman (940.53 HER) Fiction: (All quotes are ...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Five seems to be the magic number for the number of ingredients we want in a recipe. This excludes such common ingredients as salt, pepper and water. While researching recipes for a workshop on 5-ingredient cooking, I found the recipes I chose had at least one of the following qualities.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Our prayers are for John Jordan who has had surgery and began treatments. Our prayers are for the entire Sterling Jordan family, especially for Susie. God is the great healer and our prayers can be part of that healing. Marge Boyd has a birthday today, Jan. 14th: Dorothy Johnson will celebrate her birthday on Jan.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
Processed food is everywhere. In some ways, we are fortunate to be living in a time when we can process and preserve our food so that our supermarkets are always full and we always have plenty of choice in what we have to eat; but in other ways, we are deprived of “real” food that is naturally tasty and full of nutrients that are good for us. Food processing is a business that has become more and more sophisticated over time.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
So far it seems that winter is full of cold, cloudy and rainy days. I would enjoy a few days with some sunshine, but I am certainly not complaining about the moisture, just wish we had some more. There are some things that are finally progressing around the City, although they are delayed from our initial planning.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. And there’s no place like a small town. We can find anybody pretty darn quick. If the phone doesn’t reach them, the neighbor will. Or drive around town till we find their vehicle. Or just mention their name to somebody. “Oh, I just saw her at Mane Attraction. She’s getting a haircut.” Or, “He’s down at Willow Creek with the guys.” Or, “They’re all meeting at the Topaz for coffee.” It works out of town t ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
I would never knowingly trivialize, minimize or in any manner denigrate the “trying times” Thomas Paine wrote about in 1776. Americans understandably felt very much on trial. Our nation was wobbly at best, what with King George and his fellow Brits thinking ill of us. Symbolically, they were the cat, toying with a mouse.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
These nifty little dinner rolls will give your table a different look because of their unique shape. Unfortunately, they won't last long, so you may want to make up a second batch of them if you're expecting some company with big appetites for bread! Ingredients: 1 package (2 ¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water (110 – 115 degrees) 1 cup warm milk (110 – 115 degrees) 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons shortening (I use unsalted butter instead of short ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since this time a year ago. By now most everyone should have had plenty of time to take a long, hard look at his or her New Year’s Resolutions, carefully evaluate his or her personal chances of achieving his or her personal goals for the coming year, and adjust his or her expectations to make them more realistic. For instance, if your goal for 2015 was to become wealthy, you should, by now, have reevaluated your personal idea of ‘wealthy’ ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
January is the “SHUFFLE IT MONTH!” You need to shuffle stuff around to make room for the goodies you got for Christmas. Some shuffle it into drawers and cabinets, others shuffle the stuff from last year's drawers and cabinets to the garage. Thus making room for this year's stuff in the drawers cabinets and closets.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
We have a nice cold week to start January. Pray for rain. Prayers are needed for all travelers during the New Year, especially for Jack and Lynn Sikora as they are on the road to Art and the Hasse House. They were last in Virginia, delayed because of bad weather. Special prayers for Lois Koock, Jan Eden who had heart surgery on Monday, Marian Leifeste, Frances Kent who has Pneumonia, and Vicky Mayo were sent forward.