Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
There are numerous perks associated with being an outdoor writer. For one thing, I have thousands of proofreaders, who take great delight in pointing out my mistakes and typos, both real and imagined. I can claim deductions on my federal income tax returns for items such as deer corn, fishing worms, ammunition, and even fox urine.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 3rd, for its regular monthly business meeting. There were 27 members and five visitors in attendance. "Boss" Lion Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The Hamburger Lunch was another great success with it being the best we have ever done.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
I really get a kick out of these television commercials. Any commercial with dogs and kids are so cute. However, there are those that really get to me. The commercial about the thingy that senior citizens need to get help in an emergency is a hoot. The lady in distress pushes the button and the man from the command center says, “Are you okay?” Now, it’s for emergencies and this nut asks if she is okay?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
This week we pray for Pastor Cliff and John Jordan as they attend the Annual Conference. There are many decisions that they must make regarding our church and the Methodist Church in the world. Pray that God will guide them as they do His work. Steve and Karen Toone will celebrate their anniversary on Thur., June 12th.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
Will K., it has finally rained enough on two occasions to obscure the top of Erna Hill from view in the valley below and now the valley is green with vegetation, even if most of it is mesquite and prickly pear, but we will endure. Some interesting events have occurred in the London area over the last 100 plus years.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
I needed to take something for a little get together this weekend, and I remembered that I had purchased some corn on sale a couple of days ago. It is more than Brooke and I will eat by ourselves, so it is an easy choice for taking to the party!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
Iodine is an essential trace mineral that we normally obtain in our diet from iodized salt. Deficiency of iodine results in goiter or enlarged thyroid gland. Goiter is usually accompanied by hypothyroid conditions such as fatigue, coldness, constipation, weight gain and poor memory. In 1924, iodine was added to table salt to remedy the massive iodine deficiency that was occurring in the United States.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) I want to say “Thank you!” to Wendy Hastings and Debra Schovajsa for running the concession for us during the last two astronomy programs at the Odeon. I also want to thank Linda Laury for running the projector last week! She got a crash course from Spider and did a superb job!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
In the season when pomp is exceeded only by circumstance, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute got a “double dose” of flowing robe formality with the inauguration of a new president, followed a few weeks later by commencement exercises. Dr. Gene Wilkes, 26-year pastor at Legacy Church in Plano and former member of the Carroll faculty and Board of Governors, assumed the presidency of the Arlington seminary. Wilkes succeeds the founding president, Dr.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
This week at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, we saw bats….lots of bats. It was a truly phenomenal experience. I have had the pleasure of watching these emergences for over nine years. It never gets old or boring. It still makes the blood rush in excitement. Every night is unique in its own way.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014
The name says it all. So they say. We looked at female names. Exotic, quixotic, quizzical, and creative. Perhaps more extensive than boys’ names. Maybe since boys were named after their fathers. Whereas the daughter could be named after a flower, an instrument, or a state. Violet. Viola. Virginia. But the son was John. Like his father. And his father before him. And his father…well, anyway. Or Biblical names. Paul. Michael. David. Much has changed in the past 50 years. Th ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014
“Wind. There’s gonna be lots of wind. You’ll need to set up your tent in the lee of your Jeep.” That’s what Shane Townsend told me, when he found out Jocelynn and I were planning to camp on the beach near South Padre last weekend. Shane is an expert on beach camping, at least from my perspective, since he’s done it before.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014
My sister, Liz, lives and works in Kansas City (bless her heart!). She entertains her staff of teachers on a fairly regular basis, and recently used this sauce as an ice cream topping at one of their get-togethers. She shared the recipe with me, I want to share it with you, since it’s right down The Practical Baker’s alley: quick, easy and delicious! Ingredients:  3 squares (one ounce each) of unsweetened baking chocolate 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014
Reducing or losing weight is a topic I get a lot of questions about. Many of you already know that I don’t believe in diet pills or magic solutions that simply melt off excess weight without proper changes in diet and exercise. That being said, let’s talk about weight loss. As we age our metabolism begins to slow and it becomes harder to take off that extra weight.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Posted June 4, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, May 27th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 31 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Larry Spell was responsible for the program and he shared with us some interesting facts from the book, "Knowledge in a Nutshell." Some of the things he shared with us were: the American Creed, the designer of the United States flag, and the writer of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.