Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Things are movin’ and a-shakin.’ New eatery in town. On Highway 87 south. The Line Shack. They specialize in beef and seafood. Steaks are cut fresh daily. Hamburger is ground daily. Get yourself a steak sandwich. Or a shrimp Po-Boy. They’re across the street from Coopers Original Pit Bar-B-Que. Which isn’t new. But has new owners. And new offerings such as lamb ribs and goat sausage. Meanwhile, back at the square… There’s a new private club in town. Part of Willow Cre ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Glacier National Park is located in Montana (state motto: Up here! Next to Canada!), where there are still wild animals. Really wild animals. You rarely see really wild animals down here in Central Texas anymore, although we do have a few mounatin lions, and some have reported seeing the odd jaguarundi here and there lately.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
There is no such thing as having enough MANNERS! When my boys were young, I would pull on my right earlobe to spur a “THANK YOU!” My right earlobe is still longer than my left one, too! Those sweet three words often get replaced, too! Every mother's head turns with the word “MOMMA!” One time when Happy couldn’t get my attention from the dugout, he yelled, “JANE!” Now, that got my attention!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 22nd, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 29 members and ten visitors in attendance. Lion Dave Benefield was responsible for the program and introduced Justin McFarland, Daryl Watson and Chad Barnet. They entertained the club with some bluegrass music to everyone's delight. Dave played the banjo, Justin was on the guitar, Daryl on the mandolin, and Chad on a "cigar box"
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, July 28th and ends on Friday. Tyra Jordan is collecting money to purchase food and snacks for the children and workers. Happy birthday to Keven Kothmann on July 25th, and happy birthday to Jackie Johnson on July 26th, and happy birthday to our dear friend Lynn Sikora on Jul 29th and happy birthday to Julia Jordan on July 30th.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Natural health is a lifestyle. All too often, I meet someone who just wants a pill to fix this or that. Occasionally there is something that works that way, but usually a diet or lifestyle change is an important part of restoring health. Natural health is about a lifestyle of healthy habits.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Romance will soon be in the air! August is officially Romance Awareness Month, and we have an intriguing array of romance writers in the library: Jane Austen, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Maeve Binchy, Suzanne Brockman, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Luanne Rice, Bram Stoker (yes, he’s on the official list), Stephanie Meyer, Iris Johansen—just to name a few.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Somewhere between the admonition to avoid looks at gift horse’s mouths and the dangers of Greeks bearing gifts should be warnings about acceptance of gifts from offspring. This is particularly true if they are “far out” presents and/or are received at non-holiday/anniversary/birthday calendar junctures. At such times, offspring—in this case, our youngest of three daughters—flashes her best smile, gurgling something about “just because” at the same time. And just about every time ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
Triple digits. They’re heeeeeeeeeere. 100 degrees. Hot town. Summer in the country. Get the hat. Get the water. Get the sunscreen. Get the ice. Get the drinks. Get in the shade. Or get outta town. Like to Ruidoso or Colorado. It’s hot. Almost too hot for chiggers. Almost. And to think— Something so small causes so much discomfort. And it ain’t even a full-fledged bug. So says trusty Webster. It’s the larva of mites. Babies of the Trombiculidae family. Tiny, red, ...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
I spent 2 days this week teaching about food safety for restaurant managers. Since I have food safety on the brain, I thought I might share some tips for handling those delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in abundance right now. Just remember that when you slice into a fruit or veggie, everything that is on the outside of it will be transferred all through the middle by the knife.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Recently, I did some research on a bunch of the early explorers, such as Columbo, Vasco de Vasco, Ponch de le Own, and others. Well, not exactly research, per se. What I actually did was rearrange some paper clips into ship configurations on my desk and wore an eye patch for a while.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 15th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 28 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and he spoke to the club about swimming pool pumps and plumbing. Ken has been in the swimming pool and spa service business for a number of years in California, and most recently in Mason and surrounding towns.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Not exactly true! First of all it’s not trash, it’s STUFF! Then if one really wants to know, men don’t have that much STUFF. And, if they do, they don’t get rid of it. Thus, it should be, “One person’s STUFF can be sold or traded for another person’s STUFF. Women, have yard sales.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Genetics have lots to do with who we are and what our health is like, particularly as we age. We tend to put up with arthritis, high blood pressure, a little weight around the middle, etc. because we see them as symptoms of age as determined by our genes. Scientists are discovering more and more about our genetic makeup – and more importantly, how to control it, or at least limit the worst aspects of it as it applies to our health.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week I thanked several people in conjunction with the Roundup float. I want to continue now—the list was long--and thank Carmen Griffith, Julie Harrison, Wendy Hastings, and the children who all rode on the float with Margaret. Be sure to congratulate Margaret for being chosen as a Duchess! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: Sea of Love by Susan Donovan (CD F DON) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (CD F ANG) Large Print Trouble in ...