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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:35 PM • Photos
Looking back over the columns I have done for the Mason County News I realized that this is the 22nd column. Time sure flies when you’re having fun… and I do enjoy doing this. It’s like a history of Mason and our citizens. A special thanks to the Mason Senior Center Director, Mario Arteaga, for coming up with the idea to do this column and allowing me to do it. Senior Spotlight Today’s Spotlight shines on a very special friend of the Senior Center, so much so that this is going to be ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
It has certainly continued to be HOT outside and there is not much wind to even cool off the evenings. In fact the wind is not enough to even turn a wind turbine, which makes me wonder how the wind farm developers think they are going to generate any power at a time when every home in Texas is using electricity to keep cool.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Updated July 30, 2015 2:33 PM • Photos
Many tourist destinations tease with promises to “get away from it all.” One in the US goes a step further. Albuquerque, NM, offers opportunities to “get above” much of it, thanks to mountainous trails, a memorable aerial tramway and world-renowned hot air ballooning. After spending a few days there, I’d dare suggest an “elevated” slogan that won’t likely gain traction.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 • Posted July 30, 2015
Time flies. Whether or not you’re having fun. Time has its own speed limit. Which seems to increase as time passes. When we’re 10, time drags on. At 10 mph. When we’re 30, it’s 30 mph. And ramping up. By 50, time’s zipping along at 50 mph. And so forth. I guess it makes sense that the eyesight goes. Since it’s all a blur at 80 or 90. Time rules. Nature’s stopwatch. Calling the shots. Ready, set, go. Time’s up. You’re out. You win a few. Lose a few. The old ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
Although I never had any archery equipment until I was 19, over the past 35 years I’ve become pretty much excellent at shooting a bow. I can shoot in just about any position, any weather, and at any distance from my target. I’d say I’m one of the best there is at shooting a bow. What I’m not the best at is hitting what I shoot at with a bow.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 14th for its regular weekly meeting. There were 37 members and 6 visitors in attendance. President Joel Kuykendal opened the meeting with prayer and read announcements. Treasurer Fritz Landers reported on the results of the Lions Club/Young Life hamburger cook at the rodeo on July 11th.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
The “Camp MeMaw” 2015 session is now closed. And this house is really quiet! It’s always fun for me to have my grandsons and I hope that they enjoyed it as much as I did. I only had to keep repeating to one to “TIE YOUR SHOES!” I usually don’t go into town but once a week, but with the boys here, it was every day.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
Kudos to the Library Board members for their hard work on the library float. The float was awarded a red ribbon, Kate Gillespie was beautiful, and Lenore, the dogs, and the kiddos were all fantastic! Many thanks to you all! Also, they did it! Patrons finished the jigsaw—not just by Friday—but in only two days!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
Another lazy summer week has gone in the books. When visiting with those in our community, most mentioned it was hot and they spent time watering their yard. Throw in some medical appointments and we were more busy than lazy. We were so happy to see Tad Leifeste in church Sunday.
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015 • Photos
We have had a wonderful last couple of weeks. Although the bats are not coming out until after 8:30 P.M. the emergence is breathtaking. We have had low visitation but the people that have shown up are thrilled with the bats’ performance. ( See the attached photo of a delightful group of Highland Lakes Master Naturalists who visited).
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
If you are feeling STRESSED OUT and FATIGUED, then you may need a supplement that supports the adrenal glands. The ADRENAL GLANDS help us handle stress and they make several important hormones that run many significant functions in our bodies. ADRENALINE is our “fight or flight” hormone, that helps speed up metabolism and helps the body cope with danger.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
We had another nice turnout of Scramblers, fielding 20 golfers who were made up into 4 teams of 5 players each.  Promptly at 5:30, in 98 degree temperatures and a brisk South wind, the play began.  At the end of the round, the team of Jason McMillan, Josh James, Chuck Patrick, Richard Brown, and Mike Innis turned in the best score, a 7 under par.  Brent Drennan’s team came in second place with a very nice -4.  The other two teams were right in the mix, carding scores of -3.  As the tempe ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
It is certainly summer weather in the Hill Country. If you have tried to work outside in the past couple of weeks as I have been doing then you know just how hot it can be and how much sweat it takes to get anything done. One caution is to be careful that you do not overheat if you are outside, I try not to work more than a couple of hours in the sun on any one day and while it makes for less progress on my project I am trying not to overdo it and have greater problems.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
George Gershwin’s 1934 lyrics about summertime “bein’ easy” don’t fit Texas this year, and Nat King Cole’s hit tune of the 1960s about the “lazy/hazy/crazy days” of summer is only one-third fulfilled. The “crazy” reference is a pretty close fit, with or without a wide-angle lens. For my purposes, I’ll soften the word to mean unlikely, unexpected or unusual.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • Posted July 23, 2015
Mason County Craftsmen. Custom furniture. Original. Handmade. One of a kind. Rustic. Wood. Well-built. And now on the square. Between Mason Square Museum. And David Young Law Office. Queen-size bed. Child’s bed. Armoires. Chest of drawers. Bureau with hanging mirror (ranch gate style). Old-timey pie safe. TV table. Coffee table. Dining table (and chairs). Made right here in Mason. By Chris Doege. And Randy Hodges. A definite boon to the county. And to the square. Cust ...