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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
Seven and a half years ago, Theresa Walker called to tell me that the puppy she had promised to me would be brought to town by Brooks, and I could come by her office to pick one of the four. We put the four pups out on the grass in front of the office, and the potential owners all sat in a circle around them.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Editor, thank you for printing George Eastiss letter in this week’s edition. At last, someone has read the the health care bill, and has defined it in a thorough, mature, and intelligent manner. Good work Geirge! Jim Hurlbut
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Dear Editor: Are we here in Mason really serious about water conservation? My mother and I guess we’ll believe it when we see it. The July 16th issue of the Mason County News contained an article (p. 2) by John Palacio, City Administrator, outlining a critical water conservation plan to “protect the water levels for everyone.” In the plan each water customer is limited to “watering only once a week and only between the hours of 6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I've recently been watching the HBO series, "The Newsroom." It's a rather engaging show about a network news show that finally starts to find its conscience and begins reporting news rather than promoting set agendas and entertainment figures. There have been two seasons, and HBO has confirmed a third and final season will begin this fall. In the third episode, the anchor, Will McAvoy (ably played by Jeff Daniels) makes a direct statement to the viewing audience and tells them he is the final ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Dear Joe, We hope that it’s okay to address you by your first name, as, after reading your editorial, you must feel that you know us so well (the “GOPtea” that is). It’s hard to know where to start to disassemble such disjointed misinformation, but we will endeavor to do so. Joe, what happened to the “civility” that was supposed to be the hallmark of the current administration?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Dear Editor, Let me respond, please, to the July 30, 2014, diatribe against those who oppose President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The writer states that he read the actual law. I congratulate him, but believe he may have wasted his time reading the law passed by Congress. Let’s talk about those who didn’t read the law—most of the Democrat Congress that passed the law, for starters, if we can believe the news reports from that time.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
When any publication begins, the first thing it does it to seek out advertisers. Advertising pays the bills, keeps the lights on and dictates how big a publication will be in number of pages. But then, that publication has to begin adding subscribers. There will be sales at vending machines and convenience stores; but, subscribers are the constant element that allows a publication to tell advertisers how many people, consistently, they are reaching with each edition of the publication. In the ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
Sadism, as a Political Strategy When Obamacare was being debated, I went on one of my Research Frenzies. I read everything. Delved into Romneycare, the Healthcare Systems of Canada, Britain and France, Hillarycare, the Heritage Plan(circa:1989-91), whence both Romneycare and Obamacare spring...as well as the long and sordid history of Healthcare in America....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
Dear Mason Puncher Fans, 2014 football season is almost upon us! Two-A-Days start soon, back-to-school items are being advertised on TV, and the Mason Punchers have a new, improved tunnel for the players to run through. As the last playoff game of 2013 proved, neither snow, nor sleet, nor hail deters the tunnel crew from showing their school spirit.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
A couple of Sundays ago, I was talking to the kids in my Sunday school class and we were discussing what they had been doing during their summer vacation. I then began to talk about how short a time remained before school would start up once again, and was interrupted by one of the high school girls in the class. "Oh no,"
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014
I would suppose it's a bit confusing to have a column on the opinion page, with the header saying it's an opinion, and the subhead also talking about opinions. Yet, I feel that it's important to remind readers that this is an editorial page of the newspaper. Elsewhere, there are news articles that contain varying amounts of opinion; but, that attempt to maintain a degree of impartiality in order to get their message across to the readers. My column is an opinion piece, as are the "Letters to t ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Dear Mr. Gamel: Since you published my request letter, I’ve heard from four generous people who provided information about the old Hilda Lutheran Church on Salt Branch Loop. I would like to thank them publicly: Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Susan Doell, Ms. Theresa Schmidtzinsky, Ms. Paula Roe and Ms. Jeannie Berger, who wrote from Durango, Colorado.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Gerry, The Mason Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the folks for all the time and work that was put into the exhibit at the museum. It is great to be a part of the history of Mason. MVFD by Clyde Martin
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
ger/opinion -being forever grateful My life has been full of blessings. That's not to say that it hasn't had its moments of failure and heartbreak; but, when I take a step back, and I take a long and unflinching look at everything that has happened in my 54 years, the good far outweighs the bad. I'm always reminded of the many good things in my life after a weekend like the Round Up gathering that we just went through last week.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 10, 2014
My husband came across an attractive red (sandstone?) church yesterday on Salt Branch Loop, not very far from Doss. No sign is visible from outside the locked fence, but the church appears to be well maintained and may still be in use. There is a white plaque high on one wall with a cross and the date 1911.