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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 26, 2014
Lately, I've been experimenting with a new cookbook. That means that I've been cooking up new recipes, and that means that I've been doing some additional grocery shopping recently. As anyone who does the grocery shopping for their family already knows, food costs are an ever increasing part of the family budget. In Mason County, there are a number of projects that work in tandem to help combat the problems of high food costs, nutritional deficiencies and lack of food availability.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
From the A section, page 6 of the S. A. Standard-times of January 6, there did appeared an article "Record Cold Slams Nation", Polar Vortex in Midwest, Northeast. Dateline A.P. - "Chicago - Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous Sunday from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop - a dangerous cold that could break records."
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
This week, we're trying out a column submission from our San Saba paper that is all about computers. I couldn't help but reflect that over 20 years ago, I also wrote a technology column that appeared in the Mason County News called "Cow Chips." It was at a time when people in Mason didn't yet have internet access, most people did not really know how to use the computers they owned, and cell phones only made phone calls. I'll be interested to hear your response to this new column and to see if ...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 9, 2014
Whether it's Julia Child tossing about deboned ducks, Emeril Lagasse banging pans, Paula Deen added more butter or Guy Fieri sampling all types of roadhouse food, I am addicted to cooking shows. There is something fascinating to me about the chemistry of combining ingredients, spices, temperatures and techniques to produce culinary masterpieces that taste as wonderful as they look. My latest food show is ABC's "The Taste,"
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Though one part of getting older is the amazement one feels with the rapid acceleration of the passage of time, that does not lessen the feeling one has of standing still while the rest of the world is racing by in a blur. The evolution of 2013 into 2014 is no exception. I continually find myself issuing exclamations of surprise with each calendar event that occurs.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel: I just wanted to start out by expressing my gratitude to the Mason County Child Welfare Board. I have aspirations for entering the medical field and it will be a long time before I get my degree. Taking these dual credit courses in high school will save me quite a bit of money and time.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Editor, I would just like to give a big thanks to the Mason County Child Welfare Board, the people that donated to the fundraiser, and also many thank yous for the hard work done at the hamburger luncheon. I am a junior at Mason High School, and I am taking two semesters of dual credit history.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel: First of all, I would like to thank everyone from the Mason County Child Welfare Board for all of their donations to the dual credit tuition assistance fund last year and this year. I know that alot of time and effort is put into raising the money. My name is Pascual Callejas, and I am a junior at Mason High School.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel: My name is Sheyanne Brandenberger and I am a junior at Mason High School. This year I am taking two dual credit classes, US History and Government. I am doing this so it will be cheaper for me when I go to college in two years. I would like to personally thank the Child Welfare Board for paying my tuition in the amount of $494 dollars for my classes.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Mason Citizens: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Mason who donated to the dual credit tuition program as well asthe members of the Mason County Child Welfare Board for sacrificing their time on the hamburger luncheon fundraiser. I have just started my senior year at Mason High School, and I have targets I hope to reach for my future.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
About fourteen years ago, I had just rolled off the board of the Chamber of Commerce, I was becoming accustomed to my job as editor at the newspaper, and I was finding a way to migrate most of my GamTex Consulting computer customers to other providers. I was ready to revel in the increased free time I had, and then I got a call from the nominating committee at First United Methodist Church asking me to serve on the Education Committee.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
Clement Moore had very limited vision. In his poetic holiday tribute, all attention is focused on "The Night Before Christmas," as if that limited time period could encompass all the emotions of the holiday. But, Christmas is so very much more. For folks such as me, Christmas shopping still has to be done.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
Thank you for donating to the Mason County Child Welfare Board in the past years and for donating again this year. I also want to thank the members of the Welfare Board for all their hard work on the fundraiser they hold each year. I am a junior at Mason High School, and I am taking twelve hours of dual credit this year.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
My name is Leaird McClellan, and I am a senior at Mason ISD. I am taking three dual credit classes that have been paid for by donations and fund raisers for the Mason Country Child Welfare program. I am extremely grateful for the money paid for the classes I am taking because my tuition total was around 600 dollars. And although I worked last summer hauling hay, I am trying to save money for when I go away to college.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
I would like to give my thanks to the Mason County Child Welfare Board Tuition Assistance Program. Last year, paying for my class wasn’t too hard to deal with. This summer, I worked on a ranch and tried to make ends meet. This year, however, I am taking more classes and my brother is also now taking classes.