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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Totipalmate. A village in the tropics. A tropical drink. An actress (Toti Palmate?) A lotion. Or toothpaste. Or dish soap. Nope. None of the above. Totipalmate. Pray you don’t have it. Or anyone else you know. Yep. Webbed feet. Something only a mother duck could love. The song rings true: “Be kind to your fine feathered friends For a duck could be somebody’s mother…” Or a goose. Or a pelican. In any case, it can happen. A person can be born totipalmate. Surgery u ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 • Posted January 8, 2014
Felicia Lee Smith, age 27, of Mason, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. Services are pending at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Mason. A full obituary will appear in next week's edition of the News.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Monday evening, the sky over Mason County darkened. Lightning flashed, thunder roared, pea size hail rained down, and then the sky cleared once more. Since January 1st, the official rainfall is just over half an inch. That averages out to under 0.20 of rainfall for each of the first few months of the year.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Spring is in the air, and the time is here again for the annual spring Steady Steps fundraiser. Please join us Saturday, April 26th, at Ft. Mason Community Building for a delicious meal (donation only) catered by Willow Creek, followed by the traditional cake auction and silent auction, which always proves to be fun and exciting!  You may view and bid on the silent auction items starting at 5:00 p.m., and the meal will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
While enjoying a fine day of kayaking on the Llano River this past Friday, members of SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology took time to pose on top of the “Turtle Carapace”, a Stromatolitic dome (bioherm) some 500 million years old. SEPM was conducting this field trip in conjunction with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor Virdell, Sr., of Llano, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2014. Close friends and family joined them at their home in Llano to congratulate them on this momentous occasion. Taylor and Annelle (Lehmberg) were married at First United Methodist Church in Austin, while Taylor was serving as an aerial engineer in the United States Air Force during World War II and Annelle was working at Bergstrom Field in Austin. Their first home was Marfa, Texas, but ...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Sandra Kay Fredrick, 61, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home. Ms. Frederick was born March 12, 1953, in Childress, Texas. She was retired from the Barry Telford Unit, New Boston, Texas, and a Christian. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Casey Martin of Texarkana; one stepdaughter, Lanisha Giddnes of Texarkana; one son, Bradley Frederick of Madisonville, Ky.; one stepson, Nicholas Pace Sr.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Varsity Boys and JV Boys Win District Track Meet The boys track team performed very well and won the overall meet. The top 4 in the Varsity will be advancing to the Area Meet on April 10th in Harper. There was a big crowd of purple in the stands supporting our Punchers and Cowgirls and we appreciate that very much.