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June 4, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
The officialGreat Castell Kayak Race is always the first weekend in June. The race, founded by Jeri Alice Arsenault, has always been a fund raiser for local and regional charity. The race course is a 12 mile journey downstream from the Highway 87 river bridge over the Llano. It beginsSaturdayJune 7th with registration at 8 a.m.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
The Texas Department of Public Safety will inspect commercial vehicles throughout the state during Roadcheck 2008, a 72-hour intensive inspection program that runs from June 3 through 5 throughout North America. DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers and noncommissioned inspectors, along with Highway Patrol troopers who have received specialized training in commercial vehicle inspection, will stop thousands of commercial vehicles to inspect safety equipment and check driver log books, dr ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
On June 6, 1944, one of the largest maritime invasions in history took place on the shores of Normandy, France. On this day, 160,000 Western Allied forces came ashore in a massive effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation in World War II. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a fo ...
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
June. From Old French to Latin. “Mensis Junius.” Which means “the month of Juno.” According to trusty Webster. June. Such a lovely word. Lovely enough to be a girl’s name. Not many months can own up to that. Let’s see. There’s April. And May. And June. That’s pretty much it. Augusta is a close runner-up. And I once heard of a man named January. But there’s just something about the name “June.” You can trust it. Like a chopping block that takes the whack ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Pictures At A Revolution By Mark Harris Published by The Penguin Press (2008) $27.95 Hardback Before I started doling out caffeine to the fine citizens of Mason (and the fine citizens who pass through Mason) I was, for lack of a better word or words, a filmmaker/videographer. Which was cool, since I have a film degree (which was almost worthless until I needed kindling for a fire one night and it filled in admirably) and all.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Vitamin is a term that applies only to a specific group of organic, or carbon containing compounds that are essential to good health and normal functioning of the body. For a vitamin to be identified as such, its deficiency must result in identifiable and reproducible symptoms of disease. In the early 1900’s, the first vitamins were isolated and identified when some innovative scientists began to believe that certain foods contained “accessory food factors” that prevented disease.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Yea! Summer is finally here. Cooking in the summer makes my kitchen so hot, but it is still fun because there is no pressure to hurry and get dinner on the table. This week’s recipe is so delicious even though it uses one of the least favorite vegetables, at least for some people.
, 2008 Bat Cave Steward
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
I was taking pictures at the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve the other night when my camera ran out of battery power. I reached into the pocket of my camera case and pulled out a little plastic covered battery pack. As I was removing the plastic I noticed the word “Energizer” written on it.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
In this “text-‘til-you-drop” world where youngsters’ and others’ fingers sweep across computer keyboards at warp speed, there’s ongoing competition to see who can use the fewest letters to represent the most number of words. We should have seen the trend sprouting when personalized license plates came along. Those, though, are mostly “cutesy.” Even the dullest among us, no matter length of tooth, can finally figure the messages out, even if it’s three traffic lights later. T ...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Summer is here. It is hot and dry. Let’s get serious about praying for rain. Keep your grass and garden well watered and stay in the shade and enjoy the cool breeze of the angels (see Hebrews 1:7). Pray. This week, our happy birthday wishes go to Brian Fuqua, Vondell Jordan’s son, on June 7th and to Sterling Jordan on June 8th.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Are “Clocks” really necessary? Time seems to be more important these days than family. There is a clock everywhere you look. Too, if you don’t see a clock, you’ll ask someone, “what’s the time.” Some clocks are digital and every time it storms, the first thing to start blinking is the clock.
, Mason County Librarian
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This week the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library starts the Summer Reading Club, Read-To-Swim program, and Round-Up Parade Wagon contest. Ask a library staff member for more information. NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. The Genius by Jesse Kellerman (F KEL). Mystery Fiction. The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey (F LIV).
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
FOREWORD: I have been telling you for quite sometime that I had a goat story on the way, well here it is: *************** During the summer months of 1928 and 29 I visited with my sister on her husband’s ranch and learned to stay in the saddle all day while rounding up sheep and driving them into the stock pens in Cristoval where they were loaded into freight cars for shipment to market.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
A couple of years ago, at an Outdoor Writers Assn. of America conference in Lake Charles, Louisiana, a guy from New York or someplace was selling atlatls. I’ve always wanted an atlatl, so I bought one, along with one dart for it. I brought it home and put it in my office, more for decoration than anything else. When my oldest son, Courtland, saw the atlatl, he asked me what I planned to do with it.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
At the outset, and even above in the title, I'll admit that I'm too old to be doing these things. However, I do them, and so I guess I may as well just accept that I'm either having a mid-life crisis, or I just haven't accepted that some things belong to the young. I'm talking about Saturday nights.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Editor: A long-running blight on Mason’s good name came to an end this week as 27 starving horses, many of them pregnant mares, were confiscated by Mason’s Sheriff’s department and the city’s Animal Control Officer. Volunteers rounded up the horses, several of which needed immediate veterinary care, while the Sheriff served the warrants and diffused an angry confrontation with the absentee owner.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008 • Photos
Mason Head Start has another successful year! A big "Thank You" to Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. America fr being such great teachers! Pictured above are the 2008 grauates of the Head Start class. Left to right: Isaiah Gonzales, Jose Valdez, Marrisa Hernandez, Karen Galaviz, Tanya Terry, Kaeli Hoten, Gagriel Oriz, Kameron Torrez, and Xavior Martinez.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
The Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce and the Heart of Texas Country Music Association, along with title sponsors Brady National Bank and Lubke’s Chevrolet are pleased to announce the highly anticipated musical entertainment line-up for the 2008 Brady Lake Music Fest scheduled for June 6th, 7th and 8th, in Brady, Texas.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
If you have items you no longer want and would like to get rid of, if you think someone else might be able to use it, if you would like the items to go for a good cause, bring them to us. If you don’t have items to donate and like to bake, you can help by offering baked goods, which are also wanted.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
City of Mason employees were unable to read the utility meters at the usual time during the month of May. As a result, some additional days of usage will be reflected on your June utility bill, which will likely cause that bill to be somewhat higher than usual. This also means that your July bill will reflect fewer days of usage than usual.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
Hey class of ’98, it’s time for our 10 year reunion! When: Saturday, July 12th at 11 a.m. Where: Roy Lehmberg’s river cabin, 2016 RR 152, Mason, TX 76856 Cost: $12.50/plate Contact: Marcy Young, (713) 861-8167
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Our Mason High School Students Competed in 4 more State UIL events this Monday, May 26th, at Texas State University in San Marcos. They brought home one gold and three silver medals. Robin Gallagher took home a gold medal, receiving a first division at UIL state Band competition. This was for her performance with her baton twirling solo.
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Beth Schulte-Harder and Gerald Harder of Dimmitt announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Schulte, to Joe David Lehmberg. The bride-elect is also the daughter of late Lester Schulte. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Dora Pohlmeier of Amarillo, and the late Philip Pohlmeier and the late Clarence and Odelia Schulte of Nazareth. Lehmberg is the son of Brenda and Randy Lehmberg of Mason, Texas.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
The Mason Rodeo Association will have a business meeting at the Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse tonight, Wednesday, the 4th of June at 6pm. Shayne Smith
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Ryne Kahan, a 2004 graduate of Mason High School, graduated from Christian University on Saturday, May 10, 2008. Ryne graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average from the Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies with a major emphasis in political science and history. While at TCU he was inducted into Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Natio ...
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9th Allen, Garrett Banner, Myles Estes, Shayla Gonzalez, Yolanda Graves, Charles Hahn, Amanda Haley, Lucas Hamilton, Kristi Hemphill, Paden Hudson, William Hyden, Matthew Kidd, Miriah Martinez, Alexandria Mitchell, Makenzie Rice, Garrett Smith, Jenny Wood, Kason 10th Bibb, Hillary Blair, Ellie Collett, Rachel Lemke, Virginia McGowan, Michael Mejia, Joaquin Morales, Benjamin Myrick, Shayna Perez, Gerardo Schmidt, Havana Vargas, Michael Yonker, Justin 11th Baxt ...
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Art United Methodist Church has collected the best recipes from members, family, and friends and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook. They will begin selling their one-of-a-kind cookbooks on June 2, 2008 for $18.00. They may be purchased at The Petal Patch, Willows, and Market Square. All proceeds will go to Pay for the renovation of the kitchen.
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Briton Rueffer recently graduated from TSTC in Waco. He earned a degree in Architectural Drafting and Design. He also finished the last Semester with a GPA above 3.75. Briton is the son of Glenn and Marilyn Rueffer of Mason.
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Shown with her brother, Jake, is Jena Maenius, Mason High School graduate 2004. Jena graduated from The University of Texas at Austin on May 16, 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.
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The 2008 Lamplight Designs Art Competition Winners: First Place: Ethan Hudson, Individualism, 11” x14” oil on canvas Second Place: Henrietta Howell, Mirror, Mirror, 18” x 24” plaster gauze Third Place: Dustin Tatsch, Spots of Robert, 18” x 24” tempera Honorable Mention: Treysi Vega, Crazy Girl, 7” x 7” ceramic Honorable Mention: Skyler Wooten and Chelsea Price, To Know What Love Really Means You Have To Read Between The Lines, 22” x 28” mixed medium Lamplig ...
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12 year old Saabrina Rumbaugh, daugher of Sgt and Mrs Michael Ray Rumbaugh stationed at Ft. Benning GA, has won her first golf tournament and is a member of the National Honor Society. Sabrina is the grandaughter of Mike and Donella Rumbaugh of Georgetown and great grandaughter of Dean Rumbaugh of Mason.
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The Hilda United Methodist Church is happy to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Malford (Mal) Heieholzer and his wife Carolyn who come to us from Canyon Lake. Rev. Hierholzer’s first service will be this Sunday, June 8th at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Malford Hierholzer (Pastor Mal) was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in El Campo, Texas, Brownsville, Texas, and graduated from Seguin High School in Seguin, Texas.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
The University of Texas at Tyler has named 329 students to the Dean’s List for the 2008 spring semester, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. To be named to the Dean’s List at UT Tyler, a student must have completed at least 12 semester credit hours at the university with a grade point average of 3.75 or above. Dean’s List students, listed by hometown are: MASON – Abraham Leamons.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
The University of Texas at Tyler has named 306 students to the President’s Honor Roll for the 2008 spring semester, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. To be named to the President’s Honor Roll at UT Tyler, a student must have completed, in one semester, 12 or more semester credit hours with grades of “A” in all courses that carry grade points. President’s Honor Roll students, listed by hometown are: MASON – Joshua William Leamons.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 • Posted June 4, 2008
COLLEGE STATION - It’s a tall order: complete an intensive, two-year course on agriculture worldwide and then be ready to lead others in the industry. But 24 people accepted the challenge and will graduate from Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership on June 5 during a ceremony in College Station. “From farm and ranch to processor and supermarket, Texas agriculture faces unabated change,” said Dr.
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Lawrence Floyd (L.F.) Benton died May 25, 2008, at the age of 92 at Mason Care Center in Mason, TX. He was born on September 12, 1915, to Nettie Myrtle McKenna Benton and William Floyd Benton in Ft. McKavett, TX. Lawrence attended school in Ft. McKavett, Kitchens and Menard. He graduated from Menard High School in 1932.