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June 18, 2008 Issue
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When you've been making knives as long as 90 year old Glenn Marshall has-80 years and counting- It's a sure thing that you've learned a thing or two about the craft. Glenn was born in a small town in the Southern Illinois in 1918. "When I was 10 years old, my dad apprenticed me to Henry Tritken, a blacksmith who was an expert in steel and who taught me almost all I know about knives,"
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AUSTIN, Texas –– The New York Times recently named the Texas Hill Country as the number one place to visit in its feature article “31 Places to Go This Summer.” While New York is catching on to one of the Lone Star State’s most beautiful landscapes, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) is encouraging visitors to see the Texas Hill Country Trail Region’s heritage and history.
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As mentioned before, we all have a whole lot of stuff and are mostly running short of time. However, there is a breakout of “WHINING!” This whining is at a all time epidemic level. We all whine to a certain extent, but you know the big whiners. We avoided these folks as much as we can.
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PRAY FOR RAIN! It was great to see Carlita Jordan in church. She is not very strong but getting out with her family and friends is good to see. Also, Carolyn Vater was in church and it was good to see her looking very well. Prayers are also needed for Tina Carter who has begun her treatments, for Brucene Norton who has been moved from the hospital to a therapy facility in San Antonio, for Dorothy Johnson as she gains strength and healing in her ankle, for Dorothy Lowe, Sterling Jordan’s sist ...
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Sweet, sweet summertime. Or maybe it’s not with this heat on the rise. This year is forecasted to be one of the ten warmest years in history, so be sure to eat and drink wisely to stay well hydrated. This is especially important for children who are out of school for the summer and playing outside. Believe it or not about 60% of our bodies are made up of water so we need lots of it to make sure they work properly.
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What are super-cautious tourists to do? For some, even selecting hotel rooms is daunting. Historically, many guests have opted for rooms on lower floors, in case of fire. Now, some of the same people, reading about inner city crane accidents on both coasts, are, uh, thinking higher. One hotel desk clerk—sure he had heard every possible question—fielded a new one from a New York City visitor who had tip-toed into the city.
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Create a Flavor Explosion with Rubs and Marinades The summer grilling season has begun, and what better way to celebrate than with a sizzling steak on the grill? Beef always taste great seasoned with a little salt and pepper, but adding a rub or marinade can enhance the flavor of grilled steaks and burgers and create a WOW for any occasion. Rubs are a blend of seasonings and are used to add flavor.
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Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday dear Mason. Happy Birthday to You. And many moooooore. Bring on the cake. Bring on the candles. Lotsa candles. 150 years old. Coulda fooled me. You don’t look a day over 50. Except for those 100-year-old Victorian houses. And your native sandstone buildings. Fort Mason. The Courthouse. The old Jail. Pretty much everything around the square. Remarkable. Historical. Irreplaceable. Incomparable. Just like the peopl ...
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As I’ve said many times before, the world is full of idiots. Which is a good thing, for me. If it weren’t for the knotheads, fruitcakes, and whack jobs, writing this column would be a lot harder than it already is. Which is not to say I don’t need a raise. A recent MSNBC article is a good example.
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RAUTHOR’S NOTE: During the following journey into the past we will encounter items that many of today’s youth will not recognize and in all likelihood never hear of, but to the senior members of my audience. they will be fond recollections. *********** Reminiscing is such an easy thing to do. “ It is the lock nut of recollections which hold memories fast, and allows instant recall of events in the long dead past.” It is so easy in fact that it is not limited to use only by the aged.
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White flour made from refined wheat is one of the most common food allergens today. Almost everybody who lives in the United States has some sensitivity to white flour and / or wheat. Wheat used to be considered the staff of life, but now, thanks to processing, it is a dead and detrimental food.
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Quarterly, the Mason Community Foundation, which operates the Thrift Store, awards funding to projects that benefit our community. Civic organizations must prepare a grant request form and detail the specific project. One of the grants awarded this cycle goes to the Mason County Ministerial Alliance to make necessary improvements to the property that houses the Food Bank.
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To the Editor: Mason is known as the Jewel of the Hill Country. I would like to point out a jewel existing in town: The Mason Clinic. The services provided by this clinic are fantastic. The doctors and staff are exceptional. I’m pointing this out, because we may have persons in the county who are still doing what we did for years, driving 40 to 100 miles for routine health care.
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Back in 1976, I remember how everything was focused on the bicentennial of America. There was no place to hide from the ongoing celebration of our country's first 200 years. My brother, Steve, was in the Mason High School class of '76, and I remember that even their invitations had a patriotic theme.
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Editor: This letter is in regards to the open house at Blue Mountain School. Twenty people came to the open house. There were five former students in attendance. We were thrilled. It is with great graditude that we thank those who organized the open house and those who came. It was a very memorable time.
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Three seperate small fires burning on steep slopes of a sand creeks can quickly burn twenty-five acres in a matter of minutes on these hot, dry, windy days. A frightening lesson learned by alert caring citizens driving highway 29 East of Mason on Tuesday, June 10. Thanks to these citizens who called 911 quickly, the reliable Volunteer Fire Departments arrived in time to quickly stop the spreading flames. We want to thank all of those who called 911 to report the fires and all of those fire fig ...
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Mason Chamber of Commerce celebrates summer with their mixer at Mason Garden Market at 5:30 on Thursday, the 19th of June. Four times a year the Mason Chamber features one of its outstanding members with a mixer for all to come and enjoy what Mason’s finest businesses have to offer.
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The High School Class of 1953 will have a reunion on July 12, 2008, at 4:00 PM in the back room of Willow Creek Restaurant. Any questions call Florence Smith, 325-347-6253.
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The Mason County Grand Jury met on Friday, May 23, 2008, and returned the following indictments: Shawn Michael Jenson, possession of a controlled substance, to-wit, methamphetamine, 1 gram Rosa Linda Madrigal, family violence assault, enhanced
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The Hilda Community Club will meet this Friday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the club building. Hosts are Scott and Cindy Spencer and Danny and Florence Smith. A light supper will be served with game night following. Everyone is welcome - you don’t even have to live in Hilda!!
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The Mason County Historical Commission will hold a raffle for the opportunity to ride inthe commission’s covered wagon entry in the RoundUp Parade on July 12. Commission President Jane Hoerster has had so many requests to ride with her in the wagon, that the commission has decided to allot the seats by a raffle.
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The Mason County Charity Quilters will have a work day Saturday, June 21st from 9-5 at St. Paul's Fellowship Hall. Bring your sewing machine and a sack lunch and join us. We have kits available for those who would like to sew at home. Come by and pick a kit up.
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The Mason County Sesquicentennial Committee produced in 1986 a book, The Communities of Mason County. My father, Hilmar Eckert submitted the following article. "The Ranch Branch community was settled in the 1890's when land owned and controlled by C. C. Crosby was sold. The Crosby Ranch consisted of approximately 20,000 acres in the northwest part of Mason County.
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Lane Garrett Holman was born on April 28, 2008 weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Matthew and Kathy Holman, grandparents are Mary Ellen & Danny Martinez of Mason, and Becky and the late Larry Bowman of Midland. Great grandparents are Lindell and Betty Estes of Mason and Aunt Glenda Holman of San Angelo, Tx.
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The Hill Country Cattlewomen recently awarded scholarships totaling $22,000 to 14 very deserving students. Eight scholarships were awarded to students majoring in an agricultural field. Winners were Emilie Bibb (Mason County), majoring in Agricultural Science, Texas A&M University; Kegan Crouch (Mason County) majoring in Animal Science at Angelo State University; Tana Dockal (Mason County), an Animal Science major at Texas A&M; Kelli Edwards (Llano County) majoring in Animal Science at Texas ...
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The first Playday of the Mason Rodeo Association series was held Saturday, June 14th at the Mason Rodeo Arena. "Ridin’ For the Brand Ministries" sponsored the event and is excited about hosting the next Playday on July 5th. The finals are scheduled for July 26th. At the finals, All Around Buckles will be awarded for each division for a Boy and a Girl.
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Super S Foods, a Texas family owned and operated chain of supermarkets, has awarded $49,000 in academic scholarships this year to high school graduates throughout Central and South Texas. Each individual recipient received a $1,000 scholarship that can be utilized to continue their education in various colleges and universities this fall. Congratulations to Bryce Estes, recipient of the Super S Foods $1,000 scholarship award.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 • Posted June 18, 2008
To learn what we are and where we are going, we have to delve into the lives, habits and conditions of our ancestors. When we speak of ancestors, we speak in generalities of the people of the world. Down through out the ages one tool stands above all, the knife. A knife properly defined is a cutting edge sharpened to cut material.
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The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club met at the Mason County Library on Monday, June 16, to install new officers for the 2008-2010 club term. Outgoing president Maudi Bergmann served as installing officer. Mary Hemphill will serve as president. Her executive board includes vice president Julia Pepper, treasurer Mary Ellen Merkel, recording secretary Julie Harrison, corresponding secretary Arianna Eckert, Federation counselor Tommie Luckenback, parliamentarian Brinda Pape, and club reporter Betty Mey ...
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Clayton Harold Underwood, born June 30, 1928, in Mason, Texas, passed away on June 9, 2008, at his home in Conroe. He was a very devoted husband and father and loved his friends, horses and hunting. Clayton graduated from Menard High School in 1945 prior to receiving his degree from Sul Ross College majoring in Industrial Engineering.
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Estela Sanchez Castillo of Mason passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the age of 76. She was born April 3, 1932, to Ignacio Sanchez and Socorro Martinez Sanchez in Mason, Texas. She grew up in Mason and married Ralph Castillo. They were blessed with three children, Manuel, Carlos and Erlinda.