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August 20, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The first game on most H.S. and college football schedules is usually a Mary. A team that is less talented and viewed as a tune up before the tougher teams come calling . That will not be the case this year for our Punchers as they open up against the Braves of Iraan who are currently ranked 18th in the state. Iraan, who won the state championship in 1996, went three deep in the playoffs last year and fell one game short of playing for the state title.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The Puncherdome was all a buzz this past weekend as our MHS Punchers hosted a preseason scrimmage against the Braves of Ozona. With over 500 people in attendance you would have thought it was a Friday night. The Punchers who have been receiving quite a bit of hype during the preseason lived up to their marquee billing by dismantling a very talented Ozona team. It only took about 20 minutes for all to realize that Jared Hudson will be carrying the mail for us this year as he ran for not one, no ...
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SAN ANGELO- Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Silver Clover Recognition Banquet celebrated its 41st year August 14 with a banquet at the Zentner’s Daughter Steak House in San Angelo. This year’s event recognized 29 individuals who are instrumental to the success of District 7 4-H youth program. The honorees were selected by committee comprised of electric cooperative personnel.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
I thought it was hot here in Mason! However, I now know that there are hotter parts of this world and that’s in Florida. I was in a continuous sauna/steam bath for a week in Florida. I went from regular paper towels to the blue shop paper towels. Now, I can understand why no one in Florida wears makeup!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Realtor. Some pronounce it “realator.” No matter how you say it. Spell it. Spit it out. Everybody knows one. Swing a cat by the tail and you’re likely to hit one. We’re infested with ‘em. And they just keep comin.’ Once upon a time there was one. Roy Lehmberg. Then two. Shirley Beth Grote Lyles. And then four. Six. Seven and eight. Eight times two. Sixteen going on 24. Twenty-four. Do I hear 30? Thirty Thirty-one. Thirty-two. Thirty-three. Do I hear 40? And ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Let it rain. Thank God for the rain we have gotten. This week, we wish a happy birthday to Elliot Bibb on August 23rd to Brandy Kothmann on August 24, and to Greg Jordan, Teresa Koock and Warren Schattenberg on August 27th. And a big happy anniversary to John and Susan Ceynowa on August 23rd.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Courtland and I pulled into Lake City, Colorado in late afternoon and promptly encountered an argument. We had gone into a store to ask directions to Dan’s Fly Shop, and the woman who owned the store was evidently trying to get another woman to have her husband carry some boxes to the basement.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Raw apple cider vinegar has been touted as a health tonic for many years. Its use for health is documented back to the time of Hippocrates in 400 B.C. Raw apple cider vinegar is known particularly for helping with digestion and for weight loss. The “raw” component is essential because the vinegar needs to be alive with active enzymes and cultures.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
THE IDLE AMERICAN A Round-Up of Reflections… Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury Column #277 for release Saturday, August 16, or Later Miscellany rules as summer winds down, and the Olympics heat up. Observations herein were gathered from “hither and yawn.” With Beijing’s “smogginess” roughly six times that of Los Angeles’, it’s a good bet that the “air condition” is a major topic of conversation among Olympic participants.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
It’s a bird... it’s a plane... it’s a.... oh wait... it IS a plane! Yes, flying with the bats for the last two weeks has been an eight foot glider that was invented by one of the six gentlemen filming at the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Filming for the BBC and the Discovery series, these gentlemen have stretched themselves thin trying to get footage that people have never before seen.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
“This old dog won’t hunt” and similar phrases are blended to the cultural language of the rural south and without them our proud Texas dialect would be “as bland as red beans without a chunk of salt pork.” The use of these localisms which perhaps astound many of the “cityfied” folk from away up yonder is, in fact, a pure delight to the oft referred to society of the “unwashed.” Thinking along these lines I recently moseyed down to the corral of rural colloquialisms to look o ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
It is high peach time here in the Texas Hill Country, so I thought we might talk peaches this week. Did you know that peaches originated in China? Selection: Choose peaches with firm, fuzzy skins that yield to gentle pressure when ripe. Avoid blemishes. Storage: Store unripe peaches in paper bag. When ripe, store at room temperature for use within 1-2 days. Nutrition Benefits: Low fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of vitamin C. Ideas for using your del ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
It seems sometimes that only a few things are changing and getting done around the City of Mason, but behind the scenes there is often a number of things happening. Just recently we have hired a couple of new employees to fill some vacancies, and now we are again working hard to keep up and get things accomplished.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
This Voice in My Heart was written by world-class distance runner, elite coach and Austin resident, Gilbert Tuhabonye. I’ve known about Gilbert for quite some time – first through my sister, Kerri, and brother-in-law, Dave, who have each done some training with Gilbert’s Gazelles and most recently through my old friend J.B.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. Faces of Fear by John Saul (F SAU). Horror Fiction. “Fifteen-year-old Alison Shaw is given the chance to become beautiful when her mother marries a plastic surgeon, but Alison finds that there may be a terrible cost when she discovers the surgeon is sculpting her into his dead first wife.” Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown (F BRO).
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Fuel Kids for School Karen Malouf and Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD Your mom was really on to something when she told you to eat your vegetables and drink your milk! That’s because well-nourished children perform better in school. Since there never seem to be enough hours in the day to prepare meals, it is sometimes a struggle to make sure your children eat a well balanced diet.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
On Monday night, I sat and listened to a debate I've heard many times over the years. I was at the Mason ISD school board meeting, and you might guess the most heated topic concerned 2008-2009 fuel costs, or maybe the latest testing requirements for graduation. Nope. It was the calendar. For all the years I've covered the school board, the calendar has always been one of the most contentious and hotly debated topics.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Whether it is the excitement of live pari-mutuel horse racing, the thrills of the carnival and midway, the music, the displays of agricultural and home prod-ucts, livestock competitions or the colorful parade, the 120th Gillespie County Fair Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, offers activities and events for the entire family. Set for the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg, the “oldest, continuous county fair in Texas” is sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Each year over Labor Day Weekend wine lovers and music enthusiasts gather at the Quiet Valley Ranch (9 miles south of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16) to celebrate the art of songwriting and winemaking. This Texas Hill Country setting is perfect for introducing our audiences to the newest and best wines that Texas has to offer in addition to performances by dozens of the world?s best songwriters.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Mason Rodeo Association will hosts its regular business meeting at Zavala’s on Wednesday, August 20th, at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The Mason County Historical Society met on Tuesday evening August 5th. We had much to celebrate. Dolores Keller reminded us that this is the 50th anniversary of the historical society in Mason County. It was formed to help gather information and prepare for the Centennial celebration in 1958. Many people have participated through the years, and now it is up to us to continue the worthy work.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Alpha Beta Psi Service Organization met for a salad supper at Leslie Copes home. There is much excitement and a buzz in the air for our organization to have a fun and productive year serving our community. Alpha Beta Psi service Organizations objective is to unite the women of the community for the purpose of friendship, cultural development, service to the community and social activities.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
As Texas school children prepare to head back to school, the Texas Department of Public Safety reminds all drivers to watch out for children walking to school or waiting for school buses—and to obey all traffic laws related to school buses. “DPS has zero tolerance for vehicles that pass stopped school buses,” said Col.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Each year over Labor Day Weekend wine lovers and music enthusiasts gather at the Quiet Valley Ranch (9 miles south of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16) to celebrate the art of songwriting and winemaking. This Texas Hill Country setting is perfect for introducing our audiences to the newest and best wines that Texas has to offer in addition to performances by dozens of the world?s best songwriters.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Koy Mac Grote and Sarah Renee Owens were united in marriage on June 14, 2008. Officiated by Gary Brown and witnessed by several family members from Texas, the ceremony was held in the meadow area at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado. The natural setting was breathtaking with green grass, an array of wildflowers, and snowcapped mountains.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The Mason County 4-H club met on Saturday, August 9th at the Extension office and Heritage Park. We had planned to swim at the pool, but it was closed early so we kicked off our 4-H year by playing games at the Park. 4-H members and leaders filled out their new enrollment forms for the year and we had a Leader meeting while the 4-Hers played games.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Llano, Texas- On Wednesday, August 20th, a member of Congressman Mike Conaway's (TX-11) staff will be in Mason to visit personally with constituents. This will allow you to share concerns, request help on a federal issue or to ask any questions you may have. What: Constituent Outreach Services Where: Mason County Court House When: 9:00-11:00am Wednesday, 8-20-08
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
School is just around the corner, and the teachers at Mason Elementary School are excited about meeting their students! Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, and Second grades will be having “Meet the Teacher” on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Please come and meet your teacher. Also, please bring school supplies and completed school paperwork.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Austin, Texas, August 18—Less than 1 percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs and only 7.3 percent of our federal elected officials are female. Though there is a great need for more female leadership in our country, only 21 percent of girls believe that they currently have most of the qualities required to be a good leader, according to the Girl Scout Research Institute. Girl Scouts is addressing the need for female leadership by providing leadership development experiences for all girls in grades K- ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008 • Photos
1939-1940 Back Row Left to Right: Richard Dobie, Calvin Thaxton, Wilbert Wendum, Roy Lehmberg, Alex Grosse, Del Roy King, Jack Hofmann, Carroll Hahn. Middle Row Left to Right: Rae Lehmberg, Victor Lehmberg, Herbert Hofmann Sr. Homer Stengel, Gordan Schmidt, Silas Brandenberger Jr., Jack Walker. Front Row Left to Right: D.W. Behrens, Marvin McMillan Jr., Dennis Humphrey, Victor Reichenau.
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The Mason High School Cheerleaders held a cheer camp for future Mason Cheerleaders. These future cheerleaders will be performing at the first home football game.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The family of Wilda Fay Jennings invites you to join them for a birthday celebration on Saturday, August 23rd from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Mason Housing Authority Community Room. Though the family requests the honor of your presence, they also ask, "No Gifts, Please!"
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Thru' the years, the public has been so quick to criticize our school system, and the many changes. So often people fail to understand the needs for progress in our education systems, and don't bother to find the answers. But, now, is a good chance to congratulated our Superintendent, and his dedicated staff, the students, and their parents.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
On August 14, 1948, Patsy Marie Kothmann and Donald Boyce Ziriax were united in marriage during a beautiful garden ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence P. Kothmann, in Mason, Texas. They have lived all of their married lives in Mason, and together raised four children, Donna Kay, Kathy Louise, Timothy John and Clarence Patrick.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The Negro school was located in the southwest part of the Wheeler pasture, nestled smugly amidst a grove of live oaks with grapevine climbing and hanging endearingly to their trunks. The plank, rectangular structure had a front entrance facing east, a back entrance facing west and three windows to the South.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Mason's Comanche Creek Golf Course may very well be one of the best kept secrets in the Texas Hill Country. As a key attraction of Ft. Mason City Park, the golf course provides the citizens of Mason with great outdoor fun in a beautiful setting. Comanche Creek Golf Course also provides a surprising welcome to hundreds of visitors to Mason each year.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday August 12th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 43 members and 8 visitors in attendance. Lion Michael Cope was responsible for the program and introduced Sterling Jordan who spoke about his ancestors in the early 1800's. He told several interesting stories about the hard times they had to endure to feed their families and to just survive between disease, little food and Indian attacks these people and all the other early settlers had a very ro ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
In many of my news articles reporting activities of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club, the phrase “the club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs” is included. Some readers have asked what the General Federation of Women’s Clubs is and why a local club belongs to an international organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, or GFWC as it is commonly known, is an organization of community based volunteer women’s clubs dedicate ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Due to rain and a muddy construction site, the ground breaking ceremony for the site work on the Hill Country University Center (HCUC) will be moved to Marktplatz at the corner of Main and Adam Streets on Thursday, August 21 beginning at 10:00 am. The community is invited. Festivities will include displays from the partner schools, music by Bill Smallwood at 10:30 am, a ceremony at 11:00 am and a free barbecue lunch at noon. “We are so glad to have this rain, but we will have to move our cer ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
August John “Gus” Kaderka of Mason, TX went to be with his heavenly Father while on vacation in Denver, CO on Sunday, August 17, 2008, at the age of 60 years, 11 months. Gus was born September 17, 1947 in Georgetown, TX. to August Albert Kaderka and Vlasta Svehlak Kaderka.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 • Posted August 20, 2008
Lillian Jordan Early, formerly of Brownwood, died Sunday, August 17, 2008, in Grapevine at the age of 86. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., in the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Brownwood with Rev. Bill Slaymaker and Brent Downs officiating. Visitation will b held on Friday evening, August 22, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.