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September 10, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
The Mason County Sesquicentennial Bed & Breakfast Tour will be held Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Mason, Texas. Ten B&B’s, guesthouses, and cottages will be featured on the tour and tickets are $10 each. Tickets include access to all of the B&B’s and a chance to win special gift items if you complete the tour. Continuing with Mason’s Sesquicentennial celebration of 150 years of history, the tour features historic properties located in Mason Coutny.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
One potato. Two potato. Three potato. Four. Four dollars gets you a great baked potato at Northside Café. Actually baked. Not microwaved. And what a difference. Be hungry. They’re about the size of your shoe. Glorified with butter and cheese. Pico de gallo. Sour cream. Onions if you want. Five potato. Six potato. Seven potato. More. More is what you’ll want from The Cat’s Meow. More of Cathy’s Dutch Potato Soup. Aardappel Soep if you were in Holland. Heerlijk. Del ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
As you are no doubt aware, if you are currently not stupid, squirrels cause a large amount of damage. They are one of nature’s top welfare recipients, in that they are not content to live in abodes provided by the environment, such as hollow trees and caves and highway overpasses.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
BAT VIEWING CAN BE ADDICTIVE!! Yes, there have been many this season who have returned with friends and family in tow! Others who have come for the first time quickly let us know that they WILL return. I say BRAVO!! Dont forget that September 20th is early morning return viewing and is open to the public.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
It’s Monday morning and we are all watching the weather to see where Hurricane Ike is going. We need the rain and some clouds are moving in from West Texas. Pray for rain. Birthdays this week are Carolyn Vater on September 10th, James Toeppich on September 12th, Barbara Krause on September 13th and Don Baxter on September 15th.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
When my Uncle Mort accused me of “dealing loosely with the truth,” I knew that facts were stacked heavily in his favor. Were I not in his close circle of kinfolks, the charge might well have been one for bald-faced lying. “You’ve been writing about me in your column for four years,” he blurted.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
To all who say, “THERE IS NOTHING TO DO IN MASON!” Be forewarned that, if I ever hear you say this, I just might slap your face! There is plenty of goings on in Mason. Okay, we don’t have a “Fest” every weekend, like Fredericksburg does. But, we have something going on every weekend.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library web site is being completely revamped and updated. Texas is a member of the multi-state cooperative that supports the deployment of Plinkit to public libraries at no charge. The library is grateful to John Pecoraro of the Big Country Library System (BCLS) in Abilene for assisting in the web site development.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
Olive Leaf is one of my favorite herbs for this time of year. I use olive leaf for immune enhancement and flu prevention. However, olive leaf is more than just a great anti-viral. Olives in some form have been used throughout history. Olives and olive oil are referenced throughout the Bible.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
This will be my third presidential election since I've been editor of the Mason County News. On a more personal note, this will be the ninth presidential election in which I've been eligible to vote. I've been through Carter/Reagan all the way up to McCain/Obama. And I've voted in all of them. Prior to the ones I voted in, I remember the elections of '68, '72 and '76.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
The American Legion Fort Mason Post #285 and Mason National Bank will host a Memorial Service for Chester Ellebracht on Thursday, Sept. 11th, 7:00 p.m., which will include a Post Everlasting Ceremony in honor of Chester’s service to God & Country. Family, friends and the general public are invited to attend.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
Mason High School Varsity and JV cheerleaders are hosting a Bingo Night and Mexican Pile On this Saturday September 13th at the school cafeteria. Doors open at 5:-- pm. The meal will be served from 5-6, followed by the main event-BINGO! $15.00 admission includes the meal and 4 reusable bingo cards.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
Amarillo, Texas--Sheila Rhodes of Mason, Texas, and Ladys Magic Touch, a 2005 Sorrel American Quarter Horse Mare, placed in the Top-10 in Three-Year-Old Mares at the 2008 Bayer Select World Championship Show, August 25-31 in Amarillo, Texas. "Qualifying and competing in the Bayer Select World Championship Show is a great honor,"
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
The Mason 4-H Club members will meet on Thursday, September 18th at 3:45 p.m. at the Nursing Home to help the residents celebrate September birthdays. We will make the birthday cakes and cards at our Food Fun Day, but we will want anyone who can come to visit the residents to come to the party.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
The 4-H Food and Fun Day will be held at the Grace Christian School on Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If you want to be in the Food Show, or even if you just want to come and cook, we’d love to have you there. Please bring $3.00 per 4-Her to help cover food expenses. On October 15th after school at the Extension Office we will meet to go over your interview in preparation for the Food Show.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
Fredonia Community Association will be having their meeting and "Pot Luck" Supper at 6:30 p.m. September 27th. All interested in our community are welcome. This is an important meeting because we will be organizing for our "Rummage Sale". The Hamburger meal planned for November 8th. Bring a partner or four-some to play forty-two after supper come and enjoy friends and fellowship down town Fredonia in our center east of the old Fredonia Store.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Mike Conaway invites area high school seniors interested in attending one of the United States’ military service academies to apply for nominations through his office. The application period for students who will enter college next year ends October 27, 2008. Eligible students are high school seniors or older who would be able to enter the Service Academies in the summer of 2008.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
Civil Air Patrol, the volunteer civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is recruiting members for the Cadet program in Fredericksburg.  The Fredericksburg Cadet Squadron started in October 2005, and another Basic Cadet Training class is now forming. Young men and women from the ages of 12 to 18 receive training in leadership, aerospace, emergency services, basic military drill and discipline.  There will be an orientation session for interested youth and parents at Zion Luther ...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, September 2nd, for its monthly business meeting. There were 45 members and 5 visitors in attendance. "Boss Lion" Denwood Butler was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The Hamburger Lunch, the 10-K Walk-Run, and the Pictorial directory were discussed.