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September 17, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Chances are, when you were a kid, you wanted to grow up to be a pirate. I know I did. And there is a good reason for that – pirates get to do whatever they want. Kids almost never get to do what they want, unless they are very strange kids.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
There are some times when one has nothing to say. And, when this happens the rambling and repetition begin. It’s like, “Guest and Fish Stink After Three Days!” You, have so much to say and then it ends. I find myself in this situation right now. I’ve nothing to say.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
’Tis apple season, and I had the pleasure of giving the program on apples at the Menard Garden Club this month. What a lovely bunch of ladies! Unfortunately our local (Mason) apple orchard didn’t have a good crop this year, so we’ll have to hope next year is a better one for apples in Mason.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Last week I got to be on the visiting end at a bat cave. I was invited to Rocksprings to view the emergence of the bats at the Devil’s Sinkhole. This preserve is located a few miles outside of Rocksprings, Texas. The only way to reach the viewing site is by a most unique bus ride which begins downtown.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
It’s a great, cool Monday morning. I always know that Fall is near when the wild Gay Feathers begin to bloom on Eaton Cemetery Road. They are really pretty. Continue to pray for rain. Happy birthday wishes go to Charlie Thigpen on September 19th, to Kim Jordan on September 21, also to Herman Hitzfelder on September 21st and to both Jean Horton and Michael Don Durst on September 22nd.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Several vocalists in the mid-20th century warbled about “dear hearts and gentle people” who lived in their home towns. It was a block-buster favorite, arguably the best musical tribute ever to small towns. The composer clearly had such towns in mind, because “Idaho” is mentioned in the lyrics. On the Idaho map, dots are mostly small and mostly far apart. In spite of that song, small towns bear the brunt of jokes, since most Americans live in cities.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
We continue to make progress around the city offices and around town as the cooler weather comes to the area. Although we were well prepared for problems and emergency situations arising from Hurricane Ike, nothing developed in the Hill Country even though I am sure we would have all welcomed some needed rain.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Yikes, Ike. Talk about tough. You’re sheer proof. And a potent reminder. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. Actually, no one ever has. Those who had to be rescued didn’t pull it off. Although ordered to evacuate, they stayed instead. Then they scream for help. Heeeere’s your sign. Plus others must risk their lives to save them. Plus the cost of it all. To rescue or not to rescue. It’s never a question. But it sure has its price. Mother Nature doesn’t fool around. S ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Last Friday, the Punchers traveled to Johnson City for their matchup against the Eagles. The game began at an early 6:00 p.m. due to fears of Hurricane Ike, and it took only a short while to see how it was going to progress. The Johnson City team is composed of mostly sophomores.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
The Hill Country Memorial Breast Center will host a public open house Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Breast Center, located in the Brune Professional Building at 808 Reuben Street in Fredericksburg, was made possible with the support of those who live in this community. Hill Country Memorial Hospital is a non-profit, non-tax-supported entity and depends on the communities it serves to help provide needed services and facilities such as the two digital mammography units now in use a ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
The 198th District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce that Texas Ranger (Retired) Matt Andrews has appointed by District Attorney Ron Sutton as an additional investigator of the office. He will assist D. A. investigator Todd Burdick and Assistant District Attorney Menard, Mason and McCulloch Counties. Matt grew up in Andrews, Texas and joined the Texas Department of Public Safety at age 20.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Lane Lafraye Foster was born June 8, 2008 weighing 7 lbs, 10 ounces and 23 inches long. Lane was born in Brenham, Texas. Proud parents are Krista Foster of Hutto, Texas and Justin Burkes of Brenham Texas. Grandparents are Kathy and Jim Jordan of Art, Texas. Kimball Foster of Hutto, Texas.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
As part of the sesquicentennial celebration, the Mason Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mason friends and neighbors to its fall mixer at the Commercial Bank on September 25 at one of the square's oldest businesses. Historic times....Historic people.........As Mason celebrates its 150th Birthday, the past and present feature some interesting parallels. When Bobbie McMillan took a job as a bookkeeper for the Commercial Bank in 1970, she never dreamed she would one day be president of the locally own ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Gerry: This letter started out as a means to express Jutta's and my thoughts on your 10 September, 2008 editorial. It is an excellent portrayal of the current situation and we both appreciated it very much. It is a well thought, insightful, and realistic commentary on a process which has become almost meaning-less for much of the population.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Antonio F. (Tony) Rojas, former Sergeant with the Mason County Sheriff's Office and current Round Rock Police Officer was presented with the Department of Public Safety Directors Award on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Austin, Texas. The Department of Public Safety Directors Award is the highest award that a non DPS employee can receive.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
Nevada, MO--Henrietta Howell, daughter of Flora Burleson of Mason, Texas, has been accepted for admission to Cottey College for the fall 2008 semester. She graduated from Mason High School, and plans to major in pre-med. In high school, Henrietta was active in student council, Teens in the Driver Seat, pep squad, After the Bell, Student Representation on the Campus Education Improvement Committee, basketball manager, and FCCLA.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 • Posted September 17, 2008
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, September 9th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 43 members and 1 visitors in attendance. Lion Nolan Donop was responsible for the program and spoke about his time in the armed forces during World War II. Nolan served in Africa and Italy as well as other places.