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October 1, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Don your best western clothes and head to Burnet for the second Burnet Cultural Arts Festival Oct. 10 and 11, and Fort Croghan Day on Oct. 11. The festivities begin with a juried art show of western artists with the winners being announced at the Friday night Grand Opening Gala at Longhorn Cavern from 7 – 11 p.m.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce will hold a hearing on Monday, October 6 at 9:00 a.m. in the Betty King Room of the Texas Capitol, to discuss the current industry practices and regulations associated with the siting of wind turbines. The committee will hear invited testimony from the Public Utility Commission of Texas on the wind turbine siting process.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Team members Gordon & Mary Kay Carruth, Don Durflinger, Eva Tannehill, Brenda Koepke and Jeri Owens were responsible for a GREAT SHOW! It turned out better than expected and we hope everyone had a good time. Special Thanks for the demonstrations provided by Karen Graves (Cow milking & animals), Linda Laury (chair making), Amy Vickers (basket weaving), Brenda Pape (mohair & spinning), Diane Eames (weaving & spinning), Joyce Arnold (topaz) and Gordon Carruth (old washing machine).
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
One day Nan Loeffler was whining to her husband, Carl, that Texas Tech was offering summer graduate are metal and jewelry design classes and that was what she had always wanted to do, but never had the change! So he said "Stop whining and go do it," thinking that she would get it out of her system and things would return normal.
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Columns
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
“Democracy should be more than two coyotes and a rabbit voting on what to have for dinner.” ~ Ronald Reagan “The reason those who advocate gun control in America have not already been silenced is that 99.9% of American gun owners are law-abiding citizens.” ~ Kendal Hemphill After World War II, when American society was inundated with returning servicemen, and once the euphoria of winning the war had faded, an attitude of ‘Soldiers and dogs, keep off the grass’ cropped up in Americ ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) By Don Felder Published by Wiley (2008) $25.95 Hardback I don’t know if the Eagles are any good. I don’t even know if I actually like the Eagles. I say this despite the fact that I own almost all of their albums. At first I was going to say that I’m indifferent to the Eagles but that would be incorrect too – I have a connection to them that’s very strong, it’s just that that connection may or may not be musically related.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Money impacts every decision that we make. You might wonder why a column on natural health would be about money – I find money to be an important aspect in choosing the right supplements to take. I assume that everyone takes supplements to be healthier – otherwise why bother. But the question I ask is “are your supplements making you healthier?” I see many supplements in my day to day business – those that I sell, those from vendors who want me to sell theirs, and those that people b ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Now that the budget and the tax rates have been approved by the City Commission, one of the biggest struggles of every year is behind us. With a balanced budget for next year, and a Capital budget that will provide for additional infrastructure development, I can again say that things are going well with the city and it looks like they will continue to be improving.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Welcome, October. Welcome. Or make that Oktober…with a k. If you’re speaking German. Swedish. Danish. Norwegian. Or Indonesian. No matter how you say it, it’s here. Good ol’ Autumn-leaves-falling-crisp-morning-air-October. Welcome, Fall. No matter where, it’s the same. Cooler. Colorful. The decline into winter. Octubre. Ottobre. Shi yue. Yep, even in China. Actually, October is incorrect now. October comes from the Latin “octo” which means “eight.” The Ro ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
And they’re off, into the wild blue yonder, well, at least as far as Montgomery, Alabama. They were married on April 4th, 2008, before Stuart had a tour into the war zone and then, finally, they had a great reception last Saturday night. Julia, so beautiful in her wedding dress, and Stuart, so handsome in his uniform, repeated their vows in front of Reverend Mark Krause and the crowd, and they kissed, and danced and cut cake and everyone had a merry time.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
My baby doctor says I’m mildly anemic (I need more iron), so I’m going to eat more beef, which is a good source of zinc, iron, and protein. I’ll again have a table of Texas Beef Council recipes and handouts at Brent’s beef program on Oct. 7th so beef is on my mind!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
It is “open season” on words. With core-crushing issues bombarding from all directions, words—the centerpiece of literary tools—are having their way with us. They are flung about in “hit or miss” volleys, like quick-triggered neophytes on their first dove hunts. Words fly like pellets from shotguns boomed against autumn skies. Alas, most pellets miss their targets, falling harmlessly to earth. Here comparisons with hunters end.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Who ever said, “There’s no such thing as a free cookie/lunch,” was right! There’s always a “Catch 22” to everything. Including cookies, lunches, government handouts and etc... They give kids free cookies at the bakery department. However, no one not even a kid can eat just one cookie, so mom buys a two dozen box.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (F GRE). Historical Fiction. “Presents a tale inspired by the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a work that follows the doomed monarch’s long imprisonment in the household of the Earl of Shrewsbury and his spying wife, Bess.” Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
In a recent article I referred to the speculation that the only memories we retained were those frequently visited while those rarely ever recalled will fade into infinity from the lack of use. I wish to take issue with that speculation because of the resurfacing of a memory from back in 1932. In that year I was 21 and had bought my first brand new car—a 1932 Ford four door sedan—paid $600 for that sucker and paid it out at $20 per month.
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Events
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, October 4, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or KNEL radio in Brady. Country Music Superstar Johnny Rodriguez will headline the Llano Country Opry.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Hill Country Memorial Hospital officials welcomed benefactors and the public to a ribbon-cutting and open house for the Hill Country Memorial Breast Center. Located in the Brune Professional Building just north of the hospital campus, the center is a state-of-the-art digital mammography facility. “This is your breast center,” Mike Tomforde, chairman of the HCMH Foundation, said in welcoming the crowd.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
October 4th is volunteer cleanup day at the Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. If you are willing and able, please join us at any time from 8:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. Please call 325-347-5970 for more details.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
On October 4th 2008, The Gem of the Hill Country 5K and 10K run/walk will start at 8 a.m. and go till 10 a.m. So if you are up and about, stop wave, cheer and urge on the runner or walker you see. It will make them fill energized. The run is a fundraiser for our local Lions Club.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The free seminar will be presented in the Mason library by Brian and Judy Hetheringon of the Texas Bluebird Society. The talk will cover basic information about the three types of bluebirds in Texas, including courtship, nesting, habitat, food and predators. Handouts will list the Texas native plants used as food, nestbox building plans, specifications for bird boxes for other kinds of birds and a Texas Bluebird Society membership form.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
(Brady, TX 09/29/08)-Stephen DeFiore, a chiropractor in Brady has just returned from completing the last 25 hours of a 250 + training program in advanced clinical nutrition. Nutrition Response Testing is used by thousands of health practitioners of all types and specialties across the United States including osteopaths, MD’s, nutritionists, chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, October 4, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or KNEL radio in Brady. Country Music Superstar Johnny Rodriguez will headline the Llano Country Opry.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, October 4, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or KNEL radio in Brady. Country Music Superstar Johnny Rodriguez will headline the Llano Country Opry.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
September's meeting was held at Rene Ince’s beautiful home. Our new fall pledges were introduced and welcomed. Matt Underwood was our informative guest speaker clarifying any of our misconceptions of the election for the tax roll back. Our goals for this 2008/2009 fund raising year are still in the finalizing stages.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
A coach and 24 players came home again to the Puncher dome to mark the 50th anniversary of their State Semifinals team of 1958. On September 5th at pregame, a former Head Coach Carmen Bonner was introduced, walked onto the field and greeted his 1958 players, eleven of who earned all-district and four all-state honors.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Gerry, You know how people are always looking for an angel? We have seen some of those angels. No, I am not crazy! Angels are God’s messengers. We have seen those messengers through his people here. If you have been praying for us, you are his messenger. Keep on praying, don’t give up!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The MHS Cheerleaders would like to give a special thanks to everyone who helped make our Bingo fund-raiser possible. The following business contributed to our success. Local businesses were; Petal Patch, Mane Attraction, Market Square, Webbers Chevron, Benjies, Mason Feed Store, Coffee Mug n' More, Mason County News, Lee and Linda Graham, Hill Country Video, Hinckley's Country Store, The Mason Jar, Sandstone Cellars Winery, Dairy Queen, Mason National Bank, Commercial Bank, Mason County Feeders ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Chief Appraiser If you are rushing to the mail box every day only to discover your 2008 tax statement has not arrived, please take necessary action to suppress the disappointment. Your 2008 "membership fees to paradise" will be late in coming this year. However, continuing in this ages old tradition of separating you from your money, taxes will be eventually be levied and statements mailed.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Mason Care Center is pleased to introduce Mark Cole, Physical Therapist. Mark works with residents recovering from an illness or an injury such as hip replacement, knee replacement or stroke to name a few. Mason Care Center is a Skilled Nursing Facility which qualifies most residents for therapy paid for by Medicare after a 3 night qualifying stay in the hospital.
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News
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, September 23, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 40 members and 4 visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were 2 Mason High School Seniors, Bobby Buist, and Courtland Hemphill. Lion Will Frey was responsible for the program and introduced Sheryl Burleson-President of the P.T.O.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club is sponsoring a shelter shower to benefit The Haven on October 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason County Library Stribling Room. The Haven is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse serving Mason, McCulloch and Menard Counties. Funding for this shelter comes from grants and donations.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Marathon, Texas--Samuel "Sam" Cavness, of Marathon, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 20, 2008. Sam was born to Will and Dolly Cavness on June 8, 1918, in Blue Mountains Mason County. He married Patsy Ruth Granger on September 2, 1946. He served for over two years in the South Pacific Theatre with the dismounted cavalry unit as head of the Gun Crew.
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Sports
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
If you are a lover of great defensive football, you may have been a little disappointed watching the Yellow-jackets take on the Punchers last Thursday evening. On the other hand, if you prefer long break-away runs and long touchdown passes, this game would have been your cup of tea. In the first period, Menard scored early in the game when their QB scrambled around the Mason defense and scored on a 64 yard run which set the tone for the score-fest that was about to happen.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
The Mason 7th Grade Football team played host to the visiting boys from Harper this past Thursday evening. The Harper squad was made up of 8th graders but the Punchers played a good game at any rate. Harper scored twice in the first half making the score 0-14, but several Mason players did a good job on defense during this period, namely, Raul Silguero, Jason Berreles, Drigo Martinez, and Laret Hemphill. The Punchers struggled to consistently move the ball, but threatened on one occasion but ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008
Saturday, the Cowgirls and Punchers drove all the way out west to Ozona. The annual “Running with the Lions” cross country meet was held at the Ozona Country Club. It began at 9:00 a.m. with the Jr. High divisions and followed by the High School divisions. It was a large, well run meet, with over twenty different school represented. Finishing 4th overall for the Cowgirls was a great accomplishment, especially since they were missing a key runner from the team.