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October 15, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008 • Photos
The local band, Hundred Fold Seed, is currently taking pre-orders for their first album, "Somewhere Between." Hundred Fold Seed is a Christian based, rock/soul band that has performed at a number of venues in Mason and surrounding areas. Band members are Justin McFarland, John Gammill, Colt Lyons and David Hanscheck. The new album contains songs that are praise-type songs; but, with a hard rocking beat, often infused with soulful guitar and keyboard riffs that reveal the high level of talent ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Try your hand at winning a raffle for only a dollar. That’s right. Spend a $1 and enter your chance to win one of 24 guns, hunting gear, and oh much more. Or spend $10 to enter the grand prize raffle…a 2008 Kawasaki ATV Mule with Trailer. Only 2,500 Kawasaki tickets will be sold and you do not have to be present to win it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
On September 11, 2008, The American Legion Fort Mason Post #285 and Mason National Bank hosted a Memorial Service for Chester Ellebracht. During that service, George Brannies, CEO, Mason National Bank, presented a $1,000 donation to The American Legion, in honor of Chester’s more than 50 years of service to each institution.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Mason County is in the final months of its celebration of the 150th anniversary of the county. At the same time that the state of Texas was recognizing the formation of Mason as a county, the early Methodist movement in Mason County also was getting its start. This weekend, First United Methodist Church will honor that 150th anniversary with a series of celebrations and services, and the public is invited to join in the festivities. The celebration begins on Saturday morning, October 18, with ...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
If you, like many Americans, wear clothes, then you might want to discreetly check and see if there are any small mammals in the ones you’re wearing now. Go ahead. I’ll wait. The reason I mention this is that lately there seems to be a spate of incidences where people are going along, minding their own business, thinking they are alone in their garments, suddenly discovering they are not.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Skin is the body’s largest organ. The skin has multiple functions – one being that it is an important organ of elimination. The Chinese medical system refers to the skin as the third kidney – meaning that it functions to rid the body of excess moisture and toxins. The health of our skin is reflected by its appearance and texture.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Tabula rasa. Beginner’s mind. Blank page. Clean slate. Ah, clarity. Simplicity. Emptiness. The opposite of “horror vacui.” Fear of empty space. Aristotle thought it up. Believing nature feared emptiness. That empty spaces sucked in gases and liquids to avoid being empty. Whoever heard of nature avoiding anything. Later on Pascal and others proved him wrong. Still, horror vacui remains. Especially as applied to visual art. Where every speck of canvas has an image crammed in ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
By the time that this goes to print, the gate will have been locked for the last night for crowds to view the bats at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve in 2008. Wasn’t it just a few days ago that the season began and I unlocked that lock and tried to drive up a washed out road to the parking area?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
It was great to wake up this Monday morning to a light drizzle. The forecast is for precipitation all week with a 50% chance on Wednesday. Let it rain. Thank God for the beautiful rains last week. The Church Conference on Sunday afternoon with District Superintendent Larry Altman presiding was well attended.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that you were at the store buying school supplies? Now aisles are filled with costumes, pumpkins and candy. That’s right, fall is here and Halloween is creeping up! Halloween brings out the kid in all of us, but what’s not to love about getting dressed up, parading around the neighborhood and eating all the candy in one night that your mom said you couldn’t have all year?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The masses yearn to flip back the calendar to simpler days. Those of us with tickets punched for geezer status work overtime in the cobwebs of selective memory. With world economies bobbing like yo-yo’s on the string of life, we are awash in words, wishing for bygone days when much was left unsaid. On our hurting planet, politically-charged news bites refer to “streets”—more specifically, Wall Street, Main Street, as well as streets of the world…. * * * * * When our nation was you ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
In my search for “STUFF,” I often find an item that states,”Some Assembly Required!” I really have to need and want this stuff to buy it. As, you see, I don’t like to read instructions. I want what I want and I want it instantly. When the kids were young and there was something to assemble, I would just wing it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Several years ago I started contemplating about all of the many “Cook Books” that my wife has stored in her “Library of Cooking” which occupies a small nook in our kitchen. I wondered: why would a woman married to a man raised on red beans, cornbread, potatoes, chicken fried steak and cream gravy need such an extensive amount of material designed to instruct her in cooking things that keep her man well fed and happy?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Before we get into the building of a really great loaf of basic white bread, I want to clarify something that has caused a bit of confusion. In my “Quick and Easy Biscuit” recipe, I called out the use of “salad dressing.” As one or two readers pointed out to me, there’s lots and lots of salad dressings out there!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
9-16-08 @ 3:06pm- 911-EMS responded to the 500 blk of W College @ 7:19pm- Fire- Fire Department and SGT Parker responded to 87 S @8:00pm- Civil documents served-SGT Parker responded 9-17-08 @ 7:15am- Loose cattle-Owner notified @ 8:56am- Funeral escort-Chief Deputy Carson and Sheriff Low responded @ 10:20am-Citizen concern-Chief Deputy Carson responded @5:31pm-Shots heard in city limits-Deputy Zapata responded to the 300 blk of Bryan St.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
There have now been two Presidential debates and one Vice Presidential debate. How the participants did, and who might have "won" is almost wholly dependent upon your political viewpoint; but, one thing is certainly clear - these are not debates! I didn't get to actually see the first Presidential debate or the Vice Presidential debate, though I listened to them and read transcripts.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Come out and support our local Mason County Critter Getters at a bake sale in front of Super S on October 18, 2008. The bake sale will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end when the last baked good is sold! The Mason County Critter Getters is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to raise money for local citizens who may need money for extensive medical bills or tragedy in their lives.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Mason Band Boosters will be hosting the 52nd annual MHS Queen’s Coronation on November 1, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mason Community Building. Tickets will be available at all local banks from October 16th-October 31st. Tickets will also be available at The Little Red Shack from October 16th-November 1st. If you are on staff at Mason ISD, tickets will be available in the High School office.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Country Home Health is sponsoring two drive-thru flu clinics for the residents of Mason County. The first, on October 15th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., is for Medicare patients ONLY. It will be held at Country Home Health's offices, behind the Mason Clinic. The second will be held on October 21, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., and is open to the general public. Those who are homebound and need to schedule a home visit for innoculation should call 325-347-9600.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Mrs. Eloise Kuhlmann and her daughter Joyce Comer donated a flag to the Care Center in memory of Mr. Eddie Kuhlmann. Mr. Kuhlmann was a WWII Veteran, lifelong resident of Mason and always flew a flag at their home. He along with his 7 brothers were proud to serve their country.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Delyn Durst and Patrick Boyd were united in marriage August 30, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Mason. Minister Eddie Howard of San Angelo, Texas, officiated at the double ring ceremony. Delyn is the daughter of Tommy and Joyce Durst of Mason. She is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Elfrieda Durst and James C.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
On October 18th, 26 high school marching bands will converge on the Brady High School Stadium for the annual UIL Regional VII Band Marching Competition. The Mason High School Band will take the field at 10:45am. Again this year, families and friends of local high school band members who may not be able to attend the competition will be able to listen to the band's performance live on the internet.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Hill Country CattleWomen will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at “Rail’s ...a Cafe’ at the Depot” in Kerrville, Texas. Coffee and social at 10 a.m., with the meeting starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. Rails is located at 615 Schreiner St. Cost for the noon luncheon is $15.00 per person.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Mason Co. equestrian drill team kicked off the new season with a fun filled riding practice on September 29 at the Mason park arena. In attendance were members: June Scripps-Captain, Jenny Scripps, Shari Clark, Carmen Bauer, Diane Peavey, Jeanne Hahn, Julie Nertz, Mercedes Moore, Jeffrey Williams and Sarah Stephenson.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country traveled to San Antonio on October 8th to view “Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, An American Impressionist”.  This collection of paintings will be on display at the Witte Museum until December 9th.  Before looking at the pictures, the group went to The Gallery Theater for a one act skit, “A Visit with Eleanor Onderdonk”, by Laurie Dietrich.  Eleanor was the sister of Julian, and also an artist.  She was the Curator ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Hunters and non-hunters alike are asked to come and support the Kassie Mae Zavadil Scholarship Fundraiser event. Tickets are on sale now at M3, the Llano Chamber of Commerce, and through Mary Ann Scott and friends of Kassie for $15, or can be purchased at the door. November 1st will welcome many to this community to come out and enjoy the beautiful hill country and bountiful hunting Llano County has to offer.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Hilda Community Club will meet this Friday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the community building. Carol Kothmann and Jerry & Kaylynn Gordon are hosts and will serve supper. Guest speaker is Martha Kothmann, president of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
There will be a special edition of the Llano Country Opry on Saturday, October 18, during the Llano River Chuck Wagon Cookoff. It will be held at the Badu Park in Llano with two show times of 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. It is a free concert and sponsored by the Llano Memorial Health Care System and the Scott and White Health Care System. Heart of Texas Recording Artist Justin Trevino will be headlining the special opry show.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Back by popular demand, the Raggedy Cats will be performing a fall concert at the Marktplatz Kinder Halle Pavilion in Fredericksburg on Saturday, October 18, from 5 - 7pm. The public is cordially invited to bring their lawn chairs, some refreshments, and come enjoy the fun tunes of the 40’s and 50’s era.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
As part of its commitment of building healthy communities and in conjunction with the decision of going tobacco-free at all Llano Memorial Healthcare System facilities on November 20, 2008, Llano Memorial Healthcare System will offer a smoking cessation class in each of the communities it serves. The class for the Mason Community will be held at the Mason Clinic, 216 E.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Mason Charity Quilters will meet for a work day Saturday October 18, from 9-5 at St. Paul's Fellowship Hall. Anyone who sews is invited to come join us. Bring your machine and a sack lunch and stay as long as you can. For more information contact Joan Williams at 325-347-6974.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Mason's third annual Starving Artists' Show will be next Saturday, October 25th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The 34 exhibitors, which includes painters, photographers, sculptors and writers, will be displaying and selling their work on the sidewalks of Mason's downtown square. The following artist biography, was written by Stephanie Voss, wife of artist Chris Voss.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Dear Editor, First of all, I wish to acknowledge my pride in our Mason Band! I extend my sincere thanks to our band director, Mr. Ruiz, and to each and every member of the band and those included in such a magnificent half time performance at Friday nights football game.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Mason’s 2nd Annual Gem of the Hill Country 5 & 10k Race was a success by all accounts – a beautiful, cool morning, hard-working dedicated volunteers, and 126 talented athletes from as far away as Dallas and Tyler heading along two courses that highlighted Mason’s well-kept neighborhoods, schools, and old Ft.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum will host an album release party for Leona Williams on Friday, October 17. The event will be held at the museum located at 1701 South Bridge Street in Brady. Heavy Hor D’Oeuvres and drinks will be provided and the public is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Doctors are people, too. I feel certain there is a small percentage of the population who select their doctors based on credentials and past performance in their particular field of medicine. While choosing a specialist, I might be inspired to search into background and track record more, when it comes to choosing a general practitioner it’s all about a connection.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Texas has joined at least five other states this year in reporting cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis infection in horses. In Houston County, in the southeast corner of the state, a horse with clinical illness has tested positive for the disease, and in the north central Texas, in Denton County, a vaccinated horse also tested positive and exhibited clinical signs of disease.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Schneider’s - 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating receives the distinction thanks to their commitment to the environment and helping homeowners live “greener” lives. FREDERICKSBURG (10/08/2008) – Schneider’s - 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating recently was granted the prestigious Green Screened contractor mark. The Green Screened mark is bestowed upon contractors who embrace the challenge of protecting the environment by: · Educating people about the environmental and savi ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
Bertha Vivian Morris Hammock, long time resident of Hext Texas, was born November, 24 1931, and passed away October 13, 2008, in Winnsboro, Texas. She was the daughter of the late James Paul Morris and Annie Elizabeth Keen Morris. She is preceeded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Mason Punchers hosted the Christoval Cougars last week, and though the young men from up northwest put up a valiant fight, the Punchers were able to end the evening with a 39-6 victory. During the first quarter, the two teams spent most of their time learning about their opponents and testing various offensive strategies.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the Mason High School Cross Country teams. They have competed in meets held in Ozona, Junction, and Mason. The competitions have been tough, yet the Cowgirls and Punchers brought home four championships and many new personal best times. Beginning with the Ozona meet on Saturday, September 27th, the Cowgirls were missing teammate Hillary Bibb.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Puncher JV improved its season record to 6-0 Thursday night in Christoval. The victory proved to be a true team effort as most everybody contributed to the 32-6 win. The normally spectacular David Mora suffered an arm injury on the first drive of the game. His teammates responded by putting up 32 unanswered points in the first half.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
At the beginning of the year the Irion County Hornets had the ear marks of a team that could very well win the district. The Hornets roster was loaded with a talented senior class. The 2008 season held great promise as All-District players such as, QB Garrett Barnett, RB Bryan Kenely, and 6' 6"
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
The Punchers traveled out of town Thursday to take on the boys from Christoval. Both teams struggled in the first period, but the Punchers finally started to click in quarter two. Mason began a drive from their own 37 yard line, then finished off the drive with a 8 yard touchdown by Rio Schmidt.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 • Posted October 15, 2008
You had better had your popcorn and coke ready this past Thursday when the 7th Grade Punchers took on the visitors from Blanco. The game was tight from start to finish and it came down to literally the final play of the game to determine the winner. Both teams moved the ball in period one but were unable to score.