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December 3, 2008 Issue
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
When someone mentions the Humane Society, the image that comes to mind is likely one of a cute puppy, once abandoned and neglected, and then rescued and united with a loving family. This is the image the Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, has worked hard to project of itself.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
‘L’ is a prefix for many of the amino acids or proteins that are the building blocks for the body. The ‘L’ denotes a left sided rotation of the molecule which is the natural form that is recognized by the human body. The other form is ‘D’ which is rotated to the right and is generally undesirable, yet is found in cheaper amino acid supplements. There are many amino acids – some made by the body and some that must be obtained from the diet.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
I’m sick and tired of hearing people use that old worn out expression “I’m sick and tired of”. I seriously doubt that the users of this cliché are really “sick”, they are, in all probability, just quite “tired” of hearing, reading or seeing something with which they do not agree.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Stories about survivors of “Black Friday” abound. You know who you are, and you know what I mean. You “bit” on the advertising lure—sinker, line and hook—that you should abandon your bed around 2 a.m. to join the chase. Everyone would be out that day after Thanksgiving to save a bundle on gifts as the Christmas shopping season officially began. My hunch is that you perhaps saved a half-bundle, but still have more than half a list to check off ‘tween now and the big day. Uncle Mo ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
With Thanksgiving behind us and the “Light up the Town” activities complete, the lights and decorations around town remind us all of the coming of this Christmas season. The square is lit up outlining all of the buildings and that is one more of the special things that make Mason such a wonderful small town to call home.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Mason’s got a new water tower. And you can’t miss it. Coming in from the east on the Llano Highway. Coming in from the northeast on the Fredonia Highway. Coming in from Brady on Highway 87. Just about anyway you come at it, you see it. Shaped like a giant golf ball. Poised on a monster tee. Stuck on top of the hill. From a distance it looks benign enough. But try approaching it from the square. Between The Commercial Bank and Nu-Way. Head west up FM 1871. (Aka El Paso Street.) ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Let the “Stuffing of Stuff” begin! Oh, my, how I love stuffing, I really like chocolate and pumpkin stuffing the best. Of course there has to be a lot of “Cool Whip!” I see no sense in getting low fat whipping, when you’re going to put it on something so sweet as, chocolate, pecan, peach, cherry or pumpkin, do you?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library has many items that make wonderful Christmas gifts. The Mason Study Club offers the BookMate, a high quality vinyl book cover that holds paperbacks open for easy reading. It snaps closed for carrying, has a built-in bookmark, and comes in several beautiful colors and prints.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
“Operation Christmas Greeting” is Mason County’s EMS Association’s annual fundraiser. This is it’s seventh (7th) year and the purpose is to provide funding for the betterment of the association’s equipment. It, also, provides an ideal way for you to say “Merry Christmas” to everyone who reads this paper! It works like this: Instead of mailing Christmas cards to your local friends and businesses you take the money you would have spent and make a donation to one of the “Greetin ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
The Fredericksburg Chorale will present three Christmas concerts on December 6, at St. Joseph’s Hall located at 212 W. San Antonio St. in Fredericksburg. The concerts are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., 3:00 & 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public with donations accepted at the door. Refreshments will be available.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Angelica Mancillas was inducted into the Phi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tarrant County College on 11/21/2008. Mancillas, majoring in Health Related Professions, is the daughter of Macario Agustin and Amanda Orozpe of Mason . Established in 1918 by two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Come help celebrate the Chamber’s Christmas Gala Mixer. The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Mason friends and neighbors to its Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala Mixer Thursday, Dec. 11th, 5:30 p.m. The location is the new City facility: the Richard P. Eckert Civic Center on McKinley Street.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
In the early years of the 1940s, the U.S.A. was not the sprawling giant that it is today. The country was greatly weakened by the lean years of the Great Depression and President Roosevelt was resisting British pressure to join the fight against Hitler and the German Third Reich. In addition to the rising threat in Europe, the Japanese were waging war against China and threatening to disrupt the entire Southeast Asia area.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
The Heart of Texas Country Music Association sponsored Country Cruisin’ 2008 on November 8-15, with ports of call including Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. Two hundred and sixty travelers from seventeen states and Canada enjoyed the annual cruise with special onboard private shows for the group featuring Darrell & Mona McCall, Tony Booth, Heather Myles, Amber Digby, Justin Trevino, Bucille Snotgrass, Randy Lindley, Tony Pickens, Shane Lively and Johnny Cox. Travel Ezee c ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Every fifth Sunday, the Hilda United Methodist Church youth conduct our worship service. During this past Sunday, they presented the program “Hanging of the Greens” to begin the season of Advent. The youth do everything including the music. We have several talented musicians who play musical instruments and we are very proud of our Children’s Bell Choir.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Souvenirs Dear Gerry, I hope the people who read your article will pass the word to others - WATCH YOUR PROPERTY! Just the other day someone stopped, and when I asked them what they were doing, they replied that they were waiting to pick up some hay that I had just fed to the cattle so they could put in in their garden.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Best Burgers Editor: “SHOW ME THE BEEF” Growing up in San Francisco, there was only one of the 14,000 available restaurants that had a hamburger I would die for. “In and Out” still ranks as one of the best. After 40 years in Alaska, only one restaurant, the “White Spot”, has ever come close to that high level of quality.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Mason County Sesquicentennial Heritage of Faith Tour, Part III By Jan Appleby The last “official” Sesquicentennial event for 2008 will be held this coming Saturday, December 6th. The “Heritage of Faith Tour” will include nine churches in town and three churches outside of town – Art United Methodist Church, about nine miles southeast of town on Hwy.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
The Mason Clinic is pleased to announce its new alliance with the Frontera Healthcare Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) currently serving Menard and Concho Counties, and as of December 1, 2008, expanding into Mason County. The decision to join the Frontera Network was made by local interests, Llano Memorial Healthcare System, and Scott & White, as FQHC status promises to offer more funding and services to our area than our current Rural Health Clinic status.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Alice was born July 10, 1912, to John William and Lula McPherson Whitefield on the family farm in the Boz Community in Ellis County. Her family had settled in the area in the 1860s. She was a lifelong resident of Waxahachie, Texas, and was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years, I.W.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
Hildegarde Schulze passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at the age of 94. She was born on April 22, 1914, in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Edward Roos and Olevia Louise Ottmers Roos. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School and in 1933 married Gilbert Schulze and moved to Mason. Their wedding was a double wedding along with Gilbert’s twin brother, Wallace and his bride, Adela and was held at the Edison Street Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with several Schulze pastors helping with ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
P. K. Thomas, of the Seale community in Robertson County, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at the Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery, with Brother Gene Darby of the Marquez Church of Christ officiating.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 3, 2008
The temperatures were chilly; but, Mason fans made the long trek to Buda, Texas, on the Friday night after Thanksgiving to watch their Punchers take on the Ganado Indians. Both teams were coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday, and the first quarter saw them trying to get back up to game speed.