Mason County News
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August 19, 2009 Issue
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Missy Gibbs, of Mason, has been named the new Office Manager of the Mason County Chamber of Commerce by its Board of Directors. Missy was born and raised in North Texas living most of her younger years along with two younger sisters in the small town of Ovilla. She attended school in DeSoto and participated in many school and community activities with the majority of her time spent on the softball field playing on a nationally competitive softball team.
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The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony August 12th. to celebrate the Grand Opening of Hair Care Extra Ordinaire and to introduce a new business to the community. The salon is located on 802 Post Oak and is owned and operated by stylist, Teresa Koock. Joining Teresa in the salon are stylists Cindy Smith and Frances Castillo, all long time residents of Mason. The salon is open Monday thru Friday (walk-ins welcome) and by appointment on Saturday and offers a wide variety of servi ...
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During the City of Mason's August 13 meeting (rescheduled due to the death of Commissioner Jared Carter's mother), the group discussed performance questions about the street department, and worked on the final budget numbers. During the July meeting, the group had scheduled a discussion of the performance reviews for the municipal judge and the street department; but, had reached the conclusion that they did not have adequate performance measures.
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Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Cameo, Pink Lady, Melrose, Sun Crisp. There are many different types of apples, and everyone has their favorite. The Mason County Apple Fest will also have a wide variety of "delicious" events to choose from. The first annual Mason County Apple Fest will be a celebration of everything apples.
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If you have a hankering for some brisket, bleed purple and love football I have just the place for you. Thursday, August 20th 6:00 p.m., the Punchedome. The Mason Punchers Varsity and Junior Varsity football teams will participate in their second pre-season controlled scrimmage against the Panthers of Blanco. The Junior Varsity will play first @ 6:00 p.m.
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Back in the day long before ESPN’s plethora of football coverage ABC would telecast the college game of the week. Thats right, one game a week, I cringe at the thought. Legendary broadcaster, Keith Jackson, who had a distinct southern drawl would always begin each telecast with “OHHH! NELLY! DO WE HAVE A GAME FOR YOU.” I can not think of a better way to describe the titan like match up that is about to take place as #11 Mason prepares to tangle with #19 Iraan in the season opener.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, August 11th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and 1 visitor in attendance. Lion Denwood Butler was responsible for the program and introduced Don Durflinger who spoke about speed reading, brain stimulation and brain cell regeneration, and George Washington Carver. Don said he took the Evelyn Wood Speed Reading Course as an off-campus course while he was in graduate school.
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[back by popular demand / originally published August 4, 2004] Last week Mason County News published the School Supply List for Mason Elementary and Mason Junior High. You can probably find most of these items at Hinckley’s General Store. Anyway, I was so intrigued I just couldn’t put it down. The list began with Pre-K.
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Listening in the City… New Yorkers who deal with the city on a daily basis may grow numb to the sights and sounds abounding there for us who mosey in from time to time. We are big-eyed and big-eared, marveling at the energies of millions who seem so comfortable with the duties of each day.
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Our Two Sewer Systems People are funny. For instance: I pay the city over $19.00 a month to dispose of the sewage from my home through its sewer system. Then I turn right around and pay over $30.00 a month to have the sewage from many of our TV network channels piped into my house.
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Understanding “natural health” is sometimes confusing because our society likes things fixed with a single pill. A natural approach to health focuses on underlying causes. In other words, a naturopath would not recommend aspirin for a headache, but would try to determine if the headache resulted from mineral deficiencies, food sensitivities, blood sugar imbalances or stress and would make recommendations to restore balance to the person so that the headaches did not occur. On simple proble ...
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I’ve been mistaken for the weather Lady! CC calls from the Valley asking me all sorts of weather related questions. I’m not sure that Katemcy had any rain the other day. But Lake Zesch was up. Lake Zesch is the big pot hole in the driveway that collects rain water.
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Again, there were scattered showers in the area last week. Some people got good rains but others got very little. Thank God and pray for more rain. Wishes for a happy birthday as we approach the end of August go to Elloit Bibb on the 23rd, to Brandy Kothmann on the 24th, to Greg Jordan on the 27th, to Teresa Koock on the 27th and to Warren Schattenberg who will celebrate his 83rd birthday on the 27th.
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I have had a truly remarkable week!! The baby bats have grown up and are now on their own. How time passes! We can reflect on a child or grandchild and think how quickly eighteen years fly by, but try to imagine only five or six short weeks from birth to being on their own.
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Tips for Nutritious School Lunches For sandwich variety, try various types of breads, pita, bagels, tortillas, flat bread and crackers. Gradually move toward whole grain foods if they are new to your child. New varieties of whole grain bread are lighter in color and texture and may appeal to children. To pack a nutritional punch in sandwich spreads (such as tuna fish, egg salad, and even reduced-fat cream cheese), add finely minced (food processor works great) carrots and celery. When incl ...
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At last week’s City Commission meeting I presented the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year beginning November 1, and after discussion of a few specific line items, the Commission agreed that we would move forward with this proposal. Budgeting for a municipality is a tool for the citizens to be able to clearly see how your elected officials are going to spend public funds for the next year.
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NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary. The Deep Blue Sea For Beginners by Luanne Rice (F RIC). Psychological Fiction. “Years ago, Lyra Davis left behind a world of wealth and privilege and the people she loved most in the world, unable to reconcile the expectations of her celebrated family with the longings of her own wild heart.
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Starting out as a brand new GMC Suburban, it’s hard not to get your hopes up. I mean, we’ve been at the top of the SUV food chain for half a century, hauling the loads, packing the mail, and doing jobs other SUVs wouldn’t attempt, and looking great doing them.
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his week, the News office welcomes T. J. Schmidt to the staff as our new advertising sales representative. We've been friends for many years and I'm excited to have her working with our crew, and know she'll do a wonderful job. She has arrived just in time to land in the middle of our preparations for the upcoming move.
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Not in the literal sense. Anyone could take the extra effort and find out who owns which parcel or acreage of land. The question refers more to the scenic beauty and grandness of the Texas Hill County, the alluring qualities that all Texans admire and come to see . .
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 • Posted August 19, 2009
Harry’s, a San Saba landmark since 1939, will be unveiling the completion of Phase II of their store restoration project on Saturday, August 22, 2009 between 8 am and 6 pm. Over 40 items of boots, hats, shirts and jeans will be given away through out the day along with complementary boot shines.
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The sale of Mason Puncher Football Box Seats for the ’09 Season will be on Thursday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. Box seats will be sold on that date. Persons who desire box seats should have a check for $240.00 at the Administration Office, 911 W. College Ave., before 9:00 o’clock that morning.
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Brady, TX- Its once again rodeo time in Brady, TX as the McCulloch County 4-H Clubs have teamed up to bring the Lester Meier Open Rodeo back to town. August 21, and 22, 2009 will bring two exciting evenings of bareback riding, bull riding, team, breakaway and tie down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, specialty acts and other surprises to the G.
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Statistics indicate that food borne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 4 Americans will become sick, 1 in 1,000 will become hospitalized, and 5,000 will die due to food borne illness. Texas AgriLife Extension, Gillespie County, is offering a food manager certification training course.
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Classic Country and Western Swing on August 29 Country up-and-comer Amber Digby and western swing veteran Jody Nix will provide the dancing and listening music at the next Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer open the show at 6 p.m.
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The Hilda Community Club will be having its annual ice cream social this Friday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. Hosts are Donald Durst and Larry & Dian Willmann. Bring a gallon of homemade ice cream or a gallon of store bought (we’re not picky!). Everyone is welcome so come on out and cool off with lots of ice cream!
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A short meeting of 7th and 8th grade boy athletes and parents will be held Thursday, August 20th in the Junior High Gym at 4:00 p.m.
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The Mason County Queen’s Court recently held their annual fundraiser. They appreciate all of the help they received. Thank you for turning out to support them. A special thanks goes to Neal Little of Little Texas Barbecue, Mason Bottling Company, 4H, Super S Foods, Weber’s Chevron, Short Stop, The Odeon Theatre, Northside Cafe, Wayne Carl Hofmann and Cakes by Ashley.
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On Thursday, Aug. 13th, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #285 met to discuss their plans for the upcoming year. The members in attendance discussed The American Legion’s Veterans Poppy distribution on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, the Auxiliary’s 2010 scholarship and the Unit’s 2009-2010 donations. The members present voted to make donations to the Mason Volunteer Fire Department, the Mason County Food Bank and Bluebonnet CASA as well as the USO DFW, located at the Dallas-Fort ...
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Bodey Lange, son of Cade and Samantha Lange of Tulia, Texas was awarded a Jeffery Scott belt buckle on Sunday, August 2, at the Professional Bull Rider event in San Antonio, Texas. Bodey made his dancing debut on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the first round of the bullriding. He won runner-up that night, but returned on Sunday to take the "Fan of the Night"
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San Antonio, TX – Jacob Bibb and Zach Hudson participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June and July. They were among one hundred and fifty-one high school students that took part in this award-winning leadership development program. The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, team building, communication, and leadership to become ambassad ...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 • Posted August 19, 2009
Pre-K 1 box Crayola crayons 16 count 1 box of Crayola markers (wash able) 1 box of Kleenex 1 Tub of Clorox anti-bacterial wipes 1 box gallon size Ziploc baggies 4 Elmer's glue pens 1 wide rule spiral notebook (70 pages) 2 heavy duty pocket folders with brads inside 1 package construction paper 1 bottle Germ-X in a pump 1 roll paper towels Kindergarten 1 box Crayola crayon 16 count 1 box of 8 Crayola crayons large size 1 package Papermate no.2 pencils 1 package pencil ...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 • Posted August 19, 2009
2-1-1 Texas of the Concho Valley is proud to announce the implementation of the Texas Military Family Access Project. Like many other agencies, locally and nationally, extra efforts have been made to reach out to military service members who have deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families, in an effort to connect them to vital community resources and services.
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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says the state must do more to better serve students in getting the education they need to meet future work force challenges and allow the continued prosperity of our economically diverse state. Today, Combs introduced the details of the Every Chance Funds, a $25 million initiative providing grants and scholarships over the biennium for career and technical education.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 • Posted August 19, 2009
Texas CPAs Recommend Four Job Saving Tips DALLAS – Every day, it seems as if the news is filled with reports of layoffs and job cuts at more companies. If you’re concerned about the safety of your own position, there are some smart steps you can take to recession-proof your situation, according to the Texas Society of CPAs.
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Hill Country Memorial Hospital, orthopedic surgeons and rehab professionals are teaming up to offer orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to high school athletes on Saturdays this fall beginning Aug. 29. The Saturday clinics will take place at the hospital in Fredericksburg located at 1020 S. State Hwy. 16. Park in the main lot in front of the hospital and enter through the doors marked “Admissions.” Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 • Posted August 19, 2009
Developing one’s spirituality and learning how it can provide stress relief and hope during a time of illness seems most relevant to those who are currently sick and injured. However, Alan Matthies, Director of Pastoral Care at Hill Country Memorial Hospital, will teach why it’s important to develop a strong spirituality before sickness and injuries occur. The class will be Tuesday, Aug.
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Sports
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Comanche Creek Golf Association held its Twentieth Annual Championship Golf Tournament last weekend. Thirty three contestants fielded this year’s event fighting the 100 degree weather and our demanding course. Lee Henrich did a great job preparing our course for tournament play and was very generous with many of the pin placements but left a few nasty pin placements to test everyone’s skills.