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January 27, 2010 Issue
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The students at Mason Elementary were treated to a special presentation on Tuesday when Alaskan adverturer, author and Iditarod competitor Dewey Halverson was at school. He talked to the students about the famous sled race, and demonstrated the clothing, dog routines, and sledding practices necessary to compete. The third grade had been studying the Iditarod, as well as following the race.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
For the past four months I have had to answer many different questions as we have taken applications and interviewed to fill the position of City Administrator for Mason. We had nearly forty applications, many of which were very qualified, and after much consideration and discussion, the City Commission met last Friday, January 22, and moved forward to fill this important job.
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Sheriff Richard Mack of Safford Arizona will be speaking on Saturday, February 6 at the Hangar Hotel Conference Center, 155 Airport Rd. Mr. Mack is the former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona and the author of several books, including County Sheriff—America’s Last Hope and The Proper Role of Law Enforcement and also From My Cold Dead Fingers—Why American Needs Guns.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The Mason Thrift Store at 330 Ft McKavitt celebrated a banner year in 2009 and is looking forward to the ways we can serve in 2010. On January 19 the Board of Directors of the Mason Community Foundation, Inc. which runs the Thrift Store met for their monthly meeting and were well pleased with the progress of the past few years.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, Jan. 19th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members and 4 visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were 2 Mason High School Seniors, Nikita Hernandez and Brittney Schovajsa. Lion Harold Hoerster was responsible for the program and introduced Cody Hatfield, Mason County Game Warden who spoke about Texas Games Laws.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Butterflies. We’ve all had them at one time or another. When we’re nervous. Or scared. Anxious. Or apprehensive. And usually for a good reason. First day at school. Speaking in front of a group. Jumping off a cliff (into water below, hopefully). Before a performance. Before a first date. Before a first kiss. Before getting married. Butterflies. They flutter insi ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
We are having beautiful winter weather. Get out and enjoy God’s world. Next Monday, on February 1st, there are three birthdays – Nea Young, Marian Leifeste and Tina Sanders. Looks like a great start of the month. All of you have a great celebration. Everyone these days seems to know someone that is dealing with cancer.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Avoid Home Damage from Frozen Pipes I know these 70+ degree days make you wonder why I want to share this with you, but if you were like me you needed a little "brushing up" on what do before serious cold weather hits. I was too busy getting ready for the Mason stock show and enjoying the holidays to research this when we needed this information earlier in the month.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Mind Over Matter… Keeping mind, A challenge in advancing years is to ignore age, when possible. (Love that welcome sign in Florida: "where mid-life begins at 70.") To frame the moment, a few nights ago I was immersed in TV political analysis. A "talking head" described Martha Coakley’s futile senatorial campaign: "I wouldn’t call it a Hindenburg campaign or a Titanic campaign.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
We’re back to our six-pack of dogs! Z noticed a dog that was out in the wet and cold for two days running. He got some dog food and told me, he was going to go feed the poor thing. However, the poor little thing was in the cab of the pickup upon his return trip. No name dog!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
When Algore invented the internet, he made a few mistakes. This is not necessarily a surprise, coming from a guy who can, with a straight face, claim there is more snow and ice these days because of global warming. Still, it’s irritating. One of the really big, honking mistakes Algore made is that there is really no easy way to tell if something you find on the internet is true or not.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The library renovations are coming along great and the target re-opening date is February 8. Until then during regular library business hours, a paperback exchange is set up outside the library kitchen back door so that paperback books may be picked up and returned there. The paperback exchange works on the honor system with no need for official check out. During the renovation, computers are available for use at the Mason High School Library Monday-Friday 4:00-5:30 for patrons showi ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody A pretty girl is like a melody that haunts you night and day Just like the strain of a haunting refrain she’ll start upon a marathon And run around your brain. You can’t escape she’s in your memory By morning night and noon She will leave you and then come back again A pretty girl is just like a pretty tune. ********* Isn’t it a shame that our minds do not h ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Magnesium is a mineral that is often overlooked, particularly in terms of bone health. Conventional thought considers calcium the most important mineral for bone health. However, the United States has one of the highest intakes of dietary calcium and still suffers one of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world. Most people at risk for osteoporosis tend to be deficient in magnesium and tend to have diets low in magnesium and/or high in factors that deplete bone mineral ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
In the two weeks since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the death toll has climbed to 150,000, and the number of injured is currently estimated to be 194,000. In a country with only 10 million inhabitants, that works out to 1.5% killed and 2% injured. Take into account that Haiti was already the poorest nation in the western hemisphere and factor in the loss of the infrastructure (water, electricity, food, roads, shelter), and the full magnitude of the damage caused by the 7.0 qu ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Dear Gerry, In December I had the privilege of being a sponsor for the Elementary District UIL Meet for 1st through 5th grades in Medina. For the second year in a row when we walked in, people began complimenting our students on their dress. They did look exceptionally nice! These students were all prompt to their events, and they were very respectful of the other students and adults throughout the day. Their school pride was evident when they competed as Mason won fi ...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The First United Pentecostal Church of Brady will be offering Bible study classes in Mason starting on February 10th. The classes will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Mason National Bank Community Room. The first class will be on February 10th, and will be conducted by pastor Joe Shaw.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The Mason Rodeo Association will meet on February 9th, 5:30 p.m. at Zavalas. We will be discussing the upcoming Ranch Rodeo, and all interested are invited to attend.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Put February 6, 2010 on your calendar for exciting concert opportunities at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Chorale will be joined by the Zion Children’s Choir and the League of David for their Midwinter Concert which has now become part of a new and dynamic tradition.  New, as the third year in which community choirs join together, and dynamic, for the shape of each concert has changed ...
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Hill Country Memorial (HCM) and Jennifer Dulaney, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist, will cosponsor the tenth annual "Girl Talk" seminar Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Fredericksburg Elementary School Cafeteria, 1608 N. Adams Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mothers and daughters are invited to attend the free, interactive seminar led by Dr. Dulaney. The seminar is designed for young women ages eight and older and their moms, or other female caregivers, as an educational session on basic female anato ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Harry’s, a San Saba landmark since 1939, is pleased to announce a write-up in the December 2009 issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine. An international magazine of the highest quality, Cowboys & Indians encompasses everything exceptional about the American west: history and legend, hardworking people, dramatic vistas, and enduring values. The article tells the history of the store to its present transformation and on-going renovation.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Mason County welcomed twenty-two veterans on the fourteenth and fifteenth of January for the Sixth Annual Disabled Veterans and Wounded Warrior Hunt. The fine people of Mason County, along with some of our neighbors and hunters, came through in fine form, just like we always do. The City of Mason generously offered the Eckert Civic Center for the Friday and Saturday meals, and we can only say a big thanks to Mayor Hinckley and the city staff for their assistance in this matter. ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Step One in Al-Anon: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. "He has a good heart somewhere deep inside. He is smart and a wonderful man with a disease that I know in my heart that I can’t fix but keep trying. I am only 39 years old but feel like all joy has disappeared for me….
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Delyn & Patrick Boyd of San Angelo announce the birth of their first child. Eli Thomas Boyd was born on January 5, 2010, in San Angelo. He weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Loretta & Larry Boyd of Christoval and Joyce & Tommy Durst of Mason.
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Erin Brown, a senior at Westlake High School in Austin, daughter of David and Janna Brown, advanced from 2nd Chair Soprano 1 District Choir, to 1st Chair in the Region Choir, to 1st chair in the Pre-Area Choir, and is now one of only ten Soprano 1 students to be appointed to the Texas All-State Choir.
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Frank and Melanie King of Brady, along with Dr. Dan McBride of Burnet, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Cassie Faye McBride to Clinton Howard Koerth of Fort Worth. Cassie is the granddaughter of Drucilla Banner of Llano,and the late James W. Banner of Llano, Jean and Heston McBride of Llano, and Francis and John King of Brady.
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Air Force Airman Joshua D. Parker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The Dean's List for the Fall Semester has been announced at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The honorees include the following from the Mason area: Ashley N.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Third Six Weeks, 2009 – 2010 School Year First Grade A Honor Roll Askins, Austin Bunker, Kolby Dayton, Aeron Elliott, Aunnecy George, Billy George, Preston Guice, Allie Hooten, Kaeli Joy, Avery Keller, Tristin Longoria, Michael Marquart, Mathew Martinez, Joseph Munsell, Kendra Ragsdale, Walker Rodriguez, N ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Third Six Weeks, 2009 – 2010 School Year Pre-Kindergarten Brooks, Avery Chapman, Linden Cope, Eliza Crocker, Kaden Gibbs, Cason Gibbs, Cooper Hamilton, Rodney Jacoby, Cason Jefferson, Jasmine Martinez, Sada Munsell, Laina Shoemaker, Kate Vancleave, Brenon Kindergarten Ake, Kyleigh Bauer, ...
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The winner of the 'Big Buck' contest sponsored by Mason Bottling Company/Dr Pepper and ShortStop Grocery dropped by last week to pick up the rifle he won. Mr. Tom Rohde of Fayetteville, Texas, had the prize winning buck, with a score of 53 points. ShortStop owner Charles Reichenau presented Mr.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
During their January 25 regular meeting, the Mason County Grand Jury returned two separate indictments. Thomas Jerry Haines - DWI, 3rd Alberto Ruben Hernandez - DWI, 3rd
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
AUSTIN - High school seniors who plan on entering a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program their freshman year of college are encouraged to apply for a $10,000 scholarship through Representative Harvey Hilderbran’s office. Hilderbran will award one 2010 graduate from District 53 with the funds through the Texas Armed Forces Scholarship Program, which allows state representatives and senators each to choose one student from their district to receive the award.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
Supreme Champion Ewe Gabe Jennings Supreme Champion Heifer Rylee Owen Market Lambs Southdown Kenley Stockbridge 6 Ryli Ruffin 7 Ryli Ruffin 4 Finewool Scott Gallagher 5 Garrett Allen 5 Chance Stockbridge 8 Rylee Owen 7 Cross Kirsten Allen 4 Baylee Owen 10 ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District invite the public and any agencies with an interest in conservation issues to participate in a Local Work Group meeting to be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Mason, Texas. This meeting will be on February 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to receive input from a broad range of local agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
AUSTIN – Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples last week announced his appointments to the Texas Wine Industry Development and Marketing Advisory Committee. The committee is charged with advising the Texas Department of Agriculture on various initiatives designed to strengthen the impact of the growing Texas wine industry on our state’s economy. "The Texas wine industry is a rising star that has more than a $1.35 billion impact on the Texas economy,"
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Connie G. Adams, age 62 of Albany, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2010, in Durant, Oklahoma. She was born on Sunday, July 20, 1947, in Mason, Texas to Weldon Bailey and Adell (Burleson) Smith. She married Benny Adams on August 1, 1971 in Dallas, Texas. Connie was a member of the Baptist faith.
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Arleene Gammill, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, January 24, at the age of 68, after a courageous battle with cancer. Arleene is survived by her husband Gene Gammill of Mason, a son John Gammill and wife Angela of Mason, 3 grandchildren Ethan McKinney, Julian Gammill and Christian Gammill, a brother-in-law Ben Gammill and wife Clellene of Kingsland a nephew Josh Gammill and numerous cousins. Arleene was born in Brady, TX, on August 31, 1941, to Alvin William Arhelger and Veda Louise ...
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Edna Bertha Holloway of Austin, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, peacefully in her sleep. She was 101 years young. Edna was born on July 29,1908, in Voca, Texas, to Albert and Lena Behrens, German immigrants who settled in the Texas Hill Country to find a better life. She was one of 17 children who have all preceded Edna in death.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The Punchers hit the road again, this time to Christoval to take on the Cougars. Mason scored on their first possession and never looked back. The Cougars found themselves in a hole they could not escape. The Punchers went from a seven point lead in the first period, to a fourteen point lead at half.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 27, 2010
The 8th Grade boys traveled to Llano this past weekend to play in the Llano Invitational Tournament. The Punchers took on Llano in the first game, and lead going into half-time by one point. Llano had a ten point third period forcing Mason to play catch-up ball, but the Punchers fought back in the 4th period holding Llano to six points while the Punchers tacked on ten.