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March 3, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
WHEN: Saturday, March 6, 2010 TIME: 1-3 p.m. WHERE: Closer Walk Christian Bookstore, 316 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 WHAT: Eckert will be available to sign copies of her book, Where Was God When I Cried? Join author Mary Shearer Eckert as she tells the story of Peaches, from a time not so long ago, a time of forced racial separation interwoven with blind acceptance and incestuous evil.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
A Surplus of Phobias… Several decades ago, phobias were few. Today there are many, and the list is ever-growing. Think of phobias as ice cream cones, evolving from vanilla to Baskin-Robbins, with new flavors added daily. The old joke referenced "phobo-phobia," a phobia held in reserve for people who fear that one day they’ll have phobias. In our not-so-funny world, anyone who finds nothing to fear must not be listening, reading or watching, perhaps someho ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Indigestion is big business in the United States. Americans spend more than 7 billion dollars per year on acid suppressing drugs and over 4 billion dollars per year on over-the-counter antacids. Most people assume that too much stomach acid is the cause of acid indigestion and take acid suppressors. Surprisingly, the primary cause of indigestion in over 90 percent of the people is not enough stomach acid. Stomach acid is good and necessary for health.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Last Thursday evening was the Chamber of Commerce banquet, as you can tell from the photos and articles elsewhere in this paper, and it was particularly enjoyable to share with the community as some of the generous and committed citizens and business people were honored. As is true each year, the awards are just one way we have to show our appreciation to the men and women who work so hard to make our town the best hometown in Texas and we owe each of this year’s recipients, as well as ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
You’ve probably heard the phrase, "Think globally, act locally." With all the chaos in the world today, do you sometimes feel your own personal voice can’t be heard? The truth is you can make a difference. March is National Nutrition Month and the theme is "Nutrition From the Ground Up." This year’s focus is on starting slowly and making small steps towards attaining a healthier lifestyle.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Polka dots. Something to think about. Maybe it’s this cold, gray weather. Polka dots are cheerful by nature. Always was a favorite of my mother’s. Never see ‘em I don’t think of her. Polka-dotted blouse. Polka-dotted pillowcases. Polka dots on plates. Birthday cakes. Writing stationary. Wrapping paper. Pajamas. Baby clothes. Bathing suits (remember "yellow p ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
It’s a cool, cloudy Monday morning after a light rain all night. I hope the rest of the week is clear and sunny. Easter comes early this year and Spring is just around the corner. Have a great week to begin March. Prayers are still needed for Ella Reynolds as she continues to recovers from her injuries.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
25 Healthy Snacks for Kids I’m giving a parent program at the Mason Headstart next week using this handout, so I thought I’d share it with all of you! 1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze. Chocolate syrup and nuts work too! 2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Some words get thrown around and it seems that, "ABSOLUTELY," has really been getting a work out. Pile-a-ticks like this word. However, I’ve not a clue as to why they would use a word, such as ABSOLUTELY? Maybe they think it sounds good. According to Daniel, ABSOLUTELY means, "unconditional." There is nothing unconditional about a pile-a-tick.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
There are certain things an American guy naturally knows everything about, just because he’s an American guy. This basic rule holds true no matter what, even if the guy knows absolutely nothing about one of these things. It’s like that T-shirt that says: Rule #1 – I’m always right. Rule #2 – If I’m wrong, refer to Rule #1. One of the things guys know everything about is driving.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Local artists Carol and Eldon Kothmann have loaned some of their creations for display at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. As you come into the library foyer be sure and take time to see their beautiful pottery and photographs. And if they inspire you to try your own hand at some artistic endeavors the library has a large collection of books on various art medium techniques. NEW ARRIVALS Model Home by Eric Puchner (F PUC).
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Remnants Of A Defrosted Love Oh my God, my heart is broken. I saw Mary Tyler Moore last night — I saw her as she really looks today and much of the fascination I held for her for over 30 years just oozed out of me. Where was that young girl I fell so hard for during her early years on television?
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, February 23rd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members and 7 visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were 2 Mason High School Seniors, Morgan Pilcher and Dakota Wawrzyniak. Lion Mark Lehmberg was responsible for the program and introduced Vondell Jordan, Pam Kruse and Janet Schmidt.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
There have been many times that, as I'm enjoying time with friends or family, someone has looked my direction, raised a warning finger toward me, and said, "I don't want to see this in your column." Well then! There is a problem with that. Columnists, all of us, write about life from our perspective.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Every 10 years, our Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census. This helps determine your representation in Congress, as well as how federal funds are spent on things like schools and roads, and where businesses decide to put new stores and factories, to determine locations for retail stores, schools, hospitals, new housing developments and other community facili ...
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Habitat for Humanity is happy to welcome back the Caravanners! They will be lunching here at the FUMC Social Hall from March 1st to the 20th Monday through Friday at Noon. If you or your group would like to help feed these hard working folks. Please call Carlene Brollier at 347-2085 or 347-5817.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
You’re never too young (or too old!) to play in the Steady Steps Charity Golf Tournament. It’s this Saturday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. Call Larry Smith at 347-8262 or the Comanche Creek Golf Course at 347-5798 to sign up. Let’s Get in Swing to Support Steady Steps!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
You’re never too young (or too old!) to play in the Steady Steps Charity Golf Tournament. It’s this Saturday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. Call Larry Smith at 347-8262 or the Comanche Creek Golf Course at 347-5798 to sign up. Let’s Get in Swing to Support Steady Steps!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Rev. Suzanne Brantley will continue with the Bible study, "I Want to See Jesus", on Wednesday evening, March 3. The study will continue on Wednesday evenings through March 24th. The study is based on John 12:20-21. In this passage some Greeks come and desire to know Jesus. In our study, we desire to know and love Him more and we are doing this by studying what Jesus said and what Jesus did. Everyone is invited to attend one, all, or as many of the studies as you are able.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Mason, Texas, celebrates Texas Topaz Day, recognizing our native topaz as the Texas State Gemstone on Saturday, March 27. Come to Gems of the Hill Country, on the historic Mason Square, to see gem faceting demonstrations, meet the folks that create the gems, and have refreshments. Visit the museum next door to see the largest topaz found in North America, as well as other exhibits. Try rockhounding with guides at the two ranches available for hunting topaz.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Board members of the Gooch Cemetery Assn. encourage the public to attend their annual meeting which will be held at the Mason National Bank on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 pm.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Pioneer Museum hosts "What’s It Worth?" event Anyone who hopes to find treasure in their trash is invited to the Gillespie County Historical Society’s "What’s It Worth?" event on Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, 2010, in Fredericksburg. The Pioneer Museum will have six independent appraisers on hand to appraise furniture, paintings, sculpture, art, prints, photographs, books, silver, glass, toys, guns, knives and western memorabilia.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Hill Country Cattle Women who represent 14 counties in the Texas Hill Country are meeting in Mason on March 16, at the River of Life Church, 217 E. College Street. We will begin with coffee and registration at 10A.M. and the meeting will start at 10:30A.M. There will be a program presented by Lance Rasch, Mason High School Agriculture Teacher and student, Virginia Lemke after which we will complete our planning for our 2010 Style Show and Luncheon to be held at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrvi ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
The Mason County Historical Society will be having a fundraiser on Friday, March 12 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Join us for a delicious BarBQ lunch with all the trimmings for a suggested donation of just $8 a plate. Cakes and other desserts will also be available for purchase. Funds collected will be used for restoration efforts at Ft.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
The Llano Country Opry will be held on Saturday, March 13, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano, Texas. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $12.00 per person. Tickets are on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (325) 247-5354. Branson entertainer Barbara Fairchild will headline the Llano Country Opry Show.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Last week's snowfall was much heavier in the north end of the county than in the southern end, as evidenced by the photo from the Schmidt Doubt T Ranch of Tim and Trudy Schmidt. Left to right: Haylie Schmidt, Madelyn Glentz, Lanie Schmidt, Reagan Glentz. In front, Tyler Schmidt.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Mason’s Red Hatters enjoyed a wonderful lunch on February 10th at The Square Plate. Barbara Brakefield, Tommie Lou Luckenbach, Beverly Fox and Rosemary Kruckmeyer were just a few that gathered, visited, laughed and indulged in cheese cake! Please join us for our March luncheon experience as we will attend the Wednesday, March 10th Lenten Luncheon to be held at the First United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Please come and join us on March 23rd from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Miss Alma’s Bed and Breakfast (located at 505 San Antonio Street) for the 2009 Volunteer Appreciation and the 2010 Kick Off Party for the Mason County AppleFest. This is a time for us to offer our thanks for those who volunteered their time last year to make the 2009 Mason County AppleFest a huge success.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
The Hilda United Methodist Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday afternoon, February 28, 2010, at the site of their new parsonage. Herbert Loeffler, in cap, is the Advisory Council Chair and was Chairman on the Parsonage Planning Committee. Stephen Stengel, in cowboy hat, is the Parsonage Building Chairman, acting as liaison between the church and Tilson.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Mason artist, Robin E. Clark, was recently invited to exhibit her work in a show titled, "Journeys: Photographs from Around the World." The show, on display through the end of February, was sponsored and presented by The International Cultural Center of Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Clark was one of ten artists invited to participate in the show. As part of an informal workshop conducted in conjunction with the exhibition, Ashton Thornhill, a well-known area photographer and former ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Army Staff Sgt. Alan Layne Stafford has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Richardson. Airborne combat team members included soldiers assigned to one of six battalions and regiments of the 25th Infantry Division. The airborne brigade served in three eastern provinces of Afghanistan, which include ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
The Riata Service Organization met Feb. 23 at the home of Amy Capps with Brenda Kothmann as co-hostess. 27 members braved the snow and cold weather to attend the meeting. The guest speaker, Rosemary Davis, gave a interesting talk entitled "Collecting Family Memories". Mrs. Davis encouraged everyone to write down or record family stories for future generations, along with photographs and memorabilia. Pat Tucker, president, presided over the meeting. Officers reports we ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Celice Nicole Horsak and Lance Oatman Franklin were married Nov. 21, 2009 at Cathedral Chapel of St. John in San Antonio with Reverend Jason Roberts officiating over their wedding. A reception followed at The Argyle. Celice is the daughter of Mrs. Kathleen Fitzsimons Love and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph J.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Joyce Keyser of Mason is pleased to announce the engagement of her son, Haden, to Kimberly Bleau of Del Rio, Texas. Kimberly is the daughter of Linda and Bob Bleau of Hatboro, Pennsylvania. Haden is a 1998 graduate of Mason High School and a 2002 graduate of Angelo State University with a bachelors degree in Animal Science.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
I met this personality at her 96th birthday party. How I had missed her until then has been my loss. As I walked into her party, a petite lady decked out in a pink feathered boa and white plume in her hair was surrounded by family and friends. This is how IDA O'NEAL likes to spend her time when she is not making quilt tops or making aprons or in her kitchen baking for someone or maybe sitting visiting with one who has just dropped by. Ida does not ever meet a stranger.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Operation Orphans, Inc. will celebrate 50 years of the "Take a Child Hunting" program March 13, 1:00 - 6:00 pm, at Camp Gene Ashby. The celebration will be an open house format where guests may view the facilities, hear guest speakers, enjoy refreshments, and visit with Operation Orphans directors, host ranchers, participating children's home representatives, guides, and volunteers.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Pearl Leifeste of the Reuben Leifeste Ranch, received the 2010 Outstanding Conservation Rancher Award from the Mason County Soil & Water Conservation District. Reuben Geistweidt, Chairman, presented the award to Mrs. Leifeste at the Mason Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Thursday. The ranch has been in the family since 1879, and Pearl has lived at the ranch for 78 years.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
The Central Texas College (CTC) extension campus in Brady, TX will begin testing for admittance to its vocational nursing program in February. A new entrance exam is being administered this year. The Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment (HESI A2) exam replaces the NET exam of year’s past. However, previous passing NET scores will be honored this year. While the new HESI A2 test has five sections, CTC will test applicants only in the vocabulary and general knowled ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
George M. Keller passed away on Tuesday, March 2, at the age of 75. He will lie in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. with a Vigil Service celebrating his life to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
Sammuel A. Scantlin passed away on Wednesday, February 17, at the age of 68. Sam is survived by two childen, Sam Scantlin Jr. of Missouri and Johnny Scantlin of Houston, a brother Bennie Scantlin of Austin, four sisters Mildred Watson and husband James of Taylor, Annie Wyatt of Austin, Dorothy Matisi of Austin and Patsy Scantlin of Kerrville and a granddaughter Casara Scantlin. At his request, his remains were cremated.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010 • Photos
Junior Shayla Estes, Freshman Margaret Lemke, Senior Tantha Lange, Sophomore Kaitlyn Cavness, and Senior Lyndsi Clark were named as first team all district in basketball. Shayla Estes was also named Co-Offensive MVP, Lyndsi Clark Defensive MVP, and Margaret Lemke Newcomer of the Year.
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The 5th and 6th grade girls basketball team spent 5 weekends participating in the Llano Little Dribblers Leaque. They were undefeated and placed first. 6th graders are: Heather Shaw, Monaco Schmidt, Madison Anderson, Kayla Guice, Katy Armstrong, Shelby Comey and Amber Hengst. 5th graders are: Steeley Smith, Justyn Tedder, Kenley Stockbridge, Jodie Evans and Sara Powell.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
The Mason Punchers competed in the Ingram Warrior Golf Invitational this past week and took 5th place honors with a score of 441. Jayton Henrich lead the Punchers with a round of 102 placing 14th as over all medalist. They competed over all pretty good against teams our size but fell short to the AAA schools.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010
The Mason Tennis Association’s 9th annual Tennis-A-Thon will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, March 28th, at the Mason Tennis Center. This fundraiser helps repay the loans to improve our tennis center. The tennis playing youth of our community are taking part in this event by participating in tennis drills, games and competitions for 1 1/2 hours on March 28th, and by obtaining sponsors who pledge a certain amount of money for each minute the participant’s team plays ...