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May 19, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
Cathy Terrell of The Mason Gallery stands next to Bruce Greene's painting, "Under the Indian Blanket," which she and husband Bob Terrell have donated for Saturday night's Habitat for Humanity Auction. The Habitat Gala this year is being hosted by Craig and Carol Conlee at their Loyal Valley home. Bruce Green, a native Texas artist, creates pictures of Texas-scapes and uniquely Texan items.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
Next Up - Regional Quarterfinals Well folks, as we all know, Friday was a great day for ducks. The clouds kept coming and the rain kept falling. For those of you like me, every hour or so I checked the radar on the internet. Surely, the rain was going to bypass New Braunfels.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
City of Mason Mayor: Brent Hinckley (incumbent)- 218; Carolyn Copeland- 78 Comm.: Dist 3: Bob Vacek (incumbent)- 81; John Schafft- 52 School Board MISD: Treg Hudson-164; Michelle Chapman (incumbent)-77
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed! Last week's issue of the News seemed to have been plagued with gremlins, and I apologize to all, our readers and those involved, for the errors. A listing of the errors: Scott Zesch is a musical COMPOSER, though I suspect he may also be a composter at times. Carol Conlee's husband is CRAIG, not David, though his middle name is Davis. Oleta Kuhlmann's photo ended up on her sister-in-law Lela's obituary b ...
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The goal to perform "Harvey" at the 2010 One Act State Meet was achieved on Saturday, May 8, at 10:00 p.m. in the Hogg Auditorium on the UT campus. The Mason HS one act company took the stage and performed the show for a wonderful audience and one single judge.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
AJ Martinez shot 82 and was sitting in a tie for 8th place after a shaky first round at the State Golf Tournament in Austin last week. Playing in strong wind gusts didn’t help AJ’s pre-morning nerves and it took awhile for AJ to settle down and get down to business. By this time, AJ turned the front with a 42 and finished the back nine holes a little stronger with a 40.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this one is surely worth about a million and one. This cute little guy (a smiling grasshopper) was the object of Jana Ritter’s camera’s eye while we waited for the Mexican free-tailed bats at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve to make their emergence.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, May 11th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 33 members and 4 visitors in attendance. Lion Charles Pluenneke was responsible for the program and introduced Don Daniels who ran the slide projector for him. Charles spoke about his trip to Israel in 2005.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
"Porous bones" is the literal meaning of the word osteoporosis. In the United States, over 25 million people are affected by osteoporosis. Eighty percent of these are women. As I mentioned in last week’s article, osteoporosis is not just a calcium deficiency problem, it occurs when bones are torn down faster than they are rebuilt for various reasons. Osteoporosis is broken down into 3 types.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Rain, rain, rain. We finally got some. Thanks to a tornado. (And thanks, Big T, for not touching down). Reign, reign, reign. As in Reigning Cats & Dogs. The new business on the west side of the square. No wonder English is a challenge to learn. Words sound the same but look different. As in "rain" and "reign." Or words look the same but sound different. Such as cough, tough, slough. Rough, tro ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
It’s a beautiful day in Art on Monday morning after a little rain last week that keeps everything fresh and cool. Again we thank God for providing such a great place for us to live in and worship. Praise God for all that He has done for us. Kelly Kothmann will celebrate her birthday on May 21st.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Super Salads I was visiting with my mom last night and I shared with her some simple salads I make for dinner when my husband is out of town. She is newly single and wanting ideas for healthy meals for one, since she doesn’t want to cook for just herself. I thought you all might like these ideas and I’m sure you have many of your own- email me with them at kmpowell@tamu.edu! Growing up, we often had something for dinner we called "Mexican Chef Salad."
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Mort’s ‘Birthday Bash’ Bubbling… It was a "once in a blue moon" telephone call. My Aunt Maude, who usually has about as much use for a telephone as a meteorologist has for a Farmers’ Almanac, rang me up. Ever the meticulous planner, she called to make sure we had Uncle Mort’s 98th birthday bash on our July 4th calendar.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
I have really been enjoying my computer, especially now that I’m etired. (That’s right etired, as Bob Lott’s head was covering the R in retirement in the picture that was in the paper.) Getting on the interstate (Internet) and receiving emails and sending emails is really great. However, I was having problems with HCTC buddies.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
On 25 July 1993 Charl Van Wyk was sitting in church, minding his own business, when armed bad guys entered the building and started shooting automatic rifles and throwing grenades. This happened in Cape Town, South Africa where, luckily, it was legal for licensed citizens to carry concealed weapons. Charl had one in his pocket. Although most of us probably think of Africa, all of it, as worse than the wild west, most of the country is pretty much civilized.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
For the last few weeks, we've been working closely with Gay Nesloney up at the high school. Every year at this time, we start trying to corral the graduating seniors so that we can get their biographies, photos and accomplishments all compiled into our annual graduation supplement. If you think herding cats is difficult, try getting a bunch of 17 and 18 year olds to focus on one thing long enough to get it completed!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Mason, TX. May 17, 2010 – The first Tea Party meeting in Mason will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 6pm. The meeting will be held at Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse, 1100 Ft. McKavitt in Mason. This month’s guest speaker is the Fredericksburg Tea Party steering committee, who will discuss the Tea Party mission, voter education and citizen activism.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
The Hilda Community Club will meet this coming Friday, May 21, at the club building. Hosts are Scott & Cindy Spencer and Pat & Marnee Loftin. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. There will be a program presented by Carol Kothmann and Cindy Spencer on the Hill Country Fine Arts Guild and they will have examples of their work. A business meeting will be held to discuss what we want to do for the annual Roundup in July.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
This year’s Llano County Beef & Range Field Day is set for Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Llano County Community Center on Ranch Road 152, about 1.7 miles west of Llano. Coffee and donuts will be served at this time. The morning session will be 3 45-minute rotations.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
The Mason High School spring Sports, UIL and Academic Awards Assembly (formerly known as the Spring Sports Banquet), will be held this year in the auditorium, Monday morning (May 24th) at 8:00 a.m. Due to lack of days open on the calendar, we will not be having a night time sports banquet separately.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Mason Puncher Youth Football is holding Early Registration this week thru Sunday, May 23rd for all children entering the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the 2010-2011 school year. Early registration costs will be $70 per player thru May 23rd. Forms will be passed out to all interested youth at school and will also be available from any of the league representatives listed below.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
Members of the Mason County Historical Society pause at the marker for the Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba on their way to Eden during the third phase of the tour of museums of historical societies in neighboring counties. Shown left to right are Ron and Alberta Birk, Charles Plueneke, Dennis Evans, John and Rosemary Davis.
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After 11 years flying for the US Army, CW3 Vince(Robby Rodgers, who has recently been selected for promotion for CW4), and wife Jennifer have returned home. Chief Rodgers just completed the Apache Advanced Qualification Course at Ft. Rucker and is stationed at Fort Hood flying the AH-64D Longbow Apache in the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
San Angelo, TX, May 13, 2010. The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) of the Concho Valley Council of Governments strives to provide information, assistance, and services to the older citizens of Mason County. Terry Lockhart, Program Specialist for the AAA and Toni Gutierrez, CBO staff, will be available to help seniors on an individual basis on May 20, 2010, from 11:30 a.m.
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Toes were a tappin’ and members were singing along as music filled Mason’s countryside on Friday, May 14th. Members of the FAAHC gathered in the west Mason County home of Carol and Doug Holmes to enjoy a program titled "Oldies and Goodies". Carol’s talent at the piano was showcased as she accompanied the beautiful voices of Diane Evans and Cindy Thinnes.
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The Heart of Texas Chapter of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas held its installation of officers for the coming term on Monday, May 17, in the Striegler Military Complex at the Heart of Texas Historical Museum. DRT District VIII Representative Carolyn Reed, of New Braunfels, was the installing officer for the ceremony.
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On Wednesday, May 12, 2010, we celebrated our Mentors with a luncheon at the Mason ISD Cafeteria. We are so grateful to all of our Mentors for their dedication and devotion to our students. Time is such a valuable commodity and we appreciate every minute of time they share with us.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
Rick Soderstrom and his wife enjoy their quiet life in Mason County. You may know them best as the couple on Highway 29 West with the large ceramic pig adorning their entryway just west of Double Knobs. But, Rick has another life. He has composed a "bucket list." A bucket list is, in simplest terms, those things that one wants to do or accomplish before,,,, well, before they "kick the bucket."
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
Sarita Lynn Gonzalez and Rodé Alan Moore were joyfully united in marriage January 23, 2010, at six o’clock in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Eagle Pass, Texas. Pastor Mike Gary, minister of Word of Life Church in Eagle Pass, performed the evening ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Salvador & Johnnie Lee Gonzalez of Eagle Pass, Texas.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010 • Photos
The Riata Service Organization donated $1,500 to the Ft. Mason Golf Association to assist them with the replacement of their irrigation system. Left to right: Pat Tucker, Rodney Jackson and Minnie Schmidt.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
The Texas Bar Association recently approved a grant for Bluebonnet CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Kimble Counties with the hope of recruiting and training more volunteers. Bluebonnet CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants to law-related programs since its beginning in 1965.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Here are some highlights from last night’s board meeting: 1. Jennifer Moneyhon presented a recap of the Student Health Advisory Committee’s (SHAC) activities and accomplishments for the year and the new membership for the 2010-11 SHAC. The board accepted and approved the report and the membership. 2. Students were recognized for their achievements in Tennis, Golf, FFA judging and other events, One Act Play, Track and UIL academics. 3.
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Grace Stengel Thompson was born August 12, 1916 and passed away on May 13, 2010. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Claude John Thompson, on August 5, 1959, and her twin siblings, George Jordan "Dick" Stengel, and Emma Louise "Dixie" Stengel Bean. Grace is survived by her children Toni Thompson Hurlbut and husband, James C.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Harold Ray Buntyn, of Fredonia, passed away on Saturday, May 15, at the age of 79. He is survived by two sons, Jesse Jackson of Round Rock and Richard Jackson, and wife Linda, of Tow; and daughter, Kathleen Calarco of Round Rock, as well as 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Tomas Callejas was the lone Puncher to compete at the State Track Meet in Austin on May 14. He competed in both the 3200M and the 1600M events. He ran well in both races and set a new school record in the process, finishing with a time of 10:07 in the 3200M.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Jeffery Williams lead the Purple team to a first place victory at the San Saba Invitational Golf Tournament last week. J’ Angelo Martinez lead the White team to a third place finish just a few shots out of second place. Purple Team 212 White Team 233 Jeffery Williams 46 1 J’ Angelo Martinez 51 3 Nick Dyer 52 T4 Hunter Kunc 62 11 Miguel Castillo 57 T5 Rylee Owens 61 10 Luis Castillo 57 T5 Darron Del Toro 59 8 San Sa ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
When I returned home from Saturday afternoons MHS Puncher baseball playoff game, I was besieged by E-mails and phone messages, all with the same question. Did we win? My response to all was a resounding YES. ( See Melody Trip's article for details). It has been ten long years since the MHS baseball program has seen this kind of success.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 • Posted May 19, 2010
Would it ever have crossed Steve Latham’s mind back in 1935 that Mason would have added 70 more state championships to his initial singles title? That is exactly what occurred in Austin last Tuesday as Mason added four more titles to up its record number to 71. Mason took 10 players (more than any other school in Texas) to Austin last week to compete in the 100th year of UIL competition.