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June 9, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Morgan McMillan and Bailey Kay Hutson enjoyed "catching up" before the Lilly Joy Gamel Bull Riding got underway.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Gabe Jennings will attend the 56th Annual Youth Range Workshop in Junction on June 20. Gabe attended last year and has been invited back this year as a Junior Director. He received the Sam Coleman Award of Excellence at last year’s workshop. The weeklong workshop is held annually to recognize outstanding Texas youth and to provide them with an opportunity for complimentary training in range and natural resource management, stewardship and leadership. Gabe will also be a ...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Work continues on compiling the contents for the fifth Riata cookbook,,, "Reflections in Time... Celebrating 60 Years." Opportunities for the public to submit a favorite recipe from books one through four, and/or to submit a new recipe are still open until the deadline of June 15th. The Riata cookbook committee (as pictured) or any Riata member will accept these suggestions.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
June 2, 2010 The Honorable Rick Perry Governor of Texas c/o State Coordinator Governor's Division of Emergency Management P. O. Box 4087 Austin, Texas 78773-0001 Dear Governor Perry: As a result of excessive rainfall, flooding, and wind damage that occurred on May 24, 2010, Mason County is currently facing tremendous physical and economic losses. Recorded rainfall in excess of 8 to 10 inches fe ...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
WHEREAS, the County of Mason on the 24th day of May, 2010 has suffered widespread and severe damage and loss of property resulting from excessive rainfall, flooding and high winds, and; WHEREAS, the Judge of the County of Mason has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE JUDGE OF THE COUNTY OF MASON: 1.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Flag Day, June 14th, commemorates the adoption of the Flag of the United States, on this day in 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14th as Flag Day. And, in August 1949, National Flag Day, June 14th, was established by Act of Congress. So, on Monday, June 14th, please fly the Stars & Stripes with pride, because it is a symbol recognized the world over as standing for free ...
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Reigning Cats & Dogs, 120 Moody St., will be open for business as of Wednesday, June 9th. Owned by Lenore Newsom, a Mason "transplant", it offers retail pet supplies, including food, treats, toys, crates, beds, gift items, clothing, Halloween costumes (Old Yeller Days is coming up!), and much, much more.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Just a few words about the picture included with this article: Joy Killough from Round Rock, Texas and Garrison, Delaney and Heather Engstrom from Fredericksburg, Texas are enjoying the fruits of their labors. This area was cleared and the bench sat in place for those persons that make the trip to The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve and realize that their "git up"
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Leaky Gut is one of those "natural health" conditions that we all hope we never get. The truth is that many of us have it to some degree and our symptoms vary widely. So - What is "leaky gut"? It is a condition in which the gut lining leaks. You might ask "Is this bad?"
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
By Did you know that osteoporosis is a health threat to approximately 55% of Americans age 50 or older? In the US osteoporosis affects 10 million people and another 34 million people have a low bone mass, placing them at a higher risk for developing the disease. Calcium plays a key role in building bones from birth.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
The City was saddened and surprised last week to learn of the untimely death of our long time employee, Charlie Banta. Charlie had worked for many years to keep our city landfill operating properly, and was always a smiling and helpful person who was willing to do whatever was needed to get the job done.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
OK. We give up. You win. It’s hot. You can turn down the heat now. It’s not even summer. Not yet. Not until June 21. So what’s the deal? Have mercy on us. But noooooo. Not Mother Nature. Too busy to heed our plea. She’s out drying wildflowers. And the grass. Heating up the soil. Baking the earth. Rounding up snakes and skeeters. ...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Enjoy these beautiful days that God has made! Happy birthday wishes go to Ron Fritze on June 11th. And happy anniversary wishes go to Wayne and Kathy Jordan on June 11th, to Steve and Karen Toone on June 12th, to Chris and Emily Rhodes on their first anniversary on June 13th and to Scott and Kacie Ceynowa on June 17th.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Getting Your Child to Like Fruits and Veggies (Again!) When parents say their child doesn’t like fruits and vegetables, I try to imagine why. After all, didn’t that same little human being love eating pureed green beans, sweet potatoes, and applesauce as a 9-month old? If the answer is yes, there is hope.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Through Three-Year-Old Eyes… In the years between birthdays two and three, youngsters make great cognitive strides, often risking information overload. At age three, they want to feed zoo animals that scared the "bejabbers" out of them at age two. They’re likely to cozy up to the same mall Santa Claus who reduced them to tears a year earlier.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
There was excitement at the Free State Of Grossville this Saturday! Right in downtown! I wasn’t witness to this, but Z said he, "JUMPED!" Z isn’t for sure, but thinks it was a Tourist attack. Seems, the bomb was a homemade Keystone cocktail variety. As the Head Honcho of Grossville, Z says, "There will be retaliation"
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
MSN recently ran a story called ‘9 Décor Trends to Skip.’ The idea, I think, is to let people know how they should be decorating their houses these days, to stay up with the latest fashions. Which is pretty silly, right off the bat. My idea of acceptable home décor is stuff that doesn’t have to be moved.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary. The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI Elm.16). Domestic Fiction. "Bonnie faces a bleak winter alone, with her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter’s retreat set at a bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands." Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch ...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Give Me A Lazy Man Yes sir, it’s the truth. I’d hire a lazy man any day over the fellow who will work his fanny off doing every task you give him without ever considering that there might be an easier way of accomplishing those tasks. To answer the question of "why?"
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
The Founding Fathers, after they had drafted the Constitution, immediately set about amending it, trying to redress some ongoing disputes they had waged during their convention in Philadelphia. They had finally agreed that the Constitution itself needed to be the articles of incorporation of the new nation, the amendments would be the guiding philosophies. The very first amendment, and therefor the one that they felt was most important to state, concerned freedom of religion, speech, ...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
To the Editor, As I was perusing the paper last week, I noticed 6 photos taken at the "Tea Party" of a sober looking man holding a sign which stated, "Return America to its Rightful Owners". This is, I think, a delightfully enlightened exhortation that he feels we should return the U.S.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Dear Gerry, Over the last half dozen years or so it has been our pleasure to spend the summer in Mason while I continue to remodel our old house to make way to move in for good whenever we can get it finished. This spring we were delayed in our arrival when I had to go in for a bypass operation.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Editor: I truly love Mason – I was born and grew up in San Francisco. Joined the United States Air Force and went to Alaska for 40 years. What beauty in both places! Came to Mason to marry and settle down for the rest of my life with my wife, Carolyn Airheart, who is a fourth generation Masonite and truly has loved this city and aspired to make it a better place for its citizens.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Gerry I wrote my clients who live on the Gulf to see if they were all right and here is his response. He gave me permission to send this in to you as a "Letter to the Editor." I found it very informative and moving, and thought others might need to read it too.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
The Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich Geistweidt reunion will be held Saturday, June 12, at the C-I Ranch (the former Edgar Geistweidt ranch) at 3648 James River Road, Mason. The event will be hosted by Kathleen Crenwelge, Dennis and Brenda Crenwelge, Terri and Russell Immel and their families. Barbecue will be provided for the noon meal.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
The Hilda Community Club will meet Friday, June 18th in the community club building. Hosts are Reuben and Doris Geistweidt. It will be a covered-dish supper and drinks and desserts will be furnished.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
The Summer Nutrition Program sponsored by Mason I.S.D will serve nutritious meals through June. When that program ends, a similar program will begin in July at the First United Methodist Church in Mason. Anyone 18 years old and under will be able to come to the church for a nutritious lunch Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.
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The Long Mountain Community Club will meet Friday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. for their annual barbecue chicken meal. Come bring a favorite dish of food to compliment the barbecue, and enjoy a time of fellowship, fun, and games.
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Travis Lively, of Eldorado, won the Bull Riding at the Lilly Joy Gamel Memorial Benefit. Presenting the buckle are Connie Stockbridge, Merlina Gamel, Morgan McMillan and Bailey Kay Hutson. The buckle was donated by Travis, Leslie and Aubrey Becker and Dewey Stockbridge.
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Brent Hinckley and Suzanne Bjork (from left) from the Mason Community Foundation recently presented a grant check to Melinda Biggs, Mission Associate for the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation (TDASF). Glenn A. Ruthven, DDS, who applied for the grant on behalf of the TDASF, was also on hand for the presentation.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Local cowgirl, Katy Armstrong, daughter of Pam and Robert Armstrong, won the Youth 3D at the Lilly Joy Gamel Memorial Barrel Race. Presenting the buckle are Randy and Connie Stockbridge, buckle donors and Morgan McMillan.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
The Mason I.S.D 3rd grade class closed out the 2010 year with a production of "The Notabels", recongnizing and honoring historical characters. Each of the students had to prepare a monologue as their character, and completed the presentation with a full costume matching that same figure.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Musical entertainment following the annual Great Castell Kayak Race was "punched up" by Masonites Daryl and Petra Watson, also known as HillHouse. Para un gringo, Daryl canta muy bien en espanol. (For a white boy, Daryl sings in Spanish real good.) This yearly event raises funds for Chemo Sabe, an outreach program seeking to benefit those afflicted with cancer.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Musical entertainment following the annual Great Castell Kayak Race was "punched up" by Masonites Daryl and Petra Watson, also known as HillHouse. Para un gringo, Daryl canta muy bien en espanol. (For a white boy, Daryl sings in Spanish real good.) This yearly event raises funds for Chemo Sabe, an outreach program seeking to benefit those afflicted with cancer.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010 • Photos
Lindsi Rain Dutton graduated May 14, 2010 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics. Lindsi completed her Bachelor’s degree in three years with a final GPA of 3.582 to graduate with Cum Laude honors. She has been accepted to Graduate school at Texas A&M where she will pursue a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics with an emphasis in Agri-Banking and Finance.
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Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lehmberg are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Katy Juhree, to Zachry Davis, son of Dr. and Mrs. Zack Davis Sr. of Brackettville, Texas. Katy is the granddaughter of Roy Lehmberg of Mason and Zachry is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Nevada, MO—Cottey College announces that Henrietta Howell, daughter of Flora Burleson of Mason, Texas, graduated on Sunday, May 16, 2010, with an Associate in Science degree. Cottey College is a two-year, independent, liberal arts and sciences college for women located in Nevada, Missouri, 100 miles south of Kansas City. The College's residential student capacity is 350, and the typical student body is composed of young women from 40 states and 15 countries.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
BROWNWOOD- June 7, 2010 –Lacey Beth Laqua, of Mason, recently graduated with honors from Howard Payne University (HPU) in Brownwood, Texas. Laqua earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and summa cum laude honors. Students must have a grade point average of a 3.55-3.69 to receive cum laude honors, a 3.70-3.84 to receive magna cum laude honors, and a 3.85-4.0 to receive summa cum laude honors.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the American Legion Bar-B-Q Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, June 12th, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later in the year. We apologize for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Charles Edward Banta, age 69, passed away on Sunday May 30, 2010. Charles "Charlie" was born in Fredericksburg, Tx, on September 12, 1940, to Eugene Mordell Banta and Sadie Belle Schuessler Banta. He had three half sisters from his father’s first marriage and he was the only child from his father’s second marriage. Charlie met his future wife, Connie Barton, at Union Baptist Church in Field Creek, where he was a member at the time.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010
Glenda D. Phillips, sister of Gary Garner, born October 21, 1945, passed away on June 6, 2010, in San Antonio after a long illness. Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, at Sunset Funeral Home in San Antonio. Funeral Services will be on Thursday at 9 a.m.
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Born on January 13, 1922, in Mason County, Texas, she died on May 12, at her home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Leola is survived by her husband Gus Nestor Gikas, and their son, Ken Gikas, and his wife, Carol, and granddaughters, Lydia and Caroline, all of Baton Rouge; a sister Barbara Shafer and her husband James Broz, two nieces Debbie Broz and husband, Scott Quarles, and their sons, Clayton and James, and Rhonda Broz and her husband, Allen Livingston, and their children Eliza and Hadley, and ...