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June 16, 2010 Issue
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The Alpha Beta Psi recently made a donation to the Fort Mason project to assist in their building of demonstration and parade areas. Left right: Tom Koepke, Jamie Lee and Rosemary Davis.
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The Mason County Livestock and Wildlife Protection Association held its annual drawing. All members that had paid dues by the June 1 deadline were eligible. In addition, all names of members attending the annual meeting in January were also added to the drawing. The winner of the drawing was Kenneth Durst.
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Members of Central Texas Electric Co-op in Board District Three (Mason, McCulloch, Menard, and Northern Kimble County) met on Tuesday night, June 8, in the Mason Junior High School Cafetorium. The members were welcomed by the co-op’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Loth, III. Mr. Loth opened the meeting with the introduction of members of the co-op’s Board of Directors.
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Garrett Allen of Mason has just returned from Dallas, TX where he graduated from the Texas Auction Academy on June 12, 2010. While in Dallas he completed 83 hours of intensive auctioneer training. Classes covered during the nine day course included auctioning real estate, estates, antiques, heavy equipment, purebred and market livestock, automobiles, government sales, farm sales and fundraising events.
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The Mason Country Opry will be staged on Tuesday, June 22, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Branson entertainer Tommy Horton will highlight the second half of the Mason Country Opry.
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If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, is it a duck? Not in this case!! Two weeks ago I put a picture in this column of a bee on a flower. Some readers actually brought to my attention that instead of it being a honey bee, it was instead, a done fly.
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Blank. I got nothing. Not a thing. My mind’s blank. Like clear sky. Smooth sailing ahead. Not a splash or a ripple. Nothing there. Nothing but the hereafter. As in, "What did I come in here after?" Benjie’s has a greeting card with that exact sentiment. Surprised they haven’t sold out. Plenty of us know all too well about "the hereafter." We go blank. For awhile.< ...
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Have you heard of Cake Balls? A friend of mine told me about these- I guess they are the new "in" thing and sell for big bucks in fancy bakeries! I have made some oreo truffles with cream cheese that you then dip into chocolate that are similar- DELICIOUS! So cute and bite-sized.
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Understanding nutrition is difficult at best because there is so much conflicting information. Understanding nutritional supplements is also difficult because one person will get great results using a specific herb or vitamin and the next person will get not results on the same product. There are so many studies that report on a single nutrient – for example, cinnamon seems to be the most popular supplement for controlling blood sugar.
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If you have been to the grocery store lately, the aisles likely resemble a jungle. Shelves are overflowing with a thicket of foods that claim "healthy this" and "reduced that." As consumers trying to become more health conscious, understanding nutrition claims on labels has become a daunting task. What do these claims mean and just how do we decipher them? The Food and Drug Administration is the agency responsible for regulating the information on a nutrition label as well as claims ...
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When Numbers are Up… For serious college sports fans, these are fitful days. Gobs of them linger in limbo, wondering where they’ll land when all the wrinkles in conference affiliations are ironed out. In the span of a few weeks—if not days—much more will be known about the big-time collegiate alignments believed to eventually include 16 members in each of four mega-leagues. The whole deal is big business for the big schools, ...
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Ladies, I bet you didn’t know just how valuable we are? We have ESP and know when someone isn’t telling the truth. We can unstop a toilet and carry out the trash. We know where things are in the house, too! It’s just simply amazing what all we can do that the male species in the household can’t and/or WON’T do! If mothers don’t do it for their little boys, those boys grow up to be slobs.
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Several years ago, at a writer’s conference, the editor of a large national fishing magazine told me there was no place in literature for humor. He said, basically, that humor was unnecessary, counterproductive, detrimental to the value and relevance of a publication, and a waste of time and money. So I said, "Let’s not beat around the bush here.
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NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George (F GEO Lyn.16). Mystery Fiction. "On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery.
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The Grass Welfare Program (A special favorite of mine) Well here we go again(that is not a new expression but it worked well for Ronald Reagan so why not for me) This time my discourse is on the Grass Welfare Program, developed, I suppose by the makers of commercial fertilizer. When I was a kid we lived in four different houses that did not have grass lawns.
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Sunday was a beautiful day in downtown Art. It was quite windy and dry. Pray for rain. Etta Marie Mutschink will celebrate her birthday on June 22nd. And Treg and Natalie Hudson will celebrate their anniversary on June 18th and Kim and Randy Hinckley will have their anniversary party on June 19th.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, June 8th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members and 1 visitor in attendance. Lion Melvin McCollum was responsible for the program and introduced Richard Rose, an Archaeologist, from Midland, Texas who spoke about the Folsom Archaeological Site. Richard showed some slides and showed a display of several arrowheads and different kinds of points he has collected over the years.
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What is it about summer that brings out the kid in all of us? During the last few weeks, as temperatures have risen and the days have gotten longer, I've felt myself falling into the summer torpor that always seems to overtake me. I remember as a youngster enjoying the days of summer so very much.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 16, 2010
Editor: Re: J.C. Copelands letter of 9 June. I have no idea how many will respond to the letter through the paper; but plenty of verbal response I have heard from residents! J.C.’s letter says a lot, and sadly so. I suspected that he wasn’t getting a lot of co-operation for the very reasons he cited.
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Dear Gerry, I love Mason Texas with all my heart I am proud to call it my home town. I do not consider it a dirty town, if it was such a dirty town why would we have so many outsiders moving here. The only bad thing about Mason is the nasty rumor mill.
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A Joyful Noise Celebration, a free Christian concert, will take place Friday, June 25, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ed Davenport Civic Center in Brady. The concert which will showcase a variety of Christian music is being held as a fundraiser for two local non-profit agencies: The Haven Family Violence/Sexual Assault Shelter which covers McCulloch, Menard, and Mason counties and Casa Care, a local after school program. While the concert is free, donations are appreciated.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 16, 2010
A prismacolor workshop will be offered on Wednesday, June 30 from 9-5 at the Mason High School art room. The workshop will be taught by Linda Fleetwood art teacher from Norhtside ISD in San Antonio. Participants will practice various prismacolor techniques while working on a still life drawing. Prismacolors are professional grade pencil colors that are inexpensive, easily portable, and a great medium for those that might be intimidated by paint. The workshop is open t ...
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The Mason High School class of 1955 will be holding their 55th reunion on July 10, 2010. They will meet at Willow Creek Cafe from 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. For more information, and to update us on your whereabouts, please send current address info to: Sylvia Buntyn Williams 1708 E FM 243 Bertram, TX 78605 512-355-3216 sylviat@pgrb.com
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The City pool will be closed Sunday, June 20th for deck repair and Monday, June 21st for concrete curing and lifeguard training. Any questions call—Ken Cordero, Pool Manager at 347-2349.
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The Schuessler Reunion is Saturday, June 26th at the Historic Castell School/Community Building, 143 Old Schoolhouse Road, Castell, Texas. Registration is at 10:00. A Bar-B-Q lunch is served at noon. Bring a side dish or dessert. Bar-B-Q is prepared by Dwayne Schuessler. Plates, utensils, and drinks are provided. A business meeting will be after lunch.
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This year we are going to combine Llano and Mason counties for our annual volunteer recognition. This will be a great way for volunteers of the two counties to come together and meet, share volunteer experiences and make new friends. So mark your calendar and make plans to attend. Place: American Legion Hall (200 Legion Drive Llano, TX.) Time: 11:30 until 1:30 Date: June 24, 2010 We have public van transportation available from the Mason Senior Center to Llano ...
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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.
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Alex Lang, of Harper, won the Open 1D competition at the Lilly Joy Gamel Memorial Barrel Race. Morgan McMillan presented her buckle and it was donated by Morgan and her parents, Scott and Amanda McMillan. Alex shared in allowing Lilly to touch others by donating her winning check back to the Benefit.
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There were 156 teams in the Lilly Joy Gamel Memorial Team Roping and Lane Thurman and Taylor Mitchell won the average in the roping. The buckles for this event were donated by Mason County Homes – Garrett and Whitney Bownds and Erna Frac Sand – Chris and Emily Hicks and presented by Morgan McMillan.
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The Mason County Habitat For Humanity Spring Benefit, held last month, has become an event people are still talking about. Approximately 450 guests enjoyed the lovely setting at Tres Lunas, home of Craig & Carol Conlee. We are grateful to them for their warm hospitality and generous efforts. Donated and discounted services along with volunteers are the backbone of the annual fundraisers.
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The city pool in Mason is a remarkable asset for a town of only 2100 people. Though the pool was originally constructed a long time ago it is structurally sound and still quite functional. The $40,000 the city spent on upgrading the equipment last year included a top of the line 7.5 h.p.
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Members of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club met in the stately home of Sabin Nelson on Monday, June 14, for a salad potluck luncheon and a planning session to schedule programs for the club year beginning in September. Ideas presented included a program on Citizenship in Action, one to learn more about the General Federation of Women’s Clubs to which the club belongs, a program on proper nutrition and its effect on life, and a study of Black History on Martin Luther King’s ...
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Mason's Odeon Theater Inspires Menard Community Just as Mason’s citizens banded together several years ago to revive our unique Odeon Theater, so the Menard community is trying to restore their equally special Mission Theatre. The MISSION THEATRE RESTORATION FOUNDATION, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, has been created to bring movies, plays, and musical performances back to Menard.
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San Antonio—On June 3, 2010, San Antonio resident Perry Donop, Jr. received the Family Land Heritage Award from the State of Texas Department of Agriculture on behalf of the Donop Family Ranch. The Family Heritage Program recognizes farms and ranches that have been in continuous agricultural operation by the same family for 100 years or more and the Donop Family Ranch is being honored for being in operation for 150 years.
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COLLEGE STATION, June 10, 2010 - Diplomas were awarded to a record 6,250 graduates Texas A&M University graduates during spring commencement ceremonies. Among those receiving degrees were: Lindsi R. Dutton Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Economics Honor: CUM LAUDE Michael Aaron Jennings Bachelor of Science - Animal Science Honor: CUM LAUDE Salah M. Smith Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Posted June 16, 2010
The Mason County Commissioners' Court met in regular session on Monday, and began their meeting by acknowledging the recent loss of John D. Fleming, Commissioner of Precinct 2 in Mason County. Judge Jerry Bearden explained that, after checking with legal counsel, they had determined that Commissioner Fleming's remaining term (through December 31, 2010) will need to be filled with an appointment designated by Judge Bearden.
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During their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the City of Mason Commission made quick work of their short agenda. The meeting began with the swearing in of District 3 Commissioner, Bob Vacek. The proceedings for District 1 Commissioner, Jared Carter, and for Mayor Brent Hinckley, had been done during the May meeting; but, Vacek was absent at that meeting. Though Commissioner Anna Velez had been unable to return to Mason from Abilene in time for Monday night's meeting, t ...
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Glenda D. Phillips was born in Brady, TX, on October 21, 1945, to Henry Melvin & Ima Faye (Allen) Garner and passed from this life on Sunday, June 6, 2010, in San Antonio, TX. She is survived by her husband, Leon E. Phillips, Jr; daughter, Lori Colon (Joseph); son, Daryl Lemman (Jeanette);step-son, Patrick Phillips; grandchildren, Broc Schulz, Blake Schulz, Jonathan Lemman, Ashley Pena, Jeffrey Lemman, Joseph Colon, Jr, Rosalie Colon, Cody Phillips, Kristyn Phillips; great-grandc ...
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Mr. John Dalton Fleming of Mason passed away on Wednesday, June 9 at the age of 76. He was born in Mason County on July 20, 1933, to John Alton Fleming and Annie Lee Cowsert Fleming. John went to Fly Gap School and Mason schools where he participated in track and agriculture. On August 19, 1954, he married Lou Ellen Simon.
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Mason's Summer Tennis Camp has been going strong, preparing the next generation of champions. This is the beginner group, ages 4 through 8 years who attended the first week of the camp. Susan Grote is the instructor, and she shared this great picture.