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July 14, 2010 Issue
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James Lee had the winning entry in the Jackass Race, held immediatley after Saturday's parade.
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The 2010 Round-Up court of royalty was named during the rodeo Saturday night. This year's honorees are, left to right: Duchess Kayli Bertrang (sponsored by Mason County Apple Festival); Dutchess Claudia Canfield (sponsored by Mason National Bank); Queen Star Longoria (sponsored by Riata Service Organization); Dutchess Mari Ana Marquez (sponsored by Wild Flowers Floral Shop); and, Dutchess Myles Banner (sponsored by Market Square).
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During Monday's meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, much of the meeting was focused upon a meeting with Kim Williams of The Williams Company and Sharon Fleming, Project Coordinator for the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation grants. Much of what the commissioners heard during that meeting did not land easily upon their ears. Mr.
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In spite of Mother Nature’s best efforts, the 8th Annual Mason Open Car Show was a big success. There were 70 vehicles in attendance, from as far away as Abilene; car clubs included the Lake Area Rods & Classics from Burnet and the Mustang Owners Club of Austin. The entry fee for this event was 2 canned food items for the Mason Co.
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Two time Grammy Award winning band BRAVE COMBO will perform for one night at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas Saturday July 17. The concert is the second of the Odeon Concert Series season which benefits the renovation and upgrading of the old movie theater on the square in Mason, Texas.
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The week has been a delightful and unique experience. Although I had to close AGAIN on Thursday and Friday because of the rain, Saturday and Sunday more than made up for those days. On Saturday the bats came out at 8:09 P.M. and on Sunday at 8:31 P.M. Forrest, one of The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve’s wonderful volunteers assisted me at the cave.
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It was a wonderful weekend for the Round-up activities with the rain ending Friday evening and the temperatures staying very pleasant most of Saturday. I hope everyone had a good time and it was great to see the town looking so cleaned up and full of people. The next few weeks have considerably fewer activities scheduled, but there is still a number of issues that the City will be dealing with.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010
Give me an A. Give me a T. And a T-O-R. For real legalese, give me an N-E-Y. A-T-T-O-R-N-E-Y. AKA "lawyer." The brunt of jokes. Demon to some. Saviour to others. Usually pillars of the community. Some concur there’s too dang many of ‘em. (Kinda like realtors.) Sooner or later, ya gotta have one. For legal advice. Write up a will. Probate property. Execut ...
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Thank God for the great rains last week. The days are not too hot and the nights are fine. Get to work. Wishes for a happy birthday go to Karen Toone on July 16th, to Caroline Jordan on July 17th, to Kaci Lyn Durst Kaleski on July 22nd and also to Kyle Andrew Kothmann, Andrew’s great grandson, who will be four years old on July 22nd.
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Decoding Food Product Dates How many of us have cleaned a cupboard, refrigerator or freezer and tried to remember when we bought a food buried in the back? In some cases the food still may be safe; but the quality no longer may be what we want. Next week I will have some more tips on how long to keep perishable foods. Tip 1: Determining Type of Food Product Dating Look for one of these two types of dating information on the food: OPEN DATING gives an ...
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A Survivor of Circumstances… An old story focuses on coffee shop banter of a rabbi, priest and preacher pondering preferred postures for prayer. Prostrate positions, upheld hands and bowed heads are thoroughly discussed. On an adjacent stool, a repairman hears their animated conversations without even cupping his ear. "I ain’t one to argue with clergy,"
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Camp MeMaw is now in its second session! This time it’s a six year old with an energizer battery and an eleven year old that is a whole lot of help with the energized six year old! I’m reminded hourly why God gave the children to the young! Grumpy isn’t much help, either.
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As a professional journalist, part of my job is to be fair, unbiased, and factual. Bearing that in mind, I would like to point out that the city of Bend, Oregon is full of raving nutcases who should all be locked up in a mental institution somewhere in French Guiana, where they would have minimum opportunity to spread their lunacy to normal humans.
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NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary. Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell (F LOW Kil.5). Historical Fiction. "The story of a fiery young woman fighting to reunite her family and reclaim their ancestral home during the war for Irish Independence" Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin (F MAR). Political Suspense Fiction.
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100% Whole Wheat Bread Courtesy: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day This is one of those breads wherein you need to make a time investment on the front end of the project, but can then bring a really nice loaf of bread to the table in a short period of time, and on short notice.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 6th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 34 members and no visitors in attendance. "Boss" Lion John Gammill was responsible for the program and Sec./Tres. Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The directors voted to make a 100% donation to all the Lions Charities and pay down the Peda-Vision note to 1,500.00.
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On July 28, LCRA will submit to the Public Utility Commission its selection of a preferred route for the high voltage transmission lines connecting the McCamey D station to the final terminus in Comfort. That announcement will end months of speculation, discussion, meetings and arguing. On August 4, the News will have 16-20 pages of legal notices from LCRA providing the details of that final selection. Then it really gets interesting. That will be when the PUC begins its proc ...
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Dear Scott: Some years ago, I had the great privilege of representing the people of Mason County in the U.S. House of Representatives. While I later served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Ambassador to three different nations, no position in public life ever gave me greater satisfaction than being your Congressman in the 1970's. I am writing now to tell you about Bill White, who at age 19 took a semester off from college to work in my congressional office.
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Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter written by John Copeland in the June 9th edition of the Mason News. Specifically in regard to the so called "Puppy Mill" that is run by a family member of an employee of the City of Mason. Lets get some facts out in the open and put an end to the fabricated words that he put down in the paper. This Kennel is not a puppy mill.
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From: Scott Zesch Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 3:03 PM To: barry.smitherman@puc.state.tx.us Cc: sara.morgenroth@lcra.org; troy.fraser@senate.state.tx.us; harvey.hilderbran@house.state.tx.us Subject: PUC Docket Number 37049, Menard-Mason-Gillespie Route Dear Chairman Smitherman: I am writing to update and amplify my comments from last fall in opposition to the use of the Menard-Mason-Gillespie route for the proposed LCRA ...
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010
San Angelo, TX, July 8, 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 Cassandra Moreno, CBO staff, will be available to help seniors on an individual basis on July 15, 2010, from 11:30 a.m.
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For children of all ages: Wednesday July 21, 2010 from 8:30 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 3:30. DSHS Clinic, 1004 S. Bridge St., Brady, Texas (325)597-0550.
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The Mason High School classes of 1969 and 1970 will hold a joint reunion on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Roy Lehmberg’s cabin on the Llano River. Details will be coming later, but we wanted to get the word out now so that everyone can reserve the date and plan to attend. Please contact Henri(etta) Kettner Keener at (325) 347-5612 with any questions and to give her your mailing/email address.
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July 31 - Blues Night 6 p.m. - Little Elmore Reed Blues Band The Little Elmore Reed Blues Band is a group of the best blues musicians in Austin. The band has a unique sound deeply rooted in classic Chicago blues, with a nod to west coast swing and the early rock and blues of New Orleans, played Texas style. 7 p.m.
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The Hilda Community Club will meet this Friday, July 16th at 6:30 p.m. It will be a covered dish supper. Hosts are Don & Gerry Daniel. We will hear a report on Roundup sales.
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The Llano 4-H Youth Board will be hosting a Hunter Education Training Course on July 22-23 at the Llano County Extension Office. The first day of training will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the second day will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Lunch will be on your own; please feel free to bring a sack lunch or go to town for lunch.
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Approximately 102 of the 168 descendants of Eleno and Rita Castillo attended their 11th annual family reunion at Ft. Mason Park Community Building July 2 and 3. Hosting the reunion this year was Vickie Montez and her family, Gerardo and Debbie Marquez and children, Andres and Noah of San Antonio; Nancy Marquez and Monika of Joliet, Illinois; and a special friend, Art Nelms.
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The 131 year old historic church house located on East Hwy 29 is getting a new church family. The Community Bible Church will hold its Inaugural Service July 18th at 11:00 AM. They are doing it right with a Texas sized dinner on the grounds afterwards. The Inaugural Service will include special music by Ernest Kirk from Brownwood, Tx.
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On June 29, 2010, the following officers were installed for the 2010-2011 year. Front row: Orlando Rubio, Sec.-Treas.; Carol Holmes, Pres. Elect; Zane Brandenberger, President; Donna Brandenberger, Club Service; Jim Ricks, Past Pres. Back row: Andy McBee, Sergeant-at-Arms; Reed Williams, Vice Pres.; Bob Smithson, Club Admin.; and Michael Schaffner, Membership.
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About six years ago I was surely living an active and full life. I was teaching Sunday School and in charge of a Youth Program at our Church. I was involved in a Prayer Group. I was also working full time in Fredericksburg at a Garden Center and giving classes on Saturdays on organic gardening and native plants.
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Christine Herrera graduated from Concordia University in Austin, Tx., May 1, 2010, with a bachelors degree. She is the wife of Eric Herrera and daughter-in-law to Benny and Connie Herrera. She is now planning for going for her masters.
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Event recognizes Texans who have kept land in agricultural production for 100 years or more AUSTIN — Working the land has been a family tradition for generations of Texans. To honor this longstanding Texas custom, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today recognized 91 farms and ranches, spanning 66 Texas counties, at the 35th Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony.
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The Haven Family Shelter located in Brady will now have an office located in Mason, and they were welcomed last week with a ribbon cutting by the Mason County Chamber of Commerce. The Haven will be at the Historical Building every Wednesday from 10-2 (or by appointment). The Haven offers services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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The Mason County Chamber of Commerce held a formal ribbon cutting on Monday for its newest member, Dependable Cleaning Service. Owner Melissa McCollum shared the history of her entry into the business world. "My name is Melissa McCollum and I recently moved back to Mason with my family. Some of you may remember us.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010
This shortage has been continuing and a strong public response is needed to correct this critical situation. O Negative blood transfusion needs of patients in local hospitals will NOT be met as our supply on hand is less than one day. All blood types are needed. —we have less 1 day’s supply of O negative blood type on our shelf —the 10 hospitals that we are the sole provider of blood and its products for have a very limited amount on their shelves &m ...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010
Marguerite Capps White, 86, of Austin, died peacefully in Austin on June 29, 2010, with her family at her side after an extended illness. She was born October 15, 1923, near Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas, to Clarence Willis and Ella (Baxter) Capps. She graduated from Mason High School in 1940, and attended John Tarleton College.
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Mr. Martin Koennecke, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Monday, July 12, at the age of 80. Martin passed away in the same house in which he was born on November 9, 1929. He was one of three children born to Theodore Koennecke and Olga Mayer Koennecke. He went to school at Rheingold for the first 8 years and was a 1947 graduate of Fredericksburg High School.
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Rita Grosse, of Mason, passed away on Monday, July 5, at the age of 93. Rita was born on January 3, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, to Emelio Lenzi and Leonetta Pari Lenzi. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Rita was a supporter of the Mason Tennis Association and she was an avid reader. Rita is survived by one daughter, Judy Zagata of Brownsville. A memorial service will be held for Rita at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mad ...