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October 20, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010 • Photos
Besides the free hotdogs, soft drinks, and birthday cake on Saturday, October 30th , we will also have two great story tellers to entertain old and young alike! Rosemary Davis will be in the court house "pumpkin patch" on the north porch of the court house telling pumpkin stories for the younger children.
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This last Saturday the Mason Puncher Band travelled to Brady to compete in the UIL Region Marching Competition. For many years now the Mason Puncher Band has been one of the most competitive and exciting small bands in the state, 2010 has been no exception. Our Mason Band performed and received three first division ratings, equaling to a first division overall.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Friends of Jacob Bibb are holding a benefit golf tournament on October 23rd to help raise money to assist Bibb in his battle against leukemia. The 16-year-old high school junior is already undergoing treatment, and is attending classes via laptop computer and the internet. The tournament is a "Two Way Tournament,"
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The Mason Country Opry will be held on Tuesday, October 26, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $8.00 per person. Tickets will be available at the door or reservations can be made by calling (325) 597-2119. Kelly Spinks will be the featured entertainer.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Football. The Punchers know all about it. And how to play it. And how to win it. Go, Punchers! Football. American through and through. Having evolved out of rugby. If you live in this country, you know about football. Even if you don’t watch it, you know it. Whether you like it or not. You’d have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to know about Super Bowl Sunday. Football. An Amer ...
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Everything was crisp. The soft wind hit your face with the express warning that winter was on the way. Six of us gathered at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve to do the end of the season cleaning and clearing. Sharon and Charles Taylor drove hours to assist in the cleanup.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
With the cooler weather for the past several weeks it really feels like fall has come and broken the heat of summer. It is still warm in the middle of the afternoon, but the mornings and evenings are very pleasant and we all feel like getting more done and working to prepare for hunting season and the holidays just around the corner.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
It's been so beautiful these past weeks. The sun shines so bright and warm during the day, and the nights cool off so fast and refreshing after dark. My niece Ashley Cerney came up early last week for a visit. The first night, we were sitting on the front porch, enjoying the weather when I suggested we take a walk.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Let’s Get Poppin’! Popcorn is a good choice for healthy eating. It contains fiber, providing roughage the body needs in the daily diet, and it fills you up! Popcorn is low in calories — only 31 calories in one cup when popped without added fat. (Source: USDA National Nutrient Database). October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.
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A ‘Preacherman’ to the End… I’ve long believed that all of us are beneficiaries of "divine appointments" periodically. Most of them don’t penetrate our awareness and are dismissed as coincidences or even "blind hog luck." Dr. Jimmie Nelson, retired seminary professor, smiles when conversations swing to the Almighty and His interventions. He’s convinced that life’s situations—major, minor and those in between&md ...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Gee, I really don’t know which topic to pick to write about this week. I could write about all the "SPONGE BOB’S!" Really they are not all Bob’s, there’s Joe’s, George’s, Alice’s and of course the FREDDIE’S! However, I shouldn’t have let them get to me! My fault! Then, there are re DEMORATES and the RHINO’S!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Perhaps you’ve seen the video, which is making the email rounds, of Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Pluto) who represents the 4 Rep. Johnson has been accused, because of the video, of being on drugs, but I don’t think that’s fair. However, after watching the video I don’t know what could be said about it that would be fair.
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The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library offers helpful services that some people aren’t aware of including fax, scanning, color prints and copies, inter-library loan, and wireless internet access. The library also has a large collection of DVD’s for check out. So when you think of the library don’t just think books, though we do have over 15,000 of those. And beginning early next year the library will offer free downloadable e-books!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Flax seed and flax seed oil are popular health food items that have been around for thousands of years. Flax seed is high in beneficial omega 3 oils which are the "good" fats that are missing from the standard American diet. In addition to the oil, the fiber and the lignans from the ground seed are also good for you. Here are just some of the benefits of flax seed oil.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Every day, we are bombarded with stories of pain and suffering. We know that people are going hungry, or dying of disease. We know that there are wars being fought, or that people are unleashing cruelty upon others. Sometimes, the amount of inhumanity and pain is almost too much to endure mentally, and I find myself starting to shut down. I know that donations that I make will not feed the world and solve the problems of famine.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Dear Gerry, Concerning the In My Opinion article on 10-13-10, how right you are! It all did "change quickly" for us in Erna. The "land next door" does have a sand pit now. Your "atta boy" to the Erna Sand development, in my opinion, is undeserved. My family and I own and live on land directly across the road, within a quarter of a mile, from this operation and we have not and will not derive anything positive from their activities.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
I have had several people ask me who was who and what was what in this powerline deal. In response to their questions I am going to attempt my version of what has transpired. First the standard disclaimer applies on anything and everything I write. I take no responsibility for anything.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Bexar County and the City of San Antonio are leading the charge to create a regional land-use plan that will potentially include tens of thousands of private acres in Bexar, Medina, Bandera, Kerr, Kendall, Blanco, and Comal Counties. The plan is known as the Southern Edwards Plateau Habitat Conservation Plan (SEP-HCP) and is described as an "effort to balance the conservation needs of rare plants and animals with the demand for economic growth and development." In other words ...
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
The Hill Country Livestock Raisers Association and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Llano County will hold its Fall Beef Cattle Field Day on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Llano County Community Center. The program will start at 9:00 a.m. and last until approximately 3:00 p.m. This is the first year we will hold the field day on a Saturday instead of during the week.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
San Angelo, TX, October 14, 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, Operations Manager for the AAA and Cassandra Moreno, CBO staff, will be available to help seniors on an individual basis on October 22, 2010, from 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
All 4-H and FFA member who wish to participate in the 2011 Mason County Livestock Show and the state wide major livestock show season will need to bring their sheep and meat goat to the Mason County Show Barn on Saturday morning October 23, 2010. The show barn is located next to the football field in Fort Mason Park.
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Boone Kemp (top left) and six of his World War II shipmates gathered together last week for their ship reunion in Branson, Missouri. The USS Dyson (DD572), a destroyer built in Orange, Texas, served throughout the Pacific Ocean, from the South Pacific to Okinawa. This warship served with other destroyers in what was known to "Tokyo Rose"
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Every year on the second Saturday in September, the Velez family gathers in Mason for their annual family reunion. This year marked the seventh reunion in honor of the oldest sibling, Antonio Velez, Sr. Since the date fell on 9-11, the servicemen and servicewomen of the family were recognized. Mayor Brent Hinckley marked the occasion with a proclamation and a key to the city of Mason, honoring all the years of service given to our country.
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Mason Study Club officers for 2010-2011, Front Row, L to R: Jan Appleby, Reporter; Linda Kesler, Secretary; Margaret Brown, Parliamentarian; Diane Evans, Vice-President. Back Row, L-R: Gladys Kaderka, Treasurer; Jane Shoemaker, Historian.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
One of the key tools in deer management is the control of population density. Most landowners have more does and management bucks on their property than good management practices dictate. Part of the problem has been what to do with the deer once they are harvested. One family can eat only so much venison! Several Mason County men put two and two together and have come up with a win/win situation for sharing the venison with families who need it.
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In the spring of 1959, John Alden Geistweidt’s parents gave the soon-to-be-graduated seniors a party at their ranch home. On September 25, 2010 John and Debbie Geistweidt hosted a reunion for the Class of 1959 at the same home. Twenty-one of those classmates along with their spouses gathered for a day of visiting and remembering.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
The weekend of October 8-10, 2010, Mason, Texas was visited by members of the William Wallace and Sara Jane Taylor Watkins families and Charles and Anna Metzger Wartenbach families for a family reunion. We enjoyed the reunion and visiting for the first time or returning to Mason after many years.
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A nine-hole par-three two person team scramble was played as the morning tournament before the Annual Membership Meeting of the Comanche Creek Ladies Golf Association. Fourteen members of the LGA played in the tournament: Minnie Schmidt, Doris Grote, Roberta McMillan, Patsy Ziriax, Bobbye Frazier, Bertha Templeton, Helen Hahn, Kathy Masterson, Sherrie Patrick, Cynthia Bauer, Nancy Laycock, Kay Evans, Rita Ash and Beth Lewis.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Hilda United Methodist Women met recently at the new parsonage. Present were Jan Appleby, Betty Bauer, Dorothy Brandenberger, Margaret Brown, JoAnn Coston, Gerry Daniel, Shirley Davis, DeeDee Fiedler, Doris Geistweidt, Leatrice Haley, Carolyn Hierholzer, Pastor Mal Hierholzer, Linda Kesler, Cindy Powell, Florence Smith, Pat Tucker, Selene Wissemann, Reyna Garcia, Dian Willman and guest Ida Mae Haley. Hostesses for the meeting were Carolyn Hierholzer and Dorothy Brandenberger ...
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Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country could be found all over Mason County on Friday, October 15, photographing subjects of interest. Many of the pictures will be incorporated into other original works of art to be displayed at the May 2011 Art Show and Gala!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010 • Photos
When Juanita Waliky of Llano couldn’t feel her fingers anymore, she knew she needed to seek help. "My hands started getting numb, and I would have to shake my hands before I could grab something," she said. She had always worked with her hands, making jewelry, doing crafts and using the computer.
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Mrs. Veronica Hausenfluke and Mr. Valentine Barron are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Destiny Michelle Barron to Christopher Stephen Castillo son of Mr. Albert and Ms.Chris Castillo of Levelland , TX. Destiny is the granddaughter of Amanda and the late Agustin Orozpe of Mason, TX.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Second Grade A Honor Roll Austin Askins Colby Brown Kolby Bunker Aeron Dayton Jordan Dyess Billy George Preston George Isaiah Gonzales Allie Guice Kaeli Hooten Avery Joy Michael Longoria Marshall Marquart Hugo Martinez Kendra Munsell Makenna Palacio Nicolas Rodriguez Tyler Schmidt Kaelee Silerio Ty Spencer Wyatt Tice
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Head Start Carissa Airheart Aly Alvarez Pre-Kindergarten Kadynce Bradley Caeleb Carter Saylor Elliott Mason Hatfield Madelyn Williams Kindergarten Oden Ascol Delani Bauer Karli Bauer Avery Brooks Isabel Callejas Linden Chapman Madalynn Del Toro Dylan Hamilton Samuel Lingle Anastasia Martinez Madison Martinez ...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Fifth Grade Shay Baker Ella Canfield Vannessa Dominguez Kylar Elliott Jaclyne Grosse Truman Magnus Emanuel Martinez Maria Martinez Raquel Martinez Raegan Palacio Brooke Pozzi Haley Reams Ryli Ruffin Sarah Williams Sixth Grade Susan Airheart Alixandria Baltierra Guadalupe Callejas Kody Criswell Mikaela Crocker Evan Day ...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Shay Baker Alexis Bingham Ella Canfield Jake Comey Raegan Palacio Marina Ramon Ryli Ruffin Molly Schwertner Sara Williams AB Honor Roll K’Lee Anders Korynn Armendarez Grace Chapman Sandra Duarte Cason Dudney Kylar Elliott Reagan Gibbs Truman Magnus Raquel Martinez Xzavier Muniz Breana Nai ...
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This all seemed to start with a birthday party, but actually it began 90 years ago on October 13, 1920. A baby girl come to grace the home of George and Meta Kasper. They named her Lorine. Many of us know her as Lorine Metz and she is friendly and kind to all she meets. Lorine was surprised Saturday, October 9th at the Peters Prairie Schoolhouse (which is now a Community Center) on her 90th birthday.
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Hill Country Memorial Hospital has approved staff privileges for Katherine W. Pearson, DO. Dr. Pearson’s clinic is in the Perry-Feller building, at 205 W. Windcrest, Suite 130 in Fredericksburg. She also practices in Kerrville on Tuesdays at 1331 Bandera Hwy, Suite 3. Her areas of expertise include preventative care, diabetes management, geriatrics, osteopathic manipulative medicine (to treat musculoskeletal pain), and family planning. Dr.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Florene Hofmann, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, at the age of 84. Florene was born on July 24, 1926, at Katemcy in Mason County to Alvin Eckert and Alma (Jordan) Eckert. She attended school at Peter’s Prairie and graduated from Mason High School. On September 30, 1947, she married Jack Francis Hofmann.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010 • Photos
The Eagles of Eldorado were sent staggering back to their bus last Friday pleading, No Mas! No Mas! As our Punchers who are holding firm at #5 in the State, won decisively 40-6 in the opening round of District play. Coach Joy unleashed a defensive scheme that had nine players rolled up on the line of scrimmage just daring Eldorado to pass.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
The Mason JV had to scramble to find a game last Thursday after the Eldorado Eagles cancelled. On Tuesday, just two days before the game, the coaches were able to find a game against the Albany Lions, home of our very own Coach Bobby Smith. With the short week of preparation and long drive up to Albany, the cards were stacked against the Punchers.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010 (07:30 PM) League game at Mason Mason Punchers 40, Eldorado Eagles 6 Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total Eldorado Eagles 0 0 6 0 6 Mason Punchers 6 14 7 13 40 First quarter: MHS, Mora, David 2 yd run, 2:41 Second: MHS, Martinez, AJ 3 yd run (Schmidt, Rio kick), 8:18; MHS, Estes, Dillon 1 yd run (Schmidt, Rio kick), 0:07 Third: EHS, Martinez, Rico 47 yd run, 10:03; MHS, Mora, David 36 yd run ...
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
After coming off a couple of wins, the 7th Grade hit a pretty tough brick wall this past week in Eldorado. The Eagles could not field a 7th grade team so with a little phone calling and searching, the Punchers were able to take on a combined team of 7th and 8th graders from Ozona. In the first period the Lions struck quickly on a QB sprint out that covered 58 yards for the score and point after.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • Posted October 20, 2010
The 8th Grade Football team was on the road again this week as they traveled to Eldorado to take on the Eagles. On the opening kick-off, Go Hasanai kicked to the Eagle 5 yard line, Mason specialty team quickly covered and forced Eldorado to set up shop on their own 14 yard line.