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November 17, 2010 Issue
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Dawn Hahn brought the third graders down to the Veterans Day celebration last Thursday and they were a hit with the crowd. The youngest sang patriotic songs as a part of the tribute to our veterans, and even sang a song that honored all our presidents from Washington to Obama.
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Raudel Gomez held the winning ticket for the Gravity Trekker, supplied by Mason Garden Market, during the drawing which wrapped up the Chamber of Commerce's annual Wild Game Dinner on Saturday evening. Others walked away with rifles, door prizes and full stomachs.
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It was a party like atmosphere last Friday as the Mason Faithful packed Bandera Stadium for the opening round of the State Playoffs and watched our Punchers dismantle Bracketville 48-13. The victory secured the Punchers third straight Bi-District Championship and pushed the Punchers' record to 10-1 on the season. (See box score). The Punchers dialed up two touchdowns through the air, as Dillon Estes hooked up with Garrett Rice and Chance Stockbridge, five touchdowns ...
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We have been saying it was going to happen - this time it is for REAL! Thursday, December 2nd, 7 p.m. at the Odeon - Mark your calendars now!! By DONATION ONLY - that’s right - there is No Charge for this event - give as much as you can or as little as you want!
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Puncher fans are encouraged to help send off the team on Friday as they head to San Antonio to take on Ben Bolt. As they leave the high school at 2:00 p.m., fans are encouraged to line the roadway in front of the school. The buses will travel around the square at 2:15 p.m., and then head out Highway 87. Fans can line the roadway from the school to the square, the north and east sides of the square, and Highway 87 South to show their support as the Punchers move on through the ...
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* Class 5A: Jeff Calvert, QB, Colleyville Heritage High School * Class 4A: Beau Nowell, QB, Mesquite Poteet High School * Class 3A: Layton Lowry, RB. Argyle High School * Class 2A: Jack Rhoades, QB-P, Cameron Yoe High School * Class 1A: David Mora, RB-LB, Mason High School * Private Schools: Jason Blades, RB-LB, Houston Second Baptist PLANO, Texas (November 11, 2010) – Six great young Texas high school football stars have been re ...
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 • Posted November 17, 2010
I am going to start this with an excerpt from Kay Trostle’s email of 10/3/10: We concluded the hearing yesterday around noon.  The initial brief (limited to 15 pages) is due Monday, November 15th, and reply brief (limited to 7 pages) is due November 22nd.  The Judges indicated they intend to get their Proposal for Decision (PFD) issued by Christmas week (December 20 - 23).  We will have 7-8 days to file exceptions to the PFD, and another week to file replies to o ...
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Cinnamon Bun Pie Courtesy: Christina Tosi This is so good, but so bad, calorie-wise, that I probably shouldn’t publish it. But, hey, it’s the holiday season! You can start losing weight again in January of 2011. Yields fourteen pieces Ingredients For the dough 2½ tsp. dry active yeast ¾ c. warm water 1½ c. warm milk 6 c. bread flour 2 tbsp.
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Nucleotides are a somewhat new product. They are the building blocks for DNA and RNA - the nucleic acids that are found in every cell of the body. Nucleotides can promote an instantaneous boost in both immunity and energy. They are credited with helping our bodies repair themselves, creating new tissue, maintaining a strong immune system and conducting many other important functions.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, November 9th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 36 members and 16 visitors in attendance. Lion Chris Dyer was responsible for the program and introduced Steve Toone who spoke abut the Wounded Warriors Project. Steve and some local landowners and volunteers have been inviting wounded soldiers from the Veterans hospital in San Antonio to come to Mason to go deer hunting, all expenses paid! Steve and one of his Army bu ...
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If you’ve never seen the 1975 British comedy ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ you’ve missed one of the funniest movies of all time. Maybe the funniest. Of course, the movie is generally not funny to women, for some reason, but if guys depended on female-approved humor, plenty of classic funny items would never have been invented, such as the whoopee cushion and the springy snake thing that explodes from a can when you open it. Could the world do without those ...
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This weeks word is, "IT!" It is only two letters, but it can carry a big wallop! I want IT! I need IT! You’ve got IT. I’ll buy IT. I bought IT. Then I broke IT. But I can fix IT. Really need to clean IT. Cool IT! I like IT!
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A ‘Record’ Life… Joined at the hip with his profession and at the heart with humanity, Phil Record signed "30" to a life of benediction, succumbing to a massive heart attack recently at age 81. He had a 43-year career at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; it spanned pre-college copy boy chores that later included police beats, editorships and eventual ombudsman duties until retirement 13 years ago. Influenced by two uncles who were reco ...
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Are Sports Drinks a Healthy Choice? Who doesn't want to "be like Mike?" This marketing scheme has made sugary sports drinks the craze among athletes. However, athletes aren't the only ones who believe this. Studies have shown that teens (not just athletes) with healthy habits are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened sports drinks than sodas, suggesting that they perceive these beverages to be consistent with a healthy lifestyle. So are sports drinks a health ...
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This has been a great fall so far, but the only thing missing is some rain. Lets all say an extra prayer for rain and maybe well get the answer we need. We celebrate three birthdays this week all on the 23rd: Clara McInnis, Judy Kothmann and Barry Jordan. Hope yall have a great day and enjoy a little cake when you celebrate. Please pray for Don Boyd and James Henderson as they heal.
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Rain. What a pain. We’re dry again. Maybe someday It will come our way. And then again… Maybe not. The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Maybe so. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. Type that 100 times real fast. She sells seashells down by the seashore. Say that a few times real fast. Or this classic: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. ...
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In one week, I'll turn 51. There were times in my life that I was fairly certain I would never make it to 40, so I give thanks to God for allowing me to spend more time on earth. The following day will be Thanksgiving, and there are so many things to count among my blessings that I decided to list them a bit early this year. I have a job that is very rewarding.
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Gerry: I attended the Veteran’s Memorial Service on the courthouse lawn on Thursday, and was touched that there was a larger crowd than in past years that I have attended, but simultaneously saddened that the grounds weren’t overflowing with supporters. Having lost a grandfather in World War II, it has been instilled in me to always appreciate our service people, but the importance of expressing that gratitude has come with maturity and life experiences.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 • Posted November 17, 2010
Mason, TX. November 18, 2010 – The Mason Tea Party will meet on Thursday, November 18, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse, 1110 Fort McKavitt in Mason.  Featured speaker is Leslie Haight, co-founder and coordinator of the Fredericksburg Tea Party. Leslie will speak on the time sensitive issue "The Most Important Vote in Texas: Speaker of the House." Far more influence and political power exudes from this chair than most would imagine.
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Storytime introduces young children to books and reading with engaging stories, songs, and activities. Our interactive storytime encourages learning, socialization, and fun and is appropriate for pre-schoolers of all ages. Registration is not required. We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their children. Location Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library 410 Post Hill Rd. Mason, TX 76856 3 ...
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A formal flag decommissioning ceremony was held as part of the Veterans Day celebration last Thursday on the Mason courthouse lawn. The ceremony was conducted by the Boy Scouts of Troop 281.
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Kathy Tallent killed this buck on the Tallent home place in Camp Air Saturday morning. It is the current leader in the Short Stop buck contest. It has 12 points and a 24 inch spread.
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On November 10th, the Mason County Historical Commission presented its first County Historical Plaque to Thomas Starks for his family’s homestead, das alte Haus (The Old House). The house was built in 1910 by Tommy’s grandmother, Mrs. Laura Sparks, and was his birthplace. Laura was widowed early and supported her family of ten children by running the local freight line, which went from Mason to Llano.
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Child Care Services (CCS) is a state program that provides subsidized daycare for parents that are working, attending training or enrolled in educational programs and that meet income criteria. CCS splits the cost of daycare with parents based on income and family size. Part-week care and full week care are eligible for CCS assistance. Eligibility Requirements: o Single-parent household where the parent is working a minimum of 25 hours per week and a two-parent household wher ...
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LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding livestock producers that All future Livestock Feed Programs now require Livestock producers to have NAP or RI-PRF coverage on their pastures to be eligible for possible Livestock Feed Programs. Producers can now have both NAP and Rainfall Insurance and earn a payment under both.
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The Mason Study Club enjoyed an afternoon in the Mason schools. Lunch was provided in the Home Economics room and was prepared by students of Mrs. Angie Dudney, the Mason High School Career and Technology Coordinator and Family Consumer Science teacher. After lunch and a very interesting talk by Mrs. Dudney about the new programs included in the home economics department,, club members headed for the elementary school to help out first and second graders make Christmas tree ...
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The trip to Paint Rock Pictograph site was a delightful educational trip sponsored by the Mason County Historical Society. The Mason group: Robin Clark, Dorett Townsend, Wayne & Jean Dudney, Don & Gerry Daniel, Nancy Hurta, Ron & Alberta Birk, Charles & Barbara Pluenneke and De Gregg were impressed with this ancient art site. Eden and Menard groups joined the Mason group for this fantastic trip.
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Mr. & Mrs. John Robin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jane Robin, to Rex Alan Blessing. Amanda is the granddaughter of Jimmy & Lucy Menchaca of Mason, and Steve & Kathy Lackey of Briggs. She is the great-granddaughter of Mary Menchaca and the late Alfred Menchaca, Sr., and Lena Jane Bankston and the late Glen Bankston, both of Mason.
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Proud parents Aaron & Erin Rosberg announce the arrival of their son Elisha Everett. He was born November 1, 2010, at 7:35 p.m. in Prescott Valley, AZ. He weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dave & Elizabeth Rosberg of Mason, TX, and George and Helene McHendry of Denver, CO.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 • Posted November 17, 2010
During their meeting on Monday evening, the Mason City Commission accepted the resignation of Commissioner Jared Carter. Carter, who was reelected in May, represents District 1. In his letter to the Commission, he stated that he wanted to devote more time to his family and to his work, and he felt he could not devote enough time to his role as City Commissioner as it deserved.
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The Mason County Commissioners Court met in special session on November 15 with the sole agenda item of certifying the results of the November 2 general election. Of the 2873 registered voters in Mason County, 1466, or 51%, of those voted in the November 2nd election. County/District Clerk Pam Beam told the Court that this was an unusually high number of voters for a non-presidential election; but, she noted that everything went very well in spite of the high numbers. < ...
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AUSTIN, Texas—The community clubs of Lone Grove and Castell both received gifts from the Texas Historical Foundation to assist in the upkeep and renovation of historic schoolhouses that are now being used as gathering places in these small towns. The Lone Grove Community Club will use THF funds for expenses associated with the upkeep of the Lone Grove School, built in 1909.
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Elbert Lang, 65, of Mason died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at the Llano Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born April 26, 1945, in Castell. He married the former Darlene Flesher on June 10, 1978, in Cherokee. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Randy Kuykendall, a soil conservation company and was a member of the Castell Volunteer Fire Department. Survivors include, his wife, Darlene Lang of Mason; four sons, D.
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Howard Allen Molzan lived most of his life near Cleveland, Ohio; he was born on July 16, 1919, married Margaret Catherine Humpal in 1942, and they later raised their two daughters in Maple Heights, Ohio.  He enjoyed his job and co-workers at NASA’s Lewis Research Center where for almost 30 years he fabricated experimental models for some of the early space programs.
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Amanda Hudson drives down the court for a better position. Photo courtesy of Kelly Guice, Mason High School Yearbook.
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Kaitlyn Cavness prepares to take a shot. Photo courtesy of Kelly Guice, Mason High School Yearbook.
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11-6-10 Varsity Girl Time Place Shayla Estes 13:02 9 Jacie Rychlik 13:57 39 Catherine Bjork 14:03 46 Kelly Kothman 14:03 47 Emily Holland 14:06 50 Kaitlyn Cavness 14:34 72 Yolanda Gonzalez 14:50 81 177 Total Runners Team Results—1) Comstock—91 2) Zavalla—96 3) Brackett—111 4) Johnson City—116 5) Mason—151 6) Port Aransas—178 7) Pettus—269 8) Neuces Canyon&m ...
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The 7th Grade Football team finished out their first season this past Thursday evening. The Blizzards from Winters came to call. Winters wasted no time in putting points on the board. In the first period the Blizzards launched a scoring drive that covered 64 yards. The point after was good and Winters lead 0-8. Mason moved the ball for a couple of first downs but was eventually stopped near mid-field.
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The final game of the season for the 8th Grade was a battle to the very end. Winters brought a well coached team to the Puncherdome and got to work early in making this a fun game to watch. In the first quarter, Mason set up a drive that totaled 68 yards and ended in a 10 yard touch down by Eduardo Villarreal.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 • Posted November 17, 2010
Last Wednesday, we completed our third round of night golf and what a beautiful night it was. We started off our evening with a splendid meal provided by Charles Patrick and Greg Gardner. That set the stage for good friend, good fellowship and a little friendly competition. Twenty five participants competed this week with three teams shooting one under par and two teams shooting even par.