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December 15, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010 • Photos
Ray and Carol Jordan hosted the annual Bluebonnet Study Club Christmas party in their beautiful country home on December 6. With a cheery fire in the fireplace, decorations of red and green throughout, a delicious meal, fun, fellowship, and singing of Christmas carols, the evening was a joyous celebration of Christ’s birth.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010 • Photos
The Mason Country Opry Christmas Show will be held on Tuesday, December 21, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason. The show will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8.00 & will be available at the door. The show will consist of the Mason Country Opry band members and guests performing country classics on the first half of the show and then Christmas classics on the second half of the show. Entertainers on the Mason Country Opry Christmas Show will include Justin Trevino, Aaro ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
I have had a number of inquiries in the past couple weeks about the current status of the Transmission Line issue that has been so important here in Mason for the past year or more. For many months we were regularly talking and writing about this concern to be certain that everyone who might be interested was fully informed of the situation, but for the past month or two there has been very little to report.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
This Friday, December 17th, is the deadline for making your donation to the annual Mason County E.M.S. fundraiser, called "Operation Christmas Greeting". A full-page "Community Greeting Card", with an alphabetical listing of all contributors, will be in this paper’s Christmas edition on December 22nd. The "Greeting’s" goal each year is to provide funds for needed equipment for our local E.M.S.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Don’t want to spend two days in the kitchen for something consumed in fifteen minutes? Tired of leftovers for three days after Christmas? Come and help us celebrate a new tradition with the family of Mason on Christmas day! River of Life Church will be hosting a free Christmas dinner on Christmas day from 11 a.m.
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Columns
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Fences. We mend them. We climb over them. We put them up. Or tear them down. Trusty Webster says: "Fences originally were for protection; defense… A barrier…used as a boundary or means of protection or confinement." Fences make good neighbors. So the saying goes. Maybe. Maybe not. All depends on the fence. How high. Or low. Rock or wire. Chain link or ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Even though the lights and decorations are so beautiful throughout the county, please continue to pray for rain; with all the fuel grown by the last rains, along with this wind, the situation is dangerous. Celebrating birthdays this week are Marge Boyd on the 14th, Lou Fleming on the 15th, Kambree Jade Kothmann on the 18th, Dorothy Johnson on the 19th, and John Kooch on the 21st.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Plan Ahead for Holiday Meals Christmas can be a stressful time, and it would be so nice if you had one less thing to do. How about preparing and freezing some meals ahead of time so that when company comes, you can actually enjoy their visit and not spend it all in the kitchen? You can also freeze holiday cookies, candies and cakes, and a lot of pies freeze well too.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
A Story of 9-1-1… As Christians bask in the glow of Christmas, their thoughts of wreaths wrapped in thankfulness are centered on lives whose duty knows no hours, whose courage knows no bounds and whose commitment knows no holidays. I refer, of course, to legions of heroes—peacekeepers on the home front and foreign shores, emergency personnel in vehicles with flashing lights and piercing sirens, medical professionals who deal daily with lives in the balan ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
This country isn’t too smart these days. In the 70’s the "Flower Children" were trying to find their IDENTITIES. Now, they are stealing IDENTITIES!! Some have locks on their freezers, good grief Charlie Brown. I think, if someone is so hungry that they go into a freezer and get some food, you should feel blessed to feed them.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
My friend, Morris Gresham, recently wrote a book called ‘Musings of a Country Boy.’ Which was confusing because Morris lives in Dallas, so I was wondering whose musings he had written about, when he sent me the book by email so I could read it. As it turns out Morris grew up in the country, and in fact he did a fine job with the book.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, December 7th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 39 members and 3 visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were 2 Mason High School seniors, Miriah Kidd and Amanda Hahn. "Boss" Lion John Gammill was responsible for the program. Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Green Supplements are one of the basic four supplements that I recommend for everyone. Now you probably do not want to take another pill, but if you aren’t eating as many servings of fruits and vegetables as you should, then a supplement that makes up for that is a good idea. I like to backtrack a little when I address the need for a supplement.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
For several years now, a group of friends and I have been making a trip to Las Vegas each year. None of us are really big gamblers, and none of us has a special affinity for Vegas as such; but, it's something we do as a group, and it's a tradition of sorts. This year was lots of fun.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Hey Gerry, I really don't know who to send this to, but thought you would know what to do with it. My husband and I have been going to Mason Puncher football games for over 30 years, missing only 8 games. Our sons graduated from MHS. One played football. Our granddaughter, a cheerleader and flag, also graduated from MHS. I would like to Thank the Mason Football Teams for many years of enjoyment.
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Events
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
For those who were unable to donate blood recently at the Mason High School, there will be another blood drive for Jacob Bibb on Saturday, December 18 To preregister for a time convenient for you, please call either LeAnn Harwell at 347-1060 / e-mail: llh8892@yahoo.com or Natalie Hudson at 347-5485. Cookies and juice will be provided by the women of St.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
The members of the faculty and staff at Mason High School will attend a special ceremony for the winners of the 2010 National Blue Ribbon School Award at the Texas Association of School Administrators conference in Austin on January 31 We wanted to do something to show our appreciation to the supportive community who helped make this award a reality for us.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
On Saturday, October fourth, four of our Puncher Band members went to Brownwood to compete for a place in the All Region band. Forrest Lingle competed on French horn, Bianka Martinez competed on flute, Rodrigo Martinez competed on Euphonium and Katherine Koock competed on the clarinet. All students represented Mason well and Katherine Koock took home sixteenth chair and a spot in the All Region Symphonic band. This past Friday several of our Junior High band members attended ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Camp Gene Ashby welcomed 21 boys from 6 children's homes Friday, December 10. Homes bringing boys were: Donald & Nadine Hughes, San Angelo; Sweeten Home, Brownwood; Kidz Harbor, Liverpool; Hope for Tomorrow, Early; Methodist Home, Waco; and, Bluebonnet Youth, Yoakum. The 21 boys harvested 21 whitetail does, one spike, one buck, and one hog.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Before we know it Christmas will be here, then New Year’s. Do you plan to make New Year’s resolutions? Most of us do. Besides the usual New Year’s resolutions of dieting and getting organized, think for a moment about how you want to grow and change as a person in the coming year.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010 • Photos
Austin Holladay shot his first buck on October 30, 2010, at the Doc Mason ranch. Austin is seven years old and loves to hunt and fish. He took his first deer (doe) in the same stand last year one day after his birthday. Austin is the son of Chris and Shawn Holladay.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010 • Photos
Chuck and Pepper Kroll are pleased to announce the arrival of their son, Brody Walker. He was born October 30, 2010, at 7:53 p.m. at the College Station Medical Center in College Station, TX. He weighed in at seven pounds, six ounces and was 20 inches long. Brody is proudly welcomed by maternal grandparents Hank and Teresa Kimbriel; great-grandparents Raymond and Odessa Kimbriel, and Lindy and Rosa Lange, all of Mason; paternal grandparents Ernie and LeeAnna Kroll of College Station and Jane Ma ...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010 • Photos
Nelson Daniel Durst passed away peacefully at his home on December 6, 2010 with family by his side. He had been in declining health for the past few years, but he lived a long and happy life, over 94 years. He was a resident of the Bryan-College Station area since coming to graduate school at Texas A&M in 1937. Nelson was born on a small farm in Pontotoc, Texas on July 26, 1916, the first child of Richard and Anna Jordan Durst.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
Leslie Howard Hight, loving husband, father, PaPa, and brother, was born August 18, 1934, in London, TX. After a short battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully at his home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 9, 2010. Howard spent his early years in the Texas Hill Country where his family worked as ranchers.
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Sports
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
The 8th Grade traveled to Johnson City this past Monday to take on the Eagles. It seems as though the Punchers are on a rollercoaster as of late. Win a game, lose a game, and on this evening the Eagles came out on top 31-28. The Punchers certainly had their chances to take control of the game but there were just too many missed lay-ups and free-throws.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • Posted December 15, 2010
After coming back from a loss against Center Point last week, the Punchers did a good job on the rebound this past week as they took on the visiting team from Hunt. It was a difficult task however, and the Punchers had to battle all the way down to the final buzzer. In the first half the Punchers outscored their opponent by only two points.