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December 29, 2010 Issue
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010 • Photos
Sisters Steeley & Sterling Smith are involved with the Mason 4-H and show Angora Goats. They show locally at the Mason Livestock show and go on to show at the San Antonio Livestock Show. They have taken an active roll in raising and breeding their own Angora Goats. In doing so, it has become a year round responsibility.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
During their final meeting of 2010 on December 13, the City of Mason Commission began the task of finding a replacement for Commissioner Jared Carter who resigned his seat in November. The first order of business at the meeting concerned possible nominees for the position. Five individuals had placed their names before the City Commission for consideration, and they were in the audience to answer any questions the mayor and commissioners might pose.
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It has been a busy year for our Veterans here in Mason County, and we have two more hunts to go. Hopefully, you read about the dove hunt hosted by John and Dana Haines back in the fall, and we are having another hunt with them on the 2nd of January. We were very fortunate last week to hunt on the Tommy and Joyce Durst Ranch and Billy and Marsha Kothmann Ranch here in Mason County.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Due to the early deadline that is required each year for the paper’s Christmas section, the following names were not included on the 2010 "Community Greeting Card": Judy Cordes Harold and Geraldine Geistweidt Katherine Groves Robert and Jerrie Owens Donald and Kathy Schulze The final total for this year’s fundraiser is: $5,859.00! The Mason County EMS Association extends their warmest, most heartfelt "Thank You"
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Don Pullum was the featured speaker at the SACK LUNCH LECTURE on the 9th of December. Don spoke about the growing wine industry in Texas, particularly the Texas Hill Country, and how it impacks our economy. A question and answer session followed the lecture. This lecture was one in a series brought to you by the Mason County Library board.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Begining January 1, 2011, the Mason County District Clerk's office will no longer be processing passports. The McCulloch County Post Office does the passports and photos at the same time. The Mason County Clerk's office apologizes for any inconvience this may cause. Should you have any questions you may call them at 325-347-5253.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
The City of Mason will be closed on Friday December 31st, 2010. City of Mason trash pickup schedule: All Friday 31st, 2010 trash will be picked up on Monday January 3rd, 2011. Leaf pickup schedule: The last day for truck route on leave pick up will be January 7th, 2011.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
New Year. Excitement. Anticipation. Going out of town. Or company’s coming. It’s a gearing-up. And a winding-down. All at the same time. Big holiday. End of an entire year. Four quarters. Twelve months. Fifty-two weeks. Three hundred and sixty-five days. Eight thousand seven hundred and sixty hours. Never to be lived again. Farewell, 2010. Bring ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Here’s hoping you all had a very Merry Christmas, enjoying food, family, and friends. But above all celebrating this season of hopefulness and the reason why. We all are so grateful for the rain. No matter what amount we each received, every drop was wonderful! Happy anniversary this week to Jackie and Dorothy Johnson on the 30th, Roger and Tyra Jordan on the 3rd, and John and Susie Jordan on the 4th.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
More ideas from the canned food alliance at mealtime.org What a great take on red velvet cake! Red Satin Cake with Peaches and Raspberries Servings: 12 Ingredients: Non-stick baking spray 1 can (14.5 ounces) no-salt-added sliced beets, not drained 1 box (18.25 ounces) devil’s food cake mix 1/3 cup 2% milk 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon red food coloring (optional) 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in ju ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Looking Back at Christmas… Post-Christmas feelings are vastly different from the warm fuzzy dreams fluffing up our nighttime slumber leading up to the festive holiday. Sort of like confetti. Views of folks dropping it from tall buildings to the parade below are at variance with the clean-up crew wading in the stuff on snowy streets. Among many sobering thoughts are: 1) Adornments, both inside and out, must soon come down.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
2011 is now upon us. A new year always brings on the best intentions! One has some high priorities to meet and of course pounds to lose! It’s like taking the old and tossing it away! Then buying new STUFF. We’ve seen the errors of our ways and want to do better in the new year, too! I’ve been told I touched a sore spot on a lady, with an article I recently wrote.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
In the midst of the holidays, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own doings and forget about those who are serving our country, protecting our freedom to celebrate Christmas and enjoy time with our families. Their jobs don’t go on hold just because of calendar dates, and they don’t get to take time off to be with loved ones whenever they would like. And military life is difficult in itself.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, December 21st, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 28 members and 8 visitors in attendance. Lion Lee Graham was responsible for the program and he introduced Janet Schmidt who spoke about her trip to Africa this summer to visit her daughter, Katie, and son-in-law, Gregg Wallace.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
As we ring in the new year, it’s a good time to reflect upon things each of us can do to be healthier. The biggest impact that can be made on our health is in our day to day actions. Reviewing those actions and resolving to change just a little each year can set us on a course to better health.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Herb Bread, or "A Tale of Three Breads" Original recipe courtesy Sugar Hill Inn It was a dark and stormy night. Sheila was working a jig saw puzzle, and I was working the kitchen. I had a new recipe to try, and was pretty excited at the prospect. The original recipe called for using a food processor to whip up the dough for this bread.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
I wish I were right more often. It seems that, just as I feel I've got a handle on the right approach, the right words, the right touch, I then take the other path. Over the course of my 51 years, I seem to have developed a talent for weighing all the variables, determining the correct course of action, and then heading in the opposite direction.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
To Anonymous Letter-Writer: To whomever has taken it upon themselves to send anonymous letters to survivors in the names of their deceased loves ones - STOP IT. Do you REALLY think you are comforting us? I and others I know have received these mystery letters about the deceased's supposed "First Christmas in Heaven,"
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
In tribute to those who serve: The silence of the night is shattered by sirens. The wail disturbs the slumber of many: Of a mother whose infant finally fell asleep an hour ago - and who is once again awake; Of a student who has fallen asleep atop their books... It serves as background noise for many others: To a priest who kneels at the bedside of a dying parishioner; To the booking officer putting someone in the drunk tank; ...
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
The annual meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Education building. Officers and directors will be elected, and dues will be set. There will also be a report on 2010 activity. Please come support your organization.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010 • Photos
Above is a photograph taken December 11, 2010, outside of Texas Tech’s Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. Pictured are Robin E. Clark, Holle Humphries, and Garland A. Weeks, sculptor of the bronze statue beside him, entitled, "Bustin’ Broncs." Weeks also created Mason’s "Old Yeller" bronze sculpture which stands at the entrance to Mason County’s M.
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Chuck and Karla Bearden shared this 1939 stock show photo, which seems to feature more adults than kids!
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Mason Feed Store held their drawing for the Terrell Pittsford barbecue grill to benefit the Jacob Bibb family just before Christmas, and Jacob made a surprise apperance to help draw the winning name, which turned out to be Hal McMillan. Left to right: Pam Spiller, Jim Bob Smith, Sherryl Bibb, Jacob Bibb, Garrett Bibb, Justin Bibb, Kathy Jordan, and Terrell Pittsford.
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December 11th, the old Peter’s Prairie Schoolhouse was filled to the brim with a crowd of about 90 friends and neighbors who came to visit a while and enjoy a wonderful meal. Many really good people helped make the night a success. Everyone enjoyed some tasty barbecue thanks to Beverly Cartwright, Dan Hall, Don Jacques, Steve & Merlina Gamel, Nickie & Ann Nobles, Sam & Gai Ann Harper, Steve & Sheri Jordan, and Vernon & Lynda Harris.
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On Thursday, December 9, Roy Lehmberg’s surrey, covered with Christmas lights, gave a cheerful "Welcome" as guests arrived for the FAAHC Christmas party at the home of Dana and Denwood Butler’s Ranchito de Venado. Sisters Catering provided a hearty and elegant meal of hot Crab Imperial, wood grilled Pork Tenderloin, Thai Chicken Balls and Asparagus Roll-ups.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
First the Triathlon, now the Marathon Orlando, FL, Dec. 13, 2010 – Athletics have always been a part of Steven Reinhard’s life. He participated in triathlons in college and is still a lifeguard instructor for Orange County Parks & Recreation; he never imagined his perspective of sports would change. But the competition and the athletic conditioning are no longer the only reasons he participates. Reinhard was diagnosed in the spring of 2009 with stage ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010 • Photos
Daniel Gainer, 10-year-old son of Daniel and Belinda Gainer, got an early Christmas present when he killed this 14-pointer on the Gainer ranch between Fredonia and Pontotoc.
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Jake Cox, 10, killed this 8-pointer just before Christmas. His dad, Scott, was helping guide.
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Mandy Martinez and Mitchell King are pleased to announce the birth of their son Micah Rey. Micah was born December 7th at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredricksburg, Texas. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 20.5" long. Micah was welcomed by his big sister Brooklyn and big brother Matthew, grandparents Dora Martinez and Armando Martinez, and great-grandparents Maria and Juan Vasquez, all of Mason.
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Zachary Norman shot his first buck on Christmas morning, 2010 at his grandparents place in the Ranch Branch community. Zachary is the 10 year old son of Debra and Aaron Norman of Plano, Texas, and grandson of Jackie Don and Dorothy Johnson of Mason.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Angelo State University conferred degrees upon 366 students during 2010 Fall commencement exercises December 11 in San Angelo, Texas. Areas of undergraduate academic study at ASU lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science Nursing (B.S.N. ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Jarrett Shane Worrell was born November 15, 2010, at 7:44 p.m. He was 19.75 inches long, and was born at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg. Parents are James and Shannon Worrell. Grandparents Glen and the late Pat Grote and Charles Howard And Ursula Worrell of Fredericksburg. Great grand parents Oliver and Doris Grote of Mason.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Mason County Judge, Jerry Bearden, has been honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge. Judge Bearden was re-inducted as a Fellow in the Texas Judicial Academy, Nov. 18, 2010, at a reception in Austin, Doubletree Hotel, during the 2010 Fall Judicial Education Session. The Academy, a partnership between the Texas Tech University School of Law and the Texas Association of Counties, names as Fellows each yea ...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • Posted December 29, 2010
Louise Lucy Alma Jentsch Grenqelge Simon went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. She passed away peacefully at her home in the Art community at the age of 85. Louise Lucy Alma Jentsch was born May 19, 1925, in Archer County, Texas to Max and Alma Jentsch.