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January 19, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011 • Photos
The benefit golf tournament held recently for Jacob Bibb was a complete success. The goal was to be able to purchase a Bow Flex for Jacob to be able to stay fit during his stay at home while he was undergoing treatments. The generous sponsors, along with several golfers, enabled the organizers to purchase the Bow Flex for him.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011 • Photos
The winner of the ShortStop Big Buck Contest is Kathy Tallent of Rockport, Texas. Her deer scored 62.5 points and was killed on the Tallent Ranch in north central Mason County. She is the winner of the rifle given away by the sponsors of the contest, Mason Bottling Company and ShortStop Grocery (owned by Charlie Reichenau).
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Selah Springs is a family-owned adventure retreat ranch on the San Saba River in Southern McCulloch County. Founded in 1994 by David Chavanne, what began with his simple desire to create a getaway for his family and friends in ministry soon turned into a retreat destination. It was David Chavanne’s belief that Selah Springs was preordained as a place of solace and relaxation, a place where families could escape the rush of the city and dwell on the quiet truths of God’s creation.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Last week appears to mark the end of our local concerns about a large 345Kv Transmission Line being built in Mason County. On Thursday, January 13, the Public Utility Commissioners met in a public meeting and heard several hours of comments from affected landowners and lawyers about a variety of routing options and opinions concerning the routing from MaCamey D substation in west Texas to the Kendall substation in Comfort.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Operation Orphans, Inc. recently completed its 2010-2011 season of the "Take a Child Hunting" program. 218 boys and girls from 25 Texas child care facilities participated in the five hunts. These kids were hosted by 42 area ranches where they harvested 221 animals. On January 9, 63 boys from 13 homes hunted on 15 area ranches.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Last week, on Monday January 10, the City Commission met in its first regular meeting of 2011 and discussed and acted upon several issues that are important to the citizens of our community. As was reported and shown with photos on the back page of last week’s paper, after lengthy discussion the Commission voted to appoint Tammy Gardner to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner to represent District 1.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Pluto. Pluto. And Pluto. Pluto, God of the Underworld. Hangs us on a hook in his dungeon. And waits. Waits for us to do more. Or to go somewhere deeper within. And will not set us free. Until it’s done. We must demonstrate to Pluto we are willing to do the work he demands. And paradoxically, when we do the inner work, we free ourselves. Thus spake the astrologer. Look out. Pl ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
It’s so wonderful to once again have children at church. They assist with candle lighting and each has their own unique contribution to the services. We have Sunday School and Children’s church and we all pull together to meet the needs of the children. We are blessed. There is a Trustees' meeting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
‘Super-est’ Bowl?... Millions of people—on these shores and others—are counting the hours until the 45th annual Super Bowl. A few thousand others charged with security, emergency preparation, planning and execution of the BIG EVENT are counting even more hours. They can’t exhale until long after the game’s final whistle, when fans have gone home and media folks have taken their leave. For the "get ready"
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
What I really want to write about this week can’t be written. It’s one of those political incorrect ones. It’s one that might offend someone. It’s one that might cause strife with Z and me. It’s one that is the absolute truth, but cannot be said, much less written about. See what is happening in this society?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
By the time you read this I plan to be in Las Vegas, attending the annual SHOT Show. SHOT is an acronym, which stands for Stolen Harleys Outside Texas. Not really. It stands for Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade. SHOT is by far the biggest outdoor trade show in the world, and it’s held in Vegas every year because, uh, well, I don’t know why they have it in Vegas, but they do. Which is not good.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Thank you for this opportunity to become a part of such a vital service to the community, and what a privilege to have such a beautiful facility! I've had a great first week - meeting some amazing "regulars" and getting to know and work with Nancy Scholibo and Mary Jo Cockrell.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, January 11th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 40 members and 1 visitor in attendance. Lion Jeff Grote was responsible for the program and introduced Susan Neal, an investigator with Child Protective Services who spoke about her job, and what she experiences in carrying out the duties of that job.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
C Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein marker of systemic inflammation. It is considered to be a marker of heart disease and a predictor of heart attack and stroke. CRP is measured through blood tests as ordered by your doctor and is also available through the Health Check Blood Screenings. CRP can be an important test, especially if yours is high.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
12/1/10@1529 - Loose livestock – Deputy Zapata put up a loose donkey on 87 N 12/1/10@1916 - Vehicle unlock – Deputy Feuerbacher unlocked a vehicle on Kettner St. 12/1/10@1823 - EMS – EMS responded to a man who had fallen and broken his hip on Wheeler St. 12/2/10@0732 - Loose livestock – Chief Herrington put up a calf on Old Pontotoc Rd 12/2/10@0947 - Fire – The fire department put out a fire on Longmountain Rd 12/2/10@0958 ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
One of the quirkier aspects of getting older is the amount of seepage one has from all that information rattling around our heads. We know birthdays, anniversaries, addresses and phone numbers. When it starts to be too much to remember, we have address books (paper and electronic) to store everything in for safe keeping. But, there is one thing that we have to keep track of that can't be conveniently placed into those repositories of data -- names! I've never been very good w ...
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There is just no way to describe the emotion we felt at the show of support for the Wounded Warrior-Paralyzed Veteran event Friday at the Eckert Civic Center. Very much appreciation, humility, the kind of love that makes a person very humble and a little closer to Godliness, perhaps. The Mason Community did yourselves proud, and we trust that you came away feeling good for it.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
This week’s meeting works toward final order AUSTIN, TX – At its regularly scheduled Open Meeting last week, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) began the last stage of the process that will result in the construction of a high-voltage Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) transmission line stretching from near San Angelo to Comfort.
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The Marble Falls Opry will stage two shows on Saturday, January 29, at the Uptown Theater in downtown Marble Falls. The matinee show begins at 2:30 PM and the evening performance will start at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15.00 each and tickets are on sale at the Uptown Theater in Marble Falls, Livley Computers in Kingsland and KNEL Radio in Brady.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Sale has begun. Proceeds support our local troops as well as the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. Varieties available include Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, and a NEW cookie called Shout Outs. Shout Outs are Belgian-style caramelized cookies.
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Expanded "What’$ It Worth?" event back on April 15-16, 2011 The Gillespie County Historical Society’s popular "What’$ It Worth?" event returns to the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on April 15 & 16, 2011. This year’s event includes a new, juried photo contest, new, informative seminars, and added expert appraisers. Eight independent antique appraisers will be available from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday to appraise treasure ...
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BOERNE, TX – January 16, 2011. Your opportunity to be onstage with five Broadway stars is only 90 seconds away…with the chance to perform on stage in Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway at the Boerne-Champion High School Auditorium on February 17-18, 2011. Auditions are now being accepted on YouTube, MySpace, and Facebook for your chance to be featured with five of the finest voices on Broadway, stars of such hit shows as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde ...
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About thirty ladies attended "A Women’s Day Apart" program at the Hilda United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 15th. Rev. Suzanne Brantley presented the program, "Are You Living too Small?" Music was provided by Amy Moore on guitar and Judy Holik on keyboard. The day was filled with praise, worship, music, and the teaching of God’s Word.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Bass fishermen, Chuck Bradley and Denwood Butler, hold onto the first place "Angler of the Year" after fishing five tournaments sponsored by the Bud Light Trail, Breckenridge Division. Poor weather conditions resulted in low stringer weights this past weekend at Lake O.H. Ivie, but Team Mason worked hard to take a 7th place finish.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center is pleased to announce a series of "Art Talks," featuring the lives and work of four prominent women artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, and Helen Hardin. The lively two-hour, illustrated presentations will be delivered by Dr. Robin E. Clark, a recently retired university professor, currently living in Mason, Texas.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The first Hilda Community Club meeting of 2011 will be this Friday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. Hosts are Jan Appleby and Leighton Brown. It will be a covered dish supper so please plan on bringing a dish to share. Officers for the year are Connie Witt, President; Scott Spencer, Vice-President; Carol Kothmann, Secretary; Eldon Kothmann, Treasurer. Jan Appleby will give a short program on Mason County Historical Commission plans for this year including a Historical Cemete ...
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Ashley Airheart recently graduated from Angelo State University. She majored in art with an all level teaching certification and minored in education. Her whole family and many of her friends (21 people total) were there, including her 83 year old Papa Lawrence Lock who had to climb quite a few stairs!
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Jeanne Hahn and her horse Tylers Best Choice, a.k.a. Tyler, won honorable mention in the Pinto Horse of America’s annual photo contest for this year. The picture of Jeanne riding Tyler was taken at the Lampassas River by her husband Gary Hahn during the TETRA Christmas trail ride.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The Women's Auxiliary to the Texas Sheep and Goat Raiser's Association, Hill Country Chapter, are once again offering scholarship opportunities to area high school seniors and current university juniors, seniors and graduate students. Deadline to apply is April 1 and no late applications will be accepted. Applications can be obtained at the local high school counselor's office or by email to charlotte.kneupper@comfort.txed.net.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The Kimble County Sheriff’s Office is offering up to $1,000.00 cash reward for information leading to the the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the burglary of the London Short Stop in London, Texas on Thursday, January 13, 2011. If you have any information at all about the identity of the persons responsible for this crime of burglarizing the LONDON SHORT STOP, please call THE KIMBLE COUNTY SHERIFF"S OFFICE at 325-446-2766 on-line at hilario.cantu@co.kimble.tx.u ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
Series continues at the Witte Museum in San Antonio on January 27 Austin, TX (January 12, 2011) – With a rapidly growing population, Texas needs a lot of water and a lot of energy. These resources are usually considered separately. The Texas Water Symposium goes deep into the complex issues of water and energy, and explains the critical interrelated aspects of these two essential resources. Robert Potts, moderator for the symposium, says, "Most energy projects require ...
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BRONTE – Arthur Wayne Arrott of Mason, Texas died Monday, January 17, 2011 at his home from COPD, a lung disease. Wayne was formerly from Bronte and Tennyson, Texas, where he lived most of his life. The family will receive friends during visitation on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 5:00 p.m.
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Charlotte Matthews, age 62 of Brady, went to rest in the arms of the Lord Friday evening, January 7, 2011, in Brady. She was born August 22, 1948, in Brady to Tom and Nettie (Morris) McWilliams. She grew up in Mason County on the family stock farm where she learned to love the land.
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Born on October 7, 1945, to Wesley and Mauverene Bogusch Loeffler, Carl was his sister’s (Helen) third birthday present, since he arrived exactly three years to the day that she had. He died at his home in London, Texas on January 12, 2011. Carl grew up in Grit, Texas, and attended the Mason Schools.
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Agnes H. Fail, 97, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, in Kerrville, Texas, where she had lived in The Haven Nursing Home for the last year. She is survived by her daughter, Carol F. Holmes and husband Doug of Mason, TX; and son, W. Jere Fail and wife Margaret of Orlando, FL.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The Mason Punchers fought down to the wire in their last two games only to come up one point short in both. On Tuesday the Punchers took on Blanco at home in a match-up of speed versus size. Mason would come out of the gates a little sluggish and the Panthers height proved to be the difference as Blanco outrebounded Mason in the first quarter and took and early 17-8 lead. The Punchers would fight back in the second quarter stealing the ball several times using their ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The 8th Grade Boys hit the practice floor after Christmas, then hit the road for back to back games with Rocksprings and Medina. In the Rocksprings game, the Punchers jumped out in front early leading the first period 9-2 and finished out the half with a six point lead. J’Angelo Martinez, Miguel Castillo, and Hunter Kunc lead in the rebound department, while Louis Castillo, Sam Martinez, and Miguel Castillo lead in the assist category.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • Posted January 19, 2011
The 8th Grade Boys hit the practice floor after Christmas, then hit the road for back to back games with Rocksprings and Medina. In the Rocksprings game, the Punchers jumped out in front early leading the first period 9-2 and finished out the half with a six point lead. J’Angelo Martinez, Miguel Castillo, and Hunter Kunc lead in the rebound department, while Louis Castillo, Sam Martinez, and Miguel Castillo lead in the assist category.