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February 2, 2011 Issue
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Here is the Picture of the trash that was accumulated during the City of Mason's Blue Ribbon Day with the High School. They accumulated 7060 pounds of trash around town and baled 6000 pounds of cardboard at the recycling center along with numerous painting jobs around town and cleaning Mason's city parks.
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Not only were city parks cleaned by Mason High School Students on Monday; but, so were local cemeteries!
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State Senator Tony Fraser stopped in Mason last week while enroute to Brady for an event. He stopped by the News office to discuss upcoming legislation, then headed to the Mason County Courthouse to talk with County Judge Jerry Bearden before heading on his way. While at the News office, he also had the opportunity to vist with our intern, Amanda Hahn, and Monica Hinckley.
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Famed singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave will perform for one night at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas Saturday February 12. Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. performance are $15 per person. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Jimmy LaFave was born in Wills Point, Texas, but started making music in junior high school down the road in Mesquite.
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Mason Elementary is having its annual PK/HeadStart/Kinder Roundup (pre-registration) on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in the Elementary/Junior High Library from 2:30—5:30 pm. If your child will be attending Pre-Kindergarten, HeadStart, or Kindergarten NEXT school year (August 2011), please come anytime between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm to the library to register your child. The following are the guidelines for registering your child for PK/Kinder: · Your child must be 3 ...
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
Every 10 years, Texas ranchers are encouraged to re-register their brand in the county or counties in which they run cattle, sheep, goats etc. Do I have to re-register my brand? Yes. In Texas brands have to be re-registered every 10 years. Brand re-registration always begins in the year ending with a 1.
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The Mason County Cancer Benefit is encouraging everyone in the community to consider either forming or joining a team to participate in our annual fundraising event which will be held on Saturday, April 30th at Heritage Park. Remember...all funds raised will go to help all Mason County cancer patients who need various financial assistance. Deadline for team registration forms and fees is April 5, 2011.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
Dead of winter. The time of greatest darkness. Of most intense cold. So says trusty Webster. Are we there yet? After this week, you bet. Talk about a hard freeze. More like a cold affront. An icy, in-your-face confrontation. Brrrrrrrr. But then, it’s Texas. It’s February. It’s freezer time Soon we’ll be in the oven. To everything, turn turn turn. The ...
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In the past two columns I have mentioned that the City Commission is considering the feasibility of establishing a curfew, but there have been some misunderstandings about this issue that need to be corrected. For one, this is just under discussion and has not been voted on and therefore is not in effect at this time.
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Texas has welcomed me back from the east coast with a beautiful taste of what spring holds for us. Of course, by the time this goes to print, we'll be back to tasting winter. Hopefully this next burst of winter will bring some much needed and appreciated rain! Happy Birthday wishes go out to Judy Kingston on the 6th. Sunday evening, Art United Methodist Church celebrated the 5th Sunday with fellowship and song.
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This week, I thought I’d share with you two of my tried and true snack recipes that I make with kids, both in 4-H and in afterschool settings. The adults around have liked them too! Breakfast Bars 8 T. margarine (1 stick) 4 cups miniature marshmallows 1 cup peanut butter ½ cup nonfat dry milk 1 cup raisins or "Craisins"
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Centenarian Knows the Drill… If the boundaries of our understanding were as expansive as H. Bryan Poff’s commitment to sharing, our world would be one of unprecedented benevolence, stronger friendships, heightened prosperity, elevated spirits and unbounded faith in Almighty God. We’d have a preview of the "land of milk and honey." Handshakes would seal promises, and spoken words would have value equal to details of multi-page contracts.
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This is one of those rare weeks. It’s one that doesn’t have a doctors appointment nor does it have a vet. appointment to be made. The only thing this week holds is getting the trash out on Tuesday. To some this might be considered, "BORING!" But, to me this is anything but boring.
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Mr. Webster defines ‘tactical’ as "of or relating to combat tactics." At the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the word ‘tactical’ was used to describe a section of the Sands Convention Center, which encompassed, I would say, maybe a fifth of the total venue. When I walked into one of the two largest rooms dedicated to ‘tactical’ merchandise, the one where Gordo’s KNS Precision booth was located, I said, "Wow, this place would hold a lot of hay." ...
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Jane Hoerster is our Library Historian and custodian of the Sesquicentennial Archives Room, which houses an array of historical documents. The collection includes family histories, yearbooks, photos, citizen records from 1858-1900, obituaries, cemetery records, maps, and histories of the fort, the county, and county organizations. Jane also notes that the public has access to The Mason County News from 1886 to the present.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, January 25th, for it’s weekly luncheon meeting. There were 37 members and 3 visitors in attendance. Lion Hap Hedges was responsible for the program and introduced Craig and Carol Conlee of The Fine Arts Association of The Hill Country, Carol spoke about the annual art show to be held April 30th at The Old Peanut Mill Steak House.
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Almost everyone has trouble with their adrenal glands at some point. If you are feeling stressed out and don’t have enough energy, then you may need a supplement that supports the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands help us handle stress and they are make several important hormones that run many significant functions in our bodies. Adrenaline is our fight or flight hormone.
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One Bowl Brownies Courtesy Geraldine Lang Mrs. Lang shared this recipe with me. She got it from her daughter-in-law, who in turn got it from her mother. While it is called a "one bowl" recipe, I found that premixing the flour, salt and baking powder in a separate, small bowl worked better for me.
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On this cold Tuesday morning while I'm writing, it strikes me that you might think the headline refers to the Arctic blast of air, ice and flurries that came in on Monday night. However, I'm actually referring to a different type of storm moving in from up north - Canadians! As you might know, Sean Reardon's wife, Terri, is from Canada.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
Editor: We all owe a round of applause to those who so effectively represented Mason County in the PUC Power Line Project decision making progress. Consider this a pat on the back for a job well done. Thank you, Karen & Dave Sharbo
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
Trinity United Methodist Church in Castell is holding a special Cancer Vigil Service on Saturday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m. Every single one of us has been affected by cancer in some way. Cancer has orphaned children, it has taken grandparents much too soon, it has stricken our children, it has taken close friends.
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gThe Kancer Kickers are having a bake sale to raise money for the Mason County Cancer Benefit. The bake sale will be on Saturday, February 5th, 8:00 a.m. until sold out, in front of Super S Grocery. Lots of homemade goodies will be available, so come on out and support a good cause.
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On Thursday, February 17, Mason ISD Community Education is sponsoring a free, informative seminar on the topic of immigration issues. Dr. Jesus Romero will present: "All You Need to Know About Current Immigration Issues and Their Impact on Our Communities" at the Mason High School Auditorium. Part 1 is a General Session in English from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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Step Right Up! Steady Steps is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, Tuesday, February 8 to Thursday, February 10, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Please join us for this BIG event and help us earn books for our classrooms! There will be a wide selection of books including Christian and Spanish books, with the majority of the book selection for children 0 to 5 years of age. Join our Ticket to Success! « The teachers have picked out a "wish list"
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The Mason Brownie troop will be selling Girl Scout cookies at Super S on Monday, February 7. Their booth will be open from 3:30 to 6:30. All eight cookie varieties will be available and are $3.50 per box. Come make your selection from Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, and the new Shout Outs. IF YOU CAN’T EAT THEM, TREAT THEM ...
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February 11, 6:30 p.m., Long Mountain School! Yes, it's time for the community to come together for an evening meal of your favorite Mexican dishes. I've heard it rumored that there will be taco soup to add to that be whatever your imagination dreams up. Whatever it is, I know it will be good, and just what our appetites crave in this cold weather. Since this meeting is so close to Valentine's Day, bring a Valentine, sign your name on the back and place it in our Valentine box.
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The Llano Fine Arts Guild proudly presents one of our own talented members, Sylvia Ewing, who will give a hands on demo with" Stained Glass on Glass Mosaics" as our program for February 7th. The class begins at 10:AM, and lasts for about two hours.This will be a good introduction into the basics of mosaics and the beauty that is easily achieved in a short period of time. Sylvia will show how to mix and use the grout to finish the projects started in the previous session. Some ...
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The St. Joseph Catholic Youth Group attended the Diocese of Austin 53rd Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) in Waco, Texas on January 28-30. This year’s theme was Limitless "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Phil 4:13. The high school youth attending were Julio Ramon, Jr., Eric Martinez, Coby Velez, Rodrigo Martinez, Michael Soto, Andrew Willis, Cayla Rodriguez, Bianka Martinez, Elena Ramon, Michaela Martinez and Mari Marquez.
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The above students were on the Grace Christian School Honor Roll for the 2nd quarter. Back row (left to right): Brianna Ellebracht, Gabe Jennings, KC Coleman, and Ty Ellebracht. Front Row (left to right): Rylan Jordan, Selah Farmer, Kinsley Jordan, Sydney Renfroe, Caroline Lemke, and Catherine Lemke. Not pictured, Kinley Everett and Aaron Alm.
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS - PRICE RUFFINa FFA member from MASON, exhibited the CHAMPION SOUTHDOWN LAMB in the Junior WETHER LAMB Show at the 2011 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo on JANUARY 30, 2011. The 2011 Show is proud to be hosting nearly 10,000 junior exhibitors from across Texas, competing for prizes and $91,585 in premiums. SIERRA MARTINa 4-H member from MASON, exhibited the RESERVE CHAMPION HAIR SHEEP LAMB in the Junior WETHER LAMB Show at the 2011 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ...
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
SAN ANTONIO, FEBRUARY 2011 – Super S Foods, a family owned supermarket business with 54 independent stores located in Central, West and South Texas, is rapidly leading the way in helping its market communities "Go Green!" From the fresh grocery products and environment –friendly household items it offers, to its own in-store recycling programs, Super S Foods takes its responsibility seriously. "We’re doing our part to help the environment and helping our customers a ...
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The Mason Study Club held its first meeting of the new year on January 27, 2011. Diane Evans, Vice-President, introduced our speaker, Masonite Jeannette Schmidt. She spoke of the trip she and her daughter Katie embarked on in Africa to the Hlulhluwe-Umfolozi Wilderness, which is the oldest game park in Africa.
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Good news! Mason ISD Community Education is launching the first in a series of "how to" workshops. Sign-up fast for this one—it was the highest interest item in the recent Community Education Survey! Here are the details: Learn how to manage digital photos – everything from saving, printing and e-mailing them, to making them look better.
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Lilah Claire Castillo was born January 10, 2011, at 9:19 p.m.. She weighed six pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Lilah is the daughter of Cass and Brittany Castillo of Mason. Grandparents are Johnny and Deanna Miser, and Salvador Castillo and Delia Martinez. Great grandparents are W. A.
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Micaela Bandel, granddaughter of Mimi Walker, killed this 21 point buck November 25, 2010, on the Walker Ranch in Frio County. The deer scored 184 B&C and was eight and half years old. The Walker Ranch has been in the Walker family since the early 1950’s.
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Mrs. and Mrs. David Brown of Austin are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Caitlin Diana, to 1st Lt. Ryan Gavina on Saturday, on January 15, 2011. Caitlin is a 2010 graduate of Texas State University with a degree from the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Ryan is a 2006 graduate of the U.S.
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The Dean's List for the 2010 Fall Semester has been announced at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The honorees include the following from the Mason area: Ashley N.
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
Central Texas College (CTC) announced it will soon administer the entrance exam for its vocational nursing program at the CTC Brady Extension Campus. Testing dates for the Health Education System, Inc. (HESI) A2 test will be established as groups of applicants complete the following requirements. To register for the HESI A2, applicants must submit documentation of their TSI-exempt status, or passing scores from the THEA (TASP), ACT ASSET, ACCUPLACER or COMPASS test.
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Hill Country Memorial announced it has added a neurological expert to its staff in its ongoing efforts to actively build competencies and enhance services that meet patient needs today and tomorrow, according to HCM Chief Medical Officer James R. Partin, MD. Leigh Anne Bains, MD, joins the HCM Medical Staff with more than 16 years of post-medical school experience and actively treats a wide spectrum of neurological disorders.
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Heartsill Henry Young was born on Texas Independence Day, March 2, 1917, in San Augustine, Texas, to Robert Hall Young and Bertha Love Heartsill Young. He grew up and attended school in San Augustine, graduating as valedictorian in 1933 at the age of 16. Heartsill spent one semester at Texas A&M, and one semester at the University of Colorado, before enrolling at the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in journalism in 1938. After returning home to San Augustine, Hearts ...
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011
The Punchers played host to the visiting Eagles of Johnson City this past Monday evening. This would be the last of the regularly scheduled district games before the district tournament. In their prior meeting the boys from Johnson City outscored the Punchers for the win, but the Punchers bounced back this go-round and ended up the victors. The Punchers would outscore the Eagles 19-13 in the first half, tack on a decisive 13-7 run in the 3rd period, then finish out with a 24 ...
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The 8th grade boys have been on the road since Christmas and have began to put together the ingredients for playing some pretty good basketball. When the home boys took on Center Point the first time, Mason fell to their opponent by three points. In the re-match, the Punchers stepped up the defense and scored 12 points in the second period while holding the Pirates to zero.
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The 8th Grade boys traveled to Hunt last week and found themselves caught up in a whirl-wind. Hunt has some of the quickest guys we have seen this year. The game was tight at half-time with Hunt leading by one point, but the real difference came in the final stanza, with Hunt out-scoring the Punchers 4-11. Despite the lost, this is really the type of game we need to play in order to get better.
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The 8th grade boys traveled to Junction last weekend for a round robin tournament which included Sonora and Junction. The Punchers took on the Junction Eagles in their first game and put together four strong quarters of basketball both in scoring and on defense. The Punchers scored ten, then twelve points respectively in the first two periods, then followed up in the second half with a total of twenty-four points. Mason had seven players scoring in this game and thre ...