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February 16, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011 • Photos
Guests at Coca Luna Chocolate's ribbon cutting got the first glimpses at Valentine ROMANCE ENHANCER packages on February 9. The evening included generous samples of French Sipping Choclate, Sandstone Cellars Port Wine and samples of single origin Venezuelan dark chocolate truffles. Tempting, yes, and even more tempting to sample the Sandstone Cellars Port Wine Truffle....
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The Mason County Chamber of Commerce seated its newest directors last week, then elected its officers. Front row, left to right: Chamber Executive Director Kristi Nunez, Brenda Kothmann (Assistant Secretary), Bonnie Beam (Treasurer), Whitney Bownds, Pat Bednarik (President) and Emily Hicks (Secretary). Back row, left to right; Brent Hinckley, Jason McMillan, Jay Tedder, Lisa Polk (Assistant Treasurer), Lex Lehmberg and Larry Brown (Vice President).
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011 • Photos
Mason get ready for a night of fun and laughter when you attend the 2011 Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet featuring "Tumbleweed Smith" The event is being held at the Mason ISD cafeteria on February 24th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Mason County Chamber of Commerce is very honored and excited to "give back"
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The big chill. Deep freeze. Sleet and ice. Frozen tanks. Busted pipes. Emergencies. Local heroes. Such as Mason Building Supply & Rental. They stayed open till the last person got what they needed. Even if it had to take all night. They finally closed at 10 p.m. Normally they close at 6. Saturday they stayed open till the last person got what they needed. Which wasn’t till 6 p.m. ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day and got to share at least part of it with someone you love. This past weekend's weather was just lovely - cool nights for sleeping and sunny warmish days for soaking it up. Happy Birthday to Emily Jordan Rhode on the 17th, Amber Sanders on the 19th and Sam Jordan Hoerster on the 22nd; have a wonderful day! The power of prayer works!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
What are some quick, "run-out-the-door" breakfast ideas I can fix for my family? Breakfast is an important start to the day for the entire family. Here are some quick and easy suggestions: - whole-grain raisin toast with peanut butter - whole-grain bagel or English muffin with fruit spread - whole-grain ready-to-eat cereals - low-fat yogurt (the kids’ yogurt "go-gurt"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Do you find yourself always adding salt to your food? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Americans have acquired a taste for a high salt diet and this may largely be due to the amount of sodium consumed from highly processed foods that are so prevalent in the United States. The primary source of sodium is table salt, or sodium chloride.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
A Perfect Storm… The day dawned like most others on the depression-era farm, but soon, the sky blackened, a precursor to a mighty storm. When weather became ominous, the farmer hurried from the dell to meet his wife and chillun’ at the cellar door. When the family of eight settled safely in the earthen haven, raindrops spanked the heavy steel door as it slammed shut.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
We’re still in the process of thawing out! We’re not the only ones, either. The only "GLOBAL WARMING" I’ve noticed is that out of the mouth of Al Boy! Seems when Z leaves for some time, Cousin Louie goes on the prowl. He keeps going farther off. This last trip he found something really dead to roll in.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
When the movie Dirty Harry came out in 1971, it became an instant classic. Now, 40 years later, you can quote lines from that movie, and you don’t have to explain them. Just about everyone has heard them, and knows where they came from. Clint Eastwood did for Harry Callahan what Arnold Schwarzenegger did for a robot from the future, with his "I’ll be back"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, February 8th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members in attendance. Lion Kendal Hemphill was responsible for the program and he entertained us with his guitar and humor. He played and sang several songs and told a little about each song. Lion Nolan Donop was back with us after a short illness and we were really glad to have him back. Brad Glas, who was a visotor last week, filed an application to becom ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Stress – It’s what most of us have too much of. Coping with day to day tasks and problems can sometimes be overwhelming – especially when the body is out of balance. If I could run the healthcare system, I would make everyone try a good B-vitamin before ever allowing them to take a prescription anti-depressant.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
In high school and college, we start to build up the list of our accomplishments that will help us to make an impression later in life. Growing up in a small town made that much easier than if I had lived in an urban area. I remember talking to friends in the dorm and they were taken aback to find out that I had been on the football team, was the editor of the yearbook, was in one act play, and also participated in UIL Persuasive Speaking. I hadn't realized that kids in big high scho ...
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The Fredonia Community Association will have a pot luck supper and meeting February 19th. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. Following supper, those interested will have an opportunity to play games. Bring your favorite game and teach the others. I am sure you will be able for find enough to play 42.
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We are so proud to announce that the YAH, Young at Heart Ministry Choir will be performing at The River of Live Church on Monday February 21st at 6:30 p.m. Young At Heart (YAH) ministry promotes senior adult companionship, fellowship, accountability, and active participation through singing and performance in communities all around the USA. The artists of this group (choir members and technical musicians, 63 members) memorize and perform gospel and Christian music from earli ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
On Thursday, February 17, Mason ISD Community Education is sponsoring a free, informative seminar on the topic of immigration issues, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 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.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Llano, Texas– On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, a member of Congressman Mike Conaway’s (TX-11) staff will be in Mason to visit personally with constituents. This will allow you to share concerns, request help on a federal issue or to ask any questions you may have. What: Constituent Outreach Services Where: Mason County Court House in the Commissioner Court Room, Mason, TX When: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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Several churches in the Mason area, including Art United Methodist Church, Castell UMC, First UMC and Hilda UMC have joined together to promote the CROP Hunger Walk. It will be held at Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. in Kerrville. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard of the Kathleen Cailloux Activity Center on the Schreiner campus. The CROP Hunger Walks have been sponsored by Church World Service for over forty years.
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With spring just around the corner, it is time to dust off your tennis rackets and hit the courts. On Monday, February 21st at 6pm, in the Mason Junior High Library, there will be a parent meeting for all junior high students playing tennis this year. We will be discussing the Mason Junior High Tennis Program and what is expected of players. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Tammi Pinter to receive a packet of information at 325-347-1122 ext.3.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The Riata Service Organization has set its annual rummage sale for Saturday, March 5th at the American Legion Hall, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The American Legion Hall is located on Post Hill Street behind the Mason Jail. The funds raised from this sale will be channeled back into the Mason community through various service projects.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
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 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The City of Mason will be holding a City Officials Election, Saturday, May 14, 2011. City positions up for election this year are: City Commissioner District 2 and City Commissioner District 4. Residents of the City of Mason who desire to place their name on the ballot for one of these positions may do so beginning February 12, 2011 until March 14, 2011.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Mason get ready for a night of fun and laughter when you attend the 2011 Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet featuring "Tumbleweed Smith" The event is being held at the Mason ISD cafeteria on February 24th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Mason County Chamber of Commerce is very honored and excited to "give back"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club will meet at 2:00 pm on February 21 at the Richard Eckert Center. Special guest speaker will be author Judith Barton of Streeter to discuss her book entitled "Too Many Chickens." This is a children’s book. The author also illustrates her books. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to this meeting.
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The Mason Country Opry will be held on Tuesday, February 22, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason, Texas. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the door Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, the capital of Country Music, Amber Digby is one of the most refreshing country singers in the first decade of the new century.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Presidents’ Day—-Monday February 21st, trash will be picked up Tuesday February 22nd. Good Friday— Friday April 22nd, Trash will be picked up Thursday April 21st. Memorial Day— Monday May 30th, trash will be picked up Tuesday May 31st. Independence Day— Monday July 4th, trash will be picked up Tuesday July 5th. Labor Day— Monday September 5th, trash will be picked up Tuesday September 6th. ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The two recent cold spells in Mason were unlike anything I have ever experienced in my 45 years as a Pool service & repair person. Last year around the time of the stock show I recorded an early morning temperature of 8 degrees Fahrenheit but I know the daytime temperatures were warmer last year with little or no wind chill.
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Justin Earl "Jeb" Bibb, Jr., son of Justin and Sherryl Bibb and grandson of Sam and Maribelle Hoerster III, graduated December 18, 2010, from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English. Justin is currently employed at TEKsystems in Austin.
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Shanna Tynes and Michael Feemster announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Nicole, to Royce John Haines. Royce is the son of John and Dayna Haines and the grandson of Bruce and Jane Fowler and Flora Haines and the late Raymond Haines. Alyssa is the granddaughter of Mike and Barbara Tynes and Gerald and Marilyn Feemster.
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San Antonio – The Junior Breeding Sheep Show was held on February 9, 2011 at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. Rachel Gibbs of Ballinger was awarded Grand Champion Southdown Ewe Honors. The eighth grader is currently fourteen years old and plans to study veterinary science at Texas A&M University.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
STEPHENVILLE, TX (02/11/2011)— Tarleton State University has released the Distinguished Students list for the fall 2010 semester. Students on the list include freshman and sophomore students who have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio (GPR) and no grade lower than a ‘C,’ and juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a ‘C.’ All must be in good standing with the university. Students making the list include the following:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
ABILENE, TX (02/14/2011)— Diane Crouch, of Mason, TX, has been named to the Hardin-Simmons University Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester. Crouch is one of 188 students named to the Dean’s List this semester. For the 19th year, HSU guarantees students a tuition rate that does not increase as long as they maintain full-time enrollment in consecutive fall and spring semesters. HSU provides an academically challenging undergraduate education based on ...
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
Recently, our vista landscapes have been of even more interest than usual, especially when plumes of white smoke have billowed upward and filled the horizon. In some instances, accidental grassfires have occurred, but there also have been several prescription burns conducted in the area. There are basically three types of fires which can occur in the native landscape: a prescribed or prescription burn, an accidental fire caused by embers from burning trash or a lit cigarette ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The Mason Driver License Office is closed temporarily until further notice. You may now renew you driver license at the Brady office Monday through Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:;00pm. They are located at 306 W. Lockhart St. The phone number is (325) 597-1188.
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Joanne Lee Bradley, of Mason TX., passed away in her home on February 4, 2011, at the age of 49. Joanne was born on September 25, 1961, in Lorain, OH, to John William Winn Sr. and Barbara Joanne Winn. A Memorial for Joanne was held February 7, 2011, at The River of Life Church in Mason. Joanne met her husband Chuck Bradley on February 12, 1984, and they married September 12, 1988.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The 8th Grade Punchers picked up a close victory last week when they took on the Eagles from Johnson City, in the first game of the tournament. The Eagles had beaten the Punchers earlier in the year 28-31. The Punchers jumped quick outscoring Johnson City 9-6 in the first quarter, and lead 19-13 at the break.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • Posted February 16, 2011
The Punchers traveled to Goldthwaite for their last contest this season. I guess you could say these guys really did save their best game for last. The Eagles hit the floor running with an impressive group of rather large players, and outscored the Punchers 3-6 in the first period, but the Punchers re-grouped and put eleven points on the board in the 2nd quarter while holding the Eagles to 9 points.