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May 11, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 11, 2011 • Photos
Brenda Comer (left), representative of the Commercial Bank, is presenting Nancy Scholibo, assistant librarian, with book bags and a donation to the Book Hounds summer reading program sponsored by the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Book Hounds is a program independent from Read-to-Swim. Each participant will sign up to read books at home, and each time a reader completes three books, his or her name will be entered into a drawing for one of the iPods to be given as prizes at the end ...
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The city swimming pool will open to the public on Saturday, May 28th. The pool will be open at 7:00 a.m. for adult fitness swim till 8:00 a.m. The pool will then close from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., then the first open swim session will begin and lasts until 1:25 p.m.
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After winning the area track meet and qualifying ten events to the regional meet, the Mason Punchers competed in the Region IV regional track meet held at D.W. Rutledge stadium in Converse on Monday the 2nd, and Tuesday the 3rd. As a Team, the punchers finished the meet in 4th place out of 98 schools competing from as far northeast as Big Sandy, as far south as Benevides.
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St. Joseph’s Parish invites You to their Annual Springfest this Sunday, May 15th, at the church. This is their 6th Annual Barbecue Chicken Dinner and, as usual, your plate is guaranteed to be full!Filling that plate will be one-half (1/2) of a delicious barbecued chicken, beans, your choice of either macaroni-n-cheese or potato salad, dessert and a glass of tea to help wash it all down.
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The Mason County Historical Commission presents its annual historical symposium on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the MHS auditorium. The topic will be “Pistol-Packin’ Preachers of the Texas Hill Country”. Speakers are authors Barbara Barton and Pat Parsons and Rev. Malford Hierholzer.There will be a display of early circuit riders and other memorabilia as well as books by authors Pat Parsons, Church Parsons, and Barbara Barton.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 11, 2011
A is for animals. Many of us have one or more pets whether they are cats, dogs, birds, horses, etc. Our pets can have some of the same health problems that we do and for most of the same reasons. The diet for most of our pets is unnatural and without variety.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, May 3rd, for its monthly business meeting. There were 34 members and three visitors in attendance. 1st Vice President, Kirby Groves, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report.The club will have a hamburger lunch on the east side of the courthouse on Friday, May 27th.
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Every time I turn around, a new electronic gadget comes along. I discovered a new media called Playaways the last year I taught reading, and my students loved them. Then a patron who had checked one out from the Llano library told me she really liked them. A Playaway is a digital audiobook pre-loaded into an mp3 player.
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Ralph Winingham, who is a darn good writer, an outstanding chef, and a fellow member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association, not to mention a friend, a nice guy, and a fine American, recently sent an email to a bunch of TOWA members inviting them to shoot on the TOWA team at a benefit sporting clays shoot in Austin.
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Doors have been a big part of my life. Shut the door, you’re letting flies in!! Close the Ice Box, you’re letting all the cold air out!! Don’t slam that door!! Never lean on a car door, it could open and you’d fall out! When one door shuts another opens!!
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When News Turns on a Dime… Rarely does the world news spotlight swing as quickly as it did in the hours at April’s end and May’s beginning. When a prince takes a bride in a $50 million wedding and a dictator takes a fall in a historic counterterrorism operation, the interest and curiosity of billions of people are piqued.We are ravenous to learn more details—probably more than we should rightly know— from London, where Prince William and Kate Mid ...
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Gear Up for the Grill! Is the warmer weather inspiring you to fire up the grill and enjoy the unique flavors of the great outdoors? You might think the grill can only be used to cook up your favorite meats like hotdogs, hamburgers or chicken. But don’t be fooled! Some of the most flavorful foods of warmer weather are fruits and vegetables prepared right on the grill!
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Once again I would like to say ‘Thank you’ to Tad for holding down the fort while I was gone Sunday. My brothers and I took our Mom to church in Austin for her Mother’s Day celebration. Then we all enjoyed some Rudy’s bar-b-que.Birthdays this week are Mark Mutschink on the 14th, Steve Toone on the 16th, Rylan Fuqua on the 17th, along with Dick Pierson and Trey Schwertner.
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From the beautiful, small town of Mason, Texas, I can see things happening across the country via television, hear reports over the radio, and read events on printed page. There have been hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, drought, flooding, wildfires and different events that would cause one to shudder. Closer to home Mason’s emergency teams have been sent out to one place after another.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 11, 2011
Bong… bong… bong… bong… bong… bong.Six in the morning.So says the Courthouse clock.Never shy about telling time.The town ruffles its feathers.A rooster crows in the distance.Every bird in town starts to sing. Next thing you know, it’s almost eight.Seven-fifty (7:50) to be exact.The roar of traffic up El Paso (aka FM 1871) tells us so.Those final 10 minutes to get to school intensifies.Zoom…zoom…zoom.Around the bend onto Avenue F.And then ...
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It is hot and dry again, and there does not seem to be much chance for rain in the near future. The Volunteer Fire Department had their annual BBQ and fundraiser on Saturday night, and there were many people there and everyone was very supportive in this extreme wildfire season.
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At the News office, as with most businesses around Mason, job descriptions are somewhat fluid. Though my title is Editor, I also pick up the mail, do deposits, pay bills, update subscriptions, run the labels, do billing,,,, well, you get the idea.All of us in small towns are accustomed to doing many jobs in our daily lives.
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To the Editor I can understand the lady from Habitat writing and not being happy with the outcome of the City Meeting. As I stated at the meeting: I am not against Habitat and I am happy to see people have a home; however since our City Ordinance specified a certain.footage our commissioners voted to uphold the Ordinance requirements.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 11, 2011
Grace Christian School will conduct Graduation Awards and Ceremonies at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at Mason Community Church, 516 N. Robin St. The public is cordially invited to join them in this celebration honoring their graduates, award winners, parents and staff.Light refreshments will be served.
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TEMPLE, TX (May 9, 2011)— The Hill Country Association of Soil and water Conservation Districts (HCASWCDS) will meet May 24, at the Wildseed Farms located near Fredericksburg for its annual spring tour and business meeting. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a tour of Wildseed Farms. Lunch and a business meeting of the organization will follow the tour.Wildseed Farms is the largest working wildflower farm in the U.S.
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The Llano County Opry will be held at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano on Saturday, May 14. The show begins at 7:30 PM and tickets are now on sale at the Llano and Kingsland Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (325) 247-5354.
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The Seventh Annual Lamplight Designs Art Competition exhibition opens Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Northside Café. Mason High School art students will be exhibiting works reflecting a range of medium including painting, drawing, ceramic and collage. The exhibition will close with a reception and awards presentation open to the public on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00.
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The Mason FFA Chapter Banquet will be held Monday, May 16, 2011 at 12:20 p.m. The event will begin with a luncheon provided by the FFA Chapter. Each year, Mason’s FFA officers conduct this program to thank their supporters and recognize the accomplishments of chapter members for the 2010-2011 school year.
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Mason High School Cheer Clinic Dates for May 2011! May 22nd May 29th The clinic is from 3-5. Returners are only $5.00 and new comers are $10.00. Hope to see you there!
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On Thursday, May 12th, The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 will have its regular meeting at 7:00pm, at The American Legion Post Hall, 237 Post Hill [behind the Jail]. All members plus friends, family, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Plans for the distribution of cemetery memorial flags and for the Memorial Day Ceremony, scheduled for May 30th, will be discussed.
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Mathew Finn, son of Sean and Belinda Finn, had the Grand Champion Brahman Steer at the Tarleton University prospect steer show. This steer was raised by his Uncle Joe David Lehmberg of New Braunsfel. Mathew is the Grandson of Randy and Brenda Lehmberg of Mason, and Don Finn of Placid.
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On Saturday, April 30,2011, local Pastor J.D. Sanders and several Bible Baptist Church members of Mason went to jail In an effort to raise money for the Mason County Cancer Benefit, which turned out to be a great success of over $35,000.00 raised! Pictured are Janie Jaquez, Juan Mcgowan, Pastor JD Sanders, front Josh Jaquez, Howard Grosse,John Rocha.
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Pictured you see students in Mrs. Drennan’s class and a trainer from Apple, Inc. working on a project. It was fantastic for the students to receive in classroom direction straight from an Apple trained expert. Over 100 laptops or iPads have been purchased with funds provided through the T3 Grant.
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Shari Clark of Fredonia & Diane Peavy of Voca, attended a Texas Trail Challenge, in San Angelo. It was held at the San Angelo State Park on April 30th. The trail was 10 miles long and had many obstacles that each horse and rider were judged on their preformance. Shari won 5th place in the Adult Maverick division on Ruben, and Diane placed 6th in the Senior Maverick division on Pretty Girl.
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Did your grandmother quilt? I’m sure some of them were beautiful, made by hand and treasured. Some of them were also ugly and utilitarian…..out of necessity. Today we are quilting in a whole new world! First, you must understand that “quilting” is really a two part process. You have to “piece” a quilt top together and then layer the top, batting and a backing and “quilt” it together.
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By Louise Downs, Llano Fine Arts Guild Reporter Lynda recently joined the Llano Fine Arts Guild. She studied the art of pottery in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Texas. Her work is displayed in the Llano Fine Arts Gallery, located at 503 Bessemer, in Llano.Lynda is a long time resident of Llano.
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Jackson Chapman, a sixth grade student at Mason Elem./Jr. High, represented Texas School Children from District 1 at the Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon during the Texas Library Association Conference in Austin. On April 14th, Willy Claflin, author of The Uglified Ducky, accepted the award and spoke to over 1100 Texas Librarians.Jackson and nine other young Texans took part in the presentation on behalf of the 187,846 students who voted in an election to choose the favorite Bluebonne ...
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The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club will meet on Monday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Richard Eckert Civic Center. Local historian Jane Hoerster will be guest speaker. Her subject will be the life and times of early black settlers in this area. The program was prepared for February as a celebration of Black History Month, but had to be postponed due to Ms.
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The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country exceeded their goal in collecting scholarship money at their ART SHOW and GALA on Saturday night in the Old Peanut Mill’s Warehouse. Pictured are artists and patrons enduring the heat of the evening to see objects of art from area artists. A plentiful food bar was popular, as were the wine and water stations.
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Barry T. Zombro, Sr., and Kim Hanson were married on Mother's Day, 2011, in Fredericksburg. After their marriage, they will move to Mason where they will live with Barry's father, Harvey Zombro. They are excited about the prospect of becoming permanent Mason residents. Kim is the daughter of Wanda Hanson of Fredericksburg.
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Lester and Cynthia Kothmann are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Lynn Kothmann, to Thomas R. Kinney, son of Christine Capers. The happy couple plans to be married in July of this year.
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Merle and Doris Cope will celebrate their 40th anniversary on May 27, 2011. Their children will honor them with a celebration on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Mason Church of Christ. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Children of the couple are: Bryan and Beth Horner of San Angelo, Kenny and Kathy Horner of Abilene, Steve and Liz Horner of Amarillo, Johnny and LeAnn Fleming of Mason, Robert and Kelli Cope of San Angelo, and Michael and Leslie Cope of Mason.
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Nick Wawrzyniak of Skidmore, Missouri, and Renee Berens of Mason, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisha Jolene Wawrzyniak, to Ronald Donovan Vierus of Mason, Texas, son of Dale Vierus of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Stacy Farabee Vierus of Cherokee, Texas. The couple plan to wed in Cherokee on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
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Stormi Beam and Adam Cortez are getting married! Stormi is the daughter of John and Bonnie Beam of Mason. She graduated in May of 2010 from Angelo State University with her Diploma of Science in Registered Nursing. She is currently employed with Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, working in the Emergency Department.
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The "Survivor's Lap" at the recent Mason County Cancer Benefit is always an emotional moment of the day.
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Andy Duarte and Trey Schwertner defeated the Big Lake boys’ doubles team at regional tennis, 6-2, 6-3, to advance to the semifinals. Players for Reagan County were Victor DeLaRosa and Lorenzo Benitez. Photo courtesy of the Big Lake Wildcat
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 11, 2011
Traveling to Bandera Friday night, the Puncher were looking for a different outcome from the trip last Spring when they lost in the Regional Quarterfinals to LaPryor. The Punchers were going to have to beat the Charlotte Trojans, who were second in their district, to continue in the play-offs. Chance Stockbridge started off the first inning with a base hit.