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May 18, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011 • Photos
Mason County Habitat for Humanity's annual Spring Benefit was held on Saturday at the Art, Texas, home of Lee and Bobbie McMillan (pictured, at left). Habitat president, Paul Branch (pictured at right with his wife, Judy), thanked the McMillans and the Mason community for their generous support of the group and also noted that event organizers had made this year's benefit enjoyable and successful, and noted that the perfect weather was also appreciated.
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For the fifth consecutive year Mason High School will have a Senior playing in the the “ Meryle Greathouse Football All-Star Classic.“ Ross Lehmberg, class of 2007 was the first. Followed by, Bryce Estes 2008, Zach Nash 2009, Justin Yonker & Jaquine Mejia in 2010. Carrying on the tradition this year will be Garrett Rice who was selected to the 2011 team.
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The Punchers traveled to the Austin last week and competed in the 61st UIL State Golf Tournament. Hard to believe, that the first UIL tournament was held back in 1949. Bernard Riviere from Houston Lamar took the individual medalist honors with a score of 148. We were tickled pink to advance to the State Meet as a team.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
eBooks! As a “real book” lover, I didn’t think I would enjoy reading on a gadget, but who knew eBooks could be so cool? I’ve been downloading eBooks and audiobooks from our library for several weeks now, and I’ve even bought one or two eBooks from Barnes & Noble. It really isn’t as confusing or as difficult as one might think—after all, even I managed it!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
It has been my pleasure to serve the community of Mason and the past five months have been very busy to say the least! I wanted to update everyone on some exciting things happening here at the Chamber!!Our remodel is underway as of Wednesday May the 11th, Chris Dyer and his crew are doing a wonderful job and we are very thrilled to see what an awesome job they will do, we are planning a Chamber office reveal-open house hopefully in June, that date is to be determined.
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District 2 Anna Velez (i) 27 Natalia Ramon 6 John Schafft 2 District 4 William Beaty (i) 25 Lenetta Irine 14
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.She sells seashells down by the seashore, she sells seashells down by the seashore, she sells seashells down by the seashore.Say it real fast and it comes out:Sheshellssheshellsdownbythesheshore.Gobbledygook.Alas, cheap thrills.With fuel at $4 a gallon, best to entertain oneself close to home.Bring out the board games.The checkers.Deck of cards.Box of dominoes.Chess.Trivial Pursuit.Monopoly.Chinese Chec ...
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Have you ever had one of those moments that you know will end up on the memory list in your mind? I mean one of those like an unexpected hug from your grandson while the two of you are sitting outside eating an ice cream cone, the wind blowing softly and the sun just warm enough to cause the ice cream to begin to melt.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
What a beautiful weekend we had, the weather was delightful. I think this is the first time the wind has “layed” in quite a while. You can just see the grass growing and turning green right before your eyes. I know there was a great difference in the amount of rain each of us received throughout the county but this country reacts well with any rain.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Healthy Weights for Healthy Older Adults Men and women are living longer, enjoying energetic and active lifestyles well into their 80s and 90s. Study after study confirms eating well and being active can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for older adults.You are never too old to enjoy the benefits of improved nutrition and fitness.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Princess for a Day?... Grady Nutt, the late Christian comedian, knew better than to trifle with his daddy when high noon came on the farm. The hour marked a sharp departure from chores looming from pre-daybreak to post-sundown. Filling the 60 minutes, in order of importance, were Dallas radio station KRLD’s gospel music program and the hearty victuals Mrs.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Some of the television commercials are just STUPID. However, the ones with animals and kids are priceless. One stock market advertisement has this little boy that talks like a grown up! Yes, I know it’s trick photography!!! But, I still like it! Now, Huggies has an add out about blue jean diapers, that’s cute, too!But, the dog and cat food advertisements have to be the best.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Mark Stephenson is, by far, the most valuable person associated with MSNBC. For years Mark has been gathering news stories that don’t really fit into any particular category, and putting them together on his News Of The Weird website. And now you can friend him on Facebook and receive constant updates to brighten your day.For example, Mark recently posted a story about the world’s most useless machine, which was a big hit a couple of years ago when it first made its debut.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from the publishers’ summaries)The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly (F CON Hal.4) (Mickey Haller #4)“Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. But just when Mickey thinks criminal court is in his rearview mirror, one of his new clients is accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.”The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith (F MCC Det.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, May 10th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 37 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Dane Phillips was responsible for the program "Boss Lion" John Gammill introduced Greg Mitchell, City Inspector, who spoke about his job with the City of Mason.Greg said he was trying to make permitting and code enforcement as easy as possible for those people affected.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Iodine is an essential trace mineral that we normally obtain in our diet from iodized salt. Deficiency of iodine results in goiter or enlarged thyroid gland. Goiter is usually accompanied by hypothyroid conditions such as fatigue, coldness, constipation, weight gain and poor memory. In 1924, iodine was added to table salt to remedy the massive iodine deficiency that was occurring in the United States.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
It's not the end of the drought. The rains that came during the last few weeks, and the rains that are forecast for later this week,,, they're not enough to make up our rainfall deficit. However, it has been enough to start making a visible difference.On my drive to work this morning, though it was just before sunrise, the change in the countryside was obvious.
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The Mason Country Opry will be staged on Tuesday, May 24, at the Odeon Theater in downtown Mason, Texas. The show will begin at 7:30 PM and admission is $8.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Heart of Texas Recording Artist Landon Dodd will headline the bi-monthly show.Landon Dodd was born on August 28th 1974 in Fort Worth, TX.
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The VFW Post 8554, in conjunction with The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285, will be placing flags on Mason County veterans' graves through out the county. It will begin on the 23rd of May and continue through the 27th. Due to injuries and illness we are running short on help.Mason County veterans are encouraged to assist with this project.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Artisan Gallery will be honoring the following Mason High School Seniors featuring their works of art. Andrea Balderas, Myles Banner, Ben Bjork, Amanda Hahn, and Ethan Hudson.The art works will be available for viewing on May 26th, 27th, 28th and June 2, 3rd and 4th. An open house reception will be held on Saturday May 28 from 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Mason’s summer tennis camp has been scheduled for June 6h through June 17th at the Mason School courts. This camp will be for players of all ages and there will be three 1 ½ hour time blocks. Beginners will meet from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., intermediates from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., and advanced from 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
IT’S THE MERRY, MERRY MONTH OF MAY and another month for excellent songwriter sightings in the Texas Hill Country! Sandstone Cellars Winery in Mason Texas is hosting the Texas Songwriters in the Round series at the wine bar in downtown Mason on May 19th, 2011. The hours are from 6:30 to 10 PM.
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On Friday, May 20th, some 200 local students in grades three through six, plus a high school class, will participate in an educational day at Fort Mason. From noon to 3:00 p.m., reenactors from Fort McKavett and Fort Concho will share their stories of fort life. Master blacksmith, James Honig, of Hondo, with his own anvil and forge, demonstrates the essential work of a smithy.Mr.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Thanks to the many generous donations received by The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285, we have plenty of American flags to decorate the graves of deceased Mason County veterans. Now, we need volunteers to help with this effort to place 750+ flags before the Memorial Day weekend.On Thursday, May 26th, between 3:30pm and 6:00pm, individuals who live outside of Mason, and have family cemeteries with veterans in them, can pick up flags at The American Legion Hall.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
This year’s Llano County Beef & Range Field Day is set for Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Llano County Community Center on Ranch Road 152, about 1.7 miles west of Llano. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served at this time.Each session will be approximately 45 minute rotations.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
Austin, TX, May 11 — Girl Scouts of Central Texas is currently registering girls, entering grades 1-12, for summer camp. Girls do not need to be currently registered members of Girl Scouts.Summer camps begin June 12 and continue through mid July at Camp Kachina on Lake Belton; Camp Texlake on Lake Travis; and Camp Wood Lake on Lake Brownwood.
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A little bit of New Orleans and a whole lot of southern fun is headed to downtown Fredericksburg as the Jaycees invite everyone to laissez les bon temps rouler at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 27, 28 & 29.Enjoying freshly boiled crawfish is a big part of the event, but the festivities have expanded to include more food, more music and lots of family fun, according to Debbie Farquhar-Garner, event coordinator.
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Recently, the junior English III class of Mason High School was rewarded $50 from the Friends of the Library. Thirty-seven of the forty-six students entered a writing contest sponsored by the group, and despite having no winning essays, received commendations for the sheer number of entrants. The money will go toward funding of the Junior-Senior Prom.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
In spite of the slow economy, business has been booming at The Frontera Mason Clinic. In response to the increased demand, Dr. David Hoerster is now seeing patients in Mason two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday. Physician Assistant, Sherry Alexander, will continue her full-time schedule, Monday through Friday. The two providers see patients of all ages, by appointment, for acute, chronic, and preventive care.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
St. Joseph Catholic Church and Beatrice Ramon, Springfest Chairperson, extend a very warm “Thank You” to everyone who supported this year’s meal on Sunday - May 15. In all community endeavors, workers and supporters are needed to bring about a successful event. This group of people is always too numerous to mention but each year they have played an important role in making our barbecue chicken meal a big success.
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The annaul Riata Luncheon was held Wednesday, May 11th, at the First Baptist Church.The guests were greeted at the door by Riata honory members (members who have 30 years or more of service). Each guest chose which beautifully decorated table she wanted to dine at. A menu of southwest quiche, corn, avocado, tomato salad, tri-color slaw and spring breeze cheesecake for dessert was served.
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Jane Hoerster brought the above photograph by the Thrift Store, where employees had removed the photo from its frame. They are keeping an eye out for any photos that might be of interest to the Mason County Historical Commission and will notify Mrs. Hoerster when that happens. The problem is that there was nothing on the photo or its frame to indicate who this gentleman is, though Jane says that he does look naggingly familiar to her.
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Joseph Benedict Hinckley born on Feb 4, 2011, at his home in Fredericksburg. He was 10 pounds, 21 inches long, and is greeted by his siblings; Juan Pablo (7), Emmanuel (5), Maria Victoria (3.5), Solanus Antonio (2) and parents, Michelle and Daniel Hinckley. Grandparents are Brent & Monica Hinckley of Mason and Mike & Judy Eilers of Frbg.
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Mr. & Mrs. Steve and Margaret Jordan of Corpus Christi, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Michelle Jordan, to Daniel Dewey Worden, son of Mr. & Mrs. Gary and Ceil Worden of Mason.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Jo Ann Jordan and the late Mr.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
The family of Gilberto Ramon established the annual Gilberto Ramon Memorial Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors pursuing a higher education after graduation. This program has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships since inception. In May 2011, the Ramon Family Foundation will award a total of $14,000 in scholarships.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day.
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Riata Service Organization is pleased to announce continuation of PRE-SALES for the new cookbook, Reflections in Time . . . Celebrating 60 Years.The book is a compulation of the four previous cookbooks published by Riata and aslo includes new recipes submitted by Riata members and the public. Pre-sale price is $23.00 which includes the tax.
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Sports
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
The Mason Tennis Team racked up another four championships to bring its total to 75. Highland Park is the closest school to Mason with 38 titles. Mason swept the singles and doubles for the third straight year. No other school in history has accomplished this feat and Mason has now done this six times.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011
The Jr. High Golf Team traveled to Sonora last Monday and competed in the Bronco Open. The Cowgirls took first place honors over Sonora, Brady, Van Horn and Ingram with a score of 273. Competing for the Cowgirls were Katie Smith who placed first medalist for the eighth graders, Faith Ingracia placed second, Heather Shaw placed forth and Amber Hengst tied for Fifth in the seventh grade division.