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June 29, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
During their June 27 meeting, the Mason County Commissioners' Court moved quickly through their short agenda, dealing with various grant funding requirements and the housekeeping details that are part of those grants.During the report of Judge Jerry Bearden, he notified the Commissioners that County Agent, Brent Drennan, had notified the Court that he would be taking early retirement.
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When most Americans think of the 4th of July, they think of hot dogs, fireworks, patriotic songs and going to the lake or beach. Few of us, probably, take time to reflect on the sacrifics made over two centuries ago that have enabled us to live our widely-envied “American Way of Life”.The United States of America began as thirteen different English colonies established along the eastern seaboard during the 17th & early 18th centuries.
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The 47 th Annual Mason County Round–Up is just around the corner and we have some very exciting events planned for the entire community. We hope that you will bring your family and friends out to enjoy great family fun, children’s activities, live music, rodeo events and so much more! Saturday, July 9th The Arts and Crafts Festival on the Courthouse Lawn; Parade (line –up starts at 7:30 a.m., judging at 9:00 a.m.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
It’s vacation time. The kids are out of school, you’ve got a furlough from work and, it’s time to head out of town to see your in-laws, go to the beach, or search for cooler climates. You may be gone for a long weekend or for a couple weeks. So, here’s a few tips to make your house appear that you never left and, therefore, unappealing to any would-be thief.Start by temporarily stopping any deliveries to the house.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Thrift.Thrifty.Stringent.Prudent.Frugal.Thriftiness.This economic drouth demands it.Look around.Seems like everything is on sale.Thrift stores.They’re thriving.We’ve got our own Thrift Store Row.Patriot Station.Mason Re-sale Barn.Community Thrift Store.Mason Thrift Store.One person’s trash being another’s treasure.At one end of the row is Sam’s Antiques.(Not a thrift store.)On the northwest corner of the square.At the other end (up Hwy 87) is the outdoor nursery ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Origin of the proverb—“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”—dates back to 1659. It might have been worded differently had Lions Clubs had been around back then.The Lions, largest of all service clubs, didn’t show up until 258 years later.Since their founding in 1917, however, Lions have worked for the betterment of humankind.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
My Momma didn’t raise me to be a dummy, you know! Too, all the stupid folks are not all located in Washington, D.C.. In fact they are every where, every color of the rainbow, too!These callers asking for me to give to a charity are some of the worst! For every money gift, they first take out for the building in which they operate from.
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“If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.”....This famous quote came to my mind this week at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Several very young homeschoolers showed up on different evenings to watch the emergence of the world famous lady bats.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Health tends to be greatly misunderstood. Either that or most people do not think of health like I do. One of the first ways that people think when they want to restore health is allopathically. Allopathic means that a disease or condition is treated with a substance that causes the opposite effect of the symptoms – as in modern conventional medicine..
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Next week starts off with the Fourth of July and we at the City hope that everyone has a safe and pleasant celebration. The City offices will be closed for the day so that we can all celebrate our patriotic heritage, but remember that fireworks are prohibited throughout the County due to the very dry conditions and the threat of wildfire.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Lisa has gone home for a while to recuperate and so here we are. I was able to tell her we did get some rain but it was definitely scattered and the amounts varied all over the county. Praise God for every drop. We ask Him for mercy for our land and the creatures there in.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Kudos to our patrons who have taken the plunge and are checking out eBooks! So far, I’m getting positive feedback, and as much as I love seeing our patrons in person, checking out eBooks can save time, gasoline, and book fines. Electronic books can also be an option for folks who may be housebound.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, June 21st, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 31 members in attendance. Lion Charles Reichenau was responsible for the program and talked about fishing in Brazil.He has been 27 times and will go again in December, he said. Charles' first trip was in the early 1990s.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
School’s out for the summer but that doesn’t mean breakfast should take a vacation. Besides being a proven brain booster, eating breakfast also plays an important role in weight regulation. In fact, the recent 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reported the following:“Not eating breakfast has been associated with excess body weight, especially among children and adolescents.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
We were visiting some friends recently, and the topic of conversation turned to camping. When I asked their eleven-year-old daughter, Kennedy, if she liked to go camping, she wrinkled up her nose and said, “Not outside.” I got the impression she meant it.The attitude some people have toward camping has been a constant source of amazement to me for years.
, Courtesy of Liz Barnes
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
My sister, Liz, lives and works in Kansas City (bless her heart!). She entertains her staff of teachers on a fairly regular basis, and recently used this sauce as an ice cream topping at one of their get-togethers. She shared the recipe with me, I want to share it with you, since it’s right down The Practical Baker’s alley: quick, easy and delicious!Ingredients: 3 squares (one ounce each) of unsweetened baking chocolate4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Today, I've sent birthday greetings to Terri Reardon and anniversary wishes to Steve and Merlina. Thanks to facebook, every day seems to have a roster of folks to greet and congratulate; but, I tend to stick with a rather small circle of family and close friends.After my fiftieth birthday, it seems that they now become rather anticlimactic.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Gerry: I read Mr. Pinter’s letter with interest and have to say he hits the nail on the head about the Nanny State eroding our freedoms at an alarming rate. There is just one thing I would like to point out to the smokers of the world—”No Smoking” sections in any establishment is right up there with “No Peeing” sections in the pool. Respectfully,Kacey Butcher
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Overwhelming kindness from good hearted Texas folks...... I am Ray Carter’s niece. His brother, Dug Carter is my dad. As you know, Uncle Ray passed away recently. Prior to his passing, he “adopted” Judy Porter. After his passing we were not sure what would happen with her. I was glad to bring her to Bandera, Texas where we live if she wanted to come but Judy wanted to stay in Mason.
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As I travel along in my life journey one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of it is being able to have a significant influence on the youth livestock programs. However, my goal is not to only have an influence, but to promote positive changes within the system. This is not always an easy, nor is it typically a popular task, as it is too easy for any type of organization to begin to sway in the wrong direction.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Descendents of Alfred and Ida Kensing had their annual reunion at the Mason Civic Center on June 18. Thirty four family members and 13 cousins and guests attended.The star of the annual auction was a quilt donated by Willie May McCollum and Brent McCollum. Several projects were discussed. A cemetery workday is planned for the fall.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
COMFORT, TEXAS… If you’re planning a road trip during the long July 4th 2011 weekend, Comfort offers a flag-waving celebration with lots of hometown flair. The star-spangled event is a memory-maker for families with a parade, barbecue dinner and lots of activities. It gives everyone a reason to celebrate how great it is to be an American.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools invite you to visit a country school once attended by our parents and grandparents and see first hand how it “used to be” in the 19th and 20th century.Bring the kids and let them experience life before video games.Former students and community people will be available to share school stories from the past.
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As part of the Round-up weekend festivities the Mason Square Museum will raffle off a signed and numbered print by noted artist Wendell Daniel. The 1989 framed print, entitled “Summer Camp”, can be seen at the museum during regular business hours —Thursday thru Saturday—10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the museum until Saturday July 9 when the drawing will take place.
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It is with pleasure that Larry and Jan Donop of Brady announce the engagement of their daughter Carrie von Donop to Matthew Thomas Watson, son of Earl and Annie Watson of Aubrey, Texas, formerly of Brady. Carrie and Matt are both graduates of Brady High School. They both went on to earn their bachelors of business administration, Carrie’s in marketing from Texas A&M University and Matt’s in management from Texas State University.
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Jerry and Lyla Crouch of Mason are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Rene, to Taylor L. D. Hollingshead.Taylor is the son of Jim and Jo Nell Davis of Menard, and the late Mickey Hollingshead.An August wedding is planned in Menard. The couple will reside with their son, Braden Lane, in San Angelo.
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Mr. Kenneth N. Striegler of Fredericksburg, formerly of Mason, passed away on Monday, June 20th in the Knopp Health Care & Rehab Center at the age of 89 years.Mr. Kenneth N. Striegler is survived by his wife: Dora Jung Striegler of Fredericksburg; Son and spouse: Kenny and Sandra Striegler of Fredericksburg; Son in law and wife: Anthony and Mary Ann Nebgen of Mason; Four Grandchildren: Michael and Laurie Nebgen, Michelle Schmidt, Scott and Emily Striegler, Katy and Matthew Petri; Two Gre ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 • Posted June 29, 2011
Charles Rex Eubank of Mason passed away on Saturday, June 25, at the age of 73.A memorial service in his honor will be held on Friday, July 1st, at 11:00 a.m. in the River of Life Church in Mason.Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Carol Eubank of Mason; four sons, Chaz Eubank of Oklahoma City, OK; William Eubank of San Antonio; Pat Eubank of Mason; and, Rustan Eubank of Fredericksburg; a brother, R.
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Ida O’Neal, of Mason, passed away on Friday, June 24, at the age of 97. Funeral services for Ida O’Neal were held on Monday, June 27, at 11:30 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m.