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July 6, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
Football season is quickly approaching and my family and I couldn’t be more excited to start off this season as Mason Punchers! We have already experienced an overwhelming welcome from the community. Coming back “home” has shown me that this community is just as I remembered – friendly, supportive, and loves Friday night football!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
The Mason Thrift Store celebrated its official ribbon cutting last week. The Mason County Chamber of Commerce welcomed them as part of the Mason business community, and then enjoyed a tour of the spacious new facility. The Mason Thrift Store is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-6 and Sunday, 10-5! It is located across from Nu-Way, next to the laundramat, and within walking distance from the square!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
The 47th Annual Mason County Round weekend – has arrived !! We continue to work very hard to make this a weekend to be remembered for a long time. 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!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
Tracie Taylor, a 2nd grade teacher at San Saba Elementary, has spent the last year working with Tate Publishing on her new children’s book. Find Your Shoes, John Blane is a story of a young boy searching for his shoes (his “fit” in life).After submitting her manuscript in January of 2010, Tracie received news of its acceptance on Easter weekend several months later.During the past year, Tate Publishing has taken her through the process of editing, illustration, and now mark ...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011 7:00 a.m. - street closings for floats/car show entries Post Hill St. to Bryan St., Bryan St. to Moody St., Moody St. to Short St., Post Hill St. and Schmidt St. 9:45 a.m. - street closings for downtown parade N. Spring St. & Fulton St., Fulton St. & Broad St., San Antonio St.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Fourth of July passed by.And nary a flame flickered.Or a flicker flamed.Or a sparkler sparkled.One mean drouth put it all out.No fireworks!No fires!But freedom lives on.Burning in the hearts and minds of millions everywhere.Especially if you don’t have it.Or lose it.Or abuse it.Free.From the Old English freo.According to trusty Webster, means “not in bondage, noble, glad, illustrious.”Some of us are born free.Breathe freely.Move freely about.Free of pain.Give a free hand.Fr ...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Fans of the Dallas Mavericks have called “time-out” from dreary world goings-on to join the team in unending adoration. The hoopla could have been flagged days ago for “excessive celebration.”Owner Mark Cuban can’t chisel the smile off his face, MVP Dirk Nowitzki seems headed for sainthood, and the trophy may already need re-finishing.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
It's that time of year when folks gather for reunions of all kinds. I don't know why tehre are as many reunions in the hot summer time. Why don't they have them in the Fall or Spring Time? The Round Up week ed will be crammed with all sorts of activities.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
06/01/11@0037- Accident- Deputy Miller responded to Hwy 29 E for vehicle that hit a deer06/01/11@0808 - Loose livestock – Sheriff Nixon put up a cow on 29 E.06/01/11@0826 - Suspicious vehicle – Chief Deputy Herrington investigated a suspicious vehicle on FtMckavitt06/01/11@0842 - Loose livestock – Deputy Zapata put up a cow on 29 E.06/01/11@1032 - Funeral escort – Deputy Zapata escorted a funeral to Gooch cemetery06/01/11@1340 -Motorist assist – Chief Deputy Her ...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
“A rose by any other name is still a rose,” but a bat by another name proves that someone who cared has visited The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve! We have had several young folks that left the Preserve more focused on bats because they left “their” bat with a name that will last their lifetime.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Reducing or losing weight is a topic I get a lot of questions about. Many of you already know that I don’t believe in diet pills or magic solutions that simply melt off excess weight without proper changes in diet and exercise.That being said, let’s talk about weight loss. As we age our metabolism begins to slow and it becomes harder to take off that extra weight.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
The weather continues with the hot and dry days that seem to be in endless supply. I am very pleased to note that most everyone has been understanding and cooperative with the more restrictive water conservations measures. The city has had to warn only one person to follow the watering schedule in the past two weeks, and I am pleased that so many residents have worked with us to prevent water wastage.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
As we celebrated our country's Independence Day, we remembered those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we now take for granted. Those were the people who understood the difference between a right and a privilege. the United States of America is still the greatest county. The world over people risk their lives to come here, to become part of teh traditions and freedoms.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Parade! I hope everyone will be able to enjoy all the festivities this weekend. Be sure to watch for the Mason Study Club’s float and the Library Board’s float on Saturday and wave at our beautiful Queen’s candidate Dakota Lee. NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)Taking Risks With Watercolour by Shirley Trevena (751.42 TRE)“ShirleyTrevena’s watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant with colour and strong in composition.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, June 28th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and six visitors in attendance. Lion Pat Reardon was responsible for the program and he introduced Dr. James Morris who spoke about the Texas Tech University campuses in Fredericksburg and Junction.James is the Director of Off Campus Academic Affairs, and Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Mason County Extension is proud to announce the Friend to Friend: Staying Well Together program on Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. This program’s purpose is to encourage women to get regular mammograms and Pap tests for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer, when the disease is most curable.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
A while back someone sent me an article about fishing, and it contained a statement about a survey that had been conducted among, most likely, rural folks. According to this article, more people would rather their child grow up to have their own fishing show on television than to be president of the United States.Now, I’m not saying city people are dumb, just because they’d probably rather their child become president than a professional fisherperson.
, Courtesy, The Food Channel
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
We watched a chef on the Food Channel make sandwiches out of small, oblong buns called bolillos. She said that bolillos were popular “all over Mexico.” I can’t confirm that statement, but they sure looked good to us. This great little bread is nice and crusty, perfect for sandwiches or tortas.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
It's the big weekend in Mason. Round Up is the combination class reunion, cultural celebration and debutante ball that we throw for ourselves once a year. It is our time to "put on the dog," and to show off for the many folks returning to Mason, and for the the many new folks dropping in to visit us for the first time.The fall and winter of 2010 have been tough in Mason County.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Dear editors, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has been circulating an editorial lately titled, “Act now to defend and save Social Security.” Her view is that Congress must not tax the wealthy to make up Social Security shortfall. Instead, she supports increasing the Social Security retirement age by 3 months each year and reducing the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment by 1%.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
I agree with Mr. Pinter, and I am not a smoker, and never have been. But this proposed action is bullying, something that has become very common. We are now encouraged to teach kids about the dangers of bullying, about the damage it inflicts on those being bullied, and those that witness it.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Mary Jo Cockrell and Connie Witt will host a hot dog and ice cream float supper on Friday, July 15th at the Hilda Community Club at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the drink stand roof. If you would like to bring a side dish it will be welcomed.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
The Gooch Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church on July 13th at 9:30 a.m. Cemetery board members encourage all interested parties to attend this meeting.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
The First Baptist Church of Mason will be holding their vacation bible school July 18th through the 22nd from 9am until noon each day. Children from pre-k through 5th grade are welcome to attend. This year’s theme is Beach Blast. We hope to see you there as we plan to have a fabulous time.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Free Admission! The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Rated “PG” Wednesday, July 13th Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library Stribling Room 3:00 P.M. Run Time: 97 minutes
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
The Llano Fine Arts Guild is presenting a demonstration in stained glass, by Tom Downs, for the program on Monday July 11th. The demonstration will start at 10:AM, and last until noon. Then all members and guests are invited to enjoy a covered dish lunch from noon to about 1: PM.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
The regularly scheduled 2nd Friday eve supper is on for Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Long Mt. Community Center. We need attendees. Homemade ice cream is the scheduled attraction with those whose last names start with A thru E. The other last names at the other end of the alphabet are to bring sandwiches or desserts to fill in.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
The Llano Country Opry will be held on Saturday, July 9, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $10.00 per person. Tickets are now on sale by calling (325) 247-5354. Country Music entertainer Stephen Pride will headline the concert. Stephen was born in Marks, Mississippi, as the youngest brother of Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride.
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Join us on Monday, July 11th. We’ll congregate at 10:45 AM in the parking lot of the Methodist Church and head to Brady for lunch at The Patio, some laughs and lots of grins. Please call if you have questions: Mary Carlman, 347-9605 or Lenore Newsom, 347-2766.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
The Odeon Preservation Association presents singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines at the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday July 16 at 7:00 p.m. Reservations for the performance are $15 per person and may be made in advance. With Terri on guitar, harmonica and mandolin and Lloyd on guitar, mandolin, pedal steel and dobro they have played some of the most celebrated venues and festivals across the United States and Europe.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
Amanda Kathryn Clauson received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on June 3, 2011. She graduated with the Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for outstanding medical student women with outstanding academic achievement, the Alpha Omega Honor Society Membership, and the American College of Emergency Physicians outstanding medical student of the year award.In attendance were her parents, Dale and Sherry (Kothmann) Clauson of Crestline, California; unc ...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
Tim and Helen Dockal of Fredonia joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter, Tana Campbell Dockal, to William Cody Autrey, son of Marti Lechner of Dayton and the late David Autrey. Tana is completing her Masters of Finance at Texas A&M University, while Cody attended Hillsboro Junior College and is employed at Luminant Energy in Franklin, Texas.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
Cody Cheyenne Jarvis - Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse Denist Thomas Harrison - Tampering with Governmental Record Lisa Ann McGowan - Possession of Controlled Substance 4-200 Gr. Lisa Ann McGowan - Burglary of Habitation Maria Cantu - Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse Denist Thomas Harrison - Secure Execution of Document by Deception
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011 • Photos
Charles Rex Eubank, of Mason, passed away on Saturday, June 25, at the age of 73. A memorial service for Mr. Eubank was held on Friday, July 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the River of Life Church in Mason. Survivors include his wife Bonnie Carol Eubank of Mason, four sons Chaz Eubank and wife Kim of Oklahoma City, OK, William Eubank of San Antonio, Pat Eubank and wife Cathy of Mason, and Rustan Eubank of Fredericksburg, a brother R.
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Dorothy G. “Dotsy” Lawrence passed away Friday, July 1st at the age of 87.Dotsy is survived by her children: Charlotte Martin & husband Roger of Cisco, Martha Warren of Bryan, Linda Lively & husband Gary of Doss, Rebecca Buck of Wheelock; 5 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.Dotsy was born February 4, 1924, in Oceola, TX, to Willie & Lillie Mae Shelton Galiga.
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Sports
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Posted July 6, 2011
West Texas Junior Champion Tour Golf is coming to Mason on July 15th. Tee time is 9:00 a.m.Junior Golfers age 6 to 18 are eligible to enter the tournament being held at Comanche Creek Golf Course. Entry fee is $20.WTJCT is in its 14th season, providing opportunities for young golfers to experience tournament golf.Log on to WestTexasJuniorChampionTour.com for information.