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August 3, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
All members of Central Texas Electric Co-op are encouraged to make plans to attend their annual membership meeting on Tuesday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium located at 1107 Highway 16S in Fredericksburg, Texas. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.Three Directors will be elected to the Board during the business session.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
On August 17th 2011, Grace Christian School will begin its twenty-fifth year of operation. In 1982 a group of Christians in the Mason community were moved by God to provide a place for children to be educated according to Biblical principles. These parents committed their time and energies to Christian education for their own children and the children of others who shared their concerns.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011 • Photos
Football season is finally upon us! Two-a-days begin August 1, followed by the first scrimmage in Ozona on August 13th. It’s a whole new season and expectations are high.No one probably understands those expectations more readily than new head coach, Kade Burns. Coach Burns is no stranger to Mason having graduated from Mason High School in 1995, and earning a degree in sports science from ACU in 2000.
, Mary Carlman
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011 • Photos
Mason, TX. August 1, 2011 – The Mason County Republican Women and the Mason Tea Party meets Thursday, August 11, 2011, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Richard P. Eckert Civic Center in Mason. Featured speaker: Dorrie O’Brien, discussing “Sharia Law and the Muslim Brotherhood” Dorrie O’Brien became a chapter leader for ACT (Act for America) in 2007, an organization dedicated to safeguarding national security by enacting legislation against Sharia law.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
For some reason which is beyond me, some folks think that when you get older you get stupid and they try to come up with every which way to separate you from your hard-earned dollars.I’ll admit it. By definition, I’m a senior citizen. It kind of crept up on me when, one day as I was just turning 50, I received a letter from AARP telling me that I was eligible for all kinds of great stuff because I’d become “old.” Then, it seemed like the next day I turned 65 and ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;If you ca ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
You gotta hand it to Tiger Woods. He’s a quick study, this fallen-from-grace golfer who’s following last year’s divorce with another break-up. When he backed out of the caddie deal, however, he ran over no shrubbery, damaged no vehicles and required no investigation of police—at least not yet. The 2010 litany of “he said/she said” morphs to “he said/he said.” Details continue to emerge on the break-up of the one-time world golf leader and his c ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
There are a number of ways you can participate in the City of Mason and help to make this a better community. There are certainly opportunities at the School with our youth and at the Senior Center, at the Food Bank or at the Library, at one of the Museums or at the Thrift Store; however the City itself has a few ways you can be involved.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011 • Photos
“ I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” .. Aeschylus Learning is such a precious gift. Teaching on the other hand is a joy with no boundaries. To help one person change their perspective from a negative to a positive is in my opinion even more delightful than a slice of homemade chocolate cake...and with less calories!!.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Chronic inflammation is a common symptom in most degenerative diseases. These include certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, chronic obesity, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury. Think of inflammation in relation to the swelling around a sprained ankle.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Has it ever occurred to you why it takes humans seven years to learn and a dog only one year? It is said that, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” There are answers to these ? facts.Puppies are so cute, but they are truly a handful. As they grow up they sure do tend to tear up shoes, doors and the likes.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Well, Tropical Storm Don was a wimp. Couldn’t take the dry heat I guess. I do hope somewhere in south Texas they received some moisture! We do need to pray for Rain for us and for our neighbors all around. Pray as well for this splendid country, a pertinent scripture is 2 Chronicles 7:14.Birthdays being celebrated this week are Jessica Bibb and Lincoln Calhoun on the 4th, Jean Lyon and Leslie Cope on the the 5th, Sam Jordan on the 6th, and Josh Calhoun on the 7th.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
If you are interested in the history of German immigration into the Texas Hill Country or how Texas Germans were treated during World War I, be sure to look for our new books listed below. They are a great addition to our German Texas collection.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs: LimitlessRenegadesThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestWaiting for SupermanThe Next Three DaysThe ExpendablesInside Job Nature’s Most Amazing EventsDiary of a Wimpy Kid: ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011 • Photos
I don’t know how many of you know that I am also the FCS Agent for Menard County, and I spend half of my time there. This weekend is Menard’s 100th birthday Celebration, and they will have a big party on Saturday, August 6th. It begins with a parade at 10am, and just about everything is going to be going on at the park under the bridge in the middle of town (at the river).
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, July 26th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 33 members and five visitors in attendance. Lion Ted Smith was responsible for the program, and also gave the presentation.Ted spoke about finding humor in our everyday life, and the health benefits of humor.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
A friend once told me about sitting on an airplane in Dallas, waiting for his non-stop flight to Los Angeles to take off, when a woman sitting nearby asked him, “Are you going to LA?”Now, this kind of thing doesn’t happen often in real life. At least not to me.
, Courtesy of Betty Rogers, Lay Chaplain, Dallas Methodist Hospital
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
This recipe has been around for years, and is quite easy to make. It should be a big seller at church bake sales, particularly if you print out the recipe to go along with the cake! Ingredients: 2/3 cup Psalms 55:21 (butter) 2 cups Ecclesiastes 5:12 (sugar) 1 cup 1st Corinthians 3:2 (milk) 6 Job 6:6 (eggs) 3 cups Exodus 29:2 (flour) ½ teaspoon Jeremiah 1:11 (almond extract) 2 teaspoons 1st Corinthians 5:6 (baking powder) & ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
As last week ended, everyone was checking on the status of Tropical Storm Don as it moved across the Gulf of Mexico. We all knew where it was going to make landfall -- what we weren't sure about was if it would be powerful enough to break through the dome of high pressure holding Texas and the Plains states in a vise lock of hot, dry weather.I remember pulling up the storm on radar and satellite, and being so disappointed as I watched it literally disappear from both once it made it to the c ...
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Frontera Healthcare Network is marking National Health Center Week 2011 (NHCW) with a focus on a campaign (August 7-13) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions. We would like to invite you to come by the clinic on Wednesday the 10th from 10am – 3pm for information about the services we provide and refreshments.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
The Mason County Library once again offers a free summer movie for its young patrons. "Ratatouille" Rated - G Run Time: 111 minutes Wednesday, August 10, 3:00 p.m. Stribling Room, Mason County Library
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Fredericksburg, TX. July 25, 2011 – The Fredericksburg Tea Party and American Majority are pleased to announce Candidate Training that will provide citizens with the tools necessary to win elections and implement limited government and free market principles. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for public office or a key campaign volunteer is welcome to register and attend.The training will take place on Tuesday, August 9th at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company, 245 E.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texas families have a big opportunity to save money when they shop. The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19-21.“On that weekend, shoppers will pay no state or local sales tax on many school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ clothing and shoes priced at less than $100,” Combs said.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
San Antonio, TX – Spencer Bierschwale, Gabe Jennings, and James Perlichek participated in the Texas Brigades summer leadership camps in June and July. They were among one hundred and thirty-eight high school students that took part in this award-winning leadership development program.The Texas Brigades’ mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, team building, communi ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011 • Photos
Mathew Finn was awarded Reserve Grand Champion Brahman Steer from two judges at the Belt Buckle Bonanza in Waco. He is pictured here with his grandfather, Randy Lehmberg, and uncle, Joe Lehmberg.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
VFW officer training was held in Austin this past week. As Post Commander, I attended the conference. This training is informative in the bylaw changes and goals for the VFW state, district and posts set by the new State Commander, John Spaher of Post 8787 in Austin. He replaced Wayne Dupue of Galveston at the state convention held in Houston in June of this year.The new direction of the 350 VFW posts of the state of Texas is to cast off the rep of being "that bunch of old men that meet once ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is looking for volunteers to “adopt” our flowerbeds as a community service project. Master Gardener trainees, Scouts, or members of any service organization are encouraged to contact the library if you are looking for a service project. You may call 347-5446 on Mondays-Fridays from 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
Jarrett Shane Worrell of Mason, Texas, recently became a junior member of the American Hereford Association, according to an announcement from the beef breed's headquarters in Kansas City, MO.Junior memberships are issued to thousand of youth nationwide, granting them Hereford registration as well as transfer rights and privileges.The American Hereford Association is the national promotion and registration for all Hereford cattle, one of the world's leading beef breeds.
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Vic and Louise Grohman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2011. On August 7th, their children will be throwing a party in honor of their golden anniversary at their home. Their friends and neighbors are invited to help in the celebration. The Grohmans are pictured on their wedding day in 1951.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 • Posted August 3, 2011
The Mason County Grand Jury met on July 29, 2011, for their regular session and returned four true bills. Lisa Ann McGowan: Burglary of a Habitation Lisa Ann McGowan: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle Michael Preston Parrish: Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger Troy Shane Knowles: Continued Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child; Indecency With a Child; Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
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Hertha Mae Lange was born July 28, 1921, in the home of her parents near the Doss/Onion Creek communities in Gillespie County. She was the third child of four born to Ernest Lange and Meta Geistweidt Lange. At the age of eight, her parents moved the family to a ranch nine miles west of Mason, Texas near the Streeter community.