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September 7, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
Bodie Wade Adams, senior at Mason High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. An active member of both the Boy Scouts and Order of the Arrow organizations for many years, he has demonstrated commitment, leadership, and responsibility to scouting and the community. The project in need was a fence that would surround the new playground for Mom’s Morning Out located at the First Baptist Church.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
Mason County Farm Bureau has donated $334 to the Mason and Pontotoc Volunteer Fire Departments, with $1000 contributed by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB), to help recover resources and funds used to keep our community safe."We are grateful for these firefighters' tireless efforts to protect our homes, land, animals and families,"
, The American Legion
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Few Americans will ever forget where they were when they heard the news of the first airplane strike on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. In a space of less than two hours, almost three thousand individuals, Americans as well as citizens from more than 90 countries, had died; the Twin Towers had collapsed, the Pentagon was on fire and a group of heroic citizens had brought down the fourth airplane, probably headed for the White House, in a tranquil pasture near Shanksville, PA.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
After handily defeating Harper to start the 2011 season, the Mason Punchers met up with old rival, Junction, last weekend for their first outing at home. I would be Mason's second decisive victory of the season as they defeated the Eagles 54-12.As was the case with the Harper game a week earlier, the Punchers still had some problems with penalties.
, Eva Tannehill
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
At 8:00am, on Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, the Mason Lion’s Club’s 5th Annual Gem of the Hill Country 5 & 10k Run/Walk will take place. Starting on the south side of the Mason County Courthouse next to the old Jail, this year we have chip timing. Participants will wend their way through the neighborhoods on a course which includes some hills, a few dales, and one of the most beautiful scenic views in the hill country.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Howdy, September.C’mon in.Here, we’ll get the door.Hurry up.Get in here.Hope you came from somewhere up north.And you ain’t packing heat. Or drouth.Glad to see ya.Finally.No hard feelings.It’s nothing personal.But you sure took your own sweet time about it.One thing’s for sure.We need rain.But we don’t get it.No relief in sight.Nope.Stick a fork in us.We’re done.Burnt out.Fried.Frazzled nerves.Crispy brown.We’re counting on you.You’re Sep ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Unless entries in Ruidoso Downs’ annual All American Futurity have names honoring God, country, motherhood or apple pie, look for A Lot of Love for Robyn to be the sentimental favorite.She’s the filly in pink silks with black accents in the world’s richest horse race for quarter horses. The 440-yard race has a $2.6 million purse in what some are calling “the race for the cure.”The pink is a tribute to Komen cancer research.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Since we seem to be stuck in a never ending summer, it was suggested to me that I give some information about staying hydrated. The hydration status of a person refers to body water balance. Water or fluid has many positive effects on the body, including lowering the heart rate, keeping a lower core temperature during exercise and assisting with proper mental functioning.
, 2011 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
Who said that lightning does not strike twice in the same spot? They may have been right. I have not seen lightning in some time now, so, who knows....but, owls do visit twice at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve. Visit is a stretch in this case because dear little Olivia flew out of the bat cave about 7:30 two nights in a row packing bats in her talons.
, ND
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
D is for density as in bone density – a statistic that many women are concerned with. Bone density is a measure of the quantity of bone, not the quality. I like to make a distinction here, because bone quality is an important concern that is being overlooked by many.Bone quality concerns reduced risk of fracture which should be distinguished from bone quantity as expressed as bone density.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
If you’re one of the many people who are trying to trace your genealogy, you may want to try the sites in our TexShare Databases. TexShare offers HeritageQuest Online, “research materials to trace family lineage” and Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, “historical maps for historians, geographers, and genealogists” as well as The Handbook of Texas Online and Texas Reference Center, which may also be helpful resources.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Wow! Is this wind fierce or what? There have been horrible fires in Bastrop County where my eldest son, Joe and his wife Misti, and two of my brothers live. Thus far the fire is not contained. We all need to be hyper-alert for anything that can cause that first little spark.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Between bird season, Labor Day, Fires, Cousin Louie running off, Z in Amarillo, I’ve been a busy woman.Son, Happy and family, live in Bastrop! They had to move out and then got to move back in, but for how long only the wind direction only knows. He’s a volunteer fireman at the Federal Prison and that’s on my mind.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Rip Ford, in his book, ‘Rip Ford’s Texas,’ related an account of a court case he was once involved in. The plaintiff was suing someone for killing some goats, and he wanted compensation for all the future goats that would have been born if those hadn’t been killed.The quantity of goat progeny predicted by the plaintiff was somewhat astronomical, and since Ford was representing the defendant, he commented to the judge that if all the goats in Texas were as prolific as ...
, Courtesy, Cook's Country Magazine; Barbara Brandel
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
The June/July 2011 issue of Cook’s Country Magazine contained several interesting new recipes in it, but I selected this one because it sounded so good and healthy and it makes 2 loaves. I normally don’t allow such issues as health and diet get in the way in my quest for new bread concoctions, but this turned out well, and I urge you to give it a try.
, Editor
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
It's almost inconceivable that it's been ten years. I remember so very well that Tuesday of the terror attacks on the United States. I remember how it was almost impossible to breathe, waiting for updates, trying to figure out what was happening, and what was going to happen next.In the hours, days and weeks that followed, planes disappeared from the sky overhead.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Dear Gerry, Perhaps this letter will put to bed the annual squabbling about whether or not this is a Christian nation, founded by Christians.Our founders had no problem with the “general principles of Christianity,” but just about all the major figures had problems with its details and practice. In his version of the bible, Jefferson edited out the miracles, but kept the teachings, which he considered wonderful.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
FIRE CONGRESS – Let’s fix a corrupt system – You are not alone in believing that as our Country races toward financial ruin, career politicians are playing lip service to the problem. They have trimmed less than 1% from the new budget; they allow our debt to increase to a staggering $17 Trillion, exceeding the $14.2 Trillion of revenue; interest alone will surpass $500 Billion annually; our credit rating has been downgraded which will likely cause higher interest rates on o ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
A long time ago and far away lay a Kingdom of Maysun in the Country of MaysunOnce a month for two days, all the kingdom knights would gather to celebrate “Meter Days”During this celebration, the knights would go out and take numbers from each electric/water meter within the kingdom and report back to the castle.We subjects of Maysun liked this because this service saved us from having to remember to read their own meter and wait in line to report to the castle.The knights liked t ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Dear Editors, This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I wonder how many people know that a third tower that was not hit by a plane fell on Sept 11, 2001. The 47-story World Trade Tower 7 fell straight down into its own footprint at near free-fall speed at 5:30 pm on 9/11.
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Events
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
The Long Mountain Community will hold its next regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Friday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Long Mountain Community Center. The bill of fare will be bring what ever you have for the pot. It seems that the fare always works out for the best without a plan.See you there.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
The Wesley Nurse is proud to announce another free bilingual community event at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Mason, Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. This program’s purpose is to help the public better understand hospice services. This event will offer participants an opportunity to get the most up-to-date information on the Medicare hospice benefit, the new crisis care program offered by VistaCare, palliative care & eligibility of those seeking hospice.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Eugene & Judy Zela will be hosting the Hilda Community Club Meeting Friday September 16 at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. Drinks & dessert provided! Guests are welcome!
, Adjutant
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
On Thursday, Sept. 8th, 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. For more information on The American Legion, call Lawrence Spell, 429-6224, or Mike Shanley, 347-9016.
, Chair, Habitat Selection Committee
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
The Mason County Habitat Family Selection Committee will hold its first information meeting and application workshop for selecting the 10th local family to partner with Habitat to own their own home on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Eckert Civic Center.Habitat homeowners are selected by the Family Selection Committee based upon the following criteria: Housing Need: Applicant(s) must currently be living in substandard conditions and have a need for simple, decent housing.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
The Texas Department of State Health Services will be providing immunizations for children of all ages, by appointment only, on the following day:Thursday, September 8, 2011Please call the Texas Department of State Health Services at (325) 587-0550 to make an appointment.You will be processed on a first come, first served basis, provided you bring your child's immunization record.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, September 10, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The shows begin at 2:30 PM and then again at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or KNEL radio in Brady or by phoning (325) 247-5354.Country Music Superstar Johnny Rodriguez will headline the Llano Country Opry.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
There will be a meeting on Saturday, September 10th, at 2:00 p.m., in the Pontotoc Community Center regarding the proposed sand mine/plant that would be adjacent to our community. Mr. Marc McCord will be here to present information and answer questions regarding sand mines. There will be petitions to sign in opposition to the sand plant and for the protection of the Hickory Aquifer.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
Riata board met at Kay Evan’s home on September 2, 2011. Pictured from left to right: Kay Evan’s, President, Bobbie McMillan, Service Treasurer, Willeda Rea, Reporter, Lola Hohn, paliamentarian, Judy Cordes,Vice President, and Bobbye Frazier,Secretary,& Cindy Thinnes, Club Treasurer (Not pictured). Photo by Willeda Rea, Reporter
, CCA, RPA, RTA, Chief Appraiser
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Apparently I’m not the only one who has noticed a serious lack of rainfall in the county, had to liquidate livestock or seriously curtail typical agricultural practices in an effort to survive. Judging by the number of questions I have received from producers about ag intensity requirements, people are concerned about losing their Special Valuation under 1-d-1 Agricultural Use Appraisal.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Hello, I’m Stayci Seaquist and I went to the Buckskin Brigade camp in Uvalde, Texas thanks to my grandparents Mike and Jean Seaquist. I was at my grandparent’s house when my grandma showed me an article from the Texas Brigades and I thought it was really interesting and I applied and got in.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Martin of Brady, Texas, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Claire, to Jeremy Jones, son of Paul Jones of Forney, Texas, and Woody and Becky Kemp of Grand Prairie, Texas. Ms. Martin, a graduate of McMurry University, is the Senior Recruiter and Training Manager for APA Services in Fort Worth.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Texas Tech alumnus gives new life to recycled phone books and lottery tickets.It looks similar to an ordinary cinder block, but it is only a third of the weight and just as strong. Plus, it does not crack like concrete or splinter like wood, because it is made from recycled newspapers, phone books and lottery tickets.Zach Rabon, a 1999 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in ecology and conservation of natural resources, believes he has come up with the next big thing in building ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
The Texas 4-H is calling on all 4-H members, volunteers and parents to help!Texas is experiencing wildfires beyond anything our state has ever seen. It's 4-H's time to help.You can help by taking the following items to the County Extension Office in the Mason Historical Building. These vital supplies will help in safety, health and morale of those protecting us on the frontlines of wildfires.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011 • Photos
Mildred Mae Martin Walker was born on September 9, 1920, to Seth Martin and Meta Loeffler Martin. Mimi, as she was known to her family and friends, lived her early life on the banks of the Llano River near Martin’s Crossing on the family ranch. She married Jack Russell Walker on November 1, 1942, in Denton, Texas at the Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas State College for Women, where she was a student.She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her two brothers, Seth P ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Brigida Velez, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, at the age of 83. She was born in Mason on October 8, 1927, to Manuel Hernandez and Leandra Esparza Hernandez. She married Felix Velez and they had six children.Brigida was a loving, caring person who put others needs above her own.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
Cayla Dawn Walsh, age 44, passed away in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, August 29, 2011. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 6th., in the Gentry Funeral Home of Mason. She is survived by: her two sons, Kyle Logan Hamlin of Mason, TX, and Adam Van-Voltenburg of Garland, TX, and her daughter, Amanda Hutchinson of Grundy, Virginia.Services are entrusted to Gentry Funeral Home of Mason.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 • Posted September 7, 2011
They competed in the Comfort Invitational Saturday, August 27, 2011. Boys: 3 Miles; Girls: 2 miles Results are as follows: Comfort CC Meet Varsity Girls: 12th-Jaycie Rychlic-16:01 17th-Kaitlyn Cavness-16:35 21-Kelly Kothman-17:06 24-Katie Smith-17:33 25-Emily Holland-17:39 29-Khrista Morquecho-19:38 JV: 23-Lorie Ann Drazan-18:57 Varsity Boys: 18th Pascuall Callejas-18:52