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October 26, 2011 Issue
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
First Baptist Church is having a Fall Youth Rally!! The band that will be preforming is the group Ozias and the speaker is Myron Halford. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on November 2nd, with sandwiches and drinks to be served.Everyone is welcome, come and bring a friend. The event is free with a love offering being gathered at the end of the rally.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
The Mason High School Puncher Band brought home a first division marching trophy after competing October 22 at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 7 marching contest held in the Brady ISD Football Stadium.The band, under the direction of Directors Pat Ruiz and John Tapley, performed music from the video game “World of Warcraft” arranged by Mike Story.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
The Punchers welcomed the Reagan County Owls to town last Friday, and racked up their second district win.Mason took control of the game early, scoring just two plays after receiving the kickoff from Reagan County. David Mora carried in a 59-yard run, followed by a PAT by Rio Schmidt, and the score was 7-0 with 11:14 left in the quarter.Less than four minutes later, after taking the ball back from Reagan County on a punt, Mason's Austin Trip shot 95-yards downfield for the second score of th ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
(KINGSLAND) Judge Rob Hofmann, the Judge assigned to the Texas Child Protection Court of the Hill Country has been named the 2011 Big Voice for Little Texans Judge of the Year by Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (Texas CASA). CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is the local program of Texas CASA.“The abused and neglected children of the State of Texas are lucky to have Judge Hofmann in their corner,” said Barbie Ott, Program Manager for CASA for the Highland Lakes.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
It has been a year since we have faced the Eagles; however, there have not been very many days that the players, coaches and fans were not focusing on the date, Friday October 28th, 2011 - The Rematch. We replayed the game in Marble Falls over and over again and felt we won the game but somehow just not on the score board.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
O O O O O O O O!Hallows.Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!Eve.Boil, BOIL.Toil and trouble.All Hallows’ Eve.October 31.The night before All Saints’ Day.Creepy and Crawly.Goblin and Ghost.Robot and Superman.Queen and Slave.Pirate and Gypsy.Nurse and Nun.Gorilla and Fireman.Spiderwoman.Ballet Dancer.Astronaut.Goofy and Dopey.Indian Princess.Cowboy and Cook.Indian Chief.Dragon slayer.Baseball player.Movie Star.Magician and Monster.Tinkerbell.Priest and Gangster.Count Dracula.Giant Mouse. Rock Star. ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The list of lamentable losses lengthens. One now teetering toward endangered status is the tendency to laugh at ourselves.In a century ending a few moons ago, we more willingly wore horse collars for our foibles and blunders. Self-deprecation was “in;” now, it is circling the drain toward “out.”Several entertainers, determined to be brunt of their own jokes, made millions.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
We want to thank the high-schoolers who came with Mrs. Leslie Cope to help out at the library on Volunteer Day last Wednesday. Jade Witt, Hannah Haley, Jared Tatsch, Dyllan Hofmann, Chance Stockbridge, Riley Owen, and Staci Habecker did a great job picking up trash and weeding the front flower beds, and we couldn’t have moved all that furniture and those boxes of books without them!
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
=We had our 4-H Foods projects this week, and these were three of the favorite recipes! Easy Pizza Roll Ups Spread a tortilla with spaghetti sauce and place on your desired toppings (pepperoni, meat, veggies, etc). Cover with cheese and microwave on high for 40 seconds. Carefully roll it up. Cool for 5 minutes, then slice into roll ups/ pinwheels if desired.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Isn’t the amount of short green grass coming up just wonderful? I know we definitely need LOTS more rain but the change in color is delightful to the eyes. Hopefully not being too demanding, it would also be nice if we don’t have a freeze until more of the grass has a chance to green and grow.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Herbs have been used for centuries as both food and medicine. They are great natural remedies that help to nourish, cleanse and balance the human body.Herbs tend to be greatly misunderstood. 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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
I’m from a generation of “Sayings!” Like; Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today. Okay, sometimes you just have to push that Ox in the ditch and leave it there, too!Seems the days have come when there is work to be done, but what the heck, it can wait until later.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, October 18th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 40 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Elliott Courtright was responsible for the program, and he talked about Cajun cooking.Elliott said that there is actually Cajun cooking and Creole cooking. The Creole cooking is practiced around New Orleans, and the Cajun cooking is done in east Texas and west Louisiana.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
With the general deer season about to start in Texas, people all over the state are getting their gear gathered up and getting ready to go hunting. And rescuers all over Texas are getting their gear gathered up and getting ready to go hunting for hunters. This is because, every year, hunters get lost in the woods.The simple way to explain this common occurrence is that the lost hunters are stupid, but that’s not really fair.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
One of the reasons I enjoy fall so much is that it signals the beginning of the long holiday season. From the end of October and on into February, there are numerous holidays, all of which bring forth responses from the community. It all begins with Halloween. Definitely not as much fun as when I was one of the people running around with toilet paper, or dressing up in costumes; but, it is still a lot fun to watch.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Dear Editor, I truly thank God for the many kind and loving folks in this community! It is because we are HIS that we must continually examine ourselves and seek HIS wisdom.I have become painfully aware of the plight of several youths in our area who have problems difficult to handle.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
By now, most of you have heard about the new industrial sand mine proposed for Mason County. The mine, owned by Proppant Specialist, LLC, will be located between Camp Air/Peters Prairie and Katemcy in the northern part of the county. Yes, the mining site is “in the country” and located in an area that for decades has historically been only used for farming and ranching.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Due to budget cutbacks to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, we now have to charge a fee to join 4-H for kids in the 3rd grade and up. Kindergarten through 2nd graders are still free. Monday, October 31, 2011, will be the last day the $20.00 fee for 4-H enrollment will be in effect.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Showtimes: 3:45 P.M. OCT. 31: Disney's SPOOKY BUDDIES
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Hext Volunteer Fire Department is holding their annual fund raiser fish fry, raffle, bake sale and auction on Saturday October 29th at the Hext Community Center (old schoolhouse next to the fire department).For the raffle, there are guns, all kinds of hunting equipment, corn, tools, candles, baskets of goodies, cookware, gift certificates and much much more.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The First United Methodist Church of Mason helped send 29 children Grades 3 through High School to Church Camp at Mt. Wesley in Kerrville last summer. The purpose of each camp is to reach out to youth and bring them closer to Christ. They do this through exciting worship experiences with popular Christian bands, engaging speakers, energizing small groups, and extreme fun in a Christ-filled environment.To help ease the high cost of camp, the church will host a Mexican Pile-On Lunch this comin ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
Minstrel, singer, songwriter Melissa Lynn Parrick has been ministering under the anointing of the Holy Spirit since the age of 11. Although a native born Texan Melissa began her ministry with her mother and sisters throughout Southern California for several years. Melissa has ministered all over the world in worship and the prophetic word.She has recorded eight CDs, with one being in Spanish.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
“Light Up Our Town” is the official start to the Mason Christmas season and will be held Saturday, November 26, on the north side of the courthouse.Hosted annually by Alpha Beta Psi, this year’s festivities will include musical entertainment by some of Mason’s most talented performers, a special visit from Santa Claus and the illuminating of the beautiful Christmas lights around the square.Come early and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies because Santa will show up abou ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The Story Behind the Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Week is upon us, so I wanted to take a moment to talk about what Red Ribbon Week symbolizes. We dress up and do fun activities at school, but I want us to all remember what Red Ribbon Week is all about…The story begins over sixty years ago….Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was born July 26, 1947.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The Mason County Cancer Benefit invites everyone to attend our annual Fall bake sale on Friday, November 4th at Weber’s Chevron from 8:00 a.m. until sold out. If you would like to donate baked items, please contact Theresa Weber. The Mason County Cancer Benefit is a non-profit organization that helps all Mason County cancer patients with a wide array of expenses incurred while going through cancer treatments or follow up maintenance.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country will not want to miss this program at the Mason Eckert Civic Center. On Wednesday November 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eldon Kothmann will give a demo on framing pictures for finished works of art. This is a task every artist should learn in order to enhance their product for sell, show or personal satisfaction.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
We are into our 2nd six weeks of school and time is flying! The Elementary and Jr. High students have been working so hard and we are so proud of them! There are so many great things happening in our schools – It is a GREAT time to be in Mason!Our entire school had the privilege of having a wonderful speaker on September 21, 2011.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
\In last week's edition, on the back page, the picture of the Class of 1961 has someone incorrectly identified. On the second row, next to last person, between Gerald Bratton and Billy Don Martin is identified as Elmo Davis. This should have been identified as Donald Thomas. Elmo Davis was not present at the gathering.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
Judge Rob Hofmann, who was recently selected as Judge of the Year by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), spoke at the October 17 meeting of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club. The topic addressed was “Court Child Protection in Texas, Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going”.Judge Hofmann stated that child abuse and neglect shows up in many different forms in many different circumstances.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
Spencer Bierschwale, who had the opportunity last summer, to be a cadet at the Rolling Plains Bobwhite brigade and to study the Bobwhite quail, made a presentation to members of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club at their October 17 meeting. He brought a colordul display board to illustrate what he learned about the quail.He told his audience that four main components are needed for the survival of the quail.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
COLLEGE STATION — Junior Master Gardener efforts in Menard County, Texas, and Suwanee, Ga., have won 2011 national honors, according to curriculum coordinator Randy Seagraves of College Station.Bradley Laxson, a member of Morning Glory Junior Master Gardeners club in Menard County, won the Youth Excellence Award. Peachtree Ridge High School special education department in Georgia won the Group Service and Achievement Award.Junior Master Gardeners is a 4-H youth development program of t ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
Steven Blake Hemphill, the second of six grandsons of former Mayor Jamie Hemphill graduated with highest honors from Harding University last May and was accepted at all three Texas dental colleges. His choice was made much easier, however, when he was offered a scholarship from the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, next door to Baylor Hospital there.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
The Mason High Class of ’49 gathered at the historic Peter’s Prairie School on Saturday, October 8, 2011, for their 62nd Class Reunion. Two of their high school teachers , Coach John Albers and Doris Wall Phillips, also attended. Pictured from left to right, front row: Gertrude Thaxton Morris, Jimmy Jean McWilliams Nuckle, Pearlene Kruse Segars, Doris Wall Phillips_teacher, Leola Schuch Grote, Iva Jean Armour Shearer, Lyndith Leifeste Kuhne.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The Mason County Library recently received the Tocker grant, allowing them the ability to purchase new furnishings. In order to install those furnishings, the library will need to be closed to patrons for a few days while the new furnishings are installed.We just learned on Monday afternoon that the crews that will do the installation will be here next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (November 1-3) to do that work.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Mason County Habitat for Humanity is introducing a new program to help low income families in Mason and Mason County who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.Habitat President Paul Branch stated, “While this community has been a great supporter of the Habitat program, we only have the manpower and resources to build one new home a year.
, Chief Appraiser
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
In just two weeks Texans will go to the polls to vote on a number of issues proposed by the legislature of this state. One of those is Proposition 8, “The Texas Water Stewardship Amendment”, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The stated purpose of Proposition 8 is to encourage Texans to use water more efficiently by providing tax incentives for certain landowners to conserve water.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011 • Photos
The faculty and students of Mason High School had a very productive day last Wednesday. If you were out and about in town, you probably saw us working hard for our community. We are truly grateful for the support we receive from everyone in Mason, and we are excited to have the chance to show our appreciation in a tangible way.
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Sports
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The Texas Youth Football League Super Bowl will be held Sunday, October 30th, Mason vs. Brownwood (5th-6th), at 3:00 p.m. – Gordon Wood Stadium in Brownwood.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The 7th Grade hit the dusty trail this week as they headed to Big Lake Texas. The Punchers were coming off a win last week against Eldorado but ran into a pretty big brick wall when they went toe to toe with the Owls.This first quarter was scoreless for both teams but the Punchers made two good stops holding the Reagan County boys in check.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
Junior High games that end in a tie aren’t finalized with a tie-breaker the way they do in high school. For the most part I like it that way. The clock is running down, you are either trying to score or hold your opponent, knowing time is about to run out.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 • Posted October 26, 2011
The Mason cowgirls and punchers wrapped up their final cross country meet before district this past Wednesday. The district meet will be held at the same course in Bandera on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. The results for the pre-district cross country meet are as follows: Varsity Girls: Kelly Kothmann-14:01 Emily Holland-14:12 Khrista Morquecho-14:14 Katie Smith-14:46 Jacie Rychlik-14:45 Lorri Ann Drazan-16:43 Varsity Bo ...