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November 9, 2011 Issue
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Saturday evening, the Mason Band Boosters held the annual Queen's Coronation and the the 2011-2012 royalty of Mason High School was named. Left to right: Duchess Venessa Nunez, Duke T. J. Schovajsa, Duchess Kaitlyn Cavness, Duke David Mora, Queen Amanda Hudson, King Jacob Bibb, Duke Briggs Jones, Duchess Bianca Jaquez, Duke Nick Navarrete, Duchess Veronica Torres, and Duke Zen Steward.
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Mason ended its regular season on Friday night with a 10-0 perfect record. A victory over the Winters' Blizzards gave the Punchers the district title, and a bye in the first round of playoffs this week.The Blizzards, second place district winners, showed the Punchers some great skill on Friday night.
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The Mason County Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the 2011 WILD GAME DINNER is finally here! After many weeks of preparation, lots of support from the Mason community, a great team of directors, gun donors, and a whole list of volunteers the event of the season and the Chamber’s biggest fund raiser is just a few days away!
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Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, will be celebrated with a Veterans Day Ceremony and Rifle Salute, sponsored by The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 and VFW Post 8554. The ceremony will take place at the Mason County Veterans Memorial on the Courthouse lawn, beginning at 11:30 am and including patriotic songs, recognition of currently serving military personnel and a 21-gun salute.
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Columns
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 9, 2011
Bipolar.We hear that word used more and more.Similar to “stress.”Stress seems to cause everything these days.Then there’s bipolar.Swing a cat by the tail.(There goes that poor cat again.)You’ll hit someone who is bipolar.Guaranteed.That’s because everybody is.Some suffer from it more than others.Blame it on the planet.Earth has two polar regions.One on either end.North and south.Now that’s bipolar big time.We live on the earth.We’re bound to be affec ...
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Unquestionably, my Uncle Mort is happy in his own skin. During his 99+ years in the thicket, he’s never wished to be anyone else. Or rarely to be any place else.Not until October’s final weekend, that is. Stunned by the Texas Rangers’ ever-so-close brush with a World Series championship, he’s reeling.
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The cooler days and bits of moisture are sure nice. Many ‘Thanks’ to Lisa for writing the column last week.Celebrating their anniversary this week are Beth and David Alm on the 8th. Congratulations! Celebrating her birthday is Tracy Jordan on the 12th. Have a great day.Pray for our loved ones that are homebound and those in the nursing home , Anna Grace Durst, Pearl Leifeste, Dick Pierson, Etta Marie Mutschink, Johnita Bohmfalk, and my mother, Deloris Wilson.
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I need to give our patrons a “heads up” about what to expect next at the library in the next few weeks. The window replacement project has begun, but the library will not be closed. You will seem some tarped off areas, some workers trekking in and out a few times, and hear a bit of noise, but the impact on the normal operations of the library will be minimal.
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Sport supplements have been something I have left to the GNC’s and bodybuilders of the world.- that is until recently when Jeff did a lot of research into them. For all of us who are aging, but still like to play tennis, run, or exercise, there are some things that help.My favorite is d-ribose – a sugar that occurs naturally in the body for fueling the muscles.
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Someone somewhere always has a gripe about something! Too, it’s amazing to hear the gripes of some. They do sound dumb and not worth the worry. Then, there are those who just like to gripe about something. Their days wouldn’t be complete without a dozen or so gripes.I have a few suggestions, or to some they may seem like gripes: I want the phone books in big print.
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Here we are in November, which back in the 1940’s meant the opening of hunting season on the 16 th and closing on December 31st and was a big event (most schools let out opening day), even though, almost any local opened the season when the opportunity arose to bag the big ‘un or that is, up till the time I entered the military in ’51.
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The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, November 1st, for its monthly business meeting. There were 39 members and three visitors in attendance. "Boss" Lion Kirby Groves was responsible for the program, and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report.The Hamburger Lunch this Friday, November 4th was discussed and workers finalized.
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There are probably few law enforcement officers who actually fit the stereotype – sitting around eating doughnuts, drinking coffee, and doing nothing much else. Most of them usually work pretty hard, and stay busy most of the time. But none work harder than game wardens, especially around the beginning of the general deer season in Texas.
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"As the World Turns." "One Life To Live." "General Hospital." "Dallas." "Falcon Crest." "Desperate Housewives." Soap operas have been part of our television viewing regimen all our lives. We seem to enjoy seeing the trials and tribulations of perfect strangers hashed out each week in all their sordid glory.But, there are fewer and fewer soap operas on the airwaves these days.
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e-mail to Troy Fraser, Texas State Senator for Dist. 24 Mason County, along with several other Texas counties, is struggling with the onslaught of unwelcome sand mining operations moving into our communities. When faced with what to do and how to fight this intrusion, we are finding that this Industry is so totally UNREGULATED that it is startling…and scary…that a moneyed enterprise could come into our community and put our homes, our livelihoods, our air, our water, our ...
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I am just as prone as the next person to get wrapped up in the negative, forgetting about or taking for granted the many wonderful people and things around me. Thanksgiving is always a reality check when I start thinking about just how much I have to be thankful for.
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Events
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The Mason County Historical Commission is sponsoring a clean-up workday at the Old Pontotoc Cemetery in Pontotoc (on RR 501 off Hwy. 71W ) this Saturday, November 12th. We will begin working around 8:30 a.m. and work until 4:00 p.m. If you can’t stay all day, just come and help out whenever you can.
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Roy L. Wilson, Retired Border Patrol Agent, will be the guest speaker at the Mason County Republican Women’s November luncheon.This will be a return visit for Mr. Wilson. He will give an update on issues and problems along the Texas/Mexico border. Everyone is invited to come and hear this interesting and informed speaker on November 16th in the Mason County Library at noon.
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The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Blood Drive at the High School on Friday, November 11th from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. On the day of the drive, donors will receive a mini physical consisting of blood pressure, temperature, pulse and iron level check. In addition, donors will receive a t-shirt and will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate at Northside Café.
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Please join us on Thursday, November 10th, 2011, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM on the Westside of the courthouse. Mason Study Club is sponsoring this event to assist our Library in the purchase of new books for patron’s check out. If you have not been to the library in a while, please stop by.
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Author and minister Winston Menzies will be in Mason this Thursday to sign copies of his latest book, "The Spirit of Texas." He will be at Market Square from 12:30 until 5:30, and owner, Wendy Hudson, invities everyone to stop by and find out more about this interesting man and the wonderful novel he has written.Dallas/Fort Worth, TX–In June of 1876, a young carpenter arrived in Galveston with nothing more than a chest of tools and a desire to find work in the burgeoning seaport city.
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Award winning Canadian Country Gospel Artists LifeSong will be performing live next Wednesday, December 16 at the Grace Christian Schoo, 516 N. Robin Street in Mason. Lifesong is making their US fall tour and will be performing some of their most requested songs including their award winning Family Ties and In His Steps.The concert begins at 10:30 a.m.
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There is going to be a meeting at the old schoolhouse at Camp Air at 2:00PM this Sunday to plan for this year’s Community Christmas Party. There is a list of tasks to be assigned to make the lighting of the schoolhouse and the annual Christmas party happen. We rely on volunteers to make it all come together, so please attend Sunday afternoon, November 13th, to decide the details for the 2011 Christmas happening.At the conclusion of the regular meeting, the directors are ask to remain f ...
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The Long Mountain Community Club will have the monthly meeting Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 PM Central Std. Time according to Bill Hight, president of the social club, extra ordinaire???Nita is to make a pot of combination beef/vension chili for the pot luck supper so others can bring something that will go with the chili.
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The Mason Garden Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason County, M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library's Stribling Room, 410 Post Hill. The program will be "Starting Seeds for Spring Planting," by Jeff Durst of The Green House.The October meeting of the Mason Garden Club included a program given by Sherie Clarkson on "Growing and Using Herbs."
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SamyTanagho will be the guest speaker at the First United Methodist Church in London on November 13, 2011. Mr. Tanagho will preach at the 9:00 a.m. service at the London First United Methodist Church and at the 11:00 service at the First United Methodist Church and at 6 p.m. that evening.Mr.
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The Llano Country Opry will be staged at Lantex Theater in downtown Llano on Saturday, November 12. There will be two performances with the Award Winning Bellamy Brothers beginning at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Admission is $20.00 per person. Limited tickets remain on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland and KNEL radio in Brady.
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VFW post 8554 will hold the November monthly meeting at Willow Creek Cafe on November the 12th. This will be our annual veterans day dinner. All members and their spouces are encouraged to attend.At this time we will draw for the rifle we have been selling tickets on. Everyone is reminded of the veterans day ceremony at the veterans memorial on Friday the 11th at 11:30 a.m.For those members going to the school on Friday to celebrate with the students, that program starts at 9:00 a.m.
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Members of The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing memorial poppies on Friday, Nov. 11th in observance of Veterans Day. The tradition of using the red poppy as the memorial flower for American war dead began in the years following World War I. Veterans returning to their homes here in America remembered the wild red poppies that grew on the devastated battlefields of France and at Flanders Field.
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Bridgit Paige Herrington, ten year old daughter of Clay & Monica Marino, and Brandon & Misti Herrington of Mason, was invited to participate in the 2011 Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship & Recognition Program to be held the weekend of November 25-27 at the Marriot Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
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Mason Junior Girl Scout Troop #5230 attended their first of several upcoming field trips. The 4th graders visited the pumpkin patch at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls on October 29th. The girls found their way through a huge Texas-shaped corn maze, went on a hayride, and painted their own pumpkins.
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Monday, the children at Steady Steps listened to Vicki Ritter (a.k.a. “Stella Luna”). She told the story about a small fruit bat and her adventures of being lost from her mother and being raised by some birds. She eventually is reunited with her mother and remains friends with the birds.
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What could be a better reward than making a difference in a child’s life? A close second would be seeing that child’s face light up when he or she sees YOU, the new mentor he or she gets to have lunch with each week. The reward of being a special gift to a child is just waiting for you to claim it.
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As the beautiful days of November are upon us, the words of invitation of this beautiful hymn echo through the hearts and minds of God's faithful children. The invitation to worship and serve is for all times and all seasons. Some of the blessings of worship opportunities at St. Paul Lutheran are as follows:The entire month will have a focus of praise and thanksgiving.On November 6th, we came together as a church family to remember and give thanks for the wonderful brothers and sisters that ...
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All 4-H entries for the Southwestern Expo need to come by the Extension Office and enter before November 14th. The office hours are 8:00 – 12:00, Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day. All exhibitors in any major show in Texas must have taken the Quality Counts program on line and passed before they may enter any show.
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The Fine Arts Association is holding a casting call for area talent to perform in a Christmas Show on December 10. For more information call 325.258.4624 or 325.347.7758.
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Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Wilkinson of Llano are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristie Van Coney, to Ben Lehmberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lehmberg of Mason, Texas. Kristie is a 2006 graduate of Llano High School and attended Texas State University. Kristie is currently employed with Arrowhead Bank in Llano.
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Pastor Arthur F. Nelms and wife Vickie Nelms, and their congregation of Iglesia Bautista El Divino Salvador, along with Pastor Chad Barnett and wife Christy Barnett and some of their members of First Baptist Church gathered for pictures on Sunday, November 6, 2011, on the steps of the beautiful historic church located on what is known as the Doole Addition, between Zavala’s Restaurant and Stripes.
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The Riata Service Organization recently presented $5,000 to the Odeon Preservation Association to assist them in the planned upgrades for the theater. Pictured, left to right: Bobbie McMillan, Riata Service Treasurer; Kay Evans, Riata President; Thom Canfield , Odeon Preservation Treasurer; and Dennis Evans of The Odeon Preservation Association.
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LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: The NAP application deadline date for 2012 NAP coverage on native and improved grasses for all intended uses (grazing, hay, or seed), is December 1, 2011. County Executive Director, Randy Maenius stated the Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) and Livestock Feed Programs (LFP) were designed to help reduce risk and financial losses to ranchers when natural disasters cause a loss of grazing production.
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Texas Outdoor News joins the KHLB line up Saturday mornings from 7 to 8. Hosted by Harold Gunn and Bill Olson, T.O.N. has been the number one outdoors radio program in the state for over nineteen years. It is an hour of news, interviews, hints and insight into the great outdoors.
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Clara H. Kothmann passed away on November 6, 2011, in the Knopp Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 91.Clara Hulda Woerner Kothmann was born in Gillespie County on October 10, 1920. She was the oldest child of Edmund and Zelima “Neffendorf’ Woerner of Fredericksburg. Clara was baptized on November 28, 1920, by Pastor Konsack.
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Billie M. Flanagin, 84, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, in San Antonio. Visitation was at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2011, in Heritage Funeral Home chapel. Service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011, in the funeral home chapel with burial in Union Band Cemetery.Survivors include one daughter, Janice Dipprey of Tyler, TX; three sons, Clifton Stockbridge of Bulverde, TX, Michael Flanagin of Huntsville, TX, and Tommy Flanagin of Brady, TX; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchi ...
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Ms. Billie Jeanne Gaston, age 55, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at her home in Hunt, Texas. No public services are planned as of this time. She is survived by: her son, Joseph King, her brothers, Dr. James Ross, Ricky Foyt, Kenny Ross, and Lennis Ross, and her sisters, Debra Nabor, Janet Troy, Jenae Ross, Gwynn Glidden, and Sherri Foyt.
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Sports
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 9, 2011
The 7th and 8th Grade football teams finished out the year with a couple of victories last Thursday against Winters. In the 7th Grade game the offensive line did a good job of protecting QB Grant Sanders as he connect twice with split-end Evan Dayton for two touchdowns. Linemen included, Jose Rojo, Michael Jefferson, Zach Weeks and Riley Pape.
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The Mason JH Cross Country teams competed at the District meet in Bandera on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The 8th grade Cowgirls won the 8th grade division and the 7th grade Cowgirls finished 2nd in the 7th grade division. 8th grade girls Team Results:1st) Mason 27, 2nd) Center Point 56, 3rd) Brackett 59. 7th grade girls Team Results: 1st) Brackett 33, 2nd) Mason 45, 3rd) Hunt 47.Individual 8th grade girls results: 3rd Angelica Martinez 13:56; 4th Kayla Guice 14:06; 7th Mikaela Crocker ...
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Saturday—JV White vs. Sonora @ 11:45 am in HS gym JV Purple vs. San Saba @ 1:00 pm in HS gym Varsity vs. San Saba @ 2:15 in HS gym