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January 25, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
On Saturday, January 28th, treasured Texan Jaston Williams will unite with the Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) and our community to help ensure the doors of the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas remain open beyond the end of next year (2013). The famous writer and actor of TUNA CHRISTMAS and GREATER TUNA will devote his entire day on Saturday to help ‘SAVE THE ODEON’.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
Congratulations to the Mason County 4-H Livestock Judging team for winning the District 7, Senior Livestock Judging Contest. The contest was held December 8th in San Angelo. Pictured from left to right is coach Gary Jennings, team members Gabe Jennings, Chama Martin, Sierra Martin, Price Ruffin, and coach Troy Ruffin.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
The 2011-2012 Football Banquet will be held at the Fort Mason Park Community building on the 26th of January, starting at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.Dinner will be served and tickets can be purchased for $10.00 from Victoria Duarte at Mason I.S.D. middle school, the Mason National Bank or The Commercial Bank.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
We are all getting ready for the Annual Mason County Chamber of Commerce Civic Awards Banquet!! Thank you all for your wonderful nominations and contribution to our event. It is not too late to nominate, that deadline is Monday January 30th so that we can get the nominations into the newspaper by February 1st.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS, will make a stop in Mason to help ‘SAVE THE ODEON’. The Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) presents Marcia Ball Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:00PM at the Odeon Theater in Mason. Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music ...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Robin.Right there on the Courthouse lawn.Maybe that means early Spring.Or maybe it means nothing.Or maybe it’s like the old saying:The early bird gets the worm.Those old sayings may be old.But they’re full of common sense.Which is not so common.Just look at our politicians.No one makes sense.No matter which side.It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world.Nonsense, after all, is non-sense.In simpler times, one took heed.Look before you leap.Put your money where your mouth is.A stitch i ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
My Uncle Mort claims to have a sixth sense that warns of upcoming “whammies.” As long as they arrive in single file, he can handle ‘em with grace—dodging, hiding or meeting head- on.Double “whammies,” though, are tough, often unpredictable and unstoppable. Some are borderline unbelievable. He was “doubled up” the other day when two volleys of news from the corporate world broadsided his usually tranquil life in the thicket.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve really been in a state of “weather confusion” for the last week or so. This is winter, right? The mild weather is nice but I thought we were supposed to get chilly days and RAIN first, not warm weather and no rain.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Vitamin K is much more than a blood clotting agent. Vitamin K improves bone density, aids in preventing hardening of the arteries, and is a stronger antioxidant than vitamin E or coenzyme Q10.There are 3 known forms of vitamin K. K1 is found in dark green leafy vegetables. K2 is synthesized in the body by the healthy bacteria in the gut and is found in naturally fermented foods.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
My computer got zapped in the tunderstorm three weeks ago. Thus, I've been having my articles hand delivered for the past weeks. Hopefully, I will be going back on the interstate soon. And, at a higher rate of speed. I may be the only one that was still on dial up.
, CEA-FS
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
This week, I thought I’d share 2 of my favorite recipes from the 4-H Food Show this year. The 4-Hers select and prepare the recipes, and learn all about their nutritional benefits so they can do an interview about their foods project. The hummingbird bread is a healthier adaptation of hummingbird cake, so if you like that, try this!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, January 17th, for it’s regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 37 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion David Hanscheck was responsible for the program and introduced John Keller, High School coach and teacher, who spoke about the boys' basketball team.John said they got a late start because of the state championship win; but, the boys hit the court running.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
In times like these when almost everyone is looking for a “good deal”, the library may be of more help than you might think. Did you know that we check out magazines? You may keep them for two weeks just like a book. We subscribe to the following magazines: Outdoor Life, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest Large Print, Consumer Reports, Artist’s Magazine, Reason, Mother Jones, Fitness, Country Living, National Geographic, McCall’s Quilting, Texas Monthly, Texas G ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Perhaps you’ve heard of William Walkman, the fellow who spent his life trying to protect baby harp seals in Labrador, Retriever. Or maybe that was Labrador, Newfoundland. There was definitely a dog involved. I think.Now, these baby harp seals really do need protecting, I guess, since their furs are high dollar items, and people go out every year and kill them.
, Editor
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
The last week was a tough one for many people that I know. From very young to the not so young, there were people I knew that had to say goodbye to someone they loved.Menard County, already beset by repeated tragedies over the last month, suffered yet one more when they lost a young man from the Menard schools.He had spent a summer playing baseball with the boys of Mason, and he came to know many of our own youth.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Gerry, As one person who vowed not to miss Dr. Robin E. Clark’s weekly January presentations at Mason’s Odeon Theatre; I would like to warn your readers that her final program in this series will be next Tuesday, the 31st. Her topic will be Andrew Wyeth. Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Russell and ‘Grandma’ Moses have been ‘visited’ earlier.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
The Wesley Nurse at First United Methodist Church invites you to take part in a free Lunch ‘N Learn program open to all citizens in the Mason area. The focus of the program is “How You Debrief Grief,” and the goal is to help participants face the loss of someone, or something dear to them.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield, Interim North American Director of the International Order of St. Luke (OSL), will be preaching at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brady, on Sunday, January 29th. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. A ministry of healing will also be integrated into the morning’s worship service.The Rev.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Join us on Saturday, March 24, in Mason, Texas to celebrate our state gem, and those that create them, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., on the historic Mason Square. Meet the gem cutters and see Texas topaz exhibits at Gems of the Hill Country, on the north side of the Mason square.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
On January 31, the Odeon Preservation Association will proudly sponsor the fourth and final segment of its four-part Artist Series, a presentation on the renowned American artist, Andrew Wyeth. The presentation will consist of a comprehensive biographical sketch, numerous examples of the artist’s work (projected on the theater’s screen), and a critical discussion of selected pieces.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
The St. Joseph Catholic Youth Group attended the 54th annual Diocese Catholic Youth Conference in Waco January 20-22 featuring Jackie Francois and Ennie Hickman. This year’s theme was “Unafraid” based on “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.” Heb. 13:6 Those in attendance were Bianka Martinez, Andrew Willis, Michaela Martinez, Elena Ramon, Cayla Rodriguez, Charles Martinez III, and Samuel Martinez, Jr.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
You Go Girl! Selah Farmer, seven-years-old, won top honors and the champion saddle on December 16 and 17 in Denton, Texas, at the Gold Buckle Barrel Race and Clinic with trainer, Kendra Dickson. Selah was also asked to attend the invitational roping clinic this summer. She also won the 4D Barrel competition, and received a check.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
The mission of the Mason County Child Welfare Board is to “provide services and engage in activities that will benefit dependent, neglected or abused children in need of protection and care in Mason County.” The purpose statement of the organization goes on to say, “The board strives to help families in need before abuse and neglect occurs.” To that end, the board meets monthly with at least one member of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services who prov ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
Last fall of 2011, I wrote a story on my website/blog about Round Top, Texas. I wrote….“Round Top is going through another change and growth. Texas, our country and the world is going through some big changes. Life changes are difficult and history shows that with our neighbors and friends to offer support and encouragement, we can stay focused on being positive and optimistic.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
Hill Country Memorial has approved staff privileges for Carrie A. Culpepper, FNP-C.Mrs. Culpepper recently joined Katherine W. Pearson, D.O., at Hill Country Primary Care Physicians, 205 W. Windcrest, Suite 130, in Fredericksburg. They also have offices at 1331 Bandera Hwy., Suite 3, in Kerrville.As a family nurse practitioner, she may assess a patient’s health status, provide disease prevention and health promotion services, diagnose and treat common acute health problems, and, in Tex ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Often folks greet the New Year with a list of resolutions they’ve made … to lose weight, to quit drinking and/or smoking, to get fit, to enjoy life, to help people.Guess what resolutions can be found on the list of a child in foster care? To do better so he or she can go home to their family or get adopted by a new one; to do better in school, and; to be nicer and not get mad all the time.What if your resolution to help people would help a foster child realize his or her resolut ...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
Jaxson Reichenau is proud to announce the arrival of his new baby brother. Tanner Jase Reichenau was born on November 28, 2011, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, TX. He weighed seven pounds, four ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Equally proud are parents, Walt and Kassi Reichenau, grandparents, Del Roy and Lynn Reichenau, and Bruce and Jan Strickland, and great-grandparents, June Brandenberger, Lela Durdin, and Kay and Jamie Poynor.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
First State Bank - Central Texas donated a new flag set to Grace Christian School this week so that the school would have new flags for their campus. The presentation was made by Rick Tisdale of First State Bank to Dr. Fritz Landers of Grace Christian School.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
The ladies of Alpha Beta Psi presented a check in the amount of $1,000.00 to the Child Welfare Board of Mason on January 17, 2012. The money donated will be used for their Dual Credit Scholarship Program which helps pay for the college courses our Mason High School students are taking while in high school.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Troop 281 and Pack 281 will be going door to door on Wednesday, January 25, to pick up donations for the Food Pantry. We will be working from 5 – 6:30 p.m. If you won’t be home and would like to give, please leave it in a bag on your front porch.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
On Jan. 9, the Mason County Commissioners’ Court approved the appointment of the following to the Airport Advisory Board: Don Daniels, Vance Turner, Tom Doell, Laird Palmer, and Stephen Mutschink (the County Court representative). Later on the same day, the board met with TxDOT Aviation Division Project Manager Michelle Hannah.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Thanks to the generous donation of Brent and Monica Hinckley, the Mason Ministerial Alliance will have the use of their premises located at 324 Fort McKavitt for the operation of the Mason Food Bank. The new location is next to the Community Thrift Store.Beginning Monday February 13, 2012 the Mason Food Bank will distribute food from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at this new location.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Ivy Lee Beam Bailey passed away on Tuesday, January 10, at the age of 63. Ivy was born in Mason on July 31, 1948, to G.P. Beam and Cora Lee Martin Beam. She was a graduate of Mason High School. On June 29, 1964, Ivy married Johnnie “Hoby” Bailey. Their marriage was blessed with three sons and two other boys who were like sons to Ivy and Hoby.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Edward Laycock, of Mason passed away on Sunday, January 22 at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Mason, two sons Jeffrey Laycock and Jeremy Laycock, both of Sarasota, FL, a daughter, Kimberly Kivney and husband John of Punta Gorda, FL, five grandchildren, Audrey, Zachary, Jacob, Michaela, and Jordan, one great grandchild, Jacob, and another one on the way.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
Jimmy Jean Nuckles was born May 4, 1932, in Mason County at Streeter, Texas, and passed away January 18, 2012, at the age of 79 in Round Rock, Texas.She is preceded in death by her parents, Arles McWilliams and Lois (Hanson) McWilliams and a sister, Arlene F. Cassens.Jimmy is survived by her husband, Reuben Lee Nuckles of Burnet; brother, Rickey A.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012
The JV boys basketball team had a rough start due to the football team's success. The Punchers played a tournament in Blanco and ended up losing two games against Ingram and St. Andrews, but winning against Harper. Since then the JV Punchers are on a three-game win streak with wins against Junction, Christoval, and Big Lake.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012 • Photos
Tuesday Jan. 17 Varsity Cowgirls vs. Reagan County @ Wall Mason—6—9—14—5 = 34 Reagan Co.—4—6—5—6 = 21 Scorers—Mari’ Marquez—3, Emily Holland—6, Amanda Hudson—7, Kaitlyn Cavness—2, Star Longoria—7, Caroline Hudson—5, Alexa Menchaca—2. Rebound Leaders—Emily Holland—8, Amanda Hudson—5. Assist Leaders—Amanda Hudson—3, Emily Hollan ...