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May 30, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
The Mason High School class of 2012 held their graduation ceremony on Friday evening, closing out one phase of their lives while moving into another. These young men watched guests arrive at the R. Clinton Schulze Stadium prior to the ceremony.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
On June 2nd, 2012, racers will meet under the HWY 87 bridge where it crosses the Rio Llano, near the usual put-in. All paddlers are expected to be there and ready to roll at 10AM. This year the race is going to be a Jubilee, a slightly different version, and adapted for the currents and current transition of the event.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
Tina Hoffman has just released her first children’s picture book, Pig’s Big Adventure, based on the true tale of a baby pig that escapes from a portable petting zoo and ends up living in a high end subdivision in San Antonio. Pig creates a lot of chaos for himself, the neighborhood and especially, the homeowner’s association when he is finally found out about.My mom called me one day and said, “There’s a little pig in my back yard!” “Wh ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
Michael Cope (center), Executive Vice President of the Commercial Bank, presents a donation to Patti Grote, Director/Librarian (right), and Nancy Scholibo, Assistant Librarian (left) of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The donation will enable the library to present two Simple Touch Nooks with GlowLight to the two top readers in the Book Hounds Summer Reading Club.
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Mason’s next “First Friday Art Walk” will be this coming Friday June 1, from 6:30 – 8:30. Please note the change in time due to the warm temperatures. Many more businesses are joining us this month by staying open late, and showcasing one or more artists. Look for the purple MASON ART WALK flags. Starting at the North alley, between the radio station and Lamplight Designs, Debra Hofmann and Cheryl Reiney; will welcome you and you can enjoy Debra&r ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
The following biography was written by Jane Hoerster: John August Moran was born on January 22, 1885, in Mason, Texas, to Martin Moran and Katherine Mann. He was the second oldest of the following six children and at the age of twenty-five he became a proprietor of a pool hall.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
“Purple as it comes, telling of a change In seasons…” The Texas sage tells it like it is. Spring is nearly over. Here comes summer. Purple is as purple does. The silvery-white bush bursts with color. And it’s doing it all over town. Take the Texas sage tour. You can’t miss a big showstopper in front of Off the Square Hair Company and The Thing Is Boutique just north of the square on Hwy.
, 2012 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
Due to the deadline for this article because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, I will be brief and to the point. The bats are flying in perfect style although they are still emerging a little before dark. On Thursday night this week they left the cave at 8:49 and on Friday at 8:37 P.M.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The political endorsements sprouting up in front yards like Johnsongrass are a bother to Uncle Mort, my 99-year-old kin down in the thicket. “They’ve ‘pert near ruint Saturday mornings for me,” he fumed, claiming “they’re making it mighty hard to spot the yard sale signs.” From the candidates’ point of view, surely they grow weary of hammering down stakes, handing out literature and shaking hands all the livelong day.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The recent Bits of Art hiatus was due to my having several prior commitments in May, so with the exception of the Bauer Family reunion next Sunday, I’ll be back on track with our weekly article. Good to be back in touch!!! Last Friday afternoon my granddaughter had a post on Facebook that read, “Yea!
, Nancy Scholibo
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
Carol Tucker’s Using the Internet, Facebook, and Email class is tomorrow evening, Thursday, May 31 at 6:30. These three core classes will be repeated, beginning with Computer Basics I on Thursday, June 7. So, if you missed out on the first round, don’t fret–you can still take the plunge into the computing world! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DVD’S The Vow Spy Kids 2 Grace Card-Christian AUDIO ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
Zinc is needed to make more than 100 different enzymes that control essential processes throughout the body. Zinc is also involved in more bodily functions than any other mineral. Zinc is important for normal growth and development, body tissue maintenance, sexual function, immune response, and detoxification of chemicals and metabolic irritants. Zinc speeds up wound healing.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
I was reviewing a publication that the Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists just updated called “Altering Recipes for Good Health” and this was what jumped out at me. I LOVE whipped cream and we all use canned cream soups all of the time, so I thought these no fat versions were recipes worth sharing here.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, May 22nd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Dane Phillips was responsible for the program, and "Boss Lion" Kirby Groves introduced Tyler Bobinmeyer, the local Count Agent, who spoke about his life leading up to his coming to Mason. Tyler was raised in Nebraska, went to college in Wyoming, worked in California and other states, all before arriving in Mason, Texas.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
It may seem to some of you that I’m always hacked off about something or the other? You’re about right! Technology is good, I don’t know what I would do without my microwave and coffee pot! The cell phones are good for emergency calling only. Computers are a good way to keep in touch with your family and friends.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The ‘Leave No Trace’ philosophy is, without question, the best way to enjoy the outdoors in public places. You’ve probably seen signs, if you’ve entered national or state parks, that say ‘Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.’ But after a couple of hours on the trail up Mt. Elbert in Colorado, I was thinking about leaving more than footprints.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The ‘Leave No Trace’ philosophy is, without question, the best way to enjoy the outdoors in public places. You’ve probably seen signs, if you’ve entered national or state parks, that say ‘Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.’ But after a couple of hours on the trail up Mt. Elbert in Colorado, I was thinking about leaving more than footprints.
, Editor
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
It's an election year. And, as with any time period involving trying to communicate messages, the media are full of facts, figures and claims. But, few of them are entirely true. Whether a race in central Texas, in a Congressional district, statewide or nationwide, there's a problem with the information being shared during an election year....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The Odeon Preservation Association, Inc. (OPA) offers the following response to a letter to the editor from Lenore Newsom published in the May 23rd edition. 1. The OPA wishes the Newsoms no personal ill will and sincerely hopes that their business (along with all local businesses) will be successful. 2. The OPA has been seeking legal remedies in district court to settle a legitimate dispute over an easement issue with Lenore and Tommy Newsom.
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Events
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
Computer Basics I: Thursday, May 31, 6:30-7:30 P.M. Computer Basics II: Thursday, June 21, 6:30-7:30 P.M. Computer Basics III: Thursday, June 28, 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Mason County will be having a Range & Herd Health Workshop on Thursday June 7th at the Richard Eckert Civic Center in Mason, located at 1024 McKinley Street. Drs. Bob Lyons and Rick Machen of Texas AgriLife Research will be presenting along with Matt Kast with NRCS, Christy Keeler with Merck Animal Health, and Zane Willard with Alligare LLC.
, 1st VP
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The June 19, 2012 meeting of the Hill Country CattleWomen will be held at the Wild Seed Farms located between Fredericksburg and Stonewall on US Hwy 290 E. This meeting is being hosted by the Executive Board, and social hour will begin at 10:00 am with the meeting to begin at 10:30 with lunch to follow.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
In advance of the nearing PPSCA Fund Raiser.... This week, the Peter’s Prairie Schoolhouse will be open to take in donated garage sale items at the following times: · Saturday, June 2nd from 10 to 12:00 · Sunday, June 3rd from 2 to 4:00 · Monday thru Thursday, June 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th from 4:30 to 6:30 If you wish to contact us for any reason, feel free to call— 258-4495 BH/Julie Nobles 258-4485 Craig/Kathy Talle ...
, The American Legion
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
On June 6, 1944, one of the largest maritime invasions in history took place on the shores of Normandy, France. On this day, 160,000 Western Allied forces came ashore in a massive effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation in World War II. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012
The annual Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich Geistweidt family reunion will be held Saturday, June 9, at the home of Jan Appleby, 3491 Franks Road, in the Hilda community. To take advantage of cooler evening temperatures, fellowship begins at 4 p.m., with a barbecue supper to be served at 6 p.m., to be followed by the business meeting.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
mason gathered at the Veterans' Memorial on Monday to pay homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice!
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Van and Willeda Rea were the host couple for the 2012 Mason County Habitat for Humanity Spring Fundraiser, held on May 19th. They opened their home and its grounds up to the public for the event which brings together people from around the area to help support the building of local Habitat Homes.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered with or donated to Second Chance-Mason Animal Rescue. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Pace at McCulloch County Veterinary Hospital and Lenore Newsom at Reigning Cats and Dogs for their continuing support. We have two pets of the week this week. The first is Minnie.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
Riata’s end-of-year social event was held at the beautiful country home of Nonie Stringer. A lovely meal was catered by Mary Scholibo, and everyone enjoyed the evening. Riata’s next fund raiser will be a pie booth at Round-Up.
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On May 23, 2012, Carol Holmes, Judy Uherek and Nan Loeffler of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country were at the Brady High School annual awards program to present the $1000 scholarship to graduating senior Autumn Werle. Autumn has been in art classes for four years, was the vice president of the Brady High School Art Club, and painted and oversaw the completion of three large scale bulldog murals at Brady High School.
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Rodney Purser retired from Central Texas Electric Co-op on May 24th, accumulating exactly 35 years of service with the member-owned utility. He was hired by then-supervisor of the Operations Department, Bill Ivey, and his first day was May 24th, 1977. Bill worked his entire career as a lineman, and lists “working with customers and his co-workers” as the best thing about working for the Co-op.
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Patrick and Delyn (Durst) Boyd are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emersyn Kate, on April 5, 2012, in San Angelo. Emersyn weighed seven pounds, seven ounces, and was 19 ½ in. long. Welcoming her into the family with much love is a very proud big brother, Eli.
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14 Mason High School students received the "Texas Student Achievement Award" from the Texas ACT Council for their performance on the PLAN (the Pre-ACT) Assessment. These students are on target to meet or exceed ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks by graduation. ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks are empirically-based and identify the level of achievement necessary in English, mathematics, reading and science to have a successful college freshman experience. The students receiving this ...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 • Posted May 30, 2012 • Photos
Kristen Kay Miller and Robert Carrington Smith III were united in marriage on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville, Texas. Pastor John Wurster and Pastor Douglas McBride officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Jr. of Kerrville, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Francis Priess of Mason, TX and the late Perry Priess and the late Janie Allen and John Miller, Sr. The groom is the son of Mrs.
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Mason 7th Grader, Jackson Kuykendall Chapman is pictured with his Grand Recognition Ceremony medal following his recent trip to Duke University in Durham, N.C. as an honoree in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). He also was an honoree at the State Recognition Ceremony on May 14th at Trinity University in San Antonio. Duke TIP identifies academically talented seventh graders across the United States who have scored at the 95th percentile or above on g ...