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June 20, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012 • Photos
Out of 38 teams the Mason 4-H Livestock Judging team won top honors at the State contest held this past week in Lubbock. The winning team included members (2nd from l-r) Gabe Jennings, Chama Martin, Sierra Martin and Price Ruffin. As a team they finished 4th in swine, 1st in sheep and goats, 1st in beef, 1st in oral reasons, and 1st overall.
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Summer has not officially started, but Jessica Hanscheck, Lauren Olson and Courtney Hanscheck are not waiting around for the official date, June 20, to begin their summer fun. With temperatures in the 90’s the city pool has been a gathering place for Mason children. City Administrator John Palacio and city employee, Joe Martinez were busy Tuesday afternoon filling ice chests with gatorade, water and soft drinks since the pool’s longtime vending machine shorted out.
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Their eyes may be shaded but their smiles could not be covered on Saturday afternoon. (L-R) John Watson, Jim Bob Armes and Roddie Stockbridge, along with Hunter Wenzel (not pictured) won the Puncher Club Fund-raiser tournament. The tournament held at Comanche Creek Golf Course, raises money to support the Puncher Club’s endeavors throughout the year.
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Sunday afternoon and early evening Mason turned out in force to honor and give thanks for the life of one of our finest, Lee Graham. A church filled to capacity with friends and family, laughed, cried, and remembered this man who gave so much to our community. The stories shared by those who spoke and the stories that remain untold, yet in the hearts of all who knew him, validate beyond doubt that this was a great man.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Sunday, June 24th is St. Paul Lutheran’s anniversary with Rev. Ron Windecker of San Antonio preaching at the 10:45 a.m. worship service. St. Paul Lutheran began in 1872 and has had nearly two dozen pastors, who will be honored, recognized and remembered at the Anniversary Service.Former pastors who are still living include Rev.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
During the regular meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court on June 11, the Court heard from various department heads about some of the spending needs they anticipate in the upcoming months. One that will be most visible to Mason residents will be the repairs to the Mason County Courthouse. The architectural firm submitted two different plans for the project, one of limited scope and one with full repairs included.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
The City Commission has met twice this past week to deal with some specific actions, to plan for the coming year and set goals for our City as we build the future for all of us. At the Regular meeting, the Commission approved moving the July and August meetings to the third Monday of the month to allow for a time when we can all attend and be prepared for the concerns that need to be dealt with.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Hot dang. Dang it’s hot. Summertime. And the livin’ is easy. Summer is here. Splish splash. Dive into the City of Mason swimming pool. Back at the ranch, cool off in the concrete tank. Sit on the porch and take in the breeze. Row row row the kayak. Gently down the stream. Or jump in the river. Swim with the fish. Fish with the swimmers. Roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of summer.< ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
I’m sure many of us who no longer have our own father with us may have felt the “ole tug on the heart” on Fathers’ Day; however, I don’t think we could have asked for a better day! With clear skies in the morning and afternoon and then the blessing of evening rain, what more could we have asked for!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Camp MeMaw was great. Jitter Bug left Saturday and things are really quiet around here. However, I now have two of my grand dogs with me for a week or two. With four doxie’s about, it is anything but dull. I’ll be talking to the dogs and Z will say, “Are you talking to me?” I haven’t offered them peanut butter, yet!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 12th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 32 members in attendance. Lion Chase Smith was responsible for the program and introduced David Huieof the Hickory Underground Water Conservation District who spoke about the challenges that he and his workers face concerning the quality and availability of the water we use in the district. The Hickory Water District was formed in 1982, and in 2003, Mason County voters elected to join the ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Kalium, or potassium is a great alkalizing mineral. Only about 3 to 4 ounces of potassium are found in the body at any one time; however, a tremendous amount is utilized during a lifetime. It is generally recognized that the average American does not get enough potassium. This is apparent when we look at many of the chronic health problems today.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Our Free Tuesday Movies will show the Disney classic Dumb, rated “G,” on Tuesday, June 26. Bring the kids and grandkids for popcorn and fun! DVDs: Standing Firm (Christian) The Bodyguard The Muppets El Capo Parte 1 YOUNG ADULT/ JUNIOR FICTION: Cirque du Freak: Tunnels of Blood (JF SHA Fre.3) “Evil stalks Darren and Evera, the snake-boy, and all clue ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Hi, I am Ms. Batty and I come to The Eckert James River Bat Cave from Mexico each summer to give birth to a pup or baby bat. In last week’s column I explained how the pup was born. This week I would like to tell you how fast my baby grows and why.
, Courtesy Allrecipes.com and JoCatlin
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
These dinner rolls require very little effort on the part of the baker, and are rather crusty on the outside, while being soft and chewy on the inside. The original recipe, presented here, has you make 16 rolls from the dough. I’ve done it that way, and then I tried it with making only 8 rolls.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
I'm writing this column one month before my actual vacation. I'm doing it in advance so that Scott won't have to worry about filling up the editorial space while I'm gone. And, I wanted to have the chance to say thank you, even before I've left the state. When you're the editor of a small town newspaper, the work can start to really consume your life.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Gerry went on vacation and left me my photo that I used for my Small Wonder column 10 years ago. I am not sure if I am more shocked by my weight gain, hair loss or just how horrible the deer/tree wood paneling was in the old newspaper office. It’s amazing how a single photo can incite a flood of memories.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Historical account written by Gilbert Durst, passed to Kenneth Durst, given to Roy Lehmberg, and then submitted by Mary L. Schmidt & Patsy Brandenberger The Kothmannville School in the Kothmannville settlement 18 miles south-east of Mason, Texas, was built in the summer of 1912 by Mr. and Mrs. August Kothmann about 250 yards from their home.
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Events
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Do you want your child to take a trip this summer... one that will not only get them up and outside, but one that could impact their lives forever? Three of Mason's churches: St. Paul Lutheran, First United Methodist, and Art Methodist are making such a trip possible. The details you need to know are: When: July 23rd-26th (we are trying a four day experience since many have to be absent on Friday. Where: St.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
A hands on materials and techniques workshop with Jennifer Janak artist/art educator will be held at the Mason High School art room, Monday thru Wednesday, June 25-27 from 9-12. Participants can sign up for one day, two or all three. The schedule will be: Monday watercolor; Tuesday colored pencil, graphite, pastel; Wednesday mixed media.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
October promises to be a major month for the arts in Kerr County, with Plein Air (Open Air) painters descending on the Hill Country from around the nation for multiple workshops, exhibits and demonstrations. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Executive Director Debbie Minns exclaims “It’s only June and already people seem to be getting very excited about all the events that KACC is sponsoring in October.
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Second Chance- Mason Animal Rescue will be having a meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining Second Chance or just learning more about what we do, please make plans to attend. We have two pets of the week this week. The first is Bella. She is a very friendly one 4-5 month old old mixed breed. She has fostered for a while but is ready to find a family of her own. She is already spayed. The second pet of the week is a lovely ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
The annual Wilhelm and Johann Heinrich Geistweidt family reunion was held Saturday evening, June 9, at the home of Jan Appleby in the Hilda community, between Mason and Doss. This year’s event was hosted by Mrs. Appleby’s family, descendants of Christian and Marie Geistweidt Loeffler. Mrs. Loeffler was the first of 10 children born to Wilhelm and Anna Geistweidt.Everyone brought side dishes and desserts to go along with the barbecue prepared for supper by Dennis Crenwelge. ...
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MARBLE FALLS—As the Roaring Twenties neared to a not so roaring or glorious conclusion, Herbert Hoover was in the White House on a four-year pass. Babe Ruth was in the middle of his incomparable career as a Yankee. The Golden Age of Radio—with Hope and Crosby and Benny—was approaching, along, most unfortunately with The Great Depression. Also on the road to a much longer life was the Ford Model A, built from 1928 to 1931 to replace the 20-year-old Model T.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
The Dean’s List for the 2012 spring semester has been announced at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled fulltime at ASU and maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The honorees include the following from the Mason area: Castell: Aaron R.
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News
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
The Kerrville Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating Carlos Melendez-Martinez. Martinez was last seen on June 17, 2012, after 1pm at the Kerrville State Hospital (KSH) in the 700 block of Thompson. Martinez was held at KSH for aggravated robbery and arson. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Melendez-Martinez is 29 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
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\Mr. Henry Keyser Jr. of Mason passed away on Saturday, June 16th in the Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab at the age of 88 years.Mr. Henry Keyser Jr. is survived by his wife Bernice Stehling Keyser of Mason, one daughter and spouse, Colleen and Douglas Waltisperger of San Angelo, one son and spouse, Kevin Keyser and Marilyn Kennedy of San Angelo, two grandchildren Wade and Melissa Waltisperger of Lubbock. Kyle and Deanna Waltisperger of Haslet, Texas, two great grandchildren Kinley an ...
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Oscar Lee (Lee) Graham, 76, of Mason passed away at home with family and friends around him on Wednesday June 13, 2012.Lee was born on May 18, 1936 to Oscar Henry Graham and Mary E. Bacon Graham in Abilene, Texas. He married the love of his life, Linnda Hubbell Graham, in 1960 in Junction Texas. His biggest fans include his daughter and son-in-law, Kerry Graham Rustin and Dameon Rustin of Dallas, his three grandchildren Colleen, Zachary and Noah Rustin of Dallas/Fort Worth, sis ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012
Mrs. Kenneth N. Striegler nee Dora Rosa Jung of Fredericksburg formerly of Mason passed away on Sunday, June 17th, 2012 in the Knopp Health Care & Rehab Center in Fredericksburg at the age of 87 years. Mrs. Striegler is survived by, son and spouse Kenny and Sandra Striegler of Fredericksburg, son-in-law and wife, Anthony and Mary Ann Nebgen of Mason, four grandchildren: Michael and Laurie Nebgen, Michelle Schmidt, Scott and Emily Striegler, Katy and Matthew Petri, two great grandc ...
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Sports
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • Posted June 20, 2012 • Photos
Mason junior tennis players fared well in the Mason Summer Swing Tournament held her last Friday and Saturday. The Summer Swing Circuit is a group of tournaments hosted by Kerrville, Wimberley, Mason, and Fredericksburg to get the summer tennis started. Each tournament has singles and doubles only with all singles played on the first day and the doubles played the following day. The next Mason tournament will be the Mason Dr Pepper/Babolat Open which will be held July 19-22.