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September 5, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Mason’s First Friday Art Walk is coming Friday, September 7th. The time is 6:30-8:30 until the weather gets cooler and then we may start a little earlier. You can start anywhere you would like. The Blocks of the art galleries, artists, studio, and wineries are listed below. Block 1: (the unnamed Alley)LAMPLIGHT DESIGNS: Find out the name of the Elephant Mural, while, while enjoying the artwork on the fence by Sheryl Ranne and Deborah Hofmann.
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The Mason Punchers opened their 2012 season with an exposive win over the Winters Blizzards Friday night. The Punchers ended the game with a 62-20 win and demonstrated that they had control of the ball on offense and defense, and that they are ready for the upcoming season. It was a great night for both Rio Schmidt and Raul Silguero.
, LCRA General Manager
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
The flurry of recent news releases and articles about some electric utilities’ dispute with LCRA can be confusing. Despite various court actions and the pronouncements that followed, the heart of the matter is pretty simple. LCRA has contracts with 10 wholesale electric customers that extend to 2016, contracts that we have significant financial investments in, expecting them to be followed for their duration.
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River of Life Church will be having their Sunday morning service at the beautiful Honey Creek Ranch on the Llano River, Sunday, September 16th at 10:30 a.m. Imagine a Sunday morning service overlooking beautiful turquoise water, worship, testimonies, water baptism and the smell of fish frying nearby. Everyone is welcome to join us!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
S. The 19th letter of the English alphabet. From the Greek sigma. A borrowing from the Phoenicians. I wonder if they want it back.”Pardon me, but that S belongs to us. And we’re tired of lithping.” But sigma is the name of the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet. Not 19th. According to trusty Webster. Makes your head Spin. S. September. Around the Square.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
When one schedules multiple speaking engagements in a brief time span, travel plans must be executed with precision. Otherwise, one may weep, gnash teeth, become ill and question much—including, “Why me, Lord?” It is important at such times to remember: No one has to be anywhere.There is wisdom in knowing when to run.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
My last article left off with the clearing of timber for cropland and the planting of cotton and corn. You have to remember that corn, in any fashion, was a staple for the frontier as it could be kept in a dry state for a long period of time, and especially during travel, could be eaten directly off the cob as was evidenced in the march of Gen.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
The past couple of weeks I have written long articles about significant issues, but this week I have just a few things to say about relatively minor concerns around the City. The concern about speed limits and traffic flow around the square is being seriously addressed with the proper Highway Department engineers.
, 2012 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012 • Photos
Today I am going to be brief and to the point since this is a holiday week and everything goes to the presses earlier. Early Morning Return of the bats is September 15th and it will be the last one offered this season. The picture included with this story is last month’s Early Morning Return.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Fall allergy season is here. One of the main recommendations I have for allergies is quercetin, a bioflavonoid, or part of the vitamin C family. Bioflavonoids are coloring pigments that are found throughout the plant kingdom. Bioflavonoids are antioxidants and are known for providing protection from environmental stresses. Quercetin is known for inhibiting allergy and inflammatory responses.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Happy Labor Day!!! See you next week. Peace to all
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Hopefully, everyone had a Labor Day weekend! Speaking of labor, we have a fabulous crew of volunteers: Bob Laury, Susan Brunken, Allison Fogle, June Hall, Carol Tucker, and Mary Scholibo. If you see them, thank them for the time and effort they are giving to help us run the library efficiently.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Are you worried about making healthy and delicious packed lunches for kids this school year? During the school year, many parents will struggle to find healthy foods their children will to take school for lunch. However, shopping smart and trying new ideas can help parents send kids back to school with lunches that are good for them and taste great.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
The Mason Lion’s Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care. The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 28th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Hope you had a nice Labor Day. Most labored on Labor Day. According to Miss Emily, it’s time to stop wearing white shoes. However, Miss Emily hasn’t been with us in a long time. This was the last of the camp memaw weekends. Had my Lady Bug and Dooddle Bug with me.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
While cruising the internet the other day, I stumbled across this beauty. It has all the characteristics The Practical Baker likes: it’s fast, it’s tasty, it feeds a herd, and it’s fattening. What more could a baker want? The original recipe, which I present here, calls for rolls of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
In medieval times, when families lived in walled-in compounds, a post was set just inside the range of good bowshot on the road leading to the gate. This post was called the ‘pale,’ and a horn hung from it. Visitors were obliged to blow the horn and announce themselves, and wait until invited before they advanced, to show their intentions were peaceful. Enemies were not invited further, but were met at the pale if they wanted to talk.
, Editor
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
When my latest issue of National Geographic came in the mail, I'd already seen the digital version. As such, that meant that I already knew that there was a photo of Kenneth Durst at his desk in Mason Feed Store which is prominently featured on a page by itself in that issue.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Editor: As a newcomer to Mason (three weeks) and with a Ph.D. in physics (UT-Dallas, 1994) I have been following the story of the August 2 propane accident with interests. No offense to Ron Freytag and his letter of August 29, but he wasn’t completely accurate when he discussed the truck as a bomb.
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, Mason County Round-Up Queen
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Most of you reading this know all about Mason and the many advantages that come with living here. Visitors to our area however, may not be as familiar. The Mason County Queen’s Court (Catelyn Felts, Lydia Bierschwale, Caroline Hudson, Madelyn Glentz, and Savannah Kast) have been traveling to parades in the surrounding counties to represent Mason- The Pride of the Hill Country. Although the name “Queen’s Court” sounds like it might be all about glitz and ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
The 62nd Annual Llano River Valley German Hymn Fest will be held on Sunday, September 16th, 3:00 p.m. This year it is hosted by Trinity UMC of Castell, Texas. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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On Saturday, September 15th, members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country, will host a free lunch and creative session for its members from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eckert Civic Center in Mason. The program will be given by Judy Surles. Judy Surles is an abstract painter and retired art educator.
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Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country are to meet at the Mason Eckert Civic Center on Tuesday, September 11th at 6 PM. The new yearbooks will be distributed and following a brief “welcome back to the arts”, by President Nan Loeffler, a short road trip will be made to Bill Worrell’s studio and Outdoor Art Installation.
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Mason 4-H Club member Gabe Jennings presided over his first District 4-H Council meeting in Grape Creek on August 18th. He was elected President of District 4-H Council this year at the Leadership Lab retreat this summer.
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We are so grateful to Carolyn Biggs for allowing the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library to display her gorgeous Tradewinds quilt. Tradewinds will be shown in the Stribling Room for the next few weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Carolyn’s talents!
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Summer Olympics, I love them! I’m at those events mentally, encouraging, yelling, screaming and celebrating after each event. Having just had back surgery and doctor’s orders to be horizontal…no mowing the lawn or cleaning the house, gave me an opportunity to watch events day and night. Like so many of us watching the Olympics, it is surreal in that we are watching the best of the best.
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Some foods are helpful in the healing process, and the Hill Country Memorial Cancer Resource Center (CRC) in Fredericksburg is hosting an event to educate the public on food choices during illness or injury. Registered and licensed dietitian Kay Steinbring will teach and answer questions on Thursday, September 13, from 2 to 3 p.m.
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The school year is off to an excellent start at Mason High. We were excited to welcome 17 new students this year. The New Student Welcome Committee had a busy week filling goody bags, leading tours and making introductions. Most of the new students are pictured here in front of the high school sporting their brand new t-shirts compliments of MHS!
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A fundraiser tournament to benefit the Mason I.S.D. golf teams was held at the Comanche Creek Golf Course on August 18, 2012. The Second and Third place teams tied with a -12, there was a "scorecard playoff." The First Place team was, left to right: Jackie Drazan, Mike Innis, Jenny Smith, Bob Dyal and Matt Biggs.
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The Second Place team was, left to right: Brad Lehmberg, Brent Drennan, Rodney Jackson and Craig Henrich.
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One happy 4-H family: these Mason 4-H members attended the District Council meeting recently. Coby Velez, Sierra Martin, Gabe Jennings (District Council President), Chama Martin (District Leadership Ambassador), and Courtney Brown made the trek to Grape Creek to learn more about leadership and their favorite project areas. The first 4-H Mason 4-H Club meeting of the year will be held at the Mason County Annex (the old post office) on Sunday, September 9 at 6pm!
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The Third Place team was, left to right: Larry Smith, Lorri Ann Drazan, Minnie Schmidt and Kelly Schmidt. (not pictured, Scott Bridges)
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Guitar extraordinaire, Monte Montgomery, will take the stage at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas Saturday September 22 at 7:00 PM. Reservations for the concert are $20 per person and may be made in advance. Montgomery has a huge fan base in Texas and the Hill Country so, advance reservations are encouraged. In 2004 Monte was named on the Guitar Player Magazine list of ‘TOP 50 GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME”.
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The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is proud to announce Dr. Robin E. Clark as our artist of the month for September. We are displaying a collection of Dr. Clark’s photographs in the Cup & Chaucer. Dr. Clark is a charter member of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country (FAAHC).
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
The Mason Cowgirl and Puncher cross country teams competed in their first meet of the season on Saturday, September 1st in Sonora. They will run in the Bandera Invitational meet Wednesday, September 5th. The times and results for the Sonora Invitational are as follows: Cowgirls Jacie Rychlik-14:38 (15) Khrista Morquecho-15:08 (28) Kayla Guice-15:21 (36) Katie Armstrong-16:37 (50) Amber Herrera-16:41 (51) Emily Holland-16:50 (55) ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
On September 13th, 2012 there will be a Private Applicators License training conducted at the Mason AgriLife Extension Office. Registration will start at 8:30 and the training will begin at 9:00 A.M. We will take a break for lunch (lunch on your own). At 3:00 P.M. a representative from TDA will be on hand to administer the test.
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Dortha Thormann, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, September 2, at the age of 95. Mrs. Thormann is survived by her daughters Frieda Zacho and husband John of San Angelo and Marilyn Mayerhoff and husband Richard of Rockwall, two sisters Beatrice Reynolds and husband Olen and Mary Reynolds and husband Ruel, and a sister-in-law Chloe Ford all of Lipan, Texas, four grandchildren Rodney Mayerhoff and wife Emily, Rachel Eichstadt and husband Adam, Michael Zacho and wife Jenn ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 • Posted September 5, 2012
Raymond Gibbs, of Mason, passed away on Saturday, September 1, at the age of 69. Mr. Gibbs is survived by his sons Toby Gibbs and wife Shanna of Mason, Kevin Gibbs and wife Farrah of Mason, nine grandchildren: Avery Gibbs, Reagan Gibbs, Macie Gibbs, Cooper Gibbs, Cason Gibbs, Miley Gibbs, Brayden Davis, Sheyanne Brandenberger and Quaid Brandenberger; and, three sisters: Tricia Morris of Salado, Jana Owen of Salado, Darlya Oehler of Mountain Home and the mother of his children ...
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Sharon Kay Kothmann, age 70, of Hondo, passed away Aug. 30, 2012, in San Antonio. Sharon was born July 10, 1942, in Hillsboro, OH, to the late Walter Homer Seltzer, Jr. and Maxine Wilharm. When Sharon was only two years old, her father, a WWII P47 fighter pilot, was killed in Aug.
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Frederick Vernon Waddill, Jr., 85, of Brady, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012, in San Angelo, Texas. Visitation was Friday, August 31, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Rochelle Cemetery. Vernon was born in Rochelle, Texas on January 25, 1927, to Frederick Vernon Waddill, Sr.
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Walter Louis Hahn of Coupland, Tx, formerly of Mason, Tx, died on September 1, 2012. He was born in Mason, Texas, on October 2, 1955, to Marjorie (Holder) Hahn and Marvin Hahn, Sr. Walter graduated from Mason High School in 1974. He was an outstanding athlete and was an All State football player.