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September 19, 2012 Issue
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, City Administrator
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
We will continue to spray for mosquitoes this week and next. Our first attempt was very successful and with this next round we should be in great shape. We will start spraying between the hours of 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm. Please stay indoors during these and times. We want to thank everyone for their cooperation in advance in keeping Mason safe!!! Thursday September 20, 2012 we will spray the North East side of Mason streets are: · Starling, Balsam, Sharla, Bluebonn ...
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St. Paul Lutheran of Mason continues to celebrate its 140th year by having Confirmation Reunions on Sunday, Sept 30th. Preaching the sermon is former member Rev. Scott Hofmann who is pastor of St. James Lutheran, Harper. He was confirmed here in 1973. Confirmation classes from 1935 to 2012 will be recognized.
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The Mason Punchers met the Comfort Bobcats on Friday night and added a third win to their 2012 record, defeating the Comfort team 48-7. The Punchers continue to show improved offensive skills each week, and their defensive strategies improve with each contest. The Bobcats experienced the Punchers firsthand, and now become another number in the record book as the season moves forward. The action on Friday night began with the first play, and scarcely slowed down at all d ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
This week the Puncher Pep Rally will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the high school gym to help the Punchers get their spirit tanks filled up before they head off to Christoval. The Punchers will play Christoval on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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The Commercial Bank is preparing for their move into temporary space while they undertake an extensive remodeling of their facility. They have already begun moving non-essential items, while the secured items will be moved at an undisclosed time in the near future. The actual "move" date is scheduled for October 5th.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Llano, Texas– On Thursday, September 27th, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) will be in Mason to visit personally with constituents. Mike will host a Town Hall meeting open to all constituents and provide a legislative update. You are invited to attend. What: Congressional Town Hall Where: Willow Creek Cafe 106 Fort McKavitt Street Mason, TX When: 8:30 – 9:30 am Thursday, September 27th , 2012 Hosted by: Mason County Republican Clu ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Wrong date has been posted on the Health Check ad in this week's paper. The correction is as follows: HEALTH CHECK WILL BE AT THE GREEN HOUSE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 8-11AM.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Ribbon cutting and Open House for Uptown 224 (formerly Cocoa Luna) on Thursday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Please come in and welcome Uptown 224!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Make up. We all use it. One way or another. We make up our face. We make up our minds. Make up the bed. Make up an excuse. Or make up the difference. Sometimes we have to make up for lost time. Some make up a story to get out of trouble. Or a story to put the kiddos to sleep. Some of us make up our lives as we go along. We change our hair. Our furniture. Our house. We change jobs. ...
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When best behaved, the Mississippi River is credited with great and wonderful things, including provision of a meandering route for cruise ships from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. As we left the port there recently on Carnival’s Conquest, we thought of songs, stories, plays and books inspired by the old river that “just keeps rolling along.” The list grew long…. ***** One cruising veteran, whose “bucket list” expa ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Ever have occasion to need an answer that nobody knows? Well, we now have Ask Now Texas, a free (except standard text-messaging fees apply) service to libraries and to patrons. Ask Now Texas provides chat and now, text-messaging reference service. Try it out—you never know what you may learn! Audiobooks: The Walker by Jane Goodall (CD F GOO) Tears of the Moon by Di Morrissey (CD F MOR)
, 2012 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Who would have known that on Saturday, September 15th, that a cleanup day would be possible. Rain was falling when I went to bed on Friday night and there was a fifty percent chance that it would continue all through the day on Saturday. It was cool and overcast and the perfect working day.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Health Check will be at The Green House on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Health Check provides low cost laboratory blood work and has many packages for any of the standard laboratory blood tests that you might interest you. Whether you are concerned about cholesterol, liver function, thyroid levels, kidney function, etc., Health Check is a great service and making this available to you is just one of the ways we help keep your health care costs as low as po ...
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
I thought I’d focus on a couple of laundry topics this week, it’s something everyone has to deal with. Being from NM, I really didn’t have to deal much with mildew there, so I thought this was helpful information, especially if you’re from a drier climate! Laundry and Mildew Laundry—nobody’s favorite task.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 11th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 32 members and four visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Josh Jaquez and Eric Martinez. Lion Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and introduced Randee Renfroe who spoke about her experiences at the Texas Lions Camp. Randee was diagnosed with diabetes at three years of age and her first time to go to Lions Camp was when ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Grossville has been busy these last two weekends. The warrior hunt and then last weekend the monkey hunt. Seems the monkeys don’t move in the rain! The Monkey hunt has been going on now for some years. Yes, there are monkeys. Although no monkeys, all did enjoy the player piano.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 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 program is aimed at helping residents live more efficiently in their homes by offering a simple set of steps they can take to save on their energy bills.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
You can hardly call yourself a Texan if you don’t know who our Texas Land Commissioner is, especially since he used to be a state senator. And Jerry Patterson wasn’t just any state senator, either. No. He was the state senator who carried the legislation that allows citizens to carry concealed handguns in Texas. That may not seem like a major thing to some, but when you consider that every time a citizen in Texas stops a crime with a legally concealed and carried p ...
, Editor
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
It's a presidential election year. But, I've got the two major parties discussing that over on page 15. The economy continues to struggle along slowly. But, I've trimmed business and personal budgets and will continue to make adjustments as needed. The world's climate fluctuates wildly attempting to correct extreme anomalies.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Editor As many of you have probably heard, the Fikes Family has sold the Northside Café. It has been almost five years, to the day, from our opening in September 2007. We want to thank the people of Mason County for their loyal support during this time. Customers have become friends.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Editor's Note: We feature a point/counterpoint in the weeks leading up to the election. This is the first in that series. Democrat By Lynn Reichenau, Mason County Democratic Party Chair First of all, I want to thank Gerald for presenting this forum for our local Democratic and Republican Parties. This is a great way for us to share our views with the readers of the Mason County News. It is a pleasure to talk about the role government ...
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, The American Legion
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
On the third Friday of September each year, Americans pause to remember those valiant servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great country but who still lie in foreign soil. According to the Department of Defense, more than 81,800 service personnel are still considered M.I.A., Missing in Action.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Menard County SWCD and Agri-Life Extension Service CEU Pesticide Workshop will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, in the Gene & Nance Whitehead Building(4-H Barn) on Hwy 190 West in Menard, Texas. The program is comprised of: Dr. Butch Taylor will speak on controlled burns during drought recovery; Eric Thorson a Dow Chemical Representative presenting present & upcoming chemicals for brush and pear management; Cory Pence a TDA Pesticide Inspector explain laws and regula ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
The Mason Square Museum is expecting its 20,000th visitor. Will it be you? The Mason Square Museum is anxiously awaiting the arrival of it 20,000th visitor and has quite a prize in store for the person.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
The Mason County Friends of the Library is now accepting applications for the 2012 Old Yeller Days. Visitors from all over will enjoy contests, shows, interactive demonstrations, arts & crafts, a Dog Show, an Apple Baking Contest, live entertainment, good stuff to eat and so much more!!!! Set on the beautiful grounds of the Mason County historical courthouse, the Old Yeller Days celebration is intended to bring the history of the 1870s to life through demonstrations and performan ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Mark your calendars! Save this date! Then jot down the time so you won’t be late! On Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the ART UNITED METHODIST CHURCH folks will be on stage in the Mason High School Auditorium. After a little more than a decade we will again be performing our favorite Christmas play for your enjoyment – and ours!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
MASON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Mason County will conduct a Range and Wildlife Improvement Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Richard Eckert Civic Center, 1024 McKinley Street in Mason. "This workshop is meant to educate area ranchers and the community on range and wildlife improvement and the different options they have to manage their properties and the wildlife that utilize it,"
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Front Row: Jackson Chapman - President, Lanie Schmidt - Treasurer, Justyn Tedder- Parliamentarian, Mrs. Drennan – Sponsor, Kenley Stockbridge-Reporter, Austin Habecker-Secretary, Grant Sanders-Vice President (Not Pictured). Middle Row: Ethan Guerrero, Alixandria Baltierra, Sara Powell, Kayla Harwell, Evan Dayton. Back Row: Chase Pawvlik, Slade Townsend, Steeley Smith, Kendra Klaerner, Susan Airheart, Haddon Hudson.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012 • Photos
A fundraiser tournament to benefit Steady Steps was held at the Comanche Creek Golf Course on Saturday, September 8. Two teams tied for first place with -13: Left to right, top photo - Jim Heath, Troy Ruffin, Sheila Innis, Van Rea, John Palacio (also pictured, Makenna Palacio). Bottom photo - Matt Biggs, Larry Smith, Jerry Bearden and Mark Terrell.
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Another great school year has begun and with that another opportunity to support the school is upon us. The good news is that it doesn’t cost you anything. All you have to do is save your Lowe’s receipts and send them to school with your Puncher or Cowgirl. Last year loads of items were purchased with points earned with your Lowe’s receipts such as Math Slam Electronic Devices, Button and Badge maker, Bug View, Bugnoculars, Jumbo Magnetic Spinner, Quiz Wiz, digital Camera and ...
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Selah Farmer and Millie Marquart show the buckles they won this weekend at the NBHA Tx 12 district finals. This win also qualifies them for the NBHA Youth World Finals in Perry, Georgian in July 2013.
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This week Ole’ Yellow Animal Rescue wants to reflect a time in history, “Old Yeller Days.” Arlis’ pick of the week is a 2 1/2 month old lab/shepherd mix. Who knows, maybe even a descendent of Old Yeller?! If interested, call Karen Scantlin at (325) 347-2387.
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The opportunity to enter to win a spay/neuter of a cat or a dog sponsored by Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue has been extended to October 10. Stop by the Mason Feed Store or the City of Mason office to enter. If you are interested in learning more about Second Chance or would like to become a member, please make plans to attend the monthly meeting this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
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The Heart of Texas Country Music Association sponsored a trip to Nashville last month for 104 area country music fans. While in Nashville, the group attended the Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, Heart of Texas Roadshow, Shotgun Red Show along with touring Loretta Lynn’s Plantation Home and Museum, Elvis’ Graceland, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and Longhollow Winery.
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Haley Pluenneke, granddaughter of Barbara and Charles Pluenneke of Mason, Texas was a recipient of the Dale Hansen Football Classic academic scholarship during The Dale Hansen Football Classic held September 8, 2012. This inaugural high school football sporting event featured a three-game exhibition that kicked off Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m.
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Jessica Lynn Fry and Michael Aaron Jennings were united in marriage on May 26, 2012, at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Roachdale Christian Church in Roachdale, Indiana. Mick Buchanan, pastor of Roachdale Christian Church officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Janice Fry of Roachdale, Indiana, and the granddaughter of Noble and Edith Fry of Roachdale and James White and the late Helen White of Bainbridge, Indiana.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Angelo State University conferred 206 undergraduate and graduate degrees upon 205 summer graduates on August 10 in San Angelo, Texas. Areas of undergraduate academic study at ASU lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.), Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Nursi ...
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Mason 4-H Club recognizes Stripes Convenience Store The Mason 4-H Club had their first monthly meeting last Sunday and afterwards they took a field trip to our local Stripes. Stripes is doing a promotion where you can donate to the Mason 4-H Club, and in turn they will give you a coupon for a free “Slush Monkey” drink and a 1/2 price Nestle non-chocolate candy.
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In June, 2011, the four small hangars at the Mason County Airport where blown apart by high winds from a strong thunderstorm. The county began a long process of determining how to replace the hangars. A grant was obtained from the Texas Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, for up to $50,000 with Mason County providing a matching amount.
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The Study Club of Mason held their September organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at the Mason Library. The duties of the committees were reviewed and the calendar for the 2012-2013 year was discussed. We were all very excited with the variety of programs and speakers that are scheduled. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 26th in the Stribling Room at the Mason Library.
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On Tuesday, September 11th, the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country members had their first meeting of the 2012-2013 year at 6 p.m. They met at the Mason Eckert Civic Center to receive new yearbooks and were encouraged by President, Nan Loeffler of London, Texas, to accept the challenge of creating “Unexpected ART”! Following a welcome back, members took a road trip south of Mason to the property of artist Bill Worrell.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012
Our 7th grade boys did an excellent job on Thursday versus Comfort. Truman Magnus scored our only score for the night, but all of them played hard. Unfortunately, the 2nd half of our 7th grade game was cancelled and so was our entire 8th grade game due to rain. Hopefully our luck for next week will change and both set of our boys will get to play.
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Louis Wesley Eckert, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, at the age of 88. Louis was born in Mason County on January 19, 1924. He was a life-long resident of Mason County. He was raised on the family ranch near Long Mountain. As a young man he and his brother Milton showed calves at stock shows across Texas.
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Nelda Jean (Jeffreys) White, 83, of Fredericksburg, Texas, and formerly of Brady, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, September 14, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Live Oak Cemetery. Nelda was born in Brady, Texas on July 22, 1929, the only child to Van Jeffreys and Violet (Sanso ...