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October 24, 2012 Issue
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012 • Photos
Mason National Bank is "banking on a cure.” Mason National went pink on casual Friday to show support for the fight against breast cancer. $1,330 was raised for the Mason cancer society through the sale of T Shirts prior to the Ozona football game.
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Nan Loeffler in 2011 Starving Artist Show with her whimsicaland unique handcrafted jewelry. Nan has bee a vendor in the show each year. Looking on is Marcy Holmes Wheeler. Marcy paints beautiful gourds and has other interesting paintings. Check out other writers and their books and be sure to visit Sherra’s Theisens childrens niche at Hinckley’s store.
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The Old Yeller Days celebration to be held Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Mason County Courthouse Lawn will bring to life the frontier times of Mason County and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson. Sponsored by the Mason County Friends of the Library, the event will showcase re-enactors and demonstrations emphasizing the 1870s time period in which Old Yeller was set.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Blood Drive at the High School on Friday, October 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the day of the drive, donors will receive a mini physical consisting of blood pressure, temperature, pulse and iron level check. In addition, donors will receive a breast cancer awareness t-shirt, a Chick-fil-A coupon and will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card.
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Columns
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
You get what you wish for. And more. A stitch in time saves nine. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. And don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Look before you leap. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Silence is golden. Give an inch, they’ll take a mile. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. And don’t look ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Writers who have tackled media assignments for any length of time at all realize their literary efforts, however brilliantly composed, rest squarely on readers’ decisions to read in detail, scan quickly, or flip over to another section of the newspaper. In the case of this week’s epistle, I realize readers may opt to “flip”—or even “flop”—to other options.
, Mayor
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
For several years there has been concern about improving and re-constructing the sidewalks in Mason, particularly those that are frequently used around the Square. Last Monday evening the City Commission heard from several citizens with specific suggestions and concerns, and then during the regular City Commission meeting discussed and took action on several items of interest to this issue.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
This is one weekend you won’t want to leave town. Stay for Old Yeller Day fun on the Courthouse lawn and support the Starving Artists Show on the Square. Old Yeller activities will run from 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. and include ghost stories, live music, dog parade, dogs to adopt, hot dogs, and more.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Energy, more commonly lack of energy, is one of the most frequent complaints that I hear. Unfortunately, there is not one pill, or one answer that applies to everyone. As humans, we are energetic beings, meaning that every cell in our body is alive with electric energy that comes from the right balance of minerals, fluids, vitamins and other nutrients.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
One of the things that I find most interesting about antiques and older parts of our history is the unexpected item or information that I would have never guessed was common in the past. Last time I wrote this column I talked about some of the unusual coins that were in circulation in the 1850’s and yet have no place in our commerce today, the half cent and the gold dollar coin.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Today I just wanted to share a little about pumpkin. This is a wonderful fall food, and thanks to the magic of canning we can enjoy it all year round now. Pumpkins are rich in fiber, beta-carotene, potassium and a number of antioxidants, pumpkin is a nutrient-rich vegetable that can enhance dishes ranging from soups, stews and pasta to smoothies, muffins and desserts.
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There has been a little crispness in the morning air and hunting season is upon us. Pumpkins, scarecrows, fall festivals, and leaves starting to fall. Get ready folks, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it! Proof is in the attached photo! The Art & Trinity United Methodist Women recently held a workday for the upcoming Holiday Bazaar to be held on Saturday, November 3rd on the square in front of The Petal Patch.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
The Mason Lions met Tuesday, October 16th at Willow Creek Cafe for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. there were 35 members and three visitors present. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Elena Ramon and Lori Ann Drazan. Both girls are involved in many activities and Lori Ann is this year's “Puncher Pete.” Elena plans on attending Texas A & M and Lori Ann Texas State after graduation. Boss Lion Pat Reardon called the meeting to order at 12:25 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
I’ve noticed that males and females do not handle chairs alike! Haven’t a clue as to why males have to lean back???? The chairs have four legs, however, they presume that they only need two legs on a chair! I’ve seen them fall over and then wonder why they fell over!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Several years ago a friend sent me a story about a plan our military came up with during World War II. The plan was to drop millions of bats over Japan, with little incendiary bombs attached to them. The idea was that they would fly into buildings, the bombs would explode, and Japan would burn up. This was a great plan, except for the fact that it was insane.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
This recipe isn’t exactly the kind that the Practical Baker looks for to share with you, but it is very good, simple and easy. I’m assuming that some day the weather is going to become cool once again (it’s October 22nd, and supposed to get in the high 80’s again today!), and this type of spicy food will have a lot of appeal.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Children can be a difficult and trying exercise in behavior modification and impulse control. When they're young, they do whatever they want, whenever they want. Until their parents, guardians and authority figures step in to explain why they can't behave in such a manner. We discipline them, we explain to them, we teach. But, some people never grow up.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Fear or HOLY Listening…when you vote The election season is storming around us, and at the eye of this explosion of media blast, do we find ourselves calm and centered? From my Judeo-Christian faith, (which I have chosen among other religions), my relationship and study of Jesus gives me peace, calmness and discernment.
, Dan Barton - Democrat
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Respectfully submitted by Kacey Butcher, Republican Women of Mason County, in collaboration with Lee Butcher. - Republican Reasons To Vote for Romney Politicians work for us —WE THE PEOPLE— so it is encumbant upon us to do our due deligence about every candidate that holds sway over our lives and not just leave it up to a media that may or may not be biased.
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Events
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Hello Puncher Fans! The Puncher Club is hosting the Homecoming Bonfire this year on Wednesday, November 7, at 6 p.m. by the Puncher Dome. Players, Band and Cheerleaders will all be on site for a roaring time as we celebrate past, present and future Puncher Pride. The Puncher Club will also be offering a Hot ‘pirate’ Dog roasted fresh, so come out to enjoy the Puncher Spirit and cheer the Punchers on to another victory. There will be even more opportunity for fun as area Yo ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Mason Youth Baseball will be sponsoring a “Frightening Fun Run” that will take place on Sunday, October 28th at the Mason School Track. This will be a fun family event with prizes for all who finish the course “in good health”. The “Frightening Fun Run” is a family oriented haunted run that brings our Mason community together promoting a healthy and active life while celebrating the season in style.
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First United Methodist Church will be hosting a trunk or treat event in the west parking lot of the church at 224 Broad St., on Wednesday, Oct. 31st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please make plans to come by the church during your trick or treating that evening! Church members will gather in the parking lot, open their trunks, or backs of their vehicles, and decorate them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
You’re invited to meet the 2012-13 Mason Cowgirl basketball teams on Monday, October 29, at 6:30 pm in the high school gym. All the teams will be introduced and will participate in a short intra-squad scrimmage. All the Cowgirls will be uniform and will be available for individual and team pictures. This year we have 34 girls in the HS program and will again have three teams.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Mason County Habitat for Humanity will conduct a giant warehouse sale this Saturday, October 27th starting at 9AM. The sale will be at the Habitat warehouse at 125 Broad St. (the old Mason Warehouse Building). Items offered at cut-rate prices include building materials, paint, ceiling fans, light fixtures, stoves, cook tops, double ovens, microwaves, washers and dryers, kitchen sinks, bathroom lavatories, bed frames, dressers, window AC units, band saw, table saw, hand tools, doors, P ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
A very special and dear Mason family was struck with a heavy blow in mid-September of this year. What was supposed to be a fairly routine surgery turned into a mystery for the doctors, and a two month hospital stay. My fellow Masonites, this is an opportunity to help ease a family’s heavy burden from a two month stay in hospital care.
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The Story Behind the Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Week is here, so I wanted to take a moment to talk about what Red Ribbon Week symbolizes. We dress up and do fun activities at school, but I know there must be those out there that wonder what Red Ribbon Week is really all about.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Friends and family are hold a bake sale on Saturday, 7:30 a.m. till sold out, in front of Lowe’s Proceeds will help with her medical and travel expense to her doctor appointments. Cynthia has been diagnosed with uterine and colon cancer.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
The Mason Garden Club will have a booth at the Old Yeller Days celebration selling plants and other gardening items. There will be plenty of herbs and other plants that you can plant this time of the year. All proceeds from this sale goes toward the purchase of plants for the Library flowerbeds which the garden club maintains.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
A Health and Wellness Program Offered by the Wesley Nurse Health Ministries™ 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 understand the importance of taking their medications as prescribed; how to properly dispose of discontinued or outdated medicine; the importance of establishing a system for taking meds; and general medication ...
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Doreen Cardenas has created a Halloween display for our foyer built around her handmade miniature of the Witches’ Club. Her creativity is amazing! We will exhibit her work until Nov. 5, so pay us a visit at the Mason Co. Library and get into the spirit of the spooky fun of Halloween.
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We all have an opportunity to make a decision to be an organ donor every time we renew our license. A simple check mark will allow you to become the answered prayer to a person in need. A 49 year old woman chose TO BE... a Donor and as a result she helped out one of the most deserving Mason residents, Lynn Wright!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012 • Photos
2012-13 Comanche Creek Ladies Golf Association Membership Meeting. Front row L to R: Rita Ash, Doris Grote, Kay Evans, Alene Garrison, Roberta McMillian and Linnda Graham. Back row L to R: Cynthia Bauer, Jennifer Brinlee, Mona Hyde, Patsy Ziriax, Minnie Schmidt, Bobbye Frazier, Bertha Templeton, Kathy Bradley, Martha Smith, Jan Little and Sherrie Patrick.
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Comanche Creek Golf Club Ladies Championship winners are: Left to right: Minnie Schmidt, Cynthia Bauer, Rita Ash, Susan Keeling, Sherrie Patrick, Kathy Masterson Bradley, and Sheila Innis. Not present for picture were: Kay Evans and Patsy Brandenberger. On October 22nd the Comanche Creek Ladies Championship was held at the Comanche Creek Golf Course.
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Painted Tree Studio was the place where Lorene Metz and Doris Grote laughed, entertained others and received art materials and instructions to create a painting. No experience needed, just a fun attitude and bring your own bottle of wine or bottles of beer. Call Bridget at 325-805-1176 to reserve your spot.
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The 2011 Punchers went all the way to the state playoffs in Dallas last year, and last spring, mason Bottling Company decided that Mason High School needed a trophy case that was up to the task of displaying the awards that were received during that journey. Randy Frnka (center, in red) built the case, and the folks from mason Bottling joinded with member of the class of 2012 to dedicate it.
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The Mason Community Foundation recently presented a grant to the Grit Community Club to assist with repairs to their building. On hand were Suzanne Bjork, Mary Freytag, Carolyn Phillips, Brent Hinckley, and Pat Reardon, who presented a check to Earl and Judy Koch. They are pictured in front of the Community Thrift Store.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Mason County/District Clerk, Pam Beam, notified the News that, by noon on Monday, they had already processed 75 early voters, a high total, even for Mason County. Early voting continues through November 2nd at the Courthouse. The polls are open from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. every weekday, and they are open during the noon hour.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
One of the best ways to learn about Texas food and wine is to immerse oneself in it. That is one of the goals of the annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, celebrating its 22nd Anniversary Saturday, October 27, 2012. Culinary tourism continues to grow in popularity, and our fest offers a great “one-stop” experience.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
The JV Punchers faced off in their second district competition against the Ozona Lions. Despite having seven players out, the JV Punchers had several young guys grow up in Mason. A strong first half was led defensively by Chucky Martinez, Seth Brewer, and Carlos Chavez. Offensively, Luke Gillespie, Garrett Bibb, Sam Dyer, and Andy Gilley led the way for the 28 points scored by the JV Punchers.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
7th vs. Harper The 7th grade pulled a shutout as they beat Harper 20-0. All around, the boys played very well. The lineman up front played very well, giving our backs good holes to run through. Kason Silerio scored 2 touchdowns on the ground, Americo Alvarez scored the first 2 point conversion and Bode McMillan scored the last touchdown of the night for the 7th grade.
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Sometimes, looking at the score of a game, there is no real indication of how good the contest really was. Such is the case with last Friday's match against the Ozona Lions when the Punchers walked away with a 43-6 victory. It was an indicator of the battle that it took almost the entire first quarter before either team was able to score.
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Ruth Kothmann Spaeth passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at the age of 95. A private family memorial service and interment was held on October 23, 2012 in Mason, Texas. Ruth was born in London, Kimble County on December 31, 1916, to Eli Henry “Lee” and Amelia Hahn Kothmann.
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Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wimberly Cemetery, Wimberly, Texas for Lena Mary Cochran, 403 N. Paris, Artesia, New Mexico. Visitation was held at Terpening & Son Mortuary, Artesia, N.M. beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Lena went to be with Our Lord Jesus on October 12, 2012, after celebrating her 92nd birthday.
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James “Jimmy” Habecker, of Westminster, Colorado, passed away on October 18th at the age of 53. He was born on November 18, 1958, to Frank and Jeannie Habecker. He is survived by his wife, Leigh Lesso Habecker; two daughters, Jessica and Julia; and, one granddaughter. He is also survived by his father, Frank Habecker of Mason; brothers Andy Habecker of Jacksonville, Florida; Barney Habecker of Queenwood, Indiana; Rick Habecker of Cedar Park, Texas; Frank Hab ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 • Posted October 24, 2012
Glenda Ann (Warren) Keller, 74, of Brady, Texas, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012, in Brady. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in Brady. Glenda was born in Houston, Texas on October 24, 1937, to Herbert Warren and Bonnie Ruth (Reese) Warren.