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October 31, 2012 Issue
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The Punchers continued their winning streak on Friday night as they welcomed the Junction Eagles into the Puncher Dome for a great night of football. The Eagles have had an uneven season; but, a matchup against the Punchers offered them the opportunity to play the role of spoiler. The Punchers had some players nursing some slight injuries, so they were not up to their full strength; however, some backup players were able to show their talents as they filled key gaps. The Eagle ...
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Join us when Zesch talks about what it’s like to write three very different books. His first book, Alamo Heights, published in 1999 is a lively historical novel that focuses on two women who worked to save the Alamo from demolition in the early 1900s. Debuting in 2004, Scott’s second book, The Captured, is an engaging, non-fiction account of the experience of nine child captives abducted by Indians on the Texas frontier.
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Mason High School's 56th annual Queen's Coronation, with the theme of "Southern Nights," will be held November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Mason Park Community Building. Tickets can be purchased in advance for only $8; or, at the door for $10. Advance tickets are available at Mason Gas Company and the Mason High School office.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
In the New Testament, the word ‘saints’ is used to describe the entire membership of the Christian community. From very early times, however the word ‘saint’ came to be applied primarily to persons of heroic sanctity, whose deeds were recalled with gratitude by later generations. The liturgical churches (Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Episcopal & Greek Orthodox) honor these saints on All Saints Day and throughout the liturgical year.
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The George Romero classic zombie horror film “Night Of The Living Dead” will be shown FREE this Wednesday at the Odeon Theater at 7:00 pm. Special Halloween night showing! Don’t miss it!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
St. Joseph’s parishioners invite everyone to come enjoy a delicious Mexican Dinner this Sunday, November 4th. Serving begins at 11 AM in the Mason I.S.D. Cafeteria on College Street. You may “Eat In” at the cafeteria and enjoy visiting with other diners or you may request “Take Out”. Each plate is $8.00 and the meal consists of enchiladas, beans, rice, salad, tea and a dessert.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
October 31. We know what that means. Right! End of the month. But also…Halloween. Can’t believe it’s here already. Time flies. Whether on a broomstick or not. Black comes to mind. As in black cats. And witches’ robes. And pointed black hats. “A dark cave. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. Enter the three Witches First Witch Thrice the brind ...
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The need for “togetherness” helps us understand the herd mentality; yearning to rise above the pack is not so easily understood. World record-keeping attests to humankind’s stretch to reach highest rungs in life’s ladder. One of the greatest stretches is the “need for speed.” It perhaps began with chariot-racing, an event resulting with the discovery that rounded wheels roll faster…. ***** The temptation is great to resea ...
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Passerby’s must have taken a double-take as they witnessed a step back in time to the 1800’s last Sunday morning as members and friends of Art Methodist Church gathered for their annual congregational photograph. With the puff of smoke from the photographer’s camera, the photograph was taken and sealed in time.
, Mayor
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
Today is Halloween, and there are lots of ghosts and goblins dressed for the evening so please be careful as you drive about town. Remember too that the Volunteer Fire Department gives free light sticks to any child who stops by and asks, as a way to make sure everyone in our community stays safe and visible as they go around town.
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A huge thank you to everyone who was responsible for putting on Old Yeller Day last weekend, but I want to give a special thank you to the Old Yeller Committee of the Friends of the Library: Rosemary Davis, chairman, Jean Dudney, Sherri Clarkson, Mary Carlman, D’Ann Stahl, Wendy Hastings, and Trudy Irwin.
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X is for antioxidants. Antioxidants help to retard the aging process, lower cholesterol levels, decrease risk of atherosclerosis, protect against heart disease and stroke, reduce risk of all types of cancer, slow progression of Alzheimer’s, suppress tumor growth, detoxify carcinogens, protect eyes from macular degeneration, defend the body from pollutants, and protect against COPD (pulmonary disease). Antioxidants protect against oxidation which occurs as a result of normal meta ...
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Here it is, LASSES MAKING TIME and as stated in my last article, I will endeavor to explain the molasses making process and the different areas in which mills were located. I recently learned that there was a sugar factory in the area, as well which I will try to cover. I can remember four syrup mills (a more dignified term for –molasses) in our general area.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
In researching some information for the 4-H foods projects this week, I came across some interesting food safety “myths” from the “Fight Bac” website. These are questions I get all of the time so I hope they will be of interest to you. Enjoy!! Microwaving, nuking, zapping – whatever you call it – using a microwave oven to cook or reheat foods can be fast and convenient, but it’s not effective at killing harmful bacteria if the food isn’t ...
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 23rd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 39 members and three visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Jace Rychlik and Felicia Ramirez. Lion Chris Dyer was responsible for the program and introduced Dalton Kast and Walt Broyles, Soil Conservation Technician of Mason SWCD. Dalton attended the Buckskin Brigade this past summer and he spoke to the club about his experience.
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Humans are really funny folks. Especially when it comes to the weather. Some have to get more rain than the others. I don’t care if you get 80 points, they got 90 points. Too, it’s much cooler at their place than it was at yours. This also goes for the heat!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
The New York Herald reported, on 1 June 1897, that Mark Twain, who was in London covering Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, was ‘grievously ill and possibly dying.’ The next day Twain responded in the New York Journal, which had sent him to London, saying, ‘The report of my death was an exaggeration.’ Sadly, 115 years later, such exaggerations still occur in print. Not that anyone has claimed, lately, that Mark Twain is dying, although I mig ...
, Editor
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
Every presidential election cycle, I watch the campaigns and the swirl of media and advertising that surround them. Every time, I hold out hope that people will focus on the candidates for ALL the offices, learn as much as they can, and make intelligent choices. I also hang on to the dream that people will respect the offices, even when they don't like the officeholders; that they will treat anyone with an opposing viewpoint with dignity; and, that, no matter who wins, will work with the win ...
, Craig Tallent - Democrat
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
By Mary Carlman - Republican Back to basics … Our federal government has three parts. They are: Executive, (President and governmental employees); Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives) and Judicial (Supreme Court and lower Courts). From Civics class, we all know that the President of the United States administers the Executive Branch of our government and signs into law the bills sent to him by Congress.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
Dear Editor, I would like to ask the citizens of Mason, Texas, especially the older generations, if they have knowledge of graves located in Crosby Cemetery. My great-grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. F. H. Kensing are buried there as well as my great-great grandparents and other loved ones. I am especially interested in knowing if anyone has knowledge of the plot where Mr.
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There are just a few more days to view the Laverne Lee Art Exhibit at the Mason Square Museum. The exhibit of the local artist has been attracting visitors to the museum since the end of April with Laverne Lee cards featured in the Museum Gift Shop. Most of the drawings and paintings on display at the Mason Square Museum are easily recognized.
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Riata Service Organization will have a Casserole Sale on Friday, Nov. 2nd, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in front of Hinckley’s. There will be a variety of delicious casseroles for freezing for the holidays or taking home for lunch. The proceeds from the casserole sale will go to assist in local community projects including Heritage Park, the Odeon Theater, the Community Kitchen, and the Mason Clinic.
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The Mason Tennis Association will host its annual meeting along with a mixer and play day on Sunday, November 4th. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the festivities. The play day will start at 3:00 pm at the tennis courts. Players of all levels can come enjoy an afternoon of tennis then head to the Banner residence at 1694 Old Mill Creek Road around 5:00 pm for the mixer.
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Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue is excited to announce the formation of the Second Chance Scouts, a student group dedicated to learning about animals. The Second Chance Scouts will begin meeting on November 6 as part of the ACE After School Program. The scout program will give kids a chance to: · learn dog and cat care and humane treatment of all animals · learn how to be a responsible pet owner · learn about careers with anim ...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
Mason I.S.D. has confidentiality training coming up on the 8th of November. The training is scheduled on Thursday, November 8th for anyone who is interested in substituting at Mason ISD. It will be at 8:30 a.m. in Mrs. Penn’s office at the Elementary/Junior High. If you are interested in attending, please call Cathy Felts @ 347.1144 ext 1.
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The Spanish Club will be having their casserole and cinnamon roll bake sale in front of Lowe’s Market Saturday November 3rd starting at 8:00 a.m to raise money for our trip to Spain. Thanks for your support.
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Mark your calendars for Friday, November 9th, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM or till Sold Out. Once again the Mason Study Club will be having its annual Chili on the Square fundraiser on the north-end of the courthouse lawn. For a $5.00 donation, you may have a choice of a fabulous bowl of chili or a Frito pie.
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An "Every Hole is a Par 3" tournament was held at Comanche Creek Golf Course on Saturday, October 20th. The winning team was Mike and Sheila Innis.
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Mason retained the Ryder Cup trophy at the recent Hill Country Classic Golf Tournament held at Brady Municipal Golf Course. The tournament was a Ryder Cup, 54-hole, match play format. Four ball (low ball): Mason 3; Brady 2 Foursomes (alternate shot): Mason 2.5; Brady 2.5 Single (individual): Mason 5; Brady 5 Totals: Mason 10.5; Brady 9.5 As the totals indicate, this was a tough competition and the first time in the history of the 4-year event that a visiti ...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
On October 15, 2012, the Bluebonnet Study Club met and signed over 200 cards to be distributed through Holiday Mail for Heroes. This program, through the Red Cross, delivers cards to veterans, military families and active duty service members at hospitals and installations world-wide. Thanks to Sherie Clarkson for the refreshments and for being the hostess for the October meeting. Our next program will be a joint presentation of “Telling Amy’s Story”.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
Wednesday the Mason Study Club went on a field trip to Glenn & Caren Rueffer’s property, pictured above. Caren walked the Club members step by step through the process of making yogurt. Afterward, she had a buffet of flavored yogurt cheese logs with crackers, and unflavored yogurt with an assortment of toppings.
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Arlis’ pick of the week are two sweet bird dog mixes, Mickey and Mallory. They are both six months old and up to date on shots. Mickey has been neutered, and Mallory has an appointment to be spay this Wednesday. These dog were found thrown out on the side of the road.
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Sandstone Cellars Winery went through the process of pressing apples for inclusion in their next vintage of Cider Dessert Wine. They released the first bottles of that specialty product this year, and the juice from the apples will go into the next year's product.
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Ashley Hahn’s Market Meat Goat placed 2nd in class 3 at the Texas State Fair. Left to Right; Karen Rode, J.Ann Lange, Addison Hahn, Marsha Hahn, Ashley Hahn, and Blaine Hahn. Ashley is the Granddaughter of Aubrey and J.Ann Lange, Gary Lynn and Betty Hahn. Ashley is a 6th grader at Fredericksburg Middle School.
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Cade Dudney and Angie Dudney inspect a Cavalry saber shown by military re-enactors Tommy Koepke and Greg Hector during the festivities at Old Yeller Day on Saturday.
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Johnathan Vadnais, 10-year old son of Kevin and Missy Vadnais of Comfort, killed this nice buck at the Burow ranch on Blackjack Road on Saturday.
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Pumpkin Painting and Face Painting, family friendly activities presented by Nature Project students as a community service, were enjoyed for free by families with small children, who came out in spite of the cold weather on Saturday.
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Tammy Parish and Puncher Pete huddle in the cold while waiting for the judges decision during the Dog Contest which opened Old Yeller Day on the Courthouse lawn this past Saturday.
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Terry Harriman of Buffalo, Texas, killed this outstanding 13-point buck on Saturday while hunting on the Reardon Ranch.
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The local Alpha Beta Psi (ABP) service sorority recently donated $550 to the Mason Band Boosters to replace their broken popcorn machine needed for football game refreshments. Fundraiser proceeds held by ABP benefit many community projects and improvements. Currently, ABP is raffling a limited number of tickets to win a 46 quart Yeti Cooler!
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These Grace Christian School students made honor roll for the first quarter. From left to right (back) Randee Renfroe, KC Coleman, Gabe Jennings, Aaron Alm. (Front row) Sydney Renfroe, Derek Renfroe, Riggin Farmer, Kaden Kimbriel, Hunter Bradley, and Selah Farmer.
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Thomas Nunnally, 9 years old, killed his first buck last weekend. He could not wait to get to the farm and start hunting. His dad even bought him a new gun for the special occasion. He was so excited when he saw the deer, he said his heart was pounding.
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Opening Exhibition for Arnold Art Gallery will feature paintings and drawings by local artist Cathie Tyler. Tyler received degrees (BA, MFA) from the University of North Texas in Denton. She taught art at Paris Junior College full-time and administered the Fine Arts Departments before retiring and moving to Mason. The artist’s paintings and drawings have been in invitational, juried competitions and solo exhibitions throughout Texas and many other states, and are in numerous pri ...
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If you were alive in 1976, you saw Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci score the first “perfect ten” in history, in multiple gymnastic events - these events are still available for viewing on YouTube. Then in 1979 Bo Derek appeared in the movie “Ten.” Mention that movie to any teenage boy up to the age of 80 and he’ll instantly tell you all about that movie’s most iconic scene, Bo Derek running on the beach in slow motion. Well, as of Saturday, O ...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
7th vs. Junction The 7th grade pulled another shutout to beat Junction 30-0. Our boys played extremely well. Everything seemed to click for them. Kason Silerio started us off with a 45 yd TD run and he followed it up with the 2 point conversion. Bode McMillan scored the next touchdown on a 1 yard QB sneak and Americo Alvarez scored the 2 point conversion on a sweep around the right side.
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The JV Punchers had a tough time last Thursday with the Junction Eagles. The Puncher defense stood firm most of the night with the exception of a big play in the first half that hurt the momentum of the game. At half, the Punchers were down 0-8. Offensively, the Punchers struggled to gain on offense.
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The Llano Uplift is the igneous and metamorphic heart of Texas and one of the many reasons I love living in Mason. Recently Mason hosted a group of Conoco-Phillips Geologists where their primary rock excitement was the sea of Cretaceous limestone, whose main redeeming value is the oil in them.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • Posted October 31, 2012
As most of you know, Lynn Wright had a kidney transplant October 17. After four days in the hospital he was released to a nearby housing facility for Baylor patients. We know there are so many people wondering how he is doing. And thanks to all of your prayers he is doing great!
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Kenley John Schulze, 75, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday, October 27, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visitation with the family was Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home, 204 Post Oak St., Mason, Texas. A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m.
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Maria DeJesus Dominguez passed away on Friday, October 26, at the age of 87. Maria was born in Palmito, Durango, Mexico, on June 4, 1925, to Panfilo Amaro and Almansor Amaya. She was raised in Mexico and had lived in Mason since 1974. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Mason.
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Wilford G. “Cotton” Evans, of Camp Air, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, at the age of 86. Mr. Evans is survived by his children Hal Evans of Brady, Paul Evans and wife Sylvia of Dublin and Gayle Evans Smart of Camp Air. He is also survived by two sisters Mary Ellen Evans of Llano and May Beth Chew of Mason, four grandchildren W.
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Chester Dan (Chester) Lange, 85, of Tyler, TX passed away Tuesday October 23, 2012 in Tyler. Graveside service was held at 1:00 PM Monday October 29, 2012, at the Tyler memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Tyler. Chester was born May 17, 1927, to HC and Dixie Lange. Chester lived in Tyler for over 60 years but has many relatives in the Mason area where the Lange Family Reunion is held.
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Lillie M. Fritze Avrett (Lea), age 92, passed away October 20, 2012, at Roberts Hospice Care Center in Palatka,FL. She was born on February 24, 1920, in Castell, Texas, the daughter of William and Olga Fritze. She attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Castell, and graduated from Brackenridge High in San Antonio.