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November 14, 2012 Issue
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During Friday night's Homecoming celebration at Puncher Stadium, Alexa Menchaca was named as Band Sweetheart of 2012. The award was presented by Matt Clark.
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During the Friday night half time celebration of the 2012 Homecoming, Missy Gierisch was named as the Football Sweetheart. She was presented the award by Rio Schmidt.
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The big winner at Saturday's Mason County Chamber of Commerce Wild Game Dinner was Greg Weidenfeller of San Antonio who took home the grand prize Polaris. Chamber director Jason McMillan made the presentation to Greg during the event.
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On Saturday, November 17th, starting at 10:00 AM in Gooch Cemetery, the Mason County Historical Commission will conduct a Former Texas Ranger Memorial Cross service for two of Mason County’s early pioneers. James Ranck and Martin Vanburen (M.V.) Bridges are the center of these presentations. In the 1870’s, both men were involved with the formation of our county by serving as Texas Rangers and many other contributions to our community.
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Friday night's meeting between the Mason Punchers and the Center Point Pirates turned out to be rather one sided; but, provided some great moments for Puncher fans. Any game that begins with an 80-yard return of the opening kickoff is definitely going to end predictably. Raul Silguero's run brought the crowd to its feet.
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Rain. What a pain. We’re dry again. Maybe someday It will come our way. And then again… Maybe not. “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.” Maybe so. “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” Type that 100 times real fast. “She sells seashells down by the seashore.” Say that real fast a few times. Or this classic: “Peter Piper pi ...
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Convenience means different things to different people; to many it means saving time. Food delivered by mail is a popular, convenient gift idea. Because ordering food through the mail may cause concern about food safety, it’s imperative to develop some mental checklists for how both food and packaging should look when it arrives.
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NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) I hope everyone will make time this month to come in and see the wonderful art displays and Elizabeth Evans’ quilt. Nadine Eby is our Artist of the Month for November, and she is displaying a variety of art forms. The Art II and Art III classes have their charcoal drawings on display, and you just shouldn’t miss seeing all this talent! Audiobooks: Kill Shot by Vince Flynn (CD F FLY) Sing Y ...
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Lecithin is a particular fat that is needed by every living cell in the human body. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, lecithin was a popular food supplement because of its health benefits. While lecithin is not as popular as it was, it still has significant health benefits and is worth consideration. Lecithin is known for helping to prevent arteriosclerosis, protecting against cardiovascular disease, improving brain function, facilitating repair of the liver and promoting energy.
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First and foremost we salute and thank our veterans for their service, commitment and sacrafice for our past, present and continued freedom. The Art UMC veterans include Sterling Jordan, Clinton Durst, Nathaniel Jordan, Tad Leifeste, Dick Pierson, Steve Toone, John Ceynowa, E. Wayne Jordan, Kenneth Kothmann, Stuart Jordan, Taylor Slocum, Josh Calhoun, Matt Krause, Amanda Adams, Kyle Pierce, Laird Palmer, Cody Krcha, and Cliff Krcha.
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, November 6th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 29 members and four visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Kayla Rodriguez and Clara Orta. "Boss" Lion Pat Reardon was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The Lions Club will have a Hamburger Lunch on Friday, November 30th on the west side of the Courthouse.
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According to the book of Z, a dog that chases its tail is crazy! Then if I were a dog, you could say I was crazy! This time of the year I get things done on my TO DO LIST, but more keep on being added. Thus, I tend to go in circles.
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At long last the presidential election is over, allowing our elected officials to take a break from their grueling schedules of having television makeup applied and removed, and give their overtaxed smile muscles a chance to rest for a week or two before the next campaign season begins. The recent campaign season set a record, lasting approximately 287 years. One of the most influential groups involved in lobbying for candidates who support hunting, fishing, trapping, and other outdoo ...
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As a child, I remember learning the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner. Mrs. Vater also taught us America the Beautiful and a number of other songs celebrating the joys and the virtues of being American. During Monday's Veterans Day salute on the courthouse square, Dawn Hahn's third grade music students performed many of those same songs, and Mrs.
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Another Presidential election is in the history books and the results do not bode well for the future of this great nation.The party that won the election does not share the beliefs or values of the dedicated people who founded this country or of those who followed them and made it great.
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Well, whatever your political persuasion, the election is over and there is general relief in that. It was a long, drawn out affair and, irrespective of political affiliation or lack thereof, one has to wonder at the amount of time and especially the amount of money devoted to it. Over the course of the last year and a half we have been exposed or treated to both the best of democracy and the worst of demagoguery.
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Dear Gerry - The Holy Bible says, "Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons.
, GG Graduate Gemologist(GIA)
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Gerry, Now that the elections are over, very little changed. The biggest problem that we as a people and a country still face is the inability of our congress to do their jobs. Our congress has members that have openly stated their goal is to stop any action in our government, and that is how they achieve their goal of “less government,” whether the majority want it or not.
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The Mason Co. M. Bevens Eckert Memorial Library is proudly displaying Elizabeth Evans’ quilt, “Flower Garden” in the Stribling Room. Her quilt was hand-appliquéd and machine-quilted; she also used McTavishing. Elizabeth is a member of the Mason Quilt Bee, and her quilt is fabulous. You may view the quilt through the month of November.
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Saturday, the PPSCA held a meeting to plan for this year’s community Christmas party. It will again be the 2nd Saturday in December at the Peter’s Prairie Schoolhouse. So, mark your calendars for Dec. 8th and make a plan to come because the thank you, for putting on the event, is a good turnout. It makes everyone’s work worthwhile to see friends and neighbors together enjoying a festive evening of comradery and a nice meal. December 8th, 2012 6:00 P.M.< ...
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The high school Art II and Art III classes will be on display in the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library throughout the holidays. We are grateful that they are sharing their charcoal drawings, and they are quite impressive. We hope you will come in to see them. The high school Art II and Art III classes will be on display in the Mason Co.
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Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush will headline the Marble Falls Opry on Saturday, November 17 at the Uptown Theater in Marble Falls. Joining Bush, will be the “Blackland Farmer” Frankie Miller. Tickets are on sale at the Uptown Theater or the Heart of Texas Records office at (325) 597-1895.
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Gems of the Hill Country Lapidaries & Jewelers is proud to announce the celebration of their 5th Anniversary in business in Mason. On Saturday , November 17, 2012 all the citizens of Mason are invited to come by the Mason Square store for festivities between 2pm and 7pm. “We are proud and grateful to have come so far in these five years”, said owner Diane Eames.
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LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: The NAP application deadline date for 2013 NAP coverage on native and improved grasses for all intended uses (grazing, hay, or seed), is December 3, 2012. County Executive Director, Randy Maenius stated the Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) is designed to help reduce risk and financial losses to ranchers when natural disasters cause a loss of grazing production.
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Operation Orphans, Inc. had its first hunt of the 2012-2013 season, October 27, during the Youth Only hunting weekend. This is the 53rd year that Operation Orphans, Inc. has offered hunting opportunities to underpriviledged children of Texas. Twenty two girls from seven children’s homes came to Camp Gene Ashby eager to experience a day of hunting.
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Don Durflinger and Sonlight Apple Orchard donated apples to the Mason Food Bank to be distributed in the November Food boxes. Pictured were volunteers that sacked and boxed the apples for distribution. What a blessing the fresh fruit was to the Mason Food Bank. By Mark Hurta Photo By Nancy
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Petra and Darryl Watson entertained during Saturday's Wild Game Dinner.
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St. Paul Lutheran Church enjoyed their Gospel Songfest ending their 140th Anniversary year. It was held after their congregational dinner following the church service honoring our 140 years of Music & Praise at St Paul Lutheran Church. Leading the old time, toe tapping Gospel singing were Lynn Reichenau with Scott Zesch at the piano and Pastor Tim Scheffel playing the guitar.
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This is the 10 point buck that Dalton Kast killed on the Kast Ranch in Gillespie County. The buck was killed on November 10th. The buck measured 16 1/2 inside spread and 18 in outside spread.
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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 assisting residents to prepare for next spring’s growing season by properly winterizing their landscape now.
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Members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country, representing Kimble, Mason, McCulloch and Menard Counties, are busy preparing for the Annual Art Show and Sale, to be held again this year at the Mason Eckert Civic Center. The event will take place from 5 PM to 8 PM, Friday, November 30th, and from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, December 1st.
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The Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012. The November program was dedicated to honoring Veteran’s Day and remembering and giving special tribute to our Veterans who gave up so much for our country. The special guest for the program was the very talented young Llano vocalist, 9 year old McKenzie Jones who graced the Chapter and visitors with patriotic songs, and the 4th grade class fro ...
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Andrew and Elizabeth Morquecho are the proud parents of twin boys, Silvano Cruz, six pounds 11 ounces, and Guilherme Blaze, six pounds three ounces, born October, 29th at St. David's Hospital. They are welcomed by big sister Zayna and maternal grandparents, Micheal and Jennifer Krobot and paternal grandparents, Mary Lou, and the late Tony Morquecho.
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Arlis’ pick of the week is Cooper. He’s a 2.5 month old chihuahua terrier mix. The rescue would like to give a very special thanks to Marie Roy for giving us her year's worth of free dog food she won at the Old Yeller Days. Also a reminder, we are having our bake sale fund raiser last Saturday at 8 a.m.
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Jody & Kate Ake would like to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl Ava Grace Ake. She was born on October 31, 2012, at 8:43 p.m. She weighed seven pounds, twelve ounces, and is 19 1/2 inches long. She is the grandaughter of Reubin and Lynn Ake of Pontotoc, TX.
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On Friday, November 9th, The Mason Study Club held their annual “Chili on the Square”. Even though the day was windy, it was warm and dry. The turnout for chili served in bowls, over fritos, with or without onion plus brownies or cookies assured that the Study Club had a successful fundraiser.
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Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue would like to thank everyone who has supported our efforts to improve the lives of Mason’s dogs and cats and even the occasional bunny. Many folks have donated time and energy and funds to help and we really appreciate it. If you haven’t yet had a chance to help out and would like to, please consider signing up to be a foster home for a dog or a cat that is waiting to find a permanent home.
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7th vs. Goldthwaite The 7th grade fought hard as they beat Goldthwaite 20-14. It was a close game all the way through. Jake Comey scored the first 2 touchdowns with Americo Alvarez and Kason Silerio scoring the 2 point conversions. Sebastian Burke scored the last touchdown on a slant route across the middle with the 2 point conversion no good. In the end, the boys fought hard and came out with a win.
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Tuesday Nov. 6 Varsity Cowgirls vs. Rochelle Mason—20—14—12—10 = 56 Rochell—0—5—7—9 = 21 Scorers—Mari’ Marquez—3, Emily Holland—3, Margaret Lemke—36, Caroline Hudson—3, Kayla Guice—6, Alexa Menchaca—2, Hannah Haley—4. Rebound Leaders—Hannah Haley—10, Margaret Lemke—6, Lydia Bierschwale—4, Kayla Guice—4. Assist Leaders&mdash ...
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The Mason High School cross country teams finished up their season with one individual qualifying for the regional meet. Pascual Callejas finished fifth at district which landed him a trip to the regional cross country meet in San Antonio Saturday, November 3rd where he placed 23rd. The girls came up seven points shy of qualifying for the regional meet behind San Antonio Stacy, Brackettville, and Harper.
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Well, after an exciting finish in over-time for the semifinal game against Brownwood the Punchers had one last game to prove they were champions. The Punchers traveled to Early High School Stadium to take on the undefeated Bangs Dragons. Punchers faced Bangs earlier in the season at The Puncher Dome but were defeated by a pretty well rounded team.