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January 23, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
What with everyone all in a tizzy about gun control, and the economy, and the recent presidential inauguration, we seem to have seriously dropped the ball, here. No one, evidently, is the least bit concerned about one of the most dangerous killers in the world – revolving doors. OK, in truth, revolving doors don’t kill all that many people.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, January 15th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Brent Hinckley was responsible for the program and he spoke about the happenings in the City of Mason. Brent said the electrical system has been completely upgraded now, after several years of work, and they are now working on new street lights, with one new type LED having been installed at Comanche Creek Park.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
What a commercialized society we are. Carts of Christmas stuff line the aisles of the stores, while Valentine stuff is on the shelves! Soon, there will be Easter. This is a season for rabbits and more candy! Lenition is a time for fasting and for the giving up of something that is high on our priority list.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Last week’s paper had an article on the front page that noted January 19 was the anniversary of Robert E Lee’s birth and that in 1861 he was in residence at Fort Mason on that date. That made me start thinking about some of the antiques that relate to that very specific time and the history of our own area.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Quercetin is 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. Allergy and inflammatory conditions are triggered by contact with allergens that are absorbed into the blood.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Our computer classes are filling up, but don’t let that discourage you. Go ahead and call us so that we can plan on having more classes. Call 347-5446 or 347-5253. Non:Fiction: Mafia Cop by Richard Stanley Cagan (921 PAL) The Seventh Star of the Confederacy by Kenneth W. Howell (973.7 SEV) Spanish: Tiempo de Abrazar by Karen Kingsbury (S F KIN) Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (S F ZAF) Fiction: Kind of Kin by Rilla Askey (F ASK) “.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
People often “disconnect” themselves from their personal health habits and financial practices. However, it’s hard to change behavior, to improve your health or increase your wealth, when you don’t fully acknowledge the problems with your current situation. Trying to make changes without an identified starting point is like making a plane reservation and not indicating the airport that you’re leaving from.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
By the mid 1880’s, most of the frontier settlers of the Erna area had managed to establish a means of livelihood for foods and meats to make the winter months and have winter crops for forage and grain in the spring. Now it is becoming apparent that a cash crop is needed in order to establish, what we call today, cash flow each year and the growing of wool for which there was a ready market, as the hills and valley provided short grass country suitable for sheep production.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
I was stunned with an “eye-rubbing response” to the oddest of scenes. It was orchestrated by my Uncle Mort at the domino table in the thicket’s corner store. I figured my visit there coincided with his. I’m no Sherlock, since the first clue was his parked golf cart, its muffler long since cool and starting to frost over. Inside were four old men—their average age nearing deceased—each wearing surgical masks and all banging elbows against the table.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
The light is lighter. Brighter. The days longer. Less darkness. More lingering. Mid-January. Mid-winter. Setting sun hits the square. Illuminates the north side. Shimmers off the courthouse tower. And the clock bongs. (or should) Five-thirty. Very little activity. Very little traffic. We go home. Like birds burrowing under the trees’ leaves. We close up shop. We tidy our desk. Push our chair in. Make notes for tomorrow. We go to the grocery store before we go home. We go ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Time to warm up the phone The Christmas season sales figures are in, and it isn’t pretty. During Thanksgiving weekend, in which retail sales were strong, a 7% increase in sales was predicted nationwide. However, as December progressed, sales fell off everywhere. The final figure was 0.7% increase, way, way below the prediction.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Mel, what ya got cookin? A few blocks north of the town square on Live Oak street you will find the North Side Café. For the past six years I would stop by about once a month for a juicy hamburger, fries, and a drink. Recently, the café changed ownership, and Mel Polk became the proprietor.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
We have a lot of images in our archives. When I say a lot, I mean thousands of images. Since we started producing the paper digitally, I have been saving all of our images. Not just the pictures that appeared in print; but, all of the photos from the various events, gatherings and ceremonies.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013 • Photos
German Karneval party in Fredericksburg on Feb 2 Tickets are now on sale for FestNacht, the Rock and Roll party that kicks off 9 days of Fasching Fredericksburg on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013, from 7 pm until midnight at MarktPlatz in downtown Fredericksburg. FestNacht tickets are $60 per person, with tables of 10 available for $495.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
The Football Banquet celebrating the 2012 season will be held on January 31st at 6 p.m. in the Mason I.S.D. cafeteria. Those being recognized will be the Junior Varsity, Varsity, and JV /Varsity Cheerleaders.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
BASIC COMPUTER II: Jan. 29, 6:00-7:00 P.M. CLASSES ARE FREE, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER CALL: 347-5446
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Mason County Cancer Benefit will be holding a team meeting on January 24, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mason ISD Cafeteria. Team packets will be available at this meeting! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
Our library is a highly valuable community asset which needs nourishment and support. For only $5 you can join the Friends of the Library (FOL) and by doing so you promote the interest and welfare of our public library. FOL supports the library with our actions and our money. We purchase equipment and books, help organize special programs and projects for adults and children, and advocate for the library’s needs.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
The Mason County Youth Rally and Lock-in was created for the area youth to experience fun, games,challenges and fellowship in a Christian environment. We have guest speakers who share their testimonies, and an awesome band who share their love for the Lord through music. The two speakers for this year's rally are Clarence Lee and Keith Davis.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Legendary Texas singer/songwriter Joe Ely will make his third appearance at the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday January 26. Showtime is 7:00 PM and doors open at 6:30. Reservations are $20 per person and can be made in advance by calling Dennis or K Evans at 325 347 6781. Back by popular demand, Joe is on a world tour that takes him from the Paramount Theater in Austin to Carnegie Hall in New York City, Barcellona Spain, Venice Italy with stops in Mason, Galveston and his hometown Lubbock.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
River of Life Church is pleased to offer the ladies of our community free fitness classes! These classes are for all age groups and fitness levels. Currently, the church offers two types of classes: Shapeup Weight Lifting Classes and Zumba Classes. ShapeUp is a weight lifting class that focuses on low weight loads and high repetitions.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled fulltime at ASU and must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students making the honor roll are listed by their hometowns: Mason: Monte M.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
The Republican Women of Mason County installed their officers for 2013-2014 at their regular bi-monthly meeting on Wednes, January 16th in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. County Judge Jerry Bearden spoke to the group and updated them on current county business, including the ongoing renovation of the court house. The next regular scheduled meeting will be March 20th at the library.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
Charles Reichenau of Short Stop Grocery presented Agnes Henke with the rifle for winning the store's 2012-2013 Big Buck contest.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
At its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue identified goals and needs for this year. The group decided that 2013 will be all about spaying and neutering. The group will be asking for Mason’s support to help reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies coming into the city pound.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
Arlis Pick of the Week ! This is Princess she is a six month old Boxer/terrier mix. She has her shots and has been spayed and is just waiting to find a great home. She is full of love and very gentle and sweet. Just give Karen a call.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
The community of Mason and the Mason Puncher football team touched the lives of soldiers in Afghanistan in 2012. In 2011, a couple stayed at The Covered Wagon a couple of months before Ken Woods was going to be deployed for 12 months. I kept up with his wife Angela through emails over the months. Last September she mentioned that Ken and some guys were playing virtual football in their off time.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
Last week I talked about the new LED light that the City installed at Comanche Creek Park, with the help of Alpha Beta Psi, that has significantly improved the night-time lighting there. In the past few days the City had an opportunity to purchase more of these lights at a discount, and made the commitment to go ahead and get several more to replace some particular street lights.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and Wesley Nurse Ann Scarth are teaming up for a new service. She will offer the first free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 2:00-4:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Thereafter, these screenings will be available on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the same time and location.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
If you did not visit the City Wide Garage Sale in December, you missed a great Ole fashion fun day in Mason. We gave 124 free rabies vaccine to pets in Mason. Lee Anna Cavaness was there for the City of Mason to register them. The great news was that from the garage sale donations the sale of the booths we made enough money to pay for the vaccine.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
CISCO, Texas – January 16, 2013 – FTS International (FTSI) has been named a finalist in both the 2012 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards and the 2012 Rocky Mountains Oil & Gas Awards (www.oilandgasawards.com). The awards celebrate the achievements of oil and gas industry upstream and midstream companies, service providers and suppliers in relation to health and safety, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013
During the first regularly scheduled County Court meeting of 2013, the Judge and Commissioners heard a request to lower the speed limit on one of their roads. During discussion on that item, the Court began a study of all roads under their oversight and considered the possibility of reducing all the speed limits.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 23, 2013 • Photos
Judge Rob Hofmann recently attended his first meeting as a member of the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families. Hofmann was appointed to the post last fall by a Supreme Court order signed by Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson and other members of the state’s highest court.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
7th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th FINAL MASON 8 7 6 4 25 Harper 2 2 1 4 9 Top Scorers T.R. Kerr - 6 Jake Comey – 4 Fernando Torres – 4 Bode McMillan – 4 Emanuel Martinez – 3 Truman Magnus – 2 John Paul Martinez – 2 8th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th FINAL MASON 7 6 5 2 20 Center Point 13 11 12 12 48 Top Scorers Grant Sanders – 4 Caleb Hyatt – 4 Slade Townsend – 3 James Schwertner – 3 Evan Dayton – 2 Riley Pape - 2 Elijah Timms – 2
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
Tuesday Jan. 15 Varsity Cowgirls vs. Nueces Canyon Mason—16—9—17—21 = 63 NC— 2—10—8—11 = 31 Scorers—Emily Holland—4, Margaret Lemke—18, Caroline Hudson—17, Katie Smith—4, Kelly Kothmann—2, Kayla Guice—3, Alexa Menchaca—5, Hannah Haley—10. Rebound Leaders—Caroline Hudson—12, Margaret Lemke—11. Assist Leaders—Mari’ Marquez—3, Kayla Guice—3. Steal Leaders—Margaret Lemke—6, Kayla Guice—3, Caroline Hudson—3. Blocked Shots—Margar ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 • Posted January 24, 2013
The Puncher Basketball Team got two big wins over district opponents this week to help keep them in the playoff hunt. Mason (2-1) is behind Harper (3-0) and Medina (3-0) and ahead of Center Point (1-2), Nueces Canyon (0-3), and Junction (0-3). The Punchers played Nueces Canyon in Mason on Tuesday and the home crowd would prove to make the difference.