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February 27, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
People do stupid stuff. I know, because I’m a people, and I do stupid stuff sometimes. But not as stupid as the stuff other people do. The stuff I do is usually pretty safe, as long as nothing goes wrong. Canyoning in Mexico and Colorado, skydiving, and ordering chalupas at random Mexican food restaurants can be dangerous, sure, but most of the time everything comes out OK.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 19th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Melvin McCallum was responsible for the program and he spoke about his experiences as a "water witcher." Melvin has the talent, or "gift," of being able to locate underground water where a well needs to be drilled.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
I don’t think playing “Kissy Mouth” is a spectator sport. However, there are some gestures that I find very good. I like to observe people and that I did in Church on this Sunday. I did hear the message: “Love one another!” But, as I looked around, (didn’t look in back, as that would be considered “rubber necking.”).
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
In years past, before most new cars had a “voice in the dashboard” that told you when to turn and how to get to your destination, every car used to have several folding maps stored in the glove compartment. My dad made a habit on our driving trips of stopping in every new state to get a map so that he would never be lost.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The Spring Cleanup and free dump at the landfill was very successful this past weekend with many residents taking advantage and hauling a great deal of trash and debris out to the dump. The City’s tire collection and cleanup is also continuing with a large number of old tires brought into the Recycling Center on Ave F for the recycling company to haul off and shred for their processes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Arthritis affects one in 7 people in America. Glucosamine, chondroitins and MSM are the most common natural remedies used to manage pain and to supply building materials for joint repair. While these are very helpful, particularly with osteoarthritis, I would like to mention some other natural remedies for arthritis. One of the best and cheapest remedies is diet.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
We sure have been blessed with great weather this winter. My nephew in Kansas was snowed in almost all of last week and last night they were expecting the next go-round. He calls it “Snowmageddon.” I know we need rain, but I’ll take our Hill Country weather any day! One of our fellow American Christians is incarcerated in Iran and is being physically and mentally tortured in an effort to get him to deny Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
I want to remind those readers who have joined the Library Book Club that we will have a meeting tomorrow in the Stribling Room at 5:00 P.M. Snacks will be provided. Come have some fun discussing this unusual book and bring your suggestions for the next one! DVDs: The X Files I Want to Believe Hotel Transylvania Skyfall 007 High Noon Shane The Great Escape The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Broken Trail The Wild Bunch Hud Tombstone Island in the Sky John Wayne Adventure 3-Pack 3 Go ...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Smart Shopping for Fruits and Veggies Here are some great tips about getting the most for your money when purchasing the fruits and veggies your family needs! Buy in bulk when items are on sale For fresh vegetables or fruits you use often, a large size bag is the better buy. Canned or frozen fruits or vegetables can be bought in large quantities when they are on sale, since they last much longer. Store brands = savings Opt for store brands when possible.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
There’s nothing to support it, but a fascinating contention looms nonetheless. Lottery opponents say if you want to win the lottery, simply open your window. The odds of purchasing a winning ticket—and one blowing in through your window—are about the same. Odds may be similar on how a museum accident may lead to a man’s decision to remove a wedding ring he’s worn for 80 years. The gent is my 100-year-old Uncle Mort, who chanced to read Steve Blow’s Sunday column in The Dallas Morni ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Mason Elementary is putting Habit #3: Put First Things First into action! Putting first things first is realizing what is important and to do it before playing. Putting first things first means that you work first then you can play. Animals that truly hibernate have to put first things first. One animal in the USA, the woodchuck, is a true hibernator.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Sleepy. Sneezy. Happy. Bashful. Grumpy. Dopey. Doc. You name it. We’ve all been it. Sometimes all in one day. As for Snow White, that’s another story. And what a story it is. What magic. What wonder. What fun. The innocence and imagination captured by those Seven Dwarfs. But not all childhoods are innocent. Or full of imagination and delight. Some are full of abuse and neglect. Committed by adults. Often their own parents. Or kinfolk. To experience something differ ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Dear Gerry, We attended the Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner last week. What we liked best were the fabulous intros to the recipients. We learned so much about many people! Later, it occurred to us that there was so much more to know about Nacho Ramirez, new business recipient for Nacho’s Cafe.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Sheriff Buster Nixon, I was very pleased to read your recent letter to the editor. For those of us that believe the Constitution is still as relevant today as the day it was written, it is comforting to have an elected official take to heart the oath they have taken.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Gerry - Thank you Sheriff Nixon for your integrity, courage and determination to uphold your oath of office, and to serve the people of Mason County and protect our constitutional rights. You assured me face to face that no one in Mason County will take away our guns. Praise God for you and your deputies. Why can't we centralize the seat of our government to allow greater access to the majority of our population. We the people own this nation and its government. Will we stand by and allow ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
I would like to thank Buster Nixon for his letter of support for the Constitutional rights of our Mason County citizens. It’s nice to know that he has our backs and will enforce the 10th Amendment of the Constitution against an increasingly oppressive Federal Government ruling by executive fiat. Kacey Butcher
, Editor
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
What makes New York City different from Los Angeles? What makes Dallas different from Corpus Christi? And, what makes Mason different from Alpine? Every city and town has distinct things that make it stand out from others. There are geographic, cultural, economic and business differences as you move from one region to another and from one town to another.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Mark Jackson will exhibit his ceramic work at the Arnold Art Gallery in Mason, Texas from March 1 through April 2. An opening reception 5-7 pm on March 1 coincides with Mason Art Walk, and will feature a gallery talk by the artist at 5:30 pm. He will discuss the processes of the work on sale in the exhibit. As an artist for 30 years, Mark Jackson has practiced his craft through a diversity of mediums, styles and subjects.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
The first MASON ART WALK of 2013 will be Friday March 1 from 5- 7 p.m. and all day Saturday March 2. The article in last week's Mason County News outlined the 2013 schedule for the Spring and Fall Mason Art Walks. Spring dates are March 1-2, April 5-6 and May 3-4.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Mason Youth Baseball (MYB) kicks off the 2013 baseball season with its annual Hamburger Cook-out and registration drive on Sunday March 3rd, 2013 from 11:00 am through 1:00 pm. Please pass the word and stop by the west side of the courthouse for some great hamburgers. All proceeds go to support the MYB, Inc, softball and baseball youth activities in Mason.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The annual Book and Bake Sale held by the Friends of the Library supporting the M. Bevan Eckert Memorial Library will be held on April 5-10. Friends of the Library members will have a sale preview on April 5 from 3-6 p.m. On Saturday, April 6, the sale will be from 10 a.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Every March 2nd, Texas Independence Day, the alumni of the University of Texas at Austin are called to join together to commemorate the day, and to honor alumni who have passed during the previous year. This year, the 2nd falls on a Saturday, allowing for a more relaxed gathering. All Texas Exes are invited to meet at Sandstone Winery on Saturday, March 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The Mason Tennis Association’s 12th annual Tennis-A-Thon will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, March 24th, at the Mason Tennis Center. This fundraiser helps improve our tennis center. The tennis playing youth of our community are taking part in this event by participating in tennis drills, games and competitions for 1 1/2 hours on March 24th, and by obtaining sponsors who pledge a certain amount of money for each minute the participant’s team plays tennis.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Some members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country (FAAHC) will be featured in a show called “Four Free Range Chicks” in the Derby Gallery of the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville. “Four Free Range Chicks” includes Bridget Langdale, Nan Loeffler, Marcy Holmes-Wheeler and Judith Barton.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
According to the internet (and the internet is never wrong), there is an official state designation making 42 the State Domino Game of Texas. There are even several web pages dedicated to the game, rules, and on-line play. Skip the internet and come play in person at the 42 Tournament hosted by the Bluebonnet Study Club.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
All meals are served at noon Wednesday, Feb 27 - St. Joseph Catholic Church Wednesday, March 6 - St. Paul Lutheran Church Wednesday, March 13 - River of Life Church Wednesday, March 20 - First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The National Honor Society at Mason High School would like to invite the public to join us for the 2013 Induction Ceremony. It will be held in the auditorium in the high school Monday, March 4th at 5:30 in the afternoon.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Steady Steps Children's Weekday Ministry is pleased to announce they have joined the Mason County Chamber of Commerce after many years in business here in Mason. Steady Steps is a nonprofit daycare that provides Christian based childcare on a sliding scale. In order to provide first quality care for all children, Steady Steps relies upon donations and fundraising to cover operating costs.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
At the February 19th Mason Garden Club meeting, Sherie Clarkson, Waco Rose Society member for 20 yrs and past President, gave an informative program on growing roses. This included a month by month organic rose care schedule.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Gabe Jennings received Reserve Champion Division III at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
The residents at Pecan Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation recently celebrated Valentine’s Day with a day full of festivities. To start the morning off, the 4th grade students from San Saba Elementary came to visit with residents and exchange valentine cards with them. Several residents had made their own valentine cards earlier in the day to exchange with the students.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
Margaret Lemke has been chosen as part of the ladies’ basketball squad to participate in the 14th annual Big Country Chevy Dealers Fellowship of Christian Athletes All Star Festival. She was one of the over 200 area student athletes selected for the games that benefit the Big Country Area Office of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Air Force Airman Andrew P. Willis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Willis is the grandson of Jerry a ...
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
The Mason County Cancer Benefit’s annual fundraising event will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Heritage Park from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Memory bags in honor of those battling cancer, cancer survivors or those who have lost their battle are currently available by contacting Chuck Bearden @ 325.805.1303 or Jayme Silerio @ 325.347.4891.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Second Chance - Mason Animal Rescue is excited to announce a no cost spay/neuter program for income eligible Mason County residents.  All applicants must register with Second Chance and have an appointment scheduled for them at Hill Country Vet Hospital.  Rabies vaccinations will be provided at no cost if required.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
During Monday's regular meeting of the Mason County Commissioners' Court, the status of the ongoing renovations to the county's most recognizable structure. Judge Jerry Bearden reported that, after discussions with the Texas Historical Commission and the contractor, it was determined that the final color that will be utilized on the metalwork on the clock tower would be the same color as the light grey currently visible around the base of the dome.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
This week at Mason High School the Teens in the Driver’s Seat (TDS) organization is holding the first annual Teens in the Driver’s Seat Week in an effort to promote safe driving among the students. Statistics show that teen drivers and their passengers are the most at risk for traffic accidents.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
On February the 28th at 5 p.m. at the Post, we will hold a rememberance for the start of Operation Desert Storm. All post members and any interested parties are encouraged to attend. Any questions about the Mason VFW Post 8554 may be directed to Lawrence Spell, Post Commander, at 325 429 6224.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
The Hill Country CattleWomen held their February meeting at Mamacita’s Restaurant in Kerrville with our guest speaker Rhonda Jolley giving us an informative presentation about water rights. We also discussed our upcoming Style Show, which will be held at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville on April 16, the theme being “Call of the Wild, Safari Style”.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
March is Texas History Month March is Texas History Month, a time to fly the Texas flag and celebrate our state’s unique history. Recognizing the importance of Texas history, the Legislature enacted legislation on June 20, 2003 declaring March 1-31 of every year as Texas History Month. Several key events which shaped the destiny of Texas occurred in the month of March and have been designed as Texas Honor Days by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (D.R.T.): Texas Independence Day, Flag D ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
On February 16 the Central Texas Hill Country was treated to the swinging Texas country music of the Jason Allen Band and the cowboy ballads of New Mexico-based Jeff Nourse at the 1st Annual Heart of Texas High School Music Festival. The Jason Allen Band pumped out song after song of their two-stepping repertoire, which included many number 1s and top-charting singles from previous records.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013 • Photos
Bobbie McMillan, President of The Commercial Bank, announced that Jimmy Dockal has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Commercial Bank and it’s parent holding company, Commercial Company Inc. Jimmy is the Chief Financial Officer of SRS Real Estate Partners in Dallas, where he isresponsible for the financial aspects of the company’s operations, information technology, human resources, and operations departments.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • Posted February 28, 2013
MVP - Caleb Schmerbeck, Sr., Harper Offensive MVP- Mitchell Black, Jr., Medina Defensive MVP - Kash Bolin, Sr., Harper Newcomer - Jayden Baumann, Fr., Harper 1st TEAM: Isiah Deleon, Jr., Nueces Canyon Edzon Taleverea, Sr., Harper Garrett Collins, Sr., Medina Weston Jenkins, Jr., Medina Reese Sawyer, Sr., Junction Elliot Bibb, Jr., Mason Guy Stevenson, So., Harper