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March 6, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 6, 2013
Wednesday, March 6 - St. Paul Lutheran Church Wednesday, March 13 - River of Life Church Wednesday, March 20 - First United Methodist Church
, Director of Public Relations, Mason Greenstar, Inc.
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A new and unique breed of manufacturing technology has arrived at Mason Greenstar, Inc. Headquarters in Mason, Texas. In one end, of the first ever Greenstar BLOX® automated production line, goes recycled paper, cement, water, and a series of patented organic additives; out the other end comes a high performing and sustainable building material that can be used to construct homes, walls, and buildings.
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This year, the local branch of Hochheim Prairie Insurance was able to make donations totaling $2000 to five local charities. In the photo are George Schoenfeld, President; and, Thom Canfield, Treasurer of the local Hochheim branch presenting donations to: 1. The Mason County Ministerial Alliance Food Bank represented by Eva Tanehill.
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Joan Lindley and Dolores Keller are holding the open sign of Mason County Museum, showing that the museum is open again after the winter break. Standing with them under the new sign on Post Hill Street are, Fran Hoerster, George and Judy Schoenfeld and Historical Society President, Charles Eckert. Beginning in the fall of 2011, open dates changed to begin March 1 and to close November 15, with hours set at 11:00 to 4:00, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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Columns
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 7, 2013
I was highly skeptical about this recipe when I dug it out of an old church school cookbook. It instructed me to add salt and yeast in the same liquid mixture at the same time, and that’s a “no-no,” since salt has a reputation of killing yeast. Secondly, there was no kneading of the dough, at any point in the bread making process!
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You might think, judging by the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty fame, that everyone in Louisiana hunts, fishes, and eats wild game meat. At least, that’s what I thought. As Jase once explained, “I don’t eat meat that comes from a store. It makes me nervous.” And you can’t blame him. So it was with a great amount of surprise that I read several articles I received from readers during the past couple of weeks, concerning a homeless shelter in Louisiana that was forced to destroy 1,600 ...
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I wish to thank many who read the most recent article about my Great Uncle “Cripple” Jim Andrews and John Brewer and made comments in order to further write about other characters of the Erna area in later issues but now we have to take advantage of the work that has been accomplished by the thinning and moving the wolf population elsewhere. Now that the wolf has been brought under control, the sheep industry is about to take hold as a means of cash flow around 1900 for the small operators ...
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 26th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 36 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Richard Taylor was responsible for the program and introduced Mitch Bell of Hill Country Solar, who spoke about solar power, both off grid, and grid connected systems. Hill Country Solar are specialists in solar pv (photovoltaic) power systems.
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Mason was an old country town, the hot rays of the sun melted the tar of the road, the courthouse square was filled with trees and an old unique courthouse, there were dogs panting on the sidewalks with birds flying into bushes to get away from the heat. In the mornings the men would go to the farms to feed the cattle and feed the animals, and women would wake up, cook breakfast, then take their late afternoon noon nap, then wake up and feed the family. There were mostly old people so they wou ...
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Last Sunday I heard the most beautiful music and singing coming from the Art Children’s Sunday school classroom, so naturally I had to investigate. The children were practicing for their Easter Service Children’s Choir presentation. Pictured (back row, L to R) is Amber Sanders, John Sanders, Laura Lewis (music teacher), and Ashlyn Gleghorn, (front row, L to R) Cassidy Norrs, Trinity Cunningham, James Gleghorn, Micaela Cunningham, and Brooklyn Gleghorn.
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B vitamins are the catalytic spark plugs of the human body. They function as catalysts in many biochemical reactions that are essential to health. As a group, they are named the B complex vitamins because they are found together in nature and are often needed together to perform best. The best food source of B vitamins is brewer’s yeast.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 6, 2013
Do you know what is on your credit report? What do you do if the information is incorrect? Take a look at this information from Nancy Granovsky, Extension Specialist. Credit Report Errors Disadvantage Consumers Recently the Federal Trade Commission released their study of the U.S. credit reporting industry and it has been picked up by many news outlets.
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The Quicken classes scheduled for March are being postponed until April. The new 2013 version is just out, and we want to use that for our classes. The new dates are Monday, April 8 and Monday, April 15 at 6:00 P.M. each night. DVDs: Castle Season 2 Poirot: The Movie Collection Set 2 Justified Season 2 When I Rise Argo Anna Karenina Public Enemies The Lovely Bones The Matrix Runaways Audiobooks: The Racketeer by John Grisham The Light Between Oceans by M.
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Though documentation may be several years away, athletes coming of age in the 50s, 60s and 70s perhaps had a decided edge in development of coordination. A criticism commonly heard during the first half of the 20th century subsided. I refer to the hurtful comments often made of gangly youngsters “unable to walk and chew gum at the same time.” Thanks to Topps Bubble Gum and its insertion of baseball trading cards into gum packages from 1950-1981, some of the clumsiest of athletes quickly t ...
, 4th Grade
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 6, 2013
Habit #4- Think Win-Win- It is not you win, it is not I win, but it is we win! An example of Think Win-Win is best shown in a viral video about a developmentally disabled student that loved basketball. During their season ending game in the last quarter, the coach had decided to play him.
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Indoor plumbing. Not all it’s cracked up to be. Must be Overflow Season. Backing up. Clogged. Everybody and their dog seem to be having problems. Just ask Jimmy’s Plumbing or Keith Higdon or Dale Scott Plumbing. The washer drains. And comes back up into the shower and commode. Glug glug. The commode continually runs. No one knows. Because no one’s been there for a month.
, Editor
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 6, 2013
My office is, depending upon your view, either a dream and/or a nightmare of technology. I have a desktop PC runnings Windows XP. Behind me, on a side table, I have a laptop PC that runs Windows 8. On the far right of my desk, there is a Blackberry Playbook tablet.
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Events
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The Llano Country Opry will be held at the Lantex Theater in Llano, on Saturday, March 9. The show will begin at 7:30 PM and admission is $15 per person. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (325) 247-5354. Multi Award Winning instrumentalist Buck Trent will headline the monthly traditional country music show. Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Trent started performing on WORD Radio at the age o ...
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Can you imagine life 100 years ago? Can we really know what it was like to work, to travel, to communicate, to learn? Just think about going to work—how would you get there? One hundred years ago you would have to start much earlier than you do now; probably you would not have the particular job you have now.
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One hundred sixty artists and artisans will display approximately 270 works in various mediums at the 14th annual Stribling Art Extravaganza March 22-24 at historic Fort Concho in San Angelo. The event benefits West Texas Rehabilitation Center. Ben and Beverly Stribling are underwriting the show and sale which features the talents of current and former residents of San Angelo and the Concho Valley.
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On March 25th, 2013 there will be a Private Applicators License training conducted at the McCulloch County Extension Office. Registration will start at 8:00 and the training will begin at 8:30 A.M. At 1:00 P.M. a representative from TDA will be on hand to administer the test. The office is located at 114 W.
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Payton is the daughter of Emoryee Berreles and Omar Martinez and the granddaughter of Marco Berreles and Lisa Mansell. For those of you who don’t know, precious Payton, she was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer and will be going through a 14 hour surgery/hot saline-platinum wash, March 14th. The doctor will cut Payton open long ways, remove any and all cancer tumors that she can see, then she will fill Payton’s abdominal cavity up with a hot saline/platinum mixture.
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Johnny Nicholas our Hill Country neighbor, brings his Hell Bent band and his music back to the Odeon theater in Mason for a special performance Saturday March 23 at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:30. Reservations are $20 per person. Performing that good ol’ traditional blues stuff that he does so well, Johnny will play his brand of Future Blues...
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The City of Mason will be holding a City Officials Election Saturday, May 11, 2013. Position up for election this year is City Commissioner District 2. The city will begin accepting applications for that district only for early ballot by mail beginning March 12, 2013. Applications for ballot by mail may be made to Pattie Grote, P.O.
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The Quicken classes that were scheduled at the county library for March have been re-scheduled. The classes will be on Monday, April 8 and Monday, April 15 at 6:00 P.M. at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library.
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Join us Saturday, March 23rd, at Ft. Mason Community Building for a delicious meal (donation only) catered by Willow Creek, followed by the annual Steady Steps cake auction and silent auction.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  All proceeds benefit Steady Steps Children’s Weekday Ministry, a licensed childcare center which operates on a sliding scale and provides high quality, Christian childcare to family of all income levels. In addition, the annual “Geranium Sale” is now in progress through M ...
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A-List Bed & Breakfast Reservations was established as the first lodging reservation service in Mason. The service provides easy ‘One Stop Shopping’ on the website for out of town guests looking for overnight lodging. A-List also assists owners of local bed & breakfasts and guesthouses by handling the reservations and guests’ needs.
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People in the photo (from left to right): Susan Neal from Child Protective Services, Sheriff Buster Nixon from Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Lisa Goehmann from CASA, Donnie Colelman the Assistant District Attorney, Lindsey Humphrey from HCCAC, Sammy Zapata from Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Tori Walker also from HCCAC. Special thanks to the Mason County Sherriff’s department for hosting the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center’s (HCCAC) quarterly Child Protection Team ...
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What were we thinking? Dog training outdoors in winter? Despite some frosty mornings, where protesting dogs said, “you want me to lay down WHERE?”, two husband and wife teams persevered, and the result was two extremely well-trained dogs, who graduated from Reigning Cats & Dogs’ winter obedience class on Saturday, March 2nd.
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The eleventh Mason County Habitat for Humanity home is currently being constructed at 605 Brazos Avenue (one block east of FM 386 by the old Girl Scout Hut). Care A Vanners from Louisiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Washington and Texas have joined local volunteers in building the home. The three bedroom, 2 bath home is being built using Advanced Framing and energy saving techniques.
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The Riata Service Organization met Tuesday, February 26th at the home of Doris Courtright. Frosty Miller gave a very informative program about the Managed Deer business. In the first photo: Vickie and Frosty Miller with Judy Cordes, Program Chair. In the second photo: Hostess Doris Courtright and Co-hostess Lola Hohn.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 7, 2013
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Angelos Angelou of Austin and A. Gerry Geistweidt of Mason to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. The committee guides the work of the institute, which awards grants to expedite innovation in cancer research, and attracts and expands cancer prevention and treatment research capabilities. Angelou is founder and principal executive of AngelouEconomics, and former vice president of economic development for the Austi ...
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Shortly after this photo was taken of workers on top of the Courthouse dome, the cap was removed for preparatory work on the metal restoration.
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SAN MARCOS, Texas - February 27, 2013 — The following local residents have been named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Texas State University: Justin L Yonker, a resident of Mason Judy Lynn Drazan, a resident of Mason Jonathan J Martin, a resident of Mason To be named to the Dean’s List at Texas State, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 while carrying a class load of at least 12 semester hours. Texas State is an emerging research university located in the Austin ...
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Brent & Mitzi Drennan of Mason, Texas, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Beth Drennan of Fort Worth, to Jordan Daniel Nipp of Weatherford, son of Gerald & Debra Nipp, Jr. of Amarillo.  Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Buck Owens, Mrs. Glenda Drennan, and the late Ray Drennan.  Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mr.
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J.C. and Bethany Stubbs of Copperas Cove are the parents of a baby girl, Emma Grace, born October 23, 2012. Grandparents are Bob and Cathy Snyder of Killeen and J.C. and Barbara Stubbs of West Columbia. Great-grandmother is Marilyn Splitgerber Mahon of Mason.
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What a joyful and spirit filled day we experienced at the San Angelo District Leadership Training and Celebration January 12. We made a change to make the sessions convenient to laity by offering each session twice, back to back, and the change worked well. Although the cold/flu season prevented many brothers and sisters from attending the event, the turnout was excellent.
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For the first time since it was written, the iconic, “Victory or Death” letter has returned to the Alamo for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit. On March 3, 2013, the Martin Wells Chapter, DRT and Stephen F. Austin’s “Old Three Hundred” (Settlers who received land grants in Stephen F. Austin’s first colony) attended an Alamo reception and private viewing of the 177 year old William B.
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Six young ladies traveled to the 4-H District 7 Consumer Decision Making contest in San Angelo on February 22. Top row: Intermediate team- Ryli Ruffin, Jenna Johnson, and Reagan Palacio. Bottom row: Junior team- Caroline Lemke, Catherine Lemke, and McKenna Palacio. These girls competed with 4-H members from 21 other area counties in a judging contest where they choose the best product to purchase based on specific wants and needs particular to each class of items.
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HCM (Hill Country Memorial) was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics for the second year in a row. “To be a Top 100 US hospital two years in a row clearly recognizes the efforts of the remarkable HCM team as they serve others each and every day,” said Jayne E.
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On Wednesday, February 27th, the Mason Study Club held their monthly meeting in the Stribling Room at the Mason County Library. The upcoming ham sales was discussed. Hams must be purchased by March 16th for a delivery on March 23rd, in time for Easter. Judy Branch then introduced Scott Zesch as our guest speaker.
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Our beloved uncle, Charles Franklin Thomas, Jr., passed away on February 20, 2013, peacefully, in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 91. Uncle Charles was born on October 21, 1921, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Charles Franklin Thomas, Sr. and Georgia Tabitha (Chenault) Thomas. When Charles was a baby, the family, which included his older sister Etta Carol (Thomas) Reed, moved to Brownsville, Texas.
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Helen Grace Burnett McCormick, 77, of Amarillo, died Friday, March 1, 2013. Visitation with the family was at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Services were scheduled at 11:00 a.m. with Gene Shelburne and Lyndon Latham officiating. Mrs. McCormick was born March 13, 1935, in Fredonia, TX, to Arch and Pauline Burnett.
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Memphis, TX – Funeral services for Josie Morquecho Garcia, 56, of Memphis, TX, were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Memphis, Texas with Father David Contreras officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery under the personal care of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, TX. Rosary services were at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 27, 2103 at Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Josie Morquecho Garcia was born on September 27, 1956, in Frederick ...
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Sgt. Major Alfred (Fred) Cardenas, passed from this life on Friday, March 1, 2013. He was 77 years old. He was born in Satin, Texas, near Waco, on January 2, 1936. He grew up mostly in Austin and spent 25 years in the Army, serving two tours in Vietnam. In 1985, he went to work for the Postal Service and retired in 1996, and he and his wife moved to Mason in 1997.
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Sports
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 7, 2013
9:00 FIELD EVENTS (JV- 4 ATTEMPTS, VARSITY – 7 TO FINALS) TRIPLE JUMP: JVG, JVB, VG, VB LONG JUMP: JVB, JVG, VB, VG HIGH JUMP: VG, VB, JVG, JVB POLE VAULT: VB, JVG, JVB, VG SHOT PUT: JVG, JVB, VG, VB DISCUS: JVB, VG, VB, JVB 10:00 3200 METER RUN: JVG, VG, JVB, VB 2:00 RUNNING FINALS (WILL RUN APPROXIMATELY 1 HR AFTER FIELD EVENTS ARE COMPLETED) 400 M.
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Varsity: Discus : Drigo Martinez 99’4” 2nd J’Angelo Martinez 83’5” 5th Darron Del Toro 79’11.5” 6th Shot: Darron Del Toro 38’2” 3rd Long jump: Go Chanriang 17’8” 4th Jacobo Segura 16’9.5” 5th Elliot Bibb 15’8.75” 6th Triple Jump: Luis Castillo 38’9.25” 2nd Cody Wood 37.5” 4th High Jump: Miguel Castillo 5’6” 1st Go Chanriang 5’6” 2nd Cody Wood 5’2” 4th Sprint Relay: Segura, Wood, Bibb, Chanriang 45.8 3rd 800: Pas ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 7, 2013
SAN MARCOS, Texas - February 27, 2013 — The following local residents have been named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Texas State University: Justin L Yonker, a resident of Mason Judy Lynn Drazan, a resident of Mason Jonathan J Martin, a resident of Mason To be named to the Dean’s List at Texas State, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.50 while carrying a class load of at least 12 semester hours. Texas State is an emerging research university located in the Austin ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 • Posted March 7, 2013
It was a disappointing day for the tennis team as they were defeated 11-8 by Wall in the Regional finals last Saturday, but the main goal was reached as once again Mason will be competing at the State Tennis Tournament in Austin this coming weekend. Mason soundly defeated a solid Miles in the semi-finals 18-1.
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Despite a big day at the dish from Derek Crockett, who finished 3-3, Punchers lost 13-3 to San Saba at San Saba on Tuesday. San Saba ‘s Kelan Verette, Jordan Watson and Tj Hibler combined for six hits and six RBIs. In the top of the 1st inning, Drigo Martinez led off with a walk.