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April 3, 2013 Issue
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ART in ART people will be arriving Thursday evening. Registration begins early in ART at the general store each day. Friday will be painting and photographing around Mason. The Shooting Star will be displaying work for viewing and sales. Dinner that evening is at 6pm at Willow Creek Cafe. On Saturday, Tom Titus has graciously and enthusiastically offered his Flat Tire Ranch for the day’s artistic adventures.
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Bill Brollier was only 24 when he was assigned to the 389th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force in Hethel, England in 1944. The journey had begun for him in 1942, shortly after graduating from the Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas, with an engineering degree in 1939. It was in 1942 that he enlisted in the Air Force, and by January of 1943, he had already been called up for service.
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The Mason High School One Act Company competed at the district competition last Thursday at Kerrville Tivy High School. Their play, Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley, was presented and earned the award to advance to the Area Competition. Each cast member received acting awards: Best Actress – Cassie Benefield, All-Star Cast – Claudia Canfield, Honorable All-Star Cast – Elliot Bibb, Caroline Hudson and Katherine Koock.
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The time has come for us to END child abuse and neglect. It’s time for each of us to take a stand and to make sure that Texas is a safe place for all of our children to live and grow up. Last year, 211 Texas children died from abuse and neglect.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Probably the biggest difference between modern air travel and flying in a WWII bomber, as I see it, is safety restrictions. Flying on a commercial airliner these days is a lot like being in kindergarten. No matter what you try to do on such a flight, a nice, condescending young woman will probably tell you to quit doing it and go sit back down.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
I have one of these really fancy bread machines, but have never been too impressed with the quality of the breads I’ve prepared in it. I decided to come up with a recipe that produced a better product, so I began to experiment. Since it takes 4 hours to make a loaf of bread in my machine, I got to spend a lot of time wondering just exactly how each loaf would turn out.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 26th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 31 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Michael Murphy was responsible for the program and he spoke about his involvement with the Riata Service Organization on making Heritage Park more user friendly. Dr. Murphy is a retired Landscape Design professor at Texas A&M, and is very qualified in this area.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Let's hope that all had a blessed Easter. However, due to Z’s knee replacement, he couldn’t hop down the bunny trail this year. But, Cousin Louie would have been more than glad to have chased that bunny! Spring is officially here. Ladies, you may wear white shoes now. Gentlemen, you are now to put away your felt derby and begin to wear your straw one.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
In the last two columns I have written about a couple of specific types of old maps, those “saddlebag” or pocket maps that fold up into a small book that could be used and yet were protected from abuse and were common with travelers from about 1830 to 1875, and secondly the larger folding maps that “illustrated” books on travel and exploration.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Now that we have wool as a cash product, there is more to the collecting of the fleece than shearing the sheep. There were practices that were more or less standard thru the countryside in the shearing pen. Most shearing rigs in the Erna area consisted of mostly a four-man crew.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Homocysteine is an important indicator of cardiovascular health. High levels of homocysteine in the blood have been liked to increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and venous blood clots even among people with normal cholesterol levels. Abnormal homocysteine levels contribute to atherosclerosis by damaging the cells lining the inside of the arteries which leads to the formation of plaque.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
The Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale starts this Saturday! The sale is open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on April 8, 9, and 10. The proceeds are given to the library for buying books, DVDs, and other materials.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Grab your friends and join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School, which will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Brown County Youth Fair Home Economics Building (4206 Hwy. 377 South, on this side of Brownwood, not far from the 3M plant).
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter along with the added blessing of a little rain! The Art UMC Children’s Choir and visiting children had a “rain kissed” Easter Egg Hunt. In the included photo, the Children’s Choir is singing “The Butterfly Song.” With the beautiful butterfly stained glass window, the lighted empty cross and the lovely symbolic Easter lilies, we could feel and see the glory of our risen Lord through their enthaustic performance.
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Unlikelihood hardly ever deserves bold-face emphasis as much as a classic car for sale now in May, Texas. It’s a 1958 Chevrolet Impala, and when May School Superintendent Don Rhodes saw it at Rick’s Automotive, he quickly stopped, eager to closely examine the immaculate vehicle. Licking his chops and shifting his memory into overdrive, he thought of his very own ‘58 Chevy, a carbon copy of the one now for sale.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Blah blah blah. Yak yak yak. Yada yada yada. Etcetera etcetera. You know what I mean? I mean, you know? And like, it was really like, real. Like, really. Like, you know? And so forth. And so on. Anyway… That’s the way of it. We fill in silence with language. Sounds. Words. Constantly adding and manipulating. Dissing. Chilling. Streaming. Language changes. Or it dies. Take “twitter” for instance. A new word in the lexicon. Makes me think of Tweety Bird. “I taht ...
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Doing a 180. Flip flopping. Doing an about face. Changing directions. No matter the words you use, the concept is the same. When we decide to do the opposite of what we have been doing all along, it's a reversal in our direction. When people make such total changes in their thinking or their actions, it's never done lightly.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
The Mason Garden Club will have a plant sale on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The club will be selling plants, gardening items and handmade organic soaps. This sale is in conjunction with the “Friends of the Library” Book and Bake Sale and all proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the flowerbeds at the library.
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Ken Brown of Lake Livingston at Trinity, Texas will be the featured musician for the third year anniversary of Mason Artisans Gallery on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 10AM to 3PM. This is also Mason’s art walk weekend. Ken Brown comes from a musical family, as his father and grandfather both were musicians, and he has been playing for more than 40 years.
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The Llano Country Opry will be held on Saturday, April 13. Moe Bandy will return to the Llano Country Opry with two performances-an afternoon matinee at 2:30 PM and an evening show at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15.00 and tickets are on sale at the Llano National Bank, Llano and Kingsland Chamber of Commerce, KNEL Radio or by calling (325) 247-5354.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Hill Country Wildlife Management Field Day beginning with registration at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Doss Community Center in Doss on Ranch Road 783. Activities will conclude around 3:15 p.m. Three hours of continuing education units (1 ½ integrated pest management and 1 ½ general ), required for renewal of private pesticide applicator”s license, will be available.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
The Castell Area Wildlife Management Association announces its spring meeting. The meeting will be held at the Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area on 13 April beginning at 1:00 PM. Members are reminded to bring jawbones and harvest records for the 2012-2013 deer season. If you are unable to attend, please arrange for your items to be turned by 15 April.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Start rosining the bows! Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend is coming back to Llano April 5th through 7th. The main event will be the 36th Llano Open fiddle contest to be held on Saturday, April 6th at the historic LanTex Theater. Once again some of Texas’ best fiddlers are expected to show up and thoroughly entertain the audience with their Texas fiddling skills.
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With Austin’s SXSW behind her Katie Holmes brings her special talent to the Odeon Theater Saturday April 20 at 7:00 PM. Katie Holmes and band, have a unique Gypsy jazz sound - old world, like something you’d hear in a Paris cafe long ago. But you won’t be in a Paris cafe, of course - but the old Odeon Theater in Mason and the music seems just as natural here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
The Cancer Crusaders will be having a BINGO fundraiser at the Historical Building...April 13th from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m...cards are $5.00 each...lots of great prizes.... Come on out and have some fun....Will look forward to seeing you...Help us support our Mason County Cancer Benefit.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013 • Photos
The grandson of Indian captive Herman Lehmann visited the Mason Square Museum this past Saturday. Wayne Lehmann and his wife Wanette from St. George, Utah, and their daughter Lynnisel Stoltzfas from Bozeman, Montana, were delighted to find a full panel in the museum dedicated to the Indian captive. Other out-of-state visitors that day were from England and Colorado.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will hold their next meeting at noon, April 8, 2013, at the Patio on Church Street. Attired in their Republic of Texas finery, the ladies will feature a special “Early Texas” menu and a historical program, “Something’s Funny about the Battle of San Jacinto”, by Shelly Perkins.
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“Focus on the shapes not that you are painting a cow”…and slowly a cow surfaced on each person’s canvas. It was Easter Weekend when families and friends gather together. Yolanda Garza set up a Paint & Sip with Anna Osborne, Pilar Hernandez, Diana Reyes and Lou Lange. Lots of laughter and lasting memories of a fun painting experience with loved ones.
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Those attending a recent United Daughters of the Confederacy trip to Mason on Friday were: Maud Cain, Marie Holman, Barbara Phillips, JoAnn Myers, Doris Gates, Edna Cheatham, Milli Williams, Ollie Beyer, Pat Schultz. Sitting: Charla Hester and Kathleen Kothman. the group enjoyed a meal at Willow Creek Cafe, and visited Fort Mason and the two museums.
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Following the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country Board Meeting on Thursday, March 28th, Nan Loeffler, President (at left) and Judy Uherek, Treasurer, finalize plans for the Annual Association Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 9th at 6 PM. Dessert and coffee will be served, so members may want to eat an early dinner before attending.
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Charles Pluenneke, along with several other members of the Mason Community Foundation, presented a check to Michael Cope, VP of the Mason Livestock Association recently. This grant will go toward upgrading some of the livestock pens at the show barn at the City Park. This is the first of several grants awarded by the MCF this spring.
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The annual Book and Bake Sale held by the Friends of the Library supporting the Mason County M. Bevan Eckert Memorial Library will be held on April 5-10. Friends of the Library members will have a preview on April 5 from 3-6 p.m. On Saturday, April 6, the sale will be from 10 a.m.
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These Comanche Creek golfers participated in the Nanny Goat Invitational at the Blue Lake Golf Club on March 26th. Sheila Innis won 1st net in the first flight. This annual tournament is put on by the Blue Lake Women’s Golf Association. Participants from 13 golf clubs competed in four flights.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
St. James Lutheran Church of Harper is celebrating its 100th year, and extends an invitation to members, friends, and family, past and present, for an April 21, 2013 gathering of memories and fellowship to honor the Lord for shepherding and protecting this church for all these years. Former pastors and members, confirmands of the church, friends and relatives of the congregation are all invited to make this historical time a great day of celebration.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Whereas, every child deserves to grow up in a safe, loving permanent home where his or her physical, emotional and educational needs are fully met thereby giving the child an opportunity to realize his or her full potential; Whereas, preventing child abuse and neglect is a community problem that depends upon education and involvement among people throughout every sector of the community; Whereas, in 2012 every eight minutes a child in Texas was the subject of abuse or neglect; Whereas, in 20 ...
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Merle Hooks, 90, of Tomball, passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, at her residence. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend whose sweet and loving spirit will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston with visitation at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Lucille Smith Jordan, of Mason and formerly of San Antonio, passed away on Friday, March 29, at the age of 95. Lucille was born and raised in Mason County. She attended TCU and spent most of her life in San Antonio where she was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 3, 2013
Ramona Kelso, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, at the age of 84. Ramona is survived by her sister, Betty Kelso, of Mason and many cousins. Funeral services for Ramona Kelso were held on Thursday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery.
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LaJean Burnett Ramey went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2012, in Midland, Texas. Services were held on Thursday, March 28 at 2:00 PM at The Mason Funeral Home with burial in the Gooch Cemetery in Mason, Texas. Mark Kirby officiated Visitation was Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Triple Jump Evan Dayton – 3rd – 35’4.5” High Jump Elijah Timms – 1st -5’4” Evan Dayton – 6th – 4’10” 800m Run Evan Dayton – 3rd -2:23.99 Elijah Timms – 4th – 2:32.87 110m Hurdles Caleb Hyatt – 4th – 19.40 100m Dash Josh Herrera – 6th – 13.09 400m Dash Elijah Timms – 1st – 57.12 Caleb Hyatt – 6th – 62.05 1600m Relay – 4th – 4:14.57 Evan Dayton, Caleb Hyatt, Joshua Herrera, Elijah Timms 8th grade boys finished 4th out of 12 teams.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
Discus Xzavier Herrera – 2nd – 86’4” Triple Jump Bode McMillan – 4th – 28’10” Pole Vault Fernando Torres – 3rd – 7’6” Truman Magnus- 4th – 7’6” Cal Rasch – 6th – 7’6” 2400m Run Fernando Torres – 4th – 9:48.39 400m Relay – 4th - 56.08 Americo Alvarez, Jake Comey, Bode McMillan, Truman Magnus 800m Relay – 5th – 1:59.59 Emanuel Martinez , Bode McMillan, Fernando Torres, Truman Magnus 400m Dash Bode McMillan – 4th – 64.86 300m ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
9:00 Scratch Meeting in JH GYM 9:30 3200 M (VG, VB, JVG, JVB) FINALS ONLY 10:30 FIELD EVENTS JV - 4 JUMPS / THROWS VARSITY – 3 JUMPS / THROWS TAKE TOP 7 TO FINALS) Pole Vault JVG (6), VG (6’), VB (7’), JVB (6’) Long Jump VB, JVG, VG, JVB Triple Jump VG, JVB, VB, JVG High Jump VG (4’4”), JVB (4’8”), VB (4’10”), JVG (4’0”) Shot Put VB, JVB, JVG, VG Discus JVB, VB, VG, JVG 2:00 VARSITY PRELIMS: 100 HURDLES VG 110 HURDLES VB 100 M ...
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The Punchers and Cowgirls took First Place honors at the District 29A golf tournament Monday. The girl’s second team placed third and the boys second team placed fifth. Jeff Williams was second medalist, Katherine Koock was second medalist, Michaela Martinez third and Katie Smith 4th. The Puncher first team was made up of; Chris Gray, Samuel Martinez, Kirby O’Connell, Daniel Parker and Jeffrey Williams. The Puncher second team was made up of; Charles Martinez, J’Angelo Martinez, Jacob ...