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April 24, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013 • Photos
The Mason County Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on Saturday, May 18th is rapidly approaching. This is the eleventh year for this highly anticipated annual event. Tickets traditionally sell out long before May 18th, so if you do not have your tickets yet, you may want to make your way to The Camber of Commerce, The Mason Gallery, The Mane Attraction, The Commercial Bank or Sandstone Cellars. This fundraiser started 11 years ago mainly as a wine tasting.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Updated April 24, 2013 4:08 PM • Photos
The Mason County Child Welfare Board and Bluebonnet CASA were joined by Mason County children in a balloon release observing the fight against child violence nationwide.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Once again, Mason will be carrying a bus load to the state tournament. The biggest difference this year is that the tournament will be in College Station at Texas A&M. This is the first time for the state tournament to venture out of Austin and our kids are very excited about playing in Aggieland.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
As you are trying to figure out what the family will have for lunch on Sunday, do not forget the St. Joseph Catholic Church Springfest chicken dinner. This year, they are available for dine in or drive through service. We look forward each year to hosting this event, where the community is invited to come and fellowship with us and enjoy a delicious meal.
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The Thing Is Boutique and Uptown 244 welcome you to join us for the co-sponsored Chamber of Commerce Spring Mixer on April 25th! The event will be held on the square (244 Ft. McKavitt) in Mason from 5pm-7:30pm. Come and enjoy great food, fun and community fellowship! Join us and find out the latest buzz about what’s going on around the square!!
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
You would think, considering all the little balls of lead that come out the end of a shotgun when it’s fired, and how quickly they spread out, that hitting a five-inch disk floating by twenty yards away would be pretty easy. You’d think, if you’d never tried it, that you’d have to make an effort to miss the little blighter.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, April 16th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 31 members in attendance. Lion Charles Reichenau was responsible for the program and he spoke about his trip to Africa last August. Charles, his brother-in-law and their friend flew to Johannesburg and stayed three days in the Victoria Falls Hotel.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
Ladies, I don’t know how you spend your days, but perhaps you days are similar to mine. I usually start the day picking up and putting up STUFF! The “But First Syndrome,” sets in with the phone ringing or the dogs barking! This usually takes until lunch time. This leaves me petty tuckered out, so I nap!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
Last week was a rough week with the Boston bombings and the West,TX explosions. So much grief and sadness! My daughter-in law’s sister is a RN from Kerrville who volunteered to go to West with their Emergency Medical Task Force to help out. They were there for over 40 hours working tirelessly and with minimal sleep helping the injured and their families.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
Spring Cleaning. Now is the time. If you would like to be healthier or would like to lose weight, a cleanse would be a fabulous place to start. Cleansing helps the body get rid of harmful toxins so that it runs more effectively and efficiently. Cleansing is the antidote for the American diet.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
It’s a wonderful thing to have great friends, and we do! The Friends of the Library Annual Book and Bake Sale was a resounding success! Nancy and I want to thank Carolyn Phillips for organizing the sale again this year. We are also grateful for her many helpers: Wes Strickland, John Davis, Tom Gibbons, Dane Phillips, Mark Kirby, Nanci Gibbons, Kay Hudler, Nan Larrimore, Jan Strickland, Jean Dudney, Rosemary Davis, Corrine Wright, Wendy Hastings, Julie Alford, Pam Scott, Mary Schilibo, Judy Sc ...
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Here is some information that I find helpful when cooking for just two! This comes from the Cook It Quick e-newsletter from UNL Extension in Nebraska. When reducing recipes, you may need to use smaller saucepans, skillets and baking pans. The time for baking smaller amounts of food may be less. The standard size egg for recipes is the large egg.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
When sensory body parts were assigned, growing evidence suggests that noses got a raw deal. They haven’t made much noise about it so far; what can they do—snort, sniff or maybe drip? Noses stiffened in protest—to date, anyway—have either been ignored or shushed. Even the “see no/hear no/speak no evil” monkeys—depicted in eighth-century China—ignored noses.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
And around and around we go again. Mason Resale Barn expands into the space where Community Thrift Shop has been operating. And Community Thrift Shop moves back to the square. Into its own permanent space (which used to be the old post office). Around we go. All around town and beyond. Taking note of the overlooked or taken for granted. Lamplight Design. Home Health of Mason, Kimble & Menard now in new quarters on Hwy 87 north of the square. Across the road, Harold Zesch & Co. Which ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Editor: Justice. So they caught the guy. After gun fights and bomb-fights on the streets of a major American City...after that City was on “Lock Down”...which amounts, essentially, to undeclared Martial Law....the Other Bomber is found bleeding in somebody’s back yard. Now what? Some are calling for him to be sent to Guantanamo...saying that he’s “too dangerous” to be afforded the Rights of an American Citizen(which he is).
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Editor: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I just had to say that.. On Friday April 19th the Mason Ministerial Alliance Food Bank received 2 freezers and 2 refrigerators. Thanks to the donation given to us from the Community Thrift Store and a little help from Lowes Home improvement store. We are making many changes to the food bank in many positive ways.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Letter to the Editor The story of the Kingdom of Mason continues…. While the citizens enjoy a safe environment due to continued efforts of the underfunded Sheriff and his small band of merry men (and women), greater taxes are brought in to the King’s counting house. However, those are distributed to see the Royal Knights of the Air Current can continue to hang banners proclaiming the next jousting match or baking event and cut down trees to make sure the banners can be seen.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Editor: The Committee of Precious Payton Benefit would like to express much gratitude for all the outpouring love and support that was given for the fundraiser that was held March 29th in Llano. Words cannot express enough thanks to each one of you that had any part in supporting this benefit for the courageous fight this special little one is enduring.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Editor: Oh the hypocrisy. After voting against federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Senators Cruz and Cornyn along with Representative Flores are leading the charge for federal aid for the West victims. Why does Texas keep sending such hypocrites to Congress? The ones we should really send to Congress are the first responders to such tragedies.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
CSCOPE earns an “F”. Test results are in, a survey of the 2011-2012 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness/End-of-Course (STAAR/EOC) scores from over 950 Texas Independent School Districts show that CSCOPE students have 36% HIGHER UNSATISFACTORY RATINGS than do Non-CSCOPE students. CSCOPE is sold through the Texas Education Agency’s Service Centers as a “GUARANTEED & VIABLE CURRICULUM”.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Letter to the editor For a number of years, the EPA and Army Corp of Engineers have been trying to re-write the verbiage in the original Clean Water Act passed in the early 1970’s along with many other environmental pieces of legislation. In the original Act, the word Navigable Waters was listed in the act as those under the authority of the two mentioned. About 8 years ago, the EPA and the Corp took it upon themselves to change the verbiage to All Waters and began writing regulations aroun ...
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Boston. West. China. During the last week, we have seen evil, we have seen heroism and we have seen the human capacity for endurance. It is so easy in our daily lives to forget that, in this connected world, we are all just a few degrees away from everyone else in our big, beautiful world.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
The Library Book Club will have its meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:00 P.M. in the library. Members will be discussing April’s selection—Defending Jacob.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Mason’s summer tennis camp has been scheduled for June 10h through June 20th at the Mason School courts. This camp will be for players of all ages and there will be three 1 ½ hour time blocks. Beginners will meet from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., intermediates from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., and advanced from 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
St. Paul Lutheran Church of Mason would like to invite everyone to a Mexican Pile-On lunch benefit and cake auction for Steve and Sheri Jordan on Sunday, April 28th at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Everyone is invited. Come and join in the fun and show your support for Steve and Sheri.
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(Mason, Texas, April 19, 2013.) The Mason County Historical Commission will host a symposium, “Comanches of the Texas Hill Country,” on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. at the Mason High School Auditorium, 1105 West College Avenue near the intersection of Avenue F (R.R. 1871). The varied and distinguished lineup consists of Glenn Frankel, Daniel J.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013 • Photos
Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue is excited to announce that we were the recipient of a $1,000.00 grant from the Mason Community Foundation to assist with the group’s spay and neuter campaign. With the original donation and this grant, Second Chance is hoping to significantly reduce the number of litters of kittens and puppies ending up at the city pound, or worse, on the side of the road.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013 • Photos
Paul Smith and Brenda Lange are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Salah, to Kyle Eckert, son of Tommy and Candy Eckert. Salah is the daughter of Paul Smith and Brenda Lange. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 with a major in Kinesiology. She is employed at Mason ISD as a junior high teacher and high school coach. Kyle is the son of Tommy and Candy Eckert.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013 • Photos
Jimmy and Dena McMath of Estancia, New Mexico, along with Paul and Sherry Lehmberg of Mason, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Erin Sue McMath and Otto Walter Lehmberg. Erin is the granddaughter of Sue Harvey and the late Jerry Harvey and the late Robert and Goldie McMath all of Estancia, New Mexico.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
Youth baseball kicked off in Mason last week with a parade through town, followed by a day of games, carnivals and meals down at the fields.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013 • Photos
The Fort Mason Golf Association annual Fundraiser Tournament was held on Saturday, April 6th at the Comanche Creek Golf Course.
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On Saturday, April 20th, Delta Kappa Gamma members of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Fredericksburg spent a “Ladies Day Out in Mason,” touring the museums, the library, and having lunch in Mason. Mason is rich in the history of the early Hill Country settlers. The first stop was the Square Museum.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013 • Photos
Attending the April 16th Mason Garden Club Meeting at the Stribling Room of the Library were 14 members and 1 guest. The program was on”Making Soaps, Lotions, and Fresheners” and was presented by Wendy Hastings, Laura Hansen and Penny Peterson, with Sande Shaw supporting. These members have been making these items recently and wanted to share this with the Garden Club members.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013 • Photos
Mason Community Foundation board member Carolyn Phillips, other members and citizens present a grant check to Pattie Grote, librarian, of M. Beven Eckert County Library. The funds will enable the library to purchase new materials.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Llano County will have a Private Applicator License training on Monday, June 24, 2013, beginning with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the training starting at 8:15 a.m. The training will be held at the Llano County Extension Office, 1447 East State Highway 71-Unit E in Llano. Training will last approximately 4 hours with testing done after lunch.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Want to support the library but don’t have the time to volunteer? Well, there is another way to give your support—donate money to buy board books for our new outreach program, Read, Baby, Read. The Library is giving these books to low-income families who have children under the age of three.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Mr. Steapp passed away on April 17, 2013, in Grapevine, Texas, at the age of 76. Memorial services will be held in Mason in mid-May.
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Mr. Vater was born July 26, 1936, in Mason to Milton and Louise (Johnson) Vater. He attended North Texas State University in Denton and married Jeannette Priess in Fredericksburg on May 24, 1959. He was a retired teacher for Beeville ISD and taught government, history, speech and drama from 1959-81.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013
Mr. Barry Davis passed away on Tuesday, April 16, at the age of 53. Survivors include Donna Davis of Mason, his children; Joshua B. Davis of Massachussets, and Courtney Liimatainen of LaPorte and Robert Liimatainen of Mason, who he loved as his own, his parents John and Sue Ann Davis of Fairport, New York, brothers James Davis of Murphy, TX, Jerald Davis of Fairport NY,Eddie Staton, sister Brenda Davis Harsham of Newton Highlands, Massachussets, Rhonda Staton, and father-in-law Warren Slater ...
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Sports
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013
The Punchers and Cowgirls ended their season at the Regional meet last Tuesday. The Punchers finished their first days play in eleventh place. Playing better on the second day, the Punchers were not able to again any ground on the field. Seniors; Kerby O’Connell, Chris Gray, Junior; Jeffrey Williams, Sophomore; Sammy Martinez and Freshman; Daniel Parker made up the fighting Puncher, golf team, this season.